5.05.2013

Museum visited


                                                      Museum of Tolerance: Reflection
            Today I went on the field trip to the Museum of Tolerance for the first time. I had heard many good and interesting things about the museum prior to any 10th graders attending and I had been excited to see it since the 5th grade. In the movie the Freedom Writers, I had seen parts of it, like about the card and finding out if the child you got survived or not, unfortunately mine didn’t. Mine was Lia Borak, a twin to Mia, but they were most likely experimented on.
            The most interesting parts, I have to say, was when we talked to Gloria and to William. I thought that hearing their stories and what they had to say was just amazing and the strength that they have to speak about their experiences is admirable. Seeing Gloria’s tattoo was just how William put it, “a reminder that it wasn’t a dream.” Hearing William tell his story, however, was at the wrong timing, I think, because we were tired from the 3 hour tour and to get to sit down and, to some, hear a person drone on, was a combination to catch ZZZ’s. I honestly thought that William had an interesting story to tell. I also really enjoyed the 3 little people talking and explaining things, but the most amazing things was the recreations and the visual aids that they had. For example, there was a “bedroom” that was bombed or shot up, but basically destroyed and it looked real because there was even a doll broken up. I wanted to touch the displays, but obviously no. I also liked the Wannsee Conference recreation, which was pretty cool. 

So that was my reflection for the Museum of Tolerance, which we went to on a feild trip on April 22. I had lots of fun, but I would really love to go there with my dad. :] #83 is off the list.

A Hot Shot

video
The pic isn't the best but you can
see the red circle it left.
People don't normally want to get shot, but I always wondered how it would feel. Since I don't want to die by getting shot, I decided to get shot by one of the air shot things. Yesterday, at Adrian's house, the guys were going to play shooting each other with the little white plastic things with a gun and Bernice and I wanted to play. The guys were going to play without any protective gear besides the mask, but Bernice and I both had shorts on so we got sweats and a sweater. I thought, "hey, this is basically getting shot, just not with a bullet, so I should do it." Paolita didn't think I would, so I told Bernice to shoot me, so she did, but she missed. Then, Adrian shot me, but at first I didn't want him to do it, but with a sweater it didn't hurt. I then take off his sweater, and he shoots and it makes it on my lower back. It felt like it was burning. It was pretty funny because it hurt but it didn't at the same time. Later, Bernice got shot on the foot (she was wearing sandals), I think I shot Ricardo, and Adrian got shot by Ricardo. It was pretty fun, so I guess #36 can get crossed off my list! :] Oh, credit to Paolita for video taping it. XD

3.05.2013

Secrets, Six Billion

I have recently discovered a website. This website is called Six Billion Secrets. They're catch phrase is "Everyone Has One. What's yours?" That is true. Everyone does have at least one secret. This website has intrigued me because the secrets that people submit, yes some are cliche, but real, while others are so raw it hurts. For example, one was about a girl who has Hyperthemisia, which is where she remembered every single detail of her life starting from the age 13 and she was raped and could remember the moment. This website, I believe, was important to mention in my blog because the secrets that are told are secrets that one carries through their life and once they are told, the person feels lighter and doesn't have to carry that burden around as heavy as before. I thought this website was interesting that I have submitted my own secret to it.

Done that, so no more.




I had wanted to get my graduating class of 2015's prom to be masquerade themed but not no more! On February 22 of 2013, I went to the Masquerade theme Spring Formal with Jeffrey! :D It was sooo much fun! I got ready at Jackie's (Daisy's) house and then we got dropped of at the Brandview Ballroom. It looked beautiful! We went to sit with Jeffrey and a while later Adrian came and then we went to get yummy food. After, it was just soo much fun! I danced with Jeffrey which was very fun and sweet because he doesn't like dancing, but in the end enjoyed himself, he said he had tons of fun too! Hours of silly dancing and lots of laughter, Jeffrey, sadly, had to go :( and the most suckiest part was that we didn't get a professional picture or photo booth pics. :( We did take pictures with my brother's and his brother's cameras. I had sooo much fun, it was incredible, which is why since I already went to a masquerade theme dance, I do not want to go again. I now deem #44 as invalid.

