Friday, October 13, 2006

Math and Music Friday

Hey Y'all! How's it going? I am glad to say I've had a little down-time this week but it's about to get all hectic again. This post is just going to be really random so bear with me.

I'm preparing for the GMAT right now, and as a result I'm taking a prep course offered at work. I had to pay for it but it's not nearly as much as the Kaplan and Princeton Review, which I've come to find out are rip-offs! The guy that teaches my class (let's call him Dr. C) used to be a tutor for both programs (and he's a reader of the GMAT essay) and stopped teaching for them because he realized that they weren't doing it the right way. He now teaches ALL GMAT, GRE, and LSAT prep courses offered by universities in my city and has an amazing high score/pass rate....AS LONG AS YOU DO WHAT HE TELLS YOU!!!! See that's the catch....has Ms. May been doing what she's being told? Well, no not really. It's so hard to study 2-3 hours a night when you travel like I do and do all the other things I do. Ok, I know....enough with the excuses. If it's that important, I need to be disciplined and make the time. So, I've been doing better this week and have even gone ahead and registered for the test. NOVEMBER 25TH. Please pray for me! Dr. C says to take the test about 2-3 weeks after the class ends and my date of exam is about a month after...hey, what's one week? It was the only Saturday available! So again, please pray for me. The Verbal portion has never been a big issue, and I've always been good at math so it's just a matter of remebering concepts I haven't dealt with in a few years which I'm doing fairly well. What Dr. C teaches are tips and tricks to do well on the exam in the TIME allotted. If I had 10 hours to do the test I probably would do fantastically well but I don't...I just need to know how to answer the questions correctly AND quickly. Anyone who's taken the GMAT and has some advice.....give it, please.

So as I was practicing my math skills last night, this little poem came to me.....

THE MATH OF YOU AND ME

I am a fraction of you
You are a fraction of me
Together we form a whole

Sometimes you are the numerator
Other times you are the denominator
Either way, we form a whole

No matter how difficult
The problem may be
The quotient is always a whole

This is the math of you and me

Instead of doing math, THIS is what I was thinking about! God help me. LOL.

Below are some youtube videos of Jay and B in Nigeria. Not the best quality but hey.....what can you do.






Anyways, here are some new videos and a link to Ciara's new song which I just LOVE! Enjoy and have a good weekend folks.





Ciara - I Promise

NOTE: I had an appointment set up for 10.30 today. My appointment was a half hour late so I started working on this pos and had to stop when she arrived. The appointment just concluded after about an hour and a half and you guys.....I have never felt more blessed to be who I am and grateful to God for how He has made me and continues to make me. I cannot divulge anything about what just went down but all I can say is prejudice and discrimination are evil things. I have always made a conscious effort to be as open to different things and people as possible but today was truly a test of that for me - to have someone tell me something about themselves that they wouldn't ordinarily share with a stranger and to watch them wait with bated breath to see how I would react and treat them after I heard what they had to say. I think I did a good job and I promised them I would keep it confidential which is why I can't even divulge anything. Believe me, I want to but I can't. That's another test I'm giving myself - to see if I can truly keep my promise to that person. In honor of them, here is the quote of the day. The "he can't be any worse" part, I'm imagining Mark Twain said in a tongue in cheek way. The fact is we are ALL human beings and deserve to be treated fairly and without prejudice. Even though it is rarely ever that way, it is how it should be. God Bless.

“I have no race prejudice. I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed, I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being -- that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.” - Mark Twain

20 comments:

imoted said...

Ms. May I feel you on the GMAT issue. I have to take it also and I am no where near READY. I am freaking out BIG TIME!!. HELP! HELP! HELP!!!!!! Good luck Girl.

NaijaBloke said...

Yeeepie am the first here ..

I would have luv to help u with GMATS thingy but I took it in 2000 in Nigeria and dont think I can remember anything now.. but try as much as possible to answer past questions as fast as u can and u shd be good ..

Good luck

NaijaBloke said...

it is a lie Imoted just chanced me ..this ur beta is a fraud jo!!!

LondonBuki said...

Good Luck with "What Must Not Be Said" ;-)

Justin... H-O-T! He's got some moves :-)

Bella Naija said...

Good luck on the GMAT...
I was supposed to take it as an entry criteria for a certian masters course but bought the books and couldnt dedicate myself to studying and practicing. Long story short is tht I am not taking it till next year..
all the best!
have a great weekend...ciao
with all ur celeb moves, if u happen to meet boris kodjoe, diddy or isiah washington just package thm and send them to me....

thanks girl..lol

Belle said...

i'm really feeling the way Beyonce snaps on that song lol. "...i can have another you in a minute...so dont you ever get to thinking you're irreplacable" bwahahahahaha

Jem said...

dat Beyonce song is real nice ..... her new image/style is interestingly aggressive. Isnt that sexy ?? check out my blog too. Enjoy ...

DiAmOnD hawk said...

reveal who this person is now...or give a link to where we can gain access to him nooooowwwwwww....for those of us that need help w/the GMAT as well

i like the poem
i remember i used to write love poems in chemistry class...things like reaching an absolute zero and blah blah blah...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Hey Ms May, thanks for vsiting my blog. Loving yours loving yours loving yours.

Ms.Minx said...

Good Luck...We called u yesterday...I miss u!! SOB SOB SOB.

I"m done whining now :(

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

lmao@your math song.. you make me remember the chemistry song we used2 sing in high school in naija... Avogadro's Law lo so wi kpe.. equal volumes of all gases at the same temperature and pressure contain the same number of molecules.. lol.. i actually sang that in my last chem exam.. i think the chinese girl sitting beside me thought i was nuts.. lol.. but babe good luck wit your exam

Aba Boy said...

Good luck on the GMAT, all the best

Biodun said...

Good luck with the GMAT, the math of me n u is too funny, lol

TaureanMinx said...

Goodluck goodluck! I did the gmat and the math bit was more diff that the english. But then I love English and dislike math. Just answer the first 10 questions right and you should be smooth sailing. Easier said than done right?

zaiprincesa said...

i fel ur pain Ms.May. im taking mine very soon also, and im a nervous wreck even though i already took my prep class last month.plus the 250 u pay is no joke..lol..so i have to ace it this first time, God willing. But i think u'll be fine. Good luck mami!

Ms. May said...

@ imoted: Good Luck to you as well girl! Just study, study, study. Those Data Sufficiency q's are killing me but I seem to be having a better time with the rest.

@ naijabloke: Awww sweetie....don't worry...you're first in my eyes, okay. Abeg imoted, no vex....LOL. Thanks for the tips.

@ londonbuki: thanks girl. trying to figure out whether to tell my boss or not cos it's work related....i think i have to. And yes, Justin is HOT!

@ bellanaija: Thx. And don't worry, I think I'm working a cple of parties this wknd so I'll be on the lookout for Boris and Isaiah...LOL.

@ belle: yes...one of my fave songs on the album.

@ jem: yep...she seems to be trying to shed a lil of the nice girl image. will def check out your blog. thx for stopping by.

@ diamond: lol.....if you're in ATL, his name is Dr. Gary Cohen and he teaches all the prep courses at Emory, GA State and Kennesaw State I think.

@loascm: thx mama! love urs too.

@ ms. minx: Miss you too...it's been agaes since we talked. Gotta catch up.

@ onb: LOL....but those songs do help. Wish there was one I could use for the darn GMAT!

@ ababoy: thx a lot. love ur blog.

@ biodun: thx babe.

@ tminx: thx o! i'm sure you did well on it. with the schools i'm looking at, i need to. that math, esp data sufficiency is kicking my butt and i've always done well at math too. it is so easier said than done.

@ zaiprincesa: good luck girl! i'll be praying for you.

DiAmOnD hawk said...

thx girl. i'll be sure to seek him out

Miguel said...

Hey May...Glad to see you are taking the big steps...its sad how many people with great potentials i get to speak with who refuse to apply to the top business schools because of fear of taking the GMAT .... Like my mother would say the people that have taken it and passed have one head like you. My advice will be to practice at least 2-3 hours a night..but rather than using the princeton review book (too soft)...use Kaplan 800 its the closest you'll find to the real exam... the key in smashing this exam is continual practice by that i mean..if you are going to dedicate a month to it, practice the problems every night for 2-3 hours through that month without skipping ...if you do this, you'll notice something strange... the math questions cover four areas in particular..once you've mastered how to deal with those problems there will be no surprises when you take it. Another thing people take for granted is the time factor... take simulated exams with time restrictions...cos trust me even if you know it all, time management will play a critical role as to how well you do.
Let me know if you need help with essays..though i must warn you ... i am a tough critic!

Miguel said...

Hey May...Glad to see you are taking the big steps...its sad how many people with great potential I get to speak with who refuse to apply to the top business schools because of fear of taking the GMAT .... Like my mother would say the people that have taken it and passed have one head like you. My advice will be to practice at least 2-3 hours a night..but rather than using the princeton review book (too soft)...use Kaplan 800 its the closest you'll find to the real exam... the key in smashing this exam is continual practice by that i mean..if you are going to dedicate a month to it, practice the problems every night for 2-3 hours through that month without skipping ...if you do this, you'll notice something strange... the math questions cover four areas in particular..once you've mastered how to deal with those problems there will be no surprises when you take it. Another thing people take for granted is the time factor... take simulated exams with time restrictions...cos trust me even if you know it all, time management will play a critical role as to how well you do.
Let me know if you need help with essays..though i must warn you ... i am a tough critic!

Ms. May said...

@ bros miguel: ese gaan o! i'm def taking u up on the offer of help. how do i get in touch?