Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Congratulations!!!...


Congratulations Kendra, you are the Student of the Month for March!!!! You have accumulated the most points. It was a CLOSE second with only a 5 point difference! Runner up is Anabel! Followed by Christian! Look for the postings up by tomorrow to see where you placed. I am going to sit down with all of you and talk about how you can be more productive!

Thank you ^_^


Thank you so much HarlemLive. My second blog for the day. And mad random too. Since I've been here I've learned SO much. I got accepted into five out of six colleges because I was involved with HarlemLive. This was AN AMAZING thing to put on my application. Being Editor in chief made it even better. Here I also got some things out about a personal aspect of my life. I would have probably never talked about it if it wasn't for Hl. Thanks. I cannot wait for the summer youth media challenge to come. I hope I am here for that. ^_^. On another note, my stepdad is starting to annoy me. Ugh. Idk what to do. This is another thing I need to talk about. Its getting under my skin. Anyway let me leave before I pass out on the couch
-Tammy Ram is over and out.

Meow ?

Hello Harlem Livers. Today I'm tired(that's a new one lol) There are supposed to be two new students coming today. The memoir class is cancelled =/. I just finished posting blogs and after this blog I am going to find another story. The one on Thursday got kinda messed up. Well it was a learning experience and I know what I have to do next time so that won't happen again. It really upset me, but that was my own fault. That's part of HarlemLive, to learn and grow. I got accepted into Pace!!!!! I'm so happy. I hear some people are doing a POS about LGBT community. I turn 18 in 3 months and 20 days!! Lol. I'm so happy. My hair is extra soft and silky. I love it. You don't know what I had to do to get it this way. It was a long process. It also isn't breaking like before. Olive oil baby. I need sleep. I need to stop procrastinating on school work so I won't have to go to bed after 1 am. For example doing a project in two nights, even if I had a whole month to work on it. In college, that won't be good for me, so I need to get outta that habit. FAST. 
I'm leaving a like 6 today. I got a stupid essay midterm for AP tomorrow, Ugh. Point sheets are being collected today. I wanna see who gets SOTM. I don't think it is me, but its alright. I didn't get a story this month, but don't worry, next month I'm getting a lot of stories, so watch out. Thats how I felt last night lol. Anyway, I'm outtie. 
-Tammy Ram is over and out.

Kathryn will not be in today!

Kathryn's class is canceled today Tuesday March 31rst!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Memoir

Hey HL!! I'm working hard on that memoir. It's coming together and it's pretty good. I'm in a great mood for the spring weather and I'm so ready for everything that's in store for this year. I'm glad to be back at HL with all these funny, crazy ppl and back at work. This month was eventful. I've enjoyed much here and all the work I've done. Can't say much. Below is a preview of my memoir.

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Click. The phone went dead. I looked at it to reassure myself that the call ended. To my expectations, it did and I continued down the few steps from my school and tagged along behind my friends. The weather was awkwardly pleasant for that time of the year. The sun shined, teenagers stood at the corner of the block chain smoking, while others participated in illegal activities. Such actions were familiar to me; I see it everyday. However, this day, I wasn't just looking at these teenagers with judgement, I wished I were them. Their carefree actions showed their lack of responsibility or any remorse for those who disapproved.

I, with my head full of staggered emotions and adult-like responsibilities wished that we could trade places. I'd stand on a corner dressed in all black next to the peculiar goth kids or by the gays that didn't necessarily fit in the queer community, but were being considered. They'd be the girl who held onto grudges that subconsciously but not directly affected them. I could be that concerned girl hat asked me 'Are you okay" when I'd see someone crying. I could console this girl and say "It'd be okay" even though it wouldn't or I had no clue at all.

I hit the corner and once my heel touched the pavement, this unexpected ball of emotion hit me. This sorrow was pass adieu and I saw no need for such acting out. I guess I couldn't control it. My fingers nervously sprang across the touch tone. 1347, wrong, 1917, wrong. I finally decided to dial 2 for speed dial. She heard my tone and immediately she was worried. "I'm on my way" she said. I knew I could count on my best friend. She was the girl that I underestimated, but knew was useful. My school friends stopped me on the next corner because they saw the tears. I shook my head "no". I couldn't explain to them, I'd only knew them since September. This issue dated back several years ago.

On the train, my ipod's volume was set on low. I had no book in my hand, no book at all actually. My mind was full of air, my heart full of hot steam that needed to condensate into gas. This delayed reaction grieved me. I just stared thinking "I don't want anything to happen to my mom. I love her. I need her. The entire train ride was distant. People's noses began to disappear from their faces and their mouths would sink in;faded it would appear. The significance of that hadn't become clear until I got there. This was my mother's second time in the hospital for excess bleeding. She had called and texted my phone several times in school and I couldn't respond.

Now, inside this infested emergency room full of sickly and diseased germs, my mother lied on the uncomfortable hospital bed. Her face was lively, yet flushed. Pain didn't read on her face and I was a bit relieved. My mom had took off from work and paid my aunt a visit. It's a annual routine. They fight about twice a year, and go for months without speaking; they surprisingly reunite in the month of December and start the bickering simultaneously again. This was something else I was used to.

My mom who is the oldest and acts her age wanted to talk with my aunt to smooth over some misunderstandings. This turned into a rave. My aunt was screaming, yelling obscenities and she was uncontrollable. She hated us, was what she said. She had always been jealous of my mom and what she had and I never really understood why. She could easily have the same things; she was beautiful, way prettier than my mom, she could get a husband, she had a standard level of common sense, but she lacked intelligence. That was her problem for years and what she lacked turned into ignorance.

I could recall instances years back, when she acted out, cursed us and bashed us. Especially during my grandmother's sickness, she was overwhelmed with fear, it danced in circles around her as it did all of us. I evoked nonchalance and a distant awkwardness took over my personality. This was the first time we had to deal with death exclusively. It was our responsibility s a family to unite and be there. That's wasn't even the half of it. I remember trembling at the podium with tears running down my face and my hands crumbling the poem I was to read. I closed my eyes and began to read without hesitation. I didn't know then that I would later regret what I'd read.

At my grandmother's funeral, the poem entitled "Mi Wonder Woman" addressed everything I felt without mentioning names. I decided against using names due to fear of those "individuals". To this day, I think my aunt remembers that poem. It made her think and she felt guilt because she knew that this poem, as metaphoric as it was was directly about her and her actions. Looking at my mother, I began to see the familiar face, the familiar process and I saw my grandmother lieing on that hospital bed. The vision was evident as my aunt yelled "I hate you" and my grandmother cried and cried as my mother told me the story. This was happening again and to my mother this time.

I felt that it was time. I had to tell her. I swallowed my pride, held the poem and looked for a recognizable face with a solace look.


Today


Today at HarlemLive for me was all about calling the restaurants that were a part of the Tap Water Project. Many I left messages along with my name and the mention of HarlemLive. With other restaurants I have to wait a while or an hour before I can call again. I really liked when I mentioned the Tap Water Project that the employees actually new about it and was glad to help or at least showed me to the right contact.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bloggers Block?


For those of you that find yourselves thinking "I dont know what to blog about" check this website out

Halfday



***I'm finished with three things already.. their just hanging there waiting to be posted. I didn't go to school today and i didn't really see a reason to go. Being rejected from 4 out of the 6 colleges that i applied to all in one week really kept me down. I get rejections all the time doing POS's and I've learned how to deal with it by moving on but those people don't mean a thing to me and these colleges mean so much. I kinda feel like since i'm not getting any acceptances then what's the point in working so hard in school. I'm not sure what I'm going to do if i don't get into a college and i don't even know what there is to do besides work. The path or direction that i'm going down is one that i'm greatful for but one I dont neccessarily like. I'll have to do something about it fast because life is what u make of it. I guess i should be a little patient since i haven't heard from the other two schools.
***This weekend I'm going to my art class, since i haven't been there for a while, and i'll have a chance to relax and think about everything while i'm working on something new.

"If you don't like something, change it.
If you can't change it, change your attitude.

Dont complain." Maya Angelou

x3_Kendra

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hey blOggerz....


Today I finally notice its spring! It wasn't too warm or too cold and it drizzled. Tamarra and I went on a story and got lost. I'm still working o and editing my memoir. It's interesting to read my email editor's response as well as my class instructor's comment. So for today I was thinking about finding restaurants in the Harlem area, but the it rained. But tomorrow is another day. What I would really like to find out with the restaurants is what does this project mea to them individually on a more personal level, not just the regular saving the world answer. I want depth. A story behind a story.

harlem live


GOSH TODAY WAS THE BEST DAY EVAH GOT MY ESSAY DONE AT SKOOL AND HANDED IN HOMEWORK AND TRAVELED ALL THE WAY TO WORK TO SEE THE FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE AND OF COURSE MYY FRIEND CHRIS !!!!!!



LOL!!!!!! :.] <<<<<333333~~!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another day at HL... (how to upload a video tot he site)

connect to the server, click site-beta, click templates, then click rt_hyperion_i15 , after click flash, then videos.....

open video with visual hub, click flash in visual hub, make sure you check off "Raw .flv format, click start(top right corner),when is done in visual hub is going to create a new file on lacie,then is going to add "swf" to the file (ex inez dickens.swf) drag the .flv to the video section on the server (where he other videos are) open up the mov file in quicktime, so you could get a screen shot with "command+Shift+4" (image will show up on your desktop) Open your screenshot in Photoshop, the image should be (Pixel Dimensions) width 60 pixels by height 45 pixels (Document size) width .833 inches and height .625 inches (resolution) 72 pixels/inch. Save the image in the folder "thumbs" (found here=Server- SiteBeta- templates-rt_hyperion_J15-Flash-Thumbs) save it as a .jpg

Open CyberDuck (if harlemlive is not bookmarked: Click Cyber connection (log in info for ftp server is on the sheets all around the office) Click "Public_HTML" go to "templates" then click "Rt_hyperion_J15" then click "flash" then click "thumbs" drag the .jpg (screenshot) over to the folder you just opened in CyberDuck....

Go back to the server your "flash" folder click "video.xml" Copy everything from on the left side to the following Then paste it under the SECOND ITEM FROM THE TOP change the title of the video and the description KEEP IT SHORT.....then to change the PATH you need to be on your CyberDuck folder-thumbs...click on your desired picture while holding down the control button (or if on a PC right click) then choose "Copy URL" then go back to your xml page, and paste in between the two delete everything before "thumbs" Do the same for (MAKE SURE YOUR VIDEO/PIC NAME DOES NOT HAVE ANY SPACES) Then save it.....

Now....Drag your .xml site into Cyber Duck....click continue for overwrite.....drag back into your "flash" folder.....

FINALLY check harlemlive.org to make sure you video is playing correctly.

YAH!!!!!

Video Meeting


Filming me for the video was fun. We didn't really do much but when it's finished and edited it will hopefully look better and realistic. At least we got started on tapping the commercial. It was kind of funny & awkward having the camera on me while i was walking. 
The new face of the blog is cool. The color looks much better.


x3_Kendra

The new blog is soooooooooooooooo Harlem Live!!!!!!!!!!!

My day was cool, I went on a trip with school. We visited a theater on the campus of city college and watched a one-man representation of the movie "The Kite Runner". Then I had a chilled out day when we got back to school "yarrrr".  We were supposed to have a proper vid day today......"crickets".............we didn't. 

"SUNNY'S POLITICAL CARTOON"



MTA

The MTA will increase the fare now to $2.50 to ride the trains and buses. Who wants to pay $5.00 for two trips now? Lucky for students we got full fares, but I hope that I have a car before I start using real public transportation cards.

Athlete of the week

Dwayne Wade

D-Wade a.k.a flash is the athlete of the week because of his performance is incredible and he is a hard worker. If you don't know Wade he was the 2006 NBA finals MVP and won a title with the Miami Heat. Wade has been on a row lately and will continue to be on a roll. He is now being mention in the same breath as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in the MVP voting. He score 27 points against the grizzles on tuesday. Wade has had some big numbers lately that has help the heat get a 38-.32 record. Compare to their record last year this is a whole lot better. Even Pat Riley didn't want to watch the heat at the last minute of the season. Now the heat is a team that many people can watch without being disappointed at another lost to the season. No one is mad at Wade for being a star player. He is the possible athlete of the month, the season, and the year. Dwayne has lead the league in ppg (points per game) almost since the beginning of the season. The MVP award is in sight for D-Wade and he needs to keep up the work if he wants to obtain the award that Kobe won for the first time last year. Wade has won a title already and is hungry for another title and the award. This week he wins the award for the athlete of the week.

Who do you think was this week's athlete of the week?

Fair Hike...

Wow, I cannot believe that their is going to be a MTA fair increase. I am so upset because many people need the train and it's only going to be more stressful. New York is the most expensive place now I feel that the crime rate is only going to get worse. I actually want to see how this is going to go. Is this supposed to help the economy? or just make the money flow more structured? This is such a headache in my opinion. People are going to be so mad and that adds more to the hassle. I pray that this is a limited time thing because thats the only transportation for people nowadays. Soon its going to be all about bikes and cars on a daily basis. Hmmm I wonder...

Athlete of the week

EDGE
If u don't know who Edge is, he is a superstar in the world wrestling entertainment (WWE). He is known as the ''ultimate opportunist'' and the ''Rated-R superstar''. He is currently the world heavyweight champion and is number 1 on the power rankings. Edge is probably the best wrestler in the WWE. Edge is in a rivalry with the Big Show and John Cena. This is the second best rivalry in the WWE right behind Randy Orton and Triple H. He has a huge match at one of the biggest and greatest event of the year Wrestlemania. It is going to be a triple threat match between Edge, Big Show and John Cena. This will be a very interesting outcome cause The Big Show was caught cheating with Edge's wife Vickie Guerrero. John Cena used this to get into the title picture. Edge forgive Vickie for this even after he saw the video. Edge is one of the best hard working superstars in the WWE. Maybe one the greatest superstars in WWE history. He likes playing the bad guy in the WWE. Some superstars do extremely better when they don't have fan support like Edge, Randy Orton, Jack Swagger, Chris Jericho and Mark Henry. Some supertsars do good when they are love by the fans like John Cena, Batista, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Undertaker and Rey Mysterio. Some wrestlings have mixed reactions with the fans to. Stars such as Randy Orton and John Cena. Edge is probably the best hated superstar in the WWE today. Without the fans support he has become multiple WWE and world heavyweight champion. With or without fan support Edge deserves another title of ''The Athlete Of The Week''.

Q: If you think someone else desevres this title, tell me who and why and maybe he/she could become the next athlete of the week?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

today

today went good everyone is friendly and i enjoyed myself. thanks harlem live

Productive day


Very productive day today. We had a long memoir class and we covered lots of things. We helped Stephanie with fixing her memoir. We gave her some great advice. She wrote about her memories about Dominican Republic and her pride in her culture and heritage. Our class was a little over an hour, but the time was well spent. I must go now. We wrote about smells; thats where I got the inspiration for the picture. Food came to my mind.

