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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 by Jon

In Europe. I want to live in Lyon. And now Barcelona aussi. Blogger instructions are in espanol here too. But yea. Great time in Europe. It´s hard to describe how pretty everything is. I´ll do it later.

And for all you doubters, horseshoes are AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS.

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Thursday, December 23, 2004 by Jon

I'm off across the pond. Have a merry holiday season everyone. Love love love.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004 by Jon

I bought a lot of books today for 40% off. My local B. Dalton bookstore is closing. Sad for them, but yay for my mind. My purchases reminded me of a quote a good friend of mine liked to say,

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

I bought two books by C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity being one of them, and then, ahem, Stephen Hawking's Brief History of Time (yea, we'll see if I can comprehend that...) and a history book entitled Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies, which is quite interesting so far. It won a Pulitzer, so I figured it deserved a shot. My head is about to get pounded with religion and science, but that should be interesting and stimulating, I hope. And I already read it, but I also got the 5th Harry Potter book in paperback to add to my collection :)

This recent splurge in the written word is a change for me. I dare say I'm excited to be a little bit more scholarly with the history books (teaching myself as opposed to being taught from a set curriculum), and hopefully more enlightened by the philosophies of Thoreau (Walden Pond) and the stories from Kerouac (On the Road). And aside from my already read Harry Potter book and OTR, I've only purchased one other fiction novel of the eight books (yea, eight...) I've bought in the last week, Don Quioxte. Did you know the adjective "quixotic", meaning "idealistic" (and "impractical"), is derived from the protagonist's name? Hmm...idealistic. Don Quioxte. Or JON QUIOXTE?!?!?! Indeed.

I must admit, a little of me likes to buy books because it makes me look smarter. They look good on the ole' bookshelf ya know? But don't think of me as smart. I can't remember if it was Socrates or Plato, but he said he was the most unwise of all. To cut it short, we could all be so much wiser, and there is so much more to learn. Ah yes, tis the thirst for truth and knowledge! But yea, don't think I'm cool or anything because I read. At least don't let me think that.

Got horseshoes at Darcy's tonight with Brian and Erika. Ran into Jill Nash and her parents. Great family. Jill is getting married, to not my roommate but a different Tyler, this August. Another wedding for me to attend this summer. That makes THREE weddings, and I can call all three of the brides and all three of the grooms friends, some being good ones at that. THREE groups of friends, my age, binding together in marriage forever in a few months. I don't know what to say to that.

1) I am old?
2) They are young?
3) I need a girlfriend.

I took a picture of the horseshoe tonight for those of you who wonder what it is:

Underneath all that cheese and fries is a hamburger patty and Texas toast. Delicious.

Went to see Spanglish afterwards. Refreshing and entertaining. Adam Sandler's daughter is a good young female actor, and Tea Leoni is scary. And Paz Vega is pretty. Be Happy.

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Monday, December 20, 2004 by Jon

Back home for the first time in four months. I saw a new Gold's Gym being built as I got into town. Weird. Came home, went online...and then slept from 7pm-1130pm. Indeed. Its 8am now, and I'm going to go help my sister open up the Formosa Cafe for a day of ice cream scooping. Oh the bane that is holiday store hours.

Leaving for Europe on Thursday. Hoping to see a lot of old faces in between now and then. Illinois vs. Mizzou Wednesday night. I'm going to have to holler at the Julie Ashenfelter (even though she never hollers back) and see if she's up for watching it at Damon's with everyone else like last year. That'd be nice. Horseshoes too. Mmm.

It's cold outside.

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Friday, December 17, 2004 by Jon

Holy nuts. I'm going to Europe. My dad managed to find tickets with his miles today. Le cool.

Sidenote: I bought a 19" monitor yesterday for $500. I bought it because I thought I wasnt going to Europe.

Oh nut...haha. I need to win a poker tournament before I leave...

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Thursday, December 16, 2004 by Jon

U of I meter maids need to get a life. It's 4:15am, and you're giving me a ticket for my car being parked at a meter in an empty lot. Yes it says No Parking from 2 - 6am, but really. Calm it down.

I'll be home soon. Home. It has been so long (well only 4 months). Interesting it'll be. A little weird. A little happy. Old faces I hope I will see. But you know me. I might escape to some far off place. Europe or Taiwan? Or maybe just this time, neither. I've always been more of a homebody. Springfield it is! I think...

Best thoughts and wishes.


