Blurty for Alma.
|Tuesday, December 9th, 2003|
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|Saturday, December 6th, 2003|
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Friday was absolutely grand for me. I aced my math test. This is why I love review sessions. My english portfolio passed. Very very happy about that. Study session was your usual...a study session. Afterwards Keez, Eric and I went with the Democratic Club to see the Governor's Mansion. We met Gov. Warner. It was great. He seems like a nice guy. He's got a politicians handshake. A very good grip. We got our picture taken with him. It was cool. We had a lot of fun. It was my first time hanging out with Keez, shes awesome. I'm glad I'm taking band with her next semester. They served nice hot apple cider and really good chocolate cookies. It was very pleasant. Heard a bit of caroling and such. Even though it was cold it was fun. Something different. Today should be fun as well. I'm going to read a lot of my poli sci for my exam on Monday. Glad I went to that Study Session b/c he gave us the page numbers in the Friedman book to read over. Then *hopefully* if I can round up 5 bucks I'm going to go see Margo's concert that she set up @ 5. Then at 7 I'm going to an Anime Club meeting. I'll see how that goes. After that, well I dunno yet. Sunday will be grand as well. Study in the mornin...then hanging out with JP. At 7 yet another study session. Wow a weekend full of studying and pleasure!
After thinking a lot of things through and conversing with someone, I've come to the realization that I really shouldn't care all that much. I mean. This is me. If you're busy! You're busy. And yea....I'm at peace. Booyah!
|Friday, December 5th, 2003|
I've been thinking lately. Well Margo stopped by today and we discussed a few things. How people at the beginning are soo fresh and new and then now it seems as though people are just being nice to be nice. For the sake of it. But secretly they are all departing their seperate ways. I read Eric's Journal. And he's right. He got me thinking. You know how people always say they don't like certain people, but in turn sometimes they act just like what they don't want to see. I've realized this several times.
Thats why I like laughter and smiles. Even in the smallest relationship you have with people. It eases them. Comforts them. I've been in so many cases where my friends have left me, forgotten, or just don't care about certain things or even me for that matter. But why should that ever stop me from being the way I am. Nice. Happy. Defeat a person with a smile.
I'll be honest with you people. I'm not all smiles. Sometimes I go to bed and I feel alone. Depressed. Sometimes I feel as though I've been dumped some days. It's human.
I've also been asking myself a couple of questions. Why am I scared? Cautious? Afraid? The past still lingers on. Now I know, the past is in the past. You know forget about it and I've learned, but I feel as though God is putting me to the test. Well, not just me, but everyone. If you're up for the challenge. Yeah I am actually.
Thanks for putting me through situations for I take each of them as a learned lesson for the next encounter.
|Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003|
Hey its like um....4:30 am right now. I woke up and now I can't go back to sleep. I'll try. But I'm like awake awake. Anyways, this article was sent to me by the FACT org here at VCU. Very interesting. I'm proud of my culture! :)
According to the U.S. census, there are approximately 9 million people
living in America who are of Asian descent. Twenty-three percent of that are
of Chinese ancestry; 20% are Filipino; 12% are Asian Indian; and Japanese,
Korean, and Vietnamese each share about 10%. It is expected that by the year
2000, Filipinos will be the largest Asian/Pacific Islander group. Yet as
Filipino Americans, we are invisible to mainstream society. How often do you
see Filipinos in books, in magazines, on televesion, or on the radio? We are
hidden in the shadows of our Asian/Pacific Islander brothers and sisters,
and it seems that the only thing people know about us is that our youth have
the highest suicide rate in the county.
Is that all that is known about Filipino Americans? Is this what we want our
fellow Americans, our fellow Asian Americans, and our fellow shipmates to
know? Of course not. If possible, we would like to be able to tell our
friends and neighbors that there's more to being Filipino than just lumpia
and pancit. We want to be able to tell our friends and family that we have a
unique Asian Pacific Islander heritage, . . . a heritage that reflects our
Filipinoness, a heritage that goes deep into the hearts of all Pinoys,
whether we speak English or Tagalog, whether we were born in America or in
our native land, the Philippines, or whether we eat "kare-kare", "dinuguan",
or hamburger and French fries. We wan t to be able to tell our friends and
fellow shipmates that "Our history is no mystery."
