3/6 In class writing

1.

咏鹅

鹅鹅鹅,曲项向天歌。白毛浮绿水,红掌清波。

2.(translated version)

Xu goose

Goose goose, songs to the sky song. The white hair floats green water, and the red palms clear the waves.

3.(Personal version)

Praise the gooses

Goose goose goose, there is a group of gooses bending their neck and singing to the sky. They got the undefiled feather and float above the green lake. They are using their flippers to paddle the wave.

 

 

3/1 In class writing

“English Versus Native Language on Social Media: International Students’ Cultural Adaptation in the U.S”

I was attracted by this topic because I am an international student studying in the U.S. After reading this article I got a strong reflection about how the mother language influences us. “In general, they all acknowledged the importance of using English even as they appreciated the availability of content in their native language (Haijing 2017). ” I knew all the feeling he wrote, it is not easy to be a good foreign language speaker because the cultural identity is very strong among us.

http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=c684cfa4-9eae-4109-acc3-8894975c523a%40sessionmgr4007&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPXNzbyZzaXRlPWVkcy1saXZlJnNjb3BlPXNpdGU%3d#AN=133101580&db=eue

Tu, H. (2017, December 5) English Versus Native Language on Social Media: International Students’ Cultural Adaptation in the U.S.

2/27 In class writing

  1. Although the reality shows follow the lives of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s combined family, most of the episodes focus on the three oldest daughters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian.
  2. Bruce Jenner was famous for breaking the world record and winning a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics. His sons who were from a previous marriage, Brandon and Brody, have also appeared on their own reality shows.
  3. The Kardashians’ father who was the late attorney Robert Kardashian, was famous for representing O. J. Simpson and his daughters gained recognition as American socialites.
  4. Kim came into the national spotlight in 2007 after a sex- tape scandal and resulting Playboy appearance. Kardashian fame grew into a profitable reality series.
  5. The show depicts the daily routine of the Kardashians. Spin-off shows feature Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé’s attempts to build their line of fashion boutiques.
  6. The Kardashians’ behavior at first seemed outrageous. They are a loving family.
  7. The Kardashians squabble like typical siblings and Kris, the mother, holds the family together.
  8. Kim’s $ 10 million wedding to pro basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 was seen by an estimated 10.5 million viewers. The marriage lasted only 72 days.

2/25 In class writing

This picture shows the challenges immigrants face in the U.S. on a daily basis quite well, it clearly depicts how the immigrant family was separated, their family were divided basically in half. The author used one complete family and make them embracing each other, I believe that this is one way to awaken the reader’s compassion. Also, the U.S. Senate Immigration Bill was designed as a huge axe, which will further present what it feels like. Immigration is a sensitive topic, but I think this photo really does represent the overall idea of the US Senate immigration bill and its effects on immigrants.

2/20 In class writing

Passage 1:

 

A man from the city came to visit a small farm. He saw that a farmer was feeding pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree. The pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full, then he would start again with another pig.

The man from the city was pretty puzzled, he watched for quite a while, finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waste of time! You could save a whole lot of time if you just shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!” The farmer looked puzzled and replied, “What’s time to a pig?”

Passage 2:

 

A young man who was waiting in line at the bank developed a loud case of hiccups. He got worse and worse. By the time he got to the teller’s window, he could hardly talk. He was handing the teller his check to cash.

The teller was tapping numbers into the computer. In a moment looking up and frowning. “I can’t cash your check,” she said.

The man was shocked. “Why not?” he asked.

“The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said. “In fact, our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5000.00.”

“It can’t be!” cried the man. “You’ve got to be kidding!”

“You are right. I am,” she smiled. She started counting out his cash. “You will notice that your hiccups are gone, though!”

2/11 DALN feedback

http://www.thedaln.org/#/detail/6f6afa89-52b1-4371-aac4-71f30f4f2d87

Today I watched a video from the website DALN. Her name is Sarah, Harrington and she really loves to travel. She used videos to record her traveling experience and daily life. As a college student, she has a lot of works to do.  She also showed how she does the scrapbook. The sentences and photos were cut out and glued together. She shared her experience of traveling to Australia which was her first time to go abroad. She showed how she played with the koala, kangaroo. Things I really like about her video is she was willing to share the details about her life, which makes me feel easy to know her. Also, the music she used is lively, music can always let the reader feel into the article.

2/6 In Class Writing

After reading the assignment guideline, I realized that there are a bunch of things we need to do. First of all, I should choose a topic which is related to myself, the story should be compelling and fun to read. The topic we choose could be our life story, important event, cultural identities. Then, I need to consider what kind of pictures and music I am going to use, they will be very important parts of my audio essay. The most challenges for me might be the topic choosing.

 

https://spark.adobe.com/video/qmWozcbLg5aVL     (practice version)

2.4 In Class Writing

Last year I have driven to LA with my girl friends. The trip took over 7 hours long without rest, I thought it is Ok for me because I have even driven much more than 7. However, the traffic jam made me  not sober enough and the situation of my awkward was  remembered by my girlfriend. After 5 hours trip from San Francisco, I became sleepy so I decided to go to the bathroom at gas station. I brought my listless face and opened the door of food store. “Excuse me do you have restaurant here?” I didn’t realize my error in speaking until the stuff showed a question mark on his face. My girlfriend was laughing and said that his mean is “Do you have restroom here.” Ok I swear that atmosphere for me was really awkward, and she is still jok on me for this story. This is my experience.