Play is Fun.

Play day was fun. It really was a nice throwback from how miserable and tiresome school is. I had the pleasure to enjoy the time with some of my friends; we played cards, laughed and forgot about the worries of life for a few moments. Life is not all that easy, but if there’d a chance, take it and spend some time enjoying what you’ve got. There’s no Image result for global school play daylaw or regulation that states “One is not authorized to experience fun.” If so, then everyone must have fun and play. This is one of my reasons for why students should be able to express joy and pleasure in school. Thus, comes the creation of Global Student Play Day (G.S.P.D for short).

A little bit more on G.S.P.D., in my personal experience, people were to bring in items which can be played by numerous people, or at least more than 1. I brought a Rubik’s cube and a prank toilet. Even though both items really couldn’t be played at some time by multiple people, I gave it around and had classmates try to solve it. For the prank toilet, well it’s obvious. They got pranked. Also, part of play day, we were to never be alone, except in the restroom. I always felt the company of my friends and classmates whenever we did any sort of activity. From playing games, walking around and talking to each other. We played Egyptian war and 13 with a deck of Image result for students playing cards cartooncards and a little bit of a surgeon simulator game too. After an hour of laughter, joy, and relaxation, we cleaned up and returned to our classroom.

With my meaning of fun and play being said, play day should be done throughout the school and globally (I know, it says global student play day, but not all schools worldwide participate in it, okay?). Many teachers don’t agree and can’t comprehend that joy helps clear the mind and brain of any doubts and actually improves the chances of one’s learning more. By creating an environment in which students to play and enjoy themselves in, it creates a state of happiness, and ignorance around them. This leads to my, the author’s, conclusion of having G.S.P.D. throughout all classrooms, teachers, and schools.

The action of play, in my own theory, helps substantially and is vital to anyone’s life. I theorize that one’s life will surely not go as they wished if they never spend time having fun. If you don’t play, that means no fun, this leads to stress, which then ends up in

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Saw this very interesting quote on the web.

failure, causing the wrong decisions, then eventually a bad ending. Many people regret that they didn’t get to do what they could’ve, and playing is one of them. While our lives are still young, we should do all we can play as much as possible (well not like every free second), and enjoy life as it only comes once (well maybe twice if you believe in reincarnation).



“I’m dead physically, mentally and morally” -Andy Dang                                                               

This quote is due to the student’s lack of fun and how it has made him feel “nothing” inside. Don’t be like this kid.


My Art of Stories

  1. Restraint

I am part of a family, but just not any family, but an Asian one. Why does it matter? Well because I’m an excuse for everyone to blame on (This is how I feel when I get infuriated).  There’s almost nothing I can do that my friends are able to do. Can’t play video games with anyone, besides relatives, can’t go anywhere besides the house by myself, and can’t even make my own decisions (by this I mean I’m not allowed to make the decisions, it’s my parents). I’ve got two younger siblings so my parents always say that I have to set a good model for them to follow. Remember, I know this is all nonsense as they’re just being a bit overprotective, but it can really get on my nerves sometimes.


  1. Sharing Stuff

Not too long ago, probably like 2 years ago, my brother and had saved enough money to buy ourselves a penny board. The thing was, there was only one, but we both wanted to use it. Thus, we created a “contract” that we’d take turns riding the board every other day. We might’ve gotten in some arguments and some fights, but in the end we both had fun. This “contract of ours all ended when he stopped riding it. Then it “kind-of” became my board, although he would ride it whenever he wanted to. Not only did we share this, we also shared a room, an iPad, a computer, the toys, my personal private space and my sleep. It was rough having a little brother on you everyday.


  1. Siblings

No one could tell that me and my brother were related. I was taller, fatter, and more light skinned. He was shorter, skinnier, and darker skinned. I was way older, smarter, and had long hair (for a guy). He was way younger, less intelligent, and had really short hair.In fact, we have the same personality and we’re both really annoying. Also, we’re reckless, don’t think but act more, joke when we’re not supposed to and get along way too nicely. I remember, one day we got really in sync somehow and we did a lot of thing at the same time. On that day, we finished our homework and said finished baby! At the same time. We also finished eating and our chores simultaneously too. Coincidence? Well, these are just the small things that make David and I brothers.


