For once, something worthwhile. Now, I’ve gotten tons of e-mails from ONE.org supporting various causes, but this one in particular caught my attention. In essence, the FY2011 International Affairs budget that this petition advocates is a $58 billion dollar budget to provide international healthcare assistance to needy people, especially in the HIV and Malaria-ridden countries in Africa. It’s a bipartisan bill, meaning both Democrats & Republicans would essentially (and hopefully) support it. I mean, this budget goes towards combating disease in poverty-stricken nation, among other things. Isn’t that reason enough to sign it? Sure, it’s $58 billion, but we can absorb that easily. After all, we just passed a $900 billion healthcare insurance overhaul that doesn’t even attack the causes of America’s health problems; it merely attempts to treat the symptoms. We spend $47,000 per hour (in flight) flying F-22 Raptor fighters that cost about $235 million apiece, if I’m not mistaken. The US has more than enough financial clout to support this bill. At least with this budget, we’ll work towards PREVENTING and treating disease worldwide.
Haha, okay maybe I’m getting a little too analytical, but sign it & reblog it! (or make an original post of your own) It goes towards a good cause.
Sure, I’m being a little too preppy or happy-go-lucky about it, but what’s the harm in simply spreading the word, or at least clicking the link to sign it?
By the end of the week. Im currently reading it; page 240 of 323 done. I can so do this! Im at philip’s tennis practice, waiting for him to get out. Usually around 4:30. Hmm did I ever say I love the wind? Its just awesome, cept when I get something in my eye.. Then I get pissed. hahah. I went…
Why is it that all these pointless songs make it into the Billboard charts & get overplayed on mainstream radio stations? What ever happened to the songs with meaning? I remember Where is the Love by Black Eyed Peas—what happened to songs like that? Songs that had good-natured messages, getting people to bring out their good side. Nowadays it’s all about sex, love, girls, and partying.
Boom Boom Pow? Catchy beat, but honestly, what the hell is that song about? Where’s the substance? Now, of course I’m not saying ALL radio songs are like this, but the great majority are, and it’s a MAJOR pet peeve of mine. It’s like we’re dumbing down society by telling listeners to only care about fucking chicks and getting drunk. It’s the same with alot of mainstream TV shows too! Jersey Shore? Really now? I’m not even gonna get into that.
By far, it’s THE biggest obstacle I’ve faced throughout my life. Convincing myself to look on the bright side is beyond difficult, and yet I rarely, if ever, find myself giving up. However, it keeps me from enjoying many moments in life that I should be enjoying, and bars me from a sense of relaxation and peace of mind. Curse my overanalytical ways! ><
I’ve tried again and again to change the way I look at things and become more optimistic, but getting results is near-impossible for me. Lets just hope I can change that trend sometime soon.
I think I hurt my left knee doing 600’s today; I’ve been limping on it a bit ever since I got home. Hopefully it heals by Thursday!
The tiniest of things can ruin my mood, but it takes something really big to make me want to give up.
Although sometimes, I feel like I’m dancing in a burning room.
Today was a late start Monday, so classes were short—too short for me to get sleepy, which is good. The first 6 periods & lunch went by smoothly; nothing really happened worth remembering. Track practice, on the other hand, was INTENSE. For our workout, we did a long run at a slow pace, running down Gilbert to Cerritos Ave., then back to Savanna. Slow pace my ass, haha. Although I’ve done this run countless times in Cross-Country, nothing could compare to today. Everybody (or at least everybody who ran my pace) ran it HARD, which surprised the hell out of me. It turned into this like 4 mile long race between like 5-10 of us. Paulina kept up with me throughout almost the whole run, which caused me to push myself harder than I ever have before, since I wasn’t gonna let a girl beat me on this run (sexist, I know, but its HELLA good motivation). Towards the end, maybe the last half mile, it turned into this almost all-out sprint between the whole pack, and thankfully only Saajan beat me. I finished practically gasping for air, and damnn did that feel goooodd. It sounds a little masochist, but it’s that feeling of accomplishment, y’know? Anywho, that was probably one of the funnest runs I’ve ever had, ahahah. x]
After that was a little Key Club boardmeeting, we ended up brainstorming ideas for the Scavenger Hunt. I’m so excited to see how people go about doing these tasks; it’s gonna be hilarious. After Jennifer left, we ended up talking about our most embarrassing moments and such, it was hella interesting.
I had to go home around 7, and then I chilled for about an hour, then I left to go rehearse for Our little acoustic duet for the talent show. It’s coming together really nicely, hehe. Her sister made us this somewhat indo-style chicken, which was hella good, and I also ended up trying some of her “special” hot sauce. I damn near cried, and they weren’t even phased by it! I’m such a whimpy Mexican/Filipino, ahaha. So I left around 10, and drove home blasting/singing some of my favorite songs. I swear, I absolutely love driving alone at night. It’s the most liberating experience for me, just listening to songs that reflect my mood and thinking things over.
Anywho, that was my day, and this is the first time I actually blogged about it. It feels good to let this all out to be honest, ahaha.
And noww, time to end the night with little guitar/singing jam sess. :]
“Dancing is the movement that naturally comes out when I hear music that intrigues me. It’s something that makes me feel good, and it’s my body expressing myself in that state of listening to it. Choreography for me is the imagination that comes from the music that I hear, the emotion I feel and movement that I decide to use to express that feeling.”—
So I had a talk with my parents about affording UCLA, and it looks like I was able to convince them to let me go. YEEEE! :D only problem is, when I graduate, I’mma be in DEEEP debt, like around $120,000 deep. My FAFSA EFC number came out to be like 28,000 and UCLA tution + room&board is around 27,000, which means I’m getting absolutely no government aid whatsoever. Being middle class sucks when it comes to college, hahaha. So I’mma end up taking loans, but hopefully my job after I get my bachelors can get me started on paying it off. My major has really high job prospects, as well as pretty high salaries for those with bachelors degrees, so I’m hoping I can get by with the debt. Once I get settled in with a job, I can pursue my masters and hopefully secure a really high paying job and eventually pay off the debt. Gotta keep my fingers crossed though. Theres ALOT of busting ass to do between here and that bachelors degree. ><
laying down on my bed, reviewing notes for my bio test. The next thing I knew it was nearly midnight and all the lights had been turned off. Apparently I somehow fell asleep midway, haha. Epic failll. x]
was the first time i actually had the opportunity to do both track & swim practice. Track wasn’t all that bad (at least compared to our other runs), we ran 6 big mommas as a recovery run, but my calves and shins were burning up like MADD from yesterday’s run. and then swim practice. I picked a badd day to jump in, hahah. We ended up doing a bunch of swim-sprint sets while wearing jeans, which caused ALOTTT of drag and made kicking nearly impossible until I got used to it. Trying to butterfly, let alone sprint with all that extra drag was like having somebody pull against your leg in the opposite direction, ahaha. We finished around 5pm, and by then my legs felt like they were gonna snap off, hehe.
Ohmydamn, that was probably the hardest workout combo that I’ve ever done. I’m looking forward to more of these days. x]