Noemi Garcia Torres B.I.M. 1 Period 1

January 4

How was your break and what did you do?

My break was great, my family and I went to Mexico. We were there for almost two weeks. We went lots of places and had fun we went to parties and we had a family reunion. I talked to my cousins and I saw lots of friends. It was nice to see everyone after a year later. We live like in a ranch so my nieces and I went to see the donkey they were so happy with it it was an amazing adventure. We climbed trees and ran through the fields. My sister and I went to dace and we also went to get our nails done. It was great. New Years was awesome, we were here and we popped fireworks and we had family dinner. Then we had music and BBQ and the most important, fun.

January 6

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've ever given my parents is when I would not pay attention to them about stop dating this guy. They almost got to the point of moving me to another school just to stop me from seeing him. The most enjoyment I've ever given to my parents is when I got out of the ESL Program when it was harder to get out of it. I had to pass about more than 7 tests in English.

January 11

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

I can conceive a dream that is to be an accountant. I do believe in it but I really don't want to go to college because I believe that is too expensive. Yes I can achieve it because I like it and I think its a great career. I believe that an accountant is a great job and it will be awesome.🤔

January 13

We have a three day weekend, what are your plans?

My plans for these three days off are somewhat exciting for one day the rest will be boring. Starting today my family and I will go dine at Casa Maria to celebrate my mom's birthday which is tomorrow. We have reserved about fourth-teen seats. We'll have fun all together. Then on Saturday I'm planning on going to go get a gift for my mom. On Sunday it will be a chill day I'll just watch movies and stay in bed all day long. On Monday I'm planning on doing my Sunday chores, do laundry, somewhat clean the house and watch T.V. Then I'll do my nails and take care of my closet which is a mess. Then I'll take a shower and sleep.😊

January 18

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

When I like someone I talk to that person in a friendly manner, and to show my interest on that person I give all my attention. I treat them as how I would like to be treated because if I treated them bad and I get treated back too then our friendship or whatever it is will get damaged.🙃

January 20

Have you ever "passed on a kindness"?

Yes I have passed on a kindness. When I was at Mexico this last winter I saw an old man standing at the edge of the road when we were coming back. I had Christmas money that my brother gave me. It was about a dollar here in the U.S but in Mexico that was $20 pesos. I hurried to get my purse and get those twenty pesos so I could give them to my dad and then he could open the window to give it to him.

January 25

Who is your biggest fan?♥

It is difficult to decide who is my biggest fan, I have two who are really fans of me. First of all I have this friend of mine who has been proud of me for everything I've done and I know he is a fan of me. He told me that he wished to be like me, he wishes me the best. He believes on me, he is giving me all his support. If I ever need help he will be there for me. My other fan is my niece. She's only five and she says that she wants to be like me. She says that one day she will be like me, she'll do makeup, homework, she'll have friends, she will be tall and she will play with every kid. These two people are my biggest fans, and those people are my most loved ones. ♥♥♥

January 27

What do you love most about yourself? What do others love about you?

I have many things I love about my self but there is just one thing I really love about my self, the way I learn but I don't have to study. When a test arrives and I study I get lower grades as if I didn't study but when I don't study I get good grades. What others like about me is that I always have a smile on no matter what the situation I could be dying inside bu tin the outside I could probably be laughing.😊🙂

January 30

Which of your senses is the most important to you? What would you do without it?

To me sight is the most important sense to me. Without sight I would go blind and couldn't see the beauty of life. My life would be nothing but darkness. I can't see from far and I wish I could see clearly without any contacts or glasses. When I was younger I could see clearly but as I got older my sigh started blurring out. I've always been so sensitive about my eyes in the fact that they always get watery when they get in different climate or when I use some kind of lotion they even go watery when I see the light outside.🌤

February 1

How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you?

I see my self as a human being who doesn't care who is around her it could be a killer, an angel, a psycho, a president, anyone just as long as they love me like I do. I really don't care about who it is because I know they have kindness in the inside. Also I know I'm a wild girl though I don't show it. I really don't know how others see me I've heard from teachers that I'm a smart sweet kind girl and I guess that's how others see me.👩🏽

February 3

Do you treat people as they are, or as they ought to be?

