Sunday, February 3, 2013

Going to College . . . Why?

It's been a little while since we last posted.  We both have midterms coming up, so we have to study for those! I'm a junior this year, so a lot of my senior friends are going to be graduating soon and I'll have to start thinking about which colleges I want to apply to.

Thinking about going to college is really scary sometimes!  I always wonder about what colleges I'll be able to get into and where I even want to go.  I hear that it's especially hard for Asians to get into the colleges they want to go to because so many Asian-Americans apply to top colleges that we automatically have lower chances.

Dad went to UC Berkeley, so I thought about going there for a while, but then my mom told me that there are so many exceptional Asians in the UC system that I won't be able to compete. Not to mention the fact that the UC system really only looks at GPA and test scores, and I'm definitely not quite up to par. So I guess I'll have to do some major research! Come to think of it, Chloe and I have a lot of expectations to meet because dad went to Berkeley and then Yale, and mom went to Wellesley and Columbia....

Luckily, my high school class is going on a trip to the east coast to visit some of the colleges there, so I'll be able to get a better taste of what kinds of colleges there are and what kind of college I'd want to go to.  Still, since we grew up on the West coast, I'm worried I won't be able to handle snowy weather!

Shall I go here?
Or Here?

Also, my going to college means that the Cool Asian Kids will be separated!! Noooooo!!! But with the internet, we might still be able to continue with our blog, but maybe as Cool Asian Teens? Cool Asian Young Adults?  Doesn't have the right ring to it. We gave to come up with something better.


  1. Hi there! I just found this blog and I'm a asian high schooler, too. Did you guys already visit the East Coast? There are some fantastic colleges out here on this side of the US (I'm a New Yorker and I'm considering NYU as a choice....though its expensiveeee). And no matter what, don't let weather steer you guys away. (Hot chocolate and cute beanies, anyone? C:)

    1. Hi, my aunt's name is Ivy too. Such a beautiful name. Yes, I did visit with my class in spring, and during the summer with my mom. I visited some women's colleges out there and they all seem like fantastic schools. I'm keeping an open mind because getting away from home might be good for growing up and being more responsible.