Monthly Archives: August 2012

Look Mommy! I Can Drive All by Myself!

So I finally took my license test, two weeks right after my 16th birthday.  I was so nervous because anything could have gone wrong.  We went to the DMV place and I met my instructor that I had to drive with.  He looked so nice, with the reddest cheeks ever! It brought down my wanting-to-throw up-because-I’m-so-nervous level enough for me to drive.  Driving with a complete stranger was kind of weird but he assured that it’s going to be fine as long as I drive-well, good enough to pass right?

I followed all his instructions and that one time, he told me to turn right at the end of this road.  I didn’t want to be on the left lane when I turned so I turned sharper than usual to stick close to the curb.  .  . Well, it was way too close. BABOOMK! OHhhhhh my gawsh.  I hit the curb and went over it so I started freaking out.  I was like ARE YOU SERIOUS. Why is this happening to me.  I’m going to die now.  Fail so hard. Gah.  He calmed me down and at the end guess what??? I still got my license 🙂 I’ll never forget that guy. He was so nice; and his last name was Mascara which I thought was awesome.

So today, five days after I got my license, I went and drove to college all by myself! I was more nervous than when I was with Mascara because I had no one to tell me what to do and where to go.  I succesfully went to IRSC and to my High school and back home.  WOOO. I think I’m begging to be a good driver.  Maybe.  As long as I don’t get in an accident I’m good.

Speaking of college, this is my third day! (they cancelled class yesterday due to flooding of isaac)  I feel older now and it’s actually not as bad as I thought.  The students are way more mature than in high school and the teachers are funny (so far).  I’m starting to think that college is way better than high school now.  The good thing is, for Thursdays, my school starts at 11 so I don’t have to wake up so early.

But now I have to do a lot of reading… so that’s it for today.

 

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The Nerve!

 No I’m not talking about real nerves of the human body but the NERVE! As in… GASP! The Nerve of that girl!! How dare she treat me that way? This is going to be a rant so be ready.

First of all, this is about friendship.  If you’re going to be a friend, or consider someone your friend, make sure you treat that person right! Don’t ever use them.  That is not a friend.  You’re not their friend and they’re definately not yours either.  It’s true that friends are always there for each other and will be there when they need something, but sometimes, it’s just way too much.  A person should definately have a limit of shame.  I mean, it’s great if you’re proud and speak your mind (without thinking) but you should store a little bit of shame in a tiny jar so you can use it in a good time. A great example would be is when you’re asking someone a favor.  Have enough shame to ask kindly and be a little embarassed about it.  Don’t think that just because you call that person your “friend” that he/she’ll do anything you ask them too.  Have some shame to limit your wishes.  Don’t be lazy.  If you can do something by yourself then do it.  Don’t make your “friend” do it for you.  That’s just… sad. If you really consider them as a friend, then treat them like one.  Not like a maid, chauffer, or chef.  FOR REAL.

Some people don’t realize the damages they’ve done.  So you reader might want to analyze the things you’ve said to your “friends” lately.  Recall on whether you asked too much or when you just plain out blocked out that other person because, for some reason, you are more important than them.  I’m not saying that everyone is like that, but I swear some people are just blind and they don’t see that what they do is wrong.

Bottom line is, if you order around a person more than you hang out with them and have fun, you are not friends.  I will say this again to get my point across: Do not take advantage of people who you call “friends”.  It’s really annoying.  Yes, think about your situation but still, take some time to be in that other person’s shoes.  What if you were them? How would they feel?

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Turning 16… can be scary

To all those who are way older than me, okay okay. I get it.  I’m young.  I shouldn’t be worried so much and I don’t have much responsibilities right? However, this year, turning 16 is something else for me.  It’s a shift in my life, just like the shift from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school.  I’m going to college.  Yes college.  And it’s really scary for me.  I’m not sure if I can handle all that.  I’m in a program called Dual Enrollment and it allows me to be in high school but at the same time do college work.  By the time I graduate high school, I will also be recieving my AA degree.  I save two years of my life and also thousands of dollars.

For Freshman and Sophomore year, I took a couple of college classes but they were on campus.  It was perfect so my schedule was right.  This year, coming in as a Junior, I have to actually drive to IRSC (Indian River State College).  I had to do Virtual School to finish high school requirements for this year because I don’t have time to drive to college AND highschool.

