Let’s Talk Corona

Hi, and welcome back to a sane post.

I haven’t done the blogging challenges in a while, so I decided that I should probably do this one. (That’s a lie. My teacher actually just assigned us this post.) So, anyways, I’m just going to get right in!


Schools around the globe have always been, well, different. A few years back, I actually attended an international school over in Bangkok, Thailand. We were on the schedule known as “year-round school.” As horrible as that sounds, it’s actually a lot better, in my opinion. Summers would be shorter, yeah, but we would have a ton more short breaks sprinkled throughout the year. We also had a ton more freedom, but that might’ve just been because we all attended a fancy private school in a gated community.

However, I think this coronavirus thing really united how schools act around the world. Before quarantine actually happened, I remember joking around with friends and hoping school got shut down because we didn’t want to go to school. Now that it’s actually happened, I bet a lot of people wish they cherished school more. Don’t get me wrong, I’m perfectly happy being locked inside my house, but some people aren’t.

Now that schools around the world are all shut down, we’re all being forced to teach the exact same way: online. People who have never had anything in common before are now striking up friendships just by talking about their classmates and things they do during quarantine.

I don’t have much else to talk about, so that’ll be all! Stay safe!

<-The school I attended in Bangkok.

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impulses :)

Yo, what’s up? Today, I’m going to talk about…



I know, weird topic. However, I am the queen of impulses, so therefore, I’m going to write about them.

Since this post is about my impulses, I will be writing it including all of my impulses and random thoughts (including paragraph skips). 🙂 This post probably won’t be very grammatically correct. Sorry 🙁


So, recently I’ve had the impulse to start crochet.

I’ve never done anything like it before, but just last night I mentioned it and my mom said she’d order the materials. I don’t have much else on the crochet topic.


We’ll also be covering my hair impulses. I get these a lot. Like, a lot a lot. Back in the summer, I was really tempted to get bangs. That phase happened when I wasn’t even allowed to cut my hair. I’m actually really glad I wasn’t allowed to because, wow, I would not look good with bangs.

My most recent hair impulse is still going on. I swear, as soon as I get out of quarantine, I will be cutting my hair and dyeing the front two strips of my hair. Don’t be surprised if I just dye my entire head blue; it’s not out of consideration.


Honestly? Even this post idea was on impulse. I had no idea about what I was actually going to write once I started.


Anyways, that’s all I have today. Leave a comment if you wish; maybe a link to your blog.

quarantine routine !!

Hi y’all. As we been knew, the coronavirus has taken over the world. Virginia has officially shut down schools for the rest of the year. You know what that means? I had to establish my own little routine.

  • Wow, list time! Such a fancy way to organize things.


  1. Wake up. I know, such a hard step. Although I don’t like to admit it, I’ve only woken up before noon three times this quarantine. My typical wake up time is around 1am. I know, I have a problem.
  2. Bathroom tings. My personal morning (afternoon) bathroom routine always starts with the hygienic cleansing of the bones inside of the mouth. Putting this simply – brushing my teeth. After that I do my little skin-care routine (I’m not gonna go in depth on that). Boom! I’m done with the bathroom.
  3. Getting dressed. This step has been skipped everyday. Everyday is pajama day.
  4. Catch up. Waking up at noon has its own little perks (such as extra sleep), but it also comes with a lot of drawbacks. It requires me to catch up on everything that happened overnight and throughout the morning. Pretty much I just check all of my notifications.
  5. School (ew). This was only added this week, unfortunately. Since my mom’s a teacher, she’s been adamant that I complete things for school. I don’t enjoy it at all, especially since only a few of my teachers have actually posted things related to our actual class. The second my teachers actually start assigning online work, and not just optional hyperlinks, I’m sure I’ll have a much better time.
  6. Vibe. 
  7. Movie time! So far, my family has watched some sort of movie literally every night. My family has become very addicted to Marvel movies. We’ve started a marathon and we’re trying to watch every movie in chronological order. Before our marathon started, my sister and I would watch a Disney movie every night too.
  8. Bathroom tings pt. 2. I’ve decided to skip meals for the sake of writing this post. In Bathroom Tings Pt. 2, we get to experience me doing the exact same steps as before. Except, surprise! We switch the order!! Instead of brushing my teeth first, I wash my face first. Gotta love skin-care, amirite?
  9. Sleepy time. Alas, back to sleep. Once again, I start my slumber until the next afternoon.


