This might be my last blog from now no. There won’t be last minute unrevised blogs about random craps you can just pull out of your head. So this week’s blog is about snow and this week. What is new? I keep on an eye on weather all the time. It is a habit you get from playing tennis. Tennis, outdoor sport, got to check on weather just in case you made plans. Hated it when you want to play tennis and it is snowing, raining cats and dogs, or fire breathing dragon flying around the places. Of course, if you can find an indoor court, none of this will matter. Okay, talking about the snow from Friday, I knew it was coming. I knew it when it is raining and it is cold in middle of nowhere and between mountains, of course, you get snow tomorrow. When I saw the snow, I was very excited about it. First of all, there is no better feeling than you know you are right but don’t be afraid to admitted you are wrong too. Second, I love snow. Where I was from it is like warm most of time and there is never snow. Then, where I grew up, VA beach, snow is a scarce resource. When the weather man says, “there is 50% chance of snow.” I think everyone know for sure there is no chance of snow. Even sometimes when they say 80%, the ocean breeze can still blow the snow clouds away. Don’t get me wrong, I like beach, you can swim with the dolphins sometimes. But I just like a little snow sometimes and I like the school to be cancel because of it EVEN MORE. And plus, you can see how much fun and joy snow represent in everyone’s heart. When you see snow, it reminds you of Christmas/New year with all the joy and beginning of new days. Cold is never a problem for me, might be because I’m a guy and I’m fatter in winter. Guys have a faster metabolism. But girls do have a hotter inside. If you know what I mean, Girls, cold hands and warm heart. Now I can tell craps about school work this week. I hope everyone stay health in this exam week. Exam week, people over study and stress and even depress. It sucks to be sick when taking the test. Yourself, it feels bad then to other people it is annoying to listen to sniffy nose during test. For me, drink some tea (I know so Asian) study with other people sometimes ( if it helps you study, not always), or go out and talk to a friend after you cram. That is might actually keep you healthy mentally and physically. Did you know in college over 10 thousand student commit suicide every year around the world? It doesn’t have to be like that. Go out talk to a friend and buy mini gifts like chocolates. Study shows chocolate sooth feelings and actually help you perform better in studying and testing.
Thanksgiving break is the time of the year where family come together, share times, and eat great meals. Thanksgiving is an American tradition and most people believe it is an American culture only Americans celebrate. However, when people move to America, they are bound to celebrate it as well. In Thanksgiving, families meet, share time and tell stories. It is a time where no one is outside buying or doing anything. Other people from different culture will have a day off just as in a same way. That free day, they meet with people, meet, talk, and eat. After Thanksgiving, there is the black Friday sale. Black Friday sale is the beginning of Christmas sale season right after Thanksgiving. It is the busiest day of the year for shopping. Business want to promote their profit that day have to go out with the best promotional sale like 50% off everything in store. Even IF you don’t like Thanksgiving, you MUST like the sale discounts. That way everyone from different culture is doing the same thing; Scrambling for clothing in shopping mall in 6 a.m. It doesn’t matter where you are from, in U.S. Thanksgiving, family reunion and people shop.
This Thanksgiving, my most of my family stayed home. When I got back home from break, immediately, I worked hours. My dad owns a restaurant, so when I got back I took shifts in the cashier position. I didn’t like the fact there is work for me day and night from school and home. The bright side from the break was I got to go to NYC to pick up my grandparents. My grandparents came to U.S. to visit. Most of their relatives or my grand uncles and Aunts live in Brooklyn, New York. My grandparents’ first stop was New York. They didn’t like to go outside because there were a lot of people. So they stay at one place and most people came to them. So I got to go to New York and got a haircut at Chinatown. It was easier for me to tell them what kind of haircut I liked and they were great at it too. After the haircut I went to my Aunt’s place where my grandparents stayed. I got to see them and they were pretty much very happy how healthy I am all the time. I took them out and went to a great dining place just for them. I brought some stuff for thanksgiving like lobsters. At end of the day, we took bus home to VA beach. I was so happy to see and gladly show them where we live and they going to live as long as they want. After we were home and rested, I showed them around the neighborhood. During Thanksgiving, we went to the mall and brought some stuff but mainly I want to show them how people buy stuff that day. (Crazy) We didn’t stay for long, and then we went to Golden Corral and ate what most people would eat that day. In the evening diner, the family had a feast with lobsters, steam bout, and noodles. :)
This is the first week I’m back to my house from college. I’m so happy to be back, to the stuff you miss, and the things you used to see. Yet I don’t remember why I want to go away from home to college. Oh yeah, I remember, it was problems everyone have in their house. I’m annoyed by how much they argue and how much stuff I need to do just to make them satisfied. I quickly got enough of it, all I want to do is go away and away from everything else I’m used to. Now that I’m back, I’m seeing the same routines again. Today, somehow, I’m not bothered by it at all. In fact, I kind the missed it. I missed my family, my house, my cars, my friends and the views. It might be weird compare to other families. When I came back with my friend, when their parent saw their little boy, they hugged and kissed and even mention how much they love him. When I saw my parents, they didn’t overreact with emotions. They were just happy and act like normal days. It might be better this way. I think if you say I love all the time, it loses its meaning. I could see that my dad missed me. He didn’t show it in front of me because he is always the strong father figure in front of me but that day I saw him wiping tear from his face in his car, driving away. I don’t what it means, he might be thinking, “Damn, that bastard is back”. Just kidding, I know they miss when I was away.
Not talking about people, I have no idea I missed so much stuff home. I missed my bed. I have no trouble sleeping in Tech (I think), but I missed how comfortable my old bed was. I missed the most was waking up in my room and look out the big wide window for the great views of fall. Compare to my dorm room, it is just a pitch black cave with my roommate and four lights. In Tech, I didn’t bring my car because I didn’t want to take care of it. Before I have to go to college, I had my car all check and fixed. I change the oil; replace the two old tires with new. And the window wipers seem old so I changed it too. All that stuff seems like troublesome to me so I didn’t want to keep my car in Tech. Now I want it. I have no idea how much I miss my car. I completely forgot how convenience my car was. I can drive to anywhere I want and don’t have to wait for the bus. I have to check the schedule, is the bus running today? When is the bus coming? No more waiting. Yesterday, all I did was driving around place in my car and listen to the radio.
I have nothing to talk about. Like normal, I will talk about my weeks and what happened. Last week, I had to study for my Engineering test, so I stop doing everything else. When I took the test, it wasn’t as difficult as the last one. It was pretty easy, might be because I studied. Anyways, I was pretty confident about the test. But, I’m still mad about the mistakes I made after I check for the answers. I hated when you take your exam and after that you realize that you made a couple stupid mistakes. Usually, I will forget about the exam right after I take them but not this one. These Exams weight too much towards my grade. I just have to check on it, even though I know I’m going to regret it after. Since that is over, I can enjoy this week. But no, some class have to make us take another exam right before we leave for Thanksgiving break. I think it is stupid in general. Who would give you an exam right before your bus is schedule to leave. My Econ class has one final test before final exam and she decided to give it out in this week Friday and only at that time and that day. This is no other bus that can go to Hampton. My Econ class starts 1:25 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. and my bus is schedule to leave for Hampton on Friday day 2:00 p.m. I have to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before. Even if I’m superman I can’t make it in time and the test is too long for me to finish early. There is no choice but to e-mail her and ask for another time to take the test. I hope she can just cancel the test. It is just too stupid to give test on the last day. Once again, I have to be in my study mode.
Last night when I was “studying” in my room 4 a.m. is in the morning. I heard ripping noise outside. Stupid noise is all over resident halls all the times. So I didn’t care much but I have to go to the bathroom. When I went outside, I saw two girls wearing in complete black outfit and duct taping the whole door. They told me not to say anything. I said it was cool. So I just watch them taping the door with duct tape. It is pretty weird for them to wear completely black outfit. I think they are wearing it because they are doing all this in secret and it brings out the mood. But it is funny because you know; the hall way is really bright all the time so there is no point wearing in black. But anyways the duct tape didn’t touch the door but it blocks the whole exit. It is pretty funny for them to open the door and see only black tape. I didn’t want to sleep that day until 12pm, so I brought out my laptop and sat outside and waited. I want to see the guys face when he comes out. It was a disappointment because he didn’t care. All I saw was a sleepy face.
