Thursday, April 26, 2007

Corina: The artist I admire

I can't believe my eyes...I have seen the latest pics of Corina and I am still over the moon to have her speaking to me. Those of you who don't know or do, you know that much of the music that she did was all of Freesyle music. I AM the one who should be honored and flattered...and yes, when the show come back I will say 'hi!' Oh, by the way, it will be my birthday on Friday...yay!

I am flattered and honored. My work is extremely important to me and I just completed my third run of my One Woman Show FEAR AND ALL OF ME and it was amazing. Fans came out from everywhere and the show was a huge success in that people received it with so much love.

I will keep you posted as to the next time... Perhaps you can come by and say hi.
Thank you

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Paper to come out on Thursday istead

I don't know exactly what to say about what happened last night. I don't think I can find the words. There is too much to explain that it would take forever but, the April 25 issue of Talon Marks will come out on Thursday instead. There was just so much going on that I honestly have to say that I didn't NOT get any sleep whatsoever after what happened.

If I were to be editor, (although I won't be editor-in-chief) I know that I would NOT let this happen, but I now feel better. Perhaps I have put too much on myself as far as writing is concerned but, what can I say I love what I do. I love what I do for the Talon Marks. I have given my heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears to the journalism program, that could I possibly be thinking of coming BACK?!

Dear God! Is it possible??????????

Stay tuned....

(to be continued...)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Cabinet down to one meeting

Media Credit: Norma

Well, today's ASCC Cabinet meeting was unofficial due to the fact that at least two people were missing and/or not there. All I had to do was just take the photos and just listen. I was not there to past judgement, but I was glad to be there. I know that I had a job to do.

Not that I found it odd but it doesn't happen often. I know that I have walked away knowing that I did all I could do for everyone at Cerritos College, yes, all 20,000+ students who are there. I leave knowing, I am famous!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Transfer help, Recycling and Cerritos' Outstanding Faculty

Media Credit: Norma
For those seeking to transfer two transfer counselor came to speak to the ASCC Senate and so here they are. It had been the first time I was at the ASCC Senate since before Spring Break.

Well, I did feel a little uncomfortable but I had to mask that I had a job to do...a job to those who are attending Cerritos College. That is what I kept in mind. All of the information was good to know because of the fact that students need help with knowing what to do after knowing that the leave the grounds of a community college.

Thank God for them. What would students do without you. More people should do this because it helps like being informed, being understanding. I wish that I can say I have experienced that...I have at college.

Media Credit: Norma

This week the Psychology Club is holding what is being titled as "Environmental Awareness Week" in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.

The goal is to educate college students about the importance of recycling and the benefits of helping the environment as a whole. I love this idea. I know that one of the biggest support of recycling and global warming is one of the editors this semester.

I mean when she wrote about global warming I have not see the passion about an issue until I meet her. I mean that is f--king admirable for that she should win an Oscar. That is worth following as an example.

More thoughts later.

Media Credit: Norma

So, I wasn't expecting this to happen but it did. I knew half the people who were at the Outstanding Faculty Awards ceremony.

Isn't it funny. Well, I don't want to be a prude and this but what happened was that the ceremony turned political when a instructor had said that it was important to use the 5 percent funds as a means to keep education important. He was referring to the good work that Dr. John Haas was doing with keeping in the global issues of the world. How that is true, and I wasn't surprised.

But to be honest, I'm sure Dr. Haas liked the attention, either that or he's not a good liar.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The artist Corina responds to me!

Ok, so you think I'm crazy but you will NOT believe this. Well, on the Air-wave Blog I talked about the artist Corina whose album I have been looking for, for the last 15 years. Anyway, below is the message that she left for me on the YouTube web site. First of all, I am over the moon over this. Are you kidding me? I lOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it.

Thank Corina. Can I call you that? I am honor to talk to you....and again thank you.

I am actually in the middle of my one woman show called FEAR AND ALL OFME! I wrote it and I play four characters. Please come on down and try to catch it. Its a small theatre so I get to come out and thank everyone in person. IT OPENED LAST NITE to a sold out house. It explains some things about my life as a recording artist and I think you would enjoy it.
PS Try Ebay or Amazon for the album I know ITUNES has it as well.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thursday she would have been 42

Media Credit: Michele Cassiano's Family

I haven't gotten over the loss of my beloved yoga teacher. I am having a difficult time just accepting that she is not here, on this planet, walking along the street or being the mother to her children, teaching yoga to others who knew or got to meet her for the first time. Tomorrow would have been her 42nd birthday and she is not here to see it, but I am and today I do plan on visiting the resting place where she is for the first time since her burial on Jan. 31. I don't know exactly what to feel but when I get there I know that one of the emotion that I feel is knowing what she did for me. However, I don't know if the rest of my reaction will be that I will cry. I do plan to leave her the following song lyrics because it best represent what I am feeling:

There's a hole in my heart
No one else can fill it
There's a feeling I have
No one can replace
There's a taste in my mouth
No one else can give me
There's a song that I hear
No one can erase

Why would I want them to
I'm still looking back at you
Why would I want them to be you

You'll always be a part of me
What you love can never let you go
You'll always be inside of me
Like a flower you grow

There's a strange melody
Sends me straight to heaven
There's a voice in my head
No one else can hear

There's a prayer that I say
Always brings me closer
To the presence of you
To always have you near

No one can take your place
I'm still looking at your face
No one can take the place of you

You'll always be a part of me
What you love can never let you go
You'll always be inside of me
Like a flower you grow

Like a flower you grow

Why would I want them to
I'm still looking back at you
Why would I want them to be you

You'll always be a part of me
What you love can never let you go
You'll always be inside of me
Like a flower you grow

You'll always be a part of me
What you love can never let you go
You'll always be inside of me
Like a flower you grow

Like a flower you grow

I know that she would have asked how I would remember and she knew that I knew when her birthday was. She would always tell me 'thank you' but for me it was just letting her know that I cared for her.

I love you Michele and I miss you terribly.
April 12, 1965-Jan. 24,2007

Monday, April 9, 2007

Blog will soon be discontinued

In light of the semester nearing its end in May, I will no longer write blog entries for Campus Correspondent and that also goes along the lines of not returning to Talon Marks during the fall semester. I have reached the end of the line as far as writing goes but there is also something else. As of this point, I will not attend the last three ASCC Cabinet and Senate meetings of the semester as well.

I want to focus and make the last month worth every second and the last few weeks known that I have done all I could give to the student newspaper. There is also no reason to continue this blog being that I will not return in any capacity. However, I do like to say one thing: I have learned a lot during the few months I have been writing this blog. Who knew that I would have the opportunity to express myself, with my own thoughts unlike something you can't do when a journalist writes a story.

But the truth of the matter is I am in no way upset or bitter about what I have done for the student paper. I came out of my shell and that's the most important. Who knew? Who knew that I would be where I am, who knew even more than I could that I could be a journalist. There was no way for me to know, I just did by trying. In the course of the next month I will surely do my best to do what I was put on this planet to do...that is leave a lasting impression.

Thank you.