October 2009 Blog Posts (392)

Matthew Norton

I’m confused, confused not as I don’t get the prompt but more in the sense of not know why I do the things I do. Sometimes I’m so sure about myself then other times I doubt myself. I don’t know why. It is just what I do, I think maybe even over think. I thought I had a good Idea for this paper 3 times. I start writing then I stop, read it through and start over. I should just be confident in myself all the time. Be confident in making good choices. That if I study I will do well, if I work hard… Continue

Added by Matthew Norton on October 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments


Heather Gregg

Art&Arc –Discussion 1H

WDYDWYD? Final Draft Essay

I want to find myself. I do what I do is because at the end of the day, I want to be one step closer to finding out “who I am” and what exactly I want to live for. Granted I have many reasons to live. I have a loving family, great friends, and a wealth of opportunities in store for me as I embark on my college life here at UCLA, but I want to find my passion, and my identity. I don’t believe it is… Continue

Added by Heather Gregg on October 16, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

One of a Couple Billion

I am one out of a couple billion others that inhabit this world. What makes me so special that not one other person in this world could replace me? What can have me pointed out in a crowd? Absolutely nothing if I do nothing. So, why do I do what I do? I do because I try to make sure no one else in this world can replace me. I make sure that no one can do what I do exactly like me. I do not stand out, nor would I want to. I want to go with the flow yet still be considered an individual. I do not… Continue

Added by Patrick Xie on October 16, 2009 at 4:27pm — No Comments


Noemi Caraveo…

A human being, yet not an average person.

A person who lives’ life and enjoys every day as if it were her last.

She believes in destiny and that everyone’s lives have been written.

She likes to picture things from a positive lens and believes all things happen for a reason. No matter how hard one attempts to change the path of things, she believes that if they are meant to happen, the happening is inevitable and nothing can prevent it.

She chooses not to… Continue

Added by Noemi Caraveo on October 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments


My name is Lucas Reynolds and I am a freshman at UCLA. Before UCLA I went to Corona Del Mar High School, which is located in Newport Beach. I played Water Polo in high school and now I am continuing to play here at UCLA. Water Polo is what I do. I have played since the 5th grade and I never want to stop playing. I have a passion for the sport and I always play to win. I am a very competitive person and I think that is why I have developed such a passion for Water Polo. Through out the years I… Continue

Added by Lucas Reynolds on October 16, 2009 at 3:19pm — No Comments


Clark Fox


Art & Arch 10

Section 10

I am excited to be alive. Everything I do in life, I try to do it with a smile on my face. It serves as a pick me up for both myself, as well as for others. Each day is a gift and I thank God that he has blessed me with all that he has. With so many things to be thankful for, it would seem wrong to not live each day to the fullest. Something that makes this much easier to do is positive thinking. Pushing myself while… Continue

Added by Clark Fox on October 16, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Assignment I: why do you do what you do?

If I was asked about my identify, then fore most, I am the daughter of my parents. For Chinese people, one’s family as well as one’s country are the most important aspects of one’s identify. I am a very traditional Chinese girl, plus I am the only child in my family, so let just say this, I grew up with all the expectation of my parents, my grandparents and other relatives. Expanding out a little bit, as an independent human being, I consider myself a scientific person. I love subjects like… Continue

Added by Jia Wu on October 16, 2009 at 3:12pm — No Comments


There is no greater feeling of satisfaction that I have experienced than achieving goals that have broken stereotypical ideals of Hispanics throughout my life. Because of this, I do not merely chase my ambitions for the satisfaction of myself, but for my ethnicity as a whole. I am a descendant of Mexican, immigrant parents who have raised me to be the person who I am today: an intelligent, determined, and persevering individual. According to the National Center For Educational Statistics, one… Continue

Added by Pedro Hernandez on October 16, 2009 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Sean Hunter: WDYDWYD Personal Essay

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." – Vince Lombardi

I am driven to succeed; it is in my blood and in my nature. I am not a person who can accept failure as an option, nor as a consequence of my actions. This inherent drive to be the best in all of my endeavors pushes me in many of my activities like nothing else can. Sports are a major passion of my life, a fact that I believe stems… Continue

Added by Sean Hunter on October 16, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Written submission

Every since I was a kid I wanted to know how things worked. I was always pulling apart gadgets and appliances around the house, making my dad angry in the process; however he was always happy to see me learn. My dad would let me help him work on his car. As I would pass him tools he would teach me the operations and functions of the car’s machinery. I would marvel at the clever design of the car and the genius of its engineering.

