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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Summative blogpost

Iine Illuminator Jason Hyun
Title: Secrets Don't Last
 reading section: Week 1: Prologue + Chapters 1 & 2

“Don’t do the audition, Ji-li.” page 24

    When Ji-Li's father says this we can clearly see that the climax of the book is rising because after dad says this, he tells Ji-li that their family has a problem in their political background. Moreover he tries to keep that background a secret from other people. Therefore, I believe that a conflict of some sort will take place because of Ji-li's families background.

   My prediction for their families secret of their political background is that their family might be a rebel to China's communism. In other words, their family might have believed in capitalism which is a type of governing structure that believes in diversity with opportunities. What I mean by diversity with opportunities is that in a country that believes in capitalism, there might be difference in economy status but everyone will have opportunities. 

"It’s very complicated, and
you wouldn’t understand it now even if I told
you. Maybe we should wait until you’re grown
up. The point is that I don’t think you’ll be
admitted. So just drop it, all right?”page 25

 When dad said this to Ji-li I thought that the secret that their family might threaten their safety because I think that if their family's secret wasn't that big and important I believe that dad would already have told Ji-li the secret. Moreover if I connect this to my life, I can connect it to when my dad tried to keep his gigantic secret about his salary away from me.

"Communism vs Capitalism." The Apricity. Apricity, 9 Dec. 2014. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <:>.

"Want to Remain Anonymous for Sending Msg??? - Whisper App Is for You... - TechnoGrafy." TechnoGrafy. Whisper, 09 Dec. 2014. Web. 09 Dec. 2014. <>.

I chose this post as my best post because in the comment section Juho wrote a comment like this:
"Great post. You had a good picture to call attention.I agree with both lines you have chosen. But I think it might be too short. I think you could have lines about the prologue not just the lines from the chapters. But still it is a good post. For the first line I like how you put connection to the life. But still you might have probably put more information about what it could have been about. 
The second line I didn't understand very well. But you explained it very well so that I could understand. Great post. Maybe should be a little longer."
And in the ending part of the comment juho said: "The second line I didn't understand very well. But you explained it very well so that I could understand. Great post" because of this, I decided that the post was a great post that has helped other students understand the book in a better way. Furthermore, I have also felt like that I have done my best while writing this post. 


Historical content

How did historical events influence the ideas in the novel?  What cultural issues may have influenced, challenged, or inspired the author?

     The Red Scarf Girl is a memoir written by Ji-li Jiang about her experience during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The novel is immensely influenced by the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Firstly, the setting of Red scarf Girl  takes place in China when the Chinese Cultural Revolution was happening, therefore many major events that happened in the novel are somewhat related to the revolution. Secondly, as the protagonist’s(Ji Li Jiang) family was considered a “black family” in the Chinese revolution, the author might have had some complications while thinking in the protagonist’s shoes and writing the novel in the shoes of a victim in that era.

      The Chinese Cultural Revolution, better known as the Cultural Revolution, started in the was a social-political movement that took place in the People's Republic of China from 1966 until 1976.(Wikipedia) It was a motion that has started by Mao Zedong who was the chairman of the Communist party of China. Its stated goal was to preserve 'true' Communist ideology in the country by purging remnants of capitalist, and traditional elements from Chinese society, and to re-impose Maoist thought as the dominant ideology within the Party. The Revolution marked the return of Mao Zedong to a position of power after the Great Leap Forward. The movement paralyzed China politically and significantly affected the country economically and socially.

( Dumb Little Man)
     In this era, rich people or so called, “black families” which are families that were landlords before the Cultural Revolution has started. Ji li’s family was also a “black family” because, his grandfather was a landlord before the revolution has started. As a result , if Ji li’s family revealed its true identity they would suffer extreme prejudice. Therefore, when Ji li audition to become part of the dance training class (p21 paragraph 2), her father didn’t allow her to go to the audition because if she did, the history of her family would be revealed in her background check. ‘“Don’t do the audition, Ji-li.” He looked straight at me this time, and sounded much more forceful.’(p24 paragraph 4). By looking at this quote that Ji li’s father said when Ji li asked her family for the permission for her audition, we can clearly see that the family takes their secret very seriously. This influences the novel by making the novel a type of autobiography written by a fugitive.

