Wednesday, August 04, 2004
"One is silver and the other gold..."
August 4. The date has so many endless posibilities. I love August, really I do. Not only is my Birthday in August but it's also a good month. Almost fall, getting hotter but also cooling down in the evenings. But still, August is bittersweet. It means that summer is almost over. That I have bigger things to be worrying about. Such as my schedule for next year, school in general and making sure that everything is falling in place for that glorious day August 30 on which my Birthday falls. It's ironic that it also happens to be the first day of school.
I'm a little scared about the new school. All my friends are going there yes, but I'm beginning to realize how much I miss Megan and my friends from Mount View. This is like the new beginning. Sometimes i actually find myself jealous of Brittany. It's stupid yes, but that doesn't make the feeling go away. Maybe its because she gets to be Megan's best friend now that I've moved and yet i know that in some ways that's not true. Me and megan have been friends since fourth grade and brittany's only known her for two years. But who's beach house did megan spend a week with? Yup, brittany's and who did she attend the concert with? Brittany again.
I don't like jealousy and I know in some ways I'll always be her friend but I just don't want to drift apart. She's the only person who I've NEVER gotten seriously mad at. NEVER. Maybe small things like when i feel ignored or something but i've never been so annoyed that we've stopped talking or something.
I know that I've made new friends here and its wrong for me to be mad. Technically we only live 20 minutes apart but because neither of us can drive it doesn't do us any good. The only good news? She's going to a private school next year. We'll both be starting fresh, only at different places. maybe we'll be closer now that we're no longer kids. Hell, we haven't been kids for a long time but still it's nice to know that we're on the same path only different. It's complicated.
Laughing at 05:37 pm by enchantress830
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Walked three and a half miles yesterday. Felt really good. Then ate ice cream. Oh well.
Laughing at 09:45 am by enchantress830
Monday, July 26, 2004
Just finished two long weeks of camp and I'm really sad right now. The SAT course in the morning was not very fun but RepStage was awesome. I met so many cool people and i think I'm so much better at improv. now. Improv was something I've always had trouble on because i can get shy when I'm put on the spot. I always think..."What if this is stupid, or uncool or makes me look like a freak" when in reality it doesn't matter because everyone looks stupid doing improv.
Anyway, our scene went well. I did a scene from the Twelfth Night and if your familier with Shakespeare you'll know what that is. The scene that I performed was when Olivia first sees Malvolio after he has been tricked into believing that I am in love with him. Instead I think him to be mad and he gets locked up. Its a hilarious scene and I really enjoyed performing it.
Another great scene was done by kaitlin and gabe from Taming of the Shrew when Katherina and Pertruchio first meet when he's waiting for her in his room. lets just say they don't exactly get along. They did such a good job on this scene. It was amazing. All in all the whole show went really well. I can't wait until next year.
Laughing at 10:47 am by enchantress830
Saturday, July 17, 2004
This morning I had dance class. Let's just say it was a bad idea to basically stop dancing for a month. Halfway through the class, which was a solo lesson by the way, I started feeling VERY light headed the cereal I ate for breakfast seemed to be on its way up. I asked my teacher if we could turn on the fan...so I did.
It helped a little but I can't believe how out of shape I am. I was seriously about to faint today. That's never happened before. True, it could have been me feeling tired since I had stayed up late reading, but still. I'm not proud of myself. So far this summer I have not improved in dance or violin. Both things I was sure I would practice more and get better in. When school starts again I want to actually get a fairly good seat in orchestra. Plus, there's MYSO to worry about. I don't even want to think about that.
Still, this September I'm going to start going to class twice a week instead of my usual once. Hopefully, this will help with my dancing but violin, I'm not so sure that I'm improving at that at all. The truth of the matter is that I could practice way more but I don't. My dad is right. I am lazy. I need to be more active and do stuff.
My resolution for today is to go walking tomorrow morning. I'll report back.
Laughing at 02:56 pm by enchantress830
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
I know that it has been super long since I last updated but it's only because I was on vacation for the past week. Let me tell you that it has been a LONG time since I've had a real vacation. It was so relaxing. We went to the Dominican Republic where we stayed at a resort...ahhh...so nice. Basically all the activities were at the resort and the food! Don't even get me started. You could eat as much as you wanted because it was all payed for already.
The beach was probably one of the things I will remember the most. It was so warm and relaxing, and the water was clear enough that you could see the bottom. Anyway, that's where I was. But now that I am back I am doing RepStage.
RepStage is like a camp but for acting. You focus on Shakespeare but we do other things as well. These include improv games, monlouges, and small scenes to sharpen your skills in acting. It's a lot of fun and acting has slowly started becoming a passion of mine. I just wish that I could get rid of the wall I have...you know that keeps you from doing what you want to, without feeling scared or embaressed. I've done shows before but reading from a script in a show is so different from doing improv or monolouges by yourself. Sometimes I find myself becoming so nervous even though I shouldn't.
