Art Contest

This is my entry for the contest, it took my sister about a week and a half. Its quite different from my original drawing and the characters look a bit off, but I still like it regardless!

This is my entry for the contest, it took my sister about a week and a half. Its quite different from my original drawing and the characters look a bit off, but I still like it regardless!

As the days go by so is the timer as senior year is coming to a end, what exactly awaits beyond the cap and gown I am not sure. With recent pressure against reality stress had been building to the point where I for one think I need a break.

Being a otaku has opened my door to creativity in many ways than one, and as a gamer what better way to relax than joining another art contest being hosted by the game you play? So the anniversary of Elsword is coming up and its celebrating 4 years of the NA server being here,  the contest was to design and draw some fan art in which goes with the theme of a celebration.  Since I for one am only a amateur artist I went to seek for help with coloring the drawing. My sister does digital art so she took charge in transferring the drawing from paper to digital. First place was about $100 worth in game money which can be spent however you  please, fortunately more winners are to be chosen for thats good news since now more people are to have a chance in competing, three 2nd place winners can be named as well as ten 3rd place winners. Out of curiosity I checked out the competition and I do believe I may have a good shot at 2nd place but then again anything is possible!

Even if I win or lose the aspect of such a opportunity was a good relief for me, I know winning isn’t always in your favor but you have to admit, winning sure would be a perk! Hopefully I win!

 

Author Update: I didn’t win :c only the high pro artists won

Alternative Music: May 2015

Thank the creator of Beats Music and their free trials.

Thank the creator of Beats Music and their free trials. Listen to Childish Gambino, his music style would have to be like a narrative.

The following list of songs are the top 7 songs I have been listening to for about two weeks. Some are new and some are older than myself, so enjoy!

1. Everything Is Wrong by Interpol I love listening to this song whenever I have doubts. Yes it is ironic how a song titled “Everything Is Wrong” helps me when I have  doubts, but that’s what I think the song is so beautiful, it’s irony. 2. Lane Boy by twenty one pilots I am not much of a person that listens to rap, but since I enjoy twenty one pilots music, I was shocked that I enjoy this song. This song talks about how the music industry has changed creative artists into part of the main stream music. 3. Can’t Deny My Love by Brandon Flowers Brandon Flowers is my best friends favorite artist, so I feel that I have to listen to the music she likes so we can talk about the songs. However, this song is amazing, and I love his voice and it’s so beautiful. 4. Lampshades On Fire by Modest Mouse The lead singers voice is strong and powerful and it’s perfect. Okay, it’s not perfect, because a song that is perfect or flawless would not be a good song. 5. Dogmeat by Drenge No this song is not about dogs getting harmed, it’s about being so involved with a person that you would do anything. In this case, the singer would do anything, like cut off his tongue and turn it into “dogmeat” and give it to someone, just for her-this song reminded me of Edgar Allen Poe. 6.  About You by San Cisco SAN CISCO IS AN AMAZING BAND, I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. THEY ARE SO AMAZING I LOVE THEM. Listen to them seriously. 7.  Dead Inside by Muse Listen, listen, listen x1000000000000000 I hope you enjoyed this, it’s amazing.

Season Two of American Horror Story

Is that creepy enough for you? What do you think it is?

Is that creepy enough for you? What do you think it is?

To me,  season two of American Horror Story was better than the first.  American Horror Story is a great television show over all, but Asylum is my favorite so far. It is fun, yet disgusting.

I felt as thought the plot was better than the first season. I really enjoyed that it was set in an Asylum. I just felt it was more my “cup of tea”. And not just because Adam Levine is in some episodes but it really spooked me sometimes, unlike the first season.

I have nothing against the first season, I really loved it. But, I felt as though asylum touched on some darker subjects that could really creep you out. I have not watched the other seasons (besides the first and the latest season) so I am kind of bias towards this season, a lot.

I really enjoyed the mental patients that were background characters.  It was cool, I like the whole setting. Try watching it during Holloween! I dare you. Maybe you’ll get spooked too. You probably will get spooked. But don’t say I didn’t tell you so!

The whole plot of the second season is just really complex, but not too complex to the point where you would get super confused.

Another fun thing about this season is a song that comes out during the show. It is pretty catchy and fun to listen to.

It was crazy, there are so many plot twists, and creepy characters. Like there are aliens, a woman gets possessed, a creepy scientist guy, and a very smart serial killer. Sound interesting yet? This season might confuse you, but you’ll probably enjoy it like I really did.

And another bonus to this season is that some of the cast from first also plays a big role in Asylum. Maybe your favorite character is in this season. Chances are, they are. I love the feeling of having some of the previous cast come back to play a role in a different season. It is great.

