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 …

Personal Inquiries, and (Finally) a NEW Unit!

I am extremely glad that it's over. I mean, the Children's Rights unit. It has been complete madness over this past month. In fact, April was probably the busiest (and most nervous) month of the year-- we had to make a PSA, do our Personal Inquiries, prepare for the French May, and in addition, I personally had a piano exam on the 27th causing me to miss 2 periods of Personal Inquiries PLUS 2 periods of PSA making time, and also a BOB competition where we missed another 4 periods. In fact, to…Read more …

PSA

I rushed this one through, since I missed 4 periods of PSA time... All because of a piano exam and the BOB competition. A PSA, or a public service announcement, is a type of informal media meant to persuade an audience to take action. My PSA aims for a) inform readers about Article 27 of the UNCRC, b) Persuade readers to take action.Read more …

Face the Waste: Trash Masks

To wrap up our unit of inquiry, our class made face masks out of recyclable materials, and learnt about the 5 principles of design to make our masks attractive. This is my mask. I think this used the principle of design┬ácontrast, since I used lots of white (such as the large part of the eye), but at the same time used a lot of black (such as the middle part of the eye). Since black and white are contrasting colors, I used contrast. You can also see texture in this mask. I used…Read more …

Time To Reflect: How the World Has Changed

Note: This post will be updated constantly, since there will be more and more things to reflect on. "Once upon a time, there was a planet called earth. Then I was born. The end." No, it isn't that simple. As you think about the years, and how they have arrived and gone so fast, you also think about how the world has changed. There was a time when humans didn't exist. There was a time when a loaf of bread costs 10 cents. There was a time when everybody used telegraphs, and there…Read more …

A Photo(s) A Day – Flooding and A Spark in the Universe

Note: This is for the BBB (challenge #7 and #8) and class 5E a photo a day. Flooding and global warming has been at worse the recent years, and the picture shows it happening in Thailand, but the whole world will be affected soon, not just Thailand. Flooding in Thailand has been at its worse for the couple of years. I reckon Thailand's sea level is not very high, and since Thailand is not very rich, implementations to stop this from happening have been skeptical to plans. Thailand is the first victim (or…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 …

Managing Our Waste: Composting

One of the ways CDNIS (Our school) manages its waste is by composting. Today, our class visited Ms Daniels' (Science or biology teacher, I presume?) classroom to learn more about this way of managing our waste. Composting, in a nutshell, is basically the process of taking food scraps, vegetables, and even small scraps of newspaper and turning them into soil for plants (e.g. fertilizer). It is a great and eco-friendly way of managing our waste, and is considered "natural recycling" in some way or form. So, you're probably asking yourself now, how does…Read more …

A Photo A Day – Costa Concordia Disaster

Photos and news can be found here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086831/Costa-Concordia-accident-Pictures-cruise-ship-sinking-coast-Italy-Titanic-like-scene.html?ito=feeds-newsxml I bet this made the headlines without even looking at the newspaper. The Costa Concordia, a cruise ship due from Civitavecchia, Italy to Savona, Italy has struck a reef four miles off course and ran aground near Gigilo port. Although the effects were terrifying, almost all of the passengers on board survived the accident, leaving only several dead, trapped or missing. The stricken boat was due to arrive in Savona but that wasn't the case; it started to go off course to the left of…Read more …