Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hallow's Eve 2013

Happy Hallow's Eve everyone! (Or Halloween if you prefer it.) I hope you had a good Halloween if it ended for you already! If not, I hope you are having a good one so far!

How's my Halloween been? It's been pretty decent. I saw a whole bunch of costumes at school today but not too many. I saw a Slenderman, couple of cross dressers, a Minecraft creeper, couple of Mary Poppins, lots of animals, couple of superheroes, vampires, a lot of video game characters, and more. I didn't wear my pirate costume because I didn't feel like wearing it all day and I'm afraid of getting it dirty. 

Even though I have a costume, I'm not sure if I'm going trick-or-treating because my it's going to be weird going with my little sister and our neighbors... Who are all younger than me. I guess I haven't grown out of trick-or-treating yet so might as well while I can? I'll see.

Even if I don't go trick-or-treating, I still have a Halloween party with my new neighbor! That's still something to look forward to. The only problem with Halloween is that teachers still expect you to do all your homework. So I have to get as much homework done before the party... Which is going to take awhile. Why can't we just have a day off after Halloween? That would just make everyone much happier.

Anyways, enough of my rant. I hope that you guys all have/had a good Halloween! I haven't gotten a good scare this Halloween but I might later tonight... Stay safe and eat lots of candy! (Especially your favorite candies.)
♥Your pirate girl, Petpet

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

People like me?

This is really random but yesterday, something really strange happened to me.

So I was standing outside of school with my friend. We were waiting for our rides home and we were just talking about different things. Then all of the someone, a Hispanic guy I don't even know comes up to me, taps my shoulder and said, "Hey. I just wanted to say that my homie here," he pointed to his 'homie,' "likes you."

At that point, I was thinking to myself:

This is a guy I have never seen before in my life and he said he likes me? My only response was an awkward "Okay," because I was in a heated discussion with my friend... And I just didn't know how to respond.

It just kinda took me by surprise because it's rare for someone random to just come up to me and say "He/I like(s) you."  Since this was a guy I don't even know, then I'm guessing he's saying I'm attractive?... Whaaaaat?! (If my friend or someone I knew came up and said that to me though, then I know they are talking about more than just looks. )

So now, I'm thinking "maybe they were just joking around. My friends and I do that sometimes." I didn't really pay attention to their facial expressions because, I was in a heated discussion with my friend. Maybe if I did, I could tell of they were joking or not... (Plus, he wasn't that attractive either... Just saying.)

Either way, hearing someone say that to me is so rare that I had to tell someone!... So why don't I just post it on the Internet for thousands to see...? (Hooray me!)

Has this ever happened to you? I want to hear stories if you do! :3
♥Your shocked high-school girl, Petpet
P.S. I know people like me because I hang out with many people (even though I'm extremely quiet sometimes) but I'm just shocked that a random stranger liked me.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My First Husky Howl

So yesterday, I went to my first high school Halloween dance. (Our school calls it Husky Howl since our school mascot is a husky... and Husky Howl sounds cooler than "Halloween Dance.")

To be honest, I didn't like it compared to Homecoming. I think the only reason because I prefered Homecoming more was because of the groups of friends I went with. This time, I didn't feel like I belonged with everyone, unlike Homecoming.

But the dance itself was very enjoyable. The whole place was themed around "Night At Hogwarts." I have to admit, the club in charge of the dance did an amazing job with decorations. Everyone was sorted into different houses and every hallway was a "street" from the series. It was a perfect theme for the Husky Howl. The music that the DJs played was slightly better than Homecoming's but still, I felt that it wasn't as fun.

To me, the quality of the dance depended on who I was with. The dance itself was amazing. It was just the group of friends I was with that I disliked. (That sounds horrible but it's true.)

Since it was a Halloween dance, I dressed up. I wore the same pirate costume I wore 2 years ago (yes, it still fits me!). Since no one has seen me with my costume, I re-wore it. I forgot how short the skirt was though.

So that's the Husky Howl for me. I don't know if I will go again next year but I still had fun. Be safe this Halloween!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Poptropica: Poptropolis Games 2013!

Earlier in 2013, I posted about Poptropica's new island, "Poptropolis Games," sinking back into the ocean once again. (Read my post on it here.) Everyone was devastated to hear that the new island was no longer playable.

Until recently, the Poptropica Creators have announced that the Poptropolis Games are coming back! "How though?" you ask. "I thought it rises every 100 years and it's only been 10 months!" It does rise every 100 years, my dear reader, but the Creators have found a way to rise it earlier.

We. Dig.

That's right. Every Poptropican is going to keep digging until the games can rise once again. You can go dig now by going to Poptropica and clicking where Poptropolis island once was. You don't dig very much but you can go down and dig as many times as your heart desires. Even though it sounds tedious and difficult, there's a prize to digging. Every time you dig, your Poptropolis tribe receives a point. Whichever tribe has the most points will be honored in Main Street once the games rise again. So go dig.

So if we can keep digging, we can raise the games back again in early by 99 years!... That seems a little risky but if we can raise the games, I don't think I can complain. (I feel like things are going to go out of balance but we can fix it... right?)

There's a trailer for Poptropolis Games 2013 as well. Check it out! (If you haven't already.):
As you can see, once we raise the island, there's going to be 2 new competitions: Volcano Race and Octopus Volleyball. With two new events, that allows even more chances to compete and find a new favorite event?

Well, the Games should be coming back before 2014 so be excited for that! Other than the new events, look forward to the music, sounds, and bigger screen in Poptropolis Games 2013!
Until next time,
~Speedy Wing~

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Want Better Memory?

Being a student, it's hard to remember everything that you learned from class. Why is it that no matter how long you look at your textbook, you just can't seem to memorize the material! You are so confident to ace the big exam and then BAM, you forgot half of the things you studied for hours.

There could be many factors in why you failed that exam. Maybe it was your study skill? Or maybe it was because you weren't studying the right materials? Whatever it may be, it is not your memory's fault. Your brain is very capable of memorizing many things. The only problem is that you don't do things to remember better.

So here's 3 tips on how you could improve your memory. (Memory skills and study skills are different.):

1. You didn't pay attention in the first place or wasn't interested.
Sometimes, you think you paid close attention when you didn't. You can catch onto little details sometimes but there are other times when you just forget. Or maybe it's because the subject wasn't that interesting for you. If it's something you don't think you need to know, then you're going to forget it. If you have a boring class, you are going to have to try harder to keep yourself interested in order to memorize everything.

2. You didn't have enough repetition.
Your brain loves repetition. You tend to remember things if you repeat it over and over again. That's why it's good repeat what you write so you can memorize things. When you repeat things over and over again, you are telling your brain that it's important to keep in your brain. If you stop repeating what you've just learned, then you forget it right away. So if you've ever broken up with someone, it's a lot harder to forget them if you keep remembering them because you are making your brain remember it.

3.Other things interfere with your memory.
When you take a test, there are usually tricky questions that can mess with your memory. For example, there's those questions with "All of the above," "Both A&B," etc. Just the thought that it could be more than one of those answers interferes with your memory. That's why questions like those are always harder to answer (unless you know exactly what you're doing.) This is hard to avoid but you just have take all outside information away from your memory in order to improve it.

Well, I hope some of these tips help to improve your memory. Hopefully you can ace the next test with these memory skills.

(P.S. I learned these skills from Psychology class.)

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Singing Hatsune Miku