Category Archives: Sharing the Planet

Peace Out!

Hola tios! (Hi guys! in Spanish)

How are you doing? hope all of you are one with peace.Anyways this post is going to be all about my peace flag. Unfortunately,it isn’t completed but this is how it looks like so far.

I know… It’s hideous.

Anyways, the process to make it was pretty simple but took way too long. All i had to do was sew in and out in and out and so on. I guess doing this was pretty fun. Now I’m going to answer questions that my art teacher asked me.

1.What is the message that you want to express in your art work?

Answer: I want to express that we should all be equal and accept other diverse races.

2.List all of the techniques you used:

Answer:

  • Button technique
  • Sewing
  • Tie-dye

3.Now that you know how to sew how would you apply it in the future:

Answer:

  • fixing clothes
  • sewing loose buttons

4. On a scale from 1 to 10, one being the worst and ten being the best how would you rate your flag.

Answer:

1 because I didn’t complete it in the time I had and I didn’t involve any words at all.

So those are my answers if any of you guys had the same questions. That’s all from me now! bye!

P.S if you have any more questions then comment them and I might answer them. :3

 

 

Refugee Simulator

Yup, another simulator. Unlike the other simulation *Go check out that post* this one was actually pretty fun. Sure it was confusing at first because the teachers kept on talking to us in different languages as they were supposed to be a refugee guar, but in all, it turned out fun. First of all, I was put in a group with 9 other people.

Caitlyn, Agatha, Helena, Tammi, Coco, Rhea, Tessa, Peagan and Amber. To get into the so-called “refugee camp” we had to fill out this form that was in Greek and none of us knew how to speak Greek.(At least I think it’s Greek). We eventually found out what the questions were by the guard acting them out. We got in and started making paper bags as we were supposed to trade our paper bags in for money. Some of our bags that we made were rejected but we quickly remade them and handed them in. We soon ran out of paper to make more money so instead, we bought some stuff to help us survive. We bought some straw to build a tent, some food and water. We also had to buy some medicine as 3 of our people were assigned to be infected. Luckily our medicines only cost 23 dollars, others got infections that they had to pay 200 dollars for that. We were doing fine while others weren’t, we thought of donating some money to people but we weren’t allowed, unfortunately. I had some experience with this as I did similar work such as the child labour simulator. So I thought this was pretty easy as others found it stressful but we were treated with the highest class of refugees(meaning this was the best way to treat a refugee). I do definitely think that others chose a different way to survive.

Pokfulam Village!!!!

Pokfulam village.

A village that had been around for 400 years! Incredible!. It was also the first village in Hong Kong!

Now on October 24th, 2017 5E and my class went to Pokfulam village to see how their lifestyle was there. Me being the spoiled brat I am I assumed that most of the people there didn’t have any money so they had to move there. Turns out that not most of them are poor.It’s just that the village is special to them so they chose to stay. Anyways in Pokfulam village, we found some cool things such as cartoony sigs made by locals, graffiti art, some dragon costumes and other stuff. 

The culture in Pokfulam seemed so cool. It was awesome how they got to spray graffiti onto the walls. I wished I could do that. The only thing I got to do close to graffiti art was tie-dying on a wall.(I got in trouble afterwards). There was also this cool thing called a Silo. It was tall and round and you’d have to go through a sorta secret passage to get there.

I kinda felt like Indiana Jones. Going through dangerous areas to find a valuable art. Of course, we weren’t allowed in the Silo but it looked creepy inside. I am assuming that the Silo was abandoned. Apparently, it was used to store different crops. Also, believe it or not, but the streets inside the village are cleaner than Mid-Levels roads. Pokfulam was definitely a cool place. Sure there were some bugs and cobwebs or some other weird stuff like some hanging teddy bears.

I have no idea what that’s supposed to mean but it is a little creepy. My guess is that because the dolls are on top of the vegetables (you might not be able to see in the picture) they are supposed to be scarecrows. Pretty innovative I guess?. Anyways aside all of the weird stuff Pokfulam let me see the world in a bigger picture.( I know pretty cheesy).

That’s all from me for this post.

Bye!

I JUMPED OFF A PIER!

That’s right people I jumped off of a pier! but… I don’t have any photos.I did jump off of a pier though! I really did!

Anyways now that I have attracted your attention I can finally get on with the real story. Basically, the story starts off with the camp. The whole grade went camping and let me tell you it was chaos getting on the buses to arrive at our destination. We were going to stay at camp for 3 days and 2 nights. Before we went camping though I was put into teams or groups however you’d like to say but I was put into team 2 with a bunch of people but they don’t matter because the main people you need to know are Venita and Caitlyn because they were the people sleeping with me in a tent. Now my thought of camp was horrible. I thought that there would be only one toilet and it would look like Shrek’s one stall toilet.

