"You should go home and sleep. You look very tired."
My dear friend, Marc “Mango”, worried about my tiredness. He suggested—the above. I was indeed exhausted, however, I made arrangements with my mother this morning that I’d spend some time cleaning out the backyard. So much work done—but not done just yet. The backyard will never be perfect and it will never be spotless—it just won’t happen. I tried using one of my dad’s machinery and failed miserably. I couldn’t turn on the trimmer, so I left it on the ground and continued on raking leaves.
I pushed myself. You would not have understood how tired my body was. My mind was set at “keep going!” while my body told me to stop. I don’t listen to my body too much. I keep with my mind. Sometimes, it’s the opposite way.
“When exactly do we go from being kids to being just people, I’m not sure. I do know that it’s not about turning a certain age or graduating from school. It happens when you’re not paying attention. We go from playing with our friends to playing with our friends’ feelings. Without our knowledge or consent childhood slips away in the night and innocence escapes us. And we wake up one morning to find we have become… who we are.”—Young Americans (via creatingaquietmind)
Yes, I do want to be overlooked. Yes, I do not want my work to be seen. Yes, I do not want my achievements to be acknowledge. Yes, I do not want my voice to be heard. Just forget about me, like I never existed. Thanks…for everything.
The Science Club apparently has been granted $10,000 from PG&E to install solar panels!! That’s crazy! And we got grass today, too (I know, that sounds like such an insignificant thing to be happy about.. but I mean c’mon, y’all have seen what grass typically looks like at Mt. Eden lol).
AH, I LOVE MY SCHOOL. Even if I don’t partake in half of the great things that go on within its walls, I feel the pride and joy for everyone’s hard work and talent!
THIS is what I missed out on?! Mt. Eden is truly one of the greatest schools I’ve ever come across, and I am so glad to have enrolled in it. I’m so happy that our peers (not all of them are motivated. we must influence them to be!) are so motivated to improve the school that we attend. The fact that The Science Club has been around for only a couple of years and already is receiving recognition from PG&E, THAT is amazing.
I was in Forever 21—on Market Street—with a guy. We went to the 2nd floor and cleared a few tables of clothes. He told me to run and jump onto the table then slightly jump onto him so that he would hold me and swing me around in a circle. He stood at one end of the table and I was at the wall of the other end of the table ready to run to him. I ran and did everything he asked of me then he swung me around in circles and asked me to Winterball, or Prom—I don’t remember, or I don’t know, which it was. The F21 workers all were like “Awwww! That’s so cute!” I was quite surprised that they didn’t question why we were moving their furniture around to jump and run on. Then I looked out the window and saw Zara and told my guy that I needed to go there to find my dress! As we walked there, on the curbside were these guys, who looked like they could belong in today’s West Side Story, who were taking tomato bottles and turning them upside down on the windshield of their car, claiming that it was the now cool thing to do. I just gave off a sarcastic smile and entered Zara.
Then I woke up to reality and to no Winterball date. My life is such a sad story.
LOL was that post that you reblogged from me hella long ago?! I DON'T REMEMBER POSTING THAT RECENTLY WTH
I was searching “myopenscrap-book” on the search bar and I saw that post that you reblogged from me from 2 years ago and I just wanted to reblog it again. So you didn’t post that recently. Only 2 years ago. hahaha
Ayah, you’re such a bookworm. That’s such a wonderful thing to be. You’re so petite and to complement that is your adorable high-pitched voice. You’re one of the few people I know who sticks to her words. By that I am meaning how you’ve reached out to your friends in the US, never forgetting them and never not have time to write/call them.
I don’t remember how we met. Through classes, I know that. But vaguely. It was your presence that always made me smile. It’s something that I guess naturally flows off of you—making people smile.
When I went to St. Bede’s morning mass with Kelsey, just last week, I thought of you because you always said “I love the feeling I get after getting out of mass.” I liked the feeling too! haha Though you are far away, there are things here that I can look at and then think about you and what your role was in that something. And there’s those times where I say “AI-YAH” whenever I’m flustered, then I suddenly think about Ayah!
I wish you hadn’t moved so far away because I’m sure we could have been such good close friends.
P.S.: You are such a wonderful sister to Iyah. She’s so adorable. (:
“Almost daily on my way home from work I would pass the same homeless man, and sometimes give him money when I had cash on me. One day he was suddenly gone. A week went by, then a couple months, then one day I bumped into him. He was dressed quite well, and handed me $100.00 and said “thanks, I finally got a job.” GMH “
“A couple months ago, my little brother came home from his first day in kindergarten. When I asked him about his class, he said “there’s a girl in my class, and she’s so pretty!” The girl he was talking about is a bald 5 year old with leukemia. His unconditional love GMH.”
I don’t know much of you right now, but am getting to know more about who you are as the year goes by. At first, I thought that Jennifer would be the cheerleader and you’d just stay as the Leadership student. I never would have thought of you to be the cheerleader type, but if it floats your boat, then go for it! You don’t remember, but I remember you and your sister at Eden Gardens. I don’t remember much after that. I just remember twins at Eden Gardens. haha I was hesitant to talk to you in Leadership on the second day of school, when there were name tags on the tables, but I’m glad I did and I’m glad you weren’t scared, like some Freshmen would— to talk to a Senior.
Enjoy all of the free time you get now. Reach out for the things you want, but work to get it.
Quynh, we met in 8th grade when the Ochoa kids and a few King kids went to Quickly’s one Wednesday afternoon. Henry was like “You know Ben?!” And there it was…when we found out we were cousins! Later on, we thought I was your aunt—we’re actually just family friends, but, dude, I swear we’re related. You’re still family to me no matter what. We had English together Freshman year and also Biology. I remember us doing a lab together and you did most of the work because I didn’t know how to dissect a worm/fish. I also remember you standing in front of the class to get everyone in alphabetical order for Bartevian’s roll call. LOL
You’ve influenced me to be more confident in myself. Yeah, I said that in another post for someone else, but it’s true for both. You’re outgoing-ness made me want to be more outgoing! Your hair-flips, which I now do on a daily basis, are so adorable, especially when you’re hair-flipping during Leadership at the front of the class. When I go somewhere with you your voice brings people’s eyes to look back at us, something I am not used to. It was so funny though, today at NewPark “SANTA!” I love you regardless. You always bring a smile to my face and I hope I bring one to yours too! When you’re sad, I get sad. But I always smile to lessen things up. Hope that helps!
You have such wonderful leadership skills. It comes with being super funny, super smart, weird, beautiful, and talkative. You’re very blunt about a few things. Remember our Best Friends Double Date night! You have such a big smile too! —random. haha
I have your Winterball wallet-size picture. The one with you and Dylan. I don’t remember you giving it to me at all. I found it as I was cleaning out my closet. Weird, isn’t it?—random too.
All of this summarizes to this: I love you Quynh!
We have the same middle name and last name! THE WINNERS!
Junessa is one of the best Monarch Day helper ever!
You’re always on my side whenever people poke at me. THANK YOU! You’re such a sweetheart and always have your arms open when people need a hug. I don’t know how we met. I really do not. I remember, our Freshman year, I thought you were a boy for a split second. I think it was because you wore a beanie and had glasses on, or something like that. Then when you turned around to me and my group I felt so bad. And I am so sorry. You’re still a sweetheart! You make me laugh and smile a lot because of being so positive about things. Thank you Junessa for everything you’ve done. (:
Jonathan and I have 3-D Design together. He begged me to stay in that class at the beginning of the year —I was planning on dropping out. But I stayed—only for you Jonathan! haha We are locker buddies. If you look in our locker, it’s messy.
Jonathan, you and I <———-Michael Buble!— have a wonderful taste in music. I cannot stress that enough when we converse. It’s like magic because I don’t know anyone else who likes the same music as I do.
