Passed my classes for first session of summer school and not taking second session :D now I have more time to work to get more mulaaaa and workout to get back into basketball shape! Still have a few trips I need to go on with a certain someone before school starts like to SF and LA…can’t wait man :)
I got the internship for Senator Joel Anderson! So excited for it and I seriously cannot wait to start next week! Even though this is dealing with political, government, and legislative stuff and I’m a civil engineer, it seems like I’ll be able to do some good to the locals in the district and maybe even be able to find some connections with other engineers around the city :) I’ve always been interested in this type of work and when the opportunity sprung up, I was there with my resume! I think this experience is going to benefit me so much and help me grow as a person. This is my first actual internship and it was my first interview where they really looked at my resume and asked me about all the little details I put up; I was nervous a bit but more from excitement!
I’m probably going to be doing some 9AM-5PM days at the office and I’m thinking what happens if I go to work at tapex from 6-close? Boy that would definitely be a tiring day! What’s great about the internship is that they require 125 hours and you have the option to keep going or just stop, I think I’m going to keep going past it but hey, it’s early to say so we’ll see :)
If people are wondering if it’s hard to get internships nowadays, yes it is indeed but don’t give up. I’ve been looking around for engineering internships and so far no good, one reason because they want people open during the days like every weekday and I have school/other things I need to get done. Try to expand from just the specific internship; this one that I’m doing isn’t specifically to my “major” but it’s something I am already interested in and can benefit me in so many ways. Look for things you love to do and hey maybe it can even help you find other connections to your other things you love and want to do! Luckily for me this internship also let’s me go in to the office for however long of the day I want to so I don’t have to constantly go everyday 8 hours a day, I can go during my break from class or just go a half day; but I will probably do a majority full 8 hours once session one of summer school ends ;)
When there are opportunities, take them and hit it hard. I got an email about this internship from my Fraternity President who heard from another sorority President who heard from an alumni from their chapter (I think so?) and (I remember so well) it was during finals week when I was at the APSA office studying and immediately fixed up my resume and sent it in within a couple hours after getting the email.
Never give up, always be optimistic, and just try your best because you never know what’s going to happen next!
Summer school starts on Wednesday! Taking two classes: EM220 (Dynamics) and ME240 (Materials) and it’s Monday-Thursday hooorrraayyyy..not. I heard a lot about these classes and I am looking forward to them but at the same time not really…but thank goodness for the Brothers, they have the book/solution manuals and know how the exams are, so I’m feeling pretty good for these courses :)
Also have a two hour break in between, so gonna gym it up and get in shape! So far so good, feeling better every time I lift or play bball! Now I’m trying to eat a big breakfast (actually eat breakfast for once!) because I did that today and dang I felt like I had a lot of energy at work! Maybe it was just today, but still, eating a big breakfast is great and the best thing so I’m gonna keep it up. I want to try to wake up earlier everyday just to have more time during the day too! Ahhh of course I have a lot of trips I want to do during this summer break :) Can’t wait for it all!
Gym + Healthier Foods + Work + Class + GF + Summer = Full of fun shit :)
For a week at least…because of Spring Breakkkk!! Yayyyy!! Finally have time to sleep in and just relax. Already went to Vegas with Shirley and her best friend with her boyfriend and it was so funnnn, tiring but so fun! Can’t wait till I’m 21 and just go crayyy crayyy ;) Fat Tuesdays = delicious shit! Now that I’m back home home and can finally spend some (very little sadly) with the parents, I can just chill for a little and then get back to school and finish the rest of the hectic semester! I want to get some things done though before school starts back:
1) Start working out again. Lost weight/fat from a lot of bball so now I need to lift to get buff man! Haven’t lifted in like 3 months :( Protein shakes here I come!
2) Eat healthier. Going to buy more fruits/veggies, better choices for foods, and maybe even some vitamin pills and stuff.
3) Work! Kind of poor now…so need to catch up on work and get more mulaaaa so I can pay for more shietttt!
4) Clean the apartment. Like…everything…it needs cleaning for sure…lol
5) Study. Get some reading in before classes start, engineering classes are getting tough so need to stick on top of things. Gonna be tough to do thoughhh.
It’s crazy that the semester is already almost over! It’s gone so fast and I can’t wait until summer but then again I can…I need more time to bring my grades up! Ahhhh oh well it’s gonna be fun for sure :) I have a lot planned for the future already and it’s coming up faster than I thought! Oh and I can’t wait for the Lupe Fiasco/Steve Aoki concert at SDSU!!! Floor Access here I come baby :)
This is by far the hardest semester of my life; so much shit going on, I’m not getting my priorities straight. Am I even able to handle it all? Do I have the time? Or do I have the strength and will power? The number one question for me: Can I succeed? Well we shall just see in the end.
Gotta get back into the daily routine of things…slacking off too much! Curse you winter break for getting me into the relaxing and lazy mode! Let’s see, what I need to do now….
1) Wake up earlier, before 11AM. Get no more than 7 or 8 hours of sleep. Can’t be a Snorlax man.
2) Go to the gym and get back into shape! Need to get bigger so I can fit my Large size shirts now! Expect bigger arms soon for sure ;) Play more basketball for endurance and to lose all that fat! The gym is gonna be packed I bet cause of New Year Resolutions…I give them 3 weeks muahaha!
3) Work more until school starts again! Get mo money, save it up, and see from there.
4) Get my mind more active. Gonna start reading books soon (Did I really just say that? I haven’t read a book since high school!). Just got a capo for my guitar so gonna start learning! I’ve been feeling that my mind and memory is getting weaker, and I’m only 20?! That can’t happen.
5) Try to start finding an internship for engineering. I want to know what the engineering world is all about, cause honestly I don’t even know what goes on in an engineering environment/business. Gonna try to take advantage and use my contacts as best as I can.
I don’t know why but I really look forward to the upcoming Spring! I can’t wait until school starts again, but then again I can wait…gonna be a shit load of work but gonna be fun and productive! I did well last semester, I can do better this semester. I’m excited for everything that’s coming up and seriously cannot wait to begin.
Fall Semester? DONE! Finals? DONE! Grades? GOOD, but waiting on 1 more (curse you late teachers!)! Winter Break? Just beginning :) time to relax, chill, earn money, and have fun!
A lot of things have been going on in my life and now it’s time to relax and do what I want to do! Going on a family trip to Arizona, Utah, and Las Vegas so it should be a lot of fun for sure! Arizona for the beautiful red mountain view, Utah for the snowboarding, and Las Vegas for the bright lights and a great show at Planet Hollywood. So much on my mind and I have Tumblr to thank to express my feelings yay :D
Lately I’ve been thinking about what my future plans are and I think I have a pretty solid plan. I have my dreams and I have my goals to achieve and I know I can do it. Future job? A Civil Engineer for the government, either for San Diego county or State-wide; not exactly sure how it works yet…but I hear the “government” is always looking for engineers and I want to be one of them! It’s sad to hear that people have dreams and aspirations but can’t follow through because of the economy and the pay that their dream job holds, I wish something could be done but I highly doubt the answer will come through anytime soon. Besides being an engineer, I feel like I want to help people in some way; I feel like I want to be an inspirational speaker and try to lift spirits up of people who do not see the light we should all see. So many people fall down and just can’t seem to pick themselves back up, I want to be there to help them do so. Sure, I don’t go through as rough things as others do and I do understand that, but I feel like being that optimistic person to boost their feelings up would definitely help someone out. I hope I’m not sounding so conceited…my bad! But I do like to help people and set some kind of example for others. I always try to tell people to just look at the brighter side of things; there’s always a bright side, and if there doesn’t seem like one I’m pretty sure there is, even if it’s microscopic, it’s definitely something and can grow significantly. I got a 5 on the WPA, I didn’t see it coming at all and thought I would get at least a 8, but didn’t. Yeah I was mad and sad, but after a day I realized, yeah it sucks but hey I can take it again thank god! I failed Math150 2 times, took it 3 times total, failed Math151 once, took it 2 times total, and passed Math252 the first time! That took me a long time to finish but hey, I got it all done now and that’s what matters right? In total, that’s 6 semesters worth, luckily I took two of them in the summer, but still, two years to finish those? Yeah it’s a long time but damn I did it and can move on with my life! Each time I failed, hell yeah I felt like shit, hell yeah I hesitated and questioned myself, but you know what I never gave up and fucking finished that shit! If I did all that shit, then you can too! Don’t feel bad for too long, you can do whatever you want, you just gotta make sure you have your mind set on that goal and go for it.
I have my eyes set on having my life together within 10 years: have a stable engineering job, married to the love of my life, have a kid or two, live in a house or nice apartment, drive a Mazda Miata, and have a big smile on my face. I see myself in those shoes within 10 years, and when I finally reach that time I will look back to this day, smile, and say to myself: I said I would be here years ago, and look, I’ve done it. If you set your gaze onto your own vision, try your best and never look back, you will do what you want to do, and no one can stop you and nothing can block you from doing so.
I see myself in the future, I see myself with a dream, I see myself with a goal, I see myself succeeding in any aspect of life, and you should too. We are human and we have limits, but when we believe in ourselves and shoot for what we want, we can break them.
I think about it every night and day, spread my wings and fly away!
If only I could really fly…wouldn’t that be something huh ;)
Just wanted to list some goals that I wanted to accomplish for the rest of the semester:
1) Exams - Have 2 this week and 1 next week; tough ones but studying well so far! I need to start toughening up on studying and get shit done. I’m optimistic about the rest of the semester’s worth of exams; even though I bombed a couple of them, I know I can bounce back. I did it before when times were rougher, I can most certainly do them now!
2) Gym - Need to start hitting back to the gym and get back into shape. Good thing I can do some intramurals now, helping me get conditioned well and my stamina back. Need to lift, get buffer, and get that six pack again! Planning on running sprints and intervals on the track soon. Also planning on starting up bboying again. Boy this is gonna be a fun workout! Anyone wanna start any of these with me? Always good to have someone else alongside :)
3) Phi Delta Theta - Back to active baby, and I plan on staying for good! Need to try a lot harder on making time for my Fraternity. I see others getting so involved with both Fraternities/Sororities and other organizations, if they can do it why can’t I? I gotta step my game up man, no doubt about it. I have a good feeling!
4) APSA - Gotta keep doing what I’m doing! Everything looks great so far and I am damn proud of what we have accomplished! Nothing needs to be said cause I believe everything is going well. Goal? Keep APSA as a home for all, and that’s how it should be. APSA has my heart <3 FO SHO!
I believe I and everyone else can touch the skies. We may be blocked by unwanted and unexplained obstacles but that’s the challenge of life. You see a lot of people view the world in negative ideas and show no sense of humanity, but you know what that’s their fault for not being able to be what we all should be: equal people, brothers and sisters, friends. When tough times rise you have to stand up to it face to face and conquer it, cause in the end you can truly then say “I Have Succeeded”. We all go through difficult times, but always remember that others go through the same stuff, maybe even worse. Hold your chin up, put your chest out, take a deep breath, let it out and continue onto your lives with a smile and optimistic mindset, knowing you can touch the skies, knowing you can succeed, knowing you can be the best person you can be. Love Life <3
I haven’t written a blog in a month, and I have to say every year October always goes by the fastest out of any other month of the year for me. Don’t know why but maybe because I look forward to my birthday and it’s at the end of the month…so sad it’s over but so happy because it was so much fun!
So a birthday recap? OKAY!
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday - Work/School and study for my math exam, which was on Friday which was my birthday! Had to study these days in order to go out on…
Thursday - For CLUBBING!!! On 10/28, it was the second annual Villain’s Ball at On Broadway and it was 18+, such a big venue and more crowded than last year and definitely more fun too! Got there at 9:30PM/10PM and pre-gamed at the parking lot woot! Left at 1:30AM/2AM and damn I was so tired; I think I lost like 10 pounds too cause I was sweating so much! It was all worth it though for sure :) drove with Shirley, Cynthia, Rosey, Eliza, and Melody (thanks for coming with me girls! love you all :D) and saw so many people that I knew there. It was a great and fun atmosphere, everyone was dressed up and ready to dance the night away. I was matching costumes with Shirley, so I was Bam Bam and she was Pebbles from the Flintstones! So much fun and that was only on a Thursday night! But then on…
Friday - Exam day! Ahhh stupid math! I think I did okay though, thankfully Gina had the exam from last year so it was somewhat similar (thank you Gina! I love you too :D). After that, I pretty much chilled at the APSA office and then played some bball at the ARC. Then for dinner, I cooked with Shirley and damn we ate a lot!! We had steak, mash potatoes, corn, greens, mushrooms, and apple cider! She even baked me a carrot cake from scratch, what a lovely and fantastic woman <3 After getting fat together, we went to APSA’s Ice Skating Social! So much fun and always great to see so many people go there and skate away. We as a group always bring the energy out and they love us there for sure :) It definitely felt great to take the skates off in the end though, damn that was such a great feeling! I then came back home for a O4 sleepover and a couple games of BP! Miss O4 for sure man, much love. I also opened my presents O4 gave me and I loved them all! I guess it was a wake up call to get more…clothing…woops lol
Saturday - Woke up at like 11AM and then wake to eat at Wingstop!! WOW so good! It has been too long since I have eaten here and it felt fattening but so great to be back and eat good wings :) So O4 got pretty fat…so to feel better we went to Target to walk around and digest a little. Finished and went back home until…PHIL’S BQQ! AHHHH so freakin GOOOD! I absolutely love Phil’s BBQ :D So glad people came and helped me celebrate by eating some great bbq :) Got even more fatter but you know what, it felt good :) Went to Nathan’s house after to chillax and it was definitely fun to hang out there! Came back home at like midnight or so and just passed out cause I was exhausted from the previous days!
Sunday - Ate lunch at Souplantation with my parents and Shirley! Soooo goooood! I pretty much just eat the salad, tuna salad, and clam chowder…and that’s it lol but it was worth it and it was really great to see my parents again as I don’t get to see them as often anymore cause of my packed schedule with school/work. They seem to be doing fine and I need to make more time to see them more often, more than just once a month :( I think it’ll be okay! Anyways, went to Target with Shirley to walk around and buy some stuff but before that stopped by Pay For Less and I bought some nice white shoes for $20! The tag said $26 but don’t know what happened so I’ll take it! I’m a happy camper :D I then just chilled at Shirley’s house, studied a bit for my exams this week, and ate good food again :)
A lot happened in October but I’m not gonna put it all in this one post. I can say though that it is always a great and memorable month for me :) Thank you to all those who wished me a happy birthday and celebrated with me! Whether you said it in person, on facebook, both, via text or whatever else I love you all! I love my friends, I love my family, I love O4, I love my girlfriend, I love life man! I finally leave the teens and turn to 20, the last stretch toward home plate: 21! I plan on going to Vegas next Halloween too! I just hope I fall through with it…boy I feel old! It feels weird to now say I’m not a teen anymore, I miss the younger days, but I look forward to what the future holds for me. We don’t have much time in our lives, so we gotta live it up to our fullest potentials. I hope you all give the rest of 2010 your best and finish strong, happy, and satisfied!
The past week was the first week of school at SDSU, and for some reason it started on a Monday instead of the usual Wednesday/Thursday, so it felt like it was already a month of class to me! I went to all my classes (so far…lol) and know people in pretty much all of them! Well, except for one class, sad sad. But anyways, I’ve also been working a lot and that gets me really tired! I was getting 4-6 hours of sleep each night, and did get a little sick, but I feel a lot better and finally got a 8 hour sleep last night! APSA finally kicks off with it’s first meeting on Tuesday, so if you’re open at 2PM then go to the Backdoor in Lower Aztec! I am really proud of all the Eboard members because everyone did a great job on tabling at the Student Involvement Expo and we certainly got a lot more names/emails than last year for sure! And a lot more freshman, so the future of APSA looks stable to me so far.
