Monday, January 22, 2007

level 70 crafting in RuneScape

I just got level 70 crafting in RuneScape after a two-month hiatus. This probably isn't a big deal anymore - especially considering that crafting is a piece of cake nowadays - but I'm still proud to reach this milestone. You can see the screenshot here.

At any rate, feel free to contact me in-game if you want any diamond amulets made. :-)

Currently playing: RuneScape

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

...and back to Berkeley again.

I just moved back to Berkeley as the spring semester has begun. Though I wish Christmas break was just a bit longer, all good things must come to an end. Oh well, time to move on.

As for the classes, I'm taking Education 98, Stat 134 and IEOR 162 this semester. Stat 134 doesn't seem too hard as I'm already familiar with the subject. On the other hand, the problems in the IEOR 162 textbook look pretty tough. Here goes nothing...

Currently listening to: "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis

Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy 2007!

Time goes by so fast. It feels like 2006 has only just started. Can you believe 2007 is already here?

Party report

So we had a big party last night - or should I say last year. Our guests were the Liu, Lin and Wang families, and Prof. Lee and his wife. There was also a guy who crashed the party with one of the ladies. The more the merrier!

Because not everyone knew each other, the evening began with an icebreaker: people would introduce themselves and share their hobbies. I enjoyed seeing so many new faces. Speaking of which, Tony goes to Berkeley too. Go Bears!

It was then time for dinner. There was so much food that I was quickly full. The jalapeño potato chips we bought on our recent trip to the Southwest U.S. were a hit among the kids.

The other young people and I gathered in the living room for Spoons after the meal. Though I had never played it before, the game was so much fun. The guy that crashed our party happened to own a Baskin-Robbins store and treated all of us to ice cream. That was another highlight of the evening.

The only downside is that nobody stayed for the West Coast countdown. Our group parted ways as we left Baskin-Robbins. I had hoped people would remain until midnight, but apparently not everyone knows how to party like us. ^_^

In any case, my parents and I got home just before 2007 arrived. Then came the not-so-fun task of cleaning up. I ran a couple of miles on the treadmill afterwards to work off all those calories. On the whole, this was one of our most exciting gatherings ever. I'll probably have trouble sleeping tonight!

2006 in review

All in all, last year wasn't too bad. I'd say the highlight of 2006 was our trip to the Southwest. That was lots of fun even though Dad and I both got sick near the end. Our trip to far Northern California in June was also enjoyable.

The worst thing that happened was when my father got a bad case of shingles in October. I had never seen him in so much pain. On the bright side, the acquired immunity should prevent him from getting shingles again.

Goals for 2007

Of course, no New Year's Eve party is complete without setting goals for the future. For those curious, my resolutions for 2007 are to concentrate more in my academic studies and be a better person in general - after all, nobody is perfect. I'm also hoping to get level 99 thieving in RuneScape 2 and 1,300 skill total in RuneScape Classic soon. I know it's silly to have New Year's resolutions for video games, but what the hell. :P

At any rate, I'm about to go to bed as it's already past 2 a.m. Take care, y'all.