Thursday, December 30, 2010


Do you ever wonder, while you're listening to your favorite beat, how music is made?

Not the sounds for banging on any object can make music. But when someone makes remixes or remakes of your favorite songs. How are all those sounds put together? What does it look like?

That's what is looks like. The process of making music!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Peace On Earth

The holidays are nearing. Today is Christmas Eve and tomorrow we celebrate Christmas Day. But to you, what is Christmas Day? Does it meaning represent picking the fir trees, shopping for gifts, cooking turkey or ham, bake cookies, decorate the tree, put lights up on your house, or placing wrapped presents under your tree? Billions of people all over the world celebrate Christmas. But what actually does Christmas really mean?

Christmas Day is the day Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's birth. Thousands of years ago, there was a young woman [facts prove that this woman was in her teens] that was betrothed to marry Joseph. But before they were married, she was found to be with child. Because Joseph was a righteous man and did not want to expose Mary to the public, he decided to divorce her quietly. But as he was pondering this, the Angel of the Lord came to him and told him that this child was the Son of God.

"The Christmas Story"

Luke 1

1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David;
and the virgin's name was Mary.

1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said,

Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying,
and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her,
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:
therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age:
and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.
And the angel departed from her.

Matthew 1

1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:
When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together,
she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man,
and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold,
the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying,
Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife:
for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his people from their sins.

1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him,
and took unto him his wife:

1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son:
and he called his name JESUS.

Luke 2

2:1 And it came to pass in those days,
that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem;
(because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there,
the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son,
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn.

2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.

2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

2:10 And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,
and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying
which was told them concerning this child.

2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God
for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS,
which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished,
they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

2:23 (As it is written in the law of the LORD,
Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)

2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord,
A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon;
and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel:
and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost,
that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

2:27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple:
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

2:33 And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him.

2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother,
Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel;
and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,)
that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser:
she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not
from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord,
and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem .

2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord,
they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

Matthew 2

2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king,
behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?
for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together,
he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

2:5 And they said unto him,
In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda:
for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men,
enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child;
and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed;
and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them,
till it came and stood over where the young child was.

2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child
with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts;
gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod,
they departed into their own country another way.

2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying,
Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou
there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

2:15 And was there until the death of Herod:
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Out of Egypt have I called my son.

2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men,
was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem,
and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under,
according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

2:20 Saying,
Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel:
for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

2:21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel .

2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid
to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:

2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth:
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

And that is what Christmas really means.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


So, last night, I made and baked about 5 dozen cookies. What for? To give to all my friends at school! :D Why? MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


So...yesterday while I was watching TV...we heard our dog barking at something outside. So we looked out and there was a horse. Well....because my dog was barking at it...the horse got skittish. The guy, who was walking the horse down the road, was just holding it meanwhile the horse was stomping his feet and you could tell he was pretty angry. As I kept watching, all of sudden, the horse runs down the road cause he ''gets loose'' [I really think the guy let him go but that's my opinion]. Haha! Nothing like seeing a HORSE RUNNING DOWN A ROAD!!!

Today, we had our exam pt. 1 in Science. The whole period I only got 30 questions and in Seminar, I got 11 done. These exams are just so new to me...I didn't even know how to properly fill out the paper [it seems that you just color in the bubble. Lol] So tomorrow, we'll be starting the rest of the exam and finishing the part we started today!

So...I'M STUDENT OF THE MONTH! Haha. The prize was a certificate and a pass to 5 free games [basketball, soccer...]! :D Thanks to my awesome teacher for nominating me and for all my teachers for saying a bunch of good stuff. If I remember correctly, I always turn in assignments on time, good attitude, always smiling, being a hard worker and being eager to learn! Yup...that's me! ;)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dentist Appointment

In 5th period right now and I'm kinda bored so I figured I'd update my blog! P.E, we're supposed to have this...guidance counselor that's supposed to talk to us about suicide and stuff. Well...because I have a dentist appoinment today to fix my wire [my wire sticks out and it's scratching my cheek so I need it to get trimmed.], my mom is gonna take me out of school in like...6th or 7th least before 1pm cause my appointment is at 1:30pm! Well..that's all! BYE!

