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Sunday, June 29, 2008

soak city 2008

current pain: face, knee, and feet. a souvenier from... SOAK CITY!

sarah, me, and hira spent most of the entire day at soak city, baking in the sun. it was okay, though. i mean, we didn't go on any scary rides or the pacific spin because the line was waayy too long. we would've gotten burned even more. -ouch-

g2g now. be good, y'all, and i'll continue my screenplay soon.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


well, as you all know, i'm planning on making clothing today. since i was v.v. bored this afternoon, i decided to put that plan to action. i thought i should just start out by keeping if very simple, so i took and old, sheer, white shirt, and began nonchalantly cutting. just a regular shirt with sleeves halfway to the elbow. very limited too-looking. after an hour of struggling desperately with the darn sewing machine, i gave up on all the complicated threads, and decided to hand sew my shirt. i won't go into details about that, but just to let you know, my shirt turned out to be a disaster. you could wear it, and it would look like an actual shirt, except it looked like an actual shirt from abercrombie. blkeh.

A day in the life of Cindy part 1

one of these days, folks, i may just write a screenplay of my own! here is a typical MORNING in the life of Cindy, in the format of a play:

cindy wakes up somewhere between 7:00 am and 7:30. opens eyes. blinks. pinches self to make sure self is awake. get up, eating breakfast.

ma: (in chinese) what are your plans for today?
me: i'm not sure.
ma: -grunt-

7:53, in bathroom, pooping. by 8 am, our bird clock time, sparrows start chirping, and i quickly run out of the bathroom, look frantically for book bag, and head out to whitney.

arrives in classroom 35, Algebra 1. manages not to get lost because it is the very first classroom one sees.

jonathon (boy sitting in front of me): hello.
me: hi.
jonathon: what did you do last night?
me: go to friend's house.
jonathon: what did you do afterwards?
me: nothing. live.
jonathon: oh.

mrs. kordova: alright class! i'm going to start taking role! by the way, did you notice that i'm wearing another math shirt today?
class: -silence-

proceeds with algebra functions until 9:00, class grows restless. break time.

random guy: hey, let's put allen in the locker again!
other guys: yeah! allen....
allen (very petite boy): okay, okay, just let me get my crunch bar so that i don't starve in there.

allen climbs into an orange locker, and let's rest of guys lock him in. stays in there until break time is over.

mrs. kordova: okay, guys, come on in! you guys are too noisy!

continues on with class.

10:00, everyone grows restless again. cindy watches nearby student graffiti on pencil case. 2nd break.

everyone goes to the student snack place. only a few people stay in the room, indluding me. i read my new book, THE SUPERNATURALIST. 10:10, break time over. everyone complains into class.

continue class until 11:00.
mrs. kordova: okay, it's 11:00. make sure to turn in your quiz. have your name on it. you can go.
(no homework)

i walk out whitney entrance, followed by carlos, a schoolmate, behind me. we make small talk.
carlos: so, eh, class was good today?
me: yeah, it was okay. much better then pre-al, though.
carlos: eh, really?
me: yeah.
-silence until we seperate-
me: see you tomorrow, then!
carlos: eh, bye.

be on the look out for pt 2!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

stuffed jeans and big fat smelly, nose-wrinkling white flowers

i stuffed my size 12-slim jeans from justice with pajamas and old undershirts to stretch them out...

my drawing of the flowers our zoo guests brought to us way back on may 18th. yes, i have pretty accurate memory. photographic, i believe. better than my photographer-sister's.

Monday, June 23, 2008


i feel like doing something, well, BIG this summer. instead of just going to Whitney Foundation academy in the mornings, piano on mondays, some skating, and lounging or playing the rest of the time. i AM planning on making clothes, once i get an inspiration of what i want to make. but, i recently got the idea of vlogging- video blogging, as in making videos and putting them on youtube for the world to see. like kev jumba or happyslip or nigahiga. i want to have the title of a comedian, but i guess i have to say and do funny stuff and rant. that'll get me a lot of subscribers :)). we'll see.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

summer... summer... SUMMER!

i've been meaning to update my blog prior to my promotion and the coming of summer. really, i have. it's just that i don't have a computer during the day that has internet. i can only use mama's laptop when she gets home. so anyway, for my graduation, i wore a super pretty black dress with black leggings from limited too (dress from ross). mama helped me change the dress a little bit because i didn't like the halter tying thingy, so we turned it into a strap. i made myself a bracelet and a necklace out of the beads that shiree gave me for my birthday. see pictures below.

