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I believe that home really is where the heart is. Although when I return home I know that some of my freedom is being given up…I love home.

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KRANKML Reunited!

I’m glad we got to see each other even if our Spring Breaks aren’t the same. Took cue pictures, I hate how it times you…Melissa put KRAKML the first time so we did a retake. Hung out at Barnes and Noble, then ate at Tofu House. 

End of Winter Quarter

Another quarter has come and gone. I took my last final of the quarter just a few hours ago. I can’t explain how relived I am that Winter Quarter is finally finished, that I am finished with Chem 1B FOREVERRR (BECAUSE I HOPE I ACED MY FINAL). I haven’t been home in weeks and I can’t wait to get back and sit in my own bed and see my dog!…because I kind of miss home. So, only one more quarter left in my first year of college…it’s exciting but at the same time scary. It may seem like a long time from now…but that means soon I’ll have to figure out what I’m going to do with my life. Am I going to stick as a bio major? Should I change to Pharm Sci or Nursing? What do I want to research in? I need to write my internship essay. I need to start moving, the end of a quarter is another wake up call for me to get my priorities in order. But it’s Spring Break…we all deserve a break after such a long and stressful quarter. This is just what I need, a much needed break from class, stress, and pacn practices. 



I admit it’s weird not having someone remind me that today is Ash Wednesday and having a service at a certain time at school, that’s just the kind of thing you get used to going to Catholic school since kindergarten.

But today I remembered not to eat meat while in the commons and to eat only one full meal. I saw people walking around with ashes so I stopped and asked where the Interfaith building was so I could get ashes. It was funny that one of my friends thought the girl she saw in our bio class with ashes on her forehead “just rubbed her pen on her forehead and had ink and just didn’t know it”. I talked to the priest who told me to come back at 5pm for the full service. I was surprised at how many people and how crowded the building was. I came alone but I Marcee saw me and it was nice to know someone. I was honestly surprised at how many people came out to the Ash Wednesday service today because it’s been said that college is where people loose their religion, but I’m pretty sure that all of those people that came out to the service today came out of their free will, like I did. Someone actually asked me what the ashes represent. The homily the priest gave got me thinking about Lent…and about college.

About how much bigger my world has grown, and how much my mentality and thoughts about people have changed. College is about opening your world, and it’s funny but I feel like that has really happened. K-12 most of my friends were filipino and Catholic. Now I’m in college, I still have some filipino friends but I also have diverse friends (and I thought I went to the University of Chinese Immigrants). I still have Catholic friends, but the people that I’m closest too aren’t Catholic. I think I’ve become less judgmental, and more open to new things. I don’t know if I can express what I want to say or how I feel…but if I tried it would be content.

As for what I’ve giving up for Lent…

I’m not sure but I actually had a talk with Stephanie about trying to get something out of Lent, not just giving something up because you have to. I think I’m going to try to live with less, what I mean is stop wanting things that are unnecessary. I’m going to try and make myself a better person this Lent.  

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I need to go to Costco and get some more photos printed…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I’m going to put this as a read more option because some of these photos are from waaay back and they make me laugh.

Sometimes…I find myself hating social networking sites (way back when myspace was still popular, facebook). But they’re so useful for storing old photos that you forget about until you get bored/curious and then it holds a plethora of memories. 

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Children’s Books

I haven’t had so much fun in a while…and I would have never thought it would be from sitting in Barnes and Noble reading children’s books. Sitting, laughing, and remembering the things that made our childhood so great. "That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most." It will always be the simple things that make me happiest. 

This is a story about two people. The first person can’t understand why things keep changing. Relationships and people. She realizes that things can’t be the same way that things were before, because things have changed too much. But the second person is tired of things staying the same. He realizes that no matter how long it has been, some things will always be the same as before. 

This is a story of a girl who couldn’t wait for things to change. And now finds herself wishing that some things would stay the same. This is a story of a boy who was hoping that things would change. And now finds that himself feeling the same as always.

This is the story about two friends…who still have a lot to learn.

Lunar New Year Festival 01-30-11

I dropped off Vanessa at the Bus/Train Station place in the morning so she could go back to Merced. After, I headed to the festival.

It was raining and we had no umbrella…but we had free calenders.

So many free samples! And kettle corn. And it finally stopped raining.

Joseph Vincent threw one of his CD’s into the crowd…girls went crazy HAHA

Clara Chung gave out an angel melodica to whoever jumped the highest…boys went even crazier HAHA

Spring break hasn’t even come and I’m already excited for summer.

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If only days like these lasted forever…

Went to Redondo Beach with my sister and Christine so they could do track conditioning. I just walked around and enjoyed the warm weather.

I don’t know where the sun from the morning went -.- It was hiding behind the clouds. 

We bought Wendy’s for our “picnic” because we’re poor and only spent $3 each. 

Taking photos was extremely difficult. It was hard to focus because we were just silhouettes against the lights and I even changed the ISO to 3200 for some photos.

We went to the tea exchange after spending time on the beach.

*gets up from chair, starts walking backward
*Vanessa and Melissa just watch
*look through viewfinder, motion for Vanessa to move closer so she can fit in the frame
*Vanessa and Melissa burst out laughing at my hand motions

This book was sitting on our table and inspired summer plans.

Thought this was clever!

We went back to Vanessa’s house. Melissa had to leave and Chris showed up. We went to Seafood City to buy cornbeef so Vanessa’s dad could cook us dinner. We wanted to use her new magic bullet to make smoothies so we went to K-mart because they were the only place we could think of open at 11pm, but they only had overripe bananas and no strawberries. We ended up going to CVS to buy vanilla ice cream…

and ended up making nutella milkshakes…delicious!

Alright, I’ll write about my Sunday later, which involved Dawen, Joseph Vincent, and Clara Chung! And lots and lots of free samples. 

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