Monday, October 31, 2005

you would have done the same

i was gonna write about how this guy with a deformed (is that pc?) head popped out in front of me and scared me so much that i almost screamed, and how i felt really bad about it afterward cuz he probably goes thru enuf without me being frightened by his sudden appearance, but i still felt bad about it and decided not to. well, i guess i did anyways.

happy halloween.

Monday, October 24, 2005


well, it's been about three and a half weeks of school now (that's like a third of the quarter already gone!), and it's about time to complain about all the people in my classes who annoy me. actually, i probably should have done this a couple weeks ago instead of now, cuz i feel like i don't dislike them as much as i used to, as happens when you get used to people.

at first, my first class of the day was a little intimidating, cuz the prof sent out her syllabus a week before classes started and her list of requirements seemed like a whole lot to take in. of course, after a few weeks, i've gotten used to the routine and it no longer frightens me. the prof herself is a really small old lady who's lost what seems like most of her hearing. she also has a habit of ignoring your answers if they're not what she's looking for, so sometimes when you answer her questions and she doesn't acknowledge them, you don't kno if it was cuz she didn't hear you or if you didn't answer it in the way she wanted you to. we're all a little hesitant to repeat what we said in such cases. i don't particularly dislike any of the other students in the class. sometimes some of them can be annoying at times, but definitely not worth bringing up (at least not anymore). any cute boys in this class? no, of course not.

my second class is taught mostly by a t.a. whom i had previously taken a couple classes with last year. he really annoyed me in those classes, cuz he always asked the prof really weird off-topic questions, but as a t.a. he's not actually too terrible. i think it stems from the fact that he's actually a pretty nice guy. his knowledge is a little spotty sometimes, but at least he doesn't act like the class is something he hates doing (like some t.a.s i can think of). or mebbe i don't hate him, cuz he's pretty lenient when grading quizzes and tests, who knos? there are some really weird people in this class. one of them mumbles to himself like he's giving a running commentary on whatever he seems to be focused on, and another talks like one of those nerds who think they kno everything, but then you listen to the actual words coming out of this guy's mouth and you realize he doesn't actually. there's this one girl who seriously acts like she's 10. she uses a "cute" voice when she talks (that's in quotes, cuz it's not really cute, it's grating) and exaggerates all her movements (like her gestures and her head wobble). i dunno what would possess someone to act like this in college, but at the end of every class (she spends a lot of class just talking to her friend while the t.a. is trying to teach), i want to throw her out the window. not really. maybe. again, no cute boys in the section. there are a few freshmen in the lecture who are kinda cute, but they're freshmen, and ew...!

as for my other class, a lot of the people from my first class of the day are also in this class, since the subject is related. the prof is pretty good; i like the way he teaches. sometimes he makes students feel really stupid, but i don't have a problem with that, since he hasn't done it to me yet. there's this one older woman in the class who is both homely and not very smart, and it wouldn't bother me so much, except she tries to pretend she knos what she's talking about (which she doesn't most of the time). it baffles me how much she just doesn't understand in class. it's not a bad thing to get the answer wrong. i mean that's how we learn. but under the prof's guidance, she still can't arrive at the rite answer. i don't think she understands basic grammar, in fact, since her answers tend to come out in incoherent phrases. you'd think someone would ask themselves "does what i'm saying make any sense whatsoever?" before saying it. or perhaps her answers actually make sense in her mind, which is equally frightening. again, no cute boys. i don't think they frequent this major for some reason...

all-in-all, school isn't all that interesting, is it? and yet it takes up so much of my time.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

november's what?

as some of you already kno, jay chou is releasing his next album on the first of november, and yes, it's really called "november's chopin." why? i think he's trying to stress the fact that this album is heavily influenced by classical music and its... italian flavor (see, look he's in venice), whatever that might mean. but then... wasn't chopin french-polish or something like that? whatever, i don't question; just listen, like and then subsequently buy. if i preorder the cd in taiwan, i can get a free poster with it, or if i preorder from yesasia, i get a 2006 calendar and postcard(s). the only problem is i think both options are obscenely expensive, and my only hope might be that i find someone coming back from taiwan after the first of november willing to brave the hordes of jay fans to satisfy this jay fan's needs.

they also played his first single "nocturne" on the radio, and i have to say it's not bad at all, tho i can't say it sounds all THAT different from his old stuff. well, the first isn't that far away so i don't feel like i'll be waiting long, but even so, i have to say, "i can't wait!" purely figuratively, you see.

postscript: more pictures!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

rhydian vaughan

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if there's anything i love as much as wet boys, it's sleeping boys. this is model (slash-actor) rhydian vaughan, shot by photographer leaf yeh for the august issue of chinese gq. isn't he just the cutest? nothing brightens up the day like an adorable hapa. in fact, nothing would make my days brighter than to wake up every morning with an adorable hapa. anyways, here he is looking cute while narrowly avoiding a bus, and looking cute while a little lost.

i don't kno much about him, but if you would like to see him in action, he apparently had a role in a sci-fi short called lamb that came out what looks like never in wide release, so good luck with that. actually, there's a trailer on the site (that reveals the movie to be one of those poorly-subtitled, weird artsy meditations about the existence of god), and i think you can buy the dvd from eslite books.