“How?” you ask? Well…
Dad: So you say your scanner is broken?
Me: Yeah, can you fix it?
Him: Did you check the wires? Are they plugged in?
Him: …are you suurrree?
*he fiddled with the ink cartriges, rechecked the wires just in case, checked the electric sockets*
Me: It’s not going to be fixed is it?
Him: Tch, just sit back and watch, you’ll see *scratched his head* Well…
He proceeded to slap the scanner really hard, then the green light flashed.
Him: I’m brilliant, aren’t I?
Moral of the story: “attack” the problem head on.
So, thanks to my brilliant dad, my scanner is now working again, and I can now pile my sketches on you guys…yay. I wanted to post the fire hydrant first but the cupcake/cool whip muffin deserves the spotlight for today. It’s so delicious looking (so delicious that I ate my first one, lol.) Well, here it is:
Feeling hungry yet?
Today was great! Not as great as yesterday (in which I finally got back in contact of my long lost “twin,” talked about the most random things in the world, and actually finished all of my projects) but it was still awesome.
My friend and I went to an art show during lunch and saw really cool art pieces. From the photography classes, there were pictures taken with the most bizarre angles, and even stranger objects. One picture, if I remembered correctly, was a glass of water dripping upward and splashing everywhere. There was another picture with a vintage feel: and old doll shot next to pieces of yellow and brown cloths, and the whole thing was framed. Crafts did really well too. My favorite there was this picture of a swimmer swimming through a sea of blue barbed wire, scraps of irons, and broken glasses. I regretted not bringing anything to take a picture with. D: I was also introduced to a new art form, scratching. The scratch arts looked so cool! They looked like they were done by a professional or printed out of the internet. It was crazy. I saw a Spiderman, and angel superhero, jaguars, cheetas, a trout, and a whole mountain…all of which was detailed to the impossible. Good ol’ pencil and paper weren’t that far behind on the awesomeness, of course. There were a picture of an iris flower, like the one that I drew before (except with crazy detailed shadings), and a hand on a shoe (which I originally though was a black and white photograph). We stuck around for a bit more afterward,my friend took some pictures with her phone and we left wishing there were more to see.
Aside from getting yet a darker tan, I improved my swimming skills today. For freestyle, I just need to work on my breathing and remember not to bend my arms too much. We partnered up to practice (one person hold the floatie, one person swim) and my friend did a really strong start kick that sent her way pass me and I had to attempt to run in the water to catch up to her..it didn’t work out too well, but she was the fastest to make it to the other side. I was either the 3rd or 4th, and my bad sense of direction slightly shifted my course left so I have to stop and adjust my course..whoops, haha. Good thing I got tired the exact moment when the teacher told us to get out of the pool and get dressed or else I’d be stuck in the middle of the pool. Lol.
In Avid I had to present a tongue twister in front of the class. It was kinda hard but at least it was in front of people I knew. After watching 3 or 4 people presented theirs, I decided to get the whole thing over and behind me and volunteered. I was slightly shaking at first but then I kind of just zoned out and suddenly the whole room doesn’t exist anymore, just me and Peter Piper (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers). I did well on that and scored a 50 out of 50. Good thing I didn’t pick the “I’m not the pheasant plucker” one…so many people stumbled on that one and ended up swearing. xD Tongue twisters can be so tricky some times.
In art, our teacher entered some of us to an art contest to raise money for the school. My teacher entered my iris flower as an entry, and she is considering my stippling piece. My friend also got her art entered, a really colorful collage made of various household materials. I’m wondering if I can get a ride and finish my homework + essay in time to go to the art convention or not. Maybe. I have a bunch of art that I need to scan and save into my computer by the end of the year (3 more weeks!) but my scanner is currently busted. Hopefully my dad can fix it soon, I really wanted to scan the fire hydrant (yes, one of our weekly drawings was a fire hydrant) that I spend an hour and a half on. I couldn’t find the pencil that I usually shade with so I decided to be insane and shade with a mechanical pencil. Of course, it took longer and the shading wasn’t as dark as I wanted it to be, but I like how I can easily erase the lead. The lines also smudged less and look sort of crisper. I guess you can call it my first “actual” drawing I did since a month or two. I didn’t try really hard on the car tire because I couldn’t squat really long in the garage without my legs falling asleep on me.
