November 2014 archive

Drama Elevator sense

Elevator #1 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

In drama we are working on our elevator sense and my groups are Sophie, Tjim, Satono, Janus. The things we can all improve is when the elevator stops, we should all panic and be more realistic then just calm down and just talk. Me as a character, I didn’t make the elevator realistic when it stopped because, I was just talking the whole time.  While I was looking at this video, we were all squished together, everyone in our group went at the back then standing at the right or front. I think I was kind of blocking Janus. I tried not to block him but I guess I did. We should also speak more loudly and clear and have more emotional and bring tones when we are talking. Finally, next time I should choose a right character. This is my opinion but, if we can, next time the teacher should show us what last year grade 8th’s did and so that we can learn and know what we will do more 🙂 But I think this assessment taught us a lot about characters and how we should act when we are in a realistic elevator.



8A Elev 4 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

In Drama, we finally finished our assessment on the elevator sense, and this is our final video.

As you can tell, our group changed everything. The setting, the story, the characters and the attitude. Our first practice elevator sense we knew the task and we knew what do do but we wanted to know how it will look like and we wanted some examples to make it even more clear what our setting, characters and attitude before we started planning our sense.   We fail our first one because our characters we not realistic and we were not acting like we are stuck in a elevator. It was unrealistic how the elevator stops and my character were still calling on the phone.  Comparing to our final elevator sense, we all did pretty well:) I think I chose the right character this time and I acted panicky when the elevator stopped. I also talked loud and clearly and I also put emotions when we are stuck in the elevator. Next time I should improve on using more hand gesture and put more facial expression. This will help the audience give a clear idea how the character feels right now.

In conclusion, our final sense went well. It was a good opportunity to share our practice one before the final because if our final one was the practice one we would have fail and we could have not change any characterisation and we would not improve. They are more improvements we could improve for example, in this sense there not much”status“going on “ups and downs” which was one of the things we were suppose to do. If we didn’t get any peers from our class, we would have never develop our elevator sense this much 🙂

Gapminder: India and Mali

In humanities class we are working on “World Development” and we are using Gap-minding to see what happened in the past.

 Birth Rate 

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I chose India and Mali and this graph is about Life expectancy and New birth.   Mali Started off at 40 for life expectancy  and 319083 for New birth. India started off at 55 for Life expectancy and 24,031,090 for New Birth. Throughout the years, (1980-2013) their Life expectancy and new birth increased especially Mali, In 2013 Mali (new birth) was 571 644 and their life expectancy was at 55. India kind of decreased during 2013 for new birth, as you can see from the picture its kind of curved at the end.

Infant Mortality Rate

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India started off at 55 for Life expectancy and 166 for child  mortality and Mali started off at 40 for life expectancy but 321 for child mortality which is higher than India. Throughout the years  both countries decreased their Infant mortality rate.  The results rates for Mali is 128 (child mortality) and  India 56 . This shows us both countries are LEDC (less economically developed countries)


GDP Per Capita

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( Life expectancy and GDP per capita)

India started of at 55 for Life expectancy  and 230 for GDP per capita. Mali started of at 40 for life expectancy and 212 for GDP per capita. They are both shown for India and Mali throughout the years.  During the 1989 Mali decreased a little bit and ended up at 195 but Mali recovered really fast so Mali increased a lot and also India.





Human Development Index (HDI)

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Mali started off really low for GDP per capita, Mali was at 0.174 and 212 for GDP per capita. India started off at 0.334 and 230 for GDP per capita. This rate shows for  India and Mali throughout the years. Throughout the years, both countries increased. In 2011 Mali was at  272 for GDP per capita and 0.379 for life expectancy. India, 839 for GDP per capita and 0.547 life expectancy.





Fertility rate

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( Children per women and GDP per capita)

India started off at 4.7 for children per women and Mali started off at 7. They are both shown for India and Mali throughout the years. Mali decreased between 1998- 2010 it is going back and forwards during the 2011, children per women increased a bit ( 6.9) India also decreased a lot and ended up at 2.5 and decreasing faster and bigger than Mali.

Life expectancy

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  ( Life expectancy in years and Time)

During 1800 both countries started low for life expectancy. India started off 25 and Mali started at 26.. 1803 there was a Battle of Assaye and it was a major battle of the second Anglo Maratha war fought between the Maratha Empire and the British east India company.   During 1807- 1811 things were normal but still the life expectancy was low than Mali. Mali is just going straight and nothing is really happening.  1830, it goes down again until 22 and goes back again in 1851 and goes down and down. I  think in 1860 to 1912 they had a hard life because the indicator is going lower and lower. During 1917, Mali went down and India is increasing a lot. Even though, India started of at 24, in 2013 India has high life expectancy than Mali.

Literacy Rate

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 10.49.04 PM   Life expectancy years  and life expectancy (adult total:15+) in years.

