That Day At Tribeca. Downtown Ybor

Currently 11:08pm and I am stationed at our dining room table watching my 3 siblings play the Wii. (sister + boyfriend, and my brother) Now you may be asking me why I am not playing with them and it’s because I’m more of the type to watch people play instead of playing with them. (Not the case when it comes to Halo. That I can’t not play) But I got the feeling of blogging than really gaming. Not that I am anti-social. Lol…

Happy Labor Day weekend to everyone! That means no classes but I don’t have classes on Monday’s this semester so it doesn’t really matter. Although I am working tomorrow from 12pm to 6pm. Lets hope it isn’t too busy. I mean how busy could it be for a Labor Day Monday right? Lol.. however the day will be tomorrow, I just got to stay focused or else I’ll forget to work on some assignments before Tuesday starts. (Probably should plan everything down in my agenda…)

My brother is in town until tomorrow morning. He came down from Gainesville to get his hair cut at our usual salon since he’s never had a salon cut before. My mother would always cut his hair. And as I was spending the day with him, I’ve noticed that my brother tends to crack a lot of…. jokes? But then again, I can’t really tell him “Don’t do this” or “Don’t do that”. I don’t want to be the sister that breathes down his back when he should be learning his own way. I guess, all part of growing up. None the less, I love him to pieces like I love everyone in my living room.. =).. 

Alrighty, any longer I stay up I will literally fall asleep at this table… I shall call it a night and prepare myself for work tomorrow. 

Good Night to my night owls,

or

Good Morning to my early birds.

=) <3

So it has only been a few days into the first week of classes (4 to be exact) and I am already sitting here at work studying. Lol.. very like me actually. After this past summer and being on break not touching a single school related document, I feel like I can get back onto the grind of studies. I mean I feel like I have a lot to do but, I think I understand how to take things little by little. I can just feel it.

Next to me is my cup of Earl Grey Latte, my orgo substitute textbook, my notebook, and my agenda. I have a few readings I want to have looked over before my night class tonight. I actually have two night classes this semester but not on the same day. One Tuesday and the other today. Their both actually psych classes for my psych minor requirements. The one tonight is Cognitive Psychology and looking at the syllabus, today we should be starting the materials on Visual Perception. The first reading is about optical illusions. I’m not gonna get into it since it would take too much time to explain it but I can say that it is fascinating. Lol.. Am I the only one that thinks that this stuff is cool to learn? I’m not just talking about psych but all my classes in general. 

I remember when I started Organic Chemistry 1 back last Spring and I thought it was the hardest class ever. But now that I am in Organic Chemistry 2, it’s actually not that hard. What I found out throughout the semester was that I just needed to practice a lot and have an open mindset and be willing to learn and ask for help. Have a positive attitude towards the material. If you can do that, you can understand anything. =) ( I have a feeling the next time I talk about my classes, it’s gonna contradict this but.. I think deep down inside, I will feel the same =))

Alrighty, I think I took a good 15 min break. Back to work for me! I have about another hour before I go back onto campus and go to my night class. =) Until next time my fellow tumblees. (<—— is that even a word? Oh well, I made a new word! Yay!) I shall leave you with a recent quote I’ve favorited =)

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” — General Colin Powell

"It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."

— Oliver Wendell Holmes http://www.instila.com/collections/instila-inspirational-posters (via instila)

My concentration is defective today for some reason.. It could be because I had trouble sleeping last night.. I think I slept a max of 5-6 hours. In spite of that being more than most people in college, I think my mind needs 7-8 hours. The system says everyone needs 9 hours of sleep but who really has that much time to sleep? 9 hours of sleep for a college student is impossible. Anyway, I forgot a few things at home on my way to run errands earlier in the morning and I generally am not that forgetful.. My caffeinated drink isn’t helping to conceal my yawns either.. ><… sighs… 

But I really do need to read through my tea lessons so I can preform better. I mean I am not terrible but I would like to improve if I can.. With classes just around the corner I need to prepare myself for the upcoming semester so I don’t end up repeating this past Spring semester.. =(.. 

On another note, I am no longer going to purchase a Surface Pro 3. Rather I am going to invest in an 11” MacBook Air. I have been debating on an off about it. A customer at work actually had a Surface Pro 3 and I politely asked if I can play around with it (after explaining to them about my dilemma) and I found that I didn’t like the feel of it in my own hands.. I mean it didn’t feel like a suitable laptop replacement for me. And what really made me so doubtful in the first place was because of the price for what it is. I didn’t feel like it justified the price. I do like the idea of a tablet with an attachable keyboard that would transform it into laptop form. I think that was what made me so attracted to it. But looking realistically at it, I am looking for a replacement for my laptop that is lighter, performs exceptionally, longer battery life, and won’t die on me after two years of hardcore use (unlike my HP Pavilion.. Had to replace the hard drive after two years. The screen is also cracked at the bottom left with one of the hinge pieces missing. Don’t even get me started on the webcam issue..) And so after my rant and much debates with my friends, I’ve decided to invest in a MacBook Air… SO.. the next time I blog may be from my new Mac.. =) 

"The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you."

