day 354

my goodness, i’ve reached exhaustion again… whew.

man, i didn’t sleep till 5:30 last night because both my roommates had a chem final the next day, and nick decided to pull an all-nighter… i guess that didn’t bother me too much but we did talk about black swan since he was the one who recommended me to watch it. i did enjoy talking it over with him, though i’m pretty sure half my brain was functioning with little sleep… haha. 

woke up at 8am, and got ready to send esther to south station. i offered her a ride because i could not fathom how she could bring her freaking ENORMOUS suitcase with her all the way to south station… and i figured driving there would teach me how to get to china town and navigate around… and it did =) well sorta… i basically just learned more about mass pike :P anyways, steph, esther, and i left around 9am, got breakfast and dunkin donuts, and got to south station with enough time for esther to catch the 10am fungwah bus. then, we headed back to BC, and i took a nap until noon…

when i awoke, it was almost time to meet steph’s family! let’s see… i met her mom and dad, her oldest brother tim, and her best friend karyn. initially, i was definitely afraid. or more unsure as to what to do… so i just walked around, haha. steph was busy showing the family around the house, and that gave me time to recollect myself :P things got rolling as we helped steph move out of her place, and then we decided to go to cleveland circle for lunch. when we stepped outside, it was snowing! amazing… the first time it snows is always entrancing and magical… anyways, we decided to go to bangkok bistro, and i brought steph and her brother in my van. while steph was talking to her parents, tim and i (wow that sounds like i’m talking to myself…) talked about his role in being the protective brother… and i realized that i would be in his shoes if either of my sisters started dating… haha. thankfully, he seemed fine with the whole thing and im guessing you’re supposed to be mean as the older brother but i didn’t get that from him. whew. :P anyways, that whole thing started making me think about my sisters… haha. oh boy. well, when we got to bangkok, we realized that it was closed! so we headed to chipotle and got lunch. steph & i split a burrito because after eating a couple times, we had to admit we couldn’t finish one by ourselves… haha. 

during lunch, i enjoyed listening to the conversations because i’m pretty sure this is what happened when steph came to dinner with my family… it gave me a feel of what goes on back at home and how each person relates to one another =) i always find that fascinating just because you’re never sure how things are until you actually talk and listen.  like, i knew pastor lim mainly spoke in english, but it didn’t really occur to me until i was watching (wow now i sound like a stalker…) them :P and i guess that’s different from my family because i would not trust my dad’s english, haha. half of the time, my dad has corny jokes…ah and, i got to talk with steph’s mom in mandarin since she’s fluent in taiwanese, mandarin, and english, and i got to share about how my parents too. i guess my dad’s side is also from the same place in china as her family. interesting… well, after lunch, we parted ways, and sadly, i got a parking ticket! doh… though i’m pretty sure i was only late like 5-10 minutes, but i realized that if this was the worst thing that happened today so far, then i’m totally happy :)

after steph’s family left, i returned to my room to do some errands and took a nap. then, i did some packing and then offered to send my roommates and jv to coolidge corner since they were going to see black swan! the buses were not running too efficiently in the snow, and i thought it’d be better if i just sent them. it was a fun trip there, though there was definitely a lot of traffic! i’m glad i was able to spend time with them on the car one last time before next year, and then after a lot of waiting on the road, i made it to newton to pick up karen. since i didn’t finish packing, karen came back with me to my room to help clean up, pack, and make dinner. i really could not have done it without her help! while i packed, she helped wash dishes/make dinner, and we switched off in making dumplings and chicken nuggets, and we were able to eat and finish packing by 9… we loaded the minivan, and i headed over to 90 to say bye to the guys before heading back home. despite the snowfall, driving went safely, slowly, and smoothly. i think one time when i was driving my roommates to black swan, the van was acting up and not accelerating… with lights flashing and stuff… but i was able to pull over and restart the car. (i don’t think restart is the right word :P) but, thankfully, nothing bad happened! especially since i heard there were a couple accidents on comm ave that day. karen and i finally got back home around 10:30, and i felt SO relieved… i can’t wait to rest :) but at the same time, i gotta start working for my dad tomorrow! man, i guess at least i won’t be bored? i crave sleep…

day 353

wow, what a fun packed day!

