San Japan 2012
Aug 19th, 2012 by alton

Here is a fan music video made at this year’s San Japan. San Japan is a Japanese culture and anime convention held every year in San Antonio, Texas. A lot of people go to the convention dressed up in costume as their favorite fantasy or science fiction character. My mom and dad went as part of the booth for Doctor Who fans. A San Japan fan with a YouTube name of “Phoenix729” made this video. Here is his YouTube link. I am in the video several times dressed up as the tenth Doctor from Doctor Who. My mom is also in it dressed up as Donna Noble, the tenth Doctor’s companion. Get the joke?

The fan music video was created by Jeremy “Phoenix” Williams and the song is “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers. I am just a kid and I am in no way affiliated with these people. I am a fan, so please do not sue me.

FIRST Robotics Competition
Mar 6th, 2011 by alton

My mom and dad took me downtown to see the robots at the area FIRST Robotics Competition. It was awesome! The robots did not have to fight each other. They had to race to see which robot could hang up the most balloons before the time ran out.

The robots were built by big kids from high school. They also fixed them when the robots stopped working. I met a nice kid from Dickinson High School who answered my questions. His name was Jacobi and his team was called the Dickinson Gatorzillas. He took me to the pit area where the teams fixed their robots between competitions.

Jacobi and his friends said that the robots were built by teams. A team can build things faster and better than anybody just working alone. Jacobi said that the area competition was more about cooperation and teamwork than about winning. He said that if I wanted to build robots then I should study hard in math and science and learn how to work together with other kids.

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