Just….why?

Has anyone noticed that it’s the smallest things that seem to bother us the most? We tend to overreact to some of the tiniest things. Lucky for you guys, I listed 5 of the most annoying things that should just be nonexistent. From the tiniest pain to tape and laptops, prepare to go,
“I HATE THAT”
or
“I KNOW RIGHT!”

Let’s start!

  1. Paper Cuts. This is the most classic type of pain that causes everyone to wince. Seeing the word makes me feel like there’s an annoying, imaginary pink slash on my finger. The worst part about these things is that THEY ALWAYS APPEAR WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT! When I tried to forcefully cut myself with a piece of paper (don’t try this at home kids), it never works (not that I cut myself or anything, just experimental purposes). Then, you forget about the pain until it strikes back when you write with a pencil or, the worst, wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer…
  2. Cutting your nails to close and they sting. Is it just me, or when ever I clip my nails, I always end up cutting too close and it stings. When this happens, you feel as if your hand can’t function because each time you use your hand, you end up pressing against that nail and it swells. I think this happens to piano players like me because every time this happens to us piano players, we cringe each time we have to use that finger.
  3. Splinters. Funny story about this one. When I was younger, my family went to Knott’s Berry Farm, we were walking to one of the rides and my sister yelps in pain. Our heads snap back towards her to see what caused her to cry out. On her finger, there was a piece of wood stuck underneath her finger nail. She was sliding her hand against the wooden railing and this happens. Whaaat? So yea..splinters suck…especially when they’re on your feet. Oooh, I also hate it when there is a wood-chip in my sock.
  4. To all my fellow perfectionist, O.C.D. diagnosed, try-hards: tape. There are many problems with this evil yet wonderful bandage of life. First of all, I HATE IT when you pull out the tape, rip it off, then THE BOTTOM OF THE TAPE STICKS WITH THE TOP OF THE TAPE. You have to go through the annoying process of pulling apart the two ends. Second, don’t you think its the worst when you place tape onto what ever you’re making, but the tape ends up getting AIR BUBBLES? Just…why? You then attempt to hide that horizontal air bubble by pressing on it, but then it just looks like a strange plastic tab hanging off your “finished” product. The third annoyance of tape probably comes to a few people (me), but whatever: it’s when the supposedly “invisible tape” appears on your project/poster and you can see the annoying rectangle on the wall across the entire class. This is the type of take that has a shade of grey/white that is see through, but has a slight tint of color. The amazing type of tape is when it’s perfectly clear and is smooth to touch.
  5. This is the last one and probably the most…[insert cringing visual here]… you’ll understand my emotions once I tell you. You’re in the middle of writing an amazing essay or written piece of perfection, then, this disaster, no, this catastrophe to human kind occurs: your laptop decides to “run out of power” or “freeze.” Like…dah fuq? WHY? WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO MEEEE!? Then as you try to reboot your already dilapidated piece of junk, you sincerely pray that you’re essay was auto-saved. If this hasn’t happened to you, it will. Don’t even question it; it will, and you will finally experience what it’s like to be in a momentary, hyperventilating state between life and death.

I hope you enjoyed reliving each one of these terrible events. Maybe share this post with your friends; trust me you’ll both end up with tears of frustration.

Thanks for reading my blog!

Hope Nguyen

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! πŸ˜€ Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you πŸ˜›

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. πŸ˜€ Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

This will either be a helpful or hope-less blog post. Let’s see what happens because yours is gonna be a bit different

We don’t usually hang out of side of Church, which is really sad 😦 Buuuut I do have this moment listed as pretty awkward. It comes in two parts. Remember we volunteers to make deserts for the good bye party for Co Lily? Well, the part that I remember clearly is us going to the store, then having to wait 20 awkward minutes for Ethan to get money. LOL. So we were shopping for ingredients to bake pies and what not for the party. But we were a couple dollars short, so we sent Ethan to run back to your house to get money. But the strange thing was, he didn’t come back 20 minutes later? So we just stood there awkward near the clerk (the clerk was probably thinking Are they gonna purchase oooor nah?) Finally Ethan came back with the money and purchased it. Then, next awkward moment was when we were baking. We had no idea how long to put the pies inside the oven, so I think we just waited and guessed when to take them out. TBH, they tasted gross, sorry?

