This video show how Korea, Vietnam, and Japan are growing in economics and GDP. I thought it was interesting that Vietnam was going down the same path of Korea. I also,  thought it was interesting that Korea was improving really fast in the 1980s. I think this will make better decisions later in life because I can see that Vietnam is still growing to become a better country. I wonder how Korea started to get better very quickly.  

This video called “Don’t Panic” was about human poverty. The Hanz is talking about human poverty and how it’s improving. There are lots of countries that are still improving. It shows I have to appreciate poor countries that are still improving. How are we going to set these goals?


Dragon’s Apprentice Tips

In this video, we were giving tips about what to do when you’re preparing for the sale day. In the video, it had to have 2 main categories, 3 things you should do, and clear appeal. My group and I made 3 things all groups should do. Stay on task, Work together with team members, and friendly disagreements. In the video, we would have what you should do and what you shouldn’t. For example, “Stay on task” we showed what you should do, in this case, it was notes on science, but there was also a part where he was off task and watching youtube. For some comedy, Hyunseo slapped Valdi because he was off task. I had lots of fun making it because I was directing the video and I could suggest what we should do in the clips. I could relate this experience with my P.E video that showed how much sugar was in a drink. This relates exactly to that experience because I had fun making everything because I could put clips that I thought were necessary for the video, but that doesn’t mean that I did everything well. One thing I need to work on is remembering things because I forgot that this reflection was due. I think this experience was another Learning Journey for me because I have so many things I need to work. For example, procrastinating, remembering due dates, and talking to a teacher.  In conclusion, this was another part of my Journey to success.  


Swimming Reflection

First I did freestyle, I think my arms have god form since my arms are reaching my waist, but I think I need to work on my legs because I was relying on my arms to give the trust instead on my legs. In result, I was very tired by the time I was at the end of the pool. Next, I did breaststroke, my stroke started slow and paced is too fast. Towards the end, I speed up really fast and didn’t glide through the water. My arms are not reaching my pectoral muscles and not give the full force I can give to the water while I’m swimming. I think know I should focus on form instead of focusing on speed and finishing the task.Last but not least backstroke, I think my arms were better than my legs since I was only thinking about my arms. While I was swimming I would stop because my legs were kicking in different directions. In result, while I was swimming backstroke I was very uncomfortable.I think this video showed what I should do with my forms.


Science Blog post

In the Water filter Design project, we had four tries to get 15 ml of pure water from our designs. Although this project was small we were imagining that this was going to help the NGO of Vietnam.

In my groups first trial, we made a filter by cutting a PVC tube in half and putting a cloth under it. Then we glue the tubes back together. This would collect the dirt out of the water. After that, we glued magnets to the outside of the PVC tube so it would collect the iron out of the water. As we were finishing the filter we noticed that we didn’t think about the salt and acid that was mixed into the water. So we had to scrap the idea.  

In our second trial, we aimed for a totally different design. We used a bottle and tried heating up so the water will evaporate (while the water was evaporating the iron, dirt, acid, and salt would stay behind). We thought it would melt so we used a metal plate to reduce the heat. Then we put a glass beaker inside the bottle so it would collect the water. After a few minutes, the bottle started to smell, so we stop before things got out of hands.

In our third trial, we change the plastic bottle to a glass beaker so it wouldn’t melt. after we changed the material we did the same procedure as the last trial by putting a glass beaker inside the bigger glass beaker. As we waited for the whole class period we only collected 3ml of water.

In our fourth and final trial, we wrapped plastic wrap on top of our beaker so none of the water would evaporate into thin air. Like the third trial, we kept the glass beaker design. After 30 minutes we took it out and we had 15ml of clean water, to see if it wasn’t acidic we use the indicator solution to find out and we had green which meant that we clean water that was drinkable

After this project, I was really proud of my teammates because we kept improving our design. This lead to us getting 15ml of clean water. 


Digital Poetry

The digital poetry was a fun to do, but that doesn’t mean there were some bumps along the road. One challenge I faced was the pictures. I could find the right photos for my descriptions, that was a big deal because the whole video was constructed with photos about running.

Although, I had some problems, I still think that I did a good job on using different tones of voices in different periods of the poem. Overall, if I could change one thing, I would change my time I was speaking because I was only talking for 23 seconds of the video.

Poetry Reflection

First of all, I thought that poetry was helpful because I could see my strengths and weaknesses. Writing poetry has given me memories of my childhood. Writing Poetry is mostly expressing your feelings. That’s why poetry is one of the hardest types of writing for me. It was harder because I wasn’t used to all the rules and words that need to be contained in a poem. 
I have learned a lot of things about poetry. One thing I learned about poetry was stanzas. Before I didn’t know what the word meant ,but now I know what it means. I learned that a stanza is a basic frame for poetry because it affects how you feel and read the poem properly. 
Although poetry is hard for me, I still do like listening to poetry since technically songs are poems. So I’m considering writing poetry as challenging works.
I think this experience has given me a new way of looking at writing because now I know that there are different kinds of writing that are used in poems. 

Who I am (Anger, Flash, and Panther)


I think I’m “Anger” from Inside Out because I tend to behave uncontrollably when I start to get really angry at someone or something. I also think that I’m the “Flash” because I am really caring and helpful to my friend and loved ones. Last but not least I think I’m the “Black Panther” because when there is an argument between friends I always listen to both sides and try to help them both. In the end, all these characters make who I am.

Theme Poem Life Card Reflection



I think I did really good to present my poem. My photo seems to be tied in with my poem. I think the poem could be meaningful to anyone since they can relate to my first plane experience. Some problems that I had were that I couldn’t get the original photo in my photo library also I had trouble transferring the life card to my drive. Overall I think the mini project was really fun because I could make the word photo and design for my “Relatable” life card.

Parable Project


I think that the most appealing Parable was “The Lost Son” because it had the best message, “even though you left father, you can come back to him, confess your sin and then gets forgiven”. 

The message is shown in this poster that the man, raising his hands, could be the son’s father or Jesus. His father was always looking for his “Lost Son”. The “Lost Son” is always important to Jesus. The “Lost Son” is walking to his father with a sorrowful repentance. That’s why I chose the title to be “The Lost Son”. The key message that is related to my poster is ” You can be forgiven by God in any situation”. 

This Parable reminds me of when I need to confess what I did wrong, my father always forgives me because he loves me. My father would say “It doesn’t matter if you used all my money since you have realized that your mistake.” 

The parables helped the people accept God’s message. “He is still waiting for his people who come to Him and seek His forgiveness.” Even though you’re not rich or a certain perfect person, you can be His son with God’s mercy and love.

This is the Palette I used: