Last night was the Dress Rehearsal for the Dance Show. Though it ran smoothly, and we ended pretty early (went out to relax and grab boba at TeaSpots)—it was still pretty hectic backstage. We did some last minute staging for our formations and fixed details with lighting and sound.
I am dancing in four pieces this year…and it leaves me with very little time to change between numbers. I literally finish a piece….sprint backstage and do a quick change before running back onstage. So last night was the true test to see if I could make it all on time. I have to say though…it’s gonna be a close one!
Today, I’ll be resting up and preparing for the show tonight and tomorrow. I’m so excited!
Here are a few pictures from last night’s dress rehearsal…
Laying all my costume pieces out—lol you can see Paul in the background practicing so much…that he’s a BLUR! hahaa
That’s all for now…more pictures next week! Hope to see you at my dance show! ;)
Unlike many students, I never had the opportunity to visit Caltech before enrolling. I had visited California once in elementary school, and the first time I returned was to move in for college. The only time I had ever left home before was for a week or two of sleepaway camp. Now, I would be moving across the country to a place I had never seen before with a bunch of strangers. Naturally, I was a bit terrified.
…Or, How a Disciple of Bethany Ehlmann, a Former Desert Militiaman, Moore Lab Subbasement Dwellers, Roblox’s Newest Intern, a Florida Man, and a Luminous Plasma Scientist Went to War with the Caltech Mail Center, Got Double-Crossed by AirGas Corp., Survived Three COVID Outbreaks, and Nearly Stranded Themselves in the Mojave in order to Send a Bag of Peanuts to Space (A True Story).
Every midterm week and final week, Page House Peer Advocates (PAs) put on a de-stressing event. This term for midterms, the PAs hosted a painting night in conjunction with a Page dessert night. (Every Thursday, the House gives $60 to a pageboy (a member of Page) to buy a bunch of dessert and snacks for the house for dessert night.). They provided canvases, paint brushes, and a variety of paint colors for the night. It was a really fun and relaxing time to stop working on sets or studying for midterms for a bit and hangout with friends.
On the weekend of April 16th, my friends and I participated in the first ever Southern California College Poker Tournament! The tournament was for college students in the SoCal area with a $0 buy-in that doubled as a recruiting event for quant and finance firms. A senior friend of mine (Vanessa, a fellow blogger) put together a team of five girls who had no interest in being recruited and just wanted to have fun playing poker.