Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy Day

So far life's been pretty brutal at times and good at others. I'm most thankful for those occasional joyous moments that all you can do is laugh. Laughing is healthy for the soul. I love people who make me laugh.

I've been pretty musical lately. With the wedding tomorrow (goodness that will be tons of fun), I've been practicing. I listen to music while doing homework and sometimes pull out the guitar for some playing. I love music.

School is pretty hectic and full of work. Thank goodness I have friends who I can share my opinions with, study with, and complain with. Everything is better when we all do it together. I love friends.

Psychology is very interesting. Although the class is a work load, the material catches my attention. I love learning about the brain and its amazing capabilities. Most of my classes are pretty tolerable and almost fun at times. I actually enjoy having a lot to do so that way I'm never doing nothing.

So basically I have been a happy person lately. I think that's pretty good.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Just the Usual...

The Philippines has a total of 15 athletes competing in 8 different sporting events in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. We currently have 0 medals and haven't had a medal in the previous years. Don't you think it would be nice if we got one?! Anyways Micheal Phelps is just amazing and there's so many talented, healthy people out there competing. I love the Olympics. This picture of a bike just says it all.
School is just the usual. Waking up early for 0 period is kind of annoying and I miss coming to the band room in the morning. I like most of my teachers, which is a good thing since you know it's easier and more exciting to learn. I have Mr. Cassady again(history), Mr. House (english), Sra. Pena (spanish), Mr. Herman (methods), Mrs. Rayfield (biology), and Mrs. Chaddick (psychology). I also have Mrs. Martinez for Jounalism and of course Mr. McQ. This week went by pretty fast so I hope the year is like that. Most of my classmates have the same schedule as I do, which is no big surprise.

My marching band number is 23 this year. Like last year, Josh and I both sandwich a section leader (John this time) and like before the section leader is usually somewhere else doing his/her duty. The show is coming along although this week we set too much moves for our band to handle, which ultimately leads to resetting these moves the next practice. We actually were able to make a circle and curves a few times and to move as section. Isn't that great?! Danny Elfman is pretty cool and the music is fun at times. This year I actually wear sunscreen every practice because I actually got sunburnt one day. This is unheard of with a Filipino! I am rather disappointed with myself but I guess sunscreen is good so I won't get too dark.

I have a lot of homework this weekend. It makes me sad. You know what's a waste of time? Trying to fall asleep at night! Immediate/instant sleep after a long day is much more better and productive rather than just laying there thinking about how tired you are. And what's better? You wake up more sweetly and happily when you fall asleep right away. I don't know if it's just me, but I rather fall asleep faster than slowly drift into napping time.

I can't wait to help Tani with the bake sale! Banana bread is pretty fun to make especially in abundance. I like banana bread tons.

I bought Peter and the Wolf, the short film, for my ipod. I must say I really I love it. Russians are so talented. The cat part is just spectacular! The film was definitely worth the money.

Anyways I hope you guys have a good week. This year should turn out pretty nice.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Well-done Steak

Band Camp. That should sum up the activites of this week. I just took my math finals and that was pretty easy. Basically as in the words of Jason, I will probably end up looking like a well-done steak by the end of the marching season not to mention the end of this week.

I am thankful for the many friends who remembered my birthday! I got lots of presents including 3 necklaces (from three of my bestest (yes i know this gramatically inaccurate) friends), amazing yummy brownies, an incredibly delightful made from scratch banana bread w/ walnuts, an itunes gift card, 100$, one nice card saying happy 21st bday (for those who are dyslexic happy 12th), a huge heart balloon ( currently floating in my room), 2 keychain things (one a cute asian looking one), a Ti-84 plus silver edition graphing calculator (I know right?!), a pair of earrings, girl paraphanalia, some books, and most importantly a safe year for everyone. I am most thankful to God for another year in His precious protection and guidance. Thanks much to all!

I will update more stuff later but that should suffice for now. :D Have a happy hour/day/week.