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posted at 12:50 am on 03-29-2012
I, uh... got into MIT.
Old Update (Wow, that was totally an oxymoron.)
posted at 11:11 pm on 01-16-2012
OK, so what happened between the last time I posted and now?
I went on a 4-night cruise to Mexico and swam with a dolphin and snorkeled and then went to Universal Studios in Orlando and bought a bunch of stuff at Harry Potter World (Ravenclaw!) and I GOT INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO and went home and a friend came over for a week or so and we went skating and we had a New Year's party and then school started and I started failing tests and stuff and I went to a Science Olympiad invitational where my school did slightly above average and I had a few long and drawn-out midterm exams and now here I am typing this into a blog entry that probably no one will ever see.
Everyday I'm phoenixing!
Innocence (a poem)
posted at 01:06 pm on 11-26-2011
--Trapped in Limbo! But am I?
No hellspawn song of hatred,
Nor the ecstatic elation of the ones who ascend
To heaven? To Nothingness? But even so,
Their screams of joy are futile
But I am here, where? barren, a beautiful stream of sterile,
And in silence I stand, all unknowing.
posted at 11:45 am on 09-18-2011
So, it's about time I posted a new entry.
Senior year is starting. I'm taking lots of AP classes (and classes in general) again, and also trying to write college applications, play tennis, and play the piano at the same time. A lot of it is required - if I don't play tennis, I won't get my PE credit. If I don't play piano (and I'm not saying I don't like playing the piano) I won't be able to play in any competitions, and that just makes me sad. But the real pain - college applications - makes the whole first semester overwhelming. I thought junior year was tough, but the first half of senior year? There's simply nothing like it.
When the first semester is over, I'll definitely take a break for a few days... But then come the AP exams and whatnot. So summer is my best bet for relaxation.
Fun with Silica Gel!
posted at 08:17 pm on 05-26-2011
You know those tiny packets of small, clear, round stuff that you find in office packaging and Korean nori bags? Well, I just discovered that if you throw them into water, they will crack and jump around. Try it! Just... don't eat it. That would be bad.
What's wrong with this blog?
posted at 02:52 pm on 04-01-2011
It wouldn't let me edit my own entry! Seriously, what is wrong with it? XD
posted at 03:40 pm on 03-17-2011
Here's a poem I wrote a few months ago. Hope you like it.
I took a stroll one day, but wandered off the path
Abandoned the road for the lovely-looking grass.
The air was fresh, so I continued on my way
Not knowing that really, I had gone astray.
Then, suddenly, I heard that fateful call:
It was clear as an angel, but foul as the devil himself.
Ca-caw! Ca-caw! Came the relentless sound;
I turned my head, and saw a black bird above the ground.
It was nothing, I thought, only the wind in the distance,
But I secretly prayed that I had not been mistaken.
The raven, though, seemed to hear my thoughts.
I looked around at the trail, but the trail was lost.
But there - oh look! I saw the trees;
The very trees that lined the golden street.
How far away they were, how hopelessly gone -
The trail I knew I should have followed all along.
The raven swooped back and spun in the sky,
A move no one could have fathomed, no, not even I -
It flapped its wings, burst into fire and dark light,
Like a burning phoenix, but sadly none too bright.
Claws outstretched, it tore at the trees,
Burning rows upon rows to the ground as it screeched.
What vile insolence, what horror and disgrace!
My heart caught fire, and my eyes were set ablaze.
Why, O precious path, why have I forsaken thee?
Why must the grass be so entrancing, so alluringly sweet?
My thoughts broke off - my wails were no more;
I stared in silence as the black bird toward me soared.
That wretched raven, that most damnable beast -
Yet my heart froze in fear, and my legs became weak.
I fell to the ground, stunned, tears flowing from my eyes,
While the raven stared on before me, I had nowhere to hide.
"Away," I whispered, "What do you want of me?"
The raven stood still, and opened wide its beak.
I stared in horror - no, not now, not me!
But the raven, cold as ice, swallowed my spirit -
And descended into the eternal Deep.