  1. Too much Hope

I always did believe to much. I distinctly remember telling myself that I can  finish my project, that’s worth 100 points, in an hour. Not only that, but in school. Dang, I was stupid, or I just procrastinated a lot. Being convinced I would be able to, I took it easy and when I got the final grade, my grade dropped from a A to a B-. Nice job Andy from the past. Well, I deserved it though. I know believing in yourself is good and all, but something impossible, well, it’s just impossible. I also recall a time where I was really young and wanted a puppy. What did I do? Got a stick from outside and yelled ABRA CA DABRA! Over and over again. Never got anything out of it.


  1. Being Reserved

When I was young, I never could muster enough courage to talk to anyone, not even relatives. Being raised in an Asian family, I was accustomed to the thought of the elder ones in the family deserve more respect and have more power than me. I’ve always been this way, always thinking others are better than me (Ha, not my brother and sister though XD). Due to this, I’ve always felt shy and could never do anything for myself, as I thought it would disrespect others. Every time I talk to someone I don’t know, I say hi my name is Andy and that’s it. With me always thinking I’m worse than everyone else, I could never talk “normally” with anyone. I would always be the quietest in my classes too. Not any more though. I’ve gotten better with communicating  with people.


  1. Taken Advantage of

I have always been taken advantage of when it comes to helping, I can’t help myself. I’m always being nice towards anyone I talk to, never harming anyone. This is just who I am. I can’t stand being mean to anyone, and when I know that I’m being mean, that’s just the worst. People will take advantage of me and some have done so before as I’m way to nice and I’ll do ANYTHING  to help or make a person feel better, even if they just said that hurts or wow, that hurt my feelings. One time, let’s just call my friend as Tom, Tom and I became good friends and started to hang out more as we had several classes together. We got along very nicely, just like any two friends would have. Hen one day, he asked me for my science homework because he had forgotten to do it. Understandable, I mean it’s okay to forget sometimes and ask friends for some help. Then I finally noticed that this had been going for over a year now. This finally ended when he hit the bomb. One day he just took my homework without my permission and never gave it back. This is the point where I just couldn’t be taken advantaged of anymore. I stopped being so nice to the point where I could be tricked into doing labor for my so-called “friends.” It’s okay though, Tom and I are still friends, but not as sharing as before.


  1. Loss of Family

I remember the day where my father’s father died, as he came home with a very, very cold stone face. My grandfather, we called him Ông nội, and he died in the middle of June, near the end of my 3rd grade year. When we attended the ceremony at a temple, with my grandfather’s dead body inside, I exploded into tears and instantly broke. Soon after, many of my relatives broke as well, not feeling as embarrassed or weak, after seeing me breaking down. Only a few people remained with their stone faces. My dad, his brothers, his sister and my grandmother. At first, I thought that since they were my grandfather’s family, that they would be the ones to handle it the best, and also they’re the oldest and strongest in their respective families. Soon after that day, where we brought him to his burial place, every night when my dad came home, he said nothing for the entire week with the family. Then I knew my dad’s got a hard time. He missed his father than any of us could have.



  1. Foreign language

My first words were mom and dad, in Vietnamese. M and Ba taught me Tiếng Việt, as their first language was also Vietnamese. Thus, I began speaking Vietnamese, learning it and writing it all, until I got into 1st grade. Before I had the help of my teacher who was conveniently Vietnamese help me with English and translate it for me. After that I moved to Anaheim and had to start all over with English. That first day at school. Whoo! was I scared. That whole week I couldn’t leave my mom and everyone, I bet, thought I was a total wimp. I couldn’t speak English very well so when they asked me how old I was, what was my favorite color, what do I like to eat, I couldn’t understand most of it.  At the time I could speak a few words and read it (I think) but could never understand it. When I tried to say anything, I would end up going back to Vietnamese and cry. I know, what a baby. I was 5. It seemed hopeless, but eventually I got better at English and now I guess I can consider it as my second language, even though I’m better at it than English.


  1. Tradition of work

All the time, I’m always being called to do the laundry, cut the grass, vacuum the house, clean out all the rooms and etc. Sometimes I just feel enslaved. It’s miserable, having to do chores during the only 2 days of your week where you truly get a break. Not only that, I have to take care of my brother and sister everyday. Making breakfast for them, waking them up, giving them their medicine and making sure they did their homework right. I feel like I can never be alone doing something I want to. I truly despise how my siblings do none of the chores while my parents and I do most of the work. I mean, sure they’re younger and all but they’re in 5th grade. I began waking them up and making breakfast for them when I was in 5th grade, 5 years ago! Having an older brother must be great huh? I wonder how that would feel. Maybe this is just me being annoyed by them and my chores, but I don’t think so.


People and Space

There are still so many mysteries about the human mind, body and how life actually works. Space is something we can never fully discover and we’ll never know all of it. The human is space in a nutshell. No one truly knows how humans truly came to be and we can’t be certain whether or not the Big Bang really occurred. Space’s way of being described by many scientists is as a giant celestial machine continuously working. Our very bodies are described as a machine. See the similarities? It’s obvious. Stars explode every day (probably) than giving birth to new stars in their newly created nebulae. Humans die every day yet new ones are given birth day-to-day.

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We are yet to fully discover how we actually function and as to how we’re us. Space is a never-ending maze that just leads to new conclusions and new obstacles. Same exact thing with humans. We solve problems and then create new ones. It’s a never-ending cycle, just like a machine. Another way to compare humans to the very space we live in is like life itself. We can never explain how life works, and one of the many questions asked by many philosophers is, what is life? We can’t explain it just like we can’t explain how space, is space. Currently, we only know that space is a very large empty void which contains a lot of empty space and dark matter. To learn more about this and to have a further understanding of this, visit this website on space. For humans, our body is made up of cells and they’re made up of atoms. For those who didn’t know, everything is made up of atoms, which are 99% empty space. This meaning, our body has a lot more empty space than we think. Interesting huh?

In addition to all the other ways I’ve described how space is ourselves, I can also tell you that our mind can be described as space. We in our mind can think of the craziest and most insane things anything could ever think of. Just like space, our minds can become empty voids at times when we aren’t thinking about things like this. Our mind and space can be filled to the very brim with countless amounts of things, and yet there are some parts of us that are just completely empty.

A fun analogy that some people can relate to is that sometimes our stomachs can be an empty void that never GIFgets full. I thought this could be a small break from my boring writing.

Now, to top it all off, I’ll end this with a Big Bang (Get it? Big Bang? Space?). The one way I’ve found that humans and space can never be explained and that they’re both out of the question. We never knew how space came to be, just like how humans just came on to earth out of nowhere. Theories have been made that humans are descendants from aliens, and others say we’re descendants from ancient apes, but who knows? We could very much be a creature made by God. Same with space, don’t know even 1% of it as it’s seemingly endless. In conclusion, Space is us, and we’re space. That’s it for this blog, and I’ll see you in the next. Bub Bye!

the world in My eyes

Every where I walk, I seem to find something that stands out, usually something that disgusts me. For example the way people have relationships at such a young age. I see it as an excuse not to be alone. In this article, it states all the reasons for why not to be ina relationship. By the way, I’m only a teenager so if any of this offends you I’m sorry. Back to the topic, I’ve been seeing things that would seem normal to others, but strange to me. Another instance is the way people have such laziness to the point it’s excessively stupid. I’m part of a boy scouts group and the kids there are so frick’in lazy that they can’t even walk to the restroom which is only a few meters away, and instead pee in the bush right next to them. First of all, that’s disgusting. Secondly it’s unsanitary. Third, since your urine has lots of salt content in it, you’re basically dehydrating the plant. Now to get to business. The thing I wanted to share with you is how we’re our own source of excessive stress and tiredness.


There comes this metaphor for earth’s timeline as a building. The ground floor to the 39th floor is the era of which life never existed on earth. The 40th floor up to the 49th floor would be the existence of water and marine creatures. The 50th floor up to the 69th floor is the dinosaurs who ruled this earth for centuries. Then the 70th floor to the 75th floor would be the animals and creatures after the Cretaceous Extinction event. Finally, us humans would be the paint on the surface of the building, yet they’re the one who’s changed this world so much in so little time. Just thought something like this would be interesting to the human audience.

An interesting fact I learned the other day in class was that women are the victims of all of society’s expectations and visions of what the ideal woman should be. Then I thought, what would my sister felt about make up and stuff like that. When I got home that day, I asked my sister if she would ever wear make up in middle school. She said “Yes.” Then I makeup-brush-1768790_1920asked her if she had friends who wore make up (by the way, she’s only a 5th grader so don’t expect a whole lot). She answered “Yes.” and I was SHOCKED.  Seriously? 5th graders wearing make up, for what? Ain’t no body got no time for that! Then I decided to ask my friends (which were female) other than this class whether they think about what others thought of their looks. Many of them said yes.

Now, time for some more sci-ency stuff. On the New York Times, one of their many articles reads ” ‘There is also some evidence that women feel more confident when wearing makeup, a kind of placebo effect,’ said Nancy Etcoff, the study’s lead author and an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard University” (Nancy Etcoff). This is proof that the way society sees a woman affects how she feels about things. If you want to learn more about this kind of study go to this to find out more. Another very interesting fact that I learned was that the average time it took for women to put on makeup was 55 minutes. What?! That’s insane! That’s a whole 14 days of time lost to argument-238529_1920makeup in a year. Of course, I would never know how that would feel as I am a boy (yay).

Finally to conclude what I wanted you to learn today. After reading this I hope that you start to look at the world we live in a little bit differently. Noticing how man is a woman’s insecurity and that it’s important to look at things at all sorts of angles. Thank you for spending the time to read my insanely long blog. If you want something to lighten you up, here’s a site with some interesting content. I’ll see you in the next blog, Bub Bye!

I love drawing.

Everyone has their own thing. Some got skillz and can dance others got muscles to play sports. I had my pencil and paper. Maybe some colors too. Drawing has given me freedom of expressing my feelings and a passion for the artistic styles everybody has. I draw basically everything, but I’m bad at it. My first drawing was of a human, with a very deformed arm, disgusting face (and I mean DISGUSTING) and with the chubby fat fingers for hands. Even so, I still pexels-photo-208144love that drawing and will forever treasure it as, “My worst Drawing ever Created.”  Drawing also helps me with CALM YOURSELF down time and aids with my stress levels. To be honest though, I sometimes only draw to grab attention (I mean hey! It ain’t hurting nobody so it’s okay right?).

One time, my father was gone on the morning on a day I woke up for school. He had been taken to the hospital, as he had a heart attack. My pexels-photo-89625mother would stay with my dad’s side from the very beginning to the very end. Thus, I didn’t see any of them for a whole week, and being the 9-year old I was, I became distraught and didn’t know what to do. Didn’t have the support from my parents. Didn’t know what to do. It was a scary time. (By the way I lived with my grandparent’s house at the time) Then one day, I saw my brother had left out his homework and I saw he was working on an art project. He was trying to draw himself, but it looked awful, to me, and I decided I would help him. I picked up the pencil and began sketching. An hour had passed by, and I finished the sketch. Another hour passed, and I finished detailing it. Hours passed by as I drew my brother and soon, 5 hours had passed and I completed it. It took my mind of my dad and had me freshen my mind. This was how drawing became one of my passions in life.

The Arts of of Illusions

Bet you read that title wrong didn’t you? Well it’s of course, an illusion tricking the mind into skipping over that word to make the sentence make sense. Well this is the all cleverness of the things we do everyday, such as seeing and reading. Illusions have their way of tricking the mind into thinking it’s something else when it’s not that.Image result for elephant illusion For example, in this picture how many legs does the elephant have? I don’t know, but what I do know is that you’ll never find out as it’s tricking your eyes/vision into seeing more than four legs. This is the beauty of illusions as one person can see a completely different side of the picture than the other person. Another example is the two grandparents picture. Image result for elephant illusionDo you see an old couple or two men playing music? Well, I kinda see both, don’t you? This can also show the person there’s always more than one way to perceive things in life. There are 3 main types of illusions: optical illusions, auditory illusions, and tactile illusions. What you see here, is an optical illusion, one that messes with the mind and eyes. An example of auditory illusion is the misconception of what you see vs. what you hear. In this video, it will describe about the many illusions your ears are being tricked. The final illusion is the tactile illusion. What this does is it confuses your sense of touch. In this video, the person is showing how our senses of touch can be so misleading and be so confused. Well, that’s the beauty of illusions, just confusing the brain and having fun and being amazed while doing it. That’s all for this blog and I’ll see you in the next one. Bub bye! Here’s one more illusion to have fun with.

