Young author David T. Lee and Laura T. Lee (inspires others to write)

David T. Lee (13 year-old published 4 books, authored his 1st book at 7) and Laura T. Lee (11 year-old published a 60,000 words novel at age 10)

FREE PIANO & VIOLIN PERFORMANCE tomorrow (Shrewsbury Public Library)

Written By: David T. Lee - Jul• 21•17
🎉🎉🎵🎵 Enjoy a FREE PIANO & VIOLIN PERFORMANCE tomorrow at Shrewsbury Public Library! This Saturday (July 22nd) 2:30 to 4:00 PM, four local students will share the joy of music – from classical to Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. **Click the link to see the full color concert program** 🎻🎻🎹🎹
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Share the joy of music with this FREE public concert at Shrewsbury Public Library!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jul• 14•17

On Saturday, July 22, from 2:30-4:00PM, my sister and I will be performing in a free public concert at the Shrewsbury Public Library! Two other young musicians will also perform. The concert will be held at the library’s Meeting Room A. Our concert’s repertoire will include 7 pieces of beautiful piano and violin music by world famous composers (including Mozart, Bach and Andrew Lloyd Webber). Yes, Phantom of the Opera is on the list!

The concert program is presented below with YouTube links to video examples of each song.

Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau
David Lee, piano solo
YouTube example: https://youtu.be/25Q68RjwLdE

Tarantella by Camille Saint-Saëns
Soumya Warty, piano solo
YouTube example: https://youtu.be/nirMPxPYzRE?t=15s

Thais Meditation by Jules Massenet
Laura Lee, David Lee, violin and piano duet
YouTube example: https://youtu.be/7QtGOWemQhY

Little Prelude No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach
David Lee, piano solo
YouTube example: https://youtu.be/57_P1nBZDog

Sonata in G major, K. 283 1st Mov by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Eileen Roh, piano solo
YouTube example: https://youtu.be/eegDWPtk37c

Air Varie No. 5 by Charles Dancla
Laura Lee, David Lee, violin and piano duet
YouTube example: https://youtu.be/Mw98pew-MQo

Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Laura Lee, David Lee, violin and piano duet
YouTube example: https://youtu.be/CD06poA2uiM?t=30s

Hope to see you there!

David:)

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As “The Founder”, Michael Keaton delivers a magnificent performance

Written By: David T. Lee - Jul• 06•17

Some time ago, I saw the movie “The Founder”, a film about how McDonald’s became what it is today. Originally a small-scale restaurant chain run by the McDonald brothers, enterprising businessman Ray Kroc was hired to supervise the creation of more restaurants. Reluctant to expand the chain after a previous attempt failed, the McDonald brothers set many restrictions on what Kroc could do. However, as Kroc expanded the chain to a nationwide level, he bypassed many of those restrictions. As he lost the McDonald brothers’ trust, it sparked a bitter feud as Kroc and the McDonalds fought for control. In the end, Kroc relabeled himself as “The Founder” of McDonald’s.

By far, the best part was Michael Keaton’s convincing and lively portrayal of Ray Kroc. Without it, the movie may not have been nearly as interesting. One particularly good scene was where Kroc tried to make the employees’ efficiency better. Drawing out the floor plan of a McDonald’s on a tennis court, he had new employees act out their jobs on the drawing. “The Founder” shows how persistence can lead to long-term success and offers some savory details on how Ray Kroc made McDonald’s into a food empire.

Until next post,

David:)

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Great time at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s Local Author Showcase!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jul• 05•17

Last week, my sister and I sold books at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s Local Author Showcase. The lineup of authors included many familiar faces along with new ones. We had a great time talking to customers and conversing with the other writers (plus, there were quite a few costumed characters)!

Here are the photos:

Bye!

David:)

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“Command and Control” is a comprehensive masterpiece on the USA’s nuclear system

Written By: David T. Lee - Jun• 25•17

Recently, I’ve finished “Command and Control” by Eric Schlosser. The book chronicled the Damascus disaster, where a nuclear missile exploded in containment. Through meticulous second-by-second details, the book explains the mechanical faults that combined to create such a catastrophe. In doing so, it also delves deeply into the history of the nuclear program after World War II; it showed that due to the competition with the Soviets during the Cold War, the US tried to produce a full nuclear system in a short amount of time. This quickly-made nuclear system caused many careless disasters as quantity became more important than quality. At the end, the book leaves some doubt behind as to if the Damascus disaster was really a disaster. Although the missile exploded, multiple safety measures prevented the nuclear warhead from detonating, saving many lives in the process.

I found “Command and Control” captivating and comprehensive in its description of the US’s nuclear system. The style of the author turned otherwise boring information into an interesting and thrilling piece. However, I felt a little exhausted after finishing: the writing is masterful, but the book is just a bit too long. Some of the chapters relating the nuclear system to government tensions could have been trimmed down; the focus of the novel became too broad for me to understand everything. Overall, “Command and Control” is a great eye-opener to the USA’s nuclear system; however, I would recommend it to readers who have the stamina to read the whole book.

Bye!

David:)

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Come visit us at the Shrewsbury Public Library next week!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jun• 24•17

Next Wednesday, June 28, 2017, my sister and I will sell books from 4-7:30 PM at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival! If you’re looking for my 4th book (Danny and the Revenge of the Dinosaurs) and my sister’s 1st novel (Two Worlds) at DISCOUNT PRICES, next Wednesday is your chance! Hope to see you there!

David and Laura’s books on Amazon

David:)

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Fantastic Kids’ Fan Mail and a Letter from Rainbow Child Development Center!

Written By: David T. Lee - May• 13•17

Happy Mother’s Day weekend, everyone!