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Wednesday, December 15, 2004 by Jon

A mathematical portrayal of Brian's poker style. Don't try this at home:

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by Jon

iPods rule. And dinners with the fearsome foursome. And those little xangazon things. And Spiderman 2. Good moral lessons. Good character development. A sprinkling of Asian faces. Funny and cheesy lines.

Raindrops keep fallin on my head.
But the sun will shine brightly over a new dawn.
Afterall, tomorrow is another day.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 by Jon

L'iPod is here!

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by Jon

I went to Red Lobster and Ocean's Twelve with , , & . It was alright, not as good as the first one, but not bad. Came back home. made a delicious chocolate cake, and brought a piece down for me. Later on, came over and watched me cut up the remains of the Thanksmas turkey. Indeed.

That was fun. Too bad it looks odd.

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Monday, December 13, 2004 by Jon

Um. Yea...I spent 11 hours playing with my Peeps Page. Addicting? I think so.

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Sunday, December 12, 2004 by Jon

Hehe, this is from Christine:

"at recess today, a little girl says, "glasses are for geeks" to a little girl in my class. the "victim" then goes around the entire playground and tells EVERYONE with glasses about what the offending girl said. pretty soon, all of the kids with glasses on the playground hunt her down and confront her. when she sees the mob of angry near-sighted children, she is overwhelmed and bursts into tears.

lesson learned: don't mess with kids with glasses"

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Friday, December 10, 2004 by Jon


- I wish Satchel Paige would have been able to play in the major leagues earlier than he did. For those of you who don't know who Satchel Paige is, which I assume is everybody who might read this other than Brian or maybe, impressively since shes a girl, Erika, Paige played in the Negro Leagues since blacks weren't yet allowed in the majors. He finally was able to pitch a game after he was 40 years old. I would like to see what he could have accomplished if he were in the majors in his prime.

- I've been spending time searching for a Jack Kerouac quote that came back into my mind from long ago. I can't find it though, so I'll recreate it for you:

"I see myself in the center of a high plateau. I want to venture out towards the edge and experience everything along the way, to look up and stare at the clouds and look down and touch the flowers. And then when I get to the edge, I want to lean over the cliff as far as I can and see everything down below, without falling off."

That's what I kind of remember from the quote which I only heard once many winters ago. And actually, it might not be Kerouac at all (but I'm pretty sure it is). I also remember thinking that the quote is about drugs, but whatev. I like the quote a lot. To go from the safety of the middle and venture out and see everything there is to see. To go to the limit. To experience everything. But no drugs. A lesson for all you kids, Kerouac ended up doing too many drugs (he leaned over too far) and died young. I'd like to read his book "On the Road" though. Maybe I'll buy it at the local B&N tomorrow.

- I value my friends greatly. Super super much. But this is a little thing about me. I won't remember your birthday. Sure, I'd like to be super-thoughtful, and I probably remember your birthday a few days before it, but I will forget the day of. Consider yourself lucky if I actually remember. I only know like five birthday's off the top of my head anyways. I always get Brian's and Tyler's (sometime last week...) wrong. Don't feel bad though. I forgot my own birthday two years ago I think.

- Currently Listening To: An obscene amount of music. It is in preperation for the arrival of my personalized iPod next week. "Jonizzle" will be laser-inscribed on it.

Halloween, Alaska - All the Arms Around You
The Album Leaf - Eastern Glow
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Britney Spears - My Only Wish (This Year)
Jars of Clay - Little Drummer Boy
& multiple versions of Carol of the Bells
& everything else. I wasn't kidding when I said obscene.

- Currently watched last night: Amelie. I bought it on a whim in NYC. And because the DVD box was kinda cool (I'm a sucker for "special" DVD cases). It's odd. Every person who has seen it has said it's been great, they looved it. But all those people have also been girls. It wasn't bad, and I got to work on my French, but I think my Y-chromosome inhibits full enjoyment of the film. Also, I have six DVD's next to me of movies I have never seen, yet still saw fit to buy. And then I have probably fifteen to twenty DVD's of movies I have seen, but have never watched on the DVD itself. I'm addicted to buying DVD's.

That a long random.

Herry Thanksmas for all of us! I hope you have a great Thanksmas Eve.

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by Jon

Yea! I was just saying how he was my favorite character earlier tonight!

Which Family Guy character are you?

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Thursday, December 09, 2004 by Jon

For any of you who watched The O.C. tonight, let me just say I called it that the red-haired lady was Lindsay's mom a full 45 minutes before they revealed it. Yea, I'm THAT good.