i am surprised i went to sleep at 1am, but it was so necessary for the day ahead… i awoke at 8am to start getting ready for the day, i.e. making my secret santa card, because i forgot the night before :P we arrived at church early around 9:45 to set up and get things ready for worship. and i cannot believe the songs went without a hitch! well, perhaps my overcriticalness would point out that joy to the world didn’t start off as well as we hoped, but we recovered pretty quick, and i’m just SO glad that the changing between english and mandarin for songs was very smooth and easy to follow. we began with our favorite song: feliz navidad =) and proceeded onwards through 5 more songs, and while this year we only had violins playing, it was great to have them because we had 7th graders participate as well =) i’m just so glad it went so well with just practice the day before. 

after worship, we had children’s choir, and they were undeniably cute :) our worship team can’t really match that :P and then we had a video about retooning the nativity, which i think everyone enjoyed. i wish i was more detailed about writing this out… but right now it’s 5:00AM…. so i’m just being very general :/ then we continued with our regular service, and ended around noon. after that, it was time for secret santa! we managed to get everyone in the youth room and began with alexandra, who got a cactus! haha. at least that’s what she wanted…. interesting. anyways, we continued through the group, though some people didn’t get gifts because their secret santas weren’t there… matt’s in michigan, and julia’s in arizona :P but they’ll be getting their gifts next week! anyways, we withheld josh’s gift because he was SO worried that he’d get a bad gift since it was in a box. and he didn’t know that I had him… =) so, he built up a lot of suspense, and when it was finally his turn, everyone crowded around to see whether he’d get pwned! but he didn’t, because i got him spirit tracks & an hdmi cable! stuff he actually wanted =) and he was SO relieved, and i was happy that he actually got a good gift this time! my secret santa was deborah, and i got samurai chopsticks and another rob bell book: jesus wants to save the christians! YAY =)

after secret santa, i talked with paul and john, as paul showed me his new dog, and we spent a good amount of time just catching up since we hadn’t really seen each other since the summer… i really enjoyed our conversation because so much stuff has happened this past semester, and well now, our church is moving! next week is our last week of service in the building, and paul and john will be back to help us move too =) and it’s going to be so weird to not have to go back to this building anymore…

after our talk, i headed back to church to see everyone pack up stuff, and i’m not gonna lie, even though just a couple tables were moved to the new church, the sanctuary felt empty…. man, i really can’t believe this is happening! then, i brought my sisters, friends, and grandma home. then, karen and i headed back to BC. on our way, i filled up on gas at cumby’s, and got some peppermint hot chocolate! SO good =) and SO worth the $1, haha.

back at BC, i dropped off my stuff and then headed over to steph’s place. we decided to go watch black swan at 7 at coolidge corner, and esther decided to come with us too! however, she was unable to solve the third-wheeledness :P because she couldn’t convince nick tsaur to come along… steph and i tried too, haha. anyways, we had a light dinner, and then headed out to coolidge corner for the movie!

i braced myself for this movie, and i STILL felt so drawn into this movie… and so many parts made me cringe because it was just such a good psychological thriller. a well done movie, but it felt SO draining at the end. initially, i thought i wouldn’t want to see it again, but now i do because there’s a lot of stuff i would catch the second time around without being surprised at the major points… ugh, it still brings back chills recalling some of the scenes, but both natalie portman and mila kunis KILLED it. amazing acting and spectacular movie…. i just wish it wasn’t so dark… :/

after the movie, we headed back to 90 first to see people, and then we headed back to steph and esther’s place to clean since everyone in the house is leaving tomorrow. we cleaned the kitchen, mopped the floors, vacuumed the rug… a fun night :P then steph & i had our own little gift exchange! ah yes, during our conversation, i came to the realization that there are such things as women’s boxers…crud. i may have to re-evaluate what i wear… wow that sounds like i cross dress or something… but these boxers i got from taiwan don’t have peeholes. GREAT.

day 286

despite being deprived of much needed sleep, i think the excitement of suiting up gave me the energy to get out of bed! and so, i was very excited to go to class with my suit :) of course, some people gave me strange looks, and when people asked me if i had an interview, or what the occasion was, all i could really say was that it’s just for fun. haha… i guess i just like suiting up! sadly, only justin suited up with me, and other people who were in suits actually had interviews :/

classes went fine… the exam in physiology went over well, i think… though i regret overstudying. i started memorizing little details the night before, and we were mainly just tested on the main concepts… doh. i also got my test back from developmental, and i’m thankful for doing well on that test :) gosh, it was definitely stressful to finish taking a test and getting a test back in another class. the exam took all the energy out of me, so i zoned out during class, and after that, justin and i unstressed by watching glee on his new tv! glee… was very interesting to say the least. many sad parts… but also a lot of disturbing things, like brittany! i’m never sure whether to laugh at her or feel pity…

i headed back to my room to drop off my stuff and headed over to professors & pastries for free pastries! :P i met young on the way there, and he seemed a bit down because he didn’t have much sleep last night, as a result of tons of work. well, i think this cheered him up, as we picked up TONS of pastries to bring :D chocolate strawberries are amazing! so are cannolis! well, i picked some up for my roommates, and headed back to my room to relax.

