Thursday, December 5, 2013

Next Big Thing

Many people often watch singing shows to find the next big thing.  Or something just slightly different. It doesn't matter if it takes place in the United States, the UK, or even Australia.  Simon Cowell has famously taken place in several of these singing competitions creating a name for himself and several new additions to the singing world.  Take One Direction for example many girls are simply in love with these singers however there are several other people whom Simon Cowell has helped on their journey toward fame.  As a fellow member of the current X Factor US, and old member of X Factor UK and American Idol.  He has seen through several artists journey.  Right now he is seen as the creator of the new found boy group Restless Road.  Tell me what do you think about Restless Road? Do you think they are the next big thing??

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Team StarKid

So anybody like that guy Darren Criss? You know, the guy who plays Blaine Anderson on Glee? I don't really follow that show, but here's on thing you may not have known about him: before, he and some other guys founded this pretty cool theatre company called Team StarKid! They make these really funny and cool musicals! For example, the first musical they ever released was called A Very Potter Musical and it's a parody of Harry Potter, with Darren Criss staring as Harry. It's really cool to see how young he looked back then, plus the play's really hilarious! Here's the first part of it. The play was so popular that it has two sequels: A Very Potter Sequel and A Very Potter Senior Year!
They also made some other cool plays, like Starship and Holy Musical B@man! Starship is a science-fiction musical that takes about a thousand years in the future. It's about a bug on an alien planet who wants to join this human armed forces group called the Starship Rangers. Holy Musical B@man is a parody of Batman where Batman's having trouble coping with the fact that he's alone. They're latest play is called Twisted, and it's just a parody of Aladin but this time the main character is Jafar, as far as I know. I haven't actually had time to watch it lately. But you guys should seriously check out Team StarKid's YouTube channel. You'll laugh your head off.

By Arturo Girona, 9th Grade

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

People Are Awesome 2012-2013


          I noticed that some people liked the last post I made about People are Awesome. So today I will be posting another People are awesome! You might see a couple things you have seen in the last video, but this one has a couple of new thing you are diffidently going to like! SO DON'T SAY IT'S THE SAME THING CAUSE IT IS NOT!  When I first saw this video I started to laugh 'cause it has a couple of funny thing, and I also started to think that some people are plain crazy like I said before! It's funny when you see people do this and you say that it is easy, but when you try it it is really hard! Hasn't that happened to you? I am pretty sure it has! Once I tried to do a backflip... it did not go well at all! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

                                                                 By: Marie A. Gabriel

Monday, December 2, 2013

Who Said Golf Was No Fun

By: Ricardo Quinones

  Many people argue that golf is not a sport, that golf is not fun, and that those who play the so called "sport" are old men with no personality. Just to tell you guys a little into how I started playing golf and to how it related to this video, I was thirteen when a couple of friends who were not members of a golf club told me if they could take a few golf classes at my golf club. In order for this to happen I had to take the golf classes with them. The first three classes were torture, I told myself this "sport" is for old people with no personality. It is a frustrating sport and it is no fun. By the fourth class I was hooked, it was a sport contrary to all that I though. People had fun playing it and by no means was it boring. In this video you see four of the best golf players in the world. They are in the top ten ranked worldwide, just below tiger woods and they have certainly showed me that golf is all about having fun and playing the sport you love. Watch this video it is very funny and tell me what you think.

Mr. Slim

By : Ricardo Quinones


   Last week I posted on my view on commercials today. This week's post is indeed more serious, it is about investments in Guatemala. If you have not heard of who Carlos Slim is let me give you a little insight into his life. Carlos Slim was a very poor kid who managed to overcome poverty and become the richest person in the world and the  most successful businessman. His investment are now world wide. He has a fortunes of over sixty five billion dollars, and therefore keeps his investments going. What caught my attention though was this video. Carlos Slim has the opportunity of investing in any country in the world with greater potential but instead he chose Guatemala. He has a very extended view to his type of investments but he actually wants to drill Oil in Guatemala. It is a different type of oil though I am not sure of it's name but if he looks forward to creating more jobs in Guatemala with his money, then so be it. What do you think of this man and his action in the future. Do you think his influence to Guatemala will be positive or negative?