Indeed, as Filipino Americans, we need to tell our story and when our story
began. Unknown to many people, Filipino American history began on October
18, 1587. Filipinos were the first Asians to cross the Pacific Ocean as
early as 1587, fifty years before the first English settlement of Jamestown
was established. From 1565 to 1815, during the Manila-Acapulco Galleon
Trade, Filipinos were forced to work as sailors and navigators on board
Spanish Galleons. They arrived in as Morro Bay, California. A landing party
consisting of Filipino seamen, namely "Luzon Indios ("Luzon Indians"), were
sent to the California shore to claim the land for the Spanish king. In
1763, Filipinos made their first permanent settlement in the bayous and
marshes of Louisiana. As sailors and navigators on board Spanish galleons,
Filipinos (also known as "Manilamen" or Spanish-speaking Filipinos) jumped
ship to escape the brutality of their Spanish masters. They built houses on
stilts along the gulf ports of New Orleans and were the first in the United
States to introduce the sun-drying process of shrimp. In 1781, Antonio
Miranda Rodriguez Poblador, a Filipino, along with 44 other individuals were
sent by the Spanish government from Mexico to establish what is now known as
the city of Los Angeles. During the War of 1812, Filipinos from Manila
Village (near New Orleans) were among the "Batarians" who fought against the
British with Jean Lafitte in the Battle of New Orleans. This was just the
beginning of the first wave of Filipino immigration into the United States.
The second wave began from 1906 to 1934 with a heavy concentration going
into California and Hawaii.
For over 300 years, Spain had colonized the Philippines using Manila Bay as
their great seaport, trading silver and rich spices with other countries
surrounding Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. In exchange for gold,
the Spaniards gave Filipinos Christianity. We were called Filipinos after
King Philip II of Spain. This is why we have Spanish surnames like Bautista,
Calderon, Marquez, and Santos. Our Spanish connection came to an end after
the Spanish-American War in 1898 when America wanted to control the
Philippines. Unknown to Filipinos, through the Treaty of Paris (April 11,
1899), Spain sold the Philippines to the United States for $20 million, thus
ending over 300 years of Spanish colonization.
Filipinos celebrated their independence from Spain on June 12, 1898, and
declared Emilio Aguinaldo as president. However, the people of the
Philippines were not truly free. In fact, they never were. America was its
new ruler and had cheated the Filipinos in believing that they were free.
Thus, the Filipino American War began shortly after U.S. colonization. Known
in U.S. history books as the "Philippine Insurrection", it was a bloody
precursor to Vietnam. The Filipino American War was America's first true
overseas war. The War lasted from 1898 to 1902, and in those 3 years as many
as 70,000 Americans died and close to 2 million Filipinos were killed.
American soldiers were ordered to shoot and kill every one over age 10.
Filipinos over ten were considered "criminals because they were born ten
years before America took the Philippines." There was even a special gun
designed to kill Filipinos, the Colt .45 1902 "Philippine Model", where only
4,600 were made. This is the real American history that historians,
academicians, and scholars forgot to tell us about. Soon after the War,
William Howard Taft, who later became President of the United States, became
governor of the Philippines.
American school teachers, called "Thomasites", came to the Philippines to
establish a public school system similar to American public schools.
American educators taught Filipinos that "Aguinaldo and friends" were the
enemy. They were taught American songs, and world history through American
eyes. This is why so many of us speak such good English. The elite class of
rich Filipinos also known as "pensionados" were allowed to come to America
to learn in American universities. In November 1903, 103 pensionados became
the first Filipino students in American universities and campuses. It was
here in San Diego at State Normal School, now known as San Diego State
University (SDSU), where the School Registrar's records show that there were
a few Filipino students ages 16- 25 who had attended an SDSU, proof that we
have been here in San Diego since 1903.
