Hi everyone! I’ve decided to create a game on my blog called Word Finder, I’ll be posting it every other week. The objective of the game is to find as many words as you can in one word.
The rules are simple, you can use any of the letters provided to you in the word, you can use the same word twice if it has two different meanings, you can put them in any order and you can even use names, the only thing you can’t do is add more letters.
Today’s word is: autobiography
I found 135 words… How many words can you find? 😉
Good Luck! 🙂
Book review for The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
By: Ela Kulkarni
I recently read this book called The Honest Truth. I really enjoyed the book, and captured the essence of it too. It’s a book that makes you think about things in a different way, mainly from the main character’s point of view. It may be a children’s book, but it has great descriptions of the scenery, of the character’s feelings or thoughts, and has a good storyline. My favorite part of the book is definitely the end, it is an amazing ending. There is one specific paragraph in the last chapter which I thought was just beautiful —
“‘Was I close?’ he asked. ‘To the top, I mean? I wanted to climb it. To reach the top. Did I get close?’ Jessie swallowed and squeezed Mark’s hand in her own. ‘Yeah,’ she’d answered, after a few breathless moments. ‘Yeah, you got close.’ There’s more than one kind of truth. There’s the truth that you can measure, the truth on maps and charts and in books of facts. And maybe in that kind of truth, Mark didn’t reach the top. Maybe he didn’t even come close. Maybe in that kind of truth he got lost and wandered off the trail and didn’t come anywhere close to the top of anything. But in the other kind of truth, the kind of truth you feel in a deeper place, in that kind of truth the maps don’t matter. In that kind of truth the skinny, bald kid with the disease eating away at him and the little brown dog with one brown eye and one green eye made it farther than they ever should have. They made it farther than minds and maps could measure, but not farther than hearts could imagine. In that kind of truth, Mark totally made it. He made it to the top of every mountain.”
Most of you probably don’t know who Mark or Jessie are, but that doesn’t matter, the meaning of this paragraph showed me a whole different perspective of “truth”.
I encourage you all to read this book and tell me what you think! 🙂
A father is someone
who is caring and kind
If you ever need help, he’s always there for you
Even when your feeling blue
He paves a path for you
And takes you halfway
He let’s go
when he knows your ready
But he’ll be there,
if you’re ever unsteady
A father is someone
who loves you very much
He has a soft and gentle touch
He takes your hand
And takes a firm stand
Telling you everything will be ok
He lets you know that you have someone to lean on
That will never truly be gone
That’s what I think a father is to me.
– By: Ela Kulkarni
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers! I hope you know how much your kids appreciate you.. Have an awesome day 🙂
I read an article in the TIMES Magazine about the fight between Tim Cook, and the FBI.
It had all started the day after the Massacre in San Bernardino. The FBI had found one of the terrorist’s phones. Their plan was to hack in and get the information. But, there was one problem… If they put the wrong password in 10 times, the phone would erase all its data. Nobody knew the encrypted passcode, not even Apple.
The FBI made another request to Apple… If Apple didn’t have the password, then they could design a new version of iOS 9 that did’t have the 10 chances. Apple started calling the idea GovtOS. Apple had many discussions with many people, and the final answer was a no.
Everyone thought that was it… But the FBI went to court and got an order from a federal judge saying that Apple had to create GovtOS because of something called the All Writs Act. In the end the FBI decided not to do it, but if Apple still didn’t agree to help, the FBI would make this a public matter.
Many people went against Cook, technology firms, his rivals, even Obama. And Donald Trump also held a boycott against him! Apple’s reason was that if they did create a machine to crack iPhones, hackers could get to it and use it for bad stuff. Nobody would be safe. “To invent what they want me to incent,’” Cook says, “puts millions of people at risk.’” This is a direct quote from the article I read.
The FBI had an argument for this as well, they said that the new code could be given to just that one phone. But even if Apple deleted the machine right after its use, many judges would be lining up to use it to crack their own cases.
Tim Cooks asks if the government should be able to access the infrastructure + when and how? Or should citizens have privacy from hackers, thieves, and the government?
In the end, the FBI hacked the phone anyway, without Apple’s help. But here’s what I think:
I think that the government shouldn’t be able to look at citizens private things, because they could misuse the power. I believe that ISPs (internet service providers) or companies like Apple should be able to see the citizens private information, because they have no reason to use it for harm. And whenever the government needs the private information for an important reason, they can request the company to give the information. I think this can stop the conflict between the FBI and Apple (or other companies).
If the FBI have hacked into Apple’s software, then is Apple really as safe as it claims it is?
If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas please share them with me! I would love to hear them! 🙂
A few months ago, I went with my friend to go see the musical “Wicked”. It was amazing, the whole experience felt unbelievable. There were amazing mechanisms, songs, and of course, actors! I encourage everyone to go see it!
This post is about the same story, told from different perspectives. What motivated me to write this was the fact that one person can interpret something one way, and another person could interpret the same thing in a different way… Which causes problems, when it’s only a small misunderstanding!
The Wizard Of OZ:
In the story the Wizard Of OZ, a little girl’s house is ripped away by a tornado. She is blown from Kansas all the way to the Land of Oz. In order to get back to Kansas, Dorothy has to go to The Emerald City, and meet the Wizard of Oz. On her journey back home Dorothy meets the Tin Man, who needs a heart, The Cowardly Lion, who needs courage, and the Scarecrow, who needs a brain. When they meet the Wizard of Oz he says he’ll help them only if they do a task for him… To kill the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy tells her friends that they don’t need the Wizard of Oz to give them what they want… The lion doesn’t need courage to make him brave, he already is. And she tells the scarecrow, he doesn’t need a brain, he’s already smart enough, she tells the Tin Man he doesn’t need a heart, he already cares enough.
Wicked is the story of the Wizard of Oz, told from the Wicked Witch of the West’s point of view.
Wicked is The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch of the West’s point of view. In her version she isn’t evil, she never was. Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) was born green and everyone made fun of her for being different… So she had a short temper but was never evil. The story shows why she did what she had to do, and why the Wizard of Oz is portrayed in a certain way.
A haiku is a Japanese style of poetry in which the author writes three lines of 5,7, and 5 syllables.
Fluttering its wings
Soaring high up in the sky
Its colors shine bright
Joining the others
Leaving a beautiful glow
People look around
Traveling back home
Flashing colors like the sun
Flying up above
life is beautiful
let it be
we are blessed with
a beautiful life
of happiness and prosperity
good, bad, happy or sad
don’t cry when things go wrong
we are the ones
who can bring it along
life is beautiful…
if you know where to look
start with yourself
change the world
and make it better
life is like a rainbow
colorful and bright
even though there are grays
hang in there, because
tomorrow will always
be a brand new day
life may fail to be perfect
it never fails to be beautiful
life is beautiful
let it be
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…
It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
I love the rain! 🙂
I love reading… But sometimes when I need book recommendations I don’t know where to look. So I thought I could blog about the books I love and could recommend them to my friends. I hope others will enjoy these and recommend other books to me! 🙂
- Out of My Mind – Sharon Draper
- Out of My Mind is a book about a girl named Melody Brooks who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy (can’t move or speak). Everyone just assumes that she is dumb and can’t do anything… But it’s quite the contrary, Melody is actually a very smart girl, and she will prove that to everyone no matter what comes in her way.
- Percy Jackson (series) + The Heroes of Olympus (series) – Rick Riordan
- Percy Jackson and The Heroes Of Olympus are series with a lot of action in them. They are fast-paced and move from one breath-catching scene to another. Once you read the books, you can’t stop!
- The Giver – Lois Lowry
- The Giver is a book that makes you think of our world in a different perspective… Through a different “lens”.
- Inside Out & Back Again – Thanhha Lai
- Inside Out & Back Again is a very touching book. It’s about a girl whose father is off at war and she is living with her brother and mom. They have to move from Vietnam to Alabama because her home isn’t a safe place to live anymore. The book shows the struggles she goes through in a series of poems. It is a very creative and well thought-out book.
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
- To Kill a Mockingbird is about a little girl (Jean Louise Finch aka. Scout) who is living in a community where black people aren’t appreciated and aren’t treated like everyone else. Her dad, Atticus Finch, is fighting a case for a black man who is not being treated equal to white people. Scout realizes there are people in the world who haven’t done anything wrong and are still punished for being who they are. Scout and her brother, Jem Finch, want to help their dad fight this case and make equality among everyone.
Please read them and tell me if you enjoyed them! 😉