I also thought that the food we were eating was going to be all vegan like and if you know me in person then you would know I’m more like a T-rex, I like to eat loads of meat. Surprisingly when we got there I was amazed, the toilets and shower rooms weren’t one stall toilets and they actually had lots of space. The food we got wasn’t vegan either so I was pretty relieved. Camp definitely met my standards.

Our group activities at the camp were run by our two councillors, Barry and Tom. We played a lot of splat with them and of course, I was terrible at it.Anyways after lunch, my group got changed into our bathing suits and went to the docks to go kayaking. I’ve done kayaking before but not as professional as it was at camp therefore when I was going to go kayaking I was really confident and hyped but when we arrived and did the actual thing I very quickly got tired and exhausted from paddling even though we’ve only been kayaking for like 10 minutes. After kayaking, we were all very exhausted so Barry gave us all either a fig bar or a brownie bar. Later on, after we were all finished with our break we went to the piers to go raft building.There we met this guy called Nino and he said that we had to build a raft that would float and could fit 6 people, we also had very limited. When he left we all started thinking of what shapes we should make our raft, some people chose square while others chose triangle. I decided to go with triangle because fun fact a triangle is the strongest shape. We had tons of arguments but in the end, we all decided we would choose triangle as our shape.

Now when we decided to do a typhoon test our raft was a little bit shaky so I came up with the idea to add a base underneath so that it would be more stable. After we were done adding the base our raft was much more stable. We decided to test our raft out in the ocean and my group was split into two more groups which would take turns testing out the raft. My group went first to test out the raft and we had 4 paddlers including me. It was super fun to test out our raft and not to brag but I think my team had the fastest raft. Now we did soooo many other activities but this post would be way too long if I add them all so I’m just going to wrap this up. Overall I think the camp was great, sure I had my ups and downs there but it was definitely a fun experience.(Except for the mosquito bites).

In camp, I definitely, I also feel that I have become a better communicator because when we were building our raft we all had to work together and share ideas and I felt that I contributed a lot of my own ideas. Now I feel like I understand more about nature and the wilderness.Next time if I do go camping again I would change my attitude towards it instead of moaning every single day about my mosquito bites and the weather.

Questions I Answered:

  1. In what ways have you gotten better at this kind of work?
  2. Did this work meet your standards?
  3. In what ways did this work meet your standards?
  4. One thing I would like to improve on is…

#THECRAZYCLUBHOUSE😋

So you might be wondering why I did #THECRAZYCLUBHOUSE as my title,well I named it that way because I’m talking about my crazy and weird clubhouse!

Basically in math we’re learning about perimeter, area and volume of 3D shapes.To do this we made our own clubhouses and measured the area and perimeter of the clubhouse base.We also measured the volume of the whole clubhouse. To make our clubhouse we were only allowed to make it out of 3-5 shapes.The options of what to make your house out of were, triangle,Tall Skinny’s cousin(a.k.a a shorter and fatter rectangle),Tall Skinny (a.k.a a rectangle) and a cube. We were also asked to use to shapes as our base.This is how my clubhouse turned out to be!

WARNING!!!

If you die by seeing ugly,crazy and weird things then stop reading this post and go watch some cartoons.

OK,But I warned you…

Clubhouse 1

clubhouse 3Clubhouse 2

Clubhouse 4

See I told you it was ugly and weird…

Anyways we also had to report about our clubhouse’s Area,Volume and Perimeter.

Here’s my report:

Math Report

Well thats all for now I guess.

BYE!!!

Unit Vocabulary

Caram, és bo estar de tornada (Wow it’s good to back) 

Language:Catalan

Seriously! after all the hard work in school I really need a break by writing and what’s a better way than writing to all my friends from the other side.Anyways I’ve done a lot at school but i’m going to explain some thing really important to our new unit.

P.S our unit is STP(Sharing the Planet) and our central idea is Human Behaviour Affects the Balance of the Ecosystems.

So basically there were categories to choose from to add onto our unit board.

The categories were:

Tundra Food chain,Grassland food chain,Fresh water food chain,rainforest food chain and unit vocabulary.

I chose to participate in the findings of unit vocabulary,but Samantha also chose unit vocabulary so we were partnered up.Unit vocabulary was about finding new vocabulary that was connected to our unit then find the definition of the word.

Since we were a team of two I found the words while Samantha found the definition.Here is our list of words.

Now I know what your thinking…

WOW Mischa that’s a whole lot of words!

Well it actually isn’t.That’s why i’m really disappointed in Samantha and me for finding such little words with loads of time!

Anyways this is only the document.Here is our real poster.

IMG_1367

 

Well yeah.

I guess that’s all for today!

BYE

Link to Samantha’s blog:http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/120216/