Daily Prompt : Ready, Set, Done!

Ready, Set, Done!

Set a timer for ten minutes. Write without pause (and no edits!) until you’re out of time. Then, publish what you have (it’s your call whether or not to give the post a once-over).

Since I’ve only got 10 minutes, I’ll write about today. Like a diary! Today was the first day of school after Christmas break. I had not slept a single minute yesterday before going to school because my day and night has completely reversed during the holidays. I slept at 8 AM and woke up at 4 PM during the breaks. In this condition, I worried that I’d fall asleep in most classes today. However, I did not feel sleepy at all. Okay, maybe later in the last two periods I lost it, but I did better than I expected. Also, my dad came pick me up after school so I didn’t have to take the bus and fall asleep there. This was amazing. (I love you Daddy <3) At school, I had so much fun with Mink. We chatted most of the hours, even in class. We also had the amazing experience of waiting in the wrong room for about 7 minutes (5 too short and 10 too long, haha). When we realized, we darted back to our classes and changed our books for the right subject. We had been waiting in Accounting class when the class was going on in World History class. It was so funny. I had lots of fun on the first day, I hope I will for the rest of the year. Please let me have that, please~

Daily Prompt : Golden Key

Golden Key

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?

The first place I thought of when I read the prompt was a safe. I think this is where everyone would first think of. (Sorry for the generalization.) However, having the key to the safe doesn’t mean I have the access to the safe. There would be guards and CCTV 24/7 surrounding the safe if the safe contains somethnig worth stealing. The safe I’m referring to is of course, a safe of a huge bank where I can find billions of dollars. Also, stealing is bad, so no. Not the safe.

I had to think for a while where I would want to unlock.

I’d want to unlock an ancient tower or castle where the king and queen and prince and princesses lived happily in great wealth a long long long long long time ago, but hasn’t been discovered yet. I want to discover and explore the royal tower myself. I’d try on the crowns and lay on the princess’s bed (or not, because the bed might be too dusty). The best part would be, I get to keep all the jewels and treasures found in the tower! It wouldn’t even be stealing because it wasn’t discovered by anyone before.

I’d earn so much money out of all the treasures, jewels, and antiques and be rich! Not only that, but I’d also be famous for discovering the uncovered tower of the ancient times. How nice is this. One key giving me all the riches and fame I could never ask for more.

I might even just decide to live the tower. I could use cleaning up center to clear the tower from dust and spider webs and move in my own furnitures. If I live alone, I’d have some Rapunzel feels. Haha. However, I love my family so I’ll take them with me into the tower and the family lived happily ever after. Amen.

Daily Prompt : No Time to Waste

No Time to Waste

Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion. (Thanks for suggesting this prompt, theempathyqueen!)

“Life is too short to hate!”

I’ve had so many situations in my life that got me so angry and frustrated that I couldn’t concentrate in anything I do because of the anger boiling inside. There was a time when I fought with my older sister over something I don’t remember anymore. After the fight, I sat alone in my room staring at the computer screen for over 20 minutes doing nothing because I couldn’t afford to do ANYTHING. I hate feeling that angered. Unfortunately, this happens to me a lot of times. I think it’s because I don’t express it right in front of their face that I take longer time to extinguish the boiling hatred.

However, I found that this hating wasted a lot of precious time of mine. I could be using the time staring at nothing everytime I’m angry to do homework, play computer games, or simply read a book. The feeling of hate will only do me bad for wasting my time and disrupting my spiritual health (went a little too far? Haha). Also, it’d be losing if I’m stressed over someone more than the person is stressed over you. I wouldn’t give that much thought for the person I am mad at to show I’m not affected by the fight we had. From now on, I will act cool as if the fight we had didn’t even have a slight impact on me. Also, when I am mad, I should learn to say that I am mad in the person’s face instead of being angry alone in my room myself.

Therefore I am suggesting that we should put our angers and hatred away because life is too short to hate!

Daily Prompt : Second-Hand Stories

Second-Hand Stories

What’s the best story someone else has recently told you (in person, preferably)? Share it with us, and feel free to embellish — that’s how good stories become great, after all.

This isn’t the best story but the only recent story I heard was this. This was from my mom few days ago. She sent screenshots of a Korean news article in our family Line group. The article was about an crash accident of the Mount Seorak Rocking Stone. I know I shouldn’t embellish articles because articles only state facts but I will embellish this article. You’ll know why later. The article (with my embellishment) goes like this.