However, having been so busy with APSA, work and schooling, I haven’t been able to do much for my Fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. I feel really bad and I really wish I had more time for it and I really do want to continue on with it, but I have my reasons:
1) I am the Vice President of External Affairs for APSA, I have to be there as a VP and as a veteran Eboard member to help the organization out as much as I can to build it stronger than ever before. A lot of the events APSA attends, Phi Delt attends as well, but because I am on board with APSA, I must and should be with them at all times because this organization came first into my life and changed me and my ways of thinking in so many different aspects, that I have to give back to the people within the same great feelings and emotions I have been honored to attain. I will always remember this fantastic organization for the rest of my life, and I want everyone else who joins this to feel the same way and have a better future because of APSA.
2) I’m taking 16 units and finally got all the classes I needed so far, but I need to concentrate on my grades. I have a 2.3 GPA, and it can easily fall if I slack off. I’m pretty much about to enter mainly engineering courses and I’ve already used 11 units out of 16 units for course forgiveness and I’ve got to use another 3 for the Spring, so I really need to stay on track and do better than ever before. Most of my classes are going to be difficult, but luckily I have 1 or 2 of them that will be more lenient and relaxing, but I need to transfer those free times for those courses to the other hard ones. I need to get at least all B’s this semester!
3) Since I am finally employed at Tapioca Express on Convoy (visit me!), I can finally earn some income, and I should now start trying to handle money and life on my own. My parents have been so kind and generous to help me out with money problems, but since I’m working I should now start to try to make it on my own for most of the things in life, excluding the bigger things which I can’t pay on my own yet, such as the apartment, tuition, etc. But I can now start to pay everything else off by myself, like food, school supplies, gas, and stuff like that. I’ve never felt the feeling of money being so tight and having to be so conservative with it ever before in my life, so now I want to get that feeling so I can learn what it feels like and learn how to cope with it and work around it. It’ll better me as a person and make me think in a different way and find new ways around things.
As of right now I am debating if I should be inactive for Phi Delta Theta, and it really pains me to even think of that because I joined this organization knowing that I wanted to make a change and help bring a different and better atmosphere to the SDSU community. I really have no idea what to do, but if I’m paying off monthly dues for the Fraternity and can’t even make the meetings or events we’re paying for, then why pay at all? I need to figure out the answer before this weekend is over, and I must say this is one of the hardest decisions in my life. I have so much belief in the organization and really want to be a part of it, but damn do I have time for it? We shall see soon enough!
Just a random quote that I was thinking about today but totally true:
"Don’t let your emotions overpower you’re intelligence"
After working so hard and spending so much time, things do pay off in the end, and damn does it feel great! I studied an entire week for my math final, cut back on events and had to study more in the beginning because my older brother came down for the weekend from Berkeley. I had to study enough so when he came down, I could hang out with him and the family and still be able to study a little more to be comfortable for the exam. End result: B- in the class! I feel so happy, now I can move onto Math252, the last math course in my life (hopefully!). On another note, I just got hired to work at Tapioca Express on Convoy, so I start on Wednesday :) time to make them bobas! School is about to start as well, and I really can’t wait. Gonna see everyone again, meet new people, get involved with APSA, Phi Delt, and other organizations, hopefully work more, and do what I wanna do! Life is good and will continue to be good in the future, no matter the struggles and obstacles in my way. If I see that hurdle in the distance, I will mentally and physically prepare myself to be able to jump it with ease, and continue on toward the finish line. Nothing can stop me, or you, or anyone else in the world. In order to achieve our dreams and goals, we must believe in ourselves and in our abilities and always keep moving on. Don’t think, just do. No, both think AND do, and the world is yours.
Noooooo I don’t want summer to end! But then again I do want school to start…weird. Anyways, so far this summer has been fantastic. I did a ton of things and I loved every minute of it! Now to update my list…
LA TRIP - CHECK! Had so much fun with Shirley :) we postponed this trip for a while and finally went. We went to Little Tokyo, Korea Town, Pink’s Hot Dog, Diddy Riese, and walked around UCLA campus because she’s never been on it! So much memories and I hope I can go again soon.
GYM - Getting back into it. I paused for two weeks because I strained a muscle in my head and whenever I would lift it would be a terrible throbbing pain. I’m really happy I was going 5-6 days a week for about 2 months or more and now I’m gonna get back into it and hopefully be able to fit it in to my Fall schedule.
Summer is near it’s end, and I still have so much that I want to do! Like go up to NorCal and visit places/people and moreeee! Maybe I’ll just have to postpone those trips too…so sad! But it’s okay, the Fall semester is coming and it’s going to be great :) can’t wait!
Summer is so nice and chill! I guess I have a daily routine now since class started, let’s see…
7AM-Wake Up, 8AM-Class, 9:30AM-Gym, 11AM>Whatever I Plan
My class is only Monday through Thursday but that’s pretty much my cycle! I’m really proud that I am back into my gym mode and go pretty much 5 to 6 days a week. I feel bigger, better in shape, more motivated, stronger, you name it. I remember when I was in a drought of going to the gym because of school/APSA/Phi Delt stuff, but now I have more time and am going often in the mornings (before I never liked going in the morning), but going early has it perks, such as there being like no one there so it’s not as crowded and you don’t have to wait for machines/dumbbells. I will continue to go and I am getting that 6-pack baby! Hell yeah!
What do I do after the gym and the weekends? Whatever there is to do! Usually it’s hanging out with Shirley, which is always a plus! Hopefully I get the job at the Children’s Center, but if not then that’s okay, I’ll just keep job hunting, never back down! I plan to go on more trips for sure too. Last week I was suppose to go to LA with Shirley, but failed because I slept in too long which lead to her sleeping in more too, woops. We plan on going in a couple weeks though for sure! I am also planning to go up to San Fransisco to visit my friends/brother in Berkeley on July 4th weekend! I seriously can’t wait to go man. Usually I’d see my friends and bro more, but this summer since they all had summer school and job plans up there, they all went earlier than usual, so I really want to see them and hang out with them like old times. Plus I wanna see norcal even though I hate norcal…SOCAL all the way!!
It’s already pretty much the end of June…what the heck. It’s been fun so far, and it’s gonna be even better later on. I can’t wait for school to start because there’s gonna be so much happening, I have to prepare myself for one busy busy BUSY year. Classwork (gotta try to get at least B’s in all my classes), actually GOING to class (oops lol), APSA, community service (as VP of External!), Phi Delta Theta (need to be more active), job (hopefully haha!), and whatever else I forgot/don’t want to list! I’m gonna improve in every field possible and will succeed in whatever I do. Boy I really can’t wait for school, this is probably the most excited I have ever been for SCHOOL! I think the best thing about school is that I get to see all my friends and make new friends as well! Gonna have fun with summer then have a blast in the Fall/Spring. Bring it on!!!
It has been such a long but fun school year. I believe it was my best year ever! Now summer is here…what to do? Here’s some things I want/plan/want to continue doing:
1) Gym - Lift, play bball, sports, run. Gotta get that summer body and that 6-pack again!
2) Summer School - Have to pass my math class! 8AM-925AM, Monday-Thursday, starting 5/27 and ending 8/18 aka All.Summer.LONG? Can I survive…?
3) Hang out with high school friends, college friends…pretty much hang out with everyone I know. Maybe a few kickbacks? Just want to see everyone again! Oh and hang out with the family of course, I miss them so much man.
4) Go on TRIPS! I want to go to LA, OC, SF, Berkeley, New York (depending on how much money I have in my trip jar…but doubt it’s enough yet). I remember doing so many spontaneous trips during Winter Break, I want to continue that with the same people and also others! Man I miss those fun times; want to add more!
