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 …

Places That Are Really Worth Visiting

Although your plans for summer have already been decided, here are some of my recommendations (through own experience and research) on places to visit for next summer. EUROPE Europe is home to some of the most romantic and luxurious places on earth. Barcelona, Spain Barcelona is my mother's current favorite. Pictured is the back view of the infamous incomplete Sagrada Familia church, one of the most impressive structures on the planet. The architect, Antoni Gaudi, passed away before the Sagrada Familia was completed. However, builders took note of the journals and records Gaudi…Read more …

You Are “Perfect” the Way You Are

There comes a time when we sit down and start to think. We think about ourselves, and always feel unsatisfied by the fact that there is something we want to change. But take it a step back and think again. You are the only person on this entire planet that has this personality. You are the only person who has that warm smile, those shiny teeth, that smooth, black hair, that deep British accent... You are unique. If you start to change your ways, your uniqueness will therefore be forever gone into the…Read more …

The Unforeseen

Every time the grade 5's have a big party before vacation, I always hear people shouting and screaming: "Today was the best day of my life!" Quite frankly, it's 99.9% not true. There's always going to be some day that will be even better than today. Even if it is the last day of your life. Even if it is the first day of your life. You cannot disprove that. When I'm thinking about math, and how I am good at math, there is going to be people who are better at math…Read more …

Give Up Vs. Try Again

"Be patient." That's the old saying the teachers keep on saying. Take the other day I started solving my rubix cube. I kept messing up while following the instructions and algorithms (quite frankly, I'm a no-brainer in solving rubix cubes...), and I kept on starting over, and over from step one. Once, I successfully came to the final step, and just as I was about to complete the final algorithm, I made a big mistake and messed up the entire cube. For a second I thought I would jump out the window, but…Read more …

The Road of Life

Every second that passes, every step that you make, you are moving along the complicated road of life. Your education has brought you this far in life; it is time to leave, and to keep going, alone. It is time to say goodbye to the people who have been taking care of you for years, and it is time to forget that C- in the test you took 3 years ago. You remember the joyful moments in primary school, the nervous moments in middle school, and the heartbreaking moments of high school. All…Read more …

“Failure Is The First Step Of Success”

Everyone reading this post must have experienced failure. Either you lost your job or failed on an important test, failure always strolls around you, no matter where you hide. Success, in the other hand, strolls around you but if you don't fail, it'll never come to help you. Never give up after you fail. Failure is the first step of success, as they say. If you don't fail, then you wouldn't succeed. Learn from your failures. After you learn from your failures, you have a better chance to change failure into success. Never…Read more …

Friendship

Friends. At the first glance, it is simple. We work and enjoy life together. But how can we define a good friend, and a bad one? First, be careful when choosing friends. Choose that ones that suit you. Choosing the wrong friend that is disrespectful and can't be trusted is wrong-- you'll become disrespectful and will follow his/her "footsteps" . Make sure you choose the right friend and environment that you are comfortable with before you get moving along. Always go right, never to the left. "An insincere and evil friend is more…Read more …

How To Avoid Stressing Out With Homework

This is a post to all those students who hate homework, or feel that they have too much homework. I personally like homework, but I don't like "homework's stress". It is common-- working up all the way to 23:00 pm is not easy, with the "stress", and the "laziness" , it just made doing homework harder, although the homework's difficulty itself has not changed. So, how do you get rid of homework stress and spend more time playing rather than spend more time at your work desk daydreaming? Tip 1: When coming back…Read more …