In February, I delivered a speech and had a book signing for 50 students (K-8) at the Rainbow Child Development Center (Worcester, MA). In return, they sent me a wonderful package of fan mail! I enjoyed reading every single one of their cards. Also included in the package was an appreciative letter from Vilma Brunelle, School Age Coordinator of the child development center! I would like to thank Vilma and all the kids at Rainbow Child for their kind gesture.

Here are their messages.

“Thank you for taking the time to speak to our students about your experiences as a young author. We truly appreciate your visit. Your sharing your story has enriched the lives of our young students.” – Vilma Brunelle, School Age Coordinator, Rainbow Child Development Center (Worcester, MA)

“Thank you for that book I liked.” – Sofia

“Dear David T. Lee, Thank you for coming to rainbow. Of the books that you wrote I think I can write one chapter to you!!! 🙂 ‘One day there once was a boy that loves rockets so he built a rocket it goes so high and far you can’t see it. He went in it 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 blast off he’s with his friend Larry and he liked it.’” – Jorge

“Thank you David T. Lee for giving us book. I don’t know how you make all four books can you tell me how you make them? I think you can make more than ten books.” – Dylan

“Thank you so much for giving us the book I loved it next time I go to a store I’ll look for Two Worlds and books that you wrote thank you. 🙂 ” – Sofia

“Thank you for reading us a book.” – Keandre, age 9

“Dear, David I like all your books. Thanks for coming to class. You are the best. My favorite book of yours is Danny and the Portal of the World.” – Elias

“Dear David T. Lee thanks for teaching the whole class about reading and young author.” – Ryan

“Dear David Lee I had fun with you. And I like your book so much and I like your drawing. I hope you can come back to Belmont.” – Analia

“Thank you David for reading us a story.” – Jacob J., age 6

“David we really appreciate you bringing us the books for us to keep. Thank you!” – Anonymous

Bye!

David:)

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Fantastic Friday Night at “Under the Chinese Lantern”!

Written By: David T. Lee - May• 01•17

Last Friday, my Chinese class danced to the song “Look Over, the Girl Over There” during the Under the Chinese Lantern event at Sherwood Middle School. My sister also performed some children’s rhymes with her class. Although the event took place in a sweltering gymnasium, there were plenty of activities and games. My friends and I had a lot of fun! A large repertoire of old and new Chinese songs and performances (among them were a Chinese Yo-Yo act and a Chinese fashion show) accentuated the night with a festive atmosphere. Special thanks to my Chinese teacher Mrs. Yeh and the National Chinese Honor Society for organizing this great event! Here are some photos and a video.

Bye!

David:)

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Oak Middle School won third place at St. John’s Math Invitational!

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 12•17

Hello everybody!

Today, I participated in St. John High School’s Math Invitational! Our team from Oak Middle School, led by Melissa McCann, won third place! AMSA won second place, and RJ Grey won first.

Here are some photos.

Bye!

David:)

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Awesome time selling books at the Sprinkler Factory!

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 08•17

Good afternoon!

Yesterday, my sister and I sold books as part of the Ginsburg: Green event at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester. This event honored the poetic accomplishments and environmental activism of poet Allen Ginsberg. In the two hours that we spent there, we sold 6 books! The smell of wine (which we didn’t drink, of course), a curious cat and the cavernous setting of the Sprinkler Factory (a sprinkler factory turned exhibition venue) gave this event a unique atmosphere. One enthusiastic customer even bought one copy of all of our books! We also checked out a photography exhibition from an art group headed by photographer Ron Rosenstock.

Here are some photos.

Have a great weekend!

David:)

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“Arrival” is a minimalist but unique sci-fi film

Written By: David T. Lee - Mar• 19•17

Hello!

Recently, I watched “Arrival”. The film, which explores a linguist attempting to communicate with extraterrestrial visitors, holds 8 Oscar nominations including Best Picture. From the start of the film, a melancholy feel was evident. The camerawork and lighting, especially in the scenes in the alien spaceship, are brilliant. The aliens themselves are not very special (they resemble large squids) and the spaceship is quite simple in design. However, the intentionally minimalist effect leaves more room for thought. Also, the film score (which is deliberately sparse) is chilling and original. The alien sound effects (lots and lots of bass) rattled the speakers!

“Arrival” emphasizes visually expressing its story; however, it does this at the expense of the acting. Although I thought the acting was great (particularly, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner’s performances were notable), the film seemed to overshadow the actors. (Also, the first 30 minutes is quite slow and boring.) Overall, I think that the greatest triumph for “Arrival” is that the film engages you into the story. As said before, it is a “thinking” film with little action. I would recommend this to people who like slower-paced movies.

Bye!
David:)

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“Doctor Strange” is outrageously wacky, smart and funny

Written By: David T. Lee - Mar• 09•17

Hello everybody!

A few days ago, I saw “Doctor Strange”, the psychedelic superhero film that earned an Oscar nomination for “Best Visual Effects”. Firstly, I would like to note that Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays the titular superhero, bears a striking resemblance to the comic-book Doctor Strange. “Doctor Strange” is easily one of the better films I’ve seen so far. The style of the film, while a little dark and brooding, manages to be fun and light at the same time. As I have never really heard of Doctor Strange before seeing the film, I was delighted to be introduced to a totally new superhero. Tilda Swinton, the actress who portrays the Ancient One in the film, does a superb job in her role.

The best part of the film (obviously) was the visual effects. The visual illusions presented in a New York scene were particularly awesome. In the film, many of the characters are able to warp matter. The filmmakers visualize this with mesmerizing mosaics of duplicating and folding buildings. There’s also a fresh color palette throughout the film, which recent hero films like “Captain America: Civil War” slightly lacked. “Doctor Strange”, however, has its expansive visual experience at the cost of some coherence. The story lacks a little common sense, but the wacky feeling actually is a plus for this movie. While other films try to become more serious (this is why I didn’t like “X-Men: Apocalypse”), “Doctor Strange” feels more fresh and accessible. Note for younger viewers: There is some bloody/implied violence, but it’s not that bad.

