Failed My Final Exam

But still passed the physics class so I’m like…

relief

Good Washu Almighty. Thanks, UCF for sucking the love of physics right out of me, and I have to do two semester of this crap!? I hope I won’t have to trudge through Physics II. Anyway, next semester is my last so let’s hurry the funk up! But before that, I’m going to make sure to enjoy spending time with my family and friends for the rest of the summer. So see you all in the next blog post!

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Me After Final Exams

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Y’know I always disliked cumulative finals. I understand the goal is long-term retention, but it also means that in late April, I’m going to have to restudy what I did in January. It’s a good thing I did so well in all my classes this semester. Even though I didn’t fail any of my finals, I did the math and I could have failed all of them and still passed.

I guess what I’m getting at is that students should definitely put their all in the beginning if they’re going to be putting in any effort at all. That way it will take a lot of pressure off when it’s time for finals. I’m back home again, but I’m taking summer classes so I’ll be back on campus real soon. I’ll still make sure to enjoy my short time off. My brother’s graduating this Sunday! Yaaaaaaaaay! I’m looking forward to what crazy thing he’s going to do on stage. 🙂

Last Spring Break

Kind of feels surreal to say that. Of course, seeing my niece is always the highlight of my breaks. It’s great that my cousin Romeo’s birthday is also coming up so I’m going to see him on that day even if he doesn’t celebrate birthdays! I definitely ate too much today, but Krispy Kreme donuts does that to a fella. One of my professors gave the class a quiz before the break started, talk about lame! I was able to finish it today and got a 100, but still, lame is lame!

I’m just going to enjoy my time off, I really do want this semester to be over and done with. Hope everyone has a great week ahead!

My Brother’s Sophomore Album

“Here’s a collection of songs for y’all to simp to. If you just went through a bad break up, I got you. If you just got curved by the girl of your dreams, I got you. If you are in a happy relationship, I can’t relate. Lol, you should still listen to this tape anyway though. The production is really pretty.” -@IAmMannyBravo

Of course, being the brother that I am, I am going to use my own blog as a platform to promote it. It was released on Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot of background behind the whole album which I won’t be getting into. For me, the highlight is definitely It Be Like That Vol. 2. Ever since I attended university, I’ve only had casual dating/relationships, and a one night stand, but that song made me feel like I’ve broken up with my girlfriend whom I’ve been with for years and I have to go drink to numb myself and feel less heavy in my heart.

Anyway, check out my brother’s album ’cause it’s great!

I Loathe Group Work/Projects

Note: This blog post is inspired by the fact I have a group project due this upcoming Tuesday.

 

Y’know, I rarely complain on this blog and I rarely complain offline as well, but if there’s ONE thing that I love to bitch about, it’s group work! You know what I’m talking about. Group Work: one of the worst concepts of anything in history. Now, I understand the reason why teachers and professors assign them to students. In the professional world, some careers require group work in order to get the job done. However, in all my 12+ years of being a student (and the fact the job I want does NOT require group work), I have come to wince at hearing and seeing those two words together. The four most dreaded words a professor can say nowadays is “Everyone get into groups”. I don’t see the point in forcing a bunch of strangers to collaborate on an assignment. The “group” facet of the “work” is completely unnecessary. In fact, I can do all the group projects by myself, get a better grade and with less hassle.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not antisocial at all. In fact, I’m a sociable and extroverted person so I like meeting new people and socializing in general, but I know for a fact I will not find my soulmate or a new friend through group work! Excluding the ones I had with my friends, they have always had a high potential to end in disaster.

I’ve had quite a few awful experiences working on group projects. I’ve had to work with the procrastinators, the people who left a certain person to do a majority of the work. And you know who that certain person was? Me! Though, I did make sure to let my teacher know I did all of the work so I was the only one to get an A grade. Then there was the dark magician, the person that vanished the day of the project, never to be seen again and pretty much left me and my other partner to present by ourselves. I get it, you’ll shit your pants if you have to talk in front of people, but c’mon!

