07 September 2013 @ 08:20 pm
Saved draft??  
I was about to post a journal, but then I saw this in the saved draft. I have no idea what else I was going to say, but I like to keep memories, so I'll go ahead and submit this. -laugh-

Hellooooooo everyonnneeeeee. I am in the city that never sleeps, but as I write this I am drawing very close to incapacitation. I've been running on 3 hours of sleep all day, I just realized.

My aunt from Ohio is having a week-long celebration in Vegas for her wedding, and my family have come for the extended weekend bit. We left in the early hours of the morning and got here in the afternoon. So far my sister and I did sight seeing. We just walked around inside casinos observing the theme of each resort and the pool layout. We bought whatever food we felt like eating, the deciding factor being the coupons we had with us.
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28 July 2013 @ 07:18 pm
JPop Summit 2013!  
After thinking I wouldn't go, I went to JPop summit yesterday! When Kinokuniya first announced it on their Facebook page, there wasn't much information about it on the website so I wasn't sure, but when [livejournal.com profile] squarebubblex mentioned on Friday suggesting we go, I immediately went to see if new events had been posted on the website. I knew I wanted to visit the VizMedia and FUNimation booth at the very least. I also wanted to see artist Katsuya Terada and possibly get his autograph (which I wasn't able to!). Kinokuniya posted some photos up in an album on Facebook here, though!

I missed beatboxing JPOP ambassodor DAICHI's performance by the time we got there, but I got to see him walking in the streets and was literally inches away from him when these girls dressed as butlers said hello to him. I took the chance to wave at him as well.

I didn't really take very many pictures. I'll just wait on [livejournal.com profile] squarebubblex to upload hers. I think she took a few photos for me. I did get to take a picture with models Ayumi Seto and EVA. They were really cute and sweet and Ayumi pointed at my shirt saying, "Mario!" then at my hat, "Pikachu!" Aaah, I didn't know how to speak to her but I was happy that she'd point them out like that. It was a connection link in culture!

I got a Bleach shirt from the VizMedia booth, which I was pretty excited about. I got some other nice freebies too! We checked out the Harajuku KAWAII pop up shop, and pretty much meandered around the street shops. We watched a Fashion Show  featuring a number of popular Japanese models including Ayumi Seto, Yura, and Saki Sato. There was a special appearance of Sebastian Masuda and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as well! Kyary's concert was today, which my friend went to watch. ^^

Aand yeah! We ended the day at the event watching performances by LoVendoR. It was pretty fun and definitely a new experience for me in terms of getting there. I had never taken the BART train or a bus around a busy city before, and though I still can't trust myself on my own, at least it was something different!
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: mellow
26 May 2013 @ 10:27 pm
 It's been awhile! I just finished a picture I took awhile to finish and I wanted to go ahead and update with a small art dump while I'm at it. I've been really obsessed with the manga, One Punch Man drawn by Murata Yusuke. It's hilarious, and I highly recommend it. I drew Genos in a suit!

Spaaaam )
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: blah
Current Music: PZ'11 OST - Guys PLAYZONE
31 October 2012 @ 11:50 pm
Happy Halloween!  
Just something done really quick while trick-or-treaters were visiting my house. ^^ TakkiTsu with the hats and neckpillows that Yamapi gave them at their 10th anniversary concert.

There was a small earthquake last night and I'm really worried... Every time it happens lately, my life passes before my eyes. I'm more scared about being unable to protect my family more than a natural disaster itself, I think. I'll try to seriously get that disaster kit together tomorrow so I don't have to be so scared every time something like this happens. I just hope it won't be too late!
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: worried
17 October 2012 @ 11:56 pm
Happy birthday to Tsubasa~  
omg I have to go to bed now
19 July 2012 @ 01:54 pm
Colorgenics again, because I'm curious!  

Another roll with colorgenics!

Should I really stop trying so hard? Isn't it that I'm not trying hard enough? Well, I should find out in the next two weeks.

I'm greatly amused by the "mentally lazy" part. Yeah.. Hmm..
I'm sorry for reacting touchily. I was aware of it, too.

