Vietnamese 1B

In an earlier post, I told you all that I am taking a Conversational Vietnamese course at Cal.  I was initially very nervous about it because I don’t know Vietnamese well, and I didn’t take the first part of the series. However, I quickly came to realize that I was (kinda) overreacting.  I am terrible at…

New Directions

It is the first day of the semester, and I was really stressed and anxious. [What a great way to start the semester!]  But, I got through it, and I’ve decided that I really need to start using my time wisely.  I got to stop with the Buzzfeed videos and start being more productive by doing…

End of 196

I am actually in Denver, Colorado right now, spending winter break with my family.  So, by saying that, the Fall semester has ended.  I took all my finals last week, and now I would like to reflect on some thoughts about the past semester, especially about 196. Overall, 196 is definitely one of favorite classes…

Metric of Success

So today, as half the student body was going home or was already at home for Thanksgiving break, I went to class.  GPP 196.  The major theme of the class was hope. As you may already know, I would like to get involved in things that promote social justice, equality, and the alleviation of poverty.  But,…