This is the part where it gets different Hope. YOU’RE A FELLOW BLOGGER ON WORDPRESS πŸ˜€
For anyone reading this, go follow her on http://thehealthyhippo.wordpress.com
Since you are a fellow blogger, I’m gonna give you some tips to help out your blog that I received from my blogging English teacher

  1. Have a clear point that you want to get to your readers. If you continue to go in circles (unless going in circles is the point of you blog) it will confuse your audience. Know what you want to talk about then express it through your words. Think of it like an essay. You begin with your thesis which contains what you want to talk about. And each essay has a theme. After you’ve established what you want to talk about, you explain it.
  2. Love what you write about.Β  How can you write about something, but not agree or like what you write about? It reminds me of those essay prompts that instructs you to “Read the article, then choose whether to defend or argue what the author is saying.” You have to feel strongly about something to get the most of it. I love music, but I also like giving tips and shedding light on human nature. I combined both and created this blog.
  3. My last tip is probably the most important one: stay persistent. From my year of blogging, I learned that the more posts that you have out; the more content you have; brings more people to your website. But to get people, you need to be happy with what you’ve written and try to give quality to each blog post. It may seem like a chore at first, but don’t worry, it’ll get more fun as time goes on.

Now like all the other posts, time to cry about this good bye. Hope Nguyen, thank you for being such a great friend for all these years. You’re creative, clever, and most importantly, understanding. Every time I talk to you, you are always thoughtful and easy to talk to. People can trust you and you try your best to give the best advice you can. When I discovered that we both loved YouTubers, we had like, a mini-spazz-out. We also have similar tastes in design, art, and decoration coordination; which I always loved about you because finally someone understands me when I talk about color schemes. Overall, thank you for everything that I’m sad that you missed my goodbye party, but know you were there spiritually in my heart. I love you!

Song to dedicate to you… umm… how about:

Sigh….Troye Sivan

Jeremy Taraba

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! πŸ˜€ Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you πŸ˜›

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. πŸ˜€ Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

Awww, I’m gonna miss you JJ! T-T

  1. I share this event with you, as one of my most illegal things I’ve ever done -__- I title it as it “The Cabin BBQ.” (I still wonder what you guys were doing…) So me, Mat, and Andrew’s families decided to go to the mountains to celebrate New Years. Yay! And what made it better? You decided to tag along; so us 4 guys in the mountains. What could go wrong? I think the fire you guys started BEHIND OUR CABIN WHICH COULD HAVE BURNED THE ENTIRE FOREST!? You three decided it was a good idea to start a fire and then ROAST APPLES! you….idiots…. You three had genuine faces of pyromaniacs while I was just standing there horrified that you guys didn’t even take time to even prepare a fire pit! AND THEN, later that night, there was A FIRE IN THE NEAR BY CABINS. I was sooo freaked out that they might search our cabin and find the fire you guys started in the back of our cabin. I’m going to regret going camping with you guys in the future…
  2. This one is an awkward one “Jeremy Can Sing!?” We were preparing for a Special Song on Sunday. We, as in, Longlee and the Cherubs. You and Lukey were always at practice through, to play games on your phone in silence (but always ended upΒ  distracting Matthew!). One eventful day came during practice and your mom said,”
    Hey! Why doesn’t Jeremy sing with you guys next Sunday?!”
    You just had a face of pure… horror? Disgust? We all thought you mom was joking…she wasn’t. That coming Sunday, you sand with us…with you mix sooo far away from your mouth.
  3. This one is one of my favorites, called “Bullet Seed!” Remember the annoying pokemon skill called Bullet Seed? 1. It does no damage what-so-ever, but more importantly 2. it’s annoying. Why am I talking about Bullet Seed you ask? Because remember the time we were last minute practicing for badminton for Sports Fest? Well, I remember most clearly the time I was test your “concentration” by throwing seeds are you and Matthew rapid fire. I’m gonna be honest: I aimed you more than Mat…sorry?
  4. This one is connected to the first one. Remember the time when there was just…pitiful snow? We gave up with sledding, which we paid for and then walked to the near by lake. After attempting to walk on the ice, we eventually broke off piece of the surface of the lake. Oh, I just remember, Andrew some how disappeared from us o.O. It was just me, you, and Mat walking on the ice. Then we found Andrew later…where did he go? Anyways, we picked up the sheets of ice, and then started taking photos with them. We were so weird as teenagers (wait…we’re still teenagers πŸ˜› still weird)

Long story short, you are a great friend Jeremy. My favorite memories of you was when everyone would go home and we two were the only teens left at Church. Those were the best times because we don’t usually talk, normally even though we hang out a lot, but when we were alone, It felt really nice to talk to you and get to really know you. Your the type of person that strikes me as a fortune cookie sometimes. When you’re opened up, we find the treasure and wisdom that you have. But also like a fortune cookie, you spout random nonsense lawls. You’re an amazing person and I’m gonna miss you so much. Thanks for always being my friend and part of my family. I love you!

