Chicho and Juana were in town this weekend. Y invited me to take some of their classes with him. On Saturday, R hosted his big monthly milonga but this time it went all night. LH from NYC came down for the weekend of classes. L and D knew him already so I got introduced while us students were helping set up. W was helping too so I actually spoke to him a little and he danced with me at all the milongas we were at together afterward yay! I didn’t get to dance with LH until Monday though, I’m pretty sure because I can’t cabaceo. I always feel too awkward. I made just a few really quick glances over to his table on Monday and he somehow caught one of them near the end. L said his embrace is really cuddly and it totally is. He’s one of those people who moves his hand around your back a lot, not rubbing but just settling it down lightly. I think I still like Y’s embrace better though. He kind of hugs all the way around but also switches to open, which is much more fun. 

So Y is kind of bad at musicality. I didn’t expect that because he usually follows the mood of the music pretty well and hits the main beats, but in our first class on musicality, Chicho and Juana taught a lot of syncopated patterns and he just couldn’t get them. The second class was on sequences and it was my best class experience ever. Chicho and Juana aren’t super involved as teachers, they mostly just talk and demonstrate, but Y picked up all the sequences pretty much immediately and when practicing distributed them with other steps so well. It’s nice having the same partner for an entire class too so you can really experiment and make that sequence yours, as long as they’re actually picking it up that is. 

He drove me home after the class today. Here’s some of what I learned during the ride. He started learning tango only between five and six years ago. He went to Argentina three years ago for a month. He’s from Ukraine and grew up under the Soviet Union. He moved to the US in 1996 to study economics in NJ, and got his PhD in Maryland.

There were a ton of visiting dancers for the Chicho and Juana weekend. I danced with a Chris all the way from CA and a Jeff from CN. Both were great dancers. Jeff called me baby after the tanda though and was like mmm I want to dance with you again so that was a little creepy. 

But overall this weekend had some of the best milongas I’ve had in a long time. 

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As I promised on Spring, here is my another giveaway! Now it’s time for kpop giveaway. Finally I bought some albums for myself and my lovely followers~ So there will be one winner and will get one of these packages:
BTS Package

BTS — 2 Cool 4 Skool Single Album
BTS — O!RUL8,2? Mini Album
BTS — Skool Luv Affair Mini Album
BTS — Skool Luv Affair Special Edition

EXO Package

EXO — EXO’s First Box
EXO K — Overdose Mini Album
EXO M — Overdose Mini Album
EXO K — XOXO Album (kiss)

B.A.P Package 

B.A.P — B.A.P First Sensibility Album
B.A.P — Uplugged 2014 Single Album
B.A.P — Power Mini Album
B.A.P — Official Postcard Set

Read and follow the rules below, please. The Kpop Album Giveaway will end on August 20th midnight-11.59PM (GMT+8) The winner will be chosen with random.org; This giveaway is international! Anyone can join~ Good luck!!☆.。.:*・°☆
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pinnocheo:

As I promised on Spring, here is my another giveaway! Now it’s time for kpop giveaway. Finally I bought some albums for myself and my lovely followers~ So there will be one winner and will get one of these packages:

  • BTS Package

BTS — 2 Cool 4 Skool Single Album

BTS — O!RUL8,2? Mini Album

BTS — Skool Luv Affair Mini Album

BTS — Skool Luv Affair Special Edition

  • EXO Package

EXO — EXO’s First Box

EXO K — Overdose Mini Album

EXO M — Overdose Mini Album

EXO K — XOXO Album (kiss)

  • B.A.P Package 

B.A.P — B.A.P First Sensibility Album

B.A.P — Uplugged 2014 Single Album

B.A.P — Power Mini Album

B.A.P — Official Postcard Set

Read and follow the rules below, please. The Kpop Album Giveaway will end on August 20th midnight-11.59PM (GMT+8) The winner will be chosen with random.org; This giveaway is international! Anyone can join~ Good luck!!☆.。.:*・°☆

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I started working at the dental clinic and it’s better than I dreamed it could be. There are three dentists in the practice: a pediatric dentist, a prosthodontist, and an oral surgeon, coincidentally the three specialties I was considering most seriously. The pediatric dentist is the cutest and sweetest woman. The prosthodontist is also a lecturer and he’s very good and thorough at teaching things, from what I’ve seen so far but also allows you to learn from finding your own way. I’ve already begun assisting and start-to-finish setting up and sterilizing tools and the patient rooms. I learned more in just the first day than I did in a month of working with Dr. H. The other assistants are really friendly too and I like and feel comfortable with everyone there. I can’t believe how good this turned out to be. 

