After you're done reading, you could scroll down below and do my poll (and rate my blog)...Just saying. :)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

It just occurred to me that I went through a huge phase that I call my "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" phase. It was after I read an amazing book by Margaret Peterson Haddix called "Uprising." I was amazed by the fact that so many immigrants, mostly girls, worked under terrible conditions in a place called a "sweatshop." And it was saddening to learn that so many of them died in a terrible fire that could have been avoided, or dealt with better. On March 25th, 1911, in the Asch Building, the floors on which the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire were located caught fire. And, though many do not know this, the fire was the worst workers tragedy that happened up until 9/11. I am writing this to keep their history alive. We learn from our mistakes and once we forget, we repeat those mistakes. We wouldn't want to forget the 146 people that died that day. And on that somber note, Happy New Year!

~Banana Win

Thursday, December 29, 2011

What to do when you're bored? Use your imagination.

Don't you just hate it when you're bored? And you go to Google or Bing and search "what to do when you're bored" and a bunch of stupid responses come up? Well I hate that. I'd rather be bored than do the even more boring things some of these websites come up with. Take for example some of these great suggestions from http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~jimg/reading/bored.html:

- Wax the ceiling
- Rearrange political campaign signs
- Sharpen your teeth

- Get your dog braces
- Shave a shrub

Are you kidding me? What if I don't have a dog? What if I don't have wax? What if I don't have a shrub? How the heck do you sharpen teeth? I'm not even going to ask. But really, I think sometimes it is better to be bored, and find your own entertainment. It's called imagination. And its way better than shaving shrubs.

~Banana Win

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Funny Business

Alright, so some time ago, one of my friends showed me a hilarious video. Or shall I say videos? If any of you guys know, there is a man named Tom Lehrer who is a math professor at Harvard. But he has some...funny songs. I think if you're looking for a laugh you should check it out. But, be warned: some of his videos can be offensive. But they're all for a laugh, so don't take it seriously. My personal favorite? Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. See? This can be offensive to some. But still, if you're like me, you will laugh your socks off, then rush to learn the lyrics. Just wanted to post something fun.

Here's the URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HVsgAWdQX8

You can also see the video by looking at my new video bar!

~Banana Win

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Napoleon Complex

Hello to everyone out there! Today I feel like writing about the Napoleon Complex. As defined by www.dictionary.com, "the condition of being small in stature but aggressively ambitious and seeking absolute control." Well, isn't that joyful? This is for all of you short people out there who dislike the short jokes. I am one of these people. I'm not interested in world domination, but I am aggressive. And slightly ambitious. But of course I do want to be in control at times. So while I do not want absolute control, I still have a small case of Napoleon Complex. So, to all the short people out there: you rock! And don't worry tall people, you're pretty awesome too. Unless of course, you pick on us shorties. 

~Banana Win

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Side Note on Poems

Hello Internet people :D
I have posted two poems under Pages, so check them out! Hope you like them. Comment if you can.

~Banana Win

A Story

*Edited Post*

I've written a novel, but I have no clue if it's any good. So far, I'm just having my friend edit it, and I'm going through rounds of revisions.

But it is complete!

(This was just an updated version of my previous post, which held an outdated summary and excerpt from the book).

~Banana Win 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


So I put up a picture that I edited from online. It shows sarcasm. Sarcasm is one of my favorite uses of the English language, and is like a second language to me. I realize that some people think that sarcasm is mean--and yes, it really is. But it can also be very humorous. Example: "Oh so that's what TMI stands for!" (response): "No really, I thought it stood for Tasteful Mustaches Incorporated." And yes although it is mocking, it is also funny, as many would admit. And of course, there's always the event where someone doesn't understand sarcasm. And though people may call me mean, inconsiderate, or just outright indifferent for all I care, sarcasm is something that will always remain humorous in my eyes. Hooray for Sarcasm!

~Banana Win

And if you didn't get the sarcasm, "Hooray for Sarcasm" was sarcastic.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Word on Presents

Don't you just hate it when you spend so much time looking for the "perfect" present for your friend...and they don't give you a present? Well, I officially hate that. It is just polite to give a present when you receive one. Is the world today so out of touch with their manners that "giving" is just not in their vocabulary? Why should we spend hours at a store searching for the perfect present, or spend hours at home making the perfect present, if we ourselves won't get the same appreciation? Just some food for thought. When you get a present, give a present. That's all I really ask.

~Banana Win

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Story

Hello again! I have a new story up called "The Circus Poster." I first wrote it in fifth grade, and my teacher told me it was written well. It's one of my favorite stories. You can read it if you click on the tab called "A Circus Poster". Happy Reading!

~Banana Win

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Introductions are so hard to write so I'll try to mince words. I'm here to write. I will probably post short stories or the like. I love to write, and someone close to me recommended blogging. So here I am. Au revoir! (and no, I'm not French.)

~Banana Win