Monday, September 22, 2008

Rainy Days

Today is a rainy day. My classes were suspended because it rained a lot and it has been raining since Saturday night. I;m going to enjoy my rainy day now. Bye.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's Been A Long Time

Many things have happened since my last post. I went to Disney, I started High School, Downloaded the MIT Application, I filled out the SAT application, Obama got Biden, McCain got Palin, Palin got a grandson, My governor has 5 new accusations from the FBI, Gustav hit the US, Hanna will soon, Ike will probably get Puerto Rico and Josephine is still developing and Don Lafontaine passed away.

So Disney was fun. I rode many new roller coaster that weren't there at the time I went (2003). I took a picture of the Islands of Adevnture place where the WWOHP will be and I ate at the Golden Corral. I will give you more insight of my vacation later in the week and will tell you how Disney is racist from my POV (Not that they treated me wrong or anything).

I am a Senior now, a Senior who has to wear a pink shirt and navy blue pants with black shoes and matching belt everyday to school. I'm just gonna say something. IT IS WEIRD. Classes are okay. I like some dislike others. I'm trying to get as much involved as I can but that seems to be a problem cause my school is a small privately owned private school in a small town in a small island.

I'm working on my MIT application with my guidance counselor. I hope I can get admitted but if I don't there's always UPR Mayaguez. My SAT papers are filled. I just have to pay them now. HEHE.

Obama got Biden and McCain got Palin so if you add the ages and divide them by two I guess you can take away the age factor since they're kinda even now. Oh and Palin got a grandson. So much for abstinence for her 17 yr old daughter,,,

Local News? Well Gustav left us rain, Hanna passed above us, Ike looks like it could hit us and Josephine is still a baby. My governor now has 24 charges for something from the FBI with 152 pieces of evidence to back it up.

Now I would like to ask you to stop browsing for one minute in honor of Don Lafontaine. If you don't know who Don Lafontaine is he is the guy that does most voice-overs for movie trailers. Yeah That guy. We will miss you a lot.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Tolerance Is Not A Virtue, It's A Necessity

I am exactly 10 days away from what I know will be the worst/hardest/best year of my High School Life. First of all my graduating class doesn't have a name, great. My classmates picked a horrible color for our Senior Uniform (Fuchsia; I go to a private school and we have a uniform) and they're matching it with Navy Pants. That's going to be awkward. Girls with a fuchsia shirt and a khaki jumper with brown shoes and boys with a fuchsia shirt, navy pants and black shoes. When we take our class picture I'll post it up here so all of you can see how pretty we look (I love sarcasm if you haven't noticed). We still haven't been assigned to the groups we belong to but I hope I don't go with the teacher I don't want as my homeroom teacher, that would just ruin my year more. We're taking like 7 classes in a short 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. period. Classes will get way tougher, Pre-Calculus has a very tough teacher. Oh, have I ever mentioned that HATE MY SCHOOL CURRICULUM? Well, I do. It surely does not help any chances that I have of being admitted to MIT... I mean you want to see the list of classes given at my school in high school? Here they are: Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry,Physics,Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and "Regular" Math, 4 years of English Class (as a second language), 4 years of Spanish class, Computer (where we are taught things as stupid as making little presentations and spreadsheets with Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel), 3 years of Values (where I learned no value that I knew before), Physical Education (even though I am fat I still get an 98% in this class, wOOt), 1/2 year of Psychology (they didn't even grade us...), 1 year of Sociology, 1 year of Humanities, 1/2 year of Health. That's it. Nothing special. 99% of schools here in Puerto Rico (private or public) have that curriculum or worse ones. Then to add to the frustration list MIT, the university I have waited so long to apply to, has delayed the application to a date noone knows. On the bright side I am taking a weekend vacation to Florida :). But nothing else. Thats why I'm saying tolerance is a necessity. Because without tolerance I would have sent everyone that has bother or complicated my life in any way to rot in hell. And that's todays word.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


I was just browsing and I saw something that made me scream to the top of my lungs. Here it is.

"Even though it's her and Harry's birthdays, JK Rowling is giving us and charity yet another gift. In a press release this morning, Scholastic announced that Jo's children's charity, the Children’s High Level Group (CHLG), will be publishing The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

You may recall last December, when bid $4 million to snag one of seven copies in existence at a Sotheby's auction in London. The books will be printed and distributed by Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Amazon.

Jo had this to say: "There was understandable disappointment among Harry Potter fans when only one copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard was offered to the public last December. I am therefore delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous support of Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Amazon (who bought the handwritten copy at auction) – and with the blessing of the wonderful people who own the other six original books - The Tales of Beedle the Bard will now be widely available to all Harry Potter fans. Royalties will be donated to the Children’s High Level Group, to benefit institutionalised children in desperate need of a voice. The new edition will include the Tales themselves, translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, and with illustrations by me, but also notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by generous permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters’ Archive."

Scholastic predicts the book will generate around $8 million in sales - all going to benefit the CHLG.

The Children’s High Level Group works to make life better for vulnerable children across Europe, where over a million children and teenagers are growing up in unacceptable conditions in large residential institutions."

Those news left me with this face. :O. Well I hope Border's throws out a release party so I can go. You can preorder your copies on Amazon or Borders. By the way did you see that super awesome new HP6 teaser trailer? If not here it is.

By the way MIT hasn't released the application yet...

Another Reason Why I Love MIT...

If you know me in real life you probably know that I have this life-long obsession with MIT. It is the perfect college for me and in less than 10 months I'm going to know If I'm the adequate student for it. There's many reasons why I am amazed with this university and I am going to make a small list of them.

  1. The Hacks. If you know a little about MIT you'll know that hacks are weird but comical (in my opinion) pranks done by students (or hackers). They range from putting yellow cranks in funky places to making sure the school is prepared in case of a zombie attack (this was done by putting chainsaws where Fire Extinguishers were supposed to be) to going all the way to California and steal a cannon from CalTech.

  2. Even if the Princeton Review classified the MIT campus #13 on the least beautiful campus' list. I love the funky architecture that makes up MIT. This goes from old styles like the great dome to the awesome Stata center and Simmons Hall (dorm).

  3. The Diversity. While I was looking at some demographics of MIT I realized that there was an incredibly big diversity on campus more than I would find here in UPR Mayaguez. So I want to be part of that diversity because I want to have an arab/chinese/american/ german friend. :P
Those are mainly the reasons why I want to go to MIT but today I found a new reason why I should love MIT even more. What is it you ask me? It's the fact that they don't lie to you when they say something. I am saying this because and I quote the MIT website, "The 2009 freshman application will be available online and in a downloadable PDF format by the end of July. Please check back here at that time to access the downloadable PDF version of the application.". If other universities do this they usually would have posted the application on July 28,29,30 or in the early morning of July 30. But not MIT, when MIT says something it does it. It's 6:08 PM of July 31 and the application isn't out yet. I bet they even hired someone to push the buttonso the application can go live in 11:59:59 PM. It's nervewrecking for me (I've been up since the afternoon waiting fo it to be released.) but It just shows me that MIT keeps its word.

Edit: I also love MIT because the engineering programs are awesome. I'm planning to be a Mechanical Engineering or Course 2 (If I am not mistaken) major.