I felt super sick when


I felt super sick when I woke up this morning. My throat was dry and scratchy, and I really didn't want to get out of bed. I'll probably take a nap later. I've had this cold for almost a week now. Usually I recover from a cold in 2 or 3 days, but because of my schedule, I haven't have much time this week to sleep it off.

I got yesterday's vocab quiz back today. As a whole, the prof said, our class did not do well. I got 8 out of 10, which is exactly what I expected. He said because we did so poorly (many of the students recieved scores from 1 to 3) from now on, every chapter we cover will have a vocabulary quiz as well. That means more studying for me. I want to get at least 9 out of 10 on all the quizzes.

I also finally took my Cantonese quiz on introductions (gaaisiuh) and got a 3 out of 3. On Monday, the professor asked us what the most important lesson we learnt on Friday was. Because I take pretty decent notes, I wrote down what I thought was most important, which was another pattern of grammatical structure -- ngoh hai place. He made me go up to the board and write it out for the class. Apparently, I was the only one who got it. So now, some of the students come to me for help with their study sheets, which just feels totally weird, because some of the students looking for help speak it at home, and I just study and practice really hard. I know my classmates can hear me practicing before class with some of the other students, but I know I don't speak that well. I would think that I would be mixing in Mandarin or Taiwanese or Japanese words into my speech, but so far, that has not happened.

I think the more educated one is, the more liberal they tend to be. Seeing California just elect Schwartznegger as the new governor has really strengthened my belief that the majority of the voting population are idiots, and the stupid people outnumber the educated. In politics, the more often your name is mentioned in the paper the week prior to the election, the more likely you are to win. It was hard to escape from the media blitz of Arnold during this week -- even negative publicity was getting his name heard. Now he'll have to prove he can do the job.

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