SMART Goal Update/info (Feb 18)

Academic goal: I will do my homework to the best of my ability

I will actively work towards this goal by staying on task, working to maximum efficiency and always check DX every day no matter what.

Yeah, I’m doing better, but I haven’t completely achieved this goal.

Wellness goal: I will strive to balance my life

I will actively work towards this goal by making sure my parents aren’t the bosses of my entire life,

I failed. They’re still bossing me around. I can’t do anything about it either.

Personal goal: I will lose weight

I will actively work towards this goal by exercising more and eating less.

I completed this goal because I weighed 85 kg when I wrote this and then I weighed 1.5 kg less, so I technically achieved my goal but I want have less mass.

New Goal: Stay single until finding a respectable person I can go into a relationship with.

So far so good, though I haven’t found anyone too respectable yet.

New Goal: Pet my cat once every day

This is a wellness goal since petting cats are scientifically proven to reduce stress, which I have quite a lot of.

New Goal: Resist parent influences.

I’m failing miserably. I hope this goal can help me become independent of my parents.

New Goal: Spend more money on friends.

Just don’t judge me for this ok?

New Goal: Yell ‘I can do anything’ at annoying people.

Yeah, this is weird, but I find this a suitable way to defend myself. I don’t find the need to use this often though.1

Where should NASA focus future missions on in our solar system?

I believe that NASA should focus future missions on attempting to colonize Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moon, since we know the sun is dying and may turn into a black hole and suck up the inner planets quickly. In addition to the sun turning into a black hole, humans are also needing more living space, so we will eventually need to expand onto other planets, solar systems and galaxies.

As far as scientists know right now, there is a good amount of hydrogen beneath Enceladus’s icy surface, and hydrogen is a good sign of life. Micro-organisms are also producing carbon dioxide and methane gas, all potential supporters of life. In the near future, robots will be sent on Enceladus to search for life forms, and Linda Spliliker, the leader of this mission, claims that if they are lucky, they’ll be able to discover life forms that are large and capable of thinking.

Oneday project: TD Tactics

Cube craft TD (Tower defense) is a popular mini game that is challenging for players of all ages. The key to this game is your tactics, teammates, tower placement and teammates. I have planned out a short tutorial video for people who do not know how to play the mini game, and I got this idea due to my amazing addiction to video games. I was originally planning to make a tutorial video for ‘Call Of Duty 4:Modern Warfare’, but then I remembered it wasn’t school appropriate. Then, I decided that I am okay at Minecraft, and therefore found a server with a game that I was good at: Tower Defense. The CubeCraft server IP is play.cubecraftgames.net

By the end of the second break, I was finished with my video and began editing the video. By the fourth break, I working on the first part of this blog post and was ready to voiceover. By 11:05, I have finished recording video and audio and have began to cut out unneeded parts to shorten the video. Before lunch, I’ve already finished the video in general and see if I can add any more text or transitions to make the video look good. I have my opinion done at 2:00 and I will have finished writing my blogpost by 3:00.

Reflecting upon the things I did today, I say I learned how difficult and long it is to make a tutorial video, since I have always wanted to make plenty of tutorial videos. I know now that a tutorial maker needs to firstly buy a good microphone should he want his voice in it, a lot of patience, and a good topic that players or internet-surfers would enjoy. They will also need to come up with ways to have the experience more enjoyable and come up with a name that gets the attention of people. I did the video and voiceover fairly well, but I believe I spent too much time on them. The challenges I ran into was finding a quiet place to record, posting the video and my battery was a huge problem, since it ran out much faster than usual. The ways I overcame the first problem was to wait for a bit and then go to a recording booth. For posting the video, it was a long process that consumed most of my time, so I got productive and wrote this while it was uploading. My battery was the hardest part. It ran out at least 2 times when I wasn’t paying attention and when other students were borrowing my charger, and my solution was to turn off as many unneeded settings as I can.

Over all, I would say I really enjoyed this oneday project, even though there is some rough spots here and there.

 

Final project here:

https://isbtube.isb.bj.edu.cn/video/Leo039s-Oneday-Project/10b530ccdbd2eb1f90222e92d9ba295d

 

Images of work throughout oneday:

 

 

 

5200 US Troops to the borders

Donald J Trump officially declared that he was going to send 5200 US soldiers to the US Mexico border in order to prevent any more illegal immigrants, which he considered an invasion, on the first day of November 2018. He planned out decent tents for the soldiers, as well as any extra tents the soldiers needed to continue guarding the borders effectively. By doing this, he claims that it is the only way to stop more Mexicans from illegally entering the US borders.

 

I feel that Donald J Trump sending 5200 US soldiers to the US Mexico border is not the correct decision. Firstly, he is expending the manpower of around $91,000,000 to prevent more Mexican immigrants from entering the US illegally and in an unsafe manner, or as Trump says, an invasion. Though this could solve the issue temporarily, Mexican immigrants may just find a way around the soldiers. Before these soldiers were sent, the Texas police force often had S.W.A.T members patrolling the perimeter, which was also very effective at first, but then Mexican immigrants just found ways to get around from the guards. Some managed to get in through sewers or other places connected to the US, but some also hid in cars with legally allowed Mexicans. Secondly, they need to provide rations to the men guarding the border, as well as maintaining the tent quality, which would cost around. Food rations would cost around 19.25 per day, and there are 5200 soldiers, so every day the US expends 100100 USD to keep their men up and functioning. The second reason is that a wall would cost much less than moving 5200 soldiers and keeping them there for god knows how long. A wall would cost around 30,954,724.41 to 82,545,931.76 if it was a pure concrete wall. Although the cost seems a lot at first, this is much better than sending soldiers to the Mexican border. In a year, the US uses 36,536,500 to keep their soldiers going, no water expenses covered or electric bills covered. A wall, on the other hand, simply stays there and does not need further attendance unless part of it breaks.

 

In conclusion, this is why sending a force between the size of a brigade to the size of a division is not a pleasant idea. It is a waste of money, waste of the soldier’s time, and the issue would still carry on in the future. The question remains: Does this truly solve this issue, and would sending soldiers be the best method to counter illegal Mexican Immigrants?

 

 

Sources

https://newsela.com/read/trump-military-border/id/47210/

Image is link

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46026050

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/u-s-army-military-organization-from-squad-to-corps-4053660

https://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/12/08/the-minuscule-cost-of-equipping-a-chinese-soldier/

Do the Boxers deserve a bad rap?

During the boxer rebellion, the boxers were killing foreigners at a wide scale. They also burned down catholic churches and killed Chinese christians, all while yelling “Kill the foreigners! Kill the Devils! Kill!”. They not only killed people just because they were trying to spread their religion, but also killed the people who accepted Christ. In conclusion, the boxers do indeed deserve a bad reputation (at least for the short run) and should all be punished for killing so many innocents and good people.