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Discussion in 'The Gates' started by Azure, Mar 4, 2008.


The Gates of Horn and Ivory

Two Gates the silent House of Sleep adorn; Of polish'd Iv'ry this, that of transparent Horn:
True Visions thro' transparent Horn arise; Thro' polish'd Iv'ry pass deluding Lies.

  1. Azure

    Azure New Member

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    Hello, I'm not really new to the board. I do post from time to time on message boards, especially this one :D Well lets see, Uma maybe the only one who might remember me. I was known as gunbladez05 on the old board. Lets see, I've been posting since maybe I was thirteen years old on gates of horn and ivory. I'm nineteen years old right now, so that's roughly 6 years has passed by.

    Why am I here posting on this board again?

    I don't know. I was going to sleep last night, and I couldn't stop reminiscing about my childhood experience. And for some reason, this board popped back up from my buried memories.

    It is nice to see that this board is up and still living well. Uma, how have you been? I can't believe you are still here lol. Every message board that I've posted has died such as Innerfusion. Time flies now heh.
     
  2. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    Sit back and have a beer. Or I'll have another on your behalf.
     
  3. hiyayaywhopee

    hiyayaywhopee Huzzah?

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    Hey! Stick around! We're going to.
     
  4. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Omg gunbladez05, I totally remember you of course!!! I love the new name!! And wow, 19, jeez, I am just blown away, holy cow 19 years old. What are you doing? This is very nice to have you stop by. I am fine! I am living with my bf, I have a good job, things are going well!!!! I hope you come back and let me know what you are up to. Sorry for the delay in my reply!!!
     
  5. Kara Baster

    Kara Baster New Member

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    you have a boyfriend Uma?? DOO TELL, or is that old news that I missed out on?? :p

    And posting since you were 13 Azure? wow...that's pretty cool! I had no idea Gates had been around that long. So that makes Uma how old now? 150 years old in kid years??

    It always amazes me how children perceive us adults as being "old"! LOL

    LOL
     
  6. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    I am living with my bf now. We were together a long time ago, well before i went to college and on to post grad stuffs. Then we took a break...but we are soulmates if any can say that we can say it. So we are back together forever now.
     
  7. Azure

    Azure New Member

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    I'm doing pretty well actually uma. But recently I've hit a brick wall in my studies, and I'm doing bad in my grades now. I'm in an agitated and depressive mood right now.... I need something to cheer me up like a job or a girlfriend.
     
  8. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    I suggest the job over the woman, haha. Especially if you are stressed as it is... Although when I was younger I thought women were the way to go... know better now.

    So are ya just not interested anymore in what you are studying? I always say education is the way to go even though no one could ever convince me of such...
     
  9. Azure

    Azure New Member

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    Yes the major I'm going for seems pretty hard. I'm currently focusing on Business Management, but it seems like the courses I took so far are hard. Any hard courses that I take is a turnoff, which I don't want to participate. I want to go for Computer related field where I enjoy being on the computer most of the time now in college...problem is that I'm already close to my 3rd year of college, which is a waste of money. My mother pays for my 3500 dollar tuition, and I don't want to waste the money on courses I don't need. So I might have to stick with business management, which is making me depressed right now. I am in disarray.

    About the girlfriend thing, yea I hear ya. Women=Money=Time :p but it's alright with me though ^_^ I rarely fight with my girlfriends back in the days as I'm so peaceful!
     
  10. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    Nah I didn't fight with mine either, but I mean... haivng a girlfriend would merely be a distraction from you getting straightened out what isn't workin' for ya right now.

    Um, if you don't like business management then definitely stay out of that.. To me that is a miserable field but some people like that stuff.

    So, what sort of computer classes have you taken so far, and which ones now are giving you a problem? Is it programming stuff with intense mathematics that is bringing you down? As I said last post, brb for dinner.
     
  11. Azure

    Azure New Member

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    The thing is, I have not took any computer classes as of yet. In fact, today I just recently made the decision to switch my major. But the problem is like I stated from my last post, is that it's a waste of money/tuition if I changed my major. I would be behind my graduation date as I'll have to take other prerequisites for computer classes, which is more money. Also, add in the factor that the area I'm from does not really offer any computer courses. The nearest college that offers is pretty far away, so that means I'll have to pay more money for dorming, which I do not have. This all depends on my mother's income in which she pays for my tuition. And I feel so bad when she forks over the check just to pay off my tuition. She gets paid around 17 dollars an hour working at factory, and she works overtime just to get my tuition. She told my family and I that she wanted to retire soon (she's around in her 50's right now) when I'm done with college and move back to her own native country. If I told her that I needed another extra year to catch up to my studies, she'll have to work that extra year and stay here in America longer. Of course I can get a full time job to pay for my tuition, but I've heard countless stories that once you take a year off to goto work, you do not want to go back to school, which I am very afraid of. I know I am lazy as well... I guess I have to stick with the major I have right now I'm afraid.
     
  12. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    That is tough, I do not know if you can sit down with her and have a serious discussion about your education to let her know that. Anyone can understand that people change their interests as they move through life... almost no one graduates with the major they set out for when they started. She probably would be willing to work to help with your tuition knowing that you will be doing something you enjoy, yet I can understand the immense guilt you would feel, knowing that she has had enough of working.

    Is it not possible for you to work part-time? In that case you would at least be contributing something toward your goal.

    The flipside is that you try very hard to get through business management, (but most likely you will need work experience to get a job as even a low-level manager... for example working as a clerk at a retail store for a year, then with your education they would give you a starting management job), part-time is sufficient for this but I do not know if it is a possibility.

    While there is the chance that you may like whatever management job you get after school, most likely in your heart you will want to go back to class to study something more interesting to you, yet you will discover with the full-time work needed to support yourself that you will find it very difficult to find the time to force yourself to go back to school... not that it cannot be done, but it isn't easy as you have heard.

    Your options may depend quite a bit one how easily you and your mother communicate and just what her limitations are. Most mothers will sacrifice for the sake of their children's happiness, but there are some who are only concerned about money, and I hope she is not that type. Every parent wants their child to make a lot of money, because it is a difficult world to struggle with little money, but moreso the parents would like the children to be pleased with what they are doing and making sensible choices.
     
  13. Azure

    Azure New Member

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    Yes, I would have a conversation with my mom as she'll support me thankfully. The thing is I don't want her to push herself to make money when she should be enjoying life instead of work all the time. I want to show my mother (and my father) that I can work just as hard as them to come up with money without their help. But they want me to finish school first instead of working. I don't know, my family has given so much for me, and I don't want them to keep supporting especially now that I'm 19 years old. I need to prove to them I want to work for my money, but they'll be disappointed that I won't finish college soon. That's a lot of pressure of their expectation. However I'm afraid I'll just stick it out,then hopefully get my bachelors & masters. I was thinking working for an internship when I became a senior, so maybe that'll work out if I like this career or not.

    What I wanted to do is open a business (alcohol/pool bar), and if I have enough money, then a club :D But that'll take years upon years depending on the success of my business. That is quite a nice job to have to be honest because I own the business, and I don't want to be bossed around by anyone. My friend said he will help me invest into my business, while he works on his degree of becoming a nurse/doctor. I want to get filthy rich to be quite honest, but it takes dedication and hard work. I don't want to become rich just because i want to, but I want to become rich so that my family does not have to work and my future family as well. That's how caring I am towards my family and real friends. I don't care about fame whatsoever as it leads to social problems, which I strongly hate.

    However, I have the interest in the computer field as well such as fixing computers up and stuff like google (I've heard google is one of the most friendlist, fun working environment!). I also want to create video games for companies such as square enix, microsoft, rockstar, ect.

    I don't know which path to take, and time is limited until next september when I start school again. I am in so much pressure right now to choose what career I want to do. But then again, I can always goto school part time, and I've seen 40 year old people goto school. I am so stressed out right now, but I need to think.
     
  14. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Business field sucks, but that is my opinion. I like science. I have to wonder though...I mean, sure your mom pays for it, but does she want to pay for your unhappiness and possible eventual despair?

    I see you wrote a post in Dire. I will read that tomorrow. I got here late and need to go to bed.
     
  15. Fa Shi

    Fa Shi Moderator Staff Member

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    Business field does suck when you study about it, but it makes lots of money. Though with management, even the job could be stressful if you need to handle jerks. Ugh.

    And hello and welcome back. ^^
     
  16. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    I think you can make more $$$ in computers?
     
  17. Fa Shi

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    The top 10 most-paying jobs in the world all have something to do with business and economics.

    Edit: Oh, and computers sucks as a field because it keeps having its rotations. A language you're learning right now might be obsolete 10 years from now, and you'll have to learn a whole new language. Also, unlike most jobs, people prefer hiring fresh graduates. So after you're like 40 years old, it's actually HARDER for you to find a good job. Funny field. With computers, the older you get, people don't look at you and say "he's already had years of experience!" You look at that person and say "Boy, it's been several decades since he learned all that junk. He's probably less competent at it now and must've forgotten some things by now."

    Therefore, I'd usually say never study computers as your main field, because job options are limited to several years only.
     
  18. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Seems to me that something like networking would not get old fashioned. One would have to stay on top of the field.
     
  19. Irenenaw

    Irenenaw New Member

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  20. Pokemonmaster250

    Pokemonmaster250 I don't need a map of my dreams.

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    Why does gunbladez05 ring a bell..? i don't remember any conversations with you, but maybe the name stood out because back in the day i was obsessed with the two ps1 Final Fantasy games i had access to play.
     

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