Okay, so to put it out there, I had this teeny crush on you when we had Biology together, Freshman year. You brought out your guitar to that class and played it a few times and I was amazed because I never came so close to a person playing a guitar before. Well, that was probably my first time seeing a guitar up close. (Italicized means that I do not know if that happened or not. But I do think it did, so I’m just stating it anyways. Don’t laugh if I’m wrong. Idk why this is bold.)
You’re such a gentleman, a good nerd, and an intelligent person. You’re also awkward sometimes, especially when you put your hand on my leg whenever you get things in our locker. -____- That’s my face when that happens.
Monique was one of the chillest Seniors I met last year. I think we met my Sophomore year…I don’t really remember. I remember being jealous of you during French class because you were just so good in that language! But now you’re a student at SFSU—my school! haha Well, not until next Fall. I don’t know what you’re up to now since you’re over there for studies, but I hope you’re having the time of your life.
OH. I remember my Freshman year, you were so loud in Vietnamese Club. I thought you and Alisa were sisters and always questioned my sister if you two were. You’re nice—well to me you are— and state things like it is.
Jessica is a darling young lady. She’s so petite, has such long hair, and is growing to be a wonderful intermediate dancer.I met her…last year! She gave me such good advices when I wasn’t feeling my best for the longest time. Now that she’s a Sophomore, I don’t see her a lot because of studies. I wish she had continued on with Leadership because we’d have a blast together in that class. She’s grown a lot since I first met her, but hey, we all grow up, right?!
Jessica, could you send me the pictures of us from the Monarch Day Banquet?
Anna is such an intelligent person. She’s smart, funny, and beautiful. I see her so dedicated to everything she’s part of. And she’s one hell of a great dancer! (Winter Dance Concert is Dec. 1 & 2!)
At first, I never would have thought we’d be good friends. I knew we’d be friends, but never good, good friends. As I think about it, we’ve never met each other formally. It was the classic ‘meet new people in class and they’re just classmates for a long time’ kind of thing and I guess it was that we were in the same classes for 3 years (includes this year). And then of course Quynh and Kelsey brings us all together more closely, which is a wonderful thing! We have our little “best friends’ double date”!
I like your taste in clothes, admire your passion for learning, a love that you are a foodie (I’m getting there!). I also see that you’re taking up baking a lot now. I’m so jealous that you have a working oven and time to bake such delicious goodies. And may I add that I haven’t gotten the chance to eat one of them yet! ):
Hopefully, by the end of this semester I’ll be able to write more about you, which means we have to hang out more!
On a side note: Today, when Kelsey, Quynh, and I were at Tapioca Express, Kelsey and Quynh were expressing how jealous they were of you because you received the longest response back from Mr. Duran on Thanksgiving Day. We missed you today too! We can never be complete. However, me must stay true to our words about going ice skating.
You’re my number 1 tumblr crush. Look! You have a heart eye-patch! haha
Kelsey has been my best friend since the 8th grade. At first, I never would have thought that we’d be friends, nonetheless, best friends because we were and are so different. We’re opposites. She’s one crazy (in a fun way) girl. She’s also my “chauffeur” when we go out —I don’t drive and she’s the only one who actually hits me up. I don’t say this a lot to anyone, or her. Kels- I love you! You’re one of the greatest person I’ve ever met —you’re my “bf!” haha You know I’ll always be there when you need my help, and guidance—which is A LOT— and just a shoulder to cry on. You’re also an influence to me. You’ve shown me to be more confident in myself. You probably never knew that, I bet. But we’ve both been good influences to each other. That’s a pretty good thing considering we’re both opposites. I still remember the day we became best friends! 2/17! (I’m chuckling to myself because I remember you always saying “It’s our 2 months!” or “It’s our 3 months!” And when you forgot the 3rd month I reminded you. WE’RE SO LAME!)
You’re talkative, emotional, funny, and such a wonderful best friend. Thank you for not blowing up my minutes anymore! hahaha