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I remember when this came out, I was in a boarding school in UK and I was a 9th grader (Yr10---first year in GCSE) and I probably heard this on the radio 5-6 times on the radio in a day. It was a big hit... apparently it was big in Ireland, Australia, Denmark and Sweden as well as in England. "Freestyler" beczme a big hit throughout Europe and it was the year 2000's biggest-selling single in Europe.

The song came back to me while I went to Carl's Jr. to grab a bite of burger (and as many of you very well know that I rarely eat fast food anymore) and that reminded of my high school days in Eastbounr UK when we used to go to Mr.House or kebab place on the weekend after the rugby game. I remember it being a blast. and made me want to listen to it again.

So I tried to download "freestyler" from iTune... and flip. iTune only sells the stupid remix that ruins the original. So I googled it. It had the free mp3 download site but the site was closed... so I finally found it on youtube and ebay. I didn't want to spend $10 dollars for one song so I downloaded the Music video for the "freestyler" from youtube and I now listen it occasionally. My youthful days returned.

This song is basically techno music; one of the very few techno that rocked my youthful days. The song was also featured in the video game Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2. This song won the Best Nordic Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Nevertheless, the single did spark controversy. The line "Who the **** is Alice, is she from Buckingham Palace?" has never been censored on any radio or video release, and the video featured a lot of product placement by Sony.

Check it out on YouTube.

You can't remember?

I used to be a teaching assistant for Statistics 221. Statistics 221 (which shall be called Stats 221 hereafter) is a class that almost everyone who attends BYU takes. Now when I meet new people, and tell them that I major in Statistics, this is how the conversation usually goes:

Me: "I major in Statistics"
Someone: "Oh yeah I've taken Statistics class!"
Me: "Oh yeah? Was that Stats 221?"
Someone: "hmmm... I don't know... I don't remember... I just remember it was hard"
Me: "Oh man... I could have helped you I used to be a TA and..."
blah blah blah...

My concern is this: "How in the world do you not remember which stats class you took, especially if you found it extremely difficult???" Now I'm not saying that those people who don't remember have been lying to me but I just can't understand how people can't remember the class number they took. I've been in college for almost 4 yrs and I remember every single class I took at BYU (and I remember the class number too!) Moreover, you have to say which stats you are in when you go to testing center to take it! How in the world can you forget it?

If the person really doesnt remember the number, I am only lead to assume that this person either not serious his/her schooling or never went to lecture or the lab.

Am I wrong in saying this? I don't think I am because if I am asked which History, American Heritage, Humanity, or HEPE class I ever took, I can recall it from top of my head. Can you do that? I believe you can. (but I don't I will be able to remember all my religion numbers. I've taken too many religion classes. but if you've only taken ONE stats class, I think you still can remember it)

If you haven't met met (I'm not pointing my finger at anyone) Please don't say "I don't know I don't remember" because I know you can remember it if you try a little harder and I doubt that you are careless about your schooling.

Some things in the world are sooooo strange!! Or am I just too weird????

Friday Night??

I just have to write this somewhere. There are two facts I want to illustrate:

FACT 1: some people on the earth just simply have busier schedules and more daily tasks they need to accomplish than others at a given time or at a given span of time. Nice and straightforward right? Makes sense.

FACT 2: there is a cultural difference in the perception about the days of the week. Generally, in US weekends are for taking a break, especially on Sunday (Christians) and on Friday nights (youngsters who have school). On the other side, some countries like China and Singapore see weekend as days get catch up or stay ahead of their academic or business endeavours. Some people just sees things differently than others. Make sense? Yeah it totally does.

So my complaint is this. If I said I need to study on Friday nights and Saturday nights, don't make fun of me, or tell me that i am anti-social or I study too much. I get annoyed. In fact, I get darn upset.

If I go to school fulltime, have two jobs, and be in charge of the fundraise, of course I would get busy. It just happens by the laws of the nature (example of FACT 1). and I see weekends are my perfect opportunity to catch and try to stay ahead of things (example of FACT 2).

Those who wants to take breaks on weekends can take all the breaks they want. Heck I take break on weekends too. But please please please please don't make fun of me (even jokingly) when I have to spend weekend studying. Please learn to respect that.

If you think I am lame for studying on the weekend and should be going on dates instead, then I'd say I go on dates whenever I want to. I don't have to go on dates every weekend. I'm not that desperate. Please tell me how often I should go on date. Dating is somewhat overrated at BYU anyway.

sigh...That felt good. Now I can go back to studying. Thanks for reading
Written 9:58PM FRIDAY!!