Archive for February, 2008

What is the purpose of Life?

Why are we here?

Were we made by an Almighty God

or created through a “Big Bang” of  an atoms tear?

These are the questions that we may ask.

And where everyday we try to find the

answers through religion or

a science flask.

After our life on earth

is there really an afterlife?

Filled with all the answers and paradise?

Some say have faith and some say theres

nothing there.

You can look up into the sky 

and only stare.

The problem with people is

wanting to know the answers.

The answers…

Are they so far beyond our reach where it could

take decades to find one truth.

But, the only real way is at the end of our lives.

Maybe that is where our answers lie.


BY  j@Y j3WELZ 


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subjects she was a great teacher.  When she taught it was really easy!  She put excitement into the lesson.  Science was her strong point,.  That was the class she first taught us until we went through the year.  The she began to teach english  and science.  We had lots of fun learning new things.

The other thing that was great was that she was a dance teacher too!  So when there was a time fro a school performance, concert, or something we would sing certain songs. My classmates and we would learn certain songs Mrs.  Johnson taught us.  In all of these shows she made sure we looked good as a graduating class of 2007!  She did a alot of work on our graduation ceremony!  She let our class express our feelings.  We presented Mrs. Johnson with a fruit bouquet!  I will always remember her! 

I will always remember Grace Lutheran Church and School of Queens Village.  I went there since kindergarten!  What a great place!

 Later My Dudes! 

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Jay Jewels Hand

What’s up!   Yes, we will again venture into the great adventure of the Pirates of the Caribbean.  But this time we will discuss the strange place called DAVY JONES LOC-CKER as it was called by Tia- Dalma a.k.a. Calypso the Goddess of the Seas!  

 We last saw our “dear”  Jack Sparrow as he stood face to  the teeth and mouth of Davey Jones Kracken, in “Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest.”  Jack Sparrow stood with one arm up with sword in hand and said, “Hello, Beastie!” AT that the Kracken enfolded Jack and the ship the “Black Pearl” and took him and the ship to Davey Jone’s Locker.

  Although the 3rd and final movie (I wish not) opens with the resurrected Captain Barbossa and Elizabeth attempting to enlist the pirate lord of Sinapore,  Jack is totally unaware of the plot to save him from his prison and “punishment”–as it was called by Tia- Dalma.

Jack is in his personal hell living with himself—literally!  It is strange when the movie takes this turn from real time…to no time….to see Jack talking to multiples of himself!   I  did not like this part at first when I was in the movie theatre.  It just did not seem to fit the type of movie that I have gotten accustomed to.

It was stretching from the simple Disney story with magic…into something else.  Seeing Jack  Sparrow trying to ingest a peanut….or I should say half of a peanut…was a little weird.  Because  the scene opens up with  Jack’s nose only sniffing….what a way to open up a scene from  a movie! 

 It was strange!  Jack finds the peanut and gets shot trying to put it inside his mouth which was gaped open.  He falls to the ship deck and lets out a tiny voice a plea for “help!”  Suddenly another Jack is chirping like a chicken. 

 Then another Jack runs forward and has buckets of water to clean the ship, I would suppose.  It was all very confusing when I first saw that scene.  I have grown to love it though.   Jack a.k.a. Johnny Depp,  was showing his various tattoos and was being humble to  himself regarding the problems on the ship. 

 However, it twists to where Johnny, or Jack I should say, stabs himself  because he is fed up with the problems on board his ship while he is in prisoned there in Davy Jones Locker.  It turns from slightly humorous to lead heavy when Jack Sparrow stabs his other self and says, “That’s what got us into this mess.” 

 At first it would seem that Jack was unaware of the chaos that he is living in—i.e. having multiple selves,  staring at a goat ..for unknown reasons etc.—But at that point…the adults watching would have realized that Jack was fully aware of his problem and in his own limited way…trying to work out a solution. 

Finally he repremands his multiple selves and jumps ship to walk around on the hard  bright white ground of Davy Jones Locker.  He sees what appears to be a rock and has several interactions with it.  He throws it, and licks it. He tosses it again. 

