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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Part Time

I covered for someone today at work. I like where I work I get to deal with people everyday and my co workers and bosses are friendly. The returners say the spring semester is going to be more hectic; they have no idea.

I got an internship at the University of Arizona Press! So next semester I'm going to have two part time jobs. I'm excited for this internship, this is what I want to do. I like reading and I like telling people what to do so why not get a career where I can tell people what to read? Genius right. I actually had my mind set in a career in publishing but it's hard for me to see myself behind a desk all day.

Reading now: If I Die In Juarez by Stella Pope Duarte

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cough Cough Halloween

I am pissed. I was sick for my first Halloween in college. No costume parties this year. Strangely, I had an inkling to go trick or treating. It wasn't weird that I went trick or treating last year was it?

Also, I don't know if you guys know but some guys wanted a holiday just for the guys, like a Valentines day for dudes, so they invented Steak and Blowjob Day, but if you asked me Halloween has always been a holiday for the guys. It's the one day girls are allowed to dress slutty (no offense, really) and not get evil eye for it. You know: nurse slut, devil slut, french maid slut, and the cool thing is every year a new kind of slut gets added; last year it was pirate slut and this year was vampire sluts. The one decent thing from Twilight.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jammin 80s

So I got a big list of top ten songs from each year of the 80s and I made it my goal to listen to all of them.

That was 2 weeks ago and I'm still on 86.

Interesting fact: theres only 2 Michael Jackson songs on the list (Billie Jean and Beat It), yet 6 Prince songs (Little Red Corvette, 1999, When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, Kiss, and Sing O' The Times), 5 Madonna songs (Holiday, Like A Virgin, Into The Groove, Papa Don't Preach, and Like A Prayer), and 3 U2 songs (Pride [in the name of love], With Or Without You, and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Too Late

Can't believe it's already midterms and next month I go in to schedule classes for next semester.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

While I Have Free Time

No homework, it's what I get for not procrastinating. Plus, most of my homework (from Spanish 102) is just busy work. Undergrads get no respect.

So far U of A has been fun. Football games are riots and basketball games are supposed to be even bigger. My English and creative writing club is something to look forward to. I don't think I've seen a bigger gathering of passionate misfits, weirdo, and 'interesting' people since Comic-Con. EDGE (I forget what it stands for) and VSA (Vietnamese Student Association), both Asian affiliated clubs are starting up; I didn't think I'd be able to stand a room full of Asians, especially after Idyllwild where the dorms were infested with them and Crawford's groups, but they're cool (no offense to anyone). Someone I got to know from VSA invited me to join an Asian frat. The weight room is keeping me busy in between classes but there's no wrestling at all here. I like wrestling and if I don't committ to doing something active I'll just stay in my dorm and blog all day. Good thing I have a job at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and ASUA (U of A's student government) or I'd have no money for hair gel and minutes for my cell phone.

Pees Owt.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Disney

No matter where I am or what I am doing, I will always have time to watch Disney movies.

My favorite Disney animated movies:

1. Toy Story
2. Peter Pan
3. Lion King
4. Aladdin
5. Cinderella
6. Wall-E
7. Up
8. A Bug's Life
9. Monster Inc.
10. The Little Mermaid

And apparently there was other movies that Disney was a part of but were not released by them, like Howl's Movie Castle and Who Framed Roger Rabbit which I liked a lot.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tonight and Tomorrow

As I sit here, late at night, typing away at my loaner netbook, and finishing conjugating verbs for Spanish 102 (that for some reason cosmically beyond me I am taking instead of 101), I see how I have wanted this for so long. This is really a dream come true, minus a few luxuries and an other half, but it was one I made real.

I think I have gotten more done in these few days away from home than I have ever done in 17 years with my parents.

The only class that I thoroughly enjoy is my English (109H; Advance First Year Composition) class. From what I have heard, it will be based around the actual writing process, the composition and researching, with a little interpretation. Our first assignment comes tomorrow morning when we are set to have class at U of A's Center of Creative Photography, a nationally recognized photography museum apparently, for analysis of still portraits. I might actually go to bed early but that would be near impossible because of my instinctual unwillingness to go to sleep early. I also enjoy my Comparative Religions class. If I were not bent on an English major, then I would be a science major; if i were not a science major, I would be a religious studies major.

It's somewhere around midnight, I'm sure, which means it's time for homework.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday May 28

It's been awhile...and its because my parents decided they don't like paying bills. I don't have internet or phone; I'm at my internship site writing this as I wrap up my last day here at the Media Arts Center.

On the brighter side, everything about high school in coming to a close, and in a few days, I will do my senior presentation and graduate and move out. Sound great to me!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday May 7

Post AP English exam time. It was way easier than I thought or at least trained for. I felt knowledgeable about all the multiple choice questions and it was just time that got to me. The essays were a little troublesome, especially the last one but I think I did exceptional, like a 4 or 5 good. I need it too, UA won't accept 3s. Its still funny to me how the MVAS kids blew it off.

NO!!! All my music is down. Most of the music on my computer had been downloaded from SpiralFrog and after the site went down, all their songs had an expiration date and I guess it was today. Great.

MTS is supposed to tell me if my essay was good enough for a free laptop.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday May 6

Tomorrow is the AP English test! I'm ready...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday May 4

I'm not trying to be bothersome but my essay for Compassion and Choices about euthanasia got turned down! I busted my ass on that essay and out of 400 people I wasn't even a finalist! I really needed the money too.

Completely opposite, CSU Summer Arts doubled my scholarship money to go to Fresno for the summer! I would still need to pay $300 but that's at least manageable. Unfortunately I have freshman orientation at the same time as the screenwriting classes, but I can still make it to the fiction writing class. I'm going to stay in touch with their coordinator on email to settle this out.

AP English exam in: 4 days

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday, May 1

I wasn't late today, woohoo.

Internship was the same thing but the time went by faster today for some reason.

Then in about an hour I went to a candlelight vigil for Lucya Lopez, she died in a car accident along with some of her friends. We walked from Colina to Crawford where we had a moment of silence and prayer at the front gate. Then we walked down Trojan Ave to Lucya's house where we had another moment of silence. From there we wrapped up the vigil by returning to Colina Park where Lucya's parents said a few words and everyone blew out their candles.

Tomorrow I have a study session at 8 am, it should be fun. Free food, that's cool.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday April 29

It was one of those confusing Wednesdays at school.

In AP English, we took practice tests from APEX (what it stands for, does, or mean I have no idea) online, Wilson went to their training on Monday and learned all this stuff and thought it would help. And it did. After I did my diagnostic testing, they organize the type of questions, from tone to rhetoric and some other stuff, and tell you how much of them you got wrong. For some reason, I got a really good score on rhetoric, but the others I will have to focus on.

At the Peer Helper's meeting, we're finally starting recruitment! I'm dying to see who will be the next Peer Helpers. I also talked to Yumi about Idllywild's summer arts camp and the writing courses there. I really want to go, it free, two weeks away from home to do what you love with everything paid for, who wouldn't take that?

I stayed for the volleyball game, we lost but there was free pizza! I also got to workout for the first time in a very long time. I felt stronger on some workouts than I did others, like I felt puny on the bench presses. I don't know, I think I'll try to workout more often in college.

The fun part of today was when Mashari and I went to SDSU for a poetry reading. We got there late because I wasn't paying attention to the clock. When we got there it was pretty full. All the seats were taken and there was a crude line of listeners going out to the front door. We stood and listened for awhile, questioned ourselves whether or not we were in the right place when there was mentionings of dirty words, then amazement that we were. We listened for a little longer then got bored and started walking around the library. SDSU's library is huge and has some much books; it makes me want to think about considering going to SDSU. We went to the magazine section and spent a good 30 minutes there. She was looking at art magazines and I found literary reviews and magazines. I was surprised by how many there were; at least two full rows front and back. After a short debaccle with the elevators (who knew things that only go up and down can be so confusing) we went home.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday April 27

Today was fairly eventful.

School was a little different because of the swine flu talks going around.

Mr. Shroeder: If anyone wants to take one for the team... they would close the school down for a week if someone got sick.

Internship was the same ol.' The Media Arts Center should be fun but all they have me do is sit in front of the computer.

I started looking for stuff to do with Mashari. There's a poetry reading at SDSU on Wednesday and there is free admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art for people under 25. I'm planning on taking her out more after the dam AP tests. I owe her a dinner.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Paradise

“The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”
-John Milton

The nightly fluttering of feathers yonder,
Mornings zealous hallows matters none,
Sifted by times changing, as with autumn leaves,
Seared from the tip to a barren and null plummet
Until the next, to a man standing by the truthful Cocytus,
As oblivious as the others or possible in damnation;
Upon arrival, a miserable death dealer snared:
“What purpose thou hath in infernal loneliness,
Such pure soul worthless of wicked sins or thoughts—
Thou’s nothing more than a simpleton
Why is thou not ascending with wings blindingly lit?”
The man then tightly urged the answer:
“I have pondered exactly yet have known all along;
Upon living my splendid life of great travels and quaint possessions
Yet devout faith was absent to my design; I nearly grew dreary of life
And life alone. Was my deepest desires
Far from the mark of all that is holy?
God teaches this deliberate curse after all,
That the grandeur within life
Is meant as a servitude to Him
But in the name of said merciful being, of the bearer of miracles,
The light from above in the midst of darkness and war,
Why must it be so and I, thus, blasphemous?”
The man lightly sobbed surrounded by despair,
Still on the riverside, watching his cold tears
Descend upon and dowsing the fiery river,
His heart hastened, set for his damnation.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Acceptance...finally

I finally got accepted to a school that I wanted to go to, Northern Arizona University.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Turndowns

I just found out I was not accepted into UC San Diego and Santa Barbara. So now I only have Irvine and Berkeley as potential UC attendances.

