Monday, March 31, 2008

How to Bowl?

Want to learn how to bowl? Well let me teach you all about it since I was in the school bowling team.

When you begin to bowl, you must have bowling shoes on because you can easily slip and fall since there is oil on the wooden floor. Be sure you have a bowling ball picked out and that it is not too heavy for you or the holes for your fingers are not too small or too large. If the ball is too heavy and the holes do not fit your fingers, you can injure yourself. Also you should never step past the foul line because it is very slippery there and once again may result in injury. Now we wouldn't want that!

A very important rule is that you should not bowl if someone else in the lane next to you is bowling because you might distract them. The objective of the game is to try to knock all 10 bowling pins down. The highest possible, meaning you obtain all strikes throughout your 10 frames in the game is a 300.

Some terms used in bowling are gutter ball, split, spare, strike and turkey. A gutter ball is when the bowling ball is released and it goes to either side of the playing lane and this causes you to miss the pins completely. The split is when two pins are far apart from one another and you have to try to get them both down on your second turn in order to spare it. A spare is when you get all the rest of the pins down on your second turn. A strike is when you get all the 10 pins down on your first try. A turkey is when you have four consecutive strikes.

So now you are ready to bowl!
First, you pick up your bowling ball and line yourself up to where you want to aim and facing the bowling pins.
Next, make sure that your fingers are in the holes and you are supporting the ball with your other hand. Make sure your body is facing forward, since posture is very important.
Then, you begin to take steps towards the pins. Remember to make sure you stop right before the foul line and have your left foot(if you're a righty) or your right foot( if you're a lefty) to be in front of your body so you can lower your body and arm to get ready for the release of the bowling ball.
Finally, you release the bowling ball and wait to see how many pins you have knocked down by looking on the scoreboard.

Remember to relax and enjoy the sport!!

Well thats all for now, stay tuned!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Some interesting facts!

Here are some interesting facts according to The Dynamics of Mass Communications:

1) Only 15% of all information is found online!!

Wow maybe the library really does come in handy, we should visit it more often! I sure don't visit the library enough.

2) About 25% of people reported that they smashed their monitors, pounded on their keyboards, or threw their computers on the floor.

People really do get furious with their computers! You did pay for the machine, so why would you kill the poor thing.

3) The computer language consist of two numbers, 1 and 0.

When we type, every letter is a combination of 0's and 1's! Also our on/off button is a 1 and 0, have you ever noticed that?

4) The first computer was the ENIAC, it was 2 stories tall, weighed 30tons, and used about 18,000 vacuum tubes.

Imagine yourself working with that!!!

5) "Spam, Spim, and Spit"

Spam is all over your emails and we've all heard of it. Spim, as the book explains, "is the spam on instant messaging." "Spit, is Spam over Internet Telephony, they fill up a person's voicemail box with dozens of unsolicited messages."

6) WiMax soon taking over Wifi!!

Wifi is short wireless internet access, about 200 feet, while WiMax will provide the entire metropolitan area with wireless internet access. Then, we would be able to access the internet while commuting in the train or just driving around. Cool huh?!

Well thats all for now, stay tuned!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Is it true that...

Since I was a child, my mom always told me all these things that I should not do. Now I wonder, was what she told me really in fact true? Thanks to google, I have been able to find all my answers right here at home.

So why is it bad to shower right after you eat?
Jim R says "The water goes right in your pores and then straight to your stomach filling you up even more. If you shower too long or with really hot water it fills up even faster. If you don't regurgitate right away you can actually have your stomach explode. That is also why you're not hungry after taking a shower with an empty stomach."

Is it true that shaving makes your hair grow back thicker and darker?
I have been scared by this one, but I never listened to her and it does not seem true to me. So what does experts say about this?
"When you shave it, you're crossing the midshaft, so it seems like it's thicker and more coarse," explains Dr. Robin Ashinoff, director of cosmetic dermatology at Hackensack University Medical Center. "But it's not."
The stubble feels stiffer because it's cut straight across, exposing the thicker part of the shaft, and because it's short. "As it gets longer it feels softer," says Dr. D'Anne Kleinsmith, a dermatologist in West Bloomfield, Mich. Hair may also look darker after you shave, but that's not true either. "You just see these little dots against your normal skin color, and it just looks that way," says Kleinsmith.

There are some validity to the things she tell me, but I just need to verify with experts out there and just find out if they are really true or not.
Overall, I know she is concerned about my well-being and I respect that. She makes many valid points and many things believable to me. Not everything she tells me is factually correct. Many times I just feel the need to verify with experts out there and make sure all the information that she has provided me all these years are indeed true.

Well more next time. Stay tune!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Aren't advisers supposed to help?

Have you been to college advisers for help?

I went to get "advised" to plan for my education major, in which I plan to pursue as my career. I generally tend to arrive at my appointments a lot earlier than I really should, about twenty minutes earlier since I do not like to be late or have the person wait for me. I hate to be tardy so I give myself extra time to account for traffic and things like that.

So anyway I went to see this adviser during her "walk-in" schedule, which basically is a first come first serve basis. I got to her office a thirty minutes ahead of her scheduled "walk-in" time and waited, then three other students showed up and we sat there waiting impatiently, wanting to leave this place. We waited and waited for her to get there. She came twenty minutes later than the time she was supposed to be there!!! I already had a bad impression towards this adviser at that moment due to her tardiness.

When she finally gets there she spends a good five minutes outside her office talking with one of her colleagues, even though she acknowledges the fact that there are four people waiting to see her. Then, she walks into the room asking if the four of us are there to see her, and she says "Wow there are too many of you, so prepare your questions and I am going to have to see you quickly because I have no time." Well my question was, is it not the advisers job to help us? This is their "walk-in" schedule and they are supposed to make time to see each student to help them out in their college career!

I finally go in to talk to her about my credits and asked what courses I should be taking now to prepare myself. I saw her for roughly three minutes and walked out of her office only with the knowledge that I should talk to the art department regarding their majors. Not only did she not help me at all, she rushed through everything and just did not seem to care at all! I do not even know where the art department is and I did not have a chance to ask her either because she just shooed me out the door.

I have talked to countless people from different colleges and no-one was ever happy with the advisers in their schools. They all told me that they are not helpful at all and suggested that I should not go see them either. I have concluded that the best advisers are in community colleges, students actually gotten the help that they need. These advisers take their time to get to know you and help you plan for a more successful college career. This is what we lack in my college!!!!

More next time. Stay tuned!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Reduce, Reuse, RECYCLE!!!

Earth Day is coming up next month, April 22!! There is only one Earth and we should do everything to protect it. If you haven't noticed, the weather patterns all around the world have been pretty abnormal. Glaciers has been melting, causing the ocean levels to rise. Greenhouse gases has been increasing.

Humans are responsible for releasing most of those gases, so what can we do about it? Well we can recycle things like soda bottles, water bottles and paper. Use public transportation to cut down on gas. Use environment friendly cars. Plant more trees to help the carbon cycle.

Hope you will be doing things to help the environment one small step at a time.

More next time!! Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hardships in Tennis

I have been taking an Elementary Tennis course and it has been four classes already! I feel like I've learned so much about the sport in such a short time. Although, I have played Tennis with friends before I cannot say that I know the sport. I believe we should know the basics to a sport, or anything in life in order to fully appreciate it.

So, getting back to the class itself, we begin every class by running three laps. This warms our body up and gets the blood circulating. Afterwards, we start to stretch our legs and arms so we can avoid pulling a muscle when we play. Finally, we pair up with partners and play mini tennis or practice some drills, such as someone tossing the ball to their partner and he/she returns the ball by hitting it back with the racket.

I still have to work on controlling the ball because sometimes I hit the tennis ball, and it just does not land where I want it to! It is so hard to hit a ball that is coming at you 30-40mph, while spacing yourself 3feet away from the ball. Then you must have the right posture and the racket at the perfect angle so you can hit that little tennis ball over the net. Oh and a very important one, keeping the tennis ball inside the court!!

Doesn't that sound like a lot of work to you? I personally feel that Tennis is one of the harder sports out there, but hard work comes with lots of practice. I'm sure I will master this sport in no time if I try my best!

Stay tuned for more next time!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Health is number one!

So today was pretty interesting. I went to my Introduction to Human Evolution class and we saw a video titled Secrets of the Dead: The Syphilis Enigma.

So what is Syphilis? Well it is a STD(Sexually Transmitted Disease) that is transmitted through sexual contact. There are three stages to Syphilis,
1) The primary stage, you experience genital lesions, a.k.a. chancres. (about 21 days on average after contact)
2) The secondary stage, there will be rashes that do not itch, all over the palms and soles of your feet. (about 6-8weeks)
3) The latent stage, this is where you see many lesions all over the body.

I recommend this movie to you if you want to learn more about the origins of Syphilis.

I believe everyone should be informed about all the different STD's and STI's(Sexually Transmitted Infections) that are out there as early as possible. I think high schools in New York City at least are doing a pretty decent job informing teens about these things. When I was taking health class I learned that 1 in 3 college females have HPV(Human Papilloma Virus). It surprised me when I heard about this. Some girls do not even know they have it and of course some guys do not know that they are carriers of HPV since it does not affect them in any way.

Well I just want to inform you out there about some of these diseases that are out there, hopefully you want to learn more about these things and further research these topics.

Well thats it for now!! More next time stayed tuned!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Hi I am Susanna, and here I will be discussing the many wonderful things that are occurring in my life and just the random thoughts that go through my head throughout my day.

Currently I am studying to become a Pre-school teacher, and hopefully in the future I will have time to study interior design as well. My goal as a teacher is to provide my students with the proper foundations because I have realized that it is the most important thing in ones life. Very often I find myself referring back to the simplest things that I have learned as a child, such as listen to each other or sharing is caring. These simple gestures shape who I am today. As for interior designing, I became very interested in for a few years now. I dream to design the interior of my own house and let my imagination run wild.

Well thats all for now.