later, steph & jeanette stopped by. i brought over kevin’s tv to steph’s house because their old tv broke, and as i set up the tv, steph & jeanette cooked dinner! let’s see, pasta with chicken & mandoo? it was satisfying :D oh, and esther joined us too, and it was a laid back meal. (i’m pretty lame at giving description…there’s a better word that i can’t think of at the moment) after dinner, esther & i worked on building the futon frame! this was pretty fun, especially with the help of liz & steph… errrr. um. yeah. but, we were able to get it done pretty quickly, and it was a job well done! honestly, esther seemed to do most of the work because i just sat there holding the screw in place as she tightened the bolt. or is it nut? but, i did manage to get a blister on my hand from using the screwdriver because the screws were being… disobedient. :D but yeah, washing my hands with soap is a shocking experience of pain… hopefully it heals quick.

by the time we finished building the futon, most of the house was back, so i liked seeing how everyone gathered at the common room, and there was actually enough space :P oh and, liz, esther & i moved the freaking huge tv out on to the curb… that was a lot of teamwork! haha, i guess i got a lot more exercise today than i thought. and i was exhausted, so sitting on the futon was much needed relief… as we watched vampire boy or something. 

then, i headed back to my room, did some work, and then met up with people at lower, as we got ready for esther’s birthday! it was kinda sketchy hanging outside the house, and hiding behind the cars… but once we started singing, even the neighbors upstairs saw us and was waving their vanessa hudgens cut out at us… weeeeird. it was fun seeing everyone, though i must admit, i like smaller settings… too many people scare me. haha. 

then i began to study… at midnight. oops. but i was pretty efficient with my time, i’m surprised i barely got distracted! and i managed to finish my psych studying by 2ish.

well, today was pretty fun, i got to try milkis, which is carbonated yogurt drink, so it was very good! but i think the carbonation tricks me into thinking that it’s not that sugary… uh ohs. and, it’s definitely fun building stuff. well, as long as i don’t break it…

day 224

had lunch with the family at bertuccis. sadly, it was with the annoying waitress again… the one who sounds like she belongs in school teaching kindergarten…. but this time, she wasn’t as annoying because she talked with other people. interestingly enough, she didn’t sound as childish when talking to a table of all old men… like 60s. haha. anyways, as a consequence of her not being as annoying, she was MUCH slower in getting our food…. can’t win them all i guess, haha.

next, my dad and i went over to esther & debbie’s to move a sofa, cabinet, and some chairs because they were moving out! well, they were supposed to leave by now, but their car was still being fixed, and wouldn’t be done till 4pm. i guess what happened was that the car’s battery got fried. when they got back from taiwan, they realized that the car wouldn’t start, so they asked a friend to help jump the car. the only problem was that, when they lined up the red and black ends together, it didn’t work! it turns out that the car itself had reversed it, so that the RED was the ground. What kind of manufacturer DOES that?! Ironically, it was a Toyota, and their dad is a manager from Toyota. soooo, big fail. anyways, it’s working, and they’re leaving tomorrow… hopefully, they’ll be able to make registration time and everything in texas.

returning home, we picked up my mom and sisters and went to the mall. we decided to buy karen’s laptop for college, and headed to the apple store ;). it was pretty quick because i already discussed it with my sister, and just double checked it with my parents since they were paying for it… and we decided upon the macbook pro 13”! woot. i guess i would be a bit jealous since it’s so much better than mine… haha AND it’s shiny…. but, no matter, i’ll probably get one when i go into dental school because my dad wants this one… though i’m not sure if he knows how to use a computer yet. he’s only gotten past the step of turning it on. i’m afraid even an ipad may be too difficult for him to learn….sigh.

went to borders to go pick up a new board game :) Loaded Questions! i think it’ll be tons of fun for tomorrow, and i had a 33% coupon, hehehehe. back at home, it was a lot of starcraft. playing with ryan and nick, and having some epic comebacks :) although we lost the last one so that was kind of a bummer.

