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My name is Yichen Fang, but I prefer you call me Eason, as some of you may know Eason Chan, a famous Chinese singer. I came to America five years ago and attended both junior high and high school in New York. Before I came here, i used to live in Shanghai, a city where i have met many good friends during my childhood. My first impression on New York was that the air in New York smelled so much better than that in Shanghai. I love java, java not as the Indonesian island, but as the computer programming language. It makes me think over how computer and software are programmed and how they actually work. It helps me realize that humans are the geniuses who make all of these work properly, including what I’m doing right now. For my freshman year in Baruch College, I expect to build up a larger friends cycle, to learn to manage my valuable time, and to make significant change in my personality. In Baruch College, I expect to make more friends, especially friends from other countries. I used to have a very shy personality, therefore I didn’t make enough friends since I came to New York. Another reason is that I don’t speak English very well. When I first attended to junior high school, I only talked to Chinese people because I am not courageous enough to speak to other people. But now I am a College student and that must be changed. While I am still improving my English skills, I will talk to more people and participate more frequently in class. In high school, I didn’t have many writing assignments to do. It helped me develope a degree of laziness throughout my high school years. I know that College is much harder than high school and students must have positive attitudes in order to improve my reading and writing skills. Time management is really important in College, especially when I have part-time job. My first year will be pretty tough but I expect it to be this way. Bill Gates once said that “To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies”. I probably won’t study my exams really late, but the pressure is similar to what I am experiencing. Changing my laziness is no that hard, but I have to work on it, especially on time management. I look forward to my College life and expect to see good results.
So, I could have sworn that I had Blog Post 1 in here, but where did it go? weird huh?
Well anyway, here it is once more.
Out of the hundreds and thousands of students passing the doors of Baruch everyday, I stand out. No matter who you are, a professor, a student, a faculty or staff, you have seen me. For those who haven’t, you will get your chance. I will soon be known as the girl in the blue scarf…the girl with the lion’s mane. Why? It’s pretty obvious. All you have to do is glance my way. My lion’s mane is who I am as a whole. I am a community giver, a friend, a survivor, and a writer. I am a speaker, a pianist, an educator and most importantly, I am a Muslim. Many Muslims are afraid to talk about themselves and who they really are…I’m different. Whether I want to hide or just shun myself from the world, it is an impossible task. The world is my stage and all eyes are on me. Red converse shoes, short, brown dress, and with my lion’s mane, it’s hard to miss this simple girl trying to be heard.
Time management is a prowess yet to be mastered. My predilection of reading leisurely has now ceased to be. Words are comfort. They are more than just friends; they are who you want it to be. I want to be heard. I want my writing to be inspiring. I have to start now but my concern is how? The clock ticks mercilessly against the scribbles of my paper and pen. Pretty soon, time will be up. Will I be heard? Like all of us, I wonder how many friendships I will make…and how many I’ll lose. Life is a troubling place to not have best friends.
I feel the presence of Bernard Baruch when I walk in. He walks up, unlocks all of my doors and opportunities, and throws the key far away so I will never be able to close them. I feel Bernard Baruch pushing me to take risks and things I would have never took interest in. It’s overpowering sometimes. It’s different from high school. Really different. Taking chances were rare. Sometimes, I feel its safer to keep things in so the only one judging would be myself. Fortunately, Baruch is not letting me do so. He’s wanting me to be heard.
Every now and then, there’s a fork in the road. I begin to walk in one path, peering at my surroundings and sensing the “would-be” success at the end. As I choose that rocky avenue, I have my eyes on another path, certain that I have made a mistake. The first year will give me the breaks to test and try new things. From the performing arts, Encounters Magazine, to helping fellow classmates and volunteering for the community, I think the first year will change me for the good. Nothing is guaranteed so I really don’t have much time to fear. I have to make my mark and go for it. So bring it on!
This is my first post on blog
For this question”who do you think you are?” my answer is “I am the one which others couldn’t be.”I never feared about other people talking about me because they could not
change me at all.I have my own way to go,either hardship or happiness gained, I am still me ,not others.Sometimes, I lost myself for various things such as giving up
study,addicted to online games,etc.However,when other people told me that these things wasted my life time even if i never thought they wasted time,I told myself “I am
who I am,I I know who I am,and I definitely know what am i doing.”
I try to understand this world in many different ways by learning different subjects,but learning a huge amount of knowledges takes long time,even one’s entire life.Therefore,
focusing on specific field of study will be more realistic.I do not know what I want to learn yet,but I do think I will be someone in someplace. I just want to keep searching
the one thing that I interested in most ,and then spend my whole life time onto it.
