Rap: Celiac Shop
Lyrics: Celiac Shop Lyrics
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis- Original "Thrift Shop"
Celiac Disease Foundation- Facts about Celiac
My passion is rap and raising awareness about things that affect me on a daily basis. I really like listening to rap, but I really do not want to be a rapper. It is more of a hobby for me instead of a profession. But, the reason I am raising awareness is so that people understand the diseases that affects me. The two options of following this passion in the professional world are being a doctor or a biomedical scientist.
A type of profession that is under raising awareness is being a doctor. There are many types of doctor in the world today, but I really do not know which one I would be. Doctor's have to go through 4 years of undergrad school, 4 years of medical school, and a couple of years of residency. The pay is also very good, but you have to sacrifice to achieve that. I like that if I was going to be a doctor, I would be able to make a big impact on the world and help people going through hard times. The disadvantage of being a doctor though is how many years of schooling that you have to go through.
Another type of a profession that is under raising awareness is being a biomedical scientist. I am really tired of these diseases and hope that a cure will come soon. If not, well, I should find a cure. The people who research diseases and try to find treatments and cures are called biomedical scientist. Biomedical scientists usually work in groups in a laboratory on a certain widespread disease. They need to graduate from an honors program of biomedical science which can be found in Clemson University. It would also be good to minor in a specific disease that you would like to work on. I like how the profession works in groups because I really hate working by myself on projects. I also like how I can be able to research a disease that affects me, not just a disease that my boss would give me if I was a biomedical scientist. Plus, I think it is good that there are colleges with biomedical science programs. However, I do not like the idea of studying things through microscopes and other magnifying items because they really give me a headache. See, the biomedical scientist often look at a part of the disease, but since it is not big enough, they use microscopes. I also think that the salary of about $59,000(lowest) is a little low for someone who might find a breakthrough on a disease. Finally, I also think that it would be hard for a biomedical scientist to work on a budget, which they do, because they have to get funding. All in all, I believe that a biomedical scientist is a good opportunity to rid the world of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease, but will take a lot of work and changes to myself to become one.
I right now am behind schedule on creating my rap because I have not been able to find time to record with the friend that is helping me. Hopefully, we will be able to record on Sunday the 24th. However, this will most likely push my release time of the end of November to the middle of December.
I have been able to complete one verse of my “Thrift Shop” parody that is all about Celiac disease. I actually think that it is pretty good, since it gets a lot of information out into the public. It also actually works with the beat of the original song, so I am really happy about that. Now, I just have to finish the next verse. This first verse has helped me because it boosted my confidence and allowed me to see what information was really necessary. Basically, it helped me summarize even further. My work ethic for this rap is to work on it in the weekends because I have prior arrangements I have to tend to on the weekdays, like homework. The only real challenge of writing a rap is that you might think that it makes sense and sounds good, but it might not. So, I have to get other people to listen to it and see if it makes sense to them. Plus, it is really hard to squeeze information in 10-15 syllable lines. Otherwise, I think that the easy part is going to be the actual recording of the rap, since I am making a video as well. It will be easy to memorize because I wrote it and it has the same rhythm to “Thrift Shop”, which is locked in my memory.
I learned many other things too; they mostly focus on me. I learned that I tend to care about small things and cannot work in conditions unless they are just right. For example, when I work on my rap, I cannot listen to any music at all. Plus, my desk has to be completely clear as well. I also learn that I can get distracted quite easily and that I need to control that. I have not really learned anything about the real world except that it is harsh and that not everyone wants to help you. I found that out while calling the Celiac Disease Foundation, who hung up on me! However, I called again and talked to a person who actually cared about what I was trying to do. I have also realized that when I go to post my video on the internet, I am not going to get all positive comments. There will always be that person who does not like to be nice and will try to put you down. All I have to do is ignore them and just pay attention to the positive comments. All in all, I am very excited with the results that have been produced through my rap and hope for only more positive remarks.