Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My name is Jing Yu .I am study Engineering in Ohio State University. My poem speaks about a tree in elementary school when I was a kid. This is the first poem I have written since I moved here, and I think it is not so hard to write a poem if you try.


Tree tree green and tall
the leaf and the twig
the rain and sun
expanding it branch
as time past
the leaf fall
but is tall
the tall tree will never fall

tree tree green and tall
like a shelter
the shadow we like
wind whistle
and the sun
we sit beneath

tree tree green and tall
like a old man
struggle against the nature
in a rainstorm
the tree fall
but the soul
the adamancy and indomitable
will never fall

The poem is about my birth country (Somalia) where a bloody civil war plunged the nation into chaos, and forced large numbers of people to flee into neighboring countries.
The poem consists of different scenes where I describe the effects of draught, the careless politicians, the warring factions, and the blood thirsty thugs who roamed the streets preying on innocent people in search of their next victim(s).


I lived where
Rain was rare and life unfair
I lived where
The politicians showed little care
I lived where
All was wrong and unfair
I lived where
People died in crossfire
Between factions
Who refused to cease fire

I lived where
I was chased by my own
For reasons unknown
I lived where
I was all alone
I lived where
The streets were flooded
With cold blooded reptiles
Hungry for blood
Like killer crocodiles

The day

My name is Kara. I study Business Administration in Ohio States University. The subject that I used for this poem was the day I came to United States and it was also the inspired in this poem because that day was a special day for me. I do not think this poem was difficult to write because I just wrote about my feeling of that day. I wrote this poem because I want to sure my feeling of that day.

The day

The day I came to United States,
And I like a little child.
I came to a new place,
And have a new life.

The day I came,
And the day I leave.
I started my new life,
And I hoped that was good.

The day I came,
I miss the members of my memory.
I miss the place that I live,
And the people that I like.

The day I came,
My life like a new book I start to write.
I started to learn a new culture,
Everything was new for me.

The day I came,
The day I start to write the book.
And who knows
The length of my book.
How exciting the book will be.

Six Feet Under....

My name is Hassan Aden and am leaning towards PreMed or Physician assistant. I chose a specific moment, Because this person touched my life when she passed away in 07. The person that inspired my poem was my aunt Fosiya. I love reading poems but this is my first time am writing one. It was kind of difficult. Because i had to think about what my next line was going to be. Overall, it took me about 5hrs to write it!!

I was walking along a quiet place
Lots of weeds and graves I face
Flowers grow peacefully with grace
Six feet under, they await their case
Each grave there, has a story to tell
Of the time they're alive and well
Of the living earth, they did dwell
Of the time they rose or fell
They saw the sun set at the shore
Birds fly high, they heard and saw
Their families, they all cared for
Like us, they're once alive before
Love and loved, they once felt the glow
life. They're there, not too long ago
But now they're dead and buried below
Graves tell their stories, row by row
Depends on their faith, low or high
The dead may smile or painfully cry
Now six feet under, alone they lie
It's the beginning for those who die

Perfect Angel

My name is Courtney and I am studying athletic training at Ohio State. I chose a specific moment in my life, I chose it because this person touched my life when she left the world. The person that inspired my poem was my friend Brandi Griffin. I have very little experience with poetry. This poem was not hard to write because this girl was amazing and everything comes to mind when I think of her. Poetry is a way of expressing feelings for something.

Perfect Angel
There you are flying high in the sky
You send down rays of sunshine
Doves fly whenever you’re around
As time goes by
Everyone remembers how you graced us:
Your smile, your beauty and your personality
Touched each one of us.

You’re in a better place now
You have everything you could ever want.
The doves fly every month on the 20th
Most people wear purple in your remembrance,
You are the most loving angel anyone could have.

Brandi you will never be forgotten.
Keep shining down on us.

Monday, March 7, 2011

My name is shire Farah. I am studying health science at the Ohio State University. The subject I used for this poem was about life. How two different types of people can have two different ways of living and how one does not have to earn his way to success while the other does. I like writing poems. I use to write peoms as a young child and I like to do this because it helps you just write about anything that has a meaning.
Both Sides of the Circle of Life
You Strive for life only one time
Either you are born at the top
And live the easy life blind
Or you start at the bottom
And wait for your turn in this long line
When you are at the top
You live as if you were a king
You just don't know how to make a living off of tying knots
But when the bee stings, you mind will cling and then you will start to think
When you start at the bottom You work so hard to reach somewhere
You only have one goal but you do not know when it will come
Instead, you sweat without credit while you always dream and stare
One having to work hard
Is different from
One being four or five cars
Life has two sides
You Either strive and cry
Like a bird that can not fly
You sleep while the money piles up to the sky

My name is Olivia Golden. I wrote this poem to inform you, my fellow classmates on the most special moment of my life. This special moment took place at 2:36am, on July 24, 2010. This special moment was the birth of my son. Jaiden is now 7 months old. He is the air I breathe and person I live for. Jaiden is…. my everything.


Friday, the end of the week
For me the end of 37
Anxious and ready
I headed to the hospital all bags in hand
I arrive and check in
To be induced that is
Directed into a room
Where I would now be
Until 24 minutes until three
Process was somewhat long
Couldn’t wait for the end
Shortly after the process began

The doc said push
I did just that
But not until they gave me an epidural in my back
Everything went so fast
As fast as a race
Where Jesse Owens won first place
It was all over
He was as cute as a baby chickadee
Many said he looked just like me
My baby

Spring should have being the beginning of the our calendar

Hi my name is ikran and I am here today to discuss about the beautiful weather that beginning this month. It is my favorite weather and everything will change a beautiful it’s is good weather to show up and dress up and it’s much fun.
Spring is the season where live sprung from the ground
People will shed off the burden of heavy dressing, and
Will grow the courage to go out again lightly dressed
And the trees will grew colorful buds that will become leaves

The smell, the color and the sight of spring are feast to the eyes,
The season melts the snow; rains make the grass re-grow,
And the weather gives colorful sight to those padding plants,
Fresh and beautiful everything will look; even blind will cry for sight,
And long to see the sight of the spring.

How much it will change if it were the beginning of the calendar,
Beginning of everything and past pain will be thawed by the new beginning,
Pain will go with the melting snow, padding flower will means new life await
To be gained, why should the year beginning at the January which is in the middle
Of the snow, and no one celebrate the beginning of the spring which is the time,
Everything regain new strength and worthy of celebration,
How much of an effort will it take changing New Year date from January to match?
How much it will change us all if this becomes true? Spring the beginning of new life
and new year-feast to the eyes and worthy of feast to mark the day

I Walk Alone

Introduction by Batulo

I Walk Alone

I walk alone
Feeling the warm red soil on my feet
Forgetting my long depressing day
Finding a place close to shade
I walk alone
Feeling lost and tired
Forgetting where I am heading to
Finding a place close to peace
I walk alone
Hearing the river flow slowly and the sound of birds returning home
Feeling depressed and angry
Forgetting about the ones who love me
Finding a place of my own.
I walk alone
I walk alone till the day I die
Forgetting that pain is temporary
Feeling that love never finds me
I walk alone.

The Sun Set

Hello my name is Will James and I’m studying computer science and engineering at The Ohio State University. I chose to write about a sunset because I love nature and being outdoors. What really inspired me to write this poem was the love I have for experiencing some of Mother Nature’s most beautiful scenic views. I don’t have a lot of experience because this is the first poem I have ever written. So for that reason this poem is very difficult to write because it’s hard to express your ideas in a creative way for me. I think poetry is the most unique and creative way for expressing ones ideas.

The Sun Set

The sun has set at home.
The children playing mischievously,
Disperse just when the sun does.
While the hard working man,
Returns home just in time for supper.

The beautiful birds blabbering all night,
Remind me it time for bed.
The crazy crickets chippering all night,
Remind me it’s time for bed.

But I can’t let this moment pass.
So peaceful and bliss of a night,
Watching the sun disperse behind the trees,
The sun has set at home.

Top Thrill Dragster

I was inspired to do this poem because it was my first time on a roller coaster and decided to tackle for the most one the biggest and most intense one in the US, if not the world. It was a completely different feeling that I have never felt before and I loved it. It was so different and exhilarating that I could not believe. I definitely want to do it again and relieve it all.

Top Thrill Dragster

The eerie ecstatic sounds that travel through your ears
The feelings you get in your gut
Your trying not to burst into tears
And trying to not look like a nut

The Top Thrill Dragster is the best
Nothing in the world compares
Riding it is a massive feelings test
You feel the tingling in all your hairs

The coaster was a giant
It slowly seemed like a skyscraper piercing the sky
In the rollercoaster world it is defiant
The coaster is a rocket, you fly

Somalia, where I was born, once beautiful Country.

hello my name is muhubo suleiman iam studding nurs here at ohio state and i dedicated this poem to my lovely and once beautifully country.though i dont remembet match i still do remember peace and riches of my country.

I was born in once beautiful country,
Place where one can sniff the air through the aura of smell it carries
Place one can hear the wind whisper through the trees
Two rivers run through just like vein and artery in the body,
Infusing live along the edge of the country entire country

Small remote village, furthest end of the small valley
That divides the village into South and North,
The very edge where valley become forked,
On the right side of the first finger of those fork,
The high bank of that fork, I entered the world from there.

My mother never missed an opportunity to talk to me about that place,
The beauty of rising sun, arrow, red rays of falling one,
And sparkles of stars at moony night, beauty those memory evokes
Has no match to my mothers and they do make meaning for me too
Somalia, Somalia, Somalia is place I was born. Beautiful it has being,
But no so it is today and tomorrow, no one can say what it becomes for certain.

