Gonna Fly


Has anyone heard of the cliche “Never giving up?” Or something close to that? Well, some people may think cliches are boring and too straight forward to take seriously, but I think that they are the gates to human truth. To “never give up” requires confidence, dedication, and positivity. I mean, who doesn’t want any of these? In class we watch a classic movie called “Rocky” which is about wrestling. I personally don’t like wrestling because of the violence and the blood, but you really got to admire the dedication that wrestlers have to put into their career, no, hobby. They are passionate about winning and fighting. Here’s the song that I’ve chosen for this blog and it came straight from the movie “Rocky,” “Gonna Fly” or also called “Rocky’s Theme.”

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Steve Jobs

Hello everyone!

Remember the blog post I did a few months back about Orphans and What If projects? And I applied the song “Hey Brother” by Avicii? If not, I’ll provide a short summary in this post, but you should check out the older post! If so, then here’s a part twooo!!!

In English class, actually, not English class, but its a humanities class. We do read books and discuss about them and write essays, but my teacher applies books in a way to benefit life and make our lives more worth living. This year, he decided to try something new which is the What If or DIY project. We were separated into groups of our pick and my group consisting of other bloggers decided to raise the awareness of orphans!  This is our contact information:


Our group decided that we should create a Facebook page in order to promote awareness among the teenagers about orphans. What we thought of was: what is the best way to catch a teenager’s attention? Phones, Smartphones. Who created them? Steve Jobs! Know what else? He was an orphan as well.

 We’re not that good with technology and editing, but we tried! This is our video with information of Steve Jobs. Please try to share this video if possible. Since this is also a music blog, I found something really awesome on YouTube called “Thank You, Steve.” It’s an amazing remixed tune that is made with ONLY SOUNDS FROM APPLE PRODUCTS and excerpts from his speeches! You should definitely listen to it and Steve’s inspirational quotes!

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Hello everyone!

ITS THE WEEK BEFORE SPRING BREAK!!!!! And here I am, still in the darned library because my internet at home won’t work and I have to go to the library in order to do my homework. Lucky for me, I’m going to Louisiana on March 10th to March 15th! Reason Why? My choir is going to be competing in the state of Louisiana, my choir teacher’s home state! We’re all beyond excited and we’ll be staying in New Orleans and experiencing the culture that is extremely different than Californian sun and beaches.

Back to English class though, we learned about how parents try to protect their child’s innocence by changing ad twisting the truth. Personally, I think people in general are just afraid of change sometimes. Change is new and different and we don’t really know what to expect. In class, we read a poem called “A Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur. It talked about a girl being frightened by the call of an owl, but her parents tell her something else-a white lie-and comforts their child to sleep. Here’s the song I want to use to show change over time.

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Hi everyone!

I have a big problem at the moment. I’m currently at the library because the internet at my house STOPPED WORKING! I feel so deprived…I can’t check my homework…I can’t go on Facebook…I CAN’T BLOG! So here I am in the library at around 5PM, trying to get this blog post done.

Anyways, like I said before, I’m currently reading “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas. I know I’ve said many books are good in the past and what not, but this one is the real deal. According to my English teacher, even the seniors says that “The Count of Monte Cristo” was their favorite book; even though they read this book at a sophomore. Edmond Dantes, our main character, was betrayed but had made a full recovery from the back-stab and he is ready for action! He is disguising himself as, as you may guess, The Count of Monte Cristo. The new Count has come back with plans of revenge and has the wealth from his buried treasure to fund it all. I think a song should be used to congratulate Dantes/The Count for his come back…how about Secrets by One Republic?

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Der Treue Husar

Guten Tag! — Good day!

If you’re wondering why there’s German on this post, it’s because we watched a movie called “Paths of Glory” which showed what life was life during World War I. We finished reading “All Quiet on the Western Front” and it’s SUCH an amazing book that words can’t even describe. World War I may have been fought against the Germans, both sides experienced suffering and the horrors of war. Yes, there are enemies, but try looking from the perspectives of the other side. And we are all humans, we all feel the same emotions — so think twice before creating mortal enemies, yes? Anyways, in this movie we watched, the ending of the movie  brought faith back to humanity. War desensitizes people and turns them into animals. Watch this video and see what I mean.

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