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MCAT = done :D [Aug. 16th, 2007|06:16 pm]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |anxiousanxious]

Whew...
It's finally over...but then again, I really messed up on the verbal section and might have to take it again (another $230 and another 200 hours of studying, which would suck). We'll see in another month or so, when the scores come out...
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*sigh* [Jul. 18th, 2006|09:31 pm]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |cynicalcynical]
[music |星めぐりの歌 -Winter's Tale-]

I've pretty much lost interest in LJ, since I realized that I don't really want or have anything interesting to say. I guess it was fun in the beginning, but maybe I'm getting a little more cynical and depressed nowadays...
Games are blah, anime is blah, weather sucks here in NJ, < insert another random excuse here >
Maybe I really need to get some sleep (lol, yeah, I know that goes against my name) and think some things over.

Feel free to un-friend/remove me, since I probably won't be posting much on other people's LJs.

I sometimes lurk around on IRC on #beastslair @ mint.sayuri.ca:6667 and you can always send me a message over AIM (lemmingz01) or MSN (lemming34@hotmail.com).

Things might get interesting once my internet starts working again (it's been really on-and-off for the past month) and school starts again (early September).
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D: [Jun. 23rd, 2006|03:29 pm]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |peacefulpeaceful]
[music |Hirano Aya - God knows...]

Fate/Stay Night anime was depressing...even though it's the "true" ending (where Saber leaves and doesn't become king) instead of Unlimited Blade Works (where Saber gets to stay)
D:

...and then I played Planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ (a kinetic novel by Key)...which was also depressing
D: D:

...and then I realized that there are only 2 episodes of Haruhi left
D: D: D:

Fortunately, I started watching Shakugan no Shana and realized the artwork looked awfully familiar, yay. And then there was Haruhi pop-idolness, which cracks me up :D

In other news, East > West in CS and I was there to watch the ownage live on HLTV :P

My new airsoft gun: UHC M92FCollapse )

And our general physics professor is awesome. He actually sat on a bed of nails today in class to demonstrate how pressure works...which definitely proved his point (pun intended)
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physics class and major headache... [Jun. 11th, 2006|12:23 pm]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |Kawai Eri - Madoromi no Rinne]

Finished my first full week of physics classes at Rutgers. Lecture isn't so bad, since the professor rocks :) (http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=60663)
Physics lab sucks though because it's utterly worthless and useless. Lab = TA gives you a packet of procedures and says "follow this," then you hand in a bunch of graphs as your lab report...That and the fact that the TA doesn't even speak English very well...

Wow, I just realized that majoring in Biochemistry means taking at least 2l chemistry courses every semester (241 to 454) until senior year , when I have to take an advanced lab course (Chem 480, Biochem 416, or MCDB 429) D:

Currently watching:
- Demonbane (TV, not OVA)
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
- Utawarerumono
- The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi

Demonbane TV screenshotsCollapse )

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni screenshotsCollapse )

Had to go volunteer for the Beach Fete 2006 (http://www.princetonhcs.org/page2603.aspx) yesterday. I was hoping to get there at 9AM, but one of the volunteer managers decided that I should wake up at 5AM and get there at 6AM instead. Well, at least I got to direct traffic and got a free t-shirt...
Volunteered at the auction booths afterwards until 1PM, then went home and took a 3 hour nap. For some reason, I woke up with a horrible migraine and couldn't eat/walk for a few hours :(
Took two Tylenol, got a little to eat, and went to sleep early...
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some game-related thoughts... [May. 26th, 2006|12:17 am]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |blahblah]
[music |KOTOKO - loose]

Final Fantasy VIII is soooo slow.
- I mean, the GF animations take forever (yes, I know you're supposed to use boost during the animation) and the junction system is annoying. I thought transferring materia combinations in FF7 between characters was bad...now I have worry about transferring spells/GF between party members so they can get the perfect arrangement.
- And what's with the use of the "Draw" system for magic? It's retarded and makes it so you waste hours of time just stocking up on spells. And without Haste, it takes forever. Innovative, but not very attractive.
- It's even worse when you have characters that can't Draw a certain spell, but you don't want to kill the enemy (so you can Draw until your hand breaks), so you just skip their turn over and over again. No universal Defend command = NO
- Oh, and I finally won my first few card games...yay, I'm not a total noob now :P

Back to watching Haruhi 08...
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random update [May. 25th, 2006|02:06 am]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |contentcontent]
[music |daniel powter - bad day]

Wow...House MD season finale was fuckin insane...And Daniel Powter sang "Bad Day" live on American Idol, which was cool except for the fact that he sounds worse live than on CD :(

In other news, I finished FF7 in 45 hours and started playing FF8 (so far, 12 hours).
I also started running and playing piano again. Good for me...

