Sunday, August 24, 2008

my last year at Berkeley

I just moved back to Berkeley for the fall semester. It's hard to believe summer is over. These breaks are never long enough. :-(

While my classes classes don't start until the 27th, I came back early for Welcome Week in order to make the most out of my last year of college. I've met my new suitemates Bryan, Danny and Tyler, all of whom are really cool guys. I'm sure we'll become good friends soon enough.

Welcome Week is geared towards new students but was pretty fun when I was a freshman. The bad news is that there doesn't seem to have as many activities this year. For example, the RHA doesn't look like they're having their annual Dance & Casino Night. I wouldn't be surprised if the budget cuts are to blame. Damn economic recession. :-(

On the other hand, the theme of this year's Welcome Week is "games." The cool thing is my suitemates brought a ton of SNES, Nintendo 64 and Xbox 360 games to our dorm. They said this had nothing to do with the theme, but it couldn't have been more fitting. In any case, I'm really excited about the school year!

The summer in review

Long story short, this summer totally rocked. For starters, my parents and I went to Yellowstone National Park and the Upper Midwest right after the spring semester ended. The vacation was something I had been looking forward to for a long time. To say we enjoyed it would be an understatement.

I also took Physics 7C at Berkeley during the summer. This was a worthwhile experience as I learned a great deal of things and met many cool people. The not-so-fun part is that I had to miss out on my cousin Anne's wedding in Taiwan, but one cannot have their cake and eat it too.

The rest of the break wasn't too bad as my family went on another trip shortly after summer school ended. Two days after that trip, Jonathan came over from Singapore again and stayed another night at our house. It was a busy summer for sure!

Summer 2008 statistics

I've decided to post some random statistics for shits and giggles:

Family vacations: 2
Pints of sorbet consumed: 1
Pints of ice cream consumed: 7
Pints of ice cream remaining: 5
Comic books read: 4
Summer classes taken: 1
Dances attended: 1
Cousins that got married: 1
Films seen in the theater: 1
Films seen on DVD: 5
RuneScape XP gained: about 1.5 million

Currently playing: Donkey Kong Country

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