Thursday, January 29, 2009

Part 1: The Story of Me

Hey everyone! I thought I'd tell my readers a summary of my life since a lot of don't really know me. Here goes.

I was born in Richmond, Virginia July 7th 1994. I don't remember very much of that time since I was very young. However, as I am told my mother home schooled me at first. But, as many little children are, I was quite a handful and did not want to sit down and do any schoolwork. My mom, exhausted sent me to public school kindergarten when I was around 5 years old. At first, because I was not use to being around so many kids, I was very shy and obedient. I did not talk in class (I had no friends at first, who's to talk to) and did my work very silently. I behaved so well, in fact my teacher moved me to another table, where a noisier, misbehaving child sat. My teacher hoped my good behavior might rub off on this child. But what happened was the opposite, I began to act like he was behaving and stopped acting like a Christian child should act. To my credit, I did do this one honorable thing during my naughty days. Once again, I remember it very vaguely but my parents said it is so. During Christmas time, the teacher asked us what Christmas was about. Other kids were shouting out ' Presents! Gifts! Santa Claus! Reindeer!' and things to that extent. Not knowing I was violating the Bill of Rights, I raised my hand innocently, and with child-like ignorance said, " Christmas is about Jesus being born in a manger in Bethlehem. The teacher, a devout Christian herself told me I could not say that name during class. Puzzled, I sat down and was very quiet for the rest of the day. What did the teacher mean? Later, while I was waiting in the lunchroom for my parents to pick me up, the teacher waited with me. "Oh no!" I thought. "What have I done wrong?" The teacher had waited with me before, usually to tell my parents of my misdeeds. But this time when my parents arrived, she told them what I had said. She looked at me and my parents and told us how proud she was of me for knowing the real reason for the season.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sonic Voice: Jason Griffith or Ryan Drummond?

As you all know, I am a Sonic the Hedgehog fan. One thing very interesting about Sonic is he talks full sentences in his games, unlike Mario his competitor. His first voice was Ryan Drummon but, in 2004 Ryan Drummond was replaced by Jason Griffith, to the dismay and disgust of many fans. So, I found this Youtube video that shows some of the difference in the voices. Please share your opinions. Turn off music before viewing. (Personally, I prefer Jason Griffith; wider rang of emotions in my opinion.)

Friday, January 23, 2009

I did it!!!

Yeah! I finally did. I have earned the TBQ National Memorization Award. To earn this award, you have to quote of all the chapters we are doing for that year,(this year's book is Mark) with four or less mistakes each chapter. I was not awarded this last year so this is my first time. I'm so excited!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Historic Day

Well as we all know, we have a new president: Barack Obama was sworn into presidency just hours ago. Amazing, the first black president. As most of you know, I don't really favor Obama because of his views on abortion and gay rights despite being African-American. Prayerfully, he will make good decisions. I was very pleased to see Rick Warren use the name Jesus in his prayer. I was also very impressed with Obama's speech. You may be like me and do not exactly like Obama but, please join me and pray for the new president of the USA.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Busy Weekend Outcome

Well, I got through my busy weekend without losing my mind. And trust me, it was hard at times. Early in the morning, 6:30 a.m. to be exact, Princess Butterfly and The Extreme went to their JBQ match with my Dad. The plan was that Dad would drop those two off at their match and come back with the van so Mom would be able to go to her conference. Unexpectedly while Dad was on his way back and Mom was getting ready to leave, Mom's friend showed up. Mom's friend had sent her an email saying she would pick her up on the way to the conference. Unfortunately, Mom didn't get that email. So what ended up happening was Mom left with her friend leaving me with the three toddlers and the 9 month old baby. Dad came back in about 20 minutes later and I explained to him the situation. During this time, my father was feeling rather sick so I had to help out a little more than usual. An hour later I put my siblings to bed and was relaxing for the time being. Then a neighborhood friend came along and offered me to play outside with him. But sadly, I had to babysit for that moment and I turned him down saying he could come back in an hour or so(Mother's conference ended around noon). My father continued to feel poorly and soon called Mom and her friend to see if they could pick up Extreme and Princess for him. Soon Princess called us on one of her friend's parent's cell and told us she was sleeping over at a teammates house. She was so excited she forgot to tell us about when her match was over so we could get Extreme. So Dad, not knowing Princess' companion's cell number, called several different people to find out. When someone gave him the number, he immediately called them and asked about Extreme. They told him they would meet him at the church. But, as I said, Dad was feeling poorly, so he finally convinced Mom to pick up Extreme. Finally, about an hour before Mom and Extreme arrived, I was able to go outside and play basketball and football with my friends.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Busy, Busy Weekend

This weekend is....PACKED!! O.K., first on Saturday The Extreme and his older sister (sorry, forgot her blog name) are going to their JBQ (Junior Bible Quiz, similar to TBQ) match . On the same day, Mom has a mother conference she is going with her friend. I have several school projects that need to be completed as well. Adding church on Sunday and the weekend is looking pretty busy. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 12, 2009

My Third TBQ Match Results

Friday night, before the Saturday's events, I was so nervous I couldn't sleep well. However at 6:45 a.m. sharp, I was ready for battle. And battle I did, my team enjoyed our first 8 wins 0 loses performance. We even defeated our arch rival team from Orlando. Personally, I was 5th in the region. If the day wasn't sweet enough, I got my parents permission to sleep over at a friends house Saturday night. We watched the NFL playoffs, played Super Smash Bros. Brawl on his Nintendo Wii, and made a podcast on my friend's camera to 3 o'clock in the morning. Sunday morning after the sermon, we had TBQ practice. Instead of practicing, coach recapped the previous day. He reminded us to keep winning in perspective and to continue to have Christ in the center of the ministry. Now here I am the following Monday telling you guys about it. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Playlists

I have finally put up my new playlists for this year. I have put in all the songs I have suggested except for some they didn't have on playlists. I have Tobymac, Kirk Franklin, Third Day, and others. If you have any other suggestions, leave a comment with the artist's name and the songs name. See ya later!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Teen Bible Quiz Practice

Each week before my TBQ match, my coach hosts an extra practice at his house. Today, I well attend this practice from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. I have studied really hard and hope to do well in this match. Today I also passed a history test with a A 91%. The test was mostly about the Cold War and free trade organizations. Science, my biggest weakness, I still have a B. I hope to bring it up to an A before the year is up. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Match

This Saturday, I, Anonymous, will quiz my third TBQ match of the season. I'm pretty excited about it since I will quiz with new teammates. I will try to lift my teammates up and play to our potential. My team's, the Wesley Chapel VLC team, rival is the Orlando team. Orlando has several dangerous quizzers and was the fourth best team in the nation last year. One of their quizzers last year was individually second in the nation! The year before, he was number one! Wow, talk about competition. Wish us luck!

Friday, January 2, 2009

200 and Counting

Happy New Years! My family and I had a blast New Year's Eve. We watched both Narnia movies and played video games such as Sonic and the Secret Rings, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and others. Also very exciting news, I reached 200 visits before the end of the year. Awesome. It may not be the most popular site ever but I'm having fun. I'll write again soon!