Praise Song for the Day

   Jolou Romanillos 

Praise Song for the Day

      Elizabeth Alexander’s poem,”Praise Song for the Day”, is a poem about Barrack’s Obama’s Presidential Inauguration and its an Ode poem. This poem relates to the theme that everyone has their own unique lives, but everyone live’s are connected to their community and so many people have died for them to have their freedom, and that we should live for life with love. Some example that support this theme is “walking past each other, catching each other’s eyes or not, about to speak or speaking.” (Line 2-3) this line is talking about how people past each other everyday and they all have their own unique lives and they mind their own business. “A woman and her son wait for the bus. A farmer consider the changing sky. A teacher says, Take out your pencils. Begin.” (Line 13-15)  This line tells that some people are connected but others just have their own lives. “Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform, patching a tire” (Line 8-9) This line means that they are some people out there repairing things and working for the community. 



Persuasive assignment

The people that i want to reach with my message is everyone because i want them to be aware that technology can be a good thing in a certain way. I want them to understand that technology is a good thing because without technology in our lives, the world would be different place. Not only does technology provide us with new and improved way to communicate, is given us new and exiting ways to research and get ideas out to the world faster. People need to understand that society has always been changing throughout history, and that technology is just one of those things that causes a great change. Our advances in technology has and always will be a good thing that always benefit to our world. Technology is very beneficial because it has save so many lives. Technology can treat a lot of sick people and consequently save many lives and combat very harmful viruses and bacteria that’s why technology is a good thing.

The importance of technology in our life is it helps to speed up the learning process for student like myself because it creates a more efficient learning environment in many ways and technology allows student to demonstrate independence. Technology plays a role in all aspects of our lives such us communication when you are far away from people and trying to contact them using your phone, education, and a lot more.



Fad Diet Busters

Atkins Fad Diet

The Atkins diet is one of the best-known low-carbs diets. if you fill your day with processed carbs like white bread, pasta, and white potatoes, and you don’t eat many fruits and veggies, then this diet may be the jump start for your weight lose. The nutritional backing of the Atkins Diet is split into 4 different phases.  Phase 1 is the Induction, under 20 grams of carbs per day for 2 weeks. Eat high-fat, high-protein, with low-carbs vegetables like leafy greens. This kick-starts the weight loss. Phase 2 is the Balancing, slowly add more nuts, low-carbs vegetables and small amounts of fruit back to your diet. Phase 3 is Fine-Tuning, when you are very close to your goal weight, add more carbs to your diet until weight loss slows down. Phase 4 is the maintenance, here you can eat as many healthy carbs as your body can tolerate without regaining weight. The Atkins diet is really called the Atkins nutritional approach. it was the brainchild of the doctor  named Robert Atkins. He had gained a lot of weight in medical school. Atkins read about low-carbs diet in one of his medical journals. He built on that diet and eventually made it popular. The limitations of the Atkins Diet is its very restrictive in nature, the diet condones high consumption of saturated fats, this diet can cause bad breath, nausea headaches (particularly in the initial period), the diet, by default, cuts out many valuable nutrients Another disadvantage is that this diet relies heavily upon proteins from meat, fish and dairy products. It is therefore a no-go area for vegetarians. There are also concerns about the effect of such high levels of protein and fat upon vital organs such as the heart and the kidneys. The long term benefits for the diet is the pounds may fall off in the first few months but the Atkins Diet does not help people lose weight in the long term and it may be dangerous, according to a scientific review of research. in the short term the diet is producing a weight loss and its not just fluid loss- there is a loss fat. I think that this diet would be good for me because its high in protein and since i played sports it could really help me a lot and protein before playing sports helps your body stores that support muscle repair when the physical activity is over and it can provide a supply of protein to meet your body needs as it increases protein synthesis after the sporting event.

Lady Macbeth Bio Poem

Jolou Romanillos


Lady Macbeth Bio Poem      


Lady Macbeth

Fierce, manipulative, ambitious, passionate

Wife of Macbeth

Lover of power, royal position and complete control over situations and decisions.

