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 Oh, for more hours in the day!

My life has been a bit cramped, lately.  Two weeks ago, my family and I went to Los Angeles for my aunt’s wedding.  When we got back, I had to catch up on both the work that I had missed, and the work that had just been assigned.  Then, this past Sunday was a Jewish holiday called Purim.  Coming up, looming over the horizon, is Pesach, (Passover,) and midterms are right around the corner.

Between studying, assignments, practicing for my PE classes, and finding time for personal fun, I haven’t exactly been fulfilling my required allotment of sleep.

But, onto more pleasant subjects!

In French, I have a presentation project upon which I have begun working.  We had free reign over the subject, so I chose Carcassone.  Specifically, the history of Carcassone.  For the visual accompaniment, I have several pictures that I took while in Carcassone, to put on the PowerPoint which I am designing. 

Sources have been a bit of an issue.  A large majority of the sources that I found talk at length about the Albigensian Crusade, (the Crusade against the Cathars,) but barely mention (if at all) the centuries preceding and following the famed Crusade led in part by Simon de Montfort. 

Thankfully, I love research, and this is my favorite part of every project that I do.  I just hope that I somehow have enough time!

Thing is, there’s always too much to do, always too little time.

There's more to be seen than can ever be seen

More to do than can ever be done…” 

 –“Circle of Life,” The Lion King Soundtrack, Elton John (1994)

Star Struck!

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Have you ever been star struck?

I mean to a point where words don’t seem to slip away from your lips?

You try to speak, but it’s just awkward silence, your palms sweat and your heart races, and it’s one of those moments you pinch yourself to see if you are truly awake. 

I have never felt this way before, until now. Professor Wakemen, made the announcement that on March 14th, our class will meet writer, Margot Livesey! Personally, I am nervous, anxious, excited, it’s a very humbling experience as a writer to meet someone who has written six books and of course outstanding, moving, inspiring, short stories. I think the importance of her coming to speak with us openly about her life as a writer is her experience and knowledge about the publishing industry. (Hopefully, I don’t over do it with my notes!) 

Margret Livesey, also just so happens to be Professor Wakeman’s mentor and we’re lucky enough that she is willing to share her amazing mentor just to teach effective writing skills and push us in the right direction. This class by far is the most important and inspiring to me. Oh, here is a list of Margots books if you would like to check out them out. As of right now, I’m reading her most recent published book, The flight of Gemma Hardy. (To be honest, I can’t seem to put this book down, she’s truly great at what she does.) 

Her books:

Homework 

Criminals 

The Missing World 

Eva Moves the Furniture 

Banishing Verona 

The House on Fortune Street.

Her work does not disappoint, I love the mystery she sets for each story! 

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Playlist for Spring 2013

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Hi friends,

How was your weekend ? Mine was good. I went to the National Gallery of Art with some of my friends, and also had a chance to make new friends. While I'm writing this blog, you guys might be watching the Oscars. As I'm not a big fan of award ceremonies, I've decided to skip it.

As I posted last week,  we're having a pizza party tomorrow, February 25. You can join us for a round of pizza, snacks, and a chance to get to know each other between 11am-12pm at HT320. So, if you haven't already, please RSVP by emailing me at shaswatk@hotmail.com by 9am tomorrow.

As I did last semester, in today's blog I've decided to share you my playlist for this semester. I’m quickly picking 10 songs from the top of my playlist (not in order). To hear a song just click on the song title: 

"How To Save A Life" by The Fray

The School of Art and Design

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In previous bog posts, I’ve stated that I started out as an art major at Montgomery College. I was enrolled the School of Art + Design at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.

I really enjoyed the experience. It was easy to make friends because it was a small group of students, and we were pretty much all in the same classes. Everyone was an art major (studio art or graphic design) and so everyone was on the same page and was focused on making good work.

I didn’t attend any art classes outside of the School of Art + Design, so I can’t really compare the two. The classes I took were Art History I and II, Color Theory, Figure Drawing I, Intermediate Drawing, and Intro to 3-D Design. I “sort of” got to skip Intro to drawing and 2-D Design because of my AP portfolios from high school.

Some of my favorite teachers of my entire educational career were from the SA+D. My favorite class was Intro to 3-D Design because I learned that I REALLY enjoy making sculptures. I had no experience of building things before taking the class.

