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Hi, I’m back. Sorta. College is driving me nuts. :P

I could complain and rant and ramble about how much I fail, but it all boils down to a few words…

I LOVE DBSK. ♥ ♥ ♥


Whoever opposes them should burn. xD

Summer Drool

So, after a weekend of tremendous work ethic in completing projects/portfolios and studying for finals, I finished high school with a flourish on Monday!! And reverted right back to my lazy, drooling fangirly self. Oh gosh, I don’t even know where to begin if I choose to recount the guys I’ve pined after since May. But after some brain-racking, I’ve come up with my list in order of who I drooled over first, and ending with my current obsessions. :P

Chiaki (Nodame Cantabile)

Yang Kang (Legend of Condor Heroes) / Yelü Xie (Young Warriors of the Yang Clan) / Lin Mu Fei (Clothing the World, upcoming) – Yuan Hong

Yang Guo (Return of Condor Heroes) – Huang Xiao Ming

Yen-j (Yan Jue, musician)

Luo Xi – Huang Xiao Ming, Ou Chen – Peter Ho (Summer’s Desire)

SS501 – Kim Hyung Jun

SHINee (just a little)

DBSK (love all my boys, especially Kim Junsu and Kim Jaejoong)

Han Solo (Star Wars)

Super Junior – Cho Kyuhyun (♥), Yesung (Kim Jong-woon)

*sigh* I’m hopeless. Currently, Kyuhyun has completed disarmed me with his mesmerizing charm. Aaaah, his charisma is insatiable. He’s improved so much, yet remains the same dorky prince I’ve come to love for so long. Those fancam videos trained on him reveal the sexiest dancing EVER. I literally can’t keep my eyes off him. The other YouTube fangirls’ comments are making me blush, such as when someone mentioned his long legs, most noticeable during his slides. Mmmmm. Kyuhyun doesn’t show off his chest and arms like Teukie (Leeteuk) does, or his arms and underwear like Fishy (Donghae) does, or his abs like Siwon and Hyukkie (Eunhyuk/HyukJae) do, but somehow I STILL manage to get nosebleeds. Beware, this side of my fangirling is very, very bad. As in I’m going to be thinking, dreaming, and wishing Kyu like he’s my own enticing drug. Go Miinah/Bonama and Boom Boom and Your Eyes (a touching Kyuhyun/Yesung duet! *squee*)!

Aaaaah the joys of summer. And beautiful, devoted, unrequited fangirly love. :P


Dear me, two blog posts in a day! Actually, this is a result of having eighth period LE and outlines saved in Google Docs. :P This week is going to be *terribly* busy, but at least I can revel in once again having perfect grades. Perhaps having 5 A’s and 2 A+’s in 5 AP’s, 1 advanced class, and gym will make up for my dismal first marking period grades, in which my fizziks grade made me thoroughly ashamed of myself. :P

In another effort to console myself, I shall post all the guys I’ve ever liked…in three categories but otherwise no particular order. Y’all know how fickle and drooly I am. :P I would happily marry any of the eternal lovers, and possibly the sweethearts, although the extended flings are…one-sided flings after all. Methinks I have unparalleled taste in men. In time I may add to this list, but it is after the accumulation of ALL my favorites over my seventeen years.

The Eternal Lover (a galaxy past obsession)

Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu (DBSK)
Cho Kyuhyun and Yesung (Kim Jongwoon) (Super Junior)
Tuomas Holopainen and Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish)
Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
Jean-Claude and Asher (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series)

The Sweetheart (over the moon past obsession)

Jung Yunho, Park Yoochun, and Shim Changmin (DBSK)
Kim Jonghyun, Onew (Lee Jinki), and Key (Kim Kibum) (SHINee)
Shinobu Sensui, Itsuki, Karasu, Hiei, Sakyo, and Yomi (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Sheftu (Mara, Daughter of the Nile)
Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables)
Kell Moreland/Hakan Thorikell (Between Light and Shadows, unpublished)
Demmi (Scepter of Light, unpublished)
Marik Barok (Shadow Union, unpublished)
Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket)

The Extended Fling (healthy obsession)

Orion (my Finnish friend :P )
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
Perttu Kivilaakso and Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica)
Legolas Greenleaf (The Lord of the Rings)
Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
Ouyang Ke and Yang Kang (Legend of Condor Heroes)
Lestat de Lioncourt (The Vampire Chronicles)
V (V for Vendetta)
Nicholas Teo
Mike He
Kim Bum
Wu Zun
Chen Kun

An Interesting Weekend

My life was quite eventful this past three-day weekend. Friday was spent on DBSK and Nightwish drool, and four episodes of Autumn’s Concerto (the preview got me frustrated waiting for the next episode to come out Sunday). And I prepped a bit for my interview.

