English: Final Thoughts

English class this year was a blast. I enjoyed the Our World activity the most because it kept me interested, and at the same time exposed me to new concepts. I've never seen so many people so engaged in a simulation activity -- at some points I even forgot that Our World was merely just a game! Everyone was extremely intrigued and many devoted a lot of time to the project. Countless rivalries were made, and even more TV shows were broadcast! For the uninitiated, Our World is a stock market simulation game.…Read more …

English: Short Story Reflection

After reading many short stories of other authors, it was finally time to write my own short story. I had to keep the elements of a short story in mind while I wrote, and I felt that I didn't spend enough time referring back to other stories to identify room for improvement. Here, I will write a reflection describing my thoughts and feelings about this project. One of the things I found difficult was making sure that the plot itself was more descriptive than the exposition, or the conclusion. When writing this story,…Read more …

Writing Prompt #1: Shoe Life

Oh goody! Finally some of these lovely writing prompts. Many of my peers have done a few and I thought it would be a fun addition to my iFolio since it has been lacking posts recently. Or rather, lacking creative ideas - that's what writing prompts are known for, right? Let's see how long I can keep this series going. Anyway, for those who don't know what writing prompts are, they are simple phrases, images, or ideas that get one's creative juices jazzed up. There are a wide range of writing prompts; they come…Read more …

Judge a Book By Its Cover: Final Book Jacket

Hello. For our MYP design project, we were asked to create a book jacket for a certain book. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but unfortunately that is not necessarily the case. At a bookstore, different audiences are interested by different covers and the design elements included in those covers are crucial to a book's success, regardless of the content. It is a natural instinct for us to be interested in something that appeals at first sight. Taking on the role of a designer, I have followed the design…Read more …

Sharing The Planet– Iqbal Reflection

How important was the overall setting (Pakistan) to the development of the story? Why did you think this? – 2 Pointer Pakistan, a developing country in its early-middle stages, is definitely a prone target to child labor. See, you’re not going to have that much children working for masters in England, will you? Pakistan is a poor country. Even though it is home to lots of oil (as in most of the other middle-eastern countries), their residents are normally quite poor. Their satisfaction level is going to be lower than ours; their shelters…Read more …

Room For a “Bad” Reward

I am proud to say that the "Room for..." series is back! I know it has been a long time since I did a "Room for...) post. You can check out the other "Room for..." posts up in the "Favorite Posts" tab. "Hey Dad!" Jack ran back home, tired about. "I just finished a running competition! In 3rd place!" Dad grunted. He was tired too-- at the computer table for 24 hours non-stop; it's not the best feeling. "Great," he replied sleepily. "Can we go eat ice-cream today? I finished 3rd!" Jack eagerly…Read more …

Separated!

This is my historical fiction-- I hope you enjoy! I am not self confident though-- there are terrible grammar errors at some places. (I hate them) Also, make sure you leave a comment to insult or compliment! I do read all of them, even if I don't reply! Open publication - Free publishing - More 5eRead more …

Along the Streets We Go

It's a Sunday morning. Wahoo! No school! It's time to go along the streets! You have just left your home, waiting at the bus stop for bus number 592. Birds were chirping, and people were busily waking up and leaving home. Among those people were many filipino maids, who have worked hard for the whole week until this day. This day is the only day in the week that the maids get a break. Many other buses kept pulling up, and loading people in. The bakeries have just opened, and you can smell…Read more …

Room For Imagination

It is September the 11th, 2015. You are a commercial pilot flying the state-of-the-art Boeing 787. Your plane took off from Boston Logan Airport, and you are cleared to cruising altitude, 38,000 feet... Boom! Suddenly, all in a second, 5 hijackers crash into the aircraft. They request you to head to John F Kennedy airport, in New York. You have no idea what is going in the hijackers' minds, so you decide to head to New York. The hijackers were looking at each other, and one of them (presumably the leader) uses the…Read more …

Room For Interpretation

It is a Sunday morning. You wake up and hear your mom saying: "Time to wake up. Sunday morning teatime!" Now, you are doing your Chinese homework. "Ugh... I don't want to do this! Ugh... It's too hard! Time to take a break," you say to yourself. You go to the playground, keeping in mind that play is important, although it may not be true. Hours and hours have gone by, and you are still covered with sweat glands and loaded with happiness. Your mind is jingling with fun thoughts of watching TV…Read more …