Yup! This is officially my 300th post! Which is actually insane because I have been blogging for a little above a year now. Well to celebrate this milestone I guess, I read some of my earliest posts. *laughs awkwardly* May I just say I have progressed and improved. My writing wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t great. I will give myself the credit that I was 13/14, and in two grades lower than I am now. But seriously I really didn’t understand paragraphs to save my life. Some of my paragraphs in some of my essays had two sentences, two!! I should stop my ranting about my interesting writing skills last year. lol.
So moving on, now for the update.
Because I will be having Christmas break(which I literally dying for), I will not be blogging for a week of my break; I won’t be writing any essays during my break so what’s the point of posting if I have nothing to post, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t be liking posts or commenting on other people’s posts, etc, I just won’t be posting myself. When will I start taking this break? Well I will start taking the break on Monday the 21st, so through Christmas.
I know this isn’t a major update at all but I felt like you guys needed to be updated on what my posting will be like coming forward during winter break. Well that’s all for the update, still cannot believe that I have posted 300 posts. lol
The New Year is coming in less than twenty days; which means New Year Resolutions are being written. I myself don’t really believe in New Year Resolutions, they have never really worked for me; but I do believe in goal setting, which is what this post is about.
I don’t have a ton of goals, well if 2020 was like last year without Covid, etc, my goals would be looking different. But that’s me thinking of how life would be like if Covid didn’t happen, great I am beginning to sound like a wishful child. lol
Well like I said I don’t have a lot of goals, but I felt like sharing them to try to follow the trend of posting New Year Resolutions. Also by the way I will be putting my goals into two sections(I like being organized with my writing).
Blog/ School/ Goals
1: reach 300 followers on my blog, by March 2021. I am only 24 followers away!
2: Finish Physical science by May 2021 and move on to biology.
3: to procrastinate less when writing essays. I have a problem when I write a paragraph at a time for an essay, instead of writing the full essay all at once, which will probably save me a lot of time!
4: try to get better at and appreciate math! I think last year I made a similar goal, but that certainly did not work out. I am struggling and loathing math more than ever. *awkward chuckle* But because I have to go through with it, and I am not ending my Math learning anytime soon, I will have to be stuck with it for awhile.
1: Be less stressed from school. Especially now because I am in Highschool, school has become really difficult, which is stressful, especially in the math department. Taking school way to seriously is probably the cause of me being really stressed. I am not saying that taking school seriously is a bad thing, it’s not, but for me because I do take it way, way to seriously it’s been unhealthy.
2: Ski more. I have only skied around 4 times, which is sorta ridiculous because I have a seasons pass. So I will catch up on skiing during winter break!
3: Be productive doing other things other than school in 2021. 2020 wasn’t exactly a productive year, because almost everything was shut down, somedays I was only doing school, or on the weekends I just watched movies or TV show episodes.
4: cut down on TV! This relate to number 3! 2020 was a year when I was in the house a lot more, which was boring, and I turned onto TV. I didn’t watch a lot, but TV is a waste of time, and not really a healthy pastime. So my goal is to cut down my TV watching to thirty minutes each day(on weekdays), which is reasonable.
Well that’s it for my goals. Comment below and let me know what ya’ll think! I hope ya’ll have a good rest to your weekend! See you guys in the next one!
Hello everyone! With Christmas around the corner, and the holiday festivities beginning, I felt like sharing my Christmas gift list. Yes I know and understand that Christmas is not all about gifts, but because of boredom, I just felt like sharing it. lol
I have been using the same makeup for two years now, most of it is old and dirty, and I am running out. So this Christmas I decided to ask for some clean and vegan makeup.
2: Old skool yellow vans:
I only own one pair of shoes(yes I know), I share shoes with my family members, so this year I decided to ask for a pair of yellow vans, because the only pair of shoe’s I own are plain gray, and I need color in my life. lol Because I still don’t have a feel for the Nike Air Force trend, I decided to get vans because they are comfy and look cute.
3: Hollister sweatpants:
I love, love sweatpants! Okay, I know that sounded dramatic but it’s true. These days sweatpants are trendy and stylish so I can get away with wearing them in public, that’s off the point, but I am justifying my love for them. So because I usually buy my cloths from Aritzia, TNA, or a vintage store(I know I am basic), I felt like I needed to shake up the brands, so I decided to get some sweats from hollister.
