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apple, bryanboy, coursework, dealbook, ebay, facebook, gmail, hulu, investopedia, jcrew, kauffman, lamebook, my.ebay, nyt, oed, purseblog, quora, rollip, stanford, tavi, ubs, venturebeat, wikipedia, xkcd, youtube, no z =(
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"The heart runs the brain. You don't need a brain to run a heart." The heart can beat on its own. The brain stem controls the rate at which the heart beats.
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1. Aurora Biofuel received $15M in Series C financing, but its CEO and its CFO jumped ship a few weeks ago. REALLY? Why would anyone invest in a company in which its own leaders don't believe in it?

2. The cost of LED lights is about to drop from $50 to $20, which is great, but it isn't as competitive as the fluorescent ones on the market that sell for $2-10. It's nice to know that the technology is evolving while the cost is lowering.

3. LAX is partnering with Enviance to reduce its carbon footprint! Yay. I'm glad that some airports feel the obligation to reduce its carbon load by using low-emission airplanes and biofuel.

4. I don't know why Chevron's Project Brightfield didn't choose to use Sunpower or Suntech. Why did it have to use thin film modules? Ugh. The conversion efficiency of thin film is so low!

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to be as successful as Perry Hoffman.
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"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where-" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"-so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

I used to be as focused as a laser beam. Now, I'm as diffused as a drop of food coloring in a 40-gallon tank of water.

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I don't remember that feeling anymore. Biocore smashed my sense of competition into a million tiny pieces. No longer could I compete with my classmates who sacrificed more than I could imagine. Since the end of sophomore year, I've been very "uncompetitive." Sure, I was ambitious, but I was no longer competitive.

Tonight, I had that feeling again. I went to a finance workshop, which was specifically geared towards freshmen and sophomores, to learn more about this industry and I felt that feeling in my stomach again. It was visceral and real. I like competition. I do. It drives me more than anything.

Anyway, my birthday has been great. The boyfriend took me to Cirque du Soleil on Friday to see OVO. It was a great show and I was thoroughly fascinated by all the acts. I felt like a kid again. I went to dinner at Baume on Saturday with a good friend of mine. On Sunday, I went to my birthday brunch with a mentor. All in all, it was a celebratory weekend full of the people I love.

Current Read: "Never Eat Alone."
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Part of me really wants to begin writing in this journal again. I miss writing. I miss being articulate. This journal was such a healthy way for me to channel my thoughts, dark or not.

So, I just turned 23. I am at such a different point in my life right now since I have entered my last entry into this journal. So much has changed. I can't even begin to untangle this whirlwind.

I will try to write in this journal more consistently.

Music: Passion Pit - Little Secrets

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MCAT, I stumbled across a summer book from one of my research programs. Back in 2003, as a rising junior in high school, I wrote "Born into a huge family that taught him the significant meaning of having family values and the importance of education, Nghi hopes to stay in California for college, possibly at Stanford University. If all goes as planned, he will be in the MSTP program at UCSF for 8 years to earn his MD-PhD. His future career includes being a prudent professor, a passionate scientist, and a humane pediatrician." So far, my prediction of Stanford is true. I know that I won't be applying to MSTP programs this year so that part is wrong, but will I be miraculously accepted into UCSF? I can only pray.
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in my MCAT class! Trust me, it is such a Herculean task.

Just 85 more free-standing questions and 73 more passages to do before Sunday!

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