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Friday, December 11, 2015

Being Realistic

Yes I know I haven't gotten on in like a year or so, but that comes with an explanation. Last year I was in 7th grade, which I though would go like every other year of school I did. Straight A student with good attendance and perfect behavior. But something shifted. I had started getting migraines and an attitude. I was missing days upon days of school, while the school work piled up. I did okay first semester, I was a few points off my GPA from getting on honor roll (which was a first for me not to get on honor roll). I was bummed but I was okay. Then second semester happened. I had always had some friction with my teachers in the beginning, but not nearly as bad as second semester. My teacher were bad teachers. I'm not saying that because I didn't like them, they just didn't know how to handle things very well. My social studies teacher, and my science teacher were the only ones I actually liked. Their teaching style wasn't my favorite but I could stand it. But my language arts and math teachers hated me. My language arts teacher got offended I guess you could say when I asked about advanced language arts because I felt bored (they told me I was abstract enough to be in it). She had gotten bitter about it even though it was nothing against her. So I had started feuding a little bit with her. She would say comments like "you have to do your homework to be in advanced language arts" and before standardized MAP testing she would say "you need to go up 23 points to get into advanced language arts". Like thanks for stressing me out (by the way I went up 17).  Though with my math teacher it didn't start in the beginning, but by the end of the year he had quit treating me like a human being. I was just an object in his classroom that was there for 7th period. I didn't exist in his mind. I would sit in the far back corner of the room with my little black journal ignoring him, and him ignoring me. I was a year advanced in math, and surprisingly despite his wishes, I still am. My final grades in 7th grade were: social studies F, science F, math F, and language arts D-. Yes quite the change from a girl with a GPA of a 4.0.
This year is different, I have all As. Just kidding that's far from true. In math I have a B-, science C-, language arts C-, and social studies B+. I didn't make it into advanced language arts this year either, but don't worry I'm doing that same stuff I was doing in 5th grade! Yes if either of my fifth grade teachers are reading this for some reason (specifically Mr.Moore) we are reading Touching Spirit Bear, which I would enjoy if she didn't suck all the life out of the book. I started giving up and going on strike. Based on the comments this year I'm not an idiot, they're legitimately trying to break my spirit. So this semester it was a flop and they won with my broken spirit, but next semester that's not going to happen.
But in my title of this blog post me being realistic, I used to be in a haze of ignorance of the ¨American Dream¨. I realized we don´t all have to be the same. We can do different things in our lives, not the standard of get best paying job you can even if you don´t really love it, get married have two kids work for the rest of your life, retire, and then die. I realize now that I don´t really want any of that. I also realize you don't have to be perfect. I´m trying to be realistic in where I set my goals and expectations of myself, even though many people tell me I´m capable to do more. Yes I probably am, but emotionally that will kill me. 
I made this post mostly so my 5th grade teachers could maybe read it some how, they were the best teachers I've had so far in my schooling career. They seemed to be the only teachers who actually care about their students and seeing them succeed. I want to give props to them, and thank them for being such caring amazing teachers. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

TFIOS

Aloha everyone!
I have seen The Fault in Our Stars two times now. I saw The Night before our Stars and again today.  When I read that book I was sobbing most of the time and I usually don't cry during movie or books. Well this book is a love story for to cancer patients named Hazel and Augustus. They meet in a support group for cancer patients. Then they go on their journey through love. It sound like a total chick flick but it is good.
Keep ya posted!
Lily   

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Font

Aloha everyone (again)!
Well I change the font so don't flip because I know you might! =)

Insurgent

Aloha everyone!
Well just an update on me I was accepted in to the National Junior Honor Society! So happy! Also I want to say for no apparent reason that I am rocking out to may favorite band The Kongos!
Anyway,
Summary: Well in the last chapter Tris and the others got off the train to Amity Headquarters. So then they got off and they had to surrender their weapons but they secretly kept one for safety reasons. Anyway they got there and they helped them with all their injuries. After that because I am in the middle of a chapter she cut her hair. Then they are waiting for the Amity's decision to let them stay or not.
Critique: Well I love this series but I am still super mad about the movie Divergent so what they did is basically now have to re-write the entire series because they changed so much. Anyway the book Insurgent which by the way is 2nd book of the series.
Keep ya posted!
Lily 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Divergent Movie

Aloha everyone!
Well I went and saw the Divergent movie last night, and I was so annoyed. Well first off I think it is wrong that they made up stuff. Second I think it was wrong that they made up stuff and then left important events out. What is that. Also i wasn't just annoyed by the movie the people that sat in front of me smelled like they haven't washed their hair in about 30 years, if you are going to go out in public at least put on some perfume or something.  That is all I have to say.

Keep ya posted!
Lily

Divergent

Aloha everyone!
Well I have finished the book Divergent last night because well I had to know what happens.
Summary: Well a lot happened the Eurdites created the simulation serum so that they would go and kill the Abnegation people. So when they did that they where like robots. It didn't work on Tris because she is Divergent. She was following the so she wouldn't get killed. So then she was getting on the train to go to the city and someone was helping her and saw it was Tobias. She thought that he was a brain dead person under the simulation until he grabbed her hand. Then they got in trouble the put the serum into Tobias and he was brain dead too. Then he was put in the control room. She was saved by her mom who she found out was a Dauntless, Divergent, and a tattoo. Her mom risked her life for her and died. She went back and found her dad, Caleb, and Marcus (Tobias' dad). She get the bullet out of her shoulder by her dad. The they go to the Dauntless headquarters to get the simulation to stop. Her dad gives his life for her. Then she gets to the control room where Tobias is in there at the computer under the simulation. He tries to kill her but then he wakes up the turn it off and take the hard drive out of it. Then they go to Amity headquarters because they think they will be safe there.
Critique: Well I don't really like the ending, it was very intense, but it made you want to read more so overall it was a great book and I can't wait to get the second one.

Keep ya posted!
Lily

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Divergent

Aloha everyone!
Well I am now reading and I am going to be posting about it too (and if I keep saying that this time I really mean it and if I don't I will make it up to the people who read my blog all the time). Anyway I am going to show you my summary and my critique.
Summary: Well I am on chapter 19 so I will be far ahead and I don't want to give any spoilers so if you haven't read the book or watched the movie do not read this next part of my blog!!! Anyway Tris had just taken the second part of the training and it involved  her doing something similar to the aptitude test. So she was in the test and she was getting attacked by crows. She said that it felt like years when she was in the test but we she woke up Four had told her that she was only in it for 3 minutes. Sh was crying and sobbing and  said it still like she felt the crows were still on her but Four walk her back to her dormitory and told her she was as tough a nails.
Critique: Thus book will suck you into is right from the beginning. I haven't stopped reading it. right now I am half way through. Anyway I love this book I can't wait to read more. I honestly think that four has a crush on Tris and Tris has a crush on him but doesn't know what she feels. i do think she could be a little bit more detailed, but over all it is a great book.
Keep ya posted!
Lily