I’ve done pretty much nothing this entire quarantine. My “routine” literally just consists of procrastination. Love y’all, see you next post.

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9 Things I’ve Learned

9 Things I’ve Learned This Year


     As we all know, 8th grade is a very educational year (I think). It’s the year right before we transition into high school. So below, I’ve collected a number of things I’ve learned this year. They’re not all specifically educational, but I’ve learned them this year in 8th grade. 



  • About Anchor. In our Communications class, we had a podcast unit. We used this website called Anchor. Anchor is a website that easily lets you record and share your podcast to many major listening sites.
  • Lists. Although I’ve made many Kahoots, I never knew you could make a question into a list. In Civics class, we had a Kahoot where every single question was a list/put the answers in order. It was weird, especially since I’ve never seen a Kahoot list before. 
  • Lists, continued. Another thing I’ve learned about lists is how many things attract viewers. Apparently, odd numbers gain more views. I always thought multiples of five or two would be the best way since they’re numbers that everybody knows and they’re an easy way to gage how many things are on the list. Guess not though. 
  • Hexagon inside a circle. Yeah, I know. This one is a bit wack. I learned how to draw a perfect hexagon inside of a circle! As you can probably guess, I learned this little ‘trick’ in Geometry. This isn’t that important; I just thought of it.
  • Colors. I’ve realized that a lot of people think I like the color combination of yellow and black. Sure, my blog is bee themed, but that’s just because my spam account on Instagram is bee themed. If I was more creative and had come up with a better username, my account would definitely be light pink. Most likely, I’d find some sort of way to incorporate yellow in there too. Fun fact about Beelia, I hate bees (bumblebees and honey bees are on a fine line).
  • Pathos, ethos, logos. Wow, something that’s actually educational. In Communications, I learned about the advertisement techniques that every advertisement has to use. Pathos, which appeals to the emotional side. Ethos, when advertisements appeal to credibility and show that their product is legit. Logos, advertisers use facts and logic to prompt you to buy their product.
  • Biteable. Back at the beginning of the year, we all created a how-to product on what makes a quality comment. You can view the video right here !
  • One-handed 45. As some of you might know, I participated in fall guard/marching band during the fall season. What a lot of people don’t know is that color guard actually has their own individual, inside winter guard season. Our show this year is Hamilton themed. The ending flag toss is definitely the hardest toss I’ve ever learned. We have to use one hand to throw a six-foot metal pole in the air at a perfect 45 degree angle. We have been learning the toss for around three months already and we still haven’t been allowed to move on to using one hand to actually toss.
  • Thesis statements. I’ve decided to close off my list with another thing that’s actually educational. Before this year, I didn’t actually know how to form a proper thesis statement. I had no clue about the [topic]+[position]+[two broad reasons] before 8th grade English. I may be a good writer for essays and things, but somehow I’ve never been taught this before. 



     These things are just a small portion of all the things I’ve learned this year. I’ve learned so much, and the year isn’t even over. I hope to learn and experience so much more before this year ends.

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2020 !!

Hello !! I’m back and planning to be a lot more active here (probably not, but I’ll try). Today in Communications Class, we did a little activity to learn more things about our classmates. We just asked little questions, like what their favorite song or color is. It was really weird going around and learning everybody’s personality more, even while interviewing them.
A lot of them seemed to like singing, but they all said that they were bad at it. However, none of them had the same favorite color. Like, Emma S. said that her favorite color is purple, but Brie likes red.
It seemed that many of them had four people in their family, including themselves. However, there was one who had 12 people ! There’s also Emma G, who seems to have more pets than humans. Most people who had pets had a dog, but obviously not everybody has pets. Even I don’t have a pet, but I am pushing to get some guinea pigs. Specifically two guinea pigs, since guinea pigs are social creatures and won’t be happy without a friend. During my research, I was trying to learn if a guinea pig would be happier with or without a friend. I learned that they’re much happier with friends. In fact, they’re so social that Switzerland made it illegal to own only one guinea pig!
I also noticed that a lot of my class couldn’t decide on a certain favorite food. Everybody would hesitate when asked that question, so everybody had to change the question to favorite type of food – like Italian or sweet. Personally, I enjoy the food that I grew up on, which is Vietnamese. A lot of people also couldn’t think of their favorite movie, but not many people actually ended up changing the question so that it was more genre-based instead of title-based.
Anyways, that’s all I can come up with for this post! How can you relate or contrast to my classmates? Please leave a comment!

