8 Days Later

I have eight days before I have to go to UCSB. I’m getting more and more nervous as the date nears. Not only does it mean I have to start college-level classes (I pray to some god that they’re like AP classes, which I managed just fine), but also that I have to leave my family for 6 weeks (then I come back for 1 week and then go backkk). Thinking about it gives me butterflies in a good/bad sort of way. Can someone with college experience describe to me how classes are? For some reason I never thought to ask anyone this question. Hm, what are they comparable to? Of course, some classes will be easier than others, but what’s the work load (I know, also depends on how many classes and yaddayadda)… but take a shot and give me an idea?

August 3rd is David’s birthday, but we’ll be busy with UCSB things. If I haven’t updated my blog about it, we’re friends again. He asked to talk about it, and me – well, I can’t hold any grudges. Why live life holding grudges? Just flow like a river. Okay, since he’s also going to UCSB, it won’t be a problem because on Sunday (when all the adults are gone! *scared*) we can go explore Santa Barbara. Oh my, hope we don’t get lost! I’ll have to start looking into what we can do for his birthday as none of our other friends will be there. Don’t worry, I’ll think of something. (:

As for my dearest Paula, her birthday is on the 6th (that Monday) and I will no longer be there! So… I have to celebrate with her ahead of time, definitely. Paula, dear, if you read this on my xanga, call me up! I love answering my cell now that it has a charm on it. Wow, that’s so girly. (;

I’m excited to be buying presents for these two! I just.. have to figure out what’s missing in their life. Haha. Well, I sort of have some ideas, but it’s not safe to publicize it here! A birthday is supposed to be a person’s most special day of the year so I tend to make a big deal out of them for others. I will never forget what my friends did for me in ninth grade for my birthday. Since then, my birthday has been pushed aside and nearly forgotten. I’m not saying my friends at my second high-school didn’t care, but they just don’t take birthdays quite as seriously. It’s okay… I’ll try my best to make these days special for others! ^_^ Meh, it just reminds me of my birthday this year, which was a very sad event for me. Hopefully it’ll be better in the future. This optimism is very much influenced by watching too many Asian dramas, and while it’s nauseating, perhaps it’s a good (however temporary) change.

Lately, I’ve been listening to Fahrenheit’s first album and I honestly really love it. There’s a definite resurrection to my Asian obsession phase. Xie xie Paula! Never before did I ever have an interest in learning Mandarin, until recently. However, for some reason I think I would have a hard time with both Japanese and Mandarin together. Hm.. or it might help with my Japanese kanji. Not too sure.

YoLei and I have agreed to resume our snail mail exchange! I love using cute stationary and writing letters. Of course, typically only my first letter is in cute stationary and after that, I just start writing on regular paper with big long letters. Haha. If anyone else is interested just say so and I’ll email you back! Er.. preferably people that comment me on a semi-regular basis! (;

My Auntie Elle purchased an iPhone and even though she claims not to be tech-savvy (she always buys the latest things) (she just pretends) she says that the iPhone is very easy to use, even for her! I’m happy she likes it because the previous cell she had was a smartphone with Windows on it, but it wasn’t very easy-to-use and a lot of the features really sucked. Not even I wanted that cell. Anyway, lately I’ve been looking at all the gorgeous cells available in Asia and Europe. Oh, it’s not fair! We’re behind by like two years in terms of mobile technology all because the frequency here in USA is GSM 1900, whereas in Asia and Europe it’s GSM 900 or GSM 1800. There’s another service type that America uses that isn’t GSM, but I forgot what it’s called, but it’s only used by Sprint and one other service provider. Because the market here isn’t standardized companies take their cells to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Africa has better phones than we do, and that’s a fact. I’ve never wanted to live in Asia much more than I do now.

There’s a cell in Asia by Sony Ericsson for NTT Docomo that even emits pleasant smells with the use of replaceable fragrance sheets. It’s the SO703i. Oh, it’s such a pretty cellphone!! I want to move to Asia just for their cute things. All the cell phones in the US pale in comparison and are all very ugly/bulky. America is so bulky and we suck.

I watched Hairspray today! I lovelovelove it. The movie made me want to dance (but I would never, as I was in public). It’s a happy feelgood movie that takes place in the 1960s at the onset of integration.  Really, go watch it. Even my little brother and younger cousin enjoyed it even though it’s a musical. Now, I normally don’t like funny movies, but this one wasn’t the dumb-funny type of movie. (:

I’m going to Paradise Cove on Saturday, in Malibu, to celebrate my aunt finally selling her condo in Long Beach. Personally, I loved the condo, but it was worth a looot more than when she bought it because of all the things built near the beach. She not lives in Downey, which I think is boring, but there are a lot of big houses there and yaddayadda. Anyway, the restaurant has a private beach and after lunch we’re going there to … splash under the very hot sun. I don’t much like going to the beach for some reason. I get really shy around people; I prefer to be alone. So, private beach or not, I’m not swimming.

Oh yes, I don’t think I’ve mentioned, but I finished the Harry Potter book on Sunday at 5:08am. Hm… by far, not one of my favorite books at all. The epilogue sucked; it was so fanfic-like and cheesy, and pointless. I definitely had some favorite parts, but the moment I start talking about the book I ramble and I don’t want to give away any spoilers! I’m somewhat disappointed in the epilogue and I wish I had not read it, but it’s better to know the end, I guess. I loved the other books and I can’t wait for the movies and how directors will approach some of the parts in the last book.

Is this turning into a long entry? I’ll stop here.

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4 Comments

  1. Yup! It was a long entry 🙂

    I’m looking forward to seeing Hairspray, too – my friends and I are heading off to the cinemas to watch it over the weekend, and I’m really excited.

    I’m at University over here in the UK, and thats equivalent to “college” I suppose. We go to college aged 16-18 and then to Uni (if you want to, of course) overe here. I love University. It’s kind of weird being away from home for aaaages but you make loads of amazing friends and then you don’t really want to come home! No, I’m kidding – you do want to come home, but at the same time you want to stay. The classes are a little different than regular school, in the sense there’s so many more people there! Just remember to take a pad of paper and a pen, and try not to skip lectures, as it kind of shoots you in the foot when you have examinations and you look over incomplete notes (or even notes you copied off a friend).

    I want an iPhone – shame they’re so expensive!

  2. Wow, what a long entry.. I hope you don’t mind, but I skimmed the entry a bit and so I’ll just comment on what jumped out at me.

    College: I’m in the same situation as you, except I only get to see my family once a semester because it’s too hard and expensive to fly back to Sydney even after six weeks. It’s dissapointing, but nice at the same time – Living away from home gives you a chance to start living your own life, your own schedule. I find it wonderful, but each to their own.

    As for college classes, well, if they’re like lectures like what I’m doing, you turn up, listen to someone talk for an hour or so, take notes (if you’re feeling productive) and then leave. Nobody forces you to go, and nobody cares if you don’t. It’s a lot different to school and kind of frustrating on occasion. I miss the spoon feeding from highschool. haha.

    :O iPhone!! the concept of the iPhone seems so exciting, but I think i’d get frustrated with it. I like having separate devices, mainly because I multitask. I don’t like the idea of not beign able to listen to my ipod whilst i text/talk on the phone… and to be honest, I like my little slide-phone 😮 🙂

    What a cute phone you mentioned? It emits a smell? Goodness, what will they think of next!? 😮

  3. Good luck with your classes. I’m sure everything will turn out wonderfully. Aw, I miss snail mail. I used to do it with a couple friends but we stopped it long ago.

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