Orchestra, Chorus, and Handbells Concert

I feel like this is not my story to share, because I am not in Orchestra, Chorus, OR Handbells, but I shall tell it anyway.

I went to concert to see younger sister, in orchestra and chorus and vocal ensemble. I also saw a lot of my friends performing- Hannah, Yiran, Olivia, Madelyn (she had a singing solo), Reade, Isabelle, Lauren, and Emiliea (who also had a solo).

The orchestra went first (6th, then 6/7/8, then 7/8, and then 6/7/8 grades). The 7th and 8th grade orchestra played the Avengers theme!

Then, the handbells played. They sounded amazing. I feel like handbells are forgotten and underestimated at our schools. It must be really hard, actually. Since you only have two hands… you can’t play all the bells. So you have to be perfectly in sync with the other players. And their songs were certainly no simple “Twinkle Twinkle” songs. I imagine they all have a great sense of time and rhythm, being able to hear and count and respond to the other players that well, matching their notes on the sheet music with each and every other player’s sounds.

I really wish I tried more things this year… like handbells, chorus, and football. I won’t be able to do that next year, because I’ll be in high school, and I feel like freshman year is not the right time to start a bunch of things you’re mostly just trying because you’re curious and interested but you don’t want to seriously do. I’ll be very busy next year (all honors classes, and outside activities), so I don’t think I could manage it.

Next, the 6th grade chorus went, followed by the 7th and 8th, which sang Radioactive. Then, the Men’s Ensemble came onstage with a watermelon. And then the PMEA Chorus Fest singers sang. Finally, the vocal ensemble sang three songs, one of which was in French, I’m pretty sure. Or maybe it was in multiple languages, but the one I recognized was French. Anyway, my sister didn’t know either.

Then, they announced the awards. Andrew got his first. Thomas got an award… surprise surprise. He was in pretty much everything, either playing drums or singing, so it was kind of predictable. Madelyn got one, too, and I think she totally deserved it. The teacher said she was really talented, but also very modest, and never bragged or anything. I thought that was just so true. She was turning red and looked so surprised when she was announced. Reade also got an award, and he seemed surprised, too.

After awards, Rachel spoke about our vice principal and his achievements, such as being in the army and teaching- both for a very long time. She said we would miss him, and wish him a happy retirement. Then, they dedicated the last song of the concert to him. (It was like an encore song)

~Sapphire

FCS at School

Here are some things about FCS, a special at our school where we garden, cook, sew, and learn about food.

This post is definitely going to have a very casual tone. My posts are usually really casual, but in this post, I want to do less explaining to others and more writing as a record for myself.

**<– I name these Bob and Maria.

My first matter to write about is the dreaded 10 year plan every student in eighth grade does. It’s the huge project that pretty much makes up our grades. We have to write out thirty goals for the next ten years (three for each year) and explain how we will achieve them. Then, we find a way to present them, usually relating to our main goal. For example, someone in a previous class wanted to play hockey in college, and created a poster in the shape of a hockey stick. (Well. I suppose I am explaining. But it’s kind of something that’s necessary for you guys to understand the story, and I’m used to it anyway.)

Never mind, this post is going to be way too long. On to the next thing!

**<– These are called Lenny and Kia.

For the first several classes, we got to choose to go the garden or stay inside and cook. We have a late group because there are two teachers who each teach one class a period, and we combined our two.

I chose to garden every time. We went outside to the greenhouses, and moved rocks/pebbles into the greenhouses as a floor.

The current floor was very muddy. So we wore boots. Everyone complained so much about the mud, which I didn’t understand. To me, mud is just mud. I don’t really care, it’s not really that “gross” (cue high pitched girl voice imitation by yours truly). But everyone was complaining, just some less than others. Even the guys kept saying it was disgusting; the girls just said it more.

