GCD – Wellness Reflection


Since I was younger I was going through my lesson of social wellness, even now. Growing up I noticed this stigma of having more friends is better, but I don’t think I ever believed that. I was an introvert as a younger child but that got me to where I am today, which is a friendlier and more interactive version of me, but I know my boundaries of what I should say or not. I was not a social butterfly as a kid and now I can be more approachable, but I still believed that I don’t need all the people in the world to be my friend, and that I can chose who to be close with. I think it’s really important to know, the saying of “Quality over Quantity” because it’s very true I would rather have a small group of true friends than a big group of friends I don’t feel a deep connection with. I have a good understanding of friendship and it’s okay to not be everyone’s favourite.

This helps my social skills because it changes my interactions within certain people. It changes what I share and how to respond back to them. I would not want to cross the line by sharing too much information with someone I may not be true friends with, so with me having the belief of not wanting everyone as my best friend, it can help me in social situations to have limitations on what to talk about.



Like everyone, I go through issues, whether people interpret it as a small or big problem I go through them, we all do and throughout the years I’ve learn to collect my thoughts better. I go through the habit of getting stressed a little bit, either for school, family, even friendships/relationships so I never panic once I encounter something. But I’ve done a good job at not making it everyone’s problem and calming the situation down. I’m not saying that I hide my problems, but it’s just that I learn to change my perspective on things. What usually happens is that I encounter a problem, and I do admit I stress and panic about it for a brief moment, but then i remember to think of the bigger picture, as in the long run of my life. I remember that this one problem compared to the long run is very tiny, and I can only make things worse if I try to make it any bigger than it already is. Having this thought process can really get me back on track and has kept me calm in moments of panic.

Charlie Hebdo : Response to The Guardian – Human Rights

According to The Guardian, Charlie Hebdo’s intentions are to make a ‘casual’ joke and is not a hate speech, which can be debatable. This then begs the question what separates the act of freedom of speech to a hate speech?

Freedom of speech is the right for one to express an opinion without any restraints or censorship, this can allow many people to step out for their rights, fight for equality. However, can lead to other cases such as criticizing a religion or misjudging someone based on their appearance. This right can make people uncomfortable since it allows people so say what they believe: racists, LGBTQ activists, etc.

In regards of The Guardian, I agree that line crossed for hate speech and freedom of speech is when someone or a group of people attack a person or a certain community about their background or who they are. Additionally, criticising someone by features they can not help but be such as their gender, skin colour, and even religion.


For my exhibition I went to Okinawa to learn how to dive for the first time. I chose to go to Okinawa because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone, and do something I’ve never had before and do something I probably won’t get the chance to do. Diving, and getting a license was a week process and what I learned through out this trip was to be a risk taker, and also learn how to take care for myself, but also to have good communication with others.

Diving for the first time scared me quite a lot because I thought of things that could possibly go wrong, but then I collected myself and over came it which I am glad I did because now I know how to go further than what I think my limit is and be a risk taker. When I went diving, I went in a group. However, I had to learn about safety, and to take care of myself and to be independent. On the other hand, we did after all work with a group, so teamwork was also key in diving. Which meant we needed to have good communication between each other to make things run smoothly and to have good teamwork.

Box Stage Evaluation

The box set was inspired by a play that was mysterious and haunted theme to it so it was natural instincts that the stage would be like that as well. There are not a lot of furniture in the box stage and is all very simple pieces but has a historic feeling to it. It has floral cloth on top of the table and chairs, and one small black leather lounge chair. With the historic looking furniture around people can tell that it is not set in modern time. A lot of movement can be held in this box stage because there is a lot of open space. We imagined the location of the play to be in the country area of France in the era of the 19th century. The basic mood of the entire play had a eerie and dark theme to it, so it was natural for us to make the box stage like that as best as possible. We connected the stage and the historic background together by adding some pictures of families that was taken in the past and putting them in frames to decorate our stage. The colours used on the stage is all very dark and gloomy. Colours that were used were dark swampy green and black and with these two colours it will set a haunted feeling environment. We made balance on the stage by spreading out the furnitures and decorations, but at the same time because all the props have their own individual space, they are in some way emphasised as well. We distributed all of the props evenly, so even if one chair is placed on the front right of the stage, there is something near the front left so everything is equally as important.

Who’s Romeo’s Dream Girl?



Photo by Mateus Lucena

The only thing that is on every teenage girl’s mind now is  to catch up with Romeo Montague’s love life. He’s all the talk, gets love from adoring fans, and is always turning heads with his jaw-dropping features. Keep on reading to find out if you can be just the right fit for him…


What’s the first thing you notice about someone?

Err…, let’s see. I think their eyes, yeah definitely their eyes. Eyes are the only thing that sparkle on a person’s face.


What qualities do you look for in a girl?

Now that I think about it, I really like elegant girls, just because there’s something fragile about them. Also girls that I just hit it off with really well. It’s a great feeling when you meet someone and click instantly, But mostly I don’t have a checklist for girls.


What’s the cheesiest pickup line you can come up with?

“If it is not thee that will make my night shine, then let there be no stars at all.”

*Chuckles* I’m not sure, I’m better at it when I feel it in the moment.


No~. That was good. But also seems like they just come to you – or do you have to really think about it?

Most of the time they just spill out of my mouth. I enjoy poetry a lot and really good at it, it’s kinda a hobby now.


Has a girl ever used a pickup line on you?

No, not that I remember. I think that would be really cool though.

So you’d like girls to use a pickup line on you?

Ummm, yeah. It could be fun. There’s a really romantic side to pick up lines and I think that’s what I enjoy about them so it’ll be nice to share that with someone.



12804717114_96baecb87d_oDo you remember your first ‘love’ and what she was like?

I’m in love as we speak! And what’s she (Rosaline) like, she’s magical, she’s irreplaceable, she’s someone that you can’t stop thinking about and that’s why I love her.

So you’re taken? Because your fans won’t be so happy with that.

Ok, well I’m not as you say ‘taken’. She hasn’t made herself clear and she has many admirers herself. As far as my fans go, I believe that they will accept any of my decisions, and she is a lovely girl so I’m pretty sure they will be happy with her. That is of course when we become exclusive.



Have you ever gone out of your way to impress someone?

Well I don’t think I made a big romantic gesture to get girls, yet… although I have used my name (Montague) to get girls attention.

Do you do that often?

Oh no, only to the attention of girls that try to push me away.

Are you saying you don’t take ‘no’ for an answer?

Oh no no no, it’s not like that. You see, okay, I don’t view girls as prizes or some sorta mission to complete. But I like to interact with them and I would like to possibly start some sorta relationship with them, like a friend…or not.


Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes of course. I use to go up to girls because I found them alluring, so yeah I think love at first sight definitely exist. But it definitely doesn’t happen often, so not everyone will get to have that feeling.

Did you experience love at first sight with your girl?

Umm, no. I mean I don’t think that if I did it would feel more powerful, I believed her and I have a strong connection so I don’t mind if we experienced it or not.


12804315255_7dcfcaecf5_o     Romeo Montague                                                                                    Photo by Mateus Lucena