Tiny people

Published May 15, 2012 by flyingren

      I’ve lived in the same place for my whole life. Sometimes, I wonder what’s outside this deep, dark cave. Since I was little, I’ve always been told to never go outside. Some people say dragons live outside; others are too afraid to talk about it. My home is near the opening of the cave; I like to peek through the gaps between the rocks that are covering up the opening. Usually, I see nothing but a never ending desert. Except for today, a beautiful, huge castle stood outside the cave and it made me wonder what else is out there. Slowly, I started to move away some of the rocks blocking the opening. I crawled out carefully and saw something indescribable. Moments after, I found myself on top of a stunning castle in the middle of the desert. Suddenly, I noticed a large wave of water out of nowhere, rolling towards the castle. Panic sets in, my body’s shaking as I desperately try to get out of the castle. Right before I was about to run, I saw something that I couldn’t believe. A giant was looking right at me. Surprisingly, we looked just alike except that he was 100 times bigger.

“Help, help!” I screamed as loud as possible.

      “What?” the giant questioned. “I can’t hear you!”

      “Please help me! I’m about to drown!” I cried.

      Quickly, he took me to a dry spot away from the waves.

      “Wow,” he exclaimed, “we look exactly alike except you’re so small.”

      My body was still shaking uncontrollably, I was still trying to figure out what just happened there.

      “Relax,” he whispered nicely, “you were just on the sand castle that I built, and those were just waves from the ocean.

      ‘What is an ocean?’ I thought. What a strange question to ask when a giant had just saved my life. 

      “Thank you so much!” I responded loudly.

      The giant nodded and grinned then slowly walked away.

      That was one of the most dangerous yet amazing experiences ever. On my way home, I thought about what happened and still couldn’t believe that I was saved by a giant. Most importantly, I just couldn’t wait to tell everyone in the cave about this wonderful place outside. We just discovered that giants are just like us, except bigger. That’s why we don’t have to be afraid to come out anymore. Well, as long as we stay away from the ocean. 

Is the Hunger Games movie as good as the book?

Published May 15, 2012 by flyingren

The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult novels by Suzanne Collins, published in 2008. The book is about an annual event called the Hunger Games where young people between the ages of 12 to 18 are selected to fight to death on T.V. The story takes place in the future where North America has been destroyed and a new country called Panem has risen. The country is made out of twelve districts and a capitol city. The games take place in a huge man made arena designed to look like a wild environment that changes each year. The main character is Katniss Everdeen, a young and independent girl from district twelve who volunteered to take her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games.

Recently, the Hunger Games movie came out and drew in record setting profits. Teenagers came to see the movie for many reasons. They loved the books so much that they had to see the movie. The story is very unique because it is a post- apocalyptic action romance with a strong and fierce female star.

Many people are already complaining that the movie is just another Twilight or Harry Potter movie. All these movies are simplified versions of well written books. People say that the movie left out many important details from the Hunger Games book.

For example, the romance in the book is a lot more exciting. In the book the readers don’t know that Katniss was pretending to be in love with Peeta until the games are over, which is a surprise ending. In the movie, it seemed like she was only trying to act in love with him so that both of them could survive. She wanted to return the favor of Peeta saving her life before.

In the movie, we also see the story from many people’s points of view, including the Game Maker who controls the game. Meanwhile in the book, we can only see from Katniss’ point of view, which makes the story much more intense and scary. Since we know what the Game Makers were going to do in the movie, it takes away the suspense in the story.

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My speech about our polluted oceans

Published May 8, 2012 by flyingren

Imagine you’re in a small boat, drifting in an endless ocean of plastic junk, particles, and bodies of dead animals. You desperately try to paddle your way out, but as far as you can see, there is no way out of the gigantic sea of garbage. You look up and realize that the garbage extends out for hundreds of miles to the horizon and there is no life anywhere in sight. You try to paddle aside the garbage around the boat, but there are thick layers of garbage swirling deep beneath you. The smell of death fills the air as a large wave of garbage comes crashing down against the boat.

Sadly, this is not the future or an imaginary place. It is here on earth today.

Honorable judges, teachers, parents, and fellow students, my name is Ren and today I am going to talk to you about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and our polluted oceans.The place I just described is a giant mass of garbage swirling in the Pacific Ocean, between here and Japan, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. All of this garbage traveled in rivers and lakes to reach the ocean, where ocean currents sucked it into one giant whirlpool. Scientists have estimated the size of the garbage patch to be twice the size of Texas, while many other scientists have argued that it’s mass has extended to twice the size of United States.The garbage patch was predicted in 1988 by Charles Moore, but people never took action to prevent it. Now, it’s the largest collection of garbage on earth.

Today, millions of seabirds and marine mammals die each year because of the garbage in the ocean. Eventually the polluted ocean water will evaporate into the sky and come back down as a deadly acid rain.

So what can we do about our polluted oceans? Many people think they can’t make a difference, but in fact they can have a big impact by making small changes in their lives. Easy things to do include recycling, reducing waste, and reusing products before throwing them away. You can also write letters to the government and call for environmental protection. In the 1970s, ordinary citizens like us started to call for stronger laws to protect clean water. This led to a huge project called The Clean Water Act, which made a huge impact by protecting countless rivers and lakes in North America. In many areas, wildlife that had disappeared returned once again to the clean waterways.

Now imagine your in a small boat floating through crystal clear waters. You look down, and you can see colorful fish swimming freely beneath you. You look up and flocks of white sea birds are flying under the shining sun. The air smells crisp and fresh. This is a world that we could lose forever, but this could also be our future. Now the choice is up to you.

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Welcome to the world of Flying Ren !

Published April 17, 2012 by flyingren
       I am a young girl who likes to read, listen to music, watch movies, and paint! I live with my parents and my older sister Bella. We also have a cute and silly dog named Seamonkey. My life is not as normal as it seems. My family and I live on the end of the rainbow even though people say it is not possible. We float and drift with the rainbow wherever it goes. Everything is colourful and happy there. We were sent down to earth to protect the environment around us. We have the power to bring trees and flowers alive. We can change the pollution around us into fresh air and clean water to create a better environment for animals and humans. Nobody knows about our secret mission because we don’t want people to depend on us to do everything. We try to inspire people to protect nature without them even knowing it.
      Most of the time, I actually live a normal life. I go to school and hang out with friends. But then again, my days are not that normal because I fly to school with my invisible wings and make sure nobody  sees it. I know my job is to protect the environment, but my secret hobby is golf! I practice hard everyday after school because my dream is to become a professional golfer. I fly with my clubs to a golf course near the rainbow where me and my friend Sally practice together. She can only fly short distances because her powers are not fully developed yet.
      There are so many exciting things that happen in my life. I started this blog to share them with you. I will write reviews about interesting books and movies and I will share my special experiences, thoughts, and ideas. I will also use my imagination to create short stories and other surprises!
Feel free to leave your thoughts and ideas for this blog.