My Ascension to the Realm Where 60% of All Anime Take Place (Highschool)

Hey, it’s been quite a loooong week, wouldn’t you agree?

Since reaching the realm in which I had only envisioned in the world of anime, I have learned a lot of things. Academic stuff and non-academic stuff, like Latin, how to deal with homework, communism, and that anime basically makes no friends.

Where to start?

Well, first off, my school teaches Latin, which is pretty fun to learn! There’s a lot of homework though. I don’t know a lot of Latin yet, but I know a few words. The infinitive of “sing” is a pretty nice sounding word: Cantare. Latin is also helpful in the way that it helps expand my English vocabulary as well, since about 60% of English is derived from Latin. A cool fact about English is that it was originally derived from Germanic (an old form of German), but nowadays less than 25% of English words are actually from Germanic.

My school also teaches Ancient Greek, but I’m not allowed to take that until I’ve taken one year of Latin.


Now, let’s talk about homework, aka the reason why I can only post once a week.

I don’t want to sound too much like those high school students who just complain about too much homework when they haven’t experienced University yet, sooooo…

Enough said, let’s move on.


Communism. Back in middle school, I always looked upon communism as something the other guys joked about, as if it were a meme. Me, being edgy, didn’t care about memes or screaming or fitting in or having friends, so I basically ignored it. But now, communism is the one thing that actually made me like history. Before high school, history was a dumb, useless subject where we learned about Canadian history (which is drier than sandpaper). But communism changed everything. Now, history is fun!
We’re learning about Joseph Stalin next class, which I am looking forward to hehe.

On an unrelated note, there my science class is…not very great because of the teacher. She’s a new teacher, and you can see that because she’s pretty bad at organizing the labs, tries to fit waay too much content into a single class (resulting in a large influx of—you guessed it, homework), and then attempts to humiliate anyone who doesn’t do something properly when it’s her fault in the first place.

Well she’s not that bad, but my entire class kinda hates her.

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Anime makes no friends.

I should’ve been expecting that.


Alright, so that’s basically the past few weeks of school for me!

It’s been quite difficult balancing homework and school stuff with playing video games and watching anime, so difficult in fact that my schedule is packed. I am aiming to get an anime review, or a book review out next week, so maybe look forward to that!

WhoAmI, the busy high school student, signing off!

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WhoAmI? – One Year Of Blogging!

Wow guys! I’ve actually been blogging for a WHOLE YEAR (and a bit) now!

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Happy birthday to my blog!

Whew! It’s really been one great year, honestly. When I first started this blog, I was really new to all this blogging stuff.

Well actually that’s a lie. I actually had another blog for a year, using Blogger, but when I saw how much better WordPress looked I transferred over here. I didn’t really do much on my old blog either.

But anyways, when I first started blogging, I was pretty bad at it.

Correction: I was worse than I am now.

I’m still developing the way I write towards an audience, you see. I’ve never actually done much of this kind of writing, ever, so essentially blogging has really improved my writing and communication skills. Writing to entertain an audience is something I’m still trying to get the hang of, though, but I’m sure I’ll get better.

Over the course of this year, I’ve improved the way I review anime and the way I analyze stories. I’ve also learned more on how to make my posts more interesting and appealing. I’m truly glad that I decided to blog.

I’m also very thankful that I got the chance to find some other very interesting bloggers. I learn so much from reading other people’s blog posts!

Anyways, enough of that. Let’s talk about the future of this blog!

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“No one knows what the future holds. That’s why it’s potential is infinite.” —Hououin Kyouma

I DO intend to continue blogging. However, I’ve just recently started going to the place where 50% of anime take place (aka high school), and even though it’s only been a few days since it started, I already know I’m going to be drowning in homework (and crowded hallways) by the time school really gets going. So, I’ll still try to blog regularly, but I might be a bit slower than usual!

So if I don’t post one week, don’t worry, because it’s not because I’m dead. Probably.

Probably.

Anyways, I look forward to blogging more, expanding my dominion my reader-base, and reading more of all of your amazing blog posts too!

WhoAmI, the proud, young blogger, signing off!

P.S. I wanted a cool, consistent way to end my posts from now on, so that’s what the “signing off” was all about. Hehe.

Goals For The New School Year (2017-2018)

A continuously updated post where I complete my goals for this school year.

Alright, so school’s over, and I think I managed to do pretty okay! I didn’t manage to complete all of my goals, but I completed all of the ones I initially put on here, so I think I did pretty decent! I kinda forgot about all this after April, but now I remember, and I will be doing this again next school year, for Grade 9!

School is starting tomorrow, and there are a lot of things I would like to fix about myself regarding my bad habits in school.  I would also like to become a nicer person this year, and ‘seek first to understand, then to be understood’.  I also have to stop procrastinating.