I truly have no idea who I really am. For many years I was a game freak, always in front of any PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo. I supposed I was to grow up to become a game designer, or just a player. Things changed. I decided to become a novelist. I wrote my first book (Copying the background from another story). It turned out to be a literary disaster. I tried to write a second one but left it before I could even finish the second chapter. I can say that I am not to become a novelist in the foreseeable future. Things did change – again!
Then I turned slightly professional. I wanted to be an Actuary. For around three years, I spent my energies on it. I doubt you’d ever find a tenth grader who was considering when to give his professional examinations – in fact, most wouldn’t have even decided on a college, let alone a career. At that time, I had no difficulty in imagining myself sitting in a light cabin, with glass walls, in a well-to-do insurance company. But, just like before, things changed.
Currently, I imagine myself in a light grey suit, carrying a brown briefcase fill with many gadgets, some pitch books and the latest copy of the Wall Street Journal. Yes, boys and girls, that’s the attire of a Banker. I am unsure whether it’s the New York air that has affected me or just my stupid mind playing games over the years, forcing me to jump ship again and again. Had I been a pirate, someone would have made me walk the plank (they do so if you act capriciously – seriously, they do).
Just as I do not know who I am, I do not know what I should expect from Baruch. Should I continue following the grey suit (the Career Center will be a useful aid) or should I be an Actuary (I heard there is a major for it – perhaps a club too). Or do I just spend the time – as I usually do these days – in the games area and become a professional Fuse ball player? So many questions! It would be highly unwise to ask an answer from me – I do not even know who I am, how can I answer these stupid (but highly important) questions. Perhaps this is something that Baruch will help me with in my first year. After all, that’s what college is about: getting to choose what you want to do.
My name is Min Kyung Seong. I was born in Korea on December 9th 1992. I have no definite answer for the question, “Who do you think you are?”. My answers will vary as time goes by. My current answer to this question is different from my past answer. It will be also different in the future because of the concerns I have now.
In the past I was asked to answer the same question. Back then, this question was not difficult. I answered it very simply. I was an elementary kid with a bright personality. I was a good friend and a good daughter. When I was in elementary, I had no major experiences in my life. I was just a normal kid who likes to have fun. Now, I am a college student who had many experiences in life. I had happy moments and sad moments. I believe those experiences makes me who I am now. For example, if I had not attended Baruch College, I might have gone to Albany University. Then, I might have different experiences that could change me from who I am now.
I was excited about going to Baruch College, but at the same time, I was also worried. I was separated from my friends because we are all attending different colleges. I had to start all over again starting with making new friends. I always had difficulties with making new friends. But I think I’m doing fine now but, not satisfied. My second concern is the grades. The college work is harder than I thought. I have a feeling that I cannot be the same person as I was in high school if I want to do well in college. I was not a dedicated student in high school which laid me in the middle. I wasn’t a smart student but I also wasn’t a stupid one. I have to work hard in order to raise my grades. The third concern is the lateness. I am a very lazy person. When I first got my schedule, I was so worried about the morning classes. I tried my best to be on time but it is not working out. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop trying.
So far, I think I am enjoying my first year of college. Everything is new and I am excited about the changes it will bring me. I just wish this excitement lasts for long.
Concerns, for i am very concerned
Vincent here, that kid that speaks up awkwardly when he gets really tense. My biggest concern about college is what to do after classes. Living my whole life in the five boroughs is very comforting and familiar, but its also like living in a cage. The last time i left east coast of the U.S was when i was 2 and went to Mexico and Puerto Rico. Getting a little bored and sick of the place/need a vacation. Concern numero dos: I m getting kinda fat again. That whole freshman fifteen thing doesnt sound too good. The fact that college doesnt offer a lot of the teams i was in during highschool doesnt help my well being, also its another reason why i m a little bored nowadays. I used to fence, play tennis (not really just kinda) and play handball but not anymore because there arent any teams. Also i feel like getting sweaty in college is kinda disgusting cuz then you gotta trek around in that damn awful sweat and stink up the place. Its worse than that subways smell you get if you stay in subways too long, obliviously shoving that footlong down your throat as you begin to smell like a pile of horse’s fecal matter. Third concern. Finding that balance between the partying and the academics. No elaboration needed.
Summary: I’m bored, getting fat, and wondering if i should hit up that party or go study.