5) Job! Hopefully can get that job at the YMCA (BIG BIG Thanks to Devyn Brown for trying to hook me up! I don’t care if I do get it or not, you are the MAN!) I want to work at the front desk and hopefully still work throughout the school year, need mo moneyyy!
6) Hang out with the GF! Gotta make more memories with her :)
7) MOST IMPORTANT: Grow as a person. This summer, I plan to do so many things, take many trips, hang out with many people, do a TON. I plan to learn a lot about anything and everything I do, both about myself and others. I think this will be the best summer and especially most productive summer I will have thus far. Have to do as much as I can because before you know it, school will be here once again!
It has been a while since I have updated my Tumblr and I have so much to update/talk about! So much has happened that has affected the way I think about myself, others, the past, present, and future. I feel that I have been thinking a lot about how my life is going so far and what will happen to me in the future. Where to begin…
PHI DELTA THETA - Finally, 67 Founding Fathers including myself have colonized and initiated into SDSU and the Greek community. We have the biggest founding class in SDSU history as well as the biggest for a founding chapter for the fraternity. After so much work into getting to this point, it isn’t enough because we have to now survive and maintain our principles. In the Fall, it will be our first semester as a chapter at SDSU and we have big plans for the future. We have grown not only in numbers but as gentlemen and have interacted with the school and other organizations. Our goals are vast and obtainable, and as brothers we can strive and go the distance. I haven’t been to as many events as I would have liked because of APSA and other personal events, but starting in the Fall I will do my best to make it to as much as I can and help as much as I can. As I keep saying over and over again: depending on the amount of work we put into this fraternity will be the end result and what we see when we look back and judge if we did what we set out to do and more.
APSA - Oh APSA how I love you so. We just had our elections and speeches, now it is time for the voting to begin! My original plan was to run for President, but changed to Vice President of External Affairs due to some circumstances. People kept telling me that they would see me as President, that they would vote for me, and a bunch of other things. I did, and do, want to run for President, but right now our Eboard looks really strong as is and I believe what I did was best for APSA; to me it doesn’t matter if I want to be President or not, because I owe it to APSA to do my best and use my best judgements to better this already large and great organization. It was because of APSA I am what I am today and have been given so much opportunity in life. I met so many lifelong friends, had and still having a fantastic college experience, met a lovely lady named Shirley, and am as happy as ever, all because of APSA. When people first join and think about this organization, they may think it’s just an “asian” club and just something to join for the fun of it, but when you join, you enter an atmosphere in which no other group can extend. You feel welcomed no matter your ethnicity, shape, size, color, views, anything. You learn a lot about so many different cultures by interacting with one another and create bonds which can never be broken in a thousand years. During my speech, I felt like I was going to break down and cry; luckily I didn’t, until the question portion following right after, which I totally forgot about after I finished my speech. I cried. I broke and even had a bloody nose for some random reason. Why did I cry? I cried not because of the position I am running for, but because of what the question reminded me of: Eboard. I broke to bits because I knew that the people in this year’s Eboard would never be together as an Eboard any longer. This year, I felt like our board got so close that we were really a family, that I could go to anyone and talk about anything and hang out whenever doing whatever. I felt like we created a special bond amongst each other and that it will never fade until we die. I am very, very sad that we will have to break away to our own individual lives, some staying on board, while others graduating from SDSU. But as one person comforted me, he told me that once you’re on Eboard, you are forever on Eboard, and you know what that is so true. Next year I can still talk to everyone, see everyone, ask how things are going, hang out and spend time with one another. Next year, there will be an entire new board, but I am so excited because we can create our own unique, special bond. With a new board comes new experiences, new personalities, and new ideas. I know that next year it will be just as fun and I really cannot wait. I will definitely miss this year, but forever will everyone been a part of my family, and I love everyone no matter what happens. It was the first time I cried in a long, long time; I don’t even remember the last time I cried. I think I broke out even more was because I released everything that I have kept in in life and just let it all go, and you know what it felt really good. It’s funny because the night before, Shirley was crying and I told her that it’d be a long time until she would see me cry, well I guess not! Never expected that to happen, but it did, and I don’t regret anything. I love APSA, the people within, and my life.
Other Things In Life? - Well, there were a lot of events that has happened, such as my first concert ever which was at school. Who was it? It was LMFAO!!! and the tickets were only $5 and I got into the VIP section, the mosh pit, the front row! It was so so soooo fun, it was full of energy and happiness and craziness. I felt so pumped up and excited. I was fist-pumping the air so much and jumped up and down a ton! They really do bring the hype out, and I’m glad they were my first concert-like experience. I just ordered my tickets to a John Mayer concert in August! Going with Shirley and her two BFFs! It’s gonna be so fun and I seriously can’t wait, just a couple more months to go…I also have been going to parties, not so often but a good amount. I could be going to more but choose not to just cause of other engagements and stuff. I realized that I drive to most of the parties or kickbacks I go to and start to wonder…have I ever got drunk? I really don’t think I have, but it’s a good thing I haven’t but people have been wondering. I finally saw Shirley a bit wasted…twice! And it was very funny to see :] I just prefer to play BP woot woot! School is okay, I think I’m failing one class but then again literally more than half of the class is, so I don’t feel so bad. Let’s just say the class is a bit unorganized. My other courses are going pretty well so I’m still happy! Although I want to take summer school, they aren’t offering as many courses as before, so I don’t even think I can take any classes cause I’m pretty much done with GEs, just need to get Civil Engineering classes out of the way…
The GF - What can I say about her…oh just about everything! We have been officially together since the 19th of this month. So far time has gone slow, and for once that is a good thing. I feel like we’ve been together for at least a year now! Although when we are together, time passes by so so SO fast for some reason…damn! I love it how whenever we don’t think we’ll see each other one day, we end up making time to do so. Just last night, I need to go buy some things at Walmart at like 11PM, and I didn’t think I’d see her at all, but then just asked her and she said she’d go with! Every little bit of time I spend with her, although it goes super fast, I cherish all the moments. She has such a unique personality and is so full of energy, sometimes weird, but good! Well a lot of weird…like I think I act weird cause she’s acting weird, how weird is that? It’s really hard to not see her cause she just brightens my day every time I see that smile. She is one of a kind, and literally right as I am writing this, she is taking a nap in my bed and she is covering her entire body with my blanket, I feel like tickling her feet but she’d probably kick my face…seriously. This reminds me of when she was sleeping over just a couple days ago, I made a bed on the ground in the living room and we slept, but during the night I wake up with no blanket one me. Why? Cause she took it all and while I was cold and sniffling in the dark night she was all warm and cozy with all the blankets on her, I was definitely QQing! Hahaha! But it’s memories like these that make me feel really happy and warm inside. Never ignore the little things in life cause they mean such a big thing. I remember the first time we kissed, and she said she wanted to try drinking a coke and see if it tastes better, and sure enough it did…it tasted really good. I love you Shirley!
My memory really sucks, but I remember enough to know what I love about life, the people I know, and the things I do. Take initiative, think about what others feel, do the right things. I love every bit of my life and of course I stress out too, but you just got to think about the beneficial and great times you’ve had in life and what more life has to offer. If there weren’t trouble in our lives then we wouldn’t be human. The strong ones are those that overcome all the obstacles in their way and look back to remind themselves that they did it. If one person can do it, so can you. My 4 L’s of Life: Live, Love, Laugh, Labor. Live life to the fullest because we only get one shot. Love all those around you and those who make you who you are. Laugh as much as you can to create a positive and happy atmosphere in and around your life. Labor yourself and work past the obstacles of life and toward your goals, hopes, and dreams.