Even after the Chinese revolution, the Chinese government is still oppressing their citizen's rights. Therefore, the citizens in China are protesting these days for their rights and for their government to speak the truth. One of the protesters said “What do they fear?” asked local resident Tina  Zhong, contacted via  China’s social media.  “If the government can share more information, the   public would be less distrusting.” From this, we can clearly see that the Chinese government still has the habit of trying to constrain their citizen's rights.

"Cultural Revolution." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Aug. 2014. Web. 08 Dec. 2014. <>.

"How to Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes." Dumb Little Man. Intensadable, 09 Dec. 2014. Web. 09 Dec. 2014. <>.

John. "China, Human Rights and Oil: Environmental Protest Erupts Amid Government Plan for Petrochemical Plant; Citizens Urged To Report on Their Neighbors." Peace and Freedom. John IB, 09 Dec. 2014. Web. 09 Dec. 2014. <>.

Literary analysis

How does the protagonist change from the beginning to the end of the novel?  What does this character learn about himself (or herself) and about how the world works?

In the beginning of the book, Ji Li is an innocent child whom desires to live her life like everyone around her. Nevertheless, Ji Li's thoughts changes overtime like most protagonists in novels. There are two main reasons why Ji Li's thoughts change overtime from an innocent child to a rebel against the Chinese Communist Party. Firstly, Ji Li has figured out that her family was in risk of revealing their secret that will make them suffer severe prejudice. Secondly, towards the end of the book, the red guards figure out that her family was a black family and their family's properties were confiscated. Because of that Ji Li was automatically taught that their family's main enemy was the Chinese Communist Party itself.

"Rebellion." Swing Rebellion. Swing, 09 Dec. 2014. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <source:>.  
Ji Li's family's main secret is that they are a black family, a black family in the Cultural Revolution meant families that were landlords before the revolution started. Ji Li is told this secret in page 27 when dad says “This is for her own good. Her classmates and teachers will just be surprised if she says that her father won’t let her go. But what she passes the audition and can’t pass the political background investigation? Then everybody will know that the family has a political problem.”(p 27 paragraph 2) When Ji Li figures that her family has a political problem(black family) she immediately notice that her family was different from others. As a result she was extremely shocked. " Until that spring I believed that my life and my family were nearly perfect."(p30 paragraph 4) Ji Li was only 8 years old, in such a young age she was taught the ultimate secret of her family which had shocked her dreadfully. As a result Ji Li became a rebel against the Communist Party, because she knew that they were the ones that were making them keep such a secret.

Ji Li already hated the fact that she had a huge secret to keep from the public. Therefore when the Red Guard figured out their secret that they were a Black Family and confiscated their properties, in Ji Li's minds she would have automatically generated a bigger feeling against the Chinese Communist Party.

Currently, people are irrational to political issues mainly because of activism. Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct socialpoliticaleconomic, or environmental change, or stasis. Various forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marchesstrikessit-ins, and hunger strikes. Research is beginning to explore how activist groups in the United States and Canada are using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.

"Ji-li Jiang, Author of Red Scarf Girl, Biography." Ji-li Jiang, Author of Red Scarf Girl, Biography. N.p, 09 Dec. 2014. Web. 09 Dec. 2014. <>.

"Activism." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Aug. 2014. Web. 09 Dec. 2014. <>.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Science blogpost

    I believe that this quarter was very energetic and busy because of all the summative assignments that all my teachers assigned me. Science is not an exception. Science was a very hard subject to keep up with this quarter. Despite all that I believe that I have done many positive things that affected my learning in a good way. Nevertheless I strongly believe that I was capable of doing the whole lab better in science. Such as putting more time and effort to my work, giving more attention to the quality of work.

