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Okay. . . so, it’s been five years, but I figured

I’d give an update. Here’s what’s happened

since May 14, 2011. Can you believe it?! I’ll

go in chronological order, by grade.

 

Okay, I failed to mention some basics about 3rd grade, so I’ll start with that.

 

3rd Grade:

  • 1st halfScreenshot (40).png
    • It was awful. E.B. Desilva was an awful fit for me.
      They criticized my art and style of doing things. I did enjoy hip hop (as you know) and Japanese classes that I took after school. I was still adjusting to living in Hawaii and I missed Vermont a great deal.
  • 2nd halfOctober 13, 2010
    • At Connections Charter School, the lessons were FAR too easy. I always got 100’s. . . which was not good for my popularity. I was disliked and bullied for my advantage. This caused my mom to decide to have me transfer schools again and on top of that, skip a grade. It was around this time that I found out my mom was pregnant.

5th Grade:

Fifth grade at HAAS (Hawaiian Academy of Arts and Science) Real Class was pretty great. . . except for the fact that it was a 30 minute drive to Pahoa. However, we made it work with an alternating carpool system. This carpool led me to meet some of my best friends: Chayton and Kawika [kuh- vee- kuh].  I had always been a very outgoing person, despite my social ranking, so I quickly made friends, both in fifth and sixth grade. My fifth grade table consisted of my main friend-group, though I had many other friendships. Our table had four people at it: Chayton, Lily (also called Arthur), Kyle, and me. I was very good friends with all of them, especially Lily, though I’d become even better friends with Screenshot (41).pngChayton later on.

My sixth grade group was mostly Kawika and Jessica, and us and Chayton would hang out a lot after school.

Probably the highlight of my year, and – sadly – one of the top three highlights of my life, was our research paper. Knowing me, you can probably assume it was an 8 page report on House Cats. I thoroughly researched it, and finished it with a week to spare. I presented my Powerpoint slides and read off my note cards, handing my report to the teacher. After the presentation was over, I was praised by my teacher, Mr. Cretton. He noted my good writing and two-page, self-written bibliography. After the rest of the presentations (including a disturbing one on meth), I was approached by a classmate, Tiare, who had hated cats. She told me that I had changed her mind. I felt on top of the world.

Also worth noting, and I’m disappointed I didn’t, on January 7th, Luca Noel Davis was born.

6th Grade:100_4377

This update is getting long, and 6th grade is probably the most eventful year so far, so I’ll keep this simple. . .

After 5th grade, Kawika was going to discontinue attending HAAS and slowly, our carpool was falling apart. Instead, he was joining a school that his mom, Antie Pua worked at, Kua O Ka La. We then found out that my friend, Rani’s brother, Bodhi went there and that Rani was going to join that year, so I started attending the online school. I had tons of friends there, so it was really fun. We gardened with a very nice group of mentally disabled adults every week, which was extremely fun and the schoolwork was very easy.

7th Grade:

  • First Quarter
    • Rani stopped going to Kua O Ka La in 7th grade and my other best friend, Jesslyn only went every few Fridays. Since it was an online school, attendance wasn’t mandatory. This meant that when I wasn’t doing school work or writing, I was sketching or- well, writing. So, despite my hesitation, my mom tried to get me into the honors program at Hilo Intermediate, the high school. And so, my days with charter schools were over.
  • Last Three Quarters
    • Now, my mom’s wishes of me making friends didn’t come true at first, because this was the year when my shyness got really bad and started to show. Of course, Rani still lived just down the street, so I hung out with her all the time, but it was different- she had new friends now. However, a little before the end of the semester, a new girl named Bryn joined the school. And, since I already knew her from the play, Annie, we were basically set up to be friends. Our friendship was a little hard for me because Bryn was really talkative and I was too shy to interrupt, but it all worked out- we had so much in common. She also introduced me to good music- Coldplay, Ima327.JPGgine Dragons, F.U.N. It was perfect.
    • Also, that year, I joined MathCounts, the middle school version of Mathletes. This was extremely fun, and my coach/ math teacher, Mr. Waters was awesome. He made math my new favorite subject, passing LA. It’s been that way ever since.
    • Another highlight of my life: one day in MathCounts, we were trying to solve an extremely difficult equation. We spent like thirty minutes trying to solve it, and NO ONE could figure it out. However, right at the end, I seemed to suddenly understand it. As Mr. Waters was solving it for us, using complicated methods and taking like ten minutes, I worked on solving my equation. At the end, I raised my hand and said, “I got it a different way.” Mr. Waters verified it and out of a class of mathematically advanced 13 and 14 year olds, it was the 12 year old that figured it out.