Today =)


 Woo I'm back people. I am very refreshed. A lot to get done. I just finished having a very interesting convo with Christian and Selly lol. Selly and me were discussing a date for the monthly meetings, and this one will regard something that is bothering a few students at HarlemLive. I really need to address this because I know there will be a major conflict between some students. The new blog is awesome!!! Well mainly because it is blue and everything seems more orderly. I also love how the student of the month is placed on the new layout. =). Rich isn't gonna be here for awhile. That is gonna be different. Sorry I wasn't here yesterday guys. My neck feels all tingly because my friend says it reminds her of caterpillars from the Philippines. Eeck. I'm so cold. That's why I'm always sleepy. Im anemic ugghh. Anyway bye =).

-Tammy Ram is over and out.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Today


Helloooo everyone, I had to call United Nations today and finally get connected to Unicef only to have the pleasure to leave a message. Well, I just let them I was a student from HarlemLive, my name is Te-Ga and I was inquiring about finding someone to speak to about the Tap Water Project. In the mean time I think I can get most of my story by finding out about the participating restaurants involved with this project asking them questions. Well if there's a will there's a way!

WHAT A CRAZY WEEKEND

WOW!!!!! MY WEEKEND WAS SO CRAZY I HAD WENT TO THE MOVIES WITH A CLOSE FREIND OF MINDS AND IT THE MOVIE WAS MADD FUN. I HAVENT HAD MADD FUN IN A LONG TIME. WE WENT TO GO SEE "THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT" THAT MOVIE WAS SOMETHING ELSE. I GUESS WHEN YOU REALLY CARE FOR YOUR CHILD YOU WILL DO ANYTHING FOR THEM IN CLUING KILLING PEOPLE. MY HOUSE WAS SO COLD IT WASS FREEZING LIKE CARZY I HAD ON SWEET PANTS, LONG JOHN SHIRT ON AND SWEET SHIRT ON WITH 3 PAIRS OF SOCKS. AT THE END OF THE WEEKEND I HAD TO GO SEE MY AUNT AND SEE HOW SHE IS DOING. OVERALL MY WEEKEND WAS ONE CRAZY WEEKEND.

 

Dentist!!!

OMG today i went to the dentist to do a root canal it it was the worst. First i got there at 9:00 am but the doctor came at 10:30am. Afterward i have to wait half and hour. After that they sat me down a room with a bunch of weird machines and needles. I was so scared because i hate needles so much. Then the doctor came and put the anesthesia on and i hate it because i hate the numb feeling you get. The root canal itself don't hurt but it is torture because you see verything that ig ogin on like when they put the needles in and stuff but you dont feel nothing. I lasted in that room for two hours(no joke!) then they put me some stupid stuff that tasted like pure clorox and it felt like it was burning but i got over it because i am a women!!.. now its been like 4 hours since that happen and i took my pills so its not hurting, i hope it dont hurt later on. I am so happy i finally got that overwith because i did not want my teeth to get worst.bye bye

In the words

Hey Its Christian how is everyone?? 
How was your weekend? This was a quite eventful weekend for me. I went to the party at Arts, and Technology on Friday, and than we went to Central Park to make some noise, and after we went to Wendy's. Got home about 3, than i woke up on Saturday at 3:00p.m, and was showered, and dressed, and out the house at about 4:30p.m. I met up a friend, and went to the movies. We went to see "Knowing" it was very good, i felt it allows the audience to make there own mind up, about what they believe in. I respected that, the whisper people could have been aliens, spirits, angles, whatever you want them to be.

There is a website for free screenings for people between the ages of 13-29, or 39 pending the movie, here is the website. www.thescreeningexchange.com 

Spring, spring, spring


I'm at school, bored, so I decided to blog. I have lots of work to do at HarlemLive. I must get started with the  IM/AIM story that we covered last week. I also must get my memoir typed today. I've been postponing it. I'm still working on the fitness story,  the director, Rachel is getting married and will be out for two weeks, so I will have to wait again. However, I have lots of stuff to keep me busy. It's spring, the weather is changing, remember to stay happy, people.

Nyiesha

Sunday, March 22, 2009

FINALLY UPDATED THE BLOG!!!!




Whoo Hoo finally I had a chance to sit down and update this blog....These colors now match our logo!!! I want to add Student of the month on the side too....Im going to try that now....

Friday, March 20, 2009

CANCER IS NOT A GAME

CANCER IS NOT A GAME IT IS A VERY SERIOUS THING. I HATE CANCER, CANCER IS TAKING MY AUNT AWAY. SHE IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE I CARE ABOUT IN THE FAMILY AND THAT IS NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE. LIFE IS TI SHORT SO LIVE IT UP TO THE FULLEST. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS OUT THERE KILLING PEOPLE THAT WE CANT DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. I HATE HOW EVER THING IS NOT FAR IN LIFE. EVERYTHING HAS IT REASON BUT SOME TIMES I DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE IN THAT. I LOVE MY AUNT WITH ALL MY HEART A SOUL, WHEN I WAS FIRST BORN SHE HAD TOOK CARE OF MY FOR TWO WEEKS. ME AND MY AUNT HAVE A VERY GOOD BOUND WITH ONE ANOTHER. I FEEL SO SAD SOME TIMES. OOO YEA I ALMOST FOR GOT THEY HAD MOVED MY AUNT TO A DIFFERENT CALLED AN HOSPICE. SO YEA THAT IS WERE SHE IS NOW.
ILL SEE YALL NEXT TIME HOPEFUL ILL FEEL BETTER........................:( 

helllooooo



Hey everyone today was a most fabulous day. I burned a couple of bacon before I left HL! SORRY SELLii, BRANDAY, KENDRA, MATTY and ANABEL!!!!! But I got spirit I'm working on a story involving the UNICEF and the TAP WATER PROJECT that their working on. So I got a lot done today calling the offices and trying to make an appointment. But I won't give up. Monday I'm planning to down to the office and make sure I call in advance. Their project is really interesting and I think more people really should be involved.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another day at HL

So today  i  was  editing  another video and thinking  about  what we  are  going to do for the commercial.  Today was  such a ughh day  because Richard was bugging about me not  having  anything  up  on the website, when i dont  even know  how to  put it up on the web. But  i  guess  thats  just  how he is. I  also COOKED popcorn (yummy) Bu t today was  a  good  day  but  i missed Kendra.. :(..Now  i am  also using more Livetype for  the lettering or  FCP.

Looking for that perfect College


WOW!!!!!! GETTING INTO COLLEGE IS HARDER THAN I THOUGHT. IT IS A LOT OF WORK TO DO. I AM SO GLAD THAT I HAD STARTED SOONER THAN LATER LOOKING FOR A COLLEGE. I AM TRYING SO HARD TO MAKE IT TO COLLEGE THAT IS MY BIGEST GOAL, GO TO COLLEGE. IN THE MEAN WHILE I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH ME GETTING INTO A WONDERFUL COLLEGE.

The "college dorm experience" or the stay close to home method?



Hey! Everyone wants to go college and get the "college dorm" experiences but are they really prepared for the unthinkable, the unmentionables, the unbelievable, the drinking, the working, the loans, the ups and downs, the all nighters, the smoking. I think the most dangerous experience on the college campus is the alcohol drinking. Drunk college students are at more of a risk for an unsafe sexual conduct, rape, abuse, car accidents, death, vandalism, police involvement health problems and even suicide attempts.

Even though I know I don't have to get into these activities but it's easier then it seems especially to some people who are use to drinking on the weekends just to let loose of the everyday stress. To someone like this college drinking is just drinking after school. This is why I'm hesitant to take out that extra $10,000 loan so I can have the "college dorm" experiences. If 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes, why put myself as risk? But of course I can just as well die from a class room fire taking classes at a CUNY college. At least I can go home to the projects save my money, and work myself to financial stability. An education is only what you make of it. Private and public schools both have professionals, students eager to learn, and opportunities will open up to students who attend either colleges because they went out their own way and got educated in the field of the career they would like to go into.