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by Jon

Maybe my idealism turns me into an island. I ponder if it would be better to be more of a realist in this realist world. But that doesn't seem like fun. There's got to be more to life than this right? Idealism is what keeps hopes and dreams of greater times alive. Perhaps. But then disappointment (usually) follows. Oh what a rusty cycle it is.

- The Cubbies resigned Nomah!
- This picture of the Cardinals Jim Edmonds was discovered:


No man can be an island. But at least im having turkey this weekend. AND cornbread.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2004 by Jon

At the end of the day, I like to know that if anything, I at least have my integrity. That's something I live my daily life by. Now, I don't want to impose my beliefs on anyone else, but I'd like to see some people living that way too.

Integrity. As a man, or a woman, it's what we should strive to attain, and never lose.

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Monday, December 06, 2004 by Jon

It was a great week in poker for the B-Roy, Evil, and Jonizzle. Evil made a couple G, I made two final tables back to back, and B-Roy up to his usual multi-thousand dollar week.

Tomorrow, I buy me an 40gig iPod. We be Ballers yo.

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Thursday, December 02, 2004 by Jon

Oh man oh man! Did Illinois crush Wake Forest tonight or what? We're a good team, and we can go tres far. You better join the Illinois basketball bandwagon and buy an Illinois shirt. Like a certain tafCrush shirt...

taf2005 is about Identity. Fittingly, I'm currently in a state of trying to refind or redefine my own right now (I feel kind of lost or lacking direction). We'll see how it goes.

Tomorrow is a busy day. Photolab all day, TASC presentation on Taiwanese Religion and History with speaker Murray Rubenstein at 5, and then the Pi Phi Semi-formal with the lovely Erika at 9ish.

I've been going to bed before 2am this whole week. The trend must continue!

I <3 clementines.
I <3 whole turkeys bought the week after Thanksgiving for 40% off.

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 by Jon

A great road trip it was. Pictures will be up. I loved spending all those days in Connecticut with dear friends. But I do miss home. I miss Adrienne and Traci :( And I miss others that knew me when I was growing up. Apparently we are grown up now too. I hear everyone and their mother was out and about Wednesday night in downtown Springfield. Imagine that. I even daresay I miss my mom a little. I have no idea how to deal with that.

Random note though, we could all grow up a little. All of us.

Arrived back in Urbana-Champaign today after a 15 hour trek from CT with Roger. I did double-digit driving time duty. Ten hours baby. Only one near death experience, and no speeding tickets.

I was lucky enough to catch Home Alone on tv today. It got me all up in the Christmas season spirit. I need recommendations for the Christmas CD I'm making.

'Tis the season!

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Thursday, November 25, 2004 by Jon

Live from Connecticut, have a very merry Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004 by Jon

I bought and watched Elf tonight. I think I just might love this movie. It's the closest I've come to crying (because the ending is so happily cheesy) in a movie since the one time I did (the movie was Newsies and I was five, calm it down).

Regardless of the Christmas cheer, it's a smart story that builds on itself and I have a huge crush on the girl Jovy. But, there's also that whole Christmas shouldn't be about presents and Santa thing. I still heart the movie though.

tafCrush East Coast Road Trip 2004 on Friday. I think I'm sick. My hands and feet have been getting sharp pains (due to bad circulation?) for the past three days and I feel fatigued a lot. That can't be good.

A new 100% cotton tafCrush baseball tee should be on your Christmas wishlist, I know it's on mine! Love is on my wishlist too. Yup, I'm a cheezeball.

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Monday, November 15, 2004 by Jon

The ITASA Leadership retreat this weekend up in Chicago was an enjoyable time with my Taiwanese and (3) Korean people.

Tina, Justin, and Grace ay Joy-Yee's. Grand bubble tea.

One massive Pho bowl. Tina and Dave representin' the year of the Rat.

The glow of Chinatown at night.

The glow of the whole city at night. You can't really tell, but its Justin, Roger, Dave, Grace, & Tina.

Fun at Millenium Park. Lee is like an angel.

Nancy giving a rousing motivational speech the next day. EHHHMIIEEEEE.

Bryan, Kelly, and I must say, I've never been more attracted to Jessica EVER.

Jeanette, Erin, Jessica.

What? Karen Chien? What da heck is she doing here...

Missing: Carolyn, Justin Chang, Elliot, Eugene, probably some more.

But here is the picture of the day. Presenting your 2004 University of Illinois Intramural Flag Football Champions, the TAMPAX Run Stoppers!

Undefeated baby.


So yea, Chicago. The last time I was there for a weekend was more than a year ago. And it was a devilishly great time, but alas, it was brief. Maybe I'll look back on this weekend similarly, but let's hope the post-trip turns out differently.

Oooh, I'm ambiguous :)

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Thursday, November 11, 2004 by Jon

The Tampax Runstoppers: 16
No Smegma: 0

That's right, a SHUTOUT in the U of I Co-Rec Championship Game. Woooooo!!! 2004 Intramural Champions baby! The losers talked trash too. But hey, I'll be honest, we talk more, but more cleverly. Oh and we back it up too, puaha.

Yay, I get a championship shirt! Pictures up later.

And foreal, SO cold tonight.

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by Jon

Here's the design:

Don't forget the orange long sleeves. If you are now enticed, read the info in the earlier post.

Championship game in 4 hours.

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by Jon

Yea! The Tampax Run Stoppers heading into the University of Illinois CHAMPIONSHIP GAME tomorrow night.

Oh boy oh boy oh BOY.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004 by Jon

Well this is just too darn rootin' tootin' cute.

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by Jon

I mean seriously. Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place MIGHT be better than Friends and the OC combined. Well maybe not, but it's darn good.

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Monday, November 08, 2004 by Jon

I wonder...I wonder if there is always at least one person wearing a TAF shirt somewhere around the world...

Aren't I deep?

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Friday, November 05, 2004 by Jon

Oh yea, new tafCrush shirts are coming out.

Long sleeve baseball shirts, white body, Illini Orange sleeves. 3/4 length.

Sizes Youth XL to Adult XL.

Cost = $10

Email orders to with name, size, amount, and shipping address. Throw in an extra dollar or 2 if you want it mailed to you, or just wait until I visit your area. But I've cut down on roadtripping, so that might take a long time. You can also just leave a comment, but please email me your shipping info if you dont want to post your address online.

"tafCrush" in the cursive baseball font, like this years staff shirt.

"Made in Taiwan, Bottled at Illinois", or something to that effect, underneath. Or "Available only at Illinois, with Natural Taiwanese flava." I like that one too. Or maybe a combination: "Bottled at Illinois, with Natural Taiwanese Flava." Yea, I like that.

I'll have a picture up of it next week. BUT I NEED THE ORDERS ASAP! This weekend preferably. And tell all your friends who dont read my blog/xanga.

yay taf :)

My address to mail check or money to is:
701 S Gregory #212
Urbana, IL 61801

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Thursday, November 04, 2004 by Jon

Beh neh neh neh neh, beh neh neh neh neh...


whee. the oc is back!

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by Jon

My mom got a new cat today. She called me and asked me what to name it. After a few other random suggestions like "Jonizzle" (she can't pronounce it), I suggested "Cat". Then she said, "Do you have a brain???"

Yea, that's my mom. Oh, she called me earlier today to rub in Bush's victory too.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004 by Jon


Who's excited for four more years of the majority of the rest of the world to hate America and Christianity! YEA YEA YEA!

Wait...I'm not. Sigh. Well let's hope this is for the best.

And apparently...I'm "anti-life" since I voted for Kerry. Ok people, ok...

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Tuesday, November 02, 2004 by Jon

Hmm. It's weird knowing that the path that the world goes on for the next four years will be decided in one day by us. It's either going to stay the same or change, but either way, there a lot on the line, and it'll all be different.


Cuz it's all in my head, I think about it over and over again, I replay it over and over again, and I can't take it, I can't shake it.

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Monday, November 01, 2004 by Jon

Busy busy weekend.

Friday - TASC had a volunteering shindig in Urbana to play games with kids/give them lots of candy. The sponsors of the event encouraged us to dress up in our costumes. This was the debut of my awesome creation:

Yes. I was Foellinger Auditorium (the building on the right) for Halloween. Puahah.

People liked my costume. Some little kid kept punching me though, I was about to slap him (he was really getting on my nerves), but I...managed not to. A lot of kids were nice and cute though, whee. And then other people kept poking me through the doors of Foellinger that I had cut out of the box...

Saturday - the kids came. We took them to Evo for boba and ran into Michelle Ng visiting from Iowa.

Jess, Michelle, Me, Ryan, and Alice. My former campers from Hongee-Tao and B5 :)

All the tafers at Praise Night, too many to name.

