Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Six more hours before 2003 begins.. Why the heck did I wake up three hours ago? Where the heck did 2002 run off to?? What the heck?

Happy New Year!! =D

Sunday, December 29, 2002

Had fun at a small spontaneous gathering at Andychon's place in burbank. Here's a quick recap:

7:40 pm: Me, Elizabeth and Hanna arrive at Andy's place. Paul, Heuge, Dennis, and Hiyas, with the exception of TJ who came later, were already there. We watch some of andy's ingenius clips off his computer. Guys strengthen their friendships as they grope each other conveniently on andy's bed.

7:40pm - 10pm: We eat the goodies that mr and mrs chon made, have a lot of laughs, and complain to each other that we need to go out and do something. Since Burbank is pretty much a ghost town and not the industrial, illustrious city that other burbankians make it out to be, the only suggestion that was thrown out was, "Hey guys, let's go to Krispy Kreme and try to get some free doughnuts!"

10:15pm - 10:30pm: Eight upperclassmen college students walk into Krispy Kreme, stare at the doughnut-production assembly line, and sit down at the tables without buying any of their doughnuts. I don't know if any one of us were pathetic enough to go ask for a free doughnut, but I think Liz and Paul eventually did. They came back with an unsweetened, un-powdered doughnut which tasted horrible. Eight humiliated upperclassmen college students walk out fifteen minutes later.

10:30pm - 12:30am: Go back to andy's house and chill. Guys "strengthen" their relationships again, almost tearing apart andy's bed. Everyone departs.

Thoughts? Downey is where the party's at. We have the oldest existing McDonald's baby!

Saturday, December 28, 2002

I went to Nickel Nickel and ice skating with a group of church & high school friends today, and I had a really fun time.. Nickel Nickel is this really really cheap arcade where instead of paying quarters, you insert nickels into the machines. For a game that would cost seventy-five cents to play, you would put in three nickels instead of three quarters. You first would have to pay an entrance fee of $2.95 though. They still had their wide variety of arcade games.. fighting games like "Street Fighter vs. Capcom," those shooting games like "Time Crisis" and "House of the Dead," and those games that reward you tickets which you can trade for prizes at the counter. Too bad that on more than half of the games I played, some of the buttons were broken or the joystick wasn't working correctly. But the last half hour of our stay was really fun; we all gave up on the arcade games and gleefully shoved nickels into those ticket games, trying to get all the tickets we can. I traded in my 150 hard-earned tickets for six pixie sticks. Fred traded in his 150 tickets for a deck of cards. I should have followed Fred.

Afterwards, a bunch of us went ice skating. It was hilarious watching Daniel Pok learning how to skate backwards, having near-death experiences every other moment. Cindy and I were learning how to do spins, but that foolio lied and already knew how to, and I felt like throwing up from spinning around so much.

Tomorrow, I'm scheduled to go to the dentist and have a root canal treatment performed on a molar in the left side of my mouth. I'm really scared, but I'm glad I have encouraging friends like you roach:

ALEXsHYUN: wow..ur gonna be in a lot of pain man
ALEXsHYUN: haha..i was thinkin about how ur not gonna be able to eat for a while rite
ALEXsHYUN: and i was thinkin bout that one snl
ALEXsHYUN: where there's this dad and son
ALEXsHYUN: who chews his food and spits it back out for his son to eat like a mother bird feeds her chicks

O, who will be my mother bird? Gross.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

It was a close game, and sadly, the outcome was unexpected. I'm just glad Shaq spanked Bobby Jackson and jacked up his finger. It's okay, the Lakers will be back to caliber by June.. and they're still the better-looking team (it's a sin for Doug Christie to be that ugly).
Merry merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 22, 2002

To hype myself up for LOTR II, I just finished watching the entire "Lord of the Rings" DVD set, which has the full-length movie, the theatrical trailers, the "making of the movie" documentaries, tv specials, the enya music video (that was kinda weird), commentaries, and sneak previews to LOTR II. I think I sat on the couch for four hours. Dood, this movie better be worth it.

I don't understand people who reside in LA choose to hate the Lakers. That's like a little kid going to Disneyland only to spit on Mickey Mouse. Sure, Rick Fox may have butterfingers, but the chance of gaining bragging rights or any notion of victory will slip out of the Sacramento Queens' hands come Christmas day. What a nice present that will be for sac-town and laker-hater fans. Eat that roacha!