Just the results XD )



Current Location: Home
Current Mood: blank
Current Music: Soul'd Out - Cozmic Traveler
11 June 2012 @ 06:10 pm
[DVD] Tsubasa Imai Dance&Rock 2009 + Tackey & Tsubasa Ho! Summer How to Dance Special  
[DVD] Tsubasa Imai Dance&Rock 2009

I'm fulfilling a previously filed request, but I've also been hoping to have a reason to share this again and dang, it was like fate. This is the perfect chance for me to! 8D

So yeah, whoever else is interested in Tsubasa's 2009 Dance&Rock Tour, GET IT HERE (Mediafire)! The concert file was originally uploaded by Tatsu, but since the MU thing, I've mirrored it on Mediafire. I'm sorry it's so many files.

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**BY THE WAY, does anyone have the making of that came with? I don't have it anymore and I'd like to get it again. Thanks!**

[DVD] Tackey & Tsubasa Ho! Summer How to Dance Special (English Subbed)

I also have this Tackey & Tsubasa Ho! Summer How to Dance Special subbed by Mognet.
For those who can't torrent, here's a MEDIAFIRE MIRROR!
Current Location: Apartment
Current Mood: tired
11 June 2012 @ 06:00 pm
[Jdrama] Haru e Natsu  
I reuploaded to fulfill a request. I remember I was looking so desperately for working links, too.. Unfortunately, I don't have all of them so.. If anyone can fill in the missing pieces, it'd be great if you could help us all out! It seems when I was getting parts 2 for both episodes 1 and 2, it didn't download correctly!

Folder link

Episode 1

Part 1
Part 2: MISSING! Help?

Episode 2
Part 1
Part 2: MISSING! Help?

Episode 3

Part 1
Part 2

Episode 4
Part 1
Part 2

Episode 5


I'm uploading what I have, but it seems I don't have Ep 5 at ALL, and both the part 2 I have for Episodes 1 and 2 doesn't seem to be complete. DDD= Can someone help me fill in this void?
Current Location: Apartment
Current Mood: scared
Current Music: Imai Tsubasa - Saigo no Asa
31 May 2012 @ 10:15 pm
Today wasn't so bad.. !!  
I went to class as usual, skipping the FST class that I no longer need to show up for! I keep checking the grade book to make sure I still have that A! I went to transfer hour today, and because there was free pizza and a presentation, I decided to show up late for my tractor lab.. I got to ride the tractors so much today! I really enjoyed it! I was beginning to complain about how I don't get to ride tractors all that much in this class, but today made up for it.. even though the assignment for lab today wasn't all that exciting. I mostly enjoyed myself because I picked up flags and was allowed to ride for fun!

Today was really warm! I returned to my apartment and checked my email only to remember that there was some movie showing with free pizza at 7 pm. It was a little after 6 pm when I found that email, and I debated whether to go or not. I was kind of pizza'd out, but the organization that was hosting the movie, as well as the movie we were going to watch, sounded interesting. I thought I'd go, even if it meant having pizza again for dinner.

The organization, called University Allied for Essential Medicine, was showing part 3 of the PBS program called "RX For Survival". I learned from the group's crash course that the organization actually exists in many other UC campuses-- it's just brand new and started at Davis. Well, I was very intrigued, and the movie we watched really reached out to me. It was about the poorer parts of the world where medicine doesn't reach because of transportation issues and lack of availability. Doctors without Borders was also mentioned in it.

Well, it truly got me thinking. I think I know what I want to do. Well, I know what I want to do, but I wasn't too sure on my reasons why. I also wasn't sure on what I need to do. I understand now, and in order to make that dream a reality, I have to do whatever it takes. I've been really bummed out for the past week, and my sister can attest to that, but I think I'm ready to fight again. I'm ready to fly and aim for this goal. When there's a will, there's a way. I checked the mirror when I got home, and I saw a cute girl with bright eyes. I can really feel my vigor returning to me.

I never liked the idea of saying the reason why I'd want to become a physician is to help people. Sure, of course, that is the ultimate goal, but I feel for me, that there's a sort of plasticity in saying that. I've been told, or rather, I'm there when people tell others, that there needs to be a reason beyond that. Starting last year, I was never too sure what it was for me. Taking the writing in health class made me realize doctors need to be cultured and have a wide variety of tastes to be able to connect with a patient. That really opened my eyes and made me interested in the field but... but what else? I hear again about how in the personal statement for medical school, I need to state why I want to be a physician and why I must go to medical school. That worried me again, because if I think about the communication and relating aspect that drew me in, I have to ask myself, yeah, why? Because obviously, if I want to just talk and relate to people, there are plenty of other jobs that can do that!

