Archive for May, 2014

Slam Poem


2014
05.16

Now for a quick change of perspective…

This is the Slam Poem I wrote and preformed today! I really enjoyed writing and preforming this, ans who knows? Maybe I’ll post a video of it!?!

It is Stupid

It is stupid

To think that someday 

You could be loved

You could be happily married

With six kids

And a beautiful cottage

On Walnut Street

If you ever have a bad day

Love will pick you up like a train and take you far away

It will take you somewhere you have never been

Or maybe just back to Walnut Street

It is stupid to think about that

In 7th Grade 

It is stupid

Being in 7th Grade

And thinking

Love will come

You will feel it

Someday

It is stupid that as

Unexpected, and fun

As it can be

Love will surprise you 

Love will be loud

And love will be sure of where it is going

It is stupid

When you have a crush

And you tell all your friends 

And

Every

Single

Day

You think

This isn’t love

This Cant happen

In 7th Grade

So What

If you think about him 

A lot

So what if when he is around

You get butterflies in your stomach

And your face glows with happiness that he is here

This cant happen

You don’t know what love is

In 7th grade

Because love

It can just whizz by you

Or it can stop

To see what it can pick up

But sometimes you wont see it coming

And it doesn’t come on time

It might come late or early

No one will ever know 

It is stupid 

When you tell your friends

Yeah

This could be love

And they laugh 

In 

Your 

Face

And they say 

That

Is stupid

It can’t be love

You are in 7th grade

There is No Way

And of course 

You agree

Because you are in 7th Grade

Because love doesn’t stop for unaccompanied minors

It is Stupid

That we can’t consider real love

We can’t stop to smell the roses

It could be

Yes it could be

If the other agrees

That you love them and they love you

If they agree

Someday you could be

Happily married

With six kids

Living in the beautiful cottage

On Walnut Street

And love will keep going on and on and on

For an amazing ride

But love

Love has no conductor

You are your own leader

You are in charge of where love will lead you

And no one can tell you when love will leave or stay

Or when love will come

You have to decide for yourself

It is stupid

That maybe

If they agree

That you love them

And they love you

You could live

Your love could start in 7th grade

And your love could stay in the cottage 

On Walnut Street

Or

You could be dumped

Love could end

Love could leave

For another

With strawberry blonde hair

And a shining light of confidence

That you don’t have

Because you didn’t believe that love could start in 7th grade

After High School

Love could leave

In the house

On Almond street

Because

You did not make it all the way to Walnut Street

Just on the other side of town

It is Stupid

That love

It has to start somewhere

You can say where it starts and stops

But love can too

Because sometimes

Love has a mind of its own

It could start

It could stay on Walnut Street

Or

It could end on Almond

But it has to start somewhere

In 7th Grade

Or 107th grade

It could start today

It could start tomorrow

It could start on Walnut Street

It could end on Almond

But love

Love has no conductor

You are your own leader

You are in charge of where love will lead you

And no one can tell you when love will leave or stay

Or when love will come

You have to decide for yourself

Love could take you anywhere

But is has to start somewhere

And it could start in 

7th Grade

Love can start

In 7th grade

 

China Alive! Day 2


2014
05.14

Day 2: Today was just as good as the first day, but with more hard work! We woke up, then went in the Tong Lu city to have our breakfast. This may of been the best breakfast, because it wasn’t a hotel style breakfast, it was street food! My friend and I shared a big bowl of noodles, a bowl of pineapple, and an egg pancake. It was delicious, and it cost under 20 kuai! After that, we headed down to a town where we would begin our farming work! When we reached the town, we went to the tour guides uncles house, and the chaperones explained how the day would work, we would work, and then get a token saying how much money we earned.

First we planted crops, this may of been the hardest out of the day, but it was fun! We had to bend over with the hot sun beating down on our backs. We first made the soil rid of rocks and plastic, then leveled it. Then came the hard part! We had to plant the crops, and stuff them into the ground then run to the get buckets of water, it was a lot of hard work but it was nothing compared to the next activities. After planting the crops, we hiked up to the mountain to pick tea leaves. After about a 15 minute hike, we went up into the mountains to start picking. It would of been lovely, relaxing, and beautifully sunny, but of course with the good, comes the bad. Bugs. Bugs, and more bugs. The were coming at us that we were on Americas Next Top Model, and the most attractive people on earth. After coming back down from the mountains, we had some lunch and then set beck to work. Making Pens. This may sound boring, but trust me, this was. We all sat in a sweat shop, and made pens for the community. 0.1 Kuai was four pens. OH JOY. I mean sure it was OK, we got to socialize, but it felt like we were forced to do it, I mean we were, but anyways…

After the fun of pen making we didn’t have many more jobs to do, so we hunted around for jobs, and we found out about one good one, BRICK CARRYING! We all got gloves on and set to work. We had to carry the bricks up a hill and up some steps we had counters, and we started with an assembly line but then split solo. I ended up carrying about 100 bricks out of a thousand, with no breaks carrying 3-4 bricks each time. I carried five sometimes, but decided 4 was more than enough. Some of the boys even carried 7!!

After a day of long and hard work, we added up all the money we earned, and gave it to the farmer, who gave us our dinner. It was delicious! The second day was just as good as the first and little did I know, I still had more to come.

 

PS: PHOTO’S WILL BE ADDED LATER

 

 

China Alive! Day 1


2014
05.12

Hey there! Sorry I havent been on for a long time! I would say I have been busy, but really I have no excuse, I just haven’t gotten around to it.

Last week I was on CHINA ALIVE, which may be the best part of the year. I went to Tong Lu, China, The most beautiful place in China. China Alive is a week where we get away from our parents, go somewhere in China, experience the culture, and most of all, have fun. So I think the best way to tell you about my trip is to go through it day by day, which might sound boring, but trust me, its not.

Day 1: We got on the bus at 8:00, and got to Tong Lu at about 12:30. It was a long bus ride, full of singing and laughter, HannahPower:TongLu:Rollingand lots of funky jokes. When we arrived in Tong Lu we got off the bus, and walked into a beautiful restaurant, when we sat at the table we got to eat lots Tong Lu specialties, and they was delicious! After that we got back on the bus for 15 minutes and went to the bottom of Da Qi mountain. Then it was time for the hike, I wasn’t really looking forward to hiking, but afterwards I was glad I went. We started to hike up and I really got to see how gorgeous the Tong Lu mountains were. We hiked for a while before reaching the beautiful green plants and blue water. There were so many photo opportunities, and only they can really explain how beautiful it was. As they say, a picture is worth one thousand words! When we reached the top of the mountain, we knew it would take hours to walk back down, so we decided to take the fast way down, the roller-coaster! Well, I dont think I can really say roller-coaster, more like fast crappy Chinese ride that was way more fun than you would think coaster type thing. I got on with, Joon Soo, Kaitlyn, Aniketh, and me. You pushed the levers down to go fast and pulled them to break. Guess what we did the whole way? Top speed of course! I was a blast! When we reached the bottom we got to play at a wooden play ground. That was really fun, especially being at a playground right in the middle of the mountain. Finally we ended our exiting hike, and went to the hotel. My roomie, Kaitlyn and I went for an explore around the Villa, and thats when we really found out how big it was! I was instantly in awe! It was high up walkways that lead into the cabins, and the reception was in a cabin not in a classy building. It was amazingly unique. After dinner we played an exiting game of hide and seek all around the villa. I was running around with Adeena, and we both felt like spies! I loved it so much!