3/6/2019: In Class Writing

赠汪伦[唐] 李白

李白乘舟将欲行,忽闻岸上踏歌声。
桃花潭水深千尺,不及汪伦送我情。

http://www.shicimingju.com/chaxun/list/3060.html

 

Give Wang Lun
[唐] Li Bai

Li Bai will take the boat and will hear the song on the shore.
Taohuatan is a thousand feet deep, not as good as Wang Lun.

The translation is really close to the actual meaning of the poem. The poem describes Li Bai is leaving and his friend Wang Lun sing on the shore and saying goodbye to him. Li Bai wrote this poem to shows their friendship.

3/1/2019: In Class Writing

In The London Evening Standard news article, “Language is power in politics. So what slogans will fuel a People’s Vote?” explains important of the language in modern politics, and how politicians persuade people with words. For example, in the 2016 United State presidential election, Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again”. “Words are not merely the vehicle for ideas: they are the very substance of modern politics, its essence rather than its gift wrapping.” (“Language is power in politics. So what slogans will fuel a People’s Vote?”, 2019). The slogan is like a gift wrapper, and inside the wrapper is an ambitious politician. The result of the presidential election shows the power of language. It shows that people believe in president Trump can lead America to have a better future.

Reference

Language is power in politics. So what slogans will fuel a People’s Vote? (2019, January 23). London Evening Standard [London, England], p. 16. Retrieved from http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A570722350/OVIC?u=usfca_gleeson&sid=OVIC&xid=d5d11459

2/27/2019 SENTENCECOMBININGEX

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

2/25/2019: In Class Writing

I saw a cartoon on US News about climate change drew by Drew Sheneman that was submit on 2/4/2019. The cartoon is spit in half, the first half is a man in the dark says,” it’s dark, therefore, there is no sun!”. The other half of the cartoon is the same man wearing coat in snow and says,”it’s cold, therefore, there is no global warming!”. I think this Sheneman is using logos to explain that something that you do not see now does not mean it does not happen at all. He is using logos to get the reader’s attention about the global warming by saying the “wrong” fact.

Sheneman, D. (2019, February 4). Cartoons on Climate Change and Global Warming. Retrieved February 25, 2019, from https://www.usnews.com/news/cartoons/2019/02/01/cartoons-on-climate-change-and-global-warming

 

5 American idioms

Drive Someone Up a Wall: annoy them and get them really angry

Lomen: defective

Feel Like a Million Dollars: feeling so wonderful

Blue Monday: time to get back to the routine of work

Lead by the nose: control someone

 

2/22: In Class Writing

I picked the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner in feature photography. The photo was taken by Daniel Berehulakof the Ebola epidemic in West Africa on 9/18/2014. The boy in the photo is called Eric Gweah. He cried in front of his house when the burial team is trying to remove his father’s dead body. Gweah said, “The only thing the government can do is come for bodies — they are killing us.” Berehulak showed pathos in his photo. The photo makes a strong argument with this hopeless situation which happens very often in West Africa. The government did not protect its people. The only thing that they do is take away people’s dead bodies. The color and tone of the photo reflect the situation really well.

Retrieved from https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/daniel-berehulak-freelance-photographer-0

2/11 In Class Writing

The literacy I found is “Learning a New Literacy In a New Culture”, the author Rebecca Yang interviewed three women who are from China and Vietnam immigrants about the experience of immigrated to the United State. The difficulties they overcame to adapted the new culture environment, and what they wished they were done when they were younger and things that they wished would be different.

After watching this literacy narrative, I like how Yang divided the video into six, so each part wouldn’t be so long. Something I think she can improve on is to add subtitles for the whole video since the quality of sound was not so good for the orginal video. Also, you could interview people from different culture background, gender not only focus on Asian women. This narrative help me to develop more my own audio literacy narrative project by giving me a better idea of what I need in my project and how to layout my project nicely.

http://www.thedaln.org/#/detail/3a83ee5f-caa4-4833-8c38-532a7311b9d7

2/8 Free Writing

Free writing:

When I first see the audio essay instruction, first thing remain me is a youtube video I watched a few days ago. The video is about a girl who is born in Hong Kong and went to Taiwan for continue her education. She notice that people in Taiwan have misunderstand people from Hong Kong in a few ways. So her record a video that she interview people on the street about their first impression about people from Hong Kong. She inspired me to write about how I feel as a Hong Kong immigrant living in the United State.

