Family Fear Factor, School, and XC

Family Fear Factor, School, and XC [Sep. 21st, 2004|09:01 pm]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M o o d | busybusy ]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M u s i c | Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication ]

Last night I was watching Family Fear Factor on AXN Asia.  It was down to the final three parent-child teams, and the competition was getting fierce.  The time to beat was a hair short of 3 minutes, the time which was set by the first group to go.  The second group finished just 2 seconds short of the first time, and they stood at the dock watching the last team to go.

The last team, comprising of a mom and her son, started off strong.  The son had the simple task of hanging onto a swing and jumping into the water at the point nearest a large platform.  The mom was doing all of the hard work – she jumped off of a speedboat and had to swim for about a minute in order to reach the platform.  Once she reached the platform, she pulled a lever which sent her son flying 30 feet away from the platform.  Now came the final leg of the race.  Her son swam and swam to the large raft which marked the goal.  He climbed aboard, grabbed the flag off the pole, and was looking quite unhappy indeed.

The “reality show” hosts had masked the finishing time in order to produce a little suspense.  The announcer was still talking away, and the camera was showing the mom sobbing on the platform.  “Knowing” that she and her son had lost the $50,000 prize, she blamed it all on herself.  Meanwhile, her son was pointing at her from the raft and screaming, “It’s all your fault!  It’s all your fault!”.  Can you believe the nerve this kid has?  What a n00b.

It turns out the stupid kid and his mom won, and he finally stopped shouting at her from across the water.  Absolut Moron.

School today was fine, just like every single other day.  My Algebra 2A grade has increased to a97.9%, giving me the second highest grade in the class.  w00t! XD We wrote an FRQ in AP US History today comparing and contrasting the Articles of Confederation and the Federal Constitution.  Very deep stuff.  I still find AP US History to be my most interesting class.  No other class has taught me as much information so far this year.

Today in Cross Country, we ran to a guardhouse somewhere near KDE.  The guardhouse was up, sitting pretty on after a climb.  I stopped once at the top right after reaching the guardhouse, and I ran the rest of the way back.  I have no idea how far we ran today.  Two 12th graders from Brent International School of Manila are going to be staying at my house for the weekend Cross Country Exchange.

Bomb Threat

Bomb Threat [Sep. 20th, 2004|01:10 pm]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M o o d | ecstaticecstatic ]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M u s i c | Lostprophets – Make A Move ]

Notice the time that I’m writing this at.

It was a normal school day, and I just had a Study Hall period first thing in the day.  During ILA, we were presenting little interpretations of a short story.  Suddenly, the Public Address System kicked to life and we were informed that the school had just received a bomb threat.  Following school procedure, everyone evacuated the building and fled in an “orderly fashion” to the upper fields.  The whole school was emptied out, and everyone waited in the fields.  After about 30 minutes, the 10th grade piled onto buses.

The buses brought everyone over to KDE, a sports club.  The gym was hot and loud, and I waited for my mom to arrive.  She arrived after about 10 minutes, and my siblings and I went to McDonalds to eat.  Now I’m back at home and playing around.  What a day..

I’m still wondering if the bomb threat was false or not.  It is possible that it was just a test of the bomb threat procedure, but why would there be no warning in advance?  As long as the school has not blown up and turned into a pile of rubble, I think we’ll be heading back for classes tomorrow.  Better start working.  =D

Slow day

Slow day [Sep. 19th, 2004|07:46 pm]
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[ .//C u r r e n t_M u s i c | None ]

Let’s kick off today with yet another comic from Penny-Arcade!

Sin City Sketchbook: Vol. 2

Now that that’s over, on to today.

Today, I worked a little in the morning.  I woke up around 9:30AM and worked a little on AP US History extra credit work.  It’s always good to make sure my grade will stay high =)

Another comic, just because I saw it and I liked it:

Somewhat Unpleasant

Awesomely disturbing.  Back to today.  I was working, and I finished two extra credit quizzes.  That means I have 20 extra points tucked away just in case I flunk a test or do something else ridiculous.  I didn’t do much homework over the weekend, namely because I didn’t have too much to get done.  I hope I’m not too far behind on any assignments.  I do need to complete my Honors Chemistry project.  I’ll do that tomorrow, and have it turned in by next class.

I got Norton Antivirus 2005, and I have it installed now.  Too bad it’s not the Professionalversion, but it’ll do for now.  I cleaned up my computer a little, along with my workspace.  That’s basically it.  I spent a whole day doing that.


Yesterday [Sep. 19th, 2004|10:44 am]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M o o d | goodgood ]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M u s i c | Lostprophets – We Still Kill The Old Way ]

Yesterday, my whole family left the house around 10:30AM.  We rode the LRT to Ampang Park, where I was able to purchase a can of Zippo lighter fluid.  My Zippos haven’t had any fuel in them since we were in Beijing.  My mom and dad got a haircut, and my brother bought The Sims 2.  We headed out to 大同 (Royal China is its English name) for lunch.  Very good food, and they serve non-Halal food so we were able to get some pork.  We ate dim sun, bought some moon cakes, and hopped on the LRT once again.  My parents needed to purchase airplane tickets for my dad and my sister to get to the States.  We all went to the Putra World Trade Center, where they were holding the MATTA Fair.

That’s where the day went downhill.  We were stuck inside a cramped environment trying to purchase plane tickets.  Remember, this fair is all about travel and it’s a good way to buy cheap airplane tickets.  The power was down, so we couldn’t actually complete the transaction for the airplane tickets until an hour or so later.  There were a ton of people moving to and fro, and the A/C wasn’t working well.  Eventually, we secured 2 tickets for a flight to JFK, and two tickets for a flight to Shanghaiduring Spring Break.  Since I’ll be turning 16 before Spring Break, I won’t have to fly as an unaccompanied minor from now on. =D

On the way back, we stopped by KLCC.  My brother, Justin, decided that he wanted something to eat so he went to the Cinnabon.  I went with my dad to the Maxis Service Center to see if we could get my SIM card replaced.  After walking through the rain (without knowing that there was actually a path to reach the center without stepping foot outside of KLCC), we reached the service center.  I asked the only counter still open if they could help me replace my SIM card.  It turns out that the counter that performs the service closes at 1:30PM everyday, meaning we were about 4 hours late.

Upon returning home, we received some new furniture that we ordered last week.  We sent back the bookshelf/display case because it didn’t have pre-made holes to mount the shelves on.  We also received a large TV table.  Some touch-up work is required for the glass panels on the sides, so we’ll wait before putting in all of our audio and video equipment.

That sums up yesterday.  =)