But after watching that movie, I see now. I never thought too much about teaching because to me that makes it sound like I have to be qualified to do it. But if I think about it, I've done some teaching! I enjoy sharing what I know with other people to help them along. I like letting people know what I know. I was even considering taking up tutoring again more recently.. Looking at this aspect again, while brushing my teeth, I thought about how I like to educate, on the communicating level. I like to relate and share what I know. At the same time I enjoy forming relationships with people. To me, because of that one class, I feel that an important task of doctors is to make their patients feel comfortable. The patient must be able to trust the doctor. I know the feeling all too well when we don't want to admit that we haven't been doing as much exercise as we should when they ask!

If I also think about it, I think I really like sharing the love. I think what I want to do, alongside the teaching, the helping, the doctoring... is to give love with those actions. It's the act of God's grace, I believe, and ultimately it's important to love others and teach them how to love themselves and others... and one way to start, I think, is to take care of health!

I think I can say I leveled up in maturity today! I'm always surprised at how there is always room for me to grow as a person, because I feel I'm a very mature individual. Whenever I learn new things or realize something that I know just helped me see a new perspective or gain a new life lesson, I'm just blown away by how I've just made room to grow, and there is still yet more room for me to grow in upcoming years.

Despite saying all that, I really have to focus on my studies! I can't even begin thinking like this if I'm not doing well academically!

Current Music: Imai Tsubasa - Kamen
Current Mood: hopeful
Current Location: Apartment
30 May 2012 @ 10:08 pm

I woke up with a headache. I never feel like eating breakfast in the morning, but I know I have to or I won’t last the day! I got to sit in on a surgery the surgeon deemed as challenging today. It lasted for over an hour and a half and ended up being the only procedure I got to see. I actually was allowed in the operating room around 7:30 AM, but the doctor was at a meeting and didn’t arrive until 8. While waiting for him, I was talking to the scrub nurse. We were just talking about things like what I’m doing, why I’m there, and my plans for the future. He asked me what I like to do as a hobby, and I answered drawing! I showed him my deviantART, and he told me about how his kids like to draw too and asked questions like where I get ideas to draw. After that, we talked a bit about my hometown, which I was surprised he knew the name of! Not many people do, so I tend to pick the big city that’s 15 minutes away from where I live.

My discussion section for my ecology class took place at the duck pond today. We were supposed to conduct an experiment. The TA arrived late, but while waiting for her, I noticed a classmate that was also in my other class. I was feeling crummy about the score I got from the midterm we just took, and I just wanted to blow off some disappointment about it. So I went ahead and said aloud, “Man, that midterm! I didn’t do so well. I got a 58.”

I noticed she had a tissue out, so I added, “Oh, do you have allergies? I was worried I’d get allergies, too. Last time I was here for the group project we did for this class, my allergies started acting up like crazy!”

She told me that she didn’t have allergies, actually. She was kind of crying about something else. I asked her if she was okay, because I felt that I should always ask someone who’s sad if they might want to talk about it! She said she did, and then we ended up striking a conversation about how hard school was and how we’re studying but the results are not what we expect! We ended up having a lot of things in common, and I was just happy to be able to talk about what’s been eating me for the past week! I kept reassuring her that whatever she was feeling, I hit the exact same all-time low last week.

Really, I never forget that I’m not the only one with whatever problems I might have. I know there are always others who are in the same boat, but to be able to find someone else who is going through the same thing is really nice sometimes. I don’t mean it in a negative way, because of course I want the other person to have the best thing going for them, but sometimes it’s… reassuring to have someone who is going through the exact same thing and can listen to your plans seriously. I’ve been asking others for opinions, but of course depending on where the person I’m asking stands academically, how they feel about my situation is of course going to be different than mine.

I pretty much told her we can talk about anything! I’m not one to be easily offended, and I’m open about a lot of things. She asked what my plans for the rest of the day were, and I mentioned about attending a workshop about med school application in the next hour. She said she was thinking about doing the same thing! To kill the hour gap, we both went to the bookstore. I had a gift card to spend, but I wanted to see if there was something I would want to buy, first! I didn’t get anything in the end, and we both headed to the workshop.