“Doctor Strange” also has its funny moments. One of the most hilarious points in the film is Doctor Strange’s “mind trip” throughout multiple dimensions: the idea of multiple dimensions is actually a hot topic for physicists. I would recommend this movie to my friends!

Bye!
David:)

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I won two prizes in the state Science Olympiad competition!

Written By: David T. Lee - Mar• 05•17

Howdy!

Yesterday, I spent the day at Assumption College in Worcester to compete in the Massachusetts Science Olympiad! The Science Olympiad competition is separated into different “topic” competitions (like Hovercraft and Dynamic Planet, for example). Upon arrival at the college, I was daunted by the immensity of the sprawling campus. It took me an hour to find my team! Also, the temperature was below freezing point, so it was even harder to navigate towards the different events! My partner, Mahir, and I were supposed to be competing in Bottle Rockets; due to frozen equipment, that event was canceled! I ended up attending the Meteorology (weather science) event. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find another partner in time, so I competed alone. On the other hand, cheat sheets were allowed (they really helped!).

I also participated in the Optics competition. Working with another partner, Rumaisa, we did well on the first section (a test) but scored low on the second section (a challenge where people had to use mirrors to direct a laser to a target). Throughout the day, I also had a lot of down time, where I hung out with my friends.

When the awards ceremony started, I doubted I would be able to win anything (I had entered Science Olympiad quite recently as an alternate, so I didn’t have much time to prepare). However, my partner and I scored a surprise win (3rd place in Optics as an alternate team). I was feeling confident as the Meteorology results were announced. I had done well – I was awarded the 2nd place prize (as an alternate competitor)!

My school, Oak Middle, ranked 8th out of 35 under regular teams and 6th under alternate teams. Although my school didn’t move on to the national competition (Coolidge Middle School won 1st place), we still performed well!

I would like to thank my school’s Science Olympiad leaders, Mrs. Militello and Mrs. Mondello. I would also like to thank my teammates, who helped me with my success at the Science Olympiad!

Enjoy the photos!

Until next post,
David:)

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Spectacular event at the Rainbow Child Development Center!

Written By: David T. Lee - Feb• 27•17

Hi all!

Recently, I was invited to give a speech about my books to 50 K-8 students at the Rainbow Child Development Center. On Tuesday (Feb 21, 2017), that event happened; it was a great success! Along with the speech, I also read two chapters from my first book (Danny and the Portal of the World). The kids were an engaging audience brimming with enthusiasm. They also asked lots of questions about topics like “What inspired you to write?” and “How do you get to sell your books in so many events (One girl asked at least 5 of them!). Courtesy of the child development center, each one of the kids received a copy of my first book. I signed my book for all the kids (which was quite an ordeal, as I had to make sure not misspelling any of their names!).

Enjoy the video and pictures!

Adios!
David:)

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Fantastic finish at the Oak Middle School speech tournament!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jan• 26•17

Last Sunday (January 22, 2017) I competed in a speech tournament held at Oak Middle School! Being the largest speech tournament of the year, it hosted around 14 schools and about 400 people. Some of the best speech teams (Milton, Pike and RJ Grey) also participated in the tournament. I entered the competition with a Dramatic Performance of “The Martian”, while my sister Laura did Prose with “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”. After spending the previous night frantically memorizing my piece, I was a little shaky the morning of the tournament. From the start, I was met with heavy competition, chiefly from my own school’s team. I had missed the last three tournaments, so I wondered if my speech skills were still up to par.

When the time to announce the finalists arrived, I felt doubly nervous. I had been registered as one of the last entries for the Dramatic Performance category, so if I was going to advance to the next round, I would be announced last. I tensed my eyebrows and eagerly waited in the auditorium for results …

I advanced to the final round! I was overjoyed at this. Although I would only secure the 8th place trophy in the end, my unlikely success was definitely a highlight of the day. Even though Laura didn’t make it to the final round, she did great as a novice in her first tournament.

Thanks to Vivian Powers, Christina Manos, the high school coaches and the president (Divya Raghunathan) and vice president (Preston Karp) of the Oak speech team for all the effort they made to make this amazing tournament a reality. I also give gratitude to the parent volunteer judges, who gave detailed comments for the speech competitors.

Here are some photos.

Bye!
David:)
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FREE kindle offer for David’s 1st book

Written By: Books R Fun - Dec• 27•16

From Dec 27 to 31 (Tuesday to Saturday), Danny and the Portal of the World kindle book can be purchased at $0.00 (FREE) on Amazon. In addition, you can loan this book to anyone you choose. This FREE offer only lasts for 5 days.

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: The Adventures of Danny Hoopenbiller (58 pages, 12 chapters, 4,500 words)

Here is the link: Danny and the Portal of the World
*Please verify kindle price $0.00 before purchase.

Thank you for your continued support! Happy holidays!

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Book description:

Danny and the Portal of the World is the 1st book of the The Adventures of Danny Hoopenbiller sci-fi series. It is a fun story of imagination and adventures authored and illustrated by David T. Lee when he was 7. Published in August 2011, it contains 12 chapters, 4,500 words and many pages of detail illustrations.

In David’s own words: This is the story of Danny Tom Ed, a portal and a lot of relatives. They come together when Danny slips and falls into a portal and meets his relatives. This story also chronicles about a mystery rock later to be found a short cut for Danny to return home. He also finds that this portal also interferes with time and soon find himself standing in a sun-lit bedroom only to find his mother saying, “Danny you’re almost late for school,” and suddenly he realizes that the time had moved along. And you must read on to find how Danny, the portal and his relatives come together into their own lives.