finally, i was looking into disk utility because i had to format an external for my sister to transfer all her files and such, and i realized that my laptop’s HD is failing!! like the SMART sensor said so and told me to backup ASAP and get a new one. luckily, i have a time machine backup, so i’ve ordered a new one, and it’ll be on the way soon :) should be painless… i hope. my goodness, two HDs dying in a couple months. it must be the heat or something!

day 223

i had a horrible time sleeping last night. it was either because i was anticipating what to do today or because there was no AC and i just tossed and turned for almost 2 hours before sleeping. anyways, i tried to see if esther & debbie could come over for their going away party, but in the end, we realized it wasn’t going to work out. so, i had to cancel it :(… they were too busy with cleaning up their place, making sure everything was ready for packing because they were leaving tomorrow afternoon! and they had just gotten into the states last night…. crazy. this is all because they’re moving to texas and school starts the 17th. SO early… and on top of all this, i guess they had some car troubles so they had to get that fixed. anyways, me and my sisters along with joseph and deborah decided to visit them at their place, drop off their gifts, and say one last good bye! this was my first time seeing their place, so it was kinda cool =) and we took pictures to remember it all…gosh, they’ve been in the US for just a year, and they’re moving again. well, i hope i see them soon!

after saying good bye, we went to sully’s to get some ice cream, i skipped dinner because i didn’t feel hungry and went to worship practice. returned home to drop off joseph, and headed to BC for some late night! :) we decided to go to ihop in brighton, and let’s see, there was pearl, eugene kim, his friend phil, diane, ayo, justin, and me. originally, it was just going to be a small boston acf family reunion, but why not get more people! and it was great just talking about whatever, taking FOREVER to choose because everything looked SO good especially with unlimited beverages and there was despicable me advertising! anyways, it was interesting bringing people together to chat/eat over pancakes because most of us hadn’t seen each other for some time. or maybe i just hadn’t seen most of them since the end of spring semester :P. but, there were lots of laughs, and we managed to finish all our food! well, a lot of people helped finish mine…. wow, what is wrong with me? i only ate lunch today and i didn’t even feel hungry during ihop. hmmm, i had some meat from hmart and kimchi for lunch, so that must be the key! so, after dropping everyone off, i had a relaxing drive back home, except that i had a LOT of gas. from IHOP. good thing i was alone, because it sounded like a brass ensemble. or something. atrocious, indeed. oh, and ayo likes chocolate milk, but i’m afraid he may have drank too much…. and it was great meeting phil! he’s a funny one. and, let’s see, ayo, eugene, phil, and diane? are going back soon while pearl and justin are remaining here. i think i got that right. it was a fun night, though my mind’s still fuzzy about exactly why… it must’ve been the conversation and laughing. i just remember laughing. oh and, i realize that i’m not good at muting my phone when i’m trying to ask people next to me for advice and such… haha diane could hear what i was saying through the phone because i thought my shirt would muffle the sounds. owned. 

and i played starcraft 2… doh! gotta do some work tomorrow :P

day 104

a tiring day. i knew it from the moment i awoke, but i’m glad it’s finally over. sort of. and i haven’t showered twice this week….i’ve gotten so lazy. and by the end of the day, it’s just not worth it. because i should just shower the next day. hopefully, i wake up at a reasonable time tomorrow and actually shower. haha, i feel horrible though because there’s a deep impulse in me when i wake to shower, but as the day progresses, i feel like i have showered. or more like, i feel awake, so i totally forget until i look at my boxers and realize that no, i haven’t.

went through classes as usual. didn’t do as well as i would have liked to in immunology, and that kind of bummed me. lab was tiring, but knowing that i only had 1 more lab after motivated me to finish on time. and even though we worked with lasers, it was kind of boring…

then, i met up with binh to go to the leadership awards ceremony because i nominated him for one, though he didn’t win. i probably should’ve nominated him for a freshman only award, because i didn’t realize that seniors could apply, and obviously, they have much more credentials. anyways, once we entered, we realized that we were a bit underdressed, and we found out that we couldn’t really stay for the ceremony, since it would be 2.5 hours long… i guess they were going to serve dinner, but i really couldn’t stay that long and it seemed like it was going to start late. so, we left early to avoid any embarrassment later on, but at least we checked it out. i didn’t even know there was such a ceremony with so much formality behind it…

