Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the...– Andre Gide
I haven’t blogged in such a long time, so I’m just gonna…..write. Right now in Oratory camp, we’re doing some major researching, and Zach says we’re going to start writing tomorrow. Time at this camp goes by really fast but really slow at the same time, but it’s all really fun. The people (mostly IE’ers) are all crazy and remind me of the spirit of our...
I just finalized my Oratory topic
THANK YOU TONY FIGLIOLA AND JAMAKA YOUNG
Us, IE kids, are planning something. I can’t exactly say it on Tumblr since there are SNFI kids who read this but, just wait and see :) it’ll be epic
We talked about how to walk correctly for three...
Why, yes… we do pay attention to detail.
Betty Botter bought some butter...
Say this military style, on-beat with “I don’t know what I’ve been told” Betty Botter bought some butter, But she said, “This butter’s bitter, if I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter.” But a bit of better butter, Will but make my batter bitter. So, She bought a bit of better butter, Better than the bitter butter, Made her bitter...
Oh my gosh, Oratory is so difficult in that I don’t even know what my topic is. It’s scary because I don’t want to make a mistake or be wrong so I tend to second-guess myself. I am worried. I just hope I don’t make a mistake and I’m just going to go forward with my gut-instinct.
I don’t have an eHarmony profile! Uhh…..it’s...– Coach Zachary Prax
In my last Oratory lab of nine, six people cried.
This is an emotional event LOL also, I cried twice already today wtf
Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot, we’ll be...– Apple Valley HS Speech Team Cheer
Oratory is the most amazing event
I cried today. I fucking cried. Not because I watched a good speech, but because I finally understand what Oratory is about. My coach, Jamaka, is really amazing.
List of cute shit that we have done at SNFI
We had to go around to each person in our IE lab and say “Hello, my name is Ray. It is nice to meet you” and smile After improve exercises, we stood around in a big circle and the first person picked somebody to complement on how they did/performed in the previous exercises. Once you were complemented, you had to complement somebody else, and then you could sit down. Continue until...
Lesson 2: Don't be afraid
I’m sitting in my first morning IE lesson right now. I’ve never had a real speech coach so and suddenly having five really experienced IE coaches and a devoted Oratory coach is really awesome. We just played Ride That Pony LOL but the lyrics are a little different but its interesting to see how so many IE’ers come from different walks of life, and yet we all share this similar...
So I definitely won’t be able to keep up with Tumblr in these next two weeks, so I’m sorry :( but I did pay $30 for one-week internet so I could keep up somewhat, but we have 12 HOURS OF SPEECH every single day. It’s intense and they say its really tiring, but so worth it :) Today was our first lecture and I was already so inspired. I am so ready for this and so excited! I...
Man, packing for two weeks is ridiculous. I’m too lazy to do laundry, so I’m just bringing 2 weeks worth of clothes, plus bedding and towels and all that good stuff that you need for dorms. Anyway, I’m too tired and busy packing to blog about the last few days, and I’ll get to that tomorrow or something. Flying to Stanford tomorrow for speech camp! :)
Hell yeah, at least I’ll lose weight!– Nathan Min on having terrible diarrhea
Hilarious Antics with my roommate, Nathan
Today, my friend Nathan noticed these two girls in the pool jacuzzi (we’re on the third floor) and proceeded to close our blinds, open our window, and yell creepy shit like “TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHES” or “OH YEAH…MAKE OUT!” After several failed attempts of being funny and creating a scene, he gave up and we started watching TV. About half and hour later, the girls...
Sectionals Day 1 & 2
It’s Thursday night already….that means Sectionals is already half over for me! :( This trip is always alot of fun and one of the swim meets I actually really enjoy. Anyway, we left Wednesday from the Rose Bowl and Katie bought a ton of window paint, so we decorated the Rose Bowl vans, so now we are even more the most obnoxious team here. Rose Bowl is always the most obnoxious team-...
Packing once again!
In about two hours, I’m going to leave for Summer Swim Sectionals! This year it’s held in Santa Clarita (pretty close) but this is definitely one of my favorite meets of the year (and we’re tapered so it’s a bonus). I’m very excited to swim and hopefully….get down to a 1:08 again? But my realistic goal is a 1:09. If I can do 1:09, I’ll be content. 200...
andrew and maplestory....
raaaaayyyyy: you need to be more accessible
ieatingbabies: maplestory is patching
ieatingbabies: until tomorrow
ieatingbabies: 11:30 AM
ieatingbabies: so i'm accessible until then hahah
to a new destination
I just spent two hours sitting at Tap- I’ve never spent that long in that place LOL Originally, June and I were just gonna hang out before I left (QQ I haven’t packed yet) but then Virginia called me and then wanted to surprise June. June and I had an interesting conversation- we talked about our general expectations for life (or the lack thereof) and how the future is truly...