I still can’t believe we only have 2 weeks left until finals…it felt like just a week ago was the first day of my high school year. I wonder if I can do well on the finals?
Reading this book brings back memories, it really does. Back when I was still in elementary school, I think around 6th grade, I stumbled upon this book by accident in the school library. Being a failure at English back then, I promptly turned to my friend and asked “What’s a Mockingbird?”
I don’t remember what she said that day, but it managed to persuaded me to check out the book. I read the book for the first time that afternoon, despite understanding in only bits and pieces. Every pages or so, I’d run into a hard word and had to flip through my dictionary then forgot my place right afterward. I did get some major plot point correct, but because I got very tired of having to search through the huge dictionary and asking my dad, I started to guess things. Well, some of my guesses were pretty strange. Then again, I was a child with an “extremely imaginative imagination” as my mom always says. This of course, resulted my bizarre logic.
First of all, there is Scout’s name. As an ESL students, I’ve often read children book that have characters that named Jane, Jack, Tom, Tim, Bob, Mary, Lisa…ect., but it was my first time of hearing of a person named Scout. Of course, I asked dad what does Scout means. I remembered he mentioned something about spy troopers, soldier, and the Vietnam War. That day I learned that Scout is a nick name, not a real name, and some interesting fact about the war. I think at one point, I even made myself believe that Scout was secretly a spy sent to infiltrate the enemies’ base and capture them. I can be so odd sometimes. xD
I think I’ve also drew a silly comic about Scout, Jem, and Dill once, and tried to look through my boxes of old stuff yesterday but I failed to find it. If only I can remember what I drew. They were probably stickmen and scribbles, but I like my silly drawings..they sort of make me comment “Gosh, are all my old drawings that funny looking?”
I guess I have a fondness for Scout since she reminds me so much of myself. I’m a bit tomboyish, hate skirts, and just love to be outdoorsy. Her ways of thinking is also similar to mine, so I guess she’s my favorite character. The author did a really good job with the transitions between events. I didn’t get lost at all. The mystery of Boo Radley was really interesting. I like how the clues are presented. The foreshadowing also added the mood. I absolutely loved it even though I only understand half of the book back then.
Now, when I pick up the book and read it again, I realized how much I’ve changed. I’m less outdoorsy and more lazy now. I think I’m also less tomboyish (lol…just a little bit?), and my English got much better.
It’s funny isn’t it? How when you are five or six, you wishes to be this teenager or adult (probably because they get to stay up late and make their own decisions) but once you are a teen or an adult, you’ll have a sense of regret that you might have been rushing through you childhood a bit too fast. Now, you wish is that you can go back to being a little kid again, you know, for just. one. day.
Yeah I’m saying this because I’m now stuck in the house doing homework and there’s about 2 weeks until finals. :[ No fun. The little kid in me wants to come out and just takes life easy…maybe chase some butterflies or roll down a hill or something.
There’s only about a month and a half left for the school year, and during this time, students are VERY busy. D: Unfortunately, they are also getting more lazy and less motivated. I’m a perfect example of this. As the days get closer to summer vacation, all I want to do is just kick back and relax. This happens every year. D: Ahhh…So sleepy.
On a seemingly unrelated topic, my bug project is coming along just fine. The bugs still creep me out, but it’s too late to back out now.
So far I got: 2 painted lady butterfly, 1 HUGE tiger swallow tail butterfly, 2 ladybugs, 1 lacewing, 1 silverfish, 1 cricket, 2 paper wasps, 1 bumblebee, 2 pincher bugs, a couple of scratches, muddy shoes, and a tan. Now all that are left are the field notebook and pinning. Eww. I seriously would prefer an essay ever this despite the fact that I’m bad at essays.