Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My School...Ridiculous Much?

I have about 4 more weeks of school left.

At this time, you are either piled with homework, overwhelmed by tests, or just doing nothing. Well, in some classes, we usually do nothing super productive. When there's no work to do, sometimes teachers like to put a movie up for us to watch.

Well, now they aren't allowed to do that unless we watch a movie that's G and has a purpose to the lesson. I don't understand why it has to be G-rated for middle school. I mean, for elementary... that's pretty reasonable but for middle school. We aren't allowed to watch movies that are PG without permission.

For example, we watched Ice Age today for Spanish but before we could, we had to get permission from our parents. It's a PG movie with mild peril. Has the school board/principal seen the movies teenagers watch these days?! They watch movies with gory death and constant swearing... sure, this doesn't apply to all teenagers but a PG movie should not need permission for.

And the movie was animated for goodness sakes! Most PG animated movies are safe for 7-year-olds to watch. We are not 7-year-olds. We are 13-16 year olds. Please know the difference.

PG-13 movies, I can understand with the permission slips because it's a little bit more mature and parents should know what their teen is watching but PG is different. I would like my parents to know when I watch PG-13 but they don't care what my sister and I watch that's PG.

So, I just find that ridiculous. It's a new policy but we only have a few weeks of school left. We are all going to work hard to finish the school year but there are times when we want to relax a bit after the constant pressure of grades, tests, and assignments. Can't we watch a movie for one class period that's PG without our parent's consent? Like I said, we aren't 7.

Sometimes, I'm glad to leave the school for reasons like this but there's always a part of me that tells me that I love this school... despite for a few teachers, the stupid school board, and the 'officials.' I know I love them deep inside but they just do not understand sometimes which is frustrating... especially for the middle school. I just hope things will change by the end of the year... because I really don't want to do a lot of work on the last week of school.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


I am slowly becoming addicted to Pinterest. So what is Pinterest?

Pinterest.com is a site where you can share different medias and "pin" them onto a "board" to create a collection of themes.

I joined Pinterest in February/March because my friends thought it would be cool to have everyone to get one too. At first, I was hesitant because I already had so many files with social media but I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did.

So, to get started, my first board was just any typical board with pretty places in the world. Some of the pictures are spectacular while others are just nice pictures of places where I would like to go in the future.

Then I started creating a few more boards.... Including inspiration and art. Many people use Pinterest for different things, such as inspirations or ideas. It's a place for creative people or people who want ideas for their future.I tend to go for the more creative side. Most of my boards are to give me ideas on art, fashion, or just anything me.

So, this is another "social media" site that you can contact me from. And it's just a great way for people get ideas. I'll also be referring to Pinterest in my future posts so I just wanted to make sure that my readers aren't confused when I talk about it.

Hopefully I can post some cool ideas for future use here at the room! Better start looking.

P.S. If you want to follow me, you can do it here --> Petpet Wing

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Day in the Spanish Language Fair!

¡Hola mis amigos y amigas!

This week, I went on a fabulous trip to a foreign language fair! (Thursday, to be precise.) Okay... maybe it wasn't fabulous but it was pretty fun.

The day started off at 5:30 in the morning. It may seem pretty late for some people but for me, it's really early (I am NOT a morning person.) I ate breakfast and packed up for the long day ahead. Then I left the house at 6:05 to go to the train station. Our school tends to travel on different forms of transportation. Instead of taking a school bus or just a bus, we go to the city electric train or take the train.

This was the first year we took the train. I've been on the electric trains for many years. The difference between the trains was size, speed, and quality. I mean, the Wi-fi there is great, the seats are comfy, there are tables, double deckers, and wall plugs so you can charge your device after a long day... That is why I like the train more than the electric train.

So, we had a long 40 minute train ride and then another 10-15 minute bus ride to the Spanish language fair. We attended an open ceremony around 8:00 and then went to do our Spanish improvs. It was in a completely different building so we did some walking in the brisk cold air. We all signed-up and waited for our turns. The judges give different rankings for how well you did. From best to worst, you get Superior, Excellent, Very Good, and Good. We did the improvs (impromptus) and got excellents. (We weren't loud enough, I guess.)

