26 February 2010


I just finished watching the movie "Julie & Julia." My sister actually gave me the book for my birthday last year. It was an entertaining read, but for some reason, I hadn't thought about watching the movie until today. I thought the movie was pretty good, most likely because I absolutely love food and anything that's even remotely related to food. Anyways, for the past month or so, I've been feeling less motivated than usual. It seems like everyone around me has so many plans and is so well prepared for the future. All I could think about was everything I should be doing, resulting in nothing being done. I wish I had a guardian angel who encouraged me and kept me on my toes. I'm sorry to admit that I've been pushing away my depressing thoughts by baking batches upon batches of cookies...and eating them all. I've officially become the Cookie Monster.

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24 February 2010

A short pop quiz

These are the result of: A) Misplaced stigmata B) Blunt-toothed vampire or C) Arrow fletchings with a fury like no other All these glass bottles are here because: A) My room is the new recycling center B) Berkeley is feeding my unhealthy addiction to science glassware or C) Ohgod, they just showed up night! My housemates have disappeared one by one! Oh no...they're chanting something...help me! Click to read the answers after the jump

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11 February 2010

This is you brain...


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07 February 2010

Back to Simplicity

I hope you guys are all having a great semester! I feel like the semester just started, but I think I actually have a midterm by the end of this month! This semester I'm taking General Microbiology (PMB C112), General Microbiology Lab, and Bioethics and Society (ESPM 162). I'm also a UGSI for Prep Lab and I'm still in my research lab. So far, classes have been pretty good. I'm really happy that I'm finally taking the class that defines my major, microbiology. Now I can finally tell people what I think of my major.

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05 February 2010

Back to Berkeley!

What a relief! I planned to go back here for 2010-2011 school year, but because of my responsibilities for my org and all those late night meetings I decided to move back to Berkeley--which means no more commuting from San Leandro! (I miss my bro's cooking though) I also finally feel like a real college student living in an apt with other students. I finally get to hang out with my friends, attend meetings, and play more tennis (now I can even fit in volleyball in my schedule)! So far it's been a great experience living in Dwight and Dana. Favorite part? I don't have to wake up at 7am for a 9am class. I can just wake up at 8:30, take a shower, grab food, then I'm good to go. Worst part? I miss my good cooking utensils at home :( Not to mention I'm living in a soft-story building.. no earthquake please until I graduate :s

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04 February 2010

classes:the college experience

As college is a place to learn and grow intellectually as well as personally, I always strive to find something new to learn everyday-whether it be from my classes or about myself. Sometimes, with the stress of grades and my unknowing future, I get lost in it all and forget to just relax and enjoy the privilege to be able to attend a college. One class, NST 120-which is part of the toxicology Major( upper div )requirement, is one that I'd say, has proved a worthwile experience and still is. The class is unlike other classes. Usually, in a big lecture hall of 500 people, a student will just copy down notes and leave afterward. However, I'd say, you are missing out on the college experience. In NST 120, you can get to know your professor more, who is usually a well known, respected, famous person. Why? it's because the class size isn't as big, and the class is structured like a discussion. Not only that, you get to know your peers and all of a sudden, the class doesn't seem as intimidating.I don't want to give it all away! I feel that if you are exposed to an interactive class environment, you learn how to think critically by sharing ideas than if you worked alone, you learn how to express your ideas, and for me, I learn better that way. I can think about certain problems in a different light. I remember in high school, my AP english class was structured similarly in that style. Although I didn't see any real benefit, I was surprised to see that I had passed my AP test, and my SAT scores were higher than before! I am quite satisfied with my newfound knowledge about myself and look forward to another great semester here.

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