Friday, November 22, 2013


              Their are two reasons why we made this video!First reason and the most important reason we know how much Roberto loves this song(How much he hates this song and how much this song annoys him) so we wanted to please him and make this video!Second reason the awesomeness  of the twins filming skills.Third reason we wanted to hang out and have a great time! So watch this music video!Warning you will wake up at night singing this song and the number 22 will be in your heads for a really good time so if you allergic to the number 22 for your own safety don´t watch it but if you don´t watch it you will not get to see the awesomeness of this music video. 

P.S This is dedicated to our good friend Roberto because it friday 22!

-Sofia Bv

-Sofia BV

People are awsome

                                                                  By: Marie A. Gabriel


      Have you ever tried to jump from a really high place? Have you ever tried to do a back flip or something extreme? Maybe you haven't because you're to scared which is fine, but some people aren't scared of these things. They jump hundreds of feet off the ground just grabbing on to a rope! Can you imagine yourself doing that... I can't imagine myself doing that! Some people are either dare devils, or have these abilities we simple don't have, or are just plain crazy with a death wish! We as humans have many abilities if want to exploit them, or we haven't found them yet! Sometimes people have great reflexes, are double jointed (like contortionists), are great at what they do, aren't scared, are cliff divers, are trained for these types of things, have been doing that there whole life, etc. Sometimes haven't you seen something very awesome and you want to do it too... and when your ready to do it you don't want to do it any more cause your too scared? It happens very often! Watch this video and tell me that you don't want to do something like that! WATCH IT!  

Mass Text by Tay Allyn
     Hey Guys! Remember the music video or music "Friday" by Rebecca Black? She got a lot of hate, but now there is another viral video going on called "Mass Text" by Tay Allyn. It's about her not getting a text message from this guy she likes.  The scene when the girl kisses the guy, I think the woman or girl is about 30 years old kissing a 20 year old guy. The next generation is kind of disappointing to watch people go crazy. The lyrics of this video is a bit weird. Another scene that creeps me out is when she smiles widely grabbing a barbie doll, I mean if you see it closely, she's making the creepy face. Watch it and don't get nightmares! Enjoy and comment your opinions about this! 

By: Hanna Lee 

The Doctor says to Tweet #SaveTheDay to make the Virtual TARDIS

So, as you all know, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special is coming up, also known as The Day of the Doctor. Well, a few weeks back, this video was released on the official Doctor Who YouTube channel. It's just the Doctor talking about hashtags, but he's doing it for a certain reason.

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special now has it's own hashtag, which is #SaveTheDay. If you go to, on that website they're making a virtual TARDIS made up of all the Doctor Who-related Tweets people are sending. I've already sent out a post with #SaveTheDay, so I should be there, I guess. But why don't you guys do the same. You can see your Tweets on that TARDIS. So let's all Tweet for Doctor Who!

By Arturo Girona, 9th Grade

Monday, November 18, 2013

Too Much Fun

Alright now who wouldn't want to put on a costume and a mask and simply do whatever the heck you want?  I must admit it would be pretty fun because no one could judge you for being too dorky, too skinny, too fat, too anything.  You could just be you.  This video shows me what kind of fun I think we all should have in everyday life.  We should all just chill and relax.  Take life as it is. If you could be a mascot would you?  Who do you think danced better the chicken thing or barney??  Which one of them was cooler?

Must Watch

Sadly, this video doesn't load onto blogspot therefore follow the link and watch it.  This is what I like to call my "happy" video.  Whenever you feel sad imagine you saying exactly what the video says.  It will make you smile any day of the week.  Ms. Vary loves this video and attributes it to me.  I take it as a compliment although many people might not, it's okay :)  When you feel sad do you have a "happy" video that you watch and it simply makes you happy.  If you could share any video with someone sad which video would it be and why?  Or what would be something you would do to become happy or make someone else happy??