I became an engineering student because I liked high… Continue

Added by Chris Cooper on October 16, 2009 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Wdydwyd? Jesse Forristal 1F

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Jesse Forristal

I am Jesse Caleb Forristal and my passion is and always has been boxing. I have been boxing since I was about 10. My father was a huge boxing fan and fairly decent amateur boxer. The boxing gym was like a home away from home for the most part. My father wasn’t pressuring me to box, but he definitely was encouraging me. And I grew to love it. Then when high school came around, I slowed on the boxing to pursue other endeavors. But upon… Continue

Added by jesse forristal on October 16, 2009 at 2:55pm — 1 Comment

Wdydwyd? Jesse Forristal 1F

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Added by jesse forristal on October 16, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Who am I?

I like to think of myself as a strong absolute person, with a personality that is not domineering, but considerate, affectionate and at times sarcastic. Sarcasm brings joy into my days, daily jokes that web together, stringing back and forth between witty mouths, presenting somewhat of a Madlibs story. How just something simple like sarcasm can provide some of the best memories and make the most tedious of times incomparable to the rest.

Many people ask or wonder who they are. Why they do… Continue

Added by Alexis McPhee on October 16, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments


Until recently, I have been doing what I do subconsciously because I have always been the exception- the outlier, if you will. I seem to have always been the statistical deviant, the one researchers dread while collecting their data, as I have never been breast-fed but was intellectually competent, enough so that I a Bruin today; never carried out the predicted expression of the violence or substance abuse so deeply encoded within my genetic make-up; was never seen as the girl with the broken… Continue

Added by Sasha Litvakov on October 16, 2009 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Why Do I Do What I Do?

6500 miles away from home, spending $45000 per year, I am trying to survive here in UCLA. it’s a challenge to commit myself in what I intend to do and continue on the decision I made, but it’s also quite joyful. As far as my characteristics, I am a quiet person overall. My closed lips may evoke the feeling of invisible wall for others, but in the truth, I am as open as the wide blue ocean, and I keep interacting with the world with full of thoughts and analysis of the surroundings.

What do… Continue

Added by Jung Kim on October 16, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Why I do What I do Essay

I can’t remember too many times in my childhood when I was thanked or congratulated. No big surprise, since I never did anything to deserve them. It was instead that feeling – like when everyone stands up and cheers for everyone except you that I could never forget. But I guess that by then, I was already too apathetic to care; those pangs of regret turned into plain resentment, and my opinion on rewards and acceptance turned bitter. Who needs to feel congratulated? Everyone’s just kissing up… Continue

Added by David Yao on October 16, 2009 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Art & Arc 10

Ingrid Rodriguez

Arts Encounters 10



Why Do You Do What You Do?

I am Ingrid.

And I’m a million little things at once.

I’m 19 years old. I’m a sophomore at UCLA. I’m a Political Science major. I’m a native Southern Californian.

And I’m only human.

I’m fickle. I’m stubborn. I’m proud. I make mistakes.

But there are two sides to me.

I’m also ambitious. I’m also loyal. I’m also protective. I’m also determined. I’m also… Continue

Added by Ingrid Rodriguez on October 16, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Who I am/What I do

Christopher Gordon


Section 1O

What I am

I am currently in a self destructive state. Since I was accepted into colleges, I have been trying my absolute hardest to have a good time, and it may or may not catch up with me. Drugs and alcohol have undoubtedly become a big part of who I am. However, like every single person on earth, there are many, many sides to a single person. For example, on November 6th I plan to attend a professional video game… Continue

Added by Christopher Luk Gordon on October 16, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Why I do What I do Final

Josh Samuels

Arts and Arc

Section 1n

Why I Do What I Do

Why am I wearing these shorts? Why did I come to this School? Why did I sign up for this class? I did it all because it was my choice. I decided that these were the things that were going to make me happier in life, and no one else.

Why do take the abuse? Why am I always in pain? Why does my day start at 6:30 am and end at 11:00 pm? Why do I sacrifice my weekends and summers? Why do I always get yelled at?… Continue

Added by josh samuels on October 16, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments


Finally, I got a glow-in-the-dark toy from my Burger King Kid’s Meal. I held it up to the light and went to a dark room to enjoy the luminescent figure. However, within five minutes, it started to dim, and I was disappointed. How could I make a glow-in-the-dark toy glow forever? Maybe if I held it up to the light longer? I taped it to the lamp and decided to leave it there for a long time so that the glow-in-the-dark could ‘charge’. After watching two television shows, I went to check on my… Continue

Added by Jinyoung Brian Jeong on October 16, 2009 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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