2.24.2013

Reflect on a reflect

The Buried Life list is supposed to teach us many things. From what I saw, the students from last year seemed to learn that they need to go for what they want to accomplish because if not they will regret not doing it. Learning this idea, I believe, will benefit all the students because they'll have more confidence to do what they want to do. I would like to learn this as well because I always have second thoughts of should I do it or not. I think that if I learn to just go for it, it'll benefit me and make my life more interesting. I can name things that I should go for and hopefully this will help me learn it. I can get the most out of this project by actually focusing on it and doing it better. This project is fun and all, but I just need to take it seriously.

12.09.2012

R.I.P./Q.E.P.D. Jenni Rivera


Today at the early morning, Jenni Rivera boarded a jet en route to Toluca, but never made it to her destination. The Mexican authorities found the jet crashed on the mountainous terrain, destroyed and with no survivors. My sister, Claudia, is a HUGE fan of Jenni's and it broke her heart when she found out the news that her favorite and beloved artist passed away due to the plane crash. It broke my heart to see my sister cry. It still has not registered to me that Jenni is dead, her great ambiance is gone, "La Gran Senora" is no more.


I have tried many times to get my sister some tickets to Jenni's show in LA, but no luck. Claudia loves to blast Jenni's music through the streets when she's driving and sings along with Jenni like nobody's business, which I enjoy to be a part of. Jenni sang songs of her past lovers, her heart aches, and not caring about her haters. Jenni did what she did and that was who she was.

My sister looks up to her and is inspired by her songs because Claudia can relate. Clau has been through things such as Jenni has and Clau finds condolences when she feels sad. As a little kid, I remember my mom telling me and my little brother, "Esta loca la Claudia," but that's how she is :]. "Mi Vida Loca II" is a great song that I love and so does my sister. It sucks a lot that I'm not able to take my sister to a Jenni Rivera show, but I would like to do the next best thing, whatever that may be, to make her happy.

Jenni Rivera's passing has also showed me, that once again, life is unpredictable. Just before take off, Jenni's stylist put up a photo on Instagram and Jenni had tweeted her last tweet, as comical as normal, both oblivious to what awaited them 10 minutes later when the jet lost contact with the world. In total, 7 lives were lost, in an instant, without warning. If we were to get religious, my mom beleived that God needed Jenni and that is why he took her. Before she died, Jenni performed with her brother Lupillo Rivera and had had an interview with her father as well. God gave her a chance to be with them before she passed. Jenni never got to forgive her ex-husband or her daughter, and I can't imagine how terrible they must feel. There had been rumors that they had an affair. Jenni had chances to forgive but now it's too late, which has opened my eyes to forgive people. We all make mistakes and hurt each other which is why I've also learned to try to forgive people for what they do. Que En Paz Descanse Jenni Rivera Nosotros oramos por ti y tu familia y por los demas que murieron en la tragedia.

11.30.2012

Live like there is no tomorrow

"If time came to an end today and we left too many things to say
If we could turn it back what would we want to change? But now's the time to take a chance
Come on, we got to make a stand
What have we gotta lose? The choice is in our hands
And we can find a way to do anything if we try to

Live like there's no tomorrow, (cause all we have is here right now) Love like it's all that we know. (The only truth that we ever found) Believe in what we feel inside, Believe and it will never die.Don't ever let this life pass us by. Live like there's no tomorrow.

Take a leap of faith and hope you fly, feel what it's like to be alive
Give it all that we've got and lay it all on the line 

Nothing is impossible. Nothing is impossible!"
-Selena Gomez & The Scene

"Live life like there's no tomorrow" is a great quote because it completely states the truth of life--it doesn't guarantee a tomorrow. Life is unpredictable, it can be taken from one in the blink of an eye or the stop of a heart beat. I believe that living life like there is no tomorrow is a great style of life, but it is very risky and can lead to many consequences. The situation that comes to mind automatically is when you go out to party and you hook up with someone. If you live life like there is no tomorrow then you hook up, but this could lead to many sexually transmitted diseases which could end your life prematurely which isn't worth one night of fun. But if you don't take risks and have fun, you end up being a party pooper and a downer which is no fun. Being a stick in the mud is not the type of person you want to be. I think that with measure and some sort of reason and depending on the situation, you could live like there is no tomorrow and be safe.