Friday, November 15, 2013

Dancing Dog


    I know a couple of people liked video I posted last week, and I am pretty sure this one  will make you laugh too! Like I said last week cats and dogs are super funny to watch and play with! Believe me when I tell you that it WILL make you laugh! I also said that if you train your animal correctly they can become great pets, friends, entertainment (not in a cruel or mean way) partners, etc. Well this video I shared with you is a perfect example! Also some times dogs and cats can come with many abilities such as "talking", dancing, jumping really high, being really smart, and sometimes they can even do back flips! This dog is dancing the salsa! Have you ever seen that? Probably not! Well watch it 'cause it's really, truly funny. Personally want a pet that can do what this dog can do! Don't you? Watch this video and tell me in the comments section if you do or you don't!

                                                                By: Marie A. Gabriel      

3000 Miles by Emblem3
Hey Guys! Have you guys heard about Emblem3? Well they participated in the XFactor and won in 4th place. They released a song called "3000 Miles" and I personally think that this song is amazing! It talks about dreaming of a place called home and it's too far away! I love it! This video has about 1 million views! Tell me your opinions about this song! Keaton is the youngest, Wesley is the second youngest, and Drew is the oldest. Keaton and Wesley are brother but Drew is not but he is like the adopted one. I think they're cute and you can ask more about them to Arige, Marcia, and Dania. Hope you enjoy this song as much as I do! Comment your opinions about it. Positive comments no hate comments or negative comments! Thank you! Enjoy!  

By: Hanna Lee 

By: Ricardo Quinones

                                                           Your So Super Cool

   For the seventeen years of my life I have always wondered why people pay large amounts of money for advertising. In Guatemala people pay up to 50,000 Quetzales which is about 6,000 Dollars, just to advertise their product on one of those huge billboards. Not to mention the Tv commercials which have to pay even more. My argument at this is, most of them are useless that we usually have to turn the mute button on while the "boring" commercials finish. I always been against this type of advertising, nevertheless there is a different type of 30 second commercials which I enjoy. Indeed their is nothing better than a good laugh. The short but attention grabber film I am about to show you is how a commercial should be done. I do not mean to spoil the video for you but I would like to know what you think. Do you think they should decrease the amount of commercials that are not "comical" and have more of these? I anxiously await to know what you think.

Miley's SNL Appearance

So everyone knows about Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at the VMA? Well, on October 5th this year, she appeared in an episode of Saturday Night Live, and this was the first sketch. The funny thing about this sketch is that Miley's making fun of herself! She makes a ton of jokes about her performance. Also, apparently, whole skit is a flashback of how the United States got ruined. You find that out from the two homeless guys talking.
My favorite part is what Miley says when she gets up in the morning. I saw the complete episode that came out on TV. There were a TON of other funny sketches featuring Miley Cyrus. For example, this one sketch where she's the captain of a cheerleading squad and while they're practicing the members keep on getting abducted by aliens. Or another one where she's a guest on "The Girlfriend's Talk Show". If any of you can find the entire episode somehow, I encourage you to watch it! You will laugh your head off!  You should also watch SNL on a regular basis. They have a celebrity and a musical guest every episode.

By Arturo Girona, 9th Grade

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Does music keep getting worst?

What happened to our generation? Why has the music turned so crappy theses days? Oh I know why, people want to make money instead of producing and constructing actual music. Artists don’t care about the lyrics anymore their aim is to sell. They join together words that don’t actually make sense and just put them together because they rhythm. What happened to people who used music for an expression and for the profundity of the words they sang, for a benevolent purpose? The 90´s was a much better era than this one they had truly good musician such as Nirvana, The pixies, and daft punk. These days we have lady gaga and among others. Why do we listen to theses types of music maybe because nobody has taught us what good music is and trust me these lyrics are just rhymed based such as the famous song “just dance”. I have also noticed that music keeps getting worst each time even really good musician turned out with a song that is not the music they used to make. For example look at Maroon 5 and Coldplay their music is not the same  the have gone downhill instead of up hill. Do you 
agree or disagree?

-Sofia BV

Friday, November 8, 2013

Funniest Cats HQ

        Cat can be super funny. Their fun to watch, play with, etc. I have a cat and he is so hilarious.         When you scare them(unintentionally) they do all types of crazy thing like, jump really high, their hair stands up strait, they do a crazy noise, they can even jump on you or a curtain! Like I said before, their really funny. Although they are really funny, the can also be very loving or fierce. Many people say that cats are not good pets, but I think there wrong. If you train them correctly their peaceful! Also people say that cat and dogs don't get along really well, but they actually do. My cat and my dog are always together, and are ALWAYS playing! Their really really good friends. You wouldn't believe how friendly they are!
                                                                By: Marie a. Gabriel          

Million Dollar Smart Baby?

How many of us cry when our mothers sing?  Not very often, but this baby shows his feelings when he becomes emotionally connected to his mother's singing which causes him to cry.  I find this video very interesting in the fact that before the mother starts to sing the baby is fine.  Then Bam! the baby starts to cry and get teary eyed.  Have you ever actually wondered if babies understand what we are saying???? Many people have actually wondered if babies are more intelligent than adults but they simply speak a different language and can't express their thoughts.  Imagine if some baby saw you dancing around to One Direction or Justin Bieber.  Do you think he would make fun of you or think wow what is this girl/boy doing?  Do you think babies are intelligent and understand more than we think they do?


 Story Of My Life

As most Directioners (One Direction's Fandom) know, One Direction has released a new song called "Story Of My Life"! It's amazing! The lyrics to the song is sweet and their voices are beautiful. This song is in the album "Midnight Memories". Vevo took or deleted about 13 million views when we had about 20 million views.  Obviously most Directioners got really mad because we did break the record but vevo took views away for some reason. The music video is really sweet because their family members come out and show pictures about their childhood. 

By: Hanna Lee 
BY: Ricardo Quinones

                                                                Latin Music

   I know that many of you at Equity American school have a Gringo culture and probably never hear any other type of music besides the one's with english lyrics. I wanted you all to hear a little bit of a different type of music culture. I personally have a love for all types of music. I can listen to classical, electric, Latino and still have the same love for each. I am able to appreciate different types of modern rhythms and still listen to classical music. There are different types of latino music though, reggeaton, salsa, and other I can't really remember but the thing is this music gets you going. The feeling that this music provides is not at all like pop music and other alternative rocks. The difference with latino music and especially this song is, that it immediately makes you want to dance. For pop songs and other similar tunes, you are simply just jumping and thats the dance. With this music, it's different here you are dancing in pairs and there are moves that you must follow. It is definitely a tune for dancing, very fun indeed.  I encourage you all to listen to it and please tell we what you think, i am anxious to know.


Image courtesy of Google Images.
During the summer, I went to a tech camp where I had a course on Java. Java is free, popular programming language that is used for many different purposes, like games. Games like Minecraft and Runescape are all made using Java. A cool thing is that Java is cross-platform, meaning that if you write a program on one operating system, like OS X, you don't have to convert it or anything for if you want to run it on Windows. I spent one week in the camp, and I successfully made a calculator with Java.
Screenshot of the calculator I made while at camp.
Programming is hard, that's one thing you should take note of. But I found a website that teaches Java for free. Check it out:

I'd love to see the stuff you guys make with Java.
By Arturo Girona, 9th Grade

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wattpad!Sign up


 Have you ever written a pretty amazing story and want to share it to people but don´t have a clue on how you can share it to people? Or do you simply want to read good stories that are for free and online? Well guess what, I have the perfect site for you it´s called Wattpad. In this site you can share your stories and can read stories from other users.There are millions of users writing and publishing stories by the way there is also competitions for best books and you can even make your own trailers from the books you have published. This site even helps you if in the future if you want to be a writer or you just like reading books!Sing up its really amazing and follow me in Wattpad my name is Dreamso. The link is here if you want to sign up

Sofia B-V

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Divergent, is a new sci-fi thriller movie coming out in 2014. It is based on the book "Divergent", which is the first book of the trilogy. The movie is about a young girl named Beatrice Prior, a special girl with special mind. The movie takes place in a futuristic society where every one is separated in to different communities called Factions. When you turn sixteen you get the choice to stay or leave your faction. The movie revolves around the life of Beatrice Prior, after she chooses to stay or leave her faction. When she makes this choice she reveals a interesting secret about the society they live in. Beatrice's life gets put endanger as she tries to figure out whats going on. 
"One Choice can transform you, One Choice can destroy you, One Choice can define you" ~ Divergent. 
          By: Izzi


A lot have asked me what my favorite water sport that I love to do, what I normally answer is, "Its kiteboarding." But what is kiteboarding? Kiteboarding yeah is classified as one of the most extreme sports in the world, but above all the extreme and awesome, its just a load of fun. The feeling that you get while you are just pulled 20 meters in the air but this kite, and then you sort of free fall back to the water... Its just awesome!! Watch the video and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Watch and please leave a comment

By: Juan Fernando


As many people know Allegiant, the third and final book of the divergent trilogy, recently came out. So many people are furious, sad and devastated by the time they finish the book. A lot of reviews on amazon say to just read the first to books and make up the ending. Many people want to kill a particular character and others want to just cry. It's written really well but the ending is what causes the anger and devastation.

If you are reading Divergent or Insurgent BEWARE!!! Your heart will be ripped into two, dropped in a vat of acid then run over by a steam roller.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Catching Fire

As many fans of the Hunger Games know the Catching Fire movie is coming out soon. Its coming out the 22nd of November. This movie will hopefully this movie will be as good if not better than the first.  Catching Fire was an amazing book filled with romance, action, drama, and so much more. I have yet to meet anyone who didn't like it. Hopefully the movie will follow the book closely. If you want to you ca see the final trailer which will come out this Sunday. Below you can watch one of the multiple trailers.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

On November 23rd The 50th Anniversary for Doctor Who will be released. BBC has already aired a teaser trailer. in the trailer there are tiny little things that have been in past episodes of Doctor Who. The article I read called them "easter eggs", they are like references from other Doctor Who episodes. I realize that if you haven't seen every Doctor Who sense they began in 1963, you wont get all the references. But the trailer is really cool, its set up cool and it shows most of the Doctors sense the beginning of the show.  Here is the trailer, 

by: Izzi 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Apple Event

On Oct. 22, Apple held a big event in San Francisco do discuss many new things. During the event, Apple released the IPad Air, IPad Mini Retina Display, OS X Mavericks and Mac Pro. The IPhone and IPad maker stated that they are going to make a 5th generation IPad and a 2nd generation IPad Mini. The Mavericks were released  for free for any Mac bought after 2007. He also said there were other free software products. There is also then new update IOS 7.0.3 and with the new Mavericks installed you can get ibooks and maps on your computer. You can also tag, your files with colors so its easier to find, you just type in the color you tagged it on in the search and you find all the files you have tagged with the color. You can tag as many files as you want.
By: Izzi 

Classics Are Never Old

Last weekend, out of boredom, I decided to watch classic movies, and ended up watching The Birds, directed by the genius Alfred Hitchcock. Most of you probably know who Hitchcock is (if you don't then you probably come from another planet) But, do you know The Birds?.
It was originally a horror movie, but with today's special effects, it's hard to feel scared by the film. Well, I don't know about you, but there where parts when I was actually terrified. What do you think about it? Do you believe the classics never get old? Or do you feel bored by them?

