Correlating Work with School
January 19, 2015

Going into week three of the quarter, my java class doesn’t seem too bad after all. From what I heard, the class is going to learn about programming graphical user interfaces- something I had to deal with in my previous java class. I should be fine unless this professor wants us to program a fully functional video game from thin air, which shouldn’t be the case this time around. My other classes are pretty decent so far. I’m hopeful for telecommunications because I’m interested in networking and database design/development because I want to understand how databases really work. As for managerial finance, I’m not too hot for it since it looks like it’s an extension of accounting; but it’s good to learn more business-related knowledge.

Work has been busy, but great at the same time. Following the ERP problem started in November, I found the root cause of the incident a couple of weeks later and a significant amount of changes have been brought to the company since then; without going into too much detail. I enjoy the projects assigned to me regarding implementing new features or fixing existing ones in our software. Working for a bit over 6 months, I noticed some correlations between some core classes I took with business operations:

January 12, 2015

Winter quarter started last week and this will be a busy term for me. I didn’t realize I chose three difficult core classes to take in one go- but I’ll find a way to manage. My classes include database design & development, intermediate java, telecommunications, and corporate finance. The hardest class would probably be java because I’m not too much of a programming fan (but it’s good to know). The good news is that I have a basic concept on all four classes; and I actually do look forward into taking classes that actually pertains to my major.

My boyfriend and I had a Tues-Date at Korean BBQ! This was my third time eating at a Korean BBQ house and it was another great experience! The waitress gave us an assortment of appetizers to sample. The place we went to required a minimum of 2 orders to use the grill, but the waitress was nice enough to let me slide with one order (since my boyfriend is a pescetarian). For this type of food, I rather cook it on the grill on my own instead of having the kitchen cook it for me. Everything was so delicious! I definitely got my fix for Korean BBQ for the quarter… ☺

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! It’s 2015 already?! I can’t believe how fast time flew, especially since starting college back in Fall 2012. The biggest thing happening this year would probably be me turning 21 (turn down for what?!). In September, I should be entering my 4th and hopefully last year of my bachelor’s degree track. New year means new adventures, challenges, and experiences on top of the same ol’ routines we normally do. I’m actually looking forward to what’s in stored- mostly the good but I’ll do whatever it takes to overcome the bad.

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! With a week left in the year, here’s my review post for 2014:

By the Season

Winter
Winter was mostly a quiet/low-key season for me. I was technically on a 2-month break between semesters but I took a 5-week managerial accounting class to get ahead. On the side, I started buying more clothes to refresh my closet inventory (especially with the dresses). The highlight of the season was probably me being in the first batch of acceptances for the school I’m going to now ☺.

Spring
I went through my last set of lower division general education courses during the spring semester. After almost 4 years, I finally conquered calculus and its multi-integrals/partial derivatives/antiderivatives. For the longest, I was dreading to take this class because of what happened in high school (which held me back in so many opportunities). I seriously put my mind into the game and did as much homework as I could to finally understand what was going on. After finishing and acing the class, I felt part of me being redeemed. Aside from school, my boyfriend and I started attending formal events together. Annnnd this is also when I started posting more pictures about the food I eat (which ultimately led up to the opening of my food blog project). Oh yes, my top 3 movies of the year came from this season: Need for Speed, Captain America 2, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

December 21, 2014

My grades for the fall quarter are in! This was my first quarter at Cal Poly and I managed to score a 4.0! This bumps my overall GPA to a 3.79 ☺. In addition, this was my first time working while going to school and I’m thankful for the flexible hours my work arranged for me. And more good news, I got all of the classes I need for the Winter quarter. I’m going to take Managerial Finance, Intermediate Java, Database Design & Development, and Business Telecommunications; which 3 out of 4 are core classes for CIS, finally.

For a while, I’ve been looking at watches to buy. I was never a watch person but I decided it’s time to finally get one just because. Eventually, I was stuck between two watches from Coach and chose the classier-looking one instead or the sportier-looking one with some help. After my last final the other week, I went to the Coach store twice because I wanted to look at the watch in person and think about it for a few hours. It was pretty pricey for what I can afford right now but it’s worth every penny! The watch is a nice treat for finishing the quarter ☺.

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