Long time no 'post'!

Hey everyone,
I know, its been far too long. the last time a posted was in june… thats practically two months ago. I must apologise for not adding any new entries and I know excuses won’t do… but I must try   !
My main excuse is that I have just been very busy with University. Monash is rather strange that way. For quite some time, I have not had much to do other than SRC (student representative council) work, and them ‘BAM’! Within a two week period I have five assignments to do! Its ridiculous! So for the past two weeks… I have been hectically stressed and I still am as I have a further two assignments for this coming week. I have more, which are also soon, but I will worry about them once these are done.
Anyway, I promise to update my blog more often, for whoever reads it. Before I go, I just want to mention the XBOX 360. As most of you know, I’m a hectic gamer, I love games especially console gaming. Well, Microsoft has finally released the official pricing for the XBOX 360, the successor to the XBOX, which will be launched in three different countries at the end of this year. The Playstation 3 may only see light of day in 2007 however SONY have said spring 2006. The Nintendo Revolution is apparently still on schedule for a 2006 launch as well, probably around spring.
I have posted the official Microsoft Announcement, which was made on the 17th August, just before this post for those who are interested .
Anyway, I promise to add more entries to Hans’ Milieu more frequently!


As you all know, yesterday was my cousin Dillon’s (Dildo) 16th birthday (11th June), and we went paintballing!

Needless to say… I SURVIVED (Destiny’s Child ‘I’m a survivor’ playing in background)!

The day started off slow… with my mom and I arriving late at my cousin’s house. We then proceeded to River Riders via a convoy of cars. Thankfully I have GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) built into my car, so we were able to make it there in one piece.

After our arrival, we proceeded to attain our weapons of mass destruction… well not quite, but you get what I mean. Once we had our weapons, saliva covered goggles and paint sodden overalls, it was time for the battles to begin. Now, before I continue, I must say that my team had an unfair disadvantage. Of the 10 people invited to play, three were under the age of 13. Now, can you guess whose team they were on? Dildo had organised the teams in such a way, that I was coupled with his brother, Taz (Terrence 18), and three of our younger cousins: Luke (13), Ray (10) and Jam (Jean Michel 13). At least I had Taz on my side…

Once group assignment was over, we headed off to our first destination… Vietnam!

It was time to begin. Team B-Day (Dildo’s squad) entered the battlefield first, with team Doomed (my squad) following close behind. It was almost time… "GAME ON!". With a resonating yell the warden had signalled the start of the match, the war had begun! We moved in, but to our dismay the well organised Team B-day had already gathered some serious ground and was coming at us in full force. Now, out in the open, Team Doomed took a very uncouth approach for defence and dived in every direction to avoid the bombardment of paintballs. Separated we were as strong as a moth to a flame. Needless to say, we were creamed on the field!

After the awesome first round, I had expended my first 100 bullets. With only 200 given to each player I knew my resources were limited. A change of location was imminent, the new place of warfare… Cambodia.

The concept was the same, but the rules had changed, it was now a ‘Capture the Flag’ battle. Luke was designated as Team Doomed’s medic, the person to consult should you become a casualty of war. "GAME ON!" reverberated of our eardrums; the battle for the Flags had begun! We were all in, Taz in the lead, me as backup and the other three huddled in a grove near the base. ‘AH’ Taz went down, our first casualty with a shot to the leg, I was now essentially alone and where was the medic? After a valiant effort on my part, I became another statistic, with a direct shot to the forehead… EINA! I solemnly put my hands up, surrendered and looked for the medic, but he was no where to be seen and neither were any of the other players . Once again, we were defeated. Team B-day was in the lead! I immediately launched an inquiry into Team Doomed’s poor performance. I was informed that the medic had retreated due to a lack of ammunition, with Jam and Ray retreating due to the fear of becoming a casualty ! But, it wasn’t over yet we still had one more battlefield to paint… Iraq!

The final battle was upon us, and little did we know, we were to go out in style! This time, we entered the battlefield first. With a new strategy and undeterred determination, we made our way to Doomed Headquarters. During the briefing, the warden initiated the start of war. After five minutes of silence, with the exception of the ‘whoosh’ effect of paintballs whizzing past your ear, we were all greeted with a rippling scream of utter agony. Instinctively I turned to the source of the sound. I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing, it was like a death from one of those war movies, but it was perfectly choreographed. Ray had been hit! With a blood curdling scream, he clutched his belly, fell to his knees and hit the ground, writhing like a snake on steroids. It was truly a site to behold .

We immediately ended the match, with the point obviously going to Team B-Day, and rushed the distraught child to Mommy-Care.

In the end, Team Doomed surrendered to Team B-Day, out of necessity of course . Overall I had a brilliant time with all of my cousins and his few selected friends that attended. I have made a paintball album with pictures of Ray’s ‘wound of war’ (camera phone pictures) and my mini ‘wound of war’. I will eventually add more paintballing pictures once my aunt has had them processed.

Now, however, I have to worry about my two Marketing exams (Research Methods and Consumer Behaviour) that are this coming Tuesday and Wednesday .

Wish me luck!

Perceiving Reality

Since Hans’ Milieu is a private space, I’ve decided to create a new public space. I may eventually change Hans’ Milieu to a public space, but for now, it is still very personal.

My new space is titled: "Perceiving Reality: An Interpretation of the Youthful Self". I am not sure what will be placed on it, but it will probably be focussed on the way I see life, the lovely female form and my interpretation of what the elusive self of the youth is !

Then again, I may just do away with that site and use this one… since I like it so much! But only time will tell! Obviously, always check this site for on goings in my life etc. and the other site for a good laugh !

The link to Perceiving Reality is located under Milieu Pals!

Its my cousin Dillon’s (Dildo) birthday on saturday and he’s decided to go paintballing! I can’t wait… then again… I believe in self preservation, but it’ll make a brilliant story should I survive !

I can’t report on much else at the moment, because I’m writing two exams next week (Marketing Consumer Behaviour and Markeing Research Methods ) within a space of two days, and have been trying to study really hard… but I’m quite a procrastinator!

Wish me luck!

The Creation of Hans’ Milieu!

I had no idea that MSN had this kind of feature, not until I saw Chris’ (Corndogs) MSN space. I think its such a brilliant thing to have .

Now I can update my space and allow my MSN friends to view it. This way you’ll all be able to see whats happening in my life, yes with pictures, quicker than if I had to create and send an e-mail… which I must apologise for not doing frequently enough .

I’ll be updating my space very soon with pictures and fun facts about my past 20th Birthday  (5th June). So keep checking back for updates!