Monthly Archives: February 2015

School exams final year

Hi guys. So School is a big part of my life so i think that most of my blog posts are going to have something to do with school including this post here. This post is in reply to the “daily post” word prompt, “sink or swim”. I don’t see why i need to provide a link to their website. I hope you don’t mind.

Imagine…

It’s 2014. Last year of school forever. But you have a little problem with your mind. Despite that, you’re in school. Today, you are taking your mock exam for bio. You enter the hall and sit down. The exam starts. You open the first paper; evolution. In 15 minutes, you’ve finished that booklet. Yuo go tot he other two booklets. Another 15 or 20 minutes have gone past and you’re done. You open one paper and attempt to read the mess tyou’ve made to fix anything but you can’t and you quickly close the book.

It’s hopless to try to fix it or to change things. It’s finished. it’s done. it’s over. You can’t do anything. sink or swim.

You start to sing.

Just mouthing the words, not actually singing a loud. After all, you’re a shy person.

People are looking at you. some people are laughing. Even the teachers seem amused. You don’t care. You don’t mind. There’s somethign  wrong with your brain by the way.

The bell finally rings. it’s been 3 hours. it’s done and it’s over. The mocks, i mean, are over.m Sink or swim.

Well, i don’t think i was swimming very well.

But i haven’t sunk yet.

There is still the final exams (which i still didn’t do so well in), and i have this year as well to really prove myself and give it all i’ve got.

Fighting!

Moral of the story? Whether or not you have a medical condition, whether or not you have a mum, or a hundred caregivers trying to help you and coax you and tell you what to do, it’s up to you to make the move. Your success and your failure all falls on your shoulder and yours alone so don’t blame anyone else. This is your effort or lack of effort. You know what i mean. Try your best and your hardest and be consistent.

Fighting!

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Hello Everyone

Hey!

Just a shout out to everyone who have become my followers. It’s really great that people are reading my blog. Please check out Wattpad, a place where writers and readers can come to make or read other people’s stories on line. I have an account but i only have one story that i’m NOT working on at the moment…but it’s worth it to check out other writers.

I know i haven’t been writing blog posts and i’m sorry about that. I’m still pretty new to writing blogs so please bear with me and i’ll be sure to improve.

Today this blog isn’t really about anything in particular, it’s just a pretty laid back back HEY THERE! kind of thing. I hope you don’t mind.

So, I’m going back to school on friday. It’s my last year which is yr 13. I have to complete and pass level 3 NCEA and hope to do a scholarship exam at the end of the year so fingers cross for me. If you’re a christian, please pray for me.

What do you want me to blog about? please leave some ideas in the comments below and also find me on face book. I’d love to get to know you better. But please add a message to the friend request so i’ll know roughly who you are and why the heck you’re sending me a FB request. haha.

Have a fantastic weekend. ciao.

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The Write Pracise TWP

From now onwards, when referring to the website and blog, The write practise, i’m going to say TWP, okay? Okay. TWP has written a blog post on How to stay popular in a group. Last year, I wen to my school’s writing group. I hated it. First of all, there were no boys there. Second of all, It sucked balls. TWP says, “However, at the same time, a bad writers group can be a waste of time, and if particularly dysfunctional, can even be incredibly damaging to your confidence and your writing.”

I felt that it was a waste of my lunch time.s i didn’t want a group who didn’t even talk to each other, didn’t share, didn’t do anything really. You go to any cultural group, then you have a taste of writer’s group. We were bums. We had really good yr 13 writers who people would’ve listened to if they had anything planned for us, but no real leader.

TWP offers The Oreo method for critiquing. This is because a good writer’s group s one that gives feedback. This means that you also need to be good at u other people’s work and giving good feedback.

Oreo Method:

Step one: Give positive praise

The good part about an orea, is not the filling, bu tthe two cookies. Positive praise is represented by the two cookies of the oreo that cna then be dunked in milk to make chocolate milk!

  • What is unique or effective about their writing style?
  • What did you enjoy or respect about their characters?
  • What is a phrase or paragraph that especially stood out to you? Why?
  • Which authors that you’ve read do they remind you of?

The golden rule to critiquing is: “Seek first to understand, not to be understood”.

If you can’t give positive feedback, then you’re not reading closely enough.

Please, please take this to heart. I was once on We book and as i wanted feedback and readers, i went to read many people’s stories and gave them feedback. But i kept telling them what was wrong with the thing because i myself want feedback so i can improve on my story and my writing skills. However, it got to the point where i became a hater and things got really bad, that i ended up regretting everything i’ve ever written including my own stories, and i stopped going on we book after that. So please remember to say something positive first.

Step 2: Give constructive feedback

This is the “filling” part, the negative feedback.

Be as specific as possible. Say what didn’t work.

