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Jun. 4th, 2015 | 10:31 pm

"The other aspect of those weekday-evening trips he loved was the light itself, how it filled the train like something living as the cars rattled across the bridge, how it washed the weariness from his seatmates' faces and revealed them as they were when they first came to the country, when they were young and America seemed conquerable. He'd watch that kind light suffuse the car like syrup, watch it smudge furrows from foreheads, slick grey hairs into gold, gentle the aggressive shine from cheap fabrics into something lustrous and fine. And then the sun would drift, the car rattling uncaringly away from it, and the world would return to its normal sad shapes and colours, the people to their normal sad state, a shift as cruel and abrupt as if it had been made by a sorcerer's wand."

A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara

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May. 1st, 2012 | 02:34 am
music: 沿海公路的出口,SHE

飞机场的10:30。。。 图书馆的2:30。。。 I need a David Tao finals playlist.

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Dec. 13th, 2011 | 08:17 pm
music: leaving atlanta, brian webb

Leaving Atlanta in about 4 hours. It's been a challenging but mostly happy semester.

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Sep. 7th, 2011 | 01:07 am
music: all we are, matt nathanson


My Drugs and Behaviour professor sent us this link, with the note: Never have figured out how this animation about drugs of abuse came from Utah; I mean, the state is largely populated by Mormons, who don't even touch tea.

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be okay

Aug. 23rd, 2011 | 11:10 pm
music: be ok, ingrid michaelson

I've finally more or less settled down properly! I love my housing arrangement this year; have a lovely room (and bathroom!!) to myself and I'm living with Michael Faccini whom I adore and who baked pumpkin muffins and gave me some :D The past two days were crazy due to having to move in + deal with the fact that I have no phone signal in my apartment + freak out over my lack of internet connection. Shuttled to and from campus twice today to get my computer fixed and do random stuff. Now I am sick and I have no time to go to student healh tomorrow. WHY.

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Apr. 20th, 2011 | 10:47 pm
music: 她来听我的演唱会,张学友

Okay - game plan for the night:

I. Finish intro section for methods paper by 12.30AM latest. And then I will take a shower.
II. Finish entire paper (including APA formatting, etc.) by 4AM. This is going to be hard; the discussion section is always hell to write.
III. Continue studying for Chinese Politics final till 7AM, whereupon I'll get ready to go to class. \o/

Once this is done I will probably be done with the worst day/night of my semester. I'm thinking that as long as nothing catastrophic happens I will probably do well for the final, given Professor Bullock's style of grading and the fact that she seems to like my writing.

Today at Starbucks, the barista gave me a venti coffee when I'd asked for a venti latte. So he also gave me my correct order, and I trooped happily back to my room. I am set for the night, with enough caffeine to last me probably for the whole of tomorrow too. \o/

[4.30AM edit]
I'm more or less on track! Debating if I should take a half an hour nap before waking up to continue with Chinese Politics, but I'm worried that I won't wake up... Hm. I think I'll try that nap and take a risk.

Also: there is a bird that lives in the tree outside my dorm. It sings at 4AM every morning. This semester I have become used to hearing its song and it's now a familiar friend.

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things to look forward to

Mar. 16th, 2011 | 11:54 pm
music: 害怕,孙燕姿

I. Found this excerpt from Cyril Wong's "Satori Blues" posted on Koh Jee Leong's blog. Can't wait to go home to read his new publication!

What we talk about when we talk about loss
are the catastrophes: walls collapsing
and the terrible flood. What we forget is what
we fail to detect: the line opening like an eye
from one end of a dam to another;
a startled look and the averted vision
at a wrong word at yet another wrong time.

II. I also can't wait to find time to listen to Stef Sun's new album; a number of folks on my facebook feed keep raving about it and I want to hear what my laoshis have come up with this time.


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Mar. 3rd, 2011 | 01:59 am
music: start again, sam tsui

Super long day today - tabled at Wonderful Wednesday for four hours, with classes and a meeting in between that time frame + rushed back to shower and change + went super early to Pride Awards to help Michael and Danielle set up and to practice + Pride Awards! And the first time I played for an audience since JC + hiked back to campus carrying Michael Faccini's film equipment + two hour methods lab meeting. -Dies-

My night has just begun; I'm only a quarter through my first literature review for lab and I have to do two. Have to also study for Japanese and do that fucking class preparation assignment for methods. And I've been having this shooting pain down my back and legs for the past few hours and I finally popped pain meds because I couldn't deal with it any more. I hardly ever take pain meds - I have a high threshold for pain. According to google I might have a herniated disc or something. Wtf. But then again google always makes me think I have some kind of chronic/terminal illness, so.

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Jan. 22nd, 2011 | 01:18 am
music: hold me, savage garden

I. Had a fantastic English class on Thomas Hardy's poetry today! And then I caught the 1PM shuttle to Decatur and got through a significant portion of my Chinese Politics readings. \o/

II. Went to an alumni fundraising dinner tonight as a student representative. Very schmoozy. Reminded me of how socially inept I can be sometimes, although there were some nice folks there. I'm glad I'm not a business major xD

III. I am now shaking goldfish crackers from the packet/box into my mouth because I'm too lazy to procure a spoon. I feel that this says sad things about me. Nomnomnom sodium and preservatives! 

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