was tagged in Facebook, the rules were once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you.
25 Things about me that you may or may not know:
1.I love to read! Reading is my favorite pasttime! 2.When I grow-up I want to be either a story-writer or a book critic. 3.Sometimes I read books that i've read already even though i'm currently reading something else.. 4. A lot of times I'm childish.. 5.I still play with dolls 6.I idolize tv stars but my real idols are my parents! 7. I am gullible..but sometimes i know when a person is lying.. 8.I love mangoes! 9.I read more than I go online.. 10. Sometimes, when i have nothing to do..I "borrow" my sister's megasketcher (that's a toy that allows you to write and/or draw) and draw..even though my drawings are ugly.. 11.I love my family very much, especially my parents. 12. I have higher grades in Science, English and Filipino than other subjects. 13. My first best friend is my cousin Kat-kat.. 14.My favorite expression is "Awww...",especially at cute stuff. 15. I like the tv show,Sonny With A Chance (SWAC) 16.I don't like it when someone compares me to my sister. 17. Sometimes I get jealous when my sister and my cousins do something fun without me(especially when I get sick.)...then my sister brags about it afterward. 18.At home (or probably anywhere with my family) i'm called 'Captain Sarcasmo'. Because I make it a habit to be sarcastic...:-p 19. I'm good at telling (or repeating) corny jokes.. 20.Overall the games in Facebook, I like BuddyPoke the best.. 21. I can live without electronics, as long as there's books around. 22. Ever since my 9th birthday we have been eating out ,then going to the the five-floor Fully Booked bookstore in Serendra. 23.In school we were asked to plant some pechay seeds.I gave some leftovers for my sister to plant. And guess what? Mine never grew and hers were really healthy and many!I guess i'm no green thumb! 24.I like Harry Potter books and movies.. 25.I like to be well-organized...maybe a little too much.Hahaha!
There we go! Well, I hope you enjoy reading 25 things about me that you may or may not know....
This Sunday on December 13,2oo9 I came across an article in Kids Only magazine/newspaper.It was about a girl named Severn Suzuki. When she was 12 years old --In 1992-- she made a speech that explained to us the importance of saving the world. Here is the speech she made according to Kids Only magazine:
Hello I'm Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O - The Environmental Childrens Organisation.We are a group of twelve and thirteen year olds from Canada trying to make a difference : Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg and me.We raised money ourselves to come six thousand miles to tell you adults you must change your ways. Coming here today, I have no hidden agenda, I am fighting for my future!
Loosing my future is not like losing an election or a few points on the stock market. I am here to speak for the generations to come. I am here to speak on behalf of the starving children around the world whose cries go unheard. I am here to speak for countless animals dying across the planet because they have nowhere left to go. We cannot afford to be not heard. I am afraid to go out in the sun now because of the holes in the ozone. I am afraid to breathe the air now because I don't know what chemicals are in it. I used to go fishing in Vancouver with my dad until we found out that the fish full of cancers.
And we hear animals and plants going extinct everyday--vanishing forever. In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals , jungles and rainforests full of birds and butterflies, but I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see. Did you have to worry about these little things when you were my age?
All this is happening before our eyes and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. I am only a child and I don't have all the solutions and I want you to realise that neither do you! You don't know how to fix the holes in the ozone. You don't know how to bring salmon up a dead stream. You don't know how to bring back animals who are already extinct. And you can't bring back forests that once grew where there are now deserts. If you don't know how to fix it, PLEASE stop breaking it!
Here,you may be delegates of your governments, business people, organizers, reporters and even politicians. But really you are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles and all of you are somebody's child. I am only a child yet I know we are all part of a family, 5 billion strong, in fact, 30 billion species strong! And we all share the same air, water and soil and borders and governments will never change that! ...
I was moved by her speech. I know that we are just kids but we could also make a difference.
Last Saturday , my mom received a message from my ninang and my godfather and their 87 year old grandma has gone missing!!They had lost contact with them since 4pm in the afternoon. They only said the last time they had spoken to each other that the level of the water was up to the ankle. My mom spent that whole Saturday night calling my Tita for news about them after we saw Pasig in the news and saw that it was about up to the first floor of a house!!!
My mom, knowing that my ninang's home only has 1 floor house, was scared.The rest of us too. My parents probably didn't get to sleep that night. Even my grandparents and my mom's brother didn't get to sleep too probably.
The next morning --Sunday--the very moment I woke up I asked them if they had found my ninang, ninong and their grandma. But they said they haven't found them. But they said that they were staying in an apartment--Thank goodness--And they had food.
