Wednesday, September 29, 2010


My classes this semester:
5.60 (Thermodynamics and Kinetics)
7.03 (Genetics)
21M.303 (Writing in Tonal Forms)
21F.501 (Japanese I)
18.100B (Real Analysis)
Yeah...strike the last one. It was just terribad. We talked about balls...and I just stopped going to class. I haven't formally dropped it yet (need to do that by...November?), but I'm not doing the p-sets or going to lecture anymore. Other than that?
I actually really like this class. The p-sets are rather satisfying to do. I think I like thermodynamics a lot better than organic chemistry. It's interesting to see a mathematical basis for all the "thermo" you learn in high school and 5.112. I like my recitation and the lecture is fine...except it's at 10 AM, so my attendance is patchy to say the least.
This annoying. Conceptually, it's fine. However, the p-sets are really, really annoying to do. Mostly because you have to use their stupid program. It's like Mathlets (for 18.03) all over again. x_X Lecture is also boring as FFFFFFFF...and right after 5.60, so if I miss 5.60, I tend not to bother going into 7.03 - I feel that much of the time, I feel like I'm better off spending that time just working on the p-set.
I still can't decide if the professor is funny or annoying...he loves cracking bad jokes and saying random things. And everyone (except me) laughs at do they do it? I don't know. Also, the 90 minute length doesn't help very much.
So far, it's been really easy, I think mostly because I taught myself hiragana and katakana in...junior year? Senior year? Also, there are definitely many similarities between Japanese and Korean which makes it a lot easier to learn. And people say things like "私は日本語人ですか” (I am Japanese language person?) and "私は二十三人です。。。か” (I am 23-ese...?) xD Fun stuff.

Overall, I think this is going to end up being my easiest semester here at MIT (no course X classes!). So, I better not screw this up. Goal: 5.0?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Where's Kyumin?

So as I said before, I would be moving in on August 20th, and I had planned on posting daily until then. Then I never posted again. I've been really busy with things after moving in, but here's a summary?
1. Drama at Next House
2. Drama in lab
3. Drama at Next House
4. New Hampshire
5. Drama at Next House
6. Drama in lab
7. Drama at Next House
8. Freshmen
9. Drama at Next House in front of freshmen

It's been an...interesting time here, to say the least.