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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Moon & Twilight

November 20 at midnight I saw the New Moon. My Uncle Kevin bought tickets to see Twilight & New Moon. We waited in line since 5:30 pm. Twlight started at 9:00 pm, The entire theater was only open for the New Moon release. We had popcorn while waiting for New Moon to begin. New Moon the movie seemed rushed in comparison to the book, but it was still great. I didn't get home until 2:30 am. I think New Moon was way better than Twilight. If it was between the movie and the book of New Moon, I think the book is better.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a fun book about a girl from India who moves to England. Who turns into a good healthy, happy child. I would recommend this book to people who likes secrets.

Mary Lenox a sour looking blond girl who lives in India. Her mother & father are rich and have servants. Mary almost never sees her mother & father, because they tell the servants to hide her as much as possible. Mary's mother and father died of a illness. Mary was sent to a place with kids, all the kids hated her. Mary was taken to her uncle's house in England, Mary knows nothing about him. Martha is a servant in the home.

Martha took care of Mary. Mary hated the moor & the house. Mary likes to play in the garden. Mary sees the gardener working, his name is Ben Whetherstaff. On the same day she sees the red breast robin. The next day the robin shows Mary the key to the secret garden.

Mary finds the door underneath the ivy & goes inside the secret garden. Nobody has gone into it for 10 years. Everything looks dead. Mary asks her uncle if she can have a bit of earth. Mary asks Martha if she can have a seeds, sand, & a spade. Martha said she will tell her 10 year old brother Dickon to gather the supplies. Dickon gives Mary the seeds & spade. Mary tells Dickon about the secret garden. Dickon helps Mary with the garden. Mary finds a sick boy named, Colin crying in the middle of the night. Colin likes Mary, he sends Martha to get her. Mary & Colin are cousins. Colin is ill has a weak back & can't walk.

Colin, Mary, Dickon go to the secret garden. Colin begins to walk in the secret garden. Colin's dad come to the secret garden. Colin heals and comes racing out winning a race.

The book in my opinion is better than the movie because the book goes into more detail. The movie is old it was made in 1975.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rock Climbing Wall at Magic Mountain

Monday, November 2, 2009

Update on Guitar Lessons

I have learned tons of new things on the guitar since the last blog. Here is an update.

New Chords
D7, Em, Dsus, Am, E, E7, A5, C5, D5, E5, B7, & A7

New Songs
Day Tripper by the Beatles
American Idiot by Green Day
Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
Decode by Paramore

I have learned the blues shuffle in the key of A. I am learning to play Decode by Paramore.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Being a Survivor

If I lived in the wilderness, I would live in a house built of wood next to a river in a forest. I would get the wood by chopping down branches from using hand made tools. It would be warm in the morning, hot mid-day, & cold at night. I would use deer skin to stay warm at the night. I would see snakes & lizards basking in the sun, deer in the opening, squirrels in the trees, birds flying in the blue sky & much more. I would eat nuts, & edible plants. I would catch fish with a spear I made. I would eat lettuce, corn, potatoes, & red bell peppers. My house would be 5 feet off the ground, because of poisonous animals & anything else that might be harmful. The dangers would be poisonous snake & spiders. I would look out for spiders & snakes. If i got bit by a snake or spider I would clean out my wound.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My New Top 10 Songs

Number 10 is Meant To Live by Switchfoot. This song gets me pump up. Number 9 is Seven Nation Army by The White Strips. I play this song on the guitar. Number 8 is I'm Yours by Jason Marz. Another song I play on the guitar. Number 7 Headstrong by Trapt. I really don't know why I like it I just do. Number is Otherside by Red Hot Chill Peppers. A song from a dad that he got me hooked on it. Number 5 is Viva La Vida by Coldplay. Now this song is from my Mom. Number 4 Under The Bridge by the Red Hot Chill Peppers. Another song from my dad. Number 3 is SuperMassvie Black Hole by Muse. I am a Twilight Fan. Number 2 is Decode by Paramore. Another Twilight Fan. Number 1 is Eyes On Fire by Blue Foundation. This song is GREAT.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Maple Story

Maple Story is an online computer game that I play. I play it almost every day. It's like the game runescape.com, but I think it's better. Maplestory has jobs like magician, warrior, pirate, archer, and thief. You can only pick one of these jobs. I picked magician. For magician there is Fire/Poison wizard, Ice/lighting wizard, and Celeira wizard. I picked fire/poison wizard. You start at level 1 like any other game. The highest level you can get is 200. 177 is the highest level I have seen. First you go on the website called Nexon.net and download Maple Story. The time depends on how fast your computer or laptop is. After the download is complete, you will click the i-con "start game". Your screen will go black and it will pop up.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Guitar

I have learned many new songs on the guitar. Like Day tripper by the Beatles, Wake Me When September Ends by Green Day, Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes, American Idiot by Green Day, Smoke On The Water Deep Purple, & Boulevard Of Droken Dreams by Green Day. I have fun practicing on the guitar. I learn the Blues shuffle in Key of A, power chords, syncopated Strum, & mute. I also learned some new chords. Like D7, Em, dsus, Am, E, E7, A5, C5, D5, E5, & Em chord. Next Monday I will learn the rest of Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Guitar Lessons

I've had 5 guitar lessons with Bob. Bob makes it fun to play the guitar. I see him every Friday at 4:00 p.m. I am amazed what I have learned so far.
My first lesson was February 6, 2009. I learned 3 chords: A7, D, and G.

My second lesson was to make the 3 chords sound clearer. I learned the C chord, which is the hardest for me to remember.

My third & fourth lesson were together. I learned 3 riffs from: "Ska8r Boi", "Iron Man", and "Hey There Delilah".


