Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hello fellow bloggers,
this is just a note to let you know i will not be posting on this blog anymore. I haven't the constancy to keep a blog about my life. But i will be starting a blog about something i dearly love: Books, for those who want to know how to find good quality books to read, and how to avoid all the rest. I hope you will check it out.
All the best, and until then,

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Full Week

This week I Am super excited, and the reason is, is because it is the week of my level two tap performance. It's at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia and my group will be the first ones on. It is only a day away, and yet I feel a little nervous all ready. I know tomorrow I will wake up with a nervous stomach but once I get on stage it will all go away. I've performed in front of people before, and at first I thought I would have stage fright, but as it turns out it really wasn't that scary. I have to say it was slightly disappointing, I mean I see all those movies where girls get on stage and pass out yet, for me it just felt like I was only performing in my living room. Just with a lot more people watching me. This year we might have a bigger crowd, and there are other performers as well, but our songs are a lot of fun, and that makes it easier. I love Tap dancing and everyone who is in my group does also, and I think that really shows through in our dance. I wish everyone who is performing with me (they are all fabulous) the best of luck.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Forget About It

This week, I'm super happy. All the books I ordered from Amazon have finally come in. Also, for once I didn't drive my mother crazy by asking her to order them or if they were coming in every single day. So when they finally did come in it felt like it hadn't taken long at all. It's because I wasn't thinking about it, that I had "Forgotten" about them. That seems to be the fastest way I ever get anything. It's really a great system.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Look on the Bright Side of the Dark Side

Hellloooooo Fellow Bloggers,
Today I'd like to talk about staying positive no matter what. This is definitely something I'm always having trouble with. It's definitely a problem when your the one with the least problems and the gloomiest face in the house. As I sit here typing away, even though it's not new years I feel the need for a resolution. Why you may ask. Well I will GLADLY tell you. I was just watching a little kids show called Ruby Gloom. Now most people might remember Ruby from her clothing and accessory line that sold prominently at Hot Topic. My sister has stickers, posters, and a book of her. I have a Doom Kitty T-shirt. Back then I was an Emily the Strange girl myself. But you know what I love about Ruby. She is the happiest girl in the world, because she has an ever unfailing positive outlook on life. She see's the good and bright side of everything in her huge dark mansion surrounded by her unusual friends. That kind of inspires me you know. You can find inspiration anywhere when you least expect it. Even Rebbe Nachman thought it was one of the most important thing to be happy and that there was always something good in everything, and that we could elevate those things by finding the good in them. So that's going to be my resolution.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Disney Tribute to Silent Films

HEllloooo Fellow bloggers,
I know it's been a while since my last post but I've been super busy. But I just saw a very cute episode of Wizards of Waverly place that I wanted to tell you about. In it The main character Alex is jealous of her brother and her best friends shared interest in silent movies so she tries to sabotage the relationship only to feel bad about it. When she tries to fix everything her brother cast a spell that throws everyone into a silent film. I thought the part was done very well. I've seen a couple of silent films and I think they really captured the charm. You can see for yourself in this clip. P.S. the silent part doesn't start for a while in the beginning.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Save Baby Seals

Hello fellow bloggers,
I have been reading a very interesting book lately called "Selkie Girl" which explores the Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish mythology of the selkie women. Seals that can turn into humans once a year on midsummer's eve. In the story, there are a lot of sad parts, and at first I didn't think it was true that people club poor baby seals to death for their pelts but I found out that it was true, and still goes on today. I think that's a really cruel and evil thing to do, and would like to find a way to help the web sites that defend poor little baby seals from death. There are quite a few of them and if you also want to help baby seals you should look them up.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A poem for Girls

Helloooo fellow bloggers,
This is a really sweet poem I found that I'd thought I'd share with you.

are like
apples on trees.
the best ones are
at the top of the tree.The
Boys don't want to reach
for the good ones because they
are afraid of falling and getting
hurt. Instead, they just get the
rotten apples from the ground that
that aren't as good But easy. So
the apples on the top think
there is something wrong
with them,when in reality,
they are amazing they
just have to
wait for the
right boy to come
along, the one who
is brave enough to climb
all the to the to the tree.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ruby in the Smoke

