Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
So last night i set the alarm for 5:55am to go swimming.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I don't know; maybe it's this new generation or the Taiwan culture, but whatever happened to coming to school on time or simple cutting and accepting your fate as a truant?
Friday, October 16, 2009
Rated: Prep Time: 15 Minutes Ready In: 55 Minutes Submitted By: PANTHERA Cook Time: 12 Minutes Servings: 42 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). 2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. 3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Made a bunch for the students today to celebrate end of first quarter.
I'm just sad I made them so small :-/
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I am going to apply for the UCI terminal Master’s in English program for Summer 2010.
Perhaps maybe even to Stanford’s STEP program.
Maybe even a longshot and apply for Berkeley English PhD. (ha. yah right)
Examine my heart and maaayyyyybe oxford/cambridge English masters. (but that’s a secret / don’t tell my parents b/c they’ll be way too excited and I am not sure if I would apply).
Taiwanese GRE red tape: It’s a split-test process and they offer the computer part many times a year, but the written part is only offered 2x a year - October and June.
Plus the subject exam is only offered 2x more this year. I missed the November registration deadline, but the admissions contact told me I could take the April one. April 12th. I don’t know if I’ll be in the USA or.. in Asia then. …
I e-mailed the admissions btw. it was a ridiculous email.. basically “can i not take the GRE?” he was like “uh GRE is the basic standard for your application” i kind of knew that was coming. especially when Selina was all “Uh it’s like the SATs.. you can’t apply to college without the SATs!”
So what I’m planning right now is either to take the split test Taiwan GRE and turn in the second part super late (I *may* be admitted on a provisional basis) but right now I’m looking at Japan and Thailand … … yeah, I’m going to one of those countries for ONE weekend to take a test and then come home .. woo. … .. -_-
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I love having talented students in my class. Er scratch that. I love having students with ambition. Not “ambitious students” but students who like to do certain things and are fine with it.
And obviously, when their interests coincide with mine, I geng adore them. HAHa. ew mixing chinese and french = yuck.
A is trying to write a book and her friend A is artsy and creates cool fonts when she writes (love it love it!) anyway, tis typical middle school fare, but still, it’s cute to read their notes. HAHA (it’s their fault! they should think twice before writing notes in class … especially in their CLASS NOTEBOOKS!)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag 15 friends, including me because I'm interested in seeing what books you choose.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done!
When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.
So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.
Monday, October 5, 2009
The end of the first story:
These two things fight together in me as the snakes fight in the spring. The water comes out of my eyes; yet I laugh while it falls. Why? I am two Mowglis, but the hide of Shere Khan is under my feet. All the jungle knows that I have killed Shere Khan. Look—look well, O Wolves! Ahae! My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand.
The beginning of the next story:
Oh! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us,
And black are the waters that sparkled so green.
The moon, o’er the combers, looks downward to find us
At rest in the hollows that rustle between.
Where billow meets billow, there soft be thy pillow;
Ah, weary wee flipperling, curl at thy ease!
The storm shall not wake thee, nor shark overtake thee,
Asleep in the arms of the slow-swinging seas.
Mowgli is a child/wild/wise/young/immature.
i wish he had a mother who could assure him with that lullaby.