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Schedule
Spring Semester 2010:

* Teaching: Fundamentals of Microbiology - MW 12:00-2:40p
Medical Microbiology - TR 2:00-3:15p
Colloquium in Cell and Molecular Biology - R 3:30-4:30p
Thesis Research - Identification of T Cell Subsets and Immune Response in Colon Cancer Using Immunofluorescence - FOREVER AND EVER
Old Journal Entries
Or rather, entries from the old journal, as it were...

- An open letter to the College. (August 27, 2006)
- Untitled. (July 16, 2006)
- Haunted (Part One) (May 29, 2006)
- Are we growing up, or just going down? (May 3, 2006)
- I had a dream... (March 19, 2006)
- ... (March 14, 2006)
- Enjoy it while it lasts. (September 12, 2005)
- Scene: 3:27 AM. (September 3, 2005)
- Untitled. (July 26, 2005)

Psst... if you're looking for the academic writings I used to have here, head to my Reading Room.
Rented DVDs
Netflix

- The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
- Son of Rambow (2007)
- 大紅燈籠高高掛 / Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà [Raise the Red Lantern] (1991)
- Au revoir, les enfants (1987)
- Chalk (2006)
- Le Samouraï (1967)
- Empire Records (1995)
- The Bank Job (2008)
- Le Quatre cents coups [The 400 Blows] (1959)
- Love and Other Disasters (2006)
- Friends and Family (2001)
- Sugar [unrated] (2004)
- The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
- Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
- Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
- Death Note [anime] (2006)
- Battle Royale (2000)
- Le scaphandre et le papillon [The Diving Bell and the Butterfly] (2007)
- Extras, Series 2 (2005)
- Extras, Series 1 (2005)
- Shelter (2007)
- Metropolis (1927)
- Cashback (2006)
- Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay [Unrated] (2008)
- The Catherine Tate Show, Series 2 (2005)
- The Catherine Tate Show, Series 1 (2004)



Blockbuster

- Tokyo monogatari [Tokyo Story] (1953)
- Akira (1988)
- Habuah [The Bubble] (2006)
- Prime Suspect 4, including:
    - The Lost Child (1995)
    - Inner Circles (1995)
    - Scent of Darkness (1995)
- Like Minds [USA: Murderous Intent] (2006)
- La Strada (1954)
- Black Orpheus (1959)
- Le Notti di Cabiria [Nights of Cabiria] (1957)
- Cleo de cinq a sept [Cleo from 5 to 7] (1962)
- Det Sjunde Inseglet [The Seventh Seal] (1957)
- Prime Suspect 3 (1994)
- Funny Face (1957)
- Lalechet Al Ha'mayim [Walk on Water] (2004)
- Charade (1963)
- Yossi & Jagger (2002)
- Mists of Avalon (2001)
- Blow Up (1966)
The *New* Reading List
Since June 2006...

- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
- Travesties by Tom Stoppard
- The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
- The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
- Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
- The History Boys by Alan Bennett
- The Dark Child by Camara Laye
- Movie-Made America by Robert Sklar
- Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
- Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk
- Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Dead Emcee Scrolls by Saul Williams [61.3%]
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- Junk Science: An Overdue Indictment of Government, Industry, and Faith Groups that Twist Science for Their Own Gain by Dan Agin, Ph.D. [64.4%]
- So Yesterday by Scott Westerfield
- Lucky Wander Boy by D.B. Weiss
- The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
- Doctor Who: The Key to Time: A Year-by-Year Record by Peter Haining
- Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Rhonda Wilcox
- When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- 1984 by George Orwell [18.8%]
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
- Intuition by Allegra Goodman
- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd (Yes, I realize it's a graphic novel but it still fucking counts!)
ClustrMap
So THAT'S where all the people reading this come from...
Dropping by.
Saturday, January 3, 2009 @ 5:53 pm
My winter break so far in a nutshell:

- Exhausted myself from running around for three days buying presents.
- Exhausted myself from preparing for the Christmas party at my house.
- Exhausted myself so much that I got sick a few days after Christmas.
- Tried to rest, but ended up exhausting myself leading up to New Year's Eve because two of my aunts flew in from Hawaii.
- Coughed up a lung on New Year's Day.
- Got a little better.
- Exhausted myself being a taxi driver for my mom and her sisters.
- Exhausted myself by wildly flailing my arms to keep myself afloat amidst this flash flood of colon cancer literature.

Any guesses as to how the next week is going to go? I'm betting on being thoroughly exhausted.

Hope your holidays were far better than mine.

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Saturday night party.
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 9:30 pm
"Call on Me"? What--is it 2004 already!?

It sounds like a fucking gay club next door... Well, I just need to make it through tonight's aural assault and then I'm on my way hoooooome for a few weeks!

First thing's first, though: LAUNDRY SORT!

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RELIEVED. AND HAPPY.
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 3:53 pm
I officially have myself a neat little 4.0 GPA!!! It's like a Christmas/birthday present I bought for myself with hard work!

(Though, in all honesty, cash might have been a better gift...)

Apparently, the class as a whole BOMBED the physio final. The average on the test (which defines the B/C cut-off in the way our professor makes her curve) was 131/200. I ended up with a respectable 177/200, so I think I got more of those "iffy" questions right than I thought I would (thank god).

I feel so much better now. Coming out of that test, I was pretty badly shaken. But now everything's set in stone and I can get on with making all my preparations for the holidays without being haunted by that damn physio grade!

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One last thing.
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 9:13 pm
There's an assignment I have to do. I'm probably going to half-ass it. Well, half-half-ass it: I'm probably going to take it seriously until midnight, then turn in whatever I have around noon-ish just to have it over and done with. It's not like it matters too much how well I do it. It is a pass/fail course after all...

Things I need to do before I leave San Diego for three weeks on Sunday:

- Clean up the apartment. (Majorly.)
- Do the laundry. (Lots of it.)
- Pack up my clothes. (Most of them.)
- Remember to take my plants home. (Wouldn't want them to die.)
- Gift wrap the gifts I didn't buy online and ship directly to the house in San Jose. (Just two.)
- Sign up at the post office for forwarding service for my mail.

I'm almost certain I've forgotten something, but I'm too frazzled to figure out just what right now.

Oh fuck, I just forgot what else I was going to type. (I fail.)

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PHYSIO IS OVER!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 3:04 pm
For which I am glad...

But...

Fuck.

Well, the only consolation I have is that the class is graded on a curve, and since a ton of other people were also complaining about how hard it was, I still have a very slim chance that I'll pull out with a coveted "A."

:( and also >{ or whatever the hell people emoticon these days to express displeasure.

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Poop jokes.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 6:27 am
The mind wanders off the beaten path when fatigued. When studying the gastrointestinal tract, the tendency for the mind to wander is dangerous and can derail all serious studying, causing one to effectively lose one's shit.

Seriously, though? I just spent the last 10 minutes thinking about poops and farts and I couldn't stop laughing. Nap time?

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As of 4:39 pm on December 15, 2008...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @ 12:21 am
...I am officially 1/3 of the way to my goal of 4.0 for this semester.

Next step: conquering Human Physiology. Doing well on the studying so far, I guess... I might even have time for a fair round of sleep.

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Finals mode is full effect.
Monday, December 15, 2008 @ 3:31 pm
I'm sleeping in my living room.

My books are strewn across the floor.

The dishes are piling into fragile mountains in the sink.

I'm running out of underwear, but laundry is positively out of the question at this point.

Despite this...

I shall emerge victorious.

If not dirty as fuck.

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