Fear Photo

As a younger kid, i didn’t have a phone, one day after school i decided to go to my friends house downtown Poco, i spent about 3 hours there. My parents didn’t know where i was and worried since i was in the 4th grade. As i left and started walking home, a police officer shouted at me and asked who i was. So i continued to answer and he told me to get in the car, i was afraid of the thought of being put in jail or having my freedom taken away. I didn’t know what was going on, after i had a quick talk with him, i understood what was going on and i learned a lot about police officers. And that was the day i got my first phone.

Since this day, every time i see a police car i will always remember this day. I haven’t had any fear of police officers now, nor have i really. My fear was more or less of just the thought of being in prison with no freedom being locked up.

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The Human Condition

How does one find strength when going through agony?

In the video The Moped Diaries directed by Tyler Nilson, Nick Vitale and Michael Schwartz. Levi the protagonist, has a happy life out on Colington Island. This island was known for its fishing industries. He starts off the video explaining how “love can build a bridge”, and he brings this up because there was a bridge that was built up of 10,000 concrete pilings. Since that much concrete was built into the waters, the fish migrate to more hospitable water, thus having fishermen’s families torn apart. His mother left the family and headed to the mainland in search of “greener pastures”. Having that happen, he learned one of the most important life lesson: “sometimes people leave, and sometimes unexpectedly. Take a deep breath, mourn the loss, and start living again”. His father was not leaving the island. Levi’s father got a job on the docks but then died in a crash with the bridge. Levi then met a girl (Rose), and she helped him through the death of his dad. His grandpa (Winki), illegally adopted Levi and his brother JR. JR turned to bad habits (drinking alcohol and smoking). The love of Rose helped Levi stay clean through all the times. Jr left to “buy cigarettes” but he went to rob a firework stand (last time Levi saw him). A New guy comes onto the island for work and crosses with Rose. Rose falls for him and they then get married. Levi becomes heart broken, and lets depression get to him. Winki then knocks out Levi and brings him to his father’s grave with a notebook saying, “Your life is your story, make it a good one”. Levi then pursued to find something to do, he left to the mainland to find a career and build his life…

Humans can be heartbroken.

Humans can be loving.

This video shows that in times of agony, take a deep breath, mourn the loss, and continue to build up your life.

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Final Blow Reflection

After the first day of filming, we didn’t get much and i knew we needed to stop fooling around since on the first day within 2 hours of filming we got 3 scenes finished, which resulted as ~2 minutes in the short film. On the second day of filming, Calum wasn’t able to make it after school and had to leave in the middle of filming during lunch which was unfortunate, me and Kai got as much as we could done. On the last day, i sacrificed my rugby practice in order to finish this project, can’t say it was worth it, but at least we got the project done. I offered to edit where as Kai was doing the majority of the work but i did my part and Kai was fine with that. During this project i learned that you must get as much done with the period of time you have so you do not have to sacrifice time from other subjects.

Foods 10 Take Home Lab

Breakfast Burritos:

Cook 1/2 cup diced chorizo, 1/2 diced onion and 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 beaten eggs and 1/2 cup cotija cheese; scramble. Divide among flour tortillas, top with salsa and roll up.

Ingredients

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup of Milk
  • 8 oz of Breakfast Sausage without the casing
  • 1 cup of Cooked Black Beans
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1/2 of a Small Red Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Small Jalapeno, seeded and diced, optional
  • 8-10 inch Large Tortilla, often labeled (burrito size)
  • Cooked Breakfast potatoes, optional
  • 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Salsa or Hot Sauce, optional

First i removed jewelry and put on my apron

Then washed my hands

I got all my ingredients and diced my onions, bell peppers and meat.

I cracked my eggs into a bowl and mixed with ½ cup of milk and beat it

I cooked some hash browns to add as a topping afterwards

Then I poured my eggs, onions, bell pepper and milk into a frying pan and fried it.

I grabbed my tortilla wrap and put the fried ingredients together and added my toppings (cheese, cilantro and hash browns)

I proceeded to wrap it.

This process took about 25~ minutes and turned out very well. I am happy with what I have made.