I’ve donated at least $10-15 (not much but I’m trying to give as much lunch money as I can) and my school has raised, overall, over 650 dollars (that was yesterday’s report I didn’t hear how much they’ve gotten to today…and that was just in three days!) My Global Insights teacher says they’re going to go over $1,000 which makes me feel great. There’s no such thing as a selfless deed now. And a message board I frequent has raised almost $250. Tommorow, if we still have school, we’re going to be able to pay one dollar to wear a hat. Not much, but at least we’re doing something.
Chi's Life List
1. buy more CDs
2. exercise more
3. know how to solve a rubik's cube
4. Put an end to the utterly annoying "netspeak" of the internet
5. don't lose my sense of wonder
6. Read more
7. stop wasting time
8. live on my own terms
9. Speak French fluently
10. Watch 50 excellent movies in 2005
11. stop procrastinating
12. Be Polylingual
I would love to learn more languages. I’m already fluent in English, and can hold a good conversation in Vietnamese (worse in Vietnamese though…although I would do pretty well if I lived in Vietnam, I could get by) and I’m learning French. Nowhere near calling French a language I’m fluent in. I’d love to know more. I’m looking forward to learning Latin, and maybe Norwegian too.
I think languages open up the world. It’s interesting to learn about new ones, but I’d rather write and read than speak. I’d be terribly shy.
I have tried to solve one of those goddamn things for hours and hours. Hasn’t worked. Nobody I know has ever solved one…Actually a few people I know have ruined solved ones before though. When I have enough spare time to waste away my life…I’ll try it.