Alberta; The Only Smart Cookie in Canada.

Imagine you move to a new country with a new time-zone and different routines, after living home for a long time, and then after a week when you’ve started to adapt to it, you go back to your home country for a week. Then, you go back to the new country, where you stay for a another week, then go back to your homeland for a long time. That would mess with your system pretty bad, huh? This is the case with many of us students, where the home land is school and the new country is a break. Sure, our time-zones don’t change but with breaks at random times, we get used to sleeping in and begin adapting to a stay-at-home routine, and it’s hard adapting back. Something like summer vacation, or winter break, they are huge breaks for a period of time. After those breaks, there are a few months of learning at school. But in March, you don’t get the chance to have all your breaks at the same time. Instead, it takes a toll on the productivity, and routines of the student. After one-week away from school, the student is used to staying at home, sleeping in, eating at different times, and working at different times. But then, school starts. Now, this is okay if it gave students time to adapt, but it doesn’t, instead, after just one week, we get another break for the Easter holiday, and again; it disrupts our normal routines. It is terrible for the student to be taking these sudden changes, and eventually it does affect the students mentality and productivity with work! Students are not ready to work, and are slacking off for one week (which is the average time needed to adapt). One week is long enough, but since there are two separate breaks, students take two weeks in total to adapt after March. Also, students no longer try in school because before the a break, they rush things; looking forward to the break. The same is done once again for the Easter break! It would be so much better if we were just given a two-week March break near Easter. This way, we get our break, and we get to celebrate Easter. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t kill anyone to hold back our normal March break for one week, so we can have just a two-week vacation, then time to adapt back to school, learn for a couple more months, then summer vacation. In all of Canada, only one province has thought of this and has just one spring break during March. Looks like Alberta is the only smart cookie out of the rest of the provinces in Canada.



Are YOU Ready To Drive?

There are a couple of steps you must go through to pass. But now, we’re talking about the actual driving test. Now, many of you think “Oh, it’s easy, all you do is put your seatbelt on and drive” but trust me, it’s not so easy going. Sure, the driving may be easy, but there are many other things the instructor looks at.They look at things like steering, acceleration, braking, latch/gear, speed, following, distance, traffic, control devices, stopping position, lane selection, lane position, communication, observation, anticipation and reaction to others. You can’t be accelerating too fast, or making the ride rough. The ride has to go smooth, the same goes for your braking. It has to be a soft stop,to help you with this, you can use my trick. Back when I took the test, I always imagined as if there was a full cup of coffee on my dashboard, and I would accelerate and brake just smooth enough for the coffee not to spill all over my car. One of my biggest issues at that time was distance. This is a key component! Alot of people don’t know this. but when driving, you are required to keep at least a 4 meter distance from the car in front of you. Don’t make the same mistake I did! Remember to chose your lanes, position and surroundings wisely! You don’t want to drive in the bus lane, this will not only slow you down, but can also earn you a ticket! Don’t get nervous! That always makes you forget things! Just remember that you made it past the written test, and that you know what you’re doing. Now lucky for you guys, my aunt is an examiner so I am able to provide you with some inside information. Keep in mind, to stop behind stop lines and check for blind spots. A rookie mistake is sucking up! Don’t be overly friendly with the examiner and don’t try to engage in too much small talk. They will think that you’re hiding something. But overall, just breathe and believe in yourself! I’m sure you can do it, remember that you always have another chance! For more practice, I suggest to either pretend at home, practice, or use a simulator.


A World of Oppurtunities

There is so much to do in this world! There is a job for basically everything, and with intent and belief, you will be able to work in your dream job, as a grown up! Well me? I want to be a police officer. Of course, there are challenges along the way. The biggest one being parents. Growing up, I heard a lot of “Tash-had, you can follow your dream, be anything you want to be in life! So doctor or engineer?” Sure, those seem like fun jobs, but seriously, a doctor? Looking at bodies all day, yeah yeah, you get paid a buck-load, but for what? Wasting your life as a grown up, looking at people. It’s helpful and all, but no fun. And engineer, there are 7 billion people on this planet. Now imagine how many people would want to be an engineer. It would be very competitive, and lots of work once you finally get a job. But now, back to my point. A police officer gets respect from everyone, I mean, have you seen the cars on the road? As soon as a cop car passes, suddenly you see the brake lights flash, and everyone is driving as if they follow the law consistently. You get an adrenaline rush everyday, you get all the cars to move out of your way, and you are basically a role model and a hero. Joining law enforcement would be so fun, and would feel like a real-life video game. Now THAT is awesome! All this for what? Oh just a minor in law, and you’re in! You need to go through lots of training, but it’s all worth it in the end! I mean imagine going up to a girl/boy and going “Oh hey….yeah so, I’m a cop” – BEST PICK-UP LINE EVER!

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To learn more on how to be a cop, Google “How to be a cop in [insert your city here]”
Good Luck! 🙂

The World of Pinterest

The World of Pinterest

Pinterest? You may be thinking, well this is one of Tumblr’s biggest competitions! “Pinterest” is basically like a virtual bulliten board where users are allowed to create boards to share events, opinions, pictures, etc. They can chose what category to put there information in. This website is fairly easy and helps users learn about how they can do things with reminders and steps. It has straight-foreward labels, but it can be a bit tricky navigating or using for people who aren’t used to it. For example, it will tell you about your boards, etc. But if someone doesn’t blog regularly, how will they know the concept of pinterest or what a board is? Other than those small flaws, Pinterest has a nice, user-friendly interface. I myself actually have set up my own board on pinterest. It’s titled “Things I Find Funny.” I set it up because there is so much on the internet that lightens my mood during sad times, and I would like to share that with people. I usually post things I find interesting, and really funny content.

Pinterest is a great site, and it offeres you things to feed your interests! There so much in it ad you will definately have fun browsing around! To get started, simply go to the website, sign up, and from there, everything is simple.

Good Luck! =]