So if you want to get that whole packing up your stuff to go to college, then traveling back and forth to see your family and gushing about your experiences then go ahead. Plus I heard at college you meet your most of your long time friends.

Thingies.........

I am not staying at Harlemlive too late today. I guess It was pretty much a slow week. I am not coming tomorrow. The rain killed everything. The good thing about today is I have money so I can buy stuff I need and want. Im a spender, what can I say. I miss my good friend I do not see her a lot. I saw her yesterday, but still.... Its only Me, Selly, and Rich here. I wasn't even going to come to Hl today, but I have phone calls to make to students on my school on the sign up sheet thingy. Lol. I love that word for some reason. I had two stories In mind to dobut It is the end of the week, and I doubt if anyone will come and do it. I have a story for next thursday =). I is with the Harbor Conservatory. They are basically a program that teaches dance and performing arts to young children, and also teaches young children about culture, among other things.  I can also interview some students see some perform. I bet it will be a fun story to do. 
Right now I am extra tired, and want to go home. If a student comes before 4:00 I will stay for awhile longer to help them with stories. I have hang of the whole EIC thing. The summer will be difficult without Rich here, but I know Me and Selly can pull it off. Why did my pic not get on the site? *SIGH* However, if I get SOTM(Student of the month for all you slow ones), my pic will be on the site, so yeah. I want to go to sleep. Im extra tired and mad dehydrated. 
-Tammy Ram is over and out.

A spotted spotlight indeed!

There are a few things that I noticed in some of these blogs that I found disturbing. A picture of a male with extremely dyed YELLOW BLOND HAIR or WIg. I believe it is more of the latter. Someone referred to a group of people from a South American country as a "LOAD". Moreover, students are disclosing that they are forced to work in inhumane conditions (Shivering temperatures), filthy basement LOL, and CRAMPED QUARTERS. Also the "Mentally Disabled" person in the BLOND WIG is really frightening. Young people of society are dealing with some of the most heart wrenching social issues of today and now they have to feel "BOMBARDED" by an individual that mascerade theirself in LIGHT YELLOW BLOND HAIR .

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Video Meeting


I am waiting for the video meeting to start... I've started calling the politicians again. I have to go through so many people to get to the politician. Seems that most of them are busy this month for some reason.
............

Now that the meeting is over its good to know that we have something to work with for next week. Our ideas are really good but I think that we all need to think about how to stand out to the other programs who want money from adults and funders. I think the idea about us being really cold and shivering in HL asking for money to get heaters which was Dariel's idea was a little too extreme; well most of his ideas are a little to extreme but you can definitely get a greater idea out of his visions.

X3_Kendra

Blogs I have posted.....

Well here are the blogs Ive posted to the site, so circle the "W" on your point sheets for extra points. 
Christian- March 10th
Shanice- March 11th
Kendra-March 17th
Christian- March 17th
Dariel-March 11th
Branday-March 12th
David- March 13th
Te-Ga-March 13th
Nyiesha- March 10th
Nyiesha- March 6th
Kendra- March 6th
Charisma-March 6th
David- March 5th
Nyiesha- March 3rd
Te-Ga-February 27th
Jaanis-March 4th
Nyiesha- February 27th

-Tammy Ram is over and out =)



This is my second week at HarlemLive and so far its been interesting. The first week I was here I had to do my "Newbie" sheet and I went on an assignment with Tyrell and Shanice. Since I already have experience interviewing I was allowed to ask questions but I decided to watch then do it. I learned a technique that I hadn't used before. When I interview people I usually act very professional, but when i watched Tyrell interview teenagers he was so relatable but still professional. Today I have spent my time looking for perspective stories. I have settled on one on Reverend Al Sharpton. I am looking foward to continuing my story and hopefully learning more about Al Sharpton.  

YAAAAA!!!!!

I am in such a great mood. Today the 11th grade got their new space today. You see my High school was supposed to expand into a new area since my school is new and we are the first graduating class. It took almost 7 months for us to get this and finally we got the certificate of occupancy. It took so long and we were so happy because our space is very big. It's so exciting to be the first graduating class of 2010. Hopefully we get a lot of opportunities that we want because we have been waiting so long for this. My class has been sharing a class with another for the longest and its great that we get to leave and just become "Family 1". Ugh!!!! I know we are going to miss the other class since we been through a lot together. Anyways, i'm about to go back to my work. I just thought I ought to share this happy moment!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

People....

Hey guys, It's my second blog for today. People(and I will not name names) need to deal with their issues and get over themselves. Some people also need to treat others with a little more respect. Others just need to stop judging and be a little more mature. Lol I sound like someone from HarlemLive(Guess). I'm really mad right now, and I hope that HarlemLiver is alright. Mainly everyone was in a pissed off mood towards the end of the day. And Christian, I feel you. Just gotta take it. It gets annoying to the point of anger, but You'll get used to it. Everyone does. Anyway, I went on a story today, and it was fun. It was nippy outside, but not half bad. Me and Nyeisha did the interviews, And we got help from Marie. She got us some good people. I took the memoir class with Katherine, and it was cool. I thougt I would have a hard time with talking about the memoir, but I didn't. That was step one. Everything is so emotional for me right now. I feel like I have no one to speak to. I really want to talk to someone, -to let it all out and tell them how I am feeling-but my close friends. We have no time with each other. I let everything build and, I never talk about it. I see how that is getting to me and the stress is literally killing me. I don't want to tell you guys everything I am feeling, so I'll stop ranting now.

Life.*Sighs.*
-Tammy Ram Is over and out.

A Couple Of Things I've Heard


Monday I went to my program Big Brother's Big Sisters and we went to an advertisement agency J.W.T. Downtown on 46th street on the east side. I've been there before but we had the opportunity to take a tour of the agency. The architecture was amazing its similar to the google building. It's corporate but a really cool environment to work in. When we first entered the building my program director went up to the desk to show her ID and get a pass to enter the building and there were a couple a women talking, that me and the other little sisters in the group wasn't paying attention to. Then my program director mouthed words over to us. We were all like what the hell is she saying. Then when we got permission to take the elevators she told us that those group of women were the Kardashians. OMG i barely even recognized them and i watch the show. My program director was so star struck. The people at the desk told us that they were going to talk to a publisher since there is a book publishing company in the building. You haven't heard it from me but their writing a book possibly and another thing you haven't heard from me is that the two people who create adds for the brand Huggies (diapers) are coming out with Huggies sneakers for mothers to keep up with their baby or babies. 

x3_Kendra

In the Words

Hey People What's up. Im finished my first story, and I am working a new story about Attacks on the LGBT community. I feel that this is a subject that people need to deal with and stop pushing it to the side. Rich up the mood the rule is to do chores 30min before you leave posted everywhere in the facility. Pulls my computer out of my hands and i feel that the people that where giving him problems would be the people he should have spoken to. I was in no why disrespecting him, and i deserve to be treated with a bit more respect. I have always given him respect. If he had asked me to do something i would have done it. I didn't say no to him. and now I'm leaving because my day has been turned in a negative direction. He asked me to write a blog and I'm doing what he asked.

Diet!!!

Hey people, let me tell you that i am so pissed off because i broke my diet. i broke it since yesterday when i ate and m&m and BBQ ribs and today when i ate a hershey's and and pizza plus two cans of soda. i also don't want to keep doing this diet because everybody have convinced me that i am not fat and i am starting to believe them plus my Boyfriend don't want me to loose more weight but i don't care i have to, in my mind i don't want to, but i have to. Another thing is that i am thinking to only go to the gym and not diet, but again i have to lose 10 more pounds. I am just going to accept myself as i am, because am not fat but i dont feel good about myself. I am also doing better in school, not in math of course but in school in general.