Songs to dedicate to Jeremy…umm, anime?

omg…there are so many to choose from!

I’ll just have to settle with the 2 most recent one I’ve watch.

Thank you Jeremy!

Sylvie Nguyen

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! πŸ˜€ Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you πŸ˜›

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. πŸ˜€ Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

  1. One of my earliest embarrassing memories of us involved Ms. Mimi. And by the mention of her name *shivers* it’s probably bad. Don’t worry, it doesn’t deal with your countless mistakes on piano recitals. It deals with the beverage choices of Ms. Mimi. One workshop night, she wanted to give us drinks and we both said sprite. Then she left the kitchen. After taking an mouthful of the carbonated drink, our eyes lit up. You forcefully swallowed the drink, I spit mine back into the cup. Then I said,
    “Umm…I think this is diet.”
    When, with faces of disgust, we didn’t touch our drinks afterwards.
  2. This awkward moment I recall from Friday night on August 29th when we had a Miranda Sings break down. We were eating the Korean barbeque and I put too much hot sauce on mine. So in my best Miranda Sing accent, I exclaimed “ITS SPICYYYY!” Then we both start talking in Miranda Sings accent, looking like total idiots LOL. I looked over towards Tiffanie and gave us the most disapproving face ever. I’m so ashamed…
  3. I title this next awkward moment as “I WILL PREVAAAAIL!!!” This is one of my favorite memories together. When we would play cards and Egyptian Wrap/Rap, idk, I would always be the first close to dying (you guys were mean at this game 😦 ). Then I would say in my creepiest and hissing voice,
    “I will prevaaaail….I will PREVAAAAAAAIL!!!”So yea, one thing led to another, and I would make a miraculous come back and win the game! (HA TAKE THAT LOSERS! I HAVE PREVAILED!)
  4. This moment I mark as your lowest moment, and I can’t even believe I supported you… I title this as: Scandalous Pool Side Photo-shoot. If you’re wonder if I still have all of them, yes. I do. And I regret everything… I think staying in the jacuzzi for too long does something to people’s mind. Don’t worry. I won’t release any of these private photos. I just still can’t understand what was going through our minds when we took these… “provocative” photos.

Yay, this is the part where I start crying and telling you that you’re my bestie. Sylvie Nguyen, I first want to thank you so much for protecting me from Steven and him trying to eat me. I link to think you of my protector. You’ve always been trying to protect my innocence and from video games. You’re always so encouraging. I’m gonna miss your voice and you forgetting how to sing alto and making up a random harmony to cover it up.Β  You’re a great person and a great friend. I totally understand why Faith if your best friend. You’re dependable, you’re friendly (enough :P), but most of all, you are encouraging. That’s what I’ve love about you the most. At every sports fest, I can hear you cheer on the members of your teammates and even the opposing team. When I was in Bible Challenge this year, I could pick out your voice (which was the loudest) and would always yell out positive things. You remind me of a sassy cheerleader, being the leader of Anaheim’s cheer. I hope you continue to be peppy and continuing your amazing talent for music and the piano. Thank you for being a part of family and I want you to know this: I love you!

Songs I dedicate to you…actually…I have no idea what song describes you the most…I think I’ll give you this one, be happy with it!

I also remember you viciously claiming that you hear Shower by Becky G first sooo here yah go!

Matthew Nguyen

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! πŸ˜€ Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you πŸ˜›

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. πŸ˜€ Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

  1. So…how’s Joy doing? I think I’ll call this moment the “I Spy an Awkward Couple” moment. O.K. I’m aware that you said you guys weren’t a thing, and I respect that, but at least show it? During Easter Picnic, you and Joy were sitting on a bench alone just talking near the lake. So me, Ethan, and Hope decide to spy on you! Yaaay! I’m pretty sure you guys were aware of us creeping towards you guys, but I think the point was to make it as awkward as possible. Whoops?
  2. Another interesting moment you shared with me: the “Dare to go Nude” incident. According to you, when you adamantly told your parents you didn’t want to go on a family vacation. They surprisingly left you home alone for a day. “Surprisingly.” So you decided to go nude for the whole day and left things “hanging out.” After announcing your nude-home-alone-decision during teens, you also mentioned that it “felt good to relax and feel free.” Thank you so much for sharing that with me, but I have just shared it with the entire internet (well, at least people who bother looking at my pitiful blog…)
  3. This one is my fault: “Finnick O-There is Your Toe!” I’m pretty sure you’ve read the “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins; great series ya’ know. And I’m pretty sure you also know that District 4 is known for fishing and killing their enemies with tridents and spears. Well, this all relates to the incident where I nearly spear your toe off. (Again, so sorry) During Church Beautification day, we were helping get rid of the weeds in the front lawn. I decide to be cool, and I accurately threw my pitch fork at the weeds…that were under your foot… (omg so sorry) I ended up piercing a hole through your shoe and you could feel the cold metal between your toes. Sigh…I’m so deranged.
  4. I’m gonna hold this against you for the rest of your life: the “Time To Leave the Stage!” incident. Unfortunately, Sylvie didn’t notice it; she doesn’t usually notice anything that’s going on, but anywaaays. We were singing “One Thing Remains” infront of the ENTIRE Vietnamese Christian congregation for Hoi Dong, so probably about 200-300 people. After we were finished, everyone stood on the stage to wait for the worship team to come up and take out mics. But, to mess things up, you just haaaaad to leave the stage early, making everything super awkward: a true aca-awkward moment. So, everyone tries unsuccessfully to contain their laughter, but then bursts into laughter off stage. How could this get worse you ask? It was broadcasted on television on the Vietnamese channel. So probably most of SoCal saw this!
  5. OOH! I FORGOT THIS ONE MOMENT. ADDING THIS EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY PUBLISHED THIS! Sooo we were in Middle School and hanging out at the Church’s parking lot. I notice some cattail looking weeds and I told you,
    “Oh hey! Did you know these plants can cut through rope?
    And then you doubted me, saying “No.”Β So like my deranged self, I decided to prove to you that the blades of the plant can actually cut you. So I took a leaf and swiped it across your arm…making you bleed. I’M SO SORRY! — I feel like I harm you too much…
  6. OMG WHAT, A SIXTH ONE POPPED INTO MY MIND. You really are one ako-taco. It was in the winter and we were in the mountains with Jeremy. After we decided there was too little snow to play with (we were literally collecting snow from patches to bring back to the cabin), we were to an adventure to the lake! The result of this was very high pitched screams…i regret everything. We decided it would be a fun idea to walk on the ice of the lake, even though there was a sign saying “DON’T WALK ON THIN ICE.” The tension was real. Each step felt like the lake was gonna break; each step sounded like the ice was gonna give up. After you got your shoe soaked, we finally decided to get out of that terrible mess of ice. We’re such idiots lol…

This is the part where I turn off my terrible attempt to be funny. Matthew Nguyen, we’re the same age and we’ve known each other for a very very very long time. I remember when I was younger, I went up to your dad and said “Excuse me…sir? Where’s Matthew?” I wanted to play with you; to be with you because we were best friends. Now I have a new meaning to best friends: my second family and you were the one who made me realize this. Thank you so much for putting up with my sass in class and all my embarrassing fails. I love you, and I hope we’re still going on that road trip!

I dedicate this song to you (so you won’t forget your fail):

It’s not the exact song we sang, but message is still the same: listen to instructions before acting the opposite -__-

Thank you Mat!

Longlee Dang

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! πŸ˜€ Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you πŸ˜›

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. πŸ˜€ Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

  1. Let’s start with the most recent one: “The Accidental Baby Falling Incident!” Remember when I was at you’re house for a goodbye dinner with your parents. And you were holding baby Jaxon/Jackson. And you said,
    “Oh look! He can stand”
    The precise moment you lift your hands, the poor baby tilts to the side and your mom yells are you for disturbing the poor child.
  2. Another one! This is called the “I Think My Mic was Off.” Remember at Hoi Dong and we were singing “One Thing Remains.” Well, there was one thing remaining, your voice! LOL. We discovered that we were missing the tenor part, you, of our song.
  3. Remember during Bible Challenge 2014 and I was sitting in the back as a substitute? I’ll call this whoopsies the “The Woman Mix-Up.” The question was about Deborah, the fourth judge in the book of Judges and the only female judge. You and David looked at each other like,
    “WE KNOW THIS ANSWER!”
    But then, of course you guys had to doubt yourself and say,
    “WAIT. OR WAS IT DELILAH!?”
    Then broken out the debate of Deborah vs. Delilah. We buzz in. Answer with “Delilah.” Get it wrong. And of course, to make things worse, the team in last place gets it right with “Deborah.” Great teamwork you two!
  4. This one is my absolute favorite: the “THERES A TIE IN MY PHO!” I don’t remember the exact date and time this happened, but we were eating Pho for dinner at Church one time near the Teens Room. We walk into the room and place our bowls onto the table; we can call this the “calm before the storm.” Then, the tip of your tie dips into your Pho and you scream,
    “OH NO!”
    So you flipped your tie over your shoulder to prevent it from getting wet, but unsuccessfully because the tie drapes into your dinner again! You quickly smack the tie out to prevent it from getting wet. Great, it worked.
    But, unfortunately, you thought your tie was still in the Pho. Being a “cautious” guy, your flicked your hand a third time to smack the invisible tie out of the way. In the process of this, you ended up giving a hard smack to your bowl, flipping the entire thing to the ground. There were noodles all over the ground and I was also on the ground, laughing.
  5. OOOOH I REMEMBER ONE MORE ILLEGAL EVENT WE DID IN THE PAST AFTER PUBLISHING THIS! At the word illegal, you should know what already LOL. I sooo hope we don’t get into trouble since I’m sharing this publicly…might as well. remember at Sports Fest 2014 we were in track with Matthew and Ethan? And we decided to practice on the track? Well, we discovered that the track was locked, but wouldn’t give up so we went around. Before we could find another entrance, Matthew and Ethan rush towards the wall, jump over, and get inside the track. Being reasonable, we try going around. After “going around” failed, our next idea was just stupid. We had our arms on the edge of the wall and we were just dangling there like…idiots? Literally, we just dangling on the wall thinking “uhh…what do we do.” Then, unknowingly, a policeman catches us. Ooooh crap, we’re in big trouble. Then the policeman lectures us about prison, trespassing, and said we weren’t in trouble because we didn’t enter…but who already entered… MATTHEW AND ETHAN!!!!! After the police shake up, we walked calmly around the corner, and then started devising ideas on how to sneak Matthew and Ethan out. You called Matthew’s phone and we both started whispering directions.
    “Oh my gosh there are police”
    “GET OUT QUICKLY!”
    “Go through theΒ  exit”
    “WAIT DON’T, THERE’S A PATROL CART!!!!”
    “Jump over the wall again at our signal!”
    “Wait till the patrol cart is gone.”
    “okay…GO GO GO GO!!!”

Okay…time for the part of this blog post and where things get deep. Longlee, you have been like an older brother that I’ve always wanted (despite the mistakes I listed out above). You were there to help me with my multiple problems and FaceBook rants. When you told me that I was just like you, my heart exploded in knowing that there was someone like me that experienced the same problems. When we sang together for our attempted “Oceans” cover, we discovered we had similar voices the blended together and couldn’t figure who was singing melody and harmony — I cherish this memory so much because it showed that no matter where I go, I’ll have your voice guiding me and giving me advice. Thank you for being such a great leader in teens. I love you!

I dedicate these songs to you:

You dancing to this song as I played it by ear…

Thank you Longlee.

Music and Life: The Remix

So I’m back… Say whaaaat?

School started on August 27th, but that’s not the reason why I’m restarting this blog. I decided that I had a lot of fun blogging last year but I couldn’t really “have fun” because I was under the limits of my old English teacher. Now that I have a new English teacher that doesn’t even do blogs, I get to have full control over what is to become of my blog! Yay!

Of course, coming back from June means changes.

This first thing I wanna change is Continue reading

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!Β  This is our contact information:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-in-Black-and-White/209564645913097

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.

Β 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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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 movieΒ  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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Music, the Beautiful Disturber of Air

I really really really love this picture! I had to share it with you guys on my blog. Its a picture filled with quotes about the truths and qualities of music. If you can’t read them, I have them here listed below ; )

Music, the beautiful disturber of air.
Listen…Listen…Listen…
Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast.
To soften rocks or to bend a knotted oak.
If music’ be the food of Love, Play on!
We are the Music Makers and we are the Dreamers of dreams.
Music is well said to be the Speech of Angels.
With out Music, Life would be a Mistake.
Music is Love in search of a Word.
No Friend like Music, when the Heart is broken to mend its Wings and give it Flight again.
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