The Brave Benvolio Montague, unveils the truth behind the Montague and Capulet feud

Benvolio being thoughtful during the interview

Benvolio being thoughtful during the interview / Yang, Alex. “Benvolio.” Flickr. N.p., 2 June 2008. Web. 22 May 2016.

While the young Montague and Capulet gangs clash into one another, the young and brave Benvolio Montague, speaks up on how tired he is with this feud. He also talks about Romeo Montague his cousin, with love, and reveals the truth behind Romeo’s drama.

What’s the relationship between you and Romeo? And, how do you and Romeo get along?

Romeo and I are cousins, but I feel as if he is my closest friend than a relative. Romeo and I are always together since we were young, and we are always there for each other. So, yeah, we get along really well.

It sounds like you know him really well. Tell us what kind of person he is?

Yeah, I know him better than anyone, even his father. Well, he trusts me more than anyone so we don’t keep any secrets from each other. It explains what kind of person I am right? he is really kind and he wants everyone to get along. But he is really sensitive and that gets me worried sometimes… He is also really moody so it is kind of hard to measure my affection with him. Especially with love and relationships. He is so love sick (whispers)

He’s love sick?

You know Rosaline? A daughter of the Capulets. He fell in love with her, but apparently she didn’t like him back…and that caused a lot of trouble for him. He basically became depressed. He cried so much, that I’m pretty sure he used around 5 boxes of tissues. He also wrote a poem and a song about her. I can probably make an entire story about his love life because it’s so dramatic.

Rosaline? You know there is a rumour about Romeo and Juliet Capulet. Do you know anything about that?

Juliet who? Are you talking about the daughter of the Capulets? Romeo never said anything about her, so I don’t think it’s true. And you know she is a Capulet.

On the topic of the Capulets, rumor has it that you and some friends broke into a Capulet party. Is this true?

Umm… Nope, we didn’t. I’m a Montague I’m not allowed to go to the Capulet’s party. Who said that?

Really? But we have pictures and other evidence of you at the party. Are you sure this isn’t you? (Shows pictures)

I’m so bad at lying! Alright, I admit it. Romeo, Mercutio and me, we might have snuck into a Capulet party. Because Romeo really wanted to see Rosaline. Why not? It’s not our fight, it’s our fathers; we didn’t have any bad intentions towards the Capulets. I’m pretty sure they saw us, but Sir Capulet kinda just accepted our presence. We had so much fun.

So what do you think about the Montague and Capulet feud?

I hate it. I actually don’t even know why we are fighting, so there is no point in fighting. If they knew each other, there would be no fight between Montagues and Capulets. Perhaps, if Romeo and Rosaline had been in a relationship, it would have affected the families positively, you know.

I see… Recently there is some issue between Montagues and Capulets, when Mercutio died. You are on the Montague side. Many people think you gave false testimony to Prince. Any comment on that?

That is definitely not true at all. You know I’m a person who fights for peace. I’m smart enough to know what is going to be happen if I lie. It’s going to make a situation worse and what’s the benefit of that?

Stockmarkets

Q) Companies will do well in the short run and/or the long run and another that may fall in the short run and/or the long run and give reasons for your choices. What may have influenced the increase or decrease in the price of each stock

LG

I think LG(066570.KS) is going to do well in the short run because the stock is keep increasing by unveiling new devices. They will do well because recently (Feb 22), ‘The G5’s unveiling has helped push LG shares up 3 percent'(1) and it still affect LG positively. In long run they also going to do well because they lost money from its mobile business last years, however between July to August they are keep increasing (trend from the last 6 month) so they will do well in the long run. They did this by ‘replace or upgrade functions such as camera and audio independently'(2).

1) http://www.reuters.com/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-lg-elec-idUSKCN0VW2HY

2)http://www.reuters.com/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld-launches-idUSKCN0VV04Z?type=companyNews

Starbucks

I think Starbucks (SBUX.SW) is going to do well in the short run but not in the long run for a while because I think weather affect a lot. Middle of  September when the weather gets cold stock started to increasing but from now the weather is going to get warm so it’s going to do well in the short run(about a week to two weeks) however from the December the trend is decreasing.