I want to get rid of my fear. Some of the teens with me are so amazing in the way they are able to get on stage and just perform and they're only 15 or 16. It just makes me realize that I have such a long way to go. Humor is something that I'll have to work on, but that will have to come with practice and experience. All I know is that I really do love acting. I guess I'll just have to keep working on it.
Laughing at 04:13 pm by enchantress830
Friday, July 02, 2004
FeTNA, which stands for Federation of TamilSangam's in North America is a huge convention that happens every year on July 3 and 4 and this year...surprise surprise... the convention is happening right here in good old Maryland!
The convention is basically when Tamil Sangams mainly from all over the US and a couple from Canada come together for cultural events. There are performances ranging from dances to plays to skits all celebrating the Tamil culture. Tamil is a language spoken mainly in Southern India and Tamil Sangams are organizations that try to bring Tamil awarenesss to the Indian community. This year FeTNA is being sponcered by the Baltimore/Washington Tamil Sangam...the one that everyone in the area I live in is part of. FeTNA is an opportunity for everyone to join together and display cultural events that we've worked hard on all year.
Every year there are special events. This year I'm really looking forward to a concert by singers that have flown in all the way from India, and a guest actor from India.
Although I love that this year FeTNA is so close to home, it hasn't been easy.
The past week has been utter confusion. Everyone is working their butts off so that the convention will run smoothly. My parents are helping out in so many commitees and it doesn't help that I"m dancing. My dance teacher who is also the chairman of the entertainment commitee has been sooo stressed out and yelling at us. I've been having non stop dance classes. Basically I've been living at her house because of all the hours that I've put in. Still, I can't wait.
Dancing is something that I love to do and I can't imagine how its going to feel being on stage in front of hundreds and maybe even a thousand people! Hopefully I won't mess up!
Wish me luck....
Laughing at 10:32 am by enchantress830
Thursday, June 24, 2004
in honor of father's day, a few days late...
I know its hard to believe that that is my dad. I love this picture, he's so adorable. When I look at it I immediately think of my brother. They look so much alike. this was taken in India when my dad was just a little kid.
the good old days.........
Laughing at 02:37 pm by enchantress830
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Three of my friends Karen, Lauren and Emily won 1,000 dollars about 2 weeks ago in a documentary contest by..I think.. C-span. Their documentary on voting placed second out of about 500 hundred entries. I was so proud of them. Karen has always loved making movies and Lauren is the most political person you will meet her age. Gosh, believe me that girl has opinions.
Anyway, my point is their documentary was on voting and why people don't vote. That got me thinking, why is it that people don't vote. If I could vote I know that I would. You're given a chance to actually help make your future and you turn it down?? I just don't understand.
Voting has always been something I've been looking forward to. In the 2000 elections the votes were so close. I couldn't help wondering, "
So come on everyone, if you're 18 VOTE this year. Please.
Laughing at 11:26 am by enchantress830
I talked to my friend Megan today. It's been a while since we've had a conversation after I moved. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if we hadn't moved. On the bad side I never would have met Elsa and Sarah and Eileen and everyone else but what about all the people I left behind?
I just wonder how exactly my life would differ.
I have a cold today and its not fun at all. I can hardly breathe and my throat hurts. Of course it would have to be me that doesn't get sick all winter but in the summer I do. Oh well. Hopefully I will get better soon because tomorrow I have to work at the library and if I'm still feeling like crap then believe me when I say I don't want to be dealing with little children.
Laughing at 11:14 am by enchantress830
who is she?
girl who's birth certificate says barathi. She lives in the middle of maryland and has been to
Washington DC too many times to count. She's easy to please and asks that you give her a present on
August 30 . Loves her family and friends and can't wait to see everyone in
Centennial next year. She's concerned about global warming, the furry animals in Alaska and the
crisis in the Middle East. Wants to go to college and someday have a big house on the shores of
rhode island with a family and big picnics every july.
, granola bars, gilmore girls, horoscopes, oscar winning movies,
, reading, html,
, pb&j, shakespeare,
chick flicks, cell phones, lifetime chanel for women,
, email, charmed, scrunchies,
, low-fat cream cheese, my sixth grade english teacher, blogging, printers,
, photography, sketching
in her CD player
The Beautiful Letdown
Song: This is Your Life
your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, are you who you
want to be
this is your
life, is it everything you
dreamed that it would be
when the world was
and you had
everything to lose
Angel Tear's Blog-She's awesome.
Aaron!'s blog, (and no that's not a typo).-prepare to be amused.
Juliet's blog- This girl can really write.
Blogdrive Insanity. A clique that you can join. Very crazy and fun!
I'm not in this picture but this was taken very recently of some of my friends.
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