Filed Under (English 10) by on 03-12-2018 and tagged , ,

The following is a short personal narrative piece about meeting one of my best friends I met all the way back in elementary school. The narrative mostly focuses on the me as a person just trying to start a conversation with him.


An orange t-shirt, brown around the edges. That’s really all I remember he wore. I picture him with thick eyebrows, cause he was always so serious. Very thin, and deceptively fragile. I was always amazed by how quick he was. He usually didn’t say too much, but everybody liked him.

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The book The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness was a book recommended to me by my brother. After reading it, I now see why he liked it so much. Below are 4 things I like about the book.

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Filed Under (Digital Imagery) by on 17-01-2018 and tagged ,

Name: Daniel L.

Location: Beijing, China

Occupation: Student

If my house was to burn I would probably bring:

  • My backpack
  • A Pokémon handbook
  • “The Power of Poppy Pendle” by Natasha Lowe
  • A stuffed Pumpkaboo doll
  • My banana pencil case
  • My whatever notebook
  • Thick winter socks
  • Passport
  • Student ID
  • Earphones
  • A pack of origami

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Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak, National Geographic

This photo was taken September of last year underwater in Laguna San Ignacio. I like this photo because from the page I got it from, the description below the photo said that these whales used to be feared by the fisherman. In this photo, you can see that there are lots of scratches on the whale’s body, showing that it may have been hurt by the fisherman. The description continues on to say that “the unusually friendly animals are now a crucial part of the economy”, and then back in the photo you can see the two hands in to water kind of calling the whale over showing acceptance after a while of fear. The photo is very simple, with only a few objects in it. This really helps the viewer to focus on the whale and the two hands. In my opinion, this photo is important because it shows how something that seemed threatening can actually be the opposite.


Mrs. McGinty Dead is a mystery novel by Agatha Christie, and like with any mystery novel, there is a detective as the protagonist of the story. Mr. Poirot, as the protagonist, is this this book’s famous detective. While I was reading the story, Mr. Poirot started to remind me of another fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.

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Filed Under (English 9) by on 15-11-2017 and tagged , ,

Taken from Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon show that takes place underwater with anthropomorphic sea creatures, like talking fish, living in an underwater town called, Bikini Bottom. The episode “Spot Returns” has its focus on Plankton who is the reoccurring antagonist of the show. In previous episodes, Plankton always wanted to steal the Krabby Patty Formula from the restaurant, the Krusty Krab, which is the restaurant that the series’ main protagonist, SpongeBob SquarePants, works. Therefore, long time viewers of the show would ask the question, “Will Plankton learn the Krabby Patty Formula?” . Read the rest of this entry »

Ordeal by Cheque is a short story that is only told through a series of checks and below is my reinterpretation of it.

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Above is an excerpt of the short story, “Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. “Tell-Tale Heart” is about a man being bothered by the old man’s eye so much that the man is driven mad and kills him. The story is in first-person perspective with the man as the narrator, talking directly to the reader. Below is my reinterpretation of the short story, still in first-person perspective, but with a different narrator. Hopefully you can guess what the narrator is.

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Filed Under (English 9) by on 13-09-2017 and tagged , , ,



Imagine this: all the world in front of you was completely white, the temperature was way below freezing, and all you wanted was to get home to eat a hot meal and warm up by the fire. Well, in the short story “To Build a Fire”, the author, Jack London, has the protagonist struggle with exactly that problem.


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