Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wow I haven't seen this in forever! I'm in college now. Things have changed definitely. Reading my old posts make me feel nostalgic for youth. I sound like an old man, but I already miss my childhood.  These posts are from a person that no longer exists, however. The old Zachary is gone. The new has come. I'm a born-again Christian.

I don't know if I'll post anymore on this blog, but for now I'll let it stand as a testimony to myself and to others of God's grace and mercy. Whoever reads this: please visit http://www.needgod.com/ to find out more about yourself. It won't take long. Promise!

Blessings,
Zachary

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another idea for a film or book!

My imagination has spurred its gears again and now I have another idea for a movie or book.

The main protagonist's girlfriend moves to New York to study. They send each other video messages every week as a means of communication. The girlfriend starts to have an affair and the protagonist sees her and another man making love in bed through an accidental video message. Then she goes completely missing. Driven mad by helplessness, the protagonist arms himself with a gun and sets out to find her and bring her back to her senses. It turns out the man she was having an affair with is involved with an illegal underage prostitution group.

Those of you who have read this will be like O_O by now. Keep in mind that I came up with this while I was depressed :p

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Can't think of a good title for this story .....

The soldiers glanced up at the sky grimly. Looks like rain, they said to one another.

A few men were nervous. Many preparations had been made back at home for this day. They wrote their wills, trained hard for hours on end, and, if they ever died in battle, said their final farewells to their families. Many other experienced soldiers all had their battle faces on. They had seen it all, back in their day. The pain each one suffered had chiseled his heart into stone; into a heart that only Clint Eastwood can have. They no longer felt the nervousness the rookies were now feeling.

Each soldier was equipped with a wooden spear, and not just any ordinary wooden spear. Inside each spear was a lethal cylinder. When the spear was sharpened, the cylinder would be sharpened as well. The cylinder can be ground into a fine powder. After stabbing their enemies, each soldier would mark his victim with the powder, so other soldiers can be sure the enemy is dead.

When everyone was ready, the leader stepped in front of them all to give them his usual pep talk. The rookies hardly listened; their hands were covered in sweat, and their spears shaking as they trembled.
The army stepped out onto the battlefield. The clean, white, almost paper-ish landscape would soon be covered with corpses and the blood of the soldiers and of the enemies'.

The enemy army popped out of nowhere. They were surrounded!

Quickly, the soldiers went to work. One stabbed another creeping behind him. He rapidly ground the tip of his spear into the powder and messily marked his victim. Others did the same. Rinse, and repeat.

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 ....


To the army, the battle went on for hours, and hours. Many fell to the overwhelming weight of the enemies. Some still pressed on. Sweat dripped from their brows, staining the now-dirty paper under their feet. As the wounded lay on their backs, they closed their eyes, hoping for the battle to end quickly.



The time was 8:30 AM. The battle was drawing to a close.

Many students had already turned in their papers. Those who had not finished yet were experiencing that last rush of adrenaline, the urge to finish quickly.

I, who had also finished, yawned and lay my head to rest. The semester finals, the battle of the year, was over. For now ......

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Darkness of Animosity

The shriveled dog sharpens his teeth and nails.
His throat parched, his stomach is famished
The emaciated corpses of others are strewn around him
He stares at another glaring back at him and
they explode, shoot towards each other
Fists flail, teeth snap, jaws crunch
Their thin bodies wrestle
for that last piece of bread; that last necessity of survival
until the other is eliminated from the food chain and dies
in slow, excruciating pain

The candle of hope is extinguished, the light of identity gone
All that remains is the animal

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rant About Unexcused Absences from School

Hi guys. Its me again. I have a splitting headache today. So I figured it was the perfect time to let out my bad mood on today's post.

I woke up late today (around 9:15 AM) because I slept really late (4:12 AM) after finishing up my god-awful math homework. 40 problems every day. I'm NOT kidding. Its like she goes out of her way to make sure we stay tortured every day. Then again, what do you expect from a sadistic Algebra 2 Honors class?

Naturally, I thought I was screwed. I missed 2 periods: PE (who gives an ass about that class?) and English 2, my 2nd most favorite class. Fortunately, they had a substitute and only watched a movie during class, so I didn't miss much. So, I had 2 unexcused absences from school.

I called my mom and gave her the verdict. Being the understanding mom she is, she opted to call the school and excuse me from the impending doom of suspension from having more than 4 unexcused absences. She did so, but the office ladies told her that oversleeping is NOT an excuse for missing school.

Most of you will agree that oversleeping is definitely not a good enough excuse. I say, as long as the parent knows that their child missed 2 periods, what does it matter what the excuse is? The whole point of calling the office to excuse an absence is to make sure that the PARENT KNOWS that the child missed a certain number of classes. Why is oversleeping not a good enough excuse? Why do they got to be such an ass about that? To discipline us? If the child actually intended to skip out on the class, then I would understand. However, I'm talking about oversleeping, an innocent little mistake everyone makes. I say leave the disciplining to the parents, you old bags. Do your own job and help out with passing papers or whatever you do. I can't help but think that the office ladies were never children.