In the early 1900's, other Filipinos came to Hawaii to work on sugar cane
plantations and to seek a better life in America. Filipinos came to the West
Coast of the U.S., where they worked many long hours on farms and in the
agricultural fields picking grapes, asparagus, lettuce and other fruits and
vegetables in places like Hayward, Salinas, Stockton, El Centro, and even in
Escondido. In Alaska they worked in the fish canneries. If they were not
working in the fields, then they were working as dishwashers, waiters, and
bus boys at the Hotel del Coronado, some at the "Casa de Manana" in La
Jolla, or at the Rome Hotel on Market Street. These Filipino pioneers were
known as the "manong generation" since most of them came from Ilokos Sur,
Iloilo, and Cavite in the Philippines.
"Many of them Filipinos did not plan to reside permanently iin the United
States. All they wanted was to accumulate as much wealth as possible within
a short time and return to the islands as rich men. But due to the
low-paying jobs the migrants obtained, a trip home became more and more
remote as the years went by." (excerpt from Adelaida Castillo-Tsuchida's
"Filipino Migrants in San Diego: 1900-1946" p.56)
Back in the 1920's and '30's, the ratio of men to women was 20 to 1. In some
places it was 40 to 1. Because they were Filipino, they were not allowed to
marry white women. In the state of California, the local authorities imposed
anti-miscegenation laws on Filipinos. Filipinos had to drive out of state in
order to marry white women. And during this time, particularly during the
Great Depression, white Americans claimed that Filipinos "brought down the
standard of living because they worked for low wages".
Filipinos had to compete against other ethnic groups to earn a living.
Tensions grew between white Americans and Filipinos. White Americans blamed
Filipinos for taking their women and their jobs. For this reason, many
hotels, restaurants, and even swimming pools had signs that read "POSITIVELY
NO FILIPINOS ALLOWED!" Sometimes they read, "NO DOGS ALLOWED!" This
eventually lead to the passing of the Tydings-Mcduffie Act of 1934, which
limited Filipino immigration to the U.S. to 50 per year. Its main purpose
was to exclude Filipinos because they were perceived as a social problem,
disease carriers, and an economic threat. American attidude toward Filipinos
changed with the onset of World War II. This began the 3rd wave of Filipino
immigration (1945-1965). Filipinos from the Philippines joined the U.S. Navy
to fight against the Japanese. Filipinos were allowed to join the navy
because they were so-called "Nationals". They were not U.S. citizens, nor
were they illegal aliens. In the navy, many Filipinos were given the label
of "Designated TN", which many of you know stood for "Stewardsman". As
stewards, Filipinos in the U.S. Navy cooked, cleaned, shined, washed, and
swabbed the decks of naval ships and naval bases across America and the
entire world. But despite their status, Filipinos fought side by side with
American soldiers for freedom gainst the Japanese.
The 4th wave of Filipino Immigration began after the passing of the
Immigration Act of 1965 and continues to the present day. This allowed the
entry of as many as 20,000 immigrants annually. This wave of Filipinos was
also called the "brain drain", and consisted mainly of professionals:
doctors, lawyers, nurses, engineers, as well as the military, Filipinos who
continued to join the navy off Sangeley Point in Cavite City, Philippines.
From the first to the fourth wave of Filipino Immigration, it is evident
that Filipinos have been in America for quite some time, yet one must
persistently ask who are the Filipino Americans? Who are they and what have
they done? Perhaps it would be better to ask: What is it about Filipino
Americans that make them appear different, yet one and the same? The answer
may lie with the younger generation, our youth, young 2nd- or 3rd-
generation Filipino Americans, for some of you, your sons and daughters.
Many of them do not see themselves in the American mainstream or in the
community, and because of this "invisibility" they lack a certain voice that
would remind them that they too are Filipino. Perhaps, this might be one of
the reasons why they act more American than Filipino.
|Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003|
You're just 18.
Don't even go there.
You're too young.
It's too complicated.
Now you're too old.
Why did you wait?
I expect more from you.
You should've been younger.
Sorry if that sounds a lil depressing. Excuse me. You know how I always put on the impression that I'm never lonely? Well, most of the time I'm not really. I'm really telling the truth. But there are some times in my life where I think to the point where I depress myself. Thats not a good thing. I'm human though. I do get lonely sometimes. But it doesn't take over my life or anything. I know that their are people out their who care etc. I just wish I knew the future. Am I destined to be with someone? Or am I just going to live a single life forever? Either way, I'm sure I'll cope.
