• A career in the film never dawned on me until my senior year of high school. As I mentioned before, I had classmates pursuing filmmaking since it was storytelling like theater was. I was missing theater insanely during my first year of college. None of the other majors or careers excited me the way film…

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  • The first year of college was transformative. There were all of these questions I needed answers to. One of the biggest questions was what is going to be your major? Initially, I decided it would be undecided but that made me apprehensive. At some point, I changed my major to history with the hopes of…

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  • Bla Bla Land: Chapter 9

    I was drawn to the toy store after I experienced it with Ani. I loved my mood rings, and I went back to ask if they were hiring. They weren’t at the time, but I decided to take their business card and try again. I would call once a week until finally, one day, they…

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  • Bla Bla Land: Chapter 8

    It was 2010, and I was fresh out of high school. I was excited about college even though I had no idea what to major in. I kept changing my mind. Ani, my good luck charmIt was the Summer of 2010 and I was 18 years old and I had just got accepted to Cal…

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  • Bla Bla Land: Chapter 7

    The summer after graduating high school was somewhat exciting. I was trying to embrace the changes. It truly is remarkable how we learned to cope and adjust. I had to move on and I was excited about college. My sister and I shared a room for most of my teen years. I am still in…

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  • Bla Bla Land: Chapter 6

    The spring semester was an emotional roller coaster. For my culminating projects, I was a part of the set design for the Spring Musical, The Music Man. I was working on DTASC Shakespeare Festival, Julius Caesar, and the senior talent show. To my surprise, Laramie Projects chose my DTASC to fly out to Sacramento to…

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  • Bla Bla Land: Chapter 5

    I found solitude and peace in the theater. I started to bond more with my classmates. I tried to spend as much time as possible in the theater department during school and after school. Somedays, I would just lay on stage in the dark. It was peaceful. It was my last year in play production…

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  • Bla Bla Land: Chapter 4

    Theater saved my life in so many ways as a teenager. It brought my life purpose and meaning. My teenage years were strange just like any other teenager. I had some great times yet some dark times. During my high school year, my family was going through this odd transition. My siblings and I were…

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  • Some of the best times in high school were in theater competitions. The competition was called the Drama Teacher Association of Southern California (DTASC). The rules were simple enough. No costumes or props. We had four chairs to work with to create a scene. There were several categories such as small group drama, large group…

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  • Bla Bla Land :Chapter 2

    The second blog entry to Bla Bla Land. Please read the previous one to keep up! For me, high school was whatever compared to middle school. I was not part of a lot of clubs and didn’t attend any events unless they had to do with theater. I was smart but I definitely didn’t challenge…

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