I usually like to watch scary movies in October. This time I wanted to change it up a little bit, so I watched a romantic movie. The movie is called Crazy Rich Asian and it’s an amazing story. Rachel Chu and her boyfriend Nick are going to Nick’s friend wedding in Singapore. Once they get there Rachel Chu figures that Nick’s family is very rich, and she’s very nervous to meet them for the first time. There she has to deal with jealous socialites, quirky relatives, and Nick’s disapproving mother. I really like how the movie was something people can relate to. Parents not liking your partner, or how nerve wracking meeting your partner’s parents is. I love the message the movie gave me, it was very sweet and hopeful. There was sad parts to it, and I cried like a little baby. I really liked how the story was written, the plot of the story was very exciting and it made you keep wanting to watch. I liked how it had a little sadness, comedy, and romance in it. The message the movie personally gave me is to never give up on someone you love. And if someone actually loves you their willing to do whatever it takes to make you two happy. They won’t leave you, but they’ll get closer to you.
Overall, it was a really cute movie, even though I cried I still really enjoyed it. It made me feel good inside, and have hope in this world. It’s the the type of movie that I can watch over and over again, and not get bored of it. I enjoyed that movie way to much, and I recommend it big times! You would not regret watching it. It’s one of the best movies I’ve watched. I walked out of that theater and said, “wow! That was an amazing movie.”
What is laser tag?
Laser tag game played with guns which fire infrared beams. Infrared-sensitive targets are commonly worn by each player and are sometimes integrated within the arena in which the game is played. Since its birth in 1979, with the release of the Star Trek Electronic Phasers toy manufactured by the South Bend Electronics brand of Milton Bradley, laser tag has evolved into both indoor and outdoor styles of play, and may include simulations of combat, role play-style games, or competitive sporting events including tactical configurations and precise game goals.
Laser tag is popular with a wide range of ages. When compared to paintball, laser tag is painless because it uses no physical projectiles, and indoor versions may be considered less physically demanding because most indoor venues prohibit running or roughhousing (Wikipedia).
Did you know there is a laser tag club at our school? Well now you know! Emma Moreno went and told Mr. Cherry she wanted to start a laser tag club and she asked him to be the faculty advisor. Mr. Cherry agreed and said yes. Emma Moreno wanted to start the club because she loved laser tag. She also wanted more people to play with, and have fun. Emma Moreno inspired Mr. Cherry and he said, “her enthusiasm really made me want to help.”
Mr. Cherry is the advisor of the club. The club is in room 2022 (Mr. Cherry’s room). If you’re interested go to Mrs. Cherry and ask when the next meeting is. They meet every month. The meetings usually last 20 minutes and the actual game of laser tag lasts 30-45 minutes each. This is the first year of the club, a lot of people are excited about it because it’s a club where you can have fun and forget your stress. 120 people signed up for they club. At their first meeting in regards to setting up a time for students to meet and play laser tag, they had around 35 students show up. A lot of people enjoy this club and wanted to join.
The club doesn’t have much rules. The rules are, be respectful, don’t take it too seriously, and just have fun. Mr. Cherry tries his best to avoid making it a strict environment, because he wants students to enjoy their time while in the club. You probably haven’t heard of it because they still don’t have any posters. They do plan on making posters soon. Therefore you will hear about it more often. Mr. Cherry himself really enjoys the club and thinks students will enjoy it as well.
Why are DIY presents better?
Well, you’re doing something yourself which means you spent more time thinking of what to make, and how you make it. It takes more effort, and it’s more special than just buying a gift. It’s a very creative idea to express how you feel about a certain person, and how much they mean to you. It’s just more meaningful, and it’s great if you can’t afford a gift. All gifts have are special and we still have to remember to be thankful weather a gift is crafted or not. I have some DIY Christmas presents ideas that I’ll be showing you how to make step by step. However, these aren’t just for Christmas they can be for anything. Since it’s almost Christmas I wanted to make it about Christmas.
1. DIY box of love
You will need a box or container, index cards (as much as you need to fill up your box/container) and a pen to write with.
● First step: You need to write whatever you want the person to know on each index card. For example, you can write memories of each other or what you like about that person.
● Second step: After writing whatever you wanted to write. If you’re a girl you can put kiss prints on every card, or if you’re a guy you can put stickers on each card.