Hellooo Fellow bloggers,
Today I'm reviewing a book I just finished. It is by Philip Pullman and is called Ruby in the Smoke as you can see from the picture.
It is about a girl named Sally Lockhart, who is newly orphaned, and she receives a mysterious letter from her deceased father warning her about something called the "Seven Blessings". What unfolds is a sometimes confusing, yet predictable story with an anti-climatic ending. The characters all felt kind of flat, I didn't care for them and it wasn't very scary. The only thing possibly scary about it was the amazing amount of opium use which is nothing new because it's used in practically every Victorian fiction story. I really wanted to like it, because the back were they tell you what it's bout looked like a promising story. But it wasn't and left me with a bad feeling because it was so gosh darn depressing,and unsatisfying.
It got a lot of praise, so I'm sure for others it might be interesting. But for me it was one of the more uninteresting young adult mysteries I've read.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ponyo on the Cliffs and a New Look

Helllooo fellow bloggers,
A couple days ago, I was able to see the adorably cute movie Ponyo on the Cliffs by the Sea, by Hayao Miyazaki who makes the best anime movies ever. It is about a little goldfish who meets a little boy and they become friends. The little goldfish uses her powers to turn herself into a human girl so she can be with him. But if he doesn't like her for who she is she will turn into bubbles. I loved all the characters although I thought the little boys mother was careless. But she had a good heart. It was a funny, amazing movie with wonderfully visual scenes and I can't wait till they release it in America.
So do you like my new background. If you want to get a cute background just click the cutest blogs on the block link at the left hand top of my page. They have so many backgrounds and their easy to put on your blog.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Author Reviews Coraline and a Book

HELLLOOOOO fellow bloggers,
Okay, so I think I'll make this quick. I went to see the Coraline movie last week with my darling sister, and I liked it. She was freaked out a bit, but I think she liked it too. I could be wrong though. The more I think about it the more I realize I didn't like it as much as the book. It doesn't make my top ten, but neither did the book. The cat is a great character in the book and movie but wasn't (in my opinion) used enough in the movie, Coraline lacked some emotion in the book and had a lot more in the movie, but she was kinda bratty, and decided to hate her next door neighbor for no reason. Although she did have a reason later on, but that's beside the point. Anyway it was nice and scary and the 3D was cool. The stop motion was nicely done too. It's definitely good, but not great. All in all if you look hard enough you can learn alot from it like "It's better that you don't get everything you want.","your mothers the best mother for you.","pay attention to your kids or someone else will" or even "if you see someone with button eye run like heck in the opposite direction." and "when in doubt throw a cat."

My second review is for a book I just finished called Savvy. It is about a little girl named Mib's, who lives in a family that get's a special power on their 13 birthday. It's almost her 13 birthday but suddenly her father gets into a terrible accident. After a misunderstanding over her new power, she finds herself on a road trip to her fathers hospital, with a bible salesman, her two brothers, and the preachers kids. the book is very cute as it tells about the ups and downs of growing up and making decisions, and finding out who you are. It also really sounds like it is written by a 13 year old girl from Kansas/Nebraska.
Well, I have to get going now, but i just wanted to write this all out real quick before I forgot.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Something I Couldn't be Without