I am still proud of my graphs in this experiment:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

essay Macbeth

 “There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength”.' Dalai Lama XIV. Shakespeare is an English playwright who lived in the Renaissance, a time of rebirth, a time that Europe was finally escaped from the dark ages. Shakespeare has written plays that belong to the genres of tragedies, historical stories and comedies. There is a play that involves a very unique tragedy. This play is Macbeth. Macbeth is the protagonist of this famous and notorious play. Moreover Macbeth is also the antagonist in this play because Macbeth is his own worst enemy. The reason behind this is that Macbeth fights his mind and desire when he is regretting all the murders of innocent people that he has caused. There are many factors to blame for the cause of Macbeth’s tragic downfall. All these factors have a great influence on changing Macbeth’s character from a very loyal and honorable person into a filthy murderer. Nevertheless many believe that the main factor to Macbeth’s tragedy is his evil ambition that makes him believe that he should follow the “three witches” prophecies and kill King Duncan. There are two main reasons that prove that Macbeth’s tragedy was caused by evil ambition; firstly, it is because of the idea that Macbeth wouldn’t have killed king Duncan if it wasn’t for Macbeth’s desire for power. The second, is the thought that if Lady Macbeth have not convinced Macbeth to believe that he had a possibility of being successful in this almost inconceivable murder because of her desire for power, no such tragedy would have occurred.

      A tragedy is “an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe” ( 2014). The main tragedy in the play  Macbeth is the murder of King Duncan. If King Duncan was not murdered by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, the rest of Shakespeare's  play would not have been remarkably tragic. The reason behind this is that murders of; Banquo, Lady Macduff and Banquo took place to hide the fact that Macbeth have murdered King Duncan or to keep Macbeth’s power safe in his throne. Overall, if King Duncan was not murdered because of Macbeth’s ambition, all of the murders that arose after his murder would not have materialized at all.
      In middle english, ambition means excessive desire for honor, power, or wealth. Macbeth was clearly ambitious in the play, he was seeking for honor and power that is why Macbeth and Lady Macbeth decided to pursue the witches’ (three weird sister) prophecies. Subsequently, Macbeth ended up murdering King Duncan(2.1.  53)  because of his ambition for power.  Furthermore, his ambition ended up in the murder of five innocent people; King Duncan, Banquo( 3.2.  100), Lady Macduff (4.2.  152) and Macduff( 3.2.  100). One murder that: should be specifically mentioned is the murder of Banquo. “ To be king, it is nothing if I am not safe as a king. I am very afraid of Banquo” ( 3.1.  89) The murder Banquo was intended to kill Macduff and Banquo but the murderers has only succeeded to kill Banquo. Before the murder of King Duncan, Macduff and Macbeth were inseparable friends, but because of Macbeth’s ambition and desire to insure his power in the throne has convinced himself to murder Macduff whom was a extremely close friend and his son Banquo. Through this, we can interpret the fact that Macbeth was blinded by his ambition to power.

        “ A tragedy is not caused by not being able to reach your goal, the tragedy lies in the type of goal that you are trying to reach in your life”, Jason Hyun. Macbeth could have been a positive story; if Lady Macbeth has not convinced Macbeth that there is a possibility that Macbeth will be successful in the murder of King Duncan. “What beast was’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man….” (1.7,  42) The moment that Lady Macbeth insisted Macbeth to proceed their plan, if he was a man, when Macbeth has heard the words” be a man”  the reader can clearly feel a strong sense of sudden manipulation in the inner side of Macbeth. Many men are tempted to do risky acts when a female persuades them to and the female that persuaded Macbeth was his own wife. Therefore Lady Macbeth had a stronger impact on him. Furthermore, if we take a closer look at why Lady Macbeth felt a strong need to convince Macbeth to do such a thing, we can clearly see that Lady Macbeth also had the desire for power. This quote “ They met me in the day of success… who all-hailed me ‘Thane of Cawdor,’ by which title,before all these witches referred to the coming on of the time with ‘Hail, king that shalt be’” (1. 5.  30) definetly shows Lady Macbeth’s want and need for power right now. When Lady Macbeth said “ Hail, king that shalt be” ( Hail the future king) it evidently demonstrates that Lady Macbeth wants and is believing in the three witches’ prophecies even when she knows the consequences for the murder if she fails. The reason behind this is, is that Lady Macbeth’s ambition for power is blinding her mind to think like a normal person, because a normal person nowadays won’t kill an honorable  person just for power. Moreover, Macbeth started as a very loyal warrior fighting for King Duncan, nevertheless his ambition for power has totally changed his mind and emotions towards King Duncan.

