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You Will Find Many Other Romeo

He must be heartbroken. The girl of his dreams, no prettier than other has taken no notice towards him. Oh Poor romeo. Romeo is in love. He seems to be crazy in love with her. If only Rosaline would appreciate his feelings and love him back. The sorrow and pain Romeo must be going through is so bitter.

“Romeo, who is it that you love? Is she really meaningful to you? There are many other fish in the sea! Romeo, you must go to the party tonight. The party of the capulets. Attend the party and get your mind off of rosaline and gaze for other woman.

I feel so bad for Romeo, with all the fighting between the montagues and Capulets must be a threat to his life.


Drama DIY reflection

In drama class, we have been doing DIY’s and learning speeches and how to give a good speech using voice and gestures.

My partner Ebba and I did a DIY on playdough. It was pretty fun! we didn’t use the script much because it was something which everyone could see and we also kind of remembered it. IT was a DIY which you speak while you do it, such as adding water to flour, you don’t really need the script for that. Our Playdough project was kind of messy and took a while because of the mixing and everything.

I think we could improve on speaking loudly, well at i could improve on, because i seemed pretty quiet. I could also improve on not laughing at the mistakes i make because the audience can realize that you made a mistake. I think it would have been better if i spoke clearly and fluently because when i messed up it sounded very unclear. I think Ebba did a good job on speaking clearly and loudly but I think she could improve on not moving side to side so much.

What i think we did the best on is having everything organized before the show because we needed one cup of flour and we had it ready, and we didn’t even have to show the audience the cups. We also did a good job on connecting our lines and not ALWAYS looking at our script. What i think i could improve on again was that one time i stopped for a while to look at my script and see where i was, i could have just improvised and make up something. I think we also did a good job on helping each other in a way which isn’t mean or isn’t too obvious that someone messed up, such as when i gave the spoon to Ebba to start mixing. 

More about the project:

the playdough was set to an audience maybe our age or younger or even older if parents had to make it.

here is our video:

I also think that Kalea, AKiko and Wenyu did a good job on there DIY show.

I think they did a good job because they had good tone and were clear. They also showed the food and made the steps very clear. They did mess up a few times but it wasn’t very big.


Projets de week-end.


1. What are Isabelle’s plans for tomorrow?

shopping, dance lessons,  and there is a free time.

2.What day and time of day is it?

Friday afternoon. Dance lessons in the morning, shopping in the afternoon, and free time in the night.

3. Can you name three places where Mathieu suggests they go?

Patrick Bruel’s concert, the zoo, and the cinema.

4. Can you name three things that Isabelle prefers to do?

Visiting the Eiffel Tower, going to the Promenade au palais de Chaillot, , and going to the Sacré-Cœur.

5. What do they finally agree to do? What problem remains?

Going to the cinema. The problem remaining, is that Isabelle does not like any horror movies.


Activity 2

True or False


  1. Isabelle aime aller au zoo. Faux
  2. Isabelle a un cours de danse. Vrai
  3. Mathieu aime la musique de Patrick Bruel. Vrai
  4. Isabelle aime bien les musées. Faux
  5. Isabelle veut voir un film d’horreur dimanche après-midi. Faux


Activity 3

Mets les phrases en ordre d’après Projets de week-end.


1. Isabelle propose d’aller au palais de Chaillot.

2. Mathieu propose d’aller au zoo.

3. Isabelle propose d’aller au Sacré-Cœur.

4. Mathieu ne veut pas faire de promenade.

5. Isabelle refuse d’aller au concert.

6. Isabelle accepte d’aller au cinéma.




Activity 4

Choisis les activités qu’Isabelle veut faire et les activités que Mathieu préfère.


Mathieu: aller voir un film d’horreur, aller à un concert, aller au musée,

aller au zoo.


Isabelle: aller voir un film comique, faire une promenade au palais de Chaillot,

faire un tour en bateau, aller au Sacré-Cœur.



Activity 5

Match Mathieu’s suggestions for weekend activities with Isabelle’s refusals.


1. Tu veux aller au concert de Patrick Bruel?

2. Tu veux aller au Louvre?

3. Tu veux aller au zoo?

4. Tu veux aller voir Dracula?


a. Désolée, mais je déteste les zoos.

b. Désolée, mais je préfère aller voir un film comique.

c. Désolée, mais je n’aime pas trop les musées.

d. Désolée, mais je n’ai pas envie.


