Thursday, June 10, 2010

Leis made Of Orchids

Today is the graduation day of class of 2010, for my old high school!

I had thought about going to rejoice the end of the year with all my young friends (all covered in huge purple leis), but decided to hang back. Although my boyfriend was going to be there (which is also an advantage), I just felt so much shame in my heart --- I don't want to run into all my teachers and see their faces of disapproval. I would have to explain to Mr. Landers why I didn't go to his alma mater, or to stare in the face of Madame Oyler, who made me feel intellectually obsolete for two years of my life.

I do not want to confront these troubles! It makes me realize now, that I really haven't gotten over my failure 2 years ago. I am going to go to an even BETTER college now, and I got straight A's my first semester of Community College, and relatively good grades for my second semester! I guess this proves the saying that "you just can't let go of the past", but just goes to show that God brought me through that struggle, and He will surely fulfill His promise, and guide me forward again.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sweet Smells of Summer

Hello Readers! It's almost the end of the school year and you realize what that means! Beach trips!!! Sounds of waves crashing methodically onto the shore, mix with the laughs and cries of beach parties. People happily converse with one another, enjoying the company of old friends-- chances for intimate interactions occur, creating the beginning of summer-long romances! I am so thrilled for this summer!

Tomorrow I'm going to experiment with a Thai Dish called "Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango", a dish that literally tastes like summer in your mouth. The first time I ate it, my whole entire world fell into my taste buds- it's simply too good to never try (thus I recommend it for you!). So I thought -with my limited cooking skills- I would try making it for a Beach trip my friends and I are having this week.

Here is the recipe I'm using:
Though this one seems good too:

So I'm going to experiment tomorrow! If you want, try it and let me know how it worked for you, then maybe you can help me haha.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Violets in my Pockets

Finally, I've had time to write! [above is "Walking in the Woods"- made with pen and prisma color pencils]

Sorry it has been a while since I last wrote, my final exams have kept me from my computer.
Honestly, before my exams, I had never tried coffee, but lack of sleep began to add up (over the course of several days) so I decided to "Man Up" and try it. Gone are the days when my dad used bottles of coke and bags of M&M's! I am loyally sticking by my new friend Coffee, and so far we are hitting it off so well that a special shelf in my pantry is reserved for it. SO, after much prayer, and many cups of coffee later here are the results of my classes for this semester!

Math= A-
Environmental Biology= A
Political Science= B-
Communications= A
Macro Economics= A+

Oh dear reader, I cannot accurately express how thankful I am at this moment! My feelings are overflowing! I literally broke down in tears after seeing my grades. This means I can finally go to [insert a more prestigious school than original], after I was accepted this Spring. After all the tribulations, the pain, and the tears, G-d has blessed me with this wonderful gift, and has helped me through the valley.

Faithfulness, like the violet, He has pruned me and planted me in good soil, and now I feel I have blossomed under His hand. It's like I have finally gasped real air, after being under so long --- everything is clearer now, and I see I must have faith that He will open doors for me in good time.

Reader, I pray that you will also keep faith in whatever troubles you, and "Be Still and Know that He is G-d". For truly, He loves you so, and wants you to succeed in His name.