Finding the inspiration
A few days ago, I sent out an email to all the speechies inviting them to a workshop on Oratory that would be held this afternoon. I didn’t know what to expect…my goal was to have at least a handful of people show up and then at least I would have helped a few people get on their feet with their oratory. So, I typed up a handout and prepared a short lesson. I can honestly say that I...
Your happiness level in life is determined before...
I was sitting in Panera Bread doing ACT practice when I came upon the following passage in the Reading section. Unlike test strategy, however, I began to read it over and over again because I found it to be so interesting and captivating. So here it is reproduced (illegally). Sorry Princeton Review! Lee D. Ross, a psychologist at Stanford University, has a friend who lost both her parents in the...
I just spent the last few hours typing up a handout on Original Oratory. And Helvetica is a great font, as is Marker Felt. You’re welcome, novices.
Goodbye High School, Hello College.
sofar-gone: Four years ago we stepped into high school. We were individuals seeking to do well, to find our best friend, our new identities. We opend our lockers for the first time, looked at our first high school schedules, and thanked almighty we weren’t in middle school anymore. Four years ago, we met our best friends, tried to find our own style, took freshman P.E. and were introduced to a...
Just putting it out there, Food Network calls this place the “Best Breakfast in California” Marston’s is just away from the hubub of Old Town in a quaint cottage building east of Fair Oaks. It’s a frequent of the Pasadena/South Pasadena/La Canada type people, and I hear it gets crazy crowded on weekends and during peak hours. It is an adorable place though, and does...
Interesting tidbits about my new teachers and...
Walker, my AP Stats teacher doesn’t give homework. He gives you suggested practice problems, but none is collected. This will be a tough one… Walker reminds me of Zach Prax from SNFI Celeste and I are ninja communication rebels in AP Stats Ms. Lucas’s daughters swim at the Rose Bowl LOL Ms. Lucas used to swim! The last two days of AP US Gov have been devoted to debating...
fuckyeahlost: Michael Giacchino - “The End” You...
Here we go again
Senior year started today! Like some of my fellow Tumblr-ians, I feel obligated to write a post about my first day, so here goes. Well first of all, I really really really really really hope that I get a parking pass. In fact, I will be very very sad and mad if I don’t :( First period was speech! I’m so excited for this year. Fresh with energy and ideas from SNFI, I am so ready...
Okay, right off the bat I’m gonna give props to Cafe Santorini for having their outdoor dining ON A ROOF! Okay. Just had to get that out of the way. Aside from the bomb dining location, Cafe Santorini is just what you’d expect from a semi-pricey white table cloth dinner. My expectations were not exceeded, so it’s very good but nothing out of the ordinary for a really nice...
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL JUNIOR YEAR
I’m pretty much writing this post because of Sona, and I thought that it’d be more efficient to just post it on Tumblr. I guess all the “tips” I write in this post are things that I found effective, and what a lot of my friends found effective…hope this helps, fellow Juniors! Don’t get distracted. This is so cliche but very true. Sign off Facebook, AIM, and...
FINISHED! Well…it’s a little long but at least I finished all the writing. Whoopee!! AWESOME.
What's the deal
with Mockingjay? I’ve never heard of this book…why is everybody so crazy about it?
I haven’t blogged in forever….since Saturday, and I feel so incomplete LOL So here goes: My life right now in one word: hectic. The end of summer is such a crazy time, and there is so much crap that I need to get done. In the past few days, I’ve been trying to get started on college apps, trying to get some ACT practice done (taking it Sept. 11 D:) and frantically trying to...
South America Pictures!
FINALLY I have condensed the 1000 photos I took into the Facebook 200….That took a while LOL
getitdoneoscar: just wanted to be one of the first to tell you
getitdoneoscar: that you are now a year older
getitdoneoscar: so you are also
getitdoneoscar: one year closer to death
getitdoneoscar: and your ultimate demise
getitdoneoscar: happy birthday!
