a chiaroscuro.

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So recently, a friend of mine came to me inquiring about a photoshoot for her art class. She and her friend were to take a chiaroscuro picture and then do a chalk art work of it. On a Saturday, they came to my house and the magic blossomed. It was a lot of fun – I, myself, had never done this kind of work before but I am glad I did. Exposing myself to a variety of types of photography. So here is some of the work that came from this wonderful experience.

happy october.

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Can you believe that it is October already? I am still in September mode – Just watch me keep writing September for the next two weeks. I’ve been pretty busy with school work (which is why I have not been able to post much). So this post will be short.

So I am curious. What is your favorite monster? Now that we can officially be in the mood for those scary monsters. Anyone planning on dressing up for Halloween. I know I still do because well face it, it is the only time of the year that you have an excuse to dress up in silly costumes.

Well I will leave you with a persuasive essay I had to write. (Be warn: Those who love Justin Bebier or One Direction might find it slightly offensive) 

The Already-Dead or The Dead
Imagine multiple dead-drop gorgeous bodies, immortal life, and a sexy humor.
Zombies are often seen as decaying corpses that multiply quickly and have one sole purpose. Get blood. In Hotel Transylvania, one cannot help but be easily amused by the zombie employees and their simple minded ways, while in Resident Evil, some appear to be horrifying and blood thirsty. Although werewolves and vampires seem to be becoming popular, with their sexiness and enchanting ways, zombies are the way to go, with their silliness, fast spreading virus, and just too plain hard to kill.

Without a doubt, if there were a great arising of the undead, there would be more zombies than vampires and werewolves. A society can go into a zombie apocalypse rather quickly when the virus is let out. With a virus that spreads quickly, more people would continue life as a zombie than any other way of life. If a person dies, all that is needed is for the virus to be injected into the corpse. By comparison, to become a werewolf, a person either is born with the gene or they are bitten. A werewolf’s bite causes immense pain to their victim, and it takes a few days for the process of becoming a werewolf. But zombies are made within a few hours of the initial breakout. Yet on another hand still, a vampire’s bite can cause pleasure to its victim, and once the process is done, they look rather spiffy. Still it takes a longer time for the venom to spread throughout the body, and the vampire’s victim must be still alive for the process to work, a cumbersome detail. This proves that zombies are better at making more of themselves.

As the population of anything increases, so does the death rate. The most
common way to kill zombies is a head shot. Sounds simple, but it can create a problem for those who do not own or know how to shoot a gun. And one must consider that there would be more than just a single zombie coming at them. From the old to the new movies of vampires, there is more than one way to kill a vampire: Tearing them from limb to limb and setting them on fire; stabbing them in the heart with a stake; or throwing holy water on them, which in a way could be a rather hard task to accomplish. Whichever the method, vampires have a variety of ways of being killed while zombies only have one. This shows that zombies do not have many weaknesses. Reflecting upon werewolves, if one strives to kill one, it involves either the wolfsbean plant, any type of silver, or killing their soul mate. Zombies, on the other hand, do not have to worry about a mate to watch over nor a strange plant that might be hard to find. If one has bad aim well… welcome to the dark side.

Rarely do people see zombies as comic relief. In every movie, zombies are
shown with their horrifying looks, but they are funny characters. Many people are initially scared out of their wits when zombies are added into the equation. But if one can get past their rather dead-looking appearance, they have a personality like everyone else. Zombies tend to talk about nonsense, which ends up coming out more or less like a knee-slapper for those around them. Some argue that vampires are the most entertaining in fiction, with their unusual 17th century accents and long caps that cover their body. However, zombies do not act upon their feelings, so they cannot be hurt by the whispers of how weird they seem to be. They also do not have the drama that makes vampires not so cool. Looking on the opposite side of things, werewolves, with their canine families, are easily distracted with simple things such as chasing their tail or running after a squirrel that has been spotted. Yet zombies can make fools out of themselves without any effort. Just their simple clumsy presence causes great amusement.

Zombies are the best of monsters, with their easy spreadable virus, only
head shot kill, and the weirdness they create every time they are on stage. Glittery vampires and love-sick werewolves are getting more boring as each horror movie goes by. One needs a good aim to kill zombies at a fast pace. Zombies say bizarre sentences, creating a humorous atmosphere. And there is a plentiful supply of zombies, with their virus in motion. If zombies were not here, life would consist of pop-chick Justin Bieber vampires with heartbreaking One Direction werewolves and a whole shrieking love triangle of fan girls.

a punch to the face.

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day 17. write about a time you screwed up – a mistake you made.

Well I think we can all agree that we have made many mistakes in our lives (whether they were tiny or ginormous). We make them every day and hopefully learn for each and every one of them. Let the mistakes teach us a little detail that we did not notice before.

A time that I remembered was when I was in oh fourth grade. I was sitting at lunch and a little boy came up to me and started to talk to me. At first, I thought it was cool that he actually wanted to talk to me – a shy awkward girl – but I soon realized that he was not really interested in talking to me. I forget the reason, but at some point or another, he said something that I found offensive and naturally I punched him in the face. Not really knowing the whole do-not-punch-people-because-it-is-rude-and-mean concept.

Of course, I was given a red card and could not go out to play for recess. Thankful no phone calls were made. But I just felt horrible afterwards. I did not mean to hurt him but I just did not like what he had said to me. I do not remember it at all but I just known that I promised myself that day that I would never punch anyone again.



a little here. a little there.

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day 13.  A “life lately” post. What you’re up to, how you’re feeling, how you’re doing on your goals, etc. 