He then attempts to pull the ship away from the Locker.  While he is involved in this problem,  Tia-Dalma’s little “babies”—the rock crabs…are there such things?  Anyway,  they start to organize themselves and begin to move the ship.  Jack was laying on the ground exhausted from his activities. 

 Suddenly the blinding sun of the Locker was blocked by the shadow of the  Black Pearl and Jack opens his eyes to see the ship rolling away from him.  He stands with a look of shock, and awe.  He then runs after the ship and the crabs. 

 What I loved about this scene is how the music plays with the action to the point of it looking like a crazy type of dance that our “dear” Jack ((with his wobbly walk /run)) did in effort to catch up to The Black Pearl.  The commentary and  directors discussion explained that the music was taken from oriental instrument, and a electric saw instrument. 

 It was great….although strange.  It took you into another realm altogether!  And the best part was how Jack Sparrow a.k.a Johnny Depp handled his problem.

  He was frustrated and bewildered! When he finally comes upon the motley crew,  (who just pulled themselves from the ocean after the loss of the Chinese loaned vessel that had just capized over the largest  waterfall I had ever seen in a movie),  of Will Turner,  Elizabeth,  Captain Barbossa,  and the crew from Singapore,  and Tia- Dalma; Jack thinks it is all a dream.

  They have to convince him that he is really being saved.  However, since Jack has the boat and they do not—he realizes that he has the upper hand—or so he thinks until his compass does not work in the Locker!  He then has to submitt to Captain Barbossa who has the great map that takes “you” to fantastic places and can get them out of the locker as well!

  Finally they all make off in the Black Pearl  and begin the next journey out of the locker.  I enjoyed this part of the movie, because Jack tells the group that “Four of you tried to kill me,  one of you  succeeded!”  Elizabeth looked quite guilty and Will Turner looked shocked!  That issue was addressed later on of course. 

 They  had come to get Jack…but the truth of how he actually ended up in the locker came out!  I loved that part too.  Jack was not about to let the smiles  fool him.  He also realized that they needed him as him being a pirate lord to help solve the  problems with Lord Cutler Becket. 

It was funny and enjoyable to watch the actors and their various characters interact.  There was no need for special affects at that point.    We   quite enjoyed it!

Next time a summary on the animals in the Pirates of the Caribbean!

See ya!

Jay Jewels and his MOm Riveroflifelisajoy!

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The FunkMasterflex Hit factory makes me feel like I want to become a music producer!   It is a teaching tool towards that area of expertise.

 It gives you actual steps that could be used in real life to produce a song.  When that is finished you’ll feel proud of your work.  In the music setting screen there are different generes of music that you can pick to make a style of music you want. 

 For instance,  If you chose “Trance” there are different small sample tracks giving a small  excerpt of an instrument. 

 You could organize the different sample tracks in various ways to give certain sounds.

  You could even make up your own sample track without any of the provided sounds.  I used Hip Hop Metal, Techno,  Garage and some others. 

 I recommend this game to anyone who loves music.

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Now children,  settle down and quiet please.  In honor of Women’s Heart Health month,  let us discuss a Woman character in Pirates of the Caribbean—Elizabeth Swann—a young lady who has ALOT OF HEART….indeed!   Ms. Swann played by——— went from a docile quiet young lady daughter of the governor to being Pirate King in the third and final sequel( I hope not)!!!  How does one turn from a humble, gentle quiet lead by her arm woman in that time period to a near femminist?!!!  What happened to our dear young Ms. Swann to bring about such a drastic change in her personne?  She opens the movie by requesting her friend Will Turner, (when he was giving her father a new sword that would be presented to the commodore at a ceremony that day) “Will how many times have I told you to call me Elizabeth?”  Will Turner,  Orlando Bloom,  quite respectfull in front of Ms. Swann’s father stated,  again Ms. Swann.  Ms. Elizabeth did not care for decorum…she liked Will Turner and she did not care if her father was aware of it or not!  So,  begins the tiny twinkle in the eye of Ms. Swann….later to become the hard glint of stare as a Pirate Lord at the Brethern Court, and the  elected Pirate King by Jack Sparrow and the Brethern Court.  Such strength of heart displayed!   Truly if Ms. Elizabeth Swann were a real living breathing person, I would so want to meet her and ask her to be my mentor.  I am such a humble pie at times…truly I am dear Children,  truly I am.  –Well, now back to our review of our Elizabeth the Lion Hearted Pirate King! (((and notice…not Pirate Queen….Pirate King INDEED!!!!))) 

