Lindsay’s Say

6 10 2008

If you have or have not heard about Lindsay Lohan’s blog, you’re a normal person. If you follow her blog like crazy, you are dumb. I decided, out of curiosity (and we all know curiosity killed the cat) to check it out. As I thought, it was rants. Rants and raves, that was until I came across the post about her dad. Remember her dad coming out on some magazine ranting about nonsense. I didn’t really pay much attention to the whole scandal. However, her post was almost touching. It showed that she , Lindsay Lohan, girl of pop, the girl with a slight attitude problem and a big splosh on her permanent record, actually has feelings. I am surprised.

Oh well. Good to know. Seriously if her blog is going to more interesting, I’ll read it more often.


Taking the right risks for YOU

5 10 2008

Alright, I subscribed feeds to a friend’s blog and I get email updates. He’s a good blogger and I have used his blog to influence mine in some ways. His recent blog post was about playing safe. You might know who he is. He is a good person and a school drop out. He was blogging about safety and education and the reason why he dropped out.

Education is the safest way to a secure life. That is understood. I know that very well too but it isn’t the reason why I am still in school. His main message is take risks, don’t play it safe. I know where he is coming from. However, I am not convinced that you have to do something drastic to ‘not play it safe’.

Risks depend on a lot of factors. They depend on the people doing the risk, what the risk is and what are the long term effects of this risk. This friend of mine can easily find his way without school but it doesn’t mean everyone can. I can’t. I know that. However, there are still risk worth taking while in school or in a job you hate( or love/like). There are always risk in anything.

With major national exams coming up next year, I took a risk by applying for the Global Young Leaders Conference 2009, which will be held in 2009 June. People tell me I’m silly and that I need to study if I want to enter my dream school but this will still be worthwhile. I understand why many didn’t try out for it, but that doesn’t mean I have to follow the crowd.

The path I have planned ahead involves a lot of risk but to name them all would be a waste of space. Main message is that you can take risk, but take the risk you want to take. You will get where you want to be.

Introducing a new writer.

26 07 2008

My friend recently started a blog and I got inspired by her first post.

Elliew93 wrote and interesting post “Hi there! I’m here to talk about my favourite topic ever-writing. What is writing to me?”…. read more of this interesting post here.

 She is a very good writer. I have a feeling I’ll refer to her posts very often. She has alot to say. I love her opinions of the world but she might not blog very often. This post, basically gives you an idea of who she really is. I would just like to add something to her post.

Everyone is a writer. You don’t have to publish a book to be a writer. You are a writer because you have a blog. When you post, you are adding on to a story, your story. You are the main character in your story. Readers learn alot about you through one post. The more post they read the more they learn. It is like unravelling a mystery wrapped in an enigma. You have to go through layer by layer until you reach the end.

Lol. Have fun people.

O.I.O.M: Online Identity Of Me.

15 06 2008

A friend of mine, Derrick, worte an interesting article on his blog about your online Identity. I linked his blog once, I’m sure he won’t mind me linking it again.

I’ve often told myself not to put personal life on my blog. I try not to but alot of stuff I blog about are based on real examples and it isn’t easy trying to figure out a way to put up something that people can relate in their lives without giving an example of it being used in life. It is like telling you that the chocolate cake in front of you is delicious but you don’t know because you haven’t tried it. You might not know people who tried it before too. Therefore, the statement that the cake is delicious is not very credible. People believe it more if there is an example.

Lets not side track. My online identity? I don’t know really. I’m still trying to figure out my real life identity.

Well, if you have been a constant reader, you would probably realise, that this is a blog of a teenage girl. Guys, family, friends etc. etc. I really have to stop with the personal like unless I am trying to prove a point or share a story.  Bad habits are hard to kill, right?  Well, what else would you expect from a teenager?

 Well, if you ask me, when you first start blogging, you tend to write it like you are writing a journal or are talking to a friend. That’s how I started out. Blogging about the most annoying things that life gave to me, back when I was 12. Blogs, to most teens, are considered away for your friends to know what you have been up to with out having to open their mouths. It is also away to vent out all their anger and frustrations. This is to the extent that teens in Singapore have been arrested for putting up racist remarks on their blogs.

Blogs are very open. With the internet, there is no such thing as privacy (unless, may be if you make your blog private. Then it is your secret online diary).  Anyone can read. My chemistry teacher was telling my class about her hobbies or things she loves to do during the holidays. One of them is going to google blog searchand typing her name in the search bar. I tried it with her name and mine and it is amazing the nonsense my seniors and classmates put up on their blogs. Well, alot of things come up, they do not need to be all about you. You if you do take a look, people can post the most random things.

Like most people, I can blog about random things ( have you seen my Go have fun post?). Unlike most people, I can also blog about stuff that I would like people to benifit from. To me, you can go do something or read something but two things are of most importance, one, did you have fun? and two, did you learn something? Nothing else really matters. Take yesterday’s snow city trip.
Did I have fun? YES!
Did I learn something? Yes, next time rent the water proof pants, especially needed when you slide down the ice slide, or not you may end up with ice in you jeans….again….oh and never smile too much in the cold. your checks may freeze in place!

When knowledge, no matter how silly it may be, is gained, it should be shared with the world. Don’t be selfish! What you learn everyday should be shared, although I do not recomend you putting up really long lessons plans teachers make before they have a class. Put up basics and bits and pieces of information here and there, if you must.

You might have a degree from Yale or Harvard, but that doesn’t mean you still have alot to learn about. You might be smart in school but fashion and social wise, you may not score a distinction in those areas. Now, I never thought I would say this ever, but never call a dumb blond, dumb or stupid. Look who has the title of best dressed in the yearbook.  The term intelligent is just another way of sterotyping people.

My group of friends in school have given each one of us nicknames. I’m known as Ms. Drama for my love of the arts and my wacky and dramatic personality, or so my friends tell me. We let people pick their own nicknames and for some of them, I wonder why they choose a strange nickname. I have friends nicknamed Ms Emo, Ms Serenity, Ms Teddy, Ms Joy ( previous name was insane), Ms math, Ms goofy, Ms unique and so on ( I have too many girls to name). There are reasons why they have those names. Ms Math unbelievably bright. Ms Serenity is the oldest of the group and ensures that no major fights happen with in the group. My main role is to be the clown, well, sort of.

Well, I guess that is one side of my offline Identity. What about my online? Wait. What’s the difference? If you think about it, if you just express yourself in a ‘formal’ manner and try and relate your post to something people can learn from, you are, in a way, showing yourself to the world. Now it is just up to the readers to read and hope they see your point of view. 

 If you are a girl trying to show the world that she has what it takes to make a difference and people read and understand your side of the story, then you have  convinced those readers that you have good intentions and intend to carry them out. You should feel proud. You have achieved something ( not sure what it is but it is deninately something). If people read your story and think it was just a waste of their time, then they have misread your intentions. You may need to either adjust your style of writing or figure out something better to blog about.

 (P.S. if you recall me attempting to explain how to write a thousand word essay, this blog post is about 1010 words long.)lol