1. How many posts did you write? : 10
2.How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge? : 7
3. How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students? : 22
4. Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened? ‘Winter! It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ post received the most comments. I think it’s because I gave many reasons why I love winter which made the post interesting.
5. Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why? : I enjoyed writing ‘Week 9: Show Off - Places to Travel and what to Bring’ because I love travelling and I love telling people about things.
6. Did you change blog themes at all and why? : No, because I love how my blog looks.
7. How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough? : 1, I think it’s not enough.
8. How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll? : 5
9. Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog? : none
Now, I'm going to ask my mom to do an audit for my blog.
1. What were your first impressions of this blog?
It looks really nice. I like the picture that you put on your blog because it looks unique.
2. What captured your attention?
The pictures captured my attention.
3. What distracted you on the blog?
The images and credits which are in the posts.
4. What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?
Write less but more meaningful.
Days ago, I found a blog with great posts. This blog is made by Jennifer.
How did I discover this amazing blog? Well, I was looking in the flipboard and I found a post about traveling on the following blog:
Who will I nominate? Jennifer of course! She deserves to be nominated for the Edublog Awards. I really love reading all her posts. Especially ‘Travelling’ and ‘My Landscape story’ post. Those two posts are really descriptive and detailed. Just by reading both of her posts can make me really get inspired.
In Jennifer’s blog, there are many interesting posts you can read, like ‘Pros and cons of being in a community.’ and ‘Travelling’. I recommend you to read all her posts. You will be really glad.
If you are stressed or bored staying at home, you travel! But what if you don't know where to go? This week, I'm going to talk about places you can visit and what to pack for traveling.
When you travel, you need to pick a destination to go first. Sometimes it can be hard to choose. If you can’t decide, why don't you try to choose it randomly? When I was browsing on Internet, I found an interesting challenge. You need a world map, a dart, and a cloth that is long enough to cover your eyes. First hang the map straight on the wall. Cover your eyes with a cloth and throw the dart on the map. Where ever the dart landed, you visit there! If the dart landed on the ocean, repeat the steps until it landed on a land. If the dart trick doesn't work for you, I'm going to recommend you places to visit.
Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a small South Pacific island which is the most famous French Polynesia's Leeward Island. It is titled as the best island in the world. The turquoise lagoon is surrounded by small islands. Because the lagoon is crystal clear, Bora Bora is a perfect place for snorkelling and diving. Underwater there are coral reef filled with colorful and exotic fish. There are also land activities to do, like hiking. There are some walking trails to go up. If you get tired from all the climbing worry not as the view, when you reach up there, is totally worth it.
The next place I recommend is the tulip fields in Netherlands. If you visit Netherlands, you will see tulips everywhere. But why not go visit and see the best tulip fields in the North of Holland? It only takes around 30 minutes to go there from Amsterdam. Just seeing the colorful tulip fields for 5 minutes is worth it. The perfect time of the year to visit the tulip fields is between March and May when the tulips are in full bloom.
The last place is Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is a great place to experience traditional Japanese culture. There are many unique kinds of temples to visit in Kyoto. Such as Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. If you visit Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine, you will see that there are vermilion color gates called 'Torii'. There are over 10,000 torii in the shrine which are donated by people. People donate torii because their wish is fulfilled and they donate it as a thank you. The torii formed a tunnel up to the top of the mountain so it takes a few hours to get up there. I recommend you visit the shrine at night because it's colder and there are no crowds which means it will take half the time to get up there during the night.
What to bring while traveling? You have to bring clothes, of course, the ones that are suitable for the weather. If you are going to the beach, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and flip flops. Also bring your shower cream, toothbrush, tooth paste, towel etc. Don’t forget to check your belongings before going back or else you might not get it back.
That’s all for this week! I hope you enjoy reading this post!
I joined a community in Instagram about anime. If you are wondering what do we do there, we discuss and talk about... well, anime and games. We don't always talk about anime and games but we also talk about other things. When someone has a problem with their life, we talk and give advice to each other.
I joined the anime fandom about one and a half year ago when my friend introduced it to me. At first, I was not that confident and I talked to a few people. I didn't fit in with everyone there, but they were really friendly to me. I started to feel more comfortable with them and until now, I made a whole ton of friends.
There are more pros than cons in the fandom for which I'm glad. I will start with the pros first. There are a lot of friendly people. They give you great advice too! Everyone in the fandom respects each other's opinion on what they like and what they dislike. Now moving on to the cons. There are also rude people in the fandom. Some of them scam other people too.
Now that's it! Hope you got the idea of the anime fandom! If you are thinking of joining the fandom, you're welcome to join! Please don't forget to comment on this post and leave your website URL.
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Thai food is a major part of almost all international schools in Thailand and my school is also one of them. The good thing about our school is that we have students from many nationalities here and most of them love to eat Thai food. Not only that most of my foreigner classmates and their families learned to make it at home as well.
I think Thai food is really a unique type of cuisine since most of the foods use herbs and spices. Some Thai foods are not spicy and are rather sweet or sour which kids can eat.
There are many popular Thai foods like ‘Tom Yam Kung’ which is a spicy and sour soup. There are two versions of this soup. One is a ‘Tom Yam Goong’ in clear broth and ‘Tom Yam Goong’ in creamy soup. Another popular Thai food is ‘Pad Thai’ which is a common street food. It is stir-fried rice noodle with eggs, tofu, and shrimp etc.
