Friday, April 30, 2004

Most of my first-round predictions are correct so far, except for the Nets vs. Knicks matchup. Guess it wasn't as competitive as I thought it to be.

The Lakers destroyed the Rockets, but they'll have a much harder time with the Spurs. This series has the feeling/hype that of a conference final series, and it's gonna be close for sure.

Lakers in seven.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Because of Kwan's harsh away message, a grip of us (about 21) went bowling tonight at Albany. We got there at 10:30 and finished at 2am. While we were waiting to get lanes, me, Dennis, Richard, and a couple other guys had an entertaining time playing this one arcade game that's a lot like Time Crisis. It was a great bargain because one quarter lasts for a really long time. There isn't much strategy involved; just point and shoot the machine gun. One of the machine guns had a really strong kick-back response every time you pulled the trigger, so if you used that machine gun, your entire body would shake like mad. Dennis's body shook like mad, hahah.

Some highlights of the night were:
*once DavidWee harnessed his power, the pins seemed to almost explode
*Sharon, Jane, and Karen cracking up every time David Wee bowled (bc he looked really cute)
*Richard happily surpassing his goal of 100
*a defeated Roach, especially after he said, "I hate losing to this guy!"
*the high-fives and good sportsmanship

The games are only $1.00 on Thursdays and Fridays, 9am - 5pm. If you feel like bowlin' in the mornin', let's go!

Monday, April 26, 2004

It's currently an annoying 87 degrees in Berkeley. But that's nothing compared to the 98 degree weather in LA. Geez, what's going on?

Norcal + lots of smog + lots of cars + a NBA championship team = Socal

Sunday, April 25, 2004

So much for consistently recapping every single day. But there was so much that happened in the last couple days that I need to jot the memories down:

Thursday night
*Late-night elementary school games of kickball, four-square, and handball at Underhill.
*John participating in our very own Most Extreme Challenge.
*Coveting the bounciest rubber ball.

Friday night
*last ever FiCB of my life. Last equipment set-up, last praise set, last equipment break-down. Despite my morbid fascinations with "lasts," I get very sad.
*P.eug's very raw but eye-opening talk. Time is the worst thing you can kill. Sin can distort anything good into bad.
*Billy's encouraging testimony. Afghanistan.
*You lead by following Jesus.

later that night: woteam retreat part I
*Good talk with Sharon during the drive to the retreat.
*Fifteen bodies stuffed inside at Sang and Kimi's house. One bathroom.
*Everyone huddled around the TV watching their wedding video. Bride and groom singing duet, during which Kimi had a slip of paper with the lyrics hid behind her bouquet. Crying moms.
*Playing true colors. Sumin most likely to wear speedos. Telling funny stories more than playing the game.
*Joanna getting jacked during the whole retreat about her "ugly face" talent.
*The freakin good mediterranean food! Making a fruit/meat kabob for Jane.
*Carolina stuck in the corner chair closest to the table of food with a defeated look on her face for two hours.
*Dang baby-t.
*Telling scary stories, most of them involving red-eyes.
*Hearing someone snore like a monster in the next room (thinking it was Theo), but Theo walks in right then and confused the heck out of us. We all busted up laughing.
*Biting the hamburger pillow. Hitting with the hamburger pillow.

The next day: retreat part II
*Breakfast at a Millbrae House of Pancakes. Baby sydney eagerly clasping her hands in prayer to "nal mah dah oo ri eh geh" so she could start grubbing.
*Quickest praise practice all year.
*Sumin's hilarious story of Ted while he was in the bathroom. The fart and responsive giggles.
*Admiring the hundreds of sailboats while crossing the Golden Gate. Everyone feeling like a tourist again.
*Three or four mile hike up to the peak of Mt. Tamalpais. Buddy-system so that we don't lose each other. Some of us going off to pee in the woods before the long hike, and five minutes into the hike, we run into a porter-potty. Eager to get a popsicle at the top of the mountain. Talking about old-school cartoons.
*Breath-taking view on top of the world. Where the heck is the popsicle man? Ilaria amazed how a pregnant woman (Kimi) completed the entire hike. Pictures to come.
*Me, Ted, Theo and Phil volunteering to get the van and driving it back to up pick up everyone. Theo rips off his shirt. Completing the mostly uphill 2 1/2 mile run in 30 minutes, an amazing accomplishment for me.
*Persistant Phil driving us around the whole day.
*Lori and her never-ending supply of energy.
*Crackin undisclosed jokes with Sumin.
*Grubbing on jjah-jahng-myung and jjam-bbong at San Tung in sf. Feeling very very satisfied.
*Listening to oldies on the drive back to Berkeley. "For the longest time."
*Stanford people are so cool.