so, highlight of the day was getting dinner with esther lee. i’m always trying to make an effort in getting dinner with people i never have, but i’m always afraid that it’d be strange for me to initiate. but i guess since i’m a guy, i should. anyways, i thought it was really fun and the conversations we had were great. gosh, i think i treasure dinners like these because i always seem to learn something about the other person that i never would have learned otherwise. like she wants to teach 4-5th graders. she’s good at discerning genuine pastors. and she’s going to help out with a new church plant. (shoot, i hope this isn’t embarrassing or anything. because this helps me remember what we talked about…) and it was doubly fun because alex kim and… kat? (ooooops, forgot her name) were with us for part of the dinner. i think we talked too much about pokemon. and i think i know too much about pokemon. haha. but overall, it went really well, and dave joined us near the end, and we talked about dating and youth groups and such. i guess it’s good that acf went through the dating series again because it’s made bringing up the topic so much easier without making it taboo or something. and it’s interesting to see who’s dated before and who hasn’t. and i guess i fall in the latter category.

so after dinner, i decided to visit the 24-hour prayer room in gate because i wanted to see how it worked. plus, i decided to sign up for the 10am shift, so i thought it’d be good to participate with the kick-off, although i was an hour late…haha. and it was so encouraging to see the group so passionate for jesus. i need more passion. anyways, i left early so i could get some work done. but that didn’t work out….

i tried to get some physics homework done, but i was struggling so much because i was tired, so i decided to take a nap at 930. and that didn’t work out at ALL. because i woke up at 11 instead of 10! LOL. and that is horrible news for me because i immediately knew i could not go to sleep until much later. everytime i have done this, i would just toss and turn in bed until really late, so i came to terms with my messed up sleeping pattern, and decided to get some work done with a fresh mindset. that worked for alittle while until midnight, when it was time for john byun’s birthday surprise. it was eventful, with lots of caking by dasom and sarah joo and dorine and clement. haha. so owned. especially in the ear. but i didn’t want any cake. and i just basically stayed in the corner to avoid getting touched by cake. and then i left.

i decided to head off to bapst to get some work done… and this was 1. and i found dan and kevin! i actually promised dan to go to bapst at 9ish since we left together from the prayer room, but i slept and got so distracted…haha. i spent the first hour looking at pokemon pictures and posting them on people’s facebook. i have no idea why. but i did. and then, i felt pretty productive in doing outlining my philosophy paper. i think i’ll write out a good draft tomorrow. but now, it’s 5am (GEEZ), and i’m not that tired…crud. but i need to wake up at 9 so i can get ready to pray tomorrow :)

day 56

wow, i think i’ve finally finished everything on my checklist for this school week. it took a long time, but i’m glad it’s over.

i can’t remember too much, so i’ll start from the top. i woke up and met with mako at 1030. then i furiously studied for the last hour before the beethoven exam. while some questions were a bit iffy, i’m so glad that i knew all the listenings. too much info was crammed right before the test, so i thought i was bulimic. with knowledge. and facts.

i tried to talk to diva about my physics exam, but after 30 minutes, i didn’t really get anywhere. same thing with andrew. well, i understood his reasoning, so i guess i just got screwed over. oh well. looks like i’ll have to own the next exam.

my parents came to drop off a check for krup, and i got some bubble tea too! delightful. then i had dinner with nick tsaur, clement, and jv. it was coincidental that i met them all since i was studying physics at lower.

then i went to aj rafael. i reallllly liked it. it started off with kathie, and i liked her poem? pretty good, especially since she wrote it the day of. it was long too. props. then ruby came up and spoke her poems, and i really liked what she talked about. passionate and truthful. honest. and sincere. then came the act we were all waiting for! aj rafael and andrew. they started with a medley of hercules, little mermaid, mulan, and aladdin. i didn’t know many of his songs, so i was really glad when he played show stopper. i mean, of course he would! but still, it was really good. oh, and did i mention i somehow got front row seats? i came in 20 minutes late but i guess the people in front just left when i got there, so it was SO nice. my camera phone didn’t take good pictures though because there seemed to be glare or a strong reflection.

after aj, there was an open mic session, and there were some pretty talented people from berkeley playing/singing. i think they all knew aj since he went to berkeley for a year. tj was awesome. and amazingly tall. like a giant. and then, by the pressuring of steph and diane, i decided to take a chance and go up to the mic. steph’s reason was good: i got to touch his guitar. no that’s not metaphorical. i got to touch his guitar. but then i was bummed to learn that it wasn’t his guitar, but it was VERY nice. i didn’t recognize the headstock. i think it had a “C” on it. it played beautifully. i felt so nice, unlike other ones that i played…BUT i may have tactile bias, as … you know, this was played by aj rafael. but i remember playing it at first and really liking the tone.

