Friday, May 13, 2016

Blood Drive

Blood Drive



At Palmetto, occasionally one blood would arrive and ask people to donate blood. This year I was going to donate blood but they took forever to just stick a needle in me. The way I got dragged into donating blood was because my friend wanted me to join him. He wanted me to tag along because he didn't want to go alone so I just went. We ended up not even going at the same time so we were alone for this donation that was going to happen.

When I got there, the place was empty so thought I was going to be out quick. Which is what I wanted but that didn't happen. The people made me wait to get my blood type and then made me wait again to actually take out my blood. After waiting for about 30 minutes, some lady told some of us that were waiting that we could go into the truck and donate. So I followed the lady into the truck and then waited for about 20 min until some other lady walks into the truck and says that the truck is only for the adults.

So I had to leave and then go back to the gym, but when I got there, there was a huge line of students waiting to give blood. So just decided to leave and go to class because I waited all that time for nothing. I guess the people didn't want my blood because they just made me wait and never drew any. Before I left to go to class I took some pizza with me as payment for making me wait all that time. This is why I will never donate blood at palmetto and every year they ask me to donate I just take the consent form and throw it away.





Friday, May 6, 2016

Freshman Year Soccer

Freshman Year Soccer





When I first started high school, one of my main goals was to join the soccer team. It wasn't easy to get into the soccer team because the coach was looking for physical players. In the tryouts I had to go hard in the paint, which is what I did. The coach loved that I had good technique and stamina. Me and my friend were the only freshman on the team. The coach was only looking for two freshman and to be picked amongst the all the other freshman was a big accomplishment.


The first day of tryouts, the coach wanted to see who was fit, by making us do a mile and then suicides. A lot of people stopped trying out because they couldn't handle it. I was able to handle it because club soccer. Eventually I made the team and throughout the year practice was just as much running as tryouts. It was tough but by the end of the season I was so fit  because of the running I did for both high school and club soccer.

As for our season and how it went, it was pretty bad. we didn't even make it districts. we won a couple of games but lost most of them. we even lost against South Ridge who is supposed to be the worse team in the district. Even though our season ended early for us, I still had fun. Besides practice being intense, I still had a lot of good laughs with the boys. Being on the varsity since freshman year was a big accomplishment for me and this year I was the only surviving freshman on the team.

Friday, April 29, 2016

State Cup Over


State Cup Over






Last Weekend was the second round of State Cup and it was played in Ocala. We barely made it to this round but we were still ready to play our hardest in order to advance to the round of 16. We lost our first game already against Toros and the only way of advancing was to win the next two games that we played in Ocala. We knew that wasn't going to be easy so we practiced hard the week before in order to be ready.


Our second game was on Saturday against some random team. They had already lost there first two games, so we were confident that they weren't really good. When we finally arrived at the field after driving for five hours, we didn't see the other team. We warmed up just in case they got to the field late but they never showed up. We got a free win, and we were happy because that means we would have full energy for the game on Sunday.


Our next game was against another random team but this time, the team actually showed up. The other team was full of bigger kids, so that got us kind of worried. Other than that, besides that they weren't even good. We dominated the whole game and got so many chances to score but the ball  just didn't want to go in. eventually we tied 0-0, but in order to advance to the next round we had to win. That means we were out and for most of us, it was our last chance to win state cup.



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My New Bike

My New Bike



I have always loved riding bikes. I would always ride my bike with my uncle and cousins and we would ride around the streets. I started of in middle school riding with them and it was so much fun exploring with them. We would go almost everyday until something terrible happened. We were going to ride our bikes one day but we had to wait until the rain stopped. When it stopped raining, we went out to our backyard where we have the bikes but they weren't there. They had stolen our bikes while it was raining and our dog wasn't there to protect them.

I was left without a bike for about 5 years, until recently when my uncle got a bike for free. My uncle would always walk pass a by dry cleaners and one day, some random guy calls my uncle over to talk to him. The random guy asks my uncle if he wants a bike and my uncle said yes but only if it was free. The random guy laughed and said "yes". So my uncle gladly accepts the bike and thanks the man. When I got home from school my uncle tells me that he has a surprise in the backyard. When I saw the bike I immediately asked my uncle to go ride. He already had another bike so I was the only one missing a bike.

