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Our Last Day In Florida

Today was our last day in Florida!

I woke up at 7:00 and started packing my belongings. Around 9:00 we went to breakfast at the golf club. I had the biscuits and gravy with a glass of orange juice.

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Day 5: A Movie And 2 Dinners

We went to the pool around 10 AM, and it got cloudy around noon so we went back to our condo. I worked a little on my VIDA collection (which I hope you guys will visit), and at 3:15 we went to see A Dog’s Purpose.

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Day 2: Alligators And Manatees

 

For years we’ve been going to our condo in Florida, and we always see alligators in ponds and small lakes around the area. Recently, they’ve started removing the alligators for safety reasons.

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Day 1

Our first day in Florida was really fun! After waking up at 9:10, I went to the store with my dad to get some groceries. When we came back, we unloaded them into the fridge and pantry, and I poured two cups of iced tea and went down to the pool, where Kyra and my mom already were.

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My First LGBTQ Short Story

 

I just recently started writing a short story about a member of the LGBTQ community named Andy. He’s dealing with all these feelings, and whether or not to come out to his friends and family, and I’m really happy I’ve started writing it.

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I Finally Reveal How I Was Bullied

June 9th was our last day of school, and we were dismissed at 11:45. I took pictures of all my classmates, had them sign my yearbook and school t-shirt, and tried to hug most of them.

I knew today would be especially sad for me because we were moving to Illinois, and I might not see them again.

I don’t like to be bitter, but I was kind of glad that I wouldn’t see one student again, who had treated me badly during 3 of my 4 years at Salem Hills. They continually made faces at me, teased me, made fun of my interests and pointed out every flaw I had. As I still respect the person, I will keep them anonymous and under the fake name of Rom.

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My Design Collection

I just recently joined an amazing company called VIDA. It takes artwork and turns it into things like pillows, scarves, and tote bags. All VIDA designers get 10% of the money earned from their creations.

In addition, they donate a portion of their sales to help fund literacy programs for their manufacturers. I am proud to be part of this amazing program, and I hope you will help support them by buying something from my collection page or from someone else.

Use the promo codes below to save lots of money on your purchase:

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Life In Chicago

Hey, guys, it’s Kiran.

I know I haven’t posted a lot lately, and I’m super sorry! But, at least I’m posting now!

I’m going to talk a little about our new life in Chicago, subcategory: school. Our school is great! We have 8 3D printers, 15 sewing machines, a laser cutter and a machine called the Carvey.

Here is what we have been learning in Trimester 1:

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How Kiranmathew Came To Be

Before you ask: no, this is not the story of my birth.

When Kiranmathew appears as one word, you know I’m referring to this blog. Not me. That would be weird.

You can find the video on Kiranmathew’s life story (Ok, I’ll admit, this sentence makes it sound like Kiranmathew is a person. Which he is, but with a space in the middle. I’ll stop now) on my new YouTube channel or right here.

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Finally, A Place To Call Home… For The Next Year

After living in a 1 bedroom apartment since my SIG classes started, I am excited to announce we have found a place to live… for the next year. For obvious reasons I will not give out the name of the apartment building or the street on which it is located, but I will tell you that it is amazing!

It is a duplex apartment, meaning it has 2 floors. My family and I have been working hard to pack up our things from our house in Rochester, Minnesota and load them into the moving truck. We also went through the stuff from out condo in St. Paul to get things we wanted to bring.

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A Rundown: Fan Fiction Fun

My period 4 class was Fan Fiction Fun. Mostly we just wrote our Fan Fiction (in case you were wondering, I wrote fan fiction about the book The Trials Of Apollo, which will be published on Kiranmathew very soon).

Since I finished early, I also wrote a story from the perspective of a person named Julius House. You can find that story here.

That’s pretty much it!

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A Rundown: Optics-The Science Of Light

My third class was called Optics-The Science Of Light. For this class, we did lots of experiments with how lenses, prisms, and mirrors manipulate light. The teacher really left it up to us about what our final projects would be.

I chose to make a game board, where up to 6 players can race around, buying light-related stocks and answering questions. My family and I hope to play it soon.

I will post about my last class soon.

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A Rundown: Human Biology

My second class was Human Biology. Over the 3-week period, in Biology I:

-Dissected a chicken heart

-Completed 5 word searches

-Learned about every single body system individually

And finally, completed a presentation about how to manage cholesterol. Click here to download and read it.

I will post about my next class shortly.

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A Rundown: Legally Speaking

As you guys know, I attended SIG this summer. Tomorrow is our last day, and I thought it would be nice to give you all a rundown of my courses and what I did.

For Legally Speaking I made a presentation on the steps of a criminal trial with my friend Berk. The final project for our class was a mock trial of the case of Dale Reynolds, who on September 30 shot and killed her abusive stepfather. She was being charged with first-degree murder, and her defense was she acted out of fear and self-defense due to 12 years of abuse.

I chose to play the part of a witness for the defense team: Dr. Pat Carroll. My job was to testify that I believed Dale was suffering from battered child syndrome at the time the crime was committed.

As I witness I did not have much to do, so I decided to help the defense team prepare for the trial in my free time. We put together lists of questions and information for the trial.

On Thursday, we held the mock trial. Unfortunately, my well-prepared defense team lost, but Dale was not given the first-degree charge, but instead a lesser second-degree charge.

I will post about my next class later.