I also realize I end up being the leader by default since I’m telling others what to do, setting up the presentations in a coherent manner, e-mailing the other members to give them updates and turning in the actual assignment to the professor. I do this for two reasons: I think it’s best at the start to set the groundwork and roles so everyone knows what they need to do, and I’m not going to lie, I do like being a leader lol. It’s better to be a leader than a procrastinator.

I think the worst thing of it all are the members who try to make meetings OUTSIDE of class. Oh great, are you serious? Now why should I take the time out of my day to do that? I pride myself in my time management skills. There is just enough time in the week for me to work, go to class, do homework, study, watch anime, draw, and maintain relationships with my family and friends. Add someone else’s schedule into the mix and then things become complicated. Then add another, and another, and another, and… well you get the idea. How in the blue cheese are we going to make this work?

 

Anyway, thanks for reading my short rant. I think what I’m trying to say is, no matter whom you get paired up with, what your grade ends up being, or what you gained from the experience, you will invariably end up looking like you went through the last level in Super Mario 3D World. So when it comes to group work and projects, choose your partners wisely and try to keep your sanity intact.

 

冬休みはもう終わった

Good morning, WordPress. The title says it all: “Winter break is already over“. This break went by way faster than my previous ones, or at least it seemed that way. I’m hoping and praying that 2018 will be the best year of my life. I’d like to use this post to give a few updates…

 

  • My 2 classes actually start Tuesday, but I do have an online class as well which starts tomrrow.
  • This is my brother’s last semester, I know it’s been tiring for him and a bunch of other things, but I’m glad he’s made it this far and to the end!
  • If I’m able to get all the credits I need this year, this will be the last year for me!
  • My niece is already a year old now. I keep telling my sister, “You blink and the next thing you know she’ll be ten”.
  • I’ve already started my New Year’s resolutions (I’ll be posting scenes from my story on here, I’ve been looking up videos on how to use FL Studios, once I get back on campus I’ll draw for at least 2 hours, and by the end of the year, I’ll write “Starchaser’s Guide to Learning Japanese” so there a lot to look forward to).
  • I’m pretty close to waking up at 5:45 am. Recently, I’ve been waking up at 6:00 am.

 

Of course, no matter what happens, I’ll make sure to continue to post on this blog on a consistent basis. I hope you will continue to read as well.

 

On another note, I’m glad I became a fan of Chance The Rapper this year. I’ve known about the fella and heard a few of his songs before, but I never listened to any of his albums from front to back. Again, I’m glad I listened to 10 Day, Acid Rap and Coloring Book. If you thought Will Smith was “happy rap” then Chance The Rapper is ebullient. I think the facts we have a few similar life experiences (we’ve both done LSD, and we’re both Christians) and I’m happy are the reasons his music resonates with me on such a level. His uplifting music is just what I need to enter 2018. Alright, I’m going to say it, he’s one of my favorite music artists of this generation. The last time I was sold so fast when it came to a music artist was Charles Hamilton. I hope Chance The Rapper continues to succeed!

 

^This beautiful song is my theme song for 2018.

Back Home

It feels good to be back ’cause I don’t have to worry or think about anything school related for exactly a month! My niece is always the first thing on my mind when I wake up so I’m glad I’ll be able to see her more often now! Also, I’ll be able to draw more often, learn what I actually want and play some video games!

But my word, I had a good night’s sleep yesterday. I usually get about 7 hours of sleep, but maybe that extra hour was the difference because I felt so refreshed when I woke up at 6:30 am. I had two great dreams too: one involved me calling my friend who was now a detective because I wanted his help finding my lost Air Jordan 11 shoes. The other had me proposing to Charlotte Flair, but her dad Ric Flair wouldn’t accept the wedding unless I had a Hell in a Cell match with him. My birthday is this Wednesday and I’m supposed to get a tattoo sometime this week. I’ll post pics of it when it’s finished. This month has a lot going for it: my birthday, my sister’s birthday, Christmas party, my niece’s birthday and her birthday party… December is going to be quite eventful for all the right reasons! I can’t believe it’s already going to be almost a year since Reiina was born! She’s growing up so well and fast. I love her so much!

 

Anyway, it’s 10:04 pm right now which means it’s past my bedtime so here’s a gif of the love of my life to end the blog post. I don’t need to say anymore, good night. ❤

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