Some really cool things about the program:

 

  • They emphasize craftsmanship. I had no idea how much craftsmanship really mattered in the art world beforehand.
  • They have several artists come in and talk at the Silver Spring campus art building. They weren’t exclusive to the School of Art and Design, but being on campus when the events occurred was really beneficial.
  • The art gallery was next door to your classes so you always knew about new exhibits.
  • There was a bit of a competitive environment because everyone wanted to do good work. It really motivated me work hard.
  • The professors were great.
  • The school has good connections to other 4 year art schools. We had a field trip to Philly and visited PAFA and the University of the Arts which was really informative.
  • They have a Professional Practice show which showcases the work of second year students to representatives from several four year schools. It’s helpful for transferring and you gain some great networking and presentation experience.

 

Overall, I truly enjoyed the program.

Unfortunately, I don’t have access to photographs of my college work at the moment. As a consolation, I can post a few pictures of art from my high school years, cuz I think it’s time I post something I’ve created.



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Still Life of Bones. November 2008. Ink on Acrylic. 8.5" x 12"


....And Finally A sculpture from my SA+D years. (This picture was taken by my friend and was uploaded to facebook)

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Geometric Sculpture. Chipboard. Approx. 3' 11/16" in height. Photo Credit to Miguel Lara.

It'd be great to read some constructive criticism, or just opinions/reactions...

Have a great weekend!

Twenty-Three

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My 23rd birthday was last week and I partied hard!!!!!

Kidding. There was no partying, but I did turn 23. I noticed that the older I get, the less enthusiastic I am about birthdays. Getting older doesn't exactly strike me the way it used to as a child, and I haven't really celebrated a birthday in years. BUT, when I got home from school, there was a cake and a card waiting for me, courtesy of my wonderful family. My sister wrote the card. She's 8 years old, and I'm going to share what she wrote:

"Have some cake or some tea

It's a great day, you see

I close my eyes and think of something new

I said Happy Birthday to you


I go outside feeling great

I don't like waiting, wait, wait

I get my pencil, sharpening it through and through

Yes, I said happy Birthday to you


Hooray!! Phenomenal, Yay, Awesome, Stupendous."


So that was my card from my sweet sister. She taped it to my door to make sure I saw it. I'm so thankful to have her and my mother. I don't think I tell them that enough, but my mom reads this blog so I suppose she'll see I wrote that. =P 

Whether they realize it or not, they shined some cheerful light on an otherwise lackluster birthday, and I appreciate it. Hope everyone's having a great week.

~ Jay

I Don't Like Unplanned Trips - I Like Music

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I’m back from Los Angeles, and thankful for it.  I loved my aunt’s wedding, don’t get me wrong!  But that type of situation tends to be a bit too stressful for me, plus, I missed a bunch of classes.

The wedding was really, really, really sweet – I’m honestly surprised it isn’t on YouTube yet.  There were some real movie-worthy moments…

I got back on the plane yesterday evening, and got home last night.  Needless to say, I was suddenly slammed with all of the school things I needed to do.

It didn’t help that I went there with the impression that I would have access to a computer and internet, only to discover that my only access was really terrible email by way of an iPhone.  As is, I barely got one email to a classmate asking for information.

So, last night, I return home, and realize that I had an assignment due online, which I didn’t complete because I had originally thought I could do it in LA.

Yeeps.  I’ve emailed my professor, and can only hope that she understands.

In other business, FAFSA due dates are coming up, (my parents are really starting to talk about that,) and I’m seriously considering saving up my money for a trip to Britain in a year.

Suggestions?

On the negative side, it does mean another plane trip, which means expensive and uncomfortable.  On the positive side, so long as I have my MP3 player and a good set of headphones, planes aren’t that bad. 

For instance, I don’t know how I would have survived this past plane trip across the country without my music.  I love music.

To quote:

I like music,

The rhythm really gets to me.

I can’t control it,

My feet move automatically.” 

– “Music Time,” Caught in the Act, Styx (1984)

Which one?

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I never thought I would miss my bed so much.

