Logic dropped his newest album, everybody, and the second I put on my headphones and listened to it, I knew it was amazing. The reason why I decided to add it to my curation is because of the problems that we face today and the racism that everyone faces every day. Logic is half black and half white so he receives racism from everyone. In his songs he talks about these problems he faces, and how every is equal regardless of their race. But he doesn't stop at just racism, he also talks about the discrimination people get based on their sex, creed, and sexual orientation as well. I loved all his songs in his album not just because of the lyrics, but the beat as well. All his song are amazing and I still listen to each one of them to today. I cannot wait until next year or whenever it is when Logic releases his next album but until then, his current album will be more than enough to suffice.
This year was my first year of playing high school basketball. The reason why I decided to add this to my curation is because of how much fun playing basketball was for the school and new friends I made playing on the team. So this year I played Jv and I am hoping that next year I'll play varsity but I'll have to wait to see If I make the team. But this year on Jv I was one of two freshmen who started and I had averaged about 10 points per game. For the most part, I was already friends with most of the freshmen on the team from years before, but I made new friends with the sophomores who I would have never of talked to if it was not for basketball. Overall during the basketball season, If I remember correctly, we had a winning record beating some really good teams too like Long Beach and manhasset. I enjoyed basketball so much and I cannot wait until next season when basketball starts up again and I get to do the whole thing again.
My brother and I have been lucky enough for our dad to start getting season tickets to the Knicks making this year the second year so far. The reason why I decided to add this to my curation was because of how often we were going into Manhattan and watching the Knicks play. Sometimes it felt like very week we would go watch one or two Knick games. Sadly for us, the Knicks have been really bad lately so a lot of games turned out being blowouts. That didn't mean those games were not fun though, it was also cool seeing different players from other teams coming to play like Lebron or Westbrook. Sometimes, if there weren't many people we would get our tickets upgraded and we would even get to sit court side, three rows behind the Knick bench. Sadly, in the two years we have had the season tickets the Knicks have not made the playoffs but I am hoping for this year that we will be able to make the playoffs so that we could go see those games too. For now, all I can do is hope that the Knicks somehow get better.
This February I went to the Bahamas for vacation for the third time in my life, except this time was not just a vacation, this was for my cousin's wedding. I decided to add this to my curation because of how memorable the wedding was as well as how much fun going on the rides at the resort was. When we first got to the Atlantis, the first two days were mainly wedding stuff where we went to the rehearsal dinner, the wedding, and then the dinner itself. Luckily for me, the vacation did not end with the wedding because we had an extra two days to go on all the rides at the park with our cousins. I did not remember and love the rides so much because of how much fun the rides were, but because of how cool they were. Some started at the top of a Mayan temple and during the ride went through a shark tank. It was so beautiful to go through the shark tank and see all the sharks swimming above, below, and to the left and right of us. The fun didn't end on the rides though, the beaches wee beautiful with water so clear you could see to the bottom. It was a great couple of days at the Atlantis and I cannot wait to go back for a fourth time.
Every year I participate in the NCAA tournament challenge to try and get a perfect bracket. The reason why I added this to my curation is because every year in march, me along with the thousands of other college basketball fans are watching all the games and competing to get the perfect bracket which is honestly the most exciting sporting event all year long. For me, I am a huge Villanova fan and last year we actually won the championship. This year, I was hoping for us to get a repeat championship but I knew it was going to be hard because we lost two of our best players. Well this year in the tournament it was a disaster. In the second round, we got upsetted by the 8th seed Wisconsin which completely destroyed my bracket, since I had them winning the championship. The only thing is that I am a bit scared for the future of Villanova because they don't have any Allstars at the moment since the good ones have left. There is one player that if we get him, will definitely make Villanova get again. It's shaquille o'neal son. He is an amazing player and is thinking about playing will Villanova and if he does, we will be contenders ext year.
This year was my first battle and also a memorable. The reason why I added it to my curation is because of how fun and exciting it was. I did a couple of of events during battle including three-legged race, tug-o-war, tic-tac-toe, and the layup contest. Now while those events were very fun, we got blown out in pretty much every single event except for one or two which we got second or third place. I remember I was the second to last person for the layup contest and everyone other grade finished so I was the only person on the court taking a layup and I was so scared that I would miss the layup. But luckily enough I made the layup so I avoided any school wide embarrassment. The excitement didn't end when i finished my events personally, watching other events in the finals were even more exciting than when I was doing my own events. By far the most exciting event is musical chairs which is pretty ironic saying that musical chairs is a game that is played at little kids birthday party's. Overall battle was an amazing experience for me and I cannot wait for next year.
Kendrick Lamar released one of his 14 songs of his new album early which was HUMBLE. The reason why I picked this song for my curation is because the first time that I heard the song, I had fallen in love with it and it instantly became my favorite song that has come out this year so far. This song has an even more deeper meaning than what meets the eye at first when listening to it. At first one might think the song was a diss track of another artist with Kendrick Lamar telling this person to be humble, when really it is all about Kendrick humbling himself for God. That is part of the reason why I love this song so much, I love songs that have a deeper meaning that can only be found if you actually listen to the song multiple times. But it didn't stop at one song, like I said before there were 14 songs in the album and it was released on April 14. Also, April 14 is good Friday which is a religious holiday and the whole album is about God. It's things like this that make a song and its album great. This song will be in my favorites playlist most likely for the years to come which goes to show how amazing of a song it is.