Manna M. Chang

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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.


   Gerald Tabaosares wrote @ September 28th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Hi Manna! MAD PROPS TO YOU for being the first one to comment on my blog! When I saw it I felt so special that somebody commented haha. And now I get to be the first comment on yours yay!

You presented your speech very well in communications class! And I hope you succeed in your accountant future, or whatever you ultimately choose to pursue.

   Do K Na wrote @ September 29th, 2011 at 3:30 am

Hi, Manna. I just noticed that you wrote this post on Sept, 12, and I think I wrote mine on the due date. Good job, overachiever!
And I love that you love Koreans music/drama. We should talk about it whenever we don’t have any tests, homeworks, speeches, or anything.. I guess we will have to talk after our graduation, then. Oh, well.

   mariajguglielmo wrote @ October 1st, 2011 at 8:50 pm


I hope that we get to see you more extroverted personality come out at some point this semester. I am glad that you are keeping your mind open so other majors. It’s always good to be open-minded because you never know when you’ll find something else that you’ll love even more!


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