Quote of the Day (2014)


January 1: “Now I just need a sewing machine and some cash.” -me in my dream
January 2:  “I’ve noticed that even as people grow older, their smiles tend to stay the same.” -Izic Chon
January 3: “Our relationship with God has become so convenient.” -Pastor Ki Pyon
January 4: “[My girlfriend] is just like Colette [from Tales of Symphonia]. She’s always really apologetic for everything and acts just like her. Also, she really likes dogs and will sometimes name other peoples’ dogs.” -Yoseph Kim
January 5: “People won’t care that you know unless they know that you care.” -Pastor David Staples
January 6: “Jazz was made so common people could feel stupid.” -Paul F. Tompkins (link)
January 7: “Last year I spent over $2,000 on just shoes.” -Jon Moon
January 8: “As a director, I try to… *groan* the type is all off. Sorry, I’ll just wing this. … yeah. We’ll wing it right now. I try to take people on an emotional ride. …Excuse me, I’m sorry. I’m sorry.” -Michael Bay, CES 2014 (link)
January 9: “Math 308 is easy. You’d have to be two feet tall for it to go over your head.” -Bryan Womack
January 10: “Long Live the Queen is the Dark Souls of life sims.” -TotalBiscuit
January 11: “In Rome, there are whisperings that the Vatican has a secret room devoted to Muhammad (Praise be Unto Him)” -Cards Against Humanity
January 12: “The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded.” -Unknown / Frozen
January 13: “Vernon and Irene Castle were like the Kim and Kanye of their time. Except they actually had talent in what they did.” -Professor Steven Korn
January 14: “We have a donation from ‘Russian Attack Helicopter’ : ‘How dare you skip me?!'” -ADGQ’s Metal Gear Solid speedrun
January 15: “You’re just jealous because black people invented their own culture.” -Luke Selbeck
January 16: “Had we fought a war for our country so that our daughters could scream and swoon over young men who looked like this, who sounded like that?” –Watchmen
January 17: “We need to find a legit Chinese place.” -Girl at bus stop
January 18: “You have to hold indie [developers] to the same ethical standards [with which you old large developers].” -TotalBiscuit (link) .
January 19: “It’s better to be in circles than in rows.” -Pastor David Staples
January 20: (while holding a giant penny) “It’s fake…” -Michelle Cheng
January 21: “Visible actions are important, but unseen actions are even more important.” (or something like that) -Curtis Lo
January 22: “I’d rather be a slave to the dollar and have a little bit of reassurance than have to hunt and survive.” -Mike Skerlong
January 23: “After my first marriage ended, I didn’t give up love. I gave up the notion that marriage is the inevitable destination of life.” -Ann Patchett
January 24: “He will never leave us.” -“God is Able”
January 25: “If you don’t hold on to the Word during the calm, you won’t hold on to the Word during the storm.” -James Hayes
January 26: “ocwing? Oh yeah, it stands for, ‘Obedient Christian Worshiping in the Name of God.’ I made it up in high school.” -Dan Lee
January 27: “I have finally figured out the sweet nectar of the gods, Ambrosia.” -Bryan Womack
January 28: “How many of you have been to Seaside, Oregon? Yeah. There’s a big statue of [Jimmie Lunceford] there because that’s where he died.” -Professor Steve Korn
January 29: “Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.” -Proverbs 28:26, ESV
January 30: “Preach the Gospel, die, and be forgotten.” -Count Zinzendorf
January 31: “He uses my filth to fertilize growth.” -Pastor Jay Morgan


February 1:” lol so frustrated, [I] woke up at 7 and see my team play. they played like shit” -Dat Nguyen
February 2: “Touchdown Seahawks!”
February 3: “I should probably start watching my language.” -Professor Mike Stark
February 4: “There are very few things as miserable as nausea and unpredictable bowel movement while confined to an aging plastic modular restroom inside a pressurized cabin, 33,000 feet up in the air.” -Erich Lee
February 5: “Precious as it is to proclaim Christ died for the world, even sweeter it is to whisper, ‘Christ died for me.'” -Max Lucado
February 6: “Haaaaaaaaaaaaa… if only Yoseph didn’t suck at cooking” -Sarah Im
February 7: “If you see someone with a red smile, let me know!” -Elsha Eggink
February 8: “That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.” -Walt Disney
February 9: “Oops, got your medic.” -Giggles the Tapeworm
February 10: “Southern trees bear strange fruit.” -Billie Holiday (link)
February 11: “[The disciples] may have disliked feet as much as Max [Lucado] does.” -Amanda Haley, Grace
February 12: “A programmer’s wife sends him to the store. She gives him the instructions, “buy a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, buy a dozen.” He returns with a dozen loaves of bread and tells his wife, “they had eggs.”