Book reviews:

Floral Street Elementary School principal – Lisa McCubrey,
“I read his Danny and the Portal of the World story and marveled at his use of language. He is so descriptive and uses such sophisticated structures and vocabulary. He certainly has a talent for writing, and I love that he feels so passionately about writing!”

Previous Head of Children’s Services of Shrewsbury Public Library – Nancy Colby,
“Very impressive, David! I really enjoyed reading your first book and look forward to the sequel. Thank you for sharing.”

Children’s book author and editor – April Jones Prince,
“I was happy to read “Danny and the Portal of the World” and discover David T. Lee’s vivid imagination. The story has so much action, and there is obviously a very creative and fertile mind behind it. For example, I love the Inventions Famous Ingredients Store! David has a fabulous vocabulary and terrific use of details. He also did a great job choosing which moments in the story to illustrate; the illustrations of the 4,982 jeeps and SUVs and the amusement park are especially wonderful. All in all, a great achievement!”

Splendid time selling books at Staples HQ!

Written By: David T. Lee - Dec• 10•16

Yesterday, my sister and I went to Staples HQ to sell books! The event occurred in the headquarters’ cafeteria; as a result, we enjoyed a delicious chicken pot pie while selling books. This is my 3rd year selling there and this is my sister’s first time at the event. We sold an impressive amount of 18 books in 3 hours; the most popular book (8 copies sold) was my sister Laura’s debut novel “Two Worlds: A Novel of Friends and Foes from Strange Places”. A few Staples top officials stopped by our table and even bought our books! The venue had an excellent atmosphere!
Bye!
David:)

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Magical time at St. Mary Holly Fair!

Written By: David T. Lee - Dec• 04•16

This weekend, my sister Laura and I set a NEW RECORD at our book selling event at the St. Mary School Holly Fair! We sold an unprecedented FIFTY books, beating our previous record for best event (31 books) by an incredible 19 books! I actually sold out all available copies of my first book “Danny and the Portal of the World”! The Holly Fair was also a challenging 14 hours long (Saturday and Sunday)! My sister’s debut novel “Two Worlds: A Novel of Friends and Foes from Strange Places” was by far the most popular book (18 copies sold). Congrats to her!

The small but comfortable atmosphere of the Holly Fair was lightened with lots of holiday music. Other vendors at the fair included someone who sold recycled wood designs and a charity ornament sale sponsoring the education for two kids from Uganda. Santa even stopped by our table for a photo!

Adios!
David:)

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Great holiday gifts at St. Mary School’s Holly Fair this weekend!

Written By: David T. Lee - Nov• 30•16

This weekend, Saturday (Dec 3rd, 9AM-6PM) and Sunday (Dec 4th, 8AM-1PM), my sister Laura and I will sell our books at the St. Mary School’s Holly Fair (Shrewsbury)! If you’re still looking for a great holiday gift, please stop by to check out our books! I will sell my 4 books and my sister will sell her debut novel “Two Worlds: A Novel of Friends and Foes from Strange Places”! We look forward to seeing you!

This event will have a large selection of unique gifts, homemade crafts and food. You can get your picture taken with Santa as you take care of your holiday list. Come for the shopping and stay for the food and fun.

St. Mary Holly Fair’s event page

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Until next post,
David:)

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First-time author Laura Lee sets record at book events

Written By: David T. Lee - Nov• 20•16

Yesterday, my sister and I attended two consecutive book events: the Floral Family Fun Fair (held at Floral Street School) and the 2nd Annual Farmer’s Market and Artisan’s Fair (held at Sherwood Middle School). We sold 12 books at the Floral School event and 8 books at the Sherwood event. My sister, Laura, set a personal record for most copies of a single book sold in a day! Laura sold an astonishing 11 copies of her debut novel, “Two Worlds: A novel of friends and foes from strange places”. Many teachers, friends and families stopped by at our table to check out our books.

Here are some photos:
Bye!
David:)

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016: Floral School Assistant Principal Tiffany Ostrander, David T. Lee and Laura T. Lee

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016: Author Donna Mae and Laura T. Lee

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Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

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Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

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Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

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Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Floral Family Fun Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016: Nancy Colby, David T. Lee and Laura T. Lee

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer's Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair 2016

Two great family events coming up this Saturday (Nov 19th)

Written By: David T. Lee - Nov• 13•16

THIS UPCOMING SATURDAY (November 19th), my sister Laura and I will have TWO consecutive book signing events! The first event, the Floral Family Fun Fair, is at Floral Street Elementary School. The second event, the 2nd Annual Farmer’s Market & Artisans Fair, is at Sherwood Middle School. During these events, Laura will introduce her DEBUT novel “Two Worlds: A novel of friends and foes from strange places”!

Looking for holiday gifts? Our books would make a great present!

Floral Family Fun Fair
Floral Street Elementary School, Saturday 11/19 (10AM to 2PM)
The fair is a fun filled family event with food & games, a silent auction, a brown bag raffle & vendors with Holiday Gift items. This event is a fundraising event organized by Floral Street School PTO.
Facebook page: David & Laura Lee Book Signing at Floral Family Fun Fair

2nd Annual Farmer’s Market & Artisans Fair
Sherwood Middle School, Saturday 11/19 (2:30PM to 6PM)
A great place to get fresh foods for your Thanksgiving dinner and start your Holiday Shopping! 40-50 local artisans and farmers will be selling their handmade crafts and foods. You will find cheeses, breads, meats, desserts, maple syrup, honey, pottery, jewelry, handcrafted items and much more! This event benefits the Shrewsbury Public Schools Colonial Fund. The Colonial Fund supports high impact innovations and technology which allows us to bring new ideas to our classrooms quickly.
Facebook page: David & Laura Lee Book Signing at Sherwood Farmer’s Market Fair

See you there!

