I'm the only Harvard applicant who....

<p>I'm the only applicant who is a descendant of the Manchu royal family. but Harvard doesn't even know.</p>

<p>i might be the only person in the applicant pool who is half uruguayan...</p>

<p>hey circles and candlize, did yall take the spanish w/list satII test? i did horribly for being born and raised in mexico(740)....:( do you think this test is a real indication of fluency? i guess i can always console myself knowing that i can speak "puta madre" spanish (from l'auberge espagnole for you foreign film freaks)</p>

<p>Found the ultimate cure to all cancer...that's really all. I mean sheez....it wasn't that hard.</p>

<p>I wanted to get all my SAT IIs out of the way by october, so I instead took the reading exam. However, I did very well... so I dunno... I consider myself fluent in Spanish, but maybe because I started out from a textbook scrutinizing all the grammar rules, I found it easier. (and i love that movie -- total foreign flick junkie)</p>

<p>but I learned most of my Spanish in Spain, so I have a Castillian accent and a few Mexican slang phrases are still foreign to me. haha.</p>

<p>haha running, i didn't know we were in direct competition with each other.</p>

<p>I started out speaking it... :(. I learned a lot of slang and colloquialisms, so my score does not reflect my true fluency.</p>

<p>My score was under 700.</p>

<p>That is interesting... I have a friend (freshman at JHU this year) who was born & raised in Mexico and had only been living in the states for a few years. (Her story really is quite amazing... she started out in the ESL classes knowing barely any english, and within 2 years was at AP level courses in high school.)</p>

<p>Anyway, she took it and got a perfect score... so I guess it just depends...</p>

<p>i am the only harvard applicant that likes to eat ketchup and barbecue sauce with my scrambled eggs</p>

<p>Pow, beat that ANYONE, Im a shoo-in at H. How can they reject me since I have Ketchup AND BARBECUE sauce on my plate.</p>

<p>I'm the only Harvard applicant whose high school passions are table tennis (founding club at school) and Spanish (planning first Hispanic cultural show- a sellout in the face of everyone that doubted me- in school's history).</p>

<p>^ wow, i do that with my eggs too...but then again im from tx, barbeque sauce goes with everything </p>

<p>candlize, i'm a bit different from ur friend i guess, since i didn't speak spanish at all at home when i was in mex, only at school (which was also a bilingual school, so most peeps knew english)...neither of my parents are mexican...by the way, how long were you in spain?</p>

<p>circles, yeah i think that there are many aspects of a language (different dialects, slang phrases,etc) that textbook fluent people miss out on, but i dont see how they could test for that (i wish they did that would be hilarious...), i just hope harvard wont think im lying when they ask if you're fluent in a foreign lang. (i did get a 5 on the AP lang test tho)</p>

<p>I'm the only Harvard applicant who is fluent in English, Chinese, and French, and can memorize 300+ Chinese poems.</p>

<p>Oh, and I'm Communist (worships marx's ideology.... lol too bad not very pratical)</p>

<p>I got an 800, 5 in Span and I'm a poor ^_^</p>

<p>BlueAngel, are you one of my friend's from school? She has that exact alias and is Vietnamese. (I live in GA)</p>

<p>Yeah, but DHA, it's your native language :-P (I think... sorry if I'm wrong).</p>

<p>I am a US Citizen though...and half-white (well physically, because I wasn't exposed to the 'whiteness')</p>

<p>Natural Born, Non-mexican (every latino in the US is a Mexican I swear) citizen :P</p>

<p>Umm no. I live in VA.</p>

<p>:)</p>

<p>LOL. Latinos are hot! (sorry, had to get that out)</p>

<p>Around here, they tend to be Brazillian or Central American. There are also Mexicans, though.</p>

<p>haha. I thought all this time that you were a guy. lol.</p>

<p>runningcircles is a guy, isn't he?</p>