[News Flash: Seorak Rocking Stone crashes]

Rocking Stone, one of the most popular tourist spots in Seorak Mountain has fallen by an absurd action of the tourists.

Kangwondo Sokcho Police Station requested for an arrest warrant for Gerald (42, American) and 11 others of his company for

Daily Prompt : Doppelgänger Alert

Doppelgänger Alert

You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything — from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall — is identical to your home. What happens next?

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It would be like in a suspense movie. I’d be suspicious of him/her and start thinking very busily in my head of how and when I met this person and what common features we have together. However, I’d pretend like nothing is wrong. I will maintain my composure and ask about him/her. “I guess you like color green. Your walls are green (just like mine).” “Oh, did you buy these from IKEA? I totally go there often.” and eventually “Your house is very similar to mine.”

I’d examine very closely how the person reacts. If I sense a slight bit of flinching in his face, I’d attack him, tie him up, and ask him what on earth was he thinking. (It’s probably not possible in real life. Let’s just pretend I mastered Karate and Tae Kwon Do.) I’d ask how he knew every bit of my house and why he would copy my interiors. I’d drag his body to the nearest police station and request to have his identity check. I’d ask the police to visit both his house and my house and ask for any idea on what kind of situation this might be. I would do anything to get answers out of him. I’d be really curious why someone would want to have the same house interior as mine.

However, if there is no sign that the person senses me being strange, I’d just keep it all to myself. When I go back home, I’d change my interior and check if he has the same interior as mine or not. If he/she changed the interior the way I did, I’m calling the police. It’s way too creepy.

Daily Prompt : Fourth Wall

Fourth Wall

You get to spend a day inside your favorite movie. Tell us which one it is — and what happens to you while you’re there.

One of my favorite movies is The Hunger Games. It’s originally a book where one girl and one boy of ages between 12 and 18 from each of the 12 districts are selected to participate in a survival game which only ends when only one participant is left alive. This game’s purpose is to entertain the people of the Capitol and also to remind the districts that they are always under the control of the Capitol. These games are designed by the Gamemakers and they create dramatic situations to make the Hunger Game more interesting to watch.

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Now, what I want to be in the movie is one of the people of the Capitol. I want to be in the perspective of a rich and ignorant Capitol citizen who thinks it’s normal to watch a game killing people. I have two scenarios in my mind right now. One is just watching the Hunger Games on my television with my other Capitol friends eating popcorn (possibly a super luxury and high quality popcorn) on a super high-tech sofa. I’d cheer for my favorite player and sometimes sob when someone tragedically dies just like watching a sad movie.

Another scenario I have in mind is trying to convince people and start an uprising among the Capitol citizens to stop the Hunger Games because the game is too brutal. I’d start telling people how violent and uncivilized this game is and start doubting whether President Snow’s rule is good for the poeple. I am the citizen of the Capitol so I won’t be harmed by the Gamemakers or President Snow’s soldiers so easily. I could start campaigns to not watch the Hunger Games because the game won’t have any purpose if no one is watching it. Then, I might actually end the long history of calamity of the districts and be a hero instead of Katniss Everdeen!

Daily Prompt : 25-7

Twenty-Five Seven

Good news — another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day (don’t ask us how. We have powers). How do you use those extra sixty minutes?

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Woah.. It sounds great when you hear that you’re getting an extra hour a day. However, when you actually think of it, it wouldn’t make much difference. I’d still struggle finishing homework and test studies. I’d still sleep late and have only 4-5 hours of sleep. I’d still get on the taxi in the morning with wet hair.

Ideally, I’d use the extra hour to enjoy my hobbies during the busy weekdays of school. I’d read dystopian novels – my favorite book genre, watch my favorite TV shows, talk to my friends more, and exercise! I’d also spend more time and effort in my homework and projects because nowadays, I rush them at night or do them the next morning at school. However, I know I won’t put all of these into practice when I’m actually given an extra hour a day. I’d still spend time doing purposeless things such as reading Facebook News Feeds of people I barely know, staring at YouTube videos, and reading meaningless celebrity gossips. Only the time I spend to do unproductive things will increase because I can never get enough of them. They are so fun and once I fall into one of those activities, I cannot get out of it unless I feel how seriously less time I have left time to do my homework or, of course, unless there’s my mother’s intervention.

This actually got me thinking and look back at myself for complaining about having too much work to do everyday when many of my time is wasted in meaningless things I do everyday. I should really start spending time meaningfully because sleeping only a few hours a day have settled as my daily routine already and I know it’s bad. Help me Lord to sleep more!