So our Fashion Talent Show was just on Wednesday and holy shit was it amazing! It was great to meet and get autographs from so many people such as from AJ Raphael, Lydia Paek, Magnetic North, Krystle Cruz, Michelle Martinez, and Beatfreakz! The Dance portion was so fun, and especially the WOW segment, everyone said it was hilarious so I feel so happy everyone loved it! I want to thank everyone in WOW, and in APSA as well, for everything, nothing could have been done without ANY of you. The stress, hard work, time, dedication, and passion we put into this show certainly proved that in the end everything would work out just fine and we would feel great about ourselves that we did such an amazing job.
Now that FTS is over with, this weekend is exciting cause we as Founding Fathers of Phi Delta Theta finally get initiated! A weekend full of events and all that good shit. Then I finally can clean the house, which is full of shredded and big pieces of cardboard from WOW. I also have to sign up for online Traffic School, so sad…but at least it’s only a 8-hour course, so not so bad, can get it done in 1 day!
I have more time to do things I love, but also more time to do things that are important and necessary. I sacrificed a lot of things, including school work, for all the busyness that has occurred this semester; now I have to get back in track and do my best I can to get the best outcome! I am sad that FTS is over with, but happy that new adventures come forward with more expectation and fun! At least I hope…bahaha!
I have been so busy with many things, especially with APSA because our Fashion Talent Show is coming up this Wednesday and Phi Delta Theta because we get Initiated very soon! But after it’s over, I will have so much more free time and less stress for other things. However, I think I will still be busy with other things, things in other subjects besides school and organizations. Some things would include:
Cleaning/vacuuming the place
Wash both inside and out of the car
Go to the gym daily and get that summer body!
Shop for groceries, especially healthier foods
Cook instead of buying fast food
Do Traffic School (so sad)
Do a ton of things for Shirley (she’s been doing so much for me such as has making me food, cleaning up my place for me, drawing me things, and being there always for me)
And other small things, but add up to be a lot!
I will be happy, yet sad that some things will come to an end, while others start new adventures. I tell myself I’d rather be busy than not because then I stop being so lazy! But if I become TOO busy, then my health comes into danger, and that’s a big not happening! I know my limits, especially now with everything that’s happened and is currently still happening. I see bigger things for me in the near future. I know to keep the more important things before all, including family, (girl)friends, grades, and especially happiness. The busy things in life may keep me occupied, but I will never let it overwhelm me and distract me from my hopes and dreams. What is my goal in life? Simple: To be proud and happy of the choices I make and live life the way I want to. So far I’ve achieved it, and I will keep my head up high no matter the outcome because I know that deep down inside of me I have done the right thing and I will never back away from my thoughts and beliefs.
I dedicate this to A Ma, my Godmother who will forever rest in peace up in the skies above and will always watch over us. She has ventured off toward another but happier world on 3/29/2010, and one day we will meet again. She fought a long and rough battle against breast cancer, but did not lose, just did not have enough energy to go on. She was a professor, a government official, a scholar, a mentor, a mayor, a dean of a university, a politician, an economist, a business women, and most importantly a great friend and godmother.
It’s been so long since I’ve updated Tumblr! I have been so busy with APSA, Phi Delta Theta, school, and many other things. I don’t know where to begin…but here goes nothing!
We had our High School Conference for APSA recently, and although very stressful, it was very fun and I was so happy to see the end. All the work that us as Eboard put into it showed in the aftermath, and the main point of the entire event was to help transition high schoolers to a totally different life and answer their questions about anything that related to their very own future. Our Fashion Talent Show is on the 7th of April! SO CLOSE! It’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to see all the headliners and performers we have this year. I’m in charge of WOW/Creativity, and I’m pretty stressed out on it, but I know in the end it’ll work itself out and be a hit. If you guys haven’t yet, reserve your tickets at apsasdsu.org ASAP before they run out cause they run out really fast!
The Fraternity is going very well in my opinion! I met pretty much all the brothers through all the events and exchanges we have had thus far. I have also met a lot of other people from other fraternities and sororities! We get initiated very very soon and I need to finish all my exams!! Stressing about that too ahhh! I’ve been focusing more on APSA events rather than Phi Delt for now because of the show we have going on, but I plan to put in a shit load of effort for the fraternity later on. As I’ve said before, because we have colonizing and are new to the university, we are starting fresh and depending on the amount of work we, as in all the brothers and founding fathers, put in will be the result of the fraternity itself and it’s reputation. I want to make this the best fraternity on campus, showing a new generation of mindsets and ideas to repel the stereotypical fraternity everyone hears and thinks about.
How can I forget my girlfriend? Seriously, I have been so stressed out and worried about so many things. But whenever I see Shirley, everything just goes away, and it’s just me, her, and the love and happiness we share. She pretty much helps me escape from reality and brings me to our very own world we create together. As of the 19th of March, we have been officially 2 months woot woot! It definitely has felt longer, but it’s a good feeling cause then that means we have spent so much time together, and for once time is SLOWING down for us. Shirley has been doing so much for me; not only has she helped me feel better with all the stress in the air, but she has made me food so many times, helped me clean my mess at my place, and so much more. She does so much for me, and I really feel like shit that I haven’t done anything for her yet because I just don’t have time right now, and it really makes me feel irritated just to think about that. She finds time to do things for me, so why can’t I for her? I don’t know why I’m not doing too much, I mean even little things is better than nothing right! After FTS is done with, I will start doing more things for her; I’m not that creative, but I will find things to do! Maybe make her food? But I can only cook spam…ramen? We shall see indeed. I love her so much, she really makes me happy and is such an amazing girl. People ask me if I really “love” her. Answer? Of course I do! I think it helped that we were great friends beforehand, and now we pretty much just boosted our relationship to the next level.
She’s clumsy, pronounces a lot of things wrong, has big cheeks, is very clean but a very messy eater (I am not lying), says really random things, falls down (literally) a lot when she messes up on stuff, pretty much believes anything you say (no lie, try it)….She’s hilarious, has a big smile, cooks such great food, is very creative and artistic, really strong (physically!), caring, considerate, helps me clean (pretty much cleans for me), knows her foods and what’s good/bad for you, tells me to stop bad habits (like drinking coke lol), has stuck the number 27 in my head, is always there for me, brightens my day everyday, makes me smile all the time, gives me a reason to live and love.
I love you so much Shirley aka Shirlz aka Slowly but Shirley!
It’s been so long since I’ve updated my Tumblr cause I finally just got internet for my new apartment! You guys should come visit me cause I’m living all alone for now! But anyways, so much has happened and my life is becoming a busy one. I really need to get a new planner because my small one that I currently have can’t even fit all the events and stuff in it, a sad but also good thing as well.
SCHOOL: So far schoolwork hasn’t been so much, I have an A in CIVE160, a B in World Religions, like a C in Math, and a ‘?’ in CIVE121 cause that class is just so unorganized and we don’t even know when our first exam is…oh well. I never really have too much homework, which I like but then again it makes me really lazy and that laziness spreads to other aspects of my life! Nooooo!
APSA: Loving every bit of it. Sports going well, glad to see people getting into it! I’m playing so much more basketball and getting more conditioning in especially with soccer! I’m getting back in shape baby! Just need to get that 6-pack!! General board and Eboard meetings are going well. Our annual Fashion Talent Show is coming up and so far it looks good cause everything is slowly falling into place. High School Conference is in just a week or two, but it should be fine and fun! I’m a group leader so I gotta get my spirits and voice up and ready to pump some kids up man! Kristin reminded me of possible president next year? Who knows, we shall see when the time comes. But the thought is there indeed!
FRATERNITY (NEW): So before I wanted to join the fraternity Phi Delta Theta, a leadership one which attracted me a lot to. My grades were a bit low so I was on “temporary leave” but now I’m back and happy to be back! I really feel great, I feel like I’m growing as a person already but with this fraternity I feel like I’ll mature and grow even more. When I went to the meeting on Sunday for the first time I felt like I was back at home cause most of the people that I re-met or met (cause I forgot their name, oops!) remembered me from long ago when I went to the first retreat, so I felt like I’m “in” you know, makes it a lot easier for me too! Because I will be a founding father and the initiation into the SDSU system coming up, I really want to spend time into helping this fraternity grow into the endless possibilities lined up for the future. However much time we put in will shape the image of this fraternity, and I for one wants to make it one of the best, well know, and popular amongst the school. Proud to be a PHI!