I can't help you if you don't talk to me about it.
ALL THE POSTS ABOUT INCEPTION
MAKE ME SAD BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE IT SO BADLY BUT I HAVEN’T YET :( IM SO SAD THIS IS ME: :(
Nothing exists except in human consciousness– George Orwell in 1984- the book that is currently blowing my mind
LOSTIES- THIS IS SO EPIC →
ernmra: Go to About This Mac -> More Info See whether the cd drive is under Hardware if so click it and see if it can see anything… and then sign on AIM or something LOL IT’S NOT THERE :(
New factoids about life
rayangg: I hate potatoes- they are disgusting Dancing is my new favorite hobby I never have a keyboard cover on my Mac anymore- it’s annoying I’m doing HI and Expos next year Which reminds me- Expos>Extemp Star Wars is pretty lame…LOST is way better! Oh, I started watching Grey’s Anatomy… that’s a pretty good show I quit Piano I’m starting P90X workout routine Until next time,...
ERIN O'MARA, OR ANY MAC EXPERTS?!?!?!
MY CD DRIVE DOESN’T WORK. Like..at all. It won’t even detect any CD’s/DVD’s and under Disk Utility, my CD drive doesnt even show up. What is happening?? I just insert a disk, it spins a few times, then it won’t eject. I have to keep sleep/unsleep my computer until it randomly ejects :(
Penguins Frozen Yogurt
This place is in La Canada on Foothill. If you drive northwest, it’ll be on your right. http://www.penguinsyogurt.com/ This place is actual LEGIT frozen yogurt. None of that froyo stuff that’s invaded SGV but the original frozen yogurt that is actually ice cream LOL So yeah…it’s ice cream (or “European style frozen yogurt”) It’s good though, but if...
I have THREE back-to-back trips
Swim Sectionals for a week (Santa Clarita), then SNFI for two weeks (Stanford), then vacation for a week (Brazil) Packing my four suitcases commences NOW
Yesterday, I went to the beach with most of the 2009 Mock Trial Team. It’s a trip that was in planning for several weeks and we finally went! It was also fun because I almost never get to go to the beach for reasons other than swim team LOL and I really love the beach. Anyway, we got the Huntington around 11:30 and went in the water first. It was FREAKING cold dude, but fun minus the fact...
HAY GURL HAY
rachelyanggggggg: hay gurl hay
rachelyanggggggg: i had to
rachelyanggggggg: it is so amusing
rachelyanggggggg: and feels so awful at the same time
rachelyanggggggg: like i'm violating my linguistic moral code
Did anybody else realize that Johnny Rocket's is...
I went there today for the first time in like two or three years. A burger is $9 effing dollars and AN ICE CREAM SHAKE IS $5.50. WTF?! SIX BUCKS FOR CHEAP BLENDED ICE CREAM? I didn’t even get a shake :( I paid ELEVEN dollars for JUST a burger. Whereas, at In ‘N Out, I could have gotten a Double-Double, fries, and a shake for like $7. Was Johnny Rocket’s always this...
Speech and Debate Novice Workshop
I’m happy. This went very well today, and quite frankly, I’m proud that our officer team was able to pull this together amidst the circumstances that always act against us. For such a short notice, the turnout was amazing- 80%? We had almost forty people out of fifty today. Now that’s the real accomplishment. I’m glad the novices seemed so excited. Honestly, what we were...
I AM OFFICIALLY ALWAYS HAVING THIS WINDOW OPEN →
Life has been constantly about college and college apps. There is literally not one hour where I don’t think about it or something related to it. It sucks, but I guess it can be a good thing since now I know that I care….alot. Last week my mom yelled at me over the phone for like 20 min because she said I was 1) spending too much money and 2) not spending enough time on college apps....
This is a very classy and elegant Japanese restaurant in Old Town (next to Johnny Rockets and Crate & Barrel) http://www.sushiroku.com/ If you’re celebrating a special occasion, go to Sushi Roku. It’s a really NICE Japanese restaurant, but pretty pricey. Irene and I took Michelle here for her birthday dinner so we were prepared to spend some money. It cost about $80 including...