After that, I waited with her for her bus, since she missed it by a minute because of the workshop! She really worried about taking too much of my time, and I kept saying that it was fine. I don’t offer things if it’s really no big deal. I told her I do the same for everyone. (X

Current Mood: tired
Current Location: Apartment
18 April 2012 @ 07:23 pm
Please let sleep come to me on Wednesdays!  
Despite being a bit worried about what I'd be doing on my second time interning at the Same Day Surgery center, today went pretty well!

I was unable to sleep properly again. I woke up at 2 AM, just like last time! I hope I get used to the new Wednesday schedule I have to do. I get up at about 5 and bike about 20 minutes to hop on a bus that drives about 30 minutes to get to the Medical Center in the next city over. I then walk and cross a few streets to get to the surgery center. Last time, I was able to take a bus straight to that building, but I didn't see it this time.

Whoops, back up! I keep talking about "last time". Last week, I tried to retire to bed at 9 PM so I could get up at 5, but I ended up awaking at 2 AM (or was it 12 AM?) in the morning. I could still hear my housemates being.. awake. I tried to go back to sleep again, but I couldn't. I ended up getting out of bed at around 5 AM and got ready. I put all my stuff together and started my early, early morning bike ride. As I crossed the first streetlight, I checked my pockets and noticed my volunteer badge was missing! That badge is VITAL if I am to ride the bus-- it costs money otherwise. So I turn around and start searching the ground during this dark morning. Thankfully, I found it, not too far from where I had stopped, too! My first day as an intern was.. As every first day at something completely new, a bit difficult! I didn't know how to put scrubs on, and everyone was a bit too busy to show me what I was supposed to do so I ended up following the supervisor around. I helped clean out the rooms when a surgery procedure finished, and I think that's pretty much my main job to do. I got quite nervous thinking if all my other shifts would be similar, because I was told I would develop my own routine that worked when I asked if I would be told what to do. @_@

Circling back, today's shift was pretty nice! Maybe it's because I got to sleep a little longer, or maybe it's 'cause I kind of have a better idea of what I'm supposed to do. I kind of.. just noticed when a room was done and went straight to the mop and hand cloth to wipe down the room. They told me a lot of people were out sick that day, and even my supervisor wasn't doing too well in health. I was just basically elated to know I was doing my job right. "Thank you, Bianca" seriously made me beam. Something that I understand to be hard is doing something for the first time on one's own without someone there to tell you if you're doing it right or not. I guess I even got the new intern treatment! XD While mopping, I asked if I was to get the area around the surgical instruments, because I didn't want to mess anything up! My supervisor said I had to lift up the telescope and get under it. I started reaching for the small thing, but he said that it was this other big thing. Realizing the joke, I exclaimed, "No way!" I guess it was funny 'cause he blamed me for making him cough. Probably from laughing. (X

I was pretty much hanging around to do those kind of duties when... I was asked if I wanted to sit on a procedure!! I was so surprised, because I didn't think they'd let me so soon. I felt incredibly privileged, even though they said I'd get to see more. It was... seriously, very wonderful of them to allow me to sit there and watch a team of surgeons work on a patient's shoulder. The most wonderful thing was that they'd sometimes sit next to me and explain what was being done, or what I was looking at, since shoulder anatomy is quite confusing. I was so.. I don't know how to explain it! I'm just a lowly intern and they're taking the time to explain things to me..! Q_Q

As you can guess, I was incredibly exhausted after my shift! I still had class and discussion, and even after that I attended a workshop to learn how to get letters of recommendation for graduate/medical school. I've been attending every workshop under the sun that I can fit into my schedule. I seriously don't understand how things work in the academic world after undergrad, and I'm the first one in my family to have such higher learning that I haven't really had a kind of mentor to tell me what's up. ^^a So yep, I'm juggling in sessions of things like that alongside study, volunteering, and.. other things I should take care of that I'm not. There's a lot on my plate and my major regret is that I wish I understood what I had to do sooner! It's only because I understand now that everything is coming at me now!

I wanted to draw a bit now, but I don't know if that's the best decision, hahah. XD
Current Mood: happy
Current Location: Apartment
10 April 2012 @ 07:06 pm
I'm a socializing beast.  
Man, burgers are my favorite food but I don't want anymore. Sometimes I just don't have enough time between classes for a real meal time so I just buy like whatever burger $1 can get me. I just don't want to eat anymore for the time being, but it's still my favorite food. Just the thought of them is nice.

