I could walk through my garden forever. — Alfred Lord Tennyson (via etherity)
Recollections of Summer… Just a couple seasons late!
It has been quite an exciting summer, though it’s bittersweet because I know that many of my closest friends will now be doing their own things, in a different state or even country! But, I’m glad that I have been able to spend much of my time with friends, and I plan to see them soon!
Let’s see, what’s happened these past few months…
- Meeting up with high school friends
- Starcraft 2 nightly sessions
- First midnight showing of a movie… X-Men First Class (Steph, Dan, Jules, Jeannette, Esther, & Susan)
- Exploring Boston!
- Renewed my drivers license…
- 2 Parking tickets, lol.
- Steph’s 21st & Rockport with OHANA group!
- Looking for apartments & getting one in Chinatown
- Car accident & new car (Honda Odyssey 2011)
- DSL Fiasco… no internet for 2 weeks :/
- Chihuly with Steph
- Finishing a 750 puzzle with Steph
- Recording session
- Senior Send-Off & Sonic’s
- Hanging out with Justin & Dan, Anna’s, H-Mart
- Justin’s last night at Boston & going to the airport
- Read a couple C.S. Lewis books: A Grief Observed, The Problem of Pain, The Great Divorce
- Teared up a bit when I finished Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
- Disney World with the family & relatives
This season has definitely been a time of transition, as I’ll be living by myself in the city at a new school, but I’m excited to see what this new school year has for me!
Week 12: Recap
Arrived back at 10AM
Parents drop off food
Pokemon Black & White
BC Irish Dance
Dinner with Marci
Thursday (St. Patty’s Day)
Breast Implants Documentary
Week 10: Recap
Matt’s back from college!
ROFL Retreat debrief & 2 week hiatus :(
KRUP Meeting - a couple from New Orleans
Recording with Justin
Passive Voting Station :)
3 for 3 at 3 Prayer
Shaw Race Discussions - DOR
Hepatitis B shot (drink beer??)
Extra Lab Work - Now I feel cool…. lol
ACF Race Discussions…
Disturbance in the study lounge LOL
Bold Words Loud Tongue
Dad Brought Charger
Week 9: Recap
Quiz in English
Drumming in class
Girl scout cookies!
Long day… packed with meetings :/
Last Professors & Pastries :(
Fems Discussion - Sexuality…
ROFL vs. ALC Ball
I Love You, BC
VSA Culture Show
A Week to Remember
*which is much better than A Walk To Remember. (which I’ve never seen…)
Anyways, I know I haven’t been updating this blog much… but I figure this will be a preview of hopefully what I post up soon in much more detail.
Cooked for my freshmen Shaw roomies (Ryan, Justin, and Nick) Technically, Nick was in the ballroom, but we’ll let that go :P Hmart food, and it was SUCH a nostalgic time… because I hadn’t seen JV much this semester. This was also part of a larger ploy to bring Justin to the final Shaw Seminar of the year! As a group, along with the guys in the other room as well as Laura (surprise surprise!), we walked up comm ave to the Shaw House, and the night was SO good! It lasted just an hour, but the memories we talked about definitely brought up some good times… I can’t believe it’s almost over! But, I think the best thing, which Andrew mentioned, is that even if I don’t talk to them for 6 months, I can call them up and we’d still be friends and talk and catch up. That’s such a comfort especially in our hectic lives, and I’m so grateful for these friendships :)
Went shopping with Justin and Steph at Garment District for some questionable clothing for KSA JJang… LOL. We bought gold leggings and white suspenders :P And surprisingly, Steph approved :D
First round of Shaw interviews, then got ready for KSA Jjang with Justin, and I guess with just a month of school left, we went ALL OUT. As in, ribbon dance with those leggings and suspenders. We borrowed the ribbons from Kaisi since she was in charge of Chinese Ribbon Dance during the culture show. It was quite the success, though I’m pretty sure it scarred many in the process :P I’m debating whether to upload the video because it is just TOO outrageous to believe, haha. I fear for my dignity…
Finished my portion of Shaw interviews, and I’m very happy with how it’s turning out. :)
Fillipiknow was so fun, as Liz and I performed 3 covers for our set: Who Knew by Pink, Price Tag/Where Is the Love by Jessie J/Black Eyed Peas, and Someone Like You by Adele. It was quite fun though there were a couple mistakes here and there, and I was BLOWN away by Chris Cendana, who ended the night. I know he’s amazing, since I subscribe to him on youtube, but he just took it to another level! I am so envious of his guitar skills… I have been reminded about where I need to improve for guitar! :)
Finally, a day of rest. Basically, the calm before the storm, aka Kollaboration. It was good to spend time with ROFL, and we are all looking forward to 30 Hour Famine!
Kollaboration was AMAZING. I had SO much fun, despite feeling tired both before and after our performance. Surprisingly, both Liz and I did not feel nervous, even though we did the day before… I think we just became more anxious about getting it over with… since we were there pretty much the entire day from 10AM until it ended around 10:30PM… I am SO glad we gave it our best and that we couldn’t regret anything because we hit all the notes and didn’t make any obvious mistakes! So, even though we didn’t win, it was totally worth the memories and experience. Even more so, to hear everyone cheer for us, as we were the first BC group to perform… priceless! I can’t believe how great that was, though I was a bit bummed that I couldn’t see any of the acts from the audience… especially the youtube artists like AHMIR! Oh well, getting to know the other finalists was fun too, and since only dance groups won the competition (Blackout - 1st, Synergy - 2nd), there was a solidarity in losing amongst the vocalist groups :P I really didn’t mind winning or losing, though that I didn’t really realize that until it was over. It was too fun to dwell on such a minor aspect… I’m glad that I could even get the audience to clap with me on the off beat, that was a fear for me! All in all, this will be a great memory for me because of all the support I felt before, during, and after the show :) It’s hard to beat!