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Life? [01 Mar 2008|01:20pm]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Life has been very satisfactory lately... Last year, I went through a series of drama, phases of feeling lost, and moments of incredible anger. What a complete 360 my life has made. This year has seriously been the best year of my life. I can't stress how much I have changed. I don't know if it has to do with me getting another year older and maturing, simply moving on, or both. Junior year was marked by the typical teenage angst, which I have thankfully gotten over. Sort of... I'm still a little bit of a rebel on the inside, but it's all good.

After all that had happened last year, it's almost a miracle I'm still standing upright. Really. It was tough, stressful...something I would not do over again. Thanks to friends who have been so patient with me and dealing with my stubbornness, I learned to let go and throw myself out there. Not only that, but I have learned to live a life without regrets. I learned that it's all right to do things on the impulse, that's it's perfectly okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them, that's it's fine to not know exactly what's going to happen. Things don't always happen the way you plan for them to happen; that's just how life is. I used to depend on being organized, orderly, and fully prepared. But you know what, there will always be surprises and unexpected situations. The best way to deal with them is to be flexible.

Up until this year, I never realized how powerful and fulfilling forgiveness could be. I'm not going to lie, I probably have the biggest pride ever. I hate apologizing, I hate admitting that I'm wrong, I hate feeling weak. It's not a trait that I'm proud of, and I'm aware that I need to work on it. And I have been, honestly. Friendships easily turned into rivalry and hatred all due to pride. With my on-going apprehension of high school coming to an end, I have been constantly thinking of what's coming up in the future and how I want to be remembered among my peers. Do I really want to just leave high school with drama? No. I know ten years from now none of the things that went on in high school will matter: who had sex with whom, who had beef with whom, who got a 4.0 and who didn't. In spite of that fact, I still wanted to fix things with people. It was the only way I felt I could graduate with a clean slate...so I'm proud to say that I have resolved all conflicts. =) Not going to mention any names, but I'm sure all of you know who I'm referring to. I can't even begin to describe how good it feels to have it out there and done with. Sure, there are always the thoughts of "what if," but better late than never. I'm glad that I finally sucked up my pride.

Right now... everything is falling into place. I am loving life like I have never done so before. Yeah, I'm still scared shitless about the whole college situation coming up, but I don't think I'm alone in that aspect. I know we all say that we absolutely can't wait to go to college, but let's face it. We will still miss home. But after thinking about it A LOT last night, I realized why deal with it now when there's nothing I can do about it at the present? All I can do is wait until I know where I'm going, and even then, I'm not going to torment myself about going away. I have complete faith that everything will be all right.

As an end note, my advice to you is: live in the present, prepare for the future, and don't forget about the past.

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LAST SPIRIT WEEK [27 Oct 2007|06:15pm]
Late, I know. Been too busy, not to mention too lazy. Arrgh. Still having that case of senioritis. I thought I shook it off, but NOPE! Still here, still wasting my time. I love/hate Spirit Week. I can't lie, I am so glad that this is the last Spirit Week I'll ever experience as a highschooler. It is saddening, though. It's almost like a countdown to graduation. Last Spirit Week, last Homecoming, last Winter Ball, last Sadie's, etc. *sigh* I hate this. I'm depressed, so I'll just post up the pictures. =(

2008 DOMINATESCollapse )
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Warning: Extremely Long Picture Post [21 Oct 2007|10:49am]
[ mood | pleased ]

Wow. Senior year is going by so fast; I can barely even keep up with the pace. I think I have gotten over my feelings of apprehension towards graduation, or maybe it is only because I am having so much fun I don't have the time to reflect upon it. Summer has been good to me. The school year has been as well, although I have to confess that I am not as focused as much this year. Talk about senioritis. GAH! I seriously need to get back on track.

On a more serious note, I am glad that things are the way they are right now. Sure, things could have been better, but I don't regret anything. I'm not one to dwell on things that I can't change or have any power over. I invested so much of my time, effort, and faith in you. I'm all spent and I'm done. For the first time in a LONG time, I feel free. Nothing is holding me back any longer. I am my own person and I dictate my own actions. Pay more attention on your life than on mine.

That said, enjoy the pictures + comments! =)


Spirit Week pictures I might do tomorrow. Maybeee, if I'm not too lazy and/or busy. I hate college applications.
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Senior Year [27 Aug 2007|09:45pm]
Period 1 - AP Environmental Science - Brumbaugh
Period 2 - English 12AP - Hu
Period 3 - AP Economics - Macleod
Period 4 - Leadership 2 - Paris
Period 5 - AP Psychology - Nelson
Period 6 - AP Statistics - Joseph
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What happens in Cabo, STAYS in Cabo. =) [22 Aug 2007|11:59pm]
Went on a cruise to Cabo San Lucas and BOY, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. GAH! Highlight of my summerrr. I want a re-do. I made many new friends; they're all the best. Oh, this is definitely a picture post.