In other news, in my math group, we finished our project. I'm happy about that.
There are some things in life I miss, I'll never forget.
Shall we start from present to past?
Adrianna, I'll never forget the good ol times with the mic at Busch Gardens, "HELLO EVERYONE!"
Band Trips...Jenny, I ran into the wall coming outta that bathroom. hehe.
Marching Season...The time Ross slipped and fell for his practice solo.
Kentapalooza...the first time I helped out. Loading the sets.
Freshman year we were FF8 characters. yep, I was Selphie.
The THREE homecoming freshman year because of bomb threats.
Jessika and I joining Tennis. Hehe.
Michele, do you remember back in 5th grade we pretended we had our own keenen and kel show. :P
The barbies...the haircuts...soap opera drama
Baking with mother
getting into the finals in a geography bee
Field Hockey...middle school! Yeah!
Following my older brother's everywhere...upstairs to watch anime or play video games
When we had a pool, my friends would go swimming in it with me and my mom would make us lunch. Then it was back into the pool.
I'm feeling better now thinking back on all that.
|Monday, December 1st, 2003|
|I just finished half of my English assignment. Journal writes. I'm going to get crackin on my interpretive essay either later tonight or tomorrow morning. Weird. Only one more week left. Last exam is on the 10th. Math. Blah. Oh well. It should be grand. :) I'm comin home again. Work. Library. I'm a professional Shelver! I need as much money as I can get. Hmm...will I work next semester. Probably. This semester went by so fast. Kinda scary. Katsucon will be here in no time. People want me to go to both AMA and AZ! Ahh...But alas Richmond is closer, so AMA is tis! Last night was real fun. Karoake. Oi Vey. I can't sing. Oh well. It was still grand all in all. :) Maybe I should stick with doing two monolgues for my audition. Man. I need to find something. They are coming up in Jan. Winter Break will be a nice vacation. Relax. Finally.|
|Sunday, November 30th, 2003|
|Its been awhile since I've updated this thing. Wednesday, I had lunch with David & Patrick. Also ran into Leslie. Shes goes to Radford. She showed me pics as well. Interesting to say the least. Shes seems like shes having a blast. Those two always seem to crack me up. We ate at Chick-Fil-a. Goodstuff. Thankgiving was grand. On turkey-day my brother downloaded some cool filipino comedy (Rex Navarette). We sat around the computer. Listened & laughed. Hard too. A new member to our family. Jola. New sister! Day after, on Black Friday went shopping with my mommy. I love her. We really went shopping. I got some stuff for almost all my family. We had soo much fun hopping from place to place. Saturday, I helped mommy with Christmas decor. Lots o fun. The house is purty now. Got my moms present. Then at 8 I picked up David and I met up with old friends. Adrianna, Jay, David, & Johnathan. We met Adrianna's roommate as well. Shes really cool. She showed us pics from Randoph - Macon Womens College. Those were cool. We went to Starbucks. Talked about the good times. And told stories. I forgot how much Adrianna and I have in common. Shes like my twin. We've been through so many things together. I miss that gal. Such a bright smile. I'll see them all again in two weeks for winter break though. I can't wait. I love my hometown burg friends. I'm happy. I want to go back to VCU, but I don't. Its weird. I like both places. I wish I could visit my friends at Tech and such. If only I had a ride. Bleh. Oh well. I'm going to go get some shut-eye right now. Seems like this break was really long. I enjoyed it though. I love to drive. :)|
|Tuesday, November 25th, 2003|
I just finished making er..sorta my own personal website. I've been thinking lately. It seems that most of the friends that I met the first week I was here seem to be growing distant. except for Margo, her and I have been talking and whatnot. Thats cool. Maybe its just me. Or maybe its because I'm home all the time. I have to start thinking about where I'm going to stay next year. I really wanna be an RA...hopefully in GRC. But if not, I'll have to find a place. Anyone want me? Guess not.
