Monday, January 5, 2004

my last semester at LAHS

School just started for me. It's hard to believe this is my last semester at Los Altos High School. I'm actually starting to miss it already - especially Mr. Shaull's choir class. :-(

Speaking of which, there was some bad news in Chorale: our accompanist Mrs. Hebel passed away on New Year's Day after a battle with cancer. According to Mr. Shaull, she has played the piano for over 60 years. I didn't see Mrs. Hebel very often but have always admired her musical talent. Our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.

Now that I'm on my last semester, the biggest challenge is to not catch senioritis. Even though I've submitted my applications, most colleges require the final transcript to complete the process. I guess I have to keep working hard. :P

Currently playing: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

Thursday, January 1, 2004

a quiet New Year

It's so nice to ring in the new year just after coming back from a vacation. Because we're all still exhausted, our New Year's Eve was uneventful. On the other hand, my aunts Wei-Jen and Wei-Fang are still staying with us. It's going to be hard to say goodbye to them when they head back to Taiwan in three days.

2003 in review

Despite a stressful spring semester, the past year went fairly well. The best part of 2003 was definitely our recent trip to Southern California and Las Vegas. That was really fun, especially considering that we don't travel with other people very often.

The worst thing that happened was when my RuneScape account got hacked in April. I know it's only a game, but losing my bank still kind of sucks. It doesn't help that Jagex doesn't return stolen items. At least I got level 99 cooking before getting hacked.

All that having been said, I'm looking forward to an exciting new year. Rock on!

Currently playing: Quake Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon