Goodbye Junior Year

Hello lovelies! Today I’m, unfortunately, not going to be introducing you guys to a new place to go in your spare time. I kind of just wanted a blog post to myself today. You guys can learn a little bit about me and my junior year, while I’ll have a bit of something to look back at and be like “Oh my gosh, Junior year… Yeah…”

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This, is Mr. Ziebarth, one of the most lively and full of enthusiasm teacher I’ve ever had. It was Halloween and we, our AP English Lang/Comp class, went outside because there was a fire drill during first period. At this point, school was still pretty fun, nothing stressful yet, and I still felt like a sophomore living the life of being able to sleep at 10:30 or 11:00 at night. Oh how I miss that ever so much.

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This is one of my favorite pictures of the school year. This is David and he is full of sass, but everyone just loves him. This was during Bell Week on Tie-dye day, I’m not sure which day of the week.

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I also took a picture with Cynthia who’s also in UndrgrndOC. She’s very stunning as you can see. She’s helped me get through Junior year. Whenever I needed help with something, she’d be there for me. Whenever someone was annoying one of us, we’d complain about it. We’ve been through a lot together, but she’s probably the only reason why I didn’t leave high school and go to community college. Yeah, I actually thought about it. Haha…

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Oh, my lovely group, excluding Bree. Unfortunately, there’s not enough desks at our table for her to sit with us, but she sits at the next table with Vicki and Maggie, close enough for us to still communicate with her. We, as a group, have gotten so close. This was the day before their AP English exam. I didn’t take it because of personal reasons, but hopefully I can take it next year. 🙂 There’s Andrew with his pancake that Mr. Ziebarth made, Naomi with her tiny little thumbs, and Cynthia and Sebastian with their amazing smiles. I couldn’t ask for a better group. I’m really going to miss them. Hopefully I’ll see them a lot next year. ❤

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Well, just for the fun of it, here’s another picture of Mr. Ziebarth. Here’s the thing, I was going to take a picture of our class with my phone, but I didn’t know that my front camera was on so Mr. Ziebarth poses for the camera, and I just clicked the camera button. I will always have this picture, that’s totally not creepy. LOL… He has no thumbs. 🙂 Cool right?

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There’s also this that I wanted to talk about. Here’s Naomi and me with cut out hearts. FVHS ASB decided to do this lovely thing called “Share the Love”. For every student at our school, they got a heart with their name on it, and there was a cute little note on it. It brought smiles to people’s faces and made us feel special, maybe for the first time, who knows. It was a very sweet thing to do, and I’ll probably keep the heart for the rest of my life.

Here’s one thing that I won’t forget about junior year. I will never forget that in every class, no matter what class it was, I would always keep checking the clock to see when we would get out. I was so tired. I had tennis and all my homework to do, I didn’t really know how to balance all that out. I also live in a house with 8 other people, so it was hard to concentrate. With that being said, I couldn’t focus on my homework, so it took me a lot more time to finish my homework. I then started to finish my homework at around 12:30 or so, but even when I got into bed, I couldn’t call asleep until 2:30. I would wake up two times each night, and it was a pain going through that every single day. Hopefully, my senior year will be better. Maybe I’ll adapt to my environment. I’ll never know what’s ahead of me. I’ll just have to keep living life to see what’s up for me the next day. Maybe something awesome will happen.

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This is Hannah, signing out. xx ❤

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The Festival

Hi! Hola! مرحبا! 嗨! Salut! Hallo! привет!

The subject for this week’s blog post is Fountain Valley High School’s very own culture festival. After a one year lapse, the culture fair has resurged at Fountain Valley once again to expose high school students to the different cultures associated with food. In weeks prior to the festival, students on campus sent in auditions of various cultural acts, including lion dances, fire eaters, and dance performances. A majority of the clubs also set up booths selling different cultural foods like Spanish sweet bread, Italian waffle cookies and gelato, Chinese chicken and chow mein.

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PC: Charlie Truong

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PC: Charlie Truong

Although many people don’t think of it, a nation’s culture is expressed in it’s food. The elegant mountains of noodles and sauce with fresh herbs of Italy show the country’s reverence for agriculture and the hilly mountains of the Italian Peninsula. French cuisine is very refined and precise, reflecting the posh, structured culture of France. British fish and chips are a symbol of the nation’s history as a seafaring nation and their reliance on fishing. Similarly, Japanese sushi’s use of seaweed and fresh seafood is a parallel to the national culture of fishing and worship of the sea. Ireland has almost become synonymous with alcohol, especially beer, thanks to the prominence of Guinness, even though Germany invented the tasty brew (the beverage is more prominent in Irish culture than German). People always assume that food developed from culture, but in fact, a nation’s culture develops from its food.

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