What have you enjoyed about commenting?
I enjoyed telling people how nice their blog was which encouraged them to continue blogging. I also enjoyed helping them add more stuff to their posts. Commenting allowed me to share my thoughts with others and get to interact with other bloggers like me around the world.
What is annoying about commenting?
Some posts are too long and not well written with many grammatical mistakes which annoys me sometimes.
How have you found interesting posts to comment on?
I have found many blogs on #17stubc students blogs such as Alicia’s Blog, Chae’s Blog and Enrique’s Blog. Their blogs have many interesting topics which got my attention.
Are your posts getting lots of quality comments? Why or why not?
Recently, I have been receiving many new comments for my post on Child Labor. I think it is because child labor is a very big problem going on in the world.
Great Comment Starters
For those who are new to blogging, here is a slideshow of some great comment starters in order for you to connect with other bloggers. I hope this will be useful.
Flipboard Magazine Posts
Why The Avengers are Better than The Justice league?
This post attracted my attention because I am also Avenger fan. Here is the comment that I wrote to Enrique (BaderBunch):
I like the post that you made about who was better: Avengers or Justice League?. In my opinion, I think that the Avengers are better than the Justice League because like you said, the Justice League have many weaknesses but the Avengers only have little. My favorite Avenger is Captain America.
What’s your favorite and why do you like him or her?
The Best Candy Ever Made
Here are my comments to Chae's post:
I really like the post that you made about candy because I am also fond of eating candies. I don’t really know about some of the candies that you showed in your post but I do know Reese, M&Ms, Mentos and Gummy Bears. These are some of my favorites: M&Ms, Mentos, Kit Kat and Sugus.
What are your favorites and why do you like them?
Your post about what you’re going to do once you leave school was very interesting. Once I leave school, I want to be an entrepreneur and manage a business of my own. Like you, I also do enjoy Math and Science. What else do you enjoy and what else do you want to do when you grow up? I also wrote a blog post on this topic. Please feel free to visit and let me know about your comments: http://ww2aircraftofamerica.weebly.com/blog/week-5-lets-talk-school4731184
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From my slideshow, you have seen how many children cannot enjoy their childhood because they are forced into child labor. Let me share with you the causes of child labor and possible solutions to this big problem.
Some of the causes of child labor are (i) poverty; (ii) huge demand for unskilled workers such as children; (iii) early marriage; and (iv) cost of education. Most children who are victims of child labor are poor. They have to work so that they can earn to support their family in buying basic needs such as food. Another cause of child labor is the demand for unskilled workers such as in construction sites, factories, and serving food at restaurants. Children working in these places are paid less but good enough to help in the income of the family. Another cause of child labor is early marriage. Early marriage is common in most countries and religions. Early marriage makes the child go into child labor and work to support his or her family. Another cause of child labor is the cost of education. Most schools are expensive and many poor families can’t afford to send their children to schools. The parents will choose their children to work rather than go to school so that they can eat.
What do you think are the solutions to this big global problem? First possible solution is by providing free education to children. With this, poor parents can take this chance to send their children to school. If many children are in school, then, the use of child labor will decrease. Another possible solution is awareness to parents that sending their children to work is harmful to their children's future and is not legal. Creating a demand for skilled and trained workers will also disqualify children from working. Thus, it will reduce child labor.
There may be more solutions that you can think of. I will be happy to hear your suggestions.
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Why Are We Facing Water Crisis?
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Are you wondering about why we are suffering from water crisis? Well, according to the World Resource Institute (WRI), there are many reasons why this is happening. These are climate change, ground water depletion, wasting of water, natural infrastructure is being ignored, and problems in man-made water infrastructures are not given due attention.
First let us talk about the climate change. Climate change is warming of the earth’s atmosphere, and the clouds which are usually on the equator are moving towards the poles and causing the equatorial countries to have a drought or a scorching hot climate with only a few drops of rain.
Another reason is the waste of water. Most people like to take a long shower, letting the water run while brushing teeth, washing utensils, and watering the plants. Even factories use a lot of water to create energy and that is also a large waste of water.
The next reason is that natural infrastructures are being ignored. Healthy ecosystems are important to have a clean water supply. Sadly, many of the natural infrastructures are being destroyed by deforestation and urbanization. Many watersheds are lost because of these developments.
Man-made water infrastructures are not given attention too. Example of water infrastructures are the pipes that carry the water to houses and buildings so that they can be used in the bathroom, kitchen, in the garden and for drinking. Some of these pipes are broken, leaking or very old but are not being given attention by authorities. This is one of the reasons water can’t get to its assigned area, they are wasted, thus people don’t have much to drink or use.
With all these reasons I hope that the people will realize that they have to change for the better and save water for the future generations. Otherwise, there will be no more water for their children and grandchildren. All living things and the entire earth will die without water.
I hope that I can begin to save water from today onwards.
Global Water Crisis
One of the pressing global issue is the water crisis. The sad facts about the water crisis are in my poster above. Water is very important in everyday living. Just one day without water in my house affects all of our activities like cannot take a bath thus cannot go to school, cannot use the toilet because no water to use for flushing, cannot cook our food etc. As of now, 844 million people do not have access to safe water according to Water.org. The global bigger impacts of water problems are the loss of good opportunities, women crisis, health crisis, children and education crisis, and economic crisis.
