Chinese Piece Quarter 1

中西饮食文化的异同

 

中国和西方的文化历史都是从老早以前开始的,两个文化历史也有很多相同和不一样的方面。结果,因为做饭时,人们会融入自己的文化历史,中西饮食文化也有许多相同和不一样的方面。

中方和西方饮食习惯相同的一方面就是靠海吃海,靠山吃山。比如说,美国的西海岸和东海岸常常会吃更多的海鲜。可是,美国南边的省就会多吃牛河猪。在中国一样;香港人靠海所以会吃丰富多彩的海鲜,可是内蒙古人是在亚洲的内部,所以人们往往会吃多一点的羊。

再说,另一个一样的方面是中国人和西方人多数情况下过节时会团团圆圆跟家人吃一顿饭。但中国和西方不过一样的节日,它们都会这样过节。

虽然中国人跟西方人有些一摸一样的习惯,中国人的餐桌里跟西方人的有很大的区别。在中国餐厅吃饭时,做重要的主人应该坐在朝南和朝门的左边座位上。最重要的客人要朝主人坐。点饭时,中国主人来给客人做决定,因为大家都会从一个盘子端菜。可是,在西方餐厅,客人都自点自吃。 接着,上菜时,客人一定要等着主人和老人献上菜。

再说,要是客人是在主人家里吃顿饭,客人千万不能吃完盘子里的饭,因为主人会不好意思,觉得没做够饭。

中方和西方做饭喷人方法也有不相同的方面。比如说,中国人做菜时多数会蒸菜,炖菜和主菜。西放人多处会烤菜,炒菜和煎菜。可是,这不是说西方和中方烹饪方法完全不一样。比如说,中国人常常也会去用考的方法。北京烤鸭就是北京的一道名菜。

结果,中方菜和西方菜的饮食文化有很多相同和不一样 。没人能说那种菜更好吃,因为它们的饮食文化都有自己有意思的方面。

Playlist of My School Year

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa – Furious 7

The song “See You Again” is about reuniting with friends or family and “seeing them again” somewhere in the future. I decided to add this song on to my playlist since many of my friends have moved in the past and some are this year as well. I hope to keep in touch and reconcile with them one day.

The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars – Doo-wops and Hooligans

I chose to add this song on my playlist since I can easily relate to it. Throughout the whole year, I have acted lazy numerous times when it came to completing school work such as homework and studying for tests.

Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

This song has described me on many occasions throughout the school year. I have felt pretty stressed out about school because of all the tests, homework, projects, etc. that come along with it. But this semester was especially tiring because of the transition into High School next year.

Alive by Sia – Alive

The song “Alive” represents persevering through the hardships that life throws at you. Sometimes, you just have to handle everything that’s going on, because eventually, your problems will disappear once you’ve dealt with them.

“I was born in a thunderstorm
I grew up overnight
I played alone
I’m playing on my own
I survived”

Almost There by Anika Noni Rose – The Princess and the Frog

“And I’m almost there, I’m almost there
People down here think I’m crazy, but I don’t care”

The song “Almost There” from the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog inspired me since it showed that you shouldn’t care about what other people think, but rather focus on your own goal and how you want to live your life.

Photograph by Nickelback – All the Right Reasons

This song is about looking back at the past and revisiting all the memories created with close ones. This year, I have been in a lot of experiences with friends that are worth being remembered, such as ones from PEAK, lunches, and breaks.

How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox Twenty – Exile on Mainstream

The song “How Far We’ve Come” is also about looking back at the past and remembering the things that you’ve accomplished in your life so far. I decided to put this on my playlist, since I’ve come a long way not only from the beginning of the school year, but also ever since I started school, in R1.

Umbrella by Rhianna – Good Girl Gone Bad

I added Umbrella on my playlist since it’s about friendship and looking out for each other. “Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other” 

Those two lines represent that even through the dark times, friends will always have each other’s back and be there for one another. I know that without my friends, this school year wouldn’t have been so entertaining and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much.

Unit 4: Community Center for Refugees in HK

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Written Reflection:

2) Explain who your design is for. Who makes up the particular community?

Our design was made for the refugee community in Hong Kong.

3) Explain what your design is inspired by. What ideas and inspirations helped shape your design? Use specific examples from your model to share.

The residential part of our design was inspired by pyramids since we thought it would be unique as well as improve stability. The pool was just a regular square one and we used blue plastic sheets to use as the water.

