hhmmm not sure if i remember all the highlights of recent events…
1. club day
2. worked at downtown san jose fashion show
3. registered to work as an election officer
4. volunteered for church outreach event
im sure there are many people who wonder why im not at chapman anymore, or have figured that im not there anymore, or have talked about me before.
but that doesn’t bother me as much anymore, im really satisfied i chose this school over chapman. imagine all the money spent over a path that i am sure of.
i found that i can be happy with where i am right now. and it doesn’t matter where im at right now, what matters is what i make out of my years in college.
ive met people who were like me, came from a similar background, and ive met people who were very understanding. there were even people who were so happy they got into this school, because their parents could afford their education. ive also met international students who immigrated here to escape their country’s poverty and pursue education, who were so hardworking and self-driven. it’s so motivating to hear their stories. their stories encourages me to excel in school, even though the classes are a lot easier than in classes in hs.
anyway, what bothers me is that theres a large distinction between the rich and poor here. many of the rich kids ive met are really spoiled and over protected by their parents, which i do not like. honestly, i would rather get a taste of life than to be bounded by parents. but what’s strange is that hobos don’t think their lives are bad, they still hold onto hope and continue on to their lives. they’re like regular people, busy doing their own things.
Going to retreat in one hour! 4 days without internet, music, and phone…kill me now.
i love oprah, an inspiring power woman who’s very heart-warming and good at presenting herself.
i spent my night watching her talk shows (starring rihanna and lady gaga)
according to oprah.com’s quiz, im a smiler! (wasn’t expecting that) :D
“Cucumbers have nothing on your cool facade—even when you’re hurt or stressed, your smile doesn’t waver. But people-pleasing can be a dead end: Your opponent doesn’t know what you truly want, and you’re mad at yourself for saying one thing when you mean another. ”
because this old asian lady in front of me kept singing, i tuned her out by listening to music. but the woman next to me, while studying math, decided to leave to somewhere quieter. xD
besides that, she farted really loudly like three times. every time she farted or made some other loud noise, the woman studying next to me would just look up with an “okay…” face.
i dunno why, but she kept talking to the black guy next to him in broken english, but as if they were very close. that guy, who’s around 60s and looks like a nice grandpa, looks like morgan freeman with silver metal glasses.
Today was entertaining, YESTERDAY was…
yesterday, this woman in her 60s yelled across the room to talk to her boy friend. she had a reddish-brown-haired pixie cut and buz-lightener-colored, neon-green shirt. she thought she was so cool, strutting across the room and yelling loudly. her boy friend was on the phone talking loudly. every time they saw each other they would act as if they were buddy buddies by slapping each other’s hands and doing “secret” handshakes. holy mother, they were hella annoying.
beautiful nails. after 17 years of obsessive biting disorder, it been over two weeks since i’ve last bitten my nails. i can now wash my hair with my long nails and paint them without making them look like square nails. after looking at other people with pretty nails and touching things that were public (ie library books and computer), i’ve realized i must change myself.
singing. for years people have been telling me that i sing terribly, or if they were nice, they wouldn’t say anything in fear of hurting my feelings. i’ve always admired people who could sing well, or even have perfect pitch like tl. anyway, i never thought i’d get into choir, and even as a soprano. in middle school, music laoshe francis put me as alto. that time i didn’t have any confidence in signing.
cooking. my mom didn’t like it when people touched her cooking materials, so i never really got the chance to cook. but now that i live in an apartment with my sister, who i have to admit is a really bad cook, i’ve decided to be the cook in the house. i could remember the days when i talked with my mother while she cooked. and as she cooked, i’d observe what ingredients she put in (she’s a health nutritionist indeed). besides that, i’ve observed my sis’ bf’s mother cook. you can learn a lot just by observing and doing.
running. san jose’s awesome place to run; the weather’s never too cold nor too hot to run in. just yesterday, i jogged 3.5 miles in my sis’s bf’s neighborhood. even though the weather’s nice, i hate running on concrete; i prefer running on the roads, because roads are softer. anyways, i thought i was an pro runner in taiwan, well now i don’t think so, now that im not here xp
zeal for learning. moving here opened my mind, my world. on one of my first few days here, i wrote, “im afraid that in a blink of an eye, I’ll miss something. That’s why I can’t sleep easily.” Even though I am not as anxious as before, moving here encouraged me to be curious over anything. Unlike in Taiwan, curiosity is highly encouraged (unless it’s invading someone’s privacy, then obviously not). I can fully be myself by being the curious me without seeming like a weirdo, like i was in taiwan. :)
being proactive. coming here alone helped me to be more proactive and more aware of my surroundings. also, the friendliness of the people here helped me to be more confident and proactive.
sense of style. since i’ve been meeting a lot of people, first impression is very important. so i’ve styled myself a little bit, bought new clothes, styled my hair, and changed the way i present.
i had a fun time bragging :)
slept until 11 this morning, was too tired to to wake up at 8:15am :)
today at sjsu i met people from ignite (yay!), who would introduce me to river of life. (awesome!).
I’m so excited to attend church with them. the people there are really cool and friendly.
i’ve been wanting to attend river of life, but never had to guts/time to, because the church is super intimidating and i don’t really know anyone there. anyone new could get lost in there and it takes a huge step to get in there and feel comfortable.