• How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?
    This year particularly, I felt that I wasn’t as involved within our society as I should be and that I should give something back to our […]

  • As the editor of the documentary, I had a huge responsibility in gathering all footage, pictures and information and creating a professional, entertaining and information filled documentary. I felt that my role in […]

  • During our trip to Fiji, I hope to learn more about global citizenship and cultural importance. In addition, we will be encountering Fiji’s rich cultural heritage, becoming more sensitive to the environmental […]

  • Summary of Changes:

    The main changes I made to this prototype is the size of the cone. In my previous design, the diameter of the base and the top was very similar which is probably what caused the […]

  • Today we were asked to create a model of a heart valve using stationary materials such as rulers, glue sticks etc. My key takeaways from today would be that I learnt a lot more about the parts of the heart and […]

  • I feel like one of the most important events in the 20th Century would be the Great Depression. This event started in the 1930s and was the largest economic disaster in North America, Europe, and other […]

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    1) What influences supply & demand in a market?
    The price related determinants and also non-price determinants influences supply and demand in a market. Price related determinants are when the price of […]

  • Factual:
    1) Why do businesses expand globally?
    One of the reasons why businesses expand globally is not only because you will increase the number of potential consumers of your product or service, but also because you can introduce your business to other cultures. By doing this, more people around the world will find out about the business and start to introduce others as well. Therefore gaining more profit.

    2) How can we analyse a market’s suitability for expansion?
    We can analyse this by using the PEST analysis. By using this analysis, we can clearly see the opportunities and threats a market may have due to the political, environmental, socio-cultural, technological etc. factors. For example, if you were to open a Tim Hortons coffee business in HK, looking at the socio-cultural sides, it would be a great idea as there are around 300 000 Canadians living in Hong Kong right now and they can introduce them to the well known Canadian franchise.

    3) How does one determine if an action is ethical?
    They can determine the action based on their intentions. Figure out why the action should be taken and consider any negatives but also positives to the action. The most important thing would be to see how it affects others in your community but maybe also globally.

    4) To what extent do businesses behave ethically?

    Firstly, the businesses choices has to be legal. Also, it should follow any regulations, rules, and policies that might restrict your choices. Other than all the legal rules, you should think about how the action may affect others. If the action is ethical, it should not affect others in a negative way, but rather with respect, friendly competition, and are honest with no deceiving. This is important because it means you are being fair, shows people that you are open-minded and also creates a good reputation for the business. In addition to that, some unethical actions would be actions such as being harmful to the environment, not being fair to the employees such as not paying the amount they deserve, and also copying people’s ideas. For example, people would use cheap materials that are harmful to the environment just to gain more profit.
    5) To what extent does globalization create opportunities for business?
    Globalization creates opportunities for businesses as it provides them a larger selling audience, therefore more people will buy their products and increase their profit if successful. The larger selling audience also helps them become more well known around the world. For example, if an American brand comes to HK and becomes successful,  it is most likely that Asia, japan, Singapore etc. will soon hear about the news. However as globalization happens so fast sometimes, businesses may find it hard to catch up with the current trends and satisfy the needs and wants of the customers. For example as Hong Kong is such a fast moving and developing location, coffee shops and clothing stores may need to keep on thinking of new creative ideas to keep their consumers interested. If the consumers are not interested and they get bored, no profit will be gained.

  • A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. -Theodore Roosevelt
    I love this quote mainly because it uses symbolism very well, and the object is not a random object, but it […]

  • ThumbnailFor this design project, we had to create a comic panel sequence based on a scene in the book “The Cellist of Sarajevo”. Overall I felt like I learnt a lot from this project including design skills and how to […]

  • ThumbnailToday was design day. We focused mostly on how to use Adobe Illustrator and graphic novels. For Adobe Illustrator, we followed a template and tried to use the pen tool to outline the letters. This would help us be […]

  • We have recently been studying entrepreneurship in business class, here are some questions of inquiry :)
    1) What creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a business?
    Entrepreneurs often research the markets and identify a need which creates a business to fill it. Our society’s problems and needs are what drives entrepreneurs to start a business. They can not only feel great about how they are helping people, but they are gaining money in the process too.
    2) How do entrepreneurs respond to the needs & wants of society?
    Entrepreneurs respond to the needs and wants of our society by seeking services and products that are currently available and tries to think of ideas to create something new or make things better. They risk their money and people’s money to produce something that can be sold at a profit.
    3) Why do individuals become entrepreneurs?
    Individuals become entrepreneurs because they usually have optimistic personalities and are future oriented. They believe that success is always possible and are willing to risk their money to help people. Also, I believe that people like jobs where they actually love what they are doing, especially when it comes to helping people. In addition to that, being an entrepreneur means that you are the leader of everything. You not only won’t get fired, but you get to choose who you work with.
    4) What drives innovation?
    I think innovation is very important in our society. People love new interesting things so we go ahead and use our knowledge we have already and create something better to not only gain money, but to help and meet the needs and wants of our society.
     5) Are the traits that are needed to be successful as an entrepreneur always the same?
    I believe that all successful entrepreneurs have similar traits. For example, they need to self-assurance, creativity, perseverance, and most importantly passion for what they love to do and not giving up after a failure. To be successful, you can’t just give up or not doing anything after a failure because you will never be able to grow and will have a smaller chance of becoming successful with so much fear. Therefore, an entrepreneur probably has similar traits and personalities depending on their passion for what they love to do.

  • From May 12th to May 16th, I went on a CAS week trip to YangShuo. During this CAS week, we experienced a lot of adventurous activities such as, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and caving. I personally enjoyed […]

  • 1) comment qualifies-tu tes efforts et ta participation dans le cours de français?

    I always try my best during classes, especially in french because everything we learn in class can be useful to our […]

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    I am quite happy with this piece of 8 bar music because I was not very confident with composition, but after doing this, I feel that I have built that confidence with the support of my friends giving me […]

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    This is my final 16 bar melody. I am quite happy with the final product because I thought it would sound like two different songs since I have only done 8 bar melodies before and made the song sound like it […]

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    In this music composition, I chose to use mostly eighth notes and quarter notes to make it simple since composition is kind of hard for me and also because I can’t play very fast notes well on the flute. This […]

  • I like how the melody is always changing and it ends with a long note. What if you added slurs?

  • i like your rhythm a lot because it has a variety. what if you finished the 8 bars?

  • I really like your rhythm and how you added the crescendo/decrescendo. The slurs work very well too. What if you added more leaps instead of having some of the same notes all the time?

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