Thai food is not hard to make. It might look hard, but it’s actually easy. If you are interested in cooking Thai food, do your research and cook some dishes. You can start with easy recipes like ‘Pad Thai’. I’m not good in cooking but it’s fun to try what you don’t know.
To conclude, Thai food is a cuisine with both simple and complex recipes, but is not hard to make. Most people think Thai food is spicy, but it has many different flavors which balance the taste of the dish. It is simply a great cuisine that is quite different from other cuisine around the world.
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For Week 6 - Game 1, I visited 3 blogs and commented on their post:
I visited Dakota’s blog and commented on her ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ post. She talks about a movie called ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’. The movie also has a novel which she recommended to read before watching the movie. The plot of the story seems really interesting which is about a boy named Jacob and he can see hollow cast.
The reason why I chose this post is because the name of the story sounds interesting which caught my attention.
Next, I visited Samantha’s blog and commented on her ‘Pollution’ post. Samantha explained briefly about different kinds of pollution like light pollution, noise pollution, etc. She also suggested about ways to stop the pollution.
I chose to comment on this post, because of how much information there is. By reading the post, you can already tell that she researched about the topic well and not copy pasted.
Lastly, I visited Maddie’s blog. I commented on her ‘Places to See’ post. Maddie talks about places she went around the world. Maddie went to many places like Atlanta Georgia, Panama City Beach Florida, Montgomery Alabama, Speedwell Tennessee, etc. Throughout her 12 years of living, she went to a lot of beautiful places!
I liked how Maddie talked about each place in each paragraph and explained briefly about the places she visited.
I really had fun reading these 3 interesting posts.
Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. It is also known for its beautiful places and unique culture, which makes me feel very proud of being a Thai.
I am proud to be Thai because Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and has a lot of beautiful places to visit. Even though I’m Thai, I still visit many places again and again because I find them very attractive.
I live in Bangkok which is the capital city of Thailand and offers a lot of tasty food which I love to eat. Since Thailand is very well known for its foods like tom yum, som tam, and a dish called Pad Thai, foreigners love to eat our dishes.
I also feel proud to be a Thai because of its unique culture. Greeting is an important symbol in our culture. When you greet people, you have to smile and ‘wai’. ‘Wai’ is a tradition on how you greet people or pay respect. It is like an international symbol of shaking hands or bowing. When you ‘wai’, you need to put your palms into the shape of a lotus. Also, Thai people respect elderly and almost everyone by saying ‘ka’ or ‘krub’.
The last reason why I am proud to be a Thai is that, we had a great king, King Bhumibol Adulayadej, who has recently passed away. We Thais loved our king. We always considered him as our ‘father’ and our queen as our ‘mother’. Our king put his efforts on developing the country. He was different from other kings around the world. This is because he always thought of us. He discovered ways to help improve the soil and fight drought. He was the heart of Thailand. Even though he is no more with us, he will be in our hearts forever.
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If you ask me what my favorite time of the year is, it would be winter! I have many reasons why I love it. The first reason why I love winter is because of the school break. Around December, our school would have a school break. During school break, we also have Christmas! Every year, I meet up with my friend to celebrate Christmas. It’s like our tradition to meet up with her every year.
The second reason why I love winter is because my family travels to other countries during winter. It’s fun to go to different countries and learn from their culture. A good thing about travelling is that you can relax and forget about work and stress. Sure, you might want to curl up in a blanket and sleep the whole day, but trust me. Traveling is so much better than sleeping.
The third reason why I love winter is because of the nice mild air. In Thailand, we don’t have snow, but at least we have colder air than summer. It feels more comfortable having a walk outside or sleeping. You don’t have to worry about blizzards or freezing water too. Not too hot and not too cold. It is just right!
Overall, winter is a great season filled with great things. Most people think winter is just a season with snow blizzards everywhere, but it is actually a time where you can relax with your friends and family. This makes winter truly a unique and a wonderful time of the year.
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Jennifer, Paradee and I went to Tosita's house so we could go to the mall together. While we were waiting for Tosita’s mom, we decided to play hide and seek with a little twist. We made a rule that we need to close the lights while playing.
When it was my turn to be the ‘it’, I got really scared because of the dark. In the first round, I cried so we restarted the game. The second time, we decided that I can carry a flashlight around while playing.
After I finished counting, the already started game started. I searched the bedroom but, no one was there. I walked around the third floor until I heard a weird sound. It sounded like someone was tapping on the wall or the door. I searched around the house for the noise. When I walked near the dressing room, I could hear that the noise was coming from the wardrobe. My heart was beating very fast and I thought I might even have a heart attack. I started to cry again. Then the noise stopped. The wardrobe door opened and it was Jennifer, Tosita, and Paradee.
After that round of hide and seek, I don’t feel scared playing hide and seek in the dark and it made me feel more comfortable in the dark.
My favorite place is probably Japan's first real capital city, Nara! If you talk about Nara, the first thing you think about is deer! If you visit Nara, you will see deer everywhere. I don't really like deer, but the reason why I like Nara is because of the temples.
I visited the Todaiji Temple a week ago which is a landmark of Nara and is one of Japan's famous temple. Its great Buddha Hall is surrounded by green grass. On the inside you can see a huge statue of Buddha which is dedicated in the year 752. If you walk deeper in the hall, there is a pillar with a hole. The legend says that if you manage to pass through this hole, you will attain enlightenment in your next life. This made me glad that I managed to pass that hole!
The other reason why I like Nara is because of how peaceful it is. If you have a stroll around Nara, you can see that they have fewer buildings and more trees than other cities. Plus a nice cold breeze when you visit Nara around autumn.