1 et d

2 et c

3 et a

4 et b



Activity  6

How would you react to Mathieu and Isabelle’s suggestions for the weekend? Which would you choose to do? Why? Compare your answers with a partner’s.


First of all I would be tired of having a conversation like this. I would just agree on Mathieu, and go to the zoo. We would be probably going, because there is a majority that we would be going to the zoo, because Mathieu and both agree. Well it depends whether Isabelle agrees/disagrees.

My Drama Speech

In drama class, we have been planning speeches. We had to choose a topic between aliens, the future, fashion and I forgot the rest.

In my speech, I think I did a good job but what I completely messed up on was the projection and pitch of my voice. My classmates said that I was really quiet and it was a little hard for them to hear me. When i was practicing at home, I didn’t seem to mess up at all because there was nobody in front of me, but when i was presenting i was so nervous i forgot some of my lines and started stammering and freaking out. One problem i always have when I present a speech is that I make up something and then it sound weird because I was using palm cards so then if i made something up ( but still a real fact) then it wouldn’t sound natural it would sound like “Also, there like something called um a …… and sometimes people wear these clothes like really weird clothes and…..” a lot more. I think that the palm cards really helped because i did remember my speech but i knew i would mess up a little. I had a lot of information and my speech turned out to be longer than what was expected. Some of my gestures didn’t even make sense, one because I couldn’t do many gestures and gestures for me is a normal thing when i talk casually with my friends or family. 

I think my best skill was:

My information itself and how i didn’t fiddle much with my palm cards and my posture was also ok.

I think i need to improve on been louder and  clearer.

7B Drama: Informative Speech9 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.


Some one who i think did a pretty good job is:

7B Drama: Informative Speech3 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

I think he did a good job because he was loud and clear.I liked how he used pictures to make it more interesting. His gestures weren’t so annoying there were pretty good because its was calm and wasn’t like all over the place.

Bass line challenge



Piano (medium)


Piano ( hard)

I did mess up a little on all of them, if not i went a little too fast and pressed a few wrong keys and stopped in the middle but overall i think i improved from last year.

How I would rehearse to improve these videos:

I would start practicing more and getting used to playing the left hand and playing my right hand. I can also go a lot slower and take videos of every time I try playing one piece and watch them to see what I could improve on. I need to improve on parts when I stop so I can go smoothly and do the whole song without stopping.

Before and after Industrial Revolution

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I think that the industrial revolution change the world because nowadays people have phones in there hands but before they used to have a book. Technoglogy was a really big change for the world, it created television, phones, computers and more. The industrial revolution change the people because the people got new things and they also had more job chances. It changed the way people looked at things and also made more and useful machines which now people use everyday. The bad impact that the industrial revolution made was there was pollution which cause people to become sick because they weren’t used to it and lots of forests and old buildings were destroyed just to make factories and machines. More negative ways they IR change the world was crime because the goods were improving and people wanted more of the goods. Some really big changes that change the world of course was the transportation, the railroad was invented and slowly things were improving and cars and bikes and motorbikes were made, But before hte animals were used to carry people around in carrigdes. in other countries things weren’t working at the same pace, some countries were very slow at producing things and some were very fast. In other countries they were also job losses and so the family or people had to move to another country which could be a good or bad experience because of how the new country was going to be, like very high tech or still like farming.

Photography club

What do you think our goals should be?

I think our goals should be:

Able to change the aperture and ISO in different types of cameras

Decide on where you take a picture depending on the sunlight/light

Different types of angles Background and focusing

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What do you want to accomplish?

I want to accomplish all the goals before the end of the year or whenever photography club ends. I think that I have already accomplished different types of angles and background and focusing goals.

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What is the theme or topic?

For me, I would choose to do different types of angles and background and focusing.

As you can see i kinda failed at taking this picture because the lights were off.

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What materials or help do you need (guidance, printing, frames, space)?

If I take a really good picture of anything like events or plays in YIS than I would like it to be on the screen in the foyer/main building. I like taking pictures of things or people which represent YIS. I think it will be helpful for new kids to really know what YIS is like before they move to Japan or are new to the school. The materials I would need would be guidance and printing.

I think that these pictures represents YIS because they shows we have performances and we can share our talent.

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What is the process (steps to be taken, timeline, delivery)?

I think it takes a minute or less to take a really good picture depending on where you are and what the person or thing is doing. At the end of the year if we get to design the yearbook we can make a collage of all the pictures we took and how we took them.