       Many think that the person that committed a certain murder or crime is the only one or thing to blame. Nevertheless, there are many evidences that proves this thought wrong. The criminal of a case isn’t always the one responsible for the crime. Many crimes are not committed by a single person and his thoughts and minds, the root of the happening of such crimes are certain incorrect ideas that the criminal believes in. That was taught by a person that believes the same incorrect philosophy, and most of the times these philosophies manipulate individuals to take flawed acts and affect their community in a negative way.

        In conclusion, the murder of King Duncan in the play Macbeth was mainly caused because Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s uncontrollable ambition and desire for power in the throne. As, clear and factual evidence strongly proves these two reasons. Firstly, If it wasn’t for Macbeth’s strong desire for power and his ambitious thoughts, Macbeth wouldn’t have believed in the three witches’ prophecies and no such murder would have materialized. Secondly, if Lady Macbeth didn’t get blinded because of her desire for power she wouldn’t have convinced Macbeth to kill King Duncan.    

overall grade:5

Thursday, October 16, 2014


One of my strongest subjects is math at home I always try to study math tin many different ways. Moreover I think that I am very talented in math also because of my grades and thing like that. And the only problem that I have with math this quarter is that the things that we learn in school are quite easy and it is like a review to me. It is nothing new. Other than that I think that math is my strongest subject.

One of the subjects that I have to improve on is PLA because I think that our teacher is being too nice to us. Actually that is not the problem the problem is that we take advantage of being nice so sometimes we don't even finish our work sometimes that is the problem. Therefore I think that we should not take advantage of our new PLA teacher and work hard in his class.


In my opinion in this quarter I think that I was a really good at being curious because in every class I have never lost my curiosity. Such as in BSS I tried hard to not get bored when the teacher was trying to teach us about how Brazil was discovered. Moreover I tried hard to remain curious in science class and etc. 

Even if I think that I was good at being curious this quarter I think that I still have to work on being a little more respectful to my classmates because I think that I am starting to lose at little respect to my classmates. 

Overall I still think that this quarter helped my learning in many different ways.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BSS Reflection

         Em minha opininao, esse quarter de BSS foi bom por que eu aprendi muitas coisas como as Grandes Navegacoes, o mundo de acucar e muitas coisas. Um das coisas que eu penso que eu fiz bem nesse quarter foi ter sido muito well balanced. Eu penso que sou balanced porque sou um bom estudante e um bom atleta tambem. Isso e porque eu penso que eu sou muito inclusivo em classe porque eu tento falar portugues em sala.

         Uma, das coisas que me interesou muito que nos aprendemos na classe de 
BSS foram o mapas antigos, porque vimos que o ponto de vista dos indigenas do passado era muito interessante por que eu penso que a imaginacao das pessoas do passado era muito criativa, porque nos mapas que eles desenhavam claramente mostra algumas lendas, como quando voce navega para o mar em uma distancia muito longa e voce vai encontrar um monstro.
         Eu gostei muito da apresentacao do mundo do acucar porque isso me deu boas informacoes sobre celulose, um material usado para fazer papeis. 

         Em conclusao, eu penso que esse quarter foi um quarter de trablalho duro. E eu espero que eu 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

      A inspiração de fazer esse projeto foi porque vi um comercial no Ouro Preto com Toto então pensamos que eles estavam mentindo através de seus dentes. Por isso que surgiu com a idéia de fazer o divertimento deles. Na verdade, enquanto nós estávamos fazendo a paródia da empresa porcaria Claro, nós não temos ok eu fiz todo o trabalho, porque Toto é um cara de preguiça para que ele não fez nada, ele era como Jason você faz todo o trabalho. Portanto, não houve divisão ou rotação de trabalho. Eu acho que o humor é uma boa maneira de aprender a falar outra língua estrangeira, porque quando você aprende humor você rir muito e rindo muito e se divertindo você pode aprender alguma coisa. Na verdade, eu aprendi Português pelo humor.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Summative blogpost

Word Whisperer Jason Hyun
pages 22~68

Before I start thanks for my reading group for making me do the most boring job just kidding.

