Sabrina Zheng BIM 1 Period 1

January 4, 2017

How was your break and what did you do?

This past Christmas break was long and necessary to rest up my mind to get ready for the new year and semester. WHAP has taken a toll on my sleep and I am often exhausted at school from WHAP and PreCal mainly. Over the break, I played tennis and hung out with my friends, worked on Euro Challenge with Sabrina and Tyler, watched TV, ate ALOT of food, and slept. I worked on my WHAP homework even though it wouldn't be due till much later on because spring tennis season is about to start and because I have all day tournaments, I won't have much time or energy to do it. My mom and I hung out and shopped over the break as well and it was so much fun. I love perusing through clothes, shoes, bags, and stationary at Target. I went to play tennis with Chloe and Brandon a lot and seeing their faces make happy. They always know how to cheer me up when I am down and make me laugh till my guts hurt. My family and I went to Fredericksburg and spent the day in their downtown and it was beautiful. They had small stores every where filled with vintage, knick-knacky things, restaurants, and gourmet chocolates. Overall my break was very fun and it was a wonderful way to end 2016.

January 6, 2017

What is the most trouble you have ever given your parents? What is the most enjoyment you have ever given them?

The most trouble I have ever given my parents was when I was in my preteen years (about 10), I had just enter middle school around this time so I had just started to develop new friends. This was also my "rebellious" stage because I was old enough to have homework and responsibilities, but I was still fairly young so I would rush through my homework without care and I would lie to my parents about small things such as eating tons of candy and etc. I was a well behaved kid overall because I knew what was right and wrong and I followed rules, but I would disobey my parents here and there over small things. My mom was very strict on lying even if it was over small things because she knew that in the future during my teenage years as I gain more freedom such as driving, I could lie about bigger issues if she didn't stop me. The most joy I have given my parents is being very ambitious with my school, piano, tennis, and anything I do. They don't have to constantly nag me to do my work and as I have gotten older, my work ethic gets better and better. They know that I always try my best on every assignment and activity I complete. I also help my parents especially my mom a lot. My brother is younger so I always take care of him when my parents are busy and whatever my mom needs, I will do it for her. Also, because I have gotten older, I understand my mom's frustration and her troubles more so I help calm her down and think of solutions. We have also gotten closer and we go shopping and spend time together that we both enjoy.

January 9, 2017

Does writing help you express your feelings?

Writing can express my feelings depending on what it is and how intense I feel about the situation. I like to write my feelings down because I know that I will go back and reread what I wrote and learn something in the future especially if what I am writing is hard to think about initially. If I am angry, sad, or happy, writing down how I feel seems like an inconvenience at first, but in the end, I like to go back and look at how I have changed after I have emerged from the hard times.

January 11, 2017

What dream can you conceive? Can you believe it? Can you achieve it?

I dream of being happy with an amazing family with two kids and an amazing husband, a job that I am successful in, wealthy, and to spoil my parents. I also dream of going to Yale or Columbia as my dream universities, but in Texas, UT. I want to major in business management/finance. I also want to graduate valedictorian and ace my SATs as well as being NHS president. The closes dream I have at the moment is to win the EURO challenge at my school and move on from state. I believe that I can achieve these dreams because of my work ethic and ambitious personality. Once I set my heart on something, I will stop at nothing to accomplish my goal.

January 17, 2017

How do you decide if you like someone? How do you show interest in them?

It doesn't take much for me to like someone because I get along well with most people. They have to have good morals and respect and treat others well. For me there is a difference between me liking someone and for me to want to befriend them. I will befriend a person if they are individualistic and have a unique personality. Most of the times it will include humor, loyalty, honesty, and respect for others and their culture and background. I will show interest in them by attempting to make plans to hangout with them or by talking to them and asking questions about who they are. Usually with people that I like, I will feel encouraged to converse for a long time because I will usually find that person extremely interesting and we will talk for hours.

January 20, 2017

Have you ever "passed on a kindness"?

I have "passed on a kindness" many times whether it's at school with people I know or with complete strangers at HEB or SAM's Club. At school, I often go to my math teacher, Mr. Tenorio, for help and he shows me patience and kindness in taking his time to help me understand the math problem fully. Later on that day, I have friends who don't understand the problem either so I pass on the kindness by helping my friends and showing them the same kindness that Mr. Tenorio showed me. Another time was when I was Costco and that day, I had been showed kindness so when an elderly lady dropped a pile of clothes on the floor, I picked all of it up and she was extremely happy.

January 25, 2017

Who is your biggest fan?

My biggest fans are my parents because they are always putting all of needs before theirs and supporting my every decision. If I ever have a problem, I go to them and explain what my problem is and they try to help me even if they can't. Especially for school, they do push me extremely hard, but they trust me to take care of everything that I need to for example, grades, extra credit, and more. Their support means more to me than anything else. In tennis, that's is my domain and they don't push me at all there because I push myself the hardest. I am extremely competitive and my parents support me with clothes, rackets, supplies, and encouragement. These are just a few of the reasons why they are my biggest fans.

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