Earthquake

A group of high school students laughing together, taking pictures and having a great time together in the media room. Who ever thought something bad would happen?

Packing up boxes with food, medication, clothes and shoes for the victims of the earthquake in Oaxaca and Chiapas in the country of Mexico, there I was with my team. We decided to hold a donation drive for the recent victims of the earthquake that happened this past 7th of September. In the end, out of a team of 13 people, me and my 4 friends stayed behind to wait for the pick up truck to come by to take all the boxes in.

Then, at exactly 1:14 pm, an earthquake hit us.

This took place on Tuesday, September 19th in the state of Morelos. I was in the city of Jojutla which is by far the most affected area in the state. It was a 7.1 earthquake that took down buildings and by disgrace, people.

The earthquake also affected Mexico City and Puebla, which are our neighbors here in Morelos and in the state, The cities of Jojutla, Zacatepec and rural areas around those two were also affected.

It was a very traumatic experience to see the sight of destruction and chaos everywhere. The streets where I once walked through that were filled with laughter, voices, music and traffic are now filled with pain, sadness and silence.

But slowly things are coming together again. It is amazing to see many people of all ages helping all of those who have lost it all. See soldiers, rescue teams, polices forces and more doing their best efforts. Solidarity and love is spreading out everywhere, from nations that are far to communities that are close by.

Today’s daily prompt is mighty, which is a word that can be used to express the power that is being given right now to help out as much as possible.

If you have the possibilities, please donate to the following organizations in order to help my community who have lost it all: homes, belongings, and loved ones.

You can also visit their Facebook pages.

If you are in the affected areas of Mexico, please get to safe areas and stay away from damaged buildings as they are still at danger of collapsing and if you can and have the possibilities, please go help out at shelters or volunteer at the Mexican Red Cross (Cruz Roja Mexicana).

Any type of donation will be highly appreciated by many people. Thankfully, my area was not affected, and my home is intact, but areas around me were and it is very sad for me to see such disgrace.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or leave your questions down in the comments.

Please show your support if you have the possibility to do so.

I hope that none of you ever have to go through such a devastating disaster. Stay safe and remember that life is the most precious gift you could ever have.

With love,

-Karuchan. ❤

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/mighty/

 

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Goodbye, Kitty- Letter to God

Dear Lord,

I would like you to take very good care of my cat. I’m very sad that he had to leave to go with you, but it’s okay. I know that he won’t suffer never with you. Please, take good care of him. Here’s a list for you to know how to care for him, please memorize it:

First off, he eats Whiskas. He doesn’t like the little red squares, he always leaves those but no worries, in the end he does eat them. Also, he likes to beg for food whenever he sees somebody eating, so when you’re eating, please give him a bit. He loves spaghetti, pancakes, ice cream especially vanilla, he likes cookies, cereal and bread soaked in milk. As for meats, he eats them all. Chicken, pork, cow, fish, you name it, he’ll eat it.

Make sure to give him fresh water.

He likes to be pet. Please pet him gently on his head and neck. He also likes it when you scratch his head and neck gently. I have long fingernails, so that’s probably why, but it’s okay, he’ll like your nails, too. Don’t pet him on the stomach though, he will bite you and attack.

Play with him please. He loves to chase around ribbons and shoelaces. If you can, grab a shoelace and tie a little cat teddy bear on it and use that to play with him, that way he can have a replica of his favorite toy that me and my sisters made. If not, give him a stuffed teddy bear to chew and carry around in his mouth. He will also sleep with it.

Oh and, he also likes to play fetch…but don’t expect him to bring whatever you threw at him back because well, he won’t.

Let him sleep on the sofas, please. Every morning let him lay with you in bed and sleep, hug him while you do so and cover him up with your blanket.

When he bites you, let him bite you. Don’t worry, he has all his shots. And it doesn’t really hurt.

Also, he has fleas sooo take those out, okay?

Thanks for having my cat stay with you until it’s my time to go meet up with him. In the meantime, please keep this list near so that you know how to care for him, although I’m pretty sure you already know how.

I know that you would never want me to be sad, but I cannot help it. You know perfectly that me, sisters and my parents loved that cat so much, but now all I can do is imagine him and miss his beautiful meow. My sisters don’t know that he died and is with you, and I don’t want to tell them as they will be heartbroken. They are children, anyways.

I mean, they’re still looking for the cat. It’s been three days in a row that they go out on their bikes in search for him.

Sigh.

Thank you for reading this,

Love, Karuchan.

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RIP Spacey the Cat. He was a strong space ranger that came to me deep from the unknown galaxies of space.

This cat will continue to have a place in my heart forever. I will miss having his scratches and bites all over my hands.