Who feels the need to do a bloody deed to gain power, pride in her husband actions as King, and guilt and disgrace after bloodshed has occurred and her husband has become king in an unfair way.

Who needs respect from others, acceptance of her husband, and everything to go as she plans.

Who fears losing chance to be queen, the downfall of her husband authority, Macbeth revealing the awful deeds they perform to reign.

Who gives a fake feel of her marriage to others, a manipulative perspective, and eventually gives up her life because of the bloody deeds she and her husband had done.

Who would like to see the death of King Duncan, her husband as a successful ruler, and herself a beautiful queen.




A place at the Table Response

1. What are two examples of food insecurity identified in this movie? What were some of the ways in which the individuals involved coped with their predicament? Were they successful? Why or why not?

In the movie they were two families were affected by food insecurity in the United States. Rosie family had jobs, but they were only paid just a little amount of money. Her mother was only getting paid $120 in every two weeks. Rosie always distracted in school because she’s always starving and all she’s thinking about is anything that involve food. Rosie town is very supportive at each other the pastor at their local church have a food program on Monday every week and the teacher also are helping they brought bags of foods to give to the children.

The other family that is affected by food insecurity lived in Philadelphia. Barbie has two kids and she just lost her job earlier that year. She wasn’t receiving any income while having to take care of her two kids. she’s relying on the food stamps for food which is sometimes not enough for them. However, she doesn’t want to give up and eventually she found a people that has the same case as her and she was given the chance to speak to the White House to address the food insecurity in U.S.

2. What specific demographics in our country might be more at risk of experiencing food insecurity? Why are they more at risk? Is there anything historical that might have caused this increased risk

In Canada i feel that the aboriginals are at most risk of experiencing food insecurity. Ever since the start Canadians have treated the aboriginals poorly by taking away their land and making it difficult for them to farm. Today most aboriginals live in land reserves and receive minimal help from the government. The government basically just said “Here’s some land, now you guys are on your own”. The limited land may result to food shortages if there are too many mouths to feed in the future and it is up to the government to decide whether to help them or not.

3. What is your personal reaction to this movie? Did you have any preexisting ideas about food insecurity? Were you surprised by some of the information that was presented? Why or why not?

I think that this documentary is an eye-opening and has very important message to be shared. It’s so easy to become complacent and not even realize the struggles that the other people are going thru all around you.. I knew partially about the struggles of food insecurity, but i wasn’t aware of how bad it really was. The part that made me more surprised is that the government sees these problems occurring, but continues to be oblivious to the real issues that are reoccurring with these programs.

4. If you were in a position to directly or indirectly influence the issue at hand (such as a politician or policy maker) what would you do to help? What policies do you think could aid those that are hungry? OR What is a way that you could make a difference today? How would you go about making that difference and change?

If I was in a position where I could influence the issue I would start a plan that could help them a lot.. my plan would be to ensure that the people who are at risk of going hungry get proper support. I would raise the maximum annual income for getting government support and I would create a better  service for people who are unemployed or employed with low income. I would create this better service by increasing the amount of food stamps given to people, and I would make the program easier to take part in. lastly, i would increase their minimum wages so that people can pay what their supposed to pay and have enough money to buy food.



March/April Lab Reflection

Cheese Souffle




1, why did you choose this lab?

I choose this lab because i enjoyed this the most and its really easy to make at your house. You can make this one in 30 minutes and its not that flavorful but i really like it because i really like anything that has egg cause i find it delicious.

2, Did you enjoyed this lab?

i really enjoyed doing this lab because there is nothing much to do and you can do any others stuff while doing it. You can do any others stuff while waiting for it to be cooked. i enjoyed it because i have never made Cheese Souffle before and i think its delicious.

3, Did your product turn out the way you had hoped? If yes, what helped? If no, why did it not?