Maybe I'm too naive. I'll probably never understand the mechanics of running a school. What I DO know, however, is that the education system is DEFINITELY going down, just like everything else in the world. People are becoming jackasses left and right. My school is definitely one of these schools that garners the biggest number of douches ever.

Now I have 2 unexcused absences. One more and I'm history. I think I'm being overworked.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dreams

Here's a few dreams that I had that I think would make good stories for books or movies.

1. A dictatorship government in the near future secretly kidnaps humans for testing experiments which involve fusing the humans and different machinery together. They then make them battle each other with the promise of freedom to the winner on a testing ground.

2. Aliens take over the earth and send out a green mist to exterminate all life on the planet. An unusually intelligent boy and a downer old man living with his two dogs in a trailer team up to take out the UFO in their area.

3. Before the world began, we used to live in the heaven above with God as our ruler. His best subordinate, Satan, rebels with his followers to take over the realm and overthrow God. God eventually wins the battle, but in a last desperate attempt, Satan attempts to destroy, blow up, unleash havoc, etc. on Heaven. To save us, he formed the Earth, and sent all the souls down on it while he dealt with Satan. He threw him and the rest of the fallen angels down to a realm called Hell, where he plots his next attack on mankind.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving + Korean Vs. Japan

(Hello, everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting in a while. School and stuff, I'm sure you guys all know.
That aside, how has everyone been doing? Alright, I hope. I've been doing okay too. Thanksgiving break is already half-over, and I can't think of anything else than the impending doom that is high school. Now go ahead and read a completely random argument about the 2 of the most advanced Asian countries in the world)

WHERE do I begin? I have a LOT to say on this topic.

I understand the feelings behind Korea's grudge against Japan, but Korea is free from colonialism, it has a lot of potential to become a major power in the world, we need to move on. However, SO many hardcore politicians, both Japanese and Korean alike, intend to stay in the past, and continue to battle it out while the actual citizens of Japan and Korea get close to each other's customs and traditions (which are very similar).

As much as I want to stay neutral, I have to say that Japan is mostly to blame for the wave of tension between themselves and China and Korea countries. Japan:
- burned and destroyed ALL evidence of Korea's technological advancements over the past centuries
- attempted to utterly wipe out EVERY trace of Korean culture and language after they conquered Korea and replace that with Japanese language/culture
- is responsible for the famous "Rape of Nanjiing (sorry if I spelled that wrong)" where the Japanese army mercilessly pillaged the village (city, village?) and raped every woman in it. Japan claims that the incident never occurred and that the whole thing was made to make Japan look bad, much to the fury of China (are they seriously denying what has been written down in EVERY history textbook besides theirs?).
- has used Korea as a scapegoat and sex toy in World War II. Need I go any further?
- has recently published the HIGHLY controversial: Hate the Korean Wave and Hate China manga series
...... and only to name a few.

The manga Hate the Korean Wave is an entire topic to discuss in itself. As you an judge from the title of the manga, the whole book is about hating Koreans. The manga was a reaction to the sweep of Korean drama and music that travelled to Japan. In order to reestablish national pride in Japanese folks, the book: (yes another list)
- glorifies their own culture while they utterly TROLL the living hell out of Korean culture/language
- points out historical "inaccuracies", such as the FIFA 2002 World Cup incident and the Dokdo/Takeshima argument.
- depicts Koreans as disgusting and greedy, very narrow eyes and black hair; while Japanese have very Caucasian features (blonde hair, blue eyes, straight noses, etc.)
The Hate China manga is very similar, portraying the Chinese as cannibals and freaks of nature. A politician praised the book, saying that "The only good thing China has to offer is their food." Despite the outrageous material that lies within these two books, they have become very popular, and spawned a number of sequels.

Speaking of national pride ....

The Japanese barely have any. I'm sorry, but from what I gather, Japan seriously admires Europeans. A Japanese citizen has informed me that way back then, when Japan still had their pride, none of this "ooohh pointy nose, huge multi-color eyes, and multi-color hair is the way to go" existed. Then, when Western traders visited Japan, and they saw that Western women were taller and more beautiful than Japanese women, they immediately fell in love with the West. Since then, Japan has attempted to imitate Western civilization (not to mention their love of Germany in World War I and II). This love for the English is apparent in most books and culture in Japan.

Before I rant any further, I want to say that not all of this is based on fact. This argument is entirely controversial. I am merely disgusted at the cheating ways Japan has attempted to glorify themselves with. Not ALL of Japan is like what I mentioned above. Like I said, only the hardcore politicians go to the extremes when bringing down other countries. Just because I have my grudges against Japan does not mean I hate it. Japan has things Korea doesn't, and I thoroughly enjoy Japanese literature, music, and NINTENDO. The point is: Japan needs to learn a lesson and take responsibility for all the deeds they have done in the past. There's no point in being in denial when the rest of the world knows what they have done.