Cody says HI!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Just finished practicing and studying my ASL vocab. My exam starts tomorrow and I got to be prepared! By the way...why DOES PUBLIC SCHOOL HAVE MID-TERM EXAMS?!?!?!

Anyway...GOOD NIGHT! :D

Oh....I have a dentist appointment tomorrow! Yea! I'm leaving BEFORE P.E! Awesome cause I HATE that period! Lol And....why am I happy? To get this son-of-a-gun wire trimmed cause its hurting my mouth. How much wax have I accidentally eaten because of that? I lost count.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fire Burnin'

Here's another great piece by Ray Mak!


Today is my last weekend of fun! Let me explain!
Monday, when I get to school, I start my exams. Yay! So thrilling! Then I have exams the rest of the week and next week. I have to say...I can't wait for the 23rd cause that's when winter break starts! BUT, I'm dreading these exams. Although they are only 15% of your grade, if you're like me and have all A's, those A's might not be A's anymore. So, this weekend I'll be doing some chores and STUDYING!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Yesterday, in science teacher gave me this piece of paper stating that I was the Student Of the Month here at my school! My prize? I get to go to a Celebration Breakfast with my parents [ dad] on the 16th! YAY!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Today during seminar, we were represented with an idea.

"Social Experiment"

400 students in Washington are set to become ''unplugged.'' For one week, these teachers, students, and staff are going to see if they can quit Facebook, Twitter, texting and CELL PHONES! This is to see if they can encourage face-to-face communication which today is almost non-existant. Most business is completed via phones, emails, or other sources of communication outside the face-to-face business. How about you? How long can you go without using any electronics [excluding music etc.] or other devices? Me? I can probably last a week but it would be hard to resist checking up on my tweets or texts.
Are you going to accept the challenge? Only face-to-face communication? The world probably just stopped.


Monday, December 6, 2010


YAY! I received some completed and graded work back! I got a 100 on my egg drop lab in science which is worth 2x the regular grade. Because of that, my semester grade in science went from a B to an A! Even though all of my 2nd quarter grades are A's, I needed my Semester grade all A's too! But anyway...I've been ecstatic because of that one grade and once my dad hears it, he'll be sooo happy!! xDD
Also, I had a quiz in ASL! Uh oh. Yes, cause I DIDN'T STUDY! :'( Unfortunately, my teacher let us have a 10 min. review with our classmates or as she called them, 'peers.' But, I feel good cause I knew all the words except two. I wasn't sure if it was younger or youngest and older or oldest. I just put youngest and oldest. We'll see how I did once they get graded! Haha.

P.S. I've got a 4.0 GPA! xD

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Well...I put up the Christmas tree today! Only took about 4 hours! xD It looks so pretty! I love it! Haha.

P.S. No....its actually a very small tree.....maybe 6ft tall?


December. The month of snow, elves, trees, hot chocolate, Christmas.
December. Exams, school break, winter, cold.
December. White, snowy, peaceful.


You're at school, on the computer, and you're so desperately wanting to check your tweets, FB, MySpace, or even hear some tunes on Youtube. But, its all blocked. So, the question is, "Can you get past the server?" Yes, yes you can! Its actually quite easily. There are some people who read this blog (a.k.a my MOM) that I don't want them to know some of these sites...[long story ;) ]

So...I found this ''group'' called the camoList! This group creates proxy sites daily for us high school kids. Not so much middle school...everybody knows that they are watched while surfin' the web!\
I found well over 30 different sites today which is like a miner finding gold!
Anyway...I just want to say that these sites do exist and you can watch your youtube at school for those kids who can't stand to be off the web for 7 hours [Guilty as charged]!
Just because I'm nice, I'll give ya the name's of 3 different sites!
  1. browse007
  2. remainhidden
  3. studyhallhelp
These sites will not work unless you put https:// before the name and of course, don't forget the .com!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Laurent Clerc

Here's a biography I did for one of my classes. I thought I should post it! :D
[I received an A 99% for this!]

