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Subject: Cleaning: Love It Or Hate It?

Forum: Cleaning: Love It Or Hate It?
Hello College-Net Users,

In life there are many things we have to learn how to do and face no matter what. One of those constants are cleaning. Yes, those "lovely" household chores that include, but are not limited to, doing the laundry, mopping, sweeping, un-dusting shelves, cleaning the bathroom, doing the dishes, and taking out the garbage. Honestly, I've never liked doing chores. It's not because I don't want to be clean, it's because my mother is a neat-freak. We can't just have a clean surface; we need to have a clean surface, interior, and exterior home. I try my best to clean according to her instructions, but sometimes she'll inspect a glass table I've just cleaned and say its still dirty or that I've missed a spot, *sigh*. Although I dislike cleaning I still do it, and I find mopping the floors to be the most tolerant and easiest chore for me to do.
Do you particularly like to clean? Do you hate it, but do it anyway? Which chore is the easiest for you to do? Which chore is the hardest for you to do? Which cleaning products are the most superior in your opinion? Share your tales of cleanliness in the comments down below. Happy Posting!




-Miamichelle

Subject: Re: Is the world one big TV show?

Forum: Is the world one big TV show?
Hello Kat,

You pose an intriguing forum question. I have noticed some ironic happenings in my daily life as well. Sometimes I completely overlook it and other times I can't stop thinking about. With technology increasing everyday through new forms of social media and cleaner ways to fuel cars; I feel that humans are more connected than ever. This doesn't mean we're always socially conscious of our carbon-mark on the world, but deja-vu can strike at any moment. Yesterday, my mom and I were shopping at a Western Beef supermarket in the Bronx. We were picking up meat, soda, and other party foods for our family dinner this Sunday. When we were at the check-out counter we saw five cops arresting a young black girl. The cashier told us that the young girl walked out of the supermarket trying to steal a box of kotex (period-pads). My mother and I shook our heads. The cashier was disappointed as well. Sure, the girl was caught stealing and justice had to be served, but she didn't need to be arrested and surrounded by five cops. She wasn't even resisting and it's not like there was a terror threat. It turns out that the manager of the supermarket called the cops on her. My mom said that the manager should of gave the young girl a warning and told her to leave it in the supermarket. A lady that was standing behind us said that if the girl would of asked her for a tampon then she would have given her one, because she had some in her purse. After we got our groceries, I had to go to work and my mother returned home. In the evening, I scroll through my Facebook feed and find an article about a law that said free tampons will be available in public schools and shelters. Oh the irony of us seeing a girl arrested for taking something she so desperately needed and the government's action hours later to make that said object free in certain public institutions. When I told my mom about the article she wondered if the girl's arrest influenced the pass of that legislation, but I highly doubt it.




-Miamichelle

Subject: Re: Plans for 4th of July?

Forum: Plans for 4th of July?
Hello Everyone,

These past five years, I don't really go anywhere for the Fourth of July just because I worry about my safety too much. I live in the Bronx and although my borough always gets a bad rep for crime; I don't like being far from home on a night when firecrackers and fireworks are being shot-up in the sky. When I was a kid I used to go to my family's house to watch the nearby fire-crackers in the sky. So I'll probably be at home watching the fireworks on T.V. , not worrying about standing in crowds at midnight.




-Miamichelle

Subject: Re: Studying abroad in Korea (or any other place)

