PSHE: Wellness

What is my wellness?

I think everybody have asked this question to them selves. In my life, there are many types of wellness.

Physical wellness is one of the largest aspect that I care about in my life. This year I have played sports in all three season which helped me understand more things about myself. First season I was in the Varsity Boys Volleyball team. Although I was not the player that was always on the court, I trained as hard and cheered as hard or maybe harder than the members in the team. Being in the volleyball team made me more healthy physically but also socially. Being in a team or group of people makes me physically healthy because I have to work hard to keep up my skills. I would train from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm as a team practice every Monday Wednesday and Friday but stay for 30 40 minutes to train by myself so I can be in the starter’s position. This kept me fit. It also helped me keep me more mentally stabled because when I am playing sports I am concentrating and I don’t have enough time to think about other things. So this makes me not worry about problems I’m having and  I can enjoy my self fully.

Other than sports teams, I was able to keep a healthy relationship with my friends. Although I get irritated easily, I was able to control my emotions a little bit more this year. This was possible with my best friends help.

The Charlie Hebdo Attack

In response to The Guardian’s article on the Charlie Hebdo attack, I believe that freedom of speech gives every man and women rights to express their thoughts and their view of the world freely. However consequences may follow when expressing their opinion freely. An example of that is Charlie Hebdo Attack in 2015.

Charlie Hebdo Attack was triggered by caricatures of Muhammad. This case was the consequence for freedom of speech. Although there is a counter argument that  freedom of speech do give everybody the rights to express their feeling, there should be a limit to what you can express. After a certain point, it becomes a hate speech. Pope Francis has also stated “There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity…in freedom of expression there are limits.”

Francis’s opinion on freedom of speech should have limits so it doesn’t lead to hate speech. This is hard because borderline between freedom of speech and hate speech is unclear. 

As our parents taught us, we should think before we say things to public. This can help the whole situation to be solved more peacefully. Since people won’t be insulted by comics and speeches because people will filter what they will say. 

Drama Journal week 1

Human Context

For the past two weeks we have been learning about several things that is important in drama. The first one is called human Context. Others are roles, purpose and status which is what makes up human context. We explored on how we can show the roles without actually telling them that we are a specific person. We would not only look at one person but we saw the relationships between few people. For example we saw grandmother and granddaughter talking about problems. The first week took roles because it is really important piece in drama. Not only that it was also the first week so we had learned how the class works. On the second week we looked deeper into drama by looking at purpose and status. Purpose is simply a cause of one another. If a policeman is at a donut store his purpose for being there is that he wants donuts. Purpose was something that is deeper that I thought because purpose can have variety of actions with it. If the purpose is a bit different then the whole act can be something that is not even similar.  

Last but certainly not the least, we looked at status. Status is simply rank of people who are in the act. For example if there was a boss, worker and part time job, then the highest status will be the boss, next will be the worker, and last will be part time job. however status was interesting and different from other things. Status would easily flip if something happens. So if I take the same situation but make the storyline a bit different then the whole status will be different. If the boss was fired the worker would be higher than him. Not only that if the part time job was son of the CEO he might even be higher than the worker.

 

 

The way we approached roles was that we would try to create a “character” in a role. So we would accept whatever the partner says and we started to create changes into the character. In class we would do many activities that helps us understand the key points better. One of the activies taught us how to accept any character that the partner gives.

 

In last two weeks we achieved on learning how to create characteristic in a role and character. Obviously we aren’t perfect at it because it is something that you can’t learn in few weeks. However I think we started to get to the point where we can create a character with depth.


I think that connections between characters and people and real life can be easly thought because many of the character we do it based on what people actually have done before.

Starting a new business

For first few weeks of the individual and society class we came up with ideas of new business. Our idea was to put pocket wifi and portable charger into one. We created MBWC , Multi-Battery Wifi Charger, which is pocket size and light. Our product is very easy to use and it has touch screen.

This product will be medium priced so anyone can afford it but we will get profit. We wouldn’t make it rare because then people who wants it might buy it. We will try to sell it to not only to young people but also to seniors who wants to start using devices. It is really expensive to set up Wifi router and it can take lots of time. In fact that can be the main reason why seniors don’t start using devices. So first we will try to sell it to young people and middle aged people. So we can have more customer reviews. After that we will start researching more and sell it to seniors. The whole price MUST be cheaper than pocket wifi and portable charger added together. For monthly payment for wifi part is all decided by the customers. We will make few plans and customers can choose which company they can use. We will be a brokerage company between the customers and the wifi company.

We will employ couple of people for machinery and for being a reception. We will set up our office at Yokohama because it has strong trading system between Asia. We will first want to sell it over Asia. We will keep our company really simple first and try to get enough money so we can first pay back the money that we got to start up the business. Then we can sell it over the world.

We will need substantial amount so we can buy the machines and all so it will be about $100,000. We will use these money to first employ people, then get machine, and to get a office and a small factory. We will get the some of the money from online by using online website. For example kickstarter.com. However I don’t except to get $100k just by online. So I will go to the back and ask the bank to loan us money.

 

This product has never have been made but it is needed because people don’t want to bring two things when we can make it into one. This is an innovative product because now that we can get two out of one, we do not need to waste any extra resources that we will normally use. We can cut down the amount of money we use and amount of resources.

Mr. M’s Tutor Class

 

What were the high points and low points of this week?  What made it a high point and a low point? (The what part of the question is most important). There were a lot of  high points this week and the first one is that we were able to meet new students and get to know them pretty well. There were many nice kids coming into our school and it felt like our school is gonna be better with these people. There were many people that had same interest and there was even a person who was in my old school. I really enjoyed hanging out with the new kids this first week. Another high point was that the teachers let me and other freshmen into a smooth transition from middle school to high school. Not only the teachers also Sophomore, Junior, Senior was really nice and let us into high school and helped us through our first few days.

The low points was that I miss my friends that left and I really wanted to be with them when we came up to high school. Some other low points is that I can feel that high school is going to be really different from middle school and I am kind of worried.

How are you planning on organising yourself to complete homework tasks this year? This year I am trying to organise myself by using PAPER calender effectively and I will get my homework done before I can do things that I like to do.

Japan and America

 

In Individual Society class, we have been looking at how countries are healthy or not.

Now for birth rate, it is obvious that United states of America has higher rate. In United States, about 4311979 of new babies is being born. On the other hand, Japan has about 991460 new babies being born.

For Infant Mortality rate, Japan has 3 Infant Mortality rate however United States have 7.1 which is worse than Japan. Since modern technology is much better there are now less

For GDP per Capita, America has a much better GDP per Capita than Japan which is 505 878

However in Japan GDP per Capita is 34 839.

The HDI for United States is 0.91, On the other hand Japan is 0.901 Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 10.11.52 AM

Fertality rate for United States is 33 and Fertality rate for Japan is 5.6

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Japan has one of the best life expectancy in the world. Japan has life expectancy of 83 years old.

However United States has life expectancy of 79.

 

Science Blog post 1

This was our first real assessment in grade 8 science. It was on metals that we have picked randomly. We all had to make a poster about the metal. I personally got Scandium. It was good that the word was easy to spell. I think that I did ok on this assignment. I have done well on adding description that I need and organising it. However I MUST add the citations in MLA format. I forgot to add the link in MLA and I couldn’t have any of the points there. So I think i have to work on that.