Hellloooo fellow bloggers,
It's me, back on my blog to tell you about something very important to me. A long long time ago, when we were going to Israel for he first time my mother took me to target to buy a backpack as a carry on. As we went down the aisle, I had trouble deciding which style to choose. But suddenly, there i saw it, nestled among the others, sparkling like a beacon through the dark clouds it jumped out at me and screamed, "BUYYY MEEEEE, I'MMM THE ONE YOU WANT!!!!!"
...okay so maybe that's not really how it happened. My mother grabbed a bright flowery one from the rack and said, "This one looks cute." and I frowned at it and thought it was too psychadellic. But with the way I feel about it now it might as well have jumped out at me.
I bought it, and now, I feel quite at a loss without it. I put all my valuable possesions in it and baruch Hashem I haven't lost anything placed in that backpack yet. Which is handy for me because I always seem to unintentionally missplace things. mostly library cards. But I still feel secure in the fact that I can practically stuff anything in it that I'll need wherever I go. books, notebooks, pencils, a magnifying glass, a tap recorder, whistle, etc. It's like Wakko's gag bag to me. Only I haven't found a wooden mallet to fit inside yet.Just kidding. ^_^
But trust me, backpack are amazingly handy, and if you like to have a lot of tings with you when your out in an easy to carry place, go to your nearest store and buy a backpack. You shan't regret it, and if you do well...don't blame me, it was just a suggeston. ^_~
P.S. that backpack in the picture is the exact one I have. Just imagine it as faded, beat up and definately missing the stuff tag. I took that off a week after getting it. ^_^

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Coraline Alphabet Posters

Helllloooooo fellow bloggers,
These are alphabet posters for the new movie Coraline. Each of the letters are words having to do with characters, things, and plot lines. This is my favorite and it's for my favorite character, the cat. He doesn't have a name because he says cat's are secure in who they are therefore they do not need them. Humans on the other hand, need time to feel comfortable in themselves. I thought he was very smart and funny and said exactly what a cat would say if they could speak.

Another Off Day

Hellllooooo fellow bloggers,
I wish I had a camera, I really do. then you could see that the world around me, (or at least outside my house) is covered in powdery glistening snow.
it was even more beautiful yesterday in the moonlight. It's the second wensday in a row that it has snowed and we got off from work. I can just imagine all the little children we teach bundled up in their winter coats and playing out in the snow. Making snow men and having snowball fights. Sometimes I miss being that young. But I guess your ideal of fun changes. I'm going to be perfectly happy grabbing my new mysteries, curling up on the couch and reading them.
Also my cousin is down for the week, so when she wakes up and my sister does it should add to the days pleasures. We always have a lot of fun with my cousins.
oh also as a P.S. I finished my first Agatha Christie novel (yay me!) I really like it, it was very interesting and fun to read. I'm starting on my second this week.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mother and Daughter

Hellloooo fellow bloggers,
How is everyone today? it's a snow day here, and a very nice one because my family has off. I was very excited to hear that, even though my brother is still going to his office. But my sister and mother are staying with me the whole day. they've been so busy at work they deserve a day off.
I especially like it because my mother and I have something we both like to do together. We both like watching this TV show called Psych. We also like looking for the alleged pineapple in every episode. I love finding this TV show at the library, because, I know mommy with love watching it with me. This is so nice because my mother never sits down to watch a movie because she's always to busy. But now I wait at night for her to finish up her work and then we both sit on the couch, and watch the latest episode, and we laugh and have a lot of fun.
And even though I don't like Twilight I always try to get the new books for my mother because she loves them and has so much fun reading them. I've never seen my mother so excited about a book series before. I love to hear her laugh, or get excited about something she's reading. It's a little something we both share and I look at it as special. I love my mother and for a while when she started working I really missed here because she had so much to do. But it feels that more and more these days we have time we're spending together and it really makes me happy.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Miniature Knitter

Helllooooo fellow bloggers,
Today I'm going to show you something truly fascinating. As you know from my earlier posts, Coraline is a stop motion animated movie based off of Neil Gaimen's book. what you don't know but should is that the sweaters and mittens Coraline's little model wears are knitted by hand by the ever talented Althea Crome. She must also be amazingly patient as well to knit with such tiny needles. Her job is as hard and as amazing as the people who spend many years moving those tiny models a centimeter every day just so the world can be entertained. So when you go see the movie, think about Althea Crome, and all the other "little people" who made it possible.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Creepy books, Funny books and Everything in Between.