Word number 1. 
page 39 last line 
"Soviet People And Collective Farms | English Russia." English Russia. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2014. <>.
Kolkhoz describes a form of a collective farm in the Soviet Union(Russian). I think that it is would help you guys understand the book because this place is one of the places that Shukhov work for and by knowing this term I think that it would help the reader better understand where and in what condition Shukhov was working in.

Word number 2.
Page 43 line 6
This word actually means individuals who comprise a group of denominations and churches but on this content I think that there is nothing to do with churches and things like this. So this really confuses me. Can the readers of this post please comment about the word Baptist in the content of the book please tell me what it is in your comment.

Word number 3.
page 43 line 24
"Gulag." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 31 Aug. 2014. Web. 31 Aug. 2014. <>.
Gulags are governments agencies in Russia that administered the main soviet forced labor camp system during the Stalin era. I think that readers of this book should know this term because this is the main setting of this book and it might help the readers know where Shukhov is actually held in by this I mean; what type of prison, when and where.

Word number 4.
page 59 last line
Bendera's men 
Bendera's men is a general in the soviet army who betrayed his country(Russia) in WWII. And one of Shukhov's friend Gopchik was arrested for delivering milk to them. I think that this term wouldn't actually help the readers of this book massively however I think that it would at least help the readers understand the one of the characters (Gopchik).

In my opinion I truly think that this post was my best post to boost the learning of my peers. As my language was not such a formal language, more of a friendly language. Moreover, I think that I picked the right words to explain. 

Historical content

The blind side

    For a long time historical novels had brought us valid ideas that shaped our society in some way. For example, this novel " One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich" written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The setting of this novel is in a Stalinist labor camp in 1951 also known as gulags. Gulags are political prisons that where built in the Soviet Union. When Stalin was dictating the Soviet Union (Chicago Public Library 2014). The protagonist Shukhov describes the camp as a place of misery and pain.

   " There are two ends to a stick, and there's more than one way of working. If it's for human beings - make sure and do it properly. If it's for the big man - just make it look good" (page 70). This quote said by Shukhov introduces a new idea which is that prisoners have limited power but, that they always resists the guards when and where they can. This idea is still valid ind our society right now. As, in nowadays many countries normal citizens might not have the power to protest against the government however, they still do. For example, in hong kong there is a protest going on which is called the "Umbrella Revolution" because protesters use umbrellas to defend themselves from police tear gas and pepper spray (Cnn). Whom are fighting for a true, free and fair election even though the governments call these protests illegal.

There is another idea that this quote introduces to our world. This idea has a lot to do with education and work because the concept of this idea is about giving your 110% in every thing you do. The idea introduced by this quote is that " people might do things just to get it done, however the consequence of that is that you won't get anything out of it". This idea is still valid nowadays because people who procrastinate will exist for the entire human history. Moreover, one might prove this idea right by stating all the wonderful inventions that hard working people have invented, such as the smart phones, refrigerators, cars and etc.

    Overall, the historical novel " One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich" written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn introduces a new idea to our society that is still valid these days. Which is that; even if citizens in some countries have limited power, they will still protest their rights for a better life and country.

Time will prove it

     Did you ever try to persuade someone with your belief and it didn’t work out really well? If your belief statement was right, the person that you wanted to persuade will get persuaded over time. In the historical novel “ One Day In the Life Of Ivan Denisovich” written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the protagonist Shukhov made a decision that changed who he was because time has proven to him that his philosophy was wrong and that the christian philosophy was right.

     After Shukhov had a conversation with Alyoshka a baptist, belonging to a Christian denomination. Alyoshka was trying to persuade Shukhov to become a christian. Alyoshka did not manage to persuade Shukhov in their first conversation because Shukhov was a non religous person, very . However, after time flows, Shukhov realizes that Alyoshka was right because and Shukhov prays to god for another good day. The story does not just end there after Shukhov prays, he gives Alyoshka a precious biscuit expecting him not to pay him back in some sort of way. This meant that Shukhov has completely changed his personality because in the past Shukhov always did things to get something repaid or for his benefits. Therefore one might say that Shukhov had made a justified choice to change his personality. Thus he became a more warm hearted person. Moreover, there are many psychological facts that proves that humans cannot fight the truth. Facts such as, the hardest thing that the human mind can do is to convince themselves that they are right while knowing that they are wrong (8facts), when you admit that you are wrong you feel relief but if you lie to yourself that you are right you will feel pain (8 facts).

Overall, the novel One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn proves that time will change your beliefs, by telling the reader about Shukhov's decision to change.

Monday, September 29, 2014


       Nos antigos aulas de portuguese nos estavamos aprendendo sobre o humor assim no primeira aula nos descutimos sobre os limites do humor. Agora o lulu quer que nos fazemos uma (skit) de humor com nossas amigos mas o coisa e que nos temos que escolher uma tipo de humor.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Element dating project reflection

                    In my opinion I think that I have done really well in this project in being a risk taker because it is clear that I have taken a risk by making a real dating website instead of making just a google doc. Moreover I have looked into various sites before I have got into the final one that is why I have a lot of citations.

                    I was actually very responsible I believe because I tried to get everything required in the rubric and I think that I have tried hard enough. Therefore I am satisfied with my grades which is 5,6,6. So yeah, so what else can I say.

                  I think that I cannot think about more core values because I didn't base my project in the core values.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Error log 3

Brain cramp: 2

Citations for the element dating profile "Propeties and Constant."
    props.aspx. flow simulator, 6 Jan. 2010. Web. 28 Aug. 2014.

Comidety Mine.infomines., 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

"Chemical - Uranium (U)." Chemical - Uranium (U). Chemical Elements, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

Jefferson. "Uranium usage." It's elemental. Science education., 2014. Web. 1 Sept. 2014.

Miller, Ron. The elements, what you really want to know. N.p.: Twenty -first
    century books, 2006. Print.

Williams, Justin. "Uranium Prices Are Rebounding." Uranium Prices Are
    Rebounding. Energy and Capital, 9 Oct. 2013. Web. 01 Sept. 2014.

"WISE Uranium Project." WISE Uranium Project.Wise., 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

"Periodic Table of Elements: Los Alamos National Laboratory." Periodic Table of Elements: Los Alamos National Laboratory. Los Alamos, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

"Powertech Uranium Corp. - Home Page - Mon Sep 15, 2014." Powertech Uranium Corp. - Home Page - Mon Sep 15, 2014. Powertech, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

"TradeTech – Uranium Prices & Analysis since 1968." Subscribe to TradeTechs RSS. Tradetech, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

"Uranium." Uranium. Encyclopedia of Earth, 12 Nov. 2012. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>

"Uranium Price Breakout." Uranium Price Breakout. Angel, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <>..

"Uranium." USNRC. NRC, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <"Uranium." NRC: Glossary --. NRC., 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. .>.
"Uranium Energy Corp." Uranium Energy Corp. UEC., 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

"Uranium - U." Uranium (U). Lennetech, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

"Uranium Energy Corp." Uranium Energy Corp. UEC., 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <>.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


        The task was actually really challenging because I am not really good in making speeches or presenting one. But I thought that there was no running away so I just made up a simple for about 3 minute long speech in the weekend and practiced it a few times in front of my computer then the next day I presented the speech. The part that I had to present the speech was really challenging but I think that the writing part wasn't that hard.

         I felt really nervous in the beginning while presenting the speech like I was REALLY nervous and I thought that I wouldn't make it and that I would fail this assignment. Even during the middle of the speech I had difficulty speaking because I was more nervous than the beginning but after I finished it I felt good about what I have done.

        Mrs. Hancock told me to work on changing my voice during the speech to be more persuasive I think that I wasn't able to do that because I was so nervous during the speech and my tongue was starting to curl up because of that.

        I think that i am good in writing a speech but I have problems while presenting it because i get too nervous during it and before it. However I don't have difficulties writing one because I just have to write down my thoughts on a sheet of paper and I don't find it too hard.


I was asked to write a persuasive speech about something using literary devices, call to action and to finish it in 5 minutes.

