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。

Sculpture: Architecture – Amphitheatre

a389414a-f3ee-4d8e-804c-d84b4708b08b71a0b2e0-5469-4dba-9a25-11f577be894c1. Who is it for?

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.

MINP – March Blog Post #1 Animal Farm Character Analysis

Animal Farm, a book by George Orwell has a variety of different characters with various different personalities. But one animal’s personality that I found compelling and had a lot of thoughts about was Napoleon, the leader of the animals. Napoleon starts out as a good and strong leader, but then later on in the book, you can see how his attitude begins to shift drastically. I found that Napoleon was heartless, unfair, unreasonable, dishonest, and corrupted by power.

One trait that I found Napoleon to be was heartless. Throughout the book, George Orwell proves Napoleon to be a similar leader to Joseph Stalin, which shows his lack of emotion. For example, after Napoleon found out that two pigs betrayed him for Snowball, he ordered his guard dogs to tear them to shreds at once. Napoleon didn’t even bother to give them a second chance, but instead, overwhelmed by his heartlessness, he chose to kill them off. To add onto the point of Napoleon being heartless, the tyrant sent Boxer, his most loyal follower to a butcher after he became old and frail. This shows a lot about him, since Napoleon showed no sympathy or hesitation of sending Boxer away for his own benefit, regardless whether or not he played a major role in helping Napoleon get to where he is now.

I also found that Napoleon treats his ‘fellow comrades’ unreasonably by not staying with what his followers originally agreed on. After Napoleon became the clear leader without a potential threat, he began to slowly shift the rules without a consensus. At first, Napoleon and the others establish that no alcohol is to be consumed, no animal shall sleep in a bed, and no animal shall kill another animal. Napoleon breaks these laws then continues to change them immediately after he does. For example, after the animals found Napoleon clearly drinking liquor, the animals find out that he had changed the law to no animals shall become drunk, although consumption of it is fine. Another example is when Napoleon allows all of the pigs to sleep in Mr. Jones’ house, on beds. By arranging this, he is already giving an advantage to the pigs to be more superior, naturally causing it to be unfair for the others. A last example is of Napoleon mercilessly killing the animals that merely committed a crime. This shows that he is unfair and unreasonable for, as mentioned above, not giving the animals a second chance for a small mistake they made. Assumably, Napoleon orders someone to change the commandment from “No animal shall kill another animal”, to “No animal shall kill another animal without cause”.

The last trait that I found Napoleon to be was corrupted. Although he may have been turned for the worse, it wasn’t entirely his fault, since it’s natural to be tempted by all that power. Evidence of Napoleon turning corrupted by power can be found nearly everywhere in Animal Farm. For instance, in the beginning, when he didn’t have that much power as he was always trying to compete with Snowball for leadership, the animals appeared to prefer him. The old Napoleon was more caring and thoughtful about what everybody wanted and came close to satisfying everyone’s needs, not only his own. But once Snowball was banished and Napoleon became the distinct leader, Napoleon began to become the heartless, untrustworthy leader he is now. Napoleon was tempted to do whatever he pleased because of all the things that he could control.

So in conclusion, after reading the book, I found that Napoleon wasn’t the best leader for the animals and someone else more humble or wiser should’ve taken the lead. As the story progresses, we can see how Napoleon’s attitude changes and the animals viewpoints on it. The more and more Napoleon stays a leader, the more and more the animals have an unpleasant life filled with labor under a cruel hand.

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Unit 3: Book Art

What are some creative ways that books have been used to make art?

1.) http://www.boomboxbindery.com/2015/07/memory-palace.html

I found this interesting because “token’s of memories” from the creator’s life are represented by different pictures and symbols. In addition, he also organized it neatly in a way where all the colors matched each other.

2.) https://annemariekekloosterhof.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/book-art-5.jpg

I found this book art interesting since the creator included intricate designs in his work, such as the clock hands, the gears, the roman numerals, etc. Furthermore, the book cover’s pattern goes well with his clock.

3.) http://blog.paperblanks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/book-art-boxes.jpg

I found this book art unique since the creator went deep and actually folded a ship out of the pages in the book. She also added paper waves in the background to enhance the artwork.

Nanowrimo Review


Overall, How did Nanowrimo go? What went well? What did not go well?

I thought that Nanowrimo was a good experience since we don’t really get the opportunity to actually sit down and write for 30 days straight. What didn’t go well was that I sometimes didn’t write as much on some days because I kind of got bored with my story.

 

What did you learn about yourself? (Did you grow in writing or discipline or any other areas?)

I definitely grew in discipline, since in the beginning of the month, I didn’t pay attention to my novel that much since I knew that it was due at the end of the month, so I procrastinated. But at around the middle of the month, I started to work harder and write more words.

 

What is the end result?

I don’t think i’m going to get it published, but i’m keeping at least my plan, in case I need an idea for another short story.

MINP – October Written Response

Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 5.58.48 pmYeonmi Park FAKE Obituary

Yeon-mi Park, former North Korean defector, author, and human rights activist passed away on October 22, 2098 at the age of 105 years old. 

Yeon-mi Park was born in the North Korean town of Hyesan, and lived a life under the harsh regime of Kim Jung-Un where food was very scarce and North Koreans were forced to worship the Kim family as if they were gods.

Yeon-mi and her family decided that their future in North Korea had reached a dead end and decided to escape their severely strict hometown in hope of finding a more fortunate life. They crossed the border to China on a frosty winter night, but only to be tricked into getting involved with the appalling business of human trafficking.

In 2009, Yeon-mi eventually found liberty in Seoul, South Korea, where she continued her education and graduated from Dongguk University.

After the North Korean defector experienced all these extreme hardships in her life, she decided to help other North Koreans escape from Kim Jung-Un’s reign. She was an active member of LiNK (Liberty in North Korea), a non-profitable organisation that helps North Koreans flee to South Korea or the U.S.

In 2015, at the age of 22, Yeon-mi released her first book, In Order to Live, an autobiography about her deprivations and her fortuitous encounters before she reached freedom.

Rest in peace Yeon-mi Park, you will always be remembered for all of the charitableness you have provided for many.

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