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[Jul. 6th, 2004|08:43 am]
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When I'm in Auckland, I love every minute of it, but I still find time to miss Dunedin places and people.

When I'm in Dunedin, I love every minute of it, but I still find time to miss Auckland places and people.

Am so conflicted.


Um. Haven't updated in a while, because I haven't really been up to too much...

We've had one of my brother's flatmates staying with us while she's been visiting Auckland, and in celebration of Independence Day - she's an American exchange student - she and my brother baked a cake decorated like the US flag. The US flag tastes really good, just for the record.

Sunday afternoon Mo and Tracey and I had coffee with Géraud, a French friend of theirs, in order to practice our French, and also in order to drink coffee. That night a bunch of us went round to Mo's to watch HPatPS, in which all the characters have bad hair. The twins are so much cuter in the third movie. We also watched Once Upon a Time in Mexico which is still a cool movie the second time, even if I had to explain to everyone what was happening. Even if they still didn't understand after a simple explanation and a detailed explanation.

On Saturday I spent the day with my parents. We went out to brunch, then went shopping. We went to a jeweler's to buy Mum a new wedding ring - her original ring got stolen in the burglary at Easter - and she suddenly sprung on me that she and Dad were going to buy me a necklace, to replace my necklaces that were stolen. So now I'm the proud owner of a cubic zirconium pendant set in white gold - they didn't have any pretty silver necklaces.

Dad and I went to see Kill Bill Vol. 2 and - Wow! It's not really comparable with the first movie, because in a way they're really different. I can't really say anything without spoiling either of the movies, but it's as enjoyable as the first, at least. It both gives the back story to the Bride's wedding (and the subsequent bloodbath) and finishes the story overall. It's not an entirely happy ending - I bawled my eyes out, in fact - but even if the story is full of unexpected twists, the ending itself doesn't really come as any surprise (especially not if you caught Bill's last words in Volume 1...)

I was going to go to Parnell Wednesday night, but due to a sever loss of finances after drinking in town the previous Saturday, Tracey and I decided to go to a movie instead. The movie we wanted to go see was conveniently canceled just before we went to buy tickets, so we went to the Academy and saw Goodbye Lenin instead, another amazing movie. It's set in East Germany just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The protagonist's mother, a strict socialist, falls into a coma, and while she's still in it the wall falls and democracy (and capitalism) takes over.

She wakes up in a completely different world, but the doctors say any shocks could kill her. So her son starts an elaborate plan to keep her from finding out how much has changed... Highly recommended!

And, of course, I've been working mornings to earn a little cash, all of which has now been spent on the camera I just bought. Still, I needed a camera, so my severe lack of money will just have to be ignored for now.