Category: This Glaswegian Life


This Glaswegian Life #1

Posted by Philip on October 3rd, 2007 — 2:36am

From modestmango.com, it’s This Glaswegian Life. I’m Philip Chan. Our story today in three acts.

Act 1: A Feisty Evening,
Act 2: Surprisingly Unsurprisingly Good,
Act 3: Defiance.

Act 1: A Feisty Evening

Johnston and I went to see Feist last Wednesday at Oran Mor, Glasgow. The gig itself was pretty eventful and Michael was spot on when he described the event as being ‘charming’. There was plenty of Scottish banter, “It’s a flat!” exclaimed one Scottish gentleman in response to the word ‘apartment’ being used. Towards the end of the gig, a different Scottish gentleman was invited onto stage to sing ‘Mushaboom’ after Feist had forgotten the words; the moment was made even funnier due to the fact that he was simultaneously trying to get an autograph whilst singing into the mic.

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For me personally, it was quite an eventful evening as well. The Feist gig had happened to clash with two other things that are important to me: frisbee and gaming. It just so happened that September 26th, 2007 would be the first FarFlung ultimate frisbee practice of the year, and also the release date of Halo 3. Little did I know that all three events would so beautifully intertwine. Here’s what happened: I left frisbee practice early, ran (literally) back to my flat to find Michael playing Halo 3, got changed in minutes, and left to see Feist.

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There was also a whoops moment that I feel like I should share, simply out of shame. What I haven’t told you yet was that right after the support for Feist had finished playing, I realised that the tall blonde guy standing in front of me and annoyingly partially obscuring my view of the stage was none other than James (not Graham), a Glasgow medic. He introduced me to his friend who I learnt was Roz (Ros?), a 1st year medic. Except that I found out later on that he was actually taking advantage of my incompetence at life, and she is actually in the same year as me. Embarrassing. Sorry Roz (Ros?)

Act 2: Surprisingly Unsurprisingly Good

Halo 3 is surprisingly unsurprisingly good. Does that make sense? What I basically mean is that even though it was always assumed by everyone that it would be an extraordinary game, I was expecting not to like it, but instead finding myself liking it. You have to understand that collectively I’ve played Halo and Halo 2 for about 20 minutes altogether, so I’ve been pretty oblivious to the franchise, relying heavily on Microsoft’s ubiquitous advertising to get me interested. I’m very glad that Halo didn’t become one of the many things that everybody likes but I don’t like; this includes: Ross Noble, The Lord of the Rings movies, and the Metal Gear franchise.

Finally, what I’m about to tell you will blow your mind. Burr loves Halo 3.

Act 3: Defiance

I wanted to get this in writing and in public. About six hours ago, Phil (aka. Just Phil) and I (aka. Phil 2.0) have decided not to drink alcohol until the end of term out of defiance. We are allowed one exception for emergencies. I invite all readers of modestmango.com to join us in this act of defiance. Benefits include being healthier, saving money, and being defiant.

And that brings us to the end of this week’s story. I’m Philip Chan, back next week, with more stories of This Glaswegian Life. Sorry Ira.

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