I don’t know what this means…
I have lived a sheltered life. By sheltered, I mean that no one, not even my family, wants me to learn about the truth that the world is an ugly place. Are the people just trying to keep me in blissful ignorance. While I thank them for trying to help, I would want to learn more so I can actually do something against the evils of the world.
For the most part, I have tried to learn on my own. Unfortunately, I live in a place where almost everyone shares the same ideals, so I have never heard both sides of an arguement. I have faced some of the evils, like depression and an angry father, but I still feel ignorant with those subjects because I’ve never had anyone to talk with anyone about them.
The biggest thing that I am ignorant about is racism. By that, I do not mean that I am a racist; I’m just not that informed about racism. When growing up, I used to think differently about people without brown skin because I have never actually seen a white or black person; just a field of brown. I later developed the idea that all forms of racism is bad and that stupid people were racist. Of course, I branched this out to not just white people, but any colored person who was racist. I can see the problem with this because, let’s face it; when a black person is racist, white people do not feel it. But when a white person is racist, then it has actual consequences. One just needs to look at the 1900′s for that.
I still feel that racism is bad, but I have to actually learn more about racism before I try to stop it. I can’t be lashing out of people because of my ignorance.
It’s crazy how a song can change peoples mood. A song can make a person sad or happy at the press of a button. They say that when your happy you hear the music but when your sad you listen to it. Is that true ?
A song has the power to keep you captivated and intrigued for about two and a half minutes. It must be a really good song if it has the ability to change your mood in such a short period of time.
It takes you to your own world.
whether your feeling sad, happy, excited, depressed, ect, ect. There is a song for it. And the idea of it is to feel the music.
What is it about songs that can pull on the emotional strings within us? A good composer knows what notes can trigger a certain feeling, and that’s the beauty of it. We don’t know what it is, but something about certain notes played together make us feel it.
Not only does the sound of music strikes a chord with our feelings, but the lyrics do as well. When a person is sad they usually listen to a song that they can relate to or is similar to their own personal situation.
For example, My heart will go on by Celine Dion, is probably considered a sad love song, where many people can relate to and feel exactly what the artist wants the listener to feel.
I think lyrics are what sell the song as a whole. The idea that people like the sound and the lyrics both, can quickly become their new favorite song. The mystery of how music effects us on an emotional level remains unanswered but still very much pondered about.
So I am very excited for this weekend because I am not only going to spend an entire day playing my PS4, which is something I have been anxiously waiting for since November and now that I have it, I have been completely irritated at the things that have come between me and my game playing time.
This irritation arose when I knew the PS4 arrived at my house. I could not help asking myself the question , “Is my obsession or love for video games ever going to change?”
As I see my older sister and notice that she is in her mid life crisis at age 30. She is a constant gamer but her life is at a stand still; not moving forward or back and she seems okay with that idea or at least that I know of. Yet, my older brother is 24 and he seems to have grown out of this “phase” that seemed to possess his whole middle school/high school years and now his enthusiasm has changed and he does not see the need in games any more than something to do when your bored.
I begin to wonder where I am going to find myself in a few years , (if with the same fascination in games or bored with the idea of video games all together. I am afraid of the thought.) (What does this mean?)
How does one find themselves not wanting to play games anymore? Do they wake up one day and lose interest from the day before?
However long this psychological dysfunction takes to overcome me, I am going to take advantage of the time before the change occurs, I have yet to discover so much in game play.
They can take a life of their own.
Andrew Medina 12 year old, told his mom that he was having stomach pains. Medina would regularly eat Hot Cheetos and he developed gastritis. Gastritis is an inflammation, erosion or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It can come on gradually or suddenly. Symptoms include bloating, burning, vomiting and even hiccups. The chemicals present in the bags of these chips increase the acidity it your stomach. Dr. Martha Rivera of White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles sums it up best: “It burns when it goes down, it burns when it comes out.”
We have all ate them and some have continued eating it and some have stopped but very few know how bad it is. It is the infamous hot Cheetos. Yeah I know, you think you have heard this before, your parents nag you about how bad it is to eat hot Cheetos. They tell you how bad it is for your body, your friends tell you it will make you gain weight. You get, its not good for you but it’s your choice and you think your old enough and that you can make decisions on your own.