David:)

Floral Family Fun Fair

Floral Family Fun Fair

2nd Annual Farmer’s Market & Artisans Fair

2nd Annual Farmer’s Market & Artisans Fair

Our books will be in circulation in Westborough Public Library!

Written By: David T. Lee - Oct• 09•16

My 4 books and my sister’s first book (“Two Worlds”) will be available soon in the Westborough Public Library! Special thanks to Adult Services Librarian Donna Martel for accepting our donation yesterday, which was part of the library’s 2016 Indie Author Day event! We are also currently trying to submit our books to the SELF-e system, which allows self-published authors to make their e-books available for library patrons.

Also, my 4th book (“Danny and the Revenge of the Dinosaurs”) is now available in circulation at the Shrewsbury Public Library!

David T. Lee's 4th book (Danny and the Revenge of the Dinosaurs)

Bye!
David:)

Spectacular Spirit of Shrewsbury debut for first-time author Laura T. Lee!

Written By: David T. Lee - Oct• 02•16

Aloha!

Last weekend (September 24-25), my sister and I sold our books at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Craft Fair and Farmers Market! It was the first selling event for my sister Laura T. Lee, who just published her first novel “Two Worlds: A novel of friends and foes from strange places” in July! On the first day of the event (the Craft Fair) we sold 14 books. We sold 3 books on the second day (the Farmers Market). Altogether, we sold 17 books (small compared to the astounding 31 books I sold last year). Laura’s debut novel was the most popular with 6 copies sold.

This year, we had more publicity due to a front-page article in the September 23 edition of Shrewsbury Chronicle about our books. During the Craft Fair, Shrewsbury Media Connection gave us a quick interview and Congressman Jim McGovern stopped by for a picture!

I would like to thank Judith Johnson, Sue Falzoi, Frances Carvalho, Sandy Meindersma, Cynthia Ciullo, Dr. Ann Jones and Dr. Jane Lizotte for all their help and support!

Bye!

David:)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Shrewsbury Media Connection interviewed Laura T. Lee at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 during her 60,000 words novel debut (Two Worlds: A novel of friends and foes from strange places) bookselling event.

Shrewsbury Media Connection interviewed Laura T. Lee at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 during her 60,000 words novel debut (Two Worlds: A novel of friends and foes from strange places) bookselling event.

Shrewsbury Media Connection interviewed David T. Lee at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016

Shrewsbury Media Connection interviewed David T. Lee at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling (Dr. Ann Jones, Principal of Oak Middle School, took a picture of David and Laura)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling (Dr. Ann Jones, Principal of Oak Middle School, took a picture of David and Laura)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling: David and Laura took a picture with Frances Carvalho, (Chair, Craft Fair/Town Expo)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling: David and Laura took a picture with Frances Carvalho, (Chair, Craft Fair/Town Expo)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling (Picture with Paulina, represents Speech Team)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling (Picture with Paulina, represents Speech Team)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling (Picture with Kash Jain)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling (Picture with Kash Jain)

David and Laura took a picture with Susan Falzoi (President, Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016)

David and Laura took a picture with Susan Falzoi (President, Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 Bookselling

Laura T. Lee presented her 1st novel (Two Worlds) to State Representative Hannah Elizabeth Kane at Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016’s bookselling event

Laura T. Lee presented her 1st novel (Two Worlds) to State Representative Hannah Elizabeth Kane at Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016’s bookselling event

Congressman Jim McGovern took a picture with David at Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016

Congressman Jim McGovern took a picture with David at Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (Picture with MaryEllen Racine)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (Picture with MaryEllen Racine)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (Picture with MaryEllen Racine)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (Picture with MaryEllen Racine)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Bookselling at Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016: David and Laura took a picture with Frances Carvalho, (Chair, Craft Fair/Town Expo)

Bookselling at Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016: David and Laura took a picture with Frances Carvalho, (Chair, Craft Fair/Town Expo)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016 (David and Laura bookselling event)

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival needs your help this weekend!!

Written By: David T. Lee - Sep• 20•16
Spirit of Shrewsbury is looking for many volunteers. Would you and your friends like to volunteer on Sat (9/24) and/or Sun (9/25)? To sign up or inquire, please contact Sue Falzoi (President, Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival) at sfalzoi@townisp.com  Thank you!  www.spiritofshrewsbury.org
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Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016

 

We are in the news for the towns of Shrewsbury, Northborough, Hopkinton and more!

Written By: David T. Lee - Sep• 18•16

Correspondent Cynthia Ciullo interviewed my sister and me about our books. Click this link to read the article: Young authors’ books available at Spirit of Shrewsbury fall festival Looking forward to seeing you at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market next week at Oak (Sat 9/24 10-4PM and Sun 9/25 1-5PM)!
David:)

Young authors' books available at Spirit of Shrewsbury fall festival

Young authors’ books available at Spirit of Shrewsbury fall festival

Young authors' books available at Spirit of Shrewsbury fall festival

Young authors’ books available at Spirit of Shrewsbury fall festival

Young authors' books available at Spirit of Shrewsbury fall festival

Young authors’ books available at Spirit of Shrewsbury fall festival

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2016

The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival is coming up!

Written By: David T. Lee - Sep• 03•16

Greetings!

From September 24-25, my sister Laura and I will have a TWO-DAY event in front of Oak Middle School selling and signing books at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival’s Artisan Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market! We will sell our books at the Artisan Craft Fair (September 24) from 10AM-4PM and the Farmer’s Market (September 25) from 1-5PM! My sister Laura will introduce her exciting FIRST NOVEL, “Two Worlds”! The 250+ page novel chronicles the adventures of Lily Claire as a teenager who is kidnapped and brought to an unknown planet.

Here are the 5 books we will be selling during the event:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2?ie=UTF8&text=Infomages+Publishing&search-alias=books&field-author=Infomages+Publishing&sort=relevancerank

Last year, I set a personal record with an astonishing 31 books sold. This year, we hope to bounce off our success and BEAT that number!

Be sure to check out the fireworks scheduled on September 24th 8:30PM (specially arranged to celebrate this year’s 20th anniversary of the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival).

See you next post!

David:)

Giant replica of Laura T. Lee's first novel Two Worlds

Giant replica of Laura T. Lee’s first novel Two Worlds

Giant replica of Laura T. Lee's first novel Two Worlds

Giant replica of Laura T. Lee’s first novel Two Worlds

Giant replica of Laura T. Lee's first novel Two Worlds

Giant replica of Laura T. Lee’s first novel Two Worlds

Two Worlds (by Laura T. Lee)

Two Worlds (by Laura T. Lee)

Two Worlds (by Laura T. Lee)

Two Worlds (by Laura T. Lee)

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Two Worlds (by Laura T. Lee)

Two Worlds (by Laura T. Lee)

Two Worlds (by Laura T. Lee)

Spectacular time at the Shrewsbury Public Library Comic Con!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jul• 17•16

Hello!
Yesterday I had a splendid time at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s FIRST Comic Con. The event lasted from 9AM-5PM. Typical superheroes showed up like Batman, Superman and Spiderman. However, fantasy characters like Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy appeared as well! The event was packed from the start – by the time I arrived (9:05) there were already 100+ people! I attended many exciting and interesting events like Final Fantasy Mythologies (taught by the Cloud Strife cosplayer) and Dungeons and Dragons game for beginners! One of the most popular events was the superhero button making station!
However, my favorite part was the Cosplay Costume Contest! I dressed up as a kung fu ninja. Although I didn’t win, I won the 2nd place raffle!
Here are the photos:

Bye!
David:)

Comic Con (SPL) 2016

Comic Con (SPL) 2016

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Comic Con (SPL) 2016

My sister Laura’s DEBUT NOVEL!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jul• 07•16

Hope you’ve had a great summer so far!

My sister Laura (who is ten years old) officially published her FIRST BOOK! The 63,000 word novel, titled “Two Worlds”, is available on Amazon.com in both paperback ($15.99) and Kindle ($0.99 for a limited time!)!

Here is the summary of the story:

Fifteen-year-old Lily Claire isn’t a violent person. When she is taken from Earth to another planet known as the elfin world, she starts a war she cannot stop. She will plunge into dangerous challenges, putting her life on the line along with many others. One misstep, and things go extremely wrong. The enemies change constantly, from deadly dwarves to sorceress sisters. If only Lily could ask someone for tips on defeating the enemies. Oh, wait! No one has ever defeated these enemies before. As an innocent teenager, Lily has no place in wars. Unfortunately, she has no choice but to join in. This story is about an ongoing fight against evil and taking risks to save lives.

Bye!

David:)

Two Worlds (Book cover)

Two Worlds (Book cover)

Shrewsbury Public Library’s Local Author Showcase TOMORROW!

Written By: David T. Lee - Jun• 28•16

Hello!
Tomorrow, June 29, I will be selling and signing my books at the Shrewsbury Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival’s Local Author Showcase! The event will be held inside the Shrewsbury Public Library’s meeting room from 3:30 to 6:00PM. The first 100 visitors get FREE passes to the USS Constitution Museum! Also, please visit for a special SNEAK PEEK at my younger sister’s first book “Two Worlds” with 63,000 words (which is coming out this summer)!

Visual Voices

Visual Voices

Two Worlds (Paperback front cover)

Two Worlds (Paperback front cover)

Adios!
David:)

My book selling event at The Sprinkler Factory

Written By: David T. Lee - Jun• 11•16

Hello!

Bring your kids and family! I will sell and sign my 4 books on June 26 from 1-4 PM at the Visual Voices event, which is hosted by the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury! The event will be held at The Sprinkler Factory at 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA. Please visit if you want to read the 60,000 word draft of my sister’s upcoming fantasy novel, “Two Worlds”! Also, please enjoy artist Sam Lee’s photo slideshow “Nature Symphony”, which will occur at the same time as my book-selling event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1225934917416704/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1770438176506035/

Thanks!
David:)

Memorial Day Parade 2016!

Written By: David T. Lee - May• 30•16

Hello everybody!

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. Here are some photos and a video from the Memorial Day parade in Shrewsbury.

Bye!

David:)

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Spectacular celebration on Armed Forces Day!

Written By: David T. Lee - May• 21•16

Hello folks,

This morning, I attended the 2nd annual Armed Forces Day celebration at the Scandinavian Athletic Club! State Representative Hannah Kane hosted this event. Many of Massachusetts’s state representatives, elected officers, war veterans, active service members and community members came to this event. Among them were Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, State Representative Hannah Kane, State Representative Harold Naughton, State Representative David Muradian, State Representative Danielle Gregoire, State Representative Carolyn Dykema, State Senator Harriette Chandler, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Senator Michael Moore, Grafton Job Corps Color Guards, Boy Scout Troop 114, Women Veterans Coordinator Mary Gallagher, Director of Central MA Veterans’ Service Adam Costello, First Lieutenant Brenda Heller, Monsignor Michael Rose, select students from Shrewsbury Public Schools, select students from Northborough Public Schools, select students from Westborough High School and AMSA student Aishwarya Khanna.

The celebration started without a hitch with a presentation of the flag and a stellar performance of the national anthem from Shrewsbury High School student Carly O’Brien. Remarks from the presenters, musical performances (including “God Bless America”, sung by Carly O’Brien again) and poem readings followed up after that, ending with a prayer and a flag ceremony. One presenter talked about lesser-known trivia about the armed forces: Who knew Top Gun is the official training video for the US Air Force? I even noticed one of my classmates (Boy Scout Troop 114 member Tom Ryan) among the presenters!