PERSONAL LIFE: aka with Shirley haha! Oh man, I’m so proud of her, she studied like crazy cause she had so many exams this past week and today. She took the time to study and in my eyes she did superb! She deserves a break for once, even though she has homework still, but she needs some time off to do things she loves to do like cook and actually paint her nails! Many times I asked her to go out (bad me!) but she knew what the right thing to do was and that was to study and get more important shit done! Because of the image she puts out, she is the one that pushes me to my limits and even past them, to do all that I can in whatever I’m doing and do the best I can. It’s really hard to explain in words how much she has changed my life and how beneficial my life is now, especially how much I love her, but in her exact words: “I simply love you.”
We as people are given the power of choice; whatever we choose to do we must know the pros and cons of whatever our action is. Sometimes we overlook or forget some of the consequences that may follow. In plain and simple terms, shit happens. We, even myself, may think something is right, whereas others believe it is wrong. We all have different views, and the “right” thing to do may sometimes be the wrong. Choice is a powerful thing, but we have to make sure we think before we act, think before we say.
So much in my life is expanding and taking more time: APSA, Phi Delta Theta, School, Sports. Shirley and I have talked about how said before that we’ll make time to see each other and hang out, and you know what I still say that. You made time for me even when you didn’t even feel like going out and stuff. You made the sacrifices that could’ve ended in another way, and you know what I should too because you mean the world to me. If I lose you then I lose in life. Sure I may be going to an event for the fraternity or I might be playing a sport for intramurals or cutting out things for FTS, but you will always be in my mind and I will always want to hang out with you in any free time I have. Just sleeping next to you is fine by me, just as long as you’re there with me.
My choice in life is to do what I love: Be the Sports Coordinator and Eboard Member for APSA, Be the Founding Father and fellow Brother that Phi Delta Theta is looking for, Be the hard working student at SDSU, Be the athlete for intramurals and myself as a person, Be the happy/optimistic/smiling/positive man, Be the boyfriend Shirley deserves to have.
This past weekend was unbelievable, so much fun! A recap is necessary here:
Saturday - We had another FBC, FamBam Classic, starting at 9AM, which was when I woke up and was suppose to pick up Shirley beforehand and meet up at Zura Turnaround…oops! But it’s okay, so got there and drove to Mission Beach. A-List Pros all the way baby! I had so much fun hanging out with everyone, seeing new faces, seeing old as well. Sand bowling, Hula hoop throwing, scavenger hunt (who has tampons!!), relays, all fun stuff man. After the wonderful afternoon, Cynthia invited Shirley and I to go to Gina’s birthday party later that night. So when we got home we just did our last bits of homework and then met up with Nathan and headed over! How was the party? Fucking damn fun! Hahahahaha! Got Shirley to 6 shots, which got her drunk and hangover the next morning (SUCCESS!), danced all night, chatted with friends from APsiRho and APhiG, and ate mexican food in the end! Holy shit, so I’m supposedly an “instigator” according to a certain girl, cough Cynthia cough, but DAMN there were some interesting parts to the night, a.k.a. girls kissing each other (sooo hotttt!). I won’t say who with who, but I will remember that for a long longggg timeee hehehe ;)
Friday - Oh Valentine’s Day. So Shirley and I did all our homework beforehand in order to have the day to ourselves! We planned to have a picnic at Lake Murray but canceled cause she was pretty hungover (lol) and tired, but it’s okay cause it was really burning hot outside! I did not mind at all :) anyways, we watched Valentine’s Day at Mission Valley, which by the way is a very hilarious and good movie so watch it! Good thing I bought tickets online cause there was a LONG ASS line. After the movie we went to my new apartment (yay!) and we warmed up Shirley’s homemade heart shaped quesadillas and damn were they sooooo good and filling! She also made me homemade cookies shaped as hearts and they had little messages on them! AND she made me a card with a heartwarming note. ANDDDD she made me a fortune telling thing, the ones you open in four ways or whatever, and each side when you uncovered it had a secret message that she handwritten! We chilled in my room after while watching the Winter Olympics (as China was winning figure skating!!) and listening to music. An interesting night for sure :)
It’s so hard to put into words what I really feel, so what to say? I feel like I’m on a whole new level. My happiness was already at 150%, but now it raised to like 300%! Shirley made me so much for Valentine’s Day, and honestly I feel so bad cause I only bought her some Gerberdaisies and she MADE me so much! Ahhhhh! Oh well, that’s a mistake by me, fail haha! But damn, I love her so much. It is true, just because it’s on Valentines day that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be showing your full love the same feelings and respect as any other day, and I know that and totally agree. To me, Valentine’s Day is a day where both of us can actually look ahead of time and plan out a day with each other, a day where it is already known for couples to spend time with one another so it’s kind of a given to hang out already in a way?
Everyday I miss her, and truthfully I miss her like every minute of the day that I don’t see her, not in a creepy or urgent or desperate way. I want to be with her, I want to laugh with her, I want to smile with her, I want to hold her hand, I want to hug her, I want to hear all her weird noises and interpretations of things, I want so much and for once I’m being greedy about it but yes it is so true, this to me is my definition of “Love”. But as said before and I will definitely repeat because it is so important: I will wait for her, and spend every minute we have with love and cherish our times, no matter the time period. Of course we each have our own lives to attend to, duh what are we zombies? I mean they have their own lives of eating brains…but anyways!! We both have homework to do, exams to study for, and friends to hang out with, so it’s already a given we won’t see each other literally all day, but to be honest I do kind of like the feeling of missing her, because it teaches me to take time and think and love and, again, cherish our times together.
Actions do speak louder than words, but I certainly hope everything I have done so far has made her happier than she has even been, cause she has definitely made me the happiest guy on earth. My dream, or my goal, was to hopefully find this dream-like girl that everyone has always talked about, but truthfully: Shirley’s better than the girl of my dreams, she’s real.
Today, APSA had it’s second Meet Your Major Night at Boomers this time, and it was so fun! Even though it rained, it was still cool to see people golf it up and arcade it up inside as well ;) Good job Devyn and Jen! After MYMN, A-List Pros and Notorious KIDS had a combined social at Nathans house, and we baked cookies, ate pizza, played rockband, and just pretty much chilled! It was great to see a part of my family again, oh how I miss the kids so! But I feel really proud, cause a lot of my kids always comes out to our events and socials, so it’s always great to see them there having fun, oh they grow up so fast! It’s our second combined social and both have been great!
Now about my love life! Hahaha! Well, Shirley has been really busy with homework, and for some reason I don’t have any or at least very little homework to do? Oh well I don’t know why. But we haven’t been hanging out as often as we would like to, which yeah it’s a bad thing cause we both want to see each other, but it’s understandable cause she has so much homework and schoolwork comes first! During winter break, we hung out with each other pretty much everyday, when I was in San Diego that is, but that was when we were always free of work!
It does suck that we can’t see each other as much as we would like to you know, it feels so much different when you really love someone and yet you don’t see them so often, but you know what? That’s life right there! She has more important things to be thinking about and I have to be patient haha! I really am so proud of her being able to be so focused and dedicated to her homework, and it’s really crazy how much work she has compared to me, I feel like such a lazy bum ;) Anyways, I love a girl who knows what the right thing to do is and Shirley definitely is doing that! I do see her at APSA meetings and even EBOARD meetings and on breaks at school between classes, I think that’s good enough for me! Yeah I’d wanna see her more often and hang out more rather than just seeing her, but I need to be thankful that I get to even be with such a great girl like her. Plus, not seeing her as often makes me appreciate and cherish our times together, not that I don’t already, but it makes me even more!