By: Pablo Arimany

Sam and Cat

By: Genesis Esquilin
Taken from Google Images

Do you miss Sam Puckkett from ICarly? Do you miss Cat Valentine from Victorious?  Now you can see them both in Nickelodeon on their new TV show, Sam & Cat. Sam & Cat is about Sam came to LA (Los Angeles) and saved cat from a garbage truck (I know a garbage truck), they become friends. Cat convinces Sam to be her roommate after Nona (Cat's grandmother) went to a retirement home.  Later, they met a 12 year-old boy name Dice. Dice is their neighbor who likes to trade things for money. He also manages a professional wrestler name Goomer. Goomer is not smart (he thought he can fix his hamburger after Sam crushed it). Also in each episode, they use the number sign "#" before the name of the episode.

On the show, they use some people. They use two kids on the first episode and on another episode. They also use Sophia Grace & Rosie (I know!) on an episode call #TheBritBrats and #RevengeOf TheBritBrats. They also use Eric Lange (Sikowitz from Victorious). in the episode #MommaGommer. 

So if your a person who really loves Sam Puckkett from ICarly and Cat Valentine from Victorious, then Sam & Cat is the show for you.

Here is the commercial

Taken from YouTube



Hey, most of you have already read my earlier post, but this is a video of a typical triathlon finish. This sprint finish was between Jonathan Brownlee and Javier Gomez, This has to be one of the best finishes ever. Its awesome, if you take your time to watch it, it will keep you at the edge of your seat.
Please watch this one and the last one I posted, and comment.

By Juan Fernando


Hey, I know most of you people here don't know what triathlon is. Well, let me educate you a little bit. Triathlon is a sport that consists of 3 individual sports at once, the 3 sports are swimming, biking and running, in that order. And in my opinion is one of the toughest most intense sports out there, its a combination of endurance and speed, for any of you guys that wants to see what it is, I am going to post a video below showing a montage of triathlon. Be sure to check out my next post showing a typical triathlon finish.

By Juan Fernando

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

After all the exciting Harry Potter films. J.K. Rowling has announced that she will be making a new movie called "Fantastic Beasts and where to find them." The movie is about a text book from Hogwarts and the author of that book, Newt Scamander. Newt Scamander was mentioned in the first book in the Harry Potter series. Scamander was a magiczoologist.  Ever science a fascination of hippogriffs when he was a child he started to study Fantastic Beasts. The movie will talk about this mans life in the 1918. During his life he want and worked with the Ministry of Magic. according to the article he spent almost a decade researching and writing the book. This movie gives us the past of the magic Wizard World. It sound really cool and exciting.
By: Izzi 

Hitler's Reaction

"Hitler's Reaction" is a scene taken from an old movie where he receives the bad news that an ally he confided in wasn't able to create a coalition force to fight off the invaders. What youtube users do is that they take something big in the media and change the subtitles, for comedy, of course. There is many videos like this. Unfortunately, since this scene is open to the public, some users post a lot of bad language and vulgar content. Fortunately, this is rare, but viewer discretion is advised. Anyway, I hope you find this as funny as I did. 

by Chris Galvez 11th "He swims the Atlantic as we speak..." hahahaha

The Walking Dead

If any of you people are looking for a series to watch  at home, then watch the walking dead. Its this mind-blowing series in which there is an outbreak of a sort of decease. So when you die, you sort of comeback to life but in a dead way. Zombified would be the correct term. Its about how this group of survivor go to hell and back just to survive the apocalypse. It is really entertaining and I would really recommend it.
Check out this weird trailer and decided.

By : Juan Fernando

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Flipping Dead

Coming from a guy who both wants to take part in the zombie apocalypse and learn parkour; this is possibly the greatest video ever made, other than the baby penguin getting tickled. I half expected one of their legs to fly off, but these might be alpha-zombies or something. Anyway, check out this video, it's cool and stuff. It's a good way to waste time before you start your homework, too. 

by Chris Galvez 11th. You have to start your homework later, though.

