Winter exhibition experience

Hi and welcome back its been a while, but today I am going to be talking about our project and the winter exhibition. This exhibition was not my favourite one for sure but was good to finally have a proper one due to covid. Our project was about the Manhattan project and the worlds first atomic bomb it was a really cool project and I found it super interesting. But we also learned about conceptual art and the meaning behind it as well which I definitely don’t think was very interesting. I honestly quite think it is stupid but that’s just me. When I think of art I think of a skillful painting or something skillful but a ready made conceptual art peace sorry it’s not art. But during our project we had to read a book called Hiroshima by John Hersey. It was actually a really good book he was a reporter, reporting on what was happening through I think 5 or 6 characters POV. I actually learned a lot from that book and what else happened other then the bomb blowing up like the weather that happened after and how long it took for Hiroshima to repair its really crazy to think about. We also had to write these summaries for 3 weeks about the book then we had a Socratic seminar to share so here is my second summary.

In my second summary, I want to talk about how John Hersey used the chapters to really tell a compelling story. That people nowadays know but back when this was wrote not a lot of people did. Hersey’s narrative is compelling because he shows the events following the bomb through the personal experiences of witnesses. For example we learn that the plants grow so much more Hersey described that it was optimistic and so green. But he also used really deep descriptive words that described what was going on weeks after the bomb we learned about the long lasting affects on how people got so sick from the radiation as well. But I really think the Hersey words chose had one of the biggest impact on the book it makes it feel so much more real and you really think how bad this event was and how much hell these people went through. It really makes you think when you go through something that you think is really bad what people in Hiroshima had to go through is just 30 times worse. Here is a really good example of the way he tells a really compelling story. 

The flash generated by the bomb was so bright, notes Hersey, that it left shadows of buildings and even human silhouettes imprinted on walls. But one other thought I have is the character choice on who goes through what and who gets more sick then other people is really interesting and definitely could be a really good reason on why the story is so compelling for example the choice of Father Kleinsorge going to Tokyo and getting this exposer for all other doctors? I feel like this summery was my best one for sure I did a really good job explaining my ideas and thoughts. Then we went on a field study to 2 art museums this were really helpful for understanding conceptual art and the meaning behind it I can feel were people are coming from for conceptual art. I am definitely starting to come around the idea of it I still don’t like it or wouldn’t go to a museum to look at that stuff. But we went to the Vancouver conceptual art museum and the Vancouver art museum. The Vancouver conceptual art museum was definitely hard to get me to like the art or enjoy it yet alone understand it but the Vancouver art museum made me open my eyes a little bit towards the art. Now going into the exhibition we had to make a art peace that represented Hiroshima. So I wanted to add my passion baseball into my art so I got a baseball bat and hammered nails into it to represent the to sides of the bat 1 of Japan and 1 of USA and the nails represent the healing and repair process of the tragedy of what happened in Hiroshima. We also had to write a artist statement about our art here is mine.during the exhibition it felt really good to be talking to people and presenting of what you made and another exhibition in the books.

Critical Summary on Hiroshima

Hi, and today I will talk about Hiroshima, my opinions, thoughts on the book and what happened in Hiroshima. I think John Hersey overall did a perfect job on the text as it was a very successful book. But I think there are things to be talked about in the book. Hiroshima was a great story, and it put into perspective what happened there from a vastly different view. So much other than Americans viewed it, I think that’s why the book was so successful was because Americans didn’t know or think about this aspect of the event. Some negatives for me was it can get repetitive at some points in the book where it can get pretty boring to read. I think he stretched some topics out for too many pages; also, I feel like he jumped from character to character a lot which got confusing at times. But that is far and few from all the good pages and how interesting the book was. Everyone will have different opinions on this book, either bad or good. Still, you can’t argue that this story didn’t give you a different view on Hiroshima and even the Americans in an aspect. But let’s talk about why this book is so effectively written to get so many people to write it.

