Somehow, despite being unemployed I still feel like I have no time to do anything.
Heres some life updates:
Job Hunting: Going meh, sent out a fair few job applications and CV’s but haven’t received anything solid yet.
|Job application log. Yes my handwriting is horrific.|
Piano: I feel like im getting better, im starting to get more used to the black notes and stuff now. I still need to find some time to try and learn how to read proper sheet music though.
JET Programme: Finally got the health certificate sorted out (£180 and 5 trips to the GP later mind you.) , in addition my police subject access request form arrived today and says they have no records of me in the police database – so that’s always good.
Im going to submit the police form today and then its just the waiting game of seeing if they decide to upgrade me from reserve to shortlist – they say its highly unlikely to be upgraded after end of June, and deadlines for forms are on the 16th May and 17th June, so i’d imagine if I was to get upgraded it would be shortly after one of these dates due to candidates not being able to get their forms in on time.
Japanese Language: Up to 270 Kanji now, have started working through ‘basic kanji book vol2‘. The way they have done it kind of annoys me, as they are teaching Kanji in order or relevance – good for practical aspects I suppose, but annoying if I intend to try and learn each tier and take the japanese proficiency tests. Also, every character after the 150th is starting to look the same, and its bullshit.
VG Project: Some friends and I have decided we are going to attempt to make a video game, in hopes of learning lots of stuff. Im actually pretty excited at the prospect of being able to learn so many new things, from what I hear we’ll be using Unity 4 and some 3d art tools and stuff (maya or blender apparently). I am for now essentially creative lead on the project, and my vision is perhaps overly optimistic of what the finished product will be – that said, if we can make the game that is floating in my head right now, we’d actually be able to sell it for £20 or so (we wont, because its going to end up being a bunch of stick figures on an MS paint background with characters that clip through everything).
I dont want to give away much yet, but im thinking it’ll be like Contra + Gundemonium + Ikaruga + MVC3…. Yeah I know.
VG Journalism: Something i’d quite like to try getting into, but the current drought of games kind of isn’t helping, and I have no intention of reviewing Slender the Arrival soooo…
Have submitted a few applications though just to see if anything happens.
Video Games: Black ops 2 free weekend was a lot of fun, its a shame the game is so expensive (even when its on sale), if it was in the £20 range i’d probably buy a copy for the multiplayer.
Aside from this, i’ve been playing ‘You have to win the game’ which may get a short review.
My latest minecraft town is on old for now due to creative block and time constraints.
– Stateside skates/Anarchy skates were kind enough to send me some extra skateparts even though I bought my skates about 10 years ago. Shoutouts to their customer service team.
– Did I mention Im going to see Perfume Live in July? I cant wait!
– I’ll likely be going to MCM expo (weekend of the 25th), if anyone else is going, let me know! I probably won’t be dressing up, but who knows?