What is your opinion of your chair?

  • My opinion about my chair is simply abstract due to the elements and components that I established upon the chair is very creative due to I had introduce the perspective of the viewer in all dimension in order to understand my overall idea and concept of the chair.
  • Furthermore, the chair’s position is also very unique which also added a new feeling to my chair and also Fashion is new so the chair should also be something that is weird and new which no one had thought before.

 

What did you learn from the process?

  • I learned that to reach my goal in time, I should focus on the most important part first, in here, I am saying the big sculptures and pieces that require more time to be finish and then moving on to painting the chair because you don’t want any background paint to invade the sculptures or the add ons. Furthermore, the smaller items can be established later to create depth and details.

 

How did 30 Hands assist you with your progress?

  • In 30 hands, I figured out that when I am too focus on my chair and sculptures which draw my attention to that specific part only and less focus on the main look of the overall chair and the progress itself. Therefore, with 30 hands I got to review my chair every class and view the chair from a longer shot to feel the overall experience of the chair.

 

What were your strongest skills/favourite techniques?

  • My strongest skills are making the models from clay and plastering them, nailing them onto the chair, wearing and designing costumes for them, and hanging lights around the chair to increase creativity.
  • My favourite technique that I used was scrambling the lights together to create a unique chandelier for the shop and also add in height for the shop.

 

What skills/techniques would you like to improve in the future?

  • I would love to improve my hammering skill due to I noticed that the shop’s floor was loosen and began to dropped out some screws which made me very disappointed due to I thought that the hammering process will make the attachment stronger although it was my fault because I didn’t show enough effort and the coordination of the screws to increase the chance of not losing it.

 

How has your strongest element/principle improved and strengthened your chair?

  • My strongest element is repetition and this had strengthened my chair dramatically due to without balance, my chair will be very awkward with an area having too much details happening will the other side is missing and lacking attention. Therefore, with the balanced method, I had brought my chair sculpture together and increase the overall detail of the chair from left to right and top to bottom.

 

How has your chair sculpture allowed you to develop as an artist?

  • My chair sculpture had allowed me to develop more of an artistic perspective and viewing every pieces as art, furthermore, this was shown through my models’ costume due to before, I had never designed someone’s clothing, but with this experiment, I am now more confident with establishing some sort of creative costume that still can be wearable.

 

What would you advise someone who was just beginning this task?

  • My advice for someone who was just beginning this task is that you should use your time wisely and understand which part is more important to emphasize so therefore, you will not run of time when the deadline is coming closer. Furthermore, you should also have your plan memorised so that you will not wandering away from the original idea but instead base your sculpture on the plan design and make adjustment when only needed to reduce the chance of wasting time. Also you work so hard on your planning so why not bring it to life?

 

Throughout this quarter for Language Art, we had done a variety of task and assignments that were very important to our future learning and understanding of the surrounding world. In this reflection, I will be sharing and discussing the most challenging of the previous unit, my most significant achievement in this class and what technique that I use and practice more during quarter 2.

Firstly, the hardest part about Language Art was the Journalism. Since I am always used to write descriptive writings and personal writings, although, in this particular task, I was required to produce a piece of paper that is only based on facts. That's not all; our word choice should also be objective and not bias. Furthermore, the design of the newspaper should also be similar to the official and popular publications worldwide.

Next, the highest achievement in this class so far was the to turn a piece of quotes, information, or statistic into a convincible part of the writing. That's not all; we learned how to construct the mandatory layout of the script so that the reader can feel the flow of the article although the storyline should not be a high emphasis.

Thirdly, in quarter 2, I would love to improve my citation skills due to I want to show respect and give credits to the authors. Moving on, I also want to practice the skills of formatting the MLA 8 citations on a document so that it is in proper form. Overall, I think I had an enjoyable experience in this particular class and had learned a lot of new tactics preparing for high school.

Throughout this quarter for Social Studies, we had done a variety of task and assignments that were very important to our future learning and understanding of the surrounding world. In this reflection, I will be sharing and discussing the most challenging of the previous unit, my most significant achievement in this class and what technique that I use and practice more during quarter 2.

Firstly, the hardest part about Social Studies was the debate. The process of this particular task was very abstract. Due to our primary job was to understand and remember every tiny fragment of our plan to master the debate. This project was very hard to me due to our group had composed a massive amount of notes and information. Furthermore, during the discussion, our discussion time was very little, and we did not have enough time to distribute our ideas and thoughts out to our group members.

Next, the highest achievement in this class so far was the ability to spark up with ideas and claims to be contrasted with the other team during the debate. The reasons why this was important to me was because, in our real life, we should always be on our feet ready to embrace all diversion.

Thirdly, in quarter 2, I would love to improve my citation skills due to I want to show respect and give credits to the authors. Moving on, I also want to practice the skills of formatting the MLA 8 citations on a document so that it is in proper form. Overall, I think I had an enjoyable experience in this particular class and had learned a lot of new tactics preparing for high school.

