Monday, August 15, 2011

College ----> Florida

Well, in the last few weeks, I was in the East Coast touring colleges.  We were in Boston, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC.  The colleges that we went to see were: Boston College, Brandeis, Tufts, Columbia, Muhlenberg, Haverford and Georgetown.
I really like Haverford, but I won't discuss about it on here.

A good thing about the college tour was that we got to eat alot of good food.  Tons of good seafood (East Coast), and other goodies. I have pictures on Facebook.

We also went to New Jersey where we saw some old friends and had a big party there also.  (I just realized that all of my good experiences somehow revolve around food. That's depressing).

Now onto Florida.

Florida is awesome.  Tons of amusement parks, friendly people, and awesome food.  We went to six theme parks.  Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure (Harry Potter), Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney Magic Kingdom, and Disney Animal Kingdom. For some reason this time, I sort of overcame my fear of rollercoasters, as I went on tons this time.  Some of my favorites include: Rip Ride Rockit, Rocket-Roller, The Forbidden Journey, The Incredible Hulk, and the Dragon Challenge, just to name a few.  I also went on some really interesting rides: The Tower of Terror, Star Tours, and Mission Space.  I was quite impressed with the technology involved in the rides.  

The difference between Universal Studios and Disney World is basically: crowd control.  At disney, they have special "walkers" for people who come early in the morning to the rides.  They keep a huge rope as they "walk" everyone into the park.  Later, they keep everyone happy by getting people to "fastpasses" or providing wonderful service that makes waiting in line worth it.  At Universal, no such system exists.   Finally I recommend anyone who is going to Florida to check out the amusement parks, to buy the book: The Unofficial Guide to Disney World _____ (year) is a very useful book because it helps "hardcore amusement park people" have fun.  It cuts wait time by 80%. 

Well that was my first few weeks of was awesome.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

School 2011-2012

My junior year just started last week, and so far its been fine.  My schedule this year is very relaxed, and yet also quite challenging.  My main goals this year are: To score A- or higher in all my classes; To get a 2000+ on my SAT, as well as a high score on my ACT; To be apart of this year's Upper School Drama as well as the Techie that goes to Bangkok for Cultural.  Other than that, stay alive, and stay happy.