10, October, 2010
Period. (1)
Biography for American Sign Language

"Laurent Clerc"

Laurent Clerc was born on December 26, 1785 in La Balme, France. His parents were Joseph-Francois Clerc and Marie-Elizabeth Candy. When Clerc was a young child, he fell from a chair onto the hearth in his house. He suffered a injury to his head and sustaining a permanent scar on the right side of his face just below his ear. Clercs family believe that his deafness was caused by that incident by according to Laurent, he believes that he may have been born deaf and without the ability to smell or taste.

Clerc was taken to the National Institution for the Deaf, the world's first public school for the deaf which was located in Paris, France, at the age of twelve. Under direction of the school's founder, Abbe Sicard, Clerc gained success and in 1805, he was appointed tutor and then in 1806, he became a teacher at the school.

In 1815, he traveled to England and there was where he met Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. Gallaudet later visitied Paris to study the French methods of deaf education. Gallaudet persuaded Clerc that he should come with him back to his country to help lay the foundation of deaf-mute instruction and education and also help teach Alice Cogswell. They arrived in August of 1816 in New York and opened an asylum in Hartford, Connecticut on April 15, 1817. Clerc then devoted all his life to the school but later in 1858, when he became very sick, he retired with a pension. He had met and married a deaf-mute at the age of thirty-four. Her name was Miss Eliza Boardman, who bore Clerc several children all of which possessed speach and hearing abilities. Clerc's eldest son became an Episocopal clergyman in St. Louis.

Laurent Clerc was the first deaf teacher in America and was among the first in the whole. A proficient writer, Clerc had been called "the Apostle of the Deaf in America" before. He was the co-founder of the first school for the deaf, Gallaudet University. He also was an advocant for deaf people's rights such as the right to marry. Throughout the United States, he was also an inspiration for the spread of deaf education. Clerc had the view that sign language of the deaf was as an natural language to English and all other languages. As the first deaf teacher in America, Laurent Clerc taught 31 students in the first year of the schools opening. During all of his forty-one years of teacher, Clerc traveled all across the United States, helping to establish several residential schools for the deaf in places such as Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama, and Wisconsin.

In 1858, Clerc retired and eleven years later, he passed away at the age of eighty-four.



In the next up-coming 2 weeks, there will be a lot of time spent in front of the textbook, for exams will be starting soon! So, for those who have exams coming, make sure you study and know the work for hard work pays off! These past 5 months of school sure have gone by so quickly! The year is practically half over! All my hard work of studying, submitting homework early or on time, and receiving good grades on quizzes and tests have been a very big highlight of the school year! I must say, even though I have a 4.0 GPA, I will continue to study so when my exams start, I will be prepared!

Something I have had trouble figuring out in the past weeks is what your GPA (Grade Point Average) is and how to figure it out for eSembler doesn't tell you! So, here's the chart and how to calculate it!

The "Scale"
  • A = 4
  • B = 3
  • C = 2
  • D = 1
  • F = 0
The "Classes & Grades"

  1. ASL 1 = A
  2. English I = A
  3. Physical Science = A
  4. Intro. to Info. Tech. = A
  5. Algebra 1a = A
  6. H.O.P.E. = A
The "Calculation"

Step 1:

Each 'A' is worth 4. You would multiply your total amount of classes by what each point of your grade is in those classes.
EX: I have 6 'A's in all of my classes so you would multiply 4 by 6 which equals 24. [ 4 x 6 = 24. ]

Step 2:

You would then divide your total amount of points [your total in Step 1] by how many classes you have.
EX: I have 6 classes, a total of 24 points. Twenty-four divided by 6 equals 4. [ 24/6 = 4 ]

My GPA for the 6 classes I take is a 4.0.

P.S. You can also visit to receive your GPA.

Hard work pays off in the end

A Day of Hoppin'

"A Day of Hoppin' at Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL."