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Michelle
08 January 2010 @ 05:58 pm
 
 
Michelle
03 September 2009 @ 08:50 pm
Recently, my life has basically been filled with the addiction known as "Facebook apps." So very fun, yet very distracting from homework!
Either way though, I HAVE been getting it all done, I guess, as well as going to sleep before 12 AM most nights, so I guess it can sort of be considered progress compared to my summer.

Academics-wise...everything's been pretty good so far. I'm pretty happy with all my classes and everything, and we're picking up speed a lot faster than in past years...Really though, I think everyone's just focusing on the upcoming SATs right now (which I still haven't registered for. ._.) SAT prep wasn't too terrible, but it wasn't as...difficult and Asian-hardcore as I thought it would be (probably because it's Excel).

Long weekend! Kind of excited...but I won't get to see my someone for three days. T__T However, we ARE going to Yosemite and staying overnight on Saturday...leaving Monday for me to do homework. xP

Ahhh. The viciously wonderful cycle of school.

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Michelle
13 August 2009 @ 07:52 pm
It's hard to believe that summer is almost over. Last time I posted, I was still complaining about US History class and essays...three weeks ago. It's been a long time.

It's all about change.Collapse )

It's just another phase. A very long phase...

Not to distract from the mood or anything, but
G-Dragon's hair is...Collapse )

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Current Music: SNSD 소녀시대 - Girls' Generation 소녀시대
 
 
Michelle
In the words of one friend, "Homework makes us fat."

Really though. Even without normal school homework, I'm STILL stuck doing essays for US History class, on top of the SAT practice that I have not been doing. And it's pretty pathetic how I can't even concentrate now - constantly switching between AIM windows, iTunes, various Firefox tabs (one of which has FB's Mafia Wars on it. :x) and other crap doesn't make for good productivity, I know, but somehow, that's how it is.

I really don't understand how it's practically become a REQUIREMENT to take summer classes for credit. It's almost a standard now - either you do, or you "fall behind" the so-considered academically elite. I mean, you have people ditching class to go to nearby colleges to register...so they can get ahead for next year. Then you hear stories of the "supersmart" getting into college and then totally just slacking off. Something just doesn't seem right...

Now, unless anyone happens to know anything about 19th century American socialist utopianism, I should be getting off LJ.

 
 
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Michelle
18 July 2009 @ 01:41 pm
Pretty new layout! It's blue~

Found this yesterday - it's probably my new favorite video of the moment, despite being slightly...surprising at the end, haha.



And I~ will always love noodles~ yeah~

I guess this just goes to show how summer has gone by for me so far. An endless cycle of procrastination and killing my eyes staring at my monitor, but that's okay...
Yesterday was an unusual break though. Movie double date; ended up being very, very nice(: It also serves to make me kind of guilty, what with parental issues, and the knowledge that I'll have to cram in a bunch of work today and tomorrow...
That's summer for you, though. :3
 
 
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Michelle
10 July 2009 @ 01:00 pm
HE CUT HIS HAIR!!!! <333

Stolen from omtd...Collapse )

It's short. It's short! It'sshortit'sshortit'sshort!! YEEEEEE!

I notice I never really fangirl over DBSK much, but...God.
...about time. XD

 
 
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Michelle
12 June 2009 @ 03:45 pm
Finals are over now. School, too. And I'm already bored. -.-

Spanish: Okay, I guess. 189 questions in two hours, the test wizard was retarded, so we spent half an hour on the first page. =_= My body was all numb-feeling and I was completely asleep, so...didn't check my work. But it's Spanish...
Chemistry: Good. 93%, giving me a 97% in the class, as she rounds. I'm happy. ^-^
AP World History: Short essay on Goodbye, Lenin, and two other major changes in world history. Quick.
Precalculus: Terrible, by Asian standards, with that 89%. Red marks all over the paper when I went to go check after school yesterday. T__T
PE: No final. An hour and a half on the softball field at 8 in the morning though. In shorts and a t-shirt. It was freezing. -.-"
English: Oh the hilarity of Macbeth performances. It was beautiful. Also really sad though, since that was when we officially became juniors. And I was thinking of someone and how much I would miss them the entire time. :x

Overall....finals. Bleh.

I hate summer already.