Sometimes I wonder that maybe if I went to ODU things might have been better. I have family, friends, relatives over there. But I love it here at VCU. Only time will tell. I'm not sad, I'm not mad, I'm not even disapointed...I'm just thinking. I cleaned my room before my departure for thanksgiving break, now its all nice and clean. Woot! Woot! I'm waiting for my laundry to be done so that I can pack more stuff into my bags. I'm going to hang out with JP before I leave. I can't wait to see all my homies again. I'm starting to realize who are my true friends are. Slowly, but surely they are coming to show their real selves.
Ever get the feeling you weren't pretty? I know I shouldn't feel like that, but I do...I really do sometimes. And it bites. Why do you think I always work out etc. I just want to feel good about myself thats all. My dad is picking me up later today. Well I'm off to check on that laundry!
|Monday, November 24th, 2003|
Haha funny guess who I got on this quiz!
You are Talim. You're cool, hyper, and very
spunky. Make sure you don't annoy everyone
with your happiness.
What Soul Calibur II Character are you?
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|Sunday, November 23rd, 2003|
I had a lovely weekend. But now I'm all tired. I spent the night at my brother's house. That was way coolness. I got some work on my paper done and now I still have to look over it all. Hmm...I got to play many many video games. X-Box. :) I'm soo tired right now. I want to sleep. But alas, I must get crackin on my assignments. College. Fun. Isn't it? Yeah, so I only got to work out once this week. NOO!! I think I'm going to buy some free weights so I can work out more. I hate not getting as much as I should. Blah. Anyways
What NERV Child Are You?
|Friday, November 21st, 2003|
I'm feeling really good right now. I had a grand evening after a day of work an more work on my studies. Hung out w/JP, Natalie, Zach, Patrick, & Mark. JP and I watched His or Her Circumstance...very good anime. Hillarious as well. Then all of us watched The Way of the Gun. Excellent. Very good movie. Great shooting scenes. Afterwards we all went out and got chinese. yum. It was really good. Then we watched two of our pals play the PS2 for the rest of the time I was there. Very good people.
Today was really cool. Our Poli Sci class was very very good. I've decided that I'm just going to take Asian History instead of European later on maybe next year. It sounds more interesting for me. Heh. Yeah. And I hear professor Newmann teaches that as well (curren poli sci teacher). The weather has been very good lately. Not to hot, but not too cold. Just right. I'm excited I get to go home...again. Then its time for Thanksgiving. I only got to work out once this week. Bleh. I feel big. I'm planning on taking a good jog when I get back home and do some weights as well. Well thats all for now. Tata.
|Thursday, November 20th, 2003|
So I'm revising my argumentative part of my essay right now. Argh. At this point I'm just going to go with whatever my prof thinks of it. Its to the best of my ability. Anyways. Heres another quiz result because I got bored again.
What Shirow Girl Are You?
|Wednesday, November 19th, 2003|
Well well...I just finished my cover letter for my portfolio and it looks absolutely grand. The only thing left is finishing revising my argumentative essay. I'm going to skip going to the gym tomorrow and I'm just going to work on that from sunrise to um...mid afternoon.
Now for something I feel like putting here:
I'm lost in a sea
A sea of wilderness
All within your arms
You hold me so tightly
I can only imagine
of the greater things in life
but I wake up
from this dream
all but just a dream
a wonderful dream
all for me
Will I ever be where I want to be?
In my dreams
But what about in yours?
Now for my inner child....
My inner child is ten years old!
|Tuesday, November 18th, 2003|
I'm taking a break from fixing my paper. I really hate writing this argumentative paper now. I can't argue with writing. I must speak! Sometimes I get the impression that my writing sucks. Bad grammar, bad mechanics, bad everything. Blah. Thats why I like writing in my journal. Theres no need to figure out if its organizeds, tense, whatever. Besides that, I've been doing some thinking lately. The old & new.
I have a lot of friends. I have old friends and new friends. Old friends that really know me. Old friends that I keep in touch with. Old friends that I've had memories with. Old friends that know me. New friends that are new. New friends that seem to be cool. Exploring and meeting new people. New friends to create more memories with. But who are my true friends? I know, I usually don't think about that question to much. As long as people are happy...its fine with me. But really? who will be there if I ever get into a car accident? Who will visit me in the hospital? Who will care? Who won't? Now don't get the impression that I'm suicidal, because I'm not. Just things to think about.
