Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

This a wonderful day...may yours be filled with happiness and thankfulness.
Then of course we can't forget the bunnies...

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hope you guys have a splendid St. Patrick's Day! May you find gold at the end of your rainbow...(oh yeah I went there).

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On March 15th, the Solo and Ensemble Festival went fairly well and was definitely a highlight of the year. Although I got an Excellent on my solo, my duet with John got a Superior, our quartet (Josh, Clark, John, and I) got a Superior and a CP (that one was my all time favorite) and the wonderful Monochrome piece got a Superior and a CP as well. Afterwards, Julia, Marcea, John, and Josh came over to "celebrate" at my house. It was super fun except when John and Josh pelted me with several ping pong balls claiming that it was an "accident" and that "I just happened to be there". We played Guitar Hero III and ate a lot of food too. John, Josh, and I played a trio piece by Beethoven for my Filipino family and it was thoroughly appreciated (thanks). Hopefully all you guys come over again soon!!

I hope we go to Regionals for our quartet!!!!!!!!! That would be super fun.

Spring Break has arrived and I am really excited to get some sleep before school starts up again. I'm not doing anything special in particular except for chem and english homework so please call up or say the word when something exciting is happening.

I'm not Irish and I really don't do anything special for St. Patrick's Day but....I use Irish Spring soap if that makes up for anything! It's green and fresh smelling and I like it.

I found this paragraph off a website and I think it explains why there is a separate box to check for Filipinos rather than us checking the Asian box:

"Just so all of you know, those forms (which categorize Filipinos separately from Asians) are configured that way because of confusion created by the older forms. In the past (many years ago) these forms were much simpler. The racial categories were something like "white", "black", "asian", "non-white spanish-surname", and "other." And that's IT. Nothing else. The "spanish-surname" category was created because before the hispanic population grew very large in America, hispanics were considered to be either white or black - there was no racial category known as "hispanics" or "latinos" back then! So a new category was created, and hispanics were given the option of checking the "spanish-surname" box. Well, if you were a Filipino with a Spanish surname, which box would you check? I, personally, would check "Asian." Apparently, however, many Filipinos were confused enough to check "spanish-surname" or "other." This obviously made for inaccurate statisctics. Therefore, placing "Filipino" in a category by itself is just a method of ensuring that the racial statistics are more accurate. It has nothing to do with Filipinos considering themselves to be Asian."

Well that's all for now...Have a good break.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Practice, Practice, Practice...

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."-Carl Jung

I haven't the faintest clue who Carl Jung is but I like that quote for its has correlation to chemistry.

It's a record! On Sunday night (or should i say morning) I stayed up till 4am finishing homework and woke up at 5:30am which is like a whopping 1 1/2 hours of sleep. Thanks to the CAHSEE (which I believe insults people's intelligence) I can get a wee bit more of sleep time this week. Instead I'm going to use those precious hours to practice for Solo and Ensemble Festival, which happens to be this Saturday!!! Good luck everyone...

I still have to finish my key terms for ap euro. I'm totally happy because we are about to do WWII (which is one of my favorite history highlights).

I took a lot of tests this week. They were all pretty easy though. So no complains for me there.

I'm gonna practice my heart out for s/e festival. So.... Peace.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Yay Life!

We just had our chemistry test today and for some reason I really want to take it again just for the fun it. It may sound odd but hey why not? Yay for extensive chemistry!

On that note I just recently bought my AP Test for Chemistry as well as the AP test for Euro Hist. I don't know why I'm taking the Chemistry one but I suppose I can blame the fact that I gave in to the peer pressure that my friends (*ahem Josh*) had put on me to take it. I'm sure I'll have fun in the end. Yay for extensive studying!

Solo and Ensemble Fest in nearing and my lips are tired from practicing every night, but all is swell. It would be pretty sweet to get some good scores considering this is my first time to actually participate in S/E. Yay for extensive practicing!

As usual I don't get much sleep nowadays, but the thing is I'm getting used to it. This could be a good thing (hah I really don't know). Yay for extensive sleep deprivation!

I don't think I have a life, but I'm going to pretend I do. Hah and those "Yay for extensive..." are getting annoying aren't they? I'm good at that. Real good.

Sorry for no pics...anyways have fun with life.