Hehe, It’s a Lizard!

I took this picture of a really cool lizard in Cambodia.

Gods Versus Demons

This picture was taken by the wall mural in Angkor Wat. If you look closely, the ones facing to the right are different from the ones facing to the left. The gods are facing to the right and the demons … Continue reading

The History of Food: The Best of the Best: ICE CREAM!

The earliest known form of ice cream was in the Persian Empire when grape juice concentrate was poured on top of snow for a treat when it was hot outside. People have been doing this for centuries. Sorbet is said … Continue reading

The History of Food: Escargot

Ewwwww… escargot. These creatures are a treat for the French, but we think of it as being disgusting. These are snails that have gone through heliculture and have been stuffed back into their shells with garnishes. Years ago, in ancient … Continue reading

The History of Food: Nathan’s Famous

The story of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs begins when Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker starts a hot dog stand with his wife, Ida, in Coney Island, New York in 1916. His stand became very popular in its early days. Al Capone, … Continue reading

The Chocolate War, a Controversial but Fantastic Novel

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Before you read this, I would like to let you know that The Chocolate War is a very controversial book and that these are my opinions.

I recently finished a very outstanding novel, The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier.

The main character of The Chocolate War is a teenager named Jerry who has recently lost his mom. One day on the way home from school, Jerry encounters a strange person who calls him a square boy. That really upsets Jerry. He begins thinking about his dad, who runs the pharmacy, and how boring he is.

The school that Jerry goes to is named Trinity. Trinity is secretly led by a group called the Vigils, which all the teachers pretend not to know about. The Vigils are led by a very smart and cunning person named Archie, who was asked by a teacher named Brother Leon, to have the Vigils help with the school’s chocolate sale. (You learn later why Brother Leon needs the Vigil’s help.)

Every day, Brother Leon has a roll call for how many chocolates people have sold, but when he calls Jerry’s name Jerry says no in an effort to “disturb his universe”

I will keep the rest a secret, but let me tell you, the ending is very interesting.  Continue reading

Dont Butcher the English’s Languge!

Me and my friend Rachel just, like, went to the, like, shopping mall yesterday. First we went to the food court and we saw this super annoying kid in our history class and we went to him cause he was just, like sittin’ there. He had a ugly zit on his big ugly face. And we were, like was so grossed out that we just totally ran away. We were gonna leave but we were, like, hungry so we got some food. My sandwich was soooo bad. It’s lettuce was all brown and, like gross.

Does that sound wrong, probably not, but you should have seen all the green and red lines under that when I typed it. That is just shows the fact that America has no clue how to speak (and write) their own language properly.

For example, “like” is only to be used when you enjoy something or when you are describing something. And the phrase is “Rachel and I”. “Ain’t” ain’t not a word. There is an “n” after “a” when a vowel is the first letter of the next word, ex.: this is a error. Also, you do not need an apostrophe in “its” when telling that the lettuce on the sandwich was brown, “it’s” means “it is”. I could go on and on with all the ways people massacre English grammar.

But what may be even more annoying is spelling. It is far more easy to misspell than to make a grammatical error. A lot of people don’t know how to use a dictionary because of spell check, which most people (including me) heavily rely on to check our e-mail christmas cards that we send out to everyone in the family because we were to lazy to send cards to each one.

Not to sound like I am complaining but please,try not to butcher our language.  Continue reading