Spacey 04/04/2017- 28/08/2017

On the Carousel of Writers Block

Heere we goo agaaain. Ah, looks like Summer vacations haven’t given me any inspiration to write. Or maybe it did?

If you’ve been on this blog before, you may know that this is probably the 3rd post about writers block that I do.

I just can’t help it.

Like, why does it happen? Why cannot I get over it? I have about 3 different drafts I just did but I didn’t like them. Why can’t I like them? What’s missing from them? What’s missing from me? More inspiration? More ideas? More will to do something? But how can I get that inspiration? How do I get those ideas? How do I get a will to do something about it? I don’t know.  I’m on this carousel of block again. But it’s been a few days since I last posted and I have that urge to post something. I want to but I can’t. Why? Because I have nothing interesting on mind.

Nothing has happened, I haven’t seen anything that catches my attention, no interesting conversations-wait.

Oh my lord.

I just remembered a great TV show that I love to watch. Well, guess I know what to write about tomorrow.

Hmm. Guess that writing about writers block is helpful.

Fortune Telling Tea

Have you ever seen the leftover tea leafs at the bottom of your cup forming a specific shape? Well, that’s the tea trying to tell you something through it’s leafs.

So, although I may not really like tea that much, whenever I have it, whether if I’m in the mood or I was offered some, I always anticipate looking into my cup when I’ve finished my tea because if there are any tea leafs inside, I will get to look at them and make something out of them.

As in, trying to make an image of what my tea leafs are telling me about my future.

So, what is this called?

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Source!

Tasseography or Tasseomancy is the ability of reading tea leafs to tell somebodies fortune. They will form a specific shape but, do tea leafs really tell your fortune though? That’s up to you to test out and decide.

 

Anyways, a form of divination is reading tea leafs and the way that you do this is by making tea and not straining it, then sipping it and leaving the tea leafs at the bottom along with a tiny amount of water still left so that the leafs can move around a bit.

Or, you can make the tea, not strain it, and drink away all of the water not leaving anything behind, both methods work, but the way that I know it is by leaving just a tiny bit of water at the bottom.

So anyways, after this is done, you shake your cup around a couple of times and then look at it. Your tea leafs should look like something.

Your tea leafs can form a dog, bird, cat or even a person. There are many symbols and it’s up to your fortune teller or yourself to interpret them.

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Here’s a little image with some of the symbols and their meanings. 🙂

Or just google them. 😛

Now, there are some specially made tea cups that you can use for this like the Zodiac symbol tea cup, which is a tea cup with the Zodiac symbols inside. These usually come with a little book that will help you interpret what the symbols mean. According to which symbols your tea leafs are on, your future will be determined.

There is also the normal Symbol cup which has the most commonly seen figures painted inside it to help interpret the symbols and it also comes with a little book to tell you what they mean. You can also use these cups the same way that you would use the Zodiac ones, as in, seeing where the leafs are placed and interpreting from there.

Although the most common way to do this is by using normal, regular tea cups and seeing what the tea leafs form.

This is a very fun thing to do in my opinion, lol.

It may not be true, it may all be a lie, it may not be a lie but whatever, I think it’s a very fun thing to do and experiment with because why not? The future is written somewhere in the stars, the future does exist, it is very real and it will happen. You CAN indeed know your future, it’s not impossible.

The only issue is finding HOW to know it. So in the meantime, why not have fun with it? Whether you believe it or not, it’s pretty cool to sip your tea and see that your tea leafs are forming some figures. So next time you sip that tea, take a look!

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Beautiful, aye? Source

 

This was a very random post, but I saw that the daily prompt today is ‘Tea’ and I decided to do this post. I hope you learned something new!

Thank you for reading.~

 

Dead Tree

When I was the weird, hyperactive 9 year old child back in the day, there was a tree at school that me and my friends decided to name: Dead Tree. It was a dead tree.

Childhood is that time in life where nothing really matters. All you want is to just, go outside and play, probably break an arm, climb a tree and basically whatever you feel like doing, ya’ know? Well, when I was a child, in my Elementary school from 4th to 5th grade, all the way at the end of the baseball field, standing alone was a tree. It was a tree that one time in it’s life had leafs but now it had nothing but a bunch of old branches. Yup, the tree was dead.

Hence, me and my friends decided to make it our hangout spot during recess because it was away from all the evil teachers that would yell at us to not jump off the slide. We decided to name the tree and what better name for a dead tree than Dead Tree?

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**Not actually Dead Tree, this is just a random tree off Google.

Pfft, yeah, I know! Creativity to the MAX LEVEL. 

William Shakespeare who? Yo, we talking real creativity here with my tree buddy Dead Tree.

Anyways, we did so much with Dead Tree. We climbed it, we would race to it, and once we even planted skittles under it, hoping that a skittles tree would grow.