I treat people as how they are, if they give me an attitude I'll give them and attitude. If they are going to talk nice to me I'm going to talk nice to them. I don't like when someone gives me an attitude and then I talk to them nice like that for me is not right. If they talk nice to me then I'll have to talk nice to them no matter if I'm in one of the worst days of my life. No matter if I'm sad, angry, or if is someone who I don't like and they talk nice I will talk nice too

February 6

How were you taught to tell the truth?

Well I was told that if I never said the truth I was going to have a consequence depending on what the lie was. It also was going to depend on who I told the lie to. I also was told if I said lies no one was going to like me for not saying the truth and I was not going to have any friends.

February 8

Have your parents ever practiced "long division" on you and your friends?

My parents have practiced long division on many of me and my friends. First of all when I lived in Mexico I had a friend who would always play with me when I went visit my grandma. My mom told me she didn't want me to hang around with her because she was rude I never did what I was told. Then here I met a guy from a state in Mexico where people say it bad and dangerous. I was going out with that guy. My parents never agreed just because he was from that state they judged him but they never took the time to get to know him better. We are not together anymore but we have a strong friendship. I wish one day my parents get to know him better, and maybe when that happens it will be too late.

February 10

When has a friend opened up a whole new world for you?

When I was in seventh grade I met a girl, and a new guy. The girl became my friend she has always given me advice about everything and tries to protect me the best she can. The guy he has been by my side and he is making sure I don't get in trouble and I do my best in school.

February 13

What is the most important advise you have ever received?

I've received many advises from a bunch of different people, but one that really got me was to not trust every single person. Not to trust anyone because not everyone is going to keep its mouth shut. Most people are going to keep the conversation between two but not everyone is like that.

February 15

What was the stupidest thing you have ever done? Did someone persuade you to do it?

The stupidest thing I've ever done is crack a flour egg on my friend's head at school. Later a teacher found out and told everyone who was cracking eggs on her head to go to a classroom we all got in trouble. The girl told us to do it and I got persuaded to do it since everyone was doing it and she liked it.🙃

February 17

Any topic of choice

These couple of days have been so stressful plus I've been sick. Yesterday, February 16, 2017 was #DayWithoutImmigrants, I supported my family and Immigrants by staying at home. I.C.E. is not just taking those with a criminal record they are taking the good people too and that's what we are arguing about.

February 22

What do you wish you knew then that you know now?

I wish I knew that to have a good relationship you need to trust her/him at anything. I wish I knew what teenagers go through. I wish I knew what it was to live here in the U.S. I wish I knew who my trusted ones were. I wish I knew who was going to be there for me even if I moved from school. I wish I knew everything has a time and a place. I wish I knew anything that would've helped me fix my past.😪

February 24

Have you ever decided to leave someone behind? How did it feel?

I have decided to leave someone behind. When I was in 4th grade I had a great friendship with a guy. His name was Saul, I was still in Mexico, we were "meant to be together". One day he asked me if I wanted to be his girlfriend, I told him yes. We had a great time together, we were a couple until the november of fifth grade. I got the news my family and I were going to leave Mexico to come to the U.S. I had to break up with him. I told him that since we were going to be away for so long it would be better for him to find someone else and me as well. A long distance relationship wasn't going to work. I felt so guilty for doing it. A few years later when I was in 7th grade I found him on facebook. He had a girlfriend she was pretty and she was nice, I got to meet her before she came here, i was proud he found someone. He had the same luck with her, she came to the U.S. too and they did stayed in a relationship, but not for long. I felt so sorry for him.

February 27

What is the most frightening thing that has happened to you? How did you live through it?

The most frightening thing that has ever happened to me is knowing my sister was being kidnapped. That totally freaked me out, to know someone was stalking my family, it felt so awkward. I couldn't sleep, think or anything because I felt someone stalking my house. I don't feel like that anymore, I really don't know how I got through it.

March 1

Have you ever received an anonymous gift? Have your ever given one? How did it feel?