Gosh she’s such an amazing girl, I am really lucky to have her and just like in Usher’s song, we do have “something special”. I want her to continue working hard in school and in everything she does! She makes me laugh, smile, and love life: what more can I ask for? Love you Shirley!
Except this time it’s not my birthday, but Shirleys 20th Bday! It was such a great and fun week and I hope she had a ton of fun too! She is such an amazing girl and she deserves to have a ton of fun in her life.
-On Wednesday, we went out to eat dinner at Neighborhoods in downtown with the Original 4 and one of her BFFs. She’s always wanted to go there and she loved it! The waitress was so chill too cause she gave her some good tasting beer ;)
-On Thursday, we went clubbing at Belo downtown, and we got in for FREE! Even though Belo isn’t that great of a club, free is always great :) It was so much fun to dance with someone you know and love. But since it was Belo, the music wasn’t too great (a lot of replays, but at least they only played You’re a Jerk 2 times instead of 4 from the last time I went to Belo), a small cup of water cost $3 and you only get 1 refill, and there were a ton of older creepy dudes. But hey, it was FREE! So it was good enough for me ;)
-On Friday, I ate Wingstop for dinner with Shirley and the best part: her Surprise Birthday Party. So Rocio and I planned her party about 2 weeks beforehand, and the secrecy was a success! I told Shirley that I was going to take her to a Frat party up at UCSD, so she would get in the party mood ya know? She believed me and no one ever spoke about it, and so we went to Sean’s house cause I “had to pick up alcohol and drop off a vacuum (the vacuum part is part is real LOL)” and when the door opened, I just heard a big SURPRISE! and then a very loud song of Happy Birthday! It was amazing and when I see the photos people took, Shirley was just awestruck. I’m so thankful so many people came to surprise her and party it out! It was such a fun night, even though I lost in BP, but seeing Shirley so happy made me feel amazing. On another note, I told Shirley beforehand that she’d get smashed at the party, and I was RIGHT! She took 11 shots, and she got messed up!!! I had to hold her for like half of the night cause she would always fall down! I lost count at like 10 for the amount of times she fell, it was hilarious. She visited the trashcan at the end of the night, and in the morning throughout the entire day she felt so bad and couldn’t remember a lot of things that happened that night, and what do I say? I told you so :)
I wanted Shirley to have a lot of fun that week, and hopefully she did! She left her teens and I hope she had a great beginning to her 20s. She deserved all the fun and if she’s happy then I’m happy. Now she has to wait one of the longest years of her life until she can reach the big one: 21! She told me she never wants to drink like that Friday night ever again, but uhh Shirley, that was only age 20…I’m pretty sure she’s gonna want to drink more later this year hahaha! Oh how I love her so much :)
Today was the first day of classes back at SDSU, and I thought it was going to be a long, boring day cause Wednesdays are my longest class days. I was right and wrong. The lectures were boring and the day felt really really long! But damn today was a good day cause of a bunch of things. I saw a ton of friends some of whom I don’t see so often or haven’t seen in a while, I know people in pretty much all my classes, I saw the girl I love, Sabaros has the old $5 deal where you can get two fat pizzas, the chances of me getting my crashed class is pretty high, my professors are all interesting and chill, one class I already know I’ll get a passing grade (no joke), and it didn’t rain until I got to my car! The very first day of second semester has been excellent. All that just happened from 8AM-3PM, wow! Yup yup life is certainly on the bright side :)
And on top of it all, the date 1-19-2010 is now a very special date of mine, cause a certain girl is now a bigger part of my life and I am so happy that I get to share time with her! Love is definitely in the air!
This past weekend we went on our second retreat, staying in LA and going to Universal Studios! We somehow fit 14 people in one hotel room, but it was so fun cause we were all together. I haven’t seen some of eboard in a while and this trip reminded me on how fun it is with everyone and how much I missed everyone as well. Universal Studios was sooo fun too! We got annual passes so we can go whenever we want now haha! Although I was dead at the end of the night, all the rides and movies and 3D/4D stuff were so fun. We also played some BP on our last night lol it was so random to me cause I just woke up from a nap, but heck it was fun! I went 7-0 with Abe, man we destroyed :)
This was a great weekend before the new semester starts. I’m glad to know that no matter what happens, I’ll always have Eboard, no my friends, there for me when I need help or consultation. And no matter what I’ll always be for every single one of them as well. We are just one big happy family! I’m sad to think that after this semester, some will be gone doing something else with their lives, so I will definitely cherish the times and memories we have before things change, and I will smile and be happy as always as I move forward toward my own future.
So the bay area trip did actually happen! Woot woot! It was so fun, it was the longest shortest trip in my opinion! Left on Thursday and got back today, Sunday. On the days going up/down, we left really late like at 4pm-5pm, but it was cool cause we were always doing something beforehand that was fun like hanging out and stuff so no regrets! So a little recap…
Thursday - Was told to meet up at Kevin’s house at 2-3pm. Went to Shirley’s house earlier to eat some good food! Then headed to Kevins and went to war for a little ;) Left at around 4PM in a van with me, Shirley, Kevin, Jeremy, Kim, and Ricky to go to LA to pick up other Kim. Chilled over there for a little then left at like 9PM to Castro Valley where we stayed at Cynthias! Got there at like 2AM? Something like that lol Nathan was there too to greet us! And so a reunion began haha!
Friday - Woke up and headed to eat some Dim Sum! Oh my god the Sesame balls with the red bean paste inside them was so bomb!! MMMMM!! Anyways, we then headed to SF to go shop at the big shopping district by Chinatown, and visited a ton of shops, but I didn’t buy anything :( After walking around for a long time, we then walked to Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf. Quoting Cynthia: “We’re halfway!” but we weren’t…we were really far from there, and we were really tired from shopping. We made it later though and ate some good Clam Chowderrr! It was pretty damn cold so hot soup was really satisfying. We then walked around the pier to the shops and browsed around. Later, went back home and chilled and passed out. Man what a tiring but fun day!
Saturday - So we went to another little shopping district, Market Street I think it was called? Kevin wanted to visit some more shops so we went and looked around, I again didn’t buy anything :( For lunch we ate at a sandwich shop called Ikes, and holy shit it was packed for such a small place! I split a Kryptonite with Kevin and it was fucking huge and delicious! After that we went to visit the Golden Gate bridge and wow it was so cold!!! We walked on the bridge for a little but then went back to the cars lol We went to go get Crepes after in some area and met up with Nathan there. The Crepes place was connected to a mini market and HOLY SHIT! There was coke, and one can was only 75 cents!! So CHEAP! But I am on my coke cut back plan, so with pride and honor, did not give in to temptation. I instead bought a big carton of milk tea and thai tea, it was pretty good haha! After that we went to a place called Twin’s Peak I believe, pretty much a site like Mt. Soledad but 10x better! Wow it was such a beautiful site, you could see so much of the city and man it was just amazing. We also met up with Kelvin there! And after went back to Cynthias to chill and ordered some pizza! We played Scategories and it was intense but very fun :)
Sunday - Our last day! So for lunch we ate at Dougs, and I ate a ton of food, stealing from others or finishing off their plates…I was the human trashcan! But damn their Belgian Waffles were so freaking good. After eating we went back to Cynthias to chill and watch some football and walk the dog haha! We said our goodbyes at around 4PM and left back for socal! We sent Kim back to LA, and ate some In-n-out for dinner lol And after dropping her off we headed back for San Diego. Home sweet home!
Wow this trip was so fun, I’m really happy I got to spend time with friends and just do whatever we wanted. I’m also proud of myself for not giving into temptation and buying/drinking coke, cause it seems like the bay area fucking LOVES coke. I see it on billboards, signs, all kinds of posters or whatever EVERYWHERE! But I did not buy any and am damn proud :) Thank you Cynthia for letting us stay at your house for so long! And for being such a great friend! However I won’t give in and say the bay is better than socal, cause it’s not <3. I’m also happy I got to spend more time with a certain someone :) I just hope that person had a really good time! What a winter break so far, and now only 1 more week to go. Registration (finally), Eboard Retreat, and then back to school! This has been the fastest and best break ever.
