The longest Road Trip.

Have you ever been on a road trip and thought “Oh my goodness, when is this going to be over”!  Well, I know I have, and it sucks.  The awful dread of thinking when the car ride is going to be over.  It is even worse though when your family is making the car ride worse.  I am going to tell you about the worst road trip I was forced to go on (with my family).

It all started in the morning.  You can’t enjoy a day unless you enjoy your morning, and for me especially.  The morning that my family and I were going to Edmonton (what was supposed to be a “fun family trip”).  I woke up, wait I mean my mom woke me up waiting in the truck with the rest of my family.  Of course, I was mad, my parents did not even care to wake me up!  So, I ran out of the house with my hair not brushed and a stomach completely empty.  I got in the car and my mom was yelling at me because “I made my family late”, but really I did not!  It was not my fault that my family was “late” even though no one woke me up or even tried to see if I was awake and we were not even supposed to be on time for anything.

After my mom yelled at me, we started to drive.  Not a word came out of my mouth for the first 20 minutes.  After a while, my parents asked me why I was not talking, they said it was unusual for me not to keep quiet.  I simply said, “I am just tired”.  My mom said that is no excuse for me to be grumpy, just because I was tired.  I did not talk much the whole way to Edmonton, simply because there was not much to say.  I did not know how to start a conversation with them at that moment, after all, I was really really upset, and it is really hard to start a conversation with people you are mad at.

When we got to Edmonton, I was in al lot better mood than I was at home.  I am a very forgiving person and I knew that we were going to go to some of my favorite shopping stores.  So, I decided to put a smile on my face and go about my day, although the car ride was the worst and it was 2 hours long, it was deferentially worth it in the end because I went shopping.

Some car rides do just suck, and sometimes it is even worse when you are with your family.  Your family could make it so bad that you wish you could just die, they could purposely annoy you so feel like you are about to blow up, or because you live with them 24 hours you feel like every little thing that they do is wrong.  Some car rides are even worse because they could be extremely long.   I am just happy I was not stuck with my family in a car for 12 hours.

Divergent

The movie Divergent is a great movie, and bases it’s a story of the main character, Tris.  The movie starts with the structure of the government.  At first, it all seemed perfect, each faction had their own behavior, which helped them in society.

Tris Prior is a sixteen-year-old girl that lives in Chicago.  At the age of sixteen people are put through aptitude tests and get to choose which faction they want to live in for the rest of their life.   Tris is sixteen she has to make the choice Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Amity, or Candor.  Tris starts out in Abnegation with her family at the choosing ceremony both her and her brother switch out of Abnegation, Tris into Dauntless, her brother into Erudite.  The book is when we are introduced to Tris, follows her on her journey into the factions and out of them.

Tris is a hero because she is brave, smart, selfless, and determined.  These traits make her a hero because they show traits that are valued in our modern-day society.  Tris’s stereotypical bravery is shown through Dauntless, but she also shows bravery through loving and supporting people unconditionally even if it puts her in danger.  One example of Tris’s bravery is when Four is put under simulation by Erudite; he comes at her with all his brute force and she does not hit, she simply keeps saying reassuring words.  Tris is also smart and the example of this is being able to survive as a divergent in a world where they are hunted.  The acts of selflessness that Tris exemplifies include when she almost sacrifices herself to save Abnegation.  Tris is determined because throughout the whole book she doesn’t give up there may be some faulty moments, but she keeps fighting.

In Divergent, they attempt to fix this by instituting a Faction system, each faction blaming a different reason for the government’s failure. There are five factions, Dauntless, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Abnegation. The factions all have different roles to play in society, such as Abnegation, a selfless faction, running the government, the selflessness of them allows there to be no bias or corruption.

In Conclusion, although a faction system seems uncorrupted, the different ideas of each faction will, in turn, lead to an argument, which will lead to much bigger issues. The best way, I believe, to avoid such a conflict is to not have such a system, to begin with, to avoid the problem before the problem exists. .

Dream House:

Have you imagined what you want your Dream House to look like?  Well, I sure have been.  I will tell you, that if I had lots of money this is exactly what it would look like.

The first thing I will tell you about is the kitchen.  I would want my kitchen to give off cabin vibes.  I would like it to have nice wooden pieces and a beautiful island with cupboards on the sides of it and beautiful lights hanging from the ceiling.  Iw ould still want my kitchen to be light, so I would have beautiful white windows and the island lights hanging from the ceiling.  Off the side of the kitchen, I would want to have a beautiful dining room, with the same style as the kitchen.  Have you ever seen a gorgeous double sink?  That is exactly what I would need, along with a beautiful silver fridge.

In my Drem House, I would want my living room to have a dazzling fireplace and a TV above it.  I don’t really like love seats or rocking chairs.  I would definitely have to have a wrap-around couch.  I would also have to have a middle centerpiece in my living room.  On either side of the TV and fireplace, I would have nice tall windows so it would not be so dark.

