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Friday, May 28, 2010

Experience Completely (un)Necessary

Not funny. Not funny at all gurrrl.

Well, today after school, Jasmine, Nicole, and I went to the Shilin Nightmarket as a final shopping spree there since they're leaving next week (SAD!). The place was amazing! Mouth-watering "到地" (traditional) Taiwanese snacks and amazingly cheap azn clothes! Because I bought some stuff here (three shirts, one necklace), I ended up going from 1600 -> 150 NT. I had to go home early so I waved a taxi off the road and got on.

Rings / Necklaces:


When I told him to go to Taipei American School, he said he didn't know where that was. I thought that was rather odd, but I told him the address anyway. After about 5 minutes, I realize that I've been going in criss-cross circles around the exact same area. Because I only had 150 to spend, I had to make sure he got there on time. Hence, I asked him as politely as possible, "Excuse me, do you know where you're going?" 

In a bitchy tone, he answered "YES. CHUNG SHAN NORTH ROAD." Right then, my mom called and asked me where I was. I told her everything, including the money shortage, and she told me to get off at the nearest MRT Station, where she'd pick me up. I look to my right and right there was the Zhi-Shan MRT Station. I told the taxi driver to let me off there, but he continued going forward intentionally to miss the MRT Station, and then he asked me to repeat what I said. Kind of pissed, I told him to drop me off on the side of the road, but he insisted on taking me back to the MRT Station. There was a U-Turn-able road on the left where I KNEW YOU WERE ABLE TO U-TURN, but he took the right instead. I thought it would be a small little circle, but it was not even close. He went up a bridge that took around 5 minutes to drive without traffic, and when I got to the bottom of the bridge, it was already 145 NT. I immediately asked him to stop as I saw that the MRT Station was nowhere in sight, and I was dropped at a Gas Station. Turns out, the Gas Station was literally 100 meters away from the night market. You could only imagine how mad I was, and how mad my mother was about this. Now, why was my mom mad about this?

Well, it all goes a long way back, when she got into a fight with a taxi driver. A long time ago, she had asked a taxi driver to take her somewhere. After a while, she looked around, and they were nowhere near her destination. She asked, "Excuse me, where are you going?" She was replied by silence and only an acceleration in the taxi. She then yelled, "SIR I'M TALKING TO YOU. WHERE THE HELL ARE WE GOING." With yet another silent response, she started banging the windows and kicking the seats all around (comparable with me in my usual life) and yelled at him swear words that cussed his dead ancestors in mandarin. Then, she made him stop the car, threatening to call the cops, and got off without paying. This only adds to yet another reason why I admire my mother. From that day on, she had never taken another Taiwanese taxi ever. Yes, this is How you met my mother.

When I got on the car, my mother said, "Why would you ever do that? Why would you hand your life over to another stranger with a criminal record? (She said 95% of Taiwanese Taxi's are past-prisoners) What would you expect me to do if he dropped you up in the mountains? How do you expect me to live knowing that my son is abandoned somewhere, maybe raped, or maybe killed?" This really hit me. It only takes one wrong move in your life to fuck you up forever. I'm never going to take Taiwanese Taxi's anymore. I've never believed any of my mom's pessimistic view of Taiwanese Drivers, but this changed my whole perspective on the idea. It really only takes one person to mess up the reputation of a society. I'm writing this blog right now as a warning to y'all and hopefully you'll be more careful than I was today. The least you could do was call a Taxi Service. I remember my nanny used to always say to me, "Slow, but sure."


Thursday, May 27, 2010

THE American Idol

Hey y'all,

In case any of you haven't heard, Lee Dewyze is this year's American Idol!
Honestly, I KNEW he was going to win! Frankly, it was obvious when it came top Top 3 of who was going to win. Lee clearly stood out as he always had something new and different to bring on stage.

1) He is soooooooo cute
2) His voice is amazing- and no, it's not the same with David Cook's!
3) He knows his stuff! He knew all the artists mentioned and mentoring on American Idol
4) His "Hallelujah" on Top 3 Week was simply amazing (watch here)

Watching American Idol has taught me a huge lesson. Looking at all those hundreds of thousands of people auditioning and a mere few hundred have made the first cut. After many eliminating rounds, they finally come down to the Top 24. Everyone excluding these 24 have been easily forgotten already. To make it up to the Top 24 takes huge talent, courage, and luck. It takes huge courage to audition for this, and maybe even pull a "Pants on the Ground" like General Larry did! It takes huge talent to get across Hollywood Week, when they had to work in groups and everything! Last of all, it takes luck when America votes for you. If you're as lucky as Katie Stevens (one of my favorites), you've got most of the votes from your school.

