What Do You Think of My Blog?

For Week 10 of the student blogging challenge, we were asked to conduct a survey with someone who hasn’t seen our blog much.  So, I decided to interview Olivia.  I asked Olivia five questions and below the questions, I included Olivia’s responses to them.

Olivia: How many posts did you write?

Me: I wrote 24 posts.

Olivia: Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

Me: I enjoyed writing my post for Week 7.  I liked writing the post for this challenge the most because we were recommended many options for how to draw and make art.  I chose artpad, a great site for drawing and expressing your creativity.”  I drew a brown cross on green hills and a big, bright sun.  I wrote about why I drew a cross and how I’m a Christian and that I hope that my faith in God continues.  This post was probably my favorite out of all of the posts so far!

Olivia: How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

Me: I have 6 widgets in total.  I think that this is a little too many for one blog, so I think I should delete some of my widgets.

Olivia: How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

Me: In total, I received 31 comments.

Me: Now, I have a real question for you.  What were your first impressions of this blog?

Olivia: When I first saw your blog, it really captured my attention.  I think it was the colors, but whatever it was, I kept wanting to read your blog.

Me: Thanks!

Olivia: Your welcome!

 

Overall, I think that Olivia liked my blog and I hope you do too!

Visited Blogs

For Week 9 of the student blogging challenge, we were asked to write about blogs we visited.  One blog I visited was Lupita’s Blog.  Lupita wrote many well written posts.  One post that attracted my attention was her post on her math class.  She wrote very descriptively about the new math formulas she learned and I could definitely see that she understood the concepts.  Lupita did a very nice job on this post and it flowed very well.  On this post, I commented that I could tell that she understood the math well.  I also asked her to come check out my blog sometime and included the link to my blog.  Another blog that I visited was Leslie’s Blog.  When I came upon Leslie’s blog, I was particular attracted to her post about the Persian War.  It was very detailed and it was written very well.  Leslie really painted a good picture of what the Persian War would’ve been like to experience.  I especially liked how Leslie pretended that she was a soldier from the war that survived.  She wrote the events of the Persian War so vividly, that it seemed like she actually experienced the war.  On this post, I commented that she really painted a vivid scene of the Persian War and I liked how she acted like a soldier who survived from the war.  Lastly, I visited Adeline’s Blog.  Adeline’s blog was very interesting and I liked how her blog was designed.  I really liked her post about a picture and her story based on that picture.  The picture on her post was a red, white, and yellow clown that was frowning.  Adeline wrote a very interesting and scary story based off of the picture.  It was full of surprises and it was very well written!  I commented on her post that she wrote the story well and that I liked how the story was very suspenseful.  I left a link to my blog and encouraged her to visit my blog.

Learning About Life

For Week 8 of the student blogging challenge, we were asked to write about something we have learned.  I decided to take a creative route and I made an animoto.  In my animoto, I talk about how I learned how to face my fears and overcome obstacles, to try new things and to never give up no matter what.  I learned this important lesson through learning soccer.  To read more, here is my animoto:

Creativity

For Week 7 of the student blogging challenge,  I used artpad, a website that is for drawing.  My drawing is a brown cross on green hills and a sun.  I drew a cross to represent Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for us.   My drawing represents my faith in God and Jesus Christ, as I attend a Christian school.  I drew this drawing to help motivate me to keep on believing in Jesus and to have faith in Him no matter what.  Here is my drawing:

 

My Dream Jobs

For Week 6 of the student blogging challenge, I chose to write about my dream jobs.  Every single person has a dream job, whether it being a teacher to a doctor.  I have many dream jobs that I hope to have when I become older.  One of my dream jobs is to become an actress.  As an actress, I can be famous and star in many movies.  I can also make a lot of money and one day, I hope to be nominated to go to the Oscars and win an award.  Another dream job of mine is to become a chocolatier.  Being a chocolatier sounds a little silly, but since I love chocolate, I think it would be very fun and interesting to become a chocolatier.  As a chocolatier, I would be able to sample my work and taste chocolate everyday!  Lastly, I would like to become a fashion designer.  Fashion designers get to design their very own clothes and show them off by holding fashion shows.  I have always dreamed of holding my very own fashion show so that I could show off my work and being proud of my work.

