Monthly Archives: March 2018

Gabi’s Marvelous Magnetic Bookmarks

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At my school this year we are having a Young Entrepreneur Fair! I have decided to make and sell magnetic bookmarks! Magnetic bookmarks mark your page by clipping onto the paper and sticking together. I have finished my prototype, and we have just started our money plans, but we also get to create surveys to get feedback from people around our school! I’d really appreciate if you would take the time to answer a few questions to help me out. Thank you!

Good Movies, Bad Movies

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Pretty much everyone has watched that really sucky movie that was a total waste of your time. Everyone has watched that movie that was absolutely AMAZING and you’ve watched it over ten times. I’m going to name some movies that made me leap around the room they were so incredible, and some movies that were a major ‘meh’.

  1. Highlander. Highlander is about these special people who are immortal. An immortal person can only be killed by another immortal person. They try to kill each other, and try to be the last immortal. If you are the last immortal, then you get a grand prize. The movie focuses on one everlasting guy. My Dad was an 80’s dude, and still is. We only listen to 80’s music in the car, and he is always showing us movies that he watched from that era. My Dad was so excited to show us Highlander, and he told the story when he was a kid, his sister showed him this movie, and he freaked out and watched it over and over again. I had my hopes up, and I knew that Highlander was going to be boss. But it wasn’t. It sucked. If you’ve seen Highlander, loved it, and you’re yelling at your screen in anger right now while reading this, I’m sorry you’re upset. But when the movie was over, I said, “That’s it? That was boring.” I do not recommend this movie, but if you want to use the precious time you have on planet earth to see it, do whatever the heck you want.

Highlander Trailer

2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Okay, if you got the impression that I don’t like 80’s stuff, you’re wrong. The 80’s are great. Just not Highlander. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was just plain awesome. It’s what it sounds like. It’s about Robin Hood. He is a criminal, but escapes from this place where they cut your hands off(the movie takes place in medieval times, so that explains it all). He finds these forest people and they fight, but Robin eventually joins them. The Sheriff of Nottingham hates Robin for a reason I forget(I haven’t watched the movie since forever, and our copy of it is caput). The Sheriff captured some of the forest people and is about to hang them, and there’s this big, epicly awesome battle, plot twists, a little romance, basically everything you’d want in an action/adventure movie. I’d totally recommend this movie, and you should go watch it because it leaves you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Plus Alan Rickman is in it. (R.I.P.)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Trailer

3. Sing. Now I know what you’re thinking. Most people thought Sing was a fantastic movie! I did too! But it wasn’t. In my opinion. If you’ve forgotten what Sing is, or just haven’t seen it yet, let me sum it up for you. It’s an animation about an animal city, and a koala who owns a theatre that has had really bad reviews and shows. So he decides to have a singing talent show with a grand prize to bring a more positive vibe to the theatre. He chooses a bunch of different animals, runs through a few problems, and does the talent show. Sounds like a fairly decent movie, right? Well, I thought there were too many issues in the plot. When it seemed like the movie was over, a new problem came up, and another half an hour went by as the characters tried to solve it. The big plot idea had problems, and each character themselves had their own problems. Some parts of the movie were alright. There were funny moments, but all in all it was a bad movie for me. I personally wouldn’t recommend this movie, but like I said before, if you want to use the precious time you have left on earth watching this movie, go for it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you…

Sing Trailer

4. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Back to the 80’s. More like way back in time for the characters in this movie. It’s about these two teenagers, Bill and Ted, who are totally into Van Halen. They want to be musicians just like him. They do really bad in school. There’s a history project that they have to get done, and get a good grade on, and if they don’t get a good grade, Ted’s dad is going to send Ted away to military school. A magical telephone box pops up, and it can send them anywhere in time. To the future, or to the past. This movie is totally excellent, laugh out loud, and fascinating all at the same time. I’d recommend it more than any other movies in this post. All I can say is, ‘Party on, dudes!’

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Trailer

Thanks for reading this post! I hope you got some helpful movie criticism today! Do you have a favourite movie? Do you have a non-favourite?

Happy blogging!


My Non-Bucket List

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Life is short. You’ve probably heard that a million times. It’s getting kind of cheesy, and it’s a bit of a cliche. But it’s 100 percent true, besides the fact that humans can live for 100 years, which is quite a long time. So life may not be too short. But for 100 percent of my life, I want to do what I want to do, and have fun doing it. Some things in life make you cringe, laugh, cry, scream, yell, smile, and in life you have to make some pretty devastating choices. But having things like books, movies, family, friends, can help you get through tough times. Lets face it: Humans are not 100 percent flawless. We all have challenges, triumphs, embarrassments. We can’t change that. In 100 years, humans have developed new technology, new concepts, new discoveries, and new failures. New goals. So instead of sharing my goals, I’m going to share my non-goals, if that’s a thing. What do I never hope to do before I die? Okay, Here we go…