The land of freedom

Hello everyone my name is Lul Aden, i would like to share the wonderful experience i am having so far at the OSU university i am really learning a lot and getting used to the diversity of all the different cultures here. this poem that i recently wrote was my first poem to ever write and it was a bit had i will admit but once i just sat back and listen to my heart i decided to write about what i experienced back in my homeland.Of course this wasn't easy to write but with the help of my flash backs i did it. i really enjoyed writing my poem i wanted to keep writing for ever. Mr.Mike lore thank you for this wonderful opportunity it really helped me reconnect with my inside and be thankful of where i am and where I'm from. well that is it about me hope you guys enjoy this beautiful weather its already early spring have a good one everyone.

The land of freedom

The Land of Freedom

Green long wet grass on my feet

Getting anxious and excited by every step I take

Gaining flashbacks to all the unwanted memories

Growing closer to my dreamland in Africa

The land of freedom:

Getting the feeling of peace as I step on to a cold rock

Standing up straight and strong as a big beautiful green tree.

Getting ready for a new life as I spread my arms and spin around

Getting closer to my dreamland, Mogadishu

I close my eyes laying on the long wet grass

I close my eyes and see my future

Getting closer to my dreamland


My names Farah Dahir. And I am studying radiology at Ohio State University. I like reading poems, but I never write it before. This is an interesting experience for me to write poem. The subject I used for this poem was about trees. Trees are important in our lives because they give us food and oxygen. Here is my poem for trees.

Trees, our trees
Oh people, save our trees
Trees are beautiful as peacocks
I looked around and I looked around,
All I see is you being destroyed,
Trees are cut down
And burn by people
But only God can make trees

The leaves on the trees has tears that bleeds
You shelter me, you feed me
I thank you for that
Trees are important, as our lives
I cannot imagine, life without trees
Let our trees grow and be free
So that we can live a secure life
Trees, our trees
Oh people, save our trees

cheerleading poem

I'm Maria Fabbro and I'm undecided on my major. The subject I chose to write my poem on is cheerleading because option two was pick a specific moment in your life that stands out to you and when my team won our bid to worlds was one of the most important things that has happened to me. The momment when we won our bid was one of the proudest momments in my life, that is what inspired this poem. I dont have any experience with poetry, this is my first time writing a poem but I do enjoy reading poetry. This poem was a little diffacult because I like poetry that rymes so it took me a little while trying to make sure it rymed.
Cheer practice is where we come together as a team
we work hard so when its time for worlds we will do perfect and live our dream
we spend all year trying to improve our skills
we dedicate all of free time at the gym and eat healthy to stay slim
As a squad we shout, sing, spirit and strive
As soon as we get off the mat we give high fives

winning our bid to worlds was worth every practice that felt liek years
when they anounced we won our bid we all started to shed many tears
we jumped with joy, screamed and cheered
our parents joined and other teams thought it was weird

we didnt place when we competed at worlds but i learned that
you dont grow by how much you win
you grow by how much you put in
so any challenge youve just begun
put your best effort and you've already won

Sunday, March 6, 2011

What you think

I made this poem to make sure that every one understands me as who I am even if they don’t get to talk to me but I decide to introduce my self and my attitude and the ways I like to treat with others. I like to live truth and be honest to every one as I like to be treated. For that every one gets respect, it will end any unwanted behavior. I am from a country called the poet land: Somalia, where people use poetry to send messages to each other and almost in every family there is one poet. English is not my first language nor I speak good English but I will try my best to deliver my message to you by this poem, as my elders did, and I hope every one will understand.

What You Think

Oh you who want to really know me
Search me not by nig names of me
For that could give you bad image of me
Not by my race, because all are same to me
I am Abdullahi and truth is a sign to find me

For I hope to know my self as not them,
But for me and the only difference is that is the truth.
Judge me not by my dreams, but my actions
Love me for my qualities and not by false

Image portrait by jealous enemies
Measure me by what I’m truly worth
For that alone shall build a better bridge of true friendship
Between us, and we shall stand tall side by side.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Emily Dickinson

painting of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was an American poet who was born to a very successful family. as of today, Dickinson is know as one of the American's greatest poets. since the women didn't have much of a freedom during her lifetime, only a few of her poems were published. what unique about her writing was her poems was written with out a tittle and her choice of words were precise. i like her poem of "if i can stop one heart from breaking" "i shall not live in vain" i liked this poem because i kind of feel like in this poem she is expressing herself as to what kind of person she is and she seems to me as person who suffered a lot of depression.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was an American female poet. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily Dickson was a good poet, but there are only less than a dozen of her poems have been public during her life time, even she has written nearly eighteen hundred poems. Emily’s poems is unique and special, her letter are often difficult, if not impossible to understand invites speculation. She seeking the crux experience has affected her writing style; she distilled or eliminated inessential language and punctuation from her poems. Sometime, she separates the helping verb and the connecting word and drop ending from verb and nouns. It is not always east to know what her pronoun refer to.
Death, it’s an ultimate experience for Emily. It can be reveal ultimate truth and reality. Because I could Not Stop for Death reveal Emily‘s calm acceptance of death. She didn’t fear dead, her view of death may reflect her personality or belief.