February 13: “We’re going to fight about stupid stuff anyway.” -Bro
February 14: “Keaton always said, ‘I don’t believe in God, but I’m afraid of Him.’ Well, I believe in God, and the only thing I’m afraid of is Keyser Söze.” -Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects
February 15: “I’ve always been a believer that professionalism and worth speaks through your actions not your words. So I’m going to take away my words for a while so there’s nothing else to drown out my actions.” -TotalBiscuit (link)
February 16: “You look like a hippie.” -Jessica Lee
February 17: “I went to church for a long time and it just felt fake. I went for two or three years when I just realized that being a skeptical Christian just wasn’t worth it. In the end, what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong; there’s nothing we can change about that.” -Isaac Elliot
February 18: “Play a lot, and enjoy it while you can.” -my entire life group
February 19: “Premature optimization is the root of all evil.” -Donald Knuth
February 20: “Kim Yuna should have won that.” -everybody
February 21: “I named my bed, ‘The Word,’ so I could say that every night I spend seven hours in the word.” -Pastor Rick Warren
February 22: “Sometimes the act of slowing things down can reveal the correct path.” -Narrator, Quantum Conundrum.
February 23: “Remember.. the start of any marriage or any romantic- or even friendship requires a feeling of being comfortable as yourself. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.” -Elise Cho
February 24: “You talked about all that in ten minutes? It’s not speed dating…” -Michelle Cheng
February 25: “People say Miles [Davis] never looked back. That simply isn’t true. He always looked back, but he kept moving forward.” -Ian Carr, Davis’s biographer
February 26: “There’s some birdwalking about birdwalking. Self-referential birdwalking.” -Professor Michael Stark
February 27: “Be patient. Wait. Hope. Relax.” -Erich Lee
February 28: “Relationships are always a struggle.” -Jennifer Kim


March 1: “Reddit beats every meme into the ground.” -Salamancer
March 2: “Dying for your country is easy. It’s the killing part that’s hard.”
March 3: “Parsing input is a bitch. There’s no polite way to say it.” -Professor Michael Stark
March 4: “I thought Jessica Simpson had the blue hair? Oh wait, that’s Marge Simpson.” -Papa Skerlong
March 5: “Big Brother is watching.. but we’re staring right back.” -Super Bunnyhop (link)
March 6: “We got a call from a lady who was convinced that we were spying on her and was upset that her wireless wasn’t working very well even though she’d wrapped her router in aluminum foil.” -Travis from Comcast
March 7: “Sorry for the inconvenience.” -Tina Wong
March 8: “Sometimes you just don’t have that much to say.” -Yoseph Kim
March 9: “All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” -“Breathe”, Pink Floyd
March 10: “Bad data is my middle name.” -Me
March 11: “If you live with the ‘if-then’ mentality [in terms of time management], then you will never get to the ‘then.'”
March 12: “Super Smash Bros. Melee returns for EVO 2014” -Nintendo
March 13: “During the neoclassical era, artistry suddenly becomes competency.” -Professor Steve Korn
March 14: “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.” -Isaac Asimov
March 15: “Cats can’t eat french fries well.” -Keith McAfee
March 16: “Doctors take an oath, and it’s ‘first do no harm.’ If doing nothing is doing harm, then you have to do something.”
March 17: “Wtf??? The moon is like.. outside. I’m inside.” -Soojin Lee
March 18: “Tell him to chop his tongue off.” -Dat Nguyen
March 19: “The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.” -G-Man
March 20: “Hate is a strong word but I really don’t like you” -some song, too lazy to look it up
March 21: “Can I see your tattoo?” -Tris, Divergent.
March 22: “Japanese ramen, melting calculators… what more do you want?” -Michelle Cheng
March 23: “Sex isn’t just an activity; it’s a pathway. It always leads to somewhere.” -Pastor David Staples
March 24: “F**k my butthole.” -Brad Stafford
March 25: “Life itself is only a vision. A dream. Nothing exists in empty space. And you… and you are but a thought.” -Mark Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger.
March 26: “Jason’s gonna date a Russian girl.” -Curtis Wang
March 27: “Did you not hear what I said? It’s not over until I say it’s–” *hacking coughs* -Heisenberg
March 28: “It’s ever okay for someone to make fun of you for something you didn’t choose.”  -Wil Wheaton (link).
March 29: “Get wrecked.” –Mario Party.
March 30: “In memory of Forest Jackson.”
