I liked your comic dude. I thought it was pretty cool to finally reunite with your family after not seeing them for years. One panel that stood out to me was the plane. I saw how much effort you into drawing it. It looks alright. I look forward to more comics from you.
I’m glad that even though your relationship with your brother isn’t always positive, you still manage to have a good time. One part of you comic book that stood out to me was the buff dude you were talking to. I cannot really read what he is saying but I can only imagine him telling to get buff. Overall it was pretty cool.
Dear Angie, I really like your poem. It was well written and shows that you really put work into it.One part that I really liked is where you start saying how we should be helping each other grow. This stood out for me because I agree with you, we should be helping each other. I look forward to reading more stuff from you.
I was surprised with your post. I found it really interesting and learned more about why you play soccer. I now understand why you keep playing in the team even though you guys have won 0 games. Keep up the good work. I want to see my school on the podium with a big trophy.
Hey Luis, I like your poem and your dedication to workout daily and every morning. It’s a good habit to maintain and will help you live longer. There are many positive effects for working out such as boosting your happiness level, improving energy, and sleeping better. I found an article that talks more about the benefits of exercise that you may be interested in (https://draxe.com/benefits-of-exercise/). Anyways look forward to see what you write next, have a good day.
gym life, It’s very good to stay fit you’ll be getting a lot of compliments. All of that takes hard work and dedication first. I like the lines “Ignore the voices that tell me you are wasting your time” It must be hard to actually ignore them because one you do you pretty much gave up. Keep striving to become buff Luis.
I like how you motivate yourself everyday to continue going to the gym every morning even when you feel like you don’t want to, you persevere. Most people would give up but that is really good that you go so early in the morning.
I am surprised that you are addicted to the gym. It is something good to be active and get your workout done. Also that you are able to wake up at 5 in the morning, that is really hard for many people to do, and it shows your dedication to working about. One sentence that you wrote that stands out for me is, “I pick myself up from bed Ignoring the voices that tell me You are wasting your time You will not make it My vision shuts the voices of uncertainty I remember what I am fighting for.” This whole part of your poem really shows that you are dedicated to working out and that you are sure what you are doing it for. It is good that you are able to shut the voices telling you that it will not help you and instead put that work in to get what you want. Another sentence that I liked was, “My mind tells me to go back to sleep Everyone is sleeping It is too cold outside I begin to remind myself Why I wake up at 5.” It is good that you constantly remind yourself of what your goals are and that you are able to completely wake up when you hit the snooze button. You are able to get up and get ready to go to the gym and get your workout. I agree with you that everyone should have a good addiction, like working out, that is something really good for you. Everyone should have something positive in their lives.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you have really positive thoughts and maybe your next post will help more people.
You seem to have a positive relationship with your name. your name doesn’t impact you as much, you seem chill with it. This quote I really liked,”It puts a healthy amount of fear in me to not be lazy and see time go by without working on the future.” It was cool quote. Hope you have future writing post. Thanks
I am surprised by your post because you tell a lot of details about your name. One sentence that stood out to me ” Luis reminds me of my everyday activities, my past and future”. I like this sentence because it seems like that what keeps you motivated. Another sentence I like is “With my last names is where my story is kind of told”. This stood out for me because you have a story in your last name. Thank for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you can catch a readers attention on what you write. Your writing about your last name seems like you are positive about it.
I really enjoyed reading about your name. Your last names is really interesting and how one of them shows the guatemalan side of you. A line that I really enjoyed reading was ” Luis reminds me of my 5 AM wake up time to workout.” I can relate to you because I also work out and I enjoy it like you do too. Another line that I reading was “With my last names is where my story is kind of told. Acetun is from my dad. And Toc is from my mom.” I find it so cool that you know where each of your last names come from and the story behind it. I can’t wait to see what else you write in the future!
I like your thoughts on this subject because it had great statements and also evidence backing it up. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “their minds are “always on” as many of their childhoods were filled with sports, extracurriculars, demanding school work and test course, all in order to get into college. They gre…[Read more]
I like your poem about Donald Trump because you gave good statements on why he is the right person to be the U.S president. A lot of people ignore all the stuff you said and focus on what he tweets. Or just call him a racist. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was “All his life he has been in business and in that time…[Read more]
I am surprised with your poem. One sentence that stands out for me is “Something so powerful it can destroy one’s self”. I never thought of it that way. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
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