How I Take Care of My Body

    For Biology this 4th quarter, I learned about the cell and its functions. With what I’ve read, I wasn’t able to think of anything that I could write about until my mom gave me an idea to relate it to my sport, golf! I decided to list down what I need to do to take care of my body properly (which is also taking care of my cells).

1. Before training or going to the golf course to play, I have to regularly eat a proper breakfast that would fill me up and provide me with energy for the day.

If I’m not able to get the energy I need, I won’t feel as active which means that I won’t be capable of moving properly. My body would just feel drained for the whole day causing me to not do what I need to do correctly. My cells won’t function well if I don’t eat the right food, too! If I eat sugar first thing in the morning, my energy wouldn’t stay up for the whole day. After a few hours, it would just drop. Aside from eating a balanced meal, I also drink smoothies every morning which gives me the right nutrients that my cells need.

2. If I’m playing golf or just practicing, I always have to have a bottle of water and a sports drink ready.

You might be thinking that by eating a balanced meal, I would have the energy for the whole day, but I need to keep myself hydrated as well. I’ve researched on how being dehydrated can affect you and apparently, even mild dehydration can change your mood. That’s why whenever I don’t drink enough water, I feel more tired as usual. For golf, I have to make sure that I’m always hydrated, so that I would be able to accomplish more during training.

3. I not only need to keep my energy up, but I need to learn how to do the golf swing correctly. 

A few weeks ago, my left wrist started to hurt because I was and still am not doing the proper swing. Since I had only gotten back to the sport and started training regularly about two months ago, I still haven’t gotten the hang of it yet. It’s my goal to learn the correct swing in order for me to not injure myself anymore.

    Even though you aren’t a golfer or athletic, make sure you always take care of your body down to your cells. Why? If you have a healthy body, you’d be able to do what you need to do everyday without feeling exhausted. Plus, if you have a strong immunity, you’d have a smaller chance of getting sick. I know no one would want to get sick, so what do you say? Will you take care of your body better than before?

Algebra Problems

    This quarter, I didn’t answer as much as before because the lessons are becoming more difficult to understand and are starting to get longer. In all honestly, I was only able to finish six lessons this quarter due to the fact that I’m beginning to have a difficult time in Math. What I decided to do is to pick out five problems that I’ve learned how to solve in the six lessons and answer them. Really out of the box, right? I wasn’t able to finish my requirements for Math in one school year which means that I have to study during summer, but I truly enjoy the subject. It may challenge me, but I know that it’s needed in the future!

The Dress

    “What color is the dress? Is it white and gold or blue and black?” I feel like these are the most asked questions for the past few weeks ever since the photo above came out on social media. This dress became internet-famous overnight and probably caused several short arguments on the internet. People said that it’s blue and black, but others said it was white and gold! I personally saw it as blue and black, but some of my friends saw it differently. In my opinion, these types of things confuse me because not everyone agrees on the same thing. Not everyone is on the same page!

    What I did is that I decided to ask yesterday ten of my friends, who are all girls, the most important question about color of the dress then made a simple pie graph/circle graph from their answers. I’m learning about graphs in Statistics at the moment and I think they would help me understand information better. I actually find making graphs quite fun as well! (Just a heads up, the graph below probably won’t represent the opinion of the whole human race)

    How about you? In your eyes, what colors do you see?

The Kindness and Cruelty of Humans

    Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live through World War II? I’m currently reading a book called The Book Thief which is set around that time and as I read, I slowly imagine myself in the character’s position. I imagine myself to be doing what they’re doing, seeing what they’re seeing, and saying what they’re saying. By doing that, it’s like I actually live through the World War II era. Reading the book and imagining yourself to be in it is very entertaining, but sometimes, it gets a bit miserable. World War II is not at all merry. Obviously, it’s WAR. In the book, you can tell how humans can be exceptionally kind to others, but some aren’t. The kindness and cruelty of humans aren’t just in the World War I and II days. I’ve read about the cruelties that happened during World War II. A lot of humans were affected, but the Jews, in particular, suffered the most. The German Nazis treated them miserably. They were tortured, forced to work, and even used as medical experiments. How I wish that these acts don’t occur anymore, but it’s no doubt that the cruelty of humans are still present in the different parts of the world today.

    Every night, my family and I watch the news and majority of what’s on it are horrifying. I get shocked whenever I find out about unacceptable acts that are happening in my country or in some faraway place. Someone was murdered, someone was shot, or a person was robbed. When I see these on the television, I wonder if it’s ever going to stop, but every day, there’s always something new. I know that there are kind-hearted people out there who are willing to lend a helping hand to others, but there are still some loathsome humans in the world. It’s a sad reality.

    In fact, one cruel event happened very recently in my own country in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Just a few weeks ago, 44 of my country’s soldiers were killed in a brutal encounter with Muslim rebels. I consider that event one of the cruelties in the world, but there are still people who are kind enough to help the families of the soldiers. They’ve risked their lives to protect those living in the Philippines which makes them our heroes. I’m hoping that one day, justice would be served for them and their families.

Practice Makes Perfect

    Before, I used to not enjoy doing Art because I knew that I didn’t have any talent at it. I used to get so frustrated if the artwork didn’t turn out as planned. I used to give up right away if I couldn’t think of anything to draw.

    During 2014, I’ve started doodling and drawing more which made me discover my own style. This quarter, I decided to just take a few pastels, use my imagination, and put them on paper. I’ve had so much fun using pastels that I want to try other art mediums! I’m now attempting to do calligraphy and watercolor which is pretty difficult, but…practice makes perfect, right?

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Ang Kahalagan Ng Disiplina

    Bakit dinidisiplina tayo ng ating mga magulang at awtoridad? Bakit minsan nagagalit sila sa atin kung may nagawa tayong sala o mali? Bakit mayroong mga panuntunan sa bahay?

    Naisip niyo ba kung anong mangyayari sa atin kung wala tayong mga magulang o awtoridad? Para sa akin, hindi lang sila ang nanay at tatay ko pero sila rin ang aking unang kaibigan. Sila ang mga guro ko dahil tumutulong sila sa aking mga gawain sa eskwelahan. Kung hindi ako sumusunod sa ang aking magulang o awtoridad, maaring hindi ako magiging matalino at disiplinado. Alam ko na minsan, nayayamot ako dahil sa mga panuntunan at sa mga paulit-ulit na sinasabi nila pero kung hindi nila ako tinuturuan ng mga responsibilidad, anong mangyayari sa akin? Kung wala akong disiplina sa sarili, wala akong mararating sa buhay.

    Halimbawa, ayaw kong gumising sa umaga pero pagsasanay ito para sa kolehiyo at trabaho. Para sa akin, nahihirapan pa akong gumising nang maaga at nagagalit ako kapag ako’y ginigising. Palaging sinasabi ng nanay at tatay ko na kailangan ito sa kinabukasan. Kahit mahirap para sa akin at hindi ko ito gusto, sinusubukan ko pa ring gumising nang maaga araw-araw. Kahit mahirap ang mga alintuntunin ng aking mga magulang, iniisip ko na malaking sakripisyo ang binibigay nila sa akin. Kung minsan, nagiging matigas din ang ulo ko. Kapag gumagawa ako ng mga gawaing bahay, hindi ako dapat magdabog at umangal dahil ito ay makakatulong sa akin.

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