Carla Viaja a Bogotá

¡Hola, Bienvenido a mi blog! Recientemente, fui a Bogota por tres días. Mi viaje fue incredible. Vi muchos lugares bonito. Siete y trecenta de la mañana en Octobre 31 tomé un avion de United Airlines a Bogota. ¡Fue vente y siete horas, muy cansada! Cuando llegué, yo aloje un dormitorio en el hotel hotel Villa America. Dormí mucho.

En el primer día, me comí el desayuno en el hotel. Es normalmente, no diferente. Despues de desayuno , fui al Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica. El Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica es el único museo de arte en Bogota. El arte en el museo es muy diferente comparado con normal arte. Pintados de rechoncho cosas como comida, personas, animal y líders por Fernando Botero. Tambien tiene arte de Picasso, Monet, Dalí y mas. Lo muy recomiendo el museo. Siguiente, tomé el Transmilenio fui al Mercado de las Pulgas de Usaquen a comprar regalos para mi familia y mi amigos. El mercado hay muchos cosas desde souvenirs a juguete, todo expresar Colombino cultura, tradicional y local. El mercado es famoso para cofí y vela, alguno dicen. Especialmente cofí vela. El mercado este un grande experiencia de diversidad cultural en Columbia. Yo completé el día y fui al hotel.


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En el segundo día, me comî desayuno en el hotel y encontrarse un amigo de Columbia en el estacion de Transmilenio. Mi amigo tomo me a vi arquitectura. Nosotros tomemos el Transmilenio a calle Carrera donde todo el bonito arquitectura es. Nosotros fuimos visitar la Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen primero. ¡La iglesia es muy linda! ¡Interior es cultivatar! Adentro y salir la iglesia tiene rayas de rojos y blanco. Puedes ver el historia de catholic en Columbia. ¡Es incredible! ¡Me encantar el iglesia porque es muy bonito! Despues de iglesia, nosotros fuimos al Torre Colpatria a ver un magnifico vista de Bogota. ¡Es el quinto alto torre en America del Sur! Mi amigo y yo al final del día.


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En el final día, juntí el Ciclovia de Bogota para algun ejercicio. Yo andí en bici todo día. Muy cansadí, pero encontarse con muchos personas y vi el cultura de local en Columbia. Personas de Columbia estar muy amigable. Hice unos amigos. El siguiente día fui al Dorado aeropuerto y tome un avion de Japan Airline va a Ho Chi Minh.

SS – Human Rights Reflection

In this project on Human Rights, we focused on improving/learning about poverty and the different rules of Human Rights. This is an important skill because if not known, we would not be able to help the people going through poverty.  One thing I improved while working on this project is my ability to connect with my team and research about such matters. This blog post provides a reflection on my work, as well as a sample of what I accomplished.

How did my collaboration with classmates help me focus my ideas or provide new insights?

My collaboration helped me to remember what we’ve done and what needs to be done. It helps in the process of organizing the team to accomplish what needs to be done quickly. Also, when sharing ideas, it was easier as we could imagine and agree on one which included each of our ideas into one.

What did you learn from visiting other exhibits?

I learnt about the different things that are happening and the different organizations who try to solve these problems. I learnt many things about the organizations like the trips they have for volunteers and what they do to help. Also, the history of the organizations were also mentioned and I got many insights on how working with the organizations were. It was interesting to see that there are many people in Vietnam who are interested in helping.

How can you continue your involvement with this group or social issue?

To continue working with my selected organization, I might go over to Hanoi and help them during the summer and volunteer as a helper.

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Writing – Poetry Reflection

1.What challenged you in this unit?

In this unit it was very challenging to come up with ideas to work with and put them together in one poem keeping in mind the things in the rubric with the things we had learnt.

2.How did your visuals enhance (add to) your poems?

My visuals created an interesting effect on my poems. They made my poems attractive and nicer looking. Also, they made easier for people to recognize what the poems are about. They isolate the main words which describe the poem. They also made it more pretty and interesting.

