Thursday, March 27, 2008

Easy Way to Make Money Online!

Everyone has to pay bills and sometimes, that could be all your money going towards paying your phone bill! Don't you wish there was someway you could make some extra cash to buy that new skirt you saw at the mall or the new Nintendo DS Lite game? Well, now is your chance! Currently I don't have a job that I go to (but I am looking!) so in order for me to make money until I do, I blog. That's right, by me doing this blog, I am able to make a few extra bucks to help me out. Its not that hard. If you have the internet, email, a blog, and have something to say, then its easy. Just check out Bloggerwave and you"ll see what I am talking about. Make sure to create a PayPal first. That's the only way you'll be able to get paid. Start making money blogging, everyone can do it! Just as a caution, make sure you have the drive to do it. A lot of times you may start something and then it may become a chore for you. Have the ambition to do it.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Seventeen Magazines Going Green Tips

A few days ago I decided to pick up Seventeen Magazine and I'm glad I did. In the April issue at the bottom of the pages are tips on "going green", to help save the environment. I decided I should post them up for all those people who want to go green ,but don't know how to start.

  • Don't toss gift bags in the trash- reduce waste by reusing them from year to year to dress up presents.
  • An estimated 100 billion plastic bags end up in landfills every year. Bring your own canvas bag to the store.
  • Reduce garbage by using utensils that can be washed instead of tossing out plastic ones.
  • When your done IMing on your computer or laptop, don't leave an away message. Shut down your computer if your not suing it to save energy.
  • If you need a new computer, buy a laptop instead of a desktop- it will require less electricity to run.
  • Reheat leftovers in a microwave or toaster oven. They use less energy than conventional ovens.
  • Fight toxins by planting by planting peace lilies- they actually clean up indoor air!
  • Take the bus to school to reduce pollution.
  • Switch to low energy fluorescent light bulbs. They last up to 10 times as long as regular light bulbs.
  • When you have free time, volunteer to plant trees with your friends. Click here for a list of places close to you.
  • Clean the lint filter in your dryer regularly. A dirty filter uses up to 30% more energy to dry clothes.
  • Buy clothes made from organic cotton, which doesn't harm wildlife or the environment.
  • Instead of using the dryer, try a drying rack. You will save electricity and your jeans won't shrink!
  • Use a reusable sponge or rag to clean up spills instead of paper towels.
  • If your printing a long document, save paper by changing your settings to print on both sides.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
  • Buy razors with replaceable cartridges instead of disposable razors that can't be reused.
  • Save energy buy turning off the lights and TV when you leave a room.
  • Unplug your phone charger when its not in use- it draws out energy just by being plugged into the power outlet.
  • Use a dry erase board to jot down notes instead of Post-it notes to save paper.

To get more tips on how to go green (and for accessories that are eco-riendly) go pick up the April issue of Seventeen Magazine. Also check out these links for more info on saving the environment and going green:

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Stay Focused and Reach

It can be really difficult for me to stay focused on what I'm suppose to be doing. When your in college, you don't have someone to make sure your doing your homework or going to class. That responsibility is left up to you and so that means that you also have to deal with the consequences. Sometimes I wonder what I would be doing if I wasnt going to school. Would I have a goal? Would I have the courage to pursue it?

Not to say that school is everything, but it will definitely give you an advantage in whatever it is your trying to do with your life. And if your not going to school, then it can be even harder to stay focused on your goals, whatever they may be. In your eyes, they may seem even farther to reach. You need to prepare yourself for the the challenges that you will face.

My dream is to become a photographer, and one day, that dream WILL become a reality. But I have to focus and make sure I'm doing what I need to do in order to reach that goal. We should always think like this in everything we pursue in our lives. No one is going to hand us opportunities. We need to get out there and find it ourselves.

Another thing that is helpful, is having some kind of support system. Be it family, friends, people on myspace, fellow bloggers. My parents aren't always supportive in the things that I do. They don't want me to become a photographer. They want me to be something more safe, like a teacher. But I have to remember that this is my life, not theirs, and that I am the one who will have to live with the decisions that I make. I have to take control.

Stay focused, take control of your life, and have confidence that you WILL succeed.

Getting Creative With Anime

In 2008, many people are coming out of the closet about being Anime Fans. Anime is Japanese animation which follows a story line in chronological order. I was introduced to anime at the tender age of 5. I remember getting up extra early in the morning to watch Sailor Moon. I thought the story was awesome for young girls, until later seasons which became more for older girls. Simply put, anime is huge now. The creators of "The Matrix" were actually inspired to make the movie after seeing an anime called Ghost in a Shell.

So the question is, what do you do when your favorite anime series ends? I discovered 2 ways you can deal with this. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you favorite character didn't do what he/she was SUPPOSE to do in the anime? Or if a certain character never showed up? Or even what would happen if your 2 favorite anime worlds collided into one? Then you should check out It has a large collection of anime stories written by fans. So you can either write stories about your favorite anime, or animes which on fanfiction we call crossovers, or if your too lazy to write, search the site for cool fanfiction to read.

When I first started using fanfiction, I was so intimidated by these authors with 200 reviews. Remember its not a contest for who can get the most reviews. Sometimes people don't have time to leave a review or their not sure what to say. Don't be sad about it. Just make sure to thank everyone for reading and reviewing your fanfiction. It's not only a way for you to be creative, but its also a place for other anime lovers to connect in different ways. Get to know other authors and leave reviews of encouragement for other new fanfiction writers. Who knows, you may reach that 200 mark.

Check out my own fanfiction here. Also take a look at my favorite authors and favorite stories on

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

How to Survive in a Relationship

We all know what it feels like to fall in love, to be floating on cloud 9, in complete bliss. Then a couple of months later, some of that love fog starts to fade and you realize that you and your love don't always see eye to eye. Here's a simple guide on How to Survive in a Relationship:

1. Understand that you can't always have your way. A relationship is full of compromises. Just because he/she doesn't want to see that new romance at the movies, doesn't mean the night is ruined. Just find something else to do that you both can enjoy.

2. Ask questions. Don't always talk about yourself. Your love has something to share, so sit back and let him/her spill their heart out to you. Be understanding when they have a problem in their life. Remember that he/she has feelings too. It's not always about you.

3. Talk it out. When he/she says something you might not want to hear, don't get angry and lash out. Stay calm and try to understand where he/she is coming from. It might even be a misunderstanding.

4. Show that you care. Saying "I love you" all the time is nice, but show your love and let your love know how much you appreciate them. Show them that they can come to you about their problems, that they can count on you. Let them know how wonderful they are to you.

5. Have fun! Don't just sit in the house all day watching TV and cuddling up to each other. Go out and have fun. Spice it up once in a while. Go on dates to different places and try new things with each other.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

My Life's Challanges

Right before I graduated from high school in 2006, I thought I had my life perfectly planned out. I was going to go to either a Cal State or a big university, I was going to live on campus far away from my demanding parents, and I knew what I was going to do with the rest of my life.


Life couldn't have been more complicated. Once you leave the safety of being a high school student and move on to being an adult, its a whole new world out there. You become overwhelmed with responsibilities. Bills, jobs, school, just being an "adult" was a challenge for me. I was bouncing in and out of a community college, surrounded by people who had no goal, and a lack of faith in myself and what I was doing. I was also bouncing from one friends house to another, being estranged from my family and I had no goal for my future.

I can proudly say that I have goals, that I'm at a new college where people are trying to do something with their life, surrounded by wonderful friends. I'm a budding photographer and I'm not going to let anyone take that away from me, not even my demanding parents.

I'm in love, I'm ready to speak out and take on my responsibilities, and I'm ready to become the woman I've always wanted to be.

Friday, February 29, 2008

What Jumping Bunny is All About

I'm not a girly girl. I'm not a tomboy. I'm not the popular girl. I'm not the lonely girl or the super smart girl. I guess I'm somewhere in between.

Many young women have felt this way and I've decided to talk about these things, including my own struggles to become the young woman I've always wanted to be. I'll be covering topics from teen pregnancy to body issues, anime to fashion, college life to family life, love to anger. I struggle with these things everyday and I want to share my own experiences from graduating from high school in 2006 to figuring out what the hell I want to do with the rest of my life.

If you have a story that you want other readers to hear about or want advice on anything, please feel free to email me at Also, if there's a topic you would like me to research and blog about please let me know. Don't forget to leave me comments letting me know how I'm doing, what you think of the blog, and what I should improve on. Everyone is welcome to participate.