If you really like evil, sinister things, chances are you will like this season. Give it a chance!

 

 

New Baby In the House!

So, after waiting for  what seemed forever, my baby brother is finally home! He is currently three weeks old going onto his first month on Sunday, May 10th (which is also Mother’s Day as well!). It’s been a heck of a month by the way! Just Kidding! . . . . well not really…

My mom had left to the hospital to a doctor’s appointment on Thurday morning.  After the appointment, the doctor’s passed her to the maternity section in the hospital. I remember getting a text from my dad that same day telling me and my brother to wait for him afterschool because he was going to pick us up. He also gave us the news about my mom being passed to the maternity section and that we were going to have a new family member really soon.

I was super excited throughout the whole day because the thought of a new baby in the house was amazing; the day felt like it was passing by super slow though. Once afterschool came, I remember seeing my dad with my little sister; my sister was ecstatic. She came running  to me and hugged me and my dad did too. You could see the joy in him just by looking at his face. We went to go eat seafood and after we went home to get clothes, since we were going to stay to sleep with my grandma. My dad then dropped us off and he dashed to the hospital because he didn’t want to leave my mom alone anymore.

So Thursday passed by but the baby still hadn’t arrived. On Friday, though, I had recently come out of the shower and I recieved a picture of my baby brother. I was excited throughout the whole day. We all went to go see him afterschool and spent the whole day with him, even though he was asleep most of the time. He was like the new toy that everyone wanted to play with. :)

Baby Jonathan Mateo. He looks like an angel, doesn't he? (:

Baby Jonathan Mateo. He looks like an angel, doesn’t he? (:

 

Saying Good-Bye

The time is here when it comes to the point to say good-bye.

It doesn’t mean to who or what you say good-bye too. Just know that     It’s a good-bye. We at some point  have to say good-bye. Saying good-bye to the teachers we once had fun learning, even the ones that you just wanted to punch in the gut because by one point you didn’t get  that passing score. Say good-bye to all the sleepless nights. Say good-bye to all the people that made you just want to pull your hair out. Maybe even that one jerk that made you cry because he/she hurt your feelings.

I guess that’s part of life when we say good-bye.

Even if we do not want things to end we have to sometimes let it go. Sometimes we say good-bye for a good  reason, maybe to loose weight. Bye-bye to all the chips we ate when we saw a soda. Bye-bye to the hamburgers we craved late at night, or the 6 tacos we ate because we couldn’t resist ourselves. And good-bye to the main problem: all the sweets we ate when we are in a bad mood or hurt to comfort ourselves.

Maybe the songs we once listened too, because their were our jams. Bye-bye to the songs we listened to when we were sad or mad. It helped us release our stress and made our day better.

What is the best way to say bye-bye. Or good-bye or may-be Adios.

What is the best way to say bye-bye. Or good-bye or may-be Adios.

Life

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You should just live life to the fullest. Appreciate what you have.

Dont you just love your life? I know I love mine.  What isn’t there to love about it your are alive, breathing walking on this world. I know i’m extremely grateful for everything I have. Sometimes I know I can take things for granted but at the end of the day I know I should be very apperciative because not a lot of people have many opportunities like I do.

I live life to the fullest because I think that is how you should be living it. I go out as much with friends try to make as many good memories I can because you never know when your last moment will be. A lot of recents accidents well just occasions where people die and they did not even see it coming got me a little scared. I started to think many things. Like for one that you really do not know when is the last time when you will see or talk to someone. So I think you have to be appreciative of everything and everyone. This may be my opinion but I know a lot of people agree with me. I am a very reliable person as well. People can always come to me for advice if needed.

I feel like if you are there for people  when they need you they will be there when you need them. Obviously that is not always the case. Some people only come to you if they need something it is just life.

A Blog Dedication to My Principal

"Mr. Romero & I, during the 2014 Service Learning Project."

“Mr. Romero & I, during the 2014 Service Learning Project.”

Dear Mr. Principal (Randy Romero),

Thank you. The end.

No, but really Thank You.  This blog is dedicated to last year’s MSTMA principal Randy Romero, who unfortunately left. Who knows why he really left, but he left where he was needed.

I felt as if we left with anyone really telling him goodbye.

The way every MSTMA student found out he was leaving was because everyone got a call from the school stating he was leaving the school and that was  it. He did not get a farewell party, it was not a real goodbye in my opinion.  The reason I like Mr.Romero is because he would interact with students in a humorous way. For instance, he would joke about looking like Brad Pitt. Hahaha, ever since then my friends and I have nick named him Brad Pitt.

Throughout his years in MSTMA he was a wonderful principal, he truly believed in everyone he came across.

When I told him I wanted to drop out jokingly, he said to stop thinking negative because I was I was going to go far, even though I was joking, his words were powerful to me.