The Water Filter Design was a challenge which required as  a group to come up with a design that can filter water and especially turn it to a drinkable source. The challenge requirements are

  • Completely remove all our contaminants, including salt, copper, and sediment
  • Produce water with an acidity range between 6-8 pH
  • Generate at least 15 ml of water for testing. (ideally, more the better.)
  • Your NGO can provide solar panel systems with limited electricity to families.
  • Use materials that are available to people in rural Vietnamese villages, or within the limited budget

We researched and came up with an idea that we can exclude out the sediments before heating the polluted water. Inside a  large plastic bottle, we placed sand, coal, pebbles, and rocks packed in it and covered the mouthpiece with fabric and then we cut the bottom of the bottle of creating the well that collects water that we poured in. The water that came out was quite clear and clean.

Use heat, boiling pot, bowl to filter it out the salt from the water, inside the pot, the bowl is a place and the polluted water will be surrounding the bowl, but not inside the bowl. Then, we place the switched (up to ~ down) lid of the pot.  Then, the clean water will fall down to the bowl.

The major ideas of showing your poem visually with pictures and music really are interesting to make for me, I found it really fun to work on this amazing project. However, finding the appropriate music for certain events were harder than I thought and showing pictures that show the shadow of the poem were difficult either but when I realized that when using pictures in new perspectives really help the audience think deeper about the poem and video itself and the reasons why the creator used that specific image to represents that imagery?

When reading the poem out loud, I chose a specific part to emphasize a word or speak extremely fast on for emotion and found that it really helped the reader understand the main ideas of my poem. It just helped to hear it instead of reading it in my head. Although, if I were to do this project again, I may have written another poem that was shorter and because my poem was too long to organize. And to anyone that will be doing this project in the future, memorize your poem because when watching the video, it's really obvious if you read the wrong word. Overall, this project really entertaining and I enjoyed it a lot.

During this poetry unit, I learned a lot of important guild lines in poetry. Such as line breaks, white space, stanza, theme, topic, and narrow the main focus. Although the most interesting topic that I find really important to my daily life because this "rule" did hit my weakness. Poetry doesn't matter much with formal mechanicals grammars and the thing that matter is expressing ideas. Before I started digging further into the unit, I thought that poem suppose to be arranged in the same "paragraph" and share the same syllables throughout each line. Right now, I do not consider that I am a professional poet although I can understand the concepts of poetry. Such as, I can identify why did the poet used line break on that certain stanza or trying to find the theme of the poem. Since first grade, I had enjoyed writing a poem because I feel like the poem is a unique way to deliver my thoughts and emotions to the reader. Throughout each school year, I had learned to build a stronger and broader foundational base for my poetry skills and I pledge that I should continue to use the poem as my tools and techniques to practice adapting figurative languages and vocabulary choice into my writing. I experience a very steady a strong improvement during this unit because I  can see how much I have grown between the beginning of the year until now. I have seen myself growing during the period of poetry and writing in general. From the beginning of the year, I have used the line breaks and white space less effectively. Comparing it to now, I had know when to break the line in half and why I am doing it. In conclusion, I have really enjoyed my first quarter of the writing class and looking forward to more amazing topics later on in the school year.

These pictures represent my personality and my habit such as how slow the Max the sloth is and the laziness of Chloe really match with my characteristic.

First I choose Max, the sloth in Zootopia, he works and progresses information very slowly which match with my internal traits. I usually exit the class last and take the longest to take a shower for PE class. I remember when I was in science class, I was taking so long to finish packing up my bag and Mr. Butz (my science teacher) was in a hurry to the cafeteria because he was on duty so he kelp telling me to quickly pack up my bags and go out the classroom so he can lock the doors. That was the time when I could work faster than normal so in the end, I forgot to take my MacBook with me when leaving class.

Next, I picked Judy, the cob rabbit in Zootopia, she reacts to the situation really quickly and adapted to it smoothly too, I think I am similar to her because she speaks very fast without minding to add any punctuation in her dialogs. I remember the comments for my Learning How To Learn project for Language Art, Ms. Beals suggested that I can slow down my speaking rate during the presentation, the audience will process the information deeper and stronger.

Last but not least, I choose Chloe, the grayish cat in the Pets movie, she is very easy to be hook by the queen of procrastination. I feel like I sometimes was just being lazy and doing something that doesn't require thinking rather than doing my homework assignments. Such as right now, I am currently watching Alisha Marie's channel on youtube while trying to write this blog post.

Overall, I think I am a "great" person because I am slow which really annoying to some people and I speak very fast which irritate others that listen to me. That's not all, I sometimes watch a 2 hours video on Netflix before checking out what is my homework for groups projects. I know I am a slight "bad" person but I always try to keep myself happy and positive just like Judy does.
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