● Third step: You put all the cards in the box and this is optional but if you want add a note on the lid of the box. For example you can say “number of reasons why I love you” or “every moment I spend with you it’s like a beautiful dream come true.”
2.DIY lovers map
You will need a picture frame, a colored paper of your choice, printed copy of where you exactly met on the map, and a printed copy of where you exactly kissed on the map, and glue.
● First step: Cut the colored paper to fit your picture frame.
● Second step: Cut the two map places into hearts.
● Third step: On a separate piece of paper write “we met” and “we kissed.” And cut them out.
● Fourth step: Glue the heart maps on the paper and below the hearts glue the “we met” and “we kissed” cut outs. And put the paper in.
3. DIY special years album
You will need a picture album, some card stock papers of any color, glue, and a pen of your choice.
● First step: Cut the cardstock paper to fit the front cover of your album. And write on the
bottom or top “Our (number of years) year/s.” For example “Our first year.”
● Second step: Cut a heart or two of a different colored cardstock paper, and glue it on the
● Third step: Glue the paper on to front of your album cover and fill the album with pictures and memories.
4. DIY magic box of memories
You will need card stock paper, glue, ruler, scissors, pen or pencil, and a small gift (optional).
● First step: Trace lines on the card stock paper. Trace it as if the box is flat down. It’s up to you on how big you want the box.
● Second step: Do the same on another paper of card stock but make sure you make the box 2 inches smaller than the previous box. Repeat this as many times as you want, but each time remember to make the box 2 inches smaller. I would personally repeat this 3-4 times.
● Third step: Use the scissors to trace with the blade over the lines DON’T CUT. Just trace with the edge of the blade. After you trace fold up the papers to make it into a box shape.
● Fourth step: After folding up the sides fold them back down and glue on the pictures.
Make sure you glue each picture on the inside of the box. After gluing fold the sides back up.
● Fifth step: once you fold up all the sides of each box, glue the bottom of the smaller box into the center on the bigger box.
● Sixth step: Now that you have the box ready you have to make a lid for the box. Grab card stock paper and trace it with a ruler to the size of the bottom of your big box. Now do the same you did to the box and trace over the lines with the blade. And fold the sides up. Make sure to glue the corners.
● Seventh step: Now if you don’t have a gift skip this step and just fold up the sides and place the lid on top. However if you do, you need to place the gift in the center of the bottom and fold up the sides.
● Eighth step: You now rap the sides with the string and tie it at the top. You can add decorations to the box such as stickers, more pictures, writings etc.
At the end of the day you spent your time making these and put your effort on it to make it the best it can be. A diy is more special because it’s done from special hands of yours, and that means a lot even if it’s the smallest thing. You have time so you should use it to create and have fun.
I decided to get my nails done, but I wanted a good place to get them done at. I did my research and I asked people nearby if they knew a good nail
salon. People told me about a lot of nail salons, one lady at a store told me she really recommends I go to Groovy, and told me, “I really don’t recommend you go to the one next door, Color My Nail.” She also added, “they a crappy job.” I did research and found their ratings were 3.5 stars out of 5. I didn’t think much of it. After a couple of days I decided to go to Color My Nail and get my nails done, I’ve already had made an appointment, I met with a girl named Sam, she was going to do my nails. She said she’s been doing nails for nine years. Everyone seemed super nice and friendly. The place was super clean and organized. I showed her a picture of the nails I wanted and she said she can do them like how I wanted them. She was super nice and talkative, which isn’t bad, I don’t mind it. She was doing good until I saw the color she was painting, I had told her earlier I wanted a blush pink. The color she painted, with three coats was see through. However, I didn’t mind it too much. It took about two hours. She finished and charged me with 45 dollars, I didn’t think it was a lot.
After that day people started noticing my nails and I did get compliments, but some people pointed out that they weren’t shaped very good. I started to notice it too and I didn’t like it. I started getting tired of them, because when I have dirt underneath my nails you can see it, and it doesn’t look very attractive. The nails lasted about a month with me, because I took really good care of them. However I was washing dishes and one of them flew off. I decided I’d take all of them off, they were surprisingly very easy to take off. I was able to take all of them off but two. Overall, the people were really nice and they had a very clean store, but I personally won’t go back to get my nails done again.