Next, we had to do skits. By that time, it was about 9:30. I was part of the "Cinderello" (Cinder fellow) skit so, I had to participate. More waiting until we could enter. We performed and all three groups (there were two other groups that did "Capuerucita Roja" [Little Red Riding Hood]) got a superior!

Then we finally went into Españolandia. In case you were wondering what it is, Españolandia is an event the language fair puts up and it's a mock country. When you enter, all you can speak is Spanish. If you speak English, you go to "jail." So, we waited in a long line to enter. We went through la aduana (customs) to make sure I'm not carrying anything "illegal." Then we went to the el banco (bank) to exchange money for "pesos." I exchanged a $5 bill which gave me 50 pesos to spend. Then, we took el metro (it was just a little hallway) and then into Españolandia! The place was crowded with people. Our goal was to visit every station in an hour to an hour and half. We almost did but we ran out of time. We went around different places... such as the kisko, souvenir store, hotel, photos, and more. I wanted a sombrero as a souvenir but they ran out. There were no hats left when I went and that sucked. Sure, I didn't have any occasions to wear it but it's a sombrero!

We went to almost all of the places except the restaurant because it was a long line and we didn't have enough time. Some of the people there were really nice (one guy helped translate) while others were super strict. I almost went to "jail" once. :P

After being in a crowd of people, we went out and to the closing ceremony. There were no seats left so we ended up standing/sitting in the back. I was so tired after all the activities and Espanolandia so all I could do was think of ways to keep me up. I was trying pay attention to the ceremony but it was difficult with all the people talking. At one moment, I happened to tune in and I thought I heard my school's name being called for 1st place. Turns out, I was right.

We won a trophy for having the most "points" within all of the middle schools. It felt good to beat so many schools... even if we didn't know what it was for in the first place. We didn't even know that we could win one and got first place! Our school is just that awesome.

Next we went for lunch. I got Jamba juice.

It was 1:00 and we boarded the bus to aboard the train. I was unlucky and ended up having to stand and near some girls that I absolutely hate. (They always get on my nerves when I see them because of their attitude.) So, that was torture. Once I got on the train though, all I could do was try to relax but not fall asleep.

So, that was my long day! I love learning about different cultures but learning a new language isn't easy. Now I have to go write a 1-page reflection on it.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Prayers for Boston Bombing

So you know that I always like to keep my blog updated on world/country events. Today, April 15, 2013, was another one of these events.

It's been all over the news so you've probably already heard... but in case you haven't there were 3 bombs that went off today. 2 bombs went off during the Boston Marathon and 1 explosion in the JFK Library. Then there was a rumor that there was another bomb somewhere but they were able to stop it before anyone was harmed.

It's scary to think that this could happen. I mean, the Boston Marathon is huge. It's been going on for years and has never had a threat or attack... until today. The 1st bomb went off at about 2:50 PM Eastern time and then the 2nd one went off 10 seconds after not too far away. It was right near the finish line too! The finish line... where family and friends were waiting for their runner(s) to cross the finish. It's such a horrible thing to happen.

During those bombings, 2 deaths occur but with 100+ injured. I only found out recently but one of those deaths was a little 8-year-old boy. To find out that a child was killed for supporting someone he loves... that's horrible! Along with that young boy, many other children were injured and were taken to the hospital.

There were people who actually got the bombings on video. I watched it an almost burst into tears. I just cannot believe what happened and all I can think about is the people. Why did it happen to those people? Why did it have to happen? Why, why, why?! Everything is so traumatizing. I still cannot believe it happened. So, in case you are curious, I will show you the video.

WARNING: This following video is not for all audiences. Please watch at own discretion.
In the articles and news reports I've heard, the scene was not pretty. There was blood everywhere and limbs in various places. I cannot even begin the thoughts going through my head when I hear that... And to think that this all happened during a sporting event.

Those who didn't finish the marathon were stopped.
For now, officials aren't sure who to blame but they think it may have been a terrorist attack. The White House went on lockdown for that and many other places are well aware of their surroundings. I just can't believe this happened. Finishing a marathon is supposed to be a great achievement. Thousands came to run and thousands came to support. Then, when the winners have already crossed, people wait for their loved ones to cross and then the explosions happened. I mean, a whole marathon was ruined because of that. I mean, many others crossed but those who weren't in the front of the crowd had to be stopped. So many
things were wrong with the attack... I mean, CHILDREN were in the crowd and they were injured. Whoever did this... I cannot forgive. I can not forgive a human for causing dreams to die and on such an occasion... but that's terrorism.

The explosion at the JFK Library is still being investigated but no one was hurt. Officials say it was a fire and it is most likely unrelated to the bombing. Still... to have 3 main events happen in just one city is scary....

So, for all those injured people and families, I pray that you will be safe. America is here to support.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Honor, Elections, Business, and Fairies

Friday was an interesting day for me.

Let's just say a lot happened... First, I came to school late and I was to go help out at the assembly. So, I practically had to ran to my first period just to let know I'm here and then run downstairs to the gymnasium. Everyone knew it would be a long assembly. I mean, we had high honor roll and honor roll recognition, IB recognition, and then the elections.

I got high honor roll of course and so did the rest of us. (When I mean "us," I mean all the other people who's got high honor roll all the other years.) We went through the normal procedure. This time, I got a coupon for In-And-Out Burger and another coupon for my favorite skating/fun center.

Then they announced honor roll people. My hands were red and sore from all the clapping I had to do. Same with the IB recognitions... Then came the "teacher of the month" award. After 2 years my favorite teacher of all time got nominated. That was worth celebrating.

Next came the elections. This year, we had 3 people running for President and 3 people running for Vice President. I swear, these elections are always a popularity contest. Unless you were liked and popular, you don't have much of a chance to win UNLESS you could catch the crowd's attention. For president, I saw it coming. One of the most popular kids (Chito) went for it and got it. He's a cool kid and a great role model but he hardly did any campaigning and his speech wasn't brilliant. The other girls did well too but they had no chance against him since he's so popular. Then came the VP speeches. There were mainly 2 people that stood out... One of them ran for president last year but didn't stand a chance and the other was a friend from Peer Leadership. Again, popularity contest.

Secretary and Treasurer were very creative but there was always a few people that stood out. What I found funny was that there were a few people that were running but... they are friends and they HELPED each other with their campaign/skits! I mean, there was a girl who called up her friends and one of them was running against her. I find that a little weird but if they want it, do it. The only thing I can really remember is Treasurer with my little cousin. I had no idea he was going to try to for the position but he got it. I knew he was popular in 6th grade but he totally won the crowd with his comedic skills. He tends to mumble A LOT so it's hard to understand him sometimes but you love his jokes once you can understand. I even remember people asking "Who was that Asian kid going for treasurer?" ...That kid. It's too bad 9th graders weren't allowed to vote.

How a few of our bracelets looked like...
That's mainly what happened in an hour and a half long assembly... By the time we went back to class, I had to get ready for the Bracelet Activity. It was our second and last day to sell bracelets. Our group didn't do too well on the first day so we just tried to sell as many bracelets as possible. We got about half of them out because of our ninth grade friends but by the end of the day, we only had 423 dollars. We knew we had no chance in winning so, we just counted 100 dollars and gave the rest randomly to the other groups. We went with a stack of money in each group and just threw it onto the table... then we took whatever we wanted from their tables. That went with all the groups. It just made everyone else feel good and we didn't care for winning either way.

I was late for my high honor roll luncheon because of that but by the time I ate, I was so tired. My morning was just long and tiring. Spanish didn't help. I had to perform "Ceniciento" (Cinder "Fellow" in Spanish). Being a fairy godmother wasn't hard but... that just made me run around even more.

I'm glad to be back in school after a week of break... but it seems like 4th quarter is starting it hard.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Never Sticking to One Thing

Do you know what is one of my worst flaws?


No, I don't mean like quitting a job, school, or something general. I quit the little things in life.

