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Resolution for New Semester 2011

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Ever since I started college, I’ve been just out of motivation to study or do well. Lately, all I’ve been doing is watching drama online, working on other projects and designs rather than my school work. Some part had to do with the fact that it takes me more than the average to get used to a new routine. It’s almost been a month since school started and I’ve been skipping my physiology and chemistry classes, I don’t have my folders organized, haven’t even opened any of my textbooks.

And so, this is my public declaration, that by this time next week, I’ll work to have some resemblance of order and discipline in my school life.

School or college isn’t like how you see on TV. It’s this (especially the pictures on the right):

instead of this:


How Raising Hope Nikita in The Middle…What?

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What does the title of this post mean? It’s simply the combination of my current favorite shows. I’ve been following Raising Hope since it started airing last year. It’s a comedy show about a family of a senile but comical great-grandma, working parents, their son and how they’re raising Hope, whose the daughter of the son and a serial killer. It’s a feel-good show about what you do for your family and what it means to be a family as the son’s trying his best to be a better parent then his parent were to him.

I discovered How I Met Your Mother late last year and have been loving it since. My favorite character would be Barney because he’s a little crazy and to be honest, I would say he’s the character that glues show together. It’s been going on for several season and I’m very curious to know how the mother is.

I saw the preview and commercial for Nikita before it started but didn’t watch it when it premired. However, I’ve discovered a wonderful little site called and there my eyes were opened to a whole world of TV shows. It’s not the most trilling show like you would expect Mission Impossible or The Bourne Identity, but it’s a great action show without the gross violence. I love how beautiful and Nikita is and how she can take on half a dozen guys all on her own; still, I wish she would start blowing things up in the Division.

Last but not least, I love The Middle. The parents have great chemistry and the kids are very realistic like typical teenagers and a refreshment from 20s teenagers from Gossip Girls (not that I’m hatin’ on that show).

Either or are usually up to date for online streaming. Enjoy!~

JJ Heller, current favorite artist

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There’s a Christian radio station I always listen to that broadcasts in this good old central and north Florida. For the past couple of months, I’ve become more and more captivated by JJ Heller, music, lyric and her voice. Her two songs that I most often hear on the radio, “Your Hands” and “What Love Really Means (Love Me)“, are really two of my most favorite current songs. I can’t get tired of the simple music that complements her voice; and instruments that emphasize and amplify the lyrics and their meaning rather than overwhelm them.

Your Hands

I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn’t there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

When You walked upon the Earth
You healed the broken, lost, and hurt
I know You hate to see me cry
One day You will set all things right
Yea, one day You will set all things right

Your hands
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still

When my heart is breaking
I never leave…
I never leave Your hands

What Love Really Means (Love Me)

Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me?
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside
And it said
“I know you’ve murdered and I know you’ve lied
I have watched you suffer all of your life
And now that you’ll listen, I’ll tell you that I…”

I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love

The love that you never knew

What book are you reading now?

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I ran across a wonderful website several years ago when I used to read for pleasure. If you’ve ever had problems finding a good book to curl up with then you will want to check this out.

What Should I Read Next

It’s exactly as the web name says, you type in a title or author or ISBN number and the website will generate a list of books you might like. It also provides a direct like to UK or USA amazon if you want to go ahead and purchase the book or find out more information and reviews on the book. Pretty neat, huh?

Next, another great website I stumbled upon recently is Good Reads, which has a link to buy the book, reviews from users, list of similar genre, books by the same author and probably dozens of helpful features I have yet to discover!

So please, enjoy and read on~


Memorable Books

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Ever since 5th grade when my brothers hogged the television in our tiny apartment, my older sister and I would read books to entertain ourselves. This will be a little like a PSA, in that, reading has really helped me in my reading comprehension and learning English. Reading past writings, these posts and even sentences written 10 seconds ago aren’t grammatically correct, not lyrical enough or the thoughts are unrelated. But if I say so myself, and I do, I’m doing well for someone who didn’t speak, read or write English for almost half her life

The point I’m getting here is that in between 5th grade and middle school where I did most of my reading, there are some wonderful books that are memorable and would always be my favorite.

Some include:
Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson
This book was and still is a story that I relate to very well since like all families, my family has had tension and conflict that I saw paralleled to this story. And reading this comforted me because it lets me know there are other families that are wacky with a few skeletons in the closet.

One Night by Margaret Wild
I love, love this book. It’s written in poetry and just very beautiful with a wonderful story that’s heartwarming and stark reality. The friend with the trench coat, whose name I’ve forgotten, reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe and The Raven.

Spirited Window by Joyce Sweeney
This is an easy read about discovering your roots, family ties with a touch of romance.

They Loved To Laugh by Kathryn Worth, Marguerite DeAngeli (Illustrator)
One of my most favorite book of all times. All the characters are so endearing and lovable that I couldn’t help but cry when they cried, and laugh when they laughed. I searched on ebay a few years back, and Kathryn Worth’s other books were over $100s because they were all out of print but when I checked a few days ago, there weren’t even any books other than They Love To Laugh listed for sale 😦

Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn
Written by on of my favorite authors and this book is the one that introduced me to her. I’ve read this book maybe 3-4 times over already.

Archangel by Sharon Shinn
Let’s just say, I love books with a hint of romance mixed in with the big story.

The Pigman by Paul Zindel
This was one of the reading for English in middle school and I ended up liking it a lot. I’ve also read other book by Paul Zindel and they’re also fantastic books.

More books sharing to come…

First Day of School 2011

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First day of second semester of sophomore year in 2011 has just ended for me; new instructors, new courses. But out of my four classes, two of them use the same lecture rooms as I had last semester so I feel like the bad karma from those two courses would follow me.

I left my wallet, which has my student ID that I use to ride the bus, and bank card, up in Tally so now I’m left begging my brother for bus money or to get a ride with him and for lunch money. Feels like grade school all over again.

It’s been a slow and dreary start to the day with cloudy and rainy skies in the lovely Sunshine State. My schedule needs a serious renovation as I have two labs overlapping at the same time. And I need to figure out what textbooks I need and where to get everything.

All of which I will sort out, just as soon as I get a nap.


Invitation to the Life of a College Gal

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My ambition was to share my college life as truthful, accurate and detailed but unspecific enough to remain mysterious, faceless and anonymous. And I hope that those of you who aren’t in college yet, will benefit from my experiences and go on to live a wonderful college life. Those who are in college could relate to these experiences and know that you’re not alone in going through this college life, the struggle, long-hours, procrastination, stress and occasional fun it brings. Even if you’ve already chosen a career path and if you’re not a female either, I still hope that you find this blog enjoyable. Most of all, I wish for every reader to find some entertainment and that my experiences would bring joy and laughter into your life.

Life isn’t always beautiful and the truth is sometimes ugly so there will be times when I write about the obstacles and worries. And I know that my experiences will be different from others however, I still hope that everyone who reads this blog leave with a new perspective, enlightened and positive outlook.

I promise not to make this a rant blog or try hard not to come off as immature or naive.
And so, I invite you to my journey. Along the way, please leave a comment and share your experiences, ask me questions.