31 December, 2006

No white Christmas this year!

I had a very nice Christmas this year. As I said on the last post, Andrew got me a wii for Christmas. I couldn't wait until the 25th to open that. So we played the Wii for the whole Saturday, which caused me walking and acting like a robot on Sunday because my arms and back were so sored. I don't think I have to go to the gym anymore.

My mother-in-law made a very nice Christmas Eve dinner, very tasty roast beef and my new favorite, scalloped potato with white sauce, yum... Next morning, of course, we opened our gifts.
First, let's test my memory and see what we gave out this year. We got Andrew's parents a universial remote control, so they don't have to use 5 remotes to watch tv. Got Mom H a pair of red leather gloves, little garden decor, "home sweet home" candle. Got Dad H a awesome tree calendar. Gave Alison 2 neat purple glasses and a computer game. Gave Grandma H and Grammy a nice wrap/stole. Gave Gramper a Schick hat. Gave Becky a Denise needles set, but she already got it from someone esle, gave Mike a gift card, gave Lindy a mogu people pillow, a toy for Michael. Hats and scarves for my parents, and 3 seasons of "Family guy" ($16/season, good deal) for Kaho. I also gave Andrew 3 seasons of "Arrested Development"(only $34 total, very good deal), movie "Ice Pirates", and a calendar.

And then what we got this year: Andrew got his favorite gift ever from his parents...

He loves the Nerf gun. That's all he played with after we came back. He also got an air force t-shirt and I got a Knitting calender from Mike and Becky. I got a Wii game and Wiimote from my in-laws. ( something wrong with me and Andrew, we both "still" want toys...), Mom H got me a SnB calendar a cook book and a Knitster shirt(my favorite gift and gift bag this year). When we came back, we also brought back home Mom H's famous dish, cube steak. It was very good, yum...

I think I have bragged too much already. So... During the last week, I have finished the scraf for my dad and another hat for my best friend Renee. And now I am working on my sweater, hopefully I can finish it before the school start. I still haven't gotten my new car yet. I can't wait for it to arrive so that I can to to SnB. I miss it very very much!!

I think I am going to stop here now and go watch the ball drops with Andrew.
Happy New Year!!

24 December, 2006


Andrew got me a Wii as Christmas present. We played for more than 10 hours yesterday, and today my arms are sore. (As Tracy told me before)
I am going to New York now, Merrii Christmas to everyone!!

22 December, 2006

New Jacket

On Tuesday morning, I used my birthday gift money to buy a jacket at Macy's. I have been looking for a hoody jacket with fur trim. So couple weeks ago when my car was still working, I window-shopped with An, and we found this pretty jacket. I was looking for a brown one, but I found this unique color jacket. It looks like taupe, light brown, but under different lights, it would have different colors, sometimes it is light green, or sometimes it is darker brown, pretty cool. Plus, I love the hood!!

Yesterday, I went to my friend, Chau's work. She waxed my eyebrows for free. She said it's my Christmas gift. I was very happy, so I got home and started knitting her a hat right away. After couple mistakes, I finailly finished this morning and I gave it to her after lunch. I hope she will like it, because I really like it. I think I am going to knit one for myself. Before I knitted the hat, I was going to finish my third pair of fetching as a gift for her since the left hand is already finished, I thought it wouldn't take long to finish the right hand. However, I couldn't find the left hand. I looked everywhere in the house, still didn't find it. Oh well, I am a little upset about that.

20 December, 2006

Finals are done!!

Finally, all my final exams are done. I feel so free and happy. However, don't say I am crazy, I feel guilty that I am not studying or doing homework today when I was knitting and watching TV. It's a strange feeling.

Last Saturday, I had my Biology exam. Before that exam, we had 4 tests through the whole semseter. They were all multiple choice tests and exam, so we needed to use pencil to fill the "bubble" answer sheets. So from the first test, everyone knew that we needed to use pencil to take the tests. Our first test, 3/4 of the class didn't bring in pencils. Fine, it was the first test, the students didn't know. The second test and the third test, still half of the class didn't bring in pencils. I was very surprised. The more surprising was, at the final exams, there were still 1/4 of people did not bring pencils with them... I was like, what the... and of course, there were always people who came in late for class, but come on, it's the final exams, how could people being late? That's just not right, made me mad.

I want to introduce to everyone my favorite fat cat, Choppy.

13 December, 2006

I want a Wii!!

