Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Slice of Life - Day 31

31 days gone past. 0 more days til April. I can't believe that 31 days have already gone past, so for slice 31, I am going to use this picture as inspiration.



Let's take a look at some of these ideas and write about them (I will not do all of the ideas):


  • A PLACE I LOVE: I really love Apple Butter Road in Pennsburg Pennsylvania because it was where my dad grew up and where I was durring my first family reunion. Sadly, we no longer have that house.
  • TRIGGERED MEMORIES: My first family reunion with my Fathers half of the family on Apple Butter Road.
  • NEW LEARNING: how to ride a go-kart
  • THE SKY: blue and slightly cloudy
  • I BELIVE...: I can do anything if I put my mind to it.
  • WEATHER: Sunny and warm
  • AM ROUTINE: - yes, this is my morning.
    • WAKE UP
    • FALL ASLEEP
    • WAKE UP
    • CRAWL OUT FROM UNDER COVERS
    • CLIMB DOWN FROM BUNK BED
    • GROAN
    • GET CHANGED (IF SCHOOL MORNING)
    • EAT BREAKFAST
    • DO WHATEVER IS NEXT
  • CAR: I don't own a car, but I want a Bugatti Veyron.
  • TOYS: I own a lot of Toys, best not to list them all.
  • GIGGLES: I like to laugh.
  • SATURDAY: first day of the weekend, pull out my to do list.
  • SHOES: please don't mention this again...
  • SMELLS: I smell frosting right now... YUM! :)
  • BEDTIMES: I read, then get something to eat, then...
  • MY DESK: Rather messy. That's all I have to say.
That's all for today, I'm gonna miss writing slices... or am I? Check out my Slice of Life for ETERNITY blog for my slices of life...


31 SLICES

Monday, 30 March 2015

Slice of Life - Day 30



30 days gone past, 1 day to go. It's almost April. Can you believe it! Tomorrow I'm gonna celebrate the 31st day of March, but for right now, I'm gonna explain what is gonna happen in 2 weeks time... It is the mystical, amazing, wondrous... Malaysia Week!!!!! Malaysia week is 5 days where we either go to an ocean site or a rainforest site. Out of those two categories, there are a couple (roughly 13) of sites that you can choose from. You mark your top 6 sites that you want to go to in order of what you want the most. I got a rainforest site and I got my first choice... GUNUNG KUTU!!! It means jungle survivor in Bahasa Malay. We will be leaving on Sunday and coming home on Thursday. We will end up having Friday off, but I can't wait for Malaysia Week! It is going to be so much fun!!!!! So to get you prepared for Malaysia Week, you are going to need a couple of things, and I am going to show you what you need...

Gunung Kutu Packing List
Clothing:

  • 1 pair of quick dry or synthetic long pants
  • 1 quick dry long shirt
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 3 shorts
  • 5 undergarments (underwear)
  • 3 pairs of socks (no ankle socks)
  • 1 swimsuit (only one piece/takini. No bikini)
  • 1 swim shorts/board shorts
  • 1 rash/sun protective swim shirt
  • 1 rain poncho
  • Night time - no pjs
Footwear:
  • 1 pair of hiking boots (broken in)
  • 1 pair of shoes for water activities (water/canvas shoes preferred, close shoed sandals)
  • 1 pair of campsite shoes
Toiletries:
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • 1 thin towel
  • brush/comb
  • toilet paper
  • biodegradable soap/shampoo (Seba-Med)
Stationary:
  • books, cards, travel games, etc.
  • pen or pencil
  • journal (supplied)
Other:
  • mess kit (unbreakable plate, cup, spork, etc.)
  • flashlight and batteries (headlamp preferred)
  • reusable plastic bag
  • glasses/contacts if needed (sunglasses included)
  • pillow case
  • thin sleeping bag (silk sleeping bag)
  • sarong (for toilet and cover up)
  • string or hanging wet clothing and towel
  • foldable stool (optional)
Daypack
  • hat
  • small pack of tissues
  • $ for incidental snacks
  • 1 liter or more water bottle
  • sunscreen and mosquito repellant
  • lunch and snack (trip there only)
  • thin hoodie/sweater
  • NO ELECTRONICS
This is just a little view of Malaysia Week. Have fun!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Slice of Life - Day 29

Today, I went to the craft fair here in Kuala Lumpur. It was filled with cool trinkets and handmade objects everywhere! Just to give you an idea of what it was like, take a look at these pictures!