My Dream House would have about 5 bedrooms, in each bedroom I would want a bathroom and a walk-in closet, but for two of the bedrooms, I would want to connect the bathroom and closet.  In the master sweet, I would want a massive bathroom with his and her sinks, a big tub, and a shower.  I would also have to add a vanity area too.  The walk-in closet in the Master would be so big, there would be a section for my husband and section for me.  I would also have to have a fireplace and Tv just like the living room as well.  The master sweets bed would be a king-size with a beautiful headboard and a nightstand on either side of the bed.  I would also have a small chair in the bedroom just for decorating purposes.

If I have the money to build a house like this I would.  You would probably never see me come out of my house ever again.  I think it is really important to have a home that you love, and that you want to stay in for the rest of your life because your kids can group in them and have a lot of memories.   Over-all this would definitely be my Dream House.

The Car of my Dreams.

Oh my Goodness!  Have you ever look at a car and think ” that is the one”?  Well, let me tell you I think that every time I see a Jeep Wrangler.  Most of my friends think that they are the ugliest thing that they have ever seen, they say that it looks like a square.  I disagree, I think that Jeeps are the coolest, and let me tell you why.

The first reason I think that Jeeps are the best is their durability.  Jeeps were designed to be “off-road vehicles”.  The Jeep is able to with-stand bumpy roads and big rocks and tight turns.  I think that a Jeep that is able to with-stand astray and bumpy roads would be a perfect fit for me.  An offroad vehicle not only is fun for me because I like being a crazy driver and driving to cool and unique places that not many people go to.  Having a Jeep would be fun because it could travel with my friends and family on a highway or to a city but I could also go into the “deep unknown” and learn a little bit more about the world.  If you think about it, it is a two in one type of vehicle becue, most vehicles are only made for smoother roads, but a Jeep is and can be used for both.

If I got a Jeep the first thing I would do design it how I would want it to be.  I would first get a Jeep that is black and has a total of 4 doors.  As much as I like Jeeps I am not all for the white with 2 door type thing.  If I got a black Jeep I would make sure it would always be washed, so it would always be lookin’ sharp.  The interior of my “dream car” would look really cool.  Now let’s be honest it would only look cool if I was rich enough to afford all the things I would want in it.  I would be colour changing lights around the whole inside of the car.  I would also want the light to be around the steering wheel and around the key whole.  In my Jeep, I would want new seat covers and new feet mats.  I would want the seat covers to be neon pink and I would also want the foot mats to be neon pink as well.  I would also have to add some key chains around the mirror too because who does not like a little bit extra.

My jeep would definitely have an engine that could go really fast. I don’t know how fast I would want it to go, but it would be fast.  You are probably thinking “you know that you could get pulled over by the police right” and yes, I know that I could get pulled over, but nothing is illegal unless you to get caught.  In the summertime, I would want to take off the door of my Jeep I think it would be really cool because everyone needs some wind in their life.

Overall, I would probably die if I ever got a Jeep, let alone was able to design it like how I wanted it to look like.  I think that Jeeps are a great car to cruise around in and I would be so much fun to own one.

 

 

 

#5 Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow

What do you know about Helen Keller?  Well, what I know is that she was an American author, political activist, and lecturer.  She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Helen Keller passed away on June 1, 1968.  Helen Keller was a very important person to people with disabilities, Keller showed that Deaf and blind people deserved respect.  She helped support various Deaf-Blind programs.  Helen inspired people with disabilities because she was persistent.

What was Helen Keller’s sources of strength and joy?  I think that it is easy to put on a “fake smile” and pretend life is okay.  Sometimes we have to look at the bigger picture and think to ourselves “life is not always full of happiness”, but we can’t always be sad.  Sometimes you have look at the bright side of life.  It may not be so bright but, you can look around and be grateful for what you have.  For Helen Keller that was easy, she retained her happiness by always placing stock in remaining an optimist.  More importantly, Helen believed pessimism to be dangerous, never allowing herself to lose hope.

How was Helen Keller able to stay so positive while being deaf and blind?  Helen Keller, long before our era of “positive thinking” and decades before any scientific evidence would appear on the health benefits of optimism, the remarkable Helen with love and grace was writing about optimism as a life philosophy.  Helen source of staying positive was to write, her writing inspired people to stay positive.  After years of voice coaching, and tremendous concentration, Helen was able to speak. During one early lecture, however, Helen began to lose her composure and lost control over the tone of her voice. realising this, Helen ran crying off stage. Yet, Helen did not let this event, unthinkable to many, stop her. Just moments later, she walked back on stage and continued her lecture. For the rest of her life, Helen gave thousands of lectures all over the world.

Throughout her life, Helen believed it was her lot in life her “sacred duty” to share her optimism with others. In her book on optimism, Helen wrote, “If I am happy in spite of my deprivations, if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith, so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life, if in short, I am an optimist, my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.”  Helen knew what she was made to do and she did it, she did not listen to what other people told her to do, she stuck to her mind.

In conclusion, Helen Keller is a very inspirational person and she has greatly effected other peoples lives.  She will always be remembered, and I loved learning more about her and what she really did to make people happy.

 

 

Identify a Good Read

Have you ever thought to your self “I am rich”, but then have you ever compared yourself to someone that actually knows what they are doing with their money?  It happens to all of us, we get 20$ from babysitting and suddenly you feel on top of the world.  Humans are like that, we get excited because we would know that we have something and we are nothing.

I thought this article was very good because it was very organized and informative.  The 3 main ideas in this article were very well-ordered and superior.  This article was about a woman that did not have masses of money.  This woman was with her then-boyfriend on a trip to Hawaii.  She talked about how she was a photographer and how she loved to take photos.  She took photos of things she had never seen in person before, and many things that she had yearned for.  She took photos of sunsets, palm trees, beautiful roads.  She was inspired by the beautiful things she had seen and she wanted to keep that memory.  I really liked how she wrote about what she loved and the beautiful things she saw in her eyes because it reminds you of what is important in life and to cherish every moment you have living.

The second thing she talked about was, how she ended up in Hawaii.  This was her first trip, and it was in the year2009.  Her boyfriend wanted to go on a vacation somewhere tropical and she wanted to go somewhere interesting and informational.  Her boyfriend had mentioned Hawaii and she thought it was an amazing idea.  She also talked about how her boyfriend started basing his life off of alcohol and he spent a lot of time at work but still did not make much money.  I thought this topic was very detailed and it makes her story more clear about how she made money.

The last thing she had talked about was, how never ended up becoming “rich”.  She explained how her taxi driver said she had come a long way and she even was able to pay for a Hawaii trip.  She said that she would never look at her bank account and think that she was ever rich.

In conclusion, I was really shocked by the end of the story.  I felt very empathetic for the women I don’t know or have even ever met.  Sometimes we have to think to ourselves and think that we are really lucky people.  We have to love everything in our lives and be grateful for everything we have.  We all have to keep pushing ourselves to be better people.

 

Teleportation:

Have you ever wanted to be somewhere else than the place you are at right now?  Maybe you are in a classroom or in an office.  Let’s be real no one wants to be there.  I don’t know about you, but I definitely have caught my self dozing of and imagining a beautiful destination.  Come on people we live in Canada, and I don’t know a single person who would rather be in the -40 we live in compared to the +40 you could be somewhere else.

Tokyo is one of the world’s largest cities and has a population of about 9.274 million people living in such a small area.  I love Tokyo so much and I have always wanted to go there.  There may be days in March when you need a heavy jacket, but the cold eases considerably in April and by May it can be warm enough for short sleeves during the day.  Tokyo is quite the sight to see at night.  The city is filled with lights and beautiful little shops everywhere you look.  If I am being honest I would definitely have to bring a pocket full of money with me.  There are so many cute things there that I could not resist buying.  It is also cool because they have such different styles in clothes than we do, in my opinion, the clothes there are a lot more “bougie”.  Although I am not a huge fan of seafood, any other food there would be really good.  I love Chinese food and I know that they would have some their and plus they have McDonald’s!  Tokyo is definitely on my bucket list, and one of my top places to visit.

The second place I would teleport to would be Hawaii.  I don’t really know where because it is all beautiful.  I would much rather spend time on the beach or in the ocean than be stuck in school or doing chores.  The Hawaiian islands are the calmest and most relaxing island in the world.   There are beautiful resorts you could visit and stay in luxurious hotels and of course enjoy the all-year-round heat.  Hawaii is just a beautiful place to visit and I deferentially will have to visit it before I die.

The third-place I would love to visit would have to be Rio.  My Nanna and Pappa were in Rio over Christmas break and the cool stories they came back with, made me want to close my eyes and pretend that I am there.  If I got the chance to ever go to Rio I would want to stay in a riverboat for a couple of nights.  That would be a really cool experience.  I would also want to kayak in the rivers nearby.  I think it would be really nice to spend time surrounded by water and beautiful greenery in Rio.  The beautiful colors of green of trees and the colors of the ocean and flowers would just want to make be their right now.  I would have to visit Rio when it is the non-raining season because otherwise there would be offal down poor while I am there. Rio would be such a cool place to visit and I would love every second of it.

I would love to travel the world if I am honest, but I know I would have to be a millionaire if I wanted to do that.  So these are my top 3 places aI want to travel to and why.  I love learning about different places and different people so I know I will love to travel more when I am older.

Time Travel:

 

The first place I would travel to would be, Tokyo.  Tokyo is one of the worlds largest cities and has a population of 9. 274 million people in an area of about 622km2.  I would travel to Tokyo because It is such a beautiful place and there is so much to learn about its culture and the people living there.  If you are in Tokyo at night and you are in a small street with little shops all down the sides of the street and the beautiful light lights you would be in heaven.  There is something about how the people that live in Tokyo that is just so amazing.  It is amazing ho so many people can live in such a small area and it is amazing how different everyone is.  Another thing I love about Tokyo is its style.  Their style is unbelievably ahead than ours in Canada.  Some people would call it “bougie”.  I also personally love the cool buildings that the Japanese build.  The architecture is Japan is so cool and so different in what I am used to.  Although I am not a huge fan of seafood, I love Japanese food.  Overall Tokyo is just a beautiful place to visit and their is so much I could learn about while I am there.  Although I want to go to many places, Tokyo is my top place to go to.

Three Songs

 

Have you ever listened to a song thought to your self “dang I really liked that song” and later on you realize you will never be able to get that song out of your head?  Well, these are my top 3 songs that I love and can never get out of my head.

The first song that I can never get out of my head is Classic by MKTO.  I like this song because it has a good beat to it and the lyrics mean a lot to me.  MKTO starts by saying that this girl is very beautiful or full of life. He compares her to a 5th Avenue diamond. 5th Avenue is one of New York City’s major points of interest and the area has been consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious and expensive areas in the US. A diamond from this address is most likely to be exquisite in design, expensive and hefty in weight, just like this girl.  In the chorus, MKTO says “You’re over my head, I’m out of my mind, Thinking I was born in the wrong time, One of a kind, living in a world gone plastic, Baby, you’re so classic.”  What that says to me is that there is this girl and he knows he will never be as good as her and that she is so perfect.  In the song, MKTO says “This world might have gone crazy”, what that means to me is that the world would have gone crazy if the person he is righting the son about was not there.  After those lines, MKTO sings “The way you saved me, who could blame me when I just wanna make you smile”.  According to MKTO, this girl saved him at a point when he was in dire need and because of that he would do or say anything to make her happy in gratitude, regardless of what the rest of the world has to say.  This song is a classic and will always be loved by many people.  

I want it that way.”  Don’t we all get caught up saying that?  Well, if you have not I bet you have thought sometime in your life that you wanted something, that way.  In 1999, the Backstreet Boys came out with a huge hit.  the Backstreet Boys got 3 different music video awards for their song.  I really like this song because it really has a good tune to it.  This song can put you in a good mood even if you are mad.  “You are my fire, The one desire, Believe when I say, I want it that way” is the start of the song and what think it means this guy is deeply in love, after that he sings “But we are two worlds apart
Can’t reach to your heart, When you say, That I want it that way” I think that means the other “lover” is not happy with him and she is not happy.  Tell me why Ain’t nothin’ but a heartache, Tell me why, Ain’t nothin’ but a mistake, Tell me why I never want to hear you say, I want it that way”  the writer of the song does not want to hear the girl say that they are not in love with him anymore. This song is just overall amazing and will always be.  The song has been stuck on people’s heads for about 20 years.  I have a feeling it will still be around by the time I am 50.

The and final song I can never get out of my head is “Even though I am leaving” by Luke Combs.  This song is meaning full and it is definitely more sensitive than most.  I like this song because it is a country song and it has a really good meaning.  Luke Combs wrote this song because he is going to be a dad soon, and he knows that one day he will have to leave his child.  “Keep me safe ’cause there are monsters right outside” he always wants to keep his future safe and protected, “And you can’t see me in the middle of the night” this means, though he is leaving there will be a day he has to say good buy.”  “He’s got a big old plane that’s gonna take me far away” the big plane that is going to take him far away is symbolizing “heaven”, he says that he won’t be back and that he loves his child.  This song I very sad and sensitive but overall it is a good song and when I listen to it I can never get it out of my head.

All of this song I love so much and for some reason, I can never get them out of my head.  I love these songs because they all make me feel happy and sad in some kind of way. All of these songs are deferentially going to be around for a long time and one of them has been around for 20 years, and I still hear people sing it all the time.

Favourite Poems

Falling:  This poem talks about falling in love.  The poem says falling in love is simply easy because it happens.  A poet is a man, and he talks about how amazing to have kids and he talks about being in love.

Farewell:  This poem to me describes a loss of someone you loved.  It describes the pain and the sorrow, to someone you love very much.

Famous:  This poem is saying that something is famous to you and to everything.  For me, God is famous for me and for someone else food or a sport could be famous for them.

Long Night Full Moon:  To me, this poem is kind of sad in a way, it talks about how someone does not care too much to see what is around them and that their life is just dark.  This poem can touch someone feeling because it is darker and sadder.