Bye Bye

Blogger!!!


Hello is your very special Tammy Ram. I really wish people will come. It is really dead in here. The picture shows you how sleepy I am. The radio helps, but I'm tired of songs getting repeated. It's been getting on my nerves since yesterday, because that's when I really paid attention to it. It's 3:40 and only me Selly, and Roxy are here. I want to go on a story today. It is pretty outside right now, and I want to go before it gets too cold and dark outside. I was walking to HarlemLive and It felt nice outside. Loved it. I was actually a little hot, and that is extremely weird for me if its below a certain temp. I think I am Anemic, due to the fact my hands and feet are almost ALWAYS cold. I am craving fruit badly right now. Strawberries and Apples. Yummy. Since I tried eating better since saturday, Ive been craving salad and fruit. I love that fact.

I got accepted into another college. Its a college in Pennsylvania called Thiel college. Its a small, private college, and it looks really pretty. I need to see how much they are giving me. 4/6 colleges I got into. Johnson and Wales, and Penn State are in close competition with each other. These deposits are killing me. I have to get a physical for Johnson and Wales. I already know what my doctor is going to say, so I better fix it in a about two months, or he I will hear his mouth. That is a reasonably amount of time for what I need to get done. Idk what else to write, so bye 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

well, this is what happen when you sit at home


well today was not such a good day went by to fast woke up tolate...just wasn't in the mood. so i get on the computer checkin mail and wha not..and i decided to go and google my beautiful self, well gorgeous self and what do i see......well let me tell u i saw myself....and i got odeee happy...and then i decided to google harlemlive and see all the pics they got up for that and while i was going through some pages i saw an old pic of rich...it made me laugh so hard it wasnt funni...just had to blog about it.....later

My DARE to EVERYONE reading this.....

I Dare you to try it I bet you cant avoid your foot changing the direction of the clockwise circle!!!!!




:-)

Anabel Where is your Blog????...

Anabel?....Chicken Chicken Chicken Chicken?......

Friday, March 13, 2009

"THE THING"


Hi, this is a post explaining a concept that I've created today. I call it "THE THING". The thing is my own literary object that can be inserted into sentences if you don't know the name of what you want to describe. For example "OMG i just found this super duper thing on the web....." and then you describe "the thing". I believe that "the thing" should become an accepted/recognized literary device, thank you.

Health

Today was a long day for me because almost in every class i had a test to do. I think i pass my math test and my science test. Over all i think i had down a little in school this semester. If i did i am going to work to get it back up.So i went to work and i thought of a new story. The story is about health and obesity.

Real Care Baby

Hello, today starts my first day as a new born baby mommy of a Real Care Baby. I have to take him everywhere. I have to make sure to ten to his every needs as his parent for the whole weekend. He wears about 9 to 10 pounds (lbs). He comes with a baby car seat, and a baby bag that includes a blanket, a bottle, 2 pampers, his own clothing that consist of a baby long pants and a baby size hoodie. Last but not least I received a student care card and a green baby ID thats a wrist brand around my hand so that when I pick up my baby he knows I'm his parent. This project should be interesting because I do have a lot of experience babysitting and I'm wondering if I can really take care of a new born on my own. Well, heres hoping I do well.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

LIfe and Death


Life its self is hard to make it every day. People live and die everyday and life goes on, but some people cant take the news that some one die close to them. Like some one like me i don't take bad news very well. For the last two weeks my life is changing because i have a very sick aunt that is dieing from Breast Cancer. I feel like every one is dieing from some thing and it is not good. So over all Im not feeling my self for a while. But tomorrow is a new day and maybe i will feel better.

Diets...Diets!!!!

Hi.. its been a while since i wrote my last blog but i am back!!!!..I been feeling good this past three weeks that i have been on "stephanie's nutrition plan" and i have lost 10 pounds which is pretty good. Its been really hard because i have to go to school, come to HL and then go to the gym which is a lot of stuff in one day but its all worth it.I plan to lose 10 pound more although people are telling me not to because i would look ugly but i have to do it because i need to feel confortable with myself, but i would never feel good about myself if keep thinking i am fat. I remember thinking that i was fat when i was 130 pounds,129,128......but i would think better about myself because there are people who are worst than me and they live happy... Bye..write back when i have loose more pounds.

Omg.......


I cried at Harlemlive on tuesday. I was talking about my memoir and my dad, and I got really emotional. I also stayed up really late doing my project. thanks Harlemlive for letting me and Charisma finish our projects here. I want to get my ears pierced again. I want my third pair. Charisma is over here bugging. Brad is here. Oh no. I am so sleepy. Im gonna go home really soon, and take a long nap. Im about to pass out. Im also getting a headache. That what happens when Im too tired. I cannot take it. Anyway. I need to get my points up. The month is almost over and I haven't really done anything. Anyway Im really dead, and Idk what to write, so...
-Tammy Ram Is over and out.

:-( AND :-) AT THE SAME TIME


FIRST I'M GOING TO START WITH THE GOOD NEWS AS OPPOSED TO THE OTHER SAD NEWS I HAVE. SMH. SO LET THE STORY BEGIN.

SO LETS START OFF WITH LIKE THE GOOD NEWS. LIKE OMG I'M SO LOVING S RIGHT NOW. YOU NEVER REALIZE HOW MUCH YOU TRULY AND DEEPLY APPRECIATE SOMEONE UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS AND THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES YOU WANT TO TALK TO AT THE TIME. SMH. THAT'S EXACTLY HOW I FELT YESTERDAY. THE ONLY PERSON I FELT THAT I NEEDED AND HAD TO TALK TO WAS S. LIKE I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS HERE AT HARLEMLIVE FOR THE MOST PART OR WHATEVER BUT IT WAS LIEK DEAD ASS JUST SO MANY PEOPLE HERE GOSH. SMH. LIKE I HAD SO MUCH SHIT GOING ON WITH ME FROM CRAMPS TO Y PROJECT TO EVERYTHING ELSE THAT JUST HASN'T BEEN WORKING OUT FOR ME SINCE LIKE SUNDAY BASICALLY OR WHATEVER. I REALLY DIDN'T WANT ALL THE PEOPLE HERE TO WORRY ABOUT ME SO I JUST GRABBED THE PHONE STEPPED OUTSIDE AND SPOKE TO THE ONLY PERSON I FELT COULD HELP ME AND THAT WAS S. YOU NEVER KNOW HOW YOU TRULY AND DEEPLY FEEL ABOUT SOMETHING THAT BOTHERS YOU UNTIL YOU TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT AHHHH MAN! I FELT SO MUCH BETTER HEARING HIS VOICE THROUGH THE PHONE AND AND JUST BEING THERE FOR WHEN I NEEDED HIM THE MOST--DON'T YOU HATE WHEN YOU NEED TO TALK TO THAT ONE PERSON AND THEN YOU CAN'T GET IN CONTACT WITH THEM SMH I KNOW THAT ALWAYS HAPPENS TO ME BUT BACK TO THE REGULAR STORY--WHEN I WAS TALKING TO HIM AND TELLING HIM ALL THIS STUFF I WAS FEELING I NEVER KNEW HOW BADLY IT AFFECTED ME AS A PERSON ON A PERSONALLY LEVEL UNTIL I FOUND MYSELF CRYING AND ACTUALLY TREMBLING LIKE I COULD BELIEVE IT MYSELF. JUST THINKING ABOUT IT AND STUFF IS STILL MESSING WITH MY HEAD I NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THAT BEFORE BUT I LEARNED FROM IT. THANK GOD FOR S AND THAT I HAVE HIM BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I WOULD OF GOTTON THROUGH WHAT I WAS GOING THROUGH WITHOUT HIM. I SO APPRECIATE HIM AND I JUST WANTED TO LET THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD KNOW. BUT I THINK AFTER I SECRETLY CRIED AND LET EVERYTHING OUT AND SPOKE TO S THAT I WAS PERFECTLY FINE AND BACK TO MY NORMAL SELF. I JUST HAPPY I DIDN'T LET MY EMOTIONS GET THE BEST OF ME IN FRONT OF ALL YAL WHO WAS THERE YESTERDAY.

THINGS JUST KEEP AND KEPT GETTING WORST AND WORST. IT'S BAD ENOUGH THAT I WAS ON ONE OF THOSE EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER YESTERDAY AND HAD THAT STUPID ASS PROJECT TO DO THAT WAS ODEE BLOWING MINE I WAS MAD HUNGRY I HAD CRAMPS MY BACK WAS HURTING AND ALL THAT AND THEN TO TOP IT OFF I FIND OUT LATER ON WHEN I WAS HOME THAT MY FREAKING GREAT GRANDMOTHER IS FEELING SICK AND HAD TO GO TO THE DOCTOR YESTERDAY AND THIS MORNING. MY MOTHER DIDN'T NECCESARILY TELL ME WHATS WRONG WITH HER OR WHATEVER BUT WHATEVER THE PROBLEM IS I HOPE SHE'S OKAY. IT'S LIKE EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG ALL AROUND THE SAME TIME LIKE THIS COULD NEVER BE A GOOD SIGN WITH SO MUCH STUFF HAPPENING BACK TO BACK. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO URGGGGGGG I FEEL LIKE SCREAMING.

BUT I THINK I HAVE TO LEAVE EARLY TODAY LIKE I DONT KNOW WHAT'S EXACTLY WORNG WITH ME BUT I JUST BEEN SO TIRED LATELY AND EVEN WRITING THIS BLOG ON THE COUCH I CAN'T SEEM TO STAY FOCUS OR KEEP MY MIND OFF ALL THESE THOUGHTS OR EVEN STAY AWAKE OR ANYTHING. I'M OUT OF HERE. 

PS: EVERYBODY COME TOMORROW I'M BRINGING MY DOGGY CHEWY!


THIS IS CHARISMA 
AND I HAVE OFFICIALLY 
BLOGGED OUT!
:-)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

World Baseball Classic

Dominican Republic lost to the Netherlands yesterday. That is a national embarrassment. Out of all teams to lose to come on the Netherlands. The Netherlands barely play baseball. I understand if they would have lost to Puerto Rico, Japan, USA, etc. Nevertheless the Netherlands will never beat any big team like Japan, PR, USA, etc.
  hi, it's sunny it's Wednesday so HL is.... busy. I've been cooking with rich and he's been annoying peeps in the kitchen. A load of "Colombians"(students from Columbia) came to check out what we do at HL. I've been doing my math state test over the last 2 days, it was surprisingly easy. 


 

Peer Pressure

I don't always follow friends. Sometimes they make the wrong decision. Im just saying watch who you hang out with.

Black History Month

Black History month is very important. It's important because its the month where we African Americn People remember how important we are to history. Dr. Martin Luther King dream come true. On top of that we now have a African American president.

Making the School year longer

Mayor Bloomberg is thinking of making NYC public schools year longer. I personally don't like it at all. We children of NYC need our summer. Overall Mayor Bloomberg has done a good job as Mayor. 

Athlete of the week...

I Love sports especially basketball. My athlete of the week would definitely have to be Danilo Galinari. He Plays on the New York Knicks and he is a rookie. He is from Italy and in my opinion he hustles. Being that he is new to the team I somewhat underestimated him because he was new and he really wasn't being played. He was always in the bench but when Mike D'Antoni finally put him out to play, he did damage. Hustling is something that you have to love when it comes to playing basketball and I love every minute of it. It shows that you can go after a ball for your team and that is exactly what Galinari does. He is my athlete of the week. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Using Photo Booth

Me and Anabelly using some software on mac.

School is so not what it should be.  As much as i hate it now i know i'll miss it later. Anyways today i was working with Anabel and helped her with the video on Inez Dickens. The Interview was kind of boring to watch but it'll get better once we tweak it. Although working with her is a little difficult && confusing as usual.

X3_Kendra

HALO HALO

How are you? Im on youtube through Harlem Live. Im working on the new show where going to have on MNM. Where doing the story board and preparing to do that within the next two weeks. Check out my
www.Youtube.com//watch?v=6Wspaw4vOEg


Episode 3 of Harlem Heights

Although, I didn't watch it, I checked out the recap on BET.com and it looks like it's flirt season for half of the cast. Christian, the lifestyle editor for Dime Magazine asked Ashlie, the inspiring actress on a date at her party. Pierre, the new comer to Harlem took Brooke out on a date. Brooke, who the narrator Bridget made sure to mention that Brooke and Ashlie are now frenemies.

The rest of the episode was about gossip and mayhem. Ashlie confronted Christian and found out that he is single. Brianna and Brooke bashed Ashlie's party, calling it "lame." I'm sure the episode was full of unneccessary voiceovers and blatant dialouge. However, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and then judge it.

Did I mention, I spoke to Jason's mother and she's going to arrange a meeting for us. I must go.

UGHH.. Terrible weekend... :'(

So here i am back to HL after  a long weekend. My weekend wasn't so  good  after my  mom got  surgery and it  was the  last weekend  that i was  going to be spending  with my  grandma since  she  was  leaving to the Dominican Republic  today. My mom was  suppose to get  surgery Friday morning and  was  suppose to be  back  home by the  after noon but, because  she  fainted  she had  to stay  at  the  hospital. I  was  very sad  because  i  couldn't  go and stay  with her  since  visits were  only  until 8 o'clock. She  came  back on Saturday  afternoon after my  grandma  and i  had  been waiting  for her  at the hospital from 7 AM to 4 PM. I was so happy when i  saw my mother  again. Everything  was  going  good  until Sunday morning after i had  fainted put of  no where. My grandma   got worried because  i was  loosing my  normal skin color  and took  me to the  hospital. After like 2  hours of  waiting in the emergency area we  went  with a  doctor and got some tests done. After like 2 more  hours  i went  home. Then visitors and family  can over. Now i am  waiting  for the tests result  and hoping that  there  is nothing  wrong with me. :)   

Yay =D

Omg the back of my neck is burning. On the brighter side I got into Johnson and Wales. Yay. They are giving me 9000 each year, so that is 36,000 for all four years of college. I was so happy. On friday, we went on a story about a building collapse. It was fun. I saw Inez dickens on the scene. I am not coming tomorrow because I have a big project due, and I need more time to do it. Im going on a story saturday, and I was supposed to go on one tomorrow, but like I said I might not make it. Idk. I'm gonna just go one the story early, then leave right after. I have to post Charisma's poem, so I can get back Up with the story posting. Yay. Katherine is supposed to be coming in today for memoir, but Mine isn't finished. It is really coming along great, but I still have like half a page to write. I better get that done. Anyway, let me get back to work.
-Tammy Ram is over & out.

ChaCollegeMa

^ChaCollegeMa a.k.a ChaRisMa^

YOOOOOOOOOO I GOT ACCEPTED INTO A COLLEGE. WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOO. I KNEW I WAS FREAKING SMART. THAT WAS THE FIRST OUT OF MANY MORE ACCEPTANCE LETTERS TO COME. I DON'T KNOW IF I NECESSARILY DEFINITELY WANT TO GO TO WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY BUT THEY HAVE A POSSIBLY OF HAVING SUCH A FABULOUS FREAKING FRESHMAN LIKE MYSELF. I'M JUST WAITING TO SEE WHAT OTHER OFFERS AND OPTIONS I HAVE AND THEN I SHALL MAKE MY FINAL DECISION.

BUT OTHER THAN THAT THIS WEEKEND WAS SEMI-FUN. FROM ME, TAMMY RAM, ANABEL, KENDRA, AND FANNY DOING OUR THING AT THE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE EVENT OF THE BUILDING COLLAPSE. AND THEN TODAY WHEN ME AND TAMMY RAM GOT COMPLEMENTED ON OUR GOOD JOB YAYYYYYY WHOHOOOOO DON'T HATE. LOL. AND I WENT TO A PARTY WITH MY SCHOOL BESTIE SATURDAY AND HAD MAD FUN. SUNDAY I JUST WENT TO VISIT BOTH OF MY GRANDMOMMYS. THEN YESTERDAY BESIDES THE FACT THAT I HAD ODEE CRAMPS I WENT SHOPPING WITH S AND HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE. I WAS ROLLING CRACKING UP LAUGHING ABOUT TO DIE. I DON'T KNOW WHY HE KEPT MAKING ME LAUGHING KNOWING I COULDN'T LAUGH WITHOUT BEING IN PAIN BECAUSE OF MY CRAMPS AND WHATNOT BUT OH MY IT WAS SO FUNNY. LOL. 

BUT I GUESS THAT WAS MY DAY FROM AFTERNOON SATURDAY UNTIL NOW. I THINK I COVERED AND TOUCH BASIS ON EVERYTHING THAT THERE WAS TO POSSIBLY TALK ABOUT. BUT I HAVE TO GO NOW I HAVE TO GO START ON THIS MEMIOR THAT I AM SO CLUELESS ABOUT NOW. SO I'M GOING TO LEAVE YOU WITH THE REGULAR CLOSING TO MY BLOGS........

THIS HAS BEEN CHARISMA 
AND I HAVE OFFICIALLY
BLOGGED OUT!
:-)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Here are your roaches and potatoes


Oggy & The Cockroaches - Fried Potato - The funniest videos clips are here

Laredo has done it again!!....

LMAO!! Laredo I cant seem to escape your opinion whether on facebook or HLSpotlight lol!!! I simply wanted to share the photos of the PINK dolphin I saw! Animals do provide more than just entertainment and "pleasure" to people...they help keep us alive by feeding us, keeping the food chain going in nature which EVENTUALLY ends up nourishing trees who give us oxygen!

I got nothing but luv for you Laredo!

GCL has done it again!

G is now writing posts about DOLPHINS. What is next? ROACHES and POTATOES. Come on now, we need interestings posts on the blog. Animals are good but they don't provide much benefits to humans other than entertainment and "pleasure" for some of the those strange people from the "Hills". I hope people don't make DRAMA over my opinion because it's strictly an OPINION. I'm NOT talking about ethnic/racial groups because that would be racist. Dolphins are NOT part of the human species, so don't even have the AUDACITY to compare.

Now thats what Im talking about...

I Love Dolphins....I Love pink...Who knew they both existed in the Amazon Rainforest? Holla lol...I want one! just kidding! I think Dolphins (and all animals) should remain the wild....


Friday, March 6, 2009

New Pubic Schools

There are going to be about 42 new pubic high schools. Graphic Comm. Arts high school is one of the schools that is adding a new school inside. it is going to be a business and sport school and there are going to to be from 81- 100 students. I think that they should not add more schools in side of another school because we barely have enough room for the students that go to the school as it is. That is all for now.

What a P.O.S.

Yesterday's P.O.S. went by so fast. I think that because it wasn't so cold and the sun being out that more people were okay getting asked a couple of questions. Even though things went good. I also experienced the worst rejection since I've been here. It was a group of young girls and I guess one wanted to show off in front of her friends. Her attitude was rude but I'm sure I'll probably experience worse. I'm glad I don't get discouraged easily and got over it as soon as i turned away. What a P.O.S.   

Today's story of the collapse went great. We learned what happen in the story while we were on the story. It was really bad and i got to meet someone who lives on the second floor. it was sad but there were also a lot of rumors. It was fun though.      

x3_Kendra

Harlem Heights

Has anyone watched BET's new reality series "Harlem Heights." This show debuted this past Monday after Rip the Runaway. I really tried to be open minded and supportive of BET because I believe in my black folks. I didn't even pre-judge the show by basing it off of their crappy sitcom, "Baldwin Hills". Instead I just, tuned in and hoped for the best. 

Instantly, I was disappointed in the introduction. The main character to my knowledge, Bridget, took the liberty to introduce everyone to the audience. First mistake:We don't need a narrator for a reality series. The audieunce feels incompetent when we have someone telling us everythig instead of telling us, let us watch it... it is a show. 

Next, I noticed something that is common with both Harlem Heights and Baldwin Hills. The actors are usually isolated when acting in scenes. When character Jason and Landon were talking, the set was blocked off, they're were no other pedestrains or extras walking by. This tactic which is used in Baldwin Hills makes the production lame. Second mistake: We want to see interaction with the cast. Instead of them talking so much, we should see them doing things. Instead of telling us what they like and want, we should know by their actions. Add your opinons.... cause from this first week, it's crappy. 

ChaHappyMa LMAO

LAID BACK ON MY CHILL BUT HAPPY STATUS

LOL. DON'T ASK ME WHY AL MY BLOGS NOW ARE TITLED WITH THE BEGINNING AND LAST PART OF MY NAME WITH SOME RANDOM THING IN THE MIDDLE REGARDING THE COLOR IM WEARING, MY MOOD, OR WHATEVER SOUNDS COOL AT THE TIME. LOL. I THINK IT'S CREATIVE AND SOUNDS FUNNY I LAUGH EVERY TIME I COME UP WITH A NEW ONE. :-)

ANYWAY ON ANOTHER NOTE EVEN THOUGH IM OD HAPPY THIS WEEKEND BECAUSE MY OTHER HALF IS COMING UP HERE TOMORROW FROM THE MARINES AND HE'S STAYING FOR LIKE 3 FREAKING WEEKS. HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT. I'M SO HYPE LIKE I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN HOW I FEEL OR WHATEVER. 

WELL OTHER THAN MY NEW FOUND HAPPINESS I'M SORT OF UPSET BECAUSE I WAS PREPARED TO DO MY STORY AFTER I CAME HOME FROM STEP PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY BUT I GOT HOME WAYYYYY TO LATE AND MY MOMMY SAID SHE WASN'T TAKING ME BECAUSE OF THE TIME SO UNFORTUNATELY I HAD TO RESCHEDULE. IT REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE I WAS OD PREPARED EVEN THOUGH I WAS SORT OF TIRED THAT DAY I WAS STILL READY TO CONDUCT MY INTERVIEW. BUT IT'S OK I GUESS BECAUSE WHEN I DO DO MY INTERVIEW IT'S A WRAP MY POINTS ARE GOING TO SKY ROCKET AND MY STORY IS GOING TO BE OD HOT AND THAT'S JUST GOING TO BE THAT.

ANYWAY I FEEL MAD LOST BECAUSE IDK WHAT ELSE TO SAY RIGHT NOW I SAID EVERYTHING I WAS FEELING  SO I GUESS IT'S TIME FOR ME TO CLICK ON OUT OF HERE. SMH. SO IM OUT I'M LEAVING YAL WITH MY SIGNATURE ENDING TO ALL MY BLOGS.