And that is just a small view of what was at the fair. This fair goes on from a few days ago till April 7th. Just so you can go see for yourself. There is also a museum at the craft fair, and there are people who can teach you crafts. You can be taught how to make mats from bamboo strips (very thin), and how to make butterflies and coasters. It was a lot of fun, and I suggest it to all.


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Slice of Life - Day 28

Do you remember yesterday's post? Well if you do, I'm here to finish it for you. Now back to, The Girl Without Gratitude.

The Girl Without Gratitude... Continued

   The president decided that Victoria should go to a regular school, like one with regular people. That did not make Victoria happy. She missed her old school. She would do anything to get back to her friends. 
   "See, that is gratitude. Showing that you like something, and that you would do something to get it back. Maybe if you show gratitude for what you have, then maybe, just maybe, I will let you go back to your old school. Unless you learn to like it there," said her father.
   On her first day of school, she was disgusted by how nothing was as "pristine" clean as at her old school. Gum underneath the tables, gossip, dirty toilets, and much more. She finally understood what her dad meant. When she told her dad what she had learned, her dad let her go back to her old school, and she got what she has always wanted.



PRESIDENTS DAUGHTER FROM SPY KIDS

Friday, 27 March 2015

Slice of Life - Day 27

Today, I would like to address the ever growing feeling of gratitude inside me. "Why don't I just save my gratitude for thanksgiving?" some of you may ask. I'll save some gratitude for thanksgiving, of course, but it always nice to show gratitude where ever you go. There are people there in the world, who don't have food, clean water, even proper houses. There are people out there who feel like nothing. It's time to show our gratitude for the world, feel grateful that we have all that we need, and more. So today, I'm going to write a little story on a girl and her gratitude.



The Girl Without Gratitude

   This little girl, blonde hair, blue eyes. This little girl, white skin, perfect nails. This little girl, the presidents daughter. This little girl, gets everything she wants. An only child, this little girl.
   Her name is Victoria. The presidents daughter, she is. She gets everything and can do anything. She is daddy's little girl.
   One day, Victoria went out to the mall. She was used to getting whatever she wanted, even if it was a duplicate of something she already had. But today, she wasn't seeming to get what she wanted. Her dad kept saying, 
   "You already have this. You don't need it. Show some gratitude." Of course, "gratitude" was not in her vocabulary. She didn't know how to show thanks. She ignored everyone who needed help, and kept saying, 
   "But I don't have enough, daddy!!!" Even though that was not true. She didn't know how to be happy with what she had.


TO BE CONTENUED... TOMORROW...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Slice of Life - Day 26

Resilience is all around us. The trees, swaying to stand up in the wind. The grass, being trampled on, day in, day out. The people, suffering from disasters, but still hanging in there. They try, and they try, and they succeed. People, with extra or missing body parts, they keep going. A good example of this is Nick Vujicic, who has no arms or legs, and he seems to me living a better life than most of us! He swims, fishes, golfs, and much more. So today, I'm going to write an ode to his resilience.



Life Without Limits

I jump into the water,
so cold, 
yet refreshing.

I swim in circles,
with my little drumstick.
Trailing there behind me.

Inspirational,
even though I seem like one who is not.
My life's without limits.

No, arms,
no legs,
no worries.

As long as you have the basic needs,
you can do anything,
no matter what has happened.

My life's without limits,
no worries,
no fears.

I try to help others see,
the light that shines bright,
inside them.

For everyone has something,
no matter who you are.

NICK VUJICIC

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Slice of Life - Day 25

What to do, what to say, the thing I say, everyday. My mind is blank, blank as a slate, as I sit here, amongst no mates. - Today is on what to do and what to say if your mind has gone blank. I suggest that you read slice 23, as it is related to this slice (Please read it first, if you haven't read it already). If you have a notebook (or a Japanese Stab Notebook), and the same troubles as me, I suggest that you write them down.




Topics

  • Weekend
  • Homework
  • Crush
  • Science
  • Books
  • Authors
  • Communities
  • News
  • Magic
  • What you want to be when you grow up
  • Not knowing what to talk about
  • Food
  • Music
Games to Start a Conversation
  • Spin the bottle
  • Would you rather
  • Fortune teller
  • Cards
  • Magic 8 ball
Sentence Starters
  • That is cool...
  • Did you hear about...
  • What about...
  • Did you ever get that (algebra homework)...
  • What did you do (this weekend)...
I hope that this allows you to have more active and fun conversations. I also hope that this helped you start a couple of conversations.