Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SoL 20: The Last One

Well here we are, the last slice of life. Throughout the entire course of writing these blogs, I realized that blogging can be about many things. You could, on one hand, write about in-depth articles with detailed analysis of various topics, or you could make frequent posts about your life and what’s going on in your life. I prefer to write a bit of both, where I posted some informative articles, but also blogs about my general day and life.

I went from blogging every other week to blogging multiple times per week. I found that when I’m not expected to write long posts and make them formal, it comes to be easier to write in general. I can write about whatever I might be feeling at that moment, and I think that that freedom allows for more writing to occur, and thus overall better quality writing.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SoL 18: Watches

I’ve had my watch for a while now, some 2 years or so. However, even though it is functionally rich, I feel like I need a new watch that isn’t so, ugly, per say. The watch I have is designed to be a hunting watch, which is why it has a camo band and a brown face. Even though its not TERRIBLE looking, I feel like it’s a bit dated. In addition, the watch band uses Velcro as an attachment tool, so the Velcro is starting to become less sticky and failing to stay on my arm.
My current watch
I’m thinking about getting a more expensive and nicer watch, since my current one is, as said above, old.

SoL 19: AP Bio

aMy main goal over the spring break is to work on and study for the AP bio exam. For those that don’t, know, the AP is a test that you take in May on a specific subject area. For me, that is Bio. Although many people find Bio to be an easy subject, memorizing all the content for the AP bio is a bit overwhelming. Stuff like human physiology is extremely annoying as you must memorize all the various tissues and parts of the system and then remember how these systems work together.
AP stands for "Advanced Placement" even though many colleges don't accept credit from AP's anymore :(
Overall, the multiple choice on the AP seems to be relatively easy, but what I’m really nervous about is the essay section. They might ask questions about things I don’t know a lot about, and that would be difficult to answer. Anyway, I’m hoping I can get a 5 so I don’t have to worry about bio in the future :D

Monday, March 25, 2013

SoL 17: Braces

Ugh, I think this is the first time I’ve written about my braces or even generally thought of them as a bother in a while. Yesterday, my braces broke apart, as in the bracket box thingy that stays glued to your tooth fell off, and that was quite an odd feeling. The box was still attached to the wire, so it just kept sliding around and generally being a bother. In addition to this, today, my bottom wire also detached itself from the base bracket at the back of the tooth. At first, I didn’t feel anything, but now, it starting to get sore. I don’t really know why, but I assume it’s because there is an odd pressure on the tooth, and its pulling or pushing on it (even though it fell off?) Not sure.  However, I’m lucky because I’m going to the orthodontist tomorrow, so hopefully it can be all fixed up :D

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Because of evil Hurricane Sandy, we got 2 weeks off, but that break was demolished by downed power lines and no internet (OH NOES). In addition, to make up for the missed days, the school was forced to remove all the holidays in-between that time and spring break. It was tiring, stressful, and its finally over. Now that we are on spring break, it’s like all those worries about tests are gone! However, I feel like the week before spring break was one of the most stressful I’ve had in a while. Firstly, all the teachers starting giving lots of homework and taught new chapters in an attempt to finish a section before the break. This resulted in late nights doing homework and somewhat procrastinating. Next, near the end of the week, all the teachers thought it would be FUN to assign tests, so we had 3 days of just tests in various subjects. FINALLY on Thursday and Friday, we got a break since half/half of the freshmen class got to go to MJSS, which was a reasonably fun experience. Oh well, now that’s it’s over, I guess there’s no point in complaining. Only one thing to do now, TAKE A BREAK!

Its amazing how long it took to find an appropriate image

Saturday, March 23, 2013

SoL 14: The snow that other day… and the sunshine today

So as most of you have probably noticed, New Jersey didn’t get a lot of snow this winter. Yet now, in March, we get 2 relatively large snow falls that managed to cover the ground with a bit of snow. How??? If only we could get that snow in the winter, that would be awesome. Even though snow days would probably be bad news, as spring break would have been cut short  :\ However, it is quite peculiar for us to get somewhat frequent snow this time of the year. Mayb--- Climate change is almost definitely a factor in this, along with global warming. I feel like you can’t deny global warming anymore, its effects are already upon us. Saying that the climate isn’t changing for the worse is like saying the earth is flat. (I’m looking at you No matter what, I think we as humans need to do much more than we are doing right now. If you watch Bill Gate’s TED talk, Innovating to Zero, it’s funny how a few years ago, we were working hard to stop global warming, yet it’s like we forgot about it now.

Spring flowers with snow? OH NOES!

Friday, March 22, 2013

SoL 15: MJSS

Today, I went to MJSS to watch all the amazing presentations. They were all really good, and I learned a lot, EXCEPT for the invited speaker. I don’t know if it was on purpose or something, but he somehow ended up being the most boring and non-informative speaker, even if he was from NASA and had a somewhat interesting topic. Starting off, his presentation was plain black and white, nothing to keep your attention. After that, there were barely any pictures to understand what he was saying, in addition to the fact that each one of his slides had about 1billion words on it. It was unbearable. He also talked for an hour, which was no help, as it was all about the same thing. The sad part is he may have spent an hour talking about it, while the other students spent 30 min, but I remember more about the student presentations than the invited speaker.  After this tedious talk, we got to go to lunch, where it was discovered that there wasn’t any food. It ended up being ok because we went back to Brookdale for food, and it was reasonably good and well-priced. After that, we just ran around outside for a bit before returning to High Tech and then SPRING BREAK!