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Emily Ngo
United States
Interests: wrestling, track/field, hiking, cello, rugby
Recent Activity
I'd say, so far it has been successful working with my company and with the other upperclassmen companies. We have been able to compete in sports with other companies. We played two hand touch football with Echo and this morning we played ultimate Frisbee with Alpha and Charlie. Our assistant commandant and CSMs even came out to play with us for football. It was a great time and I'm glad we can get the family environment going. I look forward to working with the staff and people in my company! Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2022 at In Their Words
Finally did my nuke interview along with another fellow midshipman from Norwich. We both passed thankfully and in two interviews. We had an admiral interview and I was given a task to teach another person to do origami. I taught a LT Commander to fold a paper dragon and in the end the admiral flicked his dragon off his table and kept mine. I am glad it went well and this is only the easy part of this pipeline so far. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2022 at In Their Words
I am lucky and was able to travel with a rugby sister and see Ocracoke. She has not been here in 3 years and we lost Internet the first night we stayed hear. So most stores were down and we're only able to take cash. But it didn't stop a lot of people from biking the streets, and exploring town. I have four more days to explore but with patchy wifi and no service, I am unable to do meetings and interviews I am supposed to be doing. I am lucky right now to even have a bar of wifi. But hopefully internet will be back up and running so the real adults can attend their big job calls. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at In Their Words
I have been lucky enough to explore New Hampshire for a whole week. I was able to see the flume this time. Last time I tried to go, it was closed due to maintenance. This time, it was open and they took in walk ins. It was a nice easy walk not a hike. There were stairs and caves. It definitely was a pretty sight. However, it could've been better if there wasn't a little kids camp there. It kind of took away from the scenery and the peacefulness. They were a lil rambunctious crowd. I was also able to visit the Pipe Dream Brewery, have dinner at Bubas, The Yard, and have a cigar at Twins. There at Twins, we met a fellow Norwich student who's also a rising senior. She saw our rings and immediately knew we were Norwich. So far it was a great experience here and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at In Their Words
When I did pull into the pier in Norfolk, and finally settled at the Navy Lodge. I got calls from the other MIDN/kids from Norwich. What timing. They wanted me to go out with them and of course I did. This was one of the few things I was grateful for, being placed in Norfolk for these couple days. Majority of my friends were actually in Norfolk. I had my flight the next day after we pulled in. I was able to go axe throwing, and eat at the yard on my last day. Flying home was a breeze. No problems arose. I got to California and it was nice and breezy compared to the humid climate I was just at. I am happy to be back for the next couple weeks. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2022 at In Their Words
I did not expect to be on submarine cruise in Norfolk, VA. I was hoping for one in San Diego but I am grateful to be in Norfolk as I never have. I stayed on a submarine for 15 days. I would say it was hard at first because I needed to develop a routine on the boat because you kind of have no purpose on the submarine but to learn. You're supposed to absorb information and how life is like. I eventually got a routine and slowly enjoyed my time. But I really couldn't wait to get off. I was lucky to be on topside and was able to stand on top of the submarine as we pulled into the pier. I got to see all the mooring and the whole process it took for the boat. That was probably my favorite part. The crew was so nice and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2022 at In Their Words
My uncle came to California. He's from Florida and roughly every 5 years he comes to visit. He brought his bougie wife, son, and stepson. It was nice the first day because it's been a while and I was in the city to take my mom to the doctor and we thought while we were there we would see my uncle. We had dinner etc. and he and his wife managed to convince my mom to stay the night and have fun the next day. We were not prepared at all to spend the night. We had no overnight bag or clothes. But we managed and they helped. It was just hectic the next morning. 10 people sleeping under a small single-story house. People slept all over the house. It was hot, humid, and cramped. It took forever to get everyone out of the house. My uncle took us all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at In Their Words
Drove 2 hours to Santa Cruz. We decided to walk through Abbott Square in Downtown Santa Cruz. We forgot it was memorial day weekend so the boardwalk and the main beach was packed. Bustling with people and children. It was really a nice day. It may seem like was only 82 degrees but the sun was beaming and the sand was so hot people were playing volleyball in socks. I wished I was playing volleyball. We had lunch in downtown where it was much less crowded and more relaxing. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2022 at In Their Words
My NJROTC wanted me to come to class and present about the scholarship opportunities and what I've done so far in college. I taught from 0730-1500 which was about 7 classes. This really helped boost some confidence and practice for my public speaking. Low key it was also a little promotion for Norwich. My commander and major treated me for lunch with some taco truck food. I miss it, since the New England area sadly has not great Mexican food. It was fun and I'm glad to see my instructors again, it's been a couple years. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2022 at In Their Words
I just got wisdom teeth removed a couple days ago and they pulled out four. I was put to sleep and my dad said they had to carry me out of the wheelchair and into the car. Good thing the car was a low rider. Cus I was still out and could not help them at all. I regained my vision shortly after riding in the car for a bit. I tried the pineapple juice hack, drinking at least 64 oz 24-72 hours before surgery. I can't say if it worked but my face probably isn't as puffy as it would be? I do bruise easily and my recovery time is pretty long typically so hopefully this will be okay. My mom made me drink tumeric pills and recommended to put charcoal in my mouth to speed up recovery. It worked for my brother when he had his removed a... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2022 at In Their Words
I was just in NH and it was the first time for me to explore it. I stayed in Manchester and I went up to eat at Polly's Pancakes then tried to go hiking. The flume was closed and we could not find the artists trail or something. So we moved on and hiked to bridal veil falls. It was more fun than I thought and hoped to hike the flume in July. We got really close to the falls and met two other people with a dog. I rolled my ankle twice and boy was it rough getting back. I fell down a mud slope and was covered in mud, it even got up my pants. There were so many cute doggos on the trail. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2022 at In Their Words
The Tanzania Trips people had a fundraiser I believe at the cornerstone. We joined to support a tad late but we were able catch up for round 2 of trivia night. It was more fun than I thought. We never won a single round. I wish I had two of my friends come play for us because we were so bad. Next time we will get them. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at In Their Words
I decided to go with my rugby sister home to celebrate Easter with her family for the weekend. I learned how to make Kolachek. It's pretty much bread. But when I roll out the dough to a certain thickness not too thin or it can't hold the filling. I spread poppy seed filling not touching the edges, leaving room for it to be sealed. Then spread cinnamon powder coating a light layer on the poppy seeds. Then I roll it up like a cinnamon roll, tuck the ends to seal it then throw it in the oven. We made three loaves. I have yet to try them. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at In Their Words
This was the first time I've ever played in a 7's tournament. It was quite an experience. So much running and so much to do in a span of 15 min. 7 minute halves with a 1 minute halftime. So much happens in that time. I've been pretty banged up but it was quite an experience to see. We came in 20 minutes before our game started. And between every game we had 10-15 min of break. We were so exhausted when we got back. I am so grateful it did not rain or sleet like we thought the weather app predicted. But I stead it was nice a bit then chilly with some clouds. In the end we got back around 16 rather than the predicted 1900. Also we actually got 2nd! Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at In Their Words
Last week, my CO and I were talking and he said this week would feel like forever. And he was not wrong. Waiting for the ring is not the problem, it is the setting up and preparation that the ring committee has to do. On top of all that, academics. I am pretty sure everyone else is feeling it, but I know I definitely have several projects that are due this week, homework assignments, and a formal report. This weekend will hopefully be a reliever from this week. Junior ring will be done. I thank the sophomore ring committee for helping out and relieving us of some grueling hours. I can not wait for the juniors to see their rings. The work we put in for this to happen, I really hope all goes well. I am excited as there are 2 days til! Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2022 at In Their Words
Flew into Salt Lake City the Saturday spring break started. By Monday we started skiing everyday. I thankfully caught on quicker than I thought. My friend even thought I forgot everything and was gonna start from 0. But I caught on fast and I guess my ankles are much stronger than they were freshman year because I would consistently twist them. However we skiied in park City and it was beautiful. There were two bluebird days and it was so so so pretty up on the mountains. The last full day I was able to go to the St. Regis hotel and ride funicular. It was gorgeous with the view we had and everything. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2022 at In Their Words
Flew into Salt Lake City the Saturday spring break started. By Monday we started skiing everyday. I thankfully caught on quicker than I thought. My friend even thought I forgot everything and was gonna start from 0. But I caught on fast and I guess my ankles are much stronger than they were freshman year because I would consistently twist them. However we skiied in park City and it was beautiful. There were two bluebird days and it was so so so pretty up on the mountains. The last full day I was able to go to the St. Regis hotel and ride funicular. It was gorgeous with the view we had and everything. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2022 at In Their Words
Flew into Salt Lake City and well it was snowing a lot! Like a lot! We got to the lodge we're staying at for the week yesterday and today we finally got to go skiing. The family I'm with, booked me a lesson tomorrow morning. It was a beautiful day skiing this morning til it got cloudy again and started snowing some more. I thoroughly enjoyed skiing today, I didn't fall and hopefully (knock on wood) I don't fall tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2022 at In Their Words
I highly recommend going bowling on Saturdays at the twin city bowling place. On Saturdays in the evening, it's cosmic bowling. Like a little discoey. I had a great time celebrating with my rugby team and rook siblings. We booked two lanes and saw a lot of gutter balls. I will definitely do this again. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at In Their Words
This past weekend, I went to Boston for the first time. My friend took me around and got to see where Fenway Park was. I was able to go down and see Chinatown to see what's left of lunar new year. I enjoyed my day there. Walking around was nice, it was 42-50 degrees out and sky was quite nearly clear. It was just nice to walk around and see different sceneries. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2022 at In Their Words
Lunar new year was on February 1. Sadly my rook brother has drill so I couldn't see the celebration in Boston but that's alright. The night before, we made mini posters for year of the tiger! I was absolutely shocked to see that the chow hall even had some decorations for the day. I was kind of happy. I haven't been to a new years celebration in 3 years because I've been at school every time. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2022 at In Their Words
This morning the Naval Battalion took their inventory Part and PFT this morning. It was freezing outside. My friends flyaway hairs were gray, covered in frost. Our eyelashes were so frosty too. So glad I wore so many warming layers because I was not for it if our sweat froze. Today I just need to power through 4 classes and then I shovel snow off my friends truck. Then it'll be a really good day. Stay warm. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2022 at In Their Words
This week wasn't that bad it was only the first week. I found out I have classes that go from 0800 to 1550 straight with no breaks in between. 🙃 Not going to like this at all. So far my labs have been somewhat decent as well. I really hope for the best. The weather is getting much colder as I was supposed to go sledding tomorrow but one of the department heads told my roommate that we shouldn't go. Because we could get frostbite. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2022 at In Their Words
This week wasn't that bad it was only the first week. I found out I have classes that go from 0800 to 1550 straight with no breaks in between. 🙃 Not going to like this at all. So far my labs have been somewhat decent as well. I really hope for the best. The weather is getting much colder as I was supposed to go sledding tomorrow but one of the department heads told my roommate that we shouldn't go. Because we could get frostbite. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2022 at In Their Words
It is my last day here in California. I just did my first at-home rapid test for covid and it was so weird. I think I did it right. But I am so thankful for my friend who gave me one because he had an extra. It was sold out everywhere, including online. Anyways, there's a lot yet not much to do left, but I still feel like doing anything. My dad said we are to leave for the airport at 0200? for a flight that boards at 0605 but I am also the last group to board. Which gives me 40 min to board and not only that, it takes about 1.5 hours to get there. I can see leaving at 0300 makes more sense than 0200 but I am not the one driving so. I have met and greeted the majority of the people I wanted to see... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2022 at In Their Words