This cruise. . . what can I say? I loved it from the moment I stepped onto the ship until the moment I had to step off it. Every second, every minute, every day. This is, was, definitely a great experience, one I would gladly re-do in a split second. I loosened up, had fun, partied all night, met the coolest people. *sigh* And best of all, I left issues from home AT home. I didn't bring any with me on the cruise.

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July, July [20 Aug 2007|09:04pm]
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Summer thus far. [08 Jul 2007|04:05pm]
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Picture update? Somewhat. [24 Jun 2007|10:12pm]
I am really too lazy, so this isn't everything. Unlike everyone else, I am very depressed knowing that we have only one more year left of high school. It is reality, I know. Still. I want to be in denial.

Leave me alone.

On a brighter note, I LOVE MY SUMMER. =)



JAN = MY BEST FRIEND



John, my date for American High School's Senior Ball.



All of us, except for Kathleen and Huy. Where are they?



The girls. My favorite. =)



Me and the date.



INTERACT LOVERS! Donnelyn, Neland, me, Kevin, and Erika from left to right.



Justin Shih. The cutest guy you'll ever meet. Someone worth crushin' on. =)



Hooters with the Borders Crew! Missing: Derek.



Matt and me being fatties that we are.



Being gangsta with Pranay. . . except I can't fool no one.



My walking buddy and more. I love this dude.



Do I have to explain this picture? HAHA.



Fatties for life! Just kiddinggg.



Half of those who went to Sweet Tomatoes.



He thinks he's the beast, but he's really not. Don't tell him I said that. =)



Last day of school ended with this boy right here. Gotta love that face.
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Rule #1: Live Life to the Fullest [07 Apr 2007|09:15pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Recently, I've been going through this phase of not being certain about the things around me. I've been too caught up with the daily routines of life. Even though happiness can be found in the small everyday things that happen, it hasn't been that way for me. Lately, I've felt like I'm a robot. One that is confined within the walls of expectancies and outside influences. I used to pride myself in knowing exactly WHO I am, WHERE I'm going, WHAT I want to do. Nothing is so clear-cut anymore. I wish it were because if you know me well, I sort of like consistency. I admit, I am a very predictable person. I like to be sure of myself.

If anything at all, I have learned so much this year. I've grown into this person who is somewhat different from who I used to be. I'm a little bit more precocious, I'm a lot more open to new things, and I'm a little bit more in control with myself and my surroundings. My cousins from the Philippines are staying with my family for a few months and they are so different from me. They were the ones who taught me that life was too short. And in reality, it IS. They live by one rule and one rule only: By not experimenting new things, you miss half your life. Today, I found myself doing the most unexpected thing and definitely the craziest thing I've ever done in my life thus far. Ask me and I'll tell you. And you know what else? I don't regret it. I think the greatest feeling is not knowing what's going to happen next, but doing it anyway. When you don't do something, you find yourself asking 463739 "what if?" questions. No more for me.

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Scheduleee [24 Aug 2006|09:38pm]
Period 1 - AP Biology - Wharton
Period 2 - AP US History - Jones
Period 3 - Spanish 3 - to be announced
Period 4 - Leadership 2 - Paris
Period 5 - English 11 - McCarthy
Period 6 - Honors Pre-Calculus - Ho
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CLASS OF 2008 [07 Aug 2006|09:06pm]
Spirit Week Skit
If you don't already know, the theme of this year's skit is Hercules. These are the list of days in order:
Monday - Toga Day
Tuesday - 20's Day
Wednesday - 50's Day
Thursday - 80's Day
Friday - Orange and Black Day

Car Wash
Class car wash is on Tuesday, August 15th. It is from 9 AM to 5 PM. Come whatever time you want and leave whenever you want to. If possible, please bring any of these items:
- paper towels
- Windex
- rags or old towels
- buckets
- soap
- SPONGES
- hoses and nozzles

We are running low on supplies. Anything will be appreciated. Let me know if you will be able to go. Please spread the word and tell all your friends.

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Cards for Sale

Cards entitle you to one free dozen Krispy Kreme donuts every time you buy a dozen. You can get up to 10 dozens free. The cost of the card is $10.

P.S. All money raised from the class car wash and the Krispy Kreme Fundraiser will go towards the Class of 2008. If you are a junior, help yourselves by participating and raising money for an awesome Junior Prom and Senior Ball.

Contact
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by any means. Ask me for my cell or house phone number.
E-Mail: nicki.nario@hotmail.com
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[17 May 2006|05:12pm]

I really think you guys ought to vote for me. Junior prom? It's going to be THE BEST, promise. 

NICKI NARIO FOR JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT! 

Vote now @ www.votewhs.com!

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Here we go again? [30 Apr 2006|07:52pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Yeah, so I know I've literally left this LiveJournal for dead, so I apologize. But truthfully, this is one of those rare moments where I feel compelled to post for whatever reason.