Oh that’s another thing that’s making me nervous.  Being 16 means I get to take my driving test.  Woah.  I’m not even sure if I can pass that thing.  My birthday is tomorrow but I take my take the 24th because that’s when I took my Learner’s exam.  Man, to be seriously honest, I’m scared to drive out by myself.  I’m not sure if I’m ready yet.  When I’m driving around with my mom, she always tells me what to do.  I don’t have much common sense out in the road, when to turn etc. Also, we don’t have another car for me so I’ll have to share with my mom’s car.  That means on the days I have school and she has work, I have to drive her early in the morning to the hospital (she’s a registered nurse) and later go to college. 

It might not seem that much, but for me, it’s something totally new.  I get to meet new people (most who will be older 😦 ) and experience more mature level of work.  I just feel like there’s way more responsibilities…

Well at least I don’t have to pay for anything serious yet HAHA…

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From Irritated to Happy

 I’m smiling so big right now, as I hit every key on my laptop.  I feel … so happy!  I want to smother my happiness on the whole world until everybody throws up from it! HAHAH. I feel great!

It’s kind of funny because I was very irritated and just plain annoyed, almost mad, earlier this evening.  This blog was even going to be a rant about all the things that can tick me off, but a change of mood definately hit me.  Time definately heals, whether it’s a day or, like me, a few hours.  Maybe it’s weird teenage hormones that’s giving me different moods, I’m not sure.  However, a great part of it is the ambiance that really gets me.  It’s what gets everyone.  If your surroundings are just awful, then you’ll turn out bad too right?

So, I found out things that calm me down whenever I’m about to explode.  The best trick is listening to happy music.  Years ago, the only thing I would listen to is heavy metal and rock (which I still love, don’t get me wrong), but I noticed that it changed my mood.  I tend to get more angry because I was surrounding myself with such loud angry music (some aren’t, but the ones I usually listened to were).  These days, I listen to more cheery music that makes me feel… pure.  I just love that feeling 🙂

Second of all, I’ve been trying out yoga classes in LA Fitness. It calms me down, even though some moves are so hard!! I’ve only done a few classes but I can feel the improvement in my flexibility.  I can finally touch my toes haha…Yoga isn’t all about physical stuff.  It works with your mental and spiritual status.  I recommend yoga to everyone (except for those with extreme health problems).

Last but not the least, I’ve also tried meditating.  Yes.  Meditating. Meditation.  Like trying to sit there for a few minutes until I can’t stand it anymore.  I’m just kidding… But I’ve seriously downloaded an app on my itouch that has tips and tricks of meditation. I’m not sure if what I’m doing is exactly right but it still helps.  I think more but at the same time less.  Does that make sense?  When I sit there with my back straight, eyes closed and relaxing music on the background, I get to empty my mind and body from all the stress.  All the negative things in my body and just let it all out- calmly.  So peaceful. 

Ok. Woah. What was I talking about. . . Oh ya so basically I was irritated but with the three things I just mentioned, I became very happy. HAHA. Spread happiness like nutella. Woah. Nutella makes me happy too. BE happy! Unless you don’t want to 🙂 hahah

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Vegetarian Hummus Sandwich

I was hungry so I went over to my refrigerator to find something for lunch.  Sadly, there wasn’t anything to eat! I did notice the container with enough hummus to fill me up.  I’ve been eating hummus for a snack for the past week with multigrain cracker.  Unfortunately, we ran out of those flavorful crackers :(.  That’s when my brain lit up!!! I had bread in the pantry, along with a cucumber, tomato, and salad in the refrigerator.  I was going to make a hummus sandwhich 🙂 !

I’ve tried a Panera Bread’s Cilantro Basil Hummus Sandwhich a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed the flavors.  The only thing that I really didn’t like about it was that all the fillings made the bread very soggy.  I decided that when I make my sandwhich, that I’ll have to eat it as soon as I’m finished preparing it so it won’t get soggy.

Here is what I used:

  • 2 slices of Oatmeal Bread
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus
  • mixed greens

 

How I made it:

  1. Toast the 2 slices of bread (helps so that it won’t get soggy as fast).
  2. Spread desired hummus amount on both slices of bread.
  3. Pile sliced cucumbers and tomatoes on top.
  4. Add the leafy greens.
  5. Cut sandwich.

There you have it! It’s not only delicious, but also very healthy for you! Next time, I’ll try to make my own hummus.  I’m sure home-made is better than a packaged. 

 

 

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