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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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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leaving quality comments

Hey, hey, heyyyyy !

I’m here to help with tips for leaving a quality comment.

Check out my little video below.

     I had an amazing time using Biteable to create my cute little video. All I had to do was write my tips out, and then I was able to search the slide options to find animations to match it. I decided to go with the bear as my little avatar to “narrate” my tips, and I’m very happy with the way it turned out!


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meet the class !!

Meet the Communications Class!!

Beelia, here from the East Coast! Week one of the Student Blogging Challenge and let me tell you, I’m excited to visit all these different blogs.

With this challenge, my class has made some avatars and this post is to share our class slideshow with you !     

Did the slideshow not help? Well, that’s too bad. Check out their blogs below! 

The one who loves animals

The one who loves art

The one who loves Hamilton

The one who plays piano

The one who plays volleyball

The one who trains dogs

The one who loves worldbuilding

The one who wants a pet bird

The one who likes hiking


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A to Z – About Me

     Hi, this is just a random post to give you an idea of my personality, so I hope you learn something about me today. First off, I kind of want to bee an interior designer when I grow up. I’m not sure when I decided this, I’ve just always been good at finding colors that go well with each other, plus, I find it relaxing to decorate rooms so interior design would be an excellent job for me – I think. Anyways, I adore fuzzy animals, especially bees (though I’d hope you’d figure that out by now). Bumblebees are such adorable creatures, though sometimes they lack the grace you expect from flying creatures. Honey-stly, I adore puns, animal puns just make them so much better. Maybe you could leave some puns in the comments? Haha, I’m kidding! Unless…?

     Okay, I’m sorry for the lame tiktok joke, I’m not meant for the life of a comedian. Unfortunately, nobody laughs at my jokes, unless I stole them, or I’m the only one laughing. Really though, please leave a pun or joke I can steal in the comment section. Also, the joke would, hopefully, qualify as a bee jokes. Since, you know, recently, all of my jokes have been bee themed, since my blog is bee themed. Unfortunately, there’s not many bee puns out there, unlike cat puns (I’m just claw-ful at thinking up bee puns. Cat puns are so easy compared to the fur-midable task of making bee puns). 

     You know what would have some weird puns? Vacuums. I know, I know, weird topic, but it’d be fun! Like, I’m going to suck all that negativity out of your life, and clean it up to make room for those vacuum puns. Okay, nevermind, abort mission. How about we talk about music instead? Let’s talk about the great musical instrument, the xylophone! I can’t play it, I don’t remember how it sounds, so I can’t think of anything to say about it, sorry. All I remember is that I hated playing it back in third grade music, yuck! Welp, that’s all for now. I’m going to go zip away, bye bye!


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word art

All About Me(lia)


  • I was born in Japan. My parents happened to be on a two year long business trip when I was born. I stayed there for a few months before we moved back to the USA. I don’t remember anything from Japan.
  • I lived in Thailand for two years. During third and fourth grade, my family went on another two year business trip. I have to be honest, I miss Thailand. I loved the heat (as crazy as that sounds), the school was so amazing, and most of the teachers were fun.
  • I despise the color orange for no known reason. I don’t really have a reason for this. Maybe it’s because, in third grade, there was a kid that wore only orange. I have no idea, other than that, I hate it. The only time I think orange looks ok, is streetlight aesthetics.
  • I’m in color guard. I’ve always wanted to spin color guard, even as a little kid watching a marching band. I just always had a want to touch those flags and be able to do pretty things with it. Although my school doesn’t offer color guard, our sister school does.
  • I love volleyball. Unfortunately, I had to quit volleyball in favor of color guard. I played volleyball for three years and I was about to start my eighth season when I had to stop. I would love to go back to volleyball, even if all of my past skills (such as my overhand serve) have left me.
  • All I do is school, play Minecraft, watch anime, and sleep. I’m not sure how to describe this. I go to school, come home (or go to color guard practice), play Minecraft for a few hours before I go and watch some anime or show until the am, which is when I remember I have to sleep. So yeah, the only reason I’m not a complete couch potato is because of color guard and my occasional meetup with my volleyball friends.
  • My birthday is March 7th, but in America it’s March 6th because apparently I have two birth certificates. So, I was born in Japan, but Japan is 13 hours ahead of the USA. When I was born in Japan, it was 2am. Since I’m an American citizen and not a Japanese one, we had to call back to inform them of my birth. I assume my parents told them I was born on March 7th, 4am, but I’m not entirely sure. I remember my dad once said something about my two birth certificates, one Japanese and one American. Incase you haven’t figured it out, March 7th, 4am, in Japan is March 6th, 3pm in the USA.
  • I love reading. I adore it. I love most genres, especially romance and horror. I have to admit, I’m not that big on the typical YA dystopian romance novel, but that’s just because they literally all have the same plot. Though I love romance, sometimes there’s too much romance in dystopian books. But anyways, I love reading. My favorite book is either Ready Player One by Ernest Cline or Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
  • I’m half Vietnamese, half white. I would hope this is self explanatory. My mother’s from Vietnam, I don’t know which part. And my dad, well, his family pretty much comes from every European country out there. Our family name comes from Scotland, but I think most of our family origins come from France or something like that.
  • I love animals. I want a pet desperately. But nobody in my family has enough time for a dog (we’ve tried), and both my sister and mother are allergic to cats. My mom refuses to get a pet that stinks up the house, so that puts almost every animal out of the picture. Although cats stink occasionally, we have all agreed that if there weren’t any allergies in place, we’d definitely get a cat. Which, you know, is pretty disappointing. Since cats are my favorite animal, it’s quite sad to hear that if there weren’t health problems, I’d get one. I’ve helped out at an animal shelter kind of nearby our house, and all of the animals are so friendly.


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