I have also been thinking about what feels good.
-Being hugged...real tight
-Being hugged...meaningful...like when I hug my mom
-Seeing a person smile
-Seeing a person smile as a result of you
-Crying soo much because you're happy
-Sharing a connection
-Knowing that someone knows you
-Knowing that you are rest assured
-Laughing, until your stomach hurts and your cheeks are sore
-Holding hands...even if its with mommy
-Knowing that someone somewhere is thinking about you
-Sleeping and dreaming of dreams that are so real
-Having someone listen to you
I could go on, but you get my drift by now. I don't know where I'm going with this honestly. Oh well. Back to fixing my paper. Damn you English.
|Monday, November 17th, 2003|
WHOOHOO! Why am I excited? Is it because I went to bed EARLY, but failed miserably at getting a goodnight's sleep? Heh. Yeah. probably. I'm a weirdo like that. Well you know that feeling the night before Christmas when you're a kid and you "pretend" like you're sleeping, but you get over excited and you start to think and you can't? Well....that's what happened. I don't know why either. It's not even Christmas. I guess I really wanted to just get my schedule down and out and over with all registered n stuff. Was that even a sentence? Is this a sentence? Heck! Ahhh! Going biserck. I should really take a shower right now....It's 6 a.m. Maybe I'll update/write in this online thing I call "journal" later. Ta ta!
|Thursday, November 13th, 2003|
Soo... this is another quiz thingy I took out out of sheer boredom from miss. Stephanie's Journal. :)
-Perfect- You're the perfect girlfriend. Which
means you're rare or that you cheated :P You're
the kind of chick that can hang out with your
boyfriend's friends and be silly. You don't
care about presents or about going to fancy
placed. Hell, just hang out. You're just happy
being around your boyfriend.
What Kind of Girlfriend Are You?
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Am I really like that kinda girl? Heh. Its sweet. Really. SO I'm having a rather grand day. I woke up early and....WENT TO THE GYM! Yes. I feel much much better. I missed two days in a row and I felt really nasty and groty, but now I feel accomplished and in tone. har har! I'm going to work on my English papers getting them all ready for the portfolio and I'm going to start on my math flyer. I get to watch more anime today! Yay! haha. Yeah, JP is going to introduce me to more anime geeks. :) I bet they are all super good at DDR too. I suck at Dance Dance Revolution sooo bad. I get to go home again this weekend. Get to see friends and family. I'm going to call Emile today as well about the internship and....argh...I really hope I can get in the education program at Busch. So many people have been talking about how being single sucks and whatnot, but I find myself to be utterly content! :) People are always like well...you won't be happy for long. Well...you obviously don't know how to make your time productive then do you? Working out-friends-studying-reading-anime-drawi
|Tuesday, November 11th, 2003|
what a grand day! I studied. I finished making my flashcards as well. Ate in the commons underground that was nice and peaceful. Watched CNN there as well. I got some errands done today as well. I didn't exercise however. I think I'll probably do that ever other day. Tomorrow I'm going. Travis was right about the tearing the muscles thing. If you do it everyday it tears your muscles, you got to let them heal. I'm already noticing my arms getting slightly bigger. So it looks like I'll be home every weekend this month. Heh. I can't wait to show my friend Dan all the anime I got. Its going to be soo great. I can't wait for Katsucon. I think I may just be able to get there. I've got several ideas for my costume for the next con. Easy ones too. I hung out with JP today. We have the weirdest things in common. Like being weird. Heh. He's cool. Ironic that I met someone like him and his friend Jesse that they both go here at VCU. They were dressed as the ultimate Lupin III cast. Thats great. I haven't seen much of my friends lately. I've been soo busy! Plus, I'm getting in the mood of drawing again. I'm doing pretty good so far. I just wish I can find a web server to put my artwork on. Thats all I'm going to use it for. I kinda wanna do what my brother does, just for extra money on the side. You know. Draw stuff, get a table at the con and sell some stuff. I dunno. I might need some help on that one. I know who to ask. I had a blast at Nekocon. I always make the best out of anything. I'm looking forward to Katsu. Its a great way to meet new people and just release stress and be ME for the weekend. Heh. The nerdy me that is. Well starting tomorrow I'm going to brush up and work on getting my portfolio for english all ready and nice. I can't wait for the weekend. Tata!