Less than two weeks, Thanksgiving will be here. I’m supposed to be thrill and excided but quiet opposite. I don’t know what I will do if I keep failing like this. This week there is an Engineering test I have been waiting on. I knew when the test is going to be out. But in the other hand, I’m not prepared for it. I know this test is the test that will be the life and death of this course. My first test I failed terribly. There are only three tests in engineering course per semester. The first weight a little less than the other two but it is still important. Since I failed for the first test, my only way out is to ace the next two exam. These testes are so difficult. Most of the topics are barely introduced and rest is studied by students own times. It is just as tricky as the SAT I have been taken in high school. I know this is so stupid because I’m right on time for every assignments and every homework but I know I will fail this test just like the last one. Engineering is most popular and most taken course in Virginia Tech. It is the only major I believe is worth taken in Virginia Tech. I understand that the only way they can pick out and rule out people is how people do on these testes. I know that the only to ace this test is study every day for it. They assign hundred pages for us to read and we have to complete different assignments for it as well. This leaves us no time for other stuff unless you cut back on the pages or don’t read it at all. I know I’m going to die this week because I need to do well on this and I have not been studying. I’m so worry that if I don’t start picking up I will lose my scholarships. T_T so sad. The next few days I need to control myself not to procrastinate and be ahead in everything so I will have time to study for engineering. So far, I have limited myself not to play any type of game and without tennis I don’t know what else I can do. No matter what I have done, it seems that I’m still not on the right schedule. This week is going to be hell, because all this is only Engineering. I still have an English assignment that I know I need to spend lots of times on in order to do well. Then I might skip Chemistry because I just took a test on it. So it will keep me safe for the next two weeks. The test was horrible, not the grade I wanted. Econ was a mess too because I have done very poorly on the previous two testes. With all this, what do I need to do for the next two weeks for me to safely make it to thanksgiving? ahhh, headache, can’t think right now.
This weekend is about Halloween and parent night. My parents are support to show up and actually visit me but instead they call me and told me that my grandparents are coming to U.S. for thanksgiving. That is wonderful news for me and I didn’t want to see my parents anyways. The funny thing is that they are here for thanksgiving but they are not actually here for thanksgiving. In fact they have no idea what thanksgiving is. I will explain to them that why there are no cars in the street and why we have so much stuff to eat. The good thing is I get to see them and talk to them face to face. I haven’t seen them for two years now. I miss them so much. When I was little, my parents were never home and I was practically raised by them. They are so kind and loving to me.
Then there is the Halloween weekend. I know what a Halloween weekend is all about. Trick or Treat. In Halloween weekend, boys dress up as the newest and latest popular super heroes and little girls as always dress up as little princesses. Isn’t that all true for most of you guys. Well things might be a little different in college now. From here and there, people are all grown up, guys decided to be funny or retard and girls decided to be sexy or slutty. Halloween use to be fun and full of candies but now it is parties with beers and hot chicks. As For Asian, some cool ones might do the dress as well maybe dress up as some karate kid or Kung Fu kid. It seems to be the easiest for Asian kids. Dress up in some old rug pant and bear feet like Ken and Ryo from Street fighters. If anyone know what I’m talking about. It is a combat fighting game. For most Asian or as for me, we don’t do dress up. Dressing up for Halloween might seem to be fun and all but I never had any great childhood memories for it. It might sound ridiculous and weird for some people, Halloween weekend is like another normal weekend for me. Just that other people around is doing all the dress up. First, I don’t really like candies. My mom never let me eat too much candy when I was little and I was fine with it. As I grew up, I grew in a habit of not eating them at all. Throughout my school years, I have received so much candy as a reward, but I will just giving them away. Yes I can eat them, is not like I hate it but I get tire of sweet after one piece of candy. So Halloween can never lure me into trick or treat. But I’m still happy to see other people do dressing up with costumes and decorations and stuff. Dress up is never a thing for me and I don’t think I might like it.
