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

New Year's Eve was awesome as my family had a huge party last night - or should I say last year. Our guests were the Liu, Lin and Wang families, and Prof. Lee and his wife. One of the my mother's friends even brought a party crasher. The more the merrier!

As not everyone knew each other, the gathering began with an icebreaker: each of the guests would introduce themselves and share their hobbies. I met lots of new people, including Tony and his sister Joyce, and Jeffrey and Andrew. Tony even goes to Berkeley too. Go Bears!

It was then time for dinner. There was so much food that I was full in no time. The 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 for a few rounds of 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 local Baskin-Robbins store and treated all of us to ice cream later in the evening. That alone made the gathering quite memorable.

The only downside is that none of the guests stayed for the West Coast countdown. Our families went separate ways upon leaving 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 in time to ring in the new year. After a replay of the ball drop, I helped clean up before doing a couple of miles on the treadmill; all that ice cream must have had tons of calories. On the whole, this was no doubt one of our most exciting gatherings ever. I'll probably have trouble sleeping tonight!

2006 in review

The past year overall 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 means he's unlikely to ever get 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 past 2 a.m. right now. Take care, y'all.