|Monday, November 10th, 2003|
After a grand weekend at NekoCon, I'm back here at VCU. Oi vey. I had a wonderful time there. People took pictures of me in my costume and everything. I got my ass kicked at Soul Calibur 2. Heh. Oh well. I met some really cool people as well. I met some that go to vcu that were really cool. They dressed up as the cast from Lupin III. Hehe. I also saw Dave B! I haven't seen him in forever. I twas great though. I mainly hung out with him and his crew on Saturday. I met more cool people thru him. One of them knows Travis. I'm really excited about the next con. I'm trying to get people together to go with me. Katsucon. Should be grand I hope. I already know what I'm going as for my next costume. Hehe. I'm not telling yet. But it is a Fujiko costume, but not the ones that people know....its a different one! haha! My brother's friends are really funny and cool! I like hanging out with them. I bought stuff, but not toys. Mainly dvds. They last longer. Well I'm out of here right now. Got to work on some math homework.
Heh...I took this quiz off of Stephanie's journal.
You have a surprise kiss! Your partner is always
pleasantly pleased to have you jump outta no
where to dote them with a fun peck on the cheek
or more passionate embrace. super markets and
work places are your favorite places to attack
your loved one with all your love =p
What kind of kiss are you?
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|Thursday, November 6th, 2003|
I just got back from my advisor meeting. She gave me worksheet for International Studies programs here. As well as the Pre-Law track. As far as I know, I've found my niche with International Studies. I think I get that from my dad. I always want to contest things. I'm sure I'll be somewhere in the future. I just know I need to keep doing what I love and what draws me further.
Anyways...so Jay and I were talking online and I found this to be rather amusing. Jay...always to instigate the thought process in the morning. :) He's a good friend nonetheless.
I keep screenname private. sorry guys. I don't like people stalking me or my friends.
Jay: wet huh?
Auto response from Me: its raining outside...and I'm wet.
Me: yes wet
Jay: i once saw a hippo uppercut a guy cause he shut a window
Me: only you would see something like that
Jay: im wet
Jay: i was really wet last night
Jay: i was walkin around in a tshirt and short and flip flops
Jay: and then it pours
Jay: so i was walking through rivers and up waterfalls
Me: that sucks
Jay: with plastered cloth to my skin
Jay: nah it was marvelous
Jay: the last time i experienced heaven's fury i was having a personal debate with my god
Me: with your god?
Jay: hes a forgiving person but not before a damn good argument
Jay i model myself after him
Me: you're forgiving but first you need a good argument
Jay: eh, the argument is the easy part for me
Me: oh I see
Jay: its easy to not forgive when you think your right
Jay: the uncommone idea is that it doesnt matter who was right
Jay: it matters that the right was done if necessary
Me: so how would the person know if it was necessary in the first place?
Jay: necessity is something everyone knows
Jay: accepting it and doing it is the hard part
Me: maybe accepting it is the easy part and doing it is the hard part
Jay: accepting it and understanding is usally where people fuck up
Me: i agree with the fucking up the understanding part
Jay: whats funny is that understanding is not entirely necessary
Jay: we think we need to understand something to make it happen
Jay: frequently our best inventions are the ones we dont understand
Jay: how do we generate electricity
Jay: why does it work
Jay: how can information move this fast across such a distance
Jay: shit doesnt make sense
Jay: but it works
Me: but those who created them understand, maybe not everyone does, but does anyone really understand where they are going in general?
Jay: ah but do those who made it understand
Jay: everything we think we undestand is a theory of work
Jay: science is not a method but a mythos
Me: so are you saying that those who invented the things they did probably don't understand it themselves?
Jay: most likely
Jay: if they understood it we would have had it earlier
Jay: all they have to do is recreate a phenomena and make it help humanity
Me: you think maybe they don't understand because they ran upon it by accident?
Jay: accident is the greatest inventor
Me: that I DO believe
Blurty for Alma.