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Home is so great.. I woke up at 6:30pm today. I went to sleep when it was dark outside, and when I woke up, it was still dark outside. Hahah.. I think I just needed to recuperate from finals season.

A couple hours later, I drove around the neighborhood in downey to look at decorated lighted houses. It was pretty, but for some reason, not a lot of houses were lighted this year. Whether it's due to the current state of the economy or if people got more lazy, I don't know. But it was great knowing that I didn't have to go home to study, or go to work the next day, or even worry about what to eat when I got home. Thank God for momma.

Christmas is coming in four days. Weird..as you get older, everything just seems to creep up on ya.

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Went to study at denny's at 5:30am, later than planned. It was just me, nancy, billy and rob. I think I got a lot of studying done, even though we did end up talking and goofing off a little. At one time, I told billy that he was incredibly sexy. He slipped me a note a couple moments later, saying that the old man behind me turned around and gave me a weird look when I said that. Hahah whatever, I think the old guy just wanted a chance to goggle at the sexy beast himself.

Hmm, that was kinda gross...sorry.

Took my last final. Hahah no way..

I'm finally finished

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Less than 21 hours before my last final of the year is over.. I hope the study session tonight with nancy, rob, snoh and billy at denny's will be productive. Dood, if I don't get anything done, I'm never ever going back there again. I'm serious this time

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Been running out of things lately:

1) toothpaste - Got so bad to the point that I cut the other end of the tube, so I can use my toothbrush to scrape up any remaining toothpaste that might still be in there
2) contact solution
3) hairspray
4) appetite
5) patience to go home

Kpxgrlx012: brb i have to brush my teeth... with my NICE FULL TUBE OF TOOTHPASTE
Kpxgrlx012: ahahahahaahahaha


Monday, December 16, 2002

I know what "LOL," "ROTFL" and "TTYL" means.. but what the heck?

ninjachoccobo: BAM is a good one
ninjachoccobo: it used to be in circulation here @ kcpc
ninjachoccobo: language
boy52: hahah
ninjachoccobo: BAM is interesting
ninjachoccobo: the class above mine
ninjachoccobo: said BAM was brothers against macking
ninjachoccobo: so if a guy was talking to a girl
ninjachoccobo: another guy could hit him and say BAM
ninjachoccobo: and he had to stop
boy52: hahahah
ninjachoccobo: hah hah hah

ninjachoccobo: then... some guys rebelled
ninjachoccobo: and changed it to - born again mackers
ninjachoccobo: my class kinda used it as
ninjachoccobo: bust a move
ninjachoccobo: i.e. person a- i met this cute girl
ninjachoccobo: person b- BAM!
ninjachoccobo: or... i gotta BAM
Thank God for Black Lightening Notes. There would have been no other way of studying for my "Statistics in Psychology" final. Class notes? Yea right. Downright impossible, considering that I've been to the 8am lecture only four times this semester, like the morning sloth that I am. Two of those times was due to the fact that they were midterm days. Here's a sad story: The day I went to take my first midterm, there was an elderly man in the front, giving out instructions to the GSI's and the students.. I was thinking, "who the heck is this guy?!" It took me a couple moments to figure out that he was my professor.

I'm currently reading lecture 20 out of 29, and each lecture is so incredibly long. But I can't wait till I reach lecture 22. Why? Because that was the day of my second midterm, and all there's only one page with a couple lines stating, "There was a test during this lecture, so relish in the fact that you have one less lecture to read over for the final." It's a great feeling to read that.

Pablo is one weird but encouraging guy.

Sunday, December 15, 2002

Thanks andy. I owe you one man

Saturday, December 14, 2002

Aside from snow, rain has got to be the best weather all-around. I mean, I love those sun-shiney days. Berkeley weather during the spring and fall is probably the best weather in california. But it's hard to compete with a crisp, windy, pouring rainy day as this one. (lightning and thunder = a big plus.)