 
 
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Michelle
27 May 2009 @ 08:36 pm
In less that two weeks, too.
I think the last day of school will probably be one of the sadder ones in my life so far; too many things I've gone through, too many people I'll miss, so many changes. In some ways, I'm terrified of it all--there are so many things that I never want to be changed, and so many memories that I know I'll eventually forget.
At the same time, it's kind of liberating, I guess. Summer coming up--community service time (Wisdom CCC 水餃班, anyone? XD)! Plus nice weather (sort of; I prefer cloudy days though. = =;;), the Return of the Sock Tan, and....oh joy, summer classes. Trying to schedule taking US History over summer has been positively HECTIC so far, and at this point, I'm not even sure how if it's even going to work out.

On top of all this, I have SAT Subject Test (taking World History and Math II) coming up at the beginning of June, promptly followed by finals.
All my high school life, I have questioned why the school district would have us take our finals on THE LAST THREE DAYS OF SCHOOL, but then again, I digress.

Additionally, "Sophomore Year: Rise of the Summer Homework" seems to be a rampant theme today. Honors English assignment came out (Joy Luck Club), as did the massive Calculus BC packet-of-doom that was passed out in class.

But enough of depressing nerd-talk. My posts would not be complete without a dosage of K-Pop news! XD

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Michelle
14 May 2009 @ 04:55 pm
Yep. May 14th. The date we've all been counting down to. It was today, haha. And despite the fact that Alice and I predicted it to be the end of the world, D-Day (AP DeathDay), and the day the swine flu would hit the city, etc. it actually went surprisingly well.

So we got there at like 7:30 this morning and stood around at the school district office, panicking, as all good little AP students do. XD
After a while of waiting around, they made us get in line and get out our ID cards, because apparently we wouldn't be let in without them (though I can't imagine why anyone would want to sneak in during an AP TEST / nerdfest...). While in line, we had a little panic attack, and suddenly about five of us were reciting the names of the Chinese dynasties. So the counselor, Mrs. Bielski, and the other lady there basically witnessed us walking in mumbling "Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing..." over and over again. In the process, I learned that: 1. Despite me being Chinese, I absolutely FAIL at pronoucing Shang and Sui correctly; and 2. It really irritates people who can't speak Chinese to have us muttering "TangSongYuanMingQing" at top speed in real Chinese, as opposed to "Americanized." I found that hilarious though.

Annoyingly, we didn't actually officially get started until around 8:20 AM. 70 multiple choice questions. It wasn't that bad really, as I had only done my customary put-a-slash-through-ones-I'm-not-sure-of thing for about 10 questions. As a completely random observation, I notice that the bubbles you mark in are oddly big. And...oval-shaped, as opposed to the perfectly round ones they give you for STAR.

The essay portion was....eh. I ended up writing 3.5 pages for the DBQ, 1.5 for the Change Over Time, and 2.5 for Compare and Contrast. Though my handwriting got progressively crappier (I feel sorry for whoever has to grade mine. -.-"), I can probably say that I did DECENTLY on those essays, if not well. Another random thing I noticed: sitting on your butt for two hours straight really HURTS. As does gripping a pen tightly...my position in the chair gradually changed from the regular sitting-up one to the slouchy lean-back one (which is probably why it got so messy at the end. xD). And, irritatingly, there were phones that kept ringing throughout the entire essay portion. =_=

Test ended around 12:30...so we went to McDonald's after...and walked back to school. By the time I actually had gotten my tardy pass, it was already 2:30 haha. The office lady was hilarious: "They're AP students; they don't know how to get tardy passes."

I feel surprisingly relaxed and almost rebellious right now, but in a calm way. In ways, I kind of feel lost, as WHAP is completely out of my life...and God, do I love my teachers. They KNOW we had AP testing today, and yet tomorrow I have a chemistry test, a math test, and an English "qiuzam." Lovely, isn't it?
 
 
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Michelle
20 April 2009 @ 05:58 pm
..and I feel like I'm about to die. Seriously.
I think the stress of the past couple of months is really starting to catch up to me, when we're finally actually on spring break now. Something about summer coming up...AP testing soon...I just constantly feel paranoid and nervous now.

THE WEATHER IS NOT HELPING I TELL YOU. >_>
 
 
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