Before the speech I really thought that I will fail the speech because I have great fear of public speaking and when I was giving the speech I had the feeling of: "What am I doing here" because when I was up there every minute felt like an hour. But when I finished the speech Mrs. Hancock rung the bell and I felt good and proud of my speech.

I think that I grew a lot in delivering the speech because you know, the last time I didn't take any risks at all but this time I was trying to take risks every time.

I think that I should improve more of writing the speech because even if I know how to write a speech in a minute or so  I think that the quality isn't that good.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Error log 1

Error log quiz 1

Process of solving and EQ(steps):0
careless error:1

Monday, August 4, 2014

Vacation reading

For this vacation we had to pick a partner and read a classic book and discuss the book with the partner frequently.

Sorry I don't have a picture of my partner because my partner is in Korea.

Name of the book: 1984

Author:George Orwell
genre : Classic

Conversation Page 1~69

Me: I think that the story of this book unfolds in a really extraordinary way, what do you think?
Teacher: Jason this book might not be like the books that you are used to read, First of all this book is mostly for college level and the author tells the story mixing the 1st and 3rd person as there is the diary that is telling the story and the author himself.
Me: Oh I have done a research about the form of government that the book is demonstrating, it is called totalitarian ship.
Teacher: I was just about to explain it to you. So as you mentioned that, talk my way through.
Me: Ok, according to my research a totalitarian government is a type of a dystopian government that took control of every part of you. Like North Korea.
Teacher: Impressive, but let me add something to it; a totalitarian government is a mixture of an oligarchy and a dictatorship.
Me: Ok now we have to answer some questions. Let’s start with some reactions that you had while reading the book.
Teacher: Well, I was shocked to hear about prostitution in the city, how common it was,it comes out in page 68 mostly.
Me: I was amazed by how the author describes the technology in 1984 where there are telescreens that spies on you and posters that are able to spy on you.
Me: Next question: Let’s decide the golden passage of the chapters that we have read.
Teacher: I think that the golden passage was “War is peace freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength” p4
Me: so that is our golden passage for today and over here it tells me to discuss why I chose you as a partner so I have chosen you because you are the only person around that speaks english.
Me: And what kinds of books do u like to read?
Teacher: I like to read novels
Me: ok
we are done for the week

Questions that we have answered: Week 1:

  • Discuss your basic reactions to this section of text/chapters
  • Include a 'Golden Passage' from the text with page number (suggestion: keep a few post its in the books while you read) & describe why you chose this selection
  • Discuss why you selected this particular partner?  Discuss you and your partner’s favorite book of all time and why? What does your partner love about reading?  About literature?

Week 2
Me: Ok what do you think about the chapters that we read.
Teacher: I think that the action is rising throughout the chapters that we have read.
Me: What do you mean do you mean that the story is getting interesting?
Teacher: yes, and do you remember the part where we Winston and Julia was meeting?
Me: yes
Teacher: That is where the action rises because they are sneaking around.
Me: ok I’ve got it.
Me: now we have to pick the golden passage of the week I think that the golden passage was: “ if there is hope it lies on the proles”.
Teacher: I don’t think that there is a golden passage in the chapters that we have read.
Me: well we have to have one too bad.
teacher: whatever.
Me: I think that the book is getting more exciting from now on because the rising of the action has finally begun.
Teacher: I totally agree.
Me: But I liked the start of the book too because it actually starts as a diary of a normal citizen but then the citizen becomes a rebel. Oh and Actually Winston reminds me of a total maniac who would change his mind up every minute.

Questions that we have answered:Week 2:

  • Discuss your basic reactions to this section of text/chapters
  • Include a 'Golden Passage' from the text with page number (suggestion: keep a few post its in the books while you read) & describe why you chose this selection
  • In the first pages, are you both pleased with the selection of this book?  Explain both of your feelings. What do you love/appreciate most about the protagonist of this novel?  Give 1 example of whom she/he reminds each of you of and why.  How would you describe the central conflict being expressed in this text?   

