Sunday, October 23, 2005

Halloween dance report

I just got back from Freakfest, the Asian American Association's annual Halloween dance. It was all right, but things could have been handled better. For example, the event was delayed for "security reasons" right off the bat. There was no compensation even though the dance started 30 minutes late. The DJ left out the slow songs too. Considering that I paid $10 for the ticket, I can't help but feel a bit ripped off.

I'm keeping this short as it's around 3 a.m. right now. However, here is a detailed review of the dance if you're interested.

Currently playing: RaidenX

Monday, October 10, 2005

officially 20 years old today

I'm now officially 20 years old. The 631 million seconds that have passed since I signed up for that MMORPG called Outside have gone by really fast. I can hardly believe I'm no longer a teenager!

To commemorate the occasion, here are three interesting facts about my childhood:

  1. I once did something bad while watching cartoons with my mother. She got mad and turned the TV off. Three-year-old me then followed the cables and looked into the electrical outlet, thinking that was where the images came from.
  2. I used to think nighttime was caused by clouds.
  3. Some of my elementary school teachers often joked about having special powers, such as telekinesis and the ability to teleport objects to other planets. I actually believed them. Go figure.

So yeah... happy birthday to me and everyone else born on October 10. :-)

Currently listening to: J. S. Bach - Selected Preludes and Fugues for the Piano

Saturday, October 8, 2005

Best. Birthday party. Ever.

So I'm turning 20 in two days. The nice thing is that my parents had a big party for me tonight. The reason for the early celebration is that I'll be at Berkeley on the 10th.

Our guests were the Lee, Lu, Liang and Shieh families. Everyone definitely had a good time. The only downside is that my uncle Dong couldn't come, but that's not a problem as it was already a full house!

I got a whole lot of love and some greats presents. The first is a nice laptop case from Carol. I often take my computer while traveling and will certainly find this useful. Mei knew that I loved classical music and got me a Bach album. I also received a $30 gift card to Borders from my aunt Cynthia. Last but not least, Wen-Juei and Lisa gave me a small crystal figurine. I can't express my gratitude enough.

Before ending this post, I'd like to thank all of my friends and family (especially my parents) for their years of support. They certainly had a big role in my life. Having said that, I should probably get some rest soon as it's rather late here. Take care, everyone.

Historical note: Pictures (and a video) from the party are available here.