But yeah I got another when I hung out with my friend for a bit yesterday. He was buying some gyro and because he was going to eat, I didn't want him to feel all awkward by being the only one eating so I went and bought a burger. He said I should try the gyro but I said no thanks, it's too expensive! I'm not about to pay $6 to eat when I didn't want much.

Later that night I went to a transfer student pizza mixer! I went to one last year for the free pizza, and I did the same yesterday! I probably met like, 8-10 people over the course of 3 hours or so. I was hanging out at this table with 2 other girls and a guy, and some hours in, this guy comes over with a paper slip with a few survey questions and starts talking to the guy at our table. Everyone at my table already filled it out and turned it in (It's an entry for a raffle), so when I saw that I said, "Oh, we can sign it for you--"

"No. No. Girls are invisible to me right now."

Wow, uh. Way to approach people. He was talking to the guy at our table for a bit, and after he left, the guy just set the paper aside. I don't think he wanted to fill it out after that kind of treatment. Or maybe he didn't want more competition for the raffle.

I stayed until the end again. I didn't think I would hang around that long after the people I managed to get acquainted with left, but I saw a few girls I hung out with at the exact same event last year! One was helping out with the event, and another brought her housemate along with her. It was interesting to talk about school and all, because we were first year transfers last year. We were all uncertain about everything. I know for sure that this time I spoke with total confidence about what I planned to do. Last year I kept talking about how hopeless it was for me, with such a low GPA. The girl who brought her housemate was telling me how they became best friends within a year. I remembered her telling me the year before how they never spoke, despite living under the same roof!

When I got back at 9:30 PM, I just drew a bit then went to bed.

Miyasako from the JPN manzai duo, Ameagari Kesshitai! I actually don't know much about them, and I can easily say the same about other comedians, too. Anything I know comes from the shows I watch where they appear. I kind of like Miyasako quite a bit, though. He was funny in the dance-off vs. Gaki no Tsukai (which doesn't appear to be on Youtube anymore..) and I like him in Lincoln and Ameagari's show, Ame-talk. I was watching this episode of Lincoln two days ago and I just found it HILARIOUS when he had to say "I'm sorry that I'm arrogant despite being an idiot." I liked that he stammered when saying "Baka," because I figure that must be hard for him to admit, being a narcissist and all. =P

That said, I like Hotohara a lot, too. So I can definitely say I like Ameagari as a whole!

Rozan's Ujihara! He had a bad first impression for me when I saw him on DERO going up against Tackey&Tsubasa and Kanjani8's Subaru and Shingo. I thought he was obnoxious-- and didn't realize he was a comedian. I saw him again when I watched Ame-talk about celebrities who can't draw. It was hilarious, as I'm used to seeing Johnny's who can't draw, but it's pretty funny to see others who can't, either. But yeah, a comedian with a law degree and high IQ. I like that. And his sleepy looking eyes. I realize I should have given him more wrinkles, but I totally couldn't get it to work. ^^a

Todaaay I just went to class and office hours. That was like 5 hours of straight classes and not eating anything! It started to rain, too. I hope it lets up by Thursday because I don't want to have to drive the tractor in rain. I'd rather have the class canceled in that case!

I'll try to get some reading done before I retire, hopefully, early. My internship starts tomorrow. I'm really nervous but I hope I make it there on time and things turn out swell. I hope they like me and that I don't get hungry while on my shift!
Current Location: Apartment
Current Music: Tackey + Tsubasa - True Heart
03 April 2012 @ 09:48 pm
I consider myself a pretty lucky person, 'cause things tend to go my way!  
I hate it when I spill a cup of water. It's such a waste! I let it sit, too, to let nature take its course in letting it evaporate. XD

I left for my first class of the day 10 minutes earlier than I normally would to buy a few scantrons from the bookstore. An email I received yesterday from the professor of the class said that we would have a quiz on the first day of class. No way! I got to class on time, though. The class, called Food, Folklore, and Health, seems pretty fun! We learn about things like how shellfish shouldn't be consumed in any month without the letter 'R' in it (e.g. August) and how honey is dangerous as a sweetener in baby formula. There was quite a bit of attendance checking procedures, though. We were to fill out a questionnaire and sign the back of the quiz when we turned it in to secure our spot in the class. Anyone who didn't wasn't going to be considered as registered! I knew some frazzled students, if they're anything like me, would forget to bring a scantron, so sure enough, I handed out some of my extras. I quite like the professor for this class. She has a really gentle air about her and she seems to love the subject.