I don't have to sneak into R-rated movies anymore...
Cruises are amazing….I get to eat like a man– Justine Cheng
sonanotsonia: i hate her so much she's such a nub
raaaaayyyyy: what a nub
raaaaayyyyy: i hope she does PF
raaaaayyyyy: i'll own her ass
sonanotsonia: I hope she does LD and pufo
sonanotsonia: so we can both freaking own her ass
raaaaayyyyy: you dont get to own her
raaaaayyyyy: only me
sonanotsonia: COME ON
raaaaayyyyy: that sounds so weird LOL
sonanotsonia: yeah, we're debating about who gets to own a girl.
sonanotsonia: how sexist of us
Padfoot is sick :(
I am sadsssss
SENIOR YEAR SCHEDULE (1ST SEMESTER)
Speech & Debate AP US Government Chinese 4 AP English Digital Photography AP Statistics Anybody??
In 2009, the runner-up orator at NFL Nationals talked about nonverbal communication and had a statistic that said that 90% of communication is nonverbal. It was hard to believe it when I first heard it…wasn’t most of our communication through words? But being in a country that speaks a language that I don’t understand at all proves the point. We have to interact with the local...
I’m really excited to come home. Being here makes me feel so distant from all my friends- I miss always being able to talk and hang out with people. In essence, I’ve been away from Arcadia for over a month now with Sectionals, SNFI, and now Brasil. It sounds weird, but in some ways, I’m excited for school. I think deep down, I really love that routine of waking up in the...
LOL That’s us! :D
We're pretty lucky after all.
Tomorrow night, I’m flying back to America! We board around 9 PM Brazil time, and we arrive in Chicago 9 hours later. Then it’s a four hour flight to LAX. Visiting a foreign country is such an interesting experience. Both my parents are scientists, and scientists host meetings on every continent of the world (except Antarctica), so my family has had the opportunity to travel to many...
To my Tumblr family
Being in a foreign country with limited access to internet really kills my blogging abilities. I actually feel like I am missing something without a place to vent how I’m feeling and just talk about my day. I think blogging is awesome because sometimes you just need somebody to listen to you ramble, and I feel like my Tumblr family (I love you all) is always out there listening to what I...
I think I sat next to a group of Brazilian models...
LOL On a less attractive note, I burped at least a dozen times this morning and they all smelled like the barbecue I had last night.
HELLO FROM SOUTH AMERICA
I am alive! There is no way I’m going to try to catch up with Tumblr which makes me sad and empty inside but….I’ll just have to deal with it. Brazil is pretty cool..I need to blog more later because I’m running low on time. BTW VANIA WANG: I WATCHED AN EPISODE OF CRIMINAL MINDS HERE AND ITS AMAZING HAHAAH I KNOW WHY YOU ARE OBSESSED NOW. Right now, I’m in Foz Do...
Heading to Brazil right now! I have three flights in order to get where I need to go, so I will be spending the next day and a half on a plane or in an airport. It’ll be my first time in South America! Whoopeeeee But I have limited access to internet, so I will talk to ya’ll when I get back :D
I haven't blogged :(
I haven’t blogged about SNFI yet. I had no time today D: ugh but I will do that eventually. Today was a good day. I woke up late (sleeping in feels so good) and then Michelle and I went to the mall to buy my birthday present haha and we had an interesting conversation….great minds think alike! Then I webcammed with some of the Oratory kiddos from SNFI. I miss SNFI :( I just finished...
STANFORD SPEECH CAMP VIDEO DIARY →
Oh my gosh
Stanford Speech Camp was actually one of the best experiences of my life, if not the best. I have way too much on my mind right now to blog but I promise I’ll write a detailed one tomorrow. But leaving was one of the most emotional experiences ever. SNFI is amazing- I would recommend it to anybody. Remember…forensics is family. And we’ll be together, whatever the weather,...
Prop 8 overturned →