"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

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The Gospel According To Larry

My book is Gospel according to Larry,  this book is about a boy that wants to change the world, but he doesn’t want this popularity so he did all of this as another person, he called him Larry. He has made a big impact on the world, but then he got exposed and obtained the popularity he doesn’t want.

Am I A Humanist?


I am a renaissance humanist because I think that without the renaissance our lives will be very different from what we know now, people will still believe that if you do good things in this life then you will go to heaven, but we don’t know if there is a heaven or not. So people started to question the church, they wanted the church to prove the things they say. Not just blindly accepting everything the church says. The people wanted their time on earth the best it can be, so they tried to make the world a better place, and with that, people started improving their life style and we are still improving now.

Found Poem (The River, The Bass, and Sheila Mant)

The found poem here, is created using the words form “The river, The Bass, and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Wetherell. For the conflict of “The river, The Bass, and Sheila Mant” is a character vs self. The character is the boy, and he wants to go out with Sheila so he asks her. She said yes, and the boy convinced her to go by canoe. Then his muscle memory just took over and put the fishing rod on to the canoe without really knowing it. When Sheila came, he pushed the canoe into the water and she climbed on, but in the middle of the lake, Sheila said she thought fishing was dumb. Then a largemouth bass took the bait, he knew that the fish was a big one, and he really wanted to catch it. Then he remembered Sheila Mant said that she hated fishing, so he hid his rod and hoping that the fish will calm down. Suddenly Sheila asked him why is the boat going backward, the boy lied it’s the current. Then he padded toward the shore, their destination. To get to the shore, they will need to cross a shallow area, but surprisingly, after they have gone through, the bass is still on! Then he made up his mind, girl or  fish, he chose girl. He hesitated then cuts the line and let the fish go free.

Circuit summative blog

These last few weeks we have worked on a big project for our grade for the semester. this link is to what I came up with at the beginning of the assignment.  Link to Plan  I did this project with Scott, he did the torch that goes above the box. I was confident that this would work. On the first day, I coded the instructions onto my Circuit Playground Express. In the next class, I did the actual making of the box. I glued the box together and left it to dry, next I sprayed four sides of the box but can’t do the top and bottom because it is impossible to flip it. then I let it dry, and the next class I did the bottom.

The very next class I went to the design lab to finish my box, then Ms. Kim told me that I needed to simplify my project. So I canceled the spray paint for the box because I wouldn’t complete it in time. So I started the sewing, I first put my Circuit Playground Express onto the fabric and the speaker, and now I don’t have time to finish it. the most important lesson I had is to make sure your project is compatible with the deadline. Before you start, you must let the teacher know what you’re working on so you can at least complete it.  Another lesson I learned is always let the teacher know what you are doing at all times.

The code part is fairly easy to get the touchpads done, but the output is not that easy because I wanted the sound to come out of the speaker. the code just doesn’t want to work.  I tinkered about this for a long time and I finally got it right. Now I know how to use everything on Make code, just because trying to find out how to output from A0.

Then another thought came over me, the sewing. the sewing is the main part of the project so I got to sew some of it in class but I finished it in time. Then it wouldn’t work. I checked my code and it has nothing wrong. I also made my dad check it, but it is still wrong. I suspected it to be the hardware’s fault. I tested the speaker with other pins and it worked. So I re-sewed it and it worked. Then it hit me, I didn’t think about the time left for the project. I had to rush and do everything. After simplifying almost everything, I finished.

This is the code I have been tinkering with the whole time.

Circuits C4

“In this unit of circuits, we are assigned to make a pin/bookmark” (Scott Wu, 2021, May 5 ) this famous introduction for this unit is very useful for these blogs. ANYWAY, let’s get into the actual topic. For this unit, I choose to make a pin and this pin is an exploding rectangular prism. I got this idea from my drawing teacher (很不负责) he suggests I start simple. I also l did a Mega Rayquaza and the Minecraft pumpkin. This is fairly easy, but getting the Led into and on the felt is the hard part.

Percy Jackson Essay


Mini Habitat project

Habitat mini-project, ThingLink

My greatest tack away is on this project because this one I learned how to get rid of the background and get only the animal you want. It’s also very fun to do this project.

I feel very good at collecting data and drawing graphs. As well as analyzing data, and constructing scientific explanations.

Our Stories Make History

Here is My Sway

I organized my sway to be like this: Collage, 6 Word Memoir, 1st journal entry, Noodle tools citation, 2nd journal entry, recorded audio of a selected journal, Performance/Project, Emotional Timeline, 3rd journal entry.

First is the collage because I want them to know more about the author like in some books there is an about the author page. So I wanted to let the reader know me more in this situation. The second one is the 6 Word Memoir because I want other people know what is going on in the world and then I stick a journal entry in there as what I’m feeling being stuck in the apartment district. Next is my Noodle tools citations, because now they know me, the reader has to know the world. The 2nd journal entry is next because this entry is about swimming just to get some fun in there not like a boring announcement, and to say that you don’t have to be bored at your house, you can go out sometimes too. The recording is for the 2nd journal entry so I want it to be together. I wrote a poem about COVID 19 and recorded it. Next is my timeline because it’s what I did in the hard times of the COVID 19. Last is the 3rd journal entry is how I got in the apartment in the first place.

(the journal entry is in there/ the one with the recording)

My Favourite

My favorite storybook is The Guardian Of The Realm by Geronimo Stilton. This book is about Geronimo saving the Kingdom Of Fantasy using the techniques of the Balanced Path.

This book has a very complicated storyline. The author pulls up a problem. When you think everything is going well, another problem will pop up before Geronimo finishes the first one.  When the second problem is fixed, they return to the main problem, but then there is a potion to be made and Geronimo has to face another problem to find the ingredients.

The words are interesting because the main character is a mouse. they will squeak(instead of say) “For the love of cheese, what are you doing here?” or ” Holly cheese, the famouse actmouse is in New Mouse City!” basically everything is related to cheese.

How Fire has influenced humans

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