I want to talk about how John Hersey used the chapters to tell a compelling story. That people nowadays know, but back when this was written, not many people did. Hersey’s narrative is evident because he shows the events following the bomb through the personal experiences of witnesses. For example, we learn that the plants grow so much more Hersey described that it was optimistic and so green. But he also used profound descriptive words that told what was going on weeks after the bomb. We learned about the long-lasting effects of how people got so sick from the radiation. But I think the Hersey words chosen had one of the most significant impacts on the book. It makes it feel so much more accurate, and you think how bad this event was and how much hell these people went through. It makes you think when you go through something that you think is bad, what people in Hiroshima had to go through is just 30 times worse. Here is an excellent example of how he tells a compelling story. 

The flash generated by the bomb was so bright, notes Hersey, that it left shadows of buildings and even human silhouettes imprinted on walls. But one other thought I have is the character choice on who goes through what and who gets sicker than other people is exciting and definitely could be a perfect reason on why the story is so compelling for example, the choice of Father Kleinsorge going to Tokyo and getting this exposer for all other doctors? One thing I think that was interesting is John Hersey admits to having felt both “despair and relief” when he heard that the bomb had dropped on Hiroshima, but we do not know how he felt after he researched and wrote the book. Did he agree with the bomb or not? There are so many speculations in our class, but for me, I think he disagreed with the bomb. I think we all can agree that it did save lives for the US, but it probably could have been handled differently, but I believe Hersey was trying to show what happened and the effects and evil it was. By the way, he wrote the book, and I think you can tell he did not agree, like his word usage and how he describes the events and what people had to go through. The last thing I want to talk about is why this Hersey come back after 40 years to write the last part of the book.

But also how could this affect the characters and the basic plot of the story, I think there are many reasons why he did this, but I think one of them is to give us some insight into what lives were like so many years later and how long-lasting effects were. But the last seminar we talked about do you think john thought of this as a win or lose and after reading chapter 5, I believe that he did not know of it to be a good thing, you know, saying that people could not get jobs after the bombing if you were a Survivor which is just crazy to think about. I consider him telling us this so many years later is so impactful it’s showing like the little boy is still affecting people 40 years later. I also think it affected how I saw the characters in the story. He told us that DR. Fushi gets his clinic back but deals with the bomb by drinking, partying and playing golf changed my thought of him and looking back, I think of him so differently now. Also, how Tanimoto goes to America and goes on TV and talks to a guy who was in the Enola gay, I don’t know how I would feel about that if my country got bombed and I survived it, I don’t think I would go to that country I found that part interesting. Even though I believe Hersey added some useless information that we might not have needed 40 years later, it was a very impactful way to conclude the story. 

D-day

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Today I am going to be talking about D-Day and why it is significant. We have been discussing a lot about the historical importance and what it means in class. So today, I am going to make a case on why D-day is an exciting event. D-Day happened in WW2, and it pretty much won the war. In my opinion, If you ask everyone here at Seycove if they know about d-day or even ask all of Deep Cove, they would all be aware of what D-day is. But let’s talk about what makes an event historically significant and some keywords that make it so important. I think the first thing you need to ask is about the timing of one of the most extensive beach raids, if not the biggest, where so people lost their lives after that day the Germans could no longer hold off the allies. The next thing I think you need is to know is how deeply it affected peoples lives. It affected everyone on that beach, some losing their lives or their loved ones. It also affected Hitler in a great way. He could no longer hold off the allies eventually killed himself and his family. Lastly, how it would have affected our lives today, if the allies didn’t win the storming of the beach. We learn about it in school and it’s a big part of our history. The way it has impacted our lives today. So now after all this, do you think D-day is historically significant? You tell me.

Our first project of the year!!

Hi and welcome back to my blog, back with my third post of the year, and it’s going to be all about government. The first thing we did to start the project was a survey on the government we have and how much we agree with the parties. I think it was pretty interesting because I had never thought about all the party’s and what I related to. Then we learned, and our central question was how s govern ourselves. I had to think about this. It was not a very easy thing to answer but after some thinking, here is what I came up with

I think this year’s election was fascinating with many things to talk about, and I liked the idea I had at the end of my blog post about the three-party cycle system more on than that later. Then our the project took off, we got into groups, and we became our political parties. We had to think about our values and our mission as our party. Like the actual parties, our party was more of a Green Party but still wanted to improve the economy and change the way our electoral system works too! So we had to create a press release about our party. So we called ourselves Alpha Green the thought behind it was we are more alpha or the better Green Party. After thinking, here is what we came up with.  I think our graphic looks really good and explains our party there is always things to improve on like being a bit more specific would help better explain our party because no one knows about our party. But a big shout out to Asha for creating the template make sure you go check out her blog! But know you might want to know a bit more to our party so lets dig in to Alpha Vert.

