Feb. 21, 2018

Tokenized blog:

When people tend to meet me for the first time, they naturally assume that I am of Asian descent, which they are right. While this may seem harmless as a result, this has perpetuated the ongoing stereotypes that surround my nationality. Through the years, people tend to throw these stereotypes around to gain a laugh or chuckle, but they don’t realize the harm it brings upon the person who is the target of their jokes. Of course most people decidedly brush it off, but that’s one reason why there is violence among nationalities in modern society. What’s being said and done are attributed to two different things, while people tend to swat away anything that shouldn’t be treated seriously, but in reality the wound inflicted is deeper than what most people realize.

In my experiences, my behavior and actions have fallen in line with some assumptions that people have made, but look deeper and you can get a glimpse of the entire person. The conclusions they draw may seem benign, however, this reinforces others to do the same and perpetuate that into the future. The stereotypes were obviously inaccurate in some instances, and when they were, I chose to brush them off and move on, despite not making a change with the voice I had towards those people. Conclusively, these people and many others like them hopefully have realized their mistakes, in addition to striving for a better interaction the next time they meet someone.

Feb. 16, 2018

APA references task:

1. Gebhard, J. G.( 2010) . What Do International Students Think and Feel. (p. 23)Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

2. Mar, H.( 2011, June). Phone Interview. Boise, Idaho.

3. Mack, T. ( 1997, May). Culture Shock. Forbes. (P. 188-90)

4. Simpson, J. C. (2006, May ). “Chronicler of Culture Shock”. Time. (P. 156). Retrieved from Academic Search Premier on Feb. 9, 2007.

5. Wright, R. (2005, March)  “Goinf to Teach in Prisons: Culture Shock”. Journal of Correctional Education. 56  (1). (P. 19-38). Retrieved  from Academic Search Premier on December 15, 2010.

Feb. 12, 2018

Audio Essay Pitch:

My audio essay would probably be about the triumph and trials that I had in my experience with reading. Reading of course is something that is required for every student  to master over their academic career, but reading has always had me by the hand from the start of my school days. While reading throughout my career, I learned a lot of new concepts and events that have shifted my world view from that of innocence to that of cynicism and pessimism. However, the conflict would come when I would be discouraged to not read anymore with the more challenging material handed to me as I went from middle to high school. During the course of those years, I was discouraged due to the fact that people everywhere were able to read more complex material and keep up with the class readings, while I was faltering ans dragging  in the back. This all changed when I read a book in my sophomore year of high school that rejuvenated my passion for reading again.

The way that my pitch would develop the ideas is by going in a chronological order from the start of me reading to the point where I reignited the passion from my childhood I had for books. The tension in the story is when I would struggle to cope with reading due to the escalating material needed to keep up with he class and how it affected me as a person. These string of events enlightened me in all aspects of life, from where  I was expected to be to where I could be in society. The cultural aspect comes into play in the commentary of our educational system and the ways our country manages to develop the next generation of individuals who will contribute to society.


February 7, 2018

The audio essay that is going to be due in the coming weeks has the expectation that I will be able to learn new ways to interact with digital media and share my story with not her and rope within my class. With the objectives laid out, I believe that I won’t have that much trouble editing the sound and voices that will be incorporated into this project. The software that will be used in this project is easy to manipulate, which I believe will be more than enough for me to achieve the level of success needed for this class. On the other hand, some challenges I would face would be along the lines of finding something ximpelling to discuss in my essay. There aren’t many particular events in my life that I would deem unique enough to put on an essay, but I can try and find something that would appeal to the masses. In addition, I could refer to friends and experiences that they’ve remembered being with me in and gain a new experience from there. Some questions that I have concerning this project would be about the finished product in general. I wonder if the grading criteria would be lenient enough to constitute what “good” is and how my essay stacks up to those standards.

February 5, 2018

Summary response to Madison Martin’s post:

In Madison’s post, she points out how individuals today would flock to people who they find similar in mind or skin and the racial tensions that are escalating today. She further conveys the connection to people of similar raves by noting the ancestry that flows through people that interact on a daily basis. With the escalating racial tensions, people try to find new ways to change with the evolution of technology and how they cope with the ever changing society. With all that’s was said , Madison believes that we as individuals shouldn’t trail from the path that has been set, but instead return to it to prevent any more changes to what has already occurred.

January 26 ,2018

Meaning of name assignment:

My name is Brandon Wong and there is some history behind the first and last name. The first part of my name in the European country refers to being brave or freedom seeking. The last name derived from Chinese, meaning king. This draws the conclusion that I’m some sort of brave king, and I’m not sure why it was given to me .

I don’t think I was ever embarrassed by my name, considering there were many people with the same name in the schools I went to. I was able to assimilate with the group of people that I have met over the years, in addition to getting along with new people.  This, however made me a little disappointed by the fact that I was someone who could easily be found, or there was someone else who could just be like me in the world, seeing as how common my name was. I eventually came around to the notion that everyone can make it in the world, in addition to  you having  to strive to make yourself known and unique.

I have never decided to change my name or adopt a new one since I believe that my name is fine as it is. There is constantly a thought in my head that my name should’ve been something shorter, but nowhere close to when I want to alter it for the rest of my life.

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