A New Start
August 17, 2009, 10:12 pm
Filed under: Blog, College

I recently have been inspired to blog again… so hopefully this will happen. I’m starting my senior year at the University of Southern California in less than a week. There are a lot of new things happening in my life, so now is probably the best time to be back on the interwebs disclosing my life story to friends and perfect stalkers strangers on the WWW.

Stay tuned for some new stuff.

Cy-borg out.


March 25, 2008, 7:44 pm
Filed under: College, Design | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Some preliminary sketches i’m working on for our poster project. Click to enlarge.

My project was to design a poster targeting the 30-50 year old male and female demographic under the category of “events” following the International Typographic Style.

An Observation
December 29, 2007, 6:45 am
Filed under: College, Friends, Thoughts

Hope everyone had a Happenin’ Happy Holidays.

So right now I’m at the Orlando International Airport in the lounge of the Hyatt that’s connected to the airport. As I walked through the airport and even as I sit here now writing this, looking around I see that everyone (seriously, everyone) is white. Not that that means anything… white people are wonderful. Haha!

Interestingly, going through high school, all of my best friends were white. Even growing up, my next door neighbors, my friends from church… all Caucasian. Now in college, I have friends and acquaintances of a whole slew of races – Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, African American, Kenyan, German… the list goes on.

…hmm… and the reason I’m here in Orlando is to hang out with some of my really good HOBY friends, who coincidently enough, are all white as well. Haha.

Ain’t nothing wrong with that!

“Once you go white, you don’t go back… aight?” – I think this is from Undercover Brother… Not sure, but I’ve heard it somewhere in a movie. 😛

Happy New Year.

Naps are Wonderful
December 3, 2007, 11:11 pm
Filed under: College, Random

So I just woke up from a really long nap. I’ve found that I take more naps now in college than I probably have in my entire life. Sleep is something that I get less and less of every night, so grabbing naps when I can is crucial.

Time to start homework 😦

Anyone Selling Time-Management Skills?
October 23, 2007, 6:52 am
Filed under: College, Drama

So guess what happened today… and I’ll admit it.

I cried.

Tonight I was pretty emotionally distraught. Let me explain.

Today was just a series of events that lead to the floodgates being opened. For the most part, the day was great. I worked, had class, a teacher bought me lunch, and did a presentation. It was when 5pm rolled around that things started to really happen. And it wasn’t even all that major, but I think combined with just the stress of trying to balance all these things I’m doing in my life right now, was the hair that broke the camel’s back.

Tomorrow, Troy Phi‘s Dance Troupe, a group I’m in, is performing in front of Tommy Trojan. We’re doing several cultural dances. At first, I thought I was only doing Sakuting, a dance with sticks that represents a battle. Come Sunday, however, I found out that I was also supposed to do Tinikling, a dance I had learned but never really got down, and Singkil, a dance I had never even learned.

Tonight we had a 2 hour practice in front of Heritage Hall to get ready for tomorrow. I had made arrangements to get there an hour earlier to practice Tinikling, but I was asked to help transport the props which took about half an hour. Then I had to find parking, so by the time I got to Heritage to practice, I was 15 minutes late.

I really needed practice on Tinikling, so that’s what I worked on first. I was having a really hard time doing it with the clicking and was screwing up my partner. Now, I’m somewhat a perfectionist, so I was getting VERY frustrated with myself. In addition to that, I’m a people pleaser. I have this thing where I have to make everyone happy, so I’m very sad when I disappoint people. I’m learning to not be at this extreme, but to have some sort of balance.

In addition to all this practice and stress of trying to get Tinikling down and learning the new dance, I had dinner plans with a friend at 7pm. Originally, I was supposed to have breakfast with him on Saturday, but I double booked him on top of the 2007 Friendship Games, an event that Troy Phi was competing in at Cal State Fullerton. So I rescheduled for tonight at 7. I really needed the practice though, so I called him again tonight to move it to 8. I didn’t get done learning Singkil until 7:50. I realized then what time it was and left to meet my friend in Pasadena (a good 30 minutes away) for dinner. He called me up wondering where I was and I told him I was just leaving campus, so he knew it would be about 8:35 until I got there. I felt terrible.

On the way over, I got lost finding the freeway, and when I did find it, a truck in front of me blocked my view of the freeway signs, so I missed an exit and ended up going south on the freeway instead of north. It was there that I lost it and just started crying. I was so emotionally and physically drained at this point that I just couldn’t keep it in.

I called up a couple friends and my mom to just vent and they gave me comfort. They also advised me that I should probably cut back on some stuff. I think after this Sunday, I’ll really have to do that. It’s just starting to be way too much.

Luckily, my friend was very understanding and we had some great food! I’m just really trying to figure out the best way to manage my time and use it effectively to accomplish the things I want and to also have a good time while I’m here. *sigh*… it’s tough sometimes.


Musings of a Self-Destructionist
May 29, 2007, 5:43 am
Filed under: Blog, College

Here I am, the night before my first couple finals for hopefully my last semester at AVC and I am stuck on the computer finding ways to procrastinate. Thus here I am writing this blog. I’ve exhausted all other methods. No new messages or friend requests on Myspace. No new wall posts or messages on Facebook either. No new forum posts on any of the message boards that I frequent. No new entries on my favorite blogs as well. No one is online that I want to talk to. There is nothing to watch on TV. My eyes hurt from playing too much video games.

Yet, I am on blogger. Typing up a blog entry. About how I’m putting off studying for my two economics finals tomorrow. I also have a paper to write. Crap. Well… *sigh*. I better go do that.

[good news]
February 13, 2007, 8:25 am
Filed under: College, USC

I realize that I’ve been very depressing lately, but with good reason.

However, you always have to stop in the madness of sadness (like that one, huh?), and smell the roses for just a second.

Monday was a great day for that. I got my Winter Intercession grades:

SOC101 – Introduction to Sociology, an online class with Professor William Lund – A
MUS102 – History of Jazz, a swinging fun class with Professor Gary Gregg – A

Those two A’s mean that (you’re going to hate me) I continue to maintain a 4.0 GPA in college. This will be the transcript I’m sending into USC for Fall 2007 admission and I’m very proud of it. According to the dean of the business department, I’m a shoe-in, but we can only wait and see.

Hey, what do you know! There is happiness in life!


postscript: That last line was a joke. Of course I believe there’s happiness in life. It just seems that in the whole myriad of sadness that this week has been, I haven’t made a point of sharing the things that have been bringing me happiness. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going around sobbing all over the place.