It's that time of year again. The school year is almost over and usually, I'm totally pumped up for the summer. Last year I had summer fever all the way back in winter. In comparison to last year, I've discovered that I do not have summer fever this year. Honestly, I am completely terrified of becoming a junior and I hope I'm not alone when I say this. Just the prospect of taking the SATs and thinking about college stresses me out like no other. Getting there, I think, is the hardest part about college. I have no problem living away from home 'cause God knows I just want to pack up and go, but getting accepted into the college I really want to go is just really stressful. Eh. Junior year is. . . Let's just say it's going to be interesting.

With that said, I am glad to say that my life right now? Couldn't be any better. So far. Just kidding, that's a lie. I've been living a VERY stress-filled life as of now due to the iSearch, tests, and elections. iSearch not so much anymore as I'm almost done. But elections? Not so good. Elections are scaring the heck out of me since I'm running against tough competition here. Yup. You heard it. I'm running against Anthony Ruma and Sarah Nauss. *sigh* It's going to be even more difficult what with the online voting and all. I mean, what's the percentage of the class that will actually remember to go online and vote? I don't know, but we shall see in a couple of weeks. I don't have a myspace either so that blows. I've accepted the huge possibility of not being president for the class of 2008 next year, and believe me, it was hard. I don't know. I guess that was the only thing that got me really down this week, but eh. That's what we call life; It doesn't pause for anybody.

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Ramblings [10 Feb 2006|08:26pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

I'm sore all over, inside and out.

So it seems as if I only update this thing whenever I'm down, which is a shame, really. I wish I could update more on how my life is so grand and brilliant and so so so exciting. But that's not the case here, so I won't. Moving on, my week's been a rollercoaster. It's been going up and down lately. More downs than ups, I'm sad to say.

A lot of things have been said and heard, too. When something's said, you can't take it back. And yes, words have a tremendous effect on me. Just today I've heard three things that have all gotten me thinking. Let me tell you, it doesn't look too good. While out to dinner, my parents said the most inconsiderate thing to me. In my face, in fact. And because of it, I dislike them. Parents just don't understand. My dad said it like it was the most obvious fact and I was struck dumb. Speechless. All I could do was bob my head up and down in false affirmation. They think it's only a joke. Well, it's not. Not to me. Not at the least.

Which brings me to the next topic. I was talking with Praveen after school and he was pretty blunt about it. Which is cool; I like bluntness. At the same time, it was disappointing. It was a reality check, something I think I might have needed for a while now. He said that nothing right now or maybe in the near future, will matter in ten years. Don't go assume that I'm talking about what you're thinking I'm talking about because odds are, you don't know what I'm talking about. Or, you can just think however you like and leave it at that. But you know, maybe he's right. Maybe this is all just fun. Nothing serious, just fun. Maybe we're fooling ourselves into thinking that we could handle this. But I can't help hoping that he's wrong.

And then there's the other thing, which I will not elaborate on. I don't know anymore. This gets me so frustrated because I always know what I want and how to get it. However, when it comes to these things, I'm completely at a lost. It seems like all I ever do is make hasty actions that aren't clearly thought out. For a while, it'll be okay, but then the next thing I know, it hits me right back. This time, harder.

Blah. I'm going to spend the remainder of my Friday night doing geometry homework for lack of a better thing to do to take my mind off of things. I should really get a life.

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Don't try me. [17 Dec 2005|03:42pm]
[ mood | discontent ]

Time and time again, you continue to prove me wrong.

The words almost don't mean anything to me anymore.

Actions speak louder than words, I'm sure you know.

Too many times, too many things have happened.

I forgive, but I don't forget.

I don't think the question is 'How far will this go?'

I think it's:

How much am I willing to take?

<3s [01 Dec 2005|06:56pm]
[ mood | listless ]

I miss this.

And this.

Let's go back to it.

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Hurtful, maybe? [26 Nov 2005|08:50pm]
I'm afraid to say this to you, but sometimes I wish...

Just a thought. It's not meant to hurt you.

I'd rather have one "big hurt" than a lot of "small hurts."

Get me? Guess not.

At least it wouldn't be continuous.

I hate it like this. I can't pretend I don't care.

Because I do. More than you'll ever know.

LOOKIE HERE! [21 Nov 2005|12:18am]
[ mood | content ]

Click this, yo. Collapse )

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[29 Oct 2005|01:37pm]
[ mood | empty ]

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Tell me this isn't happening.

NO MORE STRESS! [04 Oct 2005|07:32pm]
[ mood | relieved ]

WOO HOO!

NO MORE STRESS.


Can someone say "Amen"?! *dances around*

I don't think we did too bad? Considering we hecka pulled that off sooo fricking last minute. I'm proud of everyone who participated. You guys were awesomeee. Seriously. Our dances rocked everyone's socks. Or so I hear from everyone else.

Tomorrow is Punk Rock Day! Rally at 7. *smiles*

Don't you just LOVE Spirit Week?!
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