I have received an anonymous gift it was for Valentine's Day. I was going to my locker and I opened it I was with my friend and I didn't realize there was a teddy bear and a letter with a Reese's Heart chocolate. When I realized it, it took me about 30 seconds to realize, I was about to cry. Later on I found out it was from my boyfriend. I'm going to say I have never given an anonymous gift but I really don't remember. Now I feel awful because I've never given an anonymous gift.

March 3

What do you try to do "perfectly"? What happens?

I always tried to perfectly have straight "A's" in my semester grades for both 9th weeks. When the end of the nine weeks is almost over I get a last grade and it either I have a group work in a class or is too hard that I get a bad grade. That grade will end up leaving me in a 89 at most. I hope this semester I get all "A's".

March 6

What is the best thing you have seen teenagers do lately?

I think I have not seen teenagers do anything good lately. I don't go out much plus I don't hang around big groups of friends and I don't use social media that much; it could be a reason of why I don't know anything.

March 10

What are your Spring Break plans?

My spring break plans are nothing but maybe attending a wedding of some girl my sister knows. Everyone my best friend is going so I might go too. Other than that just stay home and watch TV. I might exercise but only if its not going to be raining. I just hope my nieces are not at home the whole spring break because if they do then I do not want to stay at home.

March 20

What did you do over spring break

During Spring Break I did nothing but translate some long letters into english. It took me four days to translate them from Spanish into English. After I got done with them I got paid $100 and a Paris Hilton Perfume and lotion, that was so exciting but it was so much for me. Later on the weekend I went to a wedding, it was so fun though I had no one to dance with. I saw someone who I wanted to see. Then on sunday I slept at twelve for doing homework.

March 22

Do you know anyone who has made a major change in his or her behavior for the better? WHAT caused them to change?

When I was in seventh grade I had a boyfriend, we're still very good close friends, we are best friends, he was going to ISS or to the front office every single week. He would be in trouble, I never liked that from him, until when we were going to eighth grade I begged him and cried for him to change. If he didn't behave he was going to be sent to rebound. So somehow he tried all his best to behave, and get good grades, I would help him when he needed.He now is doing good, he does behave bad sometimes but

March 24

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

I have a dream about being a Journalist. I believe in it but I feel like that is a job where I might not fit. I believe I can achieve it but I get accounting easier. I feel like both careers require hard work and that I believe I

March 27

Any topic of choice

Well this weekend I went to Austin to eat at a restaurant called Casa Colombia, where they serve colombian food, for my brother's birthday. I cannot believe he is now 26 years old. He is my favorite brother of all, he makes me laugh, shares things with me, he supports me and he cares about me. I am so sad he is getting married on December. What am I going to do without him? I feel like things are going to change when he gets married. What if he has a baby and he sets me apart and doesn't care about me anymore? I'm so worried, in the meaning time, I'm going to do all my best to spend time with him.

March 29

What is the best thing you have ever written? What is the best thing ever written to you?

The best thing I have ever written is a poem about Food, I wrote it together with my best friend, it is full of memories. We were in seventh grade plus it reminds me of a lot of things that happened during that school year. The best thing ever written to me is a birthday letter for my quince from my boyfriend. It had so much emotions in it plus it was so beautiful and romantic he even sang throughout the letter, it has been the best thing ever written to me.❤

April 3

When have you needed a friend most? Was someone there for you? When has a friend needed you? Were you there for your friend?

There has been many many times where I needed a friend the most. It was when I was going through a very difficult personal time where I couldn't count on my parents' support. My friend, she was there for me she tried to help me, she even got in trouble with her boyfriend because of that. I felt so bad, I felt so sorry. I was there for her when she needed because why not? She always supports me.

April 5

What is the balance of your personal bank account? Are you rich or bankrupt?

I have made a big withdrawal with a person so close to me. I love that person so much, I've made a big big promise which I won't say. That person has made so many promises to me which until now he has accomplished. That is why I made a big big promise to that person because I don't want to be the one who is receiving deposits and so I want to be making deposits also not just him or else he'll go bankrupt. Yes, I'm rich and not because of money but because I'm happy and that is all it matters for me.

April 7

Have you ever made a resolution? What was it? When did you make it? Did you follow through with it? What resolution do you want to make now?

