June 2018 archive

Blackout Poetry

Myra Qualitz’s poem ‘Love Eyes’ was inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by Shakespeare. The poem was from a page of Katheryn Stockett’s book The Help on page 285. The poem is a metaphor about how you can’t explain love. You can compare it to many things – but describing what purely love is, is impossible. When in love, you feel comfort and protection, described in Myra’s poem by the line that reads “with eyes that carry me”. When she compares love to “growing taller and seeing color” it represents how you can feel so small in this black and white world that seems so big at first, until you fall in love and find purpose. Love is personified into a body and can be compared to eyes in this poem as the common phrase is true – eyes are the window to the soul.  

Love Eyes

By Myra Qualitz

 

Vacation Project – Math9

I chose to plan a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico because it is very pretty and sunny. It is a fun place to experience new cultures and try new activities. I planned to go July 11th, and stay three nights. I will spend a lot of time at the beach, as Mexico beaches have warm water and sun! 

I depart at 6:00AM on July 11th from Vancouver and arrive at 2:55PM on the same day in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 

on June 12th, I plan to go swimming with the dolphins at 12PM

On June 13th I plan to go to a Mexican market at 11AM to go shopping for souvenirs 

The rest of the time I plan on being at the beach or in the hotel lounge as this is a short trip and I don’t want to over book myself with activities in my short amount of time here. 

The hotel I’m staying at is called the Samba Vallarta All Inclusive 

To go from place to place I will be taking taxis / cabs. 

The room is $328 /night

The food and drinks are all included so the price of the hotel room per night covers the price of meals and snacks. 

Flight total = $683.31

Hotel total (food included) = $984

Activities total = $228.52

other expenses (cab fare) =  $100

TOTAL = $1995.83

How I plan to save to save for this trip is to save $500 every year for 4 years. 

Links to photos credits :

https://taxiservicemauritius.com/tour-packages/swim-with-dolphins/

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g60956-d106366-Reviews-Mexican_Market-San_Antonio_Texas.html
123RF.com 
https://www.orbitz.com/Puerto-Vallarta-Hotels-Fiesta-Americana-Puerto-Vallarta-All-Inclusive-Spa-Hotel.h19131.Hotel-Information
http://www.fiestainn.com/en/web/fiesta-inn-puerto-vallarta-isla
https://www.centraldereservas.com/hoteles/mexico/jalisco/puerto-vallarta/fiesta-inn-puerto-vallarta-isla
https://www.expedia.com/Colima-Hotels-Fiesta-Inn-Colima.h1101878.Hotel-Information
https://www.garzablancaresort.com/blog/destination/the-best-beaches-in-puerto-vallarta-mexico
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Airline_Review-d8729157-Reviews-Spirit-Airlines
http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/260144/audio-practice-taking-a-taxi-in-mexico