Ratatouille :D

October 15, 2009

❤ I'm such a sucker for Pixar films. The animations of Pixar are so fluid, so witty, so clean. The Incredibles was ,well, incredible, Up was way up there on my fave list, and Ratatouille was simply delicious..so delicious that I just had to watch it again.
The idea of a five-star restaurant being run by a little rat made me snicker. He was the cleanest rat I've ever seen, plus he can cook! Remy has a gift, and he used it to make people happy with a "little" help from an ex-garbage boy. The movie never gets old…I was cracking up at the sweet old lady in the beginning who pulled out an semi-automatic. XD Linguini reminded me of myself; clumsy and unable to cook. My favorite has to be Colette though, she was a skilled chef who pinned Linguini to the chopping board with 3 kitchen knives and later made an AWESOMELY witty and fast speech about cooking.
"No! You waste energy and time! You think cooking is a cute job, eh? Like Mommy in the kitchen? Well, Mommy never had to face the dinner rush while the orders come flooding in, and every dish is different and none are simple, and all different cooking time, but must arrive at the customer's table at exactly the same time, hot and perfect! Every second counts and you CANNOT be MOMMY! "
Yes, I just had to google that out. Mhmm.
Anton Ego was also an interesting character…heck, the majority of the characters in this film was an interesting character. Each with different personalities, different point of views, and different situations. He seemed harsh and unforgiving in the beginning (I'd like your heart roasted on a spit…heheheh), but at the end of the movie he appeared kinder, more laid-back. His flashback scene made me went "Aww" since mom's cooking is always the best! Yup yup. The ending was kind of unexpected, but happy.
Oh, for my own amusement, I watched the whole thing in French with English captions…haha, the result was pathetic. I could not understand a word they say except the ratatouille (pronouced hata tu e in French) bit, "good," "I want," and some food names. I have a long way to go. Hopefully I'll be able to understand the whole movie in French 3, hopefully.
Woah, I suddenly realized how hungry I am…food movies make you like that. I DID devoured a whole tub of popcorn and a medium coke at the theater. I wonder what ratatouille tastes like, I heard it's a vegetable stew with a special gravy. Hmm…must do research and bug mom to experiment! @_@


Been thinking lately…

October 10, 2009

I dunno why, but I’ve been interesting in sci-fi and futuristic stuff lately. Maybe I’m not as down to Earth as I’d like to be, even in high school an all. I watched movies about utopias, read Fahrenheit 451 again, and watched a few Stargate episodes. Sometimes I wonder if I look forward to the future so much, why do I keep dwelling on the past?
I regretted doing this and that, and I wondered if this and that changed, what would happen to me. Then I wonder if I’m doing the right thing, taking these classes or not. It’s not that I hate choices, I hate making the wrong choices and regret about them later. I wish I don’t have to regret about my own decisions. Regrets only waste my time, but I just can’t stop regretting.I want to be able to just…go with the flow and enjoy life as much as possible. When did things get so complicated?
School is a good distraction though..so much work to do. I got a book to read for English that I haven’t even open the cover. XD
Sketching lots of stuff lately, but haven’t has the motivation to finish them. I got a bunch of animal sketches somewhere in my messy room, but I’m really lazy about finishing them. Drawing streaks come and go I guess.
I also saw this amazing sand artist on youtube that got me wonder if I will ever pull off 1/10th of what she can do. I mean, I used to scribble pictures and make those sand castles every time we have a chance to go to the beach and even went to a sand workshop when I was little but to actually tell a story, teach a lesson, and inspire people with my art? Highly unlikely. I’m more of a pencil and paper person, but I really like sand art. I like how sand is so beautiful but so easily washed away. No sand is exactly the same, so each sand art is unique. It reminds us that our life is short, but beautiful.

Officially joined CSF

October 1, 2009

I finally got the chance to turn in my application and my $10 fee…now I’m officially in 😀
The club meeting was so crowded! I was barely able to walk through the crowd and find the club leaders. Hmm, now I gotta do 4 activities per semester…hopefully the time won’t clash with French club’s activities.
French club is fun. =] I saw some of my friends there, and we watched skits about french. There were also this one French opera that was free for kids, but I didn’t go…ah well.
English is hard as usual..in one month, I did 3 essays and 3-4 short writing assignments! D: The essays were like 3-4 days apart, hardly enough time do make it as nice as possible. She graded really tough too, but I want my A and I’ma get it! >:OHmm, chapter test for Chem on Wednesday…I think I’m okay for that.
Urgh, so busy nowadays. I think I’ll push myself to finish that butterfly picture before I forget…and maybe color it with markers…lol. I need to read The Joy Luck Club too. I think it’s due…2 weeks from now? I’m not as sure of things nowadays. Self-doubting is really frustrating. Sometimes I’d hesitate and lose my chance to make a move or make the wrong move anyways. Going with your guts is harder than I thought.
According to “someone,” I could be a genius if I actually work harder and don’t procrastinate.
I find this hard to believe because I don’t think I can quit being lazy…>_>

Lazy days.