College Experience? wait i thought we were still in highschool. (herpa derp)
Idunno. College is kinda retarded. Highschool for me was pretty good so idunno how college will stack up. I m not saying i m the smartest guy in the world, not pointing any fingers either but some people just make it way too blatantly clear they are stupid. There are also some smart people here and there that arent very considerate. If you already know all the answers, stop blurting them out and give the ones who dont know a chance to get it, jeez. They dont even try to conceal it. Theres a quote i remember that follows something along the line of “everyone thinks you’re stupid, so dont open your big fat mouth and remove all doubt.” The big differences are the amount and variety of people i meet. Highschool was pretty small, Baruch is that giant elephant in the middle of the room. It kinda evades me sometimes but i do realize just how diverse Baruch is. Baruch is also a lot richer than my highschool is, but offers much fewer clubs and teams that i am interested in. I wonder if thats ironic considering most limitations to clubs and teams has to do with money.
Summary: dumb people shut up, smart people shut up. college needs more clubs and teams that matter (to me).
What you can do for Baruch, and what Baruch can do for YOU.
Baruch can make me not gaf more about academics. Honestly, freshmen year mandatory liberal arts? Go eat a phallus. I graduated from highschool so i could study things that matter and are useful/more pertinent to my interest. Giving me a buttload of liberal arts classes makes me wonder if i should go watch teletubbies and suck on my mothers teet like the little panzy baby i am. Truthfully though i would greatly appreciate a more expansive selection of courses that may be significant to my future career path. I dont want to sound harsher than i am so i will conclude by saying this. Baruch will probably make me a more outgoing person, a more reliable and responsible person. A more worldly person who has experienced much more in his life in comparison to his pre-college days.
Summary: Baruch will make me a better person, for the most part.
Who am i?
My name is Vincent Cho, i have lived in Queens, NY for all my life. I am a 18 year old, Chinese-American male. I have black hair, brown eyes, bad vision, worse jokes. I like cheesy things: cliches in movies, presidents insisting they tell the truth, cannon rushes in starcraft, etc. I think i am a very kind and friendly person, but i have been told before that i dont have sunshine coming out of my ass and am a little scary. Also i m a pretty creepy guy, i do questionable things sometimes and sometimes its just best not to ask. I used to watch way too much anime, like kids would be writing term papers and i would be watching anime. I also play a lot of games, lots of hours logged onto starcraft custom games and dota and halo, etc. If you ask me my favorite number is 17, if i tell you, my favorite number is 19. I dont watch any ‘sports’ but instead i like to follow starcraft leagues (its a sport in korea so stfu). I m known for extreme and erratic sleep cycles so if you’re ever up and bored i might be on. Hopefully though the length of this post is so long, that it has discouraged you from reading it, but other than that, i m mad cool dawg hit me up (i dont actually talk like that, i thought it would be funny, hahaha).
My name is Kenneth Zheng; I prefer to be called Kenny—but that’s not important. I was born in Manhattan, raised in Puerto Rico, currently live in Brooklyn, went to F.D.R. High School (I know—SHAME!). I am shy, don’t talk much, and overly cautious about meeting new people. That last part is probably because I’m very cynical—I trust hardly anyone. I am also extremely apathetic. I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but I hate having to listen to someone else complain and pretend I care. And I literally don’t celebrate anything (holidays, birthday, etc.) unless nagged into it, nor do I get excited for any of these events because I’m so apathetic about nearly everything.
My top three concerns about my freshman year at Baruch are:
- Not getting the GPA I hope for – In high school, I used to be able to do pretty good on every class without doing the least bit of studying/work. It’s not quite like that anymore in college (though I expected this). Now I’m seeing that I can only get a 6 out of 10 on a quiz after reading 30+ pages on the textbook. I guess I haven’t gotten a taste of real “hard work” academically.
- Deciding on a major – I have almost absolutely no direction in life. I am clueless about what I’m going to do with my life—no goals or ambitions. I suppose this could be traced back to my apathy. I guess I’ll just make it a goal for now to decide on a major.
- Finding a job – While my family doesn’t necessarily need more income, I feel terrible for using my parents’ money. I feel like I’ve done nothing to really deserve it. I feel like some bum staying home all day, everyday. I would like to just get a job, earn my own money, spend it whenever I want, and experience what it’s like to be in the workforce. The problem with this is that I don’t like dealing with people…
I actually don’t have too many concerns about college. I’m honestly not sure if that last one counts, but I threw it out there anyways.
I think what would make my college experience different from my high school experience would be more independence. Aside from traveling farther from home, I like that I pretty much don’t need my parents anymore for anything school-related (Aside from, of course, paying tuition >_< ). Don’t get me wrong—I love them and appreciate everything they’ve done, but they can sometimes be a huge pain in the behind.
Another way college differs from high school for me is the crippling amount of work that needs to be done. This is pretty much the first time in my life that I’ve been overwhelmed with this much work. The extra day to my weekend in my schedule doesn’t exactly help much either. But I think I should be the last one talking about “too much work,” since I don’t have a job. But that’s enough about me. I’m not really important.