Hellloooo Fellow Bloggers,
During the past couple of weeks I've been putting more time in my schedule to read a few books, short, long, just as long as their worth the time. As my mother pointed out to me after I read "Twilight";and complained about it, I am a book snob. I just don't read any type of book. They have to have a special something to them.
So this week I read a book, Coraline, that had that special something. It's a story about a girl; and I'm sure your seen it in the media,who walks through a door in her house and finds a world exactly like her old one except everything is much more interesting, and much creepier. She finds a women their with black buttons for eyes who claims to be her other mother. Soon Coraline realize her real parents have been kidnapped and she must rescue them. It is a story that I think has many different types of lessons, all which are important, and I don't want to give too much away, so if you like dark books this is one to read. but I don't recommend it if your a sensitive reader.
They are also making a stop motion movie of it, here is the trailer, it looks good and I hope to go see it.

I got out a lot of books from the library, probably a lot more then I can read, but I like to have them around. I got out the sequel to a book I read a year ago called "The Name of This Book is Secret". Reminiscent of Lemony Snickets style, I'll always like this book because last year I had a dry spell with reading. I'd get out a book but never finish it. This book though was funny, and nicely written. So I persevered with this it and finally finished it. It was like a spell was broken and suddenly I was able to finish reading all the books I got out. Sometimes I still don't finish books, but usually it's for a good reason now. I just bought a book from the library, for 25 cents. It's a historical novel, which looks like a lot of fun, and I'll probably finish it, eventually. I did buy it after all...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

And Now it's Time for Did You Know?

Helllooooooo Fellow Bloggers,
Did you know there are many differences between a man’s kimono and women’s, although at first sight they seem the same. A man’s kimono is usually a conservative styled kimono of blue, black, brown, gray, or white, while a women’s kimono is vibrantly colored with fancy designs. A man also has Hakama pants which today are worn on formal occasions and are used in traditional arts like kendo (Fencing) martial arts, and archery.
A women’s kimono is very fancy with different styles of Obi (the belt around the kimono) tying and even the sleeves color and fabric vary to the wearer’s age, social status, marital status and the seasons. A young unmarried woman wears a furisode, a colorful kimono with long sleeves down to her ankle while a married woman wears shorter sleeves on her kimono. Brides wear a kimono of pure white, then at the wedding reception they usually wear an over kimono brightly colored.
Well now you know, and don't you forget it! ^_~

A Comedy Within Comedy

Helllllooooooooo fellow bloggers,
This year, Disney channel is coming out with a new show that I'm really excited to see. It's called Sonny with a Chance, and it's about a girl who joins the cast of a comedy show called "So Random". It's a show within a show, with fully produced comedy sketches. It stars Demi Lovato, a new Disney star who made her debut on "As the Bell Rings" and became popular with her role as Mitchie in "Camp Rock" a Disney channel movie that wasn't very good but Demi was very cute in it.
I usually don't follow celebrities so much because they have a habit of disappointing you, which really isn't they're fault so much because they are regular people with added stress levels because of their work, fans, and the media following their every move.
But I read a lot of nice things about Demi and I like her music, so I'm really looking forward to her show, and her future career.

Two Peas in a Pod

Helllloooo fellow bloggers,
I took this quiz that I found on my mothers blog. I got the same results as her. what are the odds. ^_^

Your Word is "Peace"

You see life as precious, and you wish everyone was safe, happy, and taken care of.

Social justice, human rights, and peace for all nations are all important to you.

While you can't stop war, you try to be as calm and compassionate as possible in your everyday life.

You promote harmony and cooperation. You're always willing to meet someone a little more than halfway.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Teen Musicals Old and New

HELLLOOOOO fellow bloggers,
Hi, I just decided to do a little post on musicals, because I love musicals and I wanted to share some of my personal favorite song and dance numbers that teens did in movies. I'll start with the oldest, I love watching old movies so I was just watching a bunch of my favorite numbers from movies and I kept looking through a ton of them till I watched this one and I dunno for some reason I really liked it. It's Donald O'Conner and Peggy Ryan dancing in Mister Big, a kinda High School Musical for their time. I just love how zany they both are together. ^_^

But if We're gonna talk High School Musical, the team worth watching in the movie aren't the leads. It's Sharpay and Ryan, who are funny and very good at scene stealing. ^_^

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Writer Blabs on...

