Just a few I’ve exchanged recently that I’d like to document before deleting them:
Vy sent via SMS 3:50PM: OMG OMG OMG!!! I’m so excited!!! SF FIELD TRIPPP!!! Do you know where we’re staying? Me: We’re staying at Hotel Diva in Union Square Vy sent via SMS 3:59PM: lolol diva… “haaayyyy”
Anna sent via SMS 3:54PM :)
Me: Hello Mister. Isn’t it a lovely afternoon? M sent via SMS 12:21PM: Very! Wore a single shirt, skinnies, & sandals to school today. Haven’t done that in a while! Me: Ohhh my god, right when I texted you, I got a ticket for exceeding my parking meter by 5 minutes. Great, ironic.
J 5:25PM: Katana-ya has the best ramen in the city.
Me: It left splotches of cream all over me M sent via SMS 5:37PM: Oh. Sorry! It must have melted…
M sent via SMS 7:28PM: ...You seem like a great guy & are the total package: intelligent, intellectual, creative, eloquent, stylish, fashionable, goal-oriented, family-lovin’, well-rounded, handsome guy with great taste in music!
An Monster Cell sent via SMS 2:18AM: Are you okay?
Some of them brought a smile to my face — kept my day going…
Walt Disney: Today Disney rakes in billions from merchandise, movies and theme parks around the world, but Walt Disney himself had a bit of a rough start. He was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” After that, Disney started a number of businesses that didn’t last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. He kept plugging along, however, and eventually found a recipe for success that worked.
Akio Morita: You may not have heard of Morita but you’ve undoubtedly heard of his company, Sony. Sony’s first product was a rice cooker that unfortunately didn’t cook rice so much as burn it, selling less than 100 units. This first setback didn’t stop Morita and his partners as they pushed forward to create a multi-billion dollar company.
Vincent Van Gogh: During his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only one painting, and this was to a friend and only for a very small amount of money. While Van Gogh was never a success during his life, he plugged on with painting, sometimes starving to complete his over 800 known works. Today, they bring in hundreds of millions.
Steven Spielberg:While today Spielberg’s name is synonymous with big budget, he was rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television three times. He eventually attended school at another location, only to drop out to become a director before finishing. Thirty-five years after starting his degree, Spielberg returned to school in 2002 to finally complete his work and earn his BA.
Albert Einstein: Most of us take Einstein’s name as synonymous with genius, but he didn’t always show such promise. Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.
Oprah Winfrey: Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a rough and often abusive childhood as well as numerous career setbacks including being fired from her job as a television reporter because she was “unfit for t.v.”
Fred Astaire: In his first screen test, the testing director of MGM noted that Astaire, “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.” Astaire went on to become an incredibly successful actor, singer and dancer and kept that note in his Beverly Hills home to remind him of where hecame from.
Charlie Chaplin: It’s hard to imagine film without the iconic Charlie Chaplin, but his act was initially rejected by Hollywood studio chiefs because they felt it was a little too nonsensical to ever sell.
Robert Sternberg: This big name in psychology received a C in his first college introductory psychology class with his teacher telling him that, “there was already a famous Sternberg in psychology and it was obvious there would not be another.” Sternberg showed him, however, graduating from Stanford with exceptional distinction in psychology, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa and eventually becoming the President of the American Psychological Association.
Recently, you’ve made me feel like I’m growing up way too fast. Only half way through the age of 23, and already, I feel like I’ve lived too much with these heart wrenching, aging experiences, of which has changed my psychology. I’ve done things in the past few weeks that most people may never do in an entire lifetime. You’ve made me question my morality, my way of judgement and, now, I’m not fully certain as to who I am anymore. You’ve given me grand opportunities, I’ve seized them, but at the same time, I go through each day feeling overwhelmed with the roller coaster of emotions. It’s as if you are constantly testing me. You are, aren’t you? Can I just please ask that you slow things down for me before I start losing myself? I’ve been blessed with so many great things, but why, why, do I still question my own happiness? This is my current struggle.
when you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. then you grow up and learn to be cautious. you can break a bone..or a heart. you look before you leap & sometimes you don’t leap at all because there’s not always someone there to catch you..and in life, there’s no safety net. when did it stop being fun and start being scary?
Okay… Andrew ——-. hes about 5’9 or 5’10. filipino. he LOVES family and he has a pretty nice sense of style too. he’s a total gentlemen and hes fun to be around with. hes a good listener and hes always there for u when u need him.
hes a total political activist type of guy.. i dont know how extreme but he has opinions! he’s always into activities and leadership roles
School: Sociology major, concentrated specifically in social services. now he goes to USC
Activities: he likes to do a lot of things especially helping out others. but hes fun to party with too. he has a great famliy and really close to practically all his family members
Andrew isn’t artsy but he has an artsy sister.. that was a useless fact but he might appreciate that you like art!
what do you think?? i think you guys might get along! if you’re willing to talk to him, i’ll get going on that!
- I couldn’t ask for better friends.
P.S. On an unrelated note, thank you Jean Ortiz-Luis for the “healing” cd. I love you dearly. It made my week
I was in LA earlier today to visit the Hammer museum at UCLA. Driving on the way there from Melrose, I saw a discrete white sign reading "Opening Ceremony" and immediately remembered that it was a shop I’ve been wanting to check out, and so I did.
Walking into this boutique inspired me, and I admired all the great pieces of some of the designers. There’s a kind craftsmanship to these clothes. Some of them were just plain pieces of art. While a majority were a bit heavy on the pocket price, I really appreciated the styles and I was able to take some ideas home and adapt it back to something that I could wear.
Growing up I wasn’t entirely into fashion until I was influenced by my ex boyfriend, who was a fashionable man to say the least — he helped refine my taste in clothes and gave me an eye and knack for the art of clothing. I’m not going to say that I like following all the trends (even though in all honesty, I do!), I’ve learned to just focus on wearing things that make me feel like I can be comfortable with myself and to wear things that feel good and look good in my eyes. And what looks good is usually the product of my likings through the pictures, magazines and people I idolize and see.
I’m going to now dig out all the clothes that I’ve been too afraid to wear and bringing more colour to my wardrobe this spring.
The people we idolize, usually don't live up to our expectations.
I’m beginning to feel the heat as this will be my last week of any sort of freedom. Just looking at my planner makes me nervous, excited and pressured, as I’ve taken on quite a lot and’ve spread myself very thin. But I am hopeful and somewhat confident in being able to give fully and really end my last semester of school with my wholehearted effort and having a belief in my ability, that makes me feel at this point that I can handle it.
To give you a glimpse,
I will be on campus from morning until eleven at night, five-six a days a week until March.
I’m helping a friend direct a showcase, assistant stage managing a main stage show (Evita! It’s looking great so far - you should go see it in March with the Players Theatre at CSULB), prop mastering and costume crewing for another - work, school and my loving fraternity involvement — all while working to complete my last 18 units.
I’m surrounded by talented artists, leaders, trusting and dedicated bros, supportive family and good friends.
This is just an amazing start to the semester, and I need to remind myself that I deserve to be happy, because I’ve worked hard these past few years to gain everything that I have and have created for myself.
This spring, I am now selling my soul to art and culture.
I just watched that clip you made with the mole, I don't get it or anything but I thought it was funny. But that beat you used, if don't mind me asking what song is that/by who?
The first song is Finlandia, Op. 26 by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & Erich Kunzel and the second song used was off of this clip which can be downloaded here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvfWQdfaA-I. I hope this helps! :)