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How to Ask Somebody Out

By Jason Leyva

Are you wanting to ask your crush out? Follow these four simple small steps that will boost your chances of them saying yes.

Step 1. Build courage:
You cannot do anything else until you build up courage, you need to be confident and ready. Be smart and careful with your words so you look confident and bold.

Step 2. Plan: Now start thinking of where and how you are going to ask them out. Think of pickup lines to say, how hygienic you are going to be, how you want to make them feel, what you are going to say to ask them out.

Step 3. Prepare: Now that you have everything planned, start thinking ahead. Think about what you are going to wear, practice your pickup lines, practice good hygiene and make sure you are fully confident and ready.

Step 4. Ask them out: Now you will actually ask them out! Do not be shy or nervous, be bold and respectable. Make them laugh and giggle and like your vibe. Let them know what good person they will have if they say yes. Now finally, say your words!

Top Presents to Give

By Jason Leyva

Having trouble with a present to give? Worry no more, here is what The Shoemaker Bugle thinks you should give, in no particular order.

1. Money:

Why should you give someone money? What can’t you do without it, you can buy whatever you want, which makes it a good present to give. Clothes, shoes, food, and anything else somebody wants to buy for themselves!

2. Electronics:

Why should you give electronics? Electronics make a great gift since electronics are part of our everyday life. You can give AirPods, phones, watches, and the list goes on.

3. Clothes:

Why should you give clothes? Everybody needs clothes! It is a good simple gift, it is affordable, and a nice gift overall. 

4. Your Affection:

Affection is a simple thing you can give that is free and it is worth more than any other present. You can give it to anyone–your family, friends, etc. Affection goes down a long way and it is very meaningful.

5. Unnecessary Things:

Why should you give unnecessary things? Unnecessary things are stuff everyone loves to have. Whether it be extraordinarily expensive clothing, consoles, and more everyone loves having them here and there. So go ahead, gift someone an unnecessary thing.

What are the other great gifts you can give? Take the survey below to help us rank the best Christmas gifts.

Activities to do in Norwalk

By Jason Leyva

Are you looking for something fun to do in Norwalk? These November activities are fun for individuals, friends, or your whole family. They all offer new experiences that you won’t forget, and they are a ton of fun. Here are seven great activities you can participate in, according to the website for The City of Norwalk.

So you’re looking for something fun to do over November? This list includes activities that you can do with friends or by yourself. Experience is not needed for these events as they are beginner friendly. They all offer new experiences that you won’t forget and they are tons of fun. Some come on and check the activities out. From the official Norwalk.org website, I collected 7 activities that you should try. Here they are: 

 #1. Visit the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex 

In this complex you can do a variety of physical exercise activities such as basketball, rooms, etc. As a feature you can also have a personal trainer to help you. You can also donate food to help families in need.

#2. Try the Aztec Dance Event

In this activity you learn the basics of how to dance like the Aztecs while getting in a good workout. Ages of 5 and above can participate in the activity and can participate for free. The event will be held on a Thursday at 7:15-9:15. The date the event will be held on is Nov 29- Dec 15.

#3. Try the “paint class and a glass” event 

In this activity anyone who doesn’t know how to paint or does know how to paint a little bit or a lot can attend. In this activity anyone can attend because you are painting with an instructor step by step, in the end you will leave with a masterpiece. Stay in the night for bonus work for a predetermined  painting. The event will be held on Nov 18 on a Friday at 7-9:30p. The fee for entering this event is $25.

#4. Piano for beginners 

In this activity you learn the basics of playing the piano such as finger placing, rhythms, etc. Anyone who is age 5 and above can attend and you must provide for your own instrument (keyboard piano) and you must buy a 15 dollar book on the first day of class. The event will be held on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:10 pm on October 18-Nov 15. There will be a $60 fee to enter the class.

#5. Yoga for life 

In this activity you are getting in a gentle exercise from yoga. This activity focuses on all the primary focuses of yoga which is balance, endurance, peace, flexibility, etc. To attend the event you need to bring a mat, small towel, water and comfortable clothing. The event will be held on a Tuesday from Oct 18- Nov 8 at 6:30-7:30p. Anyone who is age 14 or above may attend with a parent and there is a $28 fee.

#6. Friendsgiving Potluck 

In this activity you celebrate the thankfulness of Thanksgiving by having a “Friendsgiving Potluck.” The Norwalk events website explains, “More details and information about the event will be given out later when we are approaching the event.” As of now, we know that anyone between the ages 13-18 can attend and you can enter for free. The event will be held on a friday on Nov 18 through 6-9:30p.

 #7. Tae Kwon Do

In this activity you will learn the fighting skills of the Korean style martial arts tae kwon do, you also learn the terminology and respect associated with tae kwon do. Anyone between the ages 5-18 can attend the event. The event will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Oct 17- Nov 11 or Nov 28-Dec 16. The event will be from 5:30-6:30p and there is a $50 fee to enter between Oct 17- Nov 11, or you can pay a $40 fee from Nov 28-Dec 16. 

*Honorable mentions: 

•Visit the D.D Johnston Hargitt House Museum 

When you visit this museum you are visiting the house of one of the first families in Norwalk. The activities that you can do inside the house are pumpkin painting, a trail tour, games, and more.

Visit the Los Angeles County Fire Museum 

This museum is dedicated to the history of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum where you can view 60 antique fire engines, as well as many other pieces of Los Angeles history of firefighting. 

Jason Leyva

Jason Leyva is a 9th grade student attending John Glenn High School. In his free time he loves playing games of any kind (board games, sports, etc.), he also enjoys the outdoors and loves nature. He likes listening to music and trying out new things. He is currently going to work for The Shoemaker Bugle as a writer, and his favorite news sources are The L.A. Times, CNN, and Forbes.