Laughing Out Loud

I don't think your teacher will ever want you to do that when she fails to solve an arithmetic problem, lol. But if she does fail, I think I'd be a good idea to say "lol" at her. LOL. And if she doesn't fail, just don't do it, lol. Or maybe chat with your teacher on Skype, lol... Teacher: Tomorrow we're going to the History Museum, isn't that cool? You: lol. Teacher: Better study up for that French test coming up tomorrow! You: lol. Teacher: Are my jokes ever funny? You: lolz. But…Read more …

Airplanes and the Life Behind Them

We are all flying airplanes. Maybe not literally, but we are. And sooner or later, they are destined to crash. Into the mountains. Down to the earth. Spiraling to the sea. No matter how planes crash, all of them will, one time or another, lose their lives. And it all comes back to life. You can't really avoid the inevitable - dying - but before dying, you could still travel to a black hole. Very unlikely, however, but you could, technically speaking. A plane could just suddenly make a turn into outer space…Read more …

The Night Before It’s Due

Ok, so I'm staring at a blank screen. It's Sunday night, and I have a four page essay on Newton's laws of motion to write, which is due tomorrow. I've done nothing but kept a couple extra tabs open, one on Youtube, the other on BBC, and the last on how to tie your shoelaces correctly. I've been fiddling around with my shoe, reading the news, and listening to 'One Pound Fish' while I tried to concentrate on researching for my essay for the past three hours. Quite a challenge, I suppose, and…Read more …

Room For a “Bad” Reward

I am proud to say that the "Room for..." series is back! I know it has been a long time since I did a "Room for...) post. You can check out the other "Room for..." posts up in the "Favorite Posts" tab. "Hey Dad!" Jack ran back home, tired about. "I just finished a running competition! In 3rd place!" Dad grunted. He was tired too-- at the computer table for 24 hours non-stop; it's not the best feeling. "Great," he replied sleepily. "Can we go eat ice-cream today? I finished 3rd!" Jack eagerly…Read more …

Along the Streets We Go

It's a Sunday morning. Wahoo! No school! It's time to go along the streets! You have just left your home, waiting at the bus stop for bus number 592. Birds were chirping, and people were busily waking up and leaving home. Among those people were many filipino maids, who have worked hard for the whole week until this day. This day is the only day in the week that the maids get a break. Many other buses kept pulling up, and loading people in. The bakeries have just opened, and you can smell…Read more …

Room For Imagination

It is September the 11th, 2015. You are a commercial pilot flying the state-of-the-art Boeing 787. Your plane took off from Boston Logan Airport, and you are cleared to cruising altitude, 38,000 feet... Boom! Suddenly, all in a second, 5 hijackers crash into the aircraft. They request you to head to John F Kennedy airport, in New York. You have no idea what is going in the hijackers' minds, so you decide to head to New York. The hijackers were looking at each other, and one of them (presumably the leader) uses the…Read more …

Room For Interpretation

It is a Sunday morning. You wake up and hear your mom saying: "Time to wake up. Sunday morning teatime!" Now, you are doing your Chinese homework. "Ugh... I don't want to do this! Ugh... It's too hard! Time to take a break," you say to yourself. You go to the playground, keeping in mind that play is important, although it may not be true. Hours and hours have gone by, and you are still covered with sweat glands and loaded with happiness. Your mind is jingling with fun thoughts of watching TV…Read more …