During 1976 Mali started off at one of the lowest literacy rate in the world at 33.4% and increasing slowly.  During 1981 India pops out and starts off at 56% for life expectancy and both countries increase at the same pace. They are both going up and up. In 1994 Mali’s Literacy rate is at 17 and India is at 52.  2001, Mali made a curve and slowly increasing than india.  Suddenly, india increase faster than Mali  but After 2001 to  2002, India stopped growing fast because there was was a three-day period of inter-communal violence in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Following the initial incident there were further outbreaks of violence. According to official figures, the riots resulted in the deaths of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus; 2,500 people were injured non-fatally, and 223 more were reported missing. Other sources estimate that up to 2,000 Muslims died. There were instances of rape, children being burned alive. During 2001 to 2009, a lot of things Happened in India  like Eral Case Perjury cases and etc.  Mali  improve literacy for the government planned to increase its education budget by 3%, when this was purposed it was at 35% in 2007. At the very last,  during 2011, India made a little effort for Life expectancy because on 2010 the life expectancy was at 65 but in 2011 its 66.  Mali stayed the same for Life expectancy but improved literacy rate.


The countries that I picked had some decreases but they are actually developing a lot through out the years especially literacy rate and Human development index. They are actually stable when they are developing then I thought. As you can see there are not much ups and downs going  like Japan. During 1940’s Japan’s indicator was everywhere because of World War 1 and  Japan decreased a lot but when I picked India and Mali it wasn’t like Japan( indicator) Still they are both poor countries ( LEDC )

This is my Screencast for compare and contrast India and Mali 


(I thought my video will be too long if I talked about my conclusion in my video so I will write it down here 🙂 )

In Conclusion, I notice that the people who live in Mali lives longer than India. Even though Mali is LDEC ( Less economically developed countries) It is good to live more than die  really young. And Ofc, India is a big country so they would have bigger numbers than Mali and they will die earlier because they are a lot of ppl who lives their and it is also  crowded. I think Mali and India has lower Literacy rate even though both countries increase a lot though the years. India is a big country so India  should develop more Literacy rate for the future.

The Fault In Our Stars Okay? Okay?

When you are reading a love book and when they are having fun times with there boyfriends don’t you get jealous how their relationship is always beautiful? Even though you have a boyfriend don’t you want your lives to be like the book? Well… “The Fault In Our Star”  will move your heart because this is an awesome love story.


This Novel by John Green is a Young adult fiction story and strongly shows the battle with cancer. The 3 main characters are Hazel Grace who tries to live the normal life of a 16-year-old girl, but she is also struggling with her lung cancer that is showing no sign of improvement.  Isaac has an eye cancer known as retinoblastoma, he also had one glass eye and one real eye, then the other real eye was removed. Lastly, Augustus “Gus” Water is struggles with his cancer returning. He has a type of cancer that causes him to lose his leg and wear a prosthetic and it’s also has a survival rate that is much higher than Hazel’s death . Well these peoples don’t let cancer stop there lives, they go out and make to best of their situation. While Augustus goes to a church support group with Isaac (they are close friends) for cancer survivors, He meets a girl that is one year younger than him which was Grace. They both immediately falls in love with her and  they realized that they are the piece that was missing in their lives. Gus showed Hazel that there is more to life than staying at home at letting the cancer consume you.  “I am a grenade and at some point I am going to bow up and I would like to minimize the casualties okay?” This is explaining why she cannot falls in love with  Gus and he cannot falls in lover with Hazel. She thinks that her time is limited and doesn’t want more people to help or care for her because she is the one who is going to hurt them when her time is up but still,  Hazel brings the light back into Augustus’s life. Finally they go out and start to live their lives, forgetting about the cancer. Before he dies,  Augutus used a wish he was givin by the hospital, he decided to tale hazel to Amsterdam to meet her favorite Author Peter Van Houten.   In Amsterdam Hazel and Augustus come more bonded with their relationships but when they return things turned out to be worst.  The worst part is, the doctor finds Augutus’ cancer had returned. Hazel and Augustus’ relationship became more stronger then ever.Hazel  tries  spending every walking moment with him. She cares for him and support him. A couple weeks after the cancer, “Time is a slut, she screws everybody” It proved to be to much for Augustus to handle his cancer and it gets the best of him.


In conclusion, this books tells us even though you have some kind of sickness you should not give up. If you think you are going to die soon, you should not waist your time. You should hang around and have some fun more than just staying in your house, watching T.V and eating a whole slice of pizza everyday.  100% Augutus had a wonderful time spending his short lives with Hazel.  This book is just perfect for girls 🙂 and I seriously had fun really thins book even though it’s so sad so I really REALLY recommend this book because it is #1New York times bestseller and I also recommend  THE MOVIE!

REMEMBER… There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anymore ever existed or that our species ever did anything. – John Green/ The fault in our stars