Journal Entry: Choon Yong-12/29/2023-Education Bonus???

Journal Entry

12/29/2023 Friday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee and watched the local news and weather report, high temperature for today is 65 degrees F. Started walking at 6:20 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:15 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, muffin, an apple and water.

Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary for 12/28/2023.
  5. Walk 6 miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Classes – Geography Benelux Country 5-5:30 PM and Public Speaking 6-6:30 PM.
  9. GED / ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM.

Completed walking 6 miles in 1 hour, 19 minutes and 20 seconds at 8:00 AM. Average walking times were: 13 minutes and 5 seconds per mile (milla) or 53 seconds per lap (vuelta). The morning walk started out dark, cool in the 50’s, slightly cloudy and windy. The moon was round, big and visible in the Western sky. As the dark dawn sky emerged, it was a beautiful sight. Over the horizon was a yellowish red tint, followed by streaks of dense cloud and further up in the sky were some sparse clouds. The dense clouds were dark grey whereas the sparse clouds were white, it was a very contrasting sight. As the sun emerged, the horizon turned reddish orange, dense cloud became lighter grey. Mother nature display its beauty in mysterious ways. The walk was pleasant and the morning sun made it comfortable. Stretched and split stretched at the basketball court in the morning sunshine until 8:30 AM. Cleaned the computer room. Exchanged uniforms for Gudgel – 2-38X32 pants and 2 -2x shirts. Had some donuts and chocolate clusters for snacks. Showered at 9:20 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Washed my laundry at 9:40 AM. Talked to Doris at 10:00 AM: Doris and Patches are well. Doris looked at the BOP website and confirmed my release date was 10/13/2026. I told her the date would change as I earn my FSA time credit. The Bay Area weather was foggy and it was supposed to rain later. They will stay at home, keep warm and dry. The dogs are doing well. They told Eric that I received his X’Mas and New Year card. Geok and Doris sent their cards later. I will probably get their cards after the new year. I told them that I will attend a couple of ACE Classes tonight and GED/ESL tutoring 12-2:30 PM/ They will visit me tomorrow around 11:00 AM. I told them it was supposed to rain in the next few days. Lunch was served at 10:20 AM. Luncheon menu: fish sandwich, beans, pasta, an apple and water. Finished my laundry at 10:40 AM. Education teacher Mr. Johnson informed me that he gave me a bonus for my teaching. I will have to wait until next month or next week to see the bonus. GED / ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM. Delivered a load of cleaned uniforms to the sewing room. census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: shredded chicken, hot dog bun, pasta, carrots and water. Went to library to work on my book and class reports. ACE Classes – Geography Benelux countries 5-5:30 PM and Public Speaking 6-6:30 PM. CO Williams returned the two green chair to the Computer room. Census count at 7:30 PM. Census count at 8:30 PM. Cleaned up at 9:00 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.
Today was a good day: Doris and Patches are well. The dogs are well. Educational bonus??? Walked 6 miles and split stretched. Attended ACE Classes. Good GED / ESL tutoring sessions.

Pablo Neruda: Love is so short, forgetting is so long
Estan corto el amor, y estan largo el olvido.

Books Read: 25 Books, Book Reports: 25 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 41 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 32 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1122 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Edit Nesbit: it is a curious thing that people only ask if you are enjoying yourself when you aren’t.