Well, guess what, you’re probably not as informed as you think you are. How many of you have actually sat down, opened your laptop and researched what hot Cheetos contains and why is it so bad for you? (Researching for a school project does not count ) Now that you have really thought about it you realize you don’t know the real reason why Hot Cheetos are bad for you. At school I cant help noticing how much Hot Cheetos is eaten everyday. In the morning before going to school students are buying chips and throughout the day they find ways to continue eating and buying chips. And not just plain chips but chips with chamoy, tapatio or lemon. After school they buy chips with cheese on top, but I would not be worried if student where eating these once in a while. Unfortunately, they are eating them everyday, consecutively. And this cant be healthy, consuming too much of anything can not be good for your body.
So remember to think twice and do your research about the food you eat because you never know what harmful chemicals you are consuming.
It’s a cold snowy day. The snow is covering everything, from the rooftops to the sidewalks. The once green trees were now completely covered in white. It looks like a winter wonderland in the mornings with its peaceful air and no disturbances. Well, there was a young man running. Though to or from somewhere has yet to be seen.
Why did I decide to run this morning, it’s too freaking cold! At least I’ll’ be in shape like he wants. After I have run for an acceptable time I turn back to go to the house where I live and face the music. I have barely just closed the door when he come roaring towards me. I flinch and step back. I should have known I wouldn’t get away with it.
“Where have you been!” It wasn’t a question. He wasn’t looking for an answer.
“I don’t care! Go get ready before you miss the bus because I sure as hell won’t be taking you if you miss it! Now!” He yelled when I didn’t move right away.
I leave him fuming in the hall and speed walk to my room, careful not to anger him further. But the farther I get the more mad I become. What right does he have? I’m only running and trying to get into shape is because of him. He keeps pushing football onto me even though I don’t want to. But does he care? No. He is so controlling and always has to know where I am and what I’m doing all the time. He even dictates who I hang out with.
I know! The best thing I can do is to runaway! Yeah I’ll do that. And so he packed all that he could into his backpack and all the money he had. And so he just kept quiet as he want out of the house. He missed the bus but that was okay he needs a different bus anyways. He got to the train station and got the first train out. He sat waiting inside thinking that maybe he will finally be free.
Being a freshmen and new to RHS can be extremely overwhelming. At the beginning of the year with Club Rush, I was consumed by a barrage of shouts saying, “Join this! No Join That? Field Trips here!” Unfortunately I was not a very decisive and joined a lot of sports, clubs, organizations etc without realizing that it was very difficult for me to be able to participate in ALL of them. I have some things the same days and I have to make a decision and not go.
Now the day that I get home on time, meaning 3:30 and not 7, is a miracle. I even have to go to meetings during nutrition and lunch! The reason I am writing this blog is because I am not the only one who is suffering because they don’t have enough time. I see a lot of students rushing to College Track sweating and wearing very sweaty clothes because they were just excused from football or drill or any other sport or club.
I know that extracurricular activities look really good on college applications but so do grades and if the sport or club you’re in is making your grades worse then I’m sorry to say this but you gotta let it go.
Freshmen should participate in school clubs and be a part of the community but they should try not to overdo this. Clubs can be an exciting way to meet new people but you should think about what your doing and if you have time for it. Limit yourself to 1-2 clubs and maybe 1 sport so you have time to go to tutoring and have some time to yourself. I know I did and it is way better now.
” Dutch Braids”
I like my hair, I really do. Except it is damaged, from inches away you can see my split ends sticking out. But I do not mind because it is not something that I’m really concernced about. However, I do hate when people say, “Your hair is long, but you have a lot of spilt ends.” Yes, I am aware I have a lot of spilt ends.
Anyways, what I really love about my hair is what I can do with it. For instance, braids. I love braids! I constantly bug my friend to do braid my hair. When my hair is not striaghten and my hair looks out of control I persuade my friend to braid my hair because if she does not, “I will die of sadness.”
When my hair is in braids, I feel powerfull and comfortable with myself. I feel as if braids grant me superpowers. My favorite braids are fishtail, french, and dutch braids.
You might be wondering why I ask my friend to braid my hair, well here is the major predicament I do not know how to braid my own hair. *Tear, tear* I tried looking at youtube videos several times, but I simply cannot get the hang of braiding my hair. I yearn for learning how to braid, so I can do so do it myself; for instance, I want to do fishtails, french, and all sort of braids so my hair can look beautiful.
Life is like a box of chocolates.
Valentine’s just passed and as happy as I was to sit with my friends and figure out which couple spent the most on gifts, I came to realize something. Whoever wrote that one line in Forest Gump
did not realize the degree to which we have connected chocolate in our relationships.
Chocolate (Enlgish). Chocolat (french). Chocolate (Spanish).
Just the other day my family and I celebrated my mother’s 55th birthday and I gave her chocolate. Which she liked more than the roses my father gave her. You can stuff Christmas present with chocolates or receive chocolates on Christmas Day.
So how is it that something so small and simple like a piece of chocolate has come to have such a large significance on us today?
We all know that every individual is different. So the form through which everyone shows gratitude is a bit different. Consider this situation: it’s your friend’s birthday and well you spend your time finding them a gift that you think they will like.
You try to find a gift that fits their interests because you associate your friend with specific hobbies and in turn specific items. These items are the materialistic items you may tend to buy. And you end up buying the second most expensive box of chocolates.
However you might be the second type of friend that does not spend their time searching for a gift, instead you write a nicely worded letter to your friends about that one time you rolled them across the food4less parking lot until the cart got jammed and your friend fell and got a paper cut which you thought was not possible but of course when you were with your friend it somehow occurred. And you end up attaching this letter to a box of chocolates.
A box of chocolates
is universal you can give it to someone for just about every holiday! So don’t fixate yourself and think that a box of chocolates is only meant for couples, because if you do then you are missing out on a lot of chocolate.
Cooking= My Favorite Hobby
By just reading the title of this blog, I know your probably like “Ugh!! Cooking” or “Ugh! I hate baking”. I know that many do and the reason of that is that many of you think that you don’t know how to and I think everyone has had those burning incidents. But the only things you have to know how to do is read and follow directions and know your measurements. I don’t want to sound mean but its true people are just lazy now at days. Last time I was watching Girl Code and they discussed cooking and Nichole Byer said, “The only thing you need to cook is to know how to read..If you say you can’t cook go back to school and learn how to read then you will cook. ” I agree with what she says because “Anyone Can Cook!” as Chef Gustos says in Ratatoulli.
I actually really love cooking and baking since I was small and has been my hobby ever since. Cooking is a great way to relieve stress and make your family happy because which parents would not be glad that you cooked dinner for them as soon as they came home from work. My family sure does! I have not memorized all the recipes of the food that I make but I watch the Food Network Channel when I’m bored.
Since today is Valentines Day, you can make someones day by baking them a cake or cooking them dinner.
Cooking is my favorite hobby because its relaxing and comes with a reward at the end. Cooking is my way of expressing myself and being artistic because I hate drawing and by cooking it is a way of being creative. Lastly, cooking and baking can be done at anytime of the year and regardless of the weather.
My favorite recipes to make is a flan de queso, roast chicken, and chicken broccoli stir fry. I find all these recipes online and cook them in a special occasion. Now, my parents let me cook for them every Saturday and any day I have no school.
Well I hope you enjoyed reading this blog about my hobby and try the recipes I mentioned before. Trust me, they are DELICIOUS.
Believe in magic and it is bound to happen.
This sense of wonder and awe is the one thing that many magicians try to achieve during their career and even throughout their lifetime. There have been hundreds maybe even thousands of magicians throughout the years and each have tried to match and even out due one another. There have been many stunts that have tried the limits of many magicians and have even put their life’s at risk.
Houdini during one of his stunts.
One of the most known and famous magicians was Harry Houdini and unfortunately died while performing one of his stunts. Houdini became famous when he began one of his first stunts. This stunt involved escaping special handcuffs and only escalated from there. Stunts became much more elaborate and especially much more dangerous.
Many talented magicians have tried to follow in his footsteps but unfortunately many do not succeed. Houdini’s stunts have tried to be imitated but some are to dangerous and scare off many. One man that has attempted and even succeeded Houdini’s attempts was another well know magician, Cris Angel.
Cris Angel began magic when he was young and became fascinated
Is he really levitating objects?
with the elaborate stunts as he grew older. Angel tried to create his own stunts that would mystify and always leave an audience in shock and awe. Angel has tried and succeeded in completing Houdini’s stunts which have made him the wonder that he is today.
Magicians are always looking for a way to mystify and confuse an audience. Many people want to believe in something more ; something that cannot be explained with reason. We all know that there is a trick to these illusions but the awe is in knowing that we do not know how it is accomplished.
Believing in magic is one of the things that keeps creating a whole new sense of wonder.