Monday, August 31, 2009
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
So I found these pictures in my albums and they really hit the spot. They’re pictures I took when I was at home a year ago, and looking at them now really makes me miss home. On the real though, Samoa (both American Samoa & the Independent state of Samoa) is a true beauty. I mean, I’ve been living in Hawaii for little over three years now and it really is amazing here, but Samoa just has this raw, traditional and natural appeal that I haven’t seen in Hawaii. But yeah, enjoy the pics.
So while I was at the Sullivan Library at Chaminade University, I snapped this picture while I was standing on the second level of the building. It shows the Sullivan Library “field” and beyond that, Eiben Hall.
I must say that, although CUH has given me headaches and heartaches (and still continues to do so! lol!) it still is one of the most beautiful campuses I’ve ever seen. Much of our landscape beauty is owed to the great maintenance/landscaping staff CUH is privileged to have!
Financial Aid: these two words can be both blessing and curse. And in my current case, its a dreadful and irritable curse.
So, like most college students, I can hardly afford to attain a Baccalaureate degree. Basically, for the past three years in college, I’ve been making it by on federal financial aid, parental support and other friendly sources of income. However, without financial aid, my college education would vanish.
So today, I find out that my FAFSA (basically an application to qualify for federal aid) was somehow rejected. So I go see the Financial Aid office at our school and they tell me just to make the corrections and resubmit the application…
So, twenty minutes ago, I was on the site attempting to correct what they said were the reasons why my application was denied, and well… NOTHING WORKED! The normal application was confusing, but making corrections was just downright impossible! I didn’t understand the questions and after I tried to correct the FAFSA it ended up seeming worse than before.
Needless to say, I’m frustrated. EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED. I hate FAFSA with a passion. I hate financial aid. And I hate the fact that I’m not super rich and that I have to go through this bullshit. *ugh*
Well, I’m going back to the FinAid office and hopefully they can help me understand these corrections and fix them up. I NEED FINANCIAL AID! This is my last year in college and I can’t afford for everything to screw up right now.
Pray for me folks :)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Hey! So I’ve been missing for a while on the blog scene. Yeah, yeah, I know. But its been a hectic past few weeks and besides that, I’ve been extremely lazy. Extremely! Speaking of laziness, I’ve been getting stressed out about things I’ve left undone and now its back to kick me in the ass. Word of advice: Never leave anything you should do today for tomorrow… real talk! I know it sounds like some corny piece of advice, but its the truth. Procrastination never turns out for the best. (Wtf am I talking about? I’m sitting here, blogging, while I have a paper to do?! LOL!)
Anyway… I went to Samoa for like three weeks and it was amazing to be with family. Being back in Hawaii isn’t the same, but its something I need to do. Another thing I need to do? Get a job… again, being a lazy ass isn’t getting me anywhere. FML!
Ah well. More detailed posts are to come. Stay tuned! Hey, maybe even some videos :)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Four years ago, coming into college, I had it all planned out. I had a formula and a plan; I was equipped with a plan that would get me from point A to point B to point C in my life. I was set and ready to go. But what I didn't plan on was college changing my life... for better or for worse, I wasn't the same guy I was when I made these plans. I was going to get an undergraduate degree in English or Criminal Justice or both, get into Law School, graduate with my JD, pass my bar exam and be a successful and hopefully filthy rich lawyer.
But now... I really don't know where this plan, and others, are headed. Law school? The more I think about it, the more I realize that it's just not for me. The LSAT is a daunting task in and of itself, not to mention the amount of energy and preparation its going to take to even get me there. I'm not ruling it out completely, I'm just now realizing the flaws in my oh-so-perfect plan.
As I lay here at 3AM, trying to go to bed, I'm seriously considering other options: the military (an option I never considered up until now), going straight into the work force, and even more strongly, the joining the Peace Corps.
I don't know. Maybe I'm thinking too much into it. Or maybe I haven't thought it over enough. All I know is that I have more or less than 12 months to figure out what it is I'll be doing... because a year from now, God willing, I'll be a college graduate. And hopefully by now I'll be ready instead of being up at 3AM blogging about it :)
Monday, May 11, 2009
This summer I'm going to rethink... reevaluate... and try to find myself.