— Ritu Ghatourey (via quotethat)

Right before my eyes

Yawn*

Its only 1213pm and I yawned about 5 times in the past 10 mins… hrm.. Maybe it was a bad idea to wake up at 830am.. But then again, I did sleep between 12-1am.. hehe..

Anyways, I am sitting at the tea lounge and in my usual spot sipping a cup of tea while my work is next to me. I figured I’ll take a break from reviewing orgo 1 and blog. 

Today is graduation day and I see a few familiar customers coming in with their gowns and I can’t help but see myself in their shoes.. I see myself embracing my family members and crying my eyes out because of how much I have accomplished and overcame in my years in school… Granted I am not graduating yet but I can see it just play out right before my eyes.. Graduation is really, an amazing experience and accomplishment.. I can’t wait to graduate.. 

But I guess I wouldn’t say I haven’t accomplished anything till graduation. I have surmounted a lot of difficulties and obstacles that I am proud of.. I am absolutely proud of myself for all my accomplishments, big or small. And that alone gives me the motivation to continue onward to more obstacles that are in front of my eyes…

Alrighty, time for me to get back to orgo. Oh orgo, I have left you way too long..

First of August

*Yawn*…

It is 11:10pm and I have a slight headache.. Not sure from what but I feel it right above my left eye.. slightly above my right eye. Maybe it’s from having my eyes on the computer screen too long. 

Anyway, its officially the first of August and classes start by the end of this month (the 25th to be exact). I don’t really want to say this but.. I am kinda of scared to start back again. I mean I do miss being in class and studying (wow.. never thought I would say that… I mean studying is stressful but I guess it’s the process of learning I miss.) But I guess after overloading myself spring semester kinda made me see things differently and feel different about it.. I am sure once I get back I would get back into the routine and feel fine, it’s just the thought of going back since then have me feeling anxious… sighs..

That is my little rant on whats on my mind. Besides working everyday and squeezing in some time to come back to my parents, I have been well.. It is nice not to take any classes and take time to just work and do other things. =).. My thing lately has been reading the many books that have been stacked up on my desk (and kindle!) that I bought and haven’t gotten around to reading them during the school year. I honestly say I prefer reading a book over a magazine.. I feel like magazines are such a waste of paper (unless its an informative magazine like Time or Life). I don’t care about the latest gossip.. sighs… 

Another exciting event that is happening by the end of this year is my investment in a Surface Pro 3. I mean I think my heart is set on purchasing it but I keep having tiny thoughts that I may be “jumping the gun” and not doing my thorough research on “the perfect” laptop replacement. I mean there isn’t anything that I don’t like about the Surface besides the price-tag attached to it. My main concern would be that it doesn’t do everything my laptop can do. (Printing/installing programs/downloading/etc) Hrm.. dilemma… dilemma.. I guess I will have to wait and see and if its not compatible with me, RETURNING~~

Alrighty, I am going to end this entry with a quote I’ve recently came across.

"We’re all time travelers. Even though our paths are unique, the challenges presented, one truth remains constant. Whats to come tomorrow, whats left behind in yesterday, is all determined by what we do, Today." - Philip Wang.

"I want to rip off your logic and make passionate sense to you. I want to ride the swing of your hips. My fingers will dig in you like quotation marks, blazing your limbs into parts of speech. I want to whisper poetry into your mind and imprint love letters to your soul and dance with you in an empty white room of potential. The palms of our hands embrace and brazenness replaces apprehension. Together, we will be invincible."

Speech by: Charlie Chaplin from The Great Dictator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcvjoWOwnn4

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"I want to be beautiful, pure and real. I want to be stripped down to my weakest self, to my bare soul; no cover ups, just the truth, and I don’t need to be loved, I just want to be accepted. In my rawest form. In my very own truth. Maybe I want to be loved and to heal. They say some need time to heal… But I think I just want to be loved to heal. And I know it will take every ounce of courage to let that happen. Because we all put up walls, dress up our souls, and create something that doesn’t really exist. It’s so much easier that way. But I accept not being perfect… And I hope with all my heart, that I will be breathtaking… A dream… So I am ready to undress my soul… And let you in, for the last time."

— D.H.G (via quotethat)