Drama elevator scene reflection


for drama, we did our elevator scene and here  is it:

8B Drama: Elevator Scene5 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

I did  this scene together with Darshan, Emilee, Grace and Shion.
I think my whole group did a very good job of staying in their role during the scene. This was a great improvement of the character meeting of the girls because, they were out of their role at a moment because they were laughing. I think we also made it  a bit more believable because of this. One stereotype I used in the scene is one of a sick person because I tried to look sick by coughing, not sitting up completely straight and not having a very happy smile on my face. Also I tried to let the doctor do the work like grabbing my arm and pushing my hand on my arm. This was simple but I think that did show my status well. I think my vocals helped a bit because I talked softly and did like I was weak. I think also I didn’t have any special relation with the others but the only one my character at least knew was the brain surgeon.

I also developed though the scene because at first I was coughing and saying nothing, but at the end I was actually the person who fixed the elevator because I was technician and told the doctor where to open something and then I fixed the elevator. By doing this I influenced and developed the scene and everyone in it a lot by myself even though I didn’t talk much during the scene.

I think during this unit I have made progress with staying completely in my role, this is because at the beginning of the unit I sometimes still showed a bit that I laughed in myself but I think in the elevator scene, I was completely in my role and didn’t get out of it. I think I have also learned good how to use stereotypes while acting, I showed that a bit during the scene too. I think the challenging part of this unit was organising everything for the scene with my group because we have talked a lot about how we wanted to have things. But finally we decided what we wanted to do and I think that made the scene good. Lastly, next time I could improve by facing the audience a bit more because during the scene at some points I was facing the side of the room and not the audience.

Gapminder development post


In humanities our unit is development and we just started working with a program called Gapminder. 


Population growth and GDP per capita

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I tested this using the countries Mexico and Japan. The population growth went down in both countries, and at the same time in those countries the GDP per  capita went up. You can see this on the Gapminder screenshot I made. I think from these results we can see, how lower the population growth is, how larger the GDP per capita is in countries. This is also the main interrelation with these two development indicators. This might be because when people have more money, they want to keep it and not spend  it all on having many children. Also, it might be because they don’t need many children to maybe help them. This then might be the cause of getting a smaller population growth for countries with a higher average of GDP per capita. 



Child mortality and children per woman(fertility rate).

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I think, here again, we can clearly see that with these two countries and other countries on the world. First the countries had many children and also had a pretty high child mortality. But though time we can see that the countries I selected are getting less children and also there is a way lower child mortality. People might think they don’t need as many children because less of them die and otherwise they get too many. So again, this relation is clear to see with these countries the interrelation is clear to see, the lower the child mortality, the lower the number of children per woman is.  But finally we can still see that Mexico is still getting less children a bit slower but it has a bit more steady pace of getting towards the most developed countries.



Literacy rate and life expectancy


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For this one, there was no data of Japan, so here I used China instead.

I think here it is clear that when the literacy rate goes up, the life expectancy goes up too. I think because of this, these indicators of development are probably again interrelated. This might be that more people get good education, they can have more specialized people and doctors, and because of that, people can have longer lives in these countries because it is easier to stay healthy for people. This also finally  might helps countries develop a bit more.



Birth rate and HDI(Human Development Index)

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With these indicators I went switched back China to Japan and kept Mexico. I think from this screenshot of Gapminder we can see that between these two indicators, the interrelation is not very strong because the number of birth changes less quickly than the HDI of the two countries which changes relatively quickly. But I think It is still clear to see that in general, the birth rate goes down when the HDI goes up in these and other countries. We can also see that when countries get more developed, the number of children that people get goes down slightly. We could also see this and interrelate this a bit in the Gapminer chart for the cild mortality and the number of children women get.



From all these tests, I can see that most of these indicators that I decided to pair up were mostly all clearly interrelated. Also I think it is interesting that most of these indicators are pretty different like GDP per capita and population growth, but still Gapminder shows that in some way, they do interrelate each other. Also we can see that Mexico might be a bit behind with development, but they are catching up with the more developed countries.



Entrevista Enrique


Les presento a Enrique. El tiene catorce años,  y él es de Francia. A Enrique  le gusta dormir, aprender el español y jugar al baloncesto. Pero a Enrique no le gusta estudiar, dar una caminata y tener hambre. También a Enrique le gusta comer; le gusta comer la pizza, brocoli, galletas y papas fritas. A Enrique le gusta beber coca cola, jugo y agua. Pero a Enrique le gusta practicar deportes,  a Enrique le gusta un poco jugar al fútbol.  A Enrique le gusta aprender el español. Finalmente, su número de teléfono es 090-6666-9999.



After field studies blog post

Field studies was awesome!

During field studies the first day we did teamwork activities. The second day we went canyoning and in the afternoon rafting. The third day canoeing and mountain biking. the fourth day we went rock climbing and geocaching. And finally the last day we went packing and we left .

Of all these activities I think I like canyoning the best because we made loads of jumps, slides and those kind of things.  I think these things also made it the most exiting activity. I don’t think there were any very scary activities we did during field studies. I think the most unexpected thing was the mountain biking because I first heard that it was okay for people who could ride a bike on a car park. But when we actually did it, it was awesome and way more awesome and more difficult that I thought it would be.  I think I have been a risk taker during this field studies because I did loads of new things that I haven’t done before in my life.
I think this was one of the best  field studies I had and will have during my school time.


canoeing with William

Pre- field studies blog post

I am really looking forward to field studies.

I am not really nervous about things that we will do during field studies. But I am not sure how things will turn out to be and that might change.  I will get myself out of my comfort zone if I need to by just giving it try and just do it, otherwise I will not get out of my comfort zone so I must try and finally do it. I think I will be proud of myself when I overcome some challenges during the trip. I will know this when I am done with the activity. I should bother getting out of my comfort zone because if I don’t I will not overcome later challenges in my life too. So if I do it now, it will be easier for me to do it later on too.