Chanel is Here! Chanel Day 1

Wow, Chanel and her friend Kira have finally arrived home past 11pm on Saturday, Jan 10. after a long journey from Taiwan to JFK Airport to Philadelphia. Both puppies are Taiwanese stray mutts (台灣土狗). Chanel is a dog whose name is more lady-like than she actually is, perhaps. Continue reading

Life Event: Dean Beats 2048 (So Lame!)



I know. This is hardly a legitimate goal. But I’m still proud of it (but not proud of being proud of it). I finally beat 2048, Pokemon style (on Google Chrome on my Android 4.4 Nexus 4). All those out there playing 2048 on Facebook, I hate you and how you robbed me of those hours in my life. 😦     T_T

And especially Jacky or Jason or whoever introduced to me (unintentionally) this more addicting Pokemon version. But thanks to Andrew for introducing to me the simple but winning strategy of keeping the big number in a corner (I preferred the lower left). I didn’t like 2048 enough to get addicted until the Pokemon version on And then I gave up until I realized there was a simple strategy I was missing. (It is quite interesting as to how this strategy would have never occurred to me ever). I guess I want to revoke my thanks, because this strategy caused me to have hope and play some more!


P.S. Charizard = 2048. What comes after him (4096)? I’ll never know. Unless someone would be nice enough to find out. Comment below (especially if you have a picture, but do so anyway if you don’t). Anyway, it goes like this: Weedle, Pidgey, Zubat, Magikarp, Psyduck, Ninetails, Snorlax, Pikachu, Venasaur, Blastoise, Charizard. (Did I catch them all? *wink* ;P Yes, 2048 = 2¹¹, so we’re set). Okay, back to my paper-writing . . .

UPDATE: 2015 Nov 10: I got really lucky, and I have reached 4096 by playing on Firefox in my Ubuntu laptop!4096 Yeah!

First post!

I wanted a break from writing and studying…
Okay. First post. Ha. Wow, I never thought I would blog. But then again, this is what happens when you’ve been working in a library for hours and have been checking facebook and email after every new sentence in your OT exegetical paper…Well, I figured it couldn’t hurt to write about my life. This will be my public journal, I guess, and whoever would want to waste their life reading what I have to write about my life deserves what they get. Anyway, about the title. Totally tongue-in-cheek. No such thing. There you go. I know, it’s so not cool for taking Westminster’s inside joke, because it’s not really funny. But I must say it gives me a good pseudonym for whenever Westminster will have their essay contest again. I hope none of the faculty will see this blog, because then “Brutus Facticus” wouldn’t really be a good pseudonym now would it?

But anyway, this is a good way for me to journal and record my life and thoughts. Also, it can’t hurt to get to write more, with no formats or conventions to follow. More stream of thought I guess, and no guilt with sentence fragments, or run-ons, for that matter. All because I was bored and saw a friend’s blog and decided maybe I could start one myself. Or at least just reserve the domain name early. Ha!

So yeah, first blog post. Woot woot! You might or might not hear more from me. We’ll see. Let me remember to link this with my facebook.