empire state of mindlessness

So. I’m confused more than ever.

I was admitted to New York University‘s Draper Program Humanities and Social Thought after completing the application form, receiving recommendation letters (with a side dish of vituperation from someone), taking TOEFL in Cubao and GRE in Cagayan de far away Oro, paying for these tests and for the application fee (around $450 in sum) and being awarded the Philippine-American Education Foundation Opportunity Grant.

What do I do next?

I’m supposed to apply for an I-20 to get an F-1 student visa to book a flight to NYC just in time for Fall 2010 registration. But no, I was not on time.

The admission letter came in a month late, and I wasn’t done yet documenting my source of funds, so I couldn’t submit my AFCOE form yet, to get me an I-20, to schedule an interview with a US consul, to advise PAEF that they can already book me.

And then. I read this article from NY Times about a former student of NYU who owes the banks $100k worth of student loan!

Note: one year in NYU and in NYC is estimated to cost about $50k.

Isn’t that inspiring?

And so, I listen once more to Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind.

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rene
rene
10 years ago

I don’t see why not. I mean, what the hell, right? The blue pill or the red pill? eto sabi ni Agent Smith: It seems that you’ve been living two lives. One life, you’re Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, pay your taxes, and you… help your landlady carry out her garbage. The other life is lived in computers, where you go by the hacker alias “Neo” and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of… Read more »

rene
rene
10 years ago

eto naman usapan ni Yoda at Anakin: Yoda: Premonitions, premonitions. These visions you have… Anakin Skywalker: They are of pain, suffering. Death. Yoda: Yourself you speak of, or someone you know? Anakin Skywalker: Someone. Yoda: Close to you? Anakin Skywalker: Yes. Yoda: Careful you must be when sensing the future Anakin. The fear of loss is a path to the dark side. Anakin Skywalker: I won’t let these visions come true, Master Yoda. Yoda: Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment… Read more »

aimac
10 years ago

oooooooooh rene, rene, rene. i love you!

rene
rene
10 years ago

glad to be of service 😉

cj brosas
cj brosas
10 years ago

fulbright!!!! asteeeggg!!! go na ai!!!

aimac
10 years ago

will do it come spring then.

rene
rene
10 years ago

spring is a good time.

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~Robin Williams

aimac
10 years ago

oo nga, zarah, sana meron kaso wala. actually this is not the best time talaga to do studies in the US. given their economic status. mahirap na ngang maghanap ng scholarship, mas mahirap pa ngayong nagsasara mga korporasyon.


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