The Bakery Called “Pablo”

It was on vacation when I was in Kyoto Japan and, we were walking when we went pass by a store/bakery called “Pablo” and it was very weird and awkward because we would always say like “Oh Pablo sells great cakes!” and I would always think that they’re talking about my friend Pablo (his blog: http://pablof.edublogs.org/) and would think that he started his own Bakery and sold cake in Japan. But then I’d remember that it’s just a store name Pablo that sells cakes.

I then assumed that Pablo might be a very famous bakery because we also saw another bakery called Pablo in Osaka which made it 2 times as weird because then it’d be like this “Pablo’s cakes in Kyoto/Osaka are amazing!” and so it would sound as if my friend Pablo had two bakery stores. One in Kyoto and one in Osaka

 

Have you ever experienced something like this?

How I Will Make This Year Better

2 People I would make the world better for:

I would make the world better for Seo Yeon (http://seoyeonp.edublogs.org/ this is her blog) by always supporting her and always helping her when she needs help. And the reason I chose Seo Yeon is because  she was always there for me and she was always kind and nice not only to me but to everyone

The second person I would make the world better for is Rena (sadly she doesn’t have a blog) by always showing sympathy and always being nice to her and to everyone else. And the reason I chose Rena was because she is very caring and is also very nice to me and to everyone. She is very funny and extremely caring and would always try to help you if you needed help.

1 Way I can make everyday happier:

A way I could make everyday happier is by helping the ones who need it, and by doing small random acts of kindness like holding the door for someone, saying thank you and you’re welcome, saying “I love you” to family and friends, help someone hold their groceries when crossing the road

1 Thing to make St Paul a better place

One way I could make St Paul a better  place is by showing kindness to someone and have it be passed on by whoever saw me being kind to someone and soon enough the whole school might as well be full of kindness all started by one student.

Ways I could be kind in 2018

A few ways I could be kind in 2018 is by…

-I could be even more kind towards others when first meeting them (I’m not saying that I’m not nice towards others when first meeting them, I just thought I could be even more nice)

-Helping others in need even if it’s only a small action

6 Letter Sentence

Imagination Is The Key To Belief

-Anonymous

 

-Meaning: The only way to believe is to imagine

-Side Note: Sorry for not uploading a 6 letter sentence for a while! Anyways while you can enjoy this one! Happy New Years Everyone!

My 3 Week Vacantion

Going back

On the first day of my vacation I went back to Ho Chi Minh to visit my Mom’s parents and my cousins. We also went to live by the beach for a day After living by the beach  we went and drove all the way to Da Nang. Although we did stop at a place because this apparent “cop” driver that we were following had lost track so we had to stop. We sort of got mad since they said that they knew the road very well even though they don’t know the road as well. But in the end we didn’t care because we did get to Da Nang in time.

Visiting My Cousins After More Than A Year

I don’t daily get to see my cousins even though we both live in the same country we live in different cities. And even if we lived in the same city we would probably live in different places or homes. Sure we still get to see each other but not much since we go to different schools. When we finally saw our cousins in more than a year we saw each other at my mom’s friend’s house. So it wasn’t really a formal-ish kind of meeting but we did have a lot of fun.

Going back to my country

We stayed at Ho Chi Minh for a week and so a week later we went to Taiwan. And at Taiwan we stayed there for a quite a long time. We went mountain/tree climbing for the second time. Although it was way harder to walk up and it seemed way longer than the first time as well. The reason the second one was harder was because the road was not cleared and it was all natural and it did have a path but the path was covered in rocks and surrounded by roots so it was really hard.

 

How was your vacation?

Did you spend a lot of time with your family?

Did You hang out with friends? Or did you just stay at home?

 

How To Write A Good Story

Writing a story and have no idea what to write about? Well I’m here to try and help you! If this post helps you then great job! If it doesn’t then, sorry.

Step 1. Always choose the most trending ones like maybe fashion. Why? Because then it attracts more people. Also this is optional if you want to attract a lot of people or not so if you don’t know the most trending topic then that’s okay! At least try to figure it out!

