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My name is Ray Ann. I grew up wanting to be a lot of things. Being a lot older now, I realize you never really grow out of those dreams.

I’m 23 years old, barely 5 ft. tall and often mistaken as a high school student. But you know what they say — good things come in small packages. Despite me being a little vertically challenged, I’m a huge basketball fan. I love fast cars and fast…food. I love the color pink and my friends’ sense of humor. I aspire to be the realistic half of my favorite female fiction characters: to be bold and fearless like Nikita, witty, intelligent and fashionable like Blair Waldorf and sweet and sassy like Cher Horowitz.

Being a blogger means a lot of things. We write about anything and everything, including our own lives. We can choose to be private or be an open book. But I hope to share only meaningful and helpful things to anyone who reads my blogs. Montgomery College will always be a big part of my life as it gave me an opportunity to find myself and discover the things I love and gave me all the more reason to be myself.

Let’s believe in each other.

My Posts

Why General Studies?

Why General Studies?

Perhaps it's something you don't really know the answers to. But people ask why... why General Studies? I changed my major three times. I was doing Mental Health for a year, then I switched to…

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Miscellaneous Montgomery College

Miscellaneous Montgomery College

Being a college student requires a lot; time, money, effort, dedication, just to name a few. Every little inconveniences might add to our already stressful life. Knowing where and how to find things can really…

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Find A Club That Fits You!

Find a Club That Fits You!

One of the best things about Montgomery College is its diversity. Not only do we have students representing many different countries from all over the world, we also have something for everybody here. This world…

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Bittersweet.

Bittersweet.

So this is it. I can't believe I'm typing my last blog as student blogger. This moment sure came faster than I'd imagined. Before I go any further, I would first like to say a…

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Social Media And Me

Social Media and Me

What's your relationship with social media? For me, it's complicated. Always has been. I find myself deleting social media apps every now and then because I can get pretty occupied with it easily. Sometimes I…

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5 Things College Will Teach You

5 Things College Will Teach You

From choosing your major, to finding the right friends and making adult decisions, college is full of opportunities we can learn lifelong lessons from. We learn as we go that good things don't always come…

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What’s On Your Playlist?

What’s on Your Playlist?

Let's talk music! Most of us listen to music on  a daily basis. Whether you're in the car, or taking the bus, in your room, or at work, music is always there to entertain (or…

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Always Workin

Always Workin

And just like that, we are halfway through the semester! I hope everyone can say they did the best they could on the first half of the semester— that should leave no room for regrets.…

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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Remember when you were a kid and everybody wanted to know what you want to become? You had so much imagination and pretended to be…

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Q + A

Q + A

  Q: Top 3 favorite study spots? A: 3.) Car  - ( As long as I'm parked somewhere peaceful and no distraction) 2.)Library - (second floor) 1.) Writing Reading Language Center computer lab   Q:…

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Stay Sane. Stay Organized.

Stay Sane. Stay organized.

I love this meme. Until now, I have only seen the standard "Keep Calm and ..." , which I think is a little overrated. I love this meme because it spoke to me. If there…

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MC Spring Dance Concert

MC Spring Dance Concert

"Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." -Voltaire Dancing is one of the things in this world that is timeless and beautiful and…

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Week Two Mishaps

Week Two Mishaps

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be back and blogging for the new semester. I hope you had a wonderful break and that you are ready for Spring 2017! Like every beginning of every…

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2017 Ready

2017 Ready

And we made it!! It is always a great feeling at the end of the semester. And for some of us, it might just be what were waiting for since the beginning of September. But time…

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L For Lost

L for Lost

It always starts as a simple walk in the wrong direction. And as you go, you realize the places and buildings are becoming less and less familiar. The lights don't flicker the same way and…

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Frinally Friday!

Frinally Friday!

In honor of Thanksgiving, there are two things this week i'm especially thankful for: Coffee and Friday. And I don't even always say that. Coffee is not part of my daily routine like it is…

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Vocabularity

Vocabularity

Reading improves our vocabulary. That's a known fact. Our English teachers back in middle school and high school might have even overemphasized that concept, and rightfully so! Reading is a powerful tool. Whether we do…

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Life Lessons

Life Lessons

My indecisiveness has caused me to have just started writing this post. It's 5:13 p.m. on a Friday instead of my usual Friday morning. I don't know if this has to do with me being…

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What’s On Your Mind

What’s On Your Mind

Sometimes, an idea can be thoroughly expressed in a simple Facebook status. This week has been "interesting enough" for me to share 20 things that were/are on my mind. 1.) I just bought a lip…

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You Can Pass Your Math Class!

You Can Pass Your Math Class!

This post is for those who, like me, struggle with Math. It definitely took me a while to figure out what I'm doing wrong that kept me from getting good grades in Math but as…

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Love Loves To Give

Love Loves to Give

Today, I'm going to share something that I love doing and make sure I make time for: volunteering. As a college student (and an adult), it can feel like time isn't on my side. And sometimes,…

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California Girl.

California Girl.

Once in a while, you get a text you wish you hadn't read. Or perhaps maybe hoped you could blame Autocorrect for replacing some words you didn't like such as in the sentence, "I'm moving…

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A Year Ago, A Year Later

A Year Ago, A Year Later

Around this time last year, I was already complaining about how cold the weather is getting. Never did it occur to me at the time that we would have so many days of  school cancelled because of snow in…

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