This week has been overwhelming, I have two quiz's that I must ace and a paper. Meanwhile, I'm doing this while I have a virus. No, not a computer virus, the human one, so it seems there isn't any medication I can take to uplift this awful cough and dreadful fever.  Ever seen the walking dead? I feel like one of those zombies, in fact if you run in to me I might groan like one.

Anyways, on a positive note, I have been feeling more well rounded ever sense I've been taking Spanish. I am finally able to hold a conversation! Although, my pronunciation is still awful, I at least can understand what is being said to me. There's a cultural project coming up! I love these types of projects! I'm stuck in between doing research on Bolivia or El Salvador. Question is which one? Both interest me, honestly anything outside the United States does considering I've never been outside this country.  I am open to  any suggestions as to which country I should focus and do research on. Cuisine might play a huge factor since food motivates me more than anything. Not sure if that is good or bad?

Tennis season is right around the corner! I can't wait to meet the players and of course the coaches! I'm nervous about writing for journalism it's different, but an adventure.  I think the essentials about being a college student is experimenting what kind of roles that suit you as a person. I'm anxious to see if I'll fit into this role or perhaps not. Either way, at least I'm trying.

-Amanda

Physics Club Needs You !

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Engineering at MC

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Let me share why I’m so grateful for having spent two years as an electrical engineering major at the Montgomery College Rockville Campus.

  • It’s one of the best two-year engineering programs in the country.
  • It’s very cheap in comparison to other schools.
  • There’s quality equipment and nice looking classrooms in the new Science Building.
  • It’s easy to transfer classes to University of Maryland since most courses here are based on courses there. This also makes the transition so much easier.
  • We have several engineering clubs that are great resume builders. IEEE, EWB, W.ES.T., to name a few.
  • Our Professors are great; some even have degrees from reputable schools like MIT, UPENN, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • Classes are small which helps the Professor adjust to the level of the class. It’s also great for building relationships with the Professor, so you can get those recommendation letters.
  • It’s really diverse. At UMD, I’m usually the only Latin American student—sometimes I’m one of two students—in my classes. At MC it was about the same, but the classes were smaller so I didn’t really notice it.

From my experience at the UMD school of engineering, the one thing I really miss about MC is the small class size.

At UMD the class gets divided into sections, in which you meet with the Teaching Assistants (usually grad students) for Discussions and Labs. The TAs also grade everything (sometimes they don’t grade exams). So you have to REALLY do some work to make yourself known to the Professor.

Also, because of the large class size there is more competition. It doesn’t help that the grade distribution for the course can only allow for a few A’s. The grades are usually curved so that the class average is a C. If you want those “A”s and “A+”s you either have to be a genius, be really experienced, or work yourself like you’ve never worked before and visit the TAs and the Professor at nearly every office hour. (Remember that an A- is worth a 3.7 and an A and A+ are worth a 4.0). I’m an example of the third case.

In a sense it’s great because I have more of a challenge; I‘m competing with a greater number of intelligent and hard-working students. At the same time, it’s a bit of a shock because I’ve had to do a lot more self-teaching than I was used to.

I’m merely stating my experiences. Complaining gets you nowhere, and this semester I’m hungry for those A’s. Enjoy your time at MC because the classes and Professors are great, it’s cheap, and there are several opportunities to do well. UMD is good, too, but I don’t regret the two years at MC.

It's not you. It's me.

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Dear Math 110,

            We both knew this was coming. Let’s just try to make it as awkwardless as possible. Is awkwardless a word? I don’t think so, but moving on. This isn’t a letter that I’ll enjoy writing, but it must be done. And as you read these painful words which I’m sure will sting quite a bit, try to remember: It’s not you. It’s me.

            I spoke with a counselor last week about our relationship. I know…I know…I should have told you first. But speaking with her was something I had to do alone. I expressed my concern about the way things were going between you and I. I explained how I struggled and fought to understand you these past three weeks, but your material remains so distant to me. I often wonder how the placement test even put you and I together, but that’s neither here nor there. What’s important is the course of action I’ve decided to take. And that’s why I’m writing this letter. It’s with a heavy heart that I must inform you that we’re through. I’m throwing in the towel. Calling it quits. Bidding you farewell, my love.

