RE:FRAMED: How to Tell a Story

Stories transport us to a different world. We’re able to live through the characters, feel their emotions, the environment, the mood. Stories create connections not only in the person but between people and makes a common foothold to where people can engage and discuss. No one doubts the legacy of stories or their importance yet most would not even consider telling stories or those that do don’t think of themselves as good storytellers. There’s a few reasons I’ve been able to see.

  • difficulty gauging what details to include
  • retaining listeners’ attention
  • No good stories
  • going off topic

Continue reading


RE:FRAMED: Is revenge justified?




Often in our lives we are told to turn the other cheek or that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Karma seems like it never comes at opportune times and people get away with crimes all the time. In times of injustice, people like to take matters into their own hands and exact their own punishment. Others restrain themselves and instead allow the police to handle it. What’s appropriate for when?

Continue reading

Fun-sized philanthropy



As a student in a Honors English class, we’re assigned a year long project called the ‘What If? Project’ where we come up with ideas we want to execute during the year to do something we’ve always wanted to change. My group with Ashley Truong and Michelle Phung, decided to make a little philanthropic charity where we come up with ideas to lift someone up in our community through the little ways, no charge.

It could be something simple like making homemade Valentine grams to be distributed with homemade cookies! Unfortunately, our plan did not execute correctly due to the fact that we came too late and did not plan the correct day.

*click to expand the pictures!*

However, it has come to me that we haven’t put a lot of time and effort into our project which explains why we couldn’t complete our first item in our agenda…

View original post 485 more words

Re:Framed: Don’t judge a book by its cover

I’ve never before watched anime in my life. Not even Dragon Ball Z. I’ve finally succumbed to the pressure and watched Attack on Titan. It’s been the best thing for me since last weekend when I got 8 hours of sleep. I’ve never even though of joining that crowd and being associated with that culture and here’s a couple reasons why I changed my mind.


Continue reading

Re:Framed: How to Get Your Point Across

With the new Common Core standards, students are expected to be able to communicate effectively. Sometimes even Honors kids have trouble doing that. What do we have to do to make sure we can present a point of view and make sure that people can absorb information efficiently? How do you debate? How do you work in a team environment?


Continue reading