Laughing Out Loud

I don't think your teacher will ever want you to do that when she fails to solve an arithmetic problem, lol. But if she does fail, I think I'd be a good idea to say "lol" at her. LOL. And if she doesn't fail, just don't do it, lol. Or maybe chat with your teacher on Skype, lol... Teacher: Tomorrow we're going to the History Museum, isn't that cool? You: lol. Teacher: Better study up for that French test coming up tomorrow! You: lol. Teacher: Are my jokes ever funny? You: lolz. But…Read more …

The Night Before It’s Due

Ok, so I'm staring at a blank screen. It's Sunday night, and I have a four page essay on Newton's laws of motion to write, which is due tomorrow. I've done nothing but kept a couple extra tabs open, one on Youtube, the other on BBC, and the last on how to tie your shoelaces correctly. I've been fiddling around with my shoe, reading the news, and listening to 'One Pound Fish' while I tried to concentrate on researching for my essay for the past three hours. Quite a challenge, I suppose, and…Read more …

Shortening Camp Into a Blog Post

I love writing long posts like these. They are hours worth of work and editing, and I really hope you can have a thorough read, since posts like these are full of excitement! I do want to mention that there is a very, very detailed recount included in this post, so perhaps this might not be a full out 'reflection', in Ms. K's terms. The four days swept past my eyes before I could open them. Yeah, camp is over. However, during our recent stay at Zhaoqing, many interesting and amazing things have…Read more …

Funny Spam Comment That I Received

I recently received a relatively funny spam comment and I guess I'll share it with you. "My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different web address and thought I might as well check things out (This webpage is NOT suitable for old men like you, sir). I like what I see so i am just following you (You don't like what you see when you use "just", dummy). Look forward to looking into your web page for a second time (My web page is 2 dimensional-- it is not possible to look into it)."Read more …

Grade 5 Camp Analogy

Topic: Grade 5 camp vs. Being on a plane ride Note that this analogy is kind of different from a regular analogy; in a way. The sun was shining through the airport window. Every once in a while, an announcement was broadcasted to the entire airport. I sat on a chair, waiting for one particular announcement. One that would probably be: “Grade 5 camp is here!” Of course it came. My heart pounded with excitement as I boarded the “plane”.  We were off! The “plane” took off into the sky... *** It was…Read more …

A Photo A Day- Messing With Our Eyes

Is square A the same shade of grey as square B? Spoiler Alert; don't look down if you don't want to see the answer. (Do look down if you do want to see the answer, and if you want to see the key concept) The surprising reality is: they are the same shade. This particular illusion, referred as the "checker shadow" illusion, is just one out of many strange images that can mess with your eyes. Normally, our eyes would "associate" tiles together. For example, if there is a light tile that is…Read more …

Teachers, Oh Teachers

(5 years ago, no knowledge on negative numbers) "Teacher, what's 8 - 13?" "No, that's not possible. You cannot take 13 from 8. 13 is larger than 8.You can take 8 from 13 though. If you were to do so, you would get 5." (present, no knowledge on imaginary and complex numbers) "Teacher, what's 8 - 13?" "Well, if you take 8 from 13, that would be 5, and the negative version of that is -5!" "Teacher, two more questions. Are all numbers real?" "Of course! All numbers are real! What do you…Read more …

April Fool Wishes

The title says it all. This is kind of funny. 1. Solve a university calculus II problem before the grade 6's start doing basic addition problems. 2. Get revenge on Mr. Brown after he gets mad at me for rick-rolling the entire 5th grade at assembly. 3. Listen to a song without lip-synching in it. 4. After losing a penny in New York City, fly all the way back from Hong Kong just to pick it up. 5. Make an American lady think you're from Chad. 6. Be the first 5th grade student…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 …

We Didn’t Start The Fire

"We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel. What a great piece of music. Billy Joel wrote this piece of music of the historical events, berths and deaths in his lifetime. I liked this piece of music so much that I decided to make my own slideshow music video on "We Didn't Start The Fire". If your computer can't go on Youtube, I've posted the vimeo version can you can watch it here, along with the youtube video:     We Didn't Start The Fire: Billy Joel from Jesse W on Vimeo.Read more …