I got a
new suit! Yay!
SPRING VARSITY RESULTS
I’m so proud of Arcadia!! We all worked really hard and it showed! Congrats to the entire speech team! Results: Humorous: Jon Ma (7th) Duo: Jon and Andy (7th), Ray and Jason (5th), Amy and Amit (4th) Thematic: Ashley Golinsky (7th) Oratorical: Alex Ethridge (6th), Mabel Lee (5th), Carl Trigilio (3rd), Virginia Ma (2nd), Michelle Zhu (Champion) Three-way closeout! Dramatic: Janna...
STARBUCKS BARISTAS + Woodin anecdote
One of the things I was always jealous of was those people who walk into Starbucks and the barista asks, “the usual?” Well, it’s not always like that. Usually its, “Venti Decaf?” or “Grande Americano?” or the barista will ask the customer about something that happened in the past because they talk about their lives to each other in the brief minutes they...
Saving the World, One BIG FISH at a Time
Dude, I’m so excited for Spring Varsity tomorrow. Our duo is revamped, my OA is ready, and I can’t wait to see how everything goes. “I’M SO EXCITED FOR SPRING VARSITY,” BY RICH ORLOFF HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHT
I'm a complainer...
I complain way too much through almost every form of communication, especially this blog. But I realize that I am very lucky. I have a home to live in, food to eat, parents who love me, friends who support me, teachers who educate me…. This post is kind of late but I think it’s fitting as the Haiti disaster begins to disappear from the front pages of the news. It’s sad how...
I HAVE TO GO TO 5 AM MORNING PRACTICE TOMORROW OR ILL GET KICKED OFF I WAS THINKING OF ALL THE NEGATIVE REPERCUSSIONS OF GOING TO PRACTICE: Freezing my ass off in the car at 4:40 AM Freezing my ass off whilst half-naked in the water at 5 AM Having to sleep early (and forgoing lots of other work I could be doing) Being tired as hell tomorrow Breaking my 5 day no-caffeine streak Falling...
our time together is just never quite enough.
Tumblr is weird.
rainbowmaniaaa: I GAVE IN I’M SORRY XANGA GODS! MWAHAHAHAHAHAAH tumblr wins :)
New Beginnings. New Opportunities. New Semester. Here’s to a great 2nd Semester!!
Irene Liu: (7:47): UGHH
Irene Liu: (7:47): I SHOULD CLEAN MY ROOM
Irene Liu: (7:47): BUT IM LAZIES
Irene Liu: (7:47): and i shoudl send out an nhs email
Irene Liu: (7:47): but im lazy also
Irene Liu: (7:47): and i should update hrs for club
Irene Liu: (7:47): but im lazy x3
That's how duo partners do it
Jason and I got haircuts together today LOLOLOL!
Eight-hour speech practice?
Today, Jason, Carl, and Andrew came over for what turned out to be an EIGHT hour speech practice. We freakin did EVERYTHING! LOL Jason and I fine-tuned our duo. Carl and I picked up a duo. Jason cut and choreographed an HI. Andrew and I worked on PF….man so productive and fun! You know you love an activity when you can practice for eight hours without realizing it.
A shitty week...
…isn’t shitty if it ends on a high note.
I am going to die
at Berkeley. OO, Duo, AND PF?! Double IE and debate holy crap I’m going to die.
My knees are killing me
This better not be tendinitis again….
DEAR AP CALC GODS,
PLEASE SEND ME A MIRACLE. LOVE, RAY
Michelle Chen: (9:25): dude that picture is making me so famous
Michelle Chen: (9:25): i wish there was tumbularity!
melissaissocoollike: shouldn’t you be studying for calc :] UGH IM SO SCREWED I HATE AP CALC SO MUCH AH PAOIGJPAOWEIJGAPOWEIJF
Rachel Yang: (9:02): i had a pretty intense staring competition with my us history notebook
Rachel Yang: (9:03): i won of course
Rachel Yang: (9:03): because history's my bitch
Irene Liu: (8:57): im procrastinating
Irene Liu: (8:57): and not doing hw
Irene Liu: (8:58): and everyone studying finals
Irene Liu: (8:58): so i have no one to procrastinate with
Irene Liu: (8:58): =(
I LOVE SAME DIFFERENCE SO MUCH I COULD WATCH IT ALL DAY
Top 10 brain damaging habits.
meeshmellows: funeral: 1. No breakfast People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration. 2. Overeating It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power. 3. Smoking It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease. 4. High...