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As you look at one, the other one starts to move

Art in the Inside

Image result for the human bodyWe all know that our human bodies are pretty advanced right? We also know that our brain is one of the great wonders of our life and that it’s the most important part of your body as it’s even faster and more complicated than a super computer. How fascinating isn’t? But, I bet you didn’t think that our bodies would look nice. I mean yes, maybe people don’t like stinky feet and wet armpits, but what’s inside is what’s beautiful.The human skeleton, to its functions, to the muscles, to the way our vocal cords stretch enabling most of us to speak, is just marvelous.Image result for person singing

How do I know this? Well, first I’m still in school and we’re learning about the human body right now, and also my doctor showed me how magnificent our body is. Our body is basically a piece of Mother Nature’s greatest and most interesting creations. Not to mention all the other animals out there too. I know that our human n]body is so great as we are able to do almost everything. For those things that we can’t do, we compensate that with our intelligence to enable us to do so. We also like to think highly of ourselves so that counts as a reason why I think the human body is so great. Finally, to me the most important feature of our body is the thumb. Yes, I know it may sound thumb (bah dum tsch)but it’s probably the most important tool we have for survival. It allows us to do every day tasks, grab stuff, and use it for basically anything.Image result for the hand

Even if I didn’t know the human body was so great, I bet everyone would know it anyways. Think about, our human body allows us to live almost anywhere. We can live in the jungle, forest, ocean, mountains and even snow. Because of our brains, legs, arms, hands, and internal organs, it allows us to do whatever we like. That’s the beauty of our body. Our bodies allow is to do what ever we wish. The stomacher lets us eat delicious food and have a nice time at the toilet. Our eyes let us see the beautiful world and our vocals allow u\s to speak harmoniously to each other (maybe not harmoniously).Image result for body work of art

Again, even if we never saw our bodies as a work of art, we will all ways know it is one. All of the body’s complexity just like in a real work of art. The skeleton is a scary but interesting image. The muscles with its contractions interact with the skeleton enabling our body to move and do the most beautiful poses. The lungs and our diaphragm allow us to run and keep our stamina when running a marathon and our digestive and immune system lets us enjoy life to the fullest with life’s great foods and lets us do disease free, most of the time.

The Modern Day Art of Urban cities

Since Earth day just passed and I feel a little bit hypocritical, lets take some time to admire our creations and development as a human race. Buildings are a work of modern day art, with their many uses, many rooms and many people. Plus, they’re the smartest kinds of buildings because they have so many stories; Ba dum tss! Not only are buildings the best places to work, they serve as our modern day art as we admire the ability Related imagebuildings have on our modernized earth and see what a beauty they make as we look up towards them. Absolutely beautiful. Look at that great view. Here’s a link to look at how great buildings are. Buildings are our way of expressing our own tastes and dislikes. Buildings demonstrate the architectural advancements throughout our history from a hut made up of sticks to a skyscraper with glasses 100 ft high. The beauty of our modernized every day life. I f any of you ever get a chance to go to the northern-east part of the United States, the World Trade Center is a site to be hold. Another amazing thing about cities full of cities are you can see the lights all out in SPACE. Wow! Well, that’s all I have today and thank you for reading, Bub bye.

The Art of Nature. Simply That.

There are tons of kinds of beauty in the world, from humans, to modern day art and and technology. But it’s about time that we slow down and take a step back from our modern day lives and lay in the soft grass for a bit and admire the beautiful sky.  If you’re in a no-grass area then take a seat and admire what’s in the sky. All the birds, clouds, rain, and blue of the sky is just wonderful. Now look down a bit at all the wonderful plants, trees creatures and (if you don’t have any of this) dirt. This s what we call nature, Mother Nature. It created us, and everything around us. From your house, to the very small ant that lives in an anthill. Sometimes just gazing at nature eases the mind and helps them cal, themselves. Plus, if you really want to get the true vibe of nature, go to a forest, park or even a national park. Then you’ll see all the majestic wonders of nature. Here’s a glimpse of what nature has to offer us. Thanks for reading, bub bye!Image result for yosemite national park

Theatrical Art

One of the world’s greatest works of art comes with the combination of the English language and human movements to express feelings, creating theatrical art. One of the greatest plays and works of literature ever created was William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, expressing romance and tragedy. Today, such plays are exciting and such a sight to see. For example, the Nut Cracker is a play with ballet dancers and lots of music and props. Theatrical art goes way back, all the way since cavemen as they would tell stories using such gestures and body movements, expressing lessons and/or morals. Here is an example of a scene from Romeo and Juliet. This is the art of theatrical beauty.Image result for romeo and juliet kiss scene