Praise Night was good. I think I liked Spring 04's better, but it continues to impress me. I left everyone to go join my other friends and to form our Quad at Elizabeth's Halloween party.

Me, Steve (Gregory Hall), Brian (Lincoln Hall), and Eek (the Union). Look, no cup in my hands.

Tyler as a dragon. As we walked down the street, everyone laughed and liked our boxes. We were quite popular and funny.

No offense Bryan, but I told Alice I think her and Ryan would be really cute. haha, oh man. TOO cute.

Speaking of my cute daughter Alice, a face she did multiple times this weekend.

Sunday - Breakfast at IHOP before they left. Look Alex, your girlfriend is glowing.

And tonight, Jess Sun was still here, so we went to Mandarin Wok. Today was the last day for the previous owners, they sold it to a new family since they're getting old. It is a very sad day, and it's a sign of how good your restaurant is if people are genuinely sad to see you leave. But I am happy for them. I'm sure they made an amazing amount of loot and can now rest. We'll miss you :(

Thanks to Jeremy, Alice, Eric, Tim, Ryan, Michael, Jess, Julie, and Michelle for coming in for the weekend. I slept till 430pm after they left, I went to dinner, went to a TASC meeting, and then came back and slept more. Therefore, I slept most of the day and I am not going to bed tonight.

And tonight, I was sad. I'm missing something.

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Friday, October 29, 2004 by Jon

Halloween this weekend. Look forward to pictures of me in my costume. I'm going to be wearing a box.

And prepare yourself for an attack of the killer St. Louis kids. They're comin to get me!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 by Jon

Hurrah Huzzah, congratulations Boston.

As a true Cubs fan, I rooted for you.

1) We share similar history (and misery).
2) I won't cheer for the Cardinals (unless the Cubs need them to beat someone).
3) I know WAY too many Cardinals fans, and I don't want to hear them gloat.

I remember a long time ago I thought to myself that Boston would win this year, and the Cubs next year. Well 50% of that came true...let's see how it goes next year.

Cubbies in '05! (knock on wood)

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Sunday, October 24, 2004 by Jon

I went to Hardy's Reindeer Ranch yesterday with APAC and we got to play in a giant corn maze. It was muddy and a lot of fun, but what was even more fun was taking pictures with the country/farm atmosphere. As a central Illinois boy, it's something I love.

The whole group. APAC officers plus reps from 6 other AA orgs, like me and Jnet for TASC.

And Jnet seems embarassed to be with me...

Jnet, Me, and Tina sittin' on a rock, surrounded by trees, hay, and pumpkins. Classic.

The 10-acre maze we went through. "Cornfusion 2004". har har. And me, Tina, and a nice tall corn stalk thing.

Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies!!! And a doggie! The doggie kept coming to play with us, and he even ran in the maze with us and led the way for a little but. AWWWW!

I think we look alike.


Rockin' out with Tina on some rockin' chairs. har har. Ah yes. I now want a farm and to sit out on the porch in a rocking chair...

...and take in my farm and all the nature around it. I wanna live where the green grass grows and watch my corn pop up in rows.

Ah yes. Travel the world, make a movie about 228, and then own a farm ranch and watch sunsets from my front porch with my lady, whoever she may be. That is the dream.

I watched Serendipity last night too. It's all about fate and destiny and the signs we see. In the movie the guy is named Jonathan (a sign!) and the girl is named Sara Thomas (another sign!). I know a Sara Thomas. So I'm going to interpret it that my soulmate is some girl I already know. Puahaha. That's right, I'm going to marry you.

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Friday, October 22, 2004 by Jon

I'm using a left-handed mouse right now, and let me tell you. It's WEIRD. I can't function at maximum capacity! My left hand is cramping up!

Last night:

Tampax Runstoppers - 33
the other team (with an annoying qb...) - 0

YEE-EEAA! Another undefeated regular season. For the season, we outscored our opponents 129 - 13. And those 13 (lucky) points all came in our first game of the season. We were rusty, you know.

Playoffs in 2 weeks, looking to win it all this year after making it to the Final Four last year. But also, even if we lose, we've officially be invited to play in the state tournament. Hoo-AH!

Ocelot Onslaught men's flag football Monday.

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Thursday, October 21, 2004 by Jon

One thing that struck me as beautiful the other day:

I was sitting in the RSO Office with Jnet and I looked over and saw a girl of Islamic heritage with a traditional head scarf on. She was also wearing an adidas track jacket, emblazoned with the USA flag and a USA logo, making it look like something a US Olympian would wear.

