The Busy Beaver

A Grandmother's Kindness

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Respect others. Help others. Love others. These are the keys that unlocks our soul.

~Anthony Douglas Williams

It’s a Sunday afternoon. My grandma is cooking a big chicken soup for dinner.  She fries some dumplings and put them in the pot on the stove. She mixes some onions and tomatoes inside the chicken soup.She put the steak in the oven, and set the alarm to make sure that my steak will be medium rare. That my dad’s steak is better done. While the the food is cooking, she sets up the table, so we will be ready to eat.

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Adapting

Be like a Chameleon

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You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.

― Bruce Lee

Every living thing needs to adapt to the environment surrounding them. If they do not adapt, they will be working against their environment.  Chameleons protect themselves by adapting to their environment by changing into similar colors to their environment; however, if they do not adapt, they will be easily found by the predator , and the species will be extinct. The same rule applies to people: if we do not change, we do not adapt; if we do not adapt, we will “die.”To adapt, we must be like a chameleon, trying to adapt to the environment surrounding us.

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The Old Me

A Letter to Myself

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.31.08 AMKnowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right. 
 ~Theodore Roosevelt

 

Dear Old Me, 

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. My goal is not to be better than anyone else but better than I used to be. Today is a sunny day. As I was jogging by the Charles River, the sunshine reflected on the riverbank making it bright and hard to see.

And, I remembered you, the old me...

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Mr. Fitz Shows Up

A not so welcome surprise...

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Sometimes the biggest disappointment leads you to the right place

~Cary Graeber

After school today, I was laying on my sofa playing Minecraft and just taking a break before my rowing practice later this afternoon, but then the bell rang.  ‘It can’t be my tutor Mr. Fitz,” I thought. ‘I am enjoying my one-hour break until I have to get in the car and go to my exhausting rowing practice on the Charles River, in Cambridge.

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The Not So Bad Week

How a bad week got better

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Friendship is one mind of two bodies...

~Mencius

Dang, I really had a horrible last week.

I got called up by the head of Middle School for being late to school; I got my English teacher  mad and kicked me out of zoom by saying “should we start the class?” During the science test, one of our classmates was going so off on the teacher, and he swore five times during the science quiz, which completely made all of us unable hear anything our science teacher said about the quiz. It seemed like my bad week kept getting worse; however, the fact that I got an exceptionally high grade on my math test made my day.

But not for the reason you might think...

 

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The Power of Diversity

End Racism!

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In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist; we must be anti-racist.

~Angela Davis

Asian racism has been underrated, yet normalized. In my own experience as a Chinese student in America, I am angry that eight Asian Americans were killed in the Atlanta Spa. I have experienced a couple cases of  Asian stereotypes on myself. This were not intentional, but it was still hurtful. Anything that is hurting others feelings should be changed. We, as Asian Americans, should stand up to all those who show discrimination, injustice, and hatred just because we are Asian.

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Which is Better?

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Don't let school interfere with your education

~Mark Twain

Almost every kid in the U.S goes to school, but not every kid gets treated equally. Since class size is usually smaller in private schools, students more likely than not will receive more attention from the teachers. What helps students the most in private schools is individual attention and a teacher’s help. In a private school, the teachers can help their students more often than public school teachers can help their students. The math is simple: private school teachers have less students. These are the facts...

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The Power of Respect

When a small gift is a big deal...

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Men are only respectable only as they respect

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Respect is when you give admiration someone for something they did unusual or extraordinary. I have great respect for the job of teachers , since they basically affect how a kid learn new things and control the environment of a school. Respect does not have to be anything special, you can just say thanks when the teachers did you a flavor or something.

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