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02 May 2013 @ 12:55 pm
Eeee on to something. Just gotta drag this creative inspiration out a bit. 
15 February 2013 @ 01:58 am
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I have so much to do (why am i posting here????)  I'm supposed to have my thesis draft completed by month's end.  I just need to keep reaffirming to myself that I can do it (and work 12 h/day) to finish it up.  Ay, ay, ay, ay!
21 March 2012 @ 10:44 pm
Here I am! I haven't posted in ages, but I try to read back and see what is going on, I promise! 
06 March 2011 @ 11:23 pm
 Leaving for Vancouver in ten days.  It's so soon!
27 January 2009 @ 09:37 pm
I'm tremendously excited! I was chosen as an interview candidate for the JET program! I read that applicants have a 75% to 90% chance of being chosen once they pass the initial screening process.  I am going to read as much as I can about Japan in the mean time and review prior interview questions former JET applicants have posted online.  I think if I prepare my answers and write them out and practice them, I will feel much more confident during the actual process.  I read the interview is supposed to be extremely intimidating, and I think it will be very much less so if I'm adequately prepared. Eeee, I feel like things are falling into place and I actually will do something after graduation instead of floating around aimlessly for a year.  We'll see, we'll see! But this is a good first step!!
06 January 2009 @ 07:31 pm
Girl Talk is positively infectious! And danceable.

Ok! So I should be flying out tomorrow for Columbus to spend a few quality days with my old roommate! I'm guessing non-stop drinking lol.  And then off to Philly to visit my other old roomie and my current roomie! I'm super excited.  I've never been to the eastcoast before! I'm only nervous because I am flying standby, so my seat is not guaranteed, and it seems Denver has an influx of outgoing traffic at the moment.  I really hope seats stay open so I can get to ohio! 
04 January 2009 @ 10:44 pm
LOL yesterday I watched a documentary about Australia and the Serengeti before bed time.  Clearly, I am very busy and important at the moment, especially since I am now compiling reading lists, which I tend to have a predilection of doing over breaks. 

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18 September 2008 @ 11:23 pm
You can trust me to find these things >:DD  www.youtube.com/watch  I'm too lazy to make a proper link, but yes, it is delightful!!! I'm having my coworkers over Saturday for a freaking beer binge, I'm really excited.  I know school is going to be so hectic this semester; I just think everyone needs a release outlet right now.  But school is really interesting, I get to make up two unique research proposals this semester, and I'll carry out one of them, and the more complicated one is for next semester's research. Ohh graduation, it's so close, I can't wait. But then again, I hate to leave all the friendships I've made out here... anyway... I should try to get some sleep!
11 September 2008 @ 06:58 pm
Aaaah, today was awesome.  First I had marine ecology, which was out on the boat and we collected sandy sediment core samples, so we can compare infauna between sandy and muddy substrates.  And then we jumped in the water for a swim.  The only bad thing is I got stung my a Man-of-War on my arm and neck, and it left some pretty impressive welts, but it's all good, because it stopped hurting after an hour, and the welts have gone down.  After lab, some girls from class and I headed to Maui Tacos for lunch and we hit up Makapu'u.  Normally that beach terrifies me because of the big waves, but I went in with Marcene and it was really helpful to be with someone else.  I just need the reassurance when I see this huge wave face, that it'll be ok, and you just need to go under the wave.  It was a big adrenaline rush before we needed to skip off to class.  Hoh, three hours of lecture...I don't know how I handled 7:30-3:00 days in high school.  It is so hard to focus, and plus the sun really drained me.  But days like these really cement my love for the "island" life and hopefully I'll be able to get as much beach as possible before the semester really starts getting busy.  I'm so excited! Two more semesters! JEAH!
28 August 2008 @ 01:36 pm
I wrote my "statement of purpose" essay for the JET program a few days ago.  It was supposed to address the following criteria:

-Motivation for Participation: The essay should state your reasons for wishing to participate in the JET Program, why you want to go to Japan, and why you are interested in the ALT or CIR position .

- Relevant Experience: Please also make a case for your selection by describing your past/present experiences, professional skills, relevant interests and personal qualities, and how you feel these will be useful to you as an ALT or CIR. (ie. For ALTs: teaching experience, favorite teaching methods, etc...For CIRs: event coordinating experience, counseling or mediation skills, etc...)

- Goals: Also address what you hope to gain, both personally and professionally, and what effect you hope to have on the Japanese community and internationally as a result of your participation in the JET Program.

I hope it's ok :/