Friday, January 30, 2009
About two days ago I went out on a story Stephanie, Melvin and I went out and asked people in Harlem how do they feel about our 44th President Barack Obama. So far it seems people really felt like due to Bush's administration we are victims for the loss of jobs and the war we have had for so many years now. But gladly many are willing to do whatever is asked of them to help Obama's administration really transform America into a place of better economy and into a place of hope again. Now I'm putting the story together. After my email editor checks it out hopefully it can be put up on the site soon.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
So, today is was weird because we had a guest Max.[shown in the pic above]. When i first came in i just did my point sheet since its been collected tomorrow. After i did the point sheet i finished working on the video from yesterday which is the trip to DC. While working in the video i ate popcorn made by Richard. They were good but, i added more salt. (but thanks Richard) Then i showed the video to kendra and heard what she thought of the video.There wasn't much to do so, i decided to search up something that would help me with my Global Regents for tomorrow. After a while i stopped and told Kendra to take a pick of me working on th video but, then i found the camera interesting and started experimenting with it and above are some results with a little photoshop included. (Thanks to Melvin who refreshed my mind with working with photoshop) I have learned a lot this week all thanks to HarlemLIVE but, this is going to cost me a chocolate bar which i promised to the lady who got me this internship Ms.Laguardia. I made a bet with her that if i liked HarlemLIVE better then working at the VE office i would have to give her a chocolate bar. I really join working at HarlemLIVE specially with Richard who is weird but, in a good way and offcourse Selly who is always in a very happy mood. :D
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The experience in attending the Inauguration was great. The ride there was okay. I was tired and slept most of the way listening to music. I was sick and my throat got worse but I feel so much better now. It was nice to see Obama's car go by the glass windows of the Newseum. I was so close to him. Everybody there seemed happy to see Obama being sworn in. The long waiting on the lines and the extreme weather caused people to be upset. I guess it was worth waiting outside in the cold to go into the Newseum. It was a cool place though. I read off a tele-prompter and reported news in front of a green screen and then saw myself on a television reporting in front of Capitol hill. I wish I would have bought something back home but at least I have the pencil Celly gave us and the train ticket.
Hey everyone...omg it such a ugly day outside. i hate the snow ! and to come to think when i was younger i use to love it and play around in the snow yuck ! welll yea even though i did not feel good today cause my stomach was hurting, i still came into harlem live because i am determined to get my work done and get my story put on the website. well im starting to feel better and george says its cause he brightens up my day but not even true ! welllz ima get bak to work now so this blogger Out !
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Today i went on a POS about Obama with Tega. it was exciting since i have not been in a story for a long time now. Today it was a layback day because i did not went to school because i have no regents to take because i am so smart. LOLZ. Well today i also did so many things because i had to go to 34th then go to the bronx then go back down to my house, wait for my brother and then come to HL so although i slept a lot it was a really crazy but i liked this day. Well the POS was cool because i got to meet a Cute black guy which was exciting and i also met a weird guy but it went out well. BYE BYE see you later
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Today I started on my finished a story about Fresh Start Talent Show hosted for homeless kids in manhattan. It was a very cheerful high spirited event for the holidays. I'm sending out to a of couple of email editors and I'm in the process of setting up a follow- up with a story I did before on Continuum Cycles. Also, I'm brainstorming or more ideas.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Today I sent out the other half of my story about Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program to my email editors. And took a look at some other story ideas and thinking about finishing an unfinish product. I also wrote down a few words about how i felt about President Barack Obama's Inargural speech.
-Jay Ova and Out
As everyone who went on the trip to DC knows I got a bit ill....which is why I am not going to be in the office today...I have a delightful (sense the sarcasm) 50 emails I am checking, and have to run to fed ex and mail out a request for new space for us (cross you fingers so we can move into a new BIGGER location!)
PS I hope you guys see my communication about my absence at the office today, you can email/text/blog/fax/call/instant message....
