Conversation Between Hybrid Trainer and Meganium
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  1. Meganium
    April 25th, 2015 12:53 PM
    Meganium
    Hah, well if the meds are working for you, then you're lucky. :D Hope it stays that way and hope you can break through it. :3

    Not really, I live in a community where the majority of the residents are from Africa. It's awesome. And I live just a few miles from Houston's Chinatown. Also amazing. <3 So yeah, it's pretty diverse in general, it's nothing like when I lived in Cali.

    I just had to turn down a guy via text earlier today. I was gonna go out with friends today but I told them I had a hectic week and wanted to rest for the day. But he kept insisting I would go out with him no matter what. So I broke free and returned to my ol' "heartbreaking" habits and straight up told him "no". He's cute and nice but I mean...I'm not up for the whole thing right now. :(

    I had to leave my desktop behind at my parents' home in Cali, and I miss it a lot. I miss having to play games like TF2. I can't do that on my laptop, even though it has a good graphics driver. I'm actually looking at getting a Mac, or a tower PC where I could build my own. There's a Micro Center nearby, and right now I'm just looking at options.
  2. Hybrid Trainer
    April 25th, 2015 11:15 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    I haven't bothered to sign up to the councilling side of it yet. It takes ages to get off the waiting list so I'm gonna wait till I'm in a set location for a while before I try it. For now though I just take a pill before I get into a social situation and hope for the best lol.

    That's so cool! I forget how undiverse america can be haha. Is that because of your uni or is it just pretty diverse in general?

    Can't blame you haha, I didn't really aim to get into another relationship because I was literally just out of a pretty toxic one anyway. It just sorta happened and I think that's the best way for it to happen :D

    I really want to get a desktop PC. I'm using my boyfriends now and it's so much nicer than hunching over a laptop. It has a really nice mechanical keyboard that has the clacky sound to it and it sounds soooooo nice I need to get one!
  3. Meganium
    April 25th, 2015 11:03 AM
    Meganium
    Aww man, social anxiety is the worst. :( I used to be on anxiety meds too, but those actually made my emotions rage, and i was borderline suicidal at the time (this was in like...2013), I dropped them, and started to just manage my generalized anxiety disorder...and it has helped with therapy so much.

    Houston is SOOOO DIVERSE. Like, I have classes with british, australian, and african classmates and here I am experiencing CULTURE SHOCK. Their accents are music to my ears. <3 You get to meet people coming from countries you never knew they exist, and that's what I like the most about it.

    Things are okay now. Right now we're giving each other space, and what I like about our friendship is that we rebound as if nothing has ever happened between us. We talked a week after we broke up and we agreed we'd revert as best friends. I don't see myself getting into a relationship anytime soon, my life is hectic enough already. haha.

    I take my laptop with me all the time! Uni, work, Starbucks, I even have access on my phone, I have a personal wifi hotspot on my phone, I'm also planning on getting a desktop real soon. So I can just use my laptop for travel purposes.
  4. Hybrid Trainer
    April 25th, 2015 10:23 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    It's nothing too big, I got put on meds for social anxiety and they slow my heart down so I kept almost passing out when I was teaching haha. When I'm used to it/a bit more confident though I plan on going back into teaching. Plus if I do a PGCE in computing instead of an undergrad the government give me a huge grant!

    Thats amazing! How's it going? Do you like it? Are any of the Texas stereotypes true??

    Oh no! Sorry to hear it, but at least you're doing better. You sound super bust though, uni and two jobs. How do you have time for here?!?
  5. Meganium
    April 25th, 2015 10:14 AM
    Meganium
    Man, medical reasons? That's not good. Hope you feel better though, and hope you find a job, too. You have the education and the experience, I'm sure recruiters will be hunting for you. :P

    Just one more year! I finished last year and obtained my AS in IT. I also moved to Houston, Texas a little over a month ago. Soooo many changes in life too. I'm now currently working on my Bachelors, and minoring in Business too. Fun stuff!

    Speaking of these changes in life, yes, I moved out of my parent's home in Cali, and now living on my own in Houston. I got a tech support job in which I'm going to be starting really soon, and currently am a supervisor at a clothing store. A couple weeks ago I met quilzel (he's Buoysel now) irl, too! The weekend was amazing, too...but unfortunately we broke up after that. Long story to say, but all in all I'm doing a LOT better than I was before. Life couldn't be any better.
  6. Hybrid Trainer
    April 25th, 2015 10:07 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Same. I have three assignments to do before I'm free from uni for the rest of my life and I really cannot be bothered to do them! How close are you to finishing uni?