I would start my audio essay with one of my experience. Every time when people ask me where am I from, I always say I am from Hong Kong, but I notice that many people don’t actually know where is Hong Kong. Then, I would explain why people from Hong Kong would always introduce themselves that they are from Hong Kong not China because of some history background, and the difference of culture and living style. Also, a small group of people would identify themselves as “Hongkongese” or “Hong Konger”.

The main point of my essay would be the stereotypes that my friends have before they met me about people from Hong Kong. The first point would be people work and walk so fast in Hong Kong. The second point would be people are not friendly. The third point would be people sound so angry and mad when they are speaking in Cantonese. In my essay, I would talk more about each point and explain why these are some stereotypes and why they misunderstand us.

 

Outline:

Introduction

  1. people don’t actually know where is Hong Kong.
  2. I would explain why people from Hong Kong would always introduce themselves that they are from Hong Kong not China because of some history background, and the difference of culture and living style.
  3. a small group of people would identify themselves as “Hongkongese” or “Hong Konger”.

 

Body Paragraph: stereotypes about us

people work and walk so fast in Hong Kong:

We don’t think we are fast because it is our pace of life and we already get used to it. Sometimes we even think people are too slow in other places.

people are not friendly:

Most people I meet so far are nice and we are open to be friend with anyone we meet. For me, I am a quiet person, but that does not mean I am not friendly.

sound so angry and mad when they are speaking in Cantonese:

In Cantonese, there are many tones. Even we sound angry when we speak, but usually we are just talking regularly. If you heard two or more people that are saying “mie mie mie”, don’t worry, they are not crazy and trying to sound like sheep. They are just arguing something.

people speak perfect English:

That’s definitely wrong. I don’t speak perfect perfect English, and neither my parents speak perfect English. Although I know someone who is from Hong Kong can speak perfect English, not everyone does. I immigrated to the United State when I was twelve. Although I started learning English when I was in first grade, it is not enough for basic conversation.

Conclusion

As a conclusion, I would wrap up with four main points of stereotype.

Pitch:

My story is about some stereotypes that my friends told me about people from Hong Kong. The four points are people work and walk so fast in Hong Kong, people are not friendly, sound so angry and mad when they are speaking in Cantonese, and people speak perfect English.

I think I biggest challenge will be keep track of the overall story and make sure it is on topic.

2/6: In Class Writing

For essay #1, we are going write an audio essay about my experiences of facing issues of identity, culture, and racial stereotypes based on course readings. The challenge I am facing now in this moment is I could not decide what to write about. There are too many things happen in life everyday, and it is difficult to decide which specific thing or point I want to write about.

Some ways that could help me solve this problem are write down some of my ideas, talk to my friends and ask their opinion. After that, write a outline to get the overall idea. I think this audio essay is a good practice for me to write about myself, and let myself and others to learn more about me.

https://spark.adobe.com/sp/design/video/18fd19e2-0a0b-4ba7-ba31-321a30c4b931

 

2/04 In Class Writing

When I was seventh grade, we had a science teacher which everyone hate. He did not like his teaching style because he was so stubborn. One day, the naughtest boy in our class what to made fun on him. After the break time, after all the students came in the classroom. He closed the door and put some tables and chair behind the door so the teacher came in to started the class. When the teacher came in, he pushed the door and it could not open. Everyone was laughing. He was mad and asked everyone in the class who did it. Of course no one answer. At the end, he did catch the boy who trick him, and it became a secret for our class.

At that time, nobody help the teacher and we all think that boy did a good job. Now thinking back, although I still hate that teacher, at the same time I feel sorry for him. I think we should have a better way to handle. Maybe talk to him about our feelings would be a much better to way. However, this is one of my most memorable incident when I went to school in my hometown.

2.01 Understanding arguments in contexts

I read the Moana To’oto’o response for chapter two, and I listed some similar and different between our response below. Moana’s response reflect her own identity and culture by giving example. In her response, she gave an example about Kevin Harts movies which I never watched before. The example that her gave can reflect her interest, and identify who she is.

Similar:

  • give an example on television
  • both think television has strong emotion appeal

Different:

  • A paragraph at the end to wrap up the whole response
  • Give example of how pathos works in real life