Frances Ellen Watkins

Frances Ellen Watkins
Frances Ellen Watkins was born to free parents in Baltimore, Maryland. After her mother died when she was three years old in 1828, Watkins was orphaned. She was raised by her aunt and uncle. She was educated at the Academy for Negro Youth, a school run by her uncle Rev. William Watkins, who was a civil rights activist. He was a major influence on her life and work. At fourteen, she found work as a seamstress.
Blessed Hope

Oh! crush it not, that hope so blest,
Which cheers the fainting heart,
And points it to the coming rest,
Where sorrow has no part.

Tear from my heart each worldly prop,
Unbind each earthly string,
But to this blest and glorious hope,
Oh! let my spirit cling.

It cheer'd amid the days of old,
Each holy patriarch's breast;
It was an anchor to their souls,
Upon it let me rest.

When wandering in dens and caves,
In sheep and goat skins dress'd,
A peel'd and scatter'd people learned
To know this hope was blest.

Help me, amid this world of strife,
To long for Christ to reign,
That when He brings the crown of life,
I may that crown obtain.
Written by Frances E.W. Harper

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson is one of America’s finest 19th century poets. Emily Dickinson’s full name is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. She is an American poet and she born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. Her family is not wealthy. She attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, but severe homesickness led her to return home after one year. Throughout her life, she seldom left her house and visitors were scarce.
She wrote poetry for most of her adult life. Her poems are most about love, death and her relationship with God and nature. She was not famous in her lifetime. She wrote over 1,700 poems in her lifetime. Her only problem was she published her poems during her lifetime. Her sister Lavinia actively promoted her work after Dickinson’s death in 1866, and then she get famous. The best- known poems of her poems are “Because I could not stop for Death” and “I cannot live with you”.

"Walt" Whitman

(May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between.
Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and–in addition to publishing his poetry–was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War.
And he is the most famous American poetry and I like his poems because I think his poems talks about something important.
And also he was a great poetry in American history.
This poem was fun to read I think this poem was really great because this people are working and singing as same time.

One of my favorite poet that Langston hughes.and this related in the morning because people can have a bed morning and I thing that the reason why people writ in poetry because of that they went prove their idea and share other people. And this the one that my favorite
‘’Here I sit
with my shoes mismated.
I's frustrated!


Frances E. Harper was Bron 1825-1911 she was first black woman wrote poem in this country. In 1860 she married Fento Harper in Cincinnati an the bougth a farm in Ohio and had doughter, Mary.
I could not rest if around my grave I herd the steps of a trembling slave

Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane wrote the novel The Red Badge of Courage, without any battle experience. He sadly lost his battle to tuberculosis in a Black Forest sanatorium at the age of 28. A sanatorium in a hosptial for long term stay for patients with chronic illness.

what i notice most about his poem was his way with words. hes talking about something thats so far from kind but the tile is called war is kind. he has a very intresting sarcastic tone with his words that keeps the reader eager to read more.

Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus was born in july 22, 1849- November 19, 1887.She was an American Jewish poet born in New York City she is the best known for '' The New Colossus'' , a sonnet written in 18183;its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

here is what part i like the poem From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; She is welcomen every one in Amercan no mather where you from.

Walt Whitman!

In 1892, Walt Whitman dieds of miliary tuberculosis. On September 30, 1864, Whitman's brother George was captured by Confederates in Virginia, and another brother, Andrew Jackson, died of tuberculosis compounded by alcoholism on December 3 of that year. Whitman's sexuality is often discussed alongside his poetry. He is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions. Also, whitman opposed the extension of slavery in the United States.

I Sit and Look out is telling us of what is happening in and around the world. The wars, natural disasters, and racisms.

walt whitman

Walt Whitman was born on Long Island. He worked as Journalist and a teacher.
The poem "I Hear America Singing," means that all Americans are working happily at there jobs, and working hard at there jobs.

Frances W. Harper

She was born in Maryland to free parents. Her mother died when she was three so she was raised by her aunt and uncle. She read her poems at public meetings like her most famous poem Bury Me in a Free Land.

I think that this poem was very detailed about when she talked about the girls being pulled away from their mothers and sold into slavery. She also talks about what would happen if they ran away from the plantation.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was born on dec 10th in Amherst Massachusetts. Emily was a wellknown for her original poems and was voted one of the top poets in the 19th century. Emily was a very unique young lady and that was a main reason why people loved reading her poems because they were very different. In 1964 Emily was having trouble seeing and after meeting with her eye doctor a couple of times Emily was forbidden to read or write. That was a tragic period in emilys life because she had to give up something she loved. I really enjoyed the poem "I'm nobody! Who are you?" I thought it was a short , sweet and to the point type poem. "How dreary to be somebody! How publin, like a frog" I like how she always relates things to something unique and it makes you open up your mind and think what message she is trying to get through.
'I'm Nobody1 Who are you?'

Im nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us-don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

This poem resembles her life style. By the 1860s, she was in total physical isolation from the outside world. For at least thirty years she was isolated.

This means in her poem above, She was a nobody and she does not like being know by the public.

