Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vision Board Reflection


Why is this goal important to you?
For me, these goals are important for me because these are what I really like, and like to do. Such as playing violin, piano, baking, drawing cute things (kawaii), donating, recycling, and becoming a teacher. This whole thing basically sums up, and tells what, and who I am.

What are some steps needed to achieve this goal?
Some steps needed to achieve this goal is to practice more instrument (violin and piano). Such as trying to practice every once two days. Not only that, but baking is something that I really like to do. However, these days, I can’t do them because I’ve moved on to High school, and a lot of things are going on. However, to improve on my baking skills, I’m going to try to bake at least every once two weeks, with new recipes. Also, I really like drawing, so I’ll probably draw every week, even if it’s not something big, just sketch, and have fun!

What is necessary for me to do (actions) to start taking these steps?

It is necessary for me to give up other things that are occupying my time. For example, I feel like during the weekends, I can finish my homework fast, and not go to facebook or other social medias, but instead do these things that I mentioned above to improve on them. Basically, I guess not procrastinating, and always keeping on track will help me take these steps.

Sienna Miller and Mushrooms?

1. State who the famous person is
The famous person I chose is Sienna Miller.


2. Explain why this person is /was famous.
        She is famous because she is a British actress, model, and a fashion designer. Moreover, according to google, she had played roles in Layer Cake, Alfie, Factory Girl, The Edge of Love, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Also, she became really renown for dating Jude Law in which she had cheated on.


3. State what drugs they are/were addicted too (tell me the REAL name of the drugs, many articles you read may only identify the slang name of the drug, but you should be able to identify the real drug names)
         The drugs she was addicted to was magic mushrooms, also known as Psilocybin Mushrooms. Some slang names are shrooms, pizza topping, and cogumelos mágicos in Portuguese. Moving on, she had discussed that she loved unusual hallucinogenic drugs, and if she had to choose one, it would be magic mushrooms. "I mean, I still love a waterfall or the odd hallucinogenic drug. I liked mushrooms, which were legal until a year or so ago. If I had a drug of choice, it would be magic mushrooms." (The Guardian, 2007). Not only that, but she had stated that she tried morphine to simulate what heroin would feel like. Yet, Miller didn’t acknowledge how frequently she was doing the drugs.


4. Describe how this person's reputation/health/career change because of the drug use.  (This person may have even died of the drug use).
According to research, thankfully, not much has drugs affected her health. Meaning that of course, she didn’t die of it either. When I read some articles, as mentioned before, she had just stated that she loved the experience, and that pretty much all that was mentioned. What’s funny is that she later said that she’d never raise a family in Hollywood to stay away from the drug scene. “It’s the most medicated place, there’s a whole massive market for really addictive drugs.”


5. When a famous person uses drugs, how do you think this can influence, or affect teens that admire this famous person?
In my opinion, a lot of teens think of their famous person their models, or examples of how to be and become. Due to that, once the famous person you admire uses drugs, they might feel really sad, and surprised that their role model used it. Yet, some might move on and just think that she/he wasn't the person you were thinking they were (like what I do). But sometimes, some people might be so into them, that they agree about their use of drugs. Meaning that THEY might use the drug too later in the future. Because of these reasons, I feel that teenagers shouldn't fully rely on the famous people. These days, too many people (teens) rely on how the society wants them to look like, or do. All in all, famous people using drugs can definitely influence or affect us.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Não Complique a Vida


Ao ler a crônica "Não tente isso em casa" de Matthew Shirts do livro O Jeitinho Americano, comecei a refletir sobre uma amiga minha que era muito parecida com o Phil. Ela ficava muito assustada com coisas muito pequenas. Por exemplo quando o cachorro tinha uma tosse, ela pensava que ele iria morrer. Assim como o irmão do Matthew Shirts fez uma operação de guerra só porque tinha um bolinha de mercúrio no chão. Eu acho que essa crônica é muito interessante principalmente porque essa historia foi baseada num fato real. Além disso, eu gostaria de ter algumas amigas como o Phil porque é muito divertido mas também um pouco louco. Eu aprendi que o mercúrio é toxico. Não sabia sobre isso, porque não tinha nenhuma experiencia com termômetros. Além disso, ri muito quando a esposa do Matthew Shirts ganhou do Phil um termômetro elecrônico digital tão novo, tão avançado que eles não sabiam como utilizá-lo! Haha! Eu nunca tive uma experiéncia tão grande como a do Matthew Shirts, mas lembrei de uma historia que aconteceu quando eu tinha 6 anos e meu irmão tinha 9. Meus pais não estavam em casa e o meu irmão me colocou nas costas e eu cai e desmaiei. O meu irmão ficou muito assustado e quando meus pais chegaram, me levaram para o hospital porque eu tinha machucado a cabeça e estava vomitando muito. Então ler uma crônica faz com que nós relacionemos com a nossa vida e podemos aprender algumas coisas novas. Por isso, estou ansiosa para ler outras crônicas!
 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Calculator Investigation Grade 9


4. Work your way through the given example where x = 10 to start with. What answer do you finish with?

The first calculation was: 1/2(10 + 2/10) = 5.1

The second calculation was: 1/2(5.1 + 2/5.1) = 2.746078431

The third calculation was: 1/2(2.746078431 + 2/2.746078431) = 1.737194874

The fourth calculation was: 1/2 (1.737194874 + 2/1.737194874) = 1.444238095

The fifth calculation was: 1/2 (1.444238095 + 2/1.444238095) = 1.414525655

The sixth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414525655 + 2/ 1.414525655 ) = 1.414213597

5. Repeat the whole procedure again, but this time start with x = 1.

The first calculation was: 1/2 (1 + 2/1) = 1.5

The second calculation was: 1/2 (1.5 + 2/1.5) = 1.416666667

The third calculation was: 1/2 (1.416666667 + 2/1.416666667) = 1.414215686

The fourth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414215686 + 2/1.414215686) = 1.414213562

The fifth calculation was: 1/2  (1.414213562 + 2/1.414213562) = 1.414213562

The sixth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414213562 + 2/1.414213562) = 1.414213562

6. Finally repeat the whole procedure again, but this time start with x = 2.

The first calculation was: 1/2 (2 + 2/2) = 1.5

The second calculation was: 1/2 (1.5 + 2/1.5) = 1.4166666667

The third calculation was: 1/2 (1.416666667 + 2/1.416666667) = 1.414215686

The fourth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414215686 + 2/1.414215686) = 1.414213562

The fifth calculation was: 1/2  (1.414213562 + 2/1.414213562) = 1.414213562

The sixth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414213562 + 2/1.414213562) = 1.414213562

7. What can be deduced from the results of 4, 5 and 6?
       For number 5 and 6, the answers are the same, however, for number 4, it isn't. Moreover, every time the equation goes through the "machine", the final number gets smaller, or sometimes, it just stays the same.

8. By experimenting changes to 1/2(x + 2/x), find out how to calculate decimal approximations to other radicals such as √3, √5, √11.

For √3:

The first calculation was: 1/2 (√3 + 2/√3) = 1.443375673

The second calculation was: 1/2 (1.443375673 + 2/1.443375673) = 1.41450816

The third calculation was: 1/2 (1.41450816 + 2/1.41450816 ) = 1.414213593

The fourth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414213593 + 2/1.414213593) = 1.414213562

The fifth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414213562 + 2/1.414213562) = 1.414213562

The sixth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414213562 + 2/1.414213562) = 1.414213562

For √5:

The first calculation was: 1/2 (√5 + 2/√5) = 1.565247584

The second calculation was: 1/2 (1.565247584 + 2/1.565247584) = 1.421500357

The third calculation was: 1/2 (1.421500357 + 2/1.421500357) = 1.414232239

The fourth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414232239 + 2/1.414232239) = 1.414213562

The fifth calculation was: 1/2 (1.414213562 + 2/1.414213562) = 1.414213562

The sixth was: 1/2 (1.414213562 + 2/1.414213562) = 1.414213562

9. Prove that the method described above will always calculate decimals approximations to radicals. Your proof should involve finding √k, say.
This method which was describe above will always calculate decimal approximations to radicals because the prime number (?) roots such as √5, √3, etc. are always in decimal form.

10. Challenge: Design a number crunching machine which can calculate decimal approximation to numbers like 3√2 and 3√23. To do this you must be successful at 9.

2*2*2*23*23*23=97336

Homemade Crunching Machine: 97336 (x+2/x) = Answer

Monday, September 8, 2014

O Misterio do Xampu!


A cronica “O mistério do xampu”  publicada no livro Jeitinho Americano de Matthew Shirts me fez lembrar da formação da minha identidade mercadológica. Eu nasci na Coreia mas foi morar na Italia quando tinha 6 anos. Lá, eu conheci muitas marcas de docês e salgadinhos porque morei 4 anos e meio. Ao chegar no Brasil, quando tinha 10 anos, percebi que algumas marcas eram fáceis de encontrar porque estamos no mundo globalizado. Por exemplo o Pringles, Coca cola, etc. Mas por outro lado, não consigue encontrar um doce Italiano que eu gostava muito como Caffarel Sphicchi. Aqui no Brasil, tem mais variedade de tipos de docês. Por exemplo o fini que eu ainda gosto até hoje. Os meus doces favoritos continuam sendo os Coreanos porque o sabor é melhor ou talvez porque eu lembre a minha infancia. Quando eu vou de ferias para Coreia, é muito facil encontrar os doces que eu gosto como o yeot candy, um tipo de doces que os meus pais e meus avos comiam. O yeot candy parece plastico por fora, mas quando você morde, ele derete na boca e você pode mastigar até o fim. Acho que o Matthew Shirts tenho problema de identidade mercadológica mas eu não tenho. Eu sei comprar doces aqui é lá na Coreia!

Isso é o Yeot candy (엿)