I actually forgot my own birthday until my mom had to remind me. I’m that consumed by schoolwork.

The only real time I had to enjoy my birthday yesterday was at 1:00 in the morning while doing physics HW with Rohaine. We celebrated with hot Milo (in my favorite Disney mug!) and cupcakes.

Thanks to Ali, Chris, Kevin, Seana, Sarena, and Buike who showed up at my door to sing me happy birthday…a good distraction to my Carbons HW.

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My chemistry teacher invited the class over to his house for dinner yesterday! It was really fun because it was a great family dinner I hadn’t had in a while! :D The food was delicious not simply because of taste, but because of the energy and love that went into it. I also had kumquats for the first time—and realized that you’re supposed to eat the kumquat with the skin!
My professor’s kids were simply wild! His three year old girl would not stop climbing all over me and tugging at my hair, haha! My chemistry teacher invited the class over to his house for dinner yesterday! It was really fun because it was a great family dinner I hadn’t had in a while! :D The food was delicious not simply because of taste, but because of the energy and love that went into it. I also had kumquats for the first time—and realized that you’re supposed to eat the kumquat with the skin!
My professor’s kids were simply wild! His three year old girl would not stop climbing all over me and tugging at my hair, haha! My chemistry teacher invited the class over to his house for dinner yesterday! It was really fun because it was a great family dinner I hadn’t had in a while! :D The food was delicious not simply because of taste, but because of the energy and love that went into it. I also had kumquats for the first time—and realized that you’re supposed to eat the kumquat with the skin!
My professor’s kids were simply wild! His three year old girl would not stop climbing all over me and tugging at my hair, haha!

My chemistry teacher invited the class over to his house for dinner yesterday! It was really fun because it was a great family dinner I hadn’t had in a while! :D The food was delicious not simply because of taste, but because of the energy and love that went into it. I also had kumquats for the first time—and realized that you’re supposed to eat the kumquat with the skin!

My professor’s kids were simply wild! His three year old girl would not stop climbing all over me and tugging at my hair, haha!

"Omg today is Chinese New Years, and it’s Vietnamese New Years too. Isn’t that funny they’re on the same day?"
— In her anthropology class, my friend overheard her classmates from a different college say this. I think this is slightly surprising that they’d say that, but who am I to judge who knows what about what culture?

I have always felt that the spring semester feels the busiest—my classmates start going to sports competitions, harder classes build up on the fall semester, and big projects are due.  I feel like warmer weather tends to increase everyone’s energy…though that was meant to be more metaphorical.  It has been FREEZING these past couple days, and I had to bike in the rain to so many classes.

But in any case, spring season means that the Kogakuin exchange students come over in February again. Remember Sunao, Mika, and Yuki? The class of students a year under them are coming over for the same program they did. I’m going to be pretty excited to meet them at the end of February and get to know them through March.

So why do I talk about March in particular? Last year’s March was an emotionally-laden time period. I had a lot of great things happen to me, but many of those great things ended up going down hill a few months down the road.  I think it feels weird living another year—it’s like I’m rewriting my history with everyday that passes, and I often find myself thinking, “What did I do last year on this day?” It’s not too good to think about the past, though, so I’m really trying to let everything go.

Well, technically a “New Year” has started (Chinese New Year, represent), so I hope everything gets better again. I had a couple slips over the weekend, but now that I think of it, that was before the New Year, so I can still make it up :)

Anyways, the purpose of this post was to share what my Kogakuin Exchange employer wrote me in an email:

"They are going to be living in the DoubleTree again, but hopefully not living it up quite as much as last year."

HAHA. I remember -those- memories. Last year’s GLR seniors were a crazy, sweet bunch who decided throwing an “International Relations” party would be the best idea to bond with the exchange students. I will not go into the details of what happened, but I can tell you that I was the only sober person in the room that night.

I also remember Kenny saying to me before my bittersweet spring break last year:

We end up hurting each other no matter what we do. There are certain things we do that just hurt people.

Soooooooo, yea. I just wanted to lay some thoughts out on the table and get them off my chest. 

  • Me: Is it okay if I just buy the 7th edition instead of the 8th? It's over $100 cheaper and it would be great if I could save some money.
  • Professor: No. They added a comma in the new edition, which is utterly essential to your comprehension of the author's content.

I really try my best not to hate on anybody because hate just hurts.

Besides, the Buddha did say, “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”

But I’m not going to lie—what really pisses me off sometimes is the elitist attitude of certain engineering major classmates. I can almost swear that some walk or speak with a swagger that clearly states, “I’m an engineer. Therefore, I am more badass than you. Any criticism you say about the engineering core classes or professors don’t count (no matter how true it is) because engineering is better than your major and your major’s professors anyways.”

Here’s to you jerks who say Biology sucks: Without medical advances that have large foundations in the principles of biology and chemistry, you’d probably be dead or deathly ill by now.

Go swallow a screwdriver for all I care. Don’t ask me to find a surgeon for you.

…speaks Chinese

…likes to travel

…likes taking landscape photography

…seems to be a patient guy

…respects Biology because he does research in biological signals

This is going to be a great semester. :)

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I would totally do this….if my dorm room were large enough. ;__;

I went to a student recital today, and the nickname of that concert for me is “Inspiration.” I remember that concert and realize that some of the things I’m sad or worried about just isn’t worth it. (項項, that means you.)

My friend Olivia plays in a quartet this semester. As much as she denies it, she is such a boss at managing so many things. Track and field, cello quartet, school work—and she’s good at keeping her calm. I just find her to be so…healthy.

I like to call her epic time management skills the “Olivia W Phenomenon”, or OWP for short.

And check out that black cello!! Say what!?

Awesome job at the recital, everybody!

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