anyways, stepping up to the mic was really awkward at first, possibly because that’s how i like to start it. then if i mess up (and i did), it’s less humiliating. (i think). i decided to play Until You because it’s dave barnes! and hopefully someone would’ve known it. i think people did. although not everyone, as people asked if that was an original. (I WISH, but words don’t flow so well with me) anyways, it was incredibly nerve wracking at start. i didn’t really recognize anyone, partly because i didn’t have my glasses on, and i didn’t realize there were so many asians i didn’t know. but i was still nervous. because there were people i knew. and aj. duh.

halfway through the song, i didn’t feel incredibly and overwhelmingly nervous. i think i blocked out the fact that people were there. and i could relax. it was fun. and then, part of me felt like i should’ve dedicated the song at the beginning. that possibly could’ve been romantic, but i decided not to. because i wasn’t sure if i could remember all the words to the song. whatever.

actually, i think i felt the worst right after playing. it made me REALLY self conscious and i was all jittery. so i kept shifting in my seat. but all in all, it went pretty well. im glad i was prodded to go up and play because i would not have done so by myself. but that’s what i love about making memories. after doing something out of my comfort, GOSH it feels exhilarating!

ok, so i guess this is whats so important about going up. i was SO surprised that aj and his group thought i sang well. i was taken aback because sure i can carry a tune, but that’s it… i can carry a tune. aj has a way to “sweet” talk the words, which i have yet to acquire. so that meant a lot to me. and then other random people complimented me which made me feel insecure. and then diane started acting all weird. ok well she usually acts crazy. i think i found that out. that and she says she’s crazy.

ok so i think to have face it. part of me enjoys compliments because of the recognition. but another half just hates it. i absolutely detest it. because this means i get glory. i dont want glory. Christ deserves glory. but i feel like i dont always make that connection when i receive compliments and such. and that frustrates me. and compliments when taken in the wrong way can be pride feeding. and im so afraid that it can happen. maybe i’m being over sensitive/conscious of it. i need a better way to deal with compliments than just acting shy or embarrassed. i think i still think/act in extremes, and i need to moderate that. i should be able to appreciate comments because people are trying to act lovingly, but also recognize that it doesn’t puff up my self image. (not sure if that’s articulated correctly)

long aside. my bad. but i believe diane was dancing and pretending i was a celebrity. so i just looked around aimlessly…ok, we took a picture with aj and andrew. dont know why they put me in the middle when aj and andrew are the important ones. and i felt tall. ( BIG SURPRSIE) hahahahah. wow. that made me feel awkwardly confident. actually i just felt awkward because i should’nt have been in the middle and im not usually the tall one in the picture.

man, these memories make it seem like it went bad. but it actually went really well. im just too used to overthinking. anyways, we hung out there and just waited until most people cleared out to talk to aj and andrew. they are SO down to earth and friendly. oh and aj touched my face! so random, but i somehow got stuck as i was moving around, and i was trying to get by him (this is not getting anywhere good) and he touched my face. horrible ending. crap. no need to elaborate.

new paragraph. so i feel like i actually know a youtube star. so cool. maybe im blowing it out of proportion, but it was so fun to meet aj. and to have him say i sing well… GOLLY. and its about time to wrap up this incredibly long but memorable entry.

went to late night and picked up a cherry madonna cheese cake. looked good, and tasted amazing. i decided to do an experiment, and i picked up a bottle of milk to see if i was lactose intolerant. drank it all. did physics homework. finished my shaw application. celebrated angela’s 21st birthday (SO PACKED. SO POPULAR) and then spent the rest of the night… 4 hours on a simple 500-word essay on my intellectual goals. i had NO idea it would be so hard. its not like i dont have intellectual goals. i just dont think about them…

anyways, im at the study lounge now, and from 12-4 i periodically let out a lot of gas. well, except for the time when jinah and esther came to study. that was troublesome. they werent annoying or anything, i just had to hold in a lot of gas. so i did some shifting. and they left around 330. phew. relief. and so to conclude, i believe milk makes me gassy due to my lactose intolerance. and i finished that paper.

TODAY WAS A BIG DAY. though the heavy rain didn’t make it seem like that. i can’t wait for spring break/KRUP. God is good, and I can’t wait to see what He’s going to do this upcoming week. I am so thankful. WHEW.