And I played an important part too you know and most people don't involve kids in situations like this, (Not that I'm boasting by the way). I was their caller! I called all the numbers they told me to dial and most of the time I got lucky and the people we were calling picked up of course .
And (FINALLY!!!) , when it was already nightime, my grandma knew a relative of ours who worked in the military. She then asked if they could rescue my godparents and their grandma. They said that they had already rescued them !!!!!
And by midnight me and my little sister slept over in my grandparents while my parents went to see my godparents and their grandma. My mom kept texting my grandpa how they saw them.
Then by Monday I saw my godparents. I hugged them and kissed them. So did my sister and cousins and grandparents.
And that's our unforgettable rescue search. THE END
It was Fathers Day yesterday. Me, my cousin (who, by the way, is a blogger to. She's Katrina) and my sister, made cards for our grandfathers, my ninong and of course my daddy.
Yesterday we celebrated Fathers Day in Max restaurant. It was fun. We were all there. My ninang (the sister of my mommy)and ninong were there. My other ninong(brother of mommy) was there also there and my ninang too. My cousins came along with me, daddy, mommy and my sister.
It was a fun day. After we ate my grandparents went home and so did my ninongs and ninangs. My cousin(Katrina's little brother)wanted to go with us but has to go home. My cousin, Katrina, came along with us - we wanted to go to the mall. We visited Bestseller again and we each came home with a book in our hands (well...........except for mommy). Well I guess thats it.
Belated Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there especially to my daddy and my grandads.
I did it! I finished the book! Although the ending was kinda sad, I still liked it.
Okay so here's what happened: Cornelia visited Virginia often. Virginia told Cornelia stories about her adventures with her sisters. According to the book Virginia's sisters died already, but it doesn't say how they died. Virginia was the youngest. Her sisters were: Alexandra and Beatrice, who were twins and Gladys, who was chubby and tomboyish.
Cornelia kept her friendship with Virgina a secret from her mother, Lucy, because Virginia treats Cornelia as if she was Cornelia S. Engleheart and not the daughter of Lucy Engleheart, the famous pianist.
She felt like she was in another world while listening to Virginia's stories.
One day Cornelia took her usal trip to Virginia's apartment and Virginia's servant, Patel , opened the door and said she couldn't see Virginia because she wasn't well. Patel then asked if she could walk Mister Kinyatta instead. And she did. Everyday she did the same thing because Virginia wasn't well, she walked Mister Kinyatta everyday.
One day when Cornelia visited Patel wasn't there, so she walked in the apartment by herself and went to Virginia's room upstairs. She heard Virginia talking to someone, a lady , she knocked and Virginia said she could come in. When she did she saw her mom there then she cried and went to her own apartment and into her room. In her room and cried a lot and her mother talked to her.
She told Cornelia that Virginia had cancer and will not be staying with them for a long time.
Months went by, eventually Virginia died and that's the sad part. Then one day Patel visited and told her that Virginia had left Cornelia two presents: one was her dog, Mister Kinyatta and the other was a book that she made with Patel. Cornelia was overjoyed and hugged and kissed both Patel and Mister Kinyatta.
And that's it.
If you have time, you could read this book because the story was nice. The characters were very insteresting. I guess that's it. Until the next book.
So if you are a booklover what do you do? You do two things - you buy a book and then you read it.
I always have a book in my hand wherever I go. When I go to my grandparent's house, the mall or even when I eat dinner at the dining table downstairs. The book I'm reading right now is called Cornelia and The Audacious Escapades of The Somerset Sisters. We bought the book in a store called Bestseller. I also bought two other books - the first book is called Just Grace and the other one is called Jenny Archer, Author. We bought these books in a store called Book Sale.
At first I wasn't too keen to buy the book, but my mom convinced me. And I'm glad that I did! Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of The Somerset Sisters is about an 11 year old girl named Cornelia S. Engleheart whose mother is a famous pianist. Her legacy should have made her feel fabulous, but instead it made her feel just plain lonely.
Cornelia loves books just like me and like her I'm going to be 11 in December. I also know some pretty big English words. She collects many dictionaries as well. She can really beat any one in crossword - even adults! A glamorous writer named Virginia Somerset moved next door with a servant called Patel who serves them mint tea and her mischievous bulldog named Mister Kinyatta. Cornelia uncovers a world that is much more exciting than her own.
I haven't finished the book yet. And I'm really excited to find out what happens to the new characters in her life. I'll keep you posted. So stay tuned.