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Start of Something New

It’s official! The 2008-2009 school year has begun, meaning among other things less time for blogging. That’s an opportunity cost right there. ^ ^

I can already tell that senior year will be way more difficult than junior year. But what’s amazing is that I’m actually extremely interested in every single subject I’m taking this year…probably because I got to choose all of them in the first place. Yay!

And of course, the college application process isn’t far from my mind. I’ve still got a couple of school-specific essays to write and my very first interview next weekend!

Lastly, a landmark for this blog: 9,999 total views! One of my favorite numbers. ; )

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At the Water’s Edge: A Vignette

A single light flickers across the surface of forbidden waters.

“No risk, no reward.”

He skates silently on ice infinitesimally thin. It never broke, never cracked under pressure. Always gliding and chasing, a breeze past frigid sculptures and shattered realms with a million glimmers. Blades etching neither circles nor patterns. Vows to never cross the same chilling path or to retrace his steps. Around him, the cool air shudders at this daring, his addiction to glory. And for now, if only for now, he shines bright under the empty night sky. Hungry.

“Look before you leap.”

She thinks long and hard, failing to act. She is a siren concealed in a prison of icicles. Dreaming of hopes, hoping for wishes, wishing for dreams. In circles indifferent. Surreal eyes pierce through tendrils of mist and every so often, linger on empty constellations. A million pretty souls that twinkle and beckon and taunt. Always bewitching senses, enticing with underwater rhapsodies. But never approaching, never found. For now a frozen lyrical mystery. Thirsty.

Someday, he will hear her song, skate straight off the ice, and plunge into subzero currents. He will spin wildly in circles and at last, draw back. Draw back from her touch, her first curiosity. Satisfied.

Someday, two hearts will murmur under dancing lights. A new dawn breaking through. A thirst will be quenched, a hunger fulfilled.

Someday at the water’s edge.

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2oo8 Beijing Olympics

The 2008 Olympics are here!!! ^ ^ 

8/8/08  Such a special day…you can bet there’ll be plenty of couples tying the knot.

Meet the Fuwa!!

The medals this year are really creative: there are rings of jade in them!

China’s been working hard to develop cleaner sanitation, train three hundred thousand cheerleaders, and provide a welcoming atmosphere to all. Let’s hope the games run smoothly. Good luck to the host country! : )

Update: Olympic Theme Song Revealed!! Very sweet.

You and Me (Liu Huan and Sarah Brightman)

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Aimless Rambling

I’m feeling positively giddy so I decided that I should post and preserve this moment. 😀 😀 😀 See what I mean? And since I don’t have anything in particular to say, I’ll just ramble for a while.

Well, a few days ago, I was flipping through the August 2008 edition of Reader’s Digest when I came across this Q&A session with Thomas Friedman, author of The World Is Flat.  This of course reminded me of my old response to that book.  Haha, fun memories.

As for colleges, I narrowed down my list to twelve (a major feat) and finished a single essay (even larger feat)! Of course, it’ll have to go under some brutal editing in the next few weeks…but at the moment, I quite like it. : D One piece of advice I can give at this point is that you shouldn’t be afraid to delete large portions or even restart an essay. At one point, I ended up deleting two thirds of mine because those parts didn’t develop the image I wanted.

On another note, the Olympics are coming up in only 4 days!!! Go international cooperation!!!!!! ^ ^

Let’s end with an economics joke!

A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.

The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks “What do two plus two equal?” The mathematician replies “Four.” The interviewer asks “Four, exactly?” The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says “Yes, four, exactly.”

Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question “What do two plus two equal?” The accountant says “On average, four – give or take ten percent, but on average, four.”

Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question “What do two plus two equal?” The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says, “What do you want it to equal”?

xD

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