for the actual ceremony, i received a presidential excellence award that contained a letter from Bush, a reflections contest award, a $10 target gift card, an olympic medal for sidesteps, and a promotion certificate. After the ceremony, at around 11:50, mama took me out to eat at Kabuki, my favorite sushi place. after that, i used my fake birthday coupon to retrieve a cheese cake fantasy, love it size, signature creation for free. yum :))

-hold up- let me back up a second. i don't think i told you about my trip to knott's berry farm. you maybe wondering why i did not put an exclamation mark at the end of the last sentence. to sum it up, i did not have that much fun. in fact, i was basically sulking the whole time. why? well, my group, which consisted of hira, shiree, justyn, and madelyn, did not like roller coasters. -sigh- hira had promised we two would go on silver bullet and ghostrider and accellerator, but we didn't. and we only went on four rides total. bummer. first, we went on the log ride, which was ok, actually. we had fun on that one. then, while justyn and madelyn went somewhere else, shiree, hira and i went on montezooma's revenge, which shiree almost peed in her pants on. then we went on a baby-ish ride called sierra sidewinder, which was not fun for me. out last rided was supreme scream. yay? you'd think. for most people, it would be super-scary. i think i inherited this from my sister, because the drop felt like nothing to me. N-O-T-H-I-N-G. but even so, shiree had cried. like really, tears falling out of eyes, cried. made me so mad. and even though we did have extra time to go on silver bullet, hira would'nt go. i think she was scared, but she just said that everyone said it was a bad ride, and she wouldn't go with me. of course, as i told you before, i could not go alone. i wish i picked a group with more boys in it. and then, even if they were scared, i could tease them and make them go on with me.

moving on... on the last day of school, it was supposed to be an all-day playing-with-water day. though the actual playing of water was super boring, and lasted for an hour, i was one of the chosen people who got to fill up water balloons, and that was fun. during lunch recess, which was my last recess in my entire life, shiree and i tried to hug as many people as possible, as in EVERYONE. it was fun. but then, when school ended, it was very depressing. people started crying because they didn't want to leave. i got a little teary during my parting hug with shiree. i might not see her again. i definently won't see hira. she's going to hascol middle school. i don't even know where that is. but shiree and i might both go to whitney... or not. you see, i've always been confident that i would make it to whitney for seventh grade. i mean, i HAD to. i just didn't see myself going to carmenita with all those non-smart people. but i got my grade for the writing test yesterday. shiree got a 4. i got a 3. i basically bawled my eyes out for the rest of the afternoon after brandyn left my house at 4:45 pm. it'll be harder for me to get in. unless i got a 600 in math, and 500 in reading, i probably won't get in. and it's hard for me to accept. mama agrees that it's not fair. they shouldn't judge you after one test, they should look at your entire grade in school and stuff. if they did that, i would definently be in.

but the good news is, is that i still get a dog. and i know which one i'm getting. he's a puppy in el monte. mama will drive me over on sunday to adopt him. i won't tell you who he is because then you'll want to search him online, and you'll find him, see his picture, and you'll be so mesmerized by his adorable-ness that you'll go to get him before me. so bleh-eh!

It's the first day of summer, and i'm bored already. i signed up for the whitney foundation academy today, and it'll take take place from june 23 to july 25, 5 days a week. i'm taking pre-algebra, and if it's too easy, i'll switch to algebra 1. it'll make my life more productive, even if i'm dreading it already.

i basically spent my day at towne center, reading 3 books at borders, buying myself a lunch of chicken wrapsalada from rubios, and a passion fruit juice w/ boba from tapioca express. yum, yum, yum. my day has concluded to where i am now. i plan on using the COW as my transportation, so i can go anywhere in cerritos, whenever i want. just bring some change. i also plan on making clothes.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Well, it's that time of year! yes, i am graduating on the 16th and 17th, this coming monday and tuesday. monday is our real promotion ceremony, while the last day of school is just a play day. after the promotion ceremony where we receive our monthly awards, olympics medals, reflections awards and checks, talent show awards, presidential awards, and other stuff. we also sing a promotion song, and the song we voted for this year is "Lean on Me". if you've never heard it before, it goes like this:

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow

** Chorus: Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you don't let show


So just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'd understand
We all need somebody to lean on


If there is a load you have to bear
That you can't carry
I'm right up the road
I'll share your load
If you just call me... Call me... Call me... Call meee........

