I have never planned to have a "bucket list" before because I'm afraid of death so much. I can't imagine what are people going to do or going to be like after they died. It's a very serious and a very scary thing. When I saw my great-grandma in the coffin in the video, I couldn't recognize her. I felt like that she changed her face. I hope that she can go to heaven. However, I also hope that the things happened in the movie "Coco" will come true. What if we forgot her? In China, we don't have a festival to miss dead relatives. Maybe after 10 years, my child won't know her at all. Someday, I hope that the scientists can invent a pill to let people be always alive. I'll probably buy one for each of my family members. Death is just too scary. Someday we'll just go away and maybe it was just an accident. No one can foresee by themselves when they are going to die. Therefore, I hope that the pill can be invented soon.

In July 18, 2017, a company in Seoul, South Korea got exposed by an employee who reported the company’s abuse of their employees by making the employees working all day and night since March, 2017 because they want to earn more money.

An employee from a company in South Korea,which will remain anonymous, said in July 18, 2017 that their company abuses their own employees. The company was very poor because the boss didn’t do anything but play games. The shareholder companies were going to declare the money that they pay on this company. Therefore, the boss in this company forced the workers to work all day long. He set a coffin beside each office desk. When the workers are exhausted, they were commanded to sleep in the coffin.

However, the reason that the boss bought coffins not beds is because if the employees died in the company because of the hard work, the boss could just place them in the coffin and put their photo beside them on their desks. Some of the parents of the dead employees even don’t know that their kids were dead maybe several months ago.

Just yesterday, the boss of the company, who even “cried” when he came out, apologized about his cruelty that he did to his employees. He said: “I’m really sorry about the employees that went to the heaven. I have already done my best at protecting them.” However, the society and the parents didn’t believe in this. They began to shout on the streets and throw tomatoes on the company's door which the police didn’t even try to stop them.

The other employees from this company have already resigned from this company. Just now, the experts found that the company will cost more in a few days because of the news. The coffins have already been given to the families of the employees. More news will be followed to report in the next few days about what is going to happen next.

Things that I'm going to change:

What am I going to change to my ecodome is I am going to change the carrots back to the apples and that's because I found that the crickets didn't really eat the carrots but for the original one, they did eat the apples. I'm also going to decrease the amount of water because last time, the air was just too moist. The other thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to put my ecodome in the sun because for the last ones, I both put them in the shadows and this time, for the plant's photosynthesis, I'm putting it in the sun. I changed the amount of soil back to about 3 cm too because I just feel that I should be building this more similar to the original one. (I actually made all these changes.) My last ecodome wasn't successful, but the original one is, so I'm going to change some parts back to the original one.


Things that I put in the ecodome:

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations (6 days)
Soil (Rich) 3 cm from the bottom The habitat of the plant and to let the cricket to be used to the new place The same
My apples about 50 grams As food for the crickets so that they don’t die easily, but the carrots weren't that good because they're so smelly... The apples are about the same in the ecodome for just now
Long grass 8 So that it can provide the carbon dioxide and water. Seems dead already
Sponge with water in it 10ml of the water So that crickets don’t get thristy Seems the same
crickets 2 ...We need to have cricket and I put two because I just wonder if they will eat each other. Seems like 1 is alive but the other one is dead (not by eaten)

This is what I get:


Things happened to my ecodome:

I haven't open it yet but seems like one cricket has already die. The other one is alive but it didn't eat the dead one. It has only been one week since we finish building this and there's not really a lot of changes. Only the long grass is dead and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because I put it under the sun?


Researching:

I researched about the normal temperature that crickets live in and the best temperature is between 70-75 F which is 23-24 degrees. I think maybe the other cricket is also going to die soon because I think in the sun, the temperature should be about 28 or 29 degrees even it's in a room with air-con. Still, I'm not sure. Through the lesson of biodiversity, I think if there's the third rebuild, then I should have more kind of plants instead of just having grass in the ecodome because biodiversity is very important. I mainly think now, the crickets die not only because of the ecodome, mainly it's because of themselves (just guessing), because this rebuild is really similar with my original one but for my original one, 2 crickets both survive.


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Last week, our grade's students went to Dalat for WWW. The first thing that I mentioned as soon as we got off the plane, was the weather in Dalat. It was a thorn for me, however. The first day which was Monday wasn't that bad, it was cool but not that cold for the afternoon. Suddenly, everything changed. When my activity group was doing the shelter section, it was evening. It began to rain, the temperature went down rapidly and I was wearing shorts... When the second day came with a freezing temperature, I wore my long-sleeve shirt and my long pants, ready to go for breakfast. It was 7 in the morning. When I saw all the boys in our grade were wearing shorts and short-sleeve T-shirts, I was shocked. How were they able to survive like that? Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were all the same. It is a thorn for me.

