This is a personal blog and should be taken as such. So don't sue me if what I write pisses you off. Or if I write lies. Or if I give maladvice. Or if you fail to read through my sarcasm. Et cetera.
I like stalkers.
Is it in bad taste to quote one's self?
"The greatest of debaters are not only the most eloquent -- they are the most bruised, the most resilient, the strongest of heart." -- Andrew Loh
Quotes "How many times have you chickened out?" - Qu Hsueh Ming
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill
"Affirmative action is something the good don't need and the bad don't deserve" - A wise man
"The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us." - John F. Kennedy
"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy
"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." - James A. Baldwin
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is but a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Sir Winston Churchill
"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?" - Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - John Calvin Coolidge
"We will either find a way or make one." - Hannibal
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"War begins in the minds of men, and it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must first be constructed." - UNESCO Constitution
"The proper study of mankind is man." - Alexander Pope
"My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death." - Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens): A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
"Patriotism is to support your country all the time and your government when it deserves it" - Mark Twain
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw
"Democracy is a system ensuring that the people are governed no better than they deserve." - George Bernard Shaw
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." -- Noam Chomsky
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
"When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have freedom." - Thomas Paine
"I sense a learning: that much dumber people than you end up in charge. Look at the way things are. I'm no fucken genius or anything, but these spazzos are in charge of my every twitch. What I'm starting to think is maybe only the dumb are safe in this world, the ones who roam with the herd, without thinking about every little thing. But see me? I have to think about every little fucken thing." - Vernon God Little, Act II
ARAB 001B-002B. Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic
Students who start in the 001B-002B sequence must complete 002B to receive credit for 001B.
This intensive introduction to Arabic attempts to develop the four
language skills of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Spoken
component will cover both formal and casual forms of speech.
BIOL 001. Cellular and Molecular Biology
An introduction to the study of living systems illustrated by
examples drawn from cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology,
neurobiology, and developmental biology.
One laboratory period per week.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
PHIL 009. First-Year Seminar: Contemporary, Moral, and Political Issues
Our understanding of (or confusions about) freedom, justice,
equality, rights, and the objects of moral concern deeply affect how we
think about concrete issues that pervade contemporary public life. We
will examine how various philosophical positions inform our
understanding of these issues—and how they, in turn, lead us to accept,
reject, or modify general philosophical positions. Among the issues
we'll discuss in the context of broader philosophical positions are the
legal enforcement of morality, the limits of free expression, what
justice and equality require, and issues in bioethics and the
POLS 010B. The Theory and Practice of Socialism in Eurasia
This course traces more than 150 years of socialist political
efforts in Europe. Beginning with the revolutions of 1848, we will
examine the political circumstances and theories that made revolution
possible as well as the conditions that threatened these movements.
Students will encounter the Marxist and Christian Socialist movements
of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the many Soviet
revolutionary movements after World War I—from Moscow to Munich and
from Berlin to Budapest. We will examine the socialist resistance to
fascism in Vienna and Spain and trace the development of Western
European leftist movements, both communist and social democratic. The
last half of the course will compare the socialist welfare systems in
Western Europe and attempts to build socialism with a "human face" in
Eastern Europe during the 1950s and 1960s. Finally, the course will
examine the failures of leftist terrorist organizations and of
DANC 040. Dance Technique: Modern I
An introduction to basic principles of dance movement: body
alignment, coordination, strength and flexibility, and basic
locomotion. Improvisation exercises and short composition studies will
be included. Especially recommended for theater-interested students. If
taken for academic credit, concert attendance and two short papers are
you got time do all?
you got time, do all.
Sunday service and youth group fun? =P
Ethan September 8, 2006 08:21 PM PDT
A capella. What else?
wendy September 15, 2006 12:18 AM PDT
only 5 classes?? (of course i wudn't consider dance a class)...so only 4 classes...>_<
omg the phil class sounds so cool. not fair. but i'll have a lot of elective options next year....ooo i shud post my entire course schedule on my blog...i dont even remember which one i use. i'm kinda sik of livejournal. no one knows me on blogdrive tho, so transition wud be hard.
ur classes hav weird credit tho. for us, each class is 3-6 credis.