Yes I have made a resolution and I'm still doing it. I sold myself to never be one of those kind of girls who just like gossip, makeup, have a lot of guys behind, those who act like basically whores, and everything that falls under that gap I guess. I made this decision when I was in fifth grade, when I saw a girl acting that way so young, so then I thought I better not be like that when I grow up. I am still in that way of accomplishing now. Now I want to make the firm decision of do what I'm told to do and not get mad at everything everyone

April 10

What is the secret of your success? What is the one thing you do that makes you successful?

the secret to my success is my nieces. They give me all their love to get me to do something and also be a better person. I have this thing that makes me do the best so one day

April 12

For whom can you make life less difficult today?

Today I can make my mom's life less difficult. She is always at home taking care of grandchildren which is ok for a day or two or maybe a week, but for the whole year? No way, we tell her she is not for that, she stresses out a lot; my siblings and I don't like it. So I could make her life easier by helping her with the kids but also just telling my brothers, the ones with kids, to stop giving mom work. She already had to take care of her own 10 children for them to come both of them with two kids and giving them to mom so she takes care of them. That is a no no.

April 17

Do you pretend to be someone or something that you are not? Why?

I do not pretend to be anything. I am just who I am. I can't pretend I'm a real caring, outgoing girl if I'm not that kind of girl. I also can't pretend that because if I did I wouldn't be who I'm pretending to be. I don't hide my personality, but I don't let the whole world who I am, if someone really wants to know who I am then he or she must come to me and get to know me so well.

April 19

How are you unlike any other person? What makes you unique and different from everyone else?

Supposedly to other people I am a very bright person I always keep a smile on my face. That might be true but that doesn't mean I always happy. I'm always serious about things and when it comes to help I'll try to help. I'm unique because I'm my self I don't try to be someone else.

April 21

What unhealthy habit would you like to break? Have you already tried to break it? How?

I have an unhealthy habit of chewing gum. Gum does bad to my back tooth I get cavities and I can't go a day without it and when I do I feel anxious. Yes I have tried to break it but I have that sense that if it's not gum it's got to be some sort of mint. I have not bought gum for a week and I just feel like I need it. I feel like if I don't have it it's like everyone is looking at me for not doing what I always do.

April 24

Are you carrying around "barnacles" in the form of mistakes, regrets, and pain from the past? How could you let go of these burdens.

Yes, I have been carrying around "barnacles" in my life. I have committed mistakes and yes, they hurt a lot. I have let some mistakes go away and now I just want to forget them. I regret a lot of things but those mistakes have taught me lots of different things and that is how I'm shaped as a person, by mistakes.

April 26

Have you ever been "burned" by a bad experience? Has a bad experience ever transformed you and turned you into a new person?

Yes, I have been "Burned" by an experience and it has transformed into a new person. I was that kind of girl who would always ask for new things and they had to be good looking. Now since I have seen so many people and met people who can't get what they want even an ugly piece of clothing, I changed. I do not want to be selfish and one day I might just give away clothes to those who need it, because I know that if I can spend $100 on a single pair of shoes whose will only last so little, I could spend that money on $3 shirts for

April 28

Any topic of your choice

I've been so happy lately. It is for so many reasons, first of all I have been sleeping so well. That is a good thing, sleeping is a great thing if I want to be happy. The second thing is just something called meeting someone and falling in love for over three years now almost four. It is the best thing that has happened to me.

May 3

Is there anything you hate doing, but you do it anyway because it makes you a better person? What is it?

Yes, there are so many things I hate doing but I do it just to be a "better person". I have to do what my sisters and parents tell me to do. Somewhat it is ok, but if they don't like someone I have to stop talking to that person. Just because they say it is a bad influence when they have only spend about an hour of their lives with that person. I have spent time with that particular person over three years and they say it's a bad influence. If that person was to be a bad influence then I would have changed by now, unlike they have to thank him because that person has made me stay who I am.

May 12

What situation in your life requires win-win thinking?

In school I have win-win thinking it is that I want to succeed in school but at the same time I want my only two best friends to succeed, to me school is easy but for my boy best friend it is somewhat hard, and for my girl best friend is kind of easy to be here at school. I always try to help both of them.

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