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PRECOLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTES
Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.
Most of our programs offer mandatory or optional housing with full supervision.
Listed below are the 2015 precollege programs*:
ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE
ART SUMMER INSTITUTE**
DANCE/PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE**
DESIGN MEDIA ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE**
MODEL UNITED NATIONS SUMMER INSTITUTE**
MOCK TRIAL SUMMER INSTITUTE**
NANOSCALE MICROSCOPY LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**
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CI|ART NANOLAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**
TEEN ARCHSTUDIO SUMMER INSTITUTE**
WRITING WORKSHOP SUMMER INSTITUTE**
*The STEM CELL SCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE is now offered as an academic course: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 50 .
COLLEGE/PROFESSIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTES
College/Professional Summer Institutes deliver instructions that go beyond the traditional classroom in architecture, film and television, management and more. Participants are eligible for UCLA on- or off-campus housing through UCLA Housing Services.
Listed below are the 2015 college/professional programs:
FILM AND TELEVISION SUMMER INSTITUTE:
– Creative Producing**
– Film Production
JUMPSTART SUMMER INSTITUTE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE
MANAGING ENTERPRISE IN MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS SUMMER INSTITUTE:
– Blockbusters: the Business of Movies & TV
– Music Industry in the Digital Age
– 360° Marketing for Entertainment & Media
– Sports Marketing and Management
WILDERNESS RETREAT SUMMER INSTITUTE**
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Hear ye, hear ye all good people of Cyber-land.
I am the Town Crier designated to this site.
I am the modern re-incarnation of the Old-Town Criers.
Sorry but I prefer my new megaphone to the old obsolete bell.
We Town Criers have been around centuries before these small kids in CNN,
BBC, Fox-News and whatnot came to the block.
Trust us Town Criers for accurate reporting of the news.
We are not talking about decades, but hundreds of years of experience.
Back then, you only get the news from us, straight from source.
Those were the good old days, when business was booming.
Here is the current News on this Webpage.
1) Colleges & Universities Summer Programs & Tips!!
(scattered all over the page by these “scatter-heads” running the site here.)
2) Quotes from famous personalities.
(Once again, scattered all over the page by these “scatter-heads” running the site here.)
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3) For Picture Gallery -Go to the bottom page
4) And oh,last but not least, Check out ” Old Bo”. You will love this guy!!! He prefers to be called
“English Gentleman Old Bo”. He can be found at the bottom of this webpage telling crazy stories of the past.
2016 & New Year Resolutions
After all the Christmas and turkey and what not,
we are back to reality.
This is 2016.
2015 is gone and gone foever 🙂
When the year begins, we hear the normal resolution or jokes-depending on who you ask.
Let us start here:
NEW YEAR RESOLUTION:
a) I have to clear up those old items I do do not need but are still in the attic.
Editor’s Comment: So do I:)
b) I will need a new carpet this year.
Editor’s Comment: Go for it.
c) I will stop smoking.
Editor’s Comment: Hahaha-did I not hear that tune last year?
And the year before? And before and before?
d) I want to stop excessive drinking.
Editor’s Comment: Do I have to comment on this? If in doubt about my response,
go back to comment on (c)!!!
(e)I want to lose weight.
Editor’s Comment: I think I can effectively help you here.
Split the AMOUNT of money YOU spend on grocery / food into three equal parts.
Spend 1/3 now on your food and send the remaining 2/3 to a charitable organization.
Great suggestion: Em, em or you can send me 2/3 part instead -hey it for a worthy cause!!!
And besides it is not a good idea to have too much money there.
You go back to your old habit by overindulging again in food items whilst
I am growing thinner here by the day.
Reasders welcome to 2016.
Stay with us throughout the year again
Cheers till next time
It is that time of the year-flu season.
When I travel or I meet foreign visitors in my city
during winter, something always seems interesting to me.
I can swear I hear different languages.
Now I do not mean the spoken Languages.
Hahaha-I hear SNEEZING languages.
I am NOT CRAZY or hearing voices.
And I know what I am hearing.
