Moods

In many cases, it only takes one word, one sentence, one action to be able to turn a person’s mood for the worse.

If you look back on what you have said that made someone angry, you can usually narrow it down to one sentence that was the turning point of their mood.

A smart person can decipher what this sentence is, and be able to apply this knowledge in a later conversation in order to prevent this from happening again.

Alas, the people in this age have a tendency to think without talking. That includes everyone, whether young or old. And it includes you, too.

Almost all of us sometimes talk without properly thinking about the implications it may have on others. I am sure you have a similar experience.

Usually, you are more opened-tongued with someone you are close to and know well. You probably will say the wrong thing to your mother or father or partner, rather than a stranger.

So the moral of the story is: Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth, especially to the people who are close to you.

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Homework

One thing that I absolutely despise is homework. I’m in highschool right now, and the only thing that is bringing my grades down is my homework, or more accurately my lack of.

I have a tendency to either forget to do my homework or forget to bring it. I don’t understand why I have to review the stuff at home; I already understood all of it in class. I just forget to do it, and then the teacher gives me a 60% for turning it in late.

Just recently, I had forgotten to do my homework, and so the teacher went back to her desk after checking everyone off on her list. i immediately apologized, and so i did the homework right then and there in five minutes because it was that easy. But after five minutes when I turned it in, the teacher gave me only 60% for that grade because it was “late.”

I understand why teachers do this, but that is just unfair. Why does my grade have to go down even if I did do the homework in class, literally five minutes after she went around checking it? I just don’t understand. If I don’t do the work in class, I should get a bad grade. but homework is just too irrelevant for me.

Not to honk my own horn or anything, but I am a very intelligent student, at least compared to my fellow students (perks of being Asian). Anyways, I would literally have an A+ in every single one of my classes if not for late homework. I have two late homeworks in spanish, which is just a pain.

Of course, this may seem like me complaining about something even though my grades aren’t as bad as others. but I know a lot of other people who forget to do their homework and their grade goes down. I don’t think there should be a “late” homework policy in which teachers take of points for homework being late. I believe that homework that is one day late is just as fine as homework that is on time, and therefore I rest my case.

Shoutout to Mr. Diamond, my chemistry teacher, who doesn’t believe in giving less credit for late homework. As he said, “If you are going to turn your homework in, even if it’s late, you will. But there are people who will never turn their homework in, even if they are given a chance.”

Thanks for reading.

Asian Sterotypes

I am Korean, which means that I am Asian. And that everyone thinks that I am Chinese.

People have different thoughts and opinions about us Asians. Of course, in there are those who openly joke you about your Asian characteristics, and those who are too “polite” to do so.

I have heard every sterotype that there is for Asians. The squinty eyes, the skill in mathematics, and apparently no skill in driving. I have no idea why that last one is a thing, but I’ve heard it before.

And about the math thing: I am below average at math. Not the type of below average like the average kid. Of course I’m way smarter than that. I mean below average as in Asian average. I see kids who take AP Calculus AB in their sophomore year in high school (my brother). I am no way that good at math.

I’m just a kid who goes along with the math courses that are ordinarily given to the kids in my grade. I just don’t pursue it like other Asians because I am partially lazy and I know that there will always be some other person who is way better than me at that stuff.

One time, a girl who was a grade ahead of me came to me with her math homework and asked me if I knew how to do it. I was so embarrassed when I didn’t know how to do it like my Asian heritage indicated. It was some simple stuff, too. I just don’t like going out of my way just to do math. I’m not that type of Asian.

Anyways, after I moved to Florida, I’ve been hearing a lot less Asian jokes. I used to live in Mississippi, where it was much less liberal and people weren’t shy in voicing their opinions against us minorities. I decided that I liked conservative Mississippi better than liberal Florida because I just don’t like too liberal ideas. But that’s a topic for another time.

That’s pretty much it.

Have a nice day.

-Hank

Fly Genocide

It was late at night, and the lights in the room flickered softly I was sprawled out on my bed, immersed into a book.

A faint buzzing noise could be heard in the background, but I did not pay any particular attention to it. Its volume increased and decreased sporadically, as the source moved around the room. Occasionally, the buzzing stopped for a tad, only to resume a minute later with greater intensity.

In the back of my head, I acknowledged its presence, but I was too engrossed within the book to properly be irritated at this disturbance. And so I continued reading.

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Flooding

I live in Florida, and with all of the storms and raining that has been going on, our street has been completely flooded.

I never actually thought that flooding would ever affect my life. I always related flooding with some obscure city in South Carolina or something.

But here I am, my street flooded to shin-deep levels, some places being almost knee-levels. My neighbors even busted out their kayak and have been riding around our neighborhood. Continue reading “Flooding”

Google Translate Errors

I use Google Translate a lot because I do the translating work for my Korean church.

As I’m translating some of the stuff, I wanted to find a better translation for a Korean word. So I plugged the word into the Google Translate box, and this came out.

Google Translate Mistake

I mean, a typo in Translate? And to top it all off, it was verified (the little check mark).

This means that someone went over this word and even verified it while not knowing how to spell “separately.”

Also, did any of you ever try writing one word over and over again into the Google Translate box? Well, this is what happens:

Google Translate Mistake 2

It doesn’t only have the translation for that one word but has┬ámultiple different translations.

Also, some things are just plain weird. I entered this word once, and it came up with one thing, but when I repeated the word over and over again, some really weird stuff came up.

Google Translate Mistakes 4Google Translate Mistakes 3

I just thought that that was odd.

 

Anyways, that’s it.

Peace.

Stubbed Toes

So recently, I had been walking out of a room, as I usually do. As I walked out, there was a dresser that was right by the doorway.

I wasn’t looking towards that ground at the time; I think I was preoccupied talking to someone. Anyway, as I swung my left foot forward, I hit my pinky toe on the bottom corner of the dresser.

Of course, I did the usual thing and I screamed, fell over, and clutched my toe. I was just lying on the floor, grabbing my foot to dull the pain for a good five minutes.

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