Friday, May 25, 2007

Graduation 2007

State University Of New York Graduation class of 2007 .. May 19th 2007

Before the graduation ..
The Graduation Day ..

That's me, before the graduation choir ..
My Japanese housemate and me .
With David Kellogg

One of my favorite prof..
After the graduation ceremony ..
In bridge apartment, from the left, my housemate Kohdai, my best friend, Chie and Kaori
Naoko Chan !
Vodka loverWhat a great night!

From left :Masayo, Khodai, Kana
Group picture!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hardcore Dancing in Cobleskill

Hey, What do you know about Hardcore Dancing? Well, here's a little example I got from my formal University in New York ... Hmn ... Actually ... Shame on it, I guess? But pretty funny though. Laugh your ass off. lol

Monday, May 14, 2007

If You Just Smile

Have you ever noticed, if you're on your own walking or on a bus or on the train..... and you start thinking and remembering situations, people, conversations....there will come a time when a funny memory springs to mind and you start to smile?

It's an unconscious and, in my mind, a perfectly normal reaction to a humorous recollection, and I'm quite sure it happens to everyone at least once in their lifetime (unless of course you are my old music teacher who probably thought any expression/form/sign of happiness was a sign of blasphemy that should be "plucked out of the repulsive child until it is non -existent").
And yet, people will look at you, and take another long hard look at yourself, and will then decide that you're one of Mother Nature's experiments gone all wrong. They will then proceed to skiddadle/scatter/flee as far away as possible from you. Unless of course they are Alpha Morons, in which case they'd think you're smiling at them because they are "so hot" and hence there would be no getting rid of them.
This has happened to me on a number of occasions, and my smile usually tends to widen when I realize what a reaction I'm causing (to normal people, not Alpha Morons)! I also tend to get a two-seater on the bus/train all to myself as a result, so I must say it is extremely advantageous to smile and continue to smile throughout your journey. Practice is of course required. Stamina is also required, or those cheeks will ache like crazy after a few minutes. And the more genuinely loony you can make that smile, the better chances you have of a trouble-free, non jam-packed journey. Insanity is just a stone's throw away, my friends! :-)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Gym Mania

I've never been a fitness freak, but there comes a time when you'd like to try something different. And so I joined my school gym.

Over the past few weeks I had been playing squash on a regular basis, and fairly recently decided that I would like to have a look at the gym itself and maybe even try out some of those "really cool" machines.

And so, over the next few days, as I try to figure out how to work the treadmills, elliptical and rowing machines, I notice something a bit odd. About the guys in particular. They're all extremely competitive...even if they don't know each other.

For example, I can pass by in the morning and have my usual little dollop with the treadmill, and I'll see this guy pumping weights that look bigger than him. I can pass by that same afternoon to have a drink and watch something on their huge TV, and the same little fellow will be there, still pumping weights, still (trying) to maintain a calm, hey-this-doesn't-hurt-a-bit posture.

I don't even know anymore if they just do it for the chicks. I mean, it could (and has probably) reached the point where if a woman asked the guy out, he'd say "Sorry, lady, no can do....I have commitments, you know.....weights....WEIGHTS....WHERE ARE MY F***-ing WEIGHTS!!!"
I can be there on the eliptical machine looking around at intervals and I'll see these same guys casting envious glances at their fellow "competitors", trying to outclass them in every possible way..... grabbing weights while the other is reaching for the same ones, and (yes, I have actually seen this happen), argue who can drink the most water during intervals.
Guys, just three words.....GET OVER IT. :-)

Friday, May 11, 2007

St. John's University

When I'm still waiting for the acceptence letters from CUNY Baruch and Temple University, today I received a letter from St John's University.

Dear Ms. XXX (call me Fish)
Welcome to St. John's University!
A leading Catholic university, St. John's offers world-class academics, high-tech facilities and friendly, residential campuses in dynamic New York City.
Since 1870, St. John's has prepared students for personal and professional success. Choose from bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in our five colleges and School of Law ......
So, I've been thinking and finally I picked up my cell and make a call to the Admission..
And I think I got accepted as a transfer student but under the condition that I have to major in B.A or Professional Studies. So, is this consider as a good news? O.o"

But anyway, Queens is not very far away from my house, maybe I should consider it.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Before the summer break

I am so tired and stress out lately, within a week, I'm having 3 finals and 4 research papers due at the same day. Summer is here but I don't feel the happiness at all, I need to pack all my stuff before 20th and go back to the city at 21th. Less than a month, I will be taking a flight go to Malaysia for travel purpose and visiting. How does it feel about going to Ipoh? 学海学记, I miss you guys so much.. I love Xue Hai ~~ 学海万岁 ~~~ 19th Perak Xue Ji, 佩莹 Looking at the pictures of my friends, I realize that I miss them so much. Down to the earth, what else is more important than I have a group of good friends that still keep in touch even tough we are far away from each other?Yesterday was the last meeting of Student Government Association. The final budget for 2007-2008 is finally done. There was few changes according to the line name and small club's budget, otherwise, everything was fine. I thought the meeting is going ot take forever, but wow, it was less than 2 hours. I think I did a good job. At least I finalize my budget better than last year treasurer, John Hudson. I have been the Treasurer of Student Governement for a year. I remember the day for the election, I was running again Hudson for the position, but at the end, I won. Yes, I won. And I have my own office plus I make friends with everyone in Student Life Center, I had a good time. I just.. I can't believe that the time running fast, and now, I no longer the SGA officer, Billy Donata is taking my position. I certainly hope he can do a good job. I have a list of stuff that I couldn't get it done while I was on the chair, and I wish he could finish my list. I love SGA, I learned a lot over the past year.. Thanks Susan, and thanks everyone for being helpful. I miss my friend in Queens, I wish I could see her again before I left for the summer break.