After the promotion ceremony, which will start at 8:30 AM till around 11 or 12, we can go home if our parents want to take us. YEAH! i have a birthday Cold Stone's free ice cream thing, so i'm planning on getting ice cream after lunch!

i'm graduating! i'm graduating elementary school! i remember last year, when i was such a quiet, innocent little girl. well, actually, i just looked innocent, but on the inside, oh, it's a different story! -evil cackle- but now, i'm really outgoing, and i talk alot, and since school's almost over, i'm trying to live up to the moment and really, really, socialize with people. especially during recess. now, i play football, handball, and basketball during recess, and shiree and i like to go around pinching people. and just yesterday, my friend brandyn came over to my house and then we went and played with angelo and one of his three dogs.

so at the the moment, things are going great! no homework, no stress, life feels good for cindy!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

over, already?

it feels like i've been floating along, knowing what i'm doing without really knowing. sixth grade-elementary school graduation is coming up in a week or something, on the 16th. last day of school is on the 17th. yay? it's not that i'm not thrilled to be finally getting on with middle school, but i'm really sad to be leaving all my friends and old memories behind. well, not really behind, since everyone is moving forward, but you know what i mean. i'll be sad. but the funny thing is that i'm getting all teary over leaving elementary school, just imagine what i'd be like leaving high school or college! especially since i can probably find my old friends easily during middle school, because we'd all still be living in the same tiny city of cerritos with the peculiar weather.

-sigh- signing year books was always my favorite part of the yearbooks. i'm always excited to find people thrusting them into my faces, asking for autographs. :) but i'm finding some... sadness as i scribble my name onto the paper, so i'm now signing my name with lots of love. :)) xoxo, love, cindy. for the past week, we've been given a during-class assignment to write a little note to everyone in our class, a compliment or something 1 or 2 sentences long. i spent a lot of time writing those, and i actually meant everything i wrote for everyone, so it infuriated me that my deskpartner, steven, was caught in the crime of writing the same thing to everyone. "cindy, i enjoyed being in your class. have fun next year." "steve, i enjoyed being in your class...." while i, on the other hand, wrote," steven, you are such an amusing and entertaining person, especially to sit next to. have fun shooting people with paper balls! xoxo, love, cindy". "samantha, i wish you came to our school earlier so that i would've gottten to know you sooner. you are such a fun, sweet, charming person to be around. hope we stay in touch! xoxo, love, love, cindy".

yesterday, friday, was our much-anticipated sixth grade dance! i was actually kind of surprised to find that many girls were wearing long, flowy skirts or dresses from nordstrom's, just to eat and have your ears get attacked by disgustingly american pop music. ugghh. i was, proudly, on the decoration committee, which was so fun, since i got to miss class for the whole week, in order to work on the decor. for the past about 5 years, the theme for the dance party has been "hawaiian/beach". however, we decided to do something totally and awesomely different this year, because we're special. hollywood/glam/disco! oh yeah! we made a big, awesome backdrop for taking pictures, which we charged $1 per picture for. we put up the hollywood hills and the hollywood sign up on top, a "groovy" limousine that's all '60's and hippy-ish, and a bunch of sequined stars against the black paper. coolio! shiree and i had to take pictures for the first 30 minutes of the dance, until we switched it to someone else. in the beginning, nobody came to take pictures, so it was cool that our committee had its own little secret hideout place, where the ultra-loud music wouldn't get us, and we could eat our amazingly-delicious nachos and cheese in peace. when the first group of girls came, we gave them props that we brought- sunglasses, hats, scarves, and such, and they were in position. just as we were about to take the picture, we realized that we had no camera. haha. so we went to find ms. lopez out in the dark, earsplitting multi-purpose room for the canon powershot. when we finally got the camera and once again, were going to take the picture, the camera wouldn't turn on. no batteries, so then we had to run around the school, desperately searching for AA batteries, while our customers left.

but the dance itself was pretty awesome, except the despisable music, of course, but shiree and i soon fixed that. :) one song that we knew, called "Apologize" by OneRepublic was playing, when she and i decided to mess around with the dumb lyrics. we ended up singing Happyslip's version of it, called "French Fries". here is the link:
so we were singing that song, with loud, off-tune voices, while everyone in the room was looking at us funny.

we did dance alot, mostly line dancing, like the cupid shuffle and the cha-cha slide. since we didn't know any of the othern songs, except for french fries, we mainly just ran around pretending to be busy looking for more food and drinks.

the day ended in exhaust, fatigue, and a bloated stomach filled with sour punch kids.

before i go, i just have to very subtly mention that... KNOTT'S BERRY FARM FIELD TRIP IS ON TUESDAY, WHICH IS IN 3 DAYS!!!!! YIPPEEEEE!!! if you can remember, i told you last time that i had a problem with chris and people in our group, well that is all figured out, thank you for your concern. we have just decided to take justyn instead of chris, to make things easier for bathroom breaks.

school's ending... so soon... :(: