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Aug. 30th, 2008

August 30th, Annie's David Boreanaz Signature Collection #1

Haven't posted any art in a while, so enjoy =). Signatures that I made of my favorite leading man on television. Oh geez, I can't even post these without doing my fan girl squeal =P. Right, the siggys..that's what you came here for xD. Here are a teaser, the rest are behind the cut:

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More siggys behind cut....Collapse )

Aug. 23rd, 2008

Journal entry, August 23rd, 2008

I got published in a BIG local newspaper again :). At least this is some happy news in my life. Oh and my poem is #2 on the "Most Popular" list for about 2 months now...I think xD. I wrote this article a long time ago, probably in june. That's also about 2 months ago xD.

My voice article:

When Asians Are Pushed to the Breaking Point
By Annie Shum

            Growing up in an Asian household isn’t easy. We’re constantly examined under a microscope by society, which has formed this perception of us as humans with big brains, lack of athleticism, and very bad English. I’ll admit that we score high on our SATs and ACTs, but are we really smart? I laugh at the very idea of scientists examining our brains and concluding that we’re intelligent in technical analysis.  That is not the secret of our achievements. As Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
             

 

Aug. 22nd, 2008

Journal entry, August 22, 2008

Song:  "I Hate Everything About You" by Three Days Grace
Mood: Pissed. 

*sigh*

Let's do this all over again.......

Well, I was beginning to tell you my story about today because when I write, it's a form of my expression. It's therapeutic. It was something that was well-thought out, but it got erased. This led me to conclude that sometime while I was eating my dinner, my dad read what I wrote on this online journal before he went to sleep. 

This is somewhat similar to what I wrote before, but probably not as good because right now I'm more pissed than in that "cooling" off period when I was writing this:

I cried today. I collapsed and cried today while I was showering. This was the 1st time I've ever just broken down and cried since 5th grade. I was the new kid in my school and the welcoming party wasn't so welcoming. I remember just coming home from school and crying into my pillow. The tears kept on flowing down and down. My brother asked me, "How was school?" when he saw me crying. I'd told him that a group of girls were making fun of me because I was Asian at school. I didn't even do anything or even talk to those girls and they automatically thought I was some weirdo from Mars. Somehow when I told my brother all this stuff, he seemed to understand because he has been there already since he was 8 years older than me. That incident was six years ago. Six years ago, I swore to myself I wouldn't let ANYBODY push me down in life. Six years ago, I learned to pick myself up over and over, but that was SIX YEARS ago. Today, I committed the cardinal sin in my life and that was letting my parents get into my head. It seems like a never-ending fight that keeps building. It's SIX YEARS LATER  and i'm fighting an entirely new fight on both fronts like the Germans did in World War I and World War II. Fighting on both fronts, the Germans lost both of those wars and paid dearly for the consequences because they exhausted their supplies and soldiers at an exponentially faster rate. Now, I am the Germans. I'm fighting my fight mentally against my parents and myself. This fight just keeps on wearing me down. I'm older now and my body just feels run-down, but somehow I have to keep fighting because this is the MOST important fight for my identity. You're thinking to yourself, "What is she talking about?". Let me rewind to several hours ago when I was entering the house while I was drenched with sweat from my two-mile everyday run. I was attacked by my parents. They completely took me by surprised and approached me about getting a tutor to make my PSATs scores higher. With my arrogant and stubborn self, that was an "insult" to MY pride. I know my parents think they mean it's for the best, but I KNOW I can raise my math scores higher in the PSATs and in the actual SATs myself. It's like they've LOST faith in me. Everything I DO for them is never good enough. I know I"m not the SMARTEST person in my school or in the world, which is why I NEED to work HARDER than anybody else if I want a shot at my DREAM. I even have doubts in my own dream. If you ask me why I want to be a pediatrician and no other medical specialist, I would reply that it's because I can't imagine doing any other job than helping little kids get back to health and back to their rambunctious self. Although, I keep questioning to myself, "Is that really why I want to be a pediatrician?" or "Is it for my parents?" My parents have kept pushing me about this since day one. They push, they don't encourage you. Being a doctor means everything to my parents. It means a gateway to being socially acceptable in the Asian world. It basically gives you "social status". To me, I would be the FIRST doctor in my family and maybe my parents would finally be proud of me. This is a CURSE. I'm always talking about how I want to live my own life, but I can never seem to escape my quest for my parents' approval. Will I ever be free? Two years from now, colleges will be asking me on a peice of paper, "Who is Annie?" What do I tell them if I don't even know who I am as a PERSON?