Collage of Pink

For Week 5 of the student blogging challenge, I made a collage.  I chose to do my collage on the color pink.  Pink is soft and sweet like soft, fluffy cotton candy.  Pink is the color of love and beauty and is beautiful in many ways.  Thank you Flickr Storm and Larry Ferlazzo.  All these pictures were taken by different people and must be given credit to the person who took them.  Click on the pictures to go to the link.

 

 

 

 

My Mother Language

학생 도전 블로그의 주 4에 대한, 내가 한국에 게시물을 작성할하고 있습니다. 어머니는 언어, 한국어, 제 모국어했습니다. 내가 어렸을 때, 난 겨우 한국어 이야기지만영어 학교에서 학교를 시작했을 때, 첫 언어가 떨어져 곧 미끄러지면서 나는 대부분을 잊어버렸습니다. 자, 내 주요 언어는 영어입니다, 나는 오직 한국어의 기초를 알아. 저는 한국에 대한 지식을 검색하고 더 이야기하는 방법을 알고 싶습니다. 우리가한국어와 한국 알아야 우리 가족 모두에게 상당히 표준이기 때문에 한국어 나와 내가족에게 매우 중요합니다. 한국 가족의 유산의 일부이며 내 가족이 더 많은 세대에 대한 우리의 전통과 문화를 계속 지속되기를 바랍니다. 내 블로그에 대해 언급하십시오!

Translation:

For Week 4 of the student challenge blog, I am writing a post in Korean.  My mother language, Korean, was my first language.  When I was young, I spoke only Korean, but when I started school at an English school, my first language began to slip away and soon, I forgot most of it.  Now, my main language is English, and I only know the basics of Korean.  I hope to retrieve my knowledge of Korean and know how to speak more of it.  Korean is very important to me and my family because we are Korean and it is pretty standard for everyone in our family to know Korean.  Korean is a part of my family’s heritage and I hope that my family continues to carry on our traditions and cultures for generations more.  Please comment on my blog!

 

T O M S

For Week 4 of the student challenge blog, we are finding problems that are global.  I am focusing on the needy children in Africa.  Thousands of children in Africa are needy of clothes and shoes.  The children have no shoes to wear that properly protects their feet, causing them to suffer from cold weather and the dirty ground.  TOMS, an organization founded by Blake Mycoskie, helps donate shoes to the needy children in Africa.  TOMS is a shoe company that has designed their own comfortable, inexpensive shoes.  TOMS, the first to come up with this idea, has a method of donating to the children in Africa.  Every time someone purchases a pair of TOMS, a pair is donated to a needy child in Africa.  This giving system has helped many children in Africa and has impacted their lives immensely to this day.

TOMS’ motto, “One for one,” helps motivate them every day.  As TOMS says, “With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.  One for one.  Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk.  A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet.  Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.  Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.  Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.”

Every person that works for TOMS has dedicated their work to helping poor and needy children in Africa.  That is very admirable and inspires many to join in with them in helping others in need.  Some ways that we can help poor kids in Africa is by raising money through a bake sale or a lemonade stand.  We can then give the money we earned to an organization or charity working for the same cause and they will donate the money to help pay for something that a child needs in Africa.  As you can see, there are many ways we can help needy children in Africa and hopefully will affect many children in need.  Many charities and organizations have done many incredible things to help donate to the needy children in Africa.  The question is… How can YOU help?

 

My Soccer Hobby

My favorite hobby is to play soccer.  I started playing soccer when I was about seven or eight years old.  I was quite a girly girl when I was young, so every year when my dad asked me if I wanted to play soccer, I said no.  I was just too girlish to play soccer.  I thought that I would get hurt by the ball if somebody kicked it into my stomach or something.  I just wasn’t ready to play soccer, I  didn’t have the guts to try.  My twin brother was playing soccer, ever since he was six years old.  He had much more experience than me and was quite good at soccer.  He was a good role model and once in a while he taught me about soccer and how to play and do tricks.  I realized that I liked soccer and so I told my dad, who had been waiting all these years, for this, that I wanted to play soccer.  So when I went to my first practice, I was very nervous and shy, my teammates were very outgoing and kind.  We worked well together and were undefeated.  I discovered that I was best at defense and offense.  I have now been playing soccer for about four years, ever since I was eight years old.  I still enjoy soccer to the fullest and hopefully will continue to play.