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Last week of SBC !!

Hey fellow bloggers !! 

Last week of the SBC, but I’m probably still going to post occasionally.


     So, I’m just going to get right into the post. I really enjoyed this blogging challenge, even though I only managed to turn in, like, five submission forms. I wrote seven blog posts overall, since my class skipped emoji week. Personally, I adored week three – fun with photos. I love writing, and since that one was when I actually got to write a fictional story, I simply adored it.

     I loved reading the emoji week though. I didn’t do it, but everybody’s post was just so creative. I especially enjoyed this one post I read because it was a math post. I’m in an advanced math class (not the most advanced, that class only has, like, ten people), so the math was easy for me. I noticed that a teacher commented on that post with a different answer than mine, and even though I know I could’ve been wrong, it made me happy with the knowledge that I could’ve been better at math than a teacher (I know I was right; I fact checked myself ten different ways).

     I received twenty comments. Both my photo story and my comments post got six comments. Commenting is a very essential part of blogging. It encourages the blogger to write more, it allows bloggers to communicate and interact, it allowed people to give feedback to the blogger, and it turns a blog from a static place to an interactive space.

     I didn’t actually learn many new web tools because I have a page on a different website that has a lot of the same things you can do here. Of course, it’s not necessarily a blog, you can just design your about with links and things very easily. I did learn about Biteable, however. You can still check out my Biteable video on commenting in my post titled, “Leaving Quality Comments.”

     When it comes to future blogging, I’m a bit lost. I need prompts to write, and without the SBC, I don’t have as many prompts. I want to update more and try to gain a bigger and more diverse audience, but I’m just not sure how to find them. 

     I truly can’t wait until the next Student Blogging Challenge, but until then, I’ll probably be a lot less active.

(Have a nice butterfly!)


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Holidays !!

Hey hey hey!!


Something that you might not know about me, although I’ve mentioned it before, is that I lived in Thailand for two years! 

I remember a few holidays that we celebrated there, specifically Songkran and Loi Krathong. I won’t go into the details of Songkran since this post is about Loi Krathong, but I can give the important parts. 

Songkran is the Thai national New Year. It lasts for three days, but it extends to five. It’s essentially just a really long water fight. Its purpose was to wipe away the bad memories by constantly getting soaked. People would walk around with water balloons, water guns, and umbrellas. The official dates are April 13th through April 15th, so don’t go to crowded places in nice clothes on those days.

Now, about the actual topic – Loi Krathong. Loi Krathong’s date is never set as it takes place on the evening of the full moon of the twelfth month of the traditional Thai lunar calendar. 

Loi Krathong is also about getting rid of bad vibes, but instead of getting soaked, you float a lantern. Now, I know you may be thinking, “oh, lanterns, like in “Tangled”?” Well, guess what? That’s wrong! Floating lanterns in the sky are actually for Yi Peng. They’re on the same date, just in different areas. Yi Peng is mainly in northern Thailand, whereas Loi Krathong is celebrated all over. Loi Krathong is when you float the lanterns on the water. 

The Loi Krathong boats/floats tend to be made out of bamboo, at least, that’s what mine was made out of. You would decorate your boat with leaves, flowers, literally anything you want. Loi Krathong is definitely the most beautiful holiday I’ve ever witnessed.

I just love learning about other cultures’ holidays, so please share !

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marching band experience !!

Y’all remember my post about marching band, right? I mean, I posted it a few days ago. I’d hope your memory isn’t so bad that you’ve already forgotten it. Or maybe you didn’t see it. If not, then you should totally go check it out after you read this one.

Anyways, that post was just a short post about states, but this one is about everything !


     We started in the summer with highly encouraged but still optional guard practices, just so that we’re not murdering band kids when band camp starts. Let me tell you; that was a good idea. Band camp was as expected: hot, miserable for the first day, and absolutely worth it. At the time, you may want to quit just because of band camp. You have to wake up early only to march for the length of a school day. Now that it’s been long over and the season is pretty much over, I can’t help but long for the next band camp.

     I decided I wanted to do color guard at a very young age. Going to parades and things and seeing the people twirling flags, wow. I knew I wanted to do that. I didn’t know what it was called until last year. My older sister joined guard in as a freshman; two of her close friends had done it in 8th grade so we knew I could join. I don’t know why my sister thought I should join, since it’s her activity. She recruited me, and now she must deal with me. I’m not planning on quitting anytime soon. 

