Tuesday, May 27, 2014

First baseball game

Yesterday I went to my first baseball game. I was very excited because we don't have it in Brazil and I always wanted to go to one because I see people playing baseball everytime in movies and TV shows. 
The game was the Winnipeg Goldeyes against the Sioux City Explorers and, unfourtunately, the Goldeyes lost. Anyway it was fun and the best part was feeling like I was in a movie! 

Photo by me

Assiniboine Park Zoo

Trying to enjoy the nice weather on saturday, I went to the zoo. I felt bad for the polar bears because was so hot, but I was happy to see one for the first time! The little ones are the cutest things in the world! 

Photo by me

Lady Gaga's Concert

I went to Lady Gaga's concert on May 22 at MTS Centre and it was amazing! I'm not a "little monster" and I knew only a few songs when I went to the concert, but I got out from there being her fan because she is such an amazing person. During the concert she invited a girl to sing with her on the stage during the song "Born this way" and after this she read some letters that the fans threw to her. Then she invited these fans to go have a drink with her on the backstage after the concert. She treated them with so much love and care that I was impressed! I thought the last thing I would say in my life was that Lady Gaga is a very inspiring person, but she really is and now I admire her work and herself as person.

Photo by me

Blackout Poetry

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Creating Dialogue

- C'mon, you just followed a rabbit! - Dorothy said looking to Alice with a lazy expression.
- Exactly, I just followed a rabbit, what is more espontaneous and likely than a tornado! - Alice answered looking to Dorothy and already getting angry.
- But a tornado is so much more interesting than a rabbit. And it took me too a world with different types of people, not to a place full of nuts! - Dorothy said talking both with her mouth and her hands. Alice looked at her incredulous:
- And do you really think a lion and a Tin Man are more interesting than crazy people? I got small and giant in just one day, I saw a garden full of people who were playing cards instead of humans. How can you say that helping a guy made of brass to find a heart is more interesting than that? - She said still looking incredulous. 
- Don't you have feelings? I was helping people while you were having fun! - Dorothy responded looking as incredulous as Alice.
- We're talking about interesting lives, not about helping people. Do you think Mother Teresa life was interesting? - Alice said now with a superior expression in her face.
- Oh my God, Alice! How can you say these things? Don't you have a soul? - Dorothy said shocked.
- I do, but that's not the point! Don't you understand? - Alice answered trying to explain Dorothy that the point was being exciting, not a good person.
- The only thing I understand is that you're such a sefish girl. - Dorothy said looking sad to Alice.
- What? I'm not selfish! You were the one who started this conversation about interesting lives and now you're loosing all the point! I'm done! Bye Dorothy, go back to your path of golden stones! - Alice said angry, stading up and leaving
- Ok! Bye Alice, or should I call you Aliselfish?! Go back to your idiot crazy cat! - Dorothy responded in the same tone and also leave, to the opposite side, leaving the table and letting the tea made by Oz for them especially for that ocasion, get cold.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eavesdropping field trip - discussion

1. i- I went to different places trying to find a conversation that was flowing so I would be able to take notes of it. After going to the gym, the resource and different hallways I ended up iat one window close to the stairs.
ii- I listened to the conversation for about 8-10 minutes
iii- It was between mainly two girls and a guy that were probably 16 years old, but some teachers became involved at one point.
iv- It was weird in the begining but it became funnier during the recording.

2. I realized that some people don't care about the way thei talki to different people. I think there are some people in our lives that need more respect than others, like seniors and even teachers, but some people, especially teenagers, don't care about it.

3. I can apply it to a specific type of character in my writing. It was good to open my eyes about the relationship between people's behavior and the way they talk

4. Since the first phrases that people say a lot, we can already have some guess about ehat their personalitiy is like. especially teenagers. In my case, I had a guess about the personalities of all the three students who I was listening to and they proved to be what I thought they were like during the conversation.

5. Depends of the type of people. In my case, the conversation was being interrupted every time by laughs or by the start of a different topic in the middle of the other.

6. Listening to people I could see that sometimes they talk too much but don't say anything, because they don't finish an idea, they just start another topic in the middle of another.

7.  Similarities are the slangs and the words that people use. You can define someone's personality in your writing by using different kinds of words and you can also define someone's personality by the words that this person uses  Some differences are the tone that people put in their voices that we can't put on our writing and sometimes is very important for the understanding of an idea.

Monday, May 12, 2014

"On the road"

I loved this picture so much!
My friend took it on our way back from Skyzone. It was a looooong walk but the pictures were great! 

Photo: N. Chan

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Visual "So What?"

I think the author is probably trying to show us how involved you can get when you're reading a book. I think the guy is reading a book about dragons and his mind is so involved that he is feeling that the dragon is right there with him in the room. The picture is all about how you feel when you're reading, how readers get so into the book and how our imagination gets when we're reading. 

Photo: http://io9.com/concept-art-writing-prompt-a-quiet-evening-with-dragon-1522433870

Dear undercover deputies,

1- Don't try acting like the "super cool" kid that loves drugs and parties.

2- Be friends with everyone because almost everyone knows where to get drugs or whatever else you want.

3- Be nice, don't ignore anyone.

4- Try getting close to people before asking about what you want to know.

5- Don't fall in love