March 31: “[Gaming is] not about divisiveness or drama. It’s about fun.” -Jared Rosen


April 1: “I am not gonna flarp to that gif, dude. That is horrifying.” -Bradley Stafford
April 2: “I’d like a Sona waifu. Because she can’t scream.” -Rayen Acode
April 3: “The only problem with immortality is that it lasts forever.” -Herb Cain
April 4: “Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.” -Genesis 15:6, NIV
April 5: “This is a pretty good place to be with the trigger.” -James Lee
April 6: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” -Emperor of China, Mulan.
April 7: “Violins have the day off.” -David Rahbee
April 8: “I miss your Justin Bieber hair.” -Will Kim
April 9: “If you don’t come to my wedding, I will beat you up. Literally.” -Alison Chyan
April 10: “You’re being a butthead today.” -Man to his baby at Pasteur’s
April 11: “When you first look at a sheet of music, it’s more about physics than about geography.” -Dr. Robin McCabe
April 12: “Yeah… PC gaming is hard to compete with.” -Best Buy XBone neckbeard
April 13: “It is not the strength of your faith that saves you; it is the object of your faith that saves you.” -Tim Keller
April 14: “That’s my Japanese sensei. Isn’t he so cute?~” -Nasally-sounding girl
April 15: “You must be skeptical of your skepticism.” -Tim Keller
April 16: “I’d say the donut world is pretty limited.” -Izic Chon
April 17: “Jesus wept.” -John 11:35
April 18: “Amazon campus sucks.” -Juni Ahn
April 19: “I remember this one time I was walking Keith to class and I was trying to be cute on him, and he just turned and stared at me and just farted really loudly.” -Jesse Mauk
April 20: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” -C.S. Lewis
April 21: “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh–otherwise, they’ll kill you.” -Oscar Wilde
April 22: “Yeah, hi… I’ve got a reservation for study room 7 at 10:30.” “Yes, 10:30-12:30 for ‘PREPARE YOURSELF’?” “Yeah, that’d be the one. I’ve gotta … uh… prepare. …yeah.”
April 23: “You can only stare at yourself in the mirror and only speak so many words that you know–deep down inside–hold no truth. The words eventually run out.” -James Hayes
April 24: [In a thick Russian accent] “Kneepads are for pussies, my friend.” -Andriy Linnyk
April 25: “Have any of you guys been to that hub thing?” -Dr. David Rahbee
April 26: “Don’t play dumb with me, boy.” -Tae Chon
April 27: “You should only look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” -Louis C.K.
April 28: “You might have Crohn’s disease.” -Doctor
April 29: “There’s always a tradeoff to beauty somehow.” -Patient, A511-2
April 30: “There’s no easy way to do this.” -Dr. Yoon, as he snapped on his latex gloves


May 1: “I kept it a secret. Which is probably why it hurt so much.” -Yoseph Kim
May 2: “Y’know how people who watch lots of porn have to move on to more extreme kinds of porn? Meepo is like midget porn and worse.” -tab
May 3: “Where’s Yo-sem-ite National Park? I’ve never heard of it.” -Andreas Chew
May 4: “What’s the point of having friends if they don’t care about you?” -me
May 5: “Be careful O_o Don’t trip. Don’t fall. Don’t die.” -Michelle Cheng
May 6: “I don’t know why you’re laughing, Kalvin. You’re the only nurse here.” -Will Kim
May 7: “Maybe we can have some kind of special project for you…” -Dr. Fuentes
May 8: “All right folks, Kenmore P&R is going to be my last stop. If you want to continue to Bothell or Woodinville, you should take this stop and catch the one after me.” -372 Driver
May 9: “Faith grows in discomfort.” -Pastor Ki Pyon
May 10: “A painless lesson is one without any meaning. One who does not sacrifice anything cannot achieve anything.” -Full Metal Alchemist
May 11: “Do you guys have any plans for Mother’s Day?” “Oh yeah, when is that?” -Tae Chon
May 12: “Bruckner is boring.” -James Chang
May 13: “May 13: -100% luck. Your next five turns are subject to negative affect by uncontrollable forces.”
May 14: “… Kamiak Uber Kammerstreich.” “Wait, what about Counter-Strike?” -Rayen Acode
May 15: “The entire world runs on databases.” -Izic Chon; Apologetics.