The Effect of Music on Memory

Today in I&S class we did an experiment to how does music effect on memory. To test this experiment we had 4 lists of 13 random words and chose 4 types of music. We had silence, the Beatles, Guns&Roses and Let it go.

Before we started this experiment I predicted that the class was going to have the highest average score in silence because we can concentrate more than with the music or noise, so worst was going be Guns&Roses.

I hypothesis was right on highest score. However, the result was different because Beatles song ended up with the lowest score. The reason is because it was the first time we played the music and tried to memorize the word, we weren’t used to it.

Nature vs Nurture

Scientists have been a continuous debate on either our genetics or how we were nurtured (nature vs nurture) had more of an effect on us today. Most of the research has been done on identical twins because they have similar DNA, that can support their arguments and easy to see the difference or similarity between them.

Which is a greater influence on who we are, our genetic make up or our surroundings?

NATURE: In Edinburgh University support nature side, they researched 800 sets of identical and non-identical twins to learn whether genetics or environment had a greater effect on how successful people are in life. 800 sets of identical and non-identical twins to learn whether genetics or upbringing has a greater effect on how successful people are in life. They asked a series of question “Are you influenced by people with strong opinions?”. Applying their answers, researchers could assess and categorize different personality traits for each person. Researchers found that identical twins were twice as likely as non-identical twins to share the same personality traits, it shows that their DNA was having the greatest impact.

NURTURE: Lot of scientists and psychologists did lot of experiments, like identical or non-identical twins test or experiments on animal. If environment didn’t impact on us, then identical twins should be exactly the same in all result and outcomes but a number of studies show that they are never EXACTLY same. It is hard to say which on has a bigger impact on us, but personally I believe that nurture has a bigger impact. I think nurture has a bigger impact because I can see the difference between my mother and her sister. They are identical twins, but they have different talent and way to think (perspective) because they had different nurture and environment. My mother was living in Japan for six years and I can see her personality and perspective changed, it’s easy to see they changes because when we were in Korea and lived close, they had same personality and perspective.

Sources:

Powell, Kimberly. “Nature vs Nurture: What Really Shapes Who We Are?”About.com Parenting. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://genealogy.about.com/cs/geneticgenealogy/a/nature_nurture_2.htm>.

McLeod, S. A. “Nature Nurture in Psychology | Simply Psychology.” Nature Nurture in Psychology | Simply Psychology. N.p., 2007. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://www.simplypsychology.org/naturevsnurture.html>.

Collins, Nick. “It’s Nature, Not Nurture: Personality Lies in Genes, Twins Study Shows.” The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 16 May 2012. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/9267147/Its-nature-not-nurture-personality-lies-in-genes-twins-study-shows.html>.

Tutor: Goals for this semester

According to last year’s report, my strength is how I was working with the group. I didn’t lead the group, but I was a good follower and if I need to lead at some part I try my best to combine  other’s idea and my idea. However, I need to improve my reflection skills. Also to be more courageous.

  1. Read more books to improve my English, I think this is important and fastest way to improve my English.
  2. Do my homework on time. Last year, I didn’t organize myself that much so I need to improve my organizing skills to make my works better.
  3. Shere my opinion. I need to be more confidence and work more hard in class.

 

Tutor : First week of HS

In frist week of the High School I was half excited and half worried about my high school life. I was excited about meeting new student and meeting a new teacher. Also, I was really excited about the Art classes because we can focus on one art(Art or Music or Drama). I choose Art, and we have art fo 2-3 times in a week. That means you can focus on your work and you have more time to work on at the school. I think that is really good and I really excited about because you can ask for feedback to other, especially teacher.

There were some low points on my high school life so far. It was difficult to get used to new high school system, like each subject has a different member of students. I also felt some presser and realised how different from middle school and high school is because teacher gets higher expectations at my work.

Another important thing is homework. This year, I like to make my homework notebook and don’t leave it to the last minutes.