I'm still waiting for University of Arizona and Northern Arizona is making it real difficult for me; they keep sending me letters to fix this and that. Last week there was something wrong with my financial aid application now there's something wrong with my whole dam FAFSA. It doesn't really matter. As long as I can move away. My parents are still mad at me for wanting to move away, but not in a cute "he's our little boy" way, it's more of a "what the hell are you thinking!" thing.

They really don't think I can make it. They think I won't be able to balance schoolwork with a job which I will most likely need to have. They think I won't be able to take care of myself because "I can't even keep my room clean." I would be lying if I said I didn't care about their shit talking because that's the type of guy that I am, I can easily let things bounce off; but this is different, its almost a challenge to me. And I love challenges.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Latino Film Festival


The Latino Film Festival was so cool! The movies, the whole event, and I got to be apart of it.

Most of the movies were in a foreign language (I was the only Asian there) that I couldn't understand but a couple had subtitles. I saw one movie in another language for about 45 minutes. It was different seeing a movie in another language, I paid attention to more details, lighting, set design, and other stuff. And because I didn't know what they were saying, I paid more attention to what I was shown. I saw The Missing Lynx, an animated film but the best last night was definitely Sleep Dealers, and that's saying a lot because I saw Watchmen that night too. I stayed there till 11:30 to see that movie but it was awesome. It was like The Matrix but more believable because it was set in some far off future and was told from the view of Mexican immigrants. I liked it a lot.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Street Fighter

Today I saw Street Fighter: the Legend of Chun Li at my girlfriends house. It was interesting, the storyline was okay, fighting scenes were cool, but for a Street Fighters movie there was a lot of shooting and gun battles and they did not come close to doing justice to characters from the video game. There's somethings I can let go like some of the characters being different nationalities than their video game counterparts (I'm not that big of a nerd) but with a movie with only about five of the fighters (Bison, Vega, Chun Li, two others one I'm pretty sure but I can remember) you'd think they would at least go all out for them.

The storyline was easy to follow but painfully boring, it transitions weird from one part of the story to another like some of the flashbacks.

One thing that I found particulary cool was the hadoken they did. It looked visually amazing yet new and refreshing; it was more swirly than the one on the video game but it was just annoying how Chun Li does the hadoken, there's too much pre-hadoken hand movements and breathing and concentrating.

If there is a sequel I will not see it.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Reading is fun...mostly

Sometimes reading is fun but sometimes it isn't. Especially when they are over 400 pages, on old, yellow, wrinkled paper, and there is a timed write and test on it at the end.

Right now I'm reading Crime and Punishment for AP English and it is painfully boring and tedious, except for the 15 pages of pure excitement so far. But I think I will deal.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Food Fight!

Well last night, at around 11, the Peer Helpers and I broke our 30 hour fast. One word: blurry. That's how everyone looked when the food arrived. I can't really talk; when my bacon cheeseburger was delivered in front of me, I zoned out. I'm usually not so ecstatic about IHOP but after 30 hours of not eating anything, everything looks good, even IHOP, and now I know why they are famous for pancakes and burgers.

But seriously those 30 hours were a pain, I have a new perspective now of the world, how do children in underdeveloped countries do it?! And how can we do that to them?! It makes me grateful for what I have, because face it, no matter how bad of a recession we are in or how fucked up the economy is, we are better off than most countries on Earth but at the same time, it makes me mad because I don't know who is helping the starving children. Sigh...

Note to self: save the world.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

30 hours of no food

Yep, I'm serious! Starting tomorrow afternoon, my community service club, the Peer Helpers, and I will be fasting for 30 hours to raise awareness for poverty and hunger around the world. We have also be collecting donations for WorldVision, an organization dedicated to feeding hungry children around the world but lately they have concentrated efforts especially in Africa.

We set a goal of $30 individually but I raised over $100 and there is still two more days before I have to turn it in! I set a goal for myself at $60 because I did this last year but I was lazy and didn't raise any money so this year I wanted to atone for last year. I mostly went to teachers around my own high school and the other middle and elementary schools down the block. It's surprising how generous teachers are; these are some of the poorest schools but the teachers are donating $5, $10, $20; it's shocking.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to my Blog

Hello everyone,
I thought I would just start a blog, a place for me to put down whatever I feel like putting down.

A few things about me: I'm 17 and a senior in high school (09!), I also have a deviantart account if anyone knows what that is re4p3r1.deviantart.com check it out, I mostly post the poems and short stories I write occasionally. I used to write a lot more in general but senior year is starting to get hectic and it's hard to find time to write just for fun; my reading time has gone down drastically too. When will it end? When? Well other than that I'm a happy loving life kinda guy, always joking around and I still love watching cartoons on Saturday mornings even though all the best shows are gone (Pokemon, Digimon, the orginal TMNT, Scooby-Doo) but some of it is still entertaining.

Heres to Blogging!