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Left First, Right Last

autism left right May 07, 2017

Ever since I was a little dude, I’ve always had a thing for the left and to the right. It seems so interesting to me because when I discovered left or right, I thought there was this balance.
When I was an elementary school student, I would spin to the left 3 times, and to the right 3 times. I would do a barrel roll to the left, and then barrel roll to the right. Everything was suppose to be in balance for the left and to the right.


Even at High School, since I’m right handed on sports and writing, I would train more on my left arm just to make it equally strong like my right arm.


I would even step up the stairs starting with my left foot and end the final step with my right foot.


Now it doesn’t really matter as much which side comes first now that I’m older, but it all had to be in balance back then, but when I broke my right ring finger at age 9, it drove me crazy! Not that it hurts, but that it’s not the same as my left...

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Thoughts about the title "Population: ONE"

There are a lot of thoughts about anything really. But there is one reason why things happen. People like them, or they don’t. I personally like to spread out on why I chose the title Population: One.

  • Abandoned place that only lives on one person, it keeps the place alive.
    His/her world, no one else can change it.
  • Forever stands in his/her home with a dramatic feeling of isolation and depression.
  • There is only ONE planet in the universe that has life.
There are probably more possibilities of why it’s called Population One.
 
As a matter of fact, to me a few people would think of Population: One as a lonely thing, and I totally get that. I think it’s cool that people can catch that as a lonely thing. But then again when there is a population of one, it could be as surprising and more powerful then people can imagine.

In the book, you will soon see a theory of people all around having their own worlds, and how they are always a population of one...
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National (World) Autism Awareness Day

It’s been about 10 minutes since I learned about this National Autism Awareness Day, and all I can say is “Wow! This is interesting.” I had no idea there was such a thing as NAAD or WAAD for World Autism Awareness Day. Not really sure if it’s suppose to have an acronym or not.


I was looking this WAAD or NAAD online and learned that this day has been scheduled in other days like on the 9th of September and on the 18th of December. I got a little confused because when I think of something that ends with “Day” like Father’s Day or Mothers Day or Independence Day, I think of one scheduled date. But with this Autism Awareness Day, it’s now officially the 2nd of April.


I was looking at other things that end with “awareness day” and I was very surprised by the other things they did ending with “awareness day”. They have blind AD, deaf AD, down syndrome AD, HIV/AIDS AD, cancer AD,...

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Pressure Among Peers

autism peer preasure speak May 06, 2017

Peer pressure! That’s right. It’s a common two worded saying. The definition of peer pressure is when a kid or a group of kids get another kid or a group of kids to do something. Usually that something isn’t good like steeling doughnuts. Stupid idea, yet funny. Personally I like funny things, but that kind of funny is something that is to be done in movies. Even funnier when steeling a doughnut truck. But seriously, when peer pressure goes to something serious like drugs or drinking, that’s when it’s more than peer pressure, it’s a sign of bullying.


Take it from me, I was an open target for peer pressure. People thought I was pretty dumb because they don’t like my looks, and they don’t like the fact I forget words sometimes. I am an active dude, and back in school, people thought that I can do anything. One time in high school, some kid dared me to streak on the football field during the marching band. Streaking...

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Attitude Change

attitude autism change May 06, 2017

I’ve always said to myself that it’s never too late to change the attitude.
When I was little, I didn’t really know how to have fun. I was always the serious one sometimes that thought that having fun has strict limits like not playing soccer when it’s raining. Today, playing soccer in the rain is really cool and helps cool down when running and kicking the ball.


As I grow up, I learned that laughter truly is the best medicine, and having fun is the way to go. I do get my serious side, but that’s only when needed like school work or something.
Then, I had another attitude which is being rude and immature to other people, especially peers. To tell you the truth, I was not peaceable with other people when they were mean to me. Today when people are mean to me, I handle things in different ways that are good to others and to myself.


Unfortunately, as I go on throughout my high school days, I saw kids with autism that never learned that lesson on...

