Health and Wellness

Healthy Habits

13 Nov , 2017  

Movement Goal

  • Take part in vigorous activity/exercise 5 days per week.

Food Goal

  • Include at least 2 servings of green vegetables per day into your diet.

Sleep  Goal

  • Get 8-9 hrs of quality sleep at least 3X/week.

Thoughts Goals

  • Get out in nature at least 2 times a week
  • Set daily intentions

CAS,MYP,Reflections,Service and Action

Service as Action Reflection

9 May , 2018  

How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?

Throughout this year in service, I have learned a lot of things. One of them has been me realizing my areas of strength and potential. I have learned that I am very patient and understanding toward problems, no matter how big or unreasonable they may be. This was evident during the Kids4kids reading program when the child that I was assigned to did not want to do anything but I managed to stay calm and got him to work.

How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?

Challenges are a big part of service as they come up all the time. To combat them, I persevered and tried to find as many solutions as possible to solve them. An example of this was when I helped to package some food for the underprivileged of Hong Kong. During my time there, the person who was in charge of leading the activities did not speak English well, therefore I found it challenging to understand what she was saying. To solve this problem, I used my limited Mandarin speaking knowledge and communicated to her in order to get a basic idea of what to do. I then translated for my mom who also needed help.

How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?

During discussions, tried my best to try and incorporate everybody’s ideas in the planning phase. This is important because then my team and I would have the maximum number of ideas possible for a good final product as well as alternatives if the primary plan does not work out.

How did you persevere in action?

There were many times in which I had to persevere but one of the biggest ones was during the Kids4kis reading program. In this, one of the kids did not want to read anymore, however, I made small talk and managed to get him to cooperate.

How did you work collaboratively with others?

I feel like I work well with others as it is a skill that is very important in service. From September to December, I was an active cricket coach and was working as a volunteer to coach younger kids in cricket. During my time there, I had to work with a few of my fellow teammates to organize drills, motivate the players to keep playing and plan new activities.

How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism, and intercultural understanding?

During the Christmas break, I flew to New Delhi and started a cricket camp for a local government school. I found that cricket played a major role in the lives of these kids because they have a huge passion for it, however, they cannot unlock their true potential as they do not have access to the same facilities, coaches or equipment that I do here in Hong Kong. I gained a lot of intercultural understanding because I had never trained kids with their background, hence I needed to adapt my teaching style and get them to play as much as possible, rather than take some time to explain all the skills. This was very different from how I trained, however, it was much more effective in getting them to understand the right technique for playing cricket.

How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?

Before I did any service in a foreign country, I made sure that I understood the general courtesy of that country. This meant that I would have a prior knowledge of what to do and what not to do, something that is very important in ensuring that I do not disrespect anybody without meaning to.

 

A photo of me and the schoolboys who I coached

This photo shows me and my cricket team, most of which who formed part of the team to coach the kids on Saturdays.

Me reading to a kid as part of the Kids4Kids reading program.

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Cover Letter and Resume

17 Apr , 2018  

Vidur

  Email: vidurfake@gmail.com     Telephone: +852 1780 7842    Home Phone: +852 8317 3578

 

Admission Officer,

Sevenoaks School

High Street, Sevenoaks,

TN13 1HU, UK

                          16 March 2018

Dear Mr. Tim Kaiser,

 

My name is Vidur and I am writing to apply for my entry into the Seven Oaks School for the sixth form. I was recommended to apply for your school by Mr. Kirk Kahu, who thought I would fit in well based on my academic achievements, my after school activities and the sports I play. I learnt about this opportunity through the Seven Oaks Website as I noticed that applications are being accepted. I am applying for the sixth form and will be eligible as I am turning sixteen this year

 

Currently, I have an average of 89% in all my academic classes. I understand that Seven Oaks has an IB average of 40.6, which is difficult but I feel that I have the working habit and ability to achieve or even surpass this score. As you will see in my report card, all of my current teachers have given my Approaches to Learning either a “Good” or “Excellent” rating, which shows I am a committed and hardworking student, an important value that Seven Oaks highly believes in. Aside from academics, I also play a vast range of sports which I balance well with my academics and play a key part in my success.

 

I am currently representing the Hong Kong Cricket Club at the Under 15s and 17s level in the top division, as well as the Hong Kong Football Club “A” team for tennis. Competing at this level shows that I am capable of performing under high pressure and have good critical thinking skills. I have received many awards for playing cricket including the “Player of the Year” award, which I received last season. Furthermore, I have represent the Hong Kong Cricket Club on two overseas tours, winning the Player of the Tournament award in a tour to Singapore. Academically, I have been an “Honour Roll” recipient three times, achieving an IB score of five or above in all subjects with one exception. This shows that I have the passion and drive to work hard. Outside of academics and sports, I try to give back the community where I can. Over the years, I have built a house, packaged food for the underprivileged in Hong Kong and started my own cricket camp to train the second team of a local government school in India. I believe that being caring and helping others in need are two core principles of a community, which is why I would make such a good fit for your school.