Chinese Food

Let's play a game... Below you will find a music video. A music video that was written and produced by Patrice Wilson, the same man who wrote and produced "Friday" sung by Rebecca Black. Now, here comes the interesting part; It's even worse. So, go ahead. Click it. Watch the video. Listen to the lyrics. After all, what could possibly be worse than the worst song in the world. The answer is obvious. It's called "I love chinese food" by Alison Gold. (How come all these singers have colors for last names?) 

by Chris Galvez 11th. We apologize to the Chinese.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The House of Hades

For those who haven't read the Percy Jackson series, you really should. The House of Hades is part of a spin off series and is the fourth book. In this book we once again join the seven as they continue their journey. I am super excited about this book as are many of the other PoJ fans. You can buy it now since it recently came out. If you haven't read the other books than go read them now before you even consider this book. The author, Rick Riordan, also wrote: The Kane Chronicles, The Demigod Files, The Demigod Diaries, The Maze of Bones, Big Red Tequila, Survival Guide( The Kane Chronicles),  and a few more. There are rumors that Riordan is going to be writing a Norse God series. If you need an opinion about how amazing this author is, or how you should read House of Hades you can ask Izzi Loosle, Marcia Orellana, Kelly Correa, and a few others. The books are so good! once you pick them up its so difficult to put them back down!


Hard Decisions: Would You Go For The Easy?

I'm currently reading an apparently popular book called If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. I began reading it because, well, it's all over the media and everyone our age is talking about it.
It might be a YA novel, and pretty easy to read, but it sure has a strong plot and conflict. The writing is also pretty good, if you ask me.
 (Lily, I know how much you love this.)

Anyways, as you can see in the cover, there's a question: what would you do if you had to choose? I'm not done with the book yet, so I still don't know what role that question plays in the plot, but I think I have an idea of how.

Mia, a seventeen year-old girl has all her future figured out: She wants to leave her small-town to attend Juilliard, in New York City, and become a professional cellist. Besides, she has a loving boyfriend, who is a member of a punk band, and a loving family.
Sounds perfect right? Well, it all shatters when a fatal accident during  a road trip with her family kills everyone.
Or that´s what she thought.
After the accident, she has an off-body experience, and is able to see the remains left by the accident.

Sure, it sounds pretty cool to be outside your body, but it ain´t fun when you have to witness the bodies of your family (and yourself), or your car in flames.

Well, I think that the question comes into place right there. She probably has to make a decision of what to do with her life now. That is pretty scary all by itself. Imagine having must of your pieces put together, and because of an accident, you´re forced to create a new plan.
So, I was wondering, what is your opinion on this.
If you one day, without warning, you are forced to make a decision on what to do with your life, what would you do?
Here goes the book trailer, maybe it will make more sense if you watch it. :)

By: Pablo


Hey guys, I don't know if many of you know this but the second movie of Thor is coming out and it looks like it is going to be killer. I looks like a really good movie, after seeing the trailer I kind of got a good perspective of how the movie is going to be like. Only from watching the trailer, I would give this movie a rating of 9 out of 10, obviously I haven't seen the actual movie but that is what I presume is the rating that I am probably going to give it. In this movie Thor goes to his former evil brother and asks him for help so that they can fight against and ever present evil; darkness.
Thanks for reading, watch the trailer and please comment.

By: Juan Fernando Gabriel

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Uselessly Important

We all know about the SAT. Yeah, I feel like throwing up when I hear that. Well, this useless test is apperantly super important when applying to college. For some reason, college admission officers put too much important in your scores.
Well, guess what? The SAT is completely and utterly useless! It doesn't really tell a university how good of a student you are, and, thankfully, many colleges are starting to realize this. But, of course, the prestigious Ivy Leagues are still on the haunt of applicants with perfect scores.
Actually, the man in charge of College Board, the place where you subscribe for the test, has declared himself that the SAT has several flaws and in many cases does not fully emphasize what someone is capable of. There is always someone who gets good scores, of course, and for those people, the test is a door opening opportunity. Unfortunately, that's not the case for me.

