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Emily Ngo
United States
Interests: wrestling, track/field, hiking, cello, rugby
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It was a small thanksgiving here in CT. Wished I was home home for Thanksgiving but that's alright. Today my rugby sister's nephews are coming and I am quite excited to see them. They are adorable and will be watching the Grinch. It has been a big debate between my friends and me about making hot chocolate. Does the powder go first then the hot water/milk or does the milk/water go first? I believe the powder goes first because, with just the packet, you can't add more powder since you used it all up if the consistency is off. If you add too much water, you've doomed yourself to some watery hot cocoa, as my rook sister did to me and another friend. Even the instructions on the hot cocoa packet say to put powder first. My favorite part is after making it, is stirring the cocoa with a candy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In Their Words
Thanksgiving dinner at school was nice. I looked back at some of the pictures taken as a platoon for each platoon, or for those that did take a picture. My platoon size was pretty high compared to the others. We have about 24 ish in our picture and we are even missing a few who were on campus but had other things to attend to. My rugby sister showed me her picture and had only about 12. We pretty much had more than double than hers who is currently attending Norwich. I know we are losing one more after this semester, hopefully, no more leaves. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In Their Words
This weekend is our bi weekend for women's rugby. It was nice to have practice outside in the sun but at a temperature of 35 outside. My rook brother and I went out to Wayside for breakfast before my practice. It was a nice relaxing sit down as we browsed through the newspaper and ad catalogs to see what was going on in Vermont. I had blueberry pancakes and a side of homefries and he had the hash and eggs combo with a side of their homemade donuts. The lady said since the donuts seemed a little small today, she gave us two. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2021 at In Their Words
It was really cold yesterday morning compared to today. It was around the high 30s when I woke up. I wore leggings and sweats, with three top layers. It was misty/drizzly outside and I really was not having it. It was all good when we got through warm-ups, I was warm and thriving. The game was alright, but it was cold and muddy. I could not believe we went from muddy smelly jerseys to pretty dresses. It was an eventful day and filled with lots of things to do. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2021 at In Their Words
This was the first time I've ever been on a legitimate NAVY FEX. Last year due to covid, we couldn't go, so we had our own makeshift training. This time we were able to go down to Newport, RI. Slept in their barracks and stopped at the common man on the way. Got there around 2030 ish and woke up at 0500 the next morning. We started our training with multiple briefs to ensure our safety then we were able to start the hands on training in the wet trainer. The name of the simulated ship was the USS Buttercup. We fixed and investigated parts of the ship that were damaged and had to report the location, solution and problem to the on scene leader. We worked as a team to fix the boat and it was great. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2021 at In Their Words
We finally were able to see and use the rugby clubhouse for the first time. It was nice. There's a place where you can watch film and there's a lil kitchen area as well. The game went very well for us. We won 31-5 against Colby Sawyers. After the game we watched a bit of the men's game and then got bombarded with petting so many dogs. My rugby sister and I were so exhausted that we even went to bed at 2000. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2021 at In Their Words
We left Norwich around 1430 and I was exhausted from the day. It was going to be a 3 hour drive to get to UNE. I slept for 2 and got antsy and stayed up for the rest. It was really hard to be energized and awake for the upcoming game. The game was to start at 1900. UNE's campus was so nice and had amazing gym equipment and locker rooms! We were to play on turf that day and my goodness, their field was blue. You could not tell where the try zone was or anything. It was so hard to see. I wished I wore leggings but I didn't have any I was willing to wreck. I was able to wear a long sleeve underneath at least. But the game was a good game. As a team, we have improved a lot compared to our first game. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2021 at In Their Words
It's been a very eventful weekend. It's a shame we didn't have women's rugby game this past Saturday but it was a great time to recover and enjoy the events that were on the schedule. I went to a brunch for the skull and swords scholarship. I was able to see a football marchdown for the first time as well. Then we were able to attend the men's rugby game. It was a very busy yet an experiencing weekend. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2021 at In Their Words