Reasons why rain is awesome:

1) Rain is awesome.
2) Sitting at home and listening to the raindrops hitting your windows is a great feeling.
3) Sitting in your car and listening to the raindrops hitting your car windows is a great feeling.
4) You get to wear your snowboarding jackets for a reason other than for going snowboaring.
5) You can wear pajamas pants underneath your jeans. (dont deny, I know some of you do that)
6) It's okay if you have a bad hair day; just stand in the rain for a couple seconds and your hair will look glossy and clean.
7) Watching the tidal pools of water gushing into the gutters is a breathtaking sight.
8) Walking in the rain and listening to the raindrops hitting your umbrella is a great feeling.
9) Even if you are without an umbrella, it's even better. Walking in the rain and feeling the raindrops hitting your face is the best remedy for a congested spirit.
10) Driving through those deep trenches of water in the street makes you feel powerful.

List is open to further additions! =)

Rain, rain, come today, don't go away to another day

Friday, December 13, 2002

Another loss. The lakers must be hating it right now.

go LA.. =(
I went to go watch the LeBron James basketball game at john song and rob's place with roach and heuge. Man, did he tear it up against No. 1 ranked Oak Hill. Afterwards, we all played nba 2k2 on the nintendo gamecube, and it was really entertaining. Me and roach got schooled by john and rob, but it was fun pretending to play as a real NBA player for a half hour.

I wish I could ball like LeBron James. C'mon, I wish I could at least ball like the guys in our class, who all seriously have game. I wish I could have the crazy ball handles of john song, the lightening-quickness and hustle of roach, the graceful movability of snoh and heuge, the flat-out amazing dunking ability of slum, the racy hair-flowing action of billy, the in-your-face confidence of chuck, sniper-like accuracy of rob, mike and pablo, and the sexy good looks of mascot andychon.

If I had all their skills combined, I would be one crazy good-looking baller. I wouldn't need to stress over finals right now because I would probably be in the NBA, schooling Kobe and Tracy McGrady.

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Big advantage of having the majority of your co-workers being chinese: LOTS of sushi at potlucks. I am staring at a couple mounds of sushi right now. Just five feet away. brb!

10 minutes later:
Oh boy, my boss just said I could take the rest of the sushi home. =)

I love sushi!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Finance was the hardest test I've ever taken in my life. Rocked my life, but I tried my best. So I'm grateful to Him once again.


10) Still have to pay my parking ticket...
I like going to the library. Especially during finals season when it's open 24 hours a day. You get to see your friends and also people who you haven't seen in a while, always asking the usual "when's your finals?" or "when are you going home for winter break?" You mingle with more people, walk around to see if there's anyone else you know. Then you finally sit down at the seat that was graciously saved for you, take out all your books, only to find yourself subconsciously staring off into space or turning to someone to talk to again. Well, that's how it goes for me 90% of the time. It's 99.99% of the time for paul. But amidst of all the finals and papers, all the complaints and talks of despair you vent out to your fellow classmates likewise as they vent to you, makes you realize that you are not alone.

But I definitely will be in approximately three hours. All alone with my ugly fat exam. I am so dead guys. But all your words of encouragement and prayers are heartily appreciated. So thus, I will try my best. See ya on the flip side...

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

First final tomorrow for financial management. This is so far the worst class I've taken at berkeley in terms of the instructors, the material, how the instructors present the material, and how the material rocks my world.

Need to stop complaining, and need to start getting a grip on this. 25.5 hrs and counting

Monday, December 09, 2002

Just came back from eating at Chevy's for Hannah's 21st birthday. hahah it was a lot of fun..I dont like sitting across from paul. He smiles way too much. Happy birthday again hannah!

I had a conversation with andy just now.. this is the true version:

ACkTuPaC: i'm gonna be sad
ACkTuPaC: when all you fools are hoooked up
ACkTuPaC: that's gonna be like next week
boy52: dood
boy52: even though you can marry five girls right now and they will be okay with it because theyre marrying you
ACkTuPaC: you're lying
ACkTuPaC: i'm gonna hold you to this
boy52: okay fine, you are admitting that you are pimp enough that you can marry five girls??
ACkTuPaC: heck yah
boy52: is it okay to post this conversation on my blog?
ACkTuPaC: no problem

Thanks Andy..you know it, i know it, and you will make five girls very lucky one day!

***disclaimer: parts of conversation might have been edited***
It is finally raining! I love the rain. I wish it would rain so much that finals would be cancelled.. maybe?
Happy 21st Hannah Kim! You better eat all my squished muffins man. =)

Sunday, December 08, 2002

Long day at church... I'm glad some people made me go to the teacher's dinner thing afterwards. There was so much food and I ate a lot, so eating dinner is one less thing that I have to do tonight.

