those links ("home", "about", etc.) don't work,
so don't click on them.
to let you know: -StEveE- is currently being reconstructed (Steve
decided to work on it again). So, only this page will be updated,
for now. Everything else will be put together, then the release
of the entire site. Got it? Thanks. =)
January 04, 2001
morning! =) So, I'm at school right now, stuck in Physics class. Obviously, as you
can see, Mr. Keller was not here, so we have a free. Right now, this is my third
consecutive free for the day. Nice. First Aid--OC wasn't here, so we did nothing, but
I did English, so it's all good. Period three's my usual free. We had fun with my
water bottle, while Craig and Dave Wrigley put in yellow hilighter fluid. LOL. "Hey!
it's a new flavor Gatorade! Hyper lemon!! hahaha." But, I almost got in trouble, because
SOMEONE *ahemYEahem* thought it was a real drink and almost drank it. He was lucky that
it was non-toxic. Finished my notes for English in the first 10 minutes of class [this class]
haha. Next period. Lunch. Yay. I heard we have distance today for practice. All good. Craig
said that he's probably doing 4 quarters, since he didn't do the workout yesterday. Ok, let's
see what's happening around the room. wrigs is reading physics, Ryan's playing solitaire, Viv's
walking around with her english homework, Charles is next to her, Masato's walking around, Q's
playing Minesweeper, Kedar, Roger, Ye, and Amy are talking about WinXP and whatever. Judy's bored,
Sandy's doing work, and I'm here haha. Fun. Our sub's doing stuff on his laptop, so yeah. Ok, now I
have nothing to talk about now. So I'll go now, before I get in trouble. Ok, byeeeee! Chen out.
by Steven G. Chen at 10:42AM
January 03, 2001
I'm back from the XC Banquet. It was great--going back to the old
running days in the park. Oh man, I want to live in those memories
forever, if I could. XC RULES! And it does.
It was great to see all the past xc runners again. Grabs, Andril,
Superstar, Viva, Jennitta, PJ, Jackel, etc. They seem to be doing
well in post-secondary school (aka college), so it's all good. hehe.
So, onto the banquet. The freshman skits were horrible, as usual.
Haha. I love that Lip costume that Albert made. Damn, I actually
thought that it was Lip! Fooled me. haha. They used my shades for
that!! LOL. I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY TALKED ABOUT THAT PAUL-LEO INCIDENT
DURING THE KEYPORT DUAL MEET. Oh man. Oops. That was funny, but
I felt bad. I would feel embarrassed if I were him. It's ok, Leo.
Hey, I got embarrassed at the one two years ago when I got the pic
of Viva. That was not nice. But LOL.
Will and Testaments. Of course we did not get any of the girls'
things, well, I got a few, but that was it. And the guys'. HAHA.
Gotta love Leo's and Eddie's--SAT book and a pic of Joanne. LOL.
I can't believe they got me advil. Now everyone knows that I'm a
druggie. psh. Just kidding.
HAHHAHAH, that was funny. We filled up Coach's car with water bottles
that we saved since Spring Track last year. That was nice. I have
pics of that, I'll put up in a little bit.
It really was a great speech, Lip. I was touched, I'll say that.
Yeah, we did care a lot, but it was you and coach Loughran who cared
even more that made us care. A little confusing? I agree, but it's
true, if you get it. Hm, we got our cards back from group 2. That
was awesome, though I ran horribly on that meet. Now we can remember
this. Sigh. Memories. Last XC season, now over. Oh well. Life goes
Oh, congrats to those who earned awards. Craig-outstanding runner
(Boys), Ash-outstanding runner (Girls), Ed-Harrier (Boys), Paul-Brian...
(what's his name?), Q-most improved (Boys), Gracee-most improved
(Girls), Emily-Harrier (Girls)... i think that was it. =)
Awesome night. Great way to end the day. =) Next big thing, New
Year's Celebration at church on Saturday (gotta go for a run during
it), and State Relays on Sunday--4x8 and 4x4!
good night and sweet dreams to everyone.
by Steven G. Chen at 11:00PM
such a great day (of course it was sarcastic). School, as usual,
was boring. Nothing great happened. Craig felt sick, so he went
home and didn't go to practice. First aid was fun, like always,
when Charles and I went first to do the skill test--child CPR. Yes,
we got to play with a m-a-n-n-e-q-u-i-n (spelled it right, right
gracee?). haha. English was interesting when the heater would make
rather disturbing noises--noises like someone passing wind, if you
konw what I mean. yuck. lol. Either way, I couldn't stay awake in
that class. My head started to nod as the period went on, TOO BORING.
AHH! Spanish, La Casa de Bernarda Test on 2nd and 3rd acts.
OUCH, I failed that. At least my day went better as I went to 9th
period--Discrete Math. Mr Lewis went home sick, so we didn't do
anything in class. So, I left. =) Great way to end the day, with
more to come! Practice was fun. Wore my running shades--along with
Jon Kwong and Craig Percopo, who took my other pairs hehe. Kwong
looked hot in the gold frames and yellow lenses while Percopo wore
the silver frames with black lenses. HAHA. Crazy. Very nice workout.
1200, 800, 800, 800, 400, 400. 3:58, 2:31, 2:35, 2:32, 68, 73. Ouch.
I mean this light-heartedly, but I HATE MERCES, EDDIE and Q!! You
guys love to jinx me, don't ya?! After two laps of warmdown, BOOM
- leg spazzed, or was about to, but I felt it. You guys... haha.
I'm ok now, we'll see at the banquet. So now I'm home, about to
take a shower, getting ready for the banquet. YES! FINALLY!!
by Steven G. Chen at 5:48PM
Happy New Year to all! 2002! A little over half a year until I'm
out of prison--school. It could be seen as a good thing, yet a bad
thing, too. Good? Because I can get an ACTUAL life, when I get into
college. Bad? I'll miss all my friends since it may be a while after
til I see them again, that is, after I move into my dorm and all.
But, hey, it's not time yet, so I'll just hold that thought. =)
What a year it has been so far! Man. So much has happened, I don't
even know where to start. I guess I'll start with my "addiction"--cross
THAT was a CRAZY season we had. First thing's first. We already
had our top 7 set during the summer: Craig, Paul, Leo, Eddie, Quraish,
Dave and me. So we trained off each other. We also had another addition,
who became a huge part of our success--"Volunteer" Assistant
Coach Todd Lippin, an ex-CBA coach and CBA alumni. This guy basically
incorporated all the "CBA secrets" into our training.
Tough at first, but we got the hang of it. Soon enough, we got to
see the results of this new way of training. We scored BIG at invitationals.
To list a few of them:
at Stewart Memorial (17:23 avg) << Best avg at that meet for
1st at Shore Coaches Invitational (17:24 avg) << Best
avg at that meet for HHS
3rd at Monmouth County Championship (17:17 avg) << School
1st at Eastern States Championship
1st at Central Jersey II Sectionals (17:14 avg) <<
4th at Shore Conference (16:30 avg) << Best avg at that meet
at OCC for HHS
1st at States GROUP TWO (17:11 avg) << School Record
9th at MOC (17:09 avg) << School Record
a number of accomplishments, don't you think? Yeah. The most amazing
one was at States, when we won group two. We went in as second pick,
because Haddonfield was in our group, and they were ranked NATIONALLY
#4. But, due to some unfortunate events (their #2 man, Skip Stiles,
dropped out of the race), we won. Crazy eh? Definitely, but it was
NICE. Hence, "Holmdel Stuns Nation's No. 4, Haddonfield."
wasn't too pleased with my PB, but oh well. My season was cut short
after Counties because I really did some damage to my right hip
during that race. So the rest of that season was to train through.
Sigh. Oh well. I'm healed now, for the most part, so now it's time
else happened during the season? hm. Oh yes, the pre-meet dinners
at the Segal's. Those were great. Really. The food was delicious!
I kept going up for more, yummmy. And as usual, grabs and q were
having their contests to see who could eat the most, lol. We watched
Hoosiers and Chariots of Fire, too. It was great.
Ah, yeah, we all got hair cuts the day before MOC, so that was cool.
All had their heads buzzed, except for me. I know guys, I'm a pansy,
oh well. Even lip got one, too. Haha. Coach? eh, he said that his
wife wouldn't let him. Aww. =)
yeah, NO school went undefeated this season. Haddonfield,
who ALMOST was undefeated, lost to us at Group 2, so there. lol.
And, speaking of undefeated seasons, congratulations to the girls
for being A-Central Champs and being undefeated in their dual meets.
Unfortunately, for us, we lost to Wall, so to say "Wall Stuns
Holmdel," and got much criticism. But who would've thought
that their beating us lasted for only a few days. The next week,
at Counties, we took third. And them? Twentieth. Now we see. That
meet was also the one that cut my season short, that is, for improvement.
I hurt my hip a few days before the meet, and stayed off from running.