September 26, 2009

Mmm, I never realized how much I missed days like these. You know, days when everything seems to be moving sluggishly, stress-free, days when the sun is warm instead of scorching, and days when you procrastinate with your homework, go outside and just look at the trees.
I miss summer. 😦 But instead of sulking about how I practically wasted my summer, I’m going to enjoy these last sunny Saturdays as much as I can.
So far I got:
10:30 – Woke up
10:50 – Actually got out of bed with a serious case of bed head
11:10 – Fried rice with cold milk…delicious
11:25 – Chat with friends, caught up with my reading, looked at pretty arts
12:30 – Procrastinated my essay, sat under the sun
12:35 – Blogging o.o

Mmm….I feel life playing something, badminton or basketball maybe, but those involves a group get together and I’m not sure if my friends are taking a day off like me. XD

=_= Bleh. (ranting ahead…I’m sorry)

September 21, 2009

Today was one of those days where things go wrong. (I hatehatehate Mondays)
I didn’t get credit for my math homework because I missed one problem out of 40. ONE! I’ve always hated all or nothing…whatever happened to the middle ground? Heck, I’d be fine with half credit but a zero…all that hard work wasted. So tired. Got a test tomorrow that I’m pretty sure I’ll bomb. I tried to study yesterday and couldn’t focus because the material was so dry. The C I got on that Secret Life of Bees essay, dropping my grade down one letter and a half. Urgh, one day my teacher said that generalization is no required, and the next taking points away from it. I need to fix my atrocious grammar and write better essay, I really do.
“Fiddler on the Roof” essay due this Friday. Lovely…just lovely. I wish the teacher would explain what she wants from us. I can’t meet expectations if I don’t exactly know what those expectations are, can’t I?
I was 100 degrees something today during 5th period, and my class was out running around. I was coughing the whole time…stupid cold. I’m adding better immune system to the huge list of things I want. In World History, I honestly cannot locate half of the countries in the world map. I’m pretty good with the Asian countries, but when it comes to Europe or Africa…well, you don’t wanna know.
I just found out today that my right eye cannot see colors well, and I can’t read from far away with it anymore. Left eye is still fine though…for now. I might need glasses or contacts in the future. Stress.Stress.Stress.
Meh, got lots of more things to say, but I’m going to cut it short…today sounds too depressing already and I got a pile of work to do.
*Sigh* I remember the days where everything went well without me trying so hard…maybe I’m just spoiled. I hope I can work out this mess. I really do.

Draw my thing (OMGpop) and more games

September 17, 2009

Today is staff collaboration day so I get to go home early at around 1. Classes were super short, so the teachers didn’t teach much, and I used that time to finish all of my homework! Whoo. Anyways, I created an OMGPOP account finally after 2 days of playing (“think of all the matches you won Yen, you could have leveled 3 times by now!”) and it’s going good so far. I like how I’m not a LameGuest and how the game stopped giving me annoying prompts telling me to register.
My favorite game has to be Draw My Thing, an online version of pictionary. XD Some words were extremely hard, some were really obvious, and some make you wanna scream at yourself because you know the word, but you can’t spell it.
Pic: A wooden puppet with a really long nose.
3 seconds after, there were guesses.
That went on for 30 seconds, then time was up. The correct answer was Pinocchio. xD
Our room name then got changed to Team Can’t Spell. Lol
Word scrabble is kinda cool, but I suck at typing so I didn’t get as much points as I wanted. I did won 4 times in a row against my friend though, but they blamed it on my Asian genes…haha, like I have any.
Played Tap-Tap revenge extreme mode today on Connie’s iTouch…that wasn’t a good idea. >_> I failed so hard at at tapping the bubbles, and I missed a bunch. Curse you extreme mode…so hard D: Oh well, I’ll win a match someday somehow, even if I have to play against myself on easy mode. :O

Catching up…or attempting to

September 16, 2009

Teachers sure have their own way of saying “welcome to Sophomore year” =_=
Well I’m dead tired. I’ve been taking short 5-15 minutes nap in Algebra 2 and that seemed to help me get through history.
Then I plop down on my bed after school and just sleep like the dead for 2 hours. After that is sifting through my huge pile of homework, AIM some friends, and attempt to self study for french.

Basketball for PE this grading period, and I’m too short to do anything except sneaking around and knocking the basketball off people’s unsuspecting hands. That’s a good distraction for about 5 seconds, then the opponents started throwing overhead passes and our team lost. XD

Watching “The Fiddler on the Roof” for English. That movie is funny (at least the main character is) and I’m supposed to keep in mind the metaphor for a future essay. Essays…*sigh* Well I’m hanging on so far, and that’s good I guess. My teacher sure love essays.
I found out that my English teacher is the CSF supervisor. 😮 She told us all about CSF…really persuasive woman I might add, so I’m thinking of joining it. After all, I qualified, so why not? The volunteering activities are optional, so I can do it when I have the time but if I don’t, I won’t get kicked out. That’s good.

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Yen! Comment vas tu?
Haha…quiz on numbers 1-69 today and I’m expecting a C on it =_=’ The teacher said this is normal, your grade naturally get better as you adapt. I did get some extra credit for doing a good French accent though. That’s good.

Telephone game for History today, lol. The aim of this game is to pass down a story from person to person without messing up the punchline. The teacher diverted out attention with so much useless details that a lot of people messed up. It was funny in the end though.
A guy in a panda costume ordered a bowl of Manhattan clam chowder. Promptly after, the panda shot the waiter then stood up and walked toward the door. The manager ran out, threatened to to call the cops while asking the man in costume why he did it. He promptly tells the man to “look it up in the dictionary”. Confused, the manager looked it up. In the dictionary, the entry for “panda” reads: Panda – Eat shoots and leaves.
XD Eat, shoots, and leaves.