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Deck-a-Wall Week Part 2

Posted in Art, Belleville, Events, Friends, Home, School, Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2010 by Jeremy


With Anthony’s help, I was able to get some people to come to my house today after school to get started on some illustrations.  Four steps: drawing, tracing, painting, retracing.

Today, I drew Tweedledee, Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter, and the King of Hearts, while our friend Rhianna took care of the March Hare and the Dormouse.  Michael and Aissa worked on six of the singing flowers from the garden scene.  Joe Salem helped a lot with the tracing, and he did pretty well.  We had a few others help out with some other stuff, but the ones mentioned were the core for the artwork today.

That’s what happened after school until early evening.  When night fell, things started to look bad again.  I was hoping people would stay really late (until about midnight) and help us complete the characters, but many had to go home early.  By twelve, only Anthony was left, and we tried painting the twins.  Later on, desperately in need of help, we went to Dunkin Donuts to pick up Dorcas, who has dubbed herself the Queen of Deck-a-Wall for the tremendous work and effort she put into it two years ago.  When she saw Tweedledee and Tweedledum, she told us how much our painting sucked.

“How can we expect to get anything done if only two people are willing to work on it endlessly?” I thought to myself.  Hope began to diminish.


The Last High School Affairs

Posted in Belleville, College, Field Trips, Friends, Out of Town, School with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by Jeremy


I asked my dad for the car today, so that after school, I can take the senior class council to the place where we’re holding our Senior Prom.  It’s about fifteen to thirty minutes away.  The girls got pretty excited about the place when we got there, even though one of them is not attending because her parents won’t let her.  I was pretty awestruck myself, but the feeling was fleeting.

It wasn’t until later that I got really excited when we began to discuss the food with the manager.   There’s going to be a huge buffet with a variety of food.  Screw dancing; I’ll be binging on food that night.

The ride home was a bit bumpy, literally.   There were some moments when we could’ve been in an accident because I was a bit absentminded while driving because my mind was on another issue—college.  Replies from Cornell and Princeton, among other colleges, were to arrive today, and I was becoming anxious.  I didn’t know what to expect.  Some assured me that I would be admitted into both universities, brightening up my expectations, but, at the same time, I considered the reality that there are many out there who are probably more qualified to be admitted into both universities.  Who was I to take those spots away from them?

When I got home, I tried to stall as much as possible, fearing the worst—that I’d be rejected by all the colleges.  After being pushed a few times by my friends to go online and find out the results, I finally went upstairs to my room and my computer.  I then found out that Princeton rejected me, after all the positive predictions by my friends.   I sat there, staring at the screen for a few seconds, trying to hide the disappointment from Joe, who was standing next to me.   I then checked the response from Cornell.  “Congratulations…” it said, but the devastation from the Princeton rejection still lingered.

For the next two hours, I brooded a bit about Princeton, but with some contemplation, I realized that it doesn’t matter as much anymore.  I’ve decided a few months ago that Cornell was my first choice, and I am fortunate to have been admitted there.  Sure, it’s a blow to my pride that the mighty Princeton practically squashed this little ambitious insect, but hey, whatever.  What’s done is done.  It’s not the end of the world, right?

A Gracious Scholastic Exchange

Posted in Extracurriculars, Family, Field Trips, Friends, Out of Town, School with tags , , , , on February 22, 2010 by Jeremy


I always like visiting other schools and comparing them with my own school.  I would usually find myself thinking or uttering, “Oh!  We don’t have this in my school!” or “Wow! This is awesome!”

So, what brought me to the school presented above?  FBLA.  I had to complete a task for the State competitions, and it involved computers, so all the competitors had to convene in one school.  Piscataway graciously offered its school to be the testing site, so that town we went!

I went with Michael and my sister Jamie, who also had to complete something for a different competition.  They felt confident about their performance, and I’m really excited for them.

I, on the other hand, might have messed up a bit with mine.  No need to get detailed with my predicament.  The point is I was unfamiliar with what I had to do.  Again.  Either way, despite the errors, I still feel a bit of confidence.  I’m just hoping for the best

Murder Fling

Posted in Belleville, Extracurriculars, Friends, School, Stuff with tags , , , on February 7, 2010 by Jeremy


Enjoyed Michael’s company today.

Went to school at 7 pm to attend to some Stage Technology business.  It’s our A/V club, except you don’t see us pushing a cart with a huge TV in the hallway.  OK, maybe sometimes.

All Things Considered

Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , , , on December 13, 2009 by Jeremy


It’s heartwarming to see rocky friendships strengthened once again.  Just a dash of honesty and a nice talking session.

What a Nomad

Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , , , , on November 20, 2009 by Jeremy


After school, I went to my friend Michi’s house with Michael and Michi.  Hehe.  Everytime I go there, I ask for some Japanese food.  I feel kinda bad, but I love food.

But that doesn’t mean that I use my friend Michi to gain access to some Japanese food.  It’s been a while since I got to spend some time with her, and hanging out at her house for a few hours watching the Tyra Show was pretty worthwhile.

Then, Michael and I left and headed to his house two blocks down.  We talked about things that had been bothering us and sort of got things straight.  It wasn’t really a hang-out day.

Walked home afterwards, with my driver’s license sitting idly in my wallet.  Sigh…

You’ll Get There*

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Work/Volunteer with tags , , , , on October 14, 2009 by Jeremy


Started volunteering again.  Now with some friends.

*Hopefully, I will.