Our party values action on climate change, to provide Canada with a better future. We also value the economy and will create ways to protect the environment and the economy such as reorganizing Canada’s budget and putting funds from there into our plans for climate action. We value a government that is able to make these changes before the damaging impacts of climate change further effect you. The alpha vert party highly values Canadas free healthcare and we plan to keep in place. Current public healthcare has its flaws and that is why we as a party propose to introduce a highly regulated private healthcare option. This will give people who need treatment the option to pay extra to skip the wait. This money will be taxed and put back into the public healthcare and environmental budgets. So now you know more about alpha Vert lets talk what is our mission. But first make sure you check out my group memebers blogs aswell asha,noah,tomas and angleo 

So now that you know about our parties values lets talk about Alpha Vert’s mission as a party our mission as a party is to work towards creating a better future through renewable energy ( promoting electric transportation, investing in companies that focus on renewable energy sources, and increasing the value of green transportation in Canadians eyes). We also feel that actions can be conducted faster and more efficient in a simpler government. Other green parties have focused on the environment, but they had to many aspects that they concerned about. We will narrow our focus to electrical renewable energy. Hopefully your interested in alpha vert now but I want to show you a good visual about our top priority’s before we get into the specifics.

The last thing I want to talk about is our priorities in depth so you can know what Alpha Vert is all about A better future by promoting a renewable energy we will do this by adding charging stations for electric cars to gas stations to make it more easy and useful to charge electric cars. The next party to our renewable future plan will be our electric transportation system for electric buses, taxis, electric bikes across Canada to reduce green house gas emissions. The last part of our Renewable energy plan will be adding incentives for Canadians to trade in there gas powered cars for electric cars EX. Increasing cash back for trading your cars. This will hopefully improve the amount of electric cars on the road and decrease the amount of gas powered cars. Our next Priority is Reorganizing the budget we will be taking a second look at our spending and cutting down on unnecessary expenses our budget will be 700 million and we will invest over 5 years the flooding budget will be cut to 33 million from 68 million. One of our biggest ideas will be Simplify the electoral system putting in place our three party cycle system we are set on recreating the Canadian electoral system to create a simpler and fair vote only three parties will be in an election to prevent splitting the vote, however the party with the least amount of votes will switch with a new party in a three party cycle, guaranteeing a majority government. A new party will enter the cycle every time there is an election and is chosen by members from all three of the previous elections parties. Investment is our next idea in our priorities plan Investing in companies that deal with solar, tidal and wind turbines. Lastly we want to work on improving the economy without costing the environment we will be redirecting the budget to invest in renewable energy. So now you know all about alpha vert let’s show our add that we made to end of this project.

To end off this project l want to reflect on my first project of the year and what I can do better and what I liked I think this was a really interesting project and I learned a lot about politics and political views. But this project will definitely help me when I can vote and being educated on our political system will really help me in the long run. The only thing is this project felt really rushed and quick but overall was a really good project to end off this post I am going to show you a slideshow to even better explain our party anyways goodbye for now👋

Vote alpha!?

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Today I’m going to show you why you should vote for the Alpha Vert party in this upcoming election. We are an excellent party that wants to help the economy and improve our environmental systems by eliminating greenhouse emissions. I bet by now you already have a bunch of questions about our values as a party, our mission and our top priority as a party.  Well, I will answer all of them to help you get a better understanding of Alpha Vert. Let’s get right into things:

What are Alpha Vert’s values?