Week 3:

Me: I think that I am finally noticing why this book is for high school students.
Teacher: why? Is it because the book is getting inappropriate?
Me: Mostly, yeah. But the thing is that the story is getting harder to understand and the vocabulary is getting harder there are some words that I have never heard of.
Teacher: Jason, I understand but you have to get used to this idea because you are becoming an 8th grader and you are going into high school next year so if you know basically how high school books are like you won’t really have a hard time moving up to high school.
Me: I guess you are right but it is time to move on.
Teacher: what is next.
Me: Now we have to chose the golden passage of our the sections that we have read.
Teacher: how about “ room 101 is the worst thing in the world”?
Me: why?
Teacher: because room 101 actually has the idea of being the basic class but over here in this book room 101 is the room that criminals get tortured and that is pretty extraordinary I think.
Me: As you’ve got a reason I think that you are probably right.
Me: now we are supposed to discuss about themes woven into this novel. What are your thoughts?
Teacher: Jason do you know that this book was actually written in the WWII?
Me: yes of course
Teacher: so this book was written to rebel against the communist countries ok?
Me: oh I get it that is why this book talks about totalitarian ship.

Questions that we needed to answer: Week 3:
  • Discuss your basic reactions to this section of text/chapters
  • Include a 'Golden Passage' from the text with page number (suggestion: keep a few post its in the books while you read) & describe why you chose this selection
  • What are some of the themes being woven throughout the plotline of the novel?  How does the author do this?  Is it enjoyable to each of you?

week 4

Me: ok here we go again
Teacher: so I think that in this part of the book I think that the author has revealed most of his thoughts and philosophies.
Me: like how?
Teacher: you know in this part of the book it revealed that the author thinks that the truth is no longer the truth if nobody defends it with all their power.
Me:ok where in the book does it shows that?
Teacher: oh god don’t you remember the part where the ministry of love tortures winston and makes him think that 2+2=5?
Me: oh now I remember.
Me: now we have to choose a golden passage from the text what would it be?
Me: may I choose?
Teacher: last time I chose it so I think that it is your turn.
Me: Yeah. ok 2+2=5
Teacher: Why the heck did you choose that?
Me: because people made winston believe that by torture.
Teacher: ok
Me: Now we have to talk about the authors usage of language and tone
and if you have enjoyed it or not.
Teacher: I think that the authors tone is just normal there is nothing special worth talking about.
Me: I feel the same way. So there is no way that we would be enjoying it.

questions needed to be answered.

Week 4:
  • Discuss your basic reactions to this section of text/chapters
  • Include a 'Golden Passage' from the text with page number (suggestion: keep a few post its in the books while you read) & describe why you chose this selection
  • How would you describe the author’s use of language in this novel?  Do you each enjoy how it is used?  Explain?  Have you learned any new vocabulary words or ways to use language while reading this novel?

week 5

Me: well I didn’t have that type of reaction as I did in the first time reading this book because now I am used to all of the styles that the author writes in.
Teacher: it is normal to feel like that dude.
Me: really so like we don’t have to talk about it?
Teacher: How the heck am I supposed to know.
Me: you are right.
Me: let’s move on. What is the golden passage. I think that we have answered this question a lot of times so come on just agree with me ok?
I think that the golden passage was when winston said I love big brother.
Teacher: As it is our last day together I will just agree with you.
Me: yes!!!
Me: are you satisfied with the ending?
Teacher: I am satisfied with the ending because the ending makes me think of that story even after you have finished reading the book.
Me: I am not satisfied with the story’s ending because it is an open ending and I don’t want this book to bother anymore with my life because it is such a complicated book to read in this age I think
Me: Well I think that we have the exact opposite idea with the ending.
Teacher : guess so but I am bored and I have a lesson to teach bye dude.
Me: bye.
questions that needed to be answered:

Week 5:
  • Discuss your basic reactions to this section of text/chapters
  • Include a 'Golden Passage' from the text with page number (suggestion: keep a few post its in the books while you read) & describe why you chose this selection
  • Are you both satisfied with the book’s ending.  Explain the best aspect of this partner read for you.  Ask your partner to share his/her experiences. Be detailed and specific. Now that the book is complete, what ideas do you and your partner have about ‘classics’.  Do you see a difference in a ‘classic’ compared to other types of books? Explain.