After breaking my nails I wanted to get new ones as soon as possible. I didn’t know where to go, but my mom recommended a place called JN Nails. She said, “I got a pedicure there and they did an amazing job.” Their ratings were 4 out of 5 stars. I chose to make an appointment and try it out. They had an okay store, it was unorganized a little bit, but the people were very nice there. The lady working with me has been doing nails for sixteen years. She started doing my nails and she was moving very quick, she had very fast hands. She did them perfect, she got everything how I wanted to. Right after she finished I really regretted getting my nails done and wasting 45 at Color My Nails. I fell in love with my amazing nails, even my mom said “they look gorgeous.” JN Nails is a place I totally would go back to.
Overall, I would totally go back to JN Nails. I wouldn’t go back to Color My Nails thought.
Wasan Nori, Wasan was born on January 14, 1981. She was born in Baghdad, Iraq. She was a very happy and active child, yet she was a big trouble maker. Her favorite color was, and still is black. And she loves to swim. She says, “I’ve always gotten in fights when I was younger.” She used to get in a lot of fights with boys. However, even though she was a troublemaker she was really good at school. She loved school, and really ended enjoyed her time with friends there. She says, “I always wanted to be a doctor when I grow up.” But It all started when she turned 13 years old. She was just starting 7th grade, couple of weeks in school. And she dropped out. She dropped out because she got married to Serwan.
Where she lives it was very common for girls to get married that young, it was cultural. A year after she got married she had a baby girl named Esraa. She tried being the best mother she can be, but it was hard because she was a child herself. She says, “if I can go back and change thing, I’d not get married that young.” She says that because her husband was abusive to her. A year and half past and she got divorced, because family problems occurred, and the abuse she got from her husband. She had to live raising a child she gave birth to that young. She was very shy to ask for money or anything. For that reason she started working simple things like, cutting hair and styling hair. During that time she had an influence, that was her aunt Fatimah. Fatimah also was a salon lady, and Wasan look up to her and got inspired by her. She then decided to start practicing more to learn.
A year later when she was 16, she opened her own salon at home. And slowly but she started gaining money that didn’t only help her, but help her family as well. She did all this because she was too shy to ask for money or have her parents take responsibility of her and her baby. Then when she was 22 years old she got married to a guy she fell in love with named Ali after she got married she had Teeba. Life was hard with her partner Ali, because he wasn’t working and she was working all by herself. She work at her own home salon, where she did hair, make-up, wax, etc. While Ali just stayed home. Teeba would be babysat by Wasan’s neighbor every single day. After 7 months she got divorced with Ali. And she kept working at her home salon. She says, “I really loved my job.” She was working from 7 to 9 every day with one lunch break. She would take at least 30 minutes on someone, but it depends what they’re getting done. She stated, “even though it was a really hard job, I still really enjoyed it.” Everyone knew her as the independent woman she was. She never depended on others, and she gave a lot to others.
Her daughter Esraa got married when she was 16. Also at a young age, since it’s cultural. A year after her daughter had a baby boy. She kept working to support her family, especially that her daughter got married and had a child now. At the time she didn’t have freedom, and at the time her brother Khalid was working with an American business. One day he decided all of the family would move to America for his work. They thought it was a good idea, since Iraq wasn’t safe. He travels and after 3 months Wasan, Teeba, and Nadia (one of Wasan’s sisters) travel after them. They start living life in America and they really liked it, but they missed their family back in Iraq.
In 2015 they go back to Iraq to visit, they stay there for a year. While they were there Wasan got married to Amer, they were in love for 9 years. She described him as a very strict, selfish, mean guy that never gave her freedom. But she still loved him. While she was there she got pregnant, when she realized she was pregnant she wanted to come back to give birth in America. When coming back only Wasan and Teeba came back, Nadia wanted to stay with her family. They were supposed to all come after each other, but Wasan’s mom changed her mind and said, “I can’t leave our neighborhood.” When she got here, she had her baby boy, Yazan. Now she is living and working by herself to support her children, because coming to America was a huge move for her. Her husband Amer is still in Iraq, and she’s waiting for him to come to the U.S. Overall, she says, “I just wish parents don’t have their children get married at a young age.” She also stated, “I want ladies to think using their minds, not their hearts.”