Hi Ms.Shong, here is our presentation about Concrete Poems: 40 Love and Continual Interest in the Sun and Sea.
I drew this picture because it relates to all my sources from the essay with a different perspective about the same issues how taking over our lives, also want to warn our young generation about a human being controlled by social media, technology. Speaking from experience, as a teen who always spends most of the time on the smartphone, I have just been enlightened of how much time we teens actually spend on technology on the daily. Having actually going outside and read books it has helped me understand a greater meaning to life, one that does not rely on Snapchat or Facebook. I have come to realize that technology is making us lazier “Time to do everything except think”. Technology indeed takes up our time and makes us lazy like one of the scenes from “Wall-E”. People just sit at one place and all the work f by robots and technology. Technology is corrupting the innocence of children. Stripping them of a deserved childhood. What happened to children playing in the garden, playing with their toys? Oh, I know, it became a virtual reality. Everywhere I look children are glued to their iPads and iPhones. Technology is controlling peoples’ minds and thoughts.
Reflection: What did I contribute?
I am in charge of image and colour correction, designing Powerpoint’s structure of our presentation this time by Fahrenheit 451 (43-51). Using images that illustrate what members say makes it easier for the audience to be effective than the content we want to bring. Besides, I drew a picture of a burnt book with the meaning inside that the author is implicitly bringing to our generation and it also helps people remember information more easily.
Core-Compentencies – Self-Assessment:
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The way of author write this article is fascinating. Mindfulness, meditating, noticing my brain’s activity, thoughts and strengthening my ability to change them if beneficial, have all been very helpful to my being happier, more relaxed and confident in this life. Besides that, I’m surprised the author did not mention the trait of “conscientiousness” – in writing about awareness, control since it is well-known to be associated with all types of good things in life ranging from getting good grades to a stable, happy marriage to better health to career success. Like others, I was also disappointed in the lack of concrete suggestions. What it did make me think of though was whether music, sports, and other programs have the impact they do on disadvantaged youth not only by providing an outlet but by teaching them and having them practice discipline leading to more conscientiousness and self-control. Over the years many people have often called me resilient. Whether it’s bouncing back from the loss of a loved one or overcoming a life obstacle such as cancer, my style is to just do what I have to do and then move on. In actuality, this is not a conscious decision, but rather, it’s a way of living. It’s a choice and a lifestyle.
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I think the way the author wrote this article has little bit positive vision about the egg, so why? This egg is a symbol of the colossal idiocy of social media and the concept of followers. I would have chosen a sheep as the object of this account to show the utter banality of following something or someone you neither know nor care much about. The post call quickly gained worldwide support with hashtags like “click on eggs” or “egg warriors” and it’s viral all social media I use like Facebook, Instagram. Specifically? This egg is neither male, female, gay, straight, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, European, Asian, American. It just basically symbolizes for universal in the entire world. It also gives us a meaningful message through the quotes: “Pressure of social media is getting to me.” a message about mental health that a particular egg transmits. I think it’s interesting and glad to be a part to make it becomes a photo have most liked on Instagram.
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Through the artile we can see how author says about variety between Asians calendar and world’s calendar. Every traditional community cultural activity has two parts: the festival and the festival. With the Lunar New Year, there may be many opinions that the festival is the main because it is still called “Tet” in Vietnam. However, with my the traditional cultural perspective as a Vietnamese people, during the Lunar New Year, the ceremony is focused and implemented more. Although it may have been prepared months ago, December has always been a sprint time. The first and most important thing is to worry about visiting, embellishing and restoring ancestral graves and grandparents to show their affection and regret towards the deceased. Then in the tray of rice in the thirtieth year of the year, how many incense sticks and fruits and spring-day dishes together with the heart of the people are revered, looking forward to the ancestors, the gratitude for the past year and praying for the coming year to be safe and prosperous. Meanwhile, Asian countries, including Vietnam, often use the lunar calendar, which means the new year will start later, between January and February, even in Burma often in April. I think calendar systems are complicated because the number of days in a month or a year is not fixed. The lunar calendar is based on observing the astronomical cycle, while the solar calendar is divided into sets of days similar to the astronomical cycle that’s why between Asian’s calendar and world calendar have big differences.