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That bitch waited until I can’t find another person to sublease to tell me she can’t take the apartment. She had a month to contact her financial aid. Where am I going to get $678 in 2 weeks without a job?

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るうこさん

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るうこさん

B and I went to see Beyonce and Jay-Z on Monday. We were nearly 2 hours late with the traffic and then trying to find our way to the stadium from the garage we parked at. But it was amazing. Her voice is so perfect and the way they performed Holy Grail…I liked it better than the original. They seemed really in love too. I can’t imagine having that sort of life. I can appreciate them from afar but seeing her in person (or from about 2000 ft away actually haha) made me think about how incredible some people’s lives are. 

On Thursday I finally went back to EM. I made a new skirt for the occasion but it was freezing there so I kept my jacket on for most of the night and actually barely danced with anyone. It was pretty disappointing. But several people complimented my skirt when they did see it, including one kind of scary woman who sits near the front table every week and drinks and only dances with the really good dancers. 

I started working in the ICU on Fridays, and from what I’ve seen so far, I like that environment much better than the general medicine unit I’ve been working at. All the rooms are in one hallway and it seems like a more open space, and all the nurses and the tech come back and forth and it just seems more involved. I mostly sit at the nurses station answering phones, but they gave me the job of putting up little laminated cards for the patients to write down something about themselves, and I got to talk to one woman that it was her last day there. She was so friendly and cared about me too. We talked about what my goals are and what her past was like. She wants to visit her family in Trinidad someday and she has three sons. She thought I could do well as an OB or just working with women, which is actually what my mom said once, a few years ago. What if I’m trying for the wrong profession?

I also met the tech on the 5th floor who had graduated from my school 2 years ago. He’s pretty cute and was really friendly. See I got to speak to a couple of nurses and a doctor for a second in the ICU instead of being holed up with the secretaries all day. But two people died there that day alone, which I’m a little scared of. My parents sheltered me from death all my life, and I’ve been to a single closed-casket funeral of the husband of my choir director, who I knew of but didn’t really know at all. 

D and L took me to a club last night to see tyDi and it was actually pretty nice. The place was just really cold, but even though I don’t know anything about EDM I could tell that he’s really talented. The transitions were all really smooth and he had a good pace. And he sampled from two of my favorite singers which was great. 

Today, R took me to lunch and we went to that one Peruvian chicken place I’ve been trying to go for ages. He told me about his new boyfriend. But I don’t really know how to talk to him. His personality, interests, and values are all pretty different from mine. But he’s such a kind person. I’ve gotten to talk to a lot more people by working at this hospital but it’s still mostly others instigating and me trying to keep up. 

Oh, I sold my DAT books and kind of made a new friend, my first one who is also pre-dent in my grade. She’s applying in the next cycle though, so not exactly. I really should be more active in the club… But we’re going to be volunteering together with this one event at the start of the school year and I’m pretty excited. 

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How many schools do I apply tooooo? And why are some of them making me jump through so many hoops? Why the hell would I need sociology as a dentist? wtf

That one 4 star reviewer changed to 5 yay! I didn’t even have to say anything.

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I have another review for my Etsy shop, but this person gave me 4 stars because the armholes are slightly wide. I had no problem wearing any of my bras with it what is wrong with you :(

I just need positive feedback to establish myself. I have so little of it…

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My brother has the same issues I do with self-confidence and motivation, but worse I think. He’s also very stubborn and proud. I don’t think my family is going about it the right way to try to convince him he can achieve more than he has settled for right now, but I don’t even know how to talk to him anymore. He’s getting a little better, but these past few years really pushed him down and I wish I had done something earlier to prevent all of this. 

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How did I just spend 2 hrs browsing through r/fatlogic. 

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