Wednesday (09/22/2010): Got back to Irvine at 8AM. Pretty much just moved some more things into the town home and settled into my room. Went to NOOK/Hawaii Club’s first general meeting with @nikadavid and went with her to hang some Bruno Mars posters up. :] The girls and the guys (who live at Turtle Rock Vista) got together for a late, end of summer dinner at Flower Pig AYCE KBBQ. We laughed and feasted till past 1AM. A wonderful way to end summer. n__n
Thursday (09/23/2010): First day of class, and thankfully I only had one (physics 7E >.>). Professor Rutledge doesn’t seem bad at all. In fact, I kind of like him. He’s one of those “I’m only good for outlining the material and answering questions, but you have to put in the work too” types of teachers. He received some mediocre ratings here and there on RMP because he doesn’t “curve” and his tests are super hard. Seriously though, I’ve come to realize that it’s pretty sad to have to rely on a curved grading system to get through a class, so I’m going to approach it as if it were an old fashioned high school class. Do the homework, study, do well on tests, etc. I think knowing there’s a generous curve gives students the impression that it’s okay to half-ass a class, so I’m going to avoid that from now on, especially now that I’ll have upper divs to take next quarter with professors that grade strictly on the quality of your work. I just plan on doing the assigned homework early, unlike the people that posted the bad RMP ratings, ‘cause I feel like they probably didn’t. >.> I’m glad I signed up for LARC tutoring just in case! But I digress. I just really hope to do better with physics this time around. -__-;;
Friday (09/24/2010): I love my Social Science 1A professor. She’s like a nicer, less vulgar version of Jane Lynch’s character on Glee. It’s an introductory course, too, so hopefully I won’t stress out as long as I keep up with readings. I had Organic Chemistry 51C afterwards. Professor Freeman is a funny guy, but I seriously cannot take notes during lecture for crap. Shit’s straight from the book soooo….I will live and breathe that damn book, and just show up to lecture to listen and take cursory notes here and there.
So yeah. My entire schedule is as follows:
- PHYSICS 7E LEC: TuThu 9:30AM-10:50AM
- PHYSICS 7E DIS: Fri 12:00PM-12:50PM
- OCHEM 51C LEC: MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM
- OCHEM 51C DIS: Thu 11:00AM-11:50AM
- SOC SCI 1A LEC: MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM
- Na `Opio O Ka `Aina (Hawaii Club, this is set in stone for the rest of my college career lol)
- Undergraduate research (BIO 199)
- Sorority, most likely Tau Theta Pi
NOOK: Unfortunately, I won’t be participating in Kababayan OR PACN this year. Sad times! Especially since I pretty much live with Kaba girls. I’ll be watching you guys in the audience this year, though! :] I really want to devote a lot more time to Hawaii Club. Doing PCN and Luau together for two years in a row, it was hard to divide my time amongst the practices, conflicting schedules, and pretty much missing out on spending more quality time with the NOOKies. That, and I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t put dancing on hold, even for a school year. <3 (@anamelissa! When we gonna go scope out some classes?!)
BIO 199: My mentor STRESSED to me the importance of getting lab and research opportunities, and I couldn’t agree more. I know it looks good on a resume as well as many other types of applications, but I genuinely want the hands-on experience. The Bio Sci department offers a bunch of research opportunities in a vast array of topics, so I’m definitely looking into ones that pique my interests (diseases, neurobiology, dermatology, pharmacy, molecular bio, etc.). I have until October 15th of this year to find a professor willing to take me, so I’m starting nownownow. >.< Some of them have GPA requirements, and I know my grades aren’t as stellar as I would hope, but I’m going to work on raising ‘em. I hope these professors and doctors see how enthusiastic I am about learning and how hard I’m willing to work!
ΤΘΠ: I’m 99.9% sure I want to rush for these girls. I did some research on the organization, and talked to a few of the alumni sisters I met from Kaba, and I’m psyched about possibly being a part of their sisterhood. I like that they pride themselves on social and cultural diversity and philanthropy, and they pretty much describe themselves as those girls in college that never pictured themselves being part of a sorority. Lol, that’s pretty much me. I’ll update more when the rush events start.
So here’s to an eventful, productive, and fulfilling fall quarter! 12 units, HI-Club-lovin’, possibly a few hours of research per week, and possibly a sorority? Lets do this. :]
On a lighter note, I love how that the human race in Wall-e looked pretty much like gargantuan, oval-shaped floating devices. Get healthy, America! >_>
On a more serious note, here is my real favorite thing about the movie. I believe overall, or at least, for almost a majority of the movie, there was little to no dialogue. This may have bothered some people, and I will admit, it bothered me at first. The first 15 minutes or so I kept thinking, “oh gosh, this is kind of boring me, nothing is being said blahblahblah.” But knowing that, you kind of zone in more on the actions, motions, gestures, and habits of the robotic, non-speaking characters. It’s like, you really have to see and imagine to really appreciate how great this movie is. Normally as english-speaking individuals, or and language for that matter, you learn a lot about the characters and how they develop in a movie according to what they say, and how they say things in a given situation. Wall-e did all of those things with the main characters saying very little, thus making one truly enjoy the visual brilliance of the movie. Pixar always makes me think, and try to observe all the little details. :]
But you notice those guys who workout with abs and muscle toned. Fat guys are better to lay on, more cushion. LOL!
HAHAHA. I like a little chubs on my guy. So soft, and squishy. :3 I don’t want to hug a pile of bricks! Lol Other Brain! “What have you been doing?! Your back feels like bricks!”