Sunday afternoon
*Chillaxing on the couches with Sumin, Carolina, and Phil, waiting to go back for the response song in the EM service. Losing track of time and missing the service.
*Watching the Laker win over the Rockets in overtime. 3-1 baby! =)

I know I left out a grip of stuff. Hopefully I'll remember later while I'm walking to class or on the toilet so I could quickly write down the memory on my hand. I like writing on my palms.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Played cards with Billy, Kwan, Karen, Hannah and Roach. Why do I always lose. I'm stinkin exhausted.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Dang, I feel like I need to recap everyday of my last month in college! I'm going to try my best, even if I'm one day behind.

last night:
Last year's worship team (me, Sharon, Jane, and Carolina) met up with Billy Kim (and his significant other) for dinner at Saigon. Thanks for the dinner Billy! Jane, Sharon and Carolina kept on saying that I looked like the chinese/japanese guy who sat at the table behind us. Peking duck was very interesting.

Later that night, a bunch of seniors took advantage of the $1.50/game at Albany Bowl. One of the workers there caught Roach bowling in his slippers.

Had a great laugh session with Heuge from listening to the Arnold Schwarzenegger prank call clips. If you've heard them, you very well know that they're hilarious too. I'm going to ram my fist into your stomach!!

I'm ending the four-and-a-half month relationship with my growing hair and scheduling to cut it tomorrow. Sigh.

Monday, April 19, 2004

Last night's game marked the end of an era for the Telebears. Even though there were a couple of unfortunate occurrences during our final game (Dank's nail), we had fun despite our blowout loss. Andy is cute, but his hexes are for real. Ask John Song. Thank you fans for coming out and supporting us for the last three years. Glory to God.

We went to Denny's where we were pleasantly surprised by their new menus. After dinner, me, Kwan, Billy, and John went back to my place to play Risky Business, a board game I received from Billy for my birthday a couple years ago. I haven't opened it up since, but that night seemed like a good time to break it in. The concept of the game is similar to Monopoly, but it incorporates the hiring of managers, patenting products, and lame stuff like that. Yea, it was really lame. But it was hilarious watching Billy's reactions whenever he made a poor dice roll and getting jacked in the "business world." This is risky!!

(pictures courtesy of Danny Yoon)

Thursday, April 15, 2004

My first-round NBA playoff predictions:


Timberwolves (1) vs. Nuggets (8): The three-headed monster is hungry for a championship and they're gonna win it in five.

Lakers (2) vs. Rockets (7): I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Lakers in five. They won two games apiece during the regular season, but everyone knows the Lakers get down to business in the postseason. Yao is getting better, but he'll never take a hold of MDE (Most Dominant Ever). I didn't make that up, Shaq did.

Spurs (3) vs. Grizzlies (6): Spurs in four. Duncan is just gonna shoot those lame top-of-the-key jumpers all the time.

Kings (4) vs. Mavericks (5): I prefer it that the Queens lose, but they'll probably win in six. Despite Sac's recent shooting woes and poor defense, they're still better than the Mavs in both those areas. C-Webb will probably come around and so will Peja's three's. Actually, I don't mind if they win. They could have the privilege of prancing into the next round where they'll be crushed by LA.




Pacers (1) vs. Celtics (8): Pacers sweep in four. Celtics suck.

Nets (2) vs. Knicks (7): This should be a fun and competitive series. Who'll own New York? Nets in seven, hoping Kidd stays healthy.

Pistons (3) vs. Bucks (6): Pistons sweep in four. Their defense has been amazing late this season, and that trend will carry into the playoffs.

Heat (4) vs. Hornets (5): No Mash. Odom and Butler playing at their peak. Heat in five.

: who cares


Lakers vs. Rockets first round. Bring on the playoffs!

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Yesterday, the Shekkifaces played their last softball co-ed game of the year. It was close loss, but I think we all had fun. After the game, we went to celebrate at a Chinese restaurant, a welcome relief from the usual Denny's and In-N-Out.

The food was good, but Andy looked really sad with his overpriced fruit drink. One of the main talks during dinner was about superheroes, and who would win against who. Magneto vs. Storm? Magneto. Wolverine vs. Gambit? People were divided about this issue, but it didn't help that all the girls rambled on about how Gambit was so hot and good-looking. I think the one of the highlights of the night was when Kwan called Karen a Banshee for legitimate reasons, hahah. We all got the death-look from her.

Roach tried to convince everyone that the Daredevil had the capability to drive a car, but he didn't have any supporters.

Kristy bought the "Kill Bill" dvd earlier that day, and since most of us haven't seen the movie in the theaters, we watched it afterwards. It was bloody as heck, but it was awesome. Hannah was bored out of her mind, and we all assumed that it was due to a lack of cute animals in the movie.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

At the end of a blowout game against the Nets, Hawk's shooting guard Bob Sura intentionally missed a shot so that he could catch his own rebound and post his third consecutive triple-double, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Grant Hill back in '97. What a shek!

I'm glad when I heard today that the NBA ruled that the rebound didn't count. Dang, I think players like that should be suspended one game or something. What happened to playing just for the love of the game? Individual stats shouldn't matter. At least Sura didn't stoop as low as Ricky Davis when last year, Davis intentionally shot at the wrong basket and missed to grab the rebound for a triple-double.