May 16: “That vanilla smoothie thing isn’t very good, is it?” -Chris, nurse at Providence
May 17: “Have you been to 80z?” “You mean 8 oz?” -Jessica Mar
May 18: “Can you imagine a TF2 TCG?” -Eric Wang
May 19: “Why is it called a ‘rhapsody’ when it’s really theme and variations? It should be called ‘Variations on a Theme of Paganini.” -Dr. Rahbee
May 20: ” i dont have a cock and i’m not very happy about it” -Yoseph Kim on Hemingway
May 21: “It’s called ‘faking.’ It’s an art.” -Maria Larionoff, former Seattle Symphony concertmaster
May 22: “You’re a pretty good driver!” “Thanks, I knowwww~” -Jessica Mar
May 23: “Not believing in God is way more reasonable than believing in God and half-assing it. Even more so because God explicitly tells you not to. Like, if you really believe in Christianity, how is it NOT the thing you care most about?” -Yoseph Kim
May 24: “I wanna be rich. So my wife can be hot forever.” -me
May 25: “Classical music is about overcoming the obstacles in the way a bird flies over the fences without any care.” -Benjamin Zander
May 26: “please dont make that your quote of the day, i already have a dick quote” -Yoseph Kim
May 27: “He was definitely was sad” -bat
May 28: “Innovation without imitation is a waste of time.” -Mike Rowe
May 29: “Those are not abcesses…” -Dr. Yoon
May 30: “Tab, do we have like, booze? …I shouldn’t mix pain meds and booze, should I?…” -Rincewind
May 31: “Potato soup. Y’know, like when you make mashed potatoes and don’t mash them.” -Caleb Yang


June 1: “God is not opposed to anyone having nice things; He is opposed to our things having our hearts.” -Pastor David Staples
June 2: “Shut up you f**king f**k f**k”
June 3: “Lots of suffering isn’t self-imposed, but is rooted in the things we do.” -Erich Lee
June 4: “All right, step into my office. …which is the top of this garbage can.” -Nash
June 5: “#prayforSPU”
June 6: “Go for 40-70% knowledge, then go with your gut.” -Gen. Colin Powell
June 7: “YOU ARE A NEW MAN, JASON FU” -Jessica Mar
June 8: “你今年二十幾歲了?” *burp* “二十二?” -大姨;
June 9: “This is basic math. I’m not going to help you with this.” -Dr. Fuentes
June 10: “Wrath really means ‘settled opposition and hatred of that which is destroying what we love.'” -Dr. Timothy Keller
June 11: “You can’t follow Tim Keller with butt stuff.” -me
June 12: “You’re going to feel my finger. It’s gonna feel cold and weird.” -Dr. Palmer
June 13: “Rangers lost.” -Marc Chu
June 14: “A good creator would never deign to limit one who is worthy.” -James Hayes
June 15: “Would you like some popcorn?” “No thanks, but I would like a mustache.”
June 16: “Mercy is the gatorade of emotion.” -ne/b/tune
June 17: “All in.” -Will, Curtis, Chris, Bok, Kalvin, Sungmin, Jon and me
June 18: “In the consulting world, perception is reality.” -Izic Chon
June 19: “I saw that there were sliced apples on the counter, so I took a bite….only to find out that it wasn’t an apple. This Slice was a pear, I don’t like pears. I have never felt so betrayed” -Alan Hellie
June 20: “It’s beer o’clock” -half the guys at work
June 21: “But first… let me self a takie.” -Jennifer Kim
June 22: “Thank you for taking our 90 Day Tithing Challenge!” -ANCC Finance
June 23: “Orders ain’t worth following if it means leaving people to die, Lugo.” –Spec Ops: The Line.
June 24: “this aint your town. im lao da. i own this town.” -Michelle Cheng
June 25: “Did you… shoot it all out?” -James Lee
June 26: “How about something a little less boring?” -Eunice Pyon
June 27: “You used to be so top-heavy…. I feel like you could have worn a training bra.” -Jennifer Kim
June 28: “B05S.” -Cameron Ernotte
June 29: “We should make the homeless people juggle nuggets. They’ll be nugget jugglers.” -Rincewind
June 30: “SCREW YOU, RAYEN” -Sol Youn


July 1: “…aaaaaaand that’s all it does.” -Brett Rojas
July 2: “Josh Han is a ding dong. Okay?” -Jessica Mar
July 3: “y’know if you keep sighing like that, he’s gonna make you stay longer.” -Tae Chon
July 4: “Fireworks are kind of strange. You light them on fire and then they kinda just … disappear.” “Sounds like life.” -Elise Cho
July 5: “meh has left the game.” –Trine 2.
July 6: “A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm.” -Proverbs 27:15
July 7: “Yeah, I entered an art contest. It was for a duck stamp. I actually pulled an all-nighter for that. To paint a duck.” -Andrea Liu
July 8: “Germany beats Brazil 7-1!”