The image above isn't my actual bike but it is very similar. I'm glad I have this bike because I can go riding again. Since I don't have a car, this is my method of transportation. Even though I would prefer having a car, having a bike is good exercise. You might be wondering why I didn't just buy a new bike after they stole mine, and the truth is I just didn't feel like spending my money on a new bike, because i new that eventually someone would give away their bike. My old bike was also a gift from another random guy in my neighborhood. Now that I have this bike, me and my uncle hide it in a very secure spot where no one can see it and we even lock it down to make sure it isn't going anywhere. 


Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Break

Spring Break



For my spring break I honestly didn't do much but play Xbox. While most people were at the beach, I was home playing online with some friends who also didn't do much for their spring break. There were a few times where I was invited to go to the beach but I turned it down because don't really like going to the beach. I went out a few times to the movies and to the park but other than that I was just at home playing Xbox.

My soccer team was suppose to have practice but since mostly everybody was out of town, our coach just decided to give us the week off. Which is great because  I told my coach that I was in Orlando (when I really wasn't) to get a week off. Don't tell my coach though because he will get mad and not start me. Not having practice meant that I could relax and play more video games. I mostly played call of duty and FIFA, from the time I woke up to about the time I went to bed.

I usually woke up at around noon and then did any chores that my mom left me to do, because she didn't want me in the house doing absolutely nothing. After I did my chores, I was allowed to play and pretty much the only breaks I took was to go eat and use the bathroom. I would go to sleep around 1:00 am because my eyes were tired of the looking at the TV. Overall my spring break may sound boring but that's just because it was. I still had some pretty good laughs with my friends online, but I think that is about the only good part of my spring break.


Monday, March 14, 2016

State Cup


State Cup





This weekend is going to be the start of State Cup. Being one of the biggest tournaments in the Florida, all the best teams from the state come together and compete. Since the beginning of the season my coach has been telling us that this tournament will be tough and that we need to train hard in order to win. My other team last year got eliminated in the first round, but I believe that this year we can win it. I think winning the trophy would be the highlight of my career.

State cup starts on Saturday and we only have three days left of practice to get ready. Although I believe that my team can win this tournament, there are still some issues facing the team. Some people haven't been showing up to practice, when they really should because we only have a week left and we need all the training we can get. Sometimes our coach wants us to learn new plays but barely anyone shows up, so by game time only a few players know the play. 

Regardless of this problem, I still think our team has a good chance of winning. My main worry right now is the burn on my leg. I got it while getting on mark's bike on Tuesday, and it still hasn't healed. Im most likely going to have to play with this burn.  I just pray that no one hits me there because I think I may cry. Getting it infected will also suck, but I just can't miss this tournament. This is my last year playing club soccer and I want to end on a good note. For├ža Cutler Ridge Soccer!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Burned my leg


Burned my leg

So on Tuesday of this week, I burned my leg on a motorcycle. Specifically on Mark's bike, who has a Honda CBR 2015. They way the story goes is my school bus didn't show up on time, so i decided to go across to the senior parking lot and ask some of my friends for a ride. I asked my friend Carlos who took me yesterday, but he told me that he couldn't that day because he had to meet up with his grandma. My next option was my friend Chris, who told me that he couldn't take me because he was going the opposite direction. 

As I was getting out of Chris' car, I saw Mark and his deadly bike. I ran up to him and just decided to jump on his bike, but as I was getting on my leg touched the muffler. It stung me at first but didn't really pay attention to it. I asked if he could take me but he told me that he doesn't have another helmet. It wasn't until I got of the bike when I realized that i burned my skin off. This sucks because when I play soccer my leg starts to burn and especially when I'm taking a shower and the water hits my burn. 

Mark told me that it would heal in about a month or two, which isn't good news because I have a soccer tournament next week and this might affect the way I play. I will have to play with the pain because this is a very important tournament I don't want to miss it. Everyday I wrap up the burn so that it doesn't get infected and everyday I have to deal with the pain. Eventually the bus did come and I just rode it.