I finally was able to go to Tunbridge World Fair for fun with my friends, not being a volunteer there. It was really fun going with the rugby girls. I was able to see the oxen. I fell in love with them and I learned so much from this girl who was showing them. I even got her contacts. Her oxen was named Oden and Thor. They were only 7 yrs old too, and they live up to 17-20 years. The next morning I had to get up at 0500 to get ready for volunteering at Tunbridge. It was so cold when we woke up, but thank goodness, the sun came out around 0800. I was placed at the Alpha gate to be a ticket vendor, which is the main entrance. Two others and I were in competition to see who could get the most ticket sales. As expected, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2021 at In Their Words
It was a rough first game, but it was something we needed. Playing against Bowdoin wasn't hard but having our brand new team acclimate to this new sport. I am happy that we got to do this and that the people I care were there watching. We got banged up pretty bad, and I hope to come back in a week or two. We then went to the scrum alum dinner. The Norwich Rugby alumnus are insane yet such a great bond they have. I can definitely see it within our team as well. I am glad to be apart of such a grand team. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2021 at In Their Words
First week of school so far is quite interesting. It's been so long since we have been in person for classes. I miss it and don't miss it at the same time. My studying habits are so lost because I don't know what to do yet as I still need to finish the first week to see where I stand in these classes. I tend to over react when I see a need to improve in grades. I would write notes at least 4 times during Covid to get to where I thought I needed to be. But, now I am here in person, not sure if even I need to go as intense as before, because now the teachers are actually teaching. I hope things go well as well as things with the Corp and Navy. Hope everyone has a great week, because we got a 3 day weekend... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2021 at In Their Words
It's amazing that we are able to go off campus without asking. Never had the ability til now due to COVID and Rookdom. Finally! We went to Warren falls this last weekend and swung by a farmers market. My friend got some honey and he says he could just eat it with a spoon. Then we went cliff jumping at the falls. Then we got lucky that the lady let us come inside to eat when she was closed 2 min ago. O'Maddi's, first time I ever ate there. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2021 at In Their Words
We went from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago Illinois. I got to drive a good chunk of it too. I loved driving in the rural areas, so comforting. We stopped by the 9/11 memorials in Pennsylvania, the Tower of Voices. Chicago was something, lots of people and a change of scenery compared to PA. We went to fancy dinner places and we suffered the exchange of wearing my heels since I didn't know we had to walk back from the restaurant to the hotel. So we each walked a half mile in my heels, literally. We then went to Wisconsin where I fell in love with the place. Then off to Mackinaw Island, MI. Cute place! And then we drove 15 hours straight to get back to CT by 0100. One hell of a road trip there. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2021 at In Their Words
I got us to from PA to Cleveland and then eventually ways to Chicago. It was quite a change of scenery from Gettysburg. Last night we had a wonderful dinner at the capital grill in Chicago and the wall back was terrible. We switched off on my heels since I didn't know we were to walk back 1.5 miles to the hotel and I was in heels. Like oh geez so now our feet hurt. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2021 at In Their Words
We are taking a road trip through Pennsylvania to Cleveland Ohio to Chicago to Michigan and Wisconsin. I am ready for some cold weather but I do not know what to expect when going though these states. I don't know if I'm gonna feel great with the motion sickness but hopefully my mind will unwind since I stayed up pretty late last night. Wish me luck. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2021 at In Their Words
Today we had a golf lesson and I am quite enjoying it. I never knew how complex good was just by only the swinging the golf club part. I tried out different clubs like: drivers, iron, and hybrids. I am learning so much from our teach Joe, and it's a lot like throwing a shotput from standing position to me. He doesn't know I throw but it's probably why I could've thrown further in highschool but how I know the motion. If I learned golf I definitely would be a better thrower. I don't know why I was such a hater of golf at first. I also made dinner for the family here. I made japchae, which is Korean glass noodles with mixed vegetables. I did better than I thought and I'm quite happy with myself. Grandma loved the meat and it's flavor. Caity really liked it too and I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2021 at In Their Words
