Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thanks... Last slice


Dear my first AS spring overnight,

Thank you for making sure we had a lot of fun and learned in the process. Although sometimes you made me mad, usually because I wanted more time, you were the best trip I have been on so far. You did a great job making this a fantastic trip. I had a great time in DC and in Chesapeake Bay. All of the museums were awesome, thank you for letting me see them. Thank you for making everything we did in Chesapeake fun.
Overall, I just wanted to say…

Thank you, I had a great time.


P.S. Thanks for down pouring on us. :)  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

The Fault in Our Stars is a book about a girl named Hazel Grace who has cancer. She goes to a club where she meets other people like her. Hazel really doesn’t like the club until she meets a boy by the name of Augustus. Hazel falls in love with Augustus and Augustus with her.

So far I really like this book and I hope to have it done by next week.  I think it is a great story and it is very interesting to read a book from the eyes of a person who has cancer.  

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Picture Books!!

Picture books!

This week I read a bunch of picture books, my favorite one was called Magic Trash by J.H. Shapiro and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
It is about this artist, Tyree Guyton, who turns trash into art. I liked it because I liked how they used picture books to tell a real story and the illustrations were really good. I also just like picture books.

This week I’m reading The Martian and Wednesday Wars.  

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Friday, May 1, 2015

SOL#10 Rainy Day

Rainy day

Rain is beautiful,
Rain is good.

For the environment because we are dry.

Rain is fun,
Rain becomes rubber ducky races.

Every day, one by one they float.

In case you haven’t noticed,
I like rain.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015



We were in Disney World and I was around 5 and for some unknown reason, I was mad. I’m not sure why, but I was extremely mad. I was sulking in my Minnie Mouse hat, not talking, and staying about 4 feet behind my family. I don’t know what’s to be mad about in Disney World, especially because we were in Magic Kingdom. Still, I refused to talk and hung my head in sulkiness.
Mom and Dad seemed to notice my sulkiness because we stopped for ice cream. I had a cup of chocolate ice cream and my sulkiness faded away.

I guess ice cream can solve all of children’s problems.  

This is before the sulking.

After the sulking.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Elsewhere week 2

Gabrielle Zevin

Owen and Liz fall in love but then Emily, Owen’s wife from Earth shows up and Owen and Liz’s relationship falls apart. Owen is still in love with Liz but Emily lives with him. Liz tries to escape down the river before she becomes a baby but almost drowns. After that, Emily leaves Owen and Owen and Liz live together until Liz becomes a baby and is sent down the river.

I liked Elsewhere a lot although the perspective was confusing. It was interesting although the events were fairly quick and some of them didn’t have good transitions. I did like it and I would recommend it to people who liked Wendy Mass books.

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This week I'm reading the Fault in Out Stars by John Green.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kerala SOL #8


We arrived at the humid airport and saw our name on a sign. We walked to the driver and were taken to our beautiful hotel. The humidity made my hair go poof. I hate that.

We were welcomed by coconut water and shell necklaces. I loved this place. A big Christmas tree sat in the middle of the lobby, well that made sense, but wait, this was India.

Then, we were in a golf cart, driving to the cottage-ish place we would stay for the next two days. It was beautiful. I loved it, we walked into our cottage which had an amazing view of the ocean. Mom and I walked down to the small beach and looked for shells. After finding a bunch and bringing them back to the room, we went to lunch. A fantastic lunch was found in the buffet of Dosa, Idli, Sambar and more. Dosa is a salty crepe thing, Idli is steamed rice cake and Sambar is a lentil soup.

We went to sleep around 6:00 because of jet lag and awoke around 5:00 in the morning. Mom made tea and we sat outside drinking it while listening to prayers from a nearby Muslim Mosque. After we walked in and encountered a cockroach. I sat, terrified on the bed while Mom called someone. They arrived and squished it. Soon after Mom and I got ready to leave. We weren't leaving the hotel but we were going somewhere.

While we had a lot more fun in Kerala than I described, that's all I will tell you for now.
Notice how I never mentioned my brother or father, well they weren't with us while these events occurred. But we were leaving to go pick them up…

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Elsewhere Book review

By Gabrielle Zevin

Waking up in a boat, meeting my dead grandmother. Where am I?
Liz has been killed, and taken to Elsewhere, a place where people go when they have died. It is a confusing place where 15 year old Liz will age backwards until she is reborn as a different person back on earth. After getting addicted to Observation Decks, (places where you can view your family or loved ones back on Earth) Liz gets an avocation (job) working with dogs.
So far Liz has meet a man called Owen who teaches her how to drive. Liz thinks shes in love.

I love this book so far. It has given me a new thinking of what goes on after you die. It is an extremely creatively written book. I do like it but sometimes the perspective confuses me. Liz’s character is a little annoying to me and she is disrespectful to her friends and grandmother which bothers me. I am going to finish it this week but so far, its a good book.   

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

"Hey!" SOL #7


We walked through the busy airport, all of us excited. My eyes landed on a person who looked a lot like Kate (Logan.) Wait, was that Kate? My eyes traveled back and landed on Avery and Ginny Logan.

“Hey!” I said.

“I’m so glad we met you!” I told Avery as we sat on the plane to LA.

“I know, right?” She replied. “I always meet someone I know at airports.”

We talked for majority of the flight. About half way through though, Avery was talking about shooting something up a nose when
Screams filled the plane joined by both of ours, as we sat laughing in shock.

“That was Terrifying!” I said giggling.
“Yeah I know,” She smiled “Anyways, I was saying, the way you pull out your brains without cracking your skull is…”

We continued to chat after this and soon came to an agreement to watch “Wreck It Ralph” on Avery’s phone. We watched about half of it before the plane came to a landing, ending our trip together.

“Bye!” We called as they walked away.

I sighed as we waited for our next flight to San Jose.
“But on the bright side,” I thought “We do get to see baby Vikram.”  

For those of you who do not know, Baby Vikram is my cousin who was born in early March, you can find out more about him in my “Finally” post and my “Little Ray Of Sunshine” post.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Far Far Away book review

Far Far Away
Tom McNeal

This is a story about a boy who hears the voice of an old German ghost. Jacob Grimm. Jacob’s job is to protect Jeremy Johnson Johnson, (The boy) from the Finder of Occasions. Jeremy meets a girl named Ginger who loves adventure. Bonded by an amazing pastry called the Prince Cake, Jeremy and Ginger experience attempting to save his grandfather’s book store, getting jobs with the town baker and getting trapped in a dungeon. Jacob is with Jeremy the whole time and is continually advising him. Once Jeremy and Ginger are trapped in the dungeon, they endure starvation, audio torture, and isolation. After 27 days of being trapped with another child called Frank, Jacob must find a way to help the children.

I thought this book was a fantastic book. I loved the idea of writing it from the ghost’s perspective. The book is interesting at first, but after a plot twist, it gets to be a page turner. There is a bit of romance in the book but otherwise it is more of a horror/mystery book. I would recommend this to 8- 90 year age group. I think everyone would enjoy this book because it has a little bit of all genres. It is a two week book but fantastic.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Little Ray of Sunshine! (Finally part 2) SOLMC#31

Little ray of sunshine (Finally part 2)

Hey everyone! As you know, today is the last day of the Sol March Challenge, Yay and Boo. Today I wanted to write about a happy little thing in my life.

So my little cousin brother came into this world on March 16 2015. His name is Vikram and my family and I traveled to California, (where he lives) to go see him.

He is adorable! He has really chubby, cute cheeks and an adorable face. Sadly all he really does is, eat, sleep, cry, and look around. Even though he doesn't do much, it is great to be around him and hold him. I could talk and look at him forever

But Vikram makes the cutest faces while he sleeps, one second he’s smiling and another he is distressed. Sometimes he laughs and sometimes he is angry.

At the moment he is my favorite person, but really why wouldn’t he?

Here are a bunch of pictures. I love him and I’m so happy we are here!

He has taken control of my finger. :)

Me holding my angel.

 “Good night everyone!”

Happy last day of slicing!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Google!! SOLMC#30


I am in California this week and my uncle works in Google. So yay for us, we got to have an exclusive tour of Google!

Google is kind of like its own city. They have many cafes and juice bars all around campus. They also have things called “Google bikes.” Google bikes or G-bikes, are bikes colored with the colors of the Google logo, blue, red, yellow, and green. These bikes are used for travel around the campus.

There are many buildings in the campus and most of them have a cafeteria. The restaurants have a theme, Indian, Mexican and so on.

We got to see the place he worked at, he works as a product manager. We got to see all the androids and the conference rooms and place where they launch their products. We got to see it all. It was pretty awesome.

They also have a Rube Goldberg machine which used to count down and then release a ball into another machine and so on.

I also discovered they have a bowling place. With shoes, lanes, and balls. It was very cool.
They also have a simulation golf scene. You can hit the ball and it will hit the screen and will be portrayed on the screen.

While some of you would like me to drone on about what we saw and what we learned, some of you do not. So I will end like this…


They even have a cricket game!!

This is the presenting placey place.

Googlers Only. :) ;)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Flying! SOLMC#29


I was hooked onto the device that would let me fly.

I was pushed.

I flew.

Slowing myself down before I reached the next one.

Unhooked and waking to the next place.

Hooked on again.


Time and time again I flew, but it never got old.

Here it was, the long one.

One mile.

But sadly, we couldn’t fly alone.

With a guide and another person our age we had to fly.

But this one was the most memorable.

We flew across a gorge,

Looking down on the carpet of green.

Arriving at the end and thinking,

“Thats why they call zip lining in Costa Rica the best.”

This is us pre ziplining.

This is me “Flying.”

Getting ready to “Fly”

Friday, March 27, 2015

"I can still see." SOLMC#28

“I can still see, just my depth perception is off.”

I looked at my glasses, they were snapped in two and ere blurry, well, of course they were, I couldn’t wear them. It started when I was singing in the car next to my brother.

“Could you stop?” He asked.

I hummed to myself and in a quiet voice. He grabbed my glasses. I pushed my arm to try and stop him, but he still got them. I looked in his hand and saw half of my glasses, I peered down at the floor of the car and saw the other half.

“YOU BROKE MY GLASSES!!!!!!!!!??????” I screamed.

“I didn’t mean to, they just snapped.” He said looking at the pieces in my hand.

“BUT YOU STILL BROKE THEM!” I yelled, anger flowed through my body and somehow salty drops of water fell from my eyes. Wait, I know how, those were my favorite glasses and he had BROKE them!

Anger and hatred filled my eyes as I glared at him.

We were on our way to our workout so we couldn’t go back home. Luckily, when we got there, they had athletes tape, so my mom stuck them together. While it wasn’t the most comfortable, it would have to do.

This is me with my makeshift glasses.

I sadly had to go to school like this, and I must say, I got many weird looks. But the most popular question was,

“Can you see?”

My answer was,

“Yeah, I can see, but my depth perception is off.”

After stating this, the person would usually put their hand in my face to test me. I would push the hand away and reply,

“No, not like that, it’s like… the ground seems really far away. And it only happens sometimes.”

The person would wish me luck and carry on doing what they were doing.

I came home that Thursday waiting to go to the glasses place. We departed from home and found that another location had the same frame and they would just have to put in the lenses from the broken ones.

Dad set out on his valiant quest to fix my glasses while I went out on my valiant quest to make it through vocal lessons. So while in vocal lessons I had no glasses, so my vision was extremely blurred.

Finally, I made it through vocal lesson and I walked into the lobby of The School of Rock. Dad walked through the door holding my new-ish glasses.

“Yay! Finally, give me give me! Yes omg finally!!” I was super happy and as I put on the glasses, the world came back to how it was before all this happened, clear, colorful, and happy.

This is me being goofy with my new-ish glasses. :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yum! SOLMC#27


I was pulled out of the bag and poked onto a stick.
I shot down towards the red source of light and heat, screaming.

But no one heard me,
Of course they didn’t considering what I was.

I felt pain searing through my small body as I was turned over the light,
I was kept over the light for quite a long time.

I started to burn but not black,
golden brown.

Pulled out of the light and pushed in between a small square which melted upon impact and a big light brown thing that crumbled a little when I came.

I felt myself be lifted up into the air and towards a huge hole,

There go my legs.

There goes my body.

Oh no!!
I watched as I was pushed into the hole,
I saw big white things coming for me,
Stop! Stop! I cried.
No Please! I’m too young to di…

I finished the s’more licking my lips,

“Yum. Can I do another one?”

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