The languages people speak (add their cultural backgrounds to it)
does have some influence on their sneezing.
CANADA: Canadians have adopted a new sneezing language.
It goes like this “Just-eh” The sneeze sound is “Just” and they clear their
throats with “eh” There is a new Prime Minister Justine. That explains everything.
They are calling out his name when they sneeze.
CHINA: This one gets really complicated and political.
The officials of the Government try to remind their citizens
of the one-baby one-family policy. You can hear them sneezing: “One Child!!!
The Chinese people hate this policy. So they always sneeze back “Shame”
FRANCE: They call out ” Monsier” You also hear “ Jakozy!
GERMANY: In Germany when they sneeze,
you can hear them calling
a former German Chancellor’s name: “Herr Schmidt”
INDIA: Our friends in India sneeze ”err Singh” Many of them are called by that name anyway.
They are probably calling each other.
JAPAN: This is complicated.
I heard sneezing that sounded like: “Diahatsu” “Matsushita” (It is their technological instinct)
SWEDEN: I heard them sneeze “err kyckling” (chicken).
I guess it must be me. I have eaten too much herrings fish here and I am now
hearing voices telling me to get myself a chicken meal.
UNITED KINGDOM: It goes like this ” err Prince- err Charles ( For double sneeze!!)!!!
And trust me on this, the Brits love their royalty-so remember next time you are there,try to sneeze “err-lisbeth!!”
They will adore you!!!
RUSSIA: This is another good one. When Russians sneeze, they sound like drums. Bass drums, of course. And it has a 3-beat rhythm. They sneeze: “err-Gor-ba-chov”, Can you see the 3-beat rhythm to it? Some Russians are quite nostalgic and prefer to sneeze with the 2-beat rhythms instead. They sneeze like this: “err-Bhreznev” See how the bass line is still maintained? It is all about asserting themselves and pronouncing their physical presence by emphasizing the low frequencies when they sneeze.
USA: The sneezing seems complicatd here too. You can hear “err-Bush” You can also hear “err Trump”
It is that time of the political year. How time changes!
A few year ago, the American sneezing sounded much like “err Choose Barack”
Cheers till next time, oh wait, err- Bishop!! (Sorry, I am just sneezing!)
2-THE ELDERLY ENGINEER
Dear Students/Visitors to this site.
I was speaking to a gentleman the other day.
He is an engineer but elderly.
He was talking about his job.
“It turned on, the sound came loud and clear but no raster.
High voltage was checked. It was okay- yet still no raster.
I tapped the 6AC7 video output tube lightly.
The raster came and went back out. There, the 6AC7 has an
intermittent problem. I fetched a brand new 6AC7 replacement from my spare tube box
and plugged it in. It resolved the problem”
Now unless you are an electrical engineer aged 65 or over
you may not understand what this elderly guy was talking about.
He was a TV Service Engineer-back in the day.
These days, his job basically does not exist any more .
And this is where you come in.
Whatever you are learning today will not be enough to
keep you employed in a few years.
You need to develop an interest in continuing education.
You need to keep upgrading your skills.
As you go through this page, you will see lots of institutions listed here.
It is a good idea to contact the institutions that interest you about taking short summer courses.
Brush your skills with something new. It could even be a simple thing as polishing up your English language skills.
Continuing education or learning new skills is the only way to keep yourself employed in a global economy.
And hold it there: In the next 5 – 10 years
your little kid may be asking you this : “Daddy, Mummy, DVD & CD Player? what are they?”
Cheerio till next time
3-SPRAYED PART ONE
Hm, Life is tough:)
Hahaha-I was assaulted by a nice beautiful lady in the train the other day.
And the sad thing is, I am entirely innocent. You can believe me.
I am telling the truth. I did nothing wrong to warrant this.
I was just sitting on a seat behind her in the train and minding my own business.
That is what we are all supposed to do,right? Yes, just mind your own business
and do not stick your nose into other people’s business.
Then I heard something.
I heard two quick “phew-phew” followed by a long “pheeeeeeeeew-pheeeeeeeeew”.
