A Quite Difficult Math

Being a Grade 9 student, each subject gets more difficult each day as I learn something new or review something I’ve learned before. A particular subject used to take me an hour to finish a lesson or two. Now,  it takes me an hour to finish half a lesson or if I’m lucky, a whole lesson. That subject is Math. Math lessons or problems get longer and get more difficult to solve as I move forward with the textbook. Aside from it being time-consuming, I enjoy it either way. I do my best to enjoy it because I know it would definitely help me in the future.

The quizzes I answered are on the next page.

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Experimenting With Art

    For the past year, I’ve been making artworks using pastel. Lately, I’ve also been experimenting with watercolor and I enjoy it very much. I try my best to make some kind of art every day or every week because it’s a way of letting out my emotions. Art is such an amazing thing and I’ve come to really appreciate it lately. The artworks I’ve made using pastel and some artworks I’ve made using watercolor are in the next page!

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To Kill A Mockingbird

What is the meaning of boldness?

    Boldness means to have confidence that what I say or do is true, right, and just.

    For the past few months, I’ve been reading a book called “To Kill a Mockingbird”. In this book, there is a man who has this specific character trait in his personality. His name is Atticus Finch. He is the father of Jem and Scout Finch and he is a lawyer. From what I’ve read, I’d say he is a very respectful and kind man. It is said in the book that he is working on a case and his job is to defend Tom Robinson, a black man. Back then, racism was particularly common, meaning that black people weren’t seen as equals yet. For him to defend a colored man, he would need to be rather bold to not only say the right words, but know that they are appropriate ones to state.

    In my point of view, his biggest challenge isn’t his job, but how he has to treat those who speak unacceptably about him. Their neighbor, Mrs. Dubose, would tell his children that he’s no better than the “niggers” he defends and quite a lot of people would call him a “nigger-lover”. Aside from the foul sayings folks say about him, he’d still keep his head up high and respect each and every one of them. As an example, he would still greet Mrs. Dubose with a smile every time he passes by her home. Isn’t that nice?

    He’d still manage to respect everyone no matter how rich or poor they are or if they’re colored or not. He sees everyone as equals. Luke 6:31 says, “Do for others just what you want them to do for you.” If we want to be respected and treated nicely, we’d have to treat others the same way as well.

    From the moment Adam and Eve sinned, we are born into this world with a sinful nature. I believe that one of the most common sins we commit is to judge others. We’d think that we’re higher than them or better than them. God says that we must be humble at all times. He is the ultimate Judge in this universe. Every one of us is created in God’s image and we shouldn’t look down on others.

    Tragically, once we sin, we hide it with another. Our sins multiply without God and they separate us from Him. If we want to be the best person we could ever be, we should let Him in our lives. Once we let Him lead our lives, it would certainly be easier to to be bolder in everything we do or say.