Farewell Bloggers

June 18, 2013

I am sad to say that this will be my last post on edublogs. I am going to be going to Highland next year so I will not ne involved on my blog anymore.

For my good-bye present, please enjoy this picture of Chris Bosh looking like an Ostrich:


Found on Google Images

Cozy Drinks and Cold Snow

May 22, 2013

Don’t we all just wanna come inside after a day in the cold? Cuddle up by the fireplace, drink some hot chocolate? I do. And that is why winter is my favourite season! I love the sparkling snow and the glowing light from the fireplace. Winter is the best!

There are so many fun things to do in winter! You can go up to the mountain and go tubing, snowboarding, skiing, sledding, snowman making, snowball fights and countless other activities that I can’t even think of! Why do you think Quebéc has a winter festival and not a summer festival? It’s pretty obvious that there is so many more things that you can do in the winter.

Also one of my favourite things in winter is New Years! I stay up every New Years Eve until 12:00 so I get to be right at the start of a new year! It’s also fun to just stay up all night with your friends and have coffee and candy until you can’t keep your eyes open. Sounds like fun, huh? I know I love it.
Obviously as you have read, winter is my favourite season. What’s yours? Why do you like that season? Comment and let me know!!!
Proof read by Jenna & Julia

Theirry- A French Café in Vancouver

May 7, 2013  Tagged , , ,

Well hello there, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, sorry about that guys. Just because I know you can’t stand not reading my writing for over a week. It’s ok, I know, I know. I’m talented and irrisistable.
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I’m kidding of course.

So in this post, I’m going to tell you about one of my favourite places to go to in Vancouver. Theirry! Theirry is a little french café for high tea, macaron’s and french pastries. They also have drinks like Champagne and Italian soda’s, ect.
Here are some pictures that I took when I went there on my trip to Vancouver!

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My Top 5 Songs!

April 25, 2013  Tagged , ,

♪I love music. It’s funny how an artist can explain how you feel singing in 4 minutes, when u can’t express how you feel in any words at all.♪

1) Justin Timberlake- Suit and Tie
2) Justin Timberlake- Mirrors
3) P!nk & Fun- Just Give me a Reason
4) Fun- Carry On
5) Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko- Stay

I like singers who can actually sing. It’s ridiculous of how many singers voices today who are auto tuned. These artist that I’ve listed, have a true voice. They’re all unique and I love listening to them.
Who are your guys’ favourite artists/songs?

Try a Trade!

April 25, 2013

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On Monday our class went to Sandwick, try a trade! Try a trade is a fun way to experience the different career opprotunities involving trade. My group tried the drywall, plumbing, and we did some contests like, who can hammer a nail faster.. ect. I think that when I am older I was going to do something invoving design. Maybe architech design, or interior design. What do u guys wanna do for your career? Do you wanna get involved in a trade? Comment and let me know what you think!

The Tea Bag Method

April 10, 2013

 

Hey Everyone!

In this post I’m going to teach you about the “Tea Bag Method.” The tea bag method is really simple. Here’s how it works:

If you are in the mood for a flavored hot chocolate but can’t make it to some fancy coffee shop, then this is the thing for you!

This is what you will need:
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1. A kettle to boil water
2. A coffee mug
3. Hot chocolate powder
4. Spoon
5. A tea bag (kind of your choice; here I am using orange chai)

Instructions:

Boil the water in the kettle. When the water is done boiling, pour it into your coffee cup and let the tea bag steep in it for a few minutes.
While your tea bag is steeping, get out your hot chocolate  powder and your spoon. You will need at lease 2 1/2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder scoops.

When your tea bag is done steeping, mix in your hot chocolate powder to get an extremely good flavoured hot chocolate!
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Did you try out  this recipe? If you did, PLEASE comment below and let me know what you thought of it!

TED Talks Video Review- Eli Pariser; Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”

March 21, 2013

Hey Guys! You see that video up there? Yea? uh-huh? Watch it. Doooooo it.

So this video is pretty much all about the internet. Google, Yahoo! and other search engines. Eli Pariser explains that these browsers are starting to personalize your searches, according to your recent searches from yesterday, last week, or even a whole year ago!

What I thought about the video was that I had no idea different computers came up with different answers! Can I test that theory? Yea, I think I will.

Me: Summer, type in tigers in google.
Summer: uh.. ok.
Me: What did you get?
(Summer and I compare our results..) THEY ARE THE SAME!

This made me think… “How does that happen in the video, but not when I do it?” It’s probably because we are at school.. and right beside each other.
Anyway…

 This video will definetley change my view for school research projects. Most likely, I will use books. This only shows some of the evidence in this video that on the internet, I won’t always get the information that I search for!

 

 

 

Shortest Post In The History Of Blogging

March 13, 2013  Tagged

A day in the life of Adena.

1) Get up.
2) Survive.
3) Go back to bed.

What about you?

10 Quotes and Sayings

March 11, 2013

Hey Everyone!

In this post I am going to be sharing 10 of my all time favourite sayings/quotes. Not all of these are mine. These quotes I have found over the years on Pinterest, Instagram, Google Images, ect. I love to live by quotes because I feel like I can relate to them and for me it makes life more inspiring, and DEFINITELY full of laughter.
Enjoy!

1) I’m the type of girl who will burst out laughing in DEAD silence about something that happened yesterday.

2) A thief broke into my house last night… He started searching for money so I got up and started searching with him.

3) I love listening to lies when I know the truth.

4) Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.

5) Black Friday: Because only in America people trample each other over sales exactly one day after they were thankful for what they already have.

6) Laughing so hard hard no noise comes out and you sit there clapping like a goofy seal.

7) I hate it when I don’t forward a chain letter, and I die the next day.

8) Why do we feel safe under blankets? It’s not like a murderer is going to come in and be like “I’m gonna kill- Ah, darn! She’s under the blankets!”

9) Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, but dreams are forever.

10) My alarm clock is just jealous with the relationship I have with my bed.

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As you have just read, some of these quotes are ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS, and some are really just food for thought. I hope that me sharing these quotes with you has made you laugh, maybe laugh some more, or made you really think.

Cuneiform- The Written Language of Ancient Civilization

February 8, 2013  Tagged , , ,

“Would you like to trade?”
“Yes I would love to!”

Just think, conversation as simple as this, originated from something as complicated as this:

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Cumeiform tablet by Adena

Believe it or not, all of these little lines and indents in this clay tablet mean something. I mean really, who knows what? It could be for trade, taxes or law! This ancient art, is from where our language came from. Mesopotamians invented the first written language of “CUNEIFORM!”

You may ask, “What really IS cuneiform?” Well, cuneiform was the worlds first written language invented by the Mesopotamians. Today, Mesopotamia is located in modern Iraq, Syria and parts of Egypt. All in that area is also known as “The cradle of civilization!” Cuneiform was mostly used to keep track of things like trading, (as mentioned in the first part of this post,) and taxes/law.

Let’s imagine a situation:

In 3500 B.C.
You are hot working in the crops, counting the sheep of your land. The people are wanting things from you, but you are losing track. What do you do? Invent a written language of course! Now you will no longer have to worry about losing track of your sheep or your crops and who has payed their taxes and who has not! You are brilliant!

Of course, the Mesopotamians still had a spoken language, everyone has been able to speak a language since the very beginning of time. But a written language is a whole other story. And that is where cuneiform comes in. Cuneiform is not only the first written language, but it is also one of the only written languages originating from pictograms. Below is an example of how pictograms turned into cuneiform.
(camel)

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Pictogram by Adena

To make your own cuneiform language, follow these steps.
1. Draw a simple silhouette of your pictogram.
2. Turn your drawing sideways.
3. Recreate your pictogram from step 2, but only using straight lines detached from each other.

The only thing that’s unrealistic about this picture is that in those days, the Mesopotamian’s didn’t use paper and a pen. They used clay tablets and a wedge shaped stylus made of water reed. (Picture shown below)

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This stylus is made out of an alder twig, not a reed.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading this post all about cuneiform!