 

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read my cover letter and resume. Should you wish to contact me, I am easily reachable on email and telephone. I hope you consider me as a possible student at your school!

 

Kind regards,

 

Vidur Malik

Vidur

 

  Email: vidurfake@gmail.com     Telephone: +852 1780 7842    Home Phone: +852 8317 3578

Education     

Canadian International School of Hong Kong                                                       

  • Received the “Honour Roll” award on three different occasions for getting 85% or more in all studied subject, with one exception.
  • Represented the school tennis and softball team internationally at varsity level

Teaching Experience

Head of Video Directing and all Social Media for a Professional Sports Team

  • Created short movies for a professional cricket team
  • Managed a Snapchat and Instagram account which has over 200 followers
  • All content uploaded to Youtube which boosted profits

Community Service

  • Started a 1 week cricket coaching clinic for the underprivileged kids in New Delhi
  • Built a home for a family in Cambodia
  • Assisted in the construction of a school for young children in Thailand
  • Participated in a food packaging charity for underprivileged people in Hong Kong

Sports

International Cricket

  • Represented the Hong Kong Cricket Club on multiple overseas tours
  • Ranked in the top three batsmen in Hong Kong
  • Highest run scorer across all junior formats within my club
  • Won the “Player of the Year” award for cricket
  • Won “Player of the Tournament” in an international tournament for my cricket club

Tennis

  • Play for the Hong Kong Football Club division 1 team
  • Play on varsity level school team, represented the School on an overseas tournament
  • Won the MVP award

Softball

  • Play on varsity team for two years in a row
  • Been on an overseas tournament to represent the school
  • Won “Athlete of the Week” in school for my Softball performance on tour

Health and Wellness

Getting an early nights sleeps before starting a fresh week of school! Had a productive day today as I completed a lot of the assigned work. I also got in some time for a gym session which has left me very tired so it’s time to hit the bed! #sleep

18 Mar , 2018  

Getting an early nights sleeps before starting a fresh week of school! Had a productive day today as I completed a lot of the assigned work. I also got in some time for a gym session which has left me very tired so it’s time to hit the bed! #sleep via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tZl7e8

Health and Wellness

Finally home after a long day of softball practise and then a late night cricket training session. Going to spend 15 minutes reviewing some math, take a quick shower and then hit the bed to try and get over 8 hours of solid sleep! #sleep

15 Mar , 2018  

Finally home after a long day of softball practise and then a late night cricket training session. Going to spend 15 minutes reviewing some math, take a quick shower and then hit the bed to try and get over 8 hours of solid sleep! #sleep via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tP6E4n

Chinese,Reflections

Chinese SMART GOAL

5 Mar , 2018  

对于Part1#6你面对的困难difficulties或者挑战challenges,你会怎么办?(可以用英文回答) *

To solve these difficulties, I am going to change my approach for studying Chinese and will focus more on writing and learning new words.

请具体解释 To plan for the rest of the year, please restate your SMART goal in details. (SMART means: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) *

My smart goals are to improve my reading comprehension skills by studying extra 15 minutes at home every day or in my spare time. This will allow me to develop my skills every day and keep my mind fresh with the reviewed knowledge. I would like to improve my Crit C and D to 6 from a 5 as my final goal.

Health and Wellness

Eating Well

2 Mar , 2018  

Eating a delicious meal of salmon filet with a healthy salad on the side. Getting a good mix of protein and carbs, while staying as low on the calories as possible! #food via Instagram http://ift.tt/2F6l2ug

Health and Wellness

Staying Active

16 Feb , 2018  

Staying fit despite being on CNY break! Skipped the gym for a long time so it feels good to get back to it! #movement via Instagram http://ift.tt/2EuGpRM

Health and Wellness

Eating Well

3 Feb , 2018  

Staging light with a good mix of carbs and protein, keeping me full and alert for the upcoming matches! #food via Instagram http://ift.tt/2Ee2TJX

Health and Wellness

Staying Active

2 Feb , 2018  

Honoured to play for the CDNIS SEASAC tennis team… even if it means starting the day before the sun rises! #gotwolves #movement via Instagram http://ift.tt/2E5kcN4

Health and Wellness

Eating Well

28 Jan , 2018  

Eating some delicious flat rice noodles for lunch. Not only is is light and easy to digest, it is also full of carbs which will keep me active and energetic throughout the day. #food via Instagram http://ift.tt/2nklBFf

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