I stared with bewilderment as the ball rolled out of my grasp. It landed on the grass patch on the side of the path. Squinting in the darkness, I could make out a paved trail, shrouded from view by overgrown clumps of bushes. It was already past midnight and I was in no position to spend the night chasing a ball, which seemed to have a mind of its own. Mind of its own…The word replayed in my mind. The thought of the ball being possessed by spirits crept me out. None of this would have...
Dear sir/madam,My name is Austin Lan, and I am I am an international student that has just graduated from, ‘London College of Communication, in MA graphic branding and identity’ last December 2014. I am a young professional graphic designer/branding specialist that has been working for both print and digital industries for years plus another year of PR background.I have been working as a freelance designer for nearly five years now and have offered services to different big brands...
Kia’s Dramatic Life Typically, when a baby is born, people are extremely happy and joyful, but this didn’t happen when Kia was born. Kia’s mother had an unusual and tough pregnancy, but gave birth in East General Hospital at 5:49 am. In a sweet and loving voice the young nurse said, “Your baby is very healthy and has a wonderful sparkle in her green eyes.” But no one replied. The nurse sadly and quietly whispered to Kia’s mother’s doctor,...
Pro-gun persuasive speechSpecific Goals: I want to encourage gun ownership.IntroductionI. What is the foundation of modern technology? It's the history of the gun.Thesis Statement: I will persuade you in that, (1) federal gun control laws are unconstitutional, and (2) I will prove the 2nd Amendment is both a "State" and "Individual Right."BodyI.The foundation of our country is based in English Bill of Rights and the American Revolution. A. What is the difference between the Declaration...
Are Children in Danger?Violent media is one of the biggest and most dangerous issues among children in the United States. Generally, violent media are defined as visual characters with intentions to harm others. Commonly, we can find these violent characters in all kinds of violent movies, television shows, video games, and PC games. After years of researching, psychologists, socialists, and doctors have proven that excessive exposure to media violence has been affecting children in many bad...
Gay MarriageOne of the lesser topics making waves in society is that of gay marriage. I call it a lesser topic because, while gay marriage is an important issue, it simply does not hold a candle to war. War is perhaps the most meaningful outlet for the full spectrum of human expression, and we should make it our primary focus always. Way down the list of important topics, right after healthcare and global warming, is gay marriage. As a straight man belonging to the coveted 18-25-year-old...
“Its not my fault! I don’t work! Don’t take it out on me!” I yelled. “It is your fault! You never do anything to help around this house,” he yelled in reply. “Yes I do. I help out when you’ve asked!” “Yeah when you’re asked! You have no idea how much effort and money I put into this house. And you don’t even appreciate it! You are all so selfish. You have no idea what its like in the real world.” I stopped myself...
Rollin’ On Main Street Last weekend, a couple friends and I took a road trip to Cincinnati. Here we saw many of our favorite bands perform during the evening on Main Street. Having never seen any of the artists’ play live before, we were all very thrilled to be in Cincinnati on that night. Not only was the music enough, but the atmosphere of a big city and the smell of funnel cakes made it that much better. The people, as well as the weather, couldn’t have been any...
Visiting Tropical Islands in DreamsThere’s a beautiful island in front of me. It’s so beautiful that I think I am in a dream. I am sitting on the beach, and I can’t remember what happened to me. I think no one cares about what happened when he or she is in such a perfect island. I am a little hungry, and I should find some food. Though there is a beautiful island, I don’t think I can eat something there. At the moment, a big animal which I have never seen before...
Having a Crush at SchoolJohn didn’t like Girls. They were always squabbling with each other. They didn’t play football and weren’t into cars. Girls were just complicated. He didn’t understand them at all. But maybe most boys aged 10 felt the same as he, well most of his friends did anyway.It was just after the Easter break. Autumn was evident on all the Liquid Ambers that edged the football oval. School had began again and John had noticed that the break...