Emily Dickinson

Her poetry reflects on her loneliness. The speakers of her poems usually live in a state of want. When she died, Dickinson's family discovered 40 handbound volumes of nearly 1800 of her poems. I think that her poem "Because I could not stop for Death" states that death is unavoidable. She does not state that death is a bad thing. It seems slowly and slowly she is moving towards death.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My hobby

My favorite hobby is playing and watching soccer. Manchester United is my favorite team. I was playing soccer since I was 6 years old. I always try to play soccer whenever I get time. Soccer is like my best friend. I enjoy every minute of it. My father inspired me the most playing soccer. He was a soccer player when he was young. I remember when he used to take me his games when I was little boy. He always told me that soccer is a healthy and fun sport. My dad says “Soccer will never walk you alone”.

When I am playing soccer I feel happy and unstoppable. "I can run like a horse and mingle with the stars". That is the reason that make me easy to play better and faster. I play with team Elman. Sometimes we go out of states to challenge with other teams. I like to win every game, even if it is friendly games. I take it serious. This hobby means everything to me. I have been playing all my life. Soccer is something that I want pass through my kids.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Muhubo Suleiman
Mike lohre
English 109.02

My hobby is to cock spaghetti and when I’m doing I felt like enjoying and happy. The people that teach me were my mother who knew so many ways in spaghetti. When I was learning I was thirteen and it was so head to me. But in my culture when a girl reaches thirteen she has to know how to cock and do everything about the house. The being learning it was so head to me I felt like I was in heavy, but later on I love it and enjoying. When I’m cocking even when my mother asks me cock a food I will cock the spaghetti time I cock it was spaghetti.
In these day I love to cock spaghetti and every time I cocking it remind me my mother who teach this spaghetti and it come remind of my mother who is not here and its something I will not forget about it. In the early young age I use love is in a chef so that it will be easy for me to cock. And bee a good cocker. But that time wasn’t able to learn because I did not have a school and it was difficult to not having school and what you went. In that place you don’t have a chooses.
When I come to America my dream was to go school and learn more things about the food and become a chef when high school, which helps me with a lot and my major, was being a chef.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fairness of NPR

Fair & Partial Media Program

As a hobby I like to listen to NPR News on the radio as they air programs that I really enjoy. On any given day and time that I happen to be in my car I tune to none other than NPR radio station. By doing so, I get the benefit of knowing the domestic issues that we face and as well as current world issues.
I get my inspiration and admiration for NPR from my uncle who used to pick me up from school. It was a great conversation starter and, gave us something to talk about on the way back home. I did not have any relationship with my uncle prier to meeting him in 2005 and, NPR radio station was the ice breaker that helped us get through the awkward silence that brought tension in to the atmosphere.
Compared to other news organizations that report on current issues around the world NPR is by far more accurate and partial. They are the George Washington of the media who coined the phrase “I cannot tell a lie” as a young boy. They are not biased like their counterparts who have hidden agendas and are politically driven. Case in point CNBC and FOX NEWS are great examples of politically motivated organizations that tend to lean favorably on one party over others.


My best friend in the second grade, Chelsea Snyder, was a cheerleader. She always got to travel to cool places on weekends, have friends inside of school and outside of school and was able to tumble. Chelsea talked me into trying out for an all-star team and at first I didn't want to at all. but then it became my hobby until I was 18 years old. This hobby taught me how to work hard with others and when we would compete at competitions and win, it was the best feeling in the world because we had worked so hard together and my teammates were more like family. I enjoyed practice, but comptitions were my favorite. When you walk into a comp you see see all kinds of different teams wearing fierce uniforms and cool makeup. I usually dont get nervous until it's our turn for warm-ups because the teams you are competing against are warming up too, and its hard to focus on your team when you want to watch everyone else. It's very intimidating, but i love it. It's always really loud with all the parents and fans watching, some girls crying because they fell or didn't hit their tumbling. I made a lot of best friends that I am still friends with today. I learned a lot about myself and grew to be very confident about myself. Cheering my whole life meant the world to me because I felt like I had a second family and we worked really hard together and accomplished so much as a whole.


Snapshot three: soccer

My hobby is soccer. I love soccer as monkey loves bananas. soccer is the world number one sport and it can be played any where even the young Somali boy with his camel can play it without needing a lot of skills and rules to play. Its easy to learn how to play soccer. All you need is just a soccer ball or made one by yourself and play it with a partner or with a team.
Soccer is also a very important athletic for individuals who are trying to be fit. It requires speed, quickness running and it’s a great exercise. It can help to lose wait. It’s the game of hungry taggers. When I am playing this sport I fell like I am getting a kiss from my girl friend someone who is elected to be a leader, that is how excited I am.
My friends inspired me to start this hobby because they wanted me to share the great enjoyments they had when the play this sport. At that time I was a mama boy and all I new was to eat sleep and listen to a stories that my mom use to share with me. I didn’t new what was it like to be a athletic or a soccer player. It took me a time to adopt with ti but later on I became one of the best players in my team. I got a lot of advantages of this sport. It builds my body and grows muscles. Above all, this sport keeps me away from getting boring and depressed. I just enjoy when I am playing this sport its feelings and its hard to describe it in words but the end of the story is that soccer is the best sport I’ve ever played and there is not any other sport that can be compare with soccer. Is a game of dignity and joyful as well.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Watching Movies!

