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I'm a student at Green Dot New York Charter School in the Bronx. My name is Kiahra. The H is silent, in case you were wondering. I am high school girl with dreams bigger than the city I live in. I’m 15 years old and I was born in September to a young couple who couldn’t wait to start their own family. For the first two years, I lived in my grandma’s house. It was a party every day; My cousins lived there as well, talk about a full house. My parents raised me with ambitions. “Practice makes perfect” was then motto; it still is. Eventually, when I started school, my ambition translated into my schoolwork. Blue ribbons covering the refrigerator door wasn’t a job well done; it was expected.
School is where I get to show off (academically of course). Don’t get me wrong; learning isn’t my favorite thing to do, but I focus on what it will eventually bring me: success. My strengths are really strong and my weaknesses are really, well, weak. So sports and extra-curricular activities are a no-no. But hey, you can’t be great at everything.
Outside of school is when I get to relax. Hanging out with my friends is the best way to do so. Swimming is also a stress reliever. It took getting dropped into a 9 feet pool of water by my dad several times to finally feel comfortable in water. But to be honest, I’m not a fish. I’m a city girl. What I’m best at is strolling down Madison Avenue, admiring all the beautifully crafted gowns by Valentino and Oscar De La Renta (from afar) hoping to one day own them all and take them to the condo right above the store.
10 Questions About Self:
What is the person that I'm going to marry doing right now?
(prediction, future, husband, person, relationships)

Am I going to have a good/stable life in the future?
(finance, future, life, stability, career)

Were my ancestors important people to their society?
(roots, past, society, ancestors, important)

What do others think of me?
(personality, people, perception, judgemental, persona)

Will I be important to society in the future?
(role, society, me, important, impact)

How many kids will I have?
(children, kids, mom, number, future)

Am I going to have a good career?
(prediction, career, job, future, me)

Will my current friends still be in my life 20 years from now?
(current, friends, future, present, life)

Will I be a good mom?
(kids, mom, future, me, role model)

Are my parents proud of me?
(parents, proud, me, disappointment, thoughts)

10 Questions About World:
How would a communist U.S be?
(America, Communism, government, changes, democracy)

Do ghosts exist?
(exorcism, afterlife, paranormal, ghosts, spirits)

Is the Illuminati real?
(organization, illuminati, secret, society, devil)

Why does rape exist?
(sex, rape, bad, crime, pedophile)

Are we born "bad"?
(born, bad, right, good, wrong)

How long do feelings/emotions last? At what point do they become self-inflicted?
(feelings, emotions, time, length, self-infliction)

Is money really the root of all evil?
(money, evil, obsessed, root, wealth)

Can we lead ourselves to believe our own lies?
(lies, believe, ourselves, mental, brain)

Can our brain/mind involuntarily make decisions for us?
(brain, mind, decisions, involuntary, thoughts)

Is respect more important than power?
(respect, power, importance, dignity, fear)

Posts by Kiahra

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A Final Look Back | This year has been full of surprises, disappointments, achievements, and excitement. I’ve always had a very high standard for myself when it comes to my schoolwork and this I have definitely slipped... Added on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 13:17, with 1 comment(s)
Mid-Research Reflection | I’m so excited to be researching the topic deja vu. Deja vu is a situation that people always claim they’ve experienced before. It’s basically when you are in a certain scenario in which you get an... Added on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:58, with 1 comment(s)
Spring Cleaning = Self Reflection | Charles Swindoll once said, ”We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” This quote means to me that sometimes in life, we are faced with... Added on Monday, April 16, 2012 - 13:15, with
The Double Standard | Something that has always been on my mind and probably everybody else’s is this concept of a double standard between men and women/boys and girls. I don’t think anybody learns about this; everyone... Added on Friday, April 13, 2012 - 21:44, with 3 comment(s)
Ghosts: Fact or Fiction? | Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been ghosts and if they are real. I remember watching all these shows and movies about ghosts and paranormal activity but I never... Added on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 19:39, with
Are teenage relationships necessary? | Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been is if relationships during our teenage years are necessary. I remember my mom and I talking about it quickly but we were... Added on Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 22:37, with 3 comment(s)
Fitting The Mold: Why We Care of What Others Think Of Us | Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been why we care so much about what others think of us. I remember talking about it with a friend but we just brushed it off.... Added on Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 23:09, with 6 comment(s)
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Intense topic... | Dear Elisavet: I am just like you when it comes... 5 years 50 weeks ago in response to IS RELIGION MAN-MADE?
OMG girl, | Dear Genesis : I found your post, "YOLO?," to be... 5 years 50 weeks ago in response to YOLO?
:( | Dear Zulema : I was so interested to read about... 5 years 51 weeks ago in response to Self Injury - Cutting
Wow | Dear Ross, I enjoyed reading your post "... 5 years 51 weeks ago in response to Procrastination
Oh yes | Dear Ms. Aboulhosn : I enjoyed your post, "Blog... 5 years 52 weeks ago in response to Blog Etiquette
yay, hunger games! | Dear Olivia : I was eager to read about your... 5 years 52 weeks ago in response to The Hunger Games Obsession
:) | Dear Nordalys, Thanks so much for your comment!... 5 years 52 weeks ago in response to Are teenage relationships necessary?
Suki's ^^ | Dear Silvia: Thank you for your comment, I loved... 6 years 6 days ago in response to Fitting The Mold: Why We Care of What Others Think Of Us
So true! | Dear Emily : I agree so much with your post, "... 6 years 6 days ago in response to Life is short? So what.
Hmmm... | Dear Adele : I am very interested by your post, "... 6 years 1 week ago in response to Tweet tweet