So, I was packing up the other day in the AMR, and I found a big plastic bag that had this label on it – “Hyun Ho Song, AMR I Royce 204.” Basically, when you move in, the upperclassmen volunteers give you these label stickers to put on your luggages just in case they got lost. This plastic bag I found was the bag I had my pillow and blanket in, and this really had me thinking; I can’t believe my freshman year is over. This white plastic bag, although it’s now all torn apart, useless, embodied all the emotions I had my first day of college. I really couldn’t believe it’s now all over.
It’s time for a wrap-up, blog-wise. I’m now moved into my new apartment, unpacked everything, and my freshman year is all behind me now. But now I need to pack up all my blog entries and prepare for moving out of this freshman blog (this is not my last entry, though, since I am still required to write two more entries during the summer or i get into trouble…).
Going over my past entries, I feel like I focused too much on my extracurricular activities relating to photography and a cappella which blows a little bit. And I’m sorry If I was being too unacademic and rubbing same stuff in your face. I guess I was just not inspired enough haha. And writing blog is really not my thing. Hopefully next year I would be able to find something funner for me to do (maybe video blogs…?)
Anyways.. here are my past entries starting from the oldest. This isn’t the most exciting blog entry, so bear with me.
So this is my first blog. I was very excited about joining the Vocal Chords, so I wrote about my audition and what I expect for my first year of college.
It says I wrote it, but this is not my entry. It looks like Sarah wrote about. Sorry about that.
Here I wrote about my trip to rehoboth beach, Delaware, with a few of my photography class people. It has pretty pictures.
Here I talk about my first semester classes. Looking back, Physics II and IFP I was the hardest course I took that semester. But in the end, they turned out to be the most rewarding classes. It has a pretty picture.
Here I talk about Love. My a cappella group went to sing at a wedding dinner party at the Peabody Library. Also, my partner and I went to Penn Station to take photos of people hugging each other for my photography project.
I talk about the first snow at JHU and my a cappella group’s fall concert. Coming from California, snow was a pretty big deal for me. It has pretty pictures. It also talks about how excited I am for the winter break.
I’m in my winter break, and I talk about how excited I am and what I have planned for the four-week vacation.
About half way through my winter break, I got really bored and started missing my being at Hopkins. so here, I list some of the reasons why I want to go back to Hopkins. From the tone of this entry, you’ll be able to detect how hyper I am and how everything around me at the moment is failing to entertain me. It ain’t got any pic.
Here I try to be a nice SAAB member and introduce to the prospective students what SAAB is all about. This is my Student Activity blog.
Semester 2 comes and I talk about the classes I’m taking. I ended up dropping the philosophy class two weeks after I wrote this. so yea. It has a pic of me lying creepily on our JHU sign….
Here I talk about my busy life and how I’m dealing with it. Seriously, taking 18 credits was very hard, which is why I dropped the philosophy class and ended up taking 15 credits instead – probably one of the best choices I have ever made at Hopkins. I was also in the middle of finding a lab position.
So this is the one talking about how I got my lab position I have right now. Hopkins is really known for research opportunities, but they sure don’t just land on your lap.
I probably wrote this right after watching Project Runway on my computer, so the word Chic was really stuck in my head. So I decided to write about how to make the college life chic. Here I list my necessities that helped me survive college.
This is my required Cribs blog. I talk about my tiny dorm room. It has a youtube video embedded so you can see moving pictures of my room. You can tell from comparing the pictures and the video that I have later fully-lofted my bed hoping to get out a few more square inch of my room.
A cappella concert again. This was our 15th anniversary spring concert, so it was a very big deal for us. We had a lot of our alums come over to sing with us at the end, and that was a very powerful, enlightening moment for me as you will see as you read through it. It also has a poster that I created for the concert.
Finally I write something academic and talk about my IFP experience at Hopkins as an engineer. I was very inspired when I was writing this, and I think it shows. It’s gotten a couple of nice comments.
Here I talk about my plan for the summer.
If someone tells me to erase all my blog entries except two, it would be the IFP entry and this one. Singing with Imogen Heap was one of the most surreal experiences I have ever had in my entire almost-twenty years of life. I love Imogen Heap. I hope she adopts me. I wish I had put like those carbon-copiable adoption document underneath her poster so when she signed my poster I’ll be like hey guess what was underneath! you have just adopted me, Mother. and I’m changing my name to Greco Heap.
Oh BTW when Imogen Heap introduced us, she said John Hopkins University Vocal Chords. We need to change the name of our school. Cuz Imogen said so.
Here I wrap up my blog and list all my previous entries… oh wait, it’s this one…. ;)
So here I am, wrapping things up. Look at me, I’m all grown up. The other day, this guy asked me about my Organic Chemistry class: “Hey so everyone in your class is a freshman like you?” and I was like “EXCUSE ME? (snap snap snap drawing a zigzag in the air), I ain’t a freshman no more. I’m a sophomore.”
So yea. I’m a sophomore now, guys. and I have three more years to go… It’s gonna be the longest three years of my life, but at the end, I’ll probably say “OMG that went by so fast!” like I did in the first paragraph of this blog entry.
This is not a forever-bye-bye-freshman-blog. Remember, I have two more entries to go, so keep checking our blog and get the latest information about Hopkins life. Oh, and if you have tumblr and want to see some of the photos I took my first year at Hopkins, follow me! (http://photolegrec.tumblr.com)