so lemme talk about something happy...about my cuzin marilyn. so i've just recently been surfin around, tryin to catch up on ppl's pages...and i came across christine's this morning, and she answered some of marilyn's questions. so HEY! i wanna answer them too! well, as much as i can :) see, before marilyn, i was THEE baby of the family. and yes, i was treated as one too...and when marilyn was born, we all became her big bros n sisters...even tho she technically has a pair of her own. it was a change for me...i thought i liked it in the beginning, then i didn't like it, then i started liking it...at such a young age, it was kinda nice having a lil person looking up to you...that and having them do stuff fer u ;) hehehehe...but yah, unlike christine, marilyn IS the lil sister i never had. it's fun to talk to her and give advice...hear her stories, talk about life...yeah it's kewl :). like last saturday, i gave marilyn some self-defense tips that i was taught in hs...she wrote about it already. grab pull twist! or grab twist pull! whichever works fer ya! gotta love all girl schools... :D so this is for marilyn...the 23 year old point of view....even tho i think we talked about some of this stuff already...and alot of the stuff i agree with christine :D
What college do I want to go to?
in general, i think u should go away for school...but u know, within this state...UofI, NIU, are good, i think ISU is a party school...i can't remember really...but, depending on what yur interested in, some schools are better than others ;).
What should I major in?
oOoOo...well, wut do u like? hehehe...psych worked fer me, speech path for yur sister, bio general for claudine...if u like plannin events for ppl, u could do leisure studies...then u could work on cruise lines, or clubs or something...or u could try out my dream job and be a veterinarian! hahaha :D
Wait...do I even wanna go to college?
HELLZ YEAH. not only was college a good life experience, yes, it gave me a degree...after many years ;) hehehe jk
Should I go to my prom?
hahahaha...why not? yah, i kno u go to a ghetto school, but dude it's prom! go to at LEAST your senior prom ;).
Why's it so fricken hard to find a job?
hehehe...christine is right...go to a mall, or businesses around your home (easy access). if u think it's hard tryin to find a job now, wait till after u graduate college. they ALWAYS say the job market will be better next year, but i'm guessing that next year never comes...cuz it NEVER gets better!! argh.
When will I get my own bank account?
yah, yur gonna have to ask your parents. and even then, it'll prolly be a joint bank acct...but never fear, cuz that gives them easy access to give u money!!! yeahyeahyeah!
Am I ever gonna get my driver's license?
hahahahahaha...if u want it bad enough, you'll get it ;)
Would I make it on my own if I moved out at the age of 18?...19?...20?
it seems that christine took the political route and footsied around your question. hehehe...anyways, i'll be blunt. it's hard to tell if u could make it. it all depends on your situation if that time ever came...your maturity level, how independent u actually are, your determination...so anyways, christine actually is right tho. if u go away for school, it IS like living on your own. u have to take care of yourself, but with the 'rents helpin out when u ask. eventually, we all have to be on our own. :)
What's the deal with insurance? there's life insurance, car insurance, health insurance--wait--is health insurance the same as life insurance? And why doesn't your health insurance or whatever insurance take care of your dental work? or does it?
man, we talked about this. I didn't even know really. no one's ever explained that crap to me...but maybe i didn't ask :D. anyways, don't woorie about it too much now. you're still young, and i'm sure your on your parent's insurance, at least till u graduate from college (that's why u should go to...if you're in school, i think u can be on your parents insurance longer...maybe. u'd have to ask ;)).
Why do bad things happen to good people?
ah. well yeah. bad things, as well as good things, are not picky. they'll happen to anybody. just like std's hehehehe...well not exactly hahaha.
Where should I get my tattoo?
hehehehe...that's all about personal preference...and also if u want yur parents kickin yur ass if they see it :D.
Should I still get my belly pierced?
go for it! i just hope u have a high threshold for pain. :D hehehe...actually, i think i heard that the labre (sp?) piercing hurts more...
Do I wanna become a photographer? a nurse? a physical therapist? a speech pathologist? do I wanna work with kids???
hehehehe...try it all out...do the research...make sure to do that! cuz if you're not willing to do wut these ppl go through and are required to do, then shooooooot, move on! ;)
Why am I so horrible with numbers?!
i don't think that our family is horrible with them, per se, just that we hate them. in hs, i didn't mind them, and i was good with it! but then college came along and made me hate the numbers...and i didn't do well with them anymore...awww...hehehe
My hair's getting long--should I cut it?
just a trim! i like it long, too!
What if I fuck up on SATs?!?!
dude! i always thought that the ACT was more important than the SAT...but yeah, you can take ALL those tests more than once ;) but i can't remember if they charge...prolly...then there's the thing with always having to study...or the stress... :D
How many friends from high school will I keep in touch with?
you're funny. you'll keep in touch with as many as you want to keep in touch with! let's count christines...i think we're at zero! nikki doesn't count, cuz they didn't really talk in hs. yes, i'm evil. claudine? hmm...at LEAST 1, maybe 2. me? 2 from hs, one from grade school, more or less. people change so much that sometimes, things just happen, people lose contact, but then find each other again...look at melanie! she's been friends with chariya for like a billion years...HAHAHA don't hit me!!! :D and then there's me, i kept in touch with one of my hs friends throughout college. and my other friend, i started talkin to again about 2 years ago. :)
Should I move out of Chicago?
absolutely not! well, at least no longer than 2 years...even a year...ew.
Should I move to another state?
nope!!! well, refer to above.
Will I ever visit the Phillippines?
everyone should go home to the PI at LEAST once, if not more. i hear that it's more fun when you're older. i was like 7 when i went. not so much fun...dude, i don't even really remember it...hehehe
Why don't I have cousins my age?
hahaha...i like christine's answer...but it's tru! your parents are relatively young... :)
What's it gonna be like if Michael or Marian get married?
more ...emotional. more exciting, cuz then you'll be waiting for those nieces n nephews...a lil more sad, cuz you'll fear that they've been taken away from you, in a way...cuz they're not just your sibling, but someone's spouse.
What if I get married before them?
honestly, i'd laugh. and then be sad, cuz if u get married b4 they do, then that would most likely mean that i'm not married either. hahahaha
When am I gonna get some nieces and nephews???
dude! i'm waiting too!!! and don't be lookin at me homegurl. ;)
Why am I so afraid of change?
christine's theory is good. for me, at this particular time, all the change that we've been experiencing hasn't necessarily been good. with everyone moving away, and other things that have changed in our lives, it's not unusual to be afraid of change. perhaps there's a fear that any sort of change is just going to be bad. BUT, i'm also hoping for some good changes to be comin around, so i'm not too afraid...maybe i'm also anxious.
Why does my dad karaoke every Saturday morning?
hahahaha...oh marilyn...to tell u the truth, it's prolly cuz it makes him feel good, and it's something fun for him. u prolly already know this :). sure, it may drive u crazy, so he could also be doin it fer that reason, cuz parents are funny that way.
so yeah! i gave as much insight as i could. that was fun :) soorie fer the long entry, but hey, i need something to do if i'm not workin ;)