Step 3: Give more positive praise

This is the other cookie at the end.

People will more likely be able to take the “hit” of the negative feedback, if there’s a spoonful of sugar, or maybe two, per every negativity.

What’s the point of this?

I’m not just pasting and copying of another blog for no reason than because i want a fight. No, no. I’m a very peaceful person. But I’m doing this and will do this again because my intention was to do the practise part of the blog, onto my own website, but that kind of failed, since the practise is to “critique”. However, if you want to form a writing group with me, please contact me in the comments down below. I’d love to hear from you. I don’t know how to get your email address in a safe way, but i’m sure we’ll find some way of forming an online writer’s group.

Cheers!

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To the full extent of the school law

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Breaking the Law.”

Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best?

Hi guys. Thank you for those of you who liked my post and are following me. I will do the same for you in return. So, last year, I was a yr 13. It was supposed to be the last year of high school for me. I had borrowed a few books and although I returned some of them, I lost others and my mum had to pay 100 dollars in fines for me.

This wasn’t breaking the law, over due library books, but it’s a rule in any school and library that if you can’t return your books by a set due date, then you’ll get a fine. If you can’t find the book, you’ll have to pay for the whole book, which is like 20 dollars. I lost my english book, so it probably costed more than 20 bucks. But otherwise, I don’t know how and why the fine was 100 dollars. That’s so much money. The amount of books I could’ve bought…

However, speaking of “things turning out for the best”, I’m going back to school and this time with gusto. I’ve found my english book and another book which I won’t mention in case I get the police at my house, and will return it when I go back to school.

I’m sorry that this is such a short blog post today and that I’m rushing it. This is because I’m cleaning my room and I need to finish clearing certain things because I live with people and people don’t like mess outside bedroom. Also, she’s having her wedding soon.

I’m also then going to have my Aunty’s infamous curry puff.

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I want to be ruined

I know of a good addiction that will ruin you. When I say ‘ruin’ I mean massive changes in your life, mass destruction of your beliefs and what you think you know. The ground that you stand on will be shaken and you will question everything you have or have ever known about life and the world. Are you ready?

Jesus Christ.

I’m not swearing, okay? Jesus Christ is our saviour. He gives us the gift of eternal life. If we believe in him and confess our sins then we will have received him and his gift for us. What would you like to do for your 1,000th anniversary of being alive?

Jesus is an addiction. The first time you get even a taste of the holy spirit, you’ll want him more and more. You have a metaphorical cup inside your body and the holy spirit fills it up. When you ask for more of God’s presence and  more of him in your life, he will come and overflow your cup.

Get addicted to Jesus today and be ruined forever.

If you have a bad addiction that you can’t control like drugs, drinking or smoking, don’t worry. Let Jesus come into your life, and you will be addicted to him. When you are addicted to Jesus christ, all the other addictions are meaningless and not as strong because Jesus Christ is the only thing we need to sustain us. This will not happen straight away.

Please come to Victory Christian Church to hear more sermons about God.

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No way, yes way, may-bay

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thanks.”

Hi. The writing prompt today is to write about a country that you don’t want to visit. Well,there are many places, but here are my top 5.

1. Malaysia

Although I go to singapore every several years or so because I have relatives there, and Malaysia is so close to Singapore that you don’t have to board a plane to go from one place to another, at the moment, I don’t want to go to Malaysia. The quality in planes is not very good, and I have a feeling there are other not so nice things to find in Malaysia. However, is saying all this, when I went there last time, and even though I’d lost my phone, my relatives took me to have Bak kut teh (herbal) soup and it was very good. So I hope that one day, I will be brave enough to go to Malaysia again and have Buk kut teh soup with my relatives. At the moment though, I’m happy with visiting its neighbour; singapore.

2. Middle east

I’m scared of living in the middle east. In yr 10, social studies was pretty full on and gruesome in terms of what we learnt and what we saw. In one topic, I think it was human rights, and we watched a video. It told the story of a woman who had been asked for her hand in marriage but he refused him. This man believed that “if i can’t have her, then no one will”, and he splashed acid on her face, disfiguring and scarring her for life. There were other women too but this particular woman had been disfigured because she was trying to save her sister. Any ways, middle east is a pretty scary place and while the muslims will say not all of us are terrorists, well, all terrorists are more or less muslims and from middle east aren’t they? A lot of countries will not deny this even if they haven’t personally kept up to date with all the terrorist groups in the world. I know this may be wrong and judgemental for me to say, but this is what I feel. I feel that there are no black terrorists and while there may be westerners as terrorists, they are not the leader.

3. Korea

I wouldn’t like to got to korea because I don’t like how there is conflict between the north and south where they don’t even know or care about their past, their history and what exactly happened to cause this segregation between the north and south of Korea. I can’t even find out any information about their history. The North Korean people are much more poorer than the south. Their government is different from the south and the people are not allowed to travel out of North Korea. South korea is a bit more exciting and nicer, and although I’d love to see Oppa Oscar from Running Man, I don’t want to go to a country that’s so blind to its people.  Note: he’s not actually called Oscar, but he’s a bit orange, and well, Oscar is a long story).

4. Germany

When I think of Germany, I think of Hitler and World war two. I think of destruction, evil cruel men and women, genocide, racism and destruction and suffering. I think this is a great and beautiful country who after all these years since the war, still needs forgiveness and still needs healing. This is a country that has a bloody ground. The only reason why I’d go to Germany, is to create a much better perspective and opinion of the country, and to think of something else about Germany other than it’s history. Yes, they had hitler, but that was in the past and we or I have got to move on from there and let it go. I’d also go because of anne frank. i want to see where she went into hiding from the nazis, even though i feel uncomfortable that where she was in hiding is now called a constructed attraction. I don’t want to be attracted to this kind of place with such a tragic back story. I want to learn about the war and experience things. I love the story about her and her father. He loved Anne so greatly which I knew from the book, but I really felt his love when i found out the story behind getting the book ready and published. Do I sound like a young man from “back in the day”, saying how he’d love to go to war to “experience new thing and have an adventure”. This is one of my reasons for travelling, but of course, I’d never go to war for these reasons. The only thing I’d kill, is for a sub way foot long sandwich,

5. India

And last but not least, I wouldn’t want to go to india. If my friends were to take me, then I’d go because the basic things like a place to sleep would be provided for. At the same time, my indian friends aren’t my closest friends. I don’t even have their contact number. A lot of people in India don’t have this privilege, like a house, and they live in slums. I’d go because of the colours and vibrancy of India and because it’s diverse. Yes, I’m thinking of Slumdog millionaire as i’m writing this. But I wouldn’t want to go alone because even if I was prepared money wise, I would easily go from a middle class citizen/person to the slums. Seriously. I would be bamboozled again and again simply because I don’t know my way around a map, and i’ll have to ask people on the streets for help. Then there’s the thing about being an asian tourist who can’t speak chinese. Now, I don’t know what the people are like, but there are always those who’ll use tourism to their advantage.

So there you have it. I really like this prompt and who knows, maybe I’ll use this in a story or a book one day.

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February 6, 2015 · 9:39 pm

Be water, my friend

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge: “Ice, Water, Steam.”

“Empty your mind. Be formless. Shapeless. Like water.

You put water in a cup, it becomes the cup.

You put water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle.

You put water in a tea cup, it becomes the tea cup.

Water can flow, or it can crash.

Be water, my friend”.

These famous words were said by Bruce Lee, a Kung fu master when he was alive. He is still a great legend and I looked up to him a lot. I like to think of myself as a writer, but wouldn’t be as confident as people like Marcy (mudpie writing) and Joe bunting (write practise), to say that I am one if asked.

For me, becoming like water can be used as advice for writing. You’ve got to empty your mind and let your imagination, creativity and quirkiness come loose in your head. You’ve got to become the characters so that they will be real to you and therefore real to the readers. You’ve got to put yourself in the characters’ shoes, and in their situations. You’ve got experience new things, keep learning, keep your eyes open for anything newsworthy.

Water can flow or it can crash. When you are writing, the words can flow like a stream, or it can crash and suddenly you stop writing, you put the pen down because you have no idea what you just wrote and no idea where to go from there.

When I am happy, it’s like i’m walking on air. And air is close enough to steam, so let’s say that steam means happiness. that’s so weird to say that but anyways…And ice is when you are frozen and can’t think, can’t move, can’t do anything right it seems. Water is going back and forth between the two. it’s the middle stage. It’s, I guess, the stage where you are able to write as easily as me writing right now. But it’s not solid like ice. It’s not stable and that’s when and why fear creeps in and you go from water to ice or steam.

I hope I’m not confusing anyone, lol. I don’t even know if i’ve done the challenge right, but there you go.

To go to the writing challenge yourself, go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/ice-water-steam/

Additional note: I think the reason why my “definitions” may be confusing is because water, steam and ice are one and the same thing just in different physical forms and chemical properties. Are you stuck on your writing? That’s the writing process. Do you feel so happy, like you could write forever because you have so many ieas coming at you at once? That’s what writing is like. Do you feel like you’d never write again? Like you’re full of gas and steam and nothingness? Yup, that’s also part of the writing process and unfortunately, stops many people from writing. It happens to me but then I get back up on the horse again. Some people though, never get back on the horse. You are lucky if you are still going.

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February 5, 2015 · 10:01 am