Although over 6 months have passed since my exchange in Fukuoka, Japan, I still keep in contact with my host family and friends; yesterday, I wrote letters and wrapped gifts to send overseas. While doing so, I pulled out the gifts I had received from them: a home-made sign that reads “Mimi, welcome to Japan” that my host family held when I met them at the airport, a photo/ letter album that my classmates created for me, and care packages from my area representative and host family. Continue reading Throwback to Japan
For seven days, I spent only a dollar on food each day, and I survived. The optional assignment was inspired by an article on CNN about a woman who did the dollar challenge for a year, and my AP Environmental Science edited it and shortened it to a week long so that it is school-appropriate and doesn’t anger overprotective parents. The dollar challenge allowed students to gain a deeper understanding of the lifestyles of impoverished people living in developing counties. In some countries, people earn an income of $370 a year, which estimates to around $1 to spend a day. Continue reading Living on One Dollar a Day
Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory replaces “whimper” with “barber” in T.S. Eliot’s quote from “The Hollow Men.”
“This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a barber.” -Sheldon Cooper (Season 5, Episode 18)
*Video was shown to me by my friend
1 Common App essay, 3 writing supplements, 4 music supplements, 2 recommendation letters (1 from my academic teacher and 1 from my club advisor), yet I still have a nagging feeling that I am not good enough to become a Fighting Irish at University of Notre Dame.
What else can I add?? A video of me playing Kabalevsky at the age of 10? An original composition made during my sophomore year? Continue reading Writing Supplement, Art Supplement, Music Supplement…. How much is enough??