After that was my Population and Ecology class. When Professor Gaylord introduced his name, I immediately wondered if other students might be having the same wonderment as I did. He is a very serious-looking man by nature. He does not hesitate in making full use of his teaching hour. I really liked how prompt he was, and his handwriting on the chalkboard. In fact, I was admiring how neat his letters were and how he didn't flinch even as the chalk broke several times while he wrote. I also quite like his.. I don't know if I can call it a sense of humor because he didn't really crack jokes, but the things he laughed at, I thought it was very characteristic of him. I was also incredibly inspired when he told us that he and Professor Williams both drive 2 hours both ways to go to the university's marine biology lab, saying, "I'm not telling you this so you can weep for us, but we both really love teaching." It was at that moment I couldn't help but think that these are some wonderful people who love their job before me. I hope I can work hard in this class!

I got back to my apartment after both classes and spent another half hour reading my "Getting into Medical School" book I borrowed from the library. There's still things I'm not quite sure how to handle, but it has been very useful in informing me on what I to do. I definitely know the "Don'ts," but it's always useful to get the extremely helpful tips.

Around 2:30 PM I went and met up with the guy I was going to carpool with some others to go to an internship orientation in a city about 20 minutes away. It was kind of funny because... Well, we got there okay! It was a really long orientation and we got back okay. I'm extremely bummed out that I don't get a yellow polo volunteer shirt because I'm assigned to the surgical department in my internship! I get a loaned scrub. )=

I'm pretty nervous for my internship, which starts next week. There's a lot of precautions to take, like always washing hands and changing gloves so as to not spread germs to different patients and protecting the patients' privacy by never commenting on their concerns. I also hope the people I'll be working for like me! I just really want to be able to do the job right! I'm really hoping though, that.. I'll like working at the clinic. I'll find out soon enough!
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Current Music: Imai Tsubasa - Saigo no Asa
Current Mood: tired
Current Location: Apartment
21 March 2012 @ 10:57 am
TSUBASA IMAI LHTOUR 2011 Dance&Rock Third Floor~ DiVeIN to SExaLiVe  
Links updated 10/3/15

I don't know if everyone got a chance to watch this concert yet, but here is if you haven't! It's Tsubasa's 2011 solo con, uploaded by Tatsu~ She shared it on her blog, and I thought to share it here before the links on the page fell too far back in the archival sea of status updates. Her links are open to all. She's switched blog links here and there but I recall her mentioning it was okay to share what she puts up. If I'm mistaken, please let me know. ^^

Concert (Mediafire)
part one | part two | part three | part four | part five | part six | part seven | part eight | part nine | part ten

Making of (Mediafire)
part one | part two | part three | part four
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EDIT: I forgot about it, but here's the Extra CD, too.
Extra CD (Mediafire)

EDIT EDIT: Aaaannndd courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] fuyukoi
A rip of the Takki visit! (p/w: datass)

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07 March 2012 @ 03:52 pm
Even though I know I'm supposed to take things one at a time I keep getting so worried and bogged down by what I have to do! There's too much studying and work to be done within the next too weeks and I don't want to deal with it. I've been working hard since last week, too.

I mean, I guess I deserve it! But there's no time to think about that now.

In any case, I'm pretty lucky with unexpected.. opportunities, I guess you could say. This isn't the first time, but today, I went to see a pre-med adviser to ask questions about.. Well, the path of pre-med! She was able to address quite a few of the concerns I had. I also wasn't planning on asking about it, but at the end the adviser asked if I did any internships or volunteering yet. I told her I didn't, because I planned to do that in my year off, but she suggested looking at clinical volunteering internships at the ICC. There's only a 4 hour requirement for every week. Because that sounded doable, I asked her what that was about, and she told me I could go check it out upstairs where someone can help me. Sign-ups, she said, started either today or tomorrow.

So, of course, I head upstairs, find the right place to ask and get a little demonstration. The girl tells me I can sign up right then and there if I wanted to, so I did. It turns out my pass time just started, too, so she went ahead and told me what steps I'm supposed to do and all that. Apparently I have until Saturday to pick, but the sooner the better because slots fill up fast. It works like a lottery or something like that. I asked if I could do the signing up at my apartment, since I wanted to check my schedule for next quarter before picking an internship. She also told me which ones had a bus line that went there that I could take for FREE.

