Intro to Costume Design

Costume refers to anything worn by an actor on stage.

The costumes can tell you information about the play, such as the character’s wealth or social status, and the time period the play is set in.

A costume designer must be well versed or able to research the clothing from different time periods.

Ten Factors of Costume Design

  1. Age
  2. Gender
  3. Social Status
  4. Occupation
  5. Geographic Location
  6. Occasion or Activity
  7. Time of Day
  8. Season / Weather
  9. Historical Period
  10. Psychological Factors / Personality / Emotion


E-Learning English 9 Humour Unit Reflection

E-learning was something that I never thought that I would encounter in my education career. I never thought that I had to self-discipline for months and work alone through all of my assignments. I always saw myself as a pretty efficient and productive worker when it comes to getting tasks done. However, being stuck at home, with no peers around me to pressure and motivate me to do better, I have been slacking off a little, which means I have not achieved the SMART goal I had set for myself at the beginning of the unit. When I first set the goal of not procrastinating and getting everything done, I was sticking to the plan pretty well. But then, the first check-in rolled around, and I realized that I was already running behind. In retrospect, I had already prepared a Plan B for myself when I set myself due dates, without notice. This reflective blog post was set to due on June 1st, a time I set as a goal for myself, thinking that I would have two extra days to spare just in case I procrastinated. And I was right.


Despite these challenging, I must acknowledge the things I succeeded in this unit. Without much help, I was able to work on my assignments with a lot of effort even if it meant delaying the due date by a few days. I am proud of the energy I had put into my work and have learnt a lot during this unit about humour. Previously, I never put much thought into poetic techniques and their links to humour. I would read a poem, give a little laugh, and then flip to the next page. However, after analyzing poems and plays, I now put more thought into what I am reading and how the author created different effects on me as the reader.


Lastly, reflecting on SAL criteria “Responsibility” and “Attitude,” I think I am around Satisfactory in both strands. Compared to before quarantine and e-learning, I can be certain that I met satisfactory or exemplary. However, I now can only say that I am Satisfactory most of the time. There are certainly times where I think I can improve, which is one of my goals for 10th Grade. Next year, I want to apply more self-discipline in my learning and focus on work efficiency. I think that it is essential to be self-disciplined as a learner, which I am lacking in. Because there is no teacher to monitor me, it is easy for me to get distracted by YouTube or other websites. I hope to develop an effective learning method for next year.

The CASE Podcast Ep.02

This is episode 2 of my CASE podcast series. The feedback I received was based on standard Civ 13. I need to be more clear on what specific policies I am talking about in my podcast, which will then allow me to have a better basis for deeper analysis. I also need to elaborate more on the unintended consequences/outcomes of these policies.