Mr. Romero, here is my goodbye to you. It really stinks how you did not spend the last year of class of 2015 with us. You are the best! Although we did not interact as much as I would have wanted to the small talks we encountered were great to have!

You are missed! Hopefully we see you at graduation

You(Mr.Romero) probably won’t  read this, but its worth trying!

A blog dedicated to Mr.Romero, for not getting a formal goodbye from me.

Goodbye, see you soon, and where ever you are make the best out of it!

Away from reality

20140728_165601My way to go away from the world is through music because the lyrics fill up my head instead of focusing on the irrelevant problems in my life. For instance,  my favorite songs to listen to all come from my favorite artist Lana Del Rey. Her songs are so soothing because she sings in such a mellow tone that relaxes my mind.  Her lyrics have soothed me away from reality and my problems that I have in school and in my life as well.

Another example, that I can get away from reality is by swimming on my free time.  I think swimming is a getaway  from all the stress that junior year has thrown at me. Swimming  is a way that my stress disintegrates on the pool water since I can just freely swim my stress away. In my point of view,  students need more getaways from reality in order for them to succeed in both life and academic. To add, going to the beach is another way to relax and get away from all the activities that are currently going in my life.

Another example of my little getaways  is to go running around the cemetery for an hour so I can just waste all my energy or frustration that I have on the running trail.  When I am finished, I take a shower and sleep better than ever. In my point of view, I think when you workout and then take a shower you sleep better than when you regularly are “tired” from the day. To end my blog, I just want to say that stress can really be something we carry on our backs, but with little getaways the weight can be lifted from our backs.

Checked by Karley E.

The 5th Wave: Part 2

Chloe as Cassy and that guy as Ben.

Chloe as Cassy and that guy as Ben, thanks to Google.

Ben Parish is living in a refugee camp when he becomes ill with the Ebola virus. Just as Ben believes he is going to die, the camp is raided by soldiers. Ben is taken to a military camp where he is given medications that cure him of the illness. However, Ben is so depressed that he failed to save his sister’s life that he is slow to recover. Vosch, the camp’s commander, comes to see Ben and gives him a reason to continue the fight. Ben joins a squad and trains to be a soldier. A soldier that will fill with anger and hate and go through gruesome training for weeks.He wants to go out and kill the aliens who destroyed his family. As he trains, Ben meets a five year old boy who is scared of everything. The little boy is convinced that his sister is coming to save him, because his sister Cassie made him a promise and she intends on keeping it no matter what the odds are.

As Ben’s training ends and he is sent on his first mission, Cassie and Evan set out to save Sammy from the military base. One of Ben’s soldiers, a girl called Ringer, convinces him that the soldiers at the base, including Vosch, have been lying to them. When Ben and Ringer discover a sniper who was shooting at them is really their drill sergeant, Ben believes her. Ben tries to convince the other soldiers and only succeeds when one of them accidentally kills himself with a drill sergeant’s device. However, Ben refuses to leave Sammy behind at the base and insists on going back.

Cassie sneaks onto the base and manages to make her way to a bunker where Sammy is being held. As she attempts to escape with him, they run into Ben. Ben agrees to join them even though he is wary of trusting anyone. On their way to safety, they run into Vosch. Vosch threatens to kill Sammy, but Evan has gotten onto the base and sabotage Vosch’s systems. Evan helps Cassie, Ben, and Sammy escape, but stays behind to destroy the base. With the help of Ben’s squad, Cassie, Ben, and Sammy survive. Cassie is left thinking about Evan, and how she is in love with him despite the fact that he’s from another universe.

 

Spring Break

Spring Break is finally here and all of us are relieved that we finally get out of school already. I’m sure that we all have plans for this Spring Break.

Some of us however, are not having fun throughout the whole Spring Break. I, for example, am doing an internship with Planned Parenthood. That’s taking up most of the days of my break. Other than that, I am going camping this weekend, so that’s gonna be kind of cool.

Okay, here’s what I am really looking forward to over the break.. . . . My promposal.

So I’m taking my future prom date to six flags. what she won’t know is that i’m going to paint the message on myself, under my t-shirt. We’re going to get on a ride that takes a photo (I know where all the cameras are at and when they take the photo). So when the moment comes that the photo is going to be taken, I am going to remove my shirt and show the message to the camera. The neat thing is that she won’t see he message until we get off the ride and we purchase the photos. I think it will be kind of memorable because we’ll have the photo to keep.

I guess that’s the biggest thing that I am looking forward to. Camping will be pretty cool I guess, but i’m just hoping that my promposal goes as planned and the paint won’t smear or anything.

………..she better say yes..

I am sorry that this is being published all late

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