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Location: Vancouver

Sun Oct 1, 2006, 10:21 PM
Okay, so, I'm in Vancouver! Hell yeah, at last, and, although I miss Los Angeles a bit, this place is much better for coding! Los Angeles can be a good and fabulous place for a few weeks, but after a while it proves out to be too busy. Vancouver on the other hand is beautiful, within nature, full of enjoyable fresh air and quiet.

I'm here with mccann and pachunka and for the dA fans reading this entry, we are here for developing certain deviantART v5.5 features. Namely, among others, parties and collections.

Lately, after visiting the Video Games LIVE 2006 concern in Los Angeles, I've been very interested in video games music. I discovered Martin Leung and his work, and for the first time I listened to several songs from the Final Fantasy soundtracks. Which made me want to play Final Fantasy, Zelda and Kingdom Hearts.

I haven't played any of those games before, and I know it is truly a big crime. When I go back to Athens, I'm going to get a Playstation 2, and hopefully, a while later, the awesome Wii (it's going to be released just about a week after my birthday, hurray!), to play all of those, and especially the newly released Kingdom Hearts II. It must be a great game, judging from the Fan Art that we all see, here on deviantART. Talking of games, I recently completed playing my first Mario RPG game, Mario and Luigi, Partners in Time on the DS, which was enjoyable, although I wouldn't recommend it unless you are both a Mario and an RPG fan. In fact, I'm just about to start Zelda - A link to the past, let's hope I enjoy it!

Anyway, I have to say that I miss my home city already! So I've been avoiding my home-sickness by buying new stuff. For instance, I almost emptied a Quiksilver store the other day (it's my favourite clothing brand) and today, I bought an athame from an excellent big shop of neopaganism-related items. I've been looking for one of those for a while, and I couldn't find anything I really liked. The store I got it from is a beautiful place to visit, whether your beliefs are of that nature or not. They have medieval items of any kind, wonderful decorations, many different types of clothes, knifes, rings and other interesting items. I hope we can get to go to one of those at some time again before I leave Vancouver.

Vancouver is the last station of this long trip, and I'm going to be back to Greece in roughly three weeks from now (indeed no more postponing). However, I'm not going to go back to Ioannina right away, but instead I will stay for a few weeks in Athens. I hear that nikosalpha has a devMEET in mind right after my return, so let's see how this goes :-)

And yep, I'm moving to my own new home, in Athens. I guess it's a big step forward, and I decided to take it. Being officially an adult in Greece (18), I think it's a good time to start living alone. I haven't yet gotten a new house, though, so wish me good luck on that. I'll have to find a house within just a few hours when I arrive in Athens, or I won't have any place to stay (heh, sounds nice, doesn't it!?). Not only that, but one of my mentees is coming to Athens for a few days, and he'll be staying with me. Or we'll both have to find a nice bench. Duh! I hope everything goes well, though. I'm very excited about all that; I can't wait to visit IKEA to get some stuff, hehehe ;P

A new period is starting for me, now, having completed high school. I have been accepted to EMP, a university considered by many (including myself) the best university in Greece for Computer Science-related studies. I don't really know if I'm going to attend it yet, since my work on deviantART is very interesting, exciting, and a great chance to work near experienced gurus, which is always a good way to learn new things. My guess is that I will seriously start attending college at least starting from next year; or perhaps even afterwards. I'm still thinking about attending certain interesting classes, though, which will be a way to learn things that will potentially help me in general as a programmer (e.g. mathematics) and things I've never touched before in the past, which will allow me to see new aspects of computer engineering (e.g. electronics).

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  • Listening to: Video Game Pianist
  • Reading: Theory of Fun by Raph Koster
  • Playing: Zelda, a Link to the Past
  • Eating: Sushi
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legendofzeke Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I just played the Wii in EB Games... SO COOL! They only had Excite Truck though, which kinda sucked. BRING ON ZELDA!! :excited:
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dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
My birthday is on the 30th. Wii comes out 9 days after that. I'm so gonna buy it.
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Blink001 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006   Photographer
WHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK FOR SOME PARKOUR AND TALKING AND COFFEE?

p.s. Paizei na mhn er8w ka8olou a8hna!
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dionyziz Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
Two weeks, buddy! Θα βγούμε και για καφέ και για parkour μην ανησυχείς! :D
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abresas Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
I can't wait for the day you 'll come!

Another two weeks (only!) :dance:

P.S.: I was wondering what that "mentee" thing is, until I searched for it in wikipedia :P
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dionyziz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
:w00t!:
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nikosalpha Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Photographer
hehe.. IKEA addict here too! :p
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