Came back in time for the County meet, ran it, and busted it again
during the race, but hung on. OH MAN, that HURT. It wasn't fun,
since it took out the rest of my season, but I learned a lot from
that one race. I could've easily stopped running, like what coach
said that I should've done, but I didn't--I don't know why I didn't,
but that's what happened. Man, I wish I could go back and live those
We all got nicknames too! Hahaha. I am the... CHENMASTER. I don't
remember how I got it, but it's mine! lol. I love Q's--conductor.
haha. Of course no one got it when he wore his conductor's hat to
school on Halloween. LOL. oh well. There's "Q-train" (Q,
me, grabs), "Big Three" (Merce, Eddie, Leo), "Buddha
Belly" (Coach Loughran) << yuck. haha. It was disgusting
coach! You've blinded eddie too many times hahahaha. So yeah, it
was fun. Hanging around after practice to chat and have fun. It
was awesome--wished we could do it again.
that the season was over. I'd like to really thank coach Loughran
and Lippin for all their efforts. It truly was awesome to have such
talented and experienced coaches to lead us into doing amazing feats.
Hey, they weren't just coaches to us, but mentors. It was great
hanging around after practice, being the only few people in school,
to just talk about life and stuff. I guess, on a personal note,
it was Coach Loughran that brought me to a new level of training
that one summer practice. Yeah, I remember it still. I held on to
my part of the deal, until injury struck. And Lip, that one frontwoods-backwoods
workout showed me something that I never thought would happen. !!!
19 SECONDS only?!? Sheesh. Yeah, those were some of the few things
that I learned from these two amazing coaches. I don't think any
other coach could've done a more thorough job than these two...
It was a pleasure running under their guidance...
the many tasks of a senior. BLAH to them aLL. Yes, college applications.
But I'm almost done. 98% done. I'm so happy. My schools? hm. I applied
to UIUC, UMichigan, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Penn State, UMASS-Amherst,
Stevens Institute of Tech, Purdue, and UMaryland-College Park. Blah.
Blah. I hate being dumb. So far, accepted to Rutgers and Penn State.
Yes! 2 down, 7 to go!
Track. So far, it's cold. haha. Well, now it's getting cold. In
the beginning of December (last year), it was like 60 degrees out--WARM.
Haha, now it's below freezing. Oh well, it's winter. So far, ran
in the 4x8 and 4x4 at Counties. Er, did ok, but not so great. 2:14.99
for 800m and 0:59.1 for 400m. Got yelled at by lip for my poor anchor-leg
performance for the 800, sigh. I suck now, gotta work on that. Coach
said that I'm probably going to run the same this Sunday at State
Relays. Gotta do better. Practices have been alright. Manageable.
October 31, a few of us decided to dress us as the asian mafia.
hahahaha. I have a pic of that but need to get it scanned. It was
me, eddie, masato, vivian, and frances. haha, nice. we had the suits
and shades and all that. All black. lol. Coach saw me at school
and was like "ah, nice costume, CHENMASTER" hahah.
Vacation. Um, good? Was mostly at church for Winter SSC. Hm, different
theme, but it was cool. More emphasis on prayer. No test, so it
was good. =) Met some new people, some old friends, some who I haven't
seen in a while, it's all good. My auntie [Chantel] is so cool!
I mean it too. We had the best activity right?? and ice-breaker.
lol. go out and have a picnic at 5 IN THE MORNING. LOL. Fun. Oh
yes, the napkin passing notes thingy. that was cool. hehe. T, our
wake up system rocked, until the last day, sorry! vovoan, hii =Þ
guess who?? lol. (no i'm not actually laughing out loud) hehe. And
my jacket smells like a girl!!! =\
Hm, gracee, what/how am I supposed to eat this chocolate?? I was
planning to keep it til the summer, when I'm not running anymore,
but it'll rot or something. Hm. But thank you for that. And there's
a deeper thank you for you, but you already know it. Also, gracee,
don't get frustrated. "Patience, persistence and perspiration
make an unbeatable combination for success." --Napolean Hill.
Don't give up, just wait til your hip heals, and you'll be up and
ready to go. We all believe in you. I know that the record will
be yours. Just wait on it. Patience. Hey, at least you can run,
even if I had to accompany you, just to make sure you don't get
kidnapped and/or raped, and even if that was my second run for the
Min, the bear is so cute! hehe. Now you have to name it. Take your
time -- no rush =). Enjoy snowboarding?
AP Econ << Boring
First Aid << I have a dumb class
Free << "gracee, stop cutting"... craig doing bird's
homework... Wrigs and his clementines (yummy)
AP Physics << hm... interesting
Lunch << Charles is crazy... Jeremy is infatuated by Frances's
backpack... Food fights and squirting water all over...
AP English << NOOOO
AP Calculus BC << um...?
AP Spanish 5 << crazy... i hate spanish plays
Discrete << we don't do anything in this class...
this is getting long. And I'm missing a few things too. Oh well,
if i remember them, i'll put them down. XC banquet today, workout
today, spanish test today. CRAP. =( ok, well. I'm out. Talk to you
by Steven G. Chen at 1:06AM