Bright and early Saturday morning was my Harvard interview at a cafe. It was short but fantastic, with a very friendly Ph.D. candidate in child clinical psychology. But I ruined it at the very end by spilling my beautiful very berry smoothie all under the downstairs couch. :P And the stupid cashier tried to steal sixteen bucks, as if I wouldn’t notice only receiving a nickel for change after giving him a twenty for a smoothie!

That night I actually realized that the Sorry Sorry Answer song had been released over a month ago, even though I thought it wasn’t out yet because several weeks ago I had favorited a “making of the MV” vid. Mmmmm Kyuhyun like a prince on his throne! Black and white filming style! Siwon getting dressed and Donghae rapping! So much luxury…watches, candles, vintage records, champagne, library, black car…*drool*

Sunday wasn’t too fun with calc homework, long rehearsal, and physics…but then I found a high quality version of the latest Autumn’s Concerto episode uploaded so soon, and got an epic wuxia-modern crossover story update from my awesome twin. In my part of the story, I was saved from poison during my encounter with Ouyang Ke – while Prince Junsu and Advisor Jaejoong had search parties out for me, the kidnapped palace maid – by none other than Kyuhyun, who was singing and playing the flute as I rested! And I got accepted to adopt the fanlisting for Jung Yunho (U-Know), the leader of my favorite group DBSK! Whoooooooo!! :D

New Year's Resolutions

Happy (belated) New Year. Whoo zen in 2010. :)

A very rudimentary resolutions list:


1. Stop being slightly OCD about perfect handwriting.
2. Don’t get below a B+ in physics or calc.
3. Hopefully get over two more college acceptances (highest likelihood of four acceptances out of seven).
4. Unleash some more brainpower in class (bad tendency to doze or obsess over handwriting).


1. Actually finish one of the four novels I’ve started that are still at page 30 or so. Hopefully first priority will be my new sci-fi novel, which should ultimately reach at least 100,000 words.
2. Watch more ancient China movies/dramas. Definitely Painted Skin and finish Return of Condor Heroes. Also listen to more Chinese music, especially Jane Zhang.
3. Fall in love with someone who’s not in DBSK or SJ-M. :P

I hope to fulfill most, if not all of them. By the end of the year, anyway. Wish me luck. :P

Hyvää Joulua!

Merry Christmas, everyone. :)

I’m really happy that the laptop I ordered after Thanksgiving arrived just a week ago. Lovely screenshot here…beautiful wallpaper, eh? I’m loving Windows 7 and FireFTP, which I installed on the laptop and is a million times better than FileZilla, which I currently use.

Not to mention that in addition to December 25 being Christmas, it’s also the birthday of Nightwish’s Tuomas Holopainen (♥) and the sixth anniversary of DBSK (♥)! WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!

So to celebrate, here comes a couple of DBSK performances from Tokyo Dome!! My gods, look at Cassiopeia, the red ocean!! And the rising gods of the east on stage!!! Flawless performances. You can see the beads of sweat on their faces, their soulful eyes as their pour their hearts into the songs…plus Love in the Ice is sorta winter-themed and therefore relevant to Christmas, eh? Enjoy and shed tears. :)

[HD] Love in the Ice
[HD] Mirotic and Heart Mind and Soul

As for holiday games…well on Wednesday I played Apples & Apples in Latin for the first time! And lost because I only got three cards. The adjectives are supposed to describe you…well, mine were: responsible, filthy, and cold. Whooo. Since I lost I had to clean up. :P But then at yesterday’s fantastic Christmas party I totally wiped the floor. My cards were: inspirational, wild, sultry, hot, healthy, explosive, demanding, sweet, lovable, hostile, spunky, wicked, rich, and glamorous (courtesy of a useless good memory). Yay me. Plus I got to meet a 24-year-old grad from my high school who graduated from Cornell in financial engineering and now works on Wall Street. My dream too, perhaps? His parents’ house is actually diagonally behind mine, and I never knew. Haha. He plays hockey (my hockey card sure helped me win the healthy card in Apples & Apples while he was judging) and from far away looked like SuJu’s Siwon, though up close not really. :P

Well, now I have seven college essays left to write, whoo. And I’m still having trouble picking specific departments/colleges/majors. Darn. I’ll just have to think of the encouragement of my two double 2400 friends from CC. :P Since I got deferred from Y, I’ll have to work hard on these essays. And if worse comes to worse I’m going to study abroad in Finland, get a job at Nokia, marry a certain Finn, and live happily ever after (joking about the second to last one). :P

I also got tons of homework, although the Lit poetry journal assignment seems scrumptious. And I want to start writing my new sci-fi novel. Never finished my three previous novels, haha.