July 9: “I am an invisible man.” -Ralph Ellison
July 10: “This is a gluten-free vegan banana muffin. It’s all they had left. As you can see, it’s all crumbling.” “Kind of like your life right now?” -Brett Rojas, me
July 11: “All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. The man strongly possessed of an idea is the master of all who are uncertain and wavering. Clear, deep, living convictions rule the world.” -James Freeman Clarke
July 12: “Conquer with courage rather than strength.” -Iorveth, The Witcher.
July 13: “McDonald’s is the alcohol of fast food. You know you shouldn’t eat it and that it’s incredibly dangerous to your health, but it’s like a guilty pleasure.” -Cameron Ernotte
July 14: “I hate Kirby dittos. Makes me want to commit sudoku.” -kid at Gameclucks
July 15: “You’re only borrowing your body. You’re borrowing everything. If your body is worth anything after you’re done with it, you should pass it on.” -Louis C.K.
July 16: “Well… fare’s fare[fair], right?” -bus driver
July 17: “..your neighbor as yourself and do unto others as you would like them to to unto you. The problem with this city is that people are too distracted by their money and their technology to actually listen to what I’m saying. You people are …” -shouting man on the street
July 18: “Yeah, we wouldn’t want your groin to look like a watering can.” -Dr. Palmer, GI
July 19: “How well do you know your Father? Your Father wouldn’t want you to be in a master-slave relationship with Him.” -Haeri Jung
July 20: “True biblical friendship requires us to step away from the screens and keyboards and to actually help people out by getting our hands dirty/” -Pastor John Staples
July 21: “Thanks for always cheering me on!” -Elise Cho
July 22: “没有钱的时候, 一块钱也是大钱。” -Mom
July 23: “So you’re one of THOSE people. Ice cream in the summer and winter.” -Andrea Liu
July 24: “That’s a very big island!” “Yeah, honey. That’s called Africa.” -Boy and his mom; Seattle Library. “SURPRISE!” – !Bok
July 25: “The righteous do suffer with the wicked.” -Pastor Ki Pyon
July 26: “Falcon Punch? Dude, this is the greatest shirt.” -Keith McAfee
July 27: “In the first year, you’re sitting there drilling rotten teeth, thinking, ‘is this all there is to life?'” -Jason Koh; “It was one of the proudest moments of my life.” -Jennifer Dai
July 28: “Tradition is preserving the fire, not worshiping the ashes.” -Gustav Mahler
July 29: “The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.” -Pozzo, Waiting for Godot.
July 30: “All right. Now we’re cooking with gas.” -Eli Embley
July 31: “What the hell 266? Oh wait, I don’t think that’s a custom license plate…” -Curtis Wang


August 1: “I know a lot about music and video games. What do you know about?” “I know a little bit of SQL….” -Me; Salman Khan
August 2: “What’s your WPM?” “What’s WPM?” “Wieners per man.” -Everet Wang, Eric Chiu, me
August 3: “When I see something in you that bothers me, I need to look in the mirror and quit looking at you” -Pastor David Staples
August 4: “Your mom is really proud of you guys.” -Curtis Wang
August 5: “It’s pride.” -LG
August 6: “You need to try harder to impress people around the office.” -Izic Chon
August 7: “You work forty hours a week? How many hours is that a day?” -Sojung Ahn
August 8: “Analysis is paraysis.” -lady at Pike Place Market
August 9: “Arm wrestling is such an ego battle.” -Joe Park
August 10: “The Bible isn’t there to prove God’s existence; it’s just there to show what God did.” -James Hayes
August 11: “Huh, my login isn’t working. Maybe I’ve been fired.” -Michael Saucier, Transapara, CEO; “Robin Williams.”