Pictured here is the movie Mirrors

Most of my day consists of studies, doing house choirs and going to school. With all that, all my time is usually taken up. When i do get some free time like to watch horror movies. Watching Movies is one of my favorite hobbies. No one really inspired me to watch movies. Going to the movies helps me to relax and have fun. When I am bored, it always seems like a good idea to just head out with friends and go watch a movie. I do rarely have time in my schedule to get bored, but it does happen once in a blue moon. I enjoy going to the movies and it puts me in a better mood. To laugh, get scared, or even cry over something that does not have anything to do with my own personal life is a good feeling. For example, the movie Mirrors was an awesome movie about spirits being trapped in mirrors. I was scared during the movie, but I knew once it was over, that was not something I had to be scared of in real life. My Family/friends sometimes like to get together and make it a group thing to go out and all see a movie. Usually when this happens, we do not know what we are going to watch until we get there. This hobby allows you to go out and have fun with your loved ones.

My Favorite Hobby

Ijren Robben
Beyern Munich

Soccer is my favorite sport in the world. I love it like a fat kid loves cake. When I was younger, around the age of six, I was the best around my neighborhood. Things went wrong with me and my coach and I did not play soccer until the age of fifteen. From that age until now, all I do is play soccer. Truly it is a sport that not only I love, but my family as well. My father is part of the management side of a nonprofit team. Two of my older syblings play in that team; three of my younger siblings play for the Columbus Crew Juniors. Soccer is the greatest sport I have ever known.

Usually during the summer, I go to a place called Innis School where a lot of Somali's play soccer. I would come around six pm and be one of the few to show up early. As time rolls by, more and more people would show up. At least 100 people would show up; it is as if lions would come to feast of many animals. The field would be broken up into three sections. Everybody would play their hearts out for at least four hours.

Soccer is all around sport for everyone. It impacts everybody in the Somali Community. Old men and women and children, who can not play with these young men, would come and watch this gathering of great players put on a show for people. soccer is my favorite hobby and it can unite people.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Two of the Best Hobbies

Although it is not me, it is something that I have done

Hobbies are a wonderful thing. I have a lot of hobbies that I like equally. It is really hard for me to choose between them all. But mostly I want to talk about my hobbies of sports and music. For years now I have been snowboarding. It is really fun to get tied into it and want to keep on doing it. I love feeling the wind going through my coat and giving me goosebumps on by back. The way that the goggles fog up, the way my ankles and all my leg muscles feel after I am done riding. I started about 3 years ago and have been doing it every winter since. It is really hard to grab hold of snowboarding but once you know it, it is really easy to progress. I have been slowly moving up and beginning to do tricks while I am in the air. It feels really awesome when you get the trick down because it makes you more confident in your abilities to do more and push yourself. But, likewise, if I try and fail, that makes me want it even more and I push myself much harder to make sure I do it and get it. The sound that fresh powder makes is just an amazing sound, and you get faster and faster and start carving through the snow and leaving trails of snow kicking up higher than you. It's an amazing feeling.

Here is my DJ set up, it is everything but my laptop there

Another hobby that I love deals with music. It is DJing. It is something that is like creating brand new music. It involves mixing songs that you know together to get new songs. One song may consist of 3 to a dozen of songs. No one mix I ever made or even ever heard sounds the same because of all the possible combinations. I plan on buying some more new equipment that will help me connect my whole computer to the turntables which for the most part will give me unlimited amount of music that I can mix together. You start out with mosic on your computer and then move to turning on the turntables. The second they start spinning you feel you finger tips being dragged by them. Then you lightly start moving the cross faders and playing with the sound on the mixer to give amazing pitches. Then you beggin lightly scratching the vinyl to make beats and breaking points to move to other songs. I like it because it is something that is different and I feel absolutely awesome doing it. That’s all that matters. Cype nice

Boy Scouts of America

This is the Boy Scout Camp, called Friedlander in Loveland, Ohio

Boy Scouts of America is the one thing that I can remember from my childhood where my dad was always there for me. I love the outdoors and camping. The best camping trip I have ever gone on was the last summer camp I ever went on in the summer of 2007. The one person who has inspired me the most throughout my whole years of Boy Scouts is my dad. He pushed me through the whole way and wouldn’t let me give up until I got my eagle scout. I couldn’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me and what the Boy scouts of America has done for me. The reason why is because it did not only change me for a boy to a young man but it helped me in several aspects of my life along the way.
You build so many friendships with your other kids in your troops. It really did help me come out of the awkward shell you develop when you’re in middle school. There are so many kids around you with similar interest as you as well. Hiking and swimming is just the beginning to an awesome and exciting week of summer camp that will always end in a camp fire. The camp fire is the perfect way to end a night. Once the sun goes down the warmth of a fire will keep you from shivering. I can still remember all the cold nights sitting around the hot crackling fire with not a care in the world. The smell of smoke will never leave me because after a night around a camp fire, that’s all you will smell like. Sitting around with your friends and just messing around with jokes and what not is the memories that will never leave me.

