It is sad to say this, but many who know me know about my Greek life family being all Asian. This does not mean I will not accept anyone who is not Asian into my life, it is just a funny joke that my Big started and now has seem to continue on.
If you are not familiar with Greek Life, everyone has a family. My grand big is still around because she is a pharmacy, so in my line it is my grandbig, big, and two littles. I also have a “cousin” because my big has a twin. It sounds really complicated but it really is not! If you are confused though, what I am about to say next may just add to the confusion. You can ask guys from other houses to be your big bro or little bro, so I also have a big bro.
It just so happens that my big bro, big sis, and two littles are Asian. My big bro is the only full Asian the rest of us are half. Once again I will say anyone is allowed in my family, Asian or not Asian! My grand big is not Asian so we are not trying to exclude people! You have to admit though that having an Asian Greek family is pretty awesome.
My Greek Family! Miranda, me, Mark, Lindsay, and Karissa!
Living in a sorority has taught me a lot of different things. No one in my family has ever been Greek so there were a lot of things I did not know. For example, I had no idea what any of these things were:
- house mom
- cold dorm
- bid day buddy
I have learned to love all of these things. Especially one, which is the house mom. I love our house mom! A house mom basically takes care of things around the house. She does everything that we would probably not know how to handle. When something breaks we tell Mom Rita, or if there’s something we don’t like in the house we tell Mom Rita. She also is always there to listen to you and just talk if you need it.
This semester I have gotten really close with Mom Rita! I always love talking to those who are older than me because they have so many experiences in life and Mom Rita is no different! It also helps that she has a candy tray in her room with all different types of candy fully stocked.
Basically in the end if I am ever in a situation where I need help I would definitely call Mom Rita.
Random, but since it’s Spring Break here’s a song I love listening to on the beach!
It’s that time of year again to sign up for positions in organizations and clubs. I think this time I am going a little more crazy, but I’m excited for whatever opportunities I receive! Here’s the full list of positions I’m considering!
VP or President of College Mentors for Kids
Currently I am Director of Recruitment for College Mentors for Kids. I really love this organization because it takes kids from inner city schools or areas that aren’t the best and provides them with the opportunity to visit a college campus once a week and see that they can achieve anything they set out to do. I have this interview on Monday. It’s 45 minutes long, so I’m slightly nervous!
A Recruitment Counselor is someone in a sorority who has already been through both sides of recruitment (going through as a potential new member, as well as going through as an active member) who decides that they would like to be a leader for the freshmen who go through next recruitment round. Doing this means that you must disassociate yourself from your house. Basically no one can know that you are whatever sorority you are. I really want to do this because I think it will be so much fun as well as I want the freshmen to experience the best time I had through recruitment, because it can be extremely stressful. I have this interview on Monday as well!
PR/Marketing, Dawg Pound
I’m currently on Dawg Pound as a member of Street Team, but I want to have a higher position. This is based on a majority vote by those in Dawg Pound, so we’ll see what happens. Although I am thinking about applying for a Sports Marketing internship at Hinkle so I’m not exactly sure if I will go through with Dawg Pound. It all depends. Either way I plan to be all over Butler athletics next year!
It’s insane to think that next year is my junior year and that I will be advancing further into the organizations that I have been in since freshmen year. I can’t wait to see what happens!
P.S. IT’S MARCH WHICH MEANS MARCH MADNESS. GET EXCITED!
I had three new people to my family this past week! No my sister in law did not have triplets, so let me explain!
On February 14th at 1236 AM my nephew was born! He’s so cute! As I said in my previous blog his name is Stanley Kenji, I think though I’m going to call him by his middle name Kenji because it sounds like he’s a pretty cool guy instead of the Stan the man like my brother insists on calling him. Either way I love him so much already.
My nephew at the hospital!
Last night Pi Phi was finally able to do big little reveal. This is the night where we get to tell new member who their big is! I have two littles and of course to continue on in tradition they are both half Asian! My big is half Asian and I’m half Asian so we make one full white person and one full Asian person and now my littles are the same! I’m so happy I was able finally to tell them. I love big little reveal because I think our ceremony is so awesome! I can’t find pictures right now but the bigs line up on the steps of the bell tower and light a candle, and the littles are behind us and we turn around and do reveal! It’s really pretty to look up the bell tower with all these candles!
All the gifts for my two littles! So much crafting. I'm in the Rockstar family which is the reason for the guitars!
Asian pose with my littles Lindsay and Miranda!
I can’t wait to show more pictures in the future of my littles and my baby nephew! This was an awesome end to last week and beginning of this week!
Today was day one of formal recruitment. Each sorority had eight parties and each party had about 54 girls. If that tells you anything then you would know that I am completely exhausted.
Last night I went to bed at 1230, but I woke up at 430 to use the restroom and could not go back to sleep. Today I was only on 4 hours of sleep and talked to 21 different girls. It is probably the most insane thing I have done in my life. I have talked for 8 hours at a time at Forever 21, but that usually just entails me to say the same three things I always say. Today I actually had to hold conversation and make sure the girls felt comfortable. Not only that all the houses do something called stairs. It’s where the sorority comes down the stairs singing a song in unison and the stairs look almost like a waterfall with how the girls step down.
I have never been so excited to sleep in my life. I think I might be losing my mind, but no worries I’m just running on 4 hours of sleep. Tomorrow is our Philanthropy Day where we discuss what we do as a sorority for our philanthropy. The parties get smaller as the days go on, and by Sunday I will get to meet the new girls of Pi Beta Phi. Until then I will be sleeping and repeating the same thing I did today! Wish me luck!
I know this is a few days late, but I wanted to do a post about my year in 2012. 2012 brought me many great memories that I will never forget, and great opportunities.