So because of the new year, I decided to take a step further in my life and attempt to do something no one ever thought I’d ever do: Cut back on COKE!
Now I said CUT BACK, not completely stop because soda taste too good to stop! But hey, after cutting back so much, maybe I won’t have soda for a while. So as for my plan, if I ever want to drink coke, or any other soda, then I will only drink one can every 3-4 weeks, or every month. I hope you can help me succeed!
Everyone always wonders what my fascination about coca cola is. The answer? I don’t know exactly. Sure it taste really good, it’s a perfect mix for drinks and a great chaser, but is that the real reason? I always wondered how I first became a fan of coke because I do not remember. I want to make it clear that I don’t just go out and buy coke whenever I run out; I only drink it if I have it, and when I have it I usually finish it really fast haha! But I do not consider it an addiction. An addiction is an addiction to smoking or drugs, things some people can’t live without and always come back for more no matter the cost, or use them as distraction or a sense of safety and calmness. People remember me because of my love for coke, and yes I do love coke, but is that really what I want to remembered as? I thought about it before and wonder to myself, do I love coke as much as I think I do? or do I just say and believe I love it so much because that’s how I am known as and it builds up from there? Don’t get me wrong, I do like coke, but what I’m thinking is that it might be some unconscious thing that builds up my love for coke as more and more people talk about it relating to me. Sometimes we don’t know what we ourselves are thinking, stuff might be jumbled about inside our minds and we just can’t figure out what’s happening, is that happening to me? Back relating to my other post, am I lying to myself, thus considered to be a failure?
Sure it may just be relating to coca cola, a soda, something that costs only a buck at the stores and a product you see everyday on trucks and propaganda, but it is harmful to the body, and yes I do know it. I drink, if not try my best to, at least 5-6 liters of water everyday. I try to go to the gym as much as possible. I try to be active because I love to be active. But is soda preventing me to do the best of my abilities? Is it really having that harmful of an effect on my body to hold me back on what I love to do like play sports? My body feels great, my mind feels great, but are my bones doing great? Are other parts of my body getting hit by the harmful attributes from the coke? I went to the doctors and took a blood sample, they said my body is doing perfect, but is it really okay? I guess if I stop drinking soda right now that’d be the best option and stop all these questions. But if I stop drinking soda, I feel like that’s changing a big part of who I am. However, the change can be beneficial for myself and for my future, so it probably is the best path to walk through.
Oh Coca Cola look what you have done to me! Hahahaha! I told some people already about this goal of mine, and they all gasped and were very surprised. They all asked if I was serious and they laughed, but then said that they were proud of me because it’s beneficial for my body. I guess if people really want me to stop, then I will. I can still wear my Coke underwear though right… ;)
Always a fun thing to do! Yesterday, we left at about 6PM from San Diego to LA, and surprisingly got there not too late! Ate at some place called Maxs? I forgot what it was called but I think it was Filipino food haha! It was pretty good though, and after we went to Santa Monica to the pier and wow it was a beautiful site! It was about 10PM-11PM when we went to the pier though, so all the stores were closed, but it was still nice. I think Klarissa has a better spot in SD though :)
We then went to this outdoor mall where we could walk through the one walkway and it was sick cause there were lines of trees with lights lit up in them, making it really beautiful. Although all the shops were closed, except for the pubs, it was still cool to see all of them and what we could have shopped for if we went earlier haha! Next time!
We drove down at like 1AM, so when I got home it was about 330AM. Just one night in LA and back down? All worth it! It was fun to hang out with people I haven’t seen in what seemed like forever. I hope to have more trips like these cause they’re so fun and random lol
So LA? Check! What next…maybe the bay area? SF? Could and might happen ;)
So far winter break has been so great. It all started with me finally finishing all my exams and papers, then partied it up cause I think I deserved some fun after all my hard work, and finally Hawaii! But not only do I like winter break, and all other breaks, for the large load of free time I have and planned trips, I love hanging out with friends and just doing whatever we want.
During all breaks, a large number of my high school friends always organizes Frisbee games at our high school, and now it’s pretty much a breakly (like yearly thing except during all breaks!) thing. It’s always so fun to see them all again, talk to one another, play a fun game and get good exercise. We usually have to climb a fence to get to the field we want to play in, but that adds to the excitement, kind of like if you don’t pass this level you can’t go on to the next. I love frisbee, and they all do too, and it’s always just for fun with everyone being full of happiness and joy. It’s always great to see how much people have grown, or not lol, and find out what’s new in their lives. Everyone goes to all kinds of schools, mainly Ivy leagues or UCs, so we’re all opened to different views and settings and share with each other what’s up. My high school class of 2008, in my opinion, was very close with each other, like everyone knew who each other were. It’s also great to see that we all are keeping our connections with each other by organizing and going to these frisbee games. I will always remember these guys and girls. I know one day these organized games will disappear because of something called “Life” but for now I will keep on cherishing the memories I have with my past classmates, my friends, my Frisbee entourage.
Had a nice, safe 4 1/2 hour flight back to LAX, then a great 2 hour drive from LA to SD back home! First time celebrating new years in the car with the family, it was great :) I loved Hawaii! It was such a great vacation and so much happened that made me happy. But I have to admit, I am very happy to be back home, where I can hang out with friends and drive!!
Hope everyone had a great 2009, and hope you all have a great 2010! Happy new years and I can’t wait to see you guys again!
The trip to Hawaii is here! Leaving to go to LA at 4am, flight leaves at 8am! Can’t wait to eat the peanuts and hopefully get to watch a free (good) movie. A week in Hawaii…priceless! Beach and paradise here I come!
Be Happy and Smile! “Welcome to the Good Life” - Good Life by Kanye West
I know I am and will definitely be happy and smile. I’m going to eat dinner with my family with my brother back from Berkeley, see all my friends that came back from college, go to Hawaii, and then start another new year!
I want everyone to know that I’m thankful to have met you and get to know more about you guys! It is because of all of YOU that I am so full of optimism and joy. My life would be so incomplete without every one of you, and even if I don’t really chat with you so often, I’m just glad to have met you because every little thing in our lives help change and shape the way we think, act, and feel.
I hope you all are having good times, and if bad things are happening to you, I just want to let you know that no matter what you are strong and can fix the problem. Everyone goes through all kinds of shit in life, it’s normal; Luckily for me, not too much has been effecting me. I mean I got a F in physics and am just worrying about my other grades, but I accept the fact I have to retake the course because I know I failed in trying my best in that class. But an important note: You have to look at the brighter side of things man. People just like you face the same exact problems you face, probably even worse, so don’t fret! Just be thankful you have that OPPORTUNITY to do whatever you want to do. Sure there might be rules for what you are going through, but you know what? Fuck it, follow those rules and own that shit. You are a strong person and can take whatever life throws at you. In the end, you will feel so much better and will be so much happier.
As I said before in my ‘LLL’ post, learn from your mistakes, build from them. You will become a better person than you already are and you will definitely feel a shit load better. I saved a link that I saw on Yahoo a long time ago. It’s a 72-year-old study on Happiness. I live by these three standards, and encourage everyone else to follow them, because that’s how life should be lived: with you being happier than ever and spreading the positivity to those around you.
Love is the strongest feeling in the world and can never be lost; However, Happiness is a feeling that many are able to lose in life in an instant. People are able to lose such a great feeling? I say Damn That Sucks, no Man I Feel Sorry For Them, no Fuck That! Everyone is entitled to be able to smile and be full of joy and pride. Don’t let anyone tell you what you should do in life. SHOOT for your dreams, AIM for your goals, BE what you want to be, DO what you want to do.