Done gathering all my materials and submitted everything to grad schools last week. Goodness… They’re so expensive! :( wahhh. Well, now the waiting game begins and summer is coming to an end. Where did my summer go?! Womp.
Since it was National Dog Day a couple days ago, I just wanted to post a picture of Dolce. Every time I see a dog in person or browse on instagram… I always think of her even though it’s already been a few years =*( still miss you, babygirl <3
Last night was my last home football game as an undergraduate! Turkey leg, Enter Sandman, fireworks… I’ll miss all of this! I can’t believe this is my last year. HOKIES! <3
After 3 long years, I never thought this day would come… never crossed my mind that I would have to give up Dolce. She was everything to me <3 my best friend. Dolce was my very first dog and I got so attached to her. I sacrificed so much for her because I wanted to be the best owner. I made sure to feed her 3 times a day, go on jogs/walks, take her to the dog park, train her, shower her with toys and love. Regardless of how busy I was with school and work, I always came home for her, every single day, at the same times. However… the past few months - I have neglected many of that.
As I am getting busier with undergrad, extra-curricular activities, grad school application process, part-time job, etc. - I realized that I won’t have time for her once the school year starts. It would be unfair for her to be locked up inside an apartment all day. I don’t want to be a bad owner, therefore I made the decision that letting her go would be ideal for the both of us; it was tough.
All of this didn’t hit me until today… when I packed up all her stuff and waited for her to get picked up. The most heartbroken part was when Dolce got up against the car window and stared directly at me as the car slowly drove away. I felt a heavy heart and I got all teary-eyed. I came home from work today to an empty apartment… no happy tail-wagger to greet me at the door… Writing this blog alone is difficult because it’s getting me all emotional again. *sigh* It’s alright… At least I know she’s in good hands.
Dolce and I have been through a lot and I’m thankful that my best friend has helped me through it all. She was such a good, loving dog and I will always have unconditional love for her.
Check out our short film premiere! This was such a fun experience I was glad to be a part of in good ‘ol summer days in Blacksburg.
Taking Chances - Short Film
I can’t even begin to describe all the hard work we’ve put into this short film. I was very nervous at first since I’ve never done anything like it before, besides the occasional dance videos. It took a lot to plan, write out the script, shot sheet, scout locations, and so on and so forth. It took about two days to film and almost a week to edit.
I really can’t get over how everything somehow came together. The on-screen chemistry, the transitions, the composition, the shots, and especially the music. Although there were some mistakes, continuity, and other technical stuff, I’m proud of this short film.
I’m so thankful that Jared wanted to work on a project together and I can’t thank Tina enough for being a part of this project. They made the story. They made me believe.
I’d also like to thank Vincent Fronteras for composing the music during the voice-overs even though it was hard since you’re at home while we’re here in Blacksburg.
Everything about this short film was a collaborative effort. I really appreciated everybody’s input and support.
Just as the title says, this short film is about taking chances. I took a chance making this film. I took a chance investing my time and effort into creating something that everybody can relate to even if I’m not getting paid for this. I had a blast filming and working with Jared and Tina.
I truly hope you guys enjoy because this is what I want to do.
At the empo with Thanh! So difficult to focus for this one last exam! LAST STRETCH!!!