            Shhh. Don’t cry, sweet heart. I know it seems unbearable right now, but try to look at things in a positive light. I was never any good for you anyway. The only reason you were on my schedule to begin with was because your meeting times were convenient, and I needed a math course. You deserve better than that. You deserve someone who understands you better than I can. You need a man who can solve your linear-whatever-thingamajigs and graph them with the highest proficiency!!! Unfortunately, that man is not me. And so this is goodbye.

            But before I leave, let’s reminisce on the good times. You know, those joyous moments we shared? Like that time I paid over a hundred and twenty-something dollars on a single textbook for you? (Don’t forget MathXL!) Or that one night I went scavenging around my apartment pulling Triple-A batteries out of other devices so I can put them in my calculator and complete the homework? Oh, and then there’s that time I only got one problem correct on a quiz. Goodness, we’ve been through a lot in the span of three short weeks. But what has to be done, has to be done. And frankly, the counselor and I both agree that dropping a class before the deadline sounds a lot better than failing it. I’m sorry we didn’t work out.

Enjoy your long life. Tell Professor Jacobowitz I said hi.


Sincerely yours no more,

Jay


Chaos and Headaches

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I like using the word "chaos," don't I?

 

Well, semester is in full swing, FAFSA is sending me emails, and I’m trying not to freak out too much about my mad schedule.

See, my aunt (who has been practically like an older sister for a large portion of my life,) is getting married.  Of course, I’m going.

Not so of course, the wedding is in Los Angeles, California.  And the plane leaves tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t get back until Monday evening, too, which means that my whole school-schedule needs to have some rapid adjustment.

For one thing, I have a paper in my Speech and Communications class due on Monday, which means that I have to hand it in tomorrow morning, before I leave. 

For another, it means missing classes.  I’m already going to miss classes for Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot (the spring holidays).  With this on top, it means that I’m slightly panicking.

It’s nowhere as bad as it was last semester.  That was a real nightmare.  But the fact remains, I despise missing classes, and I must.

That, plus the whole my-sleep-schedule-is-REALLY-messed-up, means that I am one tired girl.

Thankfully, my sleepiness doesn’t seem to have impacted my grades.  Yet.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m excited to be going to the “other side” of the US of A.  I may have gone to France over the winter vacation, but I still haven’t seen much of this continent.

I just wish that the timing was a little more convenient.

(Oh, who am I kidding?  There’s no such thing as a convenient time.)

Now, if only I could get rid of the sleep-deprivation headache, I’d be in good company.

There's a drumming noise inside my head
That throws me to the ground
I swear that you should hear it
It makes such an all mighty sound
Louder than sirens
Louder than bells
Sweeter than heaven
And hotter than hell…
”  “Drumming Song” Lungs (2009), Florence and the Machine 

 

Go Raptors!!!

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Hello my fellow peers! I hope by now everyone is back into their routine for school. As for me, I’m still getting use to my old and new study habits. Since, school began the days never seem long enough. Although, I am only taken four classes (never mind that’s a full time schedule, who am I kidding?) I’ve decided to dip my feet into the Rockville’s newspaper, the Advocate! Exciting right?biggrin

Like many students, we come across a cross roads into our future.( Should I do this? Can I really picture myself doing this for the rest of my life?) That’s the sheer beauty of this college. Nothing is written in stone because of the many opportunities offered here. I found myself facing a critical decision between my major. I was between English and Journalism. The Advocate allows to explore my options as a writer. I am able to write and keep track of our tennis team! Bet you didn’t know we had one, huh?  In addition, I get to meet new people and learn about our passionate players! 

Montgomery college is a great school! However, I personality wish the sports teams would get more recognition from their peers. That’s why it’s important to me, I want to inform people about the hard work our athletes put into their academics and of course into their specific sport.

Please, look out for me! I will post my articles, so you can check out how I’m doing or update yourself with the latest tennis plays!

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 In addition, in a few weeks I shall post up my first short story! This semester is a busy one, but I would never want any other way!  

