Oh boy, I forgot that daylight savings time kicks in today, its really 5:37 and my computer clock did not change. I guess I forgot to download one of the service packs that update the time, I wonder how many software glitches are going to occur because of this. I better get to sleep, I’ve already lost an hour.
A totally new blog started by Luchy and I covering the daily political events from two different locations. From America’s heartland to our nations capitol. I think this is a good endeavor for both of us to undertake.
I was just looking at YouTube videos of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Gene Kelly. I love swing dancing, and ballroom, it would be nice if I could tap dance like Kelly, and Astaire. I think I’m going to try and deviate away from swing and learn some ballroom. Here are some good Youtube videos:
An American In Paris PT3/12 – I Got Rhythm
Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers Shall We Dance They All Laughed
Yesterday, it dropped back to freezing temperatures in Illinois it felt like it was about 8 degrees outside. I slept in to about 11 then I had to get some work done. I have two test on Thursday, then I fly back home to Miami. I look forward to seeing my friend Luciana who I haven’t seen in a long time. Luchy is moving up in the world theses days interning at the Democratic Nation Committee. I myself am trying to finish research before some big deadlines next month. I also have a paper to write for my international engineering fellowship that paid for my Taiwan and Hong Kong trip. I’m trying to plan a trip to Germany before my internship starts at either Motorola or John Deere. I’m looking for a travel companion any takers?I still wish I had more time to do other things this semester, but I suppose those things were not meant to be. I want to try and watch Anchors Aweigh, since An American in Paris is checked out. Wouldn’t it be great to live in Paris for a few years in one of most historic and romantic cities in the world?
Here’s a synopsis for those that don’t watch old movies:Two lovesick sailors on shore leave in Hollywood fall hard for the same beautiful singer. The race for Susie’s heart leads them both into a series of comical and musical adventures. Staring:Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, and Gene Kelly.
In a stunning upset Hillary Clinton pulled off an unforeseen win in both Ohio and Texas to keep herself on the road to the democratic nomination. I expected Hillary would win Ohio, but I thought she would lose Texas to. Apparently her negative campaigning and 3 am ad worked.
Last night John McCain clinched the GOP nomination I’m not convinced that this is McCain’s year for the white house. When I was in Taiwan and Hong Kong it seemed people were much more interested in Barack and Hillary. As for me yesterday was another busy day of school. Today I have two quizzes I need to prepare for, then after that my weekend begins. If I’m lucky I might be able to get a hold of some old classic to watch. Otherwise I’ll catch up on some reading, I’ve got a Bob Woodward book that I’d like to continue reading.
School has been busy my classes are alot of work. I haven’t had much time this semester to get out and do alot of things. I haven’t been to gym in ages. I’ve been watching the coverage of the elections lately. No doubt Hillary Clinton is in the fight for her political life. Barack Obama has just started his political life. I recently got two offers for summer internships, one in Des Moines, Iowa with John Deere and the other is in Ft.Lauderdale about 45 minutes from my home with Motorola. I’m a little disappointed I won’t be able to go to Madrid for the summer. I hope I’ll get to study abroad before I graduate, but I really love traveling. I was looking at some pictures of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest standing structure at the moment, and when completed it will be the world’s largest building. I think its amazing how fast Dubai is growing as a world city. I’ll make an attempt to post on my blog once per day.
So I spent my New Years in Hsinchu city, Taiwan. It was a rather quiet New year since Hsinchu is situated about 80 minutes North of Taipei. We were too far to be in the center of all the action. I’ve enjoyed my time in Taiwan it is quite an impressive country. I wish I knew Chinese so that I could move around easier and interact with more people. Most of you know this is my first trip to Asia. The first two days we spent in Taiwan I visited alot of Tourist attractions. I explored the country side by going to the Natural Springs, and visiting the vistor center of the Taiwan national park system which was a bit disappointing. The Taiwanese national parks generally require a bit more skill to explore it as hiking is the primary way to enter.I visited Taipei 101 which is the world’s tallest building. Its amazing the things engineers can accomplish, such as building a high building in an earthquake prone zone.I visited NTCU which is a one of the major universities in Taiwan its very nice no doubt a great engineering school. I have to say we have been well received on the usland by our host at univerisity. Today I visited some of the companies that are big in technology sector in Taiwan. I personally thought AUO was very interesting because of the work it takes to design TFT-lcd displays. If you don’t know what that means don’t worry, because neither do I at this point in Time.So I guess I could say personally it has been very fun visiting asia. I must admit its nice that Engineering is a great profession in Asia, in America no one really apperciates scientists and Engineers. Lately I’ve still been thinking about what I want do to with my engineering degree. How far will it take me is the question.I often think that I’m too nice of a person people sometime do get the upper hand on me occasionally. But one of the nice things in college you get to choose from a large group of people, and keep the ones you want, and lose the ones you don’t want. I usually do things the way I want, regardless of what people think. I don’t think I’ll be trying to please anyone soon. I wonder if I’ll be losing some friends this year.