It can’t be Christmas without some chocolate in your stocking am I right?
5: More sweet treats:
This relates to the chocolate one, but it can’t be Christmas without some candy, am I right again?
I always ask for this one, and I think most can relate. lol But I do want again a clean, vegan, all natural chapstick.
Well this it it my list. I know that’s sounds abrupt, but oh well. Christmas again isn’t all about gifts but it is pretty fun to talk about the gifts you have asked for, especially if they are things that you need or really want. Also I am literally counting the days until Christmas(that is how excited I am), so I need to write about Christmas. lol
Well have a good day ya’ll, and see you guys in the next post!
With winter coming around, and fall coming to a close there are many things that have been making me feel nostalgic, especially with the holidays coming around, and everything feeling so Christmasy. So here are some things that make me feel nostalgic:
1: the smell of Christmas trees.
2: Hearing Japanese people speak.
3: Walking around at night surrounded by Christmas lights.
4: Listening to Frank Sinatra Christmas music.
5: the smell of cinnamon.
6: doing a secret Santa with friends.
7: being goofy with friends.
8: watching cheesy Christmas movies with family.
9: skiing with friends.
10: decorating cookies.
As you can clearly tell I am way to excited for Christmas, because most of these are related in Christmas, oh well, I mean who isn’t excited for Christmas.
Well recently as you might know I began shaking things up by deciding to start posting posts on me writing about books for personal enjoyment. So today I felt like bashing a book, so here it is. lol
So recently I finished the book Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. The book is about a girl named Juliette(she narrates the story), who is 17 years old. Juliette is born with a special ability; she has a lethal touch. Whoever touches her or she touches can die or experience extreme pain. Because of her unique ability she is technically a threat so she is locked up in a prison, basically. She is also technically an orphan.
The world that Juliette lives in is falling apart, people are dying. Food is running out. The government called The Reestablishment a disaster, etc. Basically the recipe of a Dystopian novel!
But one day Juliette gets a cellmate a young man named Adam(before she had been completely alone in this prison). This changes the course of her life. Before she knows it she is removed from her prison and taken to become a weapon of the Reestablishment! I will stop there because I know I will spoil the story.
Well I had some issues with this book. It was pretty predictable, and also um, uncomfortable to read on occasions. For example the way Juliette describes Adam, just makes me cringe.
For example Adam is incredibly good looking(he is the literal definition of today’s standard of a good looking guy), and a lot of words and phrases such as: gorgeous, perfect jawline, muscular, tall, beautiful eyes. I just need to stop, I am making myself uncomfortable! Are used by Juliette to describe him.
I am now going to give a big spoiler because I really don’t care, and even if I didn’t give it, at this rate you probably know what it already is! Adam is one of the rare people that can actually touch her! *internally screams
That was predictable, I mean it would be so boring if there was a very attractive guy in the book and the heroine is unable to touch him, um yeah. So that’s the end of that……..
Just kidding I feel like complaining about this book more. Um, the romance in this book, its, its there, and I don’t know what else to say about it. So moving on to some literary points of this novel, because I am trying to keep this educational.
So the main themes in this book are: love, struggle, hope. I guess it is difficult to pinpoint the exact themes of this book other than the theme of love, of course. Because though these themes add up they don’t also.
My favorite character from the book was probably one of the supporting character,s Kenji. Probably because he isn’t the person that is describing the characters, and he is not Adam. lol
How would I rate this book? Well I would rate it a solid 5/10, it wasn’t the worst but it wasn’t great. It could of been better, but it could of been worse. What age group would I recommend this book for? Probably 14 and up, just because of the romance, and the book overall. I wouldn’t recommend it if you get uncomfortable easily, because this book does make you uncomfortable sometimes, actually a lot of the time.
But besides the point, thank you for reading my review and opinion on this book. See you all in the next post.
During this November I have finally dove back into reading for personal enjoyment. Well ya’ll are probably think: “why did you dive back into reading, you love reading right? What are you keeping from us!” Lol. My humor is terrible.
So well I have to sadly admit that I didn’t read anything really for the last seven months. Which is mostly due to the libraries being closed, and my overall disappointment with the most recent books I had read until now. But that does not matter because I am reading now. In other words my inner bookworm is back!
Some background: so around last year I did a literary analysis course for English, and because I am feeling bored, and did not want to edit an essay, I will be using my very rusty literary analysis skills in this post. So please do not judge how bad they are. lol
Now onto the post.
The first book I read this month was: A Man Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman; which is the book I will be discussing about today.
The book is about a very grumpy man named Ove, who is in his late 50s. Ove is a pain to everyone he interacts with, thanks to his short temper, grumpy and bitter attitude, and staunch principles.
Ove lives alone, in solitude; he has lived this way ever since his wife has passed away. He also, sadly wakes up every morning wanting to end his life. But for some reason this never goes as planned, because something always distracting happens, which is the irony of it.
But one day everything changes for him when his new neighbors move in to the house next to him. His new neighbors are Parvaneh(who is very pregnant), her husband Patrick, and their two little girls. This small family announces their arrival by flattening Ove’s mailbox, much Ove’s annoyance.
After this rather awkward interaction, it is pretty obvious that Parvaneh is amused by Ove’s moody and not so friendly personality. She isn’t even phased when Ove is clearly being rude.
One of the things that I noticed about Ove is the fact that he has really hard time saying no, even though he isn’t happy about it, he ends up doing it. So throughout the book there are many moments where Parvaneh asks for a favor such as ride, or even teaching her how to drive, which Ove would clearly say no to, but he agrees to do it. Also Ove overtime changes, becomes more open to other people, and also begins to find reasons to live.
Before I spoil this book completely, and ruin my readers chance of enjoying this book without knowing what is going to happen. So I will now get into what I thought of this book, the characters, etc.
The book itself was pretty good in my opinion. For some reason books on people finding their life again, or finding a purpose to live, have always attracted me. Also I like a character development where the main character changes for the better. My favorite character by far is Parvaneh; I mean how can you not like a strong minded female character, I mean you can’t. Also I love the fact that she brings out the worst and best out of Ove, and is not frightened or angered by his grumpiness and bitter attitude.
The themes in this book are pretty simple, yet important: love, family, grief, and friendship.
Would I recommend this book? Yes!!! I wouldn’t recommend though if you are sensitive to topics such as grief and suicide. Which is why I would give it a 14+ rating, but overall I think most would enjoy this book, I mean I did.
Well before I end this post, very abruptly, I would say that I might do more posts like these. I don’t want my blog to become a full on book review blog, or a blog that just contains posts about books, but I also think I should shake things up a little, and post other things other than essays. Also these kinds of posts are fun! So why not. I really need to end this!
Hello everyone. Today I was feeling extra stressed with math, and with school in general, so instead of posting my usual essay(which I have no motivation to edit), I decided to post of these chat posts.
Yesterday I was looking at my blog stats, etc, when I noticed that I missed my one year anniversary of blogging! Which was just foolish, because I had missed it by many days. My blog was created in September 30th, and my first post was posted on October 5th.
So to make up for that foolishness of mine, I will make the post here.
First of all thank you to all the amazing bloggers who follow me, read, like, and comment on my blog! You guys mean a lot! Also thanks to you my blog has been able to grow so much over the course of a year! Thank you!
The Main Bit of the Post
This blog has gone through a lot, as so have I this year, and many people. With all the rather new crazy things going on in the world, especially Covid, which has changed the world basically, and so much of my life.
Last year I would of never imagined half of the stuff that is going on now. Which makes me miss my last year self a little; ignorance is bliss after all.
I do miss interacting with people outside of my closest friends. I do miss swimming competitively. I miss almost everything that seemed so normal and natural last year. But, last year was “than”, and this year is “now”, I need to focus on the “now,” because that’s the one I am living in right now, and the one I can change for myself.
But over with the dull stuff on world challenges, and on to the fun stuff!
During my time blogging I interacted and talked to so many amazing bloggers, who in other words became my online friends! Blogging became into something other than a place I would just post my school essays, but a place that I got to know people, read amazing posts from those people, and all of this happened when I decided on some random day that I should finally make a blog, after one of my teacher’s were emphasizing on the importance of one!
Well I am sure glad I did make a blog! Or else I wouldn’t have found this amazing platform!
So thank you everyone who stayed with me on this journey. Also thank you to my teacher for pressuring me a little in making a blog! It really changed my life.