Dear Little ones…let me rest dears.  I will complete this blog on the Morrow!  Alright?  Good night!

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I read a book by Gary Soto called the Afterlife and it was very interesting. I wrote a summary for school for it and this is how it goes:

As a child you make many choices, but as usual every choice leads to a consequence.  In the book  “The Afterlife” by Gary Soto when you die that is not always the end.  For some people they believe that you go somewhere else.  People do not always have a choice.  But then later on you see mistakes you have made, meaning choices that bring on certain consequences.  These consequences may lead up to an ending factor causing pain not only for yourself, but the ones around you. 

Chuy, the main character in the story was in the bathroom looking at himself in the mirror, combing his hair trying to make himself look better for a certain girl.  Soon a guy came into the club bathroom.  It was a choice Chuy made to compliment the guys’ shoes.  The guy was wearing yellow shoes.  Chuy said, “I like your shoes.”  The guy said, “What ‘d you say ‘cabron?”  and then Chuy was laying on the floor gasping for breath resulting from the 3 body stabs he received.  From that choice Chuy made he did not know the consequence.  But, in this case by complimenting someone’s shoes—being nice is not always the answer.

After Chuy was stabbed his spirit left his body and he began to float up through the ceiling.  As he was floating he wanted to grip something to keep him close to his body.  But he kept moving up.  He noticed a couple of things happening. Chuy even noticed that there were sirens wailing for his dead body on the bathroom floor.  He imagined what his buddy Angel and him would do, if they could see each other.  Chuy soon found out that he could not pick anything up and he would move in the direction of the wind.

Later on in the story Chuy notices not just one person wears that yellow shoe style.  He saw  another person, a bigger chubby guy wearing the yellow shoes.  Chuy wondered if it may have been a type of new style for gangbangers.  The guy he was watching went to tried to steal a car. Chuy attacked the guy. The guy was so scared he ran off farting.  Chuy had discovered his power a while back with a police officer when he shoved his hand through the policeman’s body to his heart.  He learned that he could make people feel his presence with the coldness of death.  He even healed a man of sickness.

Chuy soon began to disappear one body part after another.  He soon finds a girl named Crystal who he met a long time ago working on her father’s farm.  He found her ghost as he was walking around in his town.  Chuy found our that Crystal killed herself taking pills because she could not take any more pressure.  She had 2 boyfriends,  Jason and Eric.  And on top of that she was a cheerleader so that must have made her very popular.  During the time Chuy spent with her they went over their past at the farm.  That is when I believe that he showed his true love for her.

In the end I would say in “The Afterlife” you have time to exlore your last days on earth. In those last days you  see how the choices you’ve made when you were alive caused certain consequences.  And now you can only watch people’s lives go by as you hang in the balance of the afterlife.

—–Have you read this book?  Check it out at your local Barnes and Nobel or Public Library


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In this day and age there is a lot of violence in the teenage years.  There are gangs in our lives that may interact with us no matter what,  friend or foe. There is also temptation in our lives that may distract us in many ways. Things like drugs, sex, and violence take our minds off our objectives of passing school and succeeding in life.  

What is the purpose of the supreme court

to make sure that peoples rights dont come up short

third branch acts highest in authority with superiority to…

interpret the constitution clarify the law

there are nine justices lemme tell you more

they hear cases appealed through the justice system

do you get my rhythm.

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