All in all, I got to learn about this ICC and lottery thing I've been hearing about from some other students but didn't understand. We'll see how it goes. I hope I don't forget about the orientation dates! I also have to figure out how to get to where I gotta go by bus-- I like free transportation. I'll ask around and see if some other students can help me out, because the only bus lines I see cost money!

This is all future next quarter stuff, though. Now that that's out of the way, I have to go back to doing some school work that needs attention right now. In all honesty I just want to do nothing and complain!
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Location: Apartment
23 February 2012 @ 03:24 pm
Realizing the obvious...  
Well, it's been about 4 hours since my emotions and contemplating thoughts have pretty much subsided. I wanted to be able to write about it but because of class and whatnot in between, so of course by now I forgot a lot of the things I'd like to have write about. For now, I'll just try to make a pithy post. (As I started writing, I realized it wasn't!)

Again, it's about school )
Current Location: Apartment
Current Mood: frustrated
11 February 2012 @ 12:59 am


So yes, I do look annoyed.
See what others are wearing!
I just finished this for a contest on Tinierme and thought I'd share it. ^^

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Current Music: Imai Tsubasa - IMAGINE
Current Mood: listless
Current Location: Apartment
11 January 2012 @ 08:37 pm
Always worryin' over big things that amount to nothing  
Oh man, I had an easy day class-wise today with only an NPB lab and a cancelled discussion section, but when once evening hit, I got a little spazztic!

I don't want to get too detailed, but I just wanted to express relief by saying how things will be okay. I'm rescheduling a course to HOPEFULLY match a registered test date better at a location most ideal for me. This means I won't be able to go home over the weekend starting March, and though that's not too much of a huge sacrifice, I'm still bummed because the trade off is that my weekdays are a lot freer, and I'm ending up with a bit too much free time. I shouldn't say that because that time should be spent studying, of course!

I can be happy if that goes as I hope, though, especially since I was freaking out over the past hour trying to find a way to make ends meet with an impossible schedule. I'm crossing my fingers that even though my last plan didn't work out too well, this new plan will.

I'm going to go ahead and remind myself to check the available testing dates a little later. January 25th sounds like a good day to check, as that's the first one on the drop down list. I'd imagine would get eliminated as the date gets near, opening up the available test dates in June. (Right now, the drop list goes as far down to May 24th). It's also the day Tsubasa's D&R 2010 DVD releases, yeah? I hope I remember!
Current Music: Imai Tsubasa - Kamen
Current Mood: disappointed
Current Location: Apartment
02 January 2012 @ 12:05 am
Like Magic~  
My friend, Dex, caught me this morning to tell me she was watching a magic show on TV and she saw Tackey. I was in total disbelief (Well, I believed her, but huh? Tackey on some show that I don't ever remember being mentioned by anyone else in the community?) until she went and recorded the clip to show me!

Gosh, I was so amused. To think she got to see Tackey on her TV on an ENGLISH PROGRAM. NICE. We both tried to Google the clip to see what was up with that, but that didn't work out. I managed to catch some info about this clip from this blog, but that's about as much as I know. Even though it's old news by now, it's still nice to see!

In any case, Dex has given me permission to share this clip from TV's 50 Greatest Magic Tricks that aired in the UK. Please enjoy. ^^


Current Mood: amused
Current Location: Home
14 September 2011 @ 10:07 am
Feeling a bit bummed out...  
Not only am I retaking a class (to boost up my 2.3 GPA), but while trying to petition a degree from the community college I attended, I realized that a class I took there counts for "half" the class I’m taking at university.

I don’t know if that means I need to take that class in full at my university, because I can’t imagine petitioning for "half a class" and getting it. I guess I COULD take the other "half" of the class at the community college I attended, but I don’t have time for that! It makes more sense to take the class in full at uni!

Oh, the class is an important lower division that needs to be fulfilled, which is why I’m concerned about having already taken upper divisions that required that course. My university, for the sake of holding students responsible for their path, does not place restrictions on those who enroll in the more advanced classes that have prerequisites. If someone never takes the pre-reqs, it comes back to get them the day they plan to graduate!

I’ll talk to my counselor about this, along with this other question I have, but I’m preparing myself for this possible reality.

I sooo glum about this right now, but maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. It could be a chance to boost my GPA. It could also be a filler class for when I need a few more units to hit the minimum requirement for a quarter and I don't know what to take. Who knows?
Current Music: Kanye West - Power
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: sad