My fifth lesson was to learn a riff from "Sunshine Of Your Love." This was a super famous song, so famous it's on Guitar Hero! It's a lot harder on a real guitar. Bob said I need to make my songs connect together.

I have fun playing the guitar. I hope you enjoyed what I've learned so far. I hope to be the best guitarist who ever lived. You can see my progress on my YouTube page.
Here is a video of me practicing what I've learned so far!

video

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Drawing


I love doing Japanese animation. I am learning form a special kit called " Faber-Castell Manga"








I finished this drawing today. It took a long time to do this drawing. It is a book called Naruto vol. 22. I read that I this was the cover.


This is a drawing that I did a couple months ago. The E stands for evil. This is an Japaneses animation drawing.



Thursday, February 12, 2009

Guitar Practice- Lesson 1

Last Friday, I started taking guitar lessons again. This time I have a new instructor named Bob. My last instructor stopped teaching because he became ill. I received an electric guitar for Christmas a couple of years ago. I just got a music stand, tuner, guitar book, and a foot stand. The book I am learning from is called " Guitar Method 1". Bob said that this book would help me play all different styles and that I would learn faster if I studied chords first. Some advice that Bob gave me was to tune my guitar every day since I had not had it tuned in a long time and it kept wanting to go out of tune. He said I wouldn't need new strings. He told me to play whenever I wanted and that he wanted it to be fun. I meet up with Bob once every week. It would be so much fun to learn how to play "Meant To Live" By Switchfoot. I would want to play that song all day.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Drawing


I am learning how to draw Japanese animation characters. My mom bought me a drawing set. It contains a special ruler, 2 pens, pencil, eraser, and a pencil sharpener. This picture is my first drawing of a full body. This is just the beginning of my drawing. I hope my drawing skills improve.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Viva La Vida By Coldplay

This is a song that my dad liked frist, and I like it. It's Viva La Vivda by Coldplay also known as Death and All His Friends.




I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world
(Ohhh)

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter will call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gymnastics Practice



I finally learned how to do a back full!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Family Day


On Sunday, I went to see "Phantom Of The Opera"and tried Vegan Ethiopian food with my family. I was with Dad, Mom, and Mehgan. It was also the day of the super bowl. My dad realized it after he bought the tickets.

When we arrived at the restuarant we were seated at a small basket like table with a platter in the middle. The waitress poured warm water to wash our hands over a bowl.The food was weird to me, because a huge buckwheat pancake covered the entire platter. The bread was used as a plate and to eat off. We broke off pieces of the pancake with our hands and used it to scoop up the veggies and lentils rather than using any utensils. I drank fresh orange juice, while Mehgan had mango juice. It was almost like a smoothie. We ordered a zucchini and chickpea dish. We had baklava for dessert.

Next we were off to the Pantages Theater to see a play called "Phantom Of The Opera". This has been my favorite play so far. The movie and the play were really different. . Mehgan didn't like "Phantom Of The Opera" because she thoguht it was scary. It was shorter than I thought it would be, but I had fun.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Snowboarding






Today I went snowboarding. There was one thing that went wrong I hurt my wrist on a slope. I got hurt by going off a little jump and fell on my hand. My mom has wrist guards, and I will try it next time. Otherwise, I had fun through rest of the day. Mehgan almost flew down the mountain and the only thing that saved her was a rope. We said "Today a is bad day for snowboarding." We have 4 more times to go snowboarding. My dad was great today. He was better today than last time.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Trampoline Flips

Playing at the Gym



This is me and my friends doing some tricks. These are all my friends doing some awesome flips. I wish I can do some of the stuff that they can do, but I will someday. I didn't make this video my friend made it. This is his Youtube site.

All American Rejects - It Ends Tonight



Your subtleties
They strangle me
I can't explain myself at all.
And all the wants
And all the needs
All I don't want to need at all.

The walls start breathing
My mind's unweaving
Maybe it's best you leave me alone.
A weight is lifted
On this evening
I give the final blow.

When darkness turns to light,
It ends tonight
It ends tonight.

A falling star
Least I fall alone.
I can't explain what you can't explain.
You're finding things that you didn't know
I look at you with such disdain

The walls start breathing
My mind's unweaving
Maybe it's best you leave me alone.
A weight is lifted
On this evening
I give the final blow.

When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight,
It ends tonight.
Just a little insight won't make this right
It's too late to fight
It ends tonight,
It ends tonight.

Now I'm on my own side
It's better than being on your side
It's my fault when you're blind
It's better that I see it through your eyes

All these thoughts locked inside
Now you're the first to know

When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight,
It ends tonight.
Just a little insight won't make this right
It's too late to fight
It ends tonight,
It ends

When darkness turns to light
It ends tonight,
It ends tonight.
Just a little insight won't make this right
It's too late to fight
It ends tonight,
It ends tonight.

Tonight
Insight
When darkness turns to light,
It ends tonight.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snowboarding Trip w/ Family


On Friday, I went snowboarding with my family to Snow Valley. I saw more skiers than snowboarders. I went to the very top of the mountain. I was very scared of how high I was. I went on the little jumps. I thought I was goofy footed, but I found I was really regular footed. The more relaxed I became the faster I went. We forgot to take lessons, but I was still awesome. I think I am an intermediate snowboarder. I was sore the next day. My dad got a big bruise on is hip from falling on it.

Friday, January 2, 2009

My 2009 New Years Resolutions

1. Complete a 30 day raw food challenge
2. Start my business delivering organic produce
3. Restart my guitar lessons and practice 15 minutes minimum everyday
4. Improve in gymnastics
a. perform a backhand spring on the floor (no trampoline or tumble track)
b. perform a back tuck on the floor
c. perform a back half on the trampoline
d. perform a front tuck on the floor

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!