This reminds me about the fact that friends > grades. You can always depend on your friends to do you good in life, but when it comes down to grades, there are always people that are better than you. It's not about whether you had the highest GPA in your senior year or if you were ClassGov President in Freshman Year; it's how successful you are at the end. Luck plays a huge role in everyone's lives, and so far, it hasn't come my way yet. All in all, for all those people out there cramming for end-of-the-year exams, SCREW IT! 
There are two types of students:
1) Students that listen in class
2) Students that don't listen in class

If you're a student that listens in class, then DON'T EVEN BOTHER STUDYING! You already know all that's going to be on the test! 
If you're a student that doesn't listen in class, well, I'll ask you this: why are you studying right now? Either be a full-time student or don't even bother at all! 
Ultimately, good luck on all your exams! Hopefully my parents won't kill me.

Kris Allen's Visiting Performance on this year's Finale!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dearest Mosquito Hunter

Dearest Mosquito Hunter,

Gurrrl, I will miss your mosquito-catching skills! Oh jk, WE'LL BE SPENDING SUMMER '10 TOGETHER!!!! HELL YEAH BITCH!! I'm so excited! We'll be playing with my new noob french bulldog! (or whatever dog I get). We'll run our asses off and go to Jack's with the noobs~

Anyways, let's get down to business. 
Rene, you've been an inspiration to me; always seemlessly making everyone laugh while being your true self! I love the late night talks we have when neither of us finished the homework. I love playing intense halo with you and hearing you yell loudly every few seconds. I love omegling hot guys with you and watching hot old fat men jack off-jk! I loved playing balloono with you and the hot Italian fucker that looks like Joe Jonas! I loved playing intense runescape with you during english class! I love examining our favorite hottie in english class, AND WHENEVER WE SEE HIM WE AUTOMATICALLY LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND LAUGH OUR ASSES OFF! <- mindfreak! 

Thanks for always listening to whatever it is that I have to complain about. Thanks for never judging me about anything. Thanks for always putting up with my "Gurrrl, I will CUT YOU" black phrases. Thanks for making my flickr photo your desktop wallpaper! Thanks for everything gurrrl!

(ii) (ii) xoxo

Monday, May 24, 2010

Good Food

I. Love. Good. Food.

My Favorites:

1. Macadamian Nut Ice Cream from Häagen-Dazs
This is my favorite type of ice cream. For people who enjoy vanilla ice cream, try this! It's sweeter than vanilla, but also a lot tastier. Another ice cream I love is Cookie Dough Ice Cream from Baskin 31 Robbins. The pieces of wheat = heaven!

2. Godiva Chocolate Biscuits
Godiva, Godiva, Godiva. The word "God" in there says how good it is. Although I don't like Godiva chocolate by itself, I cherish Godiva Biscuits. mmmm. I love it! I especially love white chocolate from Godiva! Amazing!

3. Lobster Salad
Sorry, this is incredibly random but amazingly delicious. In fact, I had some yesterday when I ate dinner with family at a Japanese Restaurant Mitsui downtown. The lobster salad there is incredible! I adore Japanese food. 
Something like this:

4. Cookies
Any color. Any size. Any type. I love cookies. My favorite at my school are chocolate chip cookies. Usually, I heat them in the microwave for a while until it's super soft and I dip it in milk. It's amazing- but fat! 


5. Rice
It's not just an Asian thing. I can't not eat rice for two meals in a row. It's impossible. I love spicy rice, especially Indian (haha Jackie), Mexican, or Thai. Spicy sauce + rice = lots and lots of water. 


Thursday, May 20, 2010


Today, Maxine showed me a picture that made me giggle sadly.
This is soo true! Well, at least for me. I try to choose all three, which is why I sleep at around 1 daily. The main problem to my lack of sleep is MATH! I know, I know, Asians are supposed to be good at math, but not me! Math takes me up to 4 hours a day- but that's with distractions such as Facebook, YouTube, TV Shows, and Chat. Not talking to anyone on IM for one day is something I can never ever imagine. I'm really planning to drop Honors Math next year, because I've realized I'm definitely not the math-science type of guy! I hope I'm able to quickly realize my path for the future, so I can stop suffering in math and shit, because they will DEFINITELY not be in my future! (hopefully).