A certain group of girls complained to their heart’s content (or actually, they probably could’ve complained more; you should hear the kinds of petty things they get so upset over). Over and over again, it was “Ah, my shoes!” and “Oooohhh my gosh. My favorite dress is soooo dirty!” ETC ETC. Like why did you choose to come gardening in the first place? It’s not like you’re helping us anyway. You’re just standing off to the side doing nothing but annoying us all by complaining endlessly about that “dirt” on you I can’t even see. Like, have you seen me? That’s actual dirt. But you know the real difference? I don’t care at all, and I haven’t been complaining. Well, I understand some people want to look perfectly clean and put together, but when it comes to the point where you’re now just bothering others by talking about the nonexistent dirt…

Anyway,  teacher was going to have the girls lay down the plastic, and the boys move the rocks. The girls (not the ones who stood off and didn’t do anything) looked like they were almost done and didn’t need help, so I went to move the rocks with the boys and apparently Emaan. She and some guys were shoveling and filling up bins with rocks, so the other boys could go over and dump the bins in the greenhouse.

They said they didn’t need help, but I picked up a shovel and started scooping anyway. There were three sizes of containers- many small and medium bins, and just two large buckets.

I started shoveling in the beginning, but ended up taking the bins to the greenhouse. I mostly took the medium one, but tried the bucket at one point when no one else was using it, and I… kinda…. dropped it…  Heh. Heh heh. I dropped it with a bit of control though, so it’s not like it spilled all over the ground.

The next day in class, we continued moving the rocks and we were able to finish.

**<– Rana and Casey

Part two coming soon! I decided this post was too long. And I guess I’m just going to end it abruptly instead of leading it out smoothly.

~Sapphire

Wattpad

Hello everyone!

A while ago, I got a Wattpad account. Not so long ago, I started reading actively, and downloaded the app. 

I’m on mobile, so I’m not sure if the link will work on all devices, but it will do for now. CLICK!

I love Wattpad a lot! There are so many pieces you can read online, on a computer or phone. There are many genres, including fan fictions and short stories. 

I’ve put a few parts of my stories up on my account if you’d like to see them, but I don’t exactly consider myself a Wattpad author. 

If you have a Wattpad, or decide to get one, follow me or comment your username below so I can find and follow you!

Now roll the pictures!




~Sapphire

Posts for YOU. 

So. A few things to get through in this post. 

I think I need to post consistently. I should create a schedule, like YouTubers do for videos. 

I think that would be better than random posts, too bunched together or spread apart. 

It might be better for you. What do you think? Would a posting schedule be convenient?

I’m probably going to mostly schedule the posts. 

Next!

What kind of posts do you guys want to see from me?

~Sapphire

TROYE SIVAN IS FOLLOWING ME.

WHAT. THE. HECK. HAPPENED.

TROYE SIVAN IS FOLLOWING ME. ON TWITTER.

All I did was follow him. I hadn’t commented on any of his tweets. I barely have any tweets on my profile.

WHY. WHY WOULD HE FOLLOW ME.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING THROUGH MY HEAD RIGHT NOW

hELP

hELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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AND THEN I SENT HIM A BASIC ANNOYING FANGIRL TWEET, AND HE DIRECT MESSAGED ME.

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

WHHHAATTTTTTTTTTT.

HAPPPPEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNEDDD.

~Sapphire

 

Recent Favorite Songs: Halsey, Melanie Martinez, etc.

Fall Out Boy, Melanie Martinez, Halsey, and Panic! At The Disco.

Melanie Martinez- Mad Hatter

Fall Out Boy- Immortals

Halsey- Control

Halsey- Castle

Halsey- Hold Me Down

Halsey- Gasoline

Panic! At The Disco- This is Gospel

I love this awesome mashup! This Is Gospel is a really great song for mashups.

This mashup is very… interesting.

Wow. Just wow. These artists sound so great together!

AHHHHH ALL THESE SONGS ARE SO AMAZING.

~Sapphire

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