I tried swinging a golf club for the first time. My friend's mom offered me to join them on their golf lessons. I was very excited to. I took my first swing and I was pretty happy. I love it. I would just like to practice swings, no need for games yet 😅 hopefully before the semester starts I am able to get a game in with my rugby sister. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2021 at In Their Words
We got an excessive heat warning throughout the weekend here in the central valley. We reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit and it was so hot compared to the Bay Area, which was 20 degrees cooler. I don't know how people do it but it was hot! I'm glad it's cooling down a little bit, but compared to the east coast they are the literal opposite. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at In Their Words
I finally got to see my cousin this weekend and we went to the Gilroy Outlets. So many people were out and about shopping. And even when the mask rule lifted, everyone was still wearing it except for the few few people. But I had a choice so I was happy. It was nice and not as hot as it is in the Valley. Later that evening I got to catch up with a very great friend and mother figure in Fremont. I haven't seen her in 2 years and it was a great time. We drove home for a couple hours as we saw fireworks on the left and right of us on the freeway. It was nice show without the noise. I hope everyone had a great weekend celebrating the 4th if July. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at In Their Words
It was kind of an abrupt end to my cortramid cruise as we were supposed to PT with the chiefs on Friday, however, due to the federal holiday Juneteenth, the PT session was cancelled and we were given liberty the whole day. I was able to go play volleyball for several hours on the beach in Coronado then catch a Padres game with my friends from school that happened to be on a different cruise in San Diego. And here I am typing away in an airport in Las Vegas as my layover back to California. I flew out of California to Vegas to go back into California. And by the way it is currently 110 degrees over here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2021 at In Their Words
We started our surface warfare week last Thursday and there are so many acronyms I'm trying to keep in my vocabulary. But there are just so many I do not understand. For example LPH LPA LSD CVN CG DG ACU and etc some I don't think are acronyms. But I am learning. We've been on some boat/ship tours. We've toured an amphib ship so far and had a harbor tour on smaller boats like tugs that tried to show us small ship maneuvering. They pretty much just went really fast and spun in circles trying to get us wet. It was funny. Two guys got extremely soaked. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at In Their Words
Today I was given the opportunity to fly in a T34 and I went last as I wanted those who wanted to go aviation to go first. I was able to fly it a bit and the pilot did barrel rolls and steep inclines and declines. I was able to feel what 3 Gs felt like. I was also able to play beach volleyball! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at In Their Words
I'm not a big fan of swimming or the water but today we had to do an Aviation Swim Qual. I'm so glad I got to be in Group 1 and that my company went first cus I don't want that anxiety build up. So just in swim suits, swim there and back survival breast stroke, then u/w swim, making sure to take a breath, tread for 90 sec and dead man's float for 90 sec. Then we got suited up into flight suits, helmet and boots and all. Then did another survival breast stroke, 2 min dead float or tread. Lastly we had to inflate our LPU. It was tough finding the second red tube to blow into to inflate my life jacket. In the end I'm glad I passed but boy oh boy would I not want to do it again. The dead man's float was nice though. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at In Their Words
So the first week of training is done and I really wouldn't say it was training but an introduction to communities really in the Navy. It's really nice to experience different communities before having to decide what I want to do for a career in the Navy. I was able to stay in a submarine for 24 hours and I chose to stay up the whole time and explore the submarine. I dragged two other kids with me to stay up and I would say it was pretty difficult to stay up. What is pretty cool is that time is just a construct for these sailors and the galley serves food every 4 hours. I was also lucky enough to be able to drive the submarine for a bit. I am not too sure on what I want to do but submarines look like a great option, but I am... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2021 at In Their Words
So my first ever training will be taking place in San Diego and I happened to be in two out of the 6 companies that get to stay on Northern Island, Coronado. The others are staying at Point Loma. After taking the PT test, I hope for it to be better from here 😅 so far only me and one other Norwich student is here with me. Meeting new MIDN from other schools will be a great opportunity to understand what their school is like and what they do. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at In Their Words