Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Will Huang clone + Nationals


Lol whut. I was reading a news article when I noticed the image next to it. Whoaaa. I thought it looked exactly like Will Huang, and I'm wondering what you guys think? Anyway.
Noah, Chris, Josh, Jaeyoon, Mr. Gould, Mr. Grams and I are leaving for Washington, DC tomorrow for the National Science Bowl! Woot. Right now, I'm packing...stupid United charging for checked luggage...
Well, at least I don't have any homework. But I probably should be practicing violin (5-6 day lack of practicing = fail). I'll probably put up a way-too-long blog post on Tuesday. Oh well. We shall see.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

CPW


CPW. Was. Awesome. "Brief" itinerary:
Thursday:
Meet up with CPW host, play Brawl (Welkin would be jealous) and Mario Kart Wii, then have dinner - Cuban sandwich! Yum! My host was really nice, and he lived in Next House. Next House is the farthest dorm from the 'main campus,' but still not really that far. Note self: if I want to live there, bring a bike. It's in the lower left hand corner of this map, right to the lower right of that big orangeish rectangle thing. But it has its own dining hall, workout room, game room, etc.
Next was the opening ceremony, which got hacked by the MIT Logarhythms, a male a cappella group, who sang, among other things, "Low" by Flo Rida. Interesting stuff. After that was this festival, with free boba and...Vietnamese sandwiches that Noah found to be especially delicious.

Friday
I went to Linear Algebra and Macroeconomics in the morning. The Linear Algebra class was actually really interesting, and the professor actually sounded really into the material, whoa. It was about complex bases...interesting stuff. Macroeconomics was apparently a recitation, and consisted of this TA or grad student or somebody who couldn't speak English very well lecture the class on stuff I didn't know. Stocks or something. Lunch at Anna's (Chipotle's > Anna's), then this academics/arts fair. Peter and I got free stuff like candy and pens and stuff. :) I then went to Physics...ooh pretty technology and projectors and cameras and it was really cool.
Then was a cappella...some groups were awesome, others, not so much.
I then went to a barbecue at Burton Conner and met Stephen (Steven?) Cheng and Mark Fu...who had decided to drop by. Then saw Next Act, an annual musical, where I got to see my host as a pimp. Interesting.

Saturday
Waah. Music school...needed to wake up early. Nothing that interesting happened....and I needed to pay for food! T_T (MIT gave us free food). Then I walked back to MIT (damn evil bridge), and watched the closing ceremony...lots of dancing and singing and loud noises. Later, I went to a frat party. That was interesting.

Sunday
Overslepttttt... I woke up at 12:15, and my parents had been waiting outside/calling me since 11:45. Yum. Checked out, had a delicious lunch at KOREA GARDEN (in Allston, I highly recommend it) and then...not much.

So overall, I'm glad that I'm set on MIT, and I'm looking forward to going there next year :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fun fact?

Lindsey can be a guy's name as well? Didn't know that, until a guy called Lindsey said that he would be my CPW (Campus Preview Weekend for MIT) host. o.O
Let's see...what's new...uh...
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Oh yes. DOE nationals are coming up really soon! We're leaving for Washington DC on April 30th. The itinerary has...lots of free time in it, to say the least. Basically:
April 30th do nothing/tour
May 1st do nothing/tour
May 2nd do nothing/tour
May 3rd competition
May 4th finals/do nothing
May 5th do nothing/leave
...Wonderful. And I learned that Clarke won middle school NSB! Yay (even though it is Clarke and not Diamond)! They said that they want to practice against us...I think we could, but the rest of the team wants to send our D team against them or something.
Also, my homework load has been decreasing somewhat. Probably for AP season...which reminds me, I still need to figure out how to make up French Language and Computer Science, which I'm missing for DOE....wow...