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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.