First and foremost 2012 brought me Pi Beta Phi. A sisterhood I love to call my own now. I always thought that the sorority idea was cheesy and most of my friends never thought I would ever join a house, but after being in one I love that I have amazing girls to call not only my friends but as a my sisters. While I may not know everything about each one or be best friends with all of them, I know that they will always have my back and will always help through anything I go through.
2012 also brought me great opportunities in my education. Finally saying that I am a Strategic Communications major was something that I was so excited to say. Being able to take classes that were actually something about what I plan on doing in the real world was even better. I cannot wait to see what the future brings for me as I continue on in this major!
During this past year I had some issues with balancing school, social, work, and so on, but I realized that no matter what this year especially the support from my friends, family, and sisters was unbelievable. I think I am so used to having everyone rely on me that when I finally realized I needed help I never realized how much support I have from the people around me. So if anything I am thankful for 2012 because it allowed me to realize the best things in life. I cannot wait to see what 2013 brings for me.
At Butler formal recruitment does not start until Spring semester, but the sororities do a lot of little things before recruitment begins.
One of those things happened yesterday. We gave house tours to all the freshmen interested in recruitment. At Pi Phi we had 235 girls come through, which is a ton! Being a smaller school we are not used to having a large number of girls go through recruitment, but currently there are over 500 girls that are signed up saying that they are interested in formal recruitment. For us this is huge!
Having this many girls is fun, but can be exhausting. Yesterday during our house tours we had it set up where girls go to see our house, but also go into rooms and talk to members about different things we do. My room was about campus involvement, which my roommates made fun of me for because they think I am involved in everything. I basically talked about my blogging, Dawg Pound, College Mentors For Kids, and how my sisters support me in all these different activities. It gets repetitive really fast, but it’s nice for the potential new members to be able to get to know our house a little bit.
Although this was our first house tour there are so many more things we have left to do. Now that the first house tour is done, we can have the girls over for meals. We have to get 500 girls through our house for meals, which is insane. We also still have house tours left when it’s parent’s weekend so that families can see our houses. So even though recruitment is not until next semester, the craziness has already began.
Random, but here’s a song that I can’t get out of my head lately!
I love living in my new home. You might think I’m lying to you. Living in a house with 50 some girls does sound a little ridiculous, but I actually like it. Although there are some things that you have to get used to.
The main thing I have been trying to get used to is the singing of my roommate Kristina. This is not intended to be a mean blog, she knows we make fun of her all the time. She also knows that this annoys us, but because I like to make fun of people including myself I felt like it was time to introduce the world to Kristina singing.
This is Kristina on the left in the other Pi Beta Phi shirt!
Kristina likes to sing songs, but not to herself, out loud… in our room… with her headphones, while the rest of us have nothing to wear on our ears. Last night I was trying to read for one of my classes. I had my headphones in, volume up to about 70% and could still hear Kristina, so I left the room and went down to our kitchen to study. My other roommate Rori told me that Kristina told her that she thinks I left the room because I don’t like Kristina’s sing.
In reality I love Kristina’s singing because it always makes me laugh. She just so happens to do in the most inappropriate times and I just happen to always be studying those inappropriate times. Needless to say I love living in my house.
Here’s a song Kristina sings sometimes
This past weekend was my initiation at my sorority! We initiated 43 new members including me. It was so interesting to finally see what we would go through. Although I cannot tell you what happened, because much of it is just for the sorority. I will tell you that I am blessed to be part of such an amazing group of girls!
Since I can’t tell you what happened in initiation I will tell you all the amazing things I received. During initiation week you get a Guardian Angel, which it’s another sister in the house who isn’t your big sister! They give you clues and you try to guess who it is. I failed at guessing who it was. Kim was my GA and gave me awesome gifts, but her best was the last gift she gave to me, which is the awesome canvas below!
My last gift from my guardian angel!
Not only did I receive gifts from my Guardian Angel, but I got more gifts from my big sister, Karissa. She got me so much stuff through out the week, and I’m so glad she’s my big! Going through initiation week is almost like one big party the whole week. You keep getting present after present and then in the end you get what you have been waiting for. On initiation day you get lavaliered, which is a necklace with your sorority letters, and you also get your pin, which for Pi Phi is an arrow spike. Getting these two things means a lot, and watching other girls getting them last week from the other sororities made me so anxious!
My lavalier! Pi Beta Phi!
I’m so glad that I am officially a sister and member of Pi Beta Phi. I’m also so happy for all the girls who have gone through initiation. There is still one more sorority left on campus that hasn’t done initiation, but everyone else has so it’s so exciting!
Yes, I will admit I watch some pretty awful shows. Some of the shows I watch are good while others are just down right sometimes embarrassing to even say I watch. Here’s my weekly schedule of shows.
Sunday: The Amazing Race, The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Monday: Pretty Little Liars, The Bachelor
Wednesday: Revenge, Battle of the Exes, Survivor, Modern Family
Thursday: Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of Orange County
Friday: Shark Tank, Say Yes to the Dress
Saturday: Saturday Night Live
I’m not going to lie I never watch the shows on the day they air. I usually have a lot of homework to do, so I watch whatever shows I can on hulu. I understand how awful the taste of my shows are. A lot of the shows that I used to watch stopped. I used to watch Entourage and LOST, but their shows are done. So now I have succumbed to really bad TV. Although not all those shows are terrible!
It’s good being in a sorority and also living in an all girl’s dorm because you can probably find someone who watches the same shows as you. When this happens usually people get together and bring food and watch the shows together! It’s pretty much an excuse just to avoid homework.
Please if you decide to watch any of these shows minus a couple that are actually good, do not say I didn’t warn you of how ridiculous they may be!