And hopefully I can get a job so I won't waste more time on FF8 and actually contribute to the omfg-high tuition for college...<_< Also, it has come to my attention that Bleach is t3h sux0rs and that Haruhi is still random and entertaining, yay.
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some random meme thingy... [May. 13th, 2006|02:20 am]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Hirano Aya & Chihara Minori & Yuko Goto - Hare Hare Yukai]

Once you've been tagged, you have to write a blog with 8 facts/things/habits about yourself, saying who tagged you. In the end, you need to choose the 6 people to be tagged and list their names. No tag backs.

1) I attend the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (in case you didn't read my profile). I'm currently a Biochemistry major/pre-med

2) I absolutely loathe washing dishes...just a random thing that really annoys me.

3) I'm a Type-Moon fan, as you can probably tell from my LJ background, icon, and title :P

4) I'm also an I've Sound fan, although I've started listening to more English music lately, so I haven't gone through my entire I've Sound collection in a very very long time.

5) I have no pants. Actually, I just had to throw away a pair of $35 jeans since I ripped a huge hole in them from falling off a roof (see previous entries)

6) Haruhi is simply awesome. Utawaremono is quite entertaining as well. (I'm currently watching those two anime series, as well as Bleach, Blood+, and Fate/Stay Night)

7) I'm not an alcoholic, though I was retarded enough to get drunk on the same day that my parents came over to take me back home...at least they didn't skin me alive...

8) I love to play CS, especially on Iceworld and Deathmatch servers. I used to be in team -= dB =- but I decided that having to play CS regularly was pointless and a waste of time. But if you ever see someone with the name "ascendant13," "recallx," or "by a lemming"...say hi to me :)

Well...even though I'm supposed to list 6 names, I doubt that anyone will even read/follow these instructions, so I'm leaving it open to anyone. Just leave a comment on this entry to show that you're going to perpeutate the randomness :D
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yay for not having to wake up early... [May. 8th, 2006|06:02 am]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |Hirano Aya - Bouken Desho Desho?]

Note: The new userpic is a photoshopped picture from the Fate/side side materiale fanbook (for Fate/Stay Night). You can actually find it on the Type-Moon website, under Downloads.

My my, look at the time...it's about 6AM (and yes, I've been awake the whole time :P )
I basically started playing Counter-Strike, and was doing extremely well (getting AWP aces, ridiculous reflex shots, double pistol headshots, etc.) so I was glued to my laptop until 5:30AM. I was mostly playing Deathmatch servers and then fy_iceworld maps. At that point, I realized that my parents would get very angry if they woke up for work and I was still awake. Decided to take a shower since I feel dirty and I just bought new bedsheets (100% Egyptian cotton <3 ).

Random thought: Haruhi is like happy, sugary crack. Except that it's slightly more legal to take XD

I also bought a new pair of headphones, the Sony MDR-EX51LP earbuds (Amazon.com reference). Since I had some BestBuy gift certs from a while ago, I had to spend a whopping $40 for the headphones (when I could have bought them much cheaper online). Overall, the earbuds do a nice job of blocking off external noise since they fit nicely into your ear canal, and as usual, the sound quality is very good. Too bad it doesn't come with a full headphone case...

And I'm currently also hooked on Final Fantasy VII, which took 3 hours to figure how to work on a Windows XP/Radeon X300 laptop...but it's sooooo worth it.

Need...to...sleep...
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1st year of uni done! [May. 1st, 2006|12:05 am]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |Yellowcard - Way Away]

Finals are over. woot.

No more orgo chem, evolution, and Chinese philosophy :D
(It's going to be Japanese culture, research, physical chem, and calc 3 for me next year though :( )

In other news...
Stitches...Collapse )

And now I'm at home, chilling and looking for a job/waiting for summer classes to start so I can wake up at 8AM everyday....wonderful....
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ouch [Apr. 14th, 2006|04:36 am]
Arkan the insomniac...
[mood |relievedrelieved]

So instead of studying/essaying like I should have, I decided to go out with some friends to go climb rooftops. So basically we finally found an open door and climbed out onto the roof of the Michigan Union (yay!). We had to climb up some dirty ledges to reach the top of this one tower, which was the highest spot that we could reach. After pretty much wandering around the rooftops of West Quad/Michigan Union, we decided to head back by going through an open window. There was this one part where we had to either jump down or slide down the shingles on the roof to reach the window. I decided that running down the shingles was the best way and I fell onto what I thought was a flat surface. Well...I guess there must have been a sharp object there since I had a foot-long rip in my jeans and a hole in my knee. Like, right down to the bone :(

Went to the University Hospital emergency room, waited for an hour, got some X-rays, waited for another hour, then I got the wound rinsed out with saline solution, then got it all stitched up. 10 stitches. But at least the wound didn't even hurt at all... It was really cool how after they washed the wound with saline, I could see the white fat tissue and the bone underneath. Fortunately, I didn't rip any tendons, or it would have been a lot worse.

Guess I won't be moving my left knee for a while...

Some pictures of the gash...(taken with my camera phone)Collapse )
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