Before I logged in my account, I was wondering whether I would be the last person of the entire seminar class to post this blog. Unfortunately, the thing I hate has really happened on me. I am not ashamed about being the last one, I am just fail to reach one of my goals, the goals that I set up for myself before I attended college. I was so confident to get all the goals done, now it seems like I was dreaming at the time I made those goals, finally I found out I am not awake yet at this moment. I am writing this blog right now, for nothing but completing the assignment, the original intention has gone already, and the following things I’m going to write have been meaningless for me.
The first concern during my college period should be time management. I was so naïve to think that there will be a change on me, I would be no longer a lazy student, the darkness in high school has gone, the assignment would not be done at the last minute by due day anymore. Eventually I’ve found out I couldn’t get rid of these weakness so far. I’ve been attending college for one month, I felt absolutely disappointed about myself, but there is still a hope, which I am hoping to reach this goal before I graduate fromBaruchCollege. It might take couple months or couple years, I don’t know, I will try my best effort to get this done!
My second concern is to have a good relationship with other students in Baruch. It’s usually more difficult for us, the Chinese immigrants, to build up a wide social network at college because of the language problem. So far I am still in trouble with this insistence, I believed I could make friends who do not speak Chinese, and finally it has became one of my beliefs……I am just able to communicate with those Chinese guys in my class, I am even uncomfortable to speak English, I have failed again. But the same conclusion as my first concern, I am doing my best to reach the goal. Even though this insistence is tough, it may take me ten years to overcome it, or maybe I couldn’t speak fluent English forever, I will never stop my steps forward.
The third concern is having a full attendance for every course, so far I’ve done a good job at this so I don’t want to spend time to talk about it. Not because I am lazy, the time now is 22:45 P.M, it’s about one hour to the deadline. After this I must study for my philosophy exam, I am rushing on everything and all the works can not be done unless I study overnight.
Who do I think I am? …… Who do you think I am? ：）
To me, college is like taking a journey to find one’s self, not knowing where you will end up and what experiences you can gain. College is different from high school in many ways in which you are given more freedom to decide what path you want to take and it is your own responsibility to reach out and participate in the many opportunities given to you.
One of my main concerns about my freshman year at Baruch College is getting comfortable with the school and getting to know the resources available because unlike in high school, where you had some sort of guidance, it is up to yourself to get involved and get to know the resources and opportunities given to you and take advantage of them. Another concern from being a freshman in college is maintaining a good GPA.I feel that maintaining a good GPA is important because it opens up more opportunities and choices. In high school for example, those who achieved higher GPAs were rewarded with scholarships and opportunities at better Colleges while those with lower GPAs were given limited choices. In order to maintain a good GPA, one must show that they understand the subject and complete the assigned work within the given time. This leads me to my third concern in College, time management. I feel that time management will be my biggest concern in College because having been given all this extra time, I may slack off on my work and hold it off until the very end before completing it which may cause me to not do so well.
I am hoping that in my first year of College, I will be able to find out what I am interested in and decide on a major. Some changes that I expect from my first year of college is having to speak more in front of a large audience and making new friends in order to pass my time and have fun during my time in college.
Who am I? That is indeed a good question. Can a person even be defined in words? Well instead of just avoiding this question I might as well take a crack at it. I’m a son, a brother, a friend, an enemy, a student, etc. Is that enough for someone to know who I am? Probably not. Allow me to expand, my name is Intesar (yes, it is practically impossible to pronounce correctly the first time around) I”m 18 and I’ve lived in Brooklyn my whole life. I’m a good friend (or I like to think so) and an attentive listener (that is if you have anything of value to say). I’m a usually quiet person and kind of moody. If you try to talk to me in the early morning you probably won’t get a verbal response from me, just hand gestures and nods (I don’t mean to be rude, I’m just not a morning person). I guess the solution to this predicament would be that I should drink coffee, or at least some intake of caffeine. As shocking as this may sound I don’t drink coffee. One might ask as a response to that, how do you plan on surviving college? How can you go through a day of class after a sleepless night working on a paper? To answer your question those questions is that I’ve managed to get through sleepless nights in high school with out caffeine, so it shouldn’t be to difficult in college right? Who knows maybe this will be one of the changes I’ll go through in college, I might have to start relying on coffee.
College is definitely different from high school. Many of my high school teachers would say over and over that college professors won’t spoon feed you, they were right. In College students are more independent, we are given more responsibility and freedom. There is an intense amount of reading but less writing assignments, we are given the due dates of all of our assignments in advance. In high school we were given the dates of assignments a month ahead at best. I think College will definitely challenge me more than high school, I’m definitely going to have to study more instead of fooling around during my breaks, it seems to me that playtime (high school) is over, its time to get serious and act like responsible adults.