February 2015 archive

The Phantom’s Lair

The lair was filled with cobwebs and dust. Inside the lair was a swampy lake. It was filled with muck and dirt. The whole place was lit with dim candles along the hallowed walls that lead to mysterious places. This dark and empty place. I live here. Everyday.

My whole life I’ve lived in shadow and darkness, so that no one can find me and live in terror for what they’ve seen. The darkness hides my identity and the truth. In the darkness I feel safe and secure.

Inside my home, there is a broken mirror. I often stare into the cracked mirror, and I see a coward. A coward who is secretly afraid from people and doesn’t dare to meet the light.

Next to the mirror is a music box. The music box has a monkey with cymbals. Even though this toy is very dinky, it means a lot to me. It has been with me through times when it has been tough. It helped calm me down, and it sang to me. It always sang me a sweet melody; filling my body with emotions.

Everyday I live in this wretched, dark, lonely place. I am stuck here. Forever.

In What Ways Can You Wear Masks?

Masks can be worn in many different ways. You can wear them like a costume, or you can wear them figuratively. People wear masks in different ways.

One way you can wear a mask is literaly. For example, during Halloween or during surgery. During Halloween, people wear costumes and masks. Some costumes include monsters, zombies, ghosts, etc. If you’re a surgeon, you need to wear masks because it is part of your job. Some jobs require wearing a mask. People wear masks to be different people.

On the other hand, some masks are figurative. People wear figurative masks to cover their emotions. For example, a receptionist. The person who answers your call may be annoyed, but act polite and friendly. Some people try to act brave even though they’re actually scared. Another example is an actor. An actor must conceal their emotions and pretend they’re being another person. Concealing your emotions is difficult to do, it’s not as easy as putting on a costume mask.

In conclusion, everybody at one point wears a mask. Whether it’s literally or metaphorically. Today, I know that there are many different ways to wear a mask. In what ways have you worn masks?

The Best Place for Vacation

Green Sea Turtle Selbe <3 via Compfight

Great food, perfect weather, and the best beaches. These are all the great things about Hawaii.

Nothing is more fun than grabbing my boogie board and heading out into the waves. The beaches are always filled with endless laughter and joy. The water is crystal clear, and the air is so clean. The sand is soft and warm. One time I went to the beach for 4 hours! Once you’re in the water, you’ll never want to come back out! Hawaii is not only great for their beaches but also because of
their weather.

In Hawaii, the air is so clean and fresh! Everyday you can smell the fresh ocean breeze. The average temperature in Hawaii is about 76 degrees. Every morning when I step outside, I feel the fresh breeze gently blowing against my face. The weather and atmosphere is always friendly.

But nothing beats Hawaii food. Hawaii has a variety of delicious foods. Hawaii is known for their seafoods. Their seafood is always fresh and tasty. Everyday we always eat something delicious. Whether it’s sashimi, ramen, or sushi. The food is so good that you’ll never want to leave. The food has got to be the best thing about Hawaii.

Hawaii is the best place for vacation. Because of the lovely food, great weather, and the fun beaches. Once you travel to Hawaii you’ll never want to leave.

 

Food Inc.

In science class, we watched a movie called Food Inc. It’s about where the foods you buy come from, and you get to the see horrible truth. We only got to watch half of it, but I found it really interesting.

The first part was about chicken. A lady showed us inside of a chicken coop, and it was nasty. The chickens barely get any sunlight, they were fed antibiotics and hormones. Eventually, the chickens get so fat that their internal organs can’t supply the weight, and they just plop down and die. Poor chickens. Research shows that the chickens grow full size in 70 days during the 1950’s. Now, the chickens grow twice as fast in double the size.

Another topic we got to see was the natural farms. It showed a farm that was all natural. The cows could walk around without having to step in cow maneuver, the chickens could also wander around, and all the animals are grass fed. The USDA tried to close them down because they thought it was “unsanitary”. But in the end, the tests show that the natural farms had a lower count of bacteria than the meat products made in factories.

I think that Food Inc. was a significant video because then I would have had no idea where my meat comes from and how fake some companies can be.