So I haven’t blogged in a while because nothing has really happened in my life that I feel is significant. I guess the only big thing that has happened in my life is graduating from high school two year earlier than I thought I would. It’s funny because a neighbor was asking my mom why I wasn’t in school. He was so shocked he thought I was going to become a doctor or a lawyer. The thing is, is I have the brains to become both of those things but it doesn’t interest me. I have no idea what I precisely want to do with my life and thats okay because I have time to do whatever I want to. Since I graduated high school early, I’m going to spend a year in community college taking whatever classes I want to and see what interests me. Not to say I don’t have any interests, that would be not true. I’m very passionate about fashion merchandising and marketing but also am very interested in clinical psychology. On the other side of the job spectrum, I also really want to become a CSI and investigate crimes or major in English and hopefully make a New York Times Bestselling Book (haha, I doubt it). It’s just so many different majors that don’t really correlate with each other. I was just thinking of taking out a bunch of student loans and just major in everything and hope I become successful enough that I can pay back all the loans. Very unrealistic, I know. It’s hard to choose when I’m passionate about so many things. Watch me become the one thing I don’t want to be… a teacher. I mean it would make sense actually now that I’m thinking about it. I love to learn and spread my knowledge. But I would have to become a professor. I don’t want to be teaching people who don’t want to be taught. That’s the thing I like about college. People want to be there. They strive to learn more and they choose to be there (unless you’re that one person who is forced to by their parents..sorry). I like the idea that people choose to get up in the morning or night and go to their classes and learn something new. I love to sit in a classroom and learn and I know that’s not for everybody but it is for me. I go online everyday to see what classes I can take. Currently obsessed with just scrolling through all the classes they are offering and honestly I might spend more than a year at community college. I don’t mind. I mean I am ahead of my age so I don’t care. I just want to become super successful and at least become upper middle class.
So that’s whats been on my mind. wow. I didn’t think I would write that much. Just so you know if you’re still reading, this is what I talk about practically everyday. I make my mom go crazy.
So it was my birthday yesterday and I got the best present ever. I got the results for the CHSPE. I passed. I am so relieved, I just can’t believe it. I was crying one night thinking I failed the math section. I am so happy, you don’t even know. I’m so glad to be done with high school and to be able to move on. I just registered for community college so I am officially a college student at the age of 16. Best Sweet 16 ever.
Anyone looking to get in shape this month? I sure am. My friends and I are all doing the 30 day ab and squat challenge to get our bodies in shape and if you want you should try this challenge too. It’s gonna be hard but it’s gonna be worth it. Along with this challenge I’m going to work on the elliptical and try to lose some weight. I recently gained a few pounds and I was the opposite of happy. You can start any day but you have to be consistent or else you’re not gonna get those abs. Well I’m off to the gym now. Bye.
Thanksgiving is taking place at Disneyland this year
I get my CHSPE results back
CHSPE stands for California HighSchool Proficiency Exam. I took this test on October 17 along with many other high-schoolers. If you pass the test it is the same as getting your high school diploma. Whats the catch? It is only recognized in California. So if I wanted to go somewhere out of state I would have to go to community college. That’s not a problem though, I was gonna go to community college no matter what. And no, it’s not because of my grades, it’s because I have no idea what I want to major in. I have ideas but I don’t have a specific one. I want to major in:
Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
My number one choice is Fashion Marketing and Merchandising and I was planning on going to FIDM after I go to community college and get my general education out of the way. So my hope this year is I pass the CHSPE and have the end of the year be stress free. Also I will be turning 16! So I’m having a small party with my friends from all over LA. I know thats going to be a lot of fun.
I have wanderlust. I want to travel to other countries so badly. I dream of all the places I want to go to and who’ll I’ll meet and all the fun pictures I would be taking. I even think about what career would have me travel the world meeting and doing new things.
I got inspired by Pinterest to do this project. You do the following: buy a political map, buy some pins, and get some string. Then you stick the pins in where you want to travel to, you wrap the string around the pin, and stretch the string it to the next place you want to travel. There are two different color strings for where I want to travel and where my best friend wants to travel. Its hard to tell. We should’ve picked two completely different colors. Oh well. The grey pins are where we both want to travel to. The white is where my best friend wants to travel to. And the black is where I want to travel. Europe is covered with pins!
The number one place I want to travel to is Paris and New York. Seems like two places most people want to travel to but I want to do non touristy things. Living in LA makes you realize that the touristy things are not what the tv makes them seem. It could be fun but mostly its packed with people and a bit overrated in my opinion. When I go to New York I don’t want to go to the Empire State Building or Statue of Liberty. I want to go to a coffee shop where the community usually goes to. I want to go to a park and read. I want to go to the Tito’s Tacos of New York. I want to go see a play, go shopping, go to the zoo…etc. Paris the same thing, except I do admit, I do want to go see the Eiffel Tower.
I’ve pinned a couple places I’ve already been but want to go back like Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, China…etc.
If you recommend any place where I should travel to tell me in the comments.
After 35 years, China has announced that it will get rid of its “one-child policy.” The decision was decided after concerns of the country’s low fertility rate and the legitimacy of Communist Party rule. Many lives were affected by the one-child policy so what will China do now?
Forced abortions and compulsory sterilization started since the 1980’s and still continued through until 2012. It is said that if they did not want to have an abortion, they were forced to pay a $6,300 fine for having a second child. In rural areas how boy children were favored over girls. A report suggests that at least 1 million babies were killed in the first 10 years of the policy, most of them girls. Another statistic suggests that about 95% of the children found in orphanages are female. Men outnumber women by at least 33 million leaving at least 40 to 50 million men single in China. The only solution to the problem is to have women be polygamous. Since 1979 when the one-child policy was enacted, the strain of having a single child became clear. If they died who would take care of the parents and 4 grandparents. this is called the 4-2-1 phenomenon. The single child dying would be devastating because they put there whole hopes and dreams into this one child.
This is a very important subject for me because I was born in China during the one-child policy. I was given up for adoption and for about a year I lived in an orphanage. What my mother was told is I was found at a police station. So most likely my birth mother or father left me there in hopes I would be found and taken care of. This just makes me wonder what China will be like now. It makes me wonder if I still lived in China what would’ve happened. How many people are mad at the government because they were forced to give up their children? How many Chinese are racing to the orphanages looking for their children if they had to give them up? Just something I was thinking about.
A while ago I finished reading The Great Gatsby and I had to do a book report on it. The book report consisted of the summary and my opinion. I don’t want to add the summary because that will spoil the whole story but I do want to talk about what I thought of the book.
I thought the story was very good and holds up even though it takes place in the 1920’s. It presented a lot of great themes and symbolism that every classic book does. It holds up because it deals with issues that still happen now. Like how people cheat on one another and are not happy in their current situation, how money can’t buy you love or happiness, and how many people lust over money. Gatsby tried to win over a girl with his elaborate parties and his new money; however, overall, it didn’t work. I think that Daisy was not happy with Tom but she didn’t want to leave the comfort of her husband and the wealth he had. Especially the part on how Tom became wealthy vs. how Gatsby got money.
I know several people who did not enjoy the book and I can see why. I didn’t like Catcher In the Rye. It just depends on what sparks someone’s interest. To me a boy who wanders the city disliking everything was not the ideal book for me.
But I say if you’re looking for a quick read, or a classic, or even just looking for a good story. I say read The Great Gatsby