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Noodles Commercial to be shot in Space

26 Sep

From Boston News:

Ramen-noodles.deviantart.comThe makers of Japan’s favorite instant ramen noodles will soon be airing a commercial that’s truly out of this world.

Starting next month, Nissin Food Products Co. will film a promotional spot on the International Space Station for Cup Noodle, featuring a sales pitch by a hungry Russian cosmonaut.

The commercial will air in Japan in November as part of Nissin’s “Cup Noodle No Border” campaign, according to a statement Wednesday by Japan’s space program, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA.

Space Films, a venture business set up by JAXA that specializes in space images, will send a high-definition camera to the space station aboard a Russian rocket launch Oct. 1 and direct the filming from Russia’s Mission Control Center outside Moscow, JAXA said.

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Blogsurfing

26 Sep

Three (almost four now) straight all-nighters, with only a few hours of sleep thrown in between the days, and yet I am unable to sleep. If someone was really keen on looking out for ‘signs’, I wonder what would this count as?

But with assignments taking their toll on me and with my procratinatinating streak, in this supposedly “easy-going” semester, I couldn’t blame anybody. Perhaps what I need is a time capture device to store away this wasted time that I could release anytime later and put it to some good use, say sleeping.

The past week, the only thing that I had done remotely close to my academics was a Graphics assignment with OpenGL and stuff. And I was shocked to see a note from the Teaching Assistant which stated his inability to execute the ‘C’ Code. Apparently, I have to mail him the entire workspace, something that I find absolutely ridiculous. Just how difficult is it to set up a workspace and execute the code. To make things real bad, I have a sneaking suspicion that this might be evaluated with the dreaded “Late submission tag!”

And with another week starting, I can already see myself slaving away for the most part of it. Even before I begin most of the stuff, I am quite sure to fail the deadlines on almost half of them all. First on the priority list has to be the work that I am doing on the internationalization of a couple of web services with Websphere BI server and with my partner taking the GRE on the 30th of this month, it couldn’t have been worse. Then there’s a marketing analysis to be done. The list goes on, only I don’t feel that it is making any worthy weblog content at all. And so, this blog entry is closed here, officially.

Now, I will just aimlessly wander around the web clicking on the next blog button on Blogger, read some emails over and over again, only to think of all this tomorrow afternoon as useless procrastination and thinking that the time should have been rather spent sleeping.

[Update: Seeing the title of this post, I realize that I had intended to write something entirely different than what I have written here. Such is the wandering mind. ]

Still here?

26 Sep

I cant believe you are all still here. I have been way too busy the past week and now with things cooling off a bit, I surely will be blogging more regularly.For now, I need to catch some sleep…