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So. . . after about two or three months of my laptop being out of commission, it’s now all fixed and ready to go with a brand new hard drive and an update to Windows 7.  That said, I should have new posts coming soon.

Sorry for the long interval!

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So it’s official as of this past Monday. . . I’m a graduate of Saint Peter’s College, with a Bachelor of the Arts in Communication and Asian Studies.

Now what do I do?

I’ve got several people asking me ever so sweetly to do things for free. . . and I’d love to help them out, but that’s not going to help me pay rent, especially when I’m living in one of the most expensive areas in the country–just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. 

Hudson Pride was thrilled when they saw the Multimedia project I put together for one of my classes, and asked me to volunteer some of my time to help their PR department. . . which I’ll probably do for the experience and another thing I can tack onto my resume. 

I also think I’ve managed to land an internship at Latina Magazine. . . which is interesting, considering how very, very white I am. . . but hey, according to my former Cuban roommate, I’m an honorary Cuban, so that’s gotta count for something right? 

As much as I’m looking forward to these projects, I still have bills to pay.  Wish me luck in the job market.  I think I’m going to need it. . . especially if I want to get a job in journalism or writing, as I’m hoping and planning to do.  Hopefully I won’t have to be a waitress for a couple of years, first. . .

PS:  I’d be eternally grateful if anybody could put in a word for me or point me in the right direction. . . I’m totally open to suggestions.

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Yup, believe it or not, I actually study. . . sometimes.

I have only one huge paper (which should have been done about a month ago) and one final exam left to go until I’m finally done college! 

 
I haven’t been posting as regularly as I’d like, but I have a valid excuse!  Such as my Multimedia final project and my final video project for Broadcast!  Not too mention I sprained (or maybe broke?) my foot and have been limping from place to place with an ace bandage. 
 
I’m also desperately trying to find an apartment AND a job!  Looking into waitressing.  My study abroad  put me a little behind on the internship department, so job opportunities in media are looking pretty bleak at the moment, at least until I can get an internship or two under my belt.  We’ll see.  Suggestions anyone?  =/
 
Also trying to balance my family.  For some reason, my mom still reeeeally likes me after all these years of being a pain in her butt, and she wants me to come home.  She’s not too keen on my staying in Jersey City after graduation–but I gotta leave sooner or later, right?
 
So, stay tuned!  Two days until I’m done all my classes, another week to search for an apartment and a job before Commencement, and from there, I’ll let you know what happens.  Hopefully I’ll have more time to post; I have a few ideas on what to write next. . . (How to tell if you’re gay, adventures of a starving college graduate, etc.)
 
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Photo taken by my good friend Mio Tatebe.
 

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So. . . while I was home visiting my family for Easter, my mom asked me this question:

If you found out that there was a drug you could take that would make you straight, would you take it?

I didn’t even hesitate to tell her “No.”

And she was surprised that I wouldn’t want to be straight if I could be.

Ever since I first realized that I was a lesbian and came out, it’s been such an integral part of my life.  While it’s far from being the only important factor in defining who I am, it is still a major part of who I consider myself to be and how I think about myself.  It has affected the decisions I’ve made, the way I have viewed the world, and the person I have become.   

To put it quite simply. . . I can no longer even imagine life as a straight woman.

I’m sure there are plenty of people who would just love to find a miracle “cure” for “the gay”–probably the same people who send their kids to “ex-gay camps” to turn them straight.   

For the same reason I’d never go to one of those camps or programs, I would never want to take a drug or hormone therapy to change my orientation.  There is nothing wrong with me the way I am, and I am perfectly happy being me. 

Pretty well adjusted for a gay kid, huh? 

“Baby, I was born this way.” —Lady Gaga

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