THIS IS CHARISMA 
AND I HAVE OFFICIALLY
BLOGGED OUT!
:-)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

In vitro Fertilization



The POS was really cool. Me and Kendra did a pretty good job. I stuttered a little, and that is only because I had a little trouble reading the question, and that was for one person. I think I did OK. The POS was about In vitro Fertilization, and people had the same basic response. They all pretty much said it's not natural and let god do his work. I enjoyed the POS because I can honestly say I am confident enough to go up to people, and get the story now. I also enjoyed it because almost every person we spoke to, wanted to do the interview. I guess it was because it was still light outside, it was a little bit warmer, and me and Kendra spoke with a little more confidence. More people were knowledgeable about the topic then I expected. Anyway, I loved going outside again, and getting peoples' opinions and hearing them. Looking back from the summer until now, I am much more confident, and I would've never believed I could go up to a total stranger and have a conversation with them. Thanks HarlemLive =). I have a whole bunch I want to say about how HarlemLive changed me for the better, but I'm not going to do it now. 
-Tammy Ram is over and out

Today was cool-beans. Some of us went out on a POS to talk to people about invetro fertilization and designer babies, which is basically when people decide what their unborn baby will look like and what hereditary diseases their baby will inherit. there were mixed emotions on the subject, but we talked to some fairly interesting people. My day in general has been OK. I hope to come back to HL tomorrow with Dariel who will probabley be annoyed with me because he didnt come with me today.

SUNNY.....bye

Ello =p


I have glasses as you can see, and I can see now ^_^. Well today I'm supposed to go on a POS about in vitro fertilization. I got here really early Like at 2:00. This 3-6 is wonderful. I LOVE IT. I'm working to get student of the month again. Im going on two stories next week. They need to put my picture up on the site like ASAP. I really want to post blogs to the site. There are some good one and I really want to put some of them up. I don't want to get confused like I did before about who's blogs I put up. I am also working on my memoir. It's turning up really good. I gotta finish by tuesday, I think it is gonna be really good. I also am waiting for responses from these colleges. I  already got into two, but I need to see my other choices. I am having a reaction to something, because my eyes and nose will not stop watering. I can't wait until sunday. It's supposedly going to be in the sixties. Woo. I can't wait. Anyway, Im going to get started on my memoir, so
-Tammy Ram is over and out.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What A DAY

Today I was wild and I couldn't control myself. I had al most everyone laughing and I was trying to make myself stop. I also started a new thing for harlemlive and it's to me the most interesting thing. It's called athlete of the week and the person this week was surpose to be Manny Ramirez, but I didn't get it all. I watch ESPN all the time so this would be kindda easy. I hope that this weeks well. This is something that I would do everyday if I could. Dat's it for today, but kept ur eye open for the next athlete of the week.
Hey everyone. Omannn im soo tiireddd right now but im finally done with my story and ii cant wait until it gets posted up on the website ! it has been a good day for me, today is my 100 day of school and we had a celebration in school, along with celebrating dominican independce day ! many students got awards, their was a performance, and desert. I got two awards and i am so proud of myself =)

Currently i am looking for another story to work on. so wish me luck. lata bloggers !

Feeling very very giggly

OMG! I feel so happy today. I'm always happy but today just did it. Tyrell had me dying and right now he is still making me laugh. His sense of humor is hilarious. The funny thing about the funny moment we had was that it was over something so little, ants lol. When you have a laugh that just hurts your stomach and makes you cry, you know that's funny. The only downfall of this day is that I'm sick. Hopefully I will feel better. Pray for me guys. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

NYC Public Schools were closed

Yesterday for the first time in over five years, NYC public schools were changed due to the snowy weather. I was estactic about this and stayed in bed all day. Besides excitement, I felt undefeated. Undefeated in a way that anything can be done. It seems as if anything is possible for 2009. First, Obama, now NYC schools are closing. I didn't think this could happen unless some terrorism attack occurred where our lives were in complete danger. I guess I was proved wrong and it's a new day for something new to always happen.

Speaking of new things, I'm covering a story on text lingo; regarding text messages and instant messaging. I asked Christian about future trends and he said Facebook. Charisma said AIM will still be the trend. Dushawn agreed but said that AIM will improve, the name might change, it will include web cam and better smiley faces will exist. the conversation sparked after I read a passage about kids using text lingo on school assignments. I decided to question my friends and peers about their experiences about accidentally using text slang such as :lol, lmao, wen, instead of when. etc on school assignments.

I think it will be an interesting topic to cover. It's pretty random but cool. Im also covering a story on "For the Love of Ray J". I'll get some opinions on it from his blog. The lastest ganda(info) is that Danger is pregnant by Ray J. I must go now and do my chore.


Diet!!!!!!


Today i am kinda of disappointed at myself because i been cheating on my diet by putting dressing on my salad. I am although happy because i went from 155 to 153 an i admit that don't know how i lost those two pounds and then with my diet i went from 153 to 148 in a little amount of time. Its been hard to follow this diet because i had to eat and drink my two favorite things in my life..Soda..and Candies.. I actually feel proud of myself because now i am eating more vegetables and i am feeling better than what i fell when i use to eat candies and soda. I am also not eating rice, plantains, white bread, ketchup, and all those things i love including ice cream. I hope to lose 15 pound by June and i know i can do ti because it is hard but if you don't think about it is easier to do it. It has also been harder because people keep telling me that i don't need this diet that am fine like i am and its harder when you know that you are not fat and that anyday you can eat whaever you want without feeling guilty because you going to be 200 pounds. Now i feel bad for those people who are 200 pounds and stuff because imagine its hard for me to lose 15 stupid pounds. I wonder how much harder is for them to loose 50+ pound, not because they want but because of their health.

Yay ^_^


Hello HarlemLive. Wasn't that snow storm we had yesterday wonderful? It wasn't even that big, but hey, free day. We won't have anymore breaks until April. I also started exercising, and my sides hurt, oh well no pain, no gain right? And my spiky hair is growing back ^_^. That's what vitamins do to you. I'm also student of the month. Gotta keep that title. I'm not getting that "curse" again. School is getting a little less stressful for me, and plus I might have an even SHORTER schedule. I already have a 3-7, but I might have a 3-6. I'm bubbling with excitement. My nickname is also spreading around HarlemLive. I hope you guys will call me that. My friend gave me that nickname, plus its really cool, just like me lol. You guys will also see me with glasses probably tomorrow. I finally get to see, and not be blind. It is just too bad I have to leave HarlemLive early. I wanted to get more done. I wanted to set up a story and get some of my memoir done at least. Oh well there's always tomorrow. Well Im out.
-Tammy Ram is over and out ^_^

ChaBrownieMa Lol

Look At The Cartoon I Found With My Name It Heehehehehehehehehe

 Hey Guys and Gals. What's Up? How was you guys snow day? Mines was just full of relaxation, chilling, AIMing it up, watching t.v. and maddddd random naps through out the wholeeeee day. I was extra tired from my long weekend hanging out with S smh Memories Lol. Yo I woke up yesterday with nothing but PANCAKES on my mind because I went to IHOP on Saturday with S and had some Pancakes and OMFG THEY WERE FREAKING BANGING LIKE OMG. Maybe it's because I was feening for them for like 3 weeks now. The only reason I wanted to go to IHOP was for some damn pancakes smh. I can't wait til either this week or next week because the next restaurant me and S hitting up is FRIDAYS yo I haven't ate at FRIDAYS in years yo. YUMMMMMMMY YUM YUM. I can't freaking wait.  But even though my weekend was great and I was happy I didn't have to go to school yesterday that snow still like blew mine OD smh. I was mad tight. Espescially this morning when I had to go to school, there was madddddd snow by my house. The snow reached mad high and it wasn't even snow that was hard that you could step on to get over things. All the stuid snow was soft and like half or my calf was buried in the stupid snow. URGGGGGGG. I FREAKING HATE THE STUPID SNOW. URGGGGGGG. Well idk what else I want to say so I guess there's nothing left to do but leave. SO thats what I'm going to do.

THIS IS CHARISMA
AND I HAVE OFFICIALLY 
BLOGGED THE HELL OUT! LOL.
:-)