Let's rock this overdue paper..

Saturday, December 07, 2002

The junior girls gave the guys a Brother's Appreciation Night tonight, and I was seriously taken aback by how much time, effort and thoughtfulness went into the whole thing. Cmon, they even made us personalized cups. Personalized cups and personalized placemats. =) Seriously, thank you so dang much.. it was tons of fun and reminded me of the many sisters who dearly care for their brothers.

We were having some technical difficulties with running the slideshow. But andychon ripped open his shirt, revealing a well-recognizable "S" underneath, fixed the projecting system and saved the day. =O

I'm the kind of person who can't wait to graduate, get a job, and start working in the real world. There's only 1.5 years left till that happens. But for the first time today, I really didn't want college to end.

Friday, December 06, 2002

Where's the rain???
more quotes:

boy52: your icon is ghetto
Lailahpuff: ITS A FRENCH PEA!!!!!!!!!!!
boy52: it looks like a booger in snow clothes

UPT0WNREP: i like to eat jalepeno chips and drink squirt while typing up my paper that is due next week

And so, it comes to an end. Like a knight valiantly hanging up his armor, so too must I retire the outfit that I wore for five days. Goodbye ficb sophomore retreat shirt, carpenter jeans, and bleach-splattered gap jacket.. but you will be back in the rotation probably by next week.

I repeat, I showered everyday guys.. Oh which reminds me, bay area dwellers, be expecting some rain and thunderstorms tomorrow!

Thursday, December 05, 2002

Thanks guys, who prayed for me last night while I was stressing over my paper. I found out today that my GSI was willing to extend my deadline to next monday.. so I am really one fortunate person. But thanks again.

On another note, I arranged food on silver platters today for the very first time. At work, I was told that there would be this big presentation thing going on later in the day, and our department was in charge of serving everyone food. So I had the honor of arranging shrimps, cookies, crackers, vegetables and grapes in all different designs and patterns on the plates. I have to admit that it was pretty fun exercising creativity through food rearrangement. Then instead of staying after to eat with the rest, I left because I was craving KFC, so I went and split the 4-person family meal with heuge and we devoured it. yayee!

IM comments of the day:

oo phatyum oo: MUNG MUNG!
oo phatyum oo: say bach bach
oo phatyum oo: like a chicken

isithotorjustme: you lag like an old lady in a cadillac
This entry is dedicated to my dear downey amiga, Cindy Park:

ChEEnDy: i think you should include me in yoru blog
ChEEnDy: then everyone woudl read it
ChEEnDy: dont 'you wnat to be nice like jesus?

Yes, I want to be nice and loving like jesus, but I don't think He ever demanded to be in blog. Yo, you better give me some free pills once you become a pharmacist in ten years. =)

I can't believe I'm consciously doing things thats keeping me from studying. Argh.

downey represent..

Just writing to the world that I'm still alive with my battle against school.

Nancy fed me and ghandee a really great dinner tonight. I would give her e-props for it, but too bad we're all on BLOGSPOT instead of xanga. So here is a *high five* And andy, two words for you: real-time

Pablo yells at me for not calling him to eat dinner that he conveniently cannot attend anyways, since he was planning to go watch the co-ed softball game. You are true friend paul. Pizzahead.

Finally, for those who don't use Microsoft Outlook or Eudora to download their mail from an internet mailbox, please do. People like Hannah Kim, who keeps 3187 pieces of email sitting in her Bearmail mailbox which uses up 99% of her quota, make the entire cyberspace go slower.

Back to reality folks..

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

The jacked phatyum:

oo phatyum oo: hwo come you're wearing th same clothes?
oo phatyum oo: everyday?
boy52: oh
boy52: because i am so lazy and when i wake up, i have to go immediately to school or work on something..this week is bad
oo phatyum oo: are you seroius?
oo phatyum oo: so you cant change????
boy52: yes
boy52: yes i can
oo phatyum oo: so do you take a shower??
boy52: but i wont because i am too lazy
oo phatyum oo: and then put your dirty clothes on again?
boy52: of course!!
boy52: yes =(
oo phatyum oo: OMIGOSH!
oo phatyum oo: thats so sick!?
boy52: i change my underwear and socks
oo phatyum oo: you're so weird!?!?!?!?
boy52: is that okay??
oo phatyum oo: IM SO CONFUSED!?!!
oo phatyum oo: wait so do you like...
oo phatyum oo: change into your PJs at least?
oo phatyum oo: for bed?
boy52: last night i did
boy52: i didnt for the other nights
boy52: yes
oo phatyum oo: roy
oo phatyum oo: you are seriously weird
boy52: i am feeling very sad now..i realize how dirty this is
oo phatyum oo: cuz... thats not really even LAZINESS
oo phatyum oo: cuz if you were really lazy... then you wouldnt' even shower
oo phatyum oo: or change into PJs
oo phatyum oo: or change underwear
oo phatyum oo: i think you're just dirty
boy52: your mean-ness is going in my blog

