ain't no sunshine~~

I almost feel asleep at Music School, 4 hours straight of Piano and Music Theory? Coooome on, even Gaara would fell asleep.



Rockets and random

Ok so this sounds like fun doesn't it?
Drawing, drawing.
Well yeah ok it is a bit fun, BUT NONETHELESS, I need to sleep. Doing stuff like this:

at 2 AM is a bit mental. Ok it is not mental at all. It is mental only because I'm really, really tired! And tomorrow I must completely stop neglecting my piano and my music studies. Eeeeeeeck.

Now, I go maths. Neighborhoods and Topology. Yey!
I don't make sense.




So, I am 17 years old. And a month. And twenty days.
Yah, I feel old. It is said that the prime time of an average human brain is around 21 years old. That leaves me about 3 years and 10 months and 11 days to work my way up to KyleXY and dunno.


#6 LaTeX

I'm doing my report while listening to my newest additions to the playlist - Yura Yura Teikoku.
Not bad, not bad, but nothing mind blowing or uauuu-like.
And I haven't touched LaTeX in a long time - this sounds perverted - and I pretty much spent a good deal of time figuring out what to do... But luckily, this is no C++. It's quite intuitive and easy, so yea! Long live well formatted mathematical equations!


#5 Comfort Food

Comfort food, the best thing for students and people without the skill to cook.

2 slices of bread
chicken breast
slices of pickles
loads of ketchup and mustard

This is pretty much my favorite food lately lol.


#4 and more

So I can say that this weekend was pretty intense.
I woke up at 8 o'clock, 5 hours of sleep and very very, but oh so very tired yet, obliged to be ready to take my TOEFL and go to Coimbra School of Physics.

9:30, I reach the testing center. 10:00, the test hasn't started yet. WHY? 11:00, I finally start the test.
Listening part. Wait, the headphones aren't working. WTF. SERIOUSLY WTF. This made me so stressed out... Even if this doesn't kill my grade, it made me go AAAAAAAA. Then, Speaking part: Microphone doesn't respond.
I was getting desperate as hell and now I'm really annoyed. I just hope my test doesn't go all crappy because of this. I'm seriously scared...
Anyway. 14:50, I finally end the test.

'Taxi please, take me to the Lisbon main train station!'

Reaching the huge huge station I end up buying my ticket to Coimbra. 20 minutes before the train arrives. Ok, well, time to talk with my brother, saying that the TOEFL went like crap and that I'm going to have less than 90. I just hope that it is >90, or else it's "good bye MIT for ever T^T".
Anyway, I then realize that I haven't eat in 6 hours, so I end up buying some overpriced lame food at the train station cafe - my 2 days sandwich diet starts now!
Train arrives. 2 hours and 200km to go. I spend the time in the train between solving mathematical problems and falling asleep - so tired.

17.40, reached Coimbra. 18.00, reached University.

18:30, Lecture about Innovation and physics on real life appliances.

20:00, Dinner time. Ok, so I didn't know anyone, I had just reached there, but luckily, and due to my randomness skills, it is pretty easy to start talking with people. Cool and interesting people out there, just like I expected!

20:45 Jazz and Physics lecture - Very cool! Very very cool! But the lecturer, a sort of student I think, would often lose track of the theme and lose direction, but cool nonetheless. There was also a jazz/improv guitarrist that tryed to explain the blues scale but ended up providing something like this: "Major and 7thChord, with a diminished 5th, 2nd major, etc..." I doubt that a person without the 3rd grade in music would understand... It is time like these that I'm glad that I'm also having music education instead of just instrument.

23.00, wait, there is another lecture about astronomy, guys!
As the professor said: "This is probably the latest lecture I have ever given with so much audience [55 people]."

02:00, Sacred rest!
2nd day:
07:00, WAKE UP EVERYNYAH~ Luckily, my energy was charged!
9:00 to 13:13 - Waves and behavior
14.30 to 16:00 - Fundamental Matter components
16:15 to 17:15 - Quark! Challenges

18:49 - Train back to Lisbon

I'm pretty tired. I still managed to sightread some Michael Nyman - which isn't that hard actually. HARMONY IS GREAT TO SIGHTREAD REALLY REALLY GREAT! ALL THE MUSICIANS OUT THERE, THINK IN HARMONY!


Petite Suite



lazy sunday.

Notes from ground floor came as a reference to Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground - great piece of literature. I used to maintain a blog called "Notes from the 1st Floor" back in the 10th grade but it died due to lack of time and/or inspiration.
Actually, I could've made the "Notes from 2nd Floor", meaning elevation of the spirit and everything but that would be too pretentious, wouldn't it?
Well, what you will find here is mainly rants and everyday life of an unusual person, so yeah, you really don't know what you will find.

But do stick around!