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The summer of eighth grade, I moved back to Burlington, Vermont and from then on, everything was different. Papa’s (my grandpa) prostate cancer worsened, my anxiety returned in big waves and worst of all, I lost my home.

Now, Burlington is an expensive city and off of my step dad, Sasha’s money from teaching online, there was no way we could afford a home as nicas our last. Instead, we got stuck with the downstairs of a tiny house with peeling paint and
almost no heating. But worst of all, one bathroom. Put five people in a tiny house with one bathroom and you get a disaster.

The worst part about the move was that my old school didn’t have any open spots, so instead of going to Edmunds Middle School, I went to Hunt. But luckily, this turned out for the best.IMG_2660.jpg

The thing that has always drawn me to Burlington is its theatre progra
m. Very Merry Theatre. I had been going there since first grade. And now it was my chance to relive those days. And that was when I became a theatre junkie. Rocky Horror, Grease, and Rent had always been my life, but now I had people to talk to. My sister, Mari’s friends.

My first shows were called Troupe. A collection of three plays with the same cast- one of eleven. Mari, Declan, Felix, Marnie, Abby, Adam, Shayla, Zoe, Sidney, Anna, and me. Most would become dear friends.

At school, I became best friends with Amran from Kenya, KC, Tasnem from Jordan, Jacinda, Hayleigh, Tyler, Kylie, Jenna, Victoria, and of course, Declan, Eli, Sylvan, Henry. . . I had a lot of friends.FullSizeRender.jpg

One notable story was that on one bus ride, (Imagine a tiny city bus stuffed full of people, so much that every square inch of the aisle had people hanging onto the bars, breaking into fights, shoving and swearing in other languages, talking profanity, and stealing seats.) when a very tall, large eighth grader was leaving the bus, he randomly punched me in the arm. . . hard! It was so bizarre, and I obviously couldn’t just ask him why, but it hurt for a while.

Also, it was after we moved to Keene, New Hampshire (9th grade, in the making) that Sasha told me that there was a DRIVE-BY SHOOTING AT MY OLD BUS STOP earlier that year! At only 9 PM. Just to give you a pretty little picture of my neighborhood.

 

In other news, here’s a list of my favorite stuff:

TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy, South Park, The Simpsons, Adventure Time, Star Trek

Movie Series: STAR WARS!

Musica: David Bowie, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Bruddah IZ. . .

Books: Of Mice and Men, The Crucible, A Child Called It, House of the Scorpion

Songs: Basket Case, Life of Mars, Walk on the Wild Side, Na Na Na, River, Esme

Artists: Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo

Composers: Vivaldi, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Broadway Plays: Phantom of the Opera, Fun Home, Wicked, Book of Mormon, American Idiot

Movies: Stand By Me, Ways to Live Forever, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, Spirited Away, Shaun of the Dead, Heathers

Friends: . . . . . .

Colors: Dark Green, Orange, Cacao Brown

Animals: Komodo Dragon, Corn Adder, Slender-snouted African crocodile

Numbers: 11, 13, 722,463

Superheroes: DC- Batman, Marvel- Iron Man (How original.)

Flower: Who has a favorite flower?! (Poppies)

Cereal Flavor: Hemp seed granola (I think I’m secretly a heroin addict. :P)

Candy: Candy Corn

Foods: Capers, Hail Mary Macaroons

Beverages: Japanese rice soda, water

Ice Cream Flavors: Coffee, Maple (soft-serve)

Magazines: Mad

Fruits: Papayas

Coffee: Pumpkin Spice Latte (Honestly? I’d expect more from you)

Signature: Cursive, Sabine D. Maloney

Sports Team: Portland Thorns (woman’s soccer), OS Beavers (College football)

Sport: Figure skating, Roller derby

Store: Grocery Store (free samples)

Restaurant: Foster Burger

Food Cart: Wolf and Bears

Songs to sing: Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Memory, Esme, Bohemian Rhapsody

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BYE!

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