Saturday, February 26, 2011

Busy Week

Sorry for no posts all this week. Ive been super busy with something a blogger shouldn't have...a life. This week has been full of massive amounts of homework about 4 projects and 2 competitions. First lets start from the beginning. I didn't have any posts on Saturday because of National History Day (for more info click here). Basically me and my group spent the whole day talking to judges, looking at project, and drinking chai tea lattes. And even after we did all of this "work" we lost. I think that the competition was extremely biased, the school that sponsored the event and payed for all of the awards received the most awards (coincidence i think not) and even after listening to judges say that our project was "one of the crispest web pages we've seen" and talk about how they were "very impressed with our research" we still didn't even place. Anyway after Saturday i spent all day Sunday working on my math project. The project was about building bridges which i think uses little to no geometry applications but what can you do. My teacher decided to make the project insanely difficult by refusing to allow us to use balsa wood craft sticks and also by refusing to let us use glue from here massive supply of construction glue. Instead i had to use toothpicks which are very difficult to use mainly because they splinter whenever you try to cut them. This made my project look a lot less pleasing to the eye because i had to overlap some toothpicks. You can see pictures of the bridge above. After this project was finished I had 2 technology innovation projects due for my tech class. You may be thinking "hey wasn't he working on a technology innovation project awhile ago???" Yes i was. We have a technology innovation every 2 weeks and this grading period my teacher decided to throw us a curve ball by making us write a research paper about a past technology innovation that affected the outcome of the world. This would be a simple project if my tech teacher didn't teach every project like a 10 page thesis. We had to make a cover page and have a full bibliography in MLA format. Oh and did i mention the document had to be 4 PAGES LONG! That wouldn't be as bad if the topic wasn't as dry. I did mine on the printing press because it was the most vague invention i could think of. Each paragraph was about a different kind of printing press and i had to repeat a bunch of facts to barely squeeze 4 pages out of the subject. The second technology innovation project was just more of the same and i finished it the day before it was due because i was swamped with all of my other projects over the course of the week. If you want to see the project click here. in case your wondering i used prezi because it makes these project super easy to do. Just type in a bunch of facts import a few pictures and make a pathway and your done. The other alternative was to a Glogster. I hate glogsters because there so vague and look unprofessional. The clip art that is provided on the site looks like it was drawn by a 10 year old on MS Paint. The only project i have ever done on glogster was one about music because it allowed me to link to Zuneplayer. I like Zune player simply because its legal and is directly linked from bing. You can see my Music glog here. Ok back to the topic besides these 2 technology innovations i also had a whole bunch of 5 paragraph essays to finish a workbook for language arts. This is basically like cramming seeing to how the Writing FCAT is next Tuesday....but anyway while all of this stuff i going on I had to memorize a french play and perform it (which i did today). The whole day was just like National History Day but without the big disappointment at the end. We actually did win! Yay! Again sorry for not posting as much next week may be just like this week because i have FCAT the whole week.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Sorry for not posting anything last night i was really busy training and i got home at about 9:00 but i am happy to say that i found my retainer. The strange part is that i found it the period right after i posted yesterday in science class. Somebody put both my lunchbox and my retainer inside the power sink in my science class. i have no idea how i missed it before because that was were i originally was looking for it! Ugh its such a pain. But at least after today i only have to wear my retainer at night! :D. This week has been going by excruciatingly slow. It feels like today should be Friday for some reason. I cant wait for it to be Friday, this weekend i am going to a massive party and IT'S A THREE DAY WEEKEND!!! I love 3 day weekends because nobody likes modays and i hate mondays.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The hunt for my retainer

So im still looking for my retainer. Im not really discoraged because the strategy im using calls for me finding my retainer at the end of the day. At the end of the day im going to check every single lost and found in the school to try and find my retainer and my lunchbox. If i still cant find my lunchbox and retainer im going to fill out a stolen item form and turn it in to the campus pd so he can look into it more. However if i cant find my retainer today im dead beause i have a dentist appointment tomorrow....Perfect. So wish me luck. Todays post is short because Wendsdays are short days at school!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


So today ended up to be a bad day after all. Everything was going fine until after lunch when i was asked to run a quick errand to the office. On my way back to my class the bell rang which didnt really bother me because it meant less time in the next class, but when i got back to my class my lunchbox was missing. At first i was just upset about losing my lunchbox but then i realized that my retainer was inside my lunchbox. Then i started freaking out. I searched every single place i could think of for my lunch box to no avail. First off i would like to know why anybody would want to steal a lunchbox whose only contents was my retainer, its not like you could (if you even wanted to) use my retainer, its custom fit! So now i have to search the entire school again tomorrow and pray that i find it or i have to pay about $400 to get a new one! So if anybody is reading this that goes to my school please tell me if you find my lunchbox or even just my retainer! I really hope i find it tomorrow. So now i am sitting here retainerless working on my Tech project (still).

Anyway enough about my troubles and onto what i usually talk about...oh wait. Well i am currently reading "A Child Called "It"" (wow) which i think is a really good read. Its the #1 International and National Bestseller and its by Dave Pelzer. First off how could you not read a book by somebody named Pelzer! But seriously its about a boy that is abused by his alcoholic mother. It makes me thankfull that i just have an Asian mother not an alcoholic, mentally unstable and asain mother. Its a really good book the only bad thing about it is its only like 100 pages. However there is a sequel called "The Lost Boy" about the same kid trying to find a foster family. I'm still contemplating whether or not to read it.

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Tech Class

As promised a second post of the day! I'm in tech class bored....I was on Funnyjunk for awhile as usual! :D I'm trying to increase the amount of visitors to my site so please tell your friends if you are reading my blog and like what you see! So on to what i actually wanted to talk about. I think that the main subject of this blog is going to end up being school mainly because i was going to make it about my life and school takes up most of the time that i am awake. Also per request by somebody i wont be talking about anime very much on this site.

Maybe you guys have heard about the story of the kids who destroyed a bathtub with their bayblades and had to sell all 8 of their beyblades on ebay to pay for the new bathtub. I find this hilarious because this sounds like something that my mom would do if i were to destroy something in my house. Thats basically how asian parents work if you break something they yell at you alot and instead of just stopping and letting you off the hook they actually make you DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! For example if i fail a test my mom yells at me for about 4 hours and then she makes me study in that subject for about 2 hours! its such a pain. Maybe if my mom reads this blog she will realise how overkill her punishments are *cough* *cough*. At least i dont have 2 asian parents like some people. My friend Brandon says that its even worse with an asian dad because they take turns yelling at you....i wonder if its like wrestling were they tap eachother into the ring to continue yelling at you...


First off i just want to say sorry for not posting anything else yesterday. But today i can guarantee at least 2 whole posts!! :D SO I'm currently at an FBLA meeting where basically we just sit here and practice for the Florida (lol now you all know what state I'm in) Business Leaders of America competitions. Well i already won the district competition for Excel Spreadsheet so now i just sit here blogging or doing whatever i want to do. Today i am super excited for the release of the Ballad of Mona Lisa music video by Panic! at the Disco! Its going to be awesome. I already got the single and preordered Vices and Virtues so I'm all set to watch the music video!. For those of you that don't know when i comes on it comes on at 7:56 pm sharp on MTV! I cant wait. Well enough about that.

So today i have what i like to call the ultimate schedule setup! Its where i have gifted class first. Gifted class is basically where they take 23 (questionably) genius kids and put them into a small(er than last year) room with a teacher that has little to no control over any of us. Yea so its basically a party. Then after that i have Lang arts which i usually despise with great intensity but today were watching an old English Movie that goes to the book we are reading called "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" so were not doing anything for the whole period. After that I have tech for lunch which means I'm in there longer than any class that day. This is when i plan on doing my second blog post of the day:P. Then after that i have 3 more less favorable classes, but its all worth it because i don't have Geometry today!!! YAY! I hate my geometry class. Mostly because its hard and mostly because my teacher is kind of a prick sometimes. I mean shes nice but she gives a lot of homework and doesn't accept late work. And worst of all she covers the clock with a piece of construction paper! Now we never know what time it is and when the class will end! Luckily we have cellular devices that tell us what time it is! I keep telling my Geometry teacher to print out a picture of the troll face and write U MAD? on it and put that on the clock! Maybe i should just email her a picture of the troll face....

Also i would like to thank the french viewers of my blog for bothering to view my blog
Je parle francais aussi mais c'est trop difficile pour moi! J'ai etudie francais pour 3 annes.

Monday, February 7, 2011

First post from School

So this is my first post from school. kind of bored. For some reason in my tech class we are working on a research paper about an important invention. Im doing vaccination for some reason. At first i didnt think my teacher would accept my idea to do vaccination because IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TECHNOLOGY but whatever. We have to do notecards for each of our sources right now. I dont understand exactly why we have to do notecards instead of just a regular bibliography, but whatever. I just made a template for each notecard on Microsoft Word so it was just a matter of copying a pasting the url and titles of the web pages and typing like 2 sentences of facts for each source. Sigh so now im just sitting here blogging. I think ill go on for awhile. I still cant comprehend why funnyjunk isnt blocked at school but hey its fun to go on. Wow i just heard somebody ask what we were doing...we have been working on this project for the past 2 weeks and they still have no idea what we are doing. This is the whole reason why we are doing this project in the first place. My tech teacher is making us do this project because to many people were plagerizing on their Technology innovation project so now we have to do this giant research paper and knowing my class people are still going to plagerize.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ok so I've finished my French project and ive been spending the rest of my day on Xbox live. Then i realized that owning 10 year olds at a shooting game cant be good for my health so here i am back on the internet. Twitter has been all about the superbowl all day and theres nothing to tweet about. Even the trending list sounds boring. so now im just sitting here infront of my computer practicing my guitar and playing random flash i just remembered i havent seen the new bleach episode it for this post...apparently

French Project Still

Okay so I finally got a reply to my email from my teacher saying that an 11 sentence composition is fine as long as all of the grammar and stuff is good. Which is awesome because now i can finally start to work on my power point! At this rate i will probably be done about an hour after i finish this blog post. While i am on this subject i wonder why it took my teacher so long to email me back i mean geez its Sunday i know but its almost 12 oclock! Anyway while i was waiting for her to email me back i was stumbling as usual. If any of you are not familiar with then you are definitally missing out. Its my default for time wasting. I found some pretty cool stuff and i found a tutorial on how to draw an impossible box which wasted about an hour. Regarding actual work i edited my composition and it is now 12 WHOLE SENTENCES!!! And i did the first slide of my power point. This post is going to be shorter than most because i have to finish this project before lunch.

French Project

So i am still working on my French project and I have only managed to type 11 sentecences in french about Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. My french teacher gives us a checklist of what to have in each of our projects which is kind of cheating because she is telling us exactly what she wants done on our project. This is probably why most french projects turned in to her are almost exactaly the same when it comes to formatting and organization. Well anyway I've completed everything on the checklist and i still only have 11 sentences. While I am thinking about what to write about (and blogging obviously) I'm Installing Microsoft Office 2007 on my new computer. Its taking forever and i am really hoping it doesent substancially slow down my computer while I am blogging, so far autosaves are taking the usual amount of time to complete.

I know in the past ive been saying that i got a new computer which makes most of the few people, who have been reading this blog since i started it less than 2 hours ago, think that i got a new desktop computer. The truth is that i got a laptop which is not exactly what i was hoping for to replace my OLD laptop that i hated so much, but at least it has Windows 7 on it instead of the cursed windows vista. My new laptop is an HP which again is not what i was hoping for but then again recieving an Alienware computer from my father was kind of far fetched. One of the features that i like about this computer is that is has a webcam. I was previously going to buy a webcam because one of my best friends is moving back to the Philippines and the only way to contact him without paying a massive phone bill would be though webcam chatting. But now i dont need to buy a webcam. When i first got my new laptop i was just messing around with all the effects that the webcam had, some of which being very cool, when i realized that it had a desktop recording mode. This probably would have been very usefull when i was doing tech tutorials for tech class, but after trying to use the desktop record function several times i realized that i had to buy the full version of the program. I was not happy. Another thing i dont like about my new laptop is the placing of the track pad. It's directly below where your hands would go to access the home row...i guess people dont want to move their hand as far to touch the track pad so HP decided to move the trackpad a few inches to the right. Now whenever im typing the mouse moves and jitters around the screen and sometimes clicks a random link on the page. Making blogging extremely difficult. I already own a Logitec USB mouse but even when i use that mouse there is no way i know of to disable the trackpad. Microsoft Office just finished installing so...BACK TO WORK!!!

First post

Okay this is the official first post of the new age of this blog. And don't be mistaken im not going to spend the whole time on this blog complaining about how i have nothing to write about. I have something to write about. Recently i recieved a new computer. It wasnt even a planned thing my dad just picked me up from kickboxing class and handed me a catalog and said "were going to staples". At first i thought we were buying a computer for my sister who has been computerless since Windows 97 became obselete. However later i realized that we were buying a computer for myself and we were giving my old Compaq to my sister. So now i have a new computer and i think i have finally settled in to using this computer (it took 3 days straight to move my iTunes Library). So now that i have a new computer i thought "why not start up by blog agian" saying this to myself was kind of equivalent to just saying "why not start up a blog" because my old blog had nothing to say on it anyway just old thoughts of me in 6th grade. So now i hope that people will actually start to read this blog if i ACTUALLY POST STUFF! But anyhow back to what i was going to talk about. Today i am working on my French project. It is supposed to be about a francophone celebrity or a celebrity from France. I'm doing mine on Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (quite a mouthful) one of the members of the band Daft Punk. I am currently working on this project using Microsoft Office Basic so i have barely any features and i have to stare at advertisements by Microsoft the whole time I am working, telling me to buy a better version of the program i am already working on. Later i find out that Microsof Office Basic has no Power Point abilitys...and i need a power point to do the now i either have to do my power point on Google Docs or wait for Microsoft Office 2007 to load on my computer...What i dont get is why does Microsoft give you both Word and Excel when the only people who truly use Excel are buisiness men and women who most likely need the full program anyway and most likely have the money to just buy every Microsoft Program that comes their way, instead of giving Word and Power Point for free so everyday users can use it and later upgrade when they realize they kind of need Power Point or Outlook. Maybe i will write to microsoft i dont know.