August 12: “The dark can’t make the light dark. It’s the light’s job to make the dark light.” -Jon Moon
August 13: “We’re surrounded by knowledge but we’re aching for wisdom.” -Tony Robbins
August 14: “I’m doing it. Hold on to your boobs! You too, Jason.” -Shannon McKinley
August 15: “Surprise!” -Emmanuel (KEPC) for Eunhee
August 16: “Ice caves are pretty cool” -Me
August 17: “You can’t rescue someone by not doing anything.” -Pastor David Staples
August 18: “Confidence does not equal competence.” -Cameron Ernotte
August 19: “That’s some intense stamina.” -Curtis Wang
August 20: “Worship is the best when God is the most glorified.” -Brian Paek
August 21: “The best things in life are worth going all in for.” -Pastor Stephen Brown
August 22: “You aren’t defined by what you did in the past, but by what God has done for you.” -Eui Jung Song
August 23: “You freak.” -Yoseph Kim
August 24: “If there s a victory to be won from being judged, it is through forgiveness.” -Pastor David Staples
August 25: “Best… you’ve got to be the best. You’ve got to change to world and use this chance to be heard. Your time is now.” -“Butterflies and Hurricanes”, Muse
August 26: “Don’t believe the hype.” -Public Enemy (TotalBiscuit)
August 27: “We will never be in a perfect world, but it is neither naive nor romantic to try to make it a better place.” -Chipotle
August 28: “When you’re applying for a job, don’t apply for the position; apply for the person.” -Sal Khan
August 29: “I’m not a very good cat.” -Catherine Chung
August 30: “I feel so fat.” -Brian Fu
August 31: “…some textbook Duelist play right there…” -announcer at Battle Cry booth (PAX)


September 1: “I’m as blind as a…who?” -Katrina Reynolds
September 2: “I don’t think we’ll be needing more than one of those…” -Me; RingFS
September 3: “He’s pouting again.” -tab
September 4: “A man is defined not by his earthly possessions but what he is willing to die for.”
September 5: “Maybe the leg just isn’t for you, then.” -Teaching nurse
September 6: “I could never be a mother. …obviously.” -Jon Neufeld
September 7: “Following Jesus will cost you something, but refusing to follow Jesus will cost you everything.” -Pastor David Staples
September 8: “Awww, you thought you had me.” -Gimpyfish62
September 9: “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
September 10: “Today when I woke up, I said to myself: I’m going to play video games all day and sit in my own filth. And that is exactly what I did.” -Me
September 11: “Beethoven was an alien. There’s no other explanation.” -Erich Lee
September 12: “Let us not live like Lot; let us not be afraid to speak up.” -Pastor Ki Pyon
September 13: “家人是什么?” -mom
September 14: “Screw the French. Freakin’ onion-eating wine-sniffers.” -Rincewind
September 15: “Never stop, never stop fighting til the fight is done.” -Malone; The Untouchables
September 16: “It’s fun seeing you in a dilemma.” -Michelle Cheng
September 17: “I wanted so much for today to be a productive day.” -me
September 18: “You’re overthinking this.” -Elise Cho
September 19: “I was like, ‘why is he looking at me like that?'” -Cynthia Chiu
September 20: “Is that supposed to look cool? Because it just looks like a midget car.” -Alison Chyan
September 21: “Was I before you or were you before me?” -discussion between two women at church
September 22: “Feign confidence and have a game plan.” -Yoseph Kim & Sarah Im
September 23: “Whoaooa you’re so good” -Cameron Ernotte
September 24: “Pictures speak more words than words do.” -Professor Kalpana Viswanathan
September 25: “The purpose of the eye is to enable an organism to reproduce.” -Professor Michael Stiber
September 26: “Did you just hear something yell?” “That was mom.” -Natalie Skerlong; Michael Skerlong
September 27: “這個世界上什麼都抓的到。只有一個時間抓不到。” -mom (rough translation: you can attain everything in the world…except time)
September 28: “I’m surprised he didn’t do ‘Filled with Your Glory.’ That’s like, their hit song.” “What song? ‘Fiddler on the Roof?'” -Chris Kwak; James Hayes
September 29: “Sorry, I had to wash my hands. I had Indian food for lunch.” -Janet McDaniel, UWB Staff
September 30: “This is why people who are stoned out of their minds can still tune guitars.” -Professor Michael Stiber, after a demonstration of sound waves “beating”


October 1: “What’s your name, little girl? … no way, that was my name when I was a little girl, too!” -juggler dude at Westlake Center