Go Raptors!!! I'm going to pay more attention to our teams. Here is a list of our spring sports! Check out a game sometime or read about it if you're interested:

Men's tennis

Women's tennis

Track

Baseball

Softball

Hey, maybe if you really want to get involved you should try out? (Hey, don't look at me, I'm not very coordinated. ) ;)

Madame Tussauds

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Hi everyone,

I hope all is well with you. I'm back to share my ultimate celebrity experience at Madame Tussauds (MT). With no pre-planned destinations, we were just walking down the streets --- and so glad we stumbled upon this place ! Although I'm not obsessed with celebrities, I had seen documentaries about MT, and I always wanted to visit this place. What really impressed me was that I could walk on my own pace. That might be partly because the ticket prices have gone up as there were not many people . It was approx. $35 per person for general admission, but the experience is definitely worth every penny ! Check some of my pictures out and tell me what you think


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Newbie

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 I “swam” for the first time in my life, this week.

The swimming class I’m taking this semester is a bit intimidating. Half the people can already swim pretty well while the other half is at an actual beginner level.

I don’t like being the newbie (no one does). I’m used to being at least average at something and that’s partly because I put myself in situations where it’d be easy for me learn quickly, or where I have some previous background that could help. I’ve never been a sports guy. I’ve been better at academics and the arts. Salsa-dancing is a sport, but at the level I’m at, it’s not physically demanding (though, it could be).

What helps is relaxing and forgetting about everyone else. Being humble and accepting that I’m going to be bad at it, and that I have to start somewhere is also helpful.

I know it’s good putting yourself in an uncomfortable position. I know I’m going to learn a lot form this experience because of it. So, wish me luck in my improvement!

Anyone else have a story to tell about being a newbie at something or taking a class that you’re uncomfortable in? I’d like to hear it—It’d give me a little more comfort.

Another Option

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I met with an academic counselor today. I'll probably get into the main reason why in next week's post since things are still working themselves out. But during our conversation, one of the other things we discussed was the general studies major. I hadn't even walked into her office expecting to talk about that, but somehow it came up. It's an option that I haven't considered before, especially since I already have a major (illustration) but the more we talked about the benefits of General Studies, the more I saw the appeal.

The General Studies major is great for people who intend to transfer to the University of Maryland. You pretty much take all of the core classes here at MC which will then satisfy UMD's core requirements once you transfer. In addition to that, you have tons of space for electives. In my case, I'd be able to get core requirements out of the way while still studying illustration classes.

On the other hand, I'd really like an associate's degree in Illustration, and that means sticking to my current major. Plus, I'm almost done. Even if it's not a bachelor's, and even if some of the Illustration course credits don't transfer to UMD, that associate's degree still says I spent a good portion of my college career working on a craft that I care about. This way, I can get my associates and still go on to finish at UMD. It just might take a little longer in the long run, but I've got time I guess.

So I just wanted to mention the General Education option to anyone who may be thinking about what they want to major in, in addition to how it relates their plans after MC. I personally never even considered it until today and this information might be helpful to someone reading this.

Also, I might have an interesting update next week regarding the reason behind my counselor's visit. It's not good or bad news really. Just interesting. Stay tuned and take care.


~ Jay


Comfort and Time

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 I think that every semester, there’s at least one class that just pushes you right out of your comfort zone.  One class that is just that much harder than any of the others.  Just the same, there’s always one class that surprises you.

In my case, the surprise was my Math class.  I was expecting to love History, and Professor Tanner (my French professor) is marvelous, but I was not expecting to enjoy Math.

I haven’t enjoyed a math class since elementary school!  I mean, I still loved math, (there’s something beautiful about getting a complex equation correct,) but math classes had been torture for years.

And now!  Okay, so I’m just taking a survey class, Survey of College Mathematics, but still!  It’s great!

My professor is also awesome.

As for the hard class… it’s unfortunately a class taught by a professor that I really like.  I feel bad, because I like the professor, but the subject matter is way out of my comfort zone.  Every assignment is an honest wrench.

Even so, I’m determined to stick it out.  I will do this, and do it to the best of my ability.

In other news, it’s really, really cold.  At least, it is at approximately six o’clock in the morning.  Warming up my hands once I get into class is murder.

Thankfully, warming up my ears isn’t a problem.  My earmuffs-aka-headphones protect my ears quite well, surprisingly.

I’ve gone on a bit of a country-pop kick lately, and found a “new” (new only to me) song on YouTube.  It’s a cover by Reba McIntire and Kelly Clarkson of “Fancy.”

Talk about a killer song. 