Our party values action on climate change and provides Canada with a better future. We also focus on the economy and will create ways to protect the environment, such as reorganizing Canada’s budget and putting funds from there into our plans for climate action. We value a government that can make these changes before the damaging impacts of climate change further affect us. The alpha vert party highly values Canada’s free healthcare, and we plan to keep it in that place. Current public healthcare has its flaws, and that is why we as a party propose introducing a highly regulated private healthcare option. This will give people who need treatment the option to pay extra to skip the wait. This money will be taxed and put back into the public healthcare and environmental budgets. So now that you know a bit more about Alpha Vert, let’s get into our mission. But first, make sure you check out my group members blog’s as well as,Noah,tomas and angleo 

 Our mission as a party is to create a better future through renewable energy (promoting electric transportation, investing in companies that focus on renewable energy sources, and increasing the value of the green vehicle in Canadian’s eyes). We also feel that actions can be conducted faster and more efficiently in a more straightforward government. Other green parties have focused on the environment, but they had too many aspects that they were concerned about. We will narrow our focus to renewable electrical energy. Hopefully, you are interested in alpha vert now, but I want to show you an informative visual about our top priorities before we get into the specifics. But now let’s get into the specifics and go more in depth on our priorities:

A better future by promoting a renewable energy:

we will do this by adding charging stations for electric cars to gas stations to make it more accessible and affordable to charge electric cars.

The next part of our renewable future plan will be our electric transportation system for electric buses, taxis, electric bikes across Canada to reduce green house gas emissions. The last part of our renewable energy plan will be adding incentives for Canadians to trade in their gas powered cars for electric cars for example, Increasing cash back incentives for trading your cars. This will hopefully improve the amount of electric cars on the road and decrease the amount of gas powered cars.
Our next Priority is Re-organizing the budget, we will be taking a second look at our spending and cutting down on unnecessary expenses. Our budget will be 700 million and we will invest over 5 years the flooding budget will be cut to 33 million from 68 million. One of our biggest ideas will be to simplify the electoral system by putting in place our three party cycle system. We are set on recreating the Canadian Electoral System to create a simpler and fair vote that only three parties will be in an election to prevent splitting the vote. However the party with the least amount of votes will switch with a new party in a three party cycle, guaranteeing a majority government. A new party will enter the cycle every time there is an election and is chosen by members from all three of the previous elections parties. Investment is our next idea in our priorities plan Investing in companies that deal with solar, tidal and wind turbines. Lastly, we want to work on improving the economy without costing the environment so we will be re-directing the budget to invest in renewable energy.  Here is an artistic rendering photo to help you understand our three party cycle idea to incorporate into the next election.

But what makes our party the most unique, I think, we are pretty original because we are helping the election system which not a lot of parties are even thinking about. We are also helping the economic system by improving on our green ideas by trying to eliminate green house emissions so at the next polls Think Alpha Vote Vert! 

What did sports look like in WW2??

Hi everyone welcome back to my blog and today we toast our last project of the school year. It’s been crazy how this school year has been I remember at the start of the year I didn’t think I would make it but here I am. Well lets get into the project this project is all about the 1950s. We learned a lot about the 1950s and I found it quite fascinating. Well my podcast has been about sports and if you don’t know what I am talking about then this year we have been focusing on making podcasts and mine is called everything sports make sure to check it out on all major streaming services. But the first thing I wanna talk about it the making of my podcast I talked all about sports after WW2 and have a great interview with Robin Russell, but from here let’s just listen to my podcast.

Now I wanna talk the next thing we did that was the our answer to how Canadian life has developed after WW2  these are the 3 main topics I think developed Canadian life after WW2 the baby boom, increase of jobs and workers rights and voting rights and the bill of rights. Now I want to talk the core Competencies of the project and when you listen I think I really talked about Continuity and change really well connecting sports and the 1950s and what has stayed the same and changed. For. Speak listen and write I think I am really proud of the presentations I did this project I think speaking in crowds for me is easy. Anyways guys thanks for coming another year of the school year and will see you guys next year for grade 11!

Disneyland what about it?

