Masterpiece Remakes

Recreation of Nighthawks

This photo was recreated for my IT 10 class, we were told to take a known famous painting and adjust 70% of the photo with our own additions.

American artist Edward Hopper created an oil painting called “Nighthawks.” A simple painting that shows people sitting within a diner somewhere in downtown during the night. After Edward got married with his wife, Josephine, they would carry journals around and either write down notes or sketch out a potential painting, the name “Nighthawks” was considered as the painting had men with noses that looked like sharp beaks, that would match one of a hawk. The painting would eventually be completed where it portrayed a late night diner with a couple of people, Josephine thought the name “Nighthawks” would be fitting for the painting’s setting. By early 1942, January 21, Edward Hopper completed one of his most well known paintings, Nighthawks.

My modifying intentions for this painting is to make certain things stand out more than others, but I eventually ran out of things to change and adding something in the streets in the back would prove to be rather difficult as the lighting that emits from the diner would be a challenge to work around.

Exploring quadratic functions

Quadratic functions is a formula of y=ax²+bx+c, and the letters a, x, and c do not equal to 0. The formula also carries a curved line called a “Parabola” which can face up or down but will always be in a “U” shape formation.

Y=0x²+4x+0 here is a example of a non quadratic function
Y=2.5x²+0x+0 here is a example of a quadratic function

Screenshot of a standard function when b and c equal to 0 and when y is set to 1

When a is below 0, the parabola goes downwards, and when a is great than 0, the parabola goes upwards. Both parabolas have a minimum point but not a maximum point because the line continues to go.

When -1 < a < 1, the lines get wider and the closer the number is to 0, the more wider it gets then it curves downwards. When a > 1, the parabola gets tighter.



These two functions show the relationship when A is a positive and a negative

When C changes, the whole line is flat and it either moves up or down depend on what integer C is

0=ax²+4.2x+10 line touches X only

Y=2.2x²+0x+0 crosses -1 and 1

Y=0x²+3x+0 does not cross the X line


Iron chef reflection – butternut coconut curry soup

Iron Chef

Did I enjoy the activity?

I thought it was a interesting activity to make people think outside the box, it was fun having all of us share our ideas and improvise on what ingredients to use within the classroom especially when we were given the secret ingredient of kale and butternut squash. It opened up so many possibilities for us and it got even more interesting when we were told to only use with what we could find within the school which tensed up the whole situation and made the whole event ten times more difficult which I did enjoy.

How did the group make decisions?

My group thought that the school didn’t have “good” ingredients to work with and we were thinking about simple dishes, such as soups, salads or stuffed vegetables. We all came in to a conclusion that the dish that requires the least amount of ingredients and prep/cooking time, not because we were lazy but we wanted to make sure we were ready for the judges to taste our dishes. The stuffed butternut squash or coconut soup were our last two choices, we didn’t bother with salad because we thought that sounded too simple and boring. The stuffed butternut only had a couple of ingredients that weren’t in the school so we all chose to do the soup since we had everything in the school and it only took around 30 minutes to cook, unlike the stuffed butternut, it required it to be stuffed with heavy amounts of cheese and we needed to bake it for a decent amount of time

How did we choose this recipe?

My group chose the butternut squash curry coconut soup, we thought soups were simple and a bit unique since we didn’t we much butternut squash soup around, and we also had almost every ingredient besides a simple Thai curry paste. Prep time was almost 15 minutes and cooking time was 30 minutes, which gave us enough time for the judges to settle in and allowed us to serve the soup to them while it was still hot or warm.

I honestly didn’t care what dish we chose, all I wanted was that it was simple and it would impress the judges, we first thought about stir fry, or cupcakes, I was open to them but some of us wanted simpler dishes. Soups were simple enough but I wasn’t the one that recommended it, someone in my group did and one of our group members objected the idea but we finally convinced that group member and decided to make a soup.

What would I do differently?

I probably wouldn’t change much, maybe lower the amounts of coconut milk that was added and introduce more of the Thai curry paste in to the soup, it didn’t seem to be a bad dish since the judges and my group loved the taste, texture and style of it.

How did time/ingredients affect the group?