October 2: “His …. shape….. is common.” -Jun Du
October 3: “Imagine you’re in a relationship with a girl and you have to decide whether to get engaged. Would you stop and think to yourself, ‘there’s probably something better out there,’ and cut it off?” -Eddy Yang’s pastor
October 4: “It’s easiest to cheat those things that are in secret, but it’s those things that will define your faith.” -Pastor David Staples
October 5: “This has been the craziest tournament ever.” -Toph and Scar (highlight)
October 6: “After you graduate from school, the world is your enchilada.” -Professor Stephen Dame
October 7: “I think if you’re a true follower of Jesus and you’re living in the moment, you would find more pleasure in what you’re doing for God than in what you’re doing for yourself.” -Sungmin Kim
October 8: “There’s a pine cone next to that dog poop. Maybe somebody put it there for pine freshness.” -Andreas Chew
October 9: “I hope not all of you had trouble with program 1.” -Professor Munehiro Fukuda
October 10: “We almost lost the game. But then the game was ogre.” -John Kim
October 11: “Give it my best, let God do the rest.” -Elise Cho
October 12: “I know this may sound good and bad, but sometimes life just takes a little bit of naiveté, especially when you’re older. When you’re thinking a lot all the time, it’s good to know when to take a healthy risk–and you can’t do that unless you’re a little naive every once in a while.” -John Lee
October 13: “It’s easy to waste your life doing that which you think you should do, instead of doing what you know you should do.” -James Hayes
October 14: “Life is full of things that you have to manage.” -Kalvin Kim
October 15: “Vanity trumps sanity.” -Frank Bruni (link)
October 16: “I like the soda, even though I don’t like the CEO.” -Olivia Ta
October 17: “I has no heart.” -Michelle Cheng
October 18: “I did! …my hands are slippery.” -Danny Yang
October 19: “You think about leaving, but if you did, where would you go? You’re walking into the abyss.” -Pastor David Staples
October 20: “I remember crying when I sat down in the backseat of the car and the seat was set too upright.” -Jessica Mar
October 21: “It’s possible to be too smart for your own good.” -Sungmin Kim
October 22: “At Ubisoft for a long time we wanted to push 60 fps. I don’t think it was a good idea because you don’t gain that much from 60 fps and it doesn’t look like the real thing. It’s a bit like The Hobbit movie, it looked really weird.” -Nicolas Guerin, level designer for Assassin’s Creed
October 23: “stop trolling dumb n***a. u rittle schmuk. no offense” -Jun Du
October 24: “Ohh, so you hold on to the string when it’s windy so your hat won’t fly off.” “No, you tie it up! You’re such an idiotttt!” -Cameron, Ariana Ernotte
October 25: “Feminism is like Kung Fu.” -Justin Lee
October 26: “Are you seeking God, or are you seeking good?” -Pastor Mark Kim
October 27: “No, dude, program 2 is due at 3:30 before class.” -Michael Hsieh at 3:05pm
October 28: “My idea of heaven: Jack-in-the-Box and a brand-new MIDI controller.” -Alvaro Licea
October 29: “Vitamins C and B12 are water-soluble, which means that if you take more than your body needs, you’ll just make expensive urine.” -Dr. Robert Palmer
October 30: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” –Winnie the Pooh
October 31: “I led the horse to the water, then the horse just…decided to do pushups, eat some Doritos, get really dehydrated and then leave.” -Mike Skerlong


November 1: “If you have the humility to prepare, then you have the confidence to execute.” -Dan Lee’s friend, Bou
November 2: “See, that’s what they looks like when they’re not covered in vomit.” -Rincewind
November 3: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” -Bill Nye the Science Guy
November 4: “Just because something bad happens to you doesn’t mean it’s a curse, and just because something good happens to you doesn’t mean it’s a blessing.” -Erich Lee
November 5: “What’s more important than two happy people?” -Michelle Cheng
November 6: “Do something with your life while you’re young. Do not settle down in your 20s. Do not forget your friends, your family. Yourself.” -John Jerryson (link)
November 7: “Lady Gaga? What’s that? Ech, I only listen to Prokofiev.” “What is that, a type of meat?” -Me; Dan Yun
November 8: “You still do that every day?” -Cameron Ernotte, speaking of this.
