I use google translate whenever I don’t know a specific word, or I need help with the syntax of a sentence in Tagalog. Now I know why my French professor could always tell when I used google translate for my homework. It’s a pretty clunky system, but it gets the job done. I end up knowing more than google translate, but it was incredibly helpful when I first arrived. It’s weird using google translate for your own language, a language I feel that I am supposed to know so well.
It's 3:37am in Manila and I'm in the middle of changing my entire website. This is what it was like when I first started West Fourth Street. My roommate Michal and I were up until 4 or 5am in the morning working on our websites, stressing over every little detail. I'd look over next to me in our dark room and see her face crunched up in concentration, illuminated by her laptop screen. We prioritized our websites over our homework. Not much has changed. I'm working on a lot of
In the short life I’ve been blessed to live, here are 21 things I’ve learned. Have the courage to start. Doesn’t matter if you get to the end, just start. Don’t be mean in high school. Don’t be mean at all. What you say to others can make an imprint on them for life. Choose your words wisely. Practice kindness. Start with being kind to yourself. Invest in good winter coats. Guard your heart from temporary people. Love fearlessly. You feel deeply and that’s okay. Just because