Hey guys! I finally found time to blog about something haha. I took time from studying for exams and stuff to address an important issue that was brought up this week. Bullying. So everyone knows what bullying is. Everyone also believes that it doesn't exist just because people aren't stealing your lunch money or hurting you in a physical way. The most common form of bullying we see now is done verbally. Cyber bullying exists too.. and it's a bit worse. Imagine seeing a post about someone calling you "Weird" or "ugly". Seeing them in writing causes a lot of damage to people. Nowadays people believe that they could go and say whatever they want about someone. They will try to defend themselves and say that the person is too sensitive or immature. In reality, that is a bunch of crap. Maybe it's nothing if someone says something ugly to you once but if they keep doing it everyday for years, there's a problem. Why do people do it? Because they have nothing better to do. These people have no respect for anyone and become snobbish. They believe that if you're not like that, you're weird or awkward. These people are afraid of others who are different from them. If you don't stoop down to their level of immaturity, you're considered an outsider immediately. Sometimes these people are also jealous of your own success. They see how intelligent and great you are at something and still try an degrade you. They try and make you feel weak and depressed to feel better about themselves. If you let these things get to you then you're looking at it wrong. It does hurt a lot and as a human being you are obliged to feel threatened and hurt. But the second that you let others see that is the second that you have lost your battle. It's better that you ignore them or stand up for yourself. I'm not saying you should fight someone but speak up and defend yourself. Take control and shut those people up. You'll realize how scared of YOU they really are. That is when they will feel more victimized then you did. If it doesn't escalate to that then just ignore those people. As a matter of fact, take their insults and stupidity as a compliment. They're giving you a lot of attention. Be strong and never forget who you really are. Remember that most of the bullies don't end up being successful in life. In the future, you won't even be around these people anymore. You'll be living your life and be doing what you want. You'll be looking back one day at these times and say " I made the right choice. I'm happy I didn't let these people affect me. I stopped paying attention to them and started focusing on being happy." So yeah, stay strong guys and live life to the fullest. We're all beautiful in our own way and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. - Sin
Happy Wednesday! Today was truly a great day. Why? Well, our High School Mock Trial Team won against Comsewogue! Today we took our yearbook picture (We look so professional, I know).You might be asking yourself, what is a Mock Trial? Well, it's just an imitation trial. We take a case and act it out for a season. We compete against other teams as either the defense or the plaintiff side of the case. Points are rewarded mostly on performance. Yes, winning or losing the case is a big factor but not as much as the performance itself. It is a bit like putting on a play. The lawyers and witnesses have to put on a show for the judge, but in a cordial manner. One must have respect for everyone in the court, including the judge. It might sound boring but in reality, it's really interesting and fun. We have the best lawyers and witnesses, including our very own Katelyn Vasquez (Top right at the end) and Jennifer Galdames (Bottom middle). I'm 3rd to the right by the way. Since I have a defense witness role, I had to go up today and boy... It was amazing! I was a little nervous, like everyone else, but in the end we still came through and did what we had to do. Katelyn was directing me and she dominated the podium haha. From the opening to the closing statements, the trial was impressive.We learned a lot from the other team's witnesses also! Both teams were great today.Our Captain is Nelson Montoya (2nd top right) and the Co-Captain is Angelica Roman (Top Left). We're all exhausted from this meet. Next week our meet is home... It will be something interesting to watch (;. - Sin
Many of you may have heard about the blizzard that went by the Northeastern part of the United States. New York was hit hard, but i'll be honest... I saw pictures of Boston right now and well... I'm praying for them. Since this snow has many people locked in, why not enjoy a cup of hot chocolate?
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Us girls love getting chocolate, roses and cards but let's be honest : the same presents every year can get boring. Yes, it's the thought that counts but if you're in the mood to spoil your girl this Valentine's Day and don't know what to get her...say no more! We found some things that you can get her or do that aren't that expensive and put it into this wishlist! We got your back and trust me... your girl is hoping to get one of these things.
Sorry I haven't been posting lately but it's a pretty busy week. AP classes are no joke but you have to get through it. So just recently, I was asked about what college i'm going to and I saw my transcript... my overall gpa is not horrible but I know I could have done better 8th and 9th grade. When you're young, you really don't care about your grades but trust me, they will haunt you in the future. I remember when I was young, I wanted to go to Yale so badly. Now, it's probably not going to be on my lists for colleges. I decided that I don't want to go out of state. I get homesick easily so that's not a good idea. So far the colleges I had in mind were NYU, Stony Brook, John Jay, and especially Hofstra. The thing that I love the most about Hoftra is their cheerleading team (I know). They also have forensics and a lot of other science programs. My major is science, so it's only logical that I look into that college. I do love criminal justice so John Jay looks nice. Well besides that, I'm so happy that I finished my book report! It haunted me constantly. Now I can enjoy my weekend. Hope you guys have a good weekend! - Sin
Hey guys! I decided that my second post should be about TV series. We are all addicted to at least one show and for me - I'm addicted to more than just one! Recently, I heard about this show called "Once Upon A Time". Once I started watching it, I couldn't stop! Yes, it is about fairytales. But the fairytale characters are sent to our world to live in a small, hidden town. All of the characters you can imagine from Disney movies are there, and other characters from other stories. I don't want to spoil anything but if you like shows like that, you'll love this one. Other of my fav shows are : The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The Originals, Keeping Up With The Kardashians ( yes, I know but it's addicting) and my other new fav : Modern Family. My winter break is almost coming to an end and i'm spending it watching OUAT. Which is your favorite? Comment down below.Hope you guys have a wonderful day! - Sin