Manna M. Chang

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Archive for September, 2011

Journal #1

Where Have You Been and Where Are You Going?

My name is Manna Chang.  I am the “quiet kid who sits in the back of the classroom”; however, that is not quite who I am.  I am a person who choose to not talk because I can’t give an intellectual answer or a concise answer.  My thoughts tend to jumble everywhere.  Don’t worry, I do speak.  But the nature of talking never developed throughout my childhood.  I can say over the time, I met new people and made new friends, I changed a little bit.  I don’t change a lot because this is who I am.  If I open myself up to a person, then I am not a quiet or shy person.  I tend to be loud and hyperactive however it is very hard to bring that part of myself out.

During high school, I made myself join the Academy of Finance at Fort Hamilton School and I was allowed to take many opportunities to learn more about the financial fields and to have an internship during the summers of 2010 and 2011.  I am still the quiet kid at work because my first internship, I never get to stay in one location and my second internship, my desk was behind a pillar thus I can’t see anyone and no one can see me.  (Side note:  I love work but it doesn’t apply to school-related work.)  As of now, it hasn’t been much of a jump but a big leap.

Even though I choose to follow a career path of becoming a accountant, I may still think of other majors to consider.  Besides business, I always have interests in computer science and forensic science.  I want to take two languages if that is possible.  And study aboard to South Korea — for many reasons, it has nothing to do with love for Korean (pop) music/dramas even though I never really love Korean dramas, but I do watch them because I love how Korean actors and actress act.

For the time being, I have to worry about the speech that I have to present today.  Even though, throughout my high school life, I did speeches and skits, I never overcome the fear of speaking in front of a group.  Strange.  And then there is Philosophy.  A test tomorrow.  But I am expecting to finish all my assignments before due date from this upcoming 5 days weekend.

My hopes are passing test and completing my assignment with 110% effort into it.  There is a lot more hopes for this semester but it’s 1:15 AM and I can’t think anymore.

Hello! My nickname is Kijo.

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My name is Manna Chang.  Chinese name:  Ming-Lai hence the middle initial is M.

A Freshman.  Class of 2015.


I am rather a boring person but I do enjoy companies.  The problem is I won’t able to contribute any comments if I cannot relate to it sadly.  I am a listener, not much of a talker.  However I speak the truth and I am honest about what I say.


Hate List
1. Writing, especially when I don’t know what to write about
2. Stealing my food without asking
3. Lies
4. And more…

Love List
1. Food – Seafood in general, Japanese and Korean food on rare occasions because they are expensive.
2. Manga (Japanese graphic novel) – preferably Seinen and comedy
3. Japanese and (recently) Korean culture
4. Mind-boggling, twisted, mysterious, psychological related types of stories 🙂
5.  Korean music
6.  Watching Youtube videos of storm chasers chasing after tornados and supercell thunderstorm
7.  And more…

What I Should Be Doing yet Don’t Do
1. Watching movies
2. Eliminating my procrastination habit
3. Develop a sense of interest to new things
4. Rediscovering my old interest
5. And More…