HELLLLOOOOO fellow Bloggers,
Today, The sky is gray, which is no surprise to me because a storm is coming, and lately it's been raining enough to rival Forks Washington. (haha)
Yesterday, while I was watching superstars of dance for my mom (which i don't really understand because some of the dancer aren't very super) I saw this girl who did a tap dance number to Jerry Lewis's typewriter song. I liked it but the Judges didn't. Although disappointing, the group team from America really lifted us out of last place. They were super good, they are called the groovaloo's and you should totally look them up on youtube.
The Ireland team, although good seems to just be doing Lord of the dance all over again. I mean I recognize all the dances, and I was trying to think of why they were doing that. Maybe they're traditional dances, I don't know but, it lessens my impressed level.
Recently I've been having this problem, I want absolute quiet whenever I sit down to read a book, but usually I read in the afternoon, since I finished all my chores and schoolwork. But the afternoon, is when my family comes home, and for some reason I can never concentrate on my book, if people are talking, watching a movie, or listening to music. It never used to bother me before but now it does, and the slightest noise makes me freak out 'cause I can't read then.All I want to do is enjoy a nice book, but I can't tell my family and everything else around me to stop what they're doing just so I can read. So last night when I had a particularly bad episode of failing to concentrate under noise, after I felt better, it suddenly reminded me of an Animaniacs song that Dot sings. So here it is enjoy. ^_^

When I finished watching it, I looked down at the comments and this was one of them I read that was super funny: "Cheap romance horror thriller novels? Sounds like Twilight." haha! I was thinking the same thing when Dot said that. ^_^
Well, I hope to soon conquer this noise problem I'm having. I'm going to pray for some patience and tolerance. I also thought that maybe it's caused by lack of sleep, so tonight, I'm gonna work on one solution I thought of, and go to bed early.
Soooooooo long until next time.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back To Ye Olde Swing of Things

Hellloooooo, All you Bloggers Out there,
It is I, You know who. ^_^
Well a new week has started and with it, my sister and mother start working again. My father and brother as well. I really miss them sometimes, but that's just how life is. What about me? Is that what you asked. Oh, I'm ever so flattered. I've just been doing the same ol' same ol'. Biology which makes no sense because they use really long words which really doesn't bother me, but it's hard when there are so many consonants in front of each other. Math which possibly makes more sense then Biology but not by much. Also Vocabulary, and English, which both make alot of sense.
Also I felt terrible yesterday on account of a bad mix of foodstuff. But I'm okay now. Not that you were worried. ^-^
Ooooh also, my darling brother-sibling took me to the bookstore on Saturday night, were I indulged myself in some leisure reading and getting my mother the latest Twilight book. She loves that series.
Well, I'm gonna go watch this TV show for my mother so, Goodnight Everybody!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Totally Insaney...

Hi, I just thought I'd share my animaney quiz results with you dear bloggers!
If you end up taking it, post your results on my comments I'd soooooo wanna know! Just click on the which Animaniacs Character are You above Yakko's Picture. ^_^
until then, Goodnight Everybody!

Which Animaniacs Character are You?

Talkative, huh? Perhaps sing-ative would be more appropriate, actually. When people don't understand something, it usually drives you to cutting, sarcastic remarks. Your other extreme is bursting into song with almost no prompting, often to explain complex ideas. No one knows quite what you are, exactly. You have made many "special" friends, and there's baloney in your slacks.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

Hellloooooo fellow bloggers,
I'm back to write a little post for the new year. We had a big party, our cousins suprised us by coming over and playing music as they entered the house. I broke a wooden spoon against a pot (next year I'm buying a metal spoon), there was music dancing and I ate too many pickles. It looks like it snow in our front yard because of the confetti we threw, which i'm still shaking out of my hair. Yesterday I was planning to write this post but I was busy, so I am doing it today. But I've forgotten all those lovely eloquent words I fabricated yesterday, so instead I will simply say: to another Year of change, may it only be good.