  1. I hope I never have to witness anything violent. Right now, our world has been having mass shootings, and I see reports on the news about murders and stabbings, assaults. It’s unbelievable that some kids witness violence in their own house! That can effect their learning and their brain. People get traumatized, and too scared to even leave their bed during the day in fear of something bad happening. Our world is better than this, and I hope neither me, or anyone else has to witness anything violent. I know this a big non-goal, and it’s probably not possible, because these things happen every day, but I want at least for it to not happen as often, or for witnesses of these things to know that they are not alone, and it will get better.
  2. I hope I never have to wait in a lineup for an hour or more. I mean, waiting is fine. But not for an hour. What would I even be waiting for? Driving in a car, waiting to get to your destination is a whole different story. But waiting in a line? No, no, nope. First of all, you have to stand. Second, the people around you are usually very loud, so you can’t read while waiting, and if you go on your phone it makes you look bad(In my opinion, I don’t really know why). You are stuck when you’re in a long lineup. So I hope I never have to wait in an hour long lineup. Oh, and waiting in the ferry line? THE worst. I could go on and on about ferry line ups, but I’m assuming you’re just nodding your head and saying ‘yeah yeah, get on with it.’ So lets continue to the next non-goal…
  3. I hope I never drink spoiled milk. First thing you should know about me before I continue my lecture, is that I only drink almond milk. My sister is lactose intolerant, so we don’t have any cows milk in the house. I’m fine, I can drink cows milk, but personally I think it tastes weird. Because I’m so used to almond milk. BUT, almond milk can go bad. So I hope I never drink bad/spoiled milk. Would it taste weird? Gross? I don’t want to find out…
  4. I hope I never get lost in the woods. When I’m by myself. If I got lost with someone else, I’d be fine, but being alone is just freaky. Meaning I would start freaking out. I remember in grade 5 a guy came in and taught us how to build a lean-to shelter in the woods. Would I have to make one of those? Just wondering what would happen and if I’d stay in the forest overnight gives me the heebie jeebies.
  5. I hope I never get stuck in elevator. I can’t see what’s going on outside of the elevator, I don’t know if people are trying to help me, and I don’t know how long I’ll be stuck in there. Plus elevators are boring. Unless I’m in a glass elevator. I could look out and secretly spy on people. Or I could be scared to death because the glass box I’m sitting in could explode any minute. Well, if the glass elevator is overlooking the city then I could smash the walls and climb out, but that puts me at risk of dying. I think I’d just wait.

Thank you so much for reading this post! Do you have any non-goals? What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator, or lost in the woods?

Happy blogging!


Death in Space: Death by Alien

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Lately in class we have been working on sentence structure and word choice. We found this video called ‘Death in Space’, which is exactly what it sounds like. I chose the first one to write a paragraph about, and today I’m going to share it with you.

Eaten by an Alien

As I bounced from foot to foot along a new, rocky, grey planet, I studied the randomly sized craters, taking notes in my head. N.A.S.A. was going to be so proud of me when I got back from this mission, because I discovered a whole new planet! Excitedly, I thought of cool names for this strange world. The weird sized craters were what really caught my attention. I wondered if the planet got lots of meteorites and powerful explosions.

Suddenly, I noticed a strange and out of place thing up ahead. It was curved out of a crater, which was cracked and misshapen. The thing was dark grey, covered in silver goo, and had little lines all over it that looked like wrinkles or sly smiles. Was it a space-tree? Or a cactus without spikes?

As I approached, I slowly reached out my hand to touch it. I poked it. Swiftly, immediately, the thing burst to life. It had no eyes, no nose, no ears, but I wish it didn’t have a mouth.

As quickly as an angry rattlesnake, it flashed its crammed mouth full of pointed sharp teeth, and devoured me down in one obnoxious bite. For a moment I could almost feel my blood trickling down the alien’s throat, until everything went black, and I was in so much pain and torture that I couldn’t even take my final breath.

Where I Live

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Canada is a very diverse country! We have mountains, rivers, forests, fields, arctic, the list could go on forever! I am very grateful to live in Canada, but I truly wouldn’t want to live in any other town in this country than the incredible Comox Valley.

The Comox Valley is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. My city has three main ‘towns’. The Village of Cumberland, The City of Courtenay, and the Town of Comox. There’s also smaller cities that branch off of Cumberland and Courtenay, like Fanny Bay, Union Bay, Royston, Black Creek and Merville. All of these places make up the Comox Valley! We’re about the fifth largest city on the island.

If you and your family were ever to come visit the Comox Valley (nudge, nudge, wink, wink), here are a few of my favourite places you should check out:

The track! If you’ve read some of my other posts, you’d know that I love track and field. My family has been involved in track for a very long time, so I’ve been hanging out there since I was about two or three! Our track is not exactly in the best shape. The equipment shed is super small and has a leak in the roof(once there was even a person sleeping outside on top of the shed), and the long jump board is splintered and has a pit of water underneath it, so when you jump on it water squirts out. Our bleachers are really old, and once someone tried to burn them down. Our hammer cage it rusty and bent awkwardly(hopefully from my amazing throwing that went wrong and flew into the fence). But I think all those things make the Comox Valley track, our track.

The beach at Seal Bay, from the Seal Bay Nature Park site.

Seal Bay Park is an amazing place to go for a walk. Some of the trails are open to horseback riding and biking, too. The forest spreads out to different places, so you can find trails all over the valley that are with Seal Bay Park. One of the trails leads down to a really stunning beach! Most of the trails are loops, and you can take hikes for different lengths. My Mom and I love to go running and walking there. Once we even saw an owl perching in a tree!

Miracle Beach, from the Miracle Beach site.

Camping at Miracle Beach is one of my favourite things to do in the summer. We usually go with our cousins, so it’s even more fun. Camping is always really exciting because you get to leave your house, sleep outside in a tent, roast marshmallows, and play games! Miracle Beach is especially fantastic since there’s a beautiful beach just a short walk away, where you could play in the water and sand all day. Each of the campgrounds has a fire pit and a picnic table, and there’s also a really great playground near the toilets (okay, the location isn’t ‘really great’). There’s also a small nature house, which is basically a museum for nature! I have so many wonderful memories from there, like when a squirrel took one of our Doritos and faked its own death, when we created the ultimate s’mores combo, or when my cousin and I freaked out and swam away as fast as we could from a red jellyfish. Miracle Beach is basically all fun in my mind, and I’d definitely be there all summer if I could!

Thanks for reading this post! The Comox Valley has tons more places that I love, but I had to go with these three. Do you have places similar to my list in your town? What are some of your favourite places to be?

Happy blogging!