     Our first few football games were obviously a disaster. Not only were some band kids and the guard not entirely caught up in memorizing everything, but we had to do everything while marching properly to our drill spot.

     Our first competition, however, was amazing. I think we either got second or third; I don’t actually remember (we could’ve even gotten first). It was pretty hot, but not too bad considering our guard uniforms are pretty much just unitards with some sheer fabric draped over it. Our uniforms are a deep maroon, still more on the pinkish side. Since we’re a high school band, we have to wear shorts under is of the same color as our skirts, and they go down mid thigh. Around the chest is sheer fabric just loosely hanging off to give an elegant effect. The skirt goes down to our ankles and is made of the same material and color as the sheer fabric.

     Our overnight competition was so fun. We traveled down to Virginia Beach and went to Busch Gardens the day after the competition. I roomed with the three other youngest in our marching band. We’re not technically supposed to be in marching band (since we’re in 8th grade), but since our guard used to be so small, we got permission. Since we went during October, Busch Gardens was currently doing their Halloween activities. We stayed for most of the day, and dinner took place at 4:30. We had to do announcements before we could leave back for the buses to get back home, so our dinner ended at 5:45; which just so happens to be when the scary things start. Now, here’s a fun fact about me that you might not have expected. I’m a complete wimp. I noticed the workers in their Halloween costumes, and I knew I was screwed. I vividly remember watching them walk up to me, fully expecting a scare. Maybe a nice giggle or just threateningly trailing me, but no. You want to know what they did? They literally just screamed at me. That may not sound scary, but I’m a literal coward. I started crying. I don’t know why I included this, considering I don’t want to talk about it. Oh well.

    Our marching band show was titled “Night At The Ballet,” so our show consisted of four songs from popular/well-known ballets. For song one, also called part one, we had a song by Tchaikovsky. It was a mix of a Sleeping Beauty song and a song from Swan Lake. I don’t know song names so you won’t be getting any specifics. Part two was from Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. Part three was the very well known story of Romeo and Juliet, written by Prokofiev. Our closure song was from Firebird by Stravinsky.

(It says “me!” but the exclamation point looks like an l)

Sorry if this was a bit confusing or boring, but I still hope you enjoyed! You know, I just told you all about my first season of color guard, why don’t you tell me about your first experience with something? Whether it’s a sport or an arts program, I’d love to hear.

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Free Choice – States !!

Sooo, fourth week of the SBC !! Yes, I know I’m a bit late, let’s ignore that though.

Anyways, let’s get right into what this post is.


This weekend, my marching band went to state assessments. It was surprisingly a good temperature. Like, our uniforms are pretty revealing, but I only needed my stadium jacket. The other marching bands we watched were pretty good, but apparently we were the “best” in the time block we were performing at.

Now, of course we all enjoy hearing about a little experience. But the score is the more important part of states. Our band got a superior !!
Obviously some of you guys probably might not know what that means, so I’ll tell you. A superior is the highest score you can get at assessments. Other bands there got excellents, but I think three other bands got a superior in the time block we were.


This is kind of rushed, so I’m sorry for that.


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photo story


     I skulk through this building. Passing sights that once brought chills rushing down to my very soul. Memories crawl up my back, yet I don’t stop once to reminisce. I’m on a mission, and nothing except success will cause me to stop.

     I can hear the bated breath, can smell the rotting tinge of fear. I feel myself start to quiver. Not sure if it’s with excitement, or if I’m still affected by the pheromones. I stop moving, sensing the source has slowed down. I know the source will come to my room soon. How fun it is to finally have visitors again! I sit in my chair, turning my head expectantly towards the door.

     I can hear the source’s footsteps speeding up. I can hear the heartbeat speeding up, the source approaching my door. How curious. It seems this one isn’t put off but the smell of blood. This one isn’t affected by the handprints, the lingering feeling of dread that hangs around me. I sit, watching as the source collapses into the room, shutting the door tight behind them. I don’t move, don’t make a sound. I know that if I do, the loneliness will settle in once again.

     The source turns around, thinking they’re safe. They did just outrun my guardian, afterall. They peak around, not noticing me until I grin. We stare at each other. One human, one shadowy figure. They watch as I approach, not realizing before it’s too late.

My guardian is the friendly one here.


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