We were over confident with our dish, we thought that boiling the squash and just blending them would be as easy as pie, but when the squash didn’t soften, we hard boiled the squash for 5 minutes instead of letting them simmer for 18 minutes and eventually we just blended it in a different bowl while slowly incorporating the milk and squash, if we had more time, the soup wouldn’t have squash chunks and the design with the coconut soup could’ve been a lot nicer, but we were rushed so we couldn’t make it look as good as we wanted it to be.

DOAS Monologues

I am a wife of a failing salesman and a mother if two grown boys who are striving for a future, I keep quiet about my thoughts to my husband but I break loose and tell everything I know to my sons. I want Willy to be happy and normal again, but it seems nearly impossible to have such a thing happen since he would always have a unsuccessful trip to his sales destination. He doesn’t have faith in our oldest son since he has no general path of direction in life, but he tries so hard to fulfill the dreams of Willy. I try my best to get the good sides from both Biff and Willy, hoping to understand their needs and maybe support them in a way.

Characteristics of Linda Loman:


White hair



Blackout Poem – “Where the Sycamore Grew”

The poem “Where the Sycamore Grew,” written by Carrie Richards is about a person who previously owned a house where a small sycamore tree was growing and the speak is remembering all the good and bad memories that was carried with the speaker. The general message that this poem is trying to give is that, “you can’t change events that happened in the past but you can keep them with you forever.” The significance of this poem is that, many people are moving houses each year and each the owner creates good and memories with the house, until the house is being sold then memories are no longer created, which allows those people to easily relate to the speaker in “Where the Sycamore Grew.” Many poetic devices are used within the poem, “Where the Sycamore Grew.” Such as imagery, a example would be, “the streets seem narrower and the trees are taller.” this is able to allow our imagination to picture the aging process that his yard and house went through. Another poetic device would be the use of a end rhyme scheme, the example of the end rhyme would be, “…Our first Christmas tree… Our first anniversaries…” This is clearly showing the two sounds that sound the same while being placed at the end of each line. Lastly, this poem contains hints of Euphony, a example would be, “I’m still glad it’s still yellow… Still wearing the face of the war summer sun.” It may not sound nice by just reading it, but if read slow and calm, it will bring the tingles in the skin. making the reader of this line feel relaxed.

November/December Foods Reflection


why did you choose this lab to reflect on?

I chose to reflect this lab because we were going to make a food that I’ve eaten and enjoyed throughout my life, and I have tried varieties of pho, I’ve eaten some in Vietnam, pho in the USA and Canada, and they all tasted great even with the extra MSG. When I was told that we’ll be making pho in school I was semi hyped, because I know school food taste a whole lot different than if it was made by a person who made pho throughout their life, and things will be taken away to fit school food standards.

Did you enjoy this lab?

This lab was extremely fun to make, especially the broth, cutting the chicken and obliterating to small pieces was enjoyable and throwing all of that in a cauldron and then becoming a witch and stirring it like a witch was very very fun. Starting out to make a bowl of noodles from scratch lets me see and experience what its like to make a very popular food. When it came to the making and assembling of the noodles it self, quite fascinating that we used ingredients that we would find in a actual pho restaurant like, basil and beansprouts.

did the lab turn out the way you hoped?

The pho turned out to be okay, I wouldn’t say its the best pho I’ve eaten, to be honest it looked great and the noodles with the other vegetables were fantastic, but the broth is comparable with the starbucks unicon shake. Not the sweet or sour taste but, “I should continue to try it to see if I like it.” The taste of the broth was funky tasting, it wasn’t bad and it wasn’t good, it was just some smoky and salty soup. I drank a couple of bowls and my decision on the soup was still inconclusive, but everything else was rather enjoyable, maybe steaming the beansprouts would be great so it wouldn’t have that crunch.

Did the group work well?

Some of my group was away so we had to incorporate and merge some other groups with mine, and it was with hard working people that I know so I had a good feeling that it was going to turn out well. The lab Seemed impossible to mess up and I was right, we followed everything correctly, no mess UPS or screw UPS, but we were all confused with the taste of the broth.

what would I change about the lab?

 100% I would change the broth, lower the water amount and probably put some star anise in there, no group should have over 4 liters of left over broth by the end of the day. Also, steaming the beansprouts would be the most ideal choice, I was heavily confused why we would just let the soup steam the beansprouts so adding a steaming option would be good.

Cold war timeline