Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Favorite Quote

This quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.” She is a women who strongly stands up for what she believes. I'm happy to even know the quote for it is so powerful for women. She speaks for us, an not to be an American citizen, she grew up in Nigeria. She fought different causes for herself and traveled to let her voice be heard!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Slice of Life #15 - Gratitude

I'm thankful for those of many people who have stayed in contact with me and who consider me their friend. I am especially thankful for shamaria, kiana, natalia, melanie , and jeanelle! These girls really mean a lot to me. I have to say i have to admit i really am thankful to have such great ELA teachers, Ms.Brezek and Mr.Rocha. They both have helped me in many ways, with such an impact on my life i have to give credit to those who care about me as much as i care for them.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Slice of Life #14 - The first time I kissed someone

I was in 2nd grade and my best friend Yahira, had a crush on a boy named Angel. She wanted to kiss him but she was scared so I went first I only kissed him on the cheek! It was so funny because she wanted me to kiss him, but as soon as I did she got upset. So we were mad at each other for the rest of the day. We bounced back the next day, we were too young to stay mad at one another. I began to like angel as well, but since I kissed him he started to like me back. Yahira was being mean to him so he had reason not to continue liking her. I was just in the middle, like a love triangle. Yahira and I stopped being friends, because I really did begin to like Angel and she started not to, but would still flirt to annoy me. So I cut her off. Kissing is gross to me now, won't be kissing anyone for a long time now.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Slice of Life #13 - A time I got a fake car as a kid

I was such a spoiled child, I really did get whatever I wanted. I guess it wasn't good that I was spoiled, but when I wanted something I got it. I have to say I was about 5 or 6 an I really wanted a car. Now of course I can't drive, so what's the next best thing? A toy car, an I'm a player you feel me. I was cruisin' down the sidewalk in my Cadillac. I almost got a pink one, but I threw a tantrum at the store and demanded a black on. So of course I got. The real bad thing that ended up happening to my car, was my dog chewed through the chord, so I wasn't even able to charge it anymore.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Slice of Life #12 - A time I played in the Mud

The time i played in the mud was back when I was 11 years old. I lived with my aunt at the time, her backyard was huge and I couldn't wait to play in it when I first moved with her. She had got a pool for the summer, just one that you blow up and have in the yard. I would play with my cousin Leila for hours on end. The summer days would always be nice and hot, always nice to be out. One day though my cousin and i were bored of the pool, we've done everything imaginable in it. So I decided for us to play in the mud. We took the hose and we let out so much water that day, we got in trouble but it was fun. My cousin and I made an obstacle course, like the show 'Wipe Out.' We practically bathed in the mud, it was the best day💞!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Slice of Life #11 - Being the Lorax in a School Play

I was in 2nd grade when I decided to completely humiliate myself. I was the lorax in a school play, I was kind of too tall to play as lorax but I made it work. I had worn a large orange sweater, with paper eyebrows and mustache clipped. I looked so bad, it wasn't even funny. I remember speaking really fast because whenever I get nervous that's what I do. It was fun, because at the moment my best friend was the 'ouncler' the older man who wore green who had the last truffula seed. The really hairy looking trees. I wonder why I even got the part, I really shouldn't have, I felt scared. I think I did horrible but I'm glad I had the experience, I get to always remeber that moment.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Slice of Life #9 - My first teacher

My first teachers name was Mrs. Kaforski. She was the nicest teacher I ever had. The other blog about my first day at school, well she was my teacher there! She was the only person that made me feel comfortable. I'm not bragging or anything, but I have to insist I was her best student!!! I would always finish my work and help other students, I was basically the 'teachers let' I guess you could say. She always let me help her, she knew I loved to learn and I was a fast learning.The one thing I remember about her the most, was how she had bangs that went forward. She was the youngest teacher in the building and the only one still married. I loved her a lot, I wish I could see her again!