This weekend was absolutely the best weekend I could ask for. Being invited to attend Rotary 5170’s District Conference and in secret prepare for a little speech about Margarethe for her acceptance of a very well-deserved award was about the most rewarding and appreciative experience I could have. Despite no LTG present to keep me company, I enjoyed the various forums hosted by legendary Rotarians and it may seem boring to some, but I actually enjoyed listening to all the speakers at the conference. They were all so well spoken, full of energy and wit, and they exuded such passion for the Rotary cause. I’m thankful to have been exposed to the Rotary world. I started off high school like any other freshman, scared of what laid beyond the comforts of my own city. I now appreciate the support I have been given from amazing and caring adults. When I first became officer sophomore year, our Interact advisor was Nancy Smith. Now she is Sunnyvale Rotary’s president. Michelle Lewis and Lisa Bickford are our current advisors, and let me tell you, they have done a wonderful job. With their guidance the officers have been able to grow as individuals and the bond we share with them is unbreakable. The impact these two ladies and their spouses have had on my life..I’m always going to remember them. From our meetings at google to officer kayak bondings over the summer. As I entered Interact at the district level, I was able to meet even more remarkable people. None have affected me like Margarethe. Working with her this past year has been such an honor and she certainly deserved to receive the Allan McLeod Award for 2013. Together we started as newbies. Rachel, Margarethe, and I. To think that next year is going to be completely different and in just 365 days the 2014-2015 Governor and LTG will probably be decided, I want to enjoy every last moment I have with each of these people. I have not posted anything in a while, but the opportunity to spend three days and two nights at the Napa Valley Resort, free of charge, is not one every student comes by throughout their high school career. Thank you Rotary for allowing me to listen to and learn from flawless and profound speakers like Jennifer Jones, Richard D. King, and Dick Hennings.
Just found out that my MacAir’s hard drive has a serious problem and so now it has to get replaced. And once it’s fixed I won’t be able to get anything that was stored on my laptop, back. I just got my laptop over the summer for the sole purpose of being able to peacefully work on senior stuff and Interact things within my warm room. I had all my Interact files and photos from events on there, but now they’re all gone. I guess it’s not too irremediable since I have most of my pictures on fb (somewhere) and documents were emailed regularly, but I had organized them so well and was planning on handing them off to my successor so that they could have an even better year. It was something I was building upon.
Now I’m back to a blank slate. Time to go back through emails and start this up again.
I’m not much of a music person and when I think about it, I have gone most of my life just listening to the music of the people around me and attaching myself to artists I heard about from family but over the past couple of years I have freed myself from the influence of my siblings and was music-lost for a while. But I have come to love classical music. As nerdy as it seems the sound of piano keys with violin strings is my favorite thing to listen to. They accompany each other so beautifully and have that soothing effect which lightens up a person’s mood and allows the person to just relax. Call me a geezer but I enjoy the good ol’ instrumentals.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to have completely judgmental-free conversations with my favorite people in the world. I’m glad I’ve been able to end my break like this and it makes me appreciate them even more as people and friends. It just goes to show that distance is only a number and time can never change some things in life. I’ve been fortunate to meet such amazing people in high school who can make any day better with just a nice, simple conversation.
0:01 - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - “Payphone” 0:03- The Wanted - “Glad You Came” 0:05- Flo Rida - “Whistle” 0:08- Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - “Payphone” 0:10- The Wanted - “Glad You Came” 0:12- Flo Rida - “Whistle” ~0:19 0:20- Christina Aguilera - “Your Body” 0:24- Christina Aguilera - “Your Body”+ Usher - “Scream” + Ellie Goulding - “Lights” (0:27) 0:35- Ellie Goulding - “Lights” 0:39- Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - “Dance Again” 0:42- Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - “Dance Again” + Brown - “Don’t Wake Me Up” 0:47- LMFAO - “Sorry For Party Rocking” 0:50 - Fun - “Some Nights” 0:57- Kelly Clarkson- “Stronger” 1:04- Maroon 5 - “Payphone” 1:05- Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber - “Live My Life” 1:11- Jessie J - “Domino” 1:12- Jessie J - “Domino” + Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - “Let’s Go” 1:13- Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - “Let’s Go” + Chris Brown - “Turn Up The Music” 1:28 -Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - “Let’s Go” 1:32- Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - “Let’s Go” + Maroon 5 - “One More Night” 1:42- Jessie J - “Domino” 1:44- Carly Rae Jepson - “Call Me Maybe” 1:51- P!nk - “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” 1:58- Flo Rida feat. Sia - “Wild Ones” 2:02- Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - “Let’s Go 2:03- Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - “Let’s Go”+ Rita Ora - “How We Do (Party)” 2:07- Jessie J - “Domino” 2:13- “Let’s Go” 2:13- Jessie J - “Domino” (+ “We are young”) 2:29- Adele - “Set Fire To The Rain” (instr. We are young+ Brokenhearted) 2:44- Katy Perry - “Part Of Me” 3:00- Ne-Yo - “Let Me Love You” 3:02- Demi Lovato - “Give Your Heart A Break” 3:10- Katy Perry - “Part Of Me” 3:16- Ne-Yo - “Let Me Love You “ 3:18- Demi Lovato - “Give Your Heart A Break” 3:26- Katy Perry - “Part Of Me” 3:33- Fun feat. Janelle Monáe - “We Are Young” 3:42- “We Are Young”+Katy Perry - “Wide Awake” (3:44)+ Nelly Furtado - “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)” (3:56-4:00) 4:01- Justin Bieber - “Boyfriend” :P + Cher Lloyd - “Want U Back” (4:03) 4:22- Owl City & Carly Rae Jepson - “Good Time” 4:29- Nicky Minaj - “Starships” 4:33- “Good Time” 4:35- PSY- Gangnam Style! 4:36- Alex Clare - “Too Close” 4:40- Usher - “Climax” 4:43- Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean - “As Long As You Love Me” 4:44- Gangnam Style! 4:48-“Good Time” 4:51- Ke$ha - “Die Young” 4:55- One Direction - “What Makes You Beautiful” 4:58- “As Long As You Love Me” 4:59- PSY- Gangnam Style 5:03- “Good Time” 5:07- Rihanna - “Diamonds” + PSY- Gangnam Style 5:13- Nicky Minaj - “Pound The Alarm” 5:14- Rihanna - “Where Have You Been” 5:29- Gangnam Style! 5:43- Adele - “Skyfall” 5:46- David Guetta feat. Sia - “Titanium” 6:15- One Direction - “Live While We’re Young” 6:26- Will.I.Am feat. Eva Simons - “This is Love” 6:28- Pitbull feat. Chris Brown - “International Love” 6:30- David Guetta feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne - “I Can Only Imagine” 6:33- Rihanna - “Where Have You Been” 6:37- Swedish House Mafia - “Don’t You Worry Child” 6:41- Gotye feat. Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used To Know” 6:45- Enrique Iglesias feat. Sammy Adams - “Finally Found You” 7:00- Zedd feat. Matthew Koma - “Spectrum” 7:12-“Somebody That I Used To Know” 7:15- Madonna feat. M.I.A. & Nicky Minaj - “Give Me All Your Luvin’” 7:31-Good Time (instr. “Somebody that I used to know)
has it ever occurred to you that you could change your life right this second if you really wanted to? you could stand up and yell at your teacher if you wanted to, you could place yourself in a life or death situation if you wanted, you could even take that risk and just spontaneously and passionately kiss the one you really love by surprise. you could change the entire outcome of our lives, and if our lives are really as bad as we say they are, why won’t we take those chances.