On my previous post, I went on talking about my experiences about cyber camp and a friend’s wedding- which required a lot of reading with no pictures. Even though I had more to say, I’ll save that for another time. But for now, I decided to change this post up a bit.
With taking over 11,000 pictures since September of 2009, I went through my photo albums to pick out some pictures to share in this post. It made me realize that I only post less than 10% of my pictures on Facebook.. Which most of them are taken off within time because they’re not “cool” anymore. I thought, why not just dig through some pictures and post them on my blog?
The picture below is one of my favorite band “group” pictures to this day. We were playing “The Kids Aren’t Alright” during my Junior year to promote the talent show and everyone was doing the visuals to some extent. I thought it was really cool considering how not everyone do the visuals these days and ruins the potential epicness of our band. If you have been keeping up with my blog for over a year, you could probably remember me posting this picture up at one point. I’m the clarinet player on the right of the kid with the red sweatshirt.
Have I really changed much within this past year? I still like carrying around my Hollister bags to this day… Except I prefer having the backpack instead of my messenger bags these days. I still wear those “generic branded” clothes such as Hollister/American Eagle. As for the way I wear my clothes, I just stopped wearing extra layers of clothing because I somehow gained a sense of heat. ._.”
My band uniform in sophomore year (left) was 1.5+ times my size. I suppose I didn’t get the “smaller” uniforms because I didn’t have seniority. But when senior year came, I had the seniority to have the smallest uniform available. It fits me perfectly, except I couldn’t fit my phone, camera, and some other things in the front pocket. Back in the day, I enjoyed having my hair curled. When came senior year, I didn’t have time to curl my hair in the mornings.. And along with the fact that we had to stuff our hair into our shako (also known as our ‘hats’). I didn’t like the fact that we had to have our hairs tied up in senior year :/.
Two years ago at around this time, I was fortunate enough to travel with our band’s leadership team to Lake Tahoe for a retreat. To this day, it is one of the best ‘vacations’ I have taken. On the first day we were there, we went wakeboarding and it was really fun. Even though I couldn’t swim, I wore a life jacket and still attempted to wakeboard.. Not to mention, the lake was 500ft deep at our location and I was really scared about drowning since I don’t know how to swim :(. But at the end of the day, I survived ^_^.
On 3 out of the 4 days of band camp during my senior year, the sprinklers turned on automatically every day at 11:26am when we’re learning the basics of marching. On the last day of band camp during our break, the sprinklers turned on and everyone decided to jump in on the fun. I had my fair portion of the fun along with a nasty sock tan at the end of the day :).
During my Sophomore year, we had a performance at the Disneyland Resort (the hotel right next to Disneyland) for an alumni reunion dinner. After our performance, we were free to travel around Downtown Disney for a couple of hours. Being random I am, I had a picture taken of me looking up to a lego-giraffe. I am pretty epic to hang around with if you haven’t noticed ;).
On the first pep rally during my senior year, I was the only clarinet player who marched out to the grass area where we had our pep rally. I was pretty excited for the season since it was going to be my last. On the first picture, I was in step while many others were out of step. This happens when you’re surrounded by new members in band. When we came to the grass area, a few other *new* clarinet players from my section randomly appeared. It was pretty fun, after all. And if you’re wondering, my shirt was really long so it covered my shorts. I am also known as a ‘cool clarinet chick’- if you haven’t noticed.
Since we’re still on the topic about “then and now”, I noticed that my eating habits changed dramatically. When I was a Freshmen/Sophomore, I usually consume 3 cans of Monster per week for a few months. But during my senior year, I only consumed 2 cans of Monster during the whole entire year.. Which was after my 2 field show competitions. It’s not that my metabolism dropped, my appetite decreased. Years ago, I could eat a hamburger no problem; but now, I’m already “full” after a few bites. I mean, I can still function properly with one meal per day (which was the case most of the time during my senior year). I suppose I take the time to enjoy my meal these days- which lessens my appetite. On the brighter side, taking in “less calories” helps me with “maintaining my diet”- as in I don’t want to lose nor gain any weight.