Due to scarcity of clean water, the lost opportunities are education, work opportunities, and improved health for women, children and families across the world. These opportunities are lost because they will have to go and collect water instead of finding a job or go to school. Many fall sick as well which prevents taking any opportunity at hand.
The water crisis also affects women because they are the ones who have to go out and be responsible for collecting water. It takes away their opportunity to study, work and take care of their families because their time is used in collecting water.
The water crisis also affects the health. Every 90 seconds, a child dies from a water – related disease such as diarrhea according to Water.org.
The education of children is also affected. The children are the ones who usually help out at home and sometimes if their mother is busy, they are the ones who go and collect water. This takes away their time from school and play.
Lastly, a lot of money is wasted due to a lot of time being spent to collect water. This time could have been spent earning money to reduce poverty.
Teaching Older Generations
Blog Post Credit: McDowell
Do you have anything to teach to your grandparents and parents? I do have as follows:
I can already see my Mom’s happy face if I teach her how to play the piano. She really wants to learn how to play and I want to teach her because when we jam at night, she can be the pianist while I play the drums and my dad plays the guitar. That means we would have a mini band at home.
I’m sure that my Dad would love it if I will teach him how to play the drums. He has been requesting me to teach him how to play the drums since I started studying in Yamaha Music School (YMS). As an appreciation of his effort in teaching me how to play the guitar, I should really share with him what I learned at YMS. Now I’m enjoying playing the guitar at church and at prayer meetings.
For my Grandpa, I want to teach him how to play computer games and fly a RC helicopter. First of all I want to teach him how to play educational games so that it would stir up his brain and give him more fun and knowledge. I also want to teach him how to fly the RC helicopter so that we can play together around our place. That can be good physical exercise for him too.
My Grandma would surely love it if I would l teach her how to use Facebook and Internet. By learning how to use Facebook, she will be able to connect with her children and with her siblings who live in different countries. I would also teach her how to use the Internet to search for different recipes and do online shopping.
I do hope I can do these teachings very soon. How about you? do you have any plan to teach older generations? I would love to hear your thoughts.
LIFE IN AFRICA
Blog Post Credit: Jueun
Cape Verde – Known as República de Cabo Verde
In our Social Studies class, we are learning about African countries and making class presentations. Recently, I researched and presented about Cape Verde which is located in West Africa. I researched about its geographical features, history, food, festivals, climate and culture. While I was researching about this country, I learned about beautiful places to visit in Cape Verde which I will write about in this post. You may consider these places visiting in the future.
These are these nice places that you can visit: Santiago Island, Fogo Island, and Sal Island.
First, let’s see the beauty of Santiago. Santiago is an island which is a volcanic archipelago off West Africa. It’s known for its beaches and slave trade. It’s town called Cidade Velha was an important Portuguese colonial outpost. Pillory Square features an ornate marble pillar where slaves were once shackled. The ruined 16th-century Royal Fortress of São Felipe overlooks the town. It’s a nice place to visit because it is a very important part of Cape Verde’s history.
The next place is Fogo Island. The name Fogo means ‘fire’ in Portuguese. Fogo volcano first erupted out of the Atlantic 100,000 years ago and has been an active volcano ever since. The most recent eruption was in 1995. Fogo is a nice place to visit because there is an area where you can climb to see the volcano more closely.
Sal is another island in Cape Verde. There is a place here called Pedra de Lume which is a site of a salt mine in a crater of an extinct volcano. The name Sal is Portuguese for salt. The island was discovered on December 3, 1460 and named Llana until salt deposits were found at the end of the 18th century. Sal is geologically oldest island in Cape Verde, formed 50 million years ago during the eruption of a volcano which is now inactive. Santa Maria is situated in the southern part of the island municipality of which has recently became a fishing and touristic city. Santa Maria also has a couple of bars and a Disco house with pirate ship sticking out of its roof! Cool right?
Well, here are the credits for the information:
Blog Post Credit: Kathleen
I made this video about YAPPY using Biteable for Kathleen's post about 'Get Creative with Digital Citizenship'.
IF I COULD IMPROVE OUR SCHOOL, THESE ARE THE THINGS I WILL DO
First, I will construct a good canteen and hire someone who can offer variety of good food for the students. The new canteen would be spacious for the children to be able to sit comfortably with each other in large tables. It would also have a place where the children can wash their hands before eating and with a drinking fountain which has clean and filtered water. There should also be a place for fresh fruits, milk shakes and smoothies.
I will also construct a big Music Room and buy instruments that are missing such as drums, violin, one more piano and more guitars because most of them are old, out of tune and broken. I would also buy some flutes for students who are enthusiastic to learn playing the flute.
I will also make the PE room bigger so that we can do indoor games and exercises especially during rainy days. I will also build a storage room for the sports materials such as basketballs, soccer balls, skipping ropes, stop watches, gloves, rackets, etc. It will also have a locker room for students to keep their PE clothes, shoes and personal sport gadgets .
Finally, I will construct a spacious parking space for parents who need to bring and pick up their children from school. The parking lot should be big enough and have a connection to a covered walkway going to the school building which will be helpful during very hot days and rainy days.
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