Looking at the girl, I realized she is a living representation of what the word "America" means and stands for.

It was a touching moment. And Jnet said I was poetic to boot.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004 by Jon

I think its REALLY weird that a few hours after I finish reading Angels & Demons, this news story breaks. That's like...dead on fiction turning into reality. If this was xanga, I'd insert the face with the big bulging eyes right now. is my new best friend. Simpsons/24/Futurama/more! Season One DVD's on sale for $15! $750 off Dell Laptops (expired)! Alex and John bought one each. Justin was going to, but unfortunately he woke up too late. Mike Weng was...but he too was late. Crazy Dell upping those expiration times. BUT the best of all, is free! is an online photoalbum maker, and they have free shipping right now and a $20 off coupon, so you can custom order a 20 page (up to 80 pictures) hardcover album! The coupon code when you by it is REFB777. I made an album for TAF tonight. Tomorrow, Taiwan!

- Must sleep at correct times
- Must eat well
- Must exercise
- Must keep learning guitar
- Must figure out Europe
- Must do homework (if I can't get a 4.0 with only a 9-hour credit hours, I should shoot myself)

That's a lot of musts ::Insert bug-eyed xanga smiley again>::.

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by Jon

I was going to post this up myself, but Margaret makes it all the much easier for me:

months ago, the bush administration announced the capture of saddam hussein at a very politically convenient time, giving them just them the boost in public opinion they needed. it looks like the bush administration has been holding on to osama bin laden for yet another politically convenient time when they need a boost -- right before the election.

i will be so so pissed off if a stunt like this will swing voters and win bush jr. the election. (original in spanish language newspaper) (translated into english)

in case you doubt the reputation of el mundo, please read the following:

what will china want for handing over osama bin laden? (maybe taiwan?)

True? Maybe. Interesting and plausable? I think so.

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Monday, October 18, 2004 by Jon

Angels & Demons is good.
My Two Friends (Young's band) - Oceans is really good. Gonna be big some day my friend.

Roger added.
Julie re-added.

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Saturday, October 16, 2004 by Jon

Grant out in SF. Timmy down in CU. Those Chicago working men be running amok.

Roger, Timmy, Alex, Me, Justin, Grace Ding, and Fu.

Y'all remember Grace Ding from 2001? She was one of the infamous curfew-breakers that were caught on video surveillance. Puaha. It was her first time hanging out with tafCrush. Shes a freshie too. And we're gonna take her mandarin wok-ing tomm.

Wengaroni coming in tomm too.

sending my taflove all the way out to the west coast.

p.s. "CU" stands for Champaign-Urbana.

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Friday, October 15, 2004 by Jon

Attention everyone:

I dropped my English class today kids. And that means this semester I only have...


9 credit hours.

Yes. College. I rule at this.

With all this free time, you'd think I would be able to do more homework. But no no, do not despair, Jon Lee still manages to dedicate his time to other things, and do his homework after midnight.


School. I suck at this game.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 by Jon

Meh. I'd like to forget parts of this day, but I shouldn't.

Racism and ignorance. It's a kick in the gut and a slap in the face.

It's even worse when it comes from people you call friends. Good friends.

Yea, it's been nearly 12 hours since, and I'm still madly pissed. It was a joke maybe, but a terrible one. Honestly, I don't think I've been this hurt or pissed in a long time. Although sadly, its happened before 18 months ago, from another friend.

On the bright side, I helped me think of activities for TAF. Yes, I think about TAF. And what does TAF stand for?

Taiwanese American Foundation.

Notice the American, bitch. Yea, I said bitch. And you should have heard the f-bombs I was dropping earlier too. If you know me, you know I don't say those words often. That's a sure sign I'm mad.

To any of my friends or any people I know or don't know who might think otherwise, I might not be white, but I sure as hell am an American. I've been one since the day I was born, and I will continue to be one until the day I die.

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Sunday, October 10, 2004 by Jon

Welly Yang was awesome:

Most of the TASC officers with Welly (taken with my new camera!)

So yea, his session was really good, he can REALLY sing, and there was a good Q&A session. I talked to him about TAF for a bit, and he told me he was the one who brought Bernice to TAF. THANK GOD he did that. Haha. But yea, good for him, bringing an Asian/Taiwanese presence into broadway and television and representing and trying to make a difference with his production company. And for being talented.

Along the same lines, Young's band's song Oceans is really good. It's one of my best new listens in a long while. Us good at life. Haha.

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