Iqbal Reflection

After reading Iqbal I am more aware of what is happening in the world. Because I always thought carpets were made only by machines so now when ever I look at my Indian carpet in my house I start to winder who made it. One thing I have realized is that the kids are being forced to make carpets think they or normal and unaware that there are lots of people who are not being forced to make carpets. It might be a good thing that they do not know about the rest f the world so they don’t feel worse about them selves. it could also be a bad thing that they do not know about the rest of the world because they do not know there right and will not stand up for there selves.

Kandinsky Art

This is a piece of art related to how Kandinsky drew his art. It is abstract. I like how the circles over lap so there are lots of colors. The difficult part about the piece of art was that because there are lots of shapes with different colors and they are overlapping you half to be very carful where you are using certain colors.

Performing Arts

Dance
The dance that we did was hip-hop street dancing. I think the dance we did was good for beginners, because during the dance it slowly started to get harder and harder not just starting off really hard.

Student Showcase
I was surprised that so many people had musicale talent that was not only singing my favorite show was playing the piano. And when someone was playing the piano while some on was playing the violin

Art Exhibition
My favorite painting was in the section that had professional artists. It was a color wheel with lots of bright colors that complemented each other.

Calligraphy
Even though I did not make a really nice piece of calligraphy it was much easier then I thought it would be. The main reason why it was easier then I thought it would be was because each stroke has three colors yellow and red and blue my idea was that you half to use a different paint brushes for each color you use but in stead you use won brush and dip half of it in each color that is why it was easier then I thought it would be.

Music On The Bamboo Radio

Music On The Bamboo Radio is about a British boy named Nicholas that lives in Hong Kong during World War 2. His mom and dad war called for duty his mom was asked to be a doctor and his dad was on the voluntary defense force. Hong Kong surrendered and the Japanese would kill all British even kids so he hides way out of the city with a Hong Kongnese family that where his servants he lives with them for the hole war helping the family farm and helping the Hong Kongnese fight the Japanese after the war he returns to his old house and finds his mom it ends just like that so we do not know what happened to his dad.

I think the author did really well with keeping the book almost like what would of happened I think the author found the perfect way of writing witch is not too real not too fake.

Over all it was a book that I would recommend to people because the whole book seamed like a cliffhanger.

Hong Kong, Gateway To China, 1938

We watched a video about what Hong Kong was like. The most surprising thing about Hong Kong in 1938 is that the peak tram which is a tourist attraction, they used to half to jump through a entrance to the tram that had no door. A another fact about Hong Kong is that in 1938 when the local people went outside they usually white close if not they where white shirts with black shorts. In the there harbor  used to be lots of boats all around but modernly it is so crowded so they park farther away from the island.

Iqbal Reflection

After reading Iqbal I am more aware of what is happening in the world. Because I always thought carpets were made only by machines so now when ever I look at my Indian carpet in my house I start to winder who made it. One thing I have realized is that the kids  are being forced to make carpets think they or normal and unaware that there are lots of people who are not being forced to make carpets.

Authors’ Visit 20th January 2011

T0day 2 authors Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger that write poems came to our school to tell us how to write good and lots of different tipis of poems by showing us examples. They were very encouraging by saying things like everybody is a p0et even if they do or do not have a book.

Now i want to go home and try the new tips of poems that they showed us. one of the new tips of poems they showed us is a definition poems.

Landfill Trip

Yesterday we went to the landfill once we got to the landfill I expected it to be on a flat area but it was on a mountain I thought it would be smelly and I would cough and it would be hard to breathe but it smelled exactly like a normal mountain. Once we got there we went into a small 1 Flore building where they told us about the transfer satiations’ there are about 15 in Hong Kong the purpose is to collect all of the garbage from the garbage trucks and load it onto a big crater ship to the landfill. Once the trash is unloaded from the container ships and put onto the garbage trucks that are right next to the ocean I think that putting the three landfills next to the shore was a really good strategic plan so they can quickly unload the trash from the garbage truck and into the landfill. Just in the process of getting the trash from people’s houses to the one landfill uses 2000 trucks I think that is such a huge number because I have only seen one garbage truck the 5 years I have Ben living in Hong Kong. Then they told us about the methane that they collect from the landfill by a layer of lots of strong materials there at the bottom of the landfill witch make the trash slide down to the pipe at he bottom of the landfill that collects all of the chemical’s then I realized thesis why the landfill is on a mountain so it can make gravity push the methane to the bottom of the hill and they turn most of the methane and use it to power the landfill and the left over methane goes into one of the 2 burners that looks like a incinerator it is called a flare the difference between a flare and a incinerators is that flares only go up to the temperature of 800 degrees and incinerators go up to the temperature of 3000 degrees witch is a humongous difference. Once a part of a landfill is used it is covered with a plastic layer that sops the odder this is why the landfills do not stink and then the landfill is covered with 600 Mila meters of dirt then it is restored and turned into a normal mountain witch is called being restored.