And my eyes started burning. It all happened so fast.
I know what some women are still thinking….” The jerk, he must have done something wrong”
No ladies, I am innocent. But this lady in the train just decided to “pepper spray ” me, sort of.
Well you ladies still you don’t believe me, huh?
What about you guys out there? Do you believe me?
Remember we guys got to stick together in hard times like these:)
The ladies always watch out for each other. When are we guys going to learn from the ladies?
OK, back to the “pepper spray”.
The lady seated in front of me had a whole make-up bag.
She was polishing her entire face.
I guess she couldn’t do it at home.
Then at some point, she decided to use a hair spray. And when she sprayed, much of the chemicals
missed the target which was her hair, but landed right into my face!!!
I was in the seat right behind her.
Well that spray burnt my eyes like a pepper spray.
So this is how I got sprayed.
And she did not even apologize to me.
And now you doubting Thomases out there who thought I was lying, you gonna at least apologize to me now or not?
Just stop laughing at me-this is no laughing matter.
Cheers till next time.
4. SPRAYED PART-TWO:)
Dear Readers / Visitors
I am in trouble.
I must have stirred up the hornets nest.
You see, I sure have touched some nerves the other time.
You remember what I wrote about being sprayed by a lady?
I got some people angry.
I got some angry Emails. I will respond to each.
Mary S: Are you referring to me? Did you mean me?
Editor’s Response: If the cap fits- wear it:)
Jane S: Are you that idiot who sat beside me?
Editor’s Response: Sorry I did not sit beside you, but I sat behind a lady.
Sheryl M: You Male Chauvinist. You are always looking for an opportunity to belittle women.
Who do you think own and operate all those companies manufacturing these hair spray products?
They are -men – men- men. Men sit on the Boardrooms of those companies too.
Editors’s Response: Hmmm -you are right. You see, didn’t I say I am in trouble?
James A: What are you? Some kind of wimpy fellow?
Cant you read the signs and signals the lady was sending you? She was spraying you intentionally.
See it like WiFi. You were sitting in the Wifi Hotspot. When she sprayed you, all you need to do
is “log-on” to be connected.
For that “log on” you need a verbal password though.
Just say “Hi” or “Hello” to her and you are logged on and connected.
Editor’s Response: Oh I see, I did not take that course in my college computer class.
Hey to former College Registrar, are you reading this?
I want my tuition fees back. I want a refund of my money.
You did not offer the correct computer courses.
I was not taught how to log on with verbal passwords “Hi” and “Hello” in trains.
Registrar, do you hear what I am saying? I want my college tuition fees to be refunded immediatelty.
Mr Register, I aint kidding, you gonna pay me back or not?
Am gonna start counting to ten , one two—–
Cheers to next time
I want to share this story I received in my email box the other day.
5 The Priest’s Ass
A local priest entered his donkey or ass in a donkey race event and it won.
The priest was so happy with his donkey that he
entered it in the race again, and it won again and again.
The local Newspaper brought out the headline story : PRIEST’S ASS OUT FRONT
The local Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity
that he ordered the priest not to enter the donkey in
The next day, the local newspaper brought out a new headline :
BISHOP SCRATCHES PRIEST’S ASS.
This is not what the Bishop wanted to read . The Bishop then ordered the
priest to get rid of the donkey. As a result, the priest offered it to a Nun in a Convent nearby. .
Again, the local newspaper, hearing of the news, brought out the
following headline the next day:
BREAKING NEWS: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN.
When the Bishop read this he fainted. He informed the Nun that she would
have to get rid of the donkey.
She agreed and sold it to a farmer for $10.
The next day the paper read:
JUST IN—— BREAKING NEWS: NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10
The Bishop was enraged.,This time, he wanted the Nun to get rid of the ass altogether. Consequently, he ordered the
nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains
where it could run free in the wild.
The next day, the headlines read:
GET THE LATEST NEWS ON THE ASS SAGA- NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE
The Bishop got a heart attack and died..
The moral of the story is:
Stop worrying about everyone else’s ass!
Cheers till next time.
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