my number one hobby

My favorite hobby is teaching young Somali Children English and helping them in whatever way I can. This has been my favorite hobby because I love helping improve my Somali community.
When I first came to America I went to a Somali community and I met a tutor named Marie, and she was the first Italian woman that I met who spoke Somali. At the moment I didn’t understand why she was helping all this refugee people who didn’t speak any English, but then the more I got to know her the more I learned and found out why she was helping us. One day I asked her why she liked working there. And she told me that she volunteered there since she used to be a teacher at an elementary school. She told me while she was a teacher there she met a girl who had cancer and the girl was Somali. She wore clothes that had Somali flags all the time, and Marie told me that one day she asked the girl why she did that and the girl said it’s for all the kids who were in Somali she believed that she was their voice. So when the girl died Marie decided to help all refugee kids and adults who came to the U.S. After spending months with Ms. Marie I was inspired to also start helping the Somali people in my community, so I started teaching the little kids all I knew in math and English. Whenever I helped them I felt good about myself, I felt like I was a warrior and that this was my mission and I had to achieve it and whenever I felt like giving up their smiles kept me going and their dedication. So from that day helping the Somali young children with whatever they need from Academics to advice has been my hobby because whenever I do it I feel happy and accomplished.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Favorite Hobby

The reason that I chose that picture because I think that library is very can improve our reading skill and make us like this hobby more.

My Favorite Hobby
My favorite hobby is reading. I love reading any kinds of book, but especially Chinese books. It is easy for me to read. I very like to read some about history book and novel. I remember that when I was in high school in Hong Kong, I had one Chinese History and one World History class. In that time, I very like my Chinese History Book and World History Book. I like World History because I read a chapter in that book is about Egypt and I very enjoy to read about the Egypt culture. I think to learn more about different countries' cultures is very fun. Also, I like Chinese History too. It is because China has a long history. When I first time got the Chinese History text book, I read that in the first day. I am enjoy to know each history about China, and I can learn more different culture in Chinese.
The second kind of book that I like are novels. I remember that the first time I know about novel is when I was 13 years old. I bought the first novel was in the Hong Kong Book Fair. I remember that day was the last day of Hong Kong Book Fair, and that was my first time went to a book fair. After the book fair, I went to the library every weekend to borrow book. I went to book fair every year before I went to United States. Book fair is a culture in Hong Kong. I very enjoy the book fair day, and they just have seven days in each year. Now, I always buy book online and my bedroom has a lot of books. My beadroom like a library.

Eating... My Hobby

My Favorite Hobby

This is the Rooster Restaurant
logo. This is my all time favorite
restaurant hands down.

When my favorite hobby takes place there are several different settings. Some are quiet with not many people around, like my room, in the car, or alone at the kitchen table. Other locations are loud filled with a lot of people like at Applebee’s, especially when it’s someone’s birthday. Eating in my opinion is the best thing ever.

My hobby was introduced to me at a very young age. I was introduced to table food at around 6 months. Growing up in family who are big eaters, I had no choice. There was always food no matter the day or occasion. As I began to get older I started being exposed to a bugger variety of foods, including restaurant food.

I like to eat all types of things. My favorite would have to be chicken wings. I can eat chicken wings day and night. I like them fried with hot sauce or buffalo styled. I remember one time I had gone to a restaurant called Roosters and tried their hot wings. The first time I had ever tried them my mouth was hot as fire. Now I can take them like a champ. Eating builds relationships because most of the time you eat with someone. That’s always the perfect opportunity to talk with who you are eating with and helps build the relationship you may have with them. Communication is always the key to a strong healthy relationship.

This hobby gives me sense of relief especially when I am hungry. Sometimes I tend to get cranky if I had no eaten all day. It saves others from a world of trouble like a life jacket. Eating means a lot to me because it allows me to get full and regroup. It also allows me to spend time with whoever I am eating with as well as socialize, talk, and laugh.

My Hobby: basketball

I have many hobbies, and basketball is one of the hobbies I have. Basketball is sport that requires personal skill, team work and speed. Basketball is a great sport, I enjoy every time when I crossover the opponent, and then I score. Team work is one of the important key for play basketball. Good basketball team always doing some great team work. It is wonderful when we do some fake move to make the opponent jump, and then we will pass the ball to our teammate. I like play basketball outside with my friend, we always have a good time together. Basketball makes me feel great and satisfy.

I usually play ping pong before, but ping pong is a game that you can only play with one person or you can play two on two. My uncle is the one who inspired me plays basketball. He likes basketball very much, even though he can’t play well. He always invites people to play basketball with him every weekend. Basketball makes us more trust each other and make our friendship become stronger.

Basketball is like my friend. Without basketball, I will lose a lot of fun in my life. Playing basketball is like studying for the test, if you don't play hard, your may lose the game. Basketball mean a lot to me, I feel ease and relax when I playing basketball with my friend. There are not limit for basketball game, you can do anything you can to win the game except fault. Sometime, we lose game, we will discuss our weakness together, because we all believe the next time we can play better.

My hobby

My hobby is read the books and when I get some time I like to read any kind, of books and I like to read about the magazines, too.
Inspired of this is my mother because when I start reading she was the one who help me to read and she teaches me the (ABC) because my mother likes me to be the best and she always read me some books .This hobby builds me because now can read anything that I want and it’s a good relationship with my mother.

I get out this hobby when I go to the library I like to pick up the books and I like to read and that influence my life because now my English is improving and that’s my hobby and I like to read so many books and my mother always told me as long you read you are going to be a good reader.

My favorite book to read is of mice and Men.

My best book that I read was when I was in high school and that book named is Of Mice and men and it talks about the great Depression in 1930s to 19470s and its really nice book and it has a lot of stories and I like that book a lot sometimes it makes you to cry and sometimes it makes you to laugh and at that book it talks about how expensive was everything and there’s to men’s who want to own their own farm and that time everyone was farmer.

A wise man once said be the seed of change in this world, and when asked how could someone be the seed of change he said the greatest thing a mankind could do is get knowledge the only way you can get knowledge is by reading. So I believe that am the seed of change and by the day am growing to be a big plant full of knowledge.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My hobby

My favorite hobby is playing soccer. I was playing soccer since I was 6 years old. I always try to play soccer whenever I get time. Soccer is like my best friend. I enjoy every minute of it. My father inspired me playing soccer. He was a soccer player when he was young. I remember when he used to take me his games when I was little boy. He always told me that soccer is a healthy and fun sport. My dad says “Soccer will never walk you alone”.

When I am playing soccer I feel happy and unstoppable. I can run like a horse and mingle with the stars. That is the reason that make me easy to play better and faster. I play with team Elman. Sometimes we go out of states to challenge with other teams. I like to win every game, even if it is friendly games. I take it serious. This hobby means everything to me. I have been playing all my life. Soccer is something that I want pass through my kids.

Snapshot three

this is the kind of cookies i backed.

My favorite hobby has always been baking. I come from a generation of where all the women were and are great cooks/bakers. I started developing my love for baking when I was 12years old. I always liked making things my way I wanted to make every food the way it was pictured in my head, and I technically couldn’t do that with cooking because no matter how different someone cooks only the taste will be different but not the image. After finding out this I decided to try baking and that when I fell in love with it, the first thing I ever backed was cookies and they were in the shape of soccer balls because that was my favorite sport back then.

I remember that day like it was yesterday: my mother wasn’t home and I was bored so I went to the kitchen and started looking for ingredients for my invention, at the time I didn’t know what I wanted to bake but I knew I wanted to make something that would impress my parents . So I started going through my mom’s baking book and I didn’t find anything interesting so I decided to go on and make some cookies.

I got a bowl putted some flour in there and after that I added whatever that caught my eye that I thought smelled good or tasted sweet and before I knew it I had a bowl full of mixture that almost turned the flour color to purple. I grabbed a pan and cut the flour in to circle shapes and drew little lines through them to make them look like a soccer ball. Once they got out of the oven they were hard and very sweet and rough. I sat down laughing and I felt proud of what I did, later on that evening when m parents got home I showed them what I made and laughed very loud and my dad told me that those were the best cookies he ever ate. Since that day I’ve been baking, I like baking for many reasons but my biggest two reasons are, one I release my imagination and create whatever I want and the second one being I sell my cookies and cup cakes on summer and a lot of people buy them so that makes me feel good about myself. The time I make my best cookies are when am sad or angry because at that time I bake a lot and it helps me feel better.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Snap shot three.

My hobby is reading, specifically crime mystery books. No one really inspired me reading, I just knew by age of 10 that I like and spend most of my time reading. There are times when I used to think reading was more of an opposition than a hobby to me because I used to read on the bus, in doctor waiting area and while I eat. I even remember times when I used to get in trouble for reading because I would forget to do my homework or worse yet, wouldn’t study for my tests. But as I got older and as much as l love reading I start making time for it, so it won’t interfere with my other plans.

I love to read. It’s a hobby that relaxes me and encourages me to think. It takes me to places I have never been or will be. Reading is much a part of my life that I couldn’t quit even if tried. When I’m reading I see the world differently, that make me understand things more fully. I think reading became my hobby because every book I had to read has something to offer or learn from it. Reading the book Three Cups of Tea kindled my interstate in helping the once in need.

I read almost any mystery book I can get my hands on, but my favorite book of all is The Lovely Bones. It is a book about a teenage girl who has been murdered and raped by her neighbor. After she got killed, she is quickly taking to heaven where she watches how her death affects those around her. I also watched the movie but I didn’t like it as much as liked the book, because in the movie they left out most important parts of the story. You can say that is the reason why I don’t like reading the book first and then watching the movie. I like this book because it thought me that life is very short, so we should make the most of it.