Thank you to our active and retired men and women for their tremendous sacrifice in serving and protecting our nation.

Here are some photos. (and a video)

Have a great weekend!
David:)

Armed Forces Day 2016

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I interviewed the director of the Shrewsbury Public Library!

Written By: David T. Lee - May• 19•16

Hello!

Today, I interviewed Ellen Dolan, director of the Shrewsbury Public Library! The renovated and expanded library will have its grand opening in fall 2016. The interview turned out wonderfully. Ellen gave smart, detailed answers to each of my questions and the tone of our conversation became warm and friendly within moments of starting. The interview occurred so smoothly that I didn’t even realize I used up all of my allotted 30 minutes! Here is a condensed version of Ellen’s answers to my questions.

Which rooms/features should we notice in the new library?

The Children’s Room will be four times bigger than before, with a new courtyard that has stone owls embedded in the walls for kids to count. New rooms include the Learning Lab with technology for instruction/classes, a quiet reading room, a room for children activities, four group study rooms and a community meeting room. The new library will have a Community Commons, which will have art displays, a café counter and many places for townsfolk to congregate. The improved electronic book collection will acquire more titles in multiple genres. All of the 130,000 circulating items will have a brand-new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) tag to improve checking out and returning them. There will be nine self-service stations for checkout plus an automated return system. The Wi-Fi network will be more robust and the number of computers for public use will be double. The new building will introduce high-tech windows that can regulate light and heat for comfort and energy savings.

How is the library’s project cost versus the budget?

The total approved amount for the project is $23.3 million, which includes a town bond of $13.6 million, $7.9 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissions and $1.75 million from private fundraising. We are only $23,000 short from achieving our fundraising goal! In addition, this project’s total cost will come in a little under budget.

What is your favorite thing about the new building?

My favorite part is how the architects blended the old section with the new section. They used clever building design to make the oldest area of the library (the Jubal Howe Building, constructed in 1903) appears to be the prominent section of the library. They made the bricks covering the outside of the modern section a uniform, darker color to cause the varied, vibrant colors of the original 1903 stones on the Jubal Howe section more noticeable. The interior is very spacious and designed to let in lots of light and to make the old Jubal Howe section more visible and accessible from the new main entrance of the library.

Great information! When will the new library open?

The new library will have a “soft opening” on September 6, 2016. The grand opening will coincide with the Spirit of Shrewsbury week and will include speakers and musical performances. All operations will be up and running by the end of September.

Shrewsbury Public Library Director Ellen Dolan and David T. Lee

Shrewsbury Public Library Director Ellen Dolan and David T. Lee

I would like to give my appreciation to Ellen Dolan for taking out some time for this interview!

Bye!

David:)

 

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Oak Middle School Spring Concert video (HD1080p) and pictures!

Written By: David T. Lee - May• 10•16

Hello!

Last night, I performed as a 7th grade chorus member in the Spring Concert at Oak Middle School. The 7th grade band and the Jazz Band also performed!

Enjoy a video of the entire concert plus some pictures.

Thanks!

David:)

Oak Spring Concert

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Excellent time at the “Elementary and Middle School Art Festival”!

Written By: David T. Lee - May• 07•16

Hello!
Today I attended the opening reception of the “Elementary and Middle School Art Festival” at the Shrewsbury Senior Center! A pastel still life I did of a pear, a tomato and a lime got accepted into the exhibit! I also spotted many pieces of wonderful art from my friends and classmates! The exhibition will last until next Wednesday (May 11th).
Here are the photos.
Goodbye!
David:)

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

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Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

Elementary and Middle School Art Festival

“The Jungle Book” turns a classic tale into a 3-D spectacle

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 24•16

Konnichiwa!

Saturday, I watched Disney’s film “The Jungle Book” in an IMAX 3D Dome Theater! The movie was adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s novel “The Jungle Book” and Disney’s previous cartoon of the same name. Splendidly artistic CGI made the animals, ranging from small porcupines to enormous elephants, realistic and expressive. The environment, also created from computer graphics, dazzles with a vivid palette of colors and superb attention to detail. The splendid actors gave each character a unique feel (my favorite were Bill Murray (who portrayed a bouncy, huggable bear) and Christopher Walken (who played a musical orangutan)). The cinematography and music were also well done.

Thanks!
David:)

The Jungle Book

“The Letters” successfully depicts the personal struggles of Mother Teresa

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 23•16

Hello!

Today, I saw “The Letters”, a biographical film about Nobel Peace prize winner Mother Teresa. It talks about how she helped the poor in Calcutta, India and how she made a difference in the world. Lots of emphasis is put on Mother Teresa’s internal conflicts as she tries to break away from her comfortable job as a Loreto nun/teacher to a rough life in the slums. It showed how she felt lonely and abandoned serving the poor but pushed on because she believed it was her God-given mission to help. She gave food, medical supplies and an education to the impoverished. At first, the Hindus she aided believed she was just trying to convert them to Christians, but over time she gained their trust and became a well-known person. The title (“The Letters”) refers to the many letters she wrote to Father Celeste Van Exem describing her ordeals, which were later used to canonize her as a saint. She influenced her former students into joining her and forming the Missionaries of Charity, which became a global aid organization. Mother Teresa never gave herself any credit for her work and instead stated she was just serving God. I found the story very inspiring and would recommend it to anyone interested.

Bye!

David:)

TheLetters

“Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” presents in-depth look at Elon Musk’s personal life

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 16•16

Good afternoon!

Over the week, I read “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future”, written by Ashlee Vance. The spectacular amount of research, facts and statistics kept me hooked throughout the whole book. Through extensive interviews with Elon himself, the book also follows Elon’s personal life, tracing his aggressive behavior back to his troubled childhood in South Africa. It shows how his stubborn determination to stick to whatever goal he sets has made his companies (including SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity) some of the highest valued in the world. The biography is written so it almost seems like a futuristic high-tech novel, making it highly entertaining and educational. I would definitely recommend this book to someone.