Project 365: Posting a pic per day, with some sort of meaning, or at least, 356 photos.


2009 to do list!

Clavicle Piercings;
Do something really, really outrageous;
Project 365;
Write a short story;
Install Oblivion;
Play more with my bands;
Play Petite Suite 1st movement by António Fragoso;
Go to Coimbra;
Have a 20,0 in maths;
Enroll in a good University;
Run on an early morning;
Read Thomas Nagel's books... >_>' and Russell.



Shipment Activity Location Date & Time
Delivered CAMBRIDGE MA 02139 01/13/09 11:58am
Arrival at Unit CAMBRIDGE MA 02139 01/13/09 7:06am
Inbound International Arrival ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) 01/01/09 7:56pm


Anyhow, today I was in the mood for some integrals - no, not cereals - but turns out that my gigantic Applied Mathematics book is sort of... Finance-ish related. (sort of meaning totally).
So it was kind of meh. I should start reusing Mathematica. I stopped because of classes and now I feel dumb and old. I'm 17 and haven't accomplished anything HUGE. So yeah, I'm a bit disappointed.
Wait, I'm going to map a torus and show some SS!

some portfolio preview


Project Quark!

So okay, I'm going to be seriously nerdy.

I'm going to participate in Project Quark! - a project held by Coimbra University's Physics Department to prepare Olympics and other nerdy students who like physics. - points to self.

Big, big nerdy smile.

Right now I'm trying to build myself a portfolio and I'm having a pain in the arse!


Physics and NON boring lectures

Aside from listening to online lectures, I've been doing DIY lenses for my DSLR. Macro lenses and Fisheye filter. Oh yeah.
DIY is awesomely cheap!


ubuntu is slow

I can say that I'm one of those who love opensource stuff. Like any opensource lover, one must use Linux.
Well, when I started, there was that amazing novelty feel. z0mg it's the terminal - sort of feel, and also the - z0mg I need to install 10204349 libraries before I can read mp3 - yay.
We, the geeks, have that weird spirit for things that we shouldn't compute, a sort of love for the unknown and masochist pleasure of spending 3 hours looking at something going - what the..?
Why would we otherwise spend time programming, using openBSD or going math-o-holic?

Anyway, although I'm completely one of those Linux-folks, I am here to complain. Like, a lot.
So, here's the deal.
Is it me or Ubuntu Dapper Drake (yeah I'm *that* old school) has this horrible, but really horrible image/graphics managemnent platform? And I've used XP pre-SP2 so I know what is SLOW and BAD so yeah. But Ubuntu is really, really bad. Try to use 2 windows of Firefox at the same time and you will completely die.
Maybe it's time to switch to text-mode.

And yes, I will update my Ubuntu.


Present yourself, please

So, this entry is pretty much inevitable.
Presenting yourself to the world. Standing naked in from of my invisible audience and desperately attempting to sound conventional or cool.

By now, you've noticed that you won't be reading one of those "hello my name is XXXX and I have 593! years old". But who knows? I like plot twists, like, a lot.

So, what am I? Firstly, I am this person who is currently typing... Aside from being a typer, I am also listening to some music. (Idalah-Abal - Electric Masada).
Now you are forming an idea about my person: Typer and listener of Avant-garde music.
Since I like to experiment things myself, I don't restrict to listening music. That's why I try to play some instruments. Piano when I'm feeling blue, guitar when I'm feeling rebellious.
And now I sound like a snob douche. That is just great. Right when I was getting my pants I got stripped to my underwear.
Anyway. You know, applying to college and trying to make yourself the product that they want is very weird. It's a sort of PLEASE PICK ME UP kind of marketing. We should just get ourselves some cool name and a slogan (essays) and send a pictures of us using a massive mascot outfit. Damn this was random.
Sometimes I'm described as weird, because I like to watch Tsai Ming Liang films and absolutely hate those hollywood explosion-filled ones. I also say film instead of movie because film sounds more artistic.
I think that I'd totally shag mandelbrot set or buddhabrot set, whatever comes up first, but I like to think myself as asexual because it's more fun and less heart breaking for the others.
I've been compared to Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory and I completely jizzed my pants - on my mind, that is.

Oh wait - I have another 2 blogs:
http://omghighschool.blogspot.com/ - my webcomic
http://simetricpart.blogspot.com/ - my chinese blog lmao.

See? Now you know me. You don't know my name, my age, my location, my looks or my heritage, but somehow, you know me much more than you'd know if I would just to say these things. You know that I'm random, nerdy, asexual, did I say random?, pseudo-artistic, egocentric, elitist, weird, have a thing for Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory and like to watch these cheesy sitcoms. Again, much, much more interesting than knowing my name and my age! But since I like plot twists; my name is Han and I'm 17 years old.

Nice to meet you all!