Working on a Couple of Stories

Since I’m feeling super creative, I’m working on a chapter book. Two, actually. At the same time. Maybe even three because I can’t commit to anything.

I’m working on:

  • A smexy, modern day Red Riding Hood retelling
    • I have no idea what to call it, though. Any ideas?
  • A story (“Broken Promises”) about this girl and her life after her sister dies … and turns out she wasn’t the girl she thought she was
  • plus more

I’m going to post them in the library so expect it to be full soon!

-Grace

Exposing Kids to Cookies and Icing

A few days ago, I went to Dollarama to get a few things for school. Then, I spotted a gingerbread house kit. Even though there is still an entire month before Christmas, I decided to get it.

At first, I told myself that I’d wait until at least December before I made it. But I couldn’t resist. Me and my sister decided to make it today.

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Our end result

 

It’s so tiny! We added so much icing and it kept falling apart. But you have to admit, it’s pretty cute. 🙂

It was much harder than I expected, but seeing how it’s our first time, I like it. And the fact that my sister is only 9. (Hehe, although I’m already 13…)

Now let’s see if I can control my sweet tooth. xD

A few pictures:

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I feel so accomplished because I completed such a crappy house. 😛

-Grace

 

 

 

 

My Neighbor Totoro

If you are like me, you love Studio Ghibli films. It’s basically anime without the unhealthy addiction part. So because I am totally not addicted to Studio Ghibli, I decided to rewatch My Neighbor Totoro.

The movie is about the sisters, Satsuki (older) and Mei (four years old), who meet Totoro. Their mom is sick and in a hospital. She was supposed to visit the family on Saturday, but because she had a cold, the doctor couldn’t allow it. This causes Mei to walk all the way to the hospital to bring her fresh corn, because she believed that it would help get her better. But the hospital is far away, and Mei gets lost. Then Totoro comes to the rescue! The end.

That was a really crappy summary, but if you never watched it before, then I suggest you do. And if you don’t want to, then I guess you can search up the summary on wikipedia. 😐

Sigh. This movie brings back so many memories. I remember when I was little, I thought Totoro was pronounced To-tor-o, with the emphasis on the second syllable. Turns out, it was pronounced To-to-ro, with the emphasis on the first syllable. Those days as a kid, though.

After I watched the movie for the first time, I was obsessed with Totoro. He was just so cute and fluffy! Well, as cute as you can get when you are 30 feet tall. Sadly, Canada doesn’t sell that many life-size Totoro stuffies, so I had to bear with my Totoro travel pillow that I got from China. (The bigger stuffed version wouldn’t fit in my suitcase – especially with the two stuffed bears that me and my sister got as a gift. They were about as tall as me. I didn’t want to risk it and waste my precious Chinese money.)

That was a while ago, although I still have my two bears and the travel pillow. As well as a sheep, a bear wearing a shirt with my sister’s birthday on it (we named it Kiana bear, after my sister), a Rilakkuma travel pillow, and another Rilakkuma bear dressed in a chicken costume (that one has a backstory, which I might tell later). I guess you can say that I have a thing for all things cute and fluffy.

Anyways, I really love this movie. Actually, I think I like the characters better than the movie. Totoro for the win!

-Grace

Octopuses are aliens?

http://metro.co.uk/2015/08/12/octopuses-are-aliens-scientists-decide-after-dna-study-5339123/

Turns out aliens aren’t so sci-fi after all!

“Octopuses: What even ARE they?

They inhabit every ocean at almost all depths and possess a range of features that call to mind sci-fi aliens.

These include prehensile sucker-lined tentacles, highly mobile, camera-like eyes sensitive to polarised light, sophisticated camouflage systems that alter skin colour and patterns, jet-propulsion, three hearts, and the ability to regenerate severed limbs.

The scientists estimate that the two-spot octopus genome contains 2.7 billion base pairs – the chemical units of DNA – with long stretches of repeated sequences.”

Woah. #mindblown

My Friday the 13th Story

Happy Friday the 13th! Hopefully, your wasn’t too bad. Mine was terrible. Why? Because I had a MATH TEST! #FirstWorldProblems.

Anyways, this year, math is actually hard. Last year was actually really easy. Or maybe it’s just my teacher who is some math genius and thinks all problems are easy. But aside for the hard problems, my teacher is pretty funny. He’s everyone’s favorite.

Teacher: I’m going to retire soon.

Students: What? No! You can’t do that! What would we do without you? Don’t retire!

Students: [continues to complain for 15 minutes]

Teacher: [after 15 minutes] Tell your parents to retire as well. It isn’t safe to drive with your summer tires when it’s icy in the winter time.

Students: … How could you?

This is totally my teacher every single day.

Well, this doesn’t really seem like a Friday the 13th story. But I guess if it was, I wouldn’t be able to post this. Who knows what the spirit will do to me?

-Grace