Have a great weekend!

David

Elon Musk

Autistic boy Jagger Lavely singing Let It Go at Oak’s Got Talent

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 13•16

Hello!

While autistic Jagger Lavely was singing the song “Let It Go” from “Frozen” at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, caring students in the audience sang along to help him finish the performance. An inspiring and heartwarming moment from this year’s Oak’s Got Talent!

Here is the video of Jagger performing the song.

David:)

 

Video and full script for my Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton skit!

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 12•16

Hi!

Here is the video recording for my Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton debate skit and the full script. I got my inspiration from watching both candidates on the news and laughing at funny political videos on YouTube.

Thanks!
David:)

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump presidential debate
By David T. Lee, 3-8-2016

ANNOUNCER: Welcome to the ESPN- Extremely Short Programs for News Presidential Candidate Debate! Tonight we have Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (points right) and Republican nominee Donald Trump (points left). This is going to be a very tense debate!
CARSON: Uh, you didn’t say my name.
ANNOUNCER: Sorry, Ben Carson, you are not the Republican nominee.
CARSON: Long time no ZZZ (falls asleep). Wake me up when I’m president.
TRUMP: Chris Christie, roll him out of here and deport him!
CHRISTIE: Yes, sir! (Deports Carson)
ANNOUNCER: Please, settle down! Our debate has started already. First up we have Teddy Cruzevelt from Texas with a question: What are your views about immigration reform?
TRUMP: Make a huuuuge wall. I don’t care if there is a huuuuuge legalized door on it, but we need a wall so huuuge that China’s Great Wall looks like it’s make out of LEGOs.
CLINTON: We need to make America WHOLE. That means we need to give those illegal immigrants a chance to become citizens as long as they have no criminal record.
TRUMP: We need to deport illegal immigrants, or they will take over our country!
CLINTON: But then, if you deport all the undocumented immigrants, you would be bald. The hair on your head is neither natural-born nor documented as a wig. Therefore, it would be classified as an illegal immigrant.
TRUMP: LIAR! HUUUUUGE LIAR! Ask someone to pull my hair-I’ll prove it!
CLINTON: Ever heard of superglue?
ANNOUNCER: Let’s tone down the argument, please. Trump, here’s a question from our Facebook discussion: How will you handle security at the White House?
TRUMP: Easy. Fire the Secret Service and hire Chris Christie. He’ll roll out a HUUUGE security plan. BING BING BONG KABLANG No one can get in if Christie stands at the door. Hey, Hillary, what’s that?
CLINTON: (Hillary takes out phone) It’s my personal mini-server 2.0. It’s 110% secure.
TRUMP: LIAR! Nothing is more than 100% secure, dumbo!
CLINTON: Duck poop, Bill changed the password! Let me call up Apple to decrypt it.
TRUMP: Nice try!
ANNOUNCER: Both candidates, I have another question: how will you help create jobs?
CLINTON: I will raise the minimum wage and make sure women and minorities get equal pay. That way, we have more jobs and more productivity, which leads to a better economy!
TRUMP: HUUUUUGE MISTAKE! Raising minimum wage would REDUCE jobs. I would build a HUUUUUGE wall to stop our companies from outsourcing to Asia. I will make our economy great again. I will make tons of HUUUUGE deals. I even wrote a book about making deals. You should read it, Hillary.
CLINTON: I read your book three times. Chapter 11 summed it all up. It’s about bankruptcy.
TRUMP: LIAR! HUUUUUGE LIAR!
CLINTON: This man clearly has more bark than bite. He’s like a feisty poodle: WOOF WOOF WOOF
TRUMP: Quiet. Shhh. Let me talk!
ANNOUNCER: We’ll take a short break while Hillary and Donald finish bickering. This is the Presidential Candidate debate, brought to you by ESPN- Extremely Short Programs for News!

 

I performed spectacular stand-up comedy at Oak’s Got Talent!

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 11•16

Greetings earthlings!

Last Saturday night, Oak Middle School hosted the 4th annual Oak’s Got Talent! It lasted from 7-9:30PM. Lively, entertaining performers rocked the stage with acts like singing, dance, magic and comedy. Highlights of the show included a quartet of Chinese girls dancing to Adele’s “Hello”, an autistic boy named Jagger Lavely singing “Let It Go” from “Frozen” and a gymnast flipping to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger”.

I performed stand-up comedy in the form of a Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential debate skit. Even though I had no stage fright, I worried that my candidate voice impressions would make the jokes hard to hear. Any doubts that my jokes wouldn’t be funny enough were erased as the crowd howled with laughter throughout my skit. I triumphantly exited the stage as the audience gave deafening applause. During transmission, many of my friends, classmates and audience members (including my sister) came to congratulate me on my hilarious performance.

I would like to give a shout-out to Ann Tomashefsky for directing this amazing show!

For the whole script of my skit plus the entire performance video of the Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton presidential debate, refer to my next post.

Please enjoy a video montage of the whole event and some pictures.

Thanks!
David:)

Oak’s Got Talent 2016

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Oak’s Got Talent 2016: An autistic boy named Jagger Lavely singing “Let It Go” from “Frozen”

an autistic boy named Jagger Lavely singing “Let It Go” from “Frozen”

an autistic boy named Jagger Lavely singing “Let It Go” from “Frozen”

Oak’s Got Talent 2016

Oak’s Got Talent 2016: David performing his Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton presidential debate skit

 

Oak’s Got Talent 2016

Oak’s Got Talent 2016: Dr. Joseph Sawyer, superintendent of Shrewsbury Public Schools

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