SS – Human Rights Project Reflection

1. What are the most difficult and most satisfying parts of the service you are performing? Why?

The most difficult part of the services we have performed for this project is actually putting our bits and pieces of work together into one piece of work. It was really hard to put the abstract information and the information given from the organization along with their wanted work into one video. It was difficult because we were not organized because we were not on the same track on what we were doing and we were thinking too much about each of ourselves and not cooperating much. In the end, we finished the job by making a plan and cooperating with each other understanding the situation better. The most satisfying part about the project is probably the most satisfying part about every other project. It is when we finished the project well done and have everything well prepared for presentation. It was satisfying to look at our work being done and being able to show it to others. It was because it was our work and it was done in the end.

2. What specific skills have you used at your community site?

For this community site presentation, we have used the skills of art, research, editing and journalism. We used our artistic skills when making the display for our presentation type and the internet was also very useful for research: contacting through emails with our organization and finding information on the substandard housing. We also improved our editing skills by making the film and putting all our clips together and for journalism, we wrote using the information we have found from research to write about the situations on substandard housing.

The Lows and Highs Of Yearbook

This yearbook year was very enjoyable and fun. We have learnt a lot and have had many ups and downs.

There were a lot of ups in yearbook this year including the improvement in editing and photography, skills of design and journalism. We have also made many new friends from different grades this year in yearbook. We worked well together with our new-found friends and it was extremely fun when we went out to take photos as a practice. we had a lot of fun learning how to take high quality photos and practicing taking the photos. I would like to continue this the next time I am part of a yearbook team.

Although there are many highs to yearbook, there are also lows. Some of which include only being able to sit in front of computers and working on spreads. Yearbook was more of individual work instead of teamwork for most of the year. Only when we finished all our spreads did we have good teamwork. Also, most of the times when we had finished our spreads early, we would have nothing to do because we were not assigned anything else to do. Then, we just sit on our chairs and wait for class to end.

In total, yearbook was fun, but there were ups and downs. It was enjoyable and I would like to continue the class in future.


SS Facts on Human Rights

Fact 1

More than 2000 years ago, along the shores of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, they spoke the same language.

Slaver in Ancient Greece and Rome by Jacqueline Dembar Greene Copyright 2000

Fact 2

It was harmful for the environment to collect dog waste in a plastic bag because it prevents the waste from decomposing.

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change by Garth Sundem foreword by Bethany Hamilton Copyright 2010

ELA Resume Reflection


2. Best professional qualities

My best professional qualities as a student myself is the adventurous, curious mind of a student. I like to explore and learn about new things that I did not know and love to do hands-on things to learn more about them. I will be willing to do more things to learn about the subject. I am mostly open-minded to the interesting new lessons.

3. Opposite

The problem is, I have no motivation to do what I want to learn and do because most of what we learn are not the things I am interested in. I tend to procrastinate and get distracted by social media and other sources. I need to learn how to get myself more into the subjects we are talking about. I would treat myself for every time I accomplished something so I can improve in that area.

SS Imperialism Essay

The Driving Force Behind European Imperialism

In the 19th century, the New Imperialism began with its very main drive, industrialism and has changed many of each Aafrican country’s history ever since. It is important that we consider this as this was a long period of partitions, colonies and imperialism in the 1800s. It is the cause of today’s many wars. The primary driving force behind Imperialism in africa in the 19th century is nationalism because each and every country had extreme national pride. Although, economics could also be considered the primary driving force because the resources in Africa helped in economical usage and resulted in a wealthier country, but the countries are only wealthier because of their pride which encouraged them to take over land and sea before using the land for economic purposes.


First and foremost, the driving force behind the new imperialism is nationalism. This is as each and every citizen want their country to advance and rise above all other countries becoming the best. According to the Eenglish intellectual author and speaker, John Ruskin stated in Doc B, “she must found colonies as fast and as far as she is able to, formed of her most energetic and worthiest men; – seizing every piece of fruitful waste ground she can set her foot on,” and, “that their first aim is to be to advance the power of England by land and sea.” With this, one can see that imperialism was driven by the pride of the citizens in each country. Their main desire was to overthrow all the lands they could set foot on. By the level of encouragement from each citizen added together, the men who travel to vanquish lands would not want to let their country down and to continue their act of overpowering. Also, author of “Does Germany Need Colonies?”, Freidrich Fabri, wrote in his book that, “It would be wise if we Germans would learn about colonial skills from our Anglo-Saxon[British] cousins and would begin-in a friendly competition-to strive after them.” And, “Should the New German Reich wish to prove and maintain its newly won position of power for a long time, it will have to take up the same culture-mission and delay no longer to acknowledge it colonial task anew.” Through these, one can see that all the other countries wanted to do was take over as many countries as possible and rise above the best to be the best of the best. It proves that not just one country, but two countries want the victory of being the best of all countries. Because these two countries had the most pride, they were part of the strongest countries. For example, Britain was the leading country in Aafrica, having conquered Northern Nigeria, Egypt, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, British East africa, Union of South africa, Bechuanaland, Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia. Therefore the main force behind imperialism in Aafrica is national pride because many citizens encourage the act of overmastering through text and books they write.


Although nationalism was one of the stronger forces behind the new imperialism, economics would be stronger than it because the resources taken from africa help the economic statuses of countries go higher faster. As you can see in Doc D, Aafrica had all the resources to improve European technology. Therefore, European countries would take the resources, make new technology out of it and sell it back to where it came from, earning more profit than ever because they took the resource for free. With this, one can tell that economics was the main focus because the African countries had so many resources that helped make the process of technology develop within a faster rate. However, national pride takes over economics in the driving force because only after they conquered the countries with the help of nationalism did they find that the countries had these resources. In Doc E, one can see that before resources came in, the economic level was very low which shows that national pride was the force that brought britain to at least that level in the first place. As seen on the Doc, the imports and exports were very low in the year of 1854 because they had not figured out what to do with the resource, but if there was no pride from their home countries, they would not have been there in the first place. To conclude, economics could be considered the main force behind the new imperialism, but nationalism overlooks it because the only reason they would use african resources for economics is because nationalism encouraged them to be there, in africa.
Therefore, nationalism was the main driving force behind the new imperialism. Despite the fact that economics could also be the main driving force. That is because each country had a great amount of national pride which brought the country to the best they could be, overthrowing as many pieces of land as possible. Also, even though economics could be the main force, the national pride from their hometowns were the ones who brought the country to conquering the pieces of land. Nationalism is not only good for your country, but also yourself because the more involved you get, the more proud your government would feel and the more they would want to do the things you want them to.

Bright Spot

A strength I showed was my ability trying to connect to modern civilization and citing the sources.

To Work On

I did not organize the essay well and it ended up with bad mechanics and many mistakes in the essay. In the future, I should focus on the organization and check mistakes before handing it in.

8H Writing – Poetry

In this unit, we did free-hand poetry and learnt about the many elements in a poem like white space, line breaks and so on. In my poem, I used 3 different repetitions and separated the 3 leaving white space. I put the effects and sounds in bold and alone to give effect like it was real and happening. I also put the second effect a few spaces down from the first in the next line to make it sound slow, but repetitive. I also ended the poem with the name of the poem and a dramatic effect. It was overall very satisfying to read it over.

8H Persuasive Writing Reflection

The first quarter of Writing, we learnt how to persuade people through writing. We chose our own topics to argue about and learnt many persuasive techniques along the way. I decided to write about how we always take our advantages for granted and used many persuasive techniques like having punctuation errors as an emphasis, repeating and informal language. My passage later got published on and was voted number one for a period of time.

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