Step 2. Write it down. Why? So you can always go back to the idea and change things like characters. Why is this helpful? Because then you can improve your writing and compare and contrast. Comparing and improving is very important.

Step 3. Make a draft so you could see what you could write and see what you could improve.

Step 4. Review. So you could see your mistakes and improve your writing and change a lot of it. Reflecting or reviewing is very important to make it better

I hope this sort of helped you!

Traditions

There are a lot of traditions in the world for Christmas. For example one of them is just sitting with your family by the fireplace and just have some quality time which I find very common.

Here are some of the traditions around the world!

The US-

Towns and cities often decorate the streets with lights to celebrate Christmas. Perhaps the most famous Christmas street lights in the USA are at the Rockefeller Center in New York where there is a huge Christmas Tree with a public ice skating rink in front of it over Christmas and the New Year.

Many Americans, especially Christians will go to Church to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas. Many churches have special Christmas Carol services and events where the story of Christmas is told.

In New England (the American States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine), there are shops called ‘Christmas Shops’ that only sell Christmas decorations and toys all the year round!

Americans also send out Christmas Cards, like Carol singing and there’s the unusual custom of the Christmas Pickle!

People in America like to decorate the outsides of their houses with lights and sometimes even statues of Santa Claus, Snowmen and Reindeer. Some cookies and glass of milk are often left out as a snack for Santa on Christmas Eve!

The UK-

In the UK (or Great Britain), families often celebrate Christmas together, so they can watch each other open their presents!

Most families have a Christmas Tree (or maybe even two!) in their house for Christmas. The decorating of the tree is usually a family occasion, with everyone helping. Christmas Trees were first popularized the UK by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. Prince Albert was German, and thought that it would be good to use one of his ways of celebrating Christmas in England.

Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe are also sometimes used to decorate homes or other buildings.

Most villages, towns and cities are decorated with Christmas lights over Christmas. Often a famous person switches them on. The most famous Christmas lights in the UK are in Oxford Street in London. Every year they get bigger and better. Thousands of people go to watch the big ‘switch on’ around the beginning of November

In the UK, it doesn’t snow very often, but people always want to know if it will be a ‘White Christmas’. The British definition, used by the UK Meteorological Office (who say if it has been a White Christmas in the UK or not!), is that a single snow flake has been seen falling in the 24 hours of Christmas Day! This doesn’t happen a lot in the UK!

The UK is famous for Christmas Cake – some people love it and some people really don’t like it! It’s traditionally a rich fruit cake covered with marzipan and icing – and often top with Christmas themed cake decorations like a spring of holly.

Chile-

Christmas in Chile is very warm as it’s in the middle of summer! However, it shares many of the same Christmas customs as the USA.

People like to decorate their houses with Christmas Trees and lights. Having Christmas lights is a fairly recent development with more people being able to afford them. Sometimes neighbors compete to see who can have the best and most lights!

Nativity Scenes are also an important decoration. They have little clay figures (called ‘pesebre’) in them.

Many Catholics in Chile celebrate Advent and also go to special church services for nine days before Christmas. These services are known as a Novena.

Christmas Eve is the most important day over Christmas. Families and friends gather together for a big meal in the evening, eaten about 9pm or 10pm. Many people like to have ‘asado’ (barbecue) and chicken, turkey and pork. The Chilean Christmas Cake is ‘Pan de Pascua’ which is quite like Panettone.

A popular Christmas drink is ‘Cola de Mono’ (or monkey’s tail) which is made from coffee, milk, liquor, cinnamon and sugar.

After the meal, some people like to go to a church service.

At midnight everyone opens their presents! Children sometimes go round each others houses with their new toys – even in the middle of the night

And last but not least,

Costa Rica-

Christmas in Costa Rica comes at the end of the school year and the start of the holidays – so people really look forward to getting to the beach!

People like to decorate their houses with beautiful tropical flowers. A model of the nativity scene, called the Pasito or Portal, is the center of the display. It’s also decorated with flowers and sometimes fruit. Some of the scenes take a long time to make and all the family is involved. As well as the traditional figures, people add other models including houses and lots of different sorts of animals.

Christmas wreaths are made of cypress branches and are decorated with red coffee berries and ribbons. Most homes, shops and important buildings are decorated with Christmas lights.

In Costa Rica, the gift bringer is often ‘Niño dios’ (Child God, meaning Jesus) or ‘Colacho’ (another name for St. Nicholas).

Apples are popular in the run up to Christmas with apple stands appearing at the sides of the road.

On Christmas Eve, everyone puts on their best clothes and goes to Midnight Mass. In Costa Rica it’s called the ‘Misa de Gallo’ (Mass of the Rooster); it’s also called that in Spain.

After Midnight Mass the main Christmas meal is eaten. It normal includes chicken and pork tamales that have been wrapped for cooking in plantain leaves. To drink there’s lots of egg nog and rum punch!

During December and into January, there are lots of fiestas, parades, rodeos, street parties, bull runs and choral and dance festivals. On 26th December (Boxing Day) there is an important horseback parade called the Tope. The next on the next day (27th), many towns and cities have ‘Carnaval’ with a big parade featuring dancing and big floats.

December 25th.

 It is the time. It’s almost Christmas! A few days left till Christmas! What will you and your family  do on christnas?
Set fireworks?                                                                                                                              Eat a big feast?                                                                                                                            Spend some time together?                                                                                                        Sleep halfway throughout the day?                                                                                              Going to a traditional place to go?

Or are you doing something that isn’t in the list? If so then tell me!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! MAKE IT THE BEST ONE YET!

Best Wishes!

Week 10;Student Blogging Challenge Reflection

How Many posts did you write?

So far I have written a quite fair amount. 13 blogs posts. The reason for this is that I do write a blog post weekly but it does take me a very long time to write one since I also do take quite a lot of time to think about what to write and also sometimes to come up with the sub topic for the activity and what to write in the sub topic.

How many comments did you get from classmates, teachers, or overseas students?

Yes I have. In total I have 16 comments. I know that isn’t a lot for some of you but for me it’s okay. I don’t know exactly how many how many comments I have from each category but what I do know is that no teachers has commented on any of my blog posts yet.

Which post received the comments? Why do you think that happened?

The blog post that received the most comments was “The Best I Thing Ever Ate”. I think it has the most comments because it’s very relatable(kind of) and it also is my first ever post. And most popular one too.

Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

I enjoyed writing ““Human Trafficking;Activity 5: Do Something” because I’m writing about something very important and I’m also giving out advice that could possibly help make the world a better place for others around us. And so I feel like I’m the one making this world a better place

Did you change blog themes at all and why?

Yes I have changed my theme. Because I feel like the old one was very dull not attractive and colorful and a lot of people usually have their eye catched by very colorful and noticeable. And so I’m using the “Adelle Theme” for my blog since it’s very bright and has some colors that are quite noticeable.

How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

In total right now I have 3 widgets (including the blogroll). If the blogroll thing doesn’t count then I would have 2 widgets which for me I feel like is enough because  if there are too many widgets then it would distract the reader from the post because it’s everywhere and distracting

How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

In total I have 3 students on my blogroll. I feel like that that’s enough students on my blogroll because just like with the widgets! It would be very distracting when you’re scrolling through the posts and all of a sudden there is just this random list of students name going all the way to the bottom. The best amount of students on your blogroll in my opinion is about 3-6 or 7.

What is the most important thing you learned while participating in this challenge?

I’ve learned that the topics that Ms. W chooses is very interesting and preferably very different from other topics that you would genuinely think of. And it’s very unique and it makes the writer or blogger thinking a lot about the topic and what to write and so I think that these ideas are really good

 

How would you answer these questions differently? Make a blog post answering these questions and comments down you blog link! I would love to see it!

Weekly 6 Letter Sentence

I found you. Will I again?

Meaning: Also first off sorry I that I don’t have the heart symbols or anything today but yeah. So the meaning of this is that I have found someone that I love(you(not really sorry) and I’m asking if I will ever see the one I love again

 

-Anonymous

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