Speaking of socializing, today we got our High School Yearbooks! I love yearbooks. Love. I've compiled every single yearbook in TAS from Pre-School up til now, and I love flipping through them every once in a while!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Money Money

Today was dreadful. 
I haven't left the house the whole day, and I didn't really do anything interesting at home either. I woke up at noon, showered, and used the computer until now (midnight). I played Tetris, watched Cougar Town, and also watching Cycle 11 of ANTM. I love Lauren Brie, Samantha, and Elina! (Don't tell me who wins, because I haven't finished yet!)
Why did I stay home again? Oh, right. I could've went to 羅志祥 (who has a funny English name "Show")'s concert! (He's not hot).

But, I couldn't go because not only do I not know this guy's music, but also THE TICKETS WERE 3600NT (Front Row). Mother F! I could've went with Steven, Calvin, Johan, and Kaston! But, because I'm flat out broke, like every single day, I stayed home and did absolutely nothing. I hate money problems! I want a freaking credit card, NOW.

Does anyone here feel like they don't get enough money from their parents? I do! I think monthly allowances are just stupid. I spent my 3000NT allowance within the first 10 days of the month. What am I supposed to use after that?!
I think the main problem is that I have to buy soo many birthday gifts! This sucks. I'm already down to 200NT and I still have to buy my best friend (Rene)'s birthday gift next week! I think I'm going to beg my brother to lend me money again.

Speaking of money, I've been thinking with my friends about what I'm gonna do in the future. I want to try pursuing a career in Culinary Arts. I want to open a company where people book you, (kind of like Bree from Desperate Housewives), so you can also be their personal chef.
THE best Food Blog & my inspiration for Culinary Arts:
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie. Yum.
-Credits to Meg S. for showing me! (

If this doesn't work, I want to be a lawyer. I know, I know, totally different jobs and totally different standards, but I really don't even want to think about settling into one job. If I want to be a lawyer, I really, really want to get into Columbia Law School, which is like, the top of the top, so that's going to be tough.
Aside from these two jobs, I've talked to Nicole about this and we're both going to do a bit of Photography on the side. I think photography is more of an enjoyment rather than a job, really. It's actually fun to process photos and see how interesting different effects can turn out to be like!

Ultimately, success doesn't come only from academic excellence. I think a lot of it comes from friendship and, like Steven said, financial intelligence. If your best friend opens up a company, they can easily invite you to work at an appropriate offer! So bff's, make sure you remember me when you open a company!

Oh, and Andie Creager's birthday party is cancelled tomorrow :(
Nothing to look forward to tomorrow, I guess I'll be doing the homework that was meant to be done today.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Three Day Weekend!

So, this weekend we have a three-day weekend because of some PD (Professional Development) Day on Monday (never got what those are for). I had a lot of fun this weekend so far!
Yesterday, I went to Xi Men Ding with Steven and Calvin. It was amaaazing! I think going to TAS and having a western education in Taiwan really prevented me from going to places like that (no offense in any way). Anyhow, I'm so glad they took me there! We went to a really nice shop and all bought some stuff, I bought a pair of light blue jeans yay! Afterwards, we went back to Tienmu to watch Robinhood with Claire and Kaston. The movie sucked, but the fact that it was long made it really relaxing.
Although this Friday went by really well, I still wanted to go watch Pitbull perform in Taiwan! Me and Claire were going to go, but tickets sold out really fast :(

Today, after my English class, I went to ACC to watch a movie in the TV room with Jasmine, Nicole, Bui, Weian, and Mitchell. The movie was Semi-Pro and there was nothing pro about it at all...Also, the whole time, a little girl kept coming in and whining about how she wanted to use the movie room. It was so fucking annoying! We had the room booked until 5, and she kept coming in at 4. She even said her dad's a giant and will come and stomp on all of us and we'll die. whatthefuck. Little kids are so fucking annoying sometimes, but I'm sure my perception will change when I grow up. At the end, we let her use the room at 4:30 and she kept going like "HAHA" at us when we left. Annoying, annoying, annoying!
Afterwards, me, Jasmine, and Nicole went to the sports banquet at Ambassador Hotel. It was really really long, but the food was amazing! I got two awards- one for Cross Country, and the other for Track & Field. Getting these weren't awesome or anything because everyone who did a sport got one of these, btw. 

I look forward to going to Andie Creager's birthday party on Monday! It's at an amusement park, and I love love love Pirate Ships! Woo!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Things I Watch

Today, I'm going to talk about my terrible addiction to TV.
Because Taiwan is Taiwan, I watch most of my shows online instead of on TV.

Shows I Watch:
-Gossip Girl
-Melrose Place
-America's Next Top Model
-American Idol
-Desperate Housewives
-Cougar Town

My Favorite Show:
The O.C. 
This was my absolutely favorite show and certainly beats all the shows I watch nowadays. Honestly, I think 90210 was inspired by this- the plot is so similar! It really bums me when I think about how it suddenly got cut from the network back in 2007. I love Benjamin Mckenzie and Rachel Bilson. All I have to say.

Let's talk about recent episodes of these shows!

Gossip Girl
-The most recent episode "Ex-Husbands and Wives" was full of moments when I wanted to slap Lily and hug Serena. Also, I absolutely adore every outfit Serena wore in this episode, especially her boots when she found out her dad was lying to her! Jenny was being a bitch as usual, but believe it or not, Jenny Humphrey is and always has been my favorite character in Gossip Girl.

-The blonde girl in Glee is just getting more and more hilarious by the episode.
*Kurt and Brittany were making out on the couch*
-Kurt's father: If you guys get serious, use protection!
-Brittany: By protection does he mean a burglar alarm?

She's hilarious, and reminds me of one of my best friends at school Claire.
Here's Brittany:

America's Next Top Model
Finale Finale Finale! Yesterday I watched the finale of ANTM Cycle 14, and it filled with intense intense intense-ness! I loved it, until Tyra announced the winner. So, America's Next Top Model is...
I really wanted Raina to win, but whatever. I also hated how Andre Leon Talley kept supporting Krista at the judges' discussion. Him and Nigel supported opposite models. Nigel kept saying how Raina would be great at photos but not as strong in commercials, but she would do great in America. Andre immediately responded that models these days have to go international to be successful, and pointed out that Krista would do a better job internationally. Whatever. the whole time I wanted Jessica to win.
Here's Raina's Website!

Thanks for reading this long post if you did! Feedback?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Still I Rise

Hey y'all,

Today I have a poem to share with all of you. Actually, it's not really a poem I found today- it just relates to my most recent post. The poem is written by Maya Angelou, an African-American woman who was a slave in her early life. She talks about how no matter what you do or say, she will always "
rise, like dust". 

This has really inspired me in many ways because of the amount of emotion addressed in this poem.
This is something I should definitely learn to do in terms of forgetting all about the ClassGov elections. When compared to her life, my "sadness" is like a Alvin the chipmunk, and Maya Angelou's is like King Kong. If even someone who's been through all this can forget something so intense, I feel ashamed not being able to. 

Still I Rise
by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.
Make sure you visit her website!
Here she is:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bitch Please

Hello world,
This is my first post on this blog, and I'm going to talk about something that has been bothering me for two weeks now and will most definitely in my entire sophomore year.

A couple weeks back, we had ClassGov elections. I chose to run for President, along with 6 other strong candidates. During any election, we all know asking people to vote for you is a natural habit, right? Well, a candidate was talking to my friend about the elections, and said "la piao" (asking people to vote for you) is something he doesn't believe in. By the way, this sprung out of nowhere!
Here's the chat:
*Note: "me" is my friend, not me!

10:50 PM ---: hey
 me: haiii
10:51 PM ---: did you vote yet?
  apparently this year
  people are voting earlier
 me: not yet~ im sutdying
 ---: u in rene's class?
 me: nopeeee
 ---: oh btw not asking u to vote for me
 i dont believe in la piao
 did u la piao?
 me: lawls
  its okay
10:52 PM no who cares abou tit
  people already
  who to vote for~
  so ill just go with the flow
 ---: haha yeah thats true
  david and jjp
 me: what happened?
 ---: went to go la piao
The chat may not sound like a big deal to you, but it just appeared to me as random and kind of whatthefuck.Whether I go around asking people to vote for me or not is none of his fucking business, and even if I do, there's nothing wrong about it. Because of that, we got into a fight. He kept saying that it was just a "passing comment" and I was overlooking it. I'm not overlooking anything if my name is mentioned in a negative fucking context. Later, because so many people suggested me to do so, I dropped it because it actually isn't that big of a deal. 
I ended up in the final round with the Top 3, so thanks everyone who voted! During the final round, I was asking people to vote for me and one guy said, "if you asked me earlier, I would've voted for you, but --- already asked me."
Not only does this make him a hypocrite, but also a liar. A "passing comment" huh? Right. I didn't have a fight with him about this because if I pick a fight with him, it would mean I lose. However, if he knows I know about him la-piaoing himself and I don't show it, that would mean I win. My current status: winning.

Anyways, that's just a little "background" about the process of the election. Drama is my life here, and honestly, I love it! Turns out, the guy I've been bitching at the whole time won the election. From this, I've learned that I've gotta let things go sometimes. Even though I let the "part 2" go, I caused the drama in part 1, and by doing that, I lose.

Here's my election poster: