Book Review: Divergent Series

2013
12.23

I am a huge reader. I love books that are placed in a “Utopia” because its very fascinating to see what twisted society looks like in the book. I have a hard time (As most people do) finding the right sort of book for me. Well I found the Divergent series, and this series really KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF. The first book is called Divergent, the second one is called Insurgent and the last one is called Allegiant. If you haven’t already read these series, I’m going to give you a quick insight of what this story is about:

4 factions make up the city in Chicago USA, with the “Fence” outlining the city boundaries to keep everyone in, people who turn the age of 16 gets to decide where they belong, Candor: The faction of honesty and trustworthy, Erudite: The faction of smarts and knowledge, Amity: The faction of kindness, and caring, and Dauntless: The faction for the brave and courageous. Tris prior needs to decide where she really belongs and choosing between doing what is right and what her heart tells her to do. This story well really have you hanging on, a roller coster as you read about Tris Priors life.

Please, please, please, please read this book, I promise that it will be worth it!

Maldives

2013
12.23

Winter break has finally reached us folks! No more tests, quizzes, or exams, no more homework pilling in our schedules. This is the time for real relaxation! Because my family and I, are big travellers it was only a matter of time before we went over to the beautiful Maldives in the Indian ocean. You have probably seen the classic island in the movies, with the white sand and crystal clear blue waters, and the towering palm trees. And guess what? It looks exactly like that!

We arrived at the airport to see a bunch of boats in the harbor, they call the “Taxi boats” and they take you to the hotels on the islands. The boats not only caught my attention, but the water! The water was a blue and as beautiful in the movies, I looked down and I could see the rocks on the bottom of the sea. We then climbed aboard a small speed boat and zoomed off to our hotel. We arrived to a warm welcome at the Holiday Inn, they took us to our room and let us get settled. Throughout the trip we snorkelled and saw lots of beautiful fish, with all sorts of colour and sizes. We fed them crackers and they started to circle us trying to get a piece cracker. I held out a piece of bread and watched in awe as a gorgeous fish swam up and started to nibble at my palm.

One night when we finished our dinner, and headed out to the beach, they started a shark feeding, in which they threw out meat to lure the sharks in so we could get a glimpse of the fascinating creatures. They causally swam up, careful of what might to come, they took the meat and quickly swam off.

This trip was a fantastic one, filled with many adventures and memories that I will always remember.

Thailand

2013
12.23

Sorry I haven’t posted this when it actually occurred but I thought I should write about it.

Thailand 2013, Me and my family got together with our beloved friends, Hannah and her family of course! We met up in Thailand. This vacation was filled with mangos, ice-cream, beach days, and some pool action, and loads of sunscreen :) . When we weren’t outside in the rolling waves of the sea, or the pool, me and Hannah were relaxing on the couch watching the Cosbey show. (It looks like we always watch old TV shows when we get together, like in Australia we watched Get Smart, and in Greece we watched I Love Lucy.) We saw fantastic elephants and was let to feed them the bananas that they like, we also had fun shopping at the market places.

When Hannah left, Me and my family still had a week left in Thailand to enjoy. So me and my dad decided to get our scuba divers licence. With many stuff to learn, we spent hours learning all the things to do when your under the water. We passed the tests, and it was time to REALLY test our abilities, with going on a actual scuba trip out in the ocean. I was feeling pretty nervous! What if something went wrong? What if I ran out of air? What if some shark decided I was his snack? I stopped the silly “What if”s and put on my gear to get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! I dove in the cold water, I opened my eyes to see a whole world of coral and swimming fish. We sank down, down, down into the deep blue. It was the most fantastic experience I have ever done before!!!

Taylor Swift tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2013
02.25

Taylor Swift has released her new album red, I listen to it every single day. I’m a swiftie as many of you know from previous posts that I absolutely love Taylor Swift she is my role model and I’m a true fan. I begged and begged my parents for the red concert tickets, I HAD to have them! I NEEDED them! I told my dad for my birthday all I wanted is Taylor Swift concert ticket. I had chosen a bad time to break the news for that my dad was on his iPhone 5, (talking to siarrie) which he got for Christmas. I could tell from the absent look on his face that he did not hear ANY word I said. I decided to trust him and hope that he got the messege and was working on it. But soon I got anxious and wanted to make sure he was 100% working on this. So I did my part of reaserching and gave him he website and begged and begged and begged that I really wanted these concert tickets. He finally gave in, I was proud of myself and started back to clean up the kitchen. I heard my dad call my mom over, I could only hear their faint whispering, I sudenly got really exited and had to keep my cool. They both walked in and said………. “You now have Taylor Swift concert tickets.” I could barley contain my enthusiasm and started to jump around in circles yelling “THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU”

My New Cat!!!!

2012
09.08

I’ve had a few cats in my life. There was Omaley and he was such a lazy laid back cat, that kinda walked around our house like he was the king. And there was Ramsey, who was always looking for trouble, and would eventually end up falling into the bathtub! I dearly loved both of them, but Omaley had to be put down because he had a terrible gum disease. And Ramsey we had to give him away, because he was very depressed and he wanted to be outside but we lived in a apartment and so we gave him away to a family that had a backyard. All of these incidents caused days with oceans of tears, and I felt like I was just a horrible owner. But very recently me and my family have moved into a villa. And decided we could try to look for the right kind of cat. One day when I came back from my friends house, my parents sat me down at the table. “Sydney, we found some cats on the feline friends website, and they wanted us to give our quality’s in a cat.” My mom said, I was already glowing with excitement, “And we want you to fill it out.” Dad added, “Because we want you to take owner ship of this cat.” Mom concluded. So she handed me the computer that had questions written on it and a box to say yes or no. The type of quality’s in a cat that we were looking for were… Lazy, laid back, not hipper, and is loveable. My mom approved it and we sent it to feline friends. They got back to us a couple of days later with a list of cats. The one cat that caught my eye was Posh, a laid back cat, that is used to being left alone. So we set up a date to meet and visit Posh. As the days went by, we were contently thinking about her name. We didn’t want to keep it posh, and we had already thought about naming her Charles Wallice, but she’s a girl, so we had to think of something else. Out of all the names we had, we finally found one….. Mrs. Charles Wallice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know its a mouth full, for a cats name, but we could not come with another unique name for her. Finally after grueling days of waiting and waiting finally the time was here,  possibly to  get my future cat! Ding! Dong! Went the door bell, me and my parents were standing outside the foster parents house. When they opened the door a beautiful cat welcomed us inside. She was white with orange spots on her back and tail. We sat on their coach and stroked her soft fur, and asked many questions on of she is, and what is she like.  Everything happened  so fast I barley knew what was going on. First my mom was talking about “The price”  but I was to busy admiring the cat I hardly noticed my parents grabbing the food and her litter box. “Mom whats happening?” I asked as she put the squirming cat in her cat box. “Weir taking her!” my mom exclaimed, I felt my heart pounding, would this be the cat? We piled all of her stuff in the car, and drove to our house. She was meowing and meowing like crazy! Till we opened the front door and let her roam our house. She sniffed every crack and corner and it felt like we had finally found the right cat, and it felt like she finally found the right home.

Making Dinner

2012
08.11

This year, because I’m going to middle school, my mother decided I’m old enough to cook dinner once a week. Now we all know that Hannah is the big cooker here, and me, well lets just say I’m don’t enjoy it as much. Well yesterday night I had my first ever mission….. I had to make Fajitas. So I put on my apron and headed into our small kitchen. My mom was going to be there to help me out.

First things you’ll need

1. Chicken breasts

2. A red pepper and green pepper.

3. One white onion.

4. Tony’s (Optional)

5. Sour cream

6. Salsa

So that’s all the ingredients for the recipe. As I was cooking the meat, I noticed cooking was a lot of work. My mom ordered me to the sink, easily  a thousand times to wash my hands after I touched the chicken. And  and when I cutting the fat off the chicken it was so slimy and tough, and my knife kept on slipping. So put the pan on the stove, drizzled a bit of olive oil, and put the chicken on the pan. Still watching them sizzle on the pan, I diced up the peppers and the onion. And put them in a separate pan, next to the sizzling chicken. Then we got out the salsa, the cheese and the sour cream. I love sour cream, I had major will power not to eat some. When the chicken and vegetables were done I was the first to jump in and grab some food. The next thing I did, was eat and stuff my face.

I HOPE YOU USE THIS SIMPLE RECIPE!!!!!

Olympics!

2012
08.06

I can’t believe the Olympics has started. The Olympics is were all of the best athletes come together and compete! The games took place in London this year. The opening ceremony was super exiting. As the queen was going to the opening ceremony in her private helicopter, Mr.Bean showed up. Now if you guys don’t know who Mr.Bean is…. Well he is one of the most funniest guys on TV, (British humor.) After he did his act, the queen was skydiving out of her helicopter! Me and my family gasped, as we saw the souring queen above every one! Wow I still can’t believe that the queen did something like that! And made me wonder would president Obama skydive off a flying helicopter into the Olympic games? Anyway, I had never REALLY watched the Olympics before and diffidently not the opening ceremony, and I was shocked to see this amazing Olympic start! The ceremony kept on getting better and better, there was dancing and big changing of the stadium, and big choirs that made our school choir look like a spec of dust. After the wondrous ceremony, the games begun! I love swimming I love the competition, and sport. So I was super exited about the swimming. I’ve always been a really big Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. And to see them swim head to head, giving it all they got, kept me on my toes the rest of the night. And the gymnastics are completely utterly AMAZING!!!!! They are soooooooo strong, to lift their body up, and over the poles, and to spring them selves with such force and landing on their own two feet, and beaming at the crowd like it was no big deal. And the cycling! Man, how to they peddle for hours and hours nonstop, against the pounding wind and the twisty roads. That’s all I have seen of the Olympics and I’m exited to see who will win!

Back To School….. Sigh.

2012
08.05

I think this summer was the most shortest summer yet. It flew past me! Pretty soon no more ice creams,  having to do grueling amounts of homework, and trying to SURVIVE the hardest task yet….. Middle school! This is a poem that I wrote about the beginning of school:

Oh summer I’ll miss you so,

going back to school is my foe,

the start of homework, mean teachers and bullies,

don’t make me go please!

but… middle school you’ll get lockers,

and more freedom that will make you go bonkers!

My friends will be there,

we will have a ball!

I guess middle school it’s that bad after all!

Hope you enjoyed my poem! I’m looking forward to middle school.

BRAVE

2012
07.31

Me and my cousins all went to see a movie called Brave. I really wanted to see it and now I finally got the chance! My mom bought us all our own candy: I got, Reeses Pieces, Tobey got, Sour Patch,  and Luke got, M&Ms. (Thank you mom!) so we went in the movie theater, the movie theater, was old and small, and had weird commercials. When the movie finally started we had already finished the buttery goodness of  the movie popcorn. Brave was about a girl called Meredith who is a princess of a great kingdom, a sister of three little trouble makers, and a daughter of a great king and queen. But Meredith isn’t the princess that her mother wants her to be. One evening her mother tells her that she is getting married. And Meredith doesn’t want to do it. The tribes come from all around, to seek Meredithe’s hand. The tribes all hate each other, and then Meredith and her mother have a huge fight, and Meredith runs away. Meredith follows these magical whisps and they lead her to a cottage. The person who lives in the cottage is a witch. So Meredith insist that the witch grant her wish, and the witch gets all of her pots, and potions, and Meredith makes the wish….. To change her mom. To find out what happens watch the movie BRAVE!

floating in Wyoming!!!!!

2012
07.31

Me and my cousins, Luke and Tobey, went tubing. (And just to give you in over view of my cousins they argue like 24/7!) Anyway we drove down to Salt River, to go tubing. floating is where you sit in a tube and just float down the river. Lucky for us we got good weather, the sky was a brilliant baby blue, and the clouds where so white and fluffy they looked like a giant cotton candy ball. As soon as we got plastered on with a TON of sun screen, we set foot in the icy mountain water. OMG!!!!! That was super duper burning cold water! I tried to be cool about it, but I was sure after a couple of hours I was going to flip out! As soon as I was getting used to the tube, Luke got Caught in the river, and for some reason we started floating with out him. He was screaming for us, and we were all screaming for him. I was getting worried now, “Daddy, where is Luke!?” I said looking around for Luke. His dad found him and brought him back. I was still wondering what if that happened to me next? The rapids were very fast, the rushing water pushed you down this little water fall and down you went! We also had this little boat that you have to paddle to get moving. We stopped at a bank and I trudged up the rocks, I could not feel my feet, or my hands. I was shivering like a naked polar bear in the winter. So I got to paddle with Mary (Luke and Tobey’s mom) there sun on my body sent warm sparks through my body. After a couple of hours we finally got to the end of the river. We drove home but on the way we all got a delouse creamy milkshake for our hard work!