My Emoji Art!

Hey Guys!

So, for week 6 of the blogging challenge, I chose for my second task to be creating an emoji. I chose to make an Asian emoji. Behold my creation:

Everything YOU Need to Know About a Flute ๐ŸŽถ

What’s up guys!

If you have read my about page, then you will know that I play the flute. This is my 4th year playing and I really enjoy it! Here are some facts about a flute:

  1. It was held vertically when it was first made
  2. The clarinet’s key placement is based on flute keys
  3. The flute is a woodwind
  4. It does not have a reed
  5. It takes a moderate amount of air to play
  6. It takes practice to play correctly (like everything ๐Ÿ˜‚)
  7. You do not place your finger on every key
  8. You can learn to play really high (Which is a lot of fun by the way)
  9. On a lot of advanced songs, you have to play really high really quickly, so you have to spend a lot of time practicing
  10. You get the melody on many songs, so, everyone has to play quieter so the audience can hear you!

Here is a picture of a gentleman playing a flute:

I hope this little list helped some of you guys understand the flute a bit better!

STUBC Week 5 Music Quiz ๐ŸŽถ

What’s up guys!

So, for Week 5 of the blogging challenge, I decided to make a quiz about music! If you read my about page, you will know that I play the flute. I am in my school’s advanced band so I also have a fair amount of knowledge on instruments. Take my quiz to put your knowledge to the test right here!

Emoji Story: Tam’s Version!

There was a bride who was in her car on the way to her wedding on a no-pedestrian road. There were horses in her car. Then, she went on a monorail and she had honey. Then she went snowboarding and became a princess and married an old man. She was angry and plotted EVIL things. Then, she went down a monorail and was sad and gave birth to a baby in a no-smoking zone. Then the baby learned how to ride a bike and throw a football. The baby then kissed a dog that had lipstick on it. Then a cat appeared, along with a monkey, and a fish and they were all happy to see a baby. A rabbit then came. A man appeared and stole the baby and brought it aboard a ship, the baby was really happy. The END!

Week 5 Playlist

For Week 5 of the Blogging Challenge, my playlist consists of only 2 songs: “Slide” by Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, and Migos and “Rollin” from Calvin Harris and Khalid. Then, I just put these songs on loop and play video games for hours on end. If you want to listen to these songs, I recommend looking them up on YouTube if you want to listen to them.

 

Warriors Doing a Hard Reset๐Ÿ€

This week, my teacher challenged my class to write a summary of a scholarly article that we found related to our blog theme. I found an article about the Warriors coach, Steve Kerr, wanting to take his team on a vacation to Italy to “ride bikes and sip wine”. The reporter says that the Warriors have made it to the playoffs for five straight seasons and have had no time for breaks or vacations. So, it is not as crazy as most think.ย  The article also talks about how the Warriors lost Kevin Durant in a free agency and lost Klay Thompson due to a knee injury. The writer says that “The reality, though, is that the Warriors will be just fine if they miss the 2020 postseason. Chase Center will be full and sparkly no matter what happens โ€” and they will be back in the 2021 title mix regardless.”So, it is safe to say that the Warriors are having a reset season. After all, they have lost some of their core players and are welcoming some newbies. My question for you is: Do you think the Warriors will make it to the postseason?

The article is linked here:

How to Shoot a Basketball ๐Ÿ€

Hello! In this post, I will be explaining how to shoot a basketball. First and foremost, I would like to say, PLEASE bend your legs when you shoot. I’m begging you. Seriously, I don’t know where you would get the strength to shoot if you don’t use your legs. Okay! Now that I’ve got that out of the way, grab yourself a basketball and find a hoop, because your going to need it.

Step 1: Turn the ball in such a way that the lines are horizontal and the “intersections” are at the sides. This will make it easier for you to shoot. An example is shown below.

Step 2: Place your non-dominant hand (if you’re right handed, it’s your left, vice-versa) on the corresponding side of the ball where the lines intersect. (If your left hand is non-dominant, put if on the left side of the ball like shown below) Make sure that your elbow is touching your waist.

Step 3: Place your right hand on the top of the ball and bring the ball to you hips and lean it to your non dominant side a little. Make sure that there is a little gap between the palm of your hand and the ball.

Now that you have your shot set up, you need to learn how to release it. Turn yourself a little so that your feet are facing your non dominant direction and line up your dominant shoulder with the hoop. When you shoot the ball, you want it to be one quick and fluid motion. To achieve this, you want to bring the ball up with your body.

Step 4: Slightly bend you knees and lock your eyes on the hoop. This technique is called targeting. In short, the longer you look at the hoop, the higher chance you have of making your shot.

Step 5: Bring the ball up to above eye level and spring off of your feet at the same time. Make sure that your dominant elbow stays in line and it not sticking out.

Step 6: Release the ball using your dominant hand and make sure that the other arm stays in line with the hoop. Flick your wrist and see if you can make the ball spin backwards. This will help your shot to go in if it rolls around the rim.

Congratulations! You have just learned how to shoot a basketball! I hope that by reading this, at least a couple of you have learned something about shooting a basketball.