HAHA I JUST WENT TO OUR "CORDERIANS UNITE" TUMBLOG
AND READ ALL OF IT!! GOOD TIMES!! I MISS ITTTTTTTTT
Believing you can be smarter can actually make you...
ohyeahfacts: SCIENCE! (source)
Mind Ramble of 1/20/10
First day of finals and the beginning to the end of the middle of the year!! This year has really gone by fast and I’m so ready for this week to just END NOW. Today, I took my APUSH final. It was not too bad but it was long and I got kinda tired (thank you Starbucks VIA for saving my life yet again). We did an FRQ (which I think I did pretty well on) and a 90 question multiple choice...
I was SO productive today until the outcome of the election. Now, all I can think about is how fucked we are.
Today’s election confirmed most of our fears: the Democrats’ reign in Washington will soon be over. As midterm elections near, the Democrats will be going up to the chopping block. For us, even filling Ted Kennedy’s seat was hard. What the hell? And in Massachusetts? Obama won by over 25% in 2008, and Martha had a tremendous lead just a few weeks ago. And on top of that, in...
WE HATE MATH!
Rachel Yang: (8:21): i can't even look at
Rachel Yang: (8:21): an equation
Rachel Yang: (8:21): without throwing up a little in my mouth
IM FALLING ASLEEP READING THIS STUPID APUSH REVIEW...
This week is gonna be really bad. I’m not going to be able to go to like any swim practice….oh great..hahaahha I’m so screwed. I’ve got so much to do and so little time. I can’t wait for this week to be over.
So to avoid studying for finals (I am very bad), I found a 2 feet high stack of work from Sophomore year, and decided to file it (I bought these awesome filing tubs you’d use for extemp or policy to file all my shit). So I’m basically going through every page of work and all these memories of Sophomore year came pouring back! Cordero, AP Bio….man. I loved that year hahahaha,...
Ugh I really wish we went to Logan. Here I am, on a Sunday night, frantically searching for signs of results from Facebook, to JOT, to FOL. I’m such a speech nerd….AND I REALLY WISH WE WENT :(
RAY DID YOU WRITE THE ARCADIA MOCK TRIAL ARTICLE...
fudgesicle: YOU SPELLED ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WRONG HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ITS OUR NEW PUBLICITY STRATEGY
officerjenny: raychao: I CAN DO THE DEBATER PEN FLIP! AND I BOUGHT AN EXPANDO TODAY AS WELL AS A DEBATE TIMER. MY LIFE IS COMPLETE. YOU ARE SUCH AN IDIOT NOW IN OUR PF ROUNDS AT BERKELEY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TWO EXPANDOS NOT EVEN HALF FULL, AND YOU DROPPING PENS ALL OVER THE PLACE. TIT. I BOUGHT AN EXPANDO FOR LD UGH I HOPE YOUR MUSCLES ARE DEAD FROM CROSSFIT
It's so hard to focus
Gahhhh I really need to study for finals.
I CAN DO THE DEBATER PEN FLIP! AND I BOUGHT AN EXPANDO TODAY AS WELL AS A DEBATE TIMER. MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.
Jason and I made some revolutionary changes over the past week to our duo, but we were wary of showing these changes to the class. The thing about Arcadia is that most people have a hard time accepting the fact that most duos are dramatic, especially ones that do well, and our class didn’t respond well to the first version of our duo (albeit our mild success). It sucks when you work hours...
I am Andrew Chang’s personal trainer while he will be my LD Coach. Yay for trades! LOL
I think I have a coffee addiction.
I had a deep hatred for Parli for about a year until today! Parli is actually really fun and I think I got better at impromptu speaking. It was so entertaining, especially those rounds where you know that no matter what you say, you will win (hence, existence K?). And I’m over the results…stupid round 5 judge…even though I really wanted to have matching first place trophies with...
Mary Poppins at the Ahmanson Theatre today, and it was so good! I sat in the second row LOL I could reach out and touch the orchestra conductor’s head…and dude, Mary Poppins freaking flew over the audience and this dude tap danced upside down on the stage ceiling. Shows are very awesomesauce. Oh dude…something else I noticed. The people on stage have microphones intertwined in...
Mind-Ramble of the Week
This post is like a non-stop ramble, but it’s good because I haven’t blogged in a while. This week has been pretty good! I have been finishing my HW super early everyday, and sleeping at a good hour, while having lots of fun! It doesn’t feel like finals is looming around the corner….which is kinda bad but whatever! I’ll feel the pain next week. I seriously have 4...