Anyways, everyone in the 12th Grade is feeling completely stressed about the test. Either because they already took it or are waiting to take it to get this over with. I'm one of those who have not taken the test yet. Although I have taken some practice tests, and, let me tell you, I completely suck! So, everyone, brace yourself for the most annoying test preparation of your life. Seriously, every college in the world should just ditch this test.

Yes, this is how I feel about taking the test.

By: Pablo Arimany

Killer Karaoke

By Genesis Esquilin

Taken from Google Images

Do you love to see people in torture? Do you love to see people in a cold pool full with snakes? Do you want to see people tying to win up to $10,000? Then Killer Karaoke is the show for you. Killer Karaoke is an American reality TV show in truTV. It is about people singing while doing crazy challenges. The host of this show is a crazy man (he is not too crazy) name Steve-O (in the photo). The challenges of the show are Big Stank, Bite Club, Blown Away, Cactus Maze, Hair Raiser, Head Case, Puppet Master, Swamp Swing, Walk of Fear, Shock Therapy 1, and Shock Therapy 2. (My favorite). (Shock Therapy 1 and 2 are different). And the final three take a ride on the world's largest turntable and the one who stays the longest gets up to $10,000!

Big Stank is when the contestants sings while two big sweaty 500- pounds men dancing with the contestant. 

Bite Club is when the contestant wear a suit and been bitten by wild dogs (sometimes they had to deliver packages).

Blown Away is when the contestant stands in front of three giant fans and get a facial (Steve-O style) while holding a rope full of water and being thrown with the fans paprika and oatmeal. 

Cactus Maze is when the contestant wear blurry vision goggles while walking through a field of cti and dodge a bag of flour and try to grab money in a cactus. And a little surprise, their is a python on the cactus!

Hair Raiser is when the contestants (only male) sit in a barber's chair and get a wax. And Steve-O add a scorpion to the contestant's stomach!

Head Case is when the contestant has to stick his or her hand or head into a case and try to find a $50 bill. The funny part is when one of the cases is a stuff animal of food to confuse the contestant.

Puppet Master is when the contestant gets inside a suit with a man and the man controls the actions while the song is playing.

Swamp Swing is when the contestant (usually a female) gets on a swing and get drop in a tank full of ice cold water and full of snakes and twi baby alligators!

Walk of Fear is when the contestant stroll down the catwalk and put his or her feet into six boxes full with creatures and dangerous items. The first three boxes are  ice water, fish guts, and maggots.

Shock Therapy 1 is when the contestant wear shock collars and serve Steve-O food and drinks. Sometimes Steve_o don't eat the food, he just throw them behind his back.

Shock Therapy 2 is the same thing as Shock Therapy 1, but the contestant has to walk up and down the stairs and then they serve Steve-O the food.

So if your a person who loves people being torture, then Killer Karaoke is the show foe you. 

Here is one of my favorites events of Killer Karaoke.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hungry Yet?

I really hate not having breakfast before going to school. Seriously though, who does? You just end up all cranky in classes and you can't pay attention. Well, that's me, I don't know about you.
This year in particular happens to be my "let's not have breakfast year", because I'm lazy and I can't wake up early enough to have breakfast and leave in time to drop my brother off at his school (who starts half an hour before we do.)

Anyways, during ICT, I sit in between JiYe and HaNuel. Both of them are ALWAYS looking at delicious Korean recipes, with the most mouth-watering pictures that you could think of. Today, I barely ate, and JiYe decides to read a blueberry muffin recipe.

I mean, come one! Look at that! Like not eating wasn't enough.
If you want to make one of this, and possibly give me (your favorite person in the world ;) a little tiny piece), then click here to learn how!

By: Pablo Arimany