For example, there will be times when I think of an AMAZING story and I start coming up with the plot and everything. I write it down and make sure it's just how I want it and I spend a few days/weeks on this idea of mine. Then, after awhile, I just stop. It's abrupt like a car coming to a stop. Sometimes I'll look back at it but I never really want to finish it.

This doesn't only apply to stories/writing but also music, arts, crafts, and pretty much anything that I can come up with. When I want to compose a song, I'll work on it for a few days then stop. If I want to draw something nice during my freetime, I'll stop after a few days... even if I don't finish it. Even if I want to do a "workout plan," I can't because I just quit.

I think part of the reason is laziness. I mean, unless it's 100% absolutely necessary that I need to do it, I won't because I'm lazy. I just don't feel like doing it. I mean, if you know me, my schedule is always wacky. I never know what will happen. Even if you plan something, there's always that chance that I'll miss it because I'm just lazy and forget.

So anything that isn't top priority  there's a high chance that I won't do it. I kinda hate myself for doing that because who knows? Maybe if I finish it, it will because great for me someday. That's what people think wrong about me. They think that I finish everything perfectly. Maybe that' it for school because it will help me in my future but not when it comes to miscellaneous things.

That's why I can never make promises when it comes to blogging because sometimes I'll just decide to stop. (Same with personal goals. I almost never accomplish them.)

I know many people are like this and this is a "usual" thing but I just wish I could accomplish things without having it to be priority. Until I can do that... I'll just have to try to get off of my lazy streak.

(This post is just a reminder to myself that I can always try to accomplish things... If I try hard.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

20,000 and counting...

It's April and... Petpet's Room/Speedy Wing's Hideout has over 20,000 views! Whoo!

Do you know what that calls for...?
RANDOM DANCING!  (Images belong to rightful owner!)

...Okay. I'm done. (Yes, I did get that from iCarly.)

ANYWAYS, I don't usually do these posts but... I just want to give a HUGE thanks for everyone who's supporting this blog and for anyone who visits.
So, thank you to my awesome 29 Followers:

Britney Vu
Anaya .Cloud.
Short Leopard42
Dizzy Carrot
Cheerful Bite
Morgan Hieb
Brave Star
Kathryn Haiduck
Icy Lightning
Mocking Jay
coolgyal, roody91, coolgyal_az.
Misha Nenoo
Little Owl
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Anika Agarwal
Little Owl
Cj Pants
Shoeless Panda

Krystal, Calypso, Jasmine, and Jade
Calm Dolphin

Thank you for following and constantly keeping up-to-date!

Now... This blog has been all around the world. I kinda have to thank Google for that because every time someone searches up a word, it can end up directing to my blog...

Now, I need to REALLY thank Selena for the 10,000+ page views. Why? Ever since I shared her list of 50 Things to Do Before You Turn 18 post, it has skyrocketed my pageviews... So, if I take that post away, I'd only have about half of the views. So... THANKS SELENA!

To be honest, I don't really think this blog deserves the views it does. I mean, I hardly EVER update the blog, (The most I've posted in 1 year is 66...) there's not really much that would interest people, and I break promises that I make here. (If read back through the old posts, you'll wonder where the "next" one is.) Whether I deserve it or not, I'm still grateful for everything.

I'm grateful for the views and the writers I have on this blog. Without Captain Busy Seagull, Speedy Wing's Hideout wouldn't even be here since I constantly forget to write about my Poptropican life. (Whoops.) Shiny Sun/Hannah Bunny hasn't written much but she will... someday. And for Shoeless Panda, I don't know where she went but her posts helped while it lasted.

So what's in store for the future of this blog?
I'm not going to make any promises but I'm hoping to bring you more posts about my school life, more about teen life, more book reviews, more Poptropica, and bring a better experience here!

I know I'm not the best blogger... but it means a lot to see so many people visiting.
Thank you.

Monday, April 1, 2013

I have a story to tell...

You probably won't like it...

I mean, if I tell you....

You'll probably kill me.

If I tell this story, your eyes won't believe it...

Okay, first, I need to ask....

Are you ready to hear the story?

Since you are still reading, I presume you are.

But are you really ready to hear the horror?

Singing Hatsune Miku