And last night, me and Heuge re-watched the Arturo Gatti vs. Mickey Ward fight (2002) on Heuge's computer. Throughout the entire ten rounds, all I could say was, "wow." I understand why this was crowned as the fight of the century. If anyone wants to watch it, let me know.
Richard swiped me in at the super dc today, along with Eric, Roach and Billy. Thanks a lot man, it's been a while since I've eaten good ol' buffet food.

Berean was really good. Margaret made some excellent enchiladas. Afterwards, Paul was really excited to play me Fight Night (boxing game) on the PS2 and Roach really wanted to play me NBA Live again. I don't know why these guys are always so eager to play against me, but maybe it's because they know that I'm not as good at video games than they are. And they get a kick out of it every time I lose to them. I'm gonna practice a lot on my own and rock them on a consistent basis. Stinkin dorks...

Played a couple more games of Starcraft with Dennis, but we lost again. I see a pattern here.

I need to read more books.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Wowzers, what if he lost?
Senior vs. Sophomore game. The seniors pulled through, but it was real close throughout the whole game. Good game sophies, and I'm envious that you guys still have another couple seasons to play softball.

Afterwards, a bunch of guys went to In-N-Out to eat. There were some pretty ridiculous conversations/bets going on, for instance, what would it take to get Heuge to go to the freshmen boat dance. He promised that he would go for $400, which Richard and Dennis really took seriously and conspired as how to raise the money. After a while of arguing, the talk somehow evolved into "hey guys, let's go play Risk and waste our night away," and that's what Kwan, Billy, Richard, James, and Heuge are doing right now in the living room at 4am. Everytime Billy rolls the dice, I could hear him yell "Survivor! Survivor!"

Played a couple nostalgic games of Starcraft with Dennis. Hahah, we'll get a win soon man.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

It's a happy Easter.

Friday, April 09, 2004

Me, Kwan, Billy and Roach played cards again last night, but I wish we hadn't. Roach and Kwan lost the first game and struggled to finish their uncooked rice.

Let's see.. ball drops, balsamic vinegar, tapatio, garlic, uncooked rice.. let's add "eating a page from a magazine" to that list of punishments dealt so far. Someone thought of that creative punishment, and thus we proceeded to begin another game. Unsurprisingly, I lost first. The only way to down the whole thing was by tearing it in strips and eating it piece by piece. The stomach can't fully digest the compounds in the paper so guess what that means.

The other three battled it out for a while until Billy finally lost. He got so frustrated that he crumbled up the magazine page into a small ball, stuffed it in his mouth and immediately started to chew. When he realized that it was impossible to make the page soft enough to swallow, he got more frustrated and threw the saliva-ridden, gray blob at Kwan which missed and fell behind the futon. There was a lot of dust behind that futon.

He decidedly said, "I have to make this taste better," so he got chocolate syrup out of the fridge, some water, and mixed those with the gray blob that once used to be part of Rolling Stone magazine in a cup. That did the trick of making the paper more chewable/digestable. I guess it still tasted nasty, so Billy got some milk and mixed it into the death soup. He finished.

In terms of respectability, the seniors reached a new low.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

I hoped that my speeding ticket would have gotten lost in the mail, or that some computer glitch would have erased it from existence, but it promptly arrived today. Everyone, going 94 is not worth the $355.

It's possible not to always drive at high speeds, but it's impossible to never speed at all. So when you do, keep on the lookout (ie. near bridges, overpasses, downhill straightaways). Especially for the CHP in those sneaky white Camaros on the I-5.

Drive safely and increase the peace.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Shekkifaces 18, Mal Osos 10. Everyone played so well in this game. Huge win!

A bunch of youth group and college young'uns, along with Pastor Sung and Kylie, came up from Downey this past weekend. Yesterday, I got to meet them in San Francisco where we ate at Tad's steakhouse and the Metreon. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that Sun likes her steak medium-rare too.

I was shocked at how Richard lost so much weight since the last time I've seen him. I think that gave him a lot of confidence because the whole night, he was so rebellious to me. Making jokes and running away because I wasn't healthy enough to catch him. Richard, you won't be so brave next time.

Later that night, Billy, Kwan and Heuge were playing games off the Dreamcast at my place. We played this one cartoonish boxing game where the characters looked really ridiculous with their goofy boxing moves. It was the biggest waste of time but had a great laugh.

Seven more weeks left of living in Berkeley. Time can sure fly.

Monday, April 05, 2004

I just took my social psychology midterm and I'm a little worried. I double-checked my answers for the multiple choice section but there was nothing much I could change. For twelve out of the twenty-five questions asked, I answered "B."

Gut, your instincts better be right.

Friday, April 02, 2004

Eating uncooked rice has got to be the most harshest punishment dealted so far.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

After small group, I went over to Capri to hang out with Paul, Billy and Andy. Andy finally cut his beard hair which he grew out for the past month. I think that put him in a celebratory mood, and he celebrated by tackling me and kissing my face at least five times. I was grossed out of my mind, but at least it felt smooth instead of scruffy.

Happy April Fools Day. Someone go play a joke on someone else and blog about it please, hahah.