Things are different in College than in high school. When we were in high school we are more worrying about high school dramas and how people need to grow up. These things might still be around in college but I hope it might be a little less. In high school, all people think about is who to hang out with and who is the geek that you don’t want to be involved with. I know a couple people who only became friend with some smart kid just to use him as a major tool. The truth is I know most people are like that. (Not talking about personal experience. Not that I mind.) In high school people are more in the process of growing up. Then now in College they are not just getting use to the idea of growing up but they are growing up or have to be. However, for those who are still slow in process or have not even think about it are about to feel some major pain. Those who think today’s situation are just as simple as they were in high school about to learn it in a hard way. I think it is the only way for those to people to learn. Today these people are grown adult. Their parents are no longer responsible for their actions. Those people who go to parties drinking, smoking the wrong stuff and steal others people’s belongings, or fighting over pointless things without thinking; these people can no longer use excuse like “I’m still a kid and I need to grow up.” They are old enough to be charged with misdemeanor and which they will. These charges are to be recorded in their files for their whole life time. It will be seen when apply to colleges and jobs. These days’ people need to be more careful and responsible for their actions. I know that is the only way they might learn. It might be harsh but it is the truth.
This week was the roughest for me because of my classes and procrastinate. This week, I actually work the whole week without any stupid things happen to me. I stay up all night reading the Engineering book even thought it wasn’t required. I study and did a practice test for my second Chemistry Test. On most days of this week, I didn’t over sleep, didn’t play any games and even gave up tennis for a week. I did all my works and try to be on time which most of them were turn in on time. I went to the Writing center and fix my English assignment. I went to the student software distribution center at Torgersen Hall and got my Engineering bundle. I hope my work might pay off.
Fall break was great and relaxing to me. But I don’t like the fact that it is only an extra day added to your normal weekend. I was hoping fall break would last a little longer than it should have been. Fall break was went by so fast but It was still relaxing and it put us away from study and work. Within that little time, I was refreshed but just too relaxed. I spent most of my time with my buddies. Some of them, I spend some times with in the tennis court before they have to go back home. I wish I could go home too just like the people only have to drive an hour and a half to. My home is at VA beach which is a least six hours away. It is so funny that people who live at West Virginia only have to drive an hour to get to but in the same state you need to drive six hour to get to the other end. Beside that I want to go home too. I spent most of my time chilling in my room wasting it on movies; games and walking around the campus try to find other people to hang out with. It was only an extra day break, everyone was gone. I want to study too but most of time I got distracted by my roommate and end up doing other things like more movies and games. Then I slept most of time off from break because of my stupid mess up sleeping habit. I would have a great time and not want to sleep then it would end up 6 am in the morning and then wake up 5 pm in the afternoon or maybe in the evening. The next day, I would sleep at 4 am and try to wake up at 12 pm but end up 3 pm. I hate wasting my time in sleeping. I did read a little from time to time so it wasn’t completely wasted. Still I had a great break just too relaxed.
Throughout my interaction with other people or sometimes I hear stuff. I always hear people say I know how you feel right now. That is something I understand but don’t believe. When some event happened, it doesn’t matter good or bad, Some people have the similar thing happened to them. They say I know how you feel right now. That is something most people believe, People share feelings. I don’t think so.
Don’t get me wrong, let me explain. For example, someone’s parent died. That is the worst possible thing that can happen to everyone. And still, there is a lot of children without parents. But none of them can share the same feelings and you have no idea how they feel right now. You are just not that person. It doesn’t matter you are a child without parent. For example one kid was born as a orphan and another kid lost their parent at age of ten. They can’t have similar thoughts about parent with each other. Nothing can replace the memories of the kid who lost his parent when he was ten. Then there is another pair of kids who both lost their parent at ten. They can’t have similar feelings because they are different. They have different thoughts, experience and life.
I have nothing to write about, please bear with my random thought