29 May 2011

Why tell about Boston?

I just got back from a 3 day trip in Boston yesterday morning. I have a bunch of pictures, tons of stories that I would like to share with you guys.

But my family does not even want to hear about it. They don't ask about it. They don't care about it. Whereas I'm pretty sure in the next few days they will do it to their oldest, most loved, genius daughter.

But I am not their daughter. In fact, I just knew them 10 months ago. I am no one here.

So, what the heck.

I feel like running away from my own life during this time.

12 May 2011


(watching Sidekick 4G ad on TV)
guy : "I need 4G!"
Another guy : "Do you have 3G?"
Guy : "In my iPad? No. I have it in my Blackberry. But Blackberry is a piece of junk."
Me : "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'm totally gonna tweet that.
Guy : "It's true. And government Blackberry is a piece of disabled junk."
(I walked to my room these things down.)
Guy : "No camera, no music..."

05 May 2011

Loners Don't Visit College

The problem with being an loner is, people think there's no such thing as a "loner," therefore, the first question they'd ask is : "Who are you here with?" whereas in fact I was not with anybody and I cannot careless taking anyone with me. And it's not completely my fault because first of all, other people's presence does not necessarily means making things easier. Second of all, I've usually tried to get people to come with me, but no one would. Lastly, even though deep down inside, I am lonely, no one cares about my being lonely.

(Thoughts after seeing a deal from Amtrak for college campus visitors : Buy One Full-Fare Ticket, Get 50% Off Companion Ticket! Hey, what if I'm going by myself? Oh wait, no one goes to college visits BY THEM SELVES.)

p.s. I change the word "Individualist" to"loner" because I think it fits better.

Pre and Post AP Calculus AB Exam

Ooooooh ah!

I did my very first AP Exam yesterday. It was Calculus AB. As I said to anyone who asked about it, alhamdulillah it went okay.

What I'm going to post here is some of my writing I put in my cellphone the night before the AP Exam and the night after the AP Exam. Not that they are coherent -- they're just fun to post.

Note details:
10:07 PM
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Tomorrow morning is the AP Exam. But I hate being at home right now. I think my mom hates me. I thought she was being quiet and looked tired and all in the last couple of days because Dad is not in town. But Dad's in town this evening. But she still didn't talk to me. She didn't ask me how my day was and all. I hope she does not hate me. Not that it really matter, because no matter how, I love her so much.
And of course no one really cares about my taking the AP Exam. Except Zoe, who probably doesn't have anything better to be thought about. So I texted some people I love, telling them about the exam. And God is so good that they responded very quickly, unusually. It feels good to know that you have people who love you and care about your taking silly little AP Exam.
Probably there's nothing wrong. Probably I'm just being selfish, self-centered, and hungry of attention. Being a grossly immature 18 years old. Maybe I should stop writing and go to bed.

Note Details:
I wonder why I can't go to sleep sometimes.
I probably get too excited. Yeah, probably. I was very excited about my new idea for the senior project.
I'm probably too tired. Yeah, I walked for like 45 minutes today.Or probably I just simply missed the moment. Probably went to bed too late and I missed the moments to sleep and life is all about the perfect moments and there's no such thing as second chances.
Gah. I'm blabbing.
It's 2:37. I'm going to be dead at frisbee practice tomorrow. I don't want to go to school in the morning.

Updates after and during these 2 posts:
- I woke up early in the morning on May 4. Dad was in the kitchen having breakfast. He "good luck"-ed me with the AP Exam and I "good luck"-ed him for his testifying that day. "You'll do great. See you tonight." he said. But I didn't saw him last night. :) :(
- I still did not feeling very great at home. So I went to the Cherrydale library after school (and saw Jordan! and talked to him), did some work. And then I went to KFC to get dinner, instead of going to Senior Recital as my initial plan. I walked home from KFC. I arrived just in time for Mom, Dad, and their friend walked out the door for going out for dinner.
- I talked to Armedi!! :)
- I wrapped some souvenirs from Indonesia for people in my government class. Will give it to them tomorrow.
- I finally talked to mom this morning, like in normal way. I hope she does not (and did not) hate me
- I got a super duper awesome idea for Senior Project! Instead of shadowing Coach Garrison in the kindergarten, I would VISIT COLLEGES around Arlington, and intensively preparing myself for the SAT and TOEFL. I called it "My Second Senior Year Preparation."
- Last thing : Next AP Exam : US History on Friday, May 6 and US Government and Politics on Tuesday, May 10. Wish me luck! :)