On another note:
boy52: why do you feel like jumproping? what are you gonna use?
oo phatyum oo: toiletpaper??
oo phatyum oo: ey?
oo phatyum oo: OHHHHHhh
oo phatyum oo: no... its not heavy enough
oo phatyum oo: then the paper will rip
oo phatyum oo: and smell
oo phatyum oo: like piss
oo phatyum oo: haha

I'd rather wear the same clothes than jumprope with wet toiletpaper
Nancy's the dirtiest dirty-looking girl I've ever met

i kid, nancinator
At the Haas A La Carte Cafeteria, I foolishly bought:

Saran-wrapped Roast Beef Sandwich + 24 oz. soda = $5.85

If I went to Mcdonald's, I could have bought 20 pieces of chicken mcnuggets, large fries and a drink with unlimited refills for that price. Wow, this sandwich tastes so bad.. I wish it came with a money-back guarantee.

9) Four days in a row.. getting to the point that I hope not to run into people who I saw yesterday

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

hahahah, I really love andy. He's going to make someone freakin lucky one day.

8) Almost burned another batch of deh ji bulgogi again. But I turned off the heat just in time. SKILLZ!!
7) Forgot to pay my parking ticket, which has been sitting on my desk, accumulating dust for the past two weeks. Oh dangit...
Feeling very clumsy and forgetful these days:

1) Locked my keys in my car last night in the library parking lot (thanks again hannah, for picking me up)
2) Forgot that the deh ji bulgogi I was cooking was still frying in the pan.. resulting in a badly burned plate of deh ji bulgogi
3) Hit my thigh against a coffee table really hard
4) Accidentally drove down the opposite side of the road
5) Forgot to pay the rent (which me and heuge still need to do)
6) Wore the same outfit for three days in a row (not because I was forgetful, but this was intentional)


Monday, December 02, 2002

I had a weird dream last night. I dreamt that the bald spot in the top back of my head (you know, from parting your hair) grew and grew until I had no more hair on my head. I think I've been thinking too much lately.

Oh yea, and I found out something really incredible last night when I was working with my finance group. I was typing up the essay portion of the project we were working on, until one of my group members said, "Hey, you forgot to space twice after every sentence." I said, "What? You're crazy man.. you're supposed to only press the space button once." Then my other group members gave me weird looks and said, "Dood, that's wrong. You're supposed to space only once after commas and stuff. Space twice after periods.. everyone does this for papers." Well, it may not sound like a big deal, but I was really shocked.. and then realized how much I've been cheated after all those years of writing one-spaced papers. All those times when I needed just one more page to finish, I could have two-spaced after every sentence and could have been done. Ah, whatever, I'm done mourning over it. I don't want my bald spot to start growing now. =T

Today marks the first day of a roller-coaster week..

Sunday, December 01, 2002

The drive back to berkeley was surprisingly quick. We left at 6am and arrived here by 2pm. I think I'm finally feeling the effects from drinking so many cups of coffee this morning.

I would like to take a looong nap right now, but I'm not too fond of taking naps so much. For me, I feel like I should be doing something productive while the sun is still out, instead of sleeping. Why even bother, if I'm going to sleep later tonight anyways right? But it always ends up that I 1) don't do anything productive, 2) sleep at a ridiculously late hour, 3) wake up at a ridiculously late hour, and 4) condemn myself for ever believing that I would have used those hours productively. In short, that's one way to summarize my entire fall semester. Maybe that's why I spent 14+ hours in bed everyday this past weekend.. needed to recuperate from a very tiring, unbalanced and foolish schedule.

See, Eugene is smart; he's happily snoozing away in his bed behind me. Well, today marks a new week.. I hope to have a new attitude and finish off the semester strong.