November 9: “When I’m up on stage speaking, I feel like I’m being stabbed by a thousand tiny knives. I dislike it so much.” -John Lee
November 10: “We are team Thundercats.” -Eric Wang
November 11: “It’s easy to say we could be ‘salty’ to the non-Christians around us, but it’s difficult and more important to first think about people at our own church.” -LG
November 12: “Just don’t fail out of college.” -Bro
November 13: “That certainly sounds like an…interesting….project.” -Dr. Michael Stiber
November 14: “I am one corn.” -Michael Skerlong, pretending to a unicorn
November 15: “I’m quick, rich and angry. Like a Republican.” -BJ Smith, GTA: Vice City
November 16: “It was a good meal to not taste.” -Gina Kim
November 17: “We’re a generation of idiots. Smart phones and dumb people.” -Gary Turk (link)
November 18: “You two, please leave the class. You are very annoying.” -Professor Munehiro Fukuda
November 19: “I’ve been getting to school earlier and the parking is a little better, I think….I don’t know how much difference five minutes makes…” -Andreas Chew
November 20: “That’s a…cute… little algorithm. Hahaha. But it’s wrong.” -Professor Munehiro Fukuda
November 21: “Scores [in reviews] take away all context. They are meaningless, arbitrary nonsense. They don’t need to be there and they encourage a lazy attitude which is, frankly, obsessive when it comes to dealing with arbitrary numbers and causes untold numbers of completely unnecessary and pointless arguments.” -Totalbiscuit
November 22: “One day, humanity will serve the phone overlords.” -Yoseph Kim
November 23: “Our job [as Christians] is not to convert people. We are not good enough to convert people. Our job is instead to invest.” -Pastor David Staples
November 24: “My thought in the 70s was that the internet was a really good scalable design, and we should make a virtual internet of virtual machines that could be cached by the hardware machines. It’s really too bad this didn’t happen.” -Alan Kay
November 25: “Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is actually RIP. It’s not used anymore.” -Professor Munehiro Fukuda
November 26: “The last few years, I’ve been pretty excited about going Black Friday shopping and stuff but this year I’m not really that excited… probably because I have to work an eleven hour shift.” -Jessica Mar
November 27: “ALL RIGHT I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS S**T” -SucroseSlayer
November 28: “生日快樂!” “???” -Me; Dad
November 29: “War… war never changes.” –Fallout: New Vegas
November 30: “It tastes like spaghetti.” -Pastor Mark


December 1: “I just finished an essay for my grad school program and submitted it literally a minute before the hard deadline. You know that scene in movies where there’s a slowly-descending blast door and the character slides under it at the last second? That’s me right now. Fuck. Yeah.” -Yoseph Kim
December 2: “Don’t let your search of comforts and the comfortable prevent you from finding your purpose and mission in life.” -Julian Barnes, via Erich Lee
December 3: “Recognize your mistakes and don’t repeat them. Learning is more important than winning.” -Cameron Ernotte
December 4: “I got an offer from Boeing…. but the only available positions are in Missouri and in South Carolina…” -Dat Nguyen
December 5: “Thank you for being so wonderfully patient.” -Piano Auditioner
December 6: “I’m studying.” -me to myself
December 7: “John wants us to remember that what bread is to your body: Jesus is to the soul.” -Pastor Joe Chambers
December 8: “What’s memory? I don’t know. I must not have any.” -Shane Barker, before final exam
December 9: “Surprise her.” -Kalvin Kim to Bok Oh
December 10: “Strength waning…” -Michael Hsieh
December 11: “After discussing with my grader, I decided to even extend the deadline to 8am tomorrow. No penalty for this delayed (re-)submission.” -Prof. Munehiro Fukuda
December 12: “Finish school before finding a job.” -Erich Ray
December 13: “This place is okay… but I eat here pretty often because I really like their business management style. Like they treat their employees really well and stuff.” -Jenia Xayamountry, speaking of Mod Pizza
December 14: “We stay busy so the truth of our lives won’t catch up to us.” -Berné Brown
December 15: “A murderer who does good deeds is still a murderer. And he’ll get what’s coming to him.” -Boone, Fallout: New Vegas
December 16: “Is that where the butthole is supposed to be?” -Andreas Chew
December 17: “Aww, look at him being all polite.” -Eric Wang
December 18: (Imagine a quiet auditorium of about 3,000 who paid over $100 each to be there. Then imagine you’re in the room for two hours with children whispering loudly all around you and several toddlers breaking out in full cry.) -My experience of The Nutcracker today
December 19: “Do you want to try some?” “Yes. I do! Please. But isn’t it gross?” “No, you aren’t the floor.” -Me; Natalie Skerlong
December 20: “Hold on a second, I’m gonna get this coin. Oh, I feel like a Jew.” -Curtis Wang
December 21: “It’s easy for us Christians to forget to be in the presence of God because we substitute it with serving God.” -Pastor David Staples
December 22: “You’re asking what these are? Oh, they’re Mexican cookies. From H-Mart.” -Angel from Gameclucks
December 23: “I don’t want my mommy to be offended…” -Michelle Cheng
December 24: “If you’re going to jump out of a plane, jump out of a plane. Don’t not jump out of a plane. Know what I mean?” -Eric Wang
December 25: “So do we pay afterward, or…?” -Tai Wang
December 26: “My mom is the principal of the Chinese school? What???” -Michael Wang
December 27: “AT&T is opening a new store in Bellevue. They’re like a nomopoly.” -Jun Du
December 28: “Bruce Irvin looks like Rafiki from The Lion King. ….oops, was that racist?” -Girl at football game gathering
December 29: “Surrey is cooler than Mukilteo.” -US Border Guard
December 30: “What’s that guy doing standing by that car?” “I don’t know, standing by that car?” -Me; Katrina Reynolds
December 31: “Rich people don’t cry.” -Jingjing Dong

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