Sorry no-one liked Cracker Barrel lol!.....but it was CHEAP decent food!!!...and better than nothing!....our next big/long trip we should book a hotel that way the driving will be easier and we will have a bit more energy to get a tad bit more interviews done.
Getting out of "RED" train on Judiciary Station in DC
There were people EVERYWHERE when we got out of the train station!
Auditorium we watched "The Moment" from.....this was like 20min before the Swearing in...so it got more packed by then.
All in all it was ONE of the best experiences of my life and Im sure for all of us that went AND everyone who was in DC that night.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Today I got my story done about the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program.I sent out my story to my email editor and haven't got a repsonse back but when I do hopefully my story can be put up soon while I'm working on my past unfinished stories.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wowww today was a very proactive day. Kendra and I went out on a story to cover a program dedicated to 7 years old and 18 years old where opportunities really do open up to these kids. Every opportunity these kids get to play in a tennis tournament, is a chance for them to get recruited by colleges with tennis scholarships to do what they love.
Almost Defeated by the cold, I dragged myself to Harlem Live with lots of hope for my first story at The Little Gym. The Little Gym is awesome, traveling in the cold was not but as we walked into The Little Gym my spirits were lifted. I was accompanied by Richard and Stephanie and I must say, that place is amazing. The Little Gym is a gymnastics and skills developmemt program for children in Preschool and Grade School. I had to admit that I was just a little bit nervous but when I walked into the little gym I just couldn't help but feel welcomed and excited. It's so colorful and the air about it just makes you comfortable like you're a part of their "little" family. The Little gym is cool and I knew from the first time I walked in during the StoryHunt that I would want it to be my first story, and after today I feel very accomplished.
HarlemLIVE is shaping up to have a strong team for this spring. You all know who's stepping up! At the end of the next several weeks, more editors and new positions will be named for HL's Spring term. When we announce the spring team, we'll also have the new HarlemLIVE profile page up on our site .... with the names, faces and profiles of editors and student staff. Your next few weeks (and recent performance) will determine the results!! Good luck!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
My first day at HarlemLIVE was great . I learned new things which my friend Kendra told how to do. For example she told me the responsibilities that everyone had at Harlem life.I also learned where everything was, what you need to do when you go out on a story and basically just got to know how everything works. I was also surprised to see that there is a kitchen and bikes. I also liked how everybody got along with each other. There was also a guy named Richard that was kind of crazy. Well, i like everything so far because it makes me feel like i am at home. I am very happy because i am going to be learning how to use final cut pro which i am very interested in. Hope this will be an enriching experience.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
For most of u losersz thesez daysz ya must not no bout namesz street namesz and all that but i have a special name called skittle skillz 24/7 as u can see as my title. so letsz find out about the great one and only me. letsz start with skittle the first word. as u would be thinkin skittle is yes a candy skittles. and u know something your right. i got skittle from skittles. now lets talk about skillz. u may not know where i got it from but do u know of skrilla hill ?? well i took part of the name and made it into skillz. see what creativity can do in life ?? well now the final word 24/7 do u know when people say i be out here 24/7 doing this and that thatsz basically where i got it from. first my name was really skittle skillz until i added that last 24/7 and it all went together ya di99?? well u know my quotes in every blog imma cut it for this blog i want only da smart people to think about it and whatsz it really tyna say so holla at me when ya get it ightt. here it is teach me and i will understand, show me and i will go, and love me and i will learn thatsz it right there so holla at me den ightt. DUCESZ!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
6:30 AM. This day have been the worst because first of all i been hungry all day and second of all
i been feeling nausea and i have the black circles under my eyes which are always there but today
they are worst. In the other hand i am pretty happy because once again i was the only one who
passed the Science test. Also today i found out that they haven't assign a teacher to subsitude
MS.Arnold and i am asking myself who is going to teach us? I miss her already . Another thing
that keep me happy is that there is only 74 days for spring to begin and also because in march 8
daylight savings time begins and it satrts to get darker late not at 4:35 like right now.