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Talking to Ourselves

autism ourselves talking May 06, 2017

We all talk to ourselves. For someone who has autism, that person talks to himself in wrong times. To be honest, I do the same thing too sometimes even though I’m older. I would imitate a line from a movie or play because I thought it was such a cool line like:


“Ah-  wait wait let me explain- let me explain something to you- um… I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me you know uh. That, or um His Dudeness or uh… Duder… or uh… you know, El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”


That came from the movie The Big Lebowski. I would sometimes repeat that line or any other line that’s funny and cool in inappropriate times, and then I would feel like I shouldn’t of said it in the wrong time when people noticed me talking to myself.


That’s the thing with talking to ourselves, we forget the reality a...

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Why We Talk

Everyone in the world can not talk except for humans. Parrots talk, but they don’t use real words to carry out messages to one another using sentences.
In cartoons, it’s fun to hear the animals talk or any other thing that talks as well, but sometimes when they talk, they seem human.


I think that because we talk, we are able to change the world with ideas for the future using verbal communication. Animals in real life can not use verbal communication, instead they use their instincts to direct them through the ways of life. Honey bees have been busy for a long long time, and over a thousand years they still make their honey.
Let me tell you something over PG-13, when animals mate, they either reject by walking away, or they let the males produce. Humans mate when we ask for it, but instead of rejection like the animals, the females give the males a huge slap in the face when she doesn't want it. Well maybe not a big slap, but something hurtful like that.


We are...

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Scenery Before Sleep

autism city scenery sleep May 04, 2017

I live near the Seattle area, and when I see the city at a good angle, it reminds me of my toddler days.


When I was little, sometimes I would have trouble falling asleep, so sometimes when my mom and I were coming home from shopping or from school, she would say:  "Tyler, do you want to see the city?“ and then I’d say: "Oh yeah yeah!” and then we drove to an area where I could see the entire skyline of Seattle, and every time it made me fall asleep.


The way my head works and what helps me go to sleep is that I want to see a beautiful image of some sorts so I can keep that image in mind.  It’s like seeing the City of Seattle and it's the last thing I want to see before shutting my eyes tight. I don’t do this every time I go to sleep, but sometimes, even today, if I have trouble sleeping I would want to see something gorgeous.


Sounds and music tunes help me sleep too. The realistic scenery is something...

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End School Crises

In my final days of high school, I have discovered the processes I call the End School Crises.


For those who don’t know what the End School Crises (ESC) is, let my tell you what it’s about.


I have been in school for a really really long time. About 15 years I’d say including preschool twice and kindergarten. Throughout those years I was so used to the whole routine of getting up in the morning and going to school. I see familiar faces all around teachers, students, para-pros, and other staff members in the schools. I had the ESC in Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle school. But in High School, it’s big… very big.


Signs of ESC include:

  • Doing unexpected things
  • Acting crazy
  • Making a fool out of yourself
  • Adrenalin Rush
  • Strong sensible emotions such as sad, or mad
  • Do as much things as fast as possible
  • Get in trouble usually
  • Feeling lost
  • Strong fear of leaving school

These are certain signs of ESC. It’s easy to remember the acronym by the far left...

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Being a Teenage Author

author autism teenager writer Apr 28, 2017

I never thought I’d be the youngest author of Bainbridge Island, and I’d say it’s a new chilling experience. It’s that chilling feeling when somethings new and you don’t know what to do and feel kinda lost. That’s the feeling I’ve been going through in high school.

Also, I just wanted to say that I have made a huge accomplishment at a young age, and yet my peers still see me as just another individual. Kinda cool that they still see me as another kid walking around the track. Although sometimes I wish my peers would see how big this book really is.

When I was at this publishing class with best selling author Patrick Snow, I saw that everyone in the class were older than me. I was the youngest, and it made me feel nervous, but Patrick helped me the basics of how to layout a book with title, subtitle, tagline, contents, acknowledgments, and so on. Felt good that I was the only kid that gets a chance to learn that information...

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