As my close friends know, I have been hunting for a Wii. It happened yesterday that I could almost buy one. I had this website, Refresh Thing, on my screen. It locates where the Wii is available online and it updates information every 30 seconds. I saw couple Wii bundles were available in KB Toys yesterday. So I added one in my shopping cart right away, then called Andrew to see if he agreed to buy one. He thought I was crazy to call and ask him, he wanted me to finish the transcation right away instead of wasting my time calling him. Then I tried to type in my address, credit card number and things, and then it asked me to register an account there in order to buy something. Ok, after I went through all the typing, I clicked "confirm order", and then this message showed up, "This item is out of stock". I was upset and a little bit mad at myself. It was in my hand, and I let it slip away. *sigh*, oh well... I guess there is no rush to get it right now. But I really want one. Here is a joke about Wii:

Anyway, couple days ago, I got my Bio test back, not final exam. I got a 99. It's not a big deal because it was a take home test. I think I should be getting a 100. However, I noticed lots of people were getting 80s in the class. Then I overheard people in class said, they spent maybe one hour to do the test. I did spend more than 2. Now I wonder, why won't people care if they spend one more hour working on the test, they would get an A instead of a B? Everything was in the book, if they read though it, they would get an A with no problem. Then I asked myself, was it worth it to spend more then 2 hours to get 99 on a test? I would still say yes. I don't know how do other classmates pay for college. I need to get good grades in my classes because a big part of my tuition is paid by scholarship which depends on my GPA. If I don't keep my grades up, my GPA will go down, and I won't be able to quilify to get the scholarship. Some people may say, "I don't care as long as I pass the classes and I can graduate", but I do care because I am not only looking for passing the class, I am aiming for a good grade.

As I studied for more than 7 hours yesterday, I allowed myself to knit for couple hours. I have started a scarf for my dad to match the hat which I have already sent it to him for Christmas.

Alright, I should go back to study.

11 December, 2006

Finals are coming!

Next week is final week, I will have one final presentation to do on Thursday night, one exam on Saturday morning, two on Monday, and last one will be on Tuesday night. Then I will be free. Man, I can't wait.

This weekend, I spent some time with Andrew shopping. Actually, our Christmas shopping was done long time ago, but lately, we have been hunting for a Wii. I know there is no need to walk around to find one. Becuase it's not possible to get one from the store now unless we camped out at the store over night. But I think it's always nice to walk around with Andrew.

No big news, my Fit is still not here yet, and my car has been dying. It keeps overheating if I accelerate too much, then I have to park somewhere and wait for it to cool down, and then I can go again. So, recently, I have been driving very very very slow, which drives me "banana". (my friend Ade always phrases it that way). So I am still crossing my fingers and hope the Fit will be here SOON.

This weekend, I supposed to study for a "quiz" which is on Monday. However, I really dislike this class which made me postpone the studying until the last mintue which is at9pm sunday night. I am not very concern about the test, because I do know or understand "everything" the professor taught us. If I knew everything, I didn't really have to study, I think . But considering myself as a hard-working study, I did spent couple hours to rewiew the subject.

I forgot to mention, I have not been feeling well since Firday. I have had running nose and sore throat. So Friday night and Saturday night, I did sleep a lot. I watched some TV with Andrew and of course, I knitted a bit. As I said before, I am knitting couple scarves for Red Scarf Project . Here is the first one:
After 5 mins:

After 15 mins:

Finished within 2 hours:

And I have started the second one:

Anyway, it's bed time...

06 December, 2006

Too old

I found out last week that I am not able to take one particular class next semester. I need that class, which only is offered once a year, to qulifiy to take other 2 classes in 2 semesters. So, to conclude, I will not graduate in 2 years. Instead, I will graduate in 2009, which I will be 31. I transfered to this school because I wanted to graduate college faster, but instead, I am graduating slower now. I am too old to be in college. I want to get out of there as soon as possible, so that I can get a better job. I think now I have to delay my baby plan. I am so mad at this school that making me my life harder.

Anyway, after my car broke down, I was not able to go SnB, my knitting group for couple weeks. Last week, Andrew was very nice that he drove me there. While I was knitting, chatting and laughing, he was reading magazines at the corner of the coffee shop and bored. I really appreciated he drove me there, because when I was there last week, I found out how much I missed Snb after I haven't gone for 2 weeks.

Since school is busy, final exams are coming next week, I haven't knitted a lot. Well, I shouldn't say it that way. I did knit for some hours, but I didn't finish a lot of project. I finished a gift hat, can't show the picture yet, because the owner read my blog quite often. besides that, I have finished a hat for my dad. I have been making lots of hats, because I have lots of left over yarn.

Lastly, I have started knitting a sweater for myself. Hopefully it will fit me this time. I am also planning to knit couple scarves for Red Scarf Project .