Forum: Studying abroad in Korea (or any other place)
Hello Everyone,

Let me just say that South Korea is one of my dream destinations and it's so cool to hear from someone who's actually been there for study abroad. I fell in love with South Korea five years ago when I was still a senior in high-school. It was winter-break and my close friend introduced me to a new genre of music called "K-POP," (Korean Pop Music). At first I didn't know what to think about the numerous boy and girl groups dancing in brightly-colored music videos and sharp-synchronized choreography. However, a few days later I became hooked on one group's music and then I started to become a fan of other k-pop groups and the rest was history. Through their Korean Pop Music I learned about the culture and language little by little. I watched some popular Korean Dramas (K-Dramas) like Boys Over Flowers and Coffee Prince. Like many other Asian countries, South Korea places a emphasis on respect for your elders and a strong work ethic. Here in the U.S., the youth sometimes run rampant and don't always address their elders with the proper respect and manner. I've never been to South Korea, but I hope to go there one day in my life.
The closest trip I went on that was close to "studying abroad", was a trip to Japan. During my sophomore year of college, I took a Japanese Language course to fulfill general language requirements. One day my professor told us about an amazing opportunity to travel to japan for 10 days for free. However, there was a catch; we'd have to fill out a long application that included an essay stating why we wanted to go on the trip, three letters of recommendation, and an above C average. Luckily, I was one of the five chosen from my school to go on the trip. 5-10 students were chosen from each participating CUNY school in NYC. The trip was epic, fun, delicious, adventurous , safe, magical, and inspirational. We visited historic temples in the countryside of Kyoto and we were able to walk the streets of the busy Metropolis that is Tokyo. We saw cosplayers on the lawn of the Manga museum and wandered through Akihabara (the place for video game and manga/anime merchandise). Although I didn't take a course and live on my own through this trip, our days were filled with educational and fun sight-seeing stops. It felt like we were learning and doing work as well, because at the end of our trip we had to write an essay about our experience.




-Miamichelle

Subject: Re: What is one of your most cherished memories?

Forum: What is one of your most cherished memories?
Hello Everyone,

There were many happy moments in my life, so picking just one is going to be a bit of a challenge. But, I think I've got one. One of my happiest moments was when I found out I'd be going on a trip to Disney-World with my family. My aunt paid for all of our tickets and we took the plane together. I was 13 years old at the time and I'd never been in an airplane before, so I marveled at everything from the shops at the airport to the window seat I sat in. I felt scared when we started to lift-off into the sky, but my fear passed. When we got to Disney there was so much to do and see. It was one of the best family trips I've ever been on.



-Miamichelle

Subject: Beach, Pool, Or Lake?

Forum: Beach, Pool, Or Lake?
Hello College-Net Users,

Since summer has started, many people will flock to pools, beaches, lakes or water parks to have fun and cool-off. In this hot weather which do you prefer: the beach, the pool, or going to a lake? Tell us about your favorite body of water to visit in the summer in the comments down below. Happy Posting!




-Miamichelle

Subject: Re: Are you good at taking risks?

Forum: Are you good at taking risks?
Hello Allan,

I think I still doubt my self-contained when it comes to major academic or life choices. I like to create a stable path for myself so that I have a plan that I can follow. However, life is unpredictable and my choices can lead to both success and failure.


-Miamichelle

Subject: Re: Are you limited by your parents?

Forum: Are you limited by your parents?
Hello Everyone,

I was raised by my mother who played both parental roles for me since my father left our life early on. She has never limited me in education, only in good habits. She didn't let me hang out with friends or go out by myself much when I was in high school. This didn't bother me since I was a introverted homebody focused on graduating school with decent grades.


-Miamichelle

Subject: Re: Would you consider living in a "Tiny House"?

Forum: Would you consider living in a "Tiny House"?
Hello Everyone,

Although these tiny houses are becoming trendy for its simplicity and mobility, I think it's personally limiting. I'm used to being at home in my one-bedroom apartment that has just enough space for my mother and I to stretch. If I were to live in a tiny house, I think I would miss having so much space. Also, I've alway felt that living in a mobile home could be dangerous. I mean you're sleeping in a parked mobile home and any crazy person could try to break into your mobile home.




-Miamichelle

Subject: What Style Is Your Home?

Forum: What Style Is Your Home?
Hello College-Net Users,

They say home is where the heart is and some of us dwell in modest apartments, cozy homes, or trailers. Thank to my mother, I live in an apartment that has been designed by her creative and artistic hands. I sometimes joke around with her saying that we live in a museum. From our glass table to our clear, glass food containers, our home is colorful, visually stimulating, and just right for us.
How about you all? Is your home decorated with a modern, contemporary, or antique touch? Who chose the paint colors for all the walls? Is there any paint wall color or not? Paint a picture of your home for us in the comments down below. Happy Posting!




-Miamichelle

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