Now, what’s the point of this story?

That when you’re a child, even a dead tree at your school is your bests friend. I saw that the daily prompt today is ‘Soil’, it reminded me of the time that we tried to revive Dead Tree, even though to us, he was still alive.

And yes, the tree was a boy.

What’s sad is how we grow up, and we forget about these little things in life. Of course, there is always somebody who will forever remember them.

And in that case, it would be me.

One of my most favorite books is the book Ida B: and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan. It’s a children’s novel about a girl named Ida B. who is homeschooled and her only friends are her apple trees. What’s awesome bout it is that she talks to the trees and the trees “talk” to her. Image result for ida b bookSadly, her mother falls sick in Cancer and her father needs to sell some of their land to get money for her mother. Part of the land that he sells is part of her apple trees which, they are all destroyed and taken down for the new owners to build their home there. Ida B. falls into depression and changes her personality quite drastically because everything she loved was being destroyed, from her mother, to her family, to her only friends.

This book, is a wonderful book to me because it is the first book that I read in my childhood that actually left memories of it in me. I love to read, and as a kid I would always read a bunch of those typical children’s books like Captain Underpants, The Berenstein Bears (I refuse to accept the Mandela Effect), The Magic school bus and all that other stuff. Yeah, I do have memories of those as well same with all the plant books and history books I would always read because I had a thing for plants and history (still do) but, Ida B and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster and Possibly Save the World is the first ever book that actually gave me feelings and emotions for as a child.

And I related more to that book because of my friend, Dead Tree.

Dead Tree lives in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States of America. I hope that he is still standing in his place. One day I shall go visit him and hopefully, I’ll see him with leafs like I always wanted to.

And if he’s still dead then whatever, Dead Tree is still the most awesome tree in the world.

Thank you for reading.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/soil/ click on these blue letters to be taken to the daily prompt and check other peoples posts.

…….Maybe they have a tree friend named Alive Tree?

Please Bury Me Six Feet Deep Now

You know when you do something or attempt to do something and it all goes wrong and you are left embarrassed and shamed and the experience will haunt you forever?

*flashback to something embarrassing* 

It’s moments like these when you want to just…stick your head in the ground like an ostrich or like the title of this post reads, bury yourself six feet deep into the ground.

Not speaking seriously of course don’t…don’t do that. I don’t why you would do that but no it’s just an expression so…yeah. Don’t.

Most of the times when we do something, we don’t think it’s embarrassing at all until a few days, weeks, maybe even months or years pass by and you are suddenly remembered many, many things that you regret. Or we realize we just turned into the center of attention in a bad way in the moment of doing whatever the fuck you’re doing that went wrong.

Well guess what? I wish I hadn’t done that is just an expression, because the feeling of WHY DID I DO THIS is a reality.

When you do something embarrassing, you don’t want to even remember it. You get kinda annoyed when a friend mentions it, you start to try to distract them or everybody from the topic. But do you know what’s the worst?

When these freaking memories of embarrassment hit you randomly in the middle of class, at 3:00 AM, during dinner, at anytime basically. Like, why does that happen?

Do these embarrassing moments come back to us all of a sudden to remind ourselves of how stupid we are (or can be)? We try to bury all these moments of our life into the deepest black hole ever but they suddenly make themselves come out again.

WHY.

Sigh.

daily prompt. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/bury/

If I Could Sail

If I were to sail the world, if I could, I would go to many, many places and do many things while I’m at it.

But do you know where I would go first? Where I would go and observe the beauty?

To the middle of the ocean.

Just, go with a sail boat to the middle of the ocean, lay a towel on the boats floor and lay there watching the birds and the clouds go by, as I feel the ocean waves rocking my boat.

Feel the suns rays while they shine on me, how warm the hugs from the sun feel. How they burn my skin, and make me even more sun kissed than what I already am.

Ouch.

But hey, I’ll enjoy it. Do you know why? Because I’ve never seen the ocean.

Being so close to it, literally 2 hours away, I haven’t gone.

If I could sail the world, I would go to many islands and sit on the sand, collect seashells and watch the sunset. I would go swimming in the oceans water, dive into coral reefs and even though I find sharks cute, let’s try to stay away from them.

This summer I would love to go to the beach and see the ocean, but sadly, once again…

The closest to an ocean that I will be getting to is a pool, rivers and springs.

Oh well, I do enjoy walking in the middle of the jungle to get to a spring! I love driving for 2 hours to get to Crystalline water-filled rivers, and I enjoy getting chlorine in my eyes at pools ().

But one day, one day.

I’ll be on a sail boat.

In the middle of the ocean.

…..

Not alone of course that would probably scare me after sometime hahahaha…..