coryanotado: (la salle - Explorers)
The tragedy is still reeling in all our minds. I don't need to go into details. My heart goes out to everyone at Virginia Tech.

Please, people of the world. The shooter was Asian. DO NOT VILIFY US. We are not all killers. As a matter of fact, the Asian people as a whole are some the quietest, most polite, happy people in the world.

There will (and already is) backlash from a lot of close-minded, selfish, racist people who are giving dirty looks, glares, and disparaging words to my fellow Asian friends. They do not deserve those looks. They deserve support and caring, just like other human beings deserve.

Please. Treat everyone with respect. The killer had his reasons. Being Asian wasn't one of them.
coryanotado: (la salle - Explorers)
No matter what happens with people, whether it be stress over tests, strife over relationships, troubles with teachers, or anger over life, here at La Salle, there's one thing that unites everyone together, even if only for a few hours.

That thing is Charter Dinner.

What is the Charter I speak of? Well, when La Salle was started, a charter was signed and the university was officially founded. Well, every March we celebrate that occasion with a giant dinner. Engulfing our ballroom and the outer patio, food is everywhere, people are talking, a lot of the faculty serves food to the students and everyone has a great time.

People who I don't normally see smile are jovial and happy. People I haven't seen all semester I am able to talk to with glee. For one fleeting moment, everyone drops their prejudices for one meal.

And there's a chocolate fountain. Yes sir.
coryanotado: (la salle - Explorers)
This is [ profile] colorwhirl, bringing you your daily [ profile] pacdude info post.

And by "daily", I really mean "monthly" or perhaps "bi-monthly" or even "quarterly".

Anyway, we are here to report that one Mr. Cory Anotado (Cory says "Hey! That's ME!") received a much more excellent grade on his LIT 250 final than expected. We do not feel the need to report said A, but rest assured that a high grade was procured by this sexy lump of manmeat.

That is all!
And in case you don't hear from Cory before Christmas, Merry Christmas everyone!

PS: "If I was a set of vowels, you'd be 'Y', Suzanne!"
-Cory, again
coryanotado: (silly - shoe polish)
Dean Cicala asked me if I could recreate 1 vs. 100, the new NBC game show, here at
La Salle. Those in the game show know know that's kinda hard to impossible.

I just might try it.
coryanotado: (silly - I pinch)

She is my girlfriend.

She is on fall break.

Now, what is a girl to do when she has a fall break and a boy in Philadelphia?

Perhaps, maybe, she should come to Philadelphia and spend the weekend!

What I'm trying to say is, Suzanne is here! On my bed! Reading about sustainablility for generations to come! Tomorrow night here at La Salle, I'm hosting Family Feud. There are a multitude of puns, catchphrases, and book citations I could make here, but let's be for serious: I'll spare you of those for now.

Let's hope someone (and I guess I'll call my boss tomorrow and remind her because Lord knows I'm going to forget this anyway) brings a camera so that I can look pretty, if not professional.

And I don't want to wear a tie tomorrow.
coryanotado: (confused - ask jeeves)
coryanotado: (la salle - katie's lover)
Ever since I was a toddler, I've been fascinated with game shows. It probably began with my grandmother, who doubled as my babysitter while my parents were at work, would leave the television on the USA
network, back when they had this block of television in the afternoon, the name of which eludes me. I do know it was all game shows, however, and I watched it every day, half because the game shows were intrieguing, and half because I was forced to. It was from here where I garnered my respect for the classic 80s game show Press Your Luck. I don't know what did it for me, whether it was the blinking lights or the rudimentary computer graphics of the Whammies when someone lost their money, but it got me hooked on all sorts of game shows ever since.

If you fast forward a decade and change, you'll find me, ever the game show geek, surfing the internet. Someone tells me about auditions for Wheel of Fortune in my hometown of Philadelphia. I sign up, and by July 2004, I'm standing right next to Pat Sajak and my friend Josh for Teen Best Friends Week only on Wheel of Fortune. We didn't win the whole thing, but by the end, we managed to earn over $12,000 in good old American money, which we split right down the middle. The episode is scheduled to air in February 2005, so I don't know how much of an idiot I look on national television, but word has spread in my local community, so I guess you could say I'm a bit of a celebrity.

I've learned a lot from the whole experience. This "money" thing is a vague concept to me; I come from a middle class family, so we don't always have money to recreationally spend on things. Now that I have this lump sum of money, it's not only a strange feeling but an immense responsibility; I could either save it or invest it wisely, or I could buy 600,000 Tootsie Rolls and call it a day. It also showed me the power of friendship. Because me and my friend Josh shared this experience, we've grown closer together as friends, the bond between us strengthening to something that can not be broken.

Most people are lucky to win $5 on a lottery ticket. For me, it was an immense blessing to have the opportunity to earn a kind of pillow or safety net to help me through my hard times. And, however irrelevant, I'm fairly convinced that appearing on Wheel of Fortune strenghtened my SAT Verbal abilities. Maybe I'm just imagining things.


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