My course-scheduling appointment is tomorrow (along with the vast majority of Cal’s freshmen), and all the suppressed anxiety I’ve hidden over the past few weeks is starting to seep through. None of the classes I want/need are filled, and they do seem to have enough room, but I keep forgetting that this is because I’m primarily competing with the freshmen and not the...
weird in an endearing way
…I’ll take it! But anyway, happy Halloween weekend to everyone! My first in college, but very uneventful on my behalf. I think the stereotype with college girls and this particular “holiday” is more truthful than what I believed; and per usual I will be attempting to avoid the festivities. Today was nice, though. It’s snowing back home but a solid 70 degrees in...
I liked it. Mostly because of the visuals, but partially because of the plot. (Something seems wrong about that statement…) Funny, since L just posted, a few hours ago, about how The Matrix is basically a combination of several blockbuster films she’s seen—I felt similarly for Tron. I see it as conglomerate of The Matrix and The Hunger Games, although the latter is not yet a...
it's hard, but it's getting better.
Spent this last week moping around and doing practically nothing. But the weekend’s here and it’s time to start getting back on track—if I lose steam now, how will I get through the next six weeks, let alone the seven semesters that rest? Good motivating speech. Time to take a nap :)
Don’t get me wrong: I adore the West Coast and all, but looking at friends’ photos from New England colleges makes me seriously want to pound my head on the Californian pavement and cry. I miss foliage. I miss the reds and oranges and yellows. I miss it. There hasn’t been an autumn where I haven’t road tripped around with my parents, Honda Odyssey packed with veggie straws;...
Spent 2.5 hours with a friend and then she accidentally left me outside her dorm building for 30 minutes. Her: “I knew I had forgotten something!” I could cry, but the whole realization and “OHHHH MY GOSH” was just too amusing. Bananagrams: yet another reason why I should not study at Durant Loft, Gracepoint’s student headquarters…B coaxed me into one game,...
Help Dr. Zhicheng Hu Come Home →
guavi: “My father, Dr. Zhicheng Hu, is an award-winning Chinese-American engineer whose work focuses on automobile emission control; he is listed as an inventor of 48 US, European and World patents. In November 2008, the Tianjin Police detained him while he was on a business trip to China after a competitor in Dagang-District, Tianjin, China accused him of “stealing technology.” In April 2010,...
This is probably my first time feeling (relatively) homesick since entering college. I just went through a year’s worth of photos on Facebook and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I sort of miss wearing a polo every day and being a senior and knowing exactly how the whole high school thing worked; not worrying about unfamiliarity but basking in comfort. I’m also starting...
Just got back from their North American tour’s ending concert in Castro Valley…it was fantastic. Longer than what I had expected, and with an interesting/different sort of intermission focused on WorldVision efforts; but altogether…fantastic. What I like about their concerts is that it’s more of them leading worship rather than just the lights and pizzazz and the whole...
tv and such
Leroy Jenkins on Psych. I died. I almost died. On another note, re-watched X-Men: First Class tonight with some of the girls…such a great film, definitely the best of the series, in my opinion. And now I really want to watch all the others again! I should really be sleeping/showering/reading for class, though. Starfield concert tomorrow and we’re leaving right after church: eep!...
Perfect 1:30am weather. I love autumn on the west coast :)
Anonymous asked: Lol just wondering cause you got into such a prestigious college!! I currently have a few Bs (like 91s, 92s) and I'm freaking out because I'm scared they're gonna hurt me...
Anonymous asked: Did you ever get Bs in high school??
something to say
And faith might mean there won’t be answers And hope might mean enduring through the night But help me not forget in darkness The things I believed in light
on another note...
Can I divert my slightly bitter intentions in the last post by mentioning that I personally chose to opt out of photographing Johnny Depp last night? Yeah. What is happening to me?
…but this might be even worse than the 99% movement—this is just a poor excuse for bragging. Your parents have eight houses and five cars and “don’t know” what to do about the situation? You got a $100,000 check for your birthday? I generally try to stay out of commenting on this sort of mess; however, 99 has gone too far for me not to insert my completely...
why would i ever do this to myself matthew 28:11 if i’m wrong, i will regret this forever.
I only go where I’m wanted You go only where you want I aim to be more like you.
Three birthday surprises, two walking-swollen feet, and one large migrane. A perfect end to my day. Good night, world! :)
I was in the middle of brainstorming an eighteenth birthday-dedicated post right after the clock struck midnight…when I heard a knock on my door, then finding myself greeted by the smiling faces of a group of Klesis brothers and sisters from my housing complex. On-the-dot punctual, with a cupcake and wafer crackers and a song and hearts that warmed my...
Not going to the Cal vs. USC game anymore…sad, but I am spending most of the day in SF anyway, which will be fun nonetheless, and it is my birthday so perhaps I don’t want to be standing for 3 hours in a stadium, and in that case I do get to have some quality time with others and hopefully Skype-ing loved ones and then resting and whatnot a bit before the weekend. A calm 18th...
My lack of image posts has been bothering me to no end :( expect a flood of Flickr photos in the next few days! It’s nice to be getting caught up on uploading again, hehe. In other news, I find out what I got on my first Art History paper tomorrow! I’m excited but without-a-doubt nervous…while thinking about it the other day, I realized that I’ve never gotten a bad grade...
rave-like-no-ones-watching asked: Maaa lord:) ur from the bay area , me toooo! Berkeley<33
expectations vs. truth
I bought packs of different ramen varieties, anticipating late late nights spent cramming for my midterm exams. Turns out, all I need is my notebook, a highlighter, and Erik Satie playing in the background. I’m a fan of being proven wrong :). —edit: and this…is so awesome.
the iphone 4s...for steve.
and then it happened.
the third of october
Today, it rained. It was beautiful.
That perfect moment when you’re in the library finishing your required reading on a certain Chinese painting…and upon looking to the left, the first book on the shelf to meet your gaze is an anthology on the painting you’re reading about. Oh, :)