Okay... I'm getting tired now. Write to you soon!! xxx

03 May 2011

David : "Do we bore you to death, Nisa?"
Nisa : (talking under the sweatshirt) "Sort of."
(Ruth and David laugh)
David : "That's what I like about Nisa."
Nisa : "What?"
David : "Honest."
(Ruth and David laugh again)
David : "Actually, what I like about Nisa is......... If I sleep right here, right now, it'll be fine."
Ruth : "Rachel acts bad and impolite when you are here."
David : "Yeah, you're like the part of the family!"

01 May 2011

Post Spring Break Post

I apologize because of my absence in the last couple of weeks.  I wrote some stuff during Spring Break, have not had any chance to post it though.

What keeps me busy in the last 6 days : Crooked.

Yup. It's tech week and I did not later than 8 in the morning and did not come home before 9 pm (although it's nothing to compared to my daily activities in Jakarta). And missed frisbee practices, even a tournament this weekend (Althoug AP Exams also being my consideration in this particular case).

I will start a list :

- AP Exams
I ended up registered for 3 AP Exams : Calculus AB, U.S. History, and U.S. Government and Politics, although none of them I'm really gonna study for, except Calculus. We registered during E block on Thursday in the cafeteria. Test dates : May 4th, 6th, and 10th. Please wish me luck.

- Senior Project
After trying to apply to VOA and Arlington Public Library and rejected by both (sadness) I ended up doing Senior Project at Mt.Daniel Elementary School with Coach Garrison. Good deal because I know him well and I like him and I hope the schedule could be more flexible to accommodate my studying schedule for the SAT and TOEFL. Again, please wish me luck.

- Frisbee
I missed all 3 JV practices this week. Instead, I attended 1 Newbie boys practice. Yes, I know I'm so fucked up. Also, I'm not going to the tournament this weekend because of Crooked and AP Exams next week. Poor me. #1 Wish : Dave does not change his mind putting me in JV.

- Friday
I went to GWU to attend a seminar : 2011 hours against hate, which was kinda lame but had a silver lining. We (Muhammed, Ma Prang, Jody, and I) met a reporter and they ended up interviewing us and we are really going to be on TV. How cool is that.
However, this interview thing ruined my schedule to come to frisbee practice. So I did not come to practice and went home instead. I prayed, grabbed snacks, and lying down for a total of 40 minutes, and the went to school to start the show.
The show went up at 7:30 and ended at about 9:15. Eventhough very small number of people came tonight (about 15 people), they are better audience then yesterday's. We were still very excited and happy!
After the play, we went to Silver Diner. I was with the Culbersons onthe way to the diner. We talked a lot and  I think it was pretty cool. Hahaha.
I arrived home from Silver Diner at about 11 pm.

- Crooked
As I said, it's tech week and the show went up on thursday, friday, and saturday night. We went to Silver Diner after Friday's show and went to Lily's after the final show for Cast and Crew party. It was so much fun. Crooked is definitely one of the highlights of my year in the United States.
What's sad : My mom and Dad did not have a chance to come and see the play :(

- Conflicts
I kept roaring on twitter that life is not fair. At all. That's because I have a lot of opportunities to do interesting stuff BUT a lot of them are happening at the same FREAKING time.

Benagridazir (a school play in which I'm going to be "Queen Haggie") : May 19, 20, 21
Easterns (this year's Ultimate Frisbee biggest tournament) : May 21, 22
Volunteering Oportunity in Arlington Food Festival : May 22

Thats one of them.

Gah. I'm so tired. Write to you later.