:: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 ::
Today, I went to Justice, section for cognitive psychology, Science B-29, and Chinese. After Chinese, I did some e-mail administration and got caught up on the day's news. At 4, I went to hear MIT professor Noam Chomsky speak about Israel/Palestine issues. Noam Chomsky, described as "the greatest intellectual alive today," is a founder of modern linguistics and a major figure in the history of mind-related studies; he is also very involved in social issues and causes, and that was why he was speaking here today.
Tonight, I had the best dining hall dinner ever. The dining hall and serving area was beautifully decorated with holiday decorations, and the tables had white tablecloths and poinsettias in little pots. The meal was absolutely wonderful. There was turkey with gravy, dressing, mashed potatoes, diced squash, and a most wonderful pasta with broccoli and chicken breast. In addition, I had canned peaches, which are so sweet and juicy and smooth, and in the dining hall there was a table set up with a tea showcase, where they introduced at least five different types of tea leaves from around the world that we could spoon into teabags and steep in hot water. Finally, they had fancy chocolate cake to end the whole meal. It felt like the dining staff went all out tonight.
Dinner was made even better by the fact that I found out that my friend has a Taiwanese heritage, and so we shared memories of our trips to Taiwan and our love for the culture. It was so neat to talk to someone who understood Taiwan! Talking about our favorite Taiwanese things vicariously took me to the island nation, and now I want to visit Taiwan again! It hasn't been a year since I last went to Taiwan, but it seems like so long ago. Ah yes, and the premier of China visited Harvard today to give a speech. I didn't have a chance to go protest because it was in the morning when I had classes. Boo. China is evil. Human rights violations!!!
Tonight, I did some psychology reading. Later in the evening for a study break, I visited a couple of my friends and got snacks at Quincy House's Brain Break. I then went to bed early because of my early class tomorrow.
Quote of the Day: "You can do a lot of cool stuff when you take her pants off!"
:: SL 1:19 AM [+] ::