4) Explain where you envision your design to be located (in Hong Kong) AND how that shaped your building design (Think back to Mr. Leung’s talk)

I envision the design to be next to a beach since the beach is part of our design and  provides recreation for the refugees.

5) Explain why your building is relevant. What needs are you meeting and how are you doing that?

Our structure is relevant since we are meeting various needs such as shelter, security, health, recreation. Recreation is provided from the beach, the pool, the hot tub, and the playground. The building and the security guards give security and shelter while the gym helps the refugees remain healthy.

6) How are you addressing the need of beauty in your design? (How is your design contributing to making life more beautiful?)

One way the design addresses the need of beauty is by having nature e.g., a beach and trees. Another way it addresses the need of beauty is through symmetry. All of the buildings (the gym, the building where the refugees are staying, security stations) are symmetrical.

7) What design element are your most proud of?

I am probably most proud of the trees since I spent quite a while to make them and it turned out well.

8) What design element needs further refinement and improvement?

In order to improve the design, I think we could’ve been more precise when measuring the foam boards since they’re not exactly all aligned. For example, I could’ve measured more accurately while making the security buildings since one building is taller than the other and the windows aren’t the same.

9) In your opinion, how important is architecture? Provide a definition of architecture and explain its relevance in your life and in our society.

I think that architecture is really important since it can be useful in many different ways. Without architecture, we wouldn’t be living in buildings and obviously wouldn’t be as comfortable as we are now. Also, we wouldn’t have the sense of security that we do with architecture.

Sculpture: Architecture – Amphitheatre

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The amphitheatre was made for students to hangout, play basketball, soccer, etc. during break times.

2. What is the design?

The design is imitating a Roman amphitheatre. It has stairs that lead to the bottom, where there’s empty space for activities.

3. Where is it?

The amphitheatre is located in the middle of the middle school so students and teachers can easily see gatherings there.

4. Why was it made?

It was made for gatherings and for people to spend their free time.

5. Do you notice anything that could be improved about the space? Add your critique about the space

The staircase could be wider so more people could walk up and down, as it usually gets crowded. There could also be more blue seats on the larger stairs so more people can sit.

Unit 4: Architecture

  • Upload a photo(s) of your selected architectural form.

  • Who is the architect? Where is it located? What year was it constructed? What materials were used?

The architect is Jean Chalgrin, it’s located in Paris, France, construction started on August 15, 1806, and materials that were used varied from limestone to different metals.

  • What is the history of the architectural form? What is the purpose?

The Arc de Triomphe was made by Jean Chalgrin to glory the French Army.

  • Are there any memorable features or stories that make it more interesting to you?

Napoleon was actually the one who ordered the sculpture to be built so the French Army could be honored, and also, there are many intricate designs in the sculpture such as people standing up with weapons.

Unit 3: Book Art – Final

1. Evaluate your overall work by examining your idea (how did you develop your idea to completion?) and technique (how successful was your technique?)

For this project, I cut the same shape; a rectangle, out of around 100 pages or so and drew an outline of the Jerusalem skyline, then stuck it under the rectangular frame. The technique that I used to cut out all of the pages was just using a ruler as a guide for the first page, then using the first page as a guide on how to cut out the rest. At first, I found it difficult to cut the pages, as they kept on tearing in the wrong places, but after changing the angle of the blade, it worked and the cut was clean.

Unit 3: Book Art – In Progress

1. What are you doing to transform the book?

I am cutting out a rectangular frame out of the pages from the book. In addition, I will also add a drawing of the Jerusalem skyline since that’s where the main character, Habibi moves to.

2. How are your ideas original?

My ideas are original since I’m creating something that I’ve never seen anyone else create before. Although people may have also made a frame from the book paper, I’m taking it one more step further and actually adding a drawing of something that’s significant in the book.

3. What techniques are you using to create your sculpture? (Collage, newspaper form, diorama, etc)

I am kind of using diorama since I created a small space with the book pages and added a colorful scene in it.

4. Evaluate your craftsmanship – how much care and attention to detail are you putting into your sculpture?

I am putting care and attention into my sculpture by adding small details in the drawing such as different colors and small outlines. Although I could’ve been more careful while cutting out my frame since it’s not the neatest.

5. Evaluate your time management – how are you using your time?

I managed my time pretty well since I got everything done and completed without wasting any time.

6. What improvements could you make?

As mentioned above, I could’ve made my edges neater and more clean.