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- Username: deeezeee
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- Last Library Visit
I am in the library at this very moment. It's where I go when I have a long break between classes but not long enough to drive home and come back to class in time without having wasted gas.
I haven't really explored all areas of the library on campus but I hear that it has really cool revolving shelves. Maybe one day I will actually go look for a book in here and get to experience the magic of those shelves. Usually when I check out a book at the library I just do it online and pick it up at the front desk. Therefore, I don't really get to experience that whole process of looking up the number, going on a scavenger hunt, and looking past all the different sizes and colors of the book covers.
I really enjoyed that process when I was in elementary school. Going to the library was one of my favorite things to do. I would check out as many books as I was allowed to. Books of all kinds, all reading levels, all interests. Those were fun days in the library.
Now I just wait for my classes in here. I usually find a comfy chair and occasionally a table to sit by and just do things on my laptop, check my emails, read posts, etc. Occasionally my visits include a meeting with someone for a project or some school related thing.
- The first thing I do when I get out of school
I get in the house, head straight to my room and drop my backpack off on my bed--or if I really need to pee I head directly to the restroom and pee and then drop my stuff off in my room.
After that I go outside and stare at the dogs and then I bring in Hercules so I can play with him in the living room. We just sit on the carpet a lot and I scratch him or rub his tummy and take pictures of him and then I give him a couple of snacks before taking him out.
I like that time I spend with Hercules because I don't really have any cares at the moment besides just scratching him and making sure he's feeling happy.
Then I basically just do the following: homework, use my laptop, watch tv.
- Diana reduced to 5
stubborn, shy, persistent, content, empathetic
- Los lenguajes que hablo :p
How many languages can you speak?
I can speak two languages fluently. El lenguaje que aprendi primero era espanol porque mis padres son Mexicanos. Then I learned how to speak English from my older cousins and of course from my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. White, as well as, the numerous teachers I have come across in my life. Tambien en mi escuela de primaria habia una specialista que ayudaba a los estudiantes hispanos hablar ingles y ella me ayudo mucho. This specialist became one of our close family friends and I still know her to this day. Something funny that I just want to randomly note is that she recently went back to college and it so happened that she was taking the same history course I was taking but at a different time. So anyways, I bumped into her one day and we got to chat a bit about school once again, except this time she wasn't helping me with my English but asking me about studying help for our Ancient Civilizations exam. It's funny how things work out, we can always end up helping those who helped us when we were younger.
I'm better at speaking fluently in English of course since my whole education has basically been in English. The Spanish I have learned has been due to talking with my family and experiencing Latin music and novelas--which is probably one of the best ways to learn how to speak a language because you're immersed in the culture. In addition, the 3 years I took of Spanish in high school helped me with my Spanish literacy.
It was pretty neat because I had the same Spanish teacher for those 3 years and pretty much the same classmates for all those years. This was because we all went from Spanish Speakers 1 to Spanish Speakers 2 and then ended with AP Spanish Literature and Mr. Guitierrez was the only one who taught those 3 courses. I guess I was a bit of a teacher's pet in that class. I still remember this one day when one of the kids in my class said, "If Diana doesn't have the assignment then that means the assignment doesn't exist." hahaha! He said this because our teacher would make us keep a list of all the assignments we did and then at the end of the grading period we would go over the list and turn the assignments into him in a certain order. So I guess that day Mr. Guitierrez was going over the list and had asked if we did an assignment and I didn't have it written down on my list so the classmate responded with the matter-of-fact statement that if I didn't have it then it didn't exist and therefore no one should be held accountable for that assignment. :p
Then last year I took a semester of Latin since it was one of the honors courses I could choose from. I am definitely not fluent in Latin and I can barely remember all the inflections and conjugations that I learned that semester. Oh my goodness, there were soooo many... my brain would hurt from trying to retain them all! However, I do know how to pronounce the words with the letter "V" the way the ancient Romans used to, so I find that special :p I guess I shall leave one of my favorite Latin phrases for those of you who would understand it: "Fallaces sunt rerum."
Next, there's the little tidbits of other languages I have been taught and can speak. They're definitely not impressive phrases but I think it's cool to know how to say certain things in other languages. I know how to say yes in Romanian (da), Portuguese (sim), German (ya), French (oui) ...haha. Also, there's the small phrases or words I can always use on people from other countries: "Guten tag" (German), "Ciao", (Italian), "czesc" (Polish), "lunettes", "bonne nuit" (French).
I've also learned quite a number of Portuguese words and phrases since I've always been fascinated by anything that relates to Brazil (in this case, being the language). So I always use: "Qual e o seu nome?" "Quantos anos voce tem?" "Obrigado" "sim/nao" "isso!"...etc etc. I hope to go to Brazil for this coming World Cup so I'm trying to learn as much Portuguese as I can (I'm also take a semester of Portuguese so I'm very excited about that).
Overall, I just think it's totally awesome to be able to speak or understand as many languages as you can.
- My Childhood Dream Job
Ok, so a little strange but when I was really little I wanted to be a secretary. Not a doctor, not an architect, not the president...but a secretary.
I always thought it would be awesome to be in my own little cubicle typing away and hearing the clicking of my nails on the keyboard. That clicking sound of nails on the keyboard was the thing that really drew me into the whole dream of being a secretary.
Haha, so yeah...that was one of my childhood dream jobs.
Then later on when I was in the upper grades was when becoming a teacher or doing something as a children's psychologist interested me and now here I am studying to be an elementary school teacher :)