  1. What new insights do you have into cyberbullying? What aspects of this problem do you know about now that you weren’t aware of before?
    The insights I have now into cyberbullying is not only the school and the parents are responsible for the cyberbullying, but also sometimes, the court should also be involved into the cyberbullying. I’m now more aware about the dirty words online.
  2. What did try throughout the writing process? How did it help you be successful?
    I try a lot of academic words that I never use before in my writing. It helps me to make my paragraph more interesting(?). I think my paragraph with academic words is super strong.
  3. What is your biggest take-away from our class discussions about this topic? Why?
    My biggest take-away from our class discussion is cyberbully is actually very hurtful for the victims sometimes even more than the traditional bully. Because the sentences that the bully talk to the victim cannot be taken back and that small sentence may lead someone to the heaven.

My two paragraphs:

Schools should be accountable for discipling cyberbullies when the cyberbullies infringe privacy of the students that study in the school.   One reason is that the students whose privacy was infringed privacy must be really sad and feeling helpless so it’s time that the school should get involved. To illustrate, some SSIS students got infringe privacy by some hackers and their privacy such their hidden crushes all got shared out. This shows that a bully don’t really care about the victim’s feeling when they are cyberbullying people until the school mentions that and warn the cyberbully.  As a result, the school should help the students if they feel bad when someone infringe their privacy, although sometimes it’s not that serious. However if it’s needed, the school should catch the cyberbully and warn him or her to never cyberbully someone again.

The courts should be responsible for punishing cyberbullies because sometimes the crime is connected with the school and victims’ rights. According to the article “The New Bully at School” by Lucas Chen, “The courts have also ruled that schools can step in to prohibit cyberbullying when it causes significant disruption in school or interferes with a student’s right to be secure.” Given the evidence, it is logical that sometimes the bully’s actions against a victim are outside of the normal authority of the school. At that time period, the courts can step in, bringing the laws and the rules because the schools may have done something that violated the rules. If that happens, the parents may go to the court and sue the schools for the inappropriate actions that schools took against the cyberbullies.  The law protects students and parents who are responsible for their child’s actions outside of school, so the parents should take full advantage of the rules in order to protect their child’s rights. Therefore, the courts should be involved into punishing cyberbullies when the crimes are affecting the work of the school or a student feel vulnerable to their own rights.

3 Things I enjoyed:

  • The rope course
  • The grouping
  • Snack Party in the bungalow 🙂

2 Things that challenged me:

  • The weather
  • The insects

3 things that I didn't enjoy:

  • The weather
  • The food
  • The insects

3 things I did well:

  • Pack my bag
  • Share snacks
  • Bring board games

3 things I need to improve:

  • Pack more snacks
  • Bring more clothes
  • Bring more shoes

2 funniest moments:

  • I did the 2 questions in the scavenger hunt all by myself and others in my group just went to confuse other groups on their way to the stations.
  • We told other groups the correct way to go to the station, but they don't believe us.

Suggestions:

I suggest to write long sleeve shirts and long pants instead of short in the packing list because I got confused and it's freezing. I need to wear the clothes that I had wore again in the last few days.

Things that I'm going to change:

What am I going to change to my ecodome is I am going to decrease the amount of soil and have more plants which are all long grasses. The reason that I’m going to decrease the amount of soil is that last time I have too many soil and my container is a little bit too short so I’m afraid to open the cap of the container. The reason that I’m going to change all the plants into grasses because grasses are easy to survive without water for a long time and last time all my plants died. The reason why I didn’t change the other parts is that both of my crickets survived last time so I don’t want to change a lot of things. (I actually made all these changes.) Although my last ecodome was pretty successful, I still want to see if this time, the changes work or not.


Things that I put in the ecodome:

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations (6 days)
Soil (Rich) 2 cm from the bottom The habitat of the plant and to let the cricket to be used to the new place The same
Gayeong's carrots about 30 grams As food for the crickets so that they don’t die easily, but the carrots weren't that good because they're so smelly... The carrots are rotten now in the ecodome
Long grass 6 So that it can provide the carbon dioxide and water. Seems dead already
Sponge with water in it 15ml of the water So that crickets don’t get thristy Seems the same
crickets 2 ...We need to have cricket and I put two because I just wonder if they will eat each other. Seems died because of the carrots...

This is what I get:


Things happened to my ecodome:

There's a really smelly smell in my ecodome but there wasn't for the original one. The carrots all turned into half solid half liquid things and I don't know why. Still, although this time I put all grass, the grass still die this time. I think it's because the moist air inside the ecodome or because the carrot is already a little bit rotten when I put it in. Maybe for rebuild #2, I should change carrots back to apples and decrease the amount of water.


