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My name is Ray Ann. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I am currently doing General Studies at MC but my big dream is to become a Clinical Counselor someday! I have loved writing all my life but it took me years to write the way I want. I love to cook and I like to go hiking when life becomes stressful. I play the piano but I only like it when I play at my church because we have a full band. I will never get tired of smelling and testing different brand perfumes at Sephora, and shopping is one of my favorite cardio workouts. As for my dream car, I will always want the topless ones (convertibles).

Despite my sophisticated taste in just about everything, I am a passionate person. I am a giver, and it makes me happy when i’m helping others. Princess Diana is one of my role models. I believe that love and kindness break down walls and move even the hardest of hearts. I’m soft spoken but intuitive, little but fierce. My jokes are kinda cheesy and I feel like i’m always tired but I like to give life my all. I am constantly learning what it means to love my neighbor as myself. Although I’ve had my share of failures and disappointments during the time I’ve been here at Montgomery College, I am grateful that I’ve been given chances to right my wrongs and learn from my mistakes. One of my favorite speakers/authors, Steven Furtick said it this way, “You aren’t failing; you are growing. And you aren’t a failure; you are a person who is continually improving.”

My Posts

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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