So I decided to make a list of small missions for me to accomplish at school on this blog, and I will continuously update this post to check off the tasks I have completed.  Of course, there is no need for me to put this on the blog, but this way I feel more compelled to actually complete these tasks knowing that there might be someone monitoring my progress (there probably isn’t though, this blog was literally started three days ago).

I’m going to start off with some tasks that are low in quantity first because I don’t know how well I’ll do.  If I find these are too easy I’ll make them harder.  Once I get a feel for the kind of homework I get I’ll adjust these tasks to fit.  As for the tasks unrelated to schoolwork, I won’t edit them.

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An Epiphany Of Sorts

I’ve had an epiphany recently. I believe I first started thinking about it as I was reading War and Peace. I found the characters’ growth and their personalities to be so diverse and yet natural, so unbelievably deep, and yet they could be fit into flat, uniform black letters on a thin sheet of paper. I told my mom that I would like to write characters like that one day. To be able to write a character that would make my reader think “Wow! What a deep, developed character!” She replied that I would need to know a lot of people to do that. And not just know a lot of people, but understand them, truly know a lot of people.

I knew that, but jeez, I don’t even know myself. Neither do I think I truly know anyone, even those closest to me. And that’s when I began realizing how blind I was.

My prideful, self-absorbed personality blinds me to the beauty of others. It doesn’t let me appreciate the skills of people I haven’t accepted as “skilled” or “good”. I can’t see why everyone likes her ____ and not my ____. What does everyone see in it? What makes it deeper, more intricate, more beautiful? What makes it better? Why do they like it so much? I can’t see because I don’t try to look. I don’t want to look. Looking means I acknowledge their ability. And acknowledging someone else’s skill, beauty, thoughtfulness…Means that I can’t be better than them.

But why do I even want to be better than them?

Because I want to stand out. I want to be special. But you can’t be special if everyone else is special. Yes, I can see how that contradicts itself.  Yet it is both true and false at the same time. I can see that now. Why is it so hard to be special? Why is it that everyone has such a deep and complex personality, yet such a shallow frame? Why can’t I just stand out? Why is it, that when I find pride in something I do, it’s always diluted by the works of others? Why do merely find pride in the works of myself and those I’ve accepted? Why don’t I want anyone else to be like me, yet I become happy when I find a like mind? Why do I work so hard, honing my skills, merely for my audience to applaud me, and yet when they do, I become uncomfortable and become unable to enjoy my victory?

I think I’ve come to some kind of conclusion. It’s not an answer, but it’s something.

I think this problem of mine, can only be solved by me. A lot of things in life, I believe, are personal battles. Of course, I’ll be influenced by outside sources, but in the end, I think this is a personal battle.

Interesting Event

So last year, I tried out for a school that I wanted to go to.  It’s really hard to get into – they only accept around twenty-five people every year.  There’s a test you have to take, and they also interview you.  I worked really hard to try and get into the school.

I was supposed to know whether I got in or not by March 23rd (today).  Last night, I was pretty nervous and excited, and in my nightly prayer, I asked God for good luck and admission into the school.  I did this a bunch of times before, and tonight, just as I was praying, my mom received an email that I had been accepted into the school, and she told me right when I got to this point in my prayer.

It could’ve been a coincidence I guess, but I thought it was something interesting and wanted to write it down.  I’m also really excited for next year, going to a private school.  It sounds really fun and I can’t wait! 🙂

2018 New Year Goals

Yes, sorry, this is really late.  I’m posting this 10 days later than I should’ve.  But I was kinda busy (not really) doing other stuff.  Also these goals won’t be about school.  By the end of the year I want to be a better person.

  1. Respect my mom.  I’ve been listening to my mom less and less over the past few years, and I should listen to her more often.  It’s just the two of us in our family, so I should also talk to her more often and be kinder to her.
  2. Respect my teachers.  Frequently I don’t pay attention in class, specifically in French and Math.  For math, it’s because the school curriculum is too easy for me, and usually my teacher doesn’t mind too much if I zone out a bit during math.  But in French, the teacher doesn’t really teach us much, so I end up doing something else that the teacher doesn’t like me doing, like talking or browsing the internet without permission.  And then when she reprimands me for doing these things, I kind of just glare at her or make smart-ass comments.  So that’s something I really need to control.
  3. Respect the opinions of other people.  I’ve mentioned this before on this blog, but I’m sort of dogmatic in my opinions, and I can often get into heated arguments with friends because of it.  An example is yesterday when we were talking about Star Wars and I claimed that the prequels were the best.  Nobody agreed with me.  And we yelled at each other for a few minutes.  I’m especially dogmatic when it comes to things that I believe I am experienced in.  Basically, I am sometimes an elitist.  And that isn’t good.
  4. Work hard and don’t be lazy.  I often procrastinate on my homework so I have to be more proactive and work on it over the course of the time given instead of only the last few days.

So I think that’s it.  Let’s hope I fulfill these throughout and by the end of the year.