The Usual Life

My life is an epic mess at the moment, and I’m seizing the sunshines of life at every opportunity as I’m becoming further inundated with…work, what else? Mediocre senior grades so far, ridiculously late bedtimes, along with a horrendous three-week wrist injury from violin. Now that SATs are done (whoo for retaking in October and getting a nearly perfect score), an Early Action application sent (whoo they won’t look at senior grades), and an acceptance to Penn State under my belt, it’s that sort of purgatory of endless waiting and inner torment, and of course lack of motivation. A dozen hours of homework on the weekends and lots of college essays to write = not fun.

And when I don’t pay attention in class…well, I count male-female ratios instead. It’s quite fascinating, actually… in Physics the male-female ratio is 2:1, in Gov it’s 3:1, in Comp Sci it’s 4:1, in my wonderful invincible hockey team (which will sadly switch a bit come Monday) it’s 5:1, and in TECS club it’s 6:1. Lucky me? :P

And obviously, what’s a blog post from Sherry without some celebrity oogling? I’ve felt a bit more distant in my obsession with Junsu oppa lately, although his birthday happens to be December 15, when Early Action decisions come out! I pray that he’ll…bless me? :) And I’ve told myself never to stray from DBSK, because other boy bands just can’t compare…that is, except for Super Junior-M! I do find some Super Junior songs catchy (like It’s You), but I’m only a fan of Super Junior-M. The four Korean members’ Chinese pronunciation far exceeds that of DBSK members…but then again, there are three Chinese members to help them out. Kyuhyun (Prince Kyu to me ♥) is my favorite, although I certainly like Donghae and Siwon as well! This has led me to conclude that my criteria for absolutely favorite celebrities are:

1. Insanely cute
2. Heavenly voice
3. Talented with languages

Kyuhyun and Junsu match them all, plus some – they both have superb senses of humor and are just SO adorkable! Yes, adorkable!! I’m bursting with glee that adorkable isn’t underlined in red on my browser! Yep, Kyu and Junsu are both the wonderfully innocent type who can transform from adorable boys to mature and downright mmmm men in the blink of an eye. Now that’s enough drooling and swooning from MVs, live performances, and interviews.

Too much work + drool = crazy me, of course. Surprise surprise!

Damsel in Distress

I’ve always felt fiercely independent in academics. But senior year has started and I’m already trapped in a vicious cycle of homework-study-tests. Nothing’s a picnic anymore…although I knew what kind of abyss I was prepared to fall into by taking five AP classes.

I rarely ask for academic help from anyone. Frequently I give help to others, or more likely I keep to myself. But from the looks of it, for the first time in my life I have become that dreaded “damsel in distress.” In my intimidating gym class I cannot tie knots on ropes or properly put on the jumble of belts and harnesses to save my life. Literally – otherwise I’d fall off the terrifying, freakishly high climbing wall. It seems like I need some serious instruction from a knowledgeable guy who helped me yesterday, or else I’d likely fumble and fall off the wall and break a few bones. :P

I knew that Computer Science wouldn’t be a breeze either, and I expected my class to cover much more difficult Java material than the (X)HTML, CSS, and PHP that I taught myself for five years. So far I’ve been able to create a face, a math calculation, a red cross, a bull’s eye, and a moving black box. I’ve only been able to accomplish the last three thanks to hints from the guy next to me. In Physics, I have three assigned lab partners – all of them guys. And being the Excel-inept person that I am, I had to get help from them concerning writing proper equations for my misaligned cells.

Ah…I’m a total failure. At least I became a National Merit Semifinalist…yay…but that doesn’t mean I have any common sense or practical smarts in the least. :P

Today was terribly rainy…suddenly I became everyone’s best friend to cross the street with, and my umbrella was showered with compliments (well, it does have a very pretty blue floral design, since it was quite expensive and bought in China, but my silly dad happened to vacuum off parts of the bottom handle when it was on the ground, grr).

Oh, and somehow I have a taller twin (similarly obsessed with dramas and wuxia and DBSK boys and hot actors) whose rhyming name gets mixed with mine a lot, as well as a long-time friend who is somehow now considered my short Hispanic twin. Great. :P

Also, new note to self – never get hooked onto those FictionPress stories. There are so few stories worth reading, but I also stumble upon the longest ones, and they are a wonderful marathon read – but also a major source of procrastination. Since I don’t ever get enough sleep, I’d better stop. But it never happens…it’s just like saying my love for Junsu and DBSK will die. NEVERRRR. Keep the faith, DBSK forever. <3