bucket list

September 21, 2010

Well i saw the movie today and thought i would create my own list :

1.  Complete a marathon.
2.  Learn to play golf.
3.  Learn archery.
4.  Swim across the English Channel.
5.  Learn to ski.
6.  Go snowboarding.
7.  Go canoeing or kayaking.
8.  Take up fishing.
9.  Try fencing.
10. Learn to say “hello” in 50 languages.
12. Learn to play the piano.
13. Go scuba diving.
14. Be in a cage surrounded by sharks.
15. Dive in a submarine.
16. Learn to surf.
17. Drive a speedboat.
18. Go sky diving.
19. Go Bungee Jumping.
20. Go fire walking.
21. Ride a mechanical bull.
22. Race a sports car.
23. Fire a pistol.
24. Learn how to do a backflip.
25. Go Zorbing.
26. Ride the Ten Largest Roller Coasters in the World.
27. Experience Weightlessness.
28. Break a Guinness World Record.
29. Save someone’s life.
30. Test drive a Ferrari.
31. Climb up the Statute of Liberty.
32. Visit all 50 of the United States.
33. Be in a commercial.
34. Learn to juggle.
35. Go to the Super Bow.
36. Go snorkeling in a shipwreck.
37. Meet the President of the United States.
38. Be interviewed on Oprah.
39. Donate a million dollars to a charity.
40. Create a YouTube video.
41. Become a millionaire.
42. Find the love of my life.
43. Have a large family.
44. Have a pet.
45. Write a letter to each of my children telling them what i want them to know about my life and the lessons i’ve learned.
46. Run with the bulls.
47. Mush a Dog Sled.
48. Watch turtles hatch and run for the ocean.
49. Milk a cow.
50. Climb Mt. Everest.
51. Apologize to the one i love.

September 20, 2010

No offense to anyone who is Italian but this is hilarious!!!!

randomness

September 20, 2010

So yea this is the blog I’m going to write simply because I need to or else my grade will drop. But I have literally nothing to write about and I think I’m just gonna free write and just type in the first thing that pops in to my head. It’s about 11:36 pm and my brother is such a queer, sometimes hes the most annoying dipstick in the world but sometimes he comes in handy (no homo). Well the past week was pretty interesting for me to say the least. On Sunday I fought with my parents because I didn’t go to the temple with them and they were pissed. But sometimes I just don’t see the point of going and sometimes I just don’t feel like going I guess I’m just the least religious person in my family. Which reminds me of Wednesday,  during free hour when some Chinese kid came up to me and started to preach about the bible and I said that I was Atheist just to get him to leave, but you should have seen the look on his face he was shocked and tried to talk me into counseling. Anyways, on Thursday I pretty much did nothing but plan for Friday since one of  my old friends was gonna come down to visit. So on Friday my boy came down, his name is Devin, and we went bowling (which I suck at), then we went to eat at a Chinese buffet and went to shoot some pool which I rock at. And then Saturday came which was the best day of the week, well the most interesting. My friend and I decided to go to the mall and on the way stopped at a red light after getting some ice cream. but a few seconds after coming to a stop we got rear ended by a cab which smashed us in to the Acura in front of us and sandwiched all three cars together. Fortunately we weren’t hurt except for some minor bruising and scratches. But the best part was that the cabby tried to  flee the scene with a cop staring down his window and the guy in front of us acting like nothing happened. And to top it of the passenger in the cab looked at us and smiled looking super excited as if she hit the lottery instead of the car. Which topped of my week with a little chat I had with my ex’s brother which is a whole other story.

educational moment

September 15, 2010

Let me start off saying that i wasn’t one to exactly care too much for school as a kid. But i do have a few memorable moments and memories that i do consider quite meaningful. One such moment was recently in my senior year of high school. As a student involved in my high school and known by the majority of the staff and students i was very active in things such as clubs, sport teams, and services to the school. One of my favorites clubs was the Mock Trial team, a group of law students who participated in the national mock trail competition. This competition was basically a simulated case court that was presented by the students in a real court in front of a real judge who would decide which team will win the case based on the proof, and evidence the students would produce with the help of lawyers from a partnered firm. As it was, my team made it all the way to the semi finals, held in November, where we competed against Stuyvesant high school. As i remember it, we were close to the end of the case and i had been made the lawyer for the plaintiff side and had a chance for some redirect questioning. The witness from the other school had been extremely nervous and you could clearly see that by his posture and speech. He would began to mumble and stutter when he either forgot the answer or didn’t know it. Having trained for that exact moment for the previous three months i jumped on the opportunity to pounce on the opposing witness and create a situation in which the witness would say something to contradict all his previous answers and statements. My question was quick and simple – can u name the players of the Mets team? When he answered no, all his credibility went down the drain and he was impeached from trial for false testimony. My team gained an automatic victory due to the fact that he was the lead witness. The reason that i consider this one of my best educational moments is because it showed me that no matter how long it takes, when one takes the time to know what he is saying or arguing it will payoff ten-fold. The incredible feeling of knowing that the person in front of you is wrong and you can prove that they are wrong is so satisfying that all the hard work you put in to acquiring that knowledge is worth it. Simply that moment taught me to be responsible for my work and learning how to get your work load finished in order to be the smart guy who will move on in life and succeed, instead of the guy who wants to bullshit his way through and be proved wrong only so he gets pushed to the back of the line.

First

September 7, 2010

So lets see…… this is my first blog and I have no clue on what I’m doing. I guess I’m pretty late but o well better late then sorry I suppose.  Hmmm I’m lost already but imma give this a go. I started of my first semester of college pretty hectic. I was just so tangled up in my life that I don’t even notice the time that seems to jus fly by, hovering over my head as if I’m living in some wonder land. But I’m glad that I have friends who chose to help rather then not give a crap. Ok … let go back to the beginning and start off, which is why I even picked Queens College. Basically I chose this college because it appealed to me most, out of all the other schools I had thought about. I mean my choices were not in the least limited as I was accepted in to colleges like Baruch, Hunter, John Jay, Ittica, and NYU. But the main reasons I chose Queens was because of friends, family, and personal preference. What isn’t there to not like about Queens College and its campus, its hugeeeeeee!!! And it’s inviting and just seems more relaxing then most other schools setting. Other then that, I just seem to naturally fade and mix into Queens College. But I guess most importantly is the fact that Queens College is an affordable school with education equivalent of any other college.

Labor Day

September 6, 2010

Labor Day. I seriously think that we Americans have the dumbest holidays in the world. Labor Day was created because Congress and Legislation wanted to make “it” up to the public for using the U.S military and U.S Marshals during the Pullman strike of 1882. But now a days instead of honoring those killed in the strike, we view it has a day of rest and parties. But I’m also a person who really doesn’t celebrate all too many holidays so I’m not one to criticize. In my opinion it’s actually a useful holiday because we get off from school so yeaaaaaaa!!!!! Anyway today was Labor Day and I had a lot of fun. First of all because I got to sleep in late and second because I went shopping at Roosevelt mall and got so much stuff on sale. And I’m Indian so it’s in my blood to be cheap (coupons, sales, discounts, the whole nine yards) lol. Also something I want to know is how exactly or we suppose to celebrate Labor Day? Today I say a bunch of people wearing flags and I have no idea why and I just can’t see the concept of doing that either. Maybe it represents unity of the races or being proud of your race being hard workers but I really don’t know. Someone needs to tell me.

Chapter One

September 6, 2010

I swear on everything I love, that I have never ever read anything that bored me so fast and so much as this reading. If all my professors give out readings like this I’m going to be miserable. But on a serious note this reading was extremely easy because of the fact that everything she said was practically common sense to me. Poor kids =intimidation and confinement, middle and upper class kids = advancement and more outward growth. Seriously who didn’t know that? Speaking for myself only, I was brought up in a working class family and taught that I needed to stand on my own two feet and grip the world with my bare hands. This would let me challenge everything around me which would ultimately shape me into the person that I would one day become. Which is a contradiction to the reading but it still just goes to show you that people create and control their children into becoming who they are based on what the parents believe. The only thing that I had difficulty with was some vocabulary. But that issue has been solved now. Some of Lareau’s key terms were “cultural cultivation”, “institutions”, and “class”. Basically what I understood of them was that everything connects with each other. For example your class affects your culture and even your way of understanding and defining various institutions (where they are principals or actual institutes), which ultimately affects you as a person.