Our product turn out the way that me and my team hoped it would look like and the one we made actually look better than the rest of the other group so i was proud because its the first time that we made this and we did great to make it.

4, Did you group work well together during the lab? Why or why not? (i.e. were there any issues that came up/how did you solve them?)

our group work well together in this lab because we finish it really fast and everyone in the group is doing what they are supposed to be doing.

5, If you were to do this lab again, what might you do differently? Why?

if i were to do this lab again what i could do differently is i can put a different stuff in it because during this lab we experimented it we try to put a pepper in the cheese souffle before we ate it. what i can try to put this time is i can put a a little bit salt in it before we put it on the oven because its not very flavorful but i liked it i just want to try it with different stuff in it.

February Lab Reflection.

February lab Reflection

My Favorite lab we did in February was the Sunflowers Crepe’s. I enjoyed doing this lab because their easy to do and their the tastiest for me because I loved egg. I choose to reflect on this lab because they require are really fun to make and you can easily do it at your house.

I liked this lab because I love egg so much especially scrambled egg and I’ve never try to make sunflowers crepes before and their delicious just as how they look.

when i was doing the lab i was worried when we put the eggs in cause it would break the crepes and it did but when i ask the other group and they said they have the same one so i stop worrying.

I think as a team we did great because everyone is doing what they were supposed to do and we finished just in time and we were so happy that i turned out good because we thought its going to be messed up.

if i were to do this lab again i would try to make the crepes a little bit more thick so the eggs don’s make a hole and try to make the bacon crispier cause the one we had was not really that crispy, but for me i think we did a good job doing it.

Capital Punishment within the short story, “Two Fisherman”

This two men were the last people who were executed in Canada in Don Jail. The one on the left side is Arthur Lucas and the one on the right is Ronald Turpin. They were hang 50 years ago on December 11 1962.



Capital Punishment


-P1 Write a brief history about what capital punishment is and its history in Canada.

Capital Punishment is when someone is put to death using different types of methods, for a serious crime such as murder, rape and drug dealing. It is also known as” Death Penalty”. So therefore, the most common way of capital punishment is hanging or decapitating. Although many countries refrain from using capital punishment, many countries still practice it. Countries like USA, Saudi Arabia, China, etc. still use capital punishment. In my opinion, I personally agree with capital punishment as it creates a sense of fear in the minds of the criminals, so he/she will think twice before committing a crime. It also makes the family of the victim get justice and they will be satisfied with the decision.

-P2 Referencing the short story “Two Fishermen” discuss how if the story was based in Canada when it might have taken place based on your knowledge of capital punishment.

Thomas Delaney should not be killed for his actions. Matthew Reinhart was molesting Thomas Delaney’s wife and that’s when Thomas Delaney killed him. First, his action was justifiable defense. He saw that his wife’ life was in danger, so he killed Matthew Reinhart so that he can protect his wife. Second, Thomas is not a threat to society, he didn’t kill a person for blood lust. Especially, Matthew was a disgusting rapist. Finally, when the imperfection of the law and government cannot protect and help the people, people were very helpless, can only be relied on themselves through their own way. Law is inanimate but humanly is emotional, the law must always be bundled with human.

-P3 Discuss your opinion on whether Thomas Delaney should have been killed for his actions in defending his wife. Come up with an argument and three reasons why or why not he should have been killed.

Thomas Delaney should not have been killed. Firstly, Thomas Delaney’s behavior is to protect his wife. When someone hurt their own wife, I do not think they will be very calm to face. Perhaps his behavior is too impulsive. But we can understand his pain caused by the killing. Second, there is no absolute the right way on the morality and justice. On morally, Thomas Delaney should not kill. In justice, should not sentenced Thomas Delaney to death penalty because he is forced to do. These two methods all make people die. Lastly, Thomas Delaney’s behavior can be understood. I think do not need to use this extreme way to punish him. We can use the penalty as now “It was replaced with a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole for 25 years for all first-degree murders” .