Welcome back to my blog its been a while but today we are going to be talking about Disneyland and Walt Disney. It’s actually a very interesting topic lets start with Walt Disney first Walt made a film called Cinderella you way know what this is well you probably do! It is one of the most famous Disney movies well for Walt it was a big hit so after you make a movie that gets you a lot of money you make another one well he did exactly that. This one was called Alice in wonderland and yet again it was a very big hit that made Walt a lot of money.  One thing I find very interesting is that both movies are very happy nothing bad happens and these were made right after WW2 so Walt being a smart guy made these movies to be so happy with no guns or tanks or war so people would watch them and it worked he made a lot of money. Also these movies are still watched today by young children which I think is very cool because they were made in 1950. The next thing Walt did was go on TV why not right it might make you more money he was on TV once a week for an hour and his show was about anything going on in the world. But 1 episode we talked about in class was about rocket ships like who would want to watch that right well Walt was a very smart person so he did this to show the world that the US was ahead of everyone to get to space and to say like America is so good we are so far ahead of everyone. Which is pretty interesting because it just shows how smart he was. Well now his next big idea was lets make Disneyland so he bought a 9 million dollar property which back then was huge like crazy. Once it was built it was crazy so many people came the lines were just crazy but the last part of this post is going to be about it was has changed and stayed the same in Disneyland well most of the rides have stayed the same which is really cool. But obviously there has been rides added which changes Disneyland but the fact that in someways its just like it was back in 1950 is just so magical. Well thanks for coming over to my blog today and for now cya.

R&J plus radio show?

Hi and welcome back to my blog today it is going to be all about Romeo and Juliet and our latest project about them it all started with our very own version we got to literally choose whatever we want we could change the story a lot of only a little bit we could do whatever we wanted I choose to do mine as dumb and dumber the movie it was actually pretty fun to write but if I did it again I could have done it way better and made it more funny but that was only milestone 1 moving onto 2 when doing all these milestones we watching 2 versions of Romeo and Juliet movies. The next we did was created my very first co hosted podcast for everything sports my podcast series go check it out. But our topic for our first one was what is a classic? This podcast was actually pretty good for a first co hosted podcast we did it online through FaceTime because of Covid but it went really good we all put great points and had a great conversation.

But we were not done we were giving feedback on our podcast and got another topic and we had to create a second co hosted podcast but this time it was on what is a adaptation? This time it was way better for me because it was about the NBA bubble which is you know you, you know i know a lot about sports but this one was definitely our better podcast and went really well take a listen.

Now moving onto our radio show we had about one week to pull it off it was hard work but very fun as well it was Romeo and Juliet but 2 kids sitting at home listening to it on the radio and me and Gabe had the to guys sitting on the coach role it commented a lot of the play and let our audience know what was going on in the play it was actually a really fun project and in conclusion I did a lot of firsts but were all very Fun and cool and this project is up there for best project that’s all I got for you guys today thanks for reading and till next time cya yea.

Stories of WW2

Hi and welcome back to my blog and we will be talking about WW2 and our project on it, the first thing we did was write about nationalism we wrote a paragraph about it and how we can connect on it to start off our project. Next we did had to do some research on our topic and WW2 my research was about the war and what sports looked like in WW2 and it was definitely a weird time sports were changed lots of sports did get canceled but not because they wanted to because all there men literally went to go fight in the war it was really cool to find out these things because when you look at WW2 you don’t think what sports we being played and what were not. Next I moved onto working on my script what was I going to talk about for script well I will put a picture here so you can read it but I talked about the war and what happened then moved into how were sports impacted by WW2 then interviewed my great grandma because she was a small child at the time so she explained what she remembered from the war and how she was affected I think it was a really good interview and helped my podcast a lot.

So after the script we moved onto, the creation of my podcast I read over my script got my interview and got to work with the editing I added my music and everything overall I think this project had a lot of ups and downs but I think it wad a great project and I learned a lot about the war. You guys can listen to all my podcasts on all major streaming devices and apps thank you guys for tuning in to another blog post peace.

Who is the greatest Canadian?

Hi and welcome back to my blog covid has affected a lot of things and people but one good thing is that I got to back to school and make a podcast. In this blog post I will be talking about the greatest Canadian. Over this project we have learned a lot about Canadian identity and figured out who is our greatest Canadian. In the end of the project we made a podcast about our greatest Canadian. For this blog I am going to talk about this project and reflect on this project.

 Next I will show you my podcasts creation we created a Basecamp link with a lot of information about our podcast and the creation we sent this to our interviewee https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/siy4bpUxJfj1qwRidoFk6oEo

now I will show you my podcast to conclude this post and this project I would like to talk about how much I learned in this my video skills and my editing and creating music has improved a lot and in this project I learned about Canadian identity a lot and about the greatest Canadian Sidney Crosby below will be 2 link one for a reflection on what to improve on and my final podcast.

And the link for my podcast