Not that I should have been wasting my time online, then.  I’ve been tight on time, lately.  Exactly the opposite of this:

Too much time on my hands, it's ticking away with my sanity
I've got too much time on my hands, it's hard to believe such a calamity
I've got too much time on my hands and it's ticking away from me
Too much time on my hands, too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands…

             – “Too Much Time On My Hands,” Paradise Theater, Styx (1981)

More like this line, same song:

Is it any wonder I'm not crazy? Is it any wonder I'm sane at all?”

 

Learning A new Language

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Learning a new language…

Can be quite freighting. Every time you speak a foreign language from your lips you find yourself questioning, did I say that right? I hope I didn’t insult somebody. The anxieties of saying something incorrect or pronouncing a word wrong can be humiliating. Then again, it could be a good laugh. 

I know these anxieties too well. This is my first year taking a Spanish course. The rolling of the tongue is tedious as it slips away into a larger roll by mistake. I’ve been practicing at home talking to myself, trying to prefect my greetings, so I could have a proper conversation with Professor Jimenez. “Hola! Professora Jimenez! Como esta Usted?” Looks simple right? The word Professora is what creates difficulty for my tongue, so it seems my rolls are a little too much and ends up sounding like “Professorrrrrra.” It goes on forever! Nevertheless, I have a few pointers for those of you who are also taking a foreign language.

1. Get rid of the anxieties: its okay to sound silly and to make mistakes. This is a new language and the only way to effectively learn is to mess up. These anxieties can actually hold you back from doing your best and learning to become comfortable with the language. Make mistakes! Sound silly! Laugh it off! And most importantly keep trying again!

2. Speak it: I’ve been running around the house pointing at things and naming objects in Spanish. I point at our new puppy and say “Perro.” Then I continue to say “el Perro es feo” which translates into “the dog is ugly.”  It may not be nice, but hey, it allows me to learn. (I strongly suggest you don’t talk to people like that!) I start with objects and from time to time, I will speak simple sentences with my step dad or boyfriend. Just practice! 

3. Television: I personally hate captions on the TV; however, I put the captions in Spanish and I find myself reading it. This should allow me to get comfortable pronunciation. In addition, I able to read Spanish which could defiantly be beneficial! This is the same with music listen to an artist or a song that’s in Spanish. I enjoy listening to Selena! Oh, and Spanish soup operas are intense as lame as it sounds it keeps me engaged. 

Any more suggestions on learning a new language please leave me a comment. (I could use all the help I can get.) 

   

New York Euphoria

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Hi everyone,

Last week I went to New York and stayed there for two days and a night. This was my second visit to the city. My first visit last year was completely by chance, and couldn't make much of it. This time around I got some feel for the place. I am very familiar with DC's Metro, but I found New York's subway very difficult to understand. 

You will find all kinds of people gathered to enjoy the euphoric feeling made evident by a city full of energy. You go to a building; you'll find Madame Tussauds. You go to the next building --- and you'll find Ripley's Believe It or Not! There's just too much to see and too little time; exploration overdose !

Although I was quite shocked to find some really dirty streets in New York, overall, what a happening place it is ! It's cold; it's loud; it's bright; it's musical; it's energetic; it's beautiful !

A picture is worth a thousand words, so let them speak for themselves. 

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Of Art and Swimming

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I can't believe we're already one month into 2013!

This winter I actually gave myself a break from school. I'd been in enrolled in every semester-summer, winter, spring and fall -since Spring 2011, so it was a break very much needed. I didn't do much of anything extravagant. I spent most of that time doing some self-reflection. I did manage to travel a bit. I went to NYC for a day and for the first time. I saw times square, central park, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is my new favorite place in the world. I only managed to take some pics at The MoMA. By the time I got to The Met my phone had died and I didn't bring a camera. 

So I'm sharing some pics at the end of the post. 

As for this semester, it will be drastically different from my last. I didn't get a scholarship renewed this semester, which meant that I had to quickly conjure some funds to pay for part of my tuition at UMD and for a class at MC. I decided to stick with a one credit course at MC: Beginning Swimming. Geez, it's kind of embarrassing to admit, but it's something I have to learn to do at some point and the sooner the better I guess. So you'll be hearing about that this semester.

Let's see what the semester holds. I'm looking forward to it. How was your break? What are your hopes for the semester? 








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