UC Berkeley: The Introduction (Post #1)

I realized that It’s been three weeks since I’ve moved up here to Berkeley, yet I haven’t even written exclusively about it. I’ve been documenting various aspects of my life here via photos and videos, and it’s time I start incorporating them with writing as well. Continue reading “UC Berkeley: The Introduction (Post #1)”

Formalities: more like abnormalities.

It still doesn’t feel as though I’m 21 years old, but the polite people I’ve been encountering are constantly reminding me of that fact.

I’ve always enjoyed interpersonal communication on a first name basis. Whether it be with a friend, a family member, an acquaintance, or even a complete stranger, I’ve always preferred going by Andy. Continue reading “Formalities: more like abnormalities.”

Sailing Catalina Island.

“Let me tell you about life, and bout the way it is… You see we live by the gun, so we die by the gun’s kids.” Snoop Dogg best describes the latest sailing trip with this quote, ‘cuz we had a gangsta party.

It’s been just over a year since my Mexico sailing trip. I should be ashamed of myself for not being remotely close to finishing the story, especially because it’s the hallmark of my life. Since then, I have gone sailing with the captain twice. The first one was a half day cruise around the Long Beach waters. The second one was a two day trip to and from Catalina Island. This experience with the crew was nothing short of exceptional. Continue reading “Sailing Catalina Island.”

Chessmaster: a different perspective on Starcraft.

I play Starcraft II, and just until last night I realized how much I hid it from my friends. It’s not because I play too much; it might be a feeling of shame due to my past addiction to World of Warcraft. However, one of my teammates gave me a different outlook on this particular game. Continue reading “Chessmaster: a different perspective on Starcraft.”

The Tutoring Experience

I was a tutor in Fullerton College’s Writing Center this year. I’ve learned so much as a result. I owe it to my Critical Reasoning and Writing professor, Dr. Claudia Stanger, for having recommended me to become a tutor. Having conducted my last tutoring session last week, I wanted to share my reflection on my overall experience. Continue reading “The Tutoring Experience”

The school decision that shapes my future.

I’m transferring next year, and the schools I could choose between are UC San Diego, UC Davis, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. The latter two posted their decision notifications later than the first two, which kept anxiety up. Upon getting accepted into both, UCLA and Berkeley became the finalists for my decision. Continue reading “The school decision that shapes my future.”

Sleep loss due to eustress and happiness.

A long, long time ago, I was a Tae Kwon Do artist. Since then, I’ve almost entirely lost my pelvis and hip flexibility, forgotten most of the forms, and lost my ability to kick effectively. Til this day, however, I still remember the Tenets of Tae Kwon Do. They are as follows: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. I’ll be talking about perseverance today. Continue reading “Sleep loss due to eustress and happiness.”

Life Aspirations: The Incredible Disseration of Robert Martinez Jr.

Every person has a story to tell. The story, in this case, don’t mean a random excerpt; rather, it showcases the individual’s life – the culmination of his/her entire life experience. Today’s story is about a man named Robert Martinez Jr. Continue reading “Life Aspirations: The Incredible Disseration of Robert Martinez Jr.”