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Life has been going great for me. This last weekend, I was at a music festival with my church. Although the entire time we were there, it just kept on pouring down rain. We had a blast! Around eight o’clock, a few of us went back to the place we were staying at because we had enough rain being soaked into our bones and a few stayed back until midnight. I was one of the few that headed back, I had my fun but I was getting colder and colder by the minute. My rain jacket wasn’t keeping me dry at all anymore and I was protecting one of my friend’s Cannon Rebel camera. That was all Saturday. On Sunday, we had a nice outdoor service. Afterwards, I then went dress shopping with my mother for Homecoming. Jake is taking me to his homecoming this coming weekend. (Do not worry, there will be a picture or two.)

As how I am feeling… Well I feel okay. I have been having the sniffles which I suspect is from all of that rain. I could do with more sleep but who has time? All I can do is hope that I can find time to sleep at some point or another.

Well I hope you have had a great Monday.

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a new orlean’s photo trip

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day 12. Only photos

Well I have not really had an interesting day nor was I able to take photos since I was in class all day. And I do not particular want to get into any trouble. So I decided that I will show you through photos my trip to New Orleans with my family. All of these are from my phone so pardon the quality.

 



me, myself, and I.

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day 9. A self portrait

I had to grab my camera and quickly shoot a picture of myself for this one. It can be difficult to find a good photo of me because I am mainly the person who is taking the photo. Or you might find an old picture of me (I tend to have many different hairstyles).

Please pardon my slightly tiredness. School has been a drag.

me



Live For Tomorrow: Day 10

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10. Something yellow (to support World Suicide Prevention Day)

Today I wore my bright yellow shirt. I am not sure if that many people at my school knew about it but those who did knew. Here was something that I also put on my wrist for support.

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a moment of impact.

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day 6. Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.

I have had a lot of turning points in my life. Going to high school. Death in the family. Getting my first dog. Getting into National Honor Society. Well you get the point. I decided, since I haven’t really talked about my boyfriend that much and don’t worry I won’t be over flowing this blog about him, that I will talk about him for this one.

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First a little background about us. I met Jake in September of 2010 at an event that my youth group went to. He is a cousin of a friend of mine. The year before I had heard a lot about him from my sister and friends of mine – they met him the year before at the same event but I had decided not to go that year. When I actually got to met him face to face, the first thing I noticed about him was his eyes. Jake has these amazing blue green eyes…I always like staring at his eyes.

We became good friends. I really did not talk to him that much because Karli and his cousin would steal him away. But when we did chat, it was like talking to someone I have known for a long time. He was a great shoulder to cry on and just vent my feelings out. We went (and still go) to different schools in different counties, so we only get to see each other at church once or twice a week.

It was only just about the beginning of this year that I realized that I had fell for him. The past year or so, I was facing some difficulties and it was just a low point in my life (so far). But sometime in the spring, I went to Jake to talk about some problems that I was facing. It felt good to actually talk to someone, to speak out loud. He is someone I can and always will rely on. The next day, he text me to inquire in about how I was feeling and from there we just started to talk a lot.

On June 5, Jake asked me out which I said yes to. Yes I do realize that in reality this is only a small point in my life since I still have a lot of learning and life to live. But right now at this moment and time, it is big for me.

Jake is the most sweetest person you will ever meet. He brings out the child in me (not that I am a child in a way still but you get the point). He gives the most amazing hugs. He is compassionate. He accepts my weirdness, as I do his. He is an amazing poet (You should totally check out his work!). He can make your day a hundred times better. He is my teddy bear when I need a hug. I really could go on but I think you guys get the point.

The few months that we have been together has been a big turning point in my life. I had previously just been wandering in the fields. Living day by day, not really looking into the future. I was consumed by my feelings and the stress. Jake has been a savior in a way for me. He helped me see the light of day again. He has inspired me.

This was and still is my distinct turning point.



The Nurturer (ISFJ)

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day five.  this short personality test and respond to your results.

I’ve taken this kind of test many times…but I seem to always forget that I am an ISFJ. But this category fits me very well. Although there is some things that is not me but then again, not everyone is the same.

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Somethings that I was like wow:

  • “ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people’s feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best.” (Here.)
      • This is very much me. I try my very hardest to be the nicest person which at times can backfire but I still do. I look to the positive side of people but there are the few that have lost my trust and friendship and I try not to keep in contact with them.
  • This special ability, combined with their sensitivity to other’s feelings and desires, makes them very likely to be great gift-givers – finding the right gift which will be truly appreciated by the recipient. (Here.)
      • This always drives my mum up a tree. I have this tendency to wait and search for the perfect gift for my friends. So this I have to say is very much true about me.
  • In the workplace, ISFJs are methodical and accurate workers, often with very good memories and unexpected analytic abilities; they are also good with people in small-group or one-on-one situations because of their patient and genuinely sympathetic approach to dealing with others. (Here.)
      • I actually have okay memory, pretty average I would say. So I guess I did not get that gene.
  • The ISFJ usually remains reserved around others, and does not open up very much. However, since they have a need to talk things over with others in order to make decisions, they do really need some close confidantes in their life. (Here.)
      • This is sooo true. I only have five very close friends. I am very shy when it comes to talking to people that I know so little about or just met. But my close friends know a lot of stuff about me because I am very comfortable around them.

These are just a few things that I have commentary about. There is a lot more…but I don’t want to bore you with my nonsense.

Live For Tomorrow: Day 8

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8. A skill you’d love to learn

I would love to learn American Sign Language. I really got interested while watching an episode of Cold Case. It just inspired me. Although I have yet to learn it. I know someday I am going to take time and learn the language.