It is that time off month where I recollect my monthly accomplishments, as you can probably tell by now, I love to use YouTube to learn new things
- Learned to sing the Vietnam anthem: Fortunate Son and learned the lyrics of 50 Cent’s My buddy (so I can say it as I walking down the hallway). I also love Epic Rap Battles. I learned the one with Freddy Mercury shouting at Frank Sinatra.
- Learned to dance the Dougie, albeit a bit stilted and stuttered
- Finished reading the Hobbit. Reminded me how much I loved fantasy and how much a genius J.R.Tolkein is. Modern classic.
- Completed the Anthony Horowitz Horror Collection. The book scared me twice in its 500-some pages.
- Read and sorta applied Habit 2 of “The Seven Habits of a highly effective Teenager.”
Today i got 96 on my English Literature test :D. My first English literature test today.
My brother had a melt down when we tried to put parental control on his computer, and another one when he spilled water and blamed everyone but himself. He’s becoming such an addict and is rather unstable -m-.
I arrived home early today and was able to get some stuff of my to-do-list. I toke it into my hands to prepare for the exams early and have downloaded some past papers. Now to see if I actually read them. I always feel like I give myself too much to do. I need to slow down and enjoy them.
I am sitting here on my bed of reading the second habit of “The seven habits of an effective teenager.” I feel so inspired, if not a little overwhelmed. It gave me a lot to think about. Who I am. What do I stand for. What do I want to be when I grow up. These are hard questions for me to answer. I can be inspired in one moment and then be completely shallow in the next. Of course I shouldn’t expect myself to be inspired and thoughtful all the time; it’s just not practical. But I forget where I’m going, where I want to go. I become numb to emotion and thought. I found a word in my readings that may perfectly describe my situation: apathy. The absence or suppression of emotions. I don’t think I do it purposely but I simply slip into it. Unaware of its numbing effects until I’m on the bed about to go to sleep. It’s as if I need to rediscover myself everyday. This must be ended. I am going to take small steps (because I often bite of more the. I can chew) to change my state of mind. A small evolution. My thoughts will no longer be drowned out by the mechinacations of the modern world.
It seems I’ve been on a lucky streak. This is the third book that I’ve read in a row that’s been absolutely amazing. My love for reading is been re-kindled (huh, huh? *elbow shove*) and I hope to continue to read amazing books throughout the year. Continue reading
I read this book in the final week of September at a surprising pace, finishing it in a few days. The book was able to hold my attention and gently urge me onward to read it. Continue reading
One of the strongest points in the book is the way it is told. The story is told through the perspective of death, whom has points out interesting and critical things about human behavior that would not have come to mind unless he mentions it. Continue reading