    I've just been doing my normal stuff. I dropped my teaching qualification because of medical reasons, I got a new boyfriend, been studying non-stop and now I'm trying to find a job I want to do. ALL SO MUCH FUN!
    What about you? Anything exciting to report? :p
  7. Meganium
    April 25th, 2015 9:56 AM
    Meganium
    I'm procrastinating too. I'm supposed to be working on a thing for uni and NOPE I'm here. Plus I'm resting after a hectic week from work, was gonna hang out with some friends but I seriously need the day off.

    I KNOW, we seriously need to catch up. What have you been doing lately?
  8. Hybrid Trainer
    April 25th, 2015 9:52 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    I'm procrastinating work and this is the best place to do it!
    HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ITS BEEN SO LONG
  9. Meganium
    April 25th, 2015 9:51 AM
    Meganium
    DAVID you nerd what's up bruh??
  10. Hybrid Trainer
    April 25th, 2015 9:50 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Hi :D
  11. Hybrid Trainer
    June 22nd, 2014 1:23 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Well it happens a lot in my school because it's such a low income area (Supposed to be one of the lowest in this part of the country) and there are also a lot of kids with social and behaviour difficulties. But it never happens because a kid beats someone up and runs off. That can be dealt with later, it's when a kid is refusing to stop and is completely out of control that you won't get into serious trouble for restraining them. If you do it because they're running away then you'll most likely lose your job and go to court.

    I learn best by having someone talk to/at me. PowerPoints are good bouncing points for lecturers to use because it means you know what is coming next and they don't have to spend ages drawing/writing down the diagram. It also means that I can refer back to it when I read my notes.
    And I don't know if my uni does anything like that, I've never missed a deadline for an assignment, and hopefully never will! That and we've only ever had two modules where we've had something like one assignment a week.

    Well that's a good thing! Means you still wanna come back :P I'm only just rekindling my love for this place. I just don't have the time to be coming on here at the moment. Hopefully that'll change when my placement finishes next week and I hand in all my work! :D
  12. Meganium
    June 21st, 2014 9:01 PM
    Meganium
    I think most teachers here in my area might make use of that class because the students here can get really violent and all they do is run away from them. Such wusses. >_>

    What method of learning do you learn best? Powerpoints are okay, as long as they are readable and have lots of information. I've went through classes when the professor just reads powerpoints and not lecture enough on the actual chapter...which sucks. I can even know what my grade is online as well, so if I miss an assignment, I get an email notification telling me that said assignment was due and not turned in.

    Somewhat...I got other things distracting me, like the World Cup and primarily concentrating on what to do after the summer. I'm also a little burnt out on logging on PC, so I wanted to minimize my time here for three weeks. I'm already a week in and I wanna come back to staff xD
  13. Hybrid Trainer
    June 21st, 2014 11:37 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Yea, restraining is something you may even have to do in mainstream schools. They never tell you to do it, but it's our job to make sure the other kids in our class are safe, so if one kid is gonna launch a chair at them then restraining it is!

    The thought of online classes seems so bizarre to me. I struggle having to read powerpoints online when I miss a lecture. I don't think I could handle doing the entire thing online with no teacher input.

    Busy life? lol
  14. Meganium
    June 20th, 2014 8:05 PM
    Meganium
    "training to restrain students" OH HOT DAYUM. I think I'd take the training just to be on the safe side, you'll never know what kind of students you might end up teaching and all. Gotta be Mr. Discipline and all that. :)

    lol I switched the class times. I'm doing a 10 am class. The 7:30 am class was a 70's style teaching method (when the professor lectures vocally by reading from the textbook), and I can't learn that way. :| The 10 am class is a hybrid one (half online, half in-class lecture) so I'm able to understand biopsych by looking at awesome videos of neurons, axons, dendrites and etc. I'm a visual learner, so I think I just saved myself from outright flunking. :x

    & yeah late reply is late. I'm on DLOA right now. xD
  15. Hybrid Trainer
    June 16th, 2014 11:00 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Ahhhh, makes sense! To be honest depending on what kind of school I work in I have to do the same thing lol. If I were to work in an SEN school (WHICH I MAY HAVE TO DO NEXT YEAR OMG) I'd have to have training on how to restrain students omfg.

    omfg that's so adorable you have to do it!!!!

    It's getting sorted tomorrow hopefully! I'll keep you posted whether or not I actually do well on this one or not :s If I don't then idek what I'm gonna do. Go to bed Megan!!!