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proud days

April 7, 2009

Yesterday, I found out that my boyfriend, J Diaz, got an internship with Mattel. So very very proud of him. I knew he would be able to get it. He is very talented if you don’t believe check out his online portfolio here. He is probably going to hate me for putting that link up for you guys to see. But yeah, I don’t care cause I am very happy for him. I knew he had enough talent to get it. 

Well that is it for now.

– Colette

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History.

November 5, 2008

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Yesterday, Former Senator Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States. It truely was an historic event. Either way actually, no matter who won, it would have been historic. I believe McCain delivered a great conceding speech.  I never doubted that he was a good man, but it is Obama’s time.

“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who     still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”

Yes we got our answer.  The answer is YES WE CAN. Change has come upon us. I am to be honest still rather in shock. It has not hit me that Barack Obama is our next President. For those who did not support Obama it is time to do so. To support him in his presidency, like we do with the presidents before him.

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This election was my first time voting. WooHoo!! Go me. I felt great honor when I voted because many before me could not do the same thing.  Being a Filipino American woman I probably would not be able to vote before the 15th and 19th amendments were in place. So, to go out and honor those before me who fought for me to be able to vote was somewhat surreal. We never thing about the rights we have now and how we got them. But we should remember them and those who fought for it because if none of them took a stance to achieve equality for all our great nation would not be what it is today.

Congratulations President Obama.

– Colette

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amazement

October 18, 2008

I saw something ridiculously amazing last night on Jimmy Kimmel during his like monologue.  He was making fun of the video above.  Since, the one I saw was not the real one I searched for the real video. This women is amazing. She took her disablitiy and threw it out the window and not let it affect her. She is a true inspiration. I have all my fingers and I can even come close to playing the piano as beautiful as she does.  Hee-ah Lee has only four fingers and she can play te piano like I have never seen. It is just amazing what determination can do.

Seeing her brings a new perspective to my life. I should not let my pety obstacle stand in the way of what I want to do.

– Colette

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racism and ignorance.

October 16, 2008

I have never been so upset in my life. After seeing this video I was truly outraged. I think McCain should not allow this to happen. He needs to educate his constituents.  Because as you can see in this video that some of them are racist, ignorant people.  I have never myself experienced racism, maybe because I live in an area that has evolved from it all, but I did not think that so many still people felt that way.  It is somewhat understandable for some older people feeling that way, but there are young people who feel the same way. It is ridiculous.  There are many statements that made me want to throw my computer out the window.

These people continue to claim that they are scared of what an Obama Presidency means and now I am too.  But not for the same reason as some of the people in Ohio. I am afraid that some people are going to fear what he brings for our country and are going to do something stupid.  Something needs to be done. Most likely the McCain campaign will do nothing cause it does not hurt him that these people feel this way.  And that is just wrong.  Why would anyone person allow this to happen? They need to understand that the rumors that have been going around trying to connect Obama to various people like terrorist is just outrageous.

All the negative campaigns have created an even bigger ignorance. On top of that our media many times does not provide enough information. I am not trying to point fingers here, but someone has to do something before this fear turns into something distructive.

– Colette

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ignorance.

October 15, 2008

I can’t believe we have people that are still so ignorant to the facts of different things.  I am sure you all have seen this by now.  But, this is ridiculous.  The stupid campaign ads trying to portray Obama as a Muslim or a terrorist it is outrages.  Because if you really think about it, if that was the case, wouldn’t we know all that by now.  Like honestly. It is too late in the game. And I highly doubt that he would be able to run for president.

On the note of the comment or question by the old women.  Who cares if he was Arab? Being a certain race does not make anyone less qualified to be president.  Maybe we need to get away from the whole middle-aged christian white men running the country.  Religion nor race should interfere with a person’s capability of running for office.

I felt McCain having to respond to those comments or question just made him look bad.  It made his constituents look so ignorant, and even racist. I am very upset at the fact of this.  Even Sarah Palin’s comment in trying to tie Obama as being good friends to the former “domestic terrorist”, Bill Ayers is ridiculous.  By the time Obama was old enough to be “friends” Ayers was no longer in Weatherman.

People need to realize everything we read , everything we see, hear is biased one way or another and we need to take everything with a gain of salt and make our own conclusions. Because we are not given sufficient, unbiased information we have to do it ourselves in doing the research.  Trying to find everything we can so we can make better opinions about what is going on in the world.

Don’t be ignorant, get educated.

-Colette

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debates..

September 26, 2008

And so they start.  Today was first of three presidential debates. I personally found that it to be entertaining. Did it change my mind about who I am going to pick for president? No.  But it was good to hear what each side had to say.  Today’s debate just reaffirmed my pick for president.  I never really watched presidential debates before because it for me was never a concern.  But now that I can and will be voting, I have found a new gained interest in politics and other such affairs.  Taking an interest in politics and what is going on in our country is something each of us as citizens should do.  We as the general public somewhat keep the government in check, but if we do not know what is going on how are we going to do that?  I can not wait till the vice president debate and the other presidential debates.

Good Luck to both candidates.

– Colette

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Gold Fever!!!

August 18, 2008

Michael Phelps did it.  He got his eight gold, making him one of the most decorated athlete.  The man is a machine.  I do not know how he does it.  Gold number seven, 100m butterfly, was a very close one.  I thought he got second, but he managed to beat Cavic from Serbia by one one hundredth of a second.  Thats just plan ridiculous.  I was so happy for him when he got the eighth and final gold medal of this Olympics.  Another jaw dropping race was the 4 x 200 m relay.  The unbelievable win Jason Lezak got over France’s Alain Bernard.  Man it was beautiful. I love the Olympics.  The Chinese teams are ridiculously crazy taking 35 golds for china.  How the heck is that possible. I am excited for the rest of the Olympics and what it has in store for the rest of the summer.

Congratulations MICHAEL PHELPS!!!

– Colette