Thursday, April 24, 2014

RIC Event #2

On Monday April 21st, Programming presented the first event of three of RIC end. It started at 4 and ended at 8PM. It was in the Student Union ballroom and it had many different sections. There was a section to get a free massage and another to get henna tattoos. The line for the henna tattoos was long!

RIC Event #1

The first event I went to was PYM's Conference from Open Books Open Minds. I was there from 11AM to 2PM. The conference featured our Self Portrait assignments with the slideshow along other FYS classes' work and individuals PYM projects. There was a mini contest to see who would win the group project and the individual. We also enjoyed free food and got to learn about some PYM themes.

Friday, April 4, 2014

"Born Into Brothels"

4. List the various challenges that the children faced in their lives. Which issue do you think represented the biggest challenge for them?

I think that some of the issues the children faced dealt with education and money. They had to work very early in the morning and all day in order to have enough to just live. There is no time to rest for these children. They were also exposed to prostitution and parents dealing with drugs. They have no education and school's don't want them because their parents do illegal things and won't accept if a child is HIV positive. In my opinion it's not fair that these boys and girls have to pay for something their parents do. They are not at fault or to blame for the actions their parents choose to take. I feel like the country should want a change in the people and they could start off by giving everyone an education and an opportunity to better their future and themselves. In order to decrease the amount of drug dealing, illegal selling and prostitution.

8. In what ways do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
b. It's possible that the lives of many more kids than just these seven or eight will be helped by what she started.

I agree and disagree with the statement. I agree because money and education are the two most important things they needed and they were getting it. But i disagree because although the next generation got the opportunity to have a school, the seven or eight didn't receive that. Not every child in that country was helped and once again it's not fair that some may have to be left out.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Citation for Slide Presentation

1. TriMet. (2014). Spring 2014 Service Changes. Retrieved March 2014, from

Ex. TriMet (2014) announces the schedules being changed to more frequently services.

2. SFMTA. (2014). Routes & Stops. Retrieved March 2014, from

Ex. Buses come every ten minutes in most San Francisco bus stops SFMTA (2014).

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Family Comes First

 Standing right beside her
I enjoy my niece
who is full of love.
She's looking at the rest
While my mom adores her.
My family is in the back so you can't see them
Setting in a place we call kitchen
where we socialize from time to time.

       This picture is of my niece and my mother. Their clothing reflects the mood they were in. Bright colors meaning happiness and in this case celebration. My mom wears a pink short-sleeve shirt with black accents while my niece wears a long sleeve purple shirt with a white dress on top. It was my niece's birthday and my mom and I had gone shopping for that white dress. One can notice my niece looking somewhere else with a half smile while my mom is deeply staring at her with a smile. Her whole face shows joy as she is holding my niece beside the table. It's noticeable the location is the kitchen because of the stove in the back. The only other thing one can view in this picture is the blue wall in the back.

      The picture was made to focus on my mom and niece. Any other thing inside the frame could have taken away from this special moment being shared. What was not shown was the cake bought for my niece's second birthday. Also, my family was towards where she was looking. I'm sure everyone looking at her with a big smile on their face. My family was my brother, his wife and my 10 year old nephew. The rest of the kitchen isn't viewable either. The refrigerator was in the back of me and the sink across. The kitchen is a small one but a viewer could not have determined that by just looking this picture.
      This picture is significant to me because it shows two people that I profoundly love. My niece was born at a time where I needed distractions from certain problems. Until this day she manages to put a smile on my face despite the problems I may be having. There's no words to describe my mother's love. But one thing I love about this picture is the fact that she is smiling. But her smile is not just any smile, it's a sincere big one. She tends not to smile when taking a picture of her, no matter the occasion. This means that the smile she reveals is a true one that comes from deep inside her heart.

Monday, February 10, 2014

A representation of me,
I never knew it could be.
As I took the photo 
I saw my favorite things.
Teddy bears, perfumes, rewards, bubbles and more,
all sitting on top of my dresser.

Vibrant colors my eyes like to see
also memories I can keep.
There lay bears, from friends and family
Perfumes that I collect similarly.
Trophies from school that show education,
A cross to represent my faith in God.
Bubbles bottle in the back and
to top it all off my favorite color pink is present.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Perspective can change the way people view themselves or view others. There are various types of perspectives, such as the worm's eye view, the bird's eye view, your eye view, mystery view and others. My picture on the left is the normal eye view, the one on the right is the bird eye view. I'm sitting in the same place, almost the same posture but yet these two pictures are very different from each other.
      The photo on the right (Normal Eye View) is a picture where someone sitting next to me could see me as. You can see my face and notice that I am looking at a different direction. One may ask why? My eyes aren't set straight towards the camera. People may assume I'm looking at someone because there seems to be some interest in me. Unlike the second photo, you can easily notice my facial expression. This perspective was interesting to me because I could see how people view me. I've always wondered how others see me.

      The second photo is of my hands. You can slightly see my body and notice that I am sitting next to a computer keyboard. Conclusions can be made that I am at school using the computer to do work. There's not much way to tell what it is I'm feeling due to the fact that my face is not visible. All there is are my hands to see. This view, the bird's eye view can lead a person to make many different assumptions. One may say I am mad and I just slammed the hand on the desk. Assuming my anger came from a friend who didn't want to help me do the project, since there is a computer keyboard and folder. Another may just make the assumption that I am showing my nails to my fellow classmate. Two different conclusions with two different emotions because there's no way to tell if I am mad, happy, sad or any other type of feeling.

      Perspective changes the way I see myself because I have not seen myself in every perspective. My hands are seen by me all day everyday. I use them to brush my teeth, to open doors, to write notes, to type on the computer and many other things. But my face is not something I see all day. Unless I'm surrounded by mirrors the whole day, but that's not the case. I see my face when I look at myself in the mirror when randomly strolling by one at the mall, or in my bathroom or room. The only other way I see my face is by a picture. Therefore, the Bird Eye View came as no big deal to me while the Normal Eye View led me to think and analyze. I began to wonder if that's how I truly look to others. Through Eye view, you get a clear image of what people around you see. Through Bird's eye view you can take a look at what people who are standing over you see. I can notice what my facial expression was if a picture is taken through eye view. But in my Bird's Eye view you can't notice.