Aug. 13th, 2008

Rant of the day, August 13, 2008

I'm so sick of people judging me just because i'm Asian. I'm really sick of seeing comments like "yellow scum", "You murdering chinese". People, there's always two side to every story. We don't know the full story of the situation in Tibet. Just because you say those things that we are like "animals" or "people who have no morals", what does that make you for saying those things? You're judgemental and someone of lesser morality. It really is hypocrisy at work.

**Also a little note, I was waiting outside for 30 minutes waiting to be let in so I can retake my Chemistry regents. As i'm standing there, I have people staring at me like "What the heck is she doing here? She's Asian". I wanted to say to them, I"M NOT STUPID OR RETARDED LIKE THEM(PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY FAILED THE TEST). I just wanted to retake it to get a better grade and if I did fail it, why would it be a suprise that an "Asian" failed at something? We all have those times where we do well below our standards. Those are the times that motivate us to "perfection".

This is me signing off now.....

Aug. 9th, 2008

Elle/Peter("Heroes) - In Pieces


Video info: My 1st "Heroes" video. I made this in only 1 hour, so it's kinda suck-ish. Basically it is about how everyone in Elle's life manipulates her. Peter stole Elle's heart, her father controlls her life, but Elle always has her powers to remain above them. 

ehh...hope you enjoy it anyway. It's suck-ish

Aug. 5th, 2008

New video! LoVe - A Thousand Miles


Enjoy!

Jul. 1st, 2008

Test


Nov. 25th, 2007

Veronica Mars, S4E01, "Cross Jurisdiction"

Veronica Mars, S4E01

 

Episode Title: “Cross-Jurisdiction”

Spoilers:  Widow's Son in the Windshield(301)

Disclaimer: “Veronica Mars” belong to CW and Rob Thomas. “Bones” belong to FOX, Hart Hanson, and Kathy Reichs.

A/N: Cross-over Season 4 pilot episode. There will be flashbacks and some of them I will leave very open-ended. The mind can come up with the resolution to the problems.
Progress: 7pg./?? pg.
Plot: The serial killing spree from "Bones" has traveled to hot, sunny, and sexy California. The question remains, is it related to Gormogon? Has the apprentice finally master the craft of cannibalism? Has the apprentice turn on the master? Will the crime-fighting trio be able to figure out the identities of the killers before another murder strike?

 

Aug. 29th, 2007

Bones: "Middle of Nowhere" Scene 5

Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended! The show and the characters belong to Hart Hanson, Kathy Reichs, and FOX. No profit was made from this, only pure entertainment and joy for writing!

Spoilers: General spoilers for Season 1 and Season 2

Rating: PG-13

Summary: The Squint Squad, Booth, and Parker go on a camping/fishing trip.

Title: “Middle of Nowhere”

Format: Script

Date started: 8/9/07

Progress: 5/5=Finished

*Author Notes: My newest update in a seemingly long time. Sorry to keep you waiting! My computer finally broke and I was without a computer for practically a whole week and now I have a new computer. Yay!! Won’t be writing another one for a long time since school is about to begin soon. I was very discouraged from writing because I lost everything I’ve written in this scene, so I had to write as much as I can remember. It’s not that funny like I would have wanted it to be. You only get the muse once and then it goes away.

 

 

 

 

Aug. 17th, 2007

Bones:"Middle of Nowhere" Scene four

Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended! The show and the characters belong to Hart Hanson, Kathy Reichs, and FOX. No profit was made from this, only pure entertainment and joy for writing!
Spoilers: General spoilers for Season 1 and Season 2
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The Squint Squad, Booth, and Parker go on a camping/fishing trip.
Title: “Middle of Nowhere”
Format: Script
Date started: 8/9/07
Progress: This will be finish whenever I have my muse.
*Author Notes: My newest update in a seemingly long time. Sorry to keep  you waiting! I haven't had  a long computer access in a while. Bob Mould, an undiscovered artist will be mentioned here. He's is a cross between Bruce Springsteen and country music. Check out Bob Mould on Youtube!

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