Researching:

I researched about the things that crickets eat and I found that they are actually omnivores. They eat both plants and animals based on what's available for them. Therefore, when they don't have enough food, they will eat each other in the ecodome. However, they actually prefer rotten food more than normal veggies and fruit that I was given them. From the photosynthesis unit, I know that plants need to have sunlight in order to go through the photosynthesis, so next time, I'll put my ecodome in the sun.


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Things that I planned to have (pic):


Things that I actually build in the ecodome:

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations (6 days)
Soil (Rich) 3 cm from the bottom The habitat of the plant and to let the cricket to be used to the new place The same
Apple ⅙ of the apple, 1 ounce As food for the crickets so that they don’t die easily The apple is rotten now in the ecodome
Wild plants 6 So that it can provide the carbon dioxide and water. Seems dead already
Sponge with water in it 15ml of the water So that crickets don’t get thristy Seems the same
crickets 2 ...We need to have cricket and I put two because I just wonder if they will eat each other. Still alive!!!! 😉

 

SO FINALLY I got this (On the first day):

Still survive after 13 days!!! So happy!!!

    In a restaurant, a few parents were having their dinner with their children. There was a phone in each child’s hands, their parents chatting and the children looking at their phones’ screens, chatting with their friends in FB, smiling and paying no attention to the people who were next to them. It’s a pretty common view whether in airports, restaurants or houses. Social Media was become more and more popular nowadays in human lives and most of the users are teenagers. How will the parents take care of the social media and not increase the pressure of taking care of their children at the same time. Parents should not look at children’s texts because teens should have their own space but they should use software to filter out the inappropriate websites because children may accidently click to go to that kind of websites.  Critics may suggest that parents should steal their children’s password without permission; however, this is not a valid argument because it actually makes parents into liars.

 

    Parents should ask their children if they can read their personal texts or not because teenagers should have their own space that they may not want to show to their parents. Somehow, most of the teenagers know what they should do and what they shouldn’t do in social media. Ryan, an eighth-grade student said, “If nothing inappropriate is said, and it’s just talking, I don’t want my parents snooping into my social life.” He as a 13-year-old child, thought that it will be awkward to let his parents see the texts that were not inappropriate because the texts were just talking. In this quote, parents should be relaxed when their children are on social media. They can check their children’s text, but they should tell their children first. In addition, teenagers shouldn’t type in some inappropriate texts to their friends in order to get the parents’ trust. Parents should trust the children if he/she was just talking to their friends due to the check before. It will relieve stress to both children and parents. Therefore, parents should tell their children if they are going to check their texts.

 

    The another suggestion is that, parents should use software to filter out the inappropriate websites for their children because sometimes children will accidently click on the advertisements or the buy links or even the hacker links. A site selling software that filters and monitors the Internet declares, “It is a parent’s job to watch over [their children] and be there to correct potential bad decisions that are all too common in a teenager’s life.” Although it’s one of the sentences from a site selling software that filters and monitors the Internet, it still makes sense for most of the students and parents. Parents should filter out the inappropriate websites. Due to the fact that most of the teenagers will be curious of the thing that they don’t know and they want to know, parents should use the software to filter out the websites instead of just shouting at their children “how can you look at those kind of things.” It will be more useful to use the software. It will relieve pressure for the parents’ version to not check the children’s viewing history or computer every day. For these reasons, parents should use software to filter out the inappropriate websites to relieve their own pressure.

 

    Alternatively, many parents look at their own children’s texts without their permission because they think that they will definitely type in inappropriate texts to their friends or strangers. For example, James Batelli, the police chief of Mahwah, New Jersey, advises parents to use spyware without telling their kids about it. Critics suggest that parents should check their own children’s texts without their permission due to their privacy because children’s privacy information may be public. However, the part of the argument is that “parents should steal the passwords without their permission.” This actually makes parents into liars. It will increase pressure to both parents and children and there is no benefit to their own. For example, Devan, a college sophomore, said, “I am sure you (parents) will be upset if I looked at your phone or at your emails or any personal messages.” Given the evidence, it is therefore logical to conclude that parents shouldn’t steal children’s password without their permission because parents won’t be happy if children also looked at their phones. Parents shouldn’t be a liar to their children. If they steal their password without permission, then they will increase their own pressure of hiding this information from their children. After looking closely at both sides of the issue and the evidence, one can see that parents shouldn’t steal children’s password without their permission due to their own perspective.
    In conclusion, parents shouldn’t look at children’s text or steal their password without permission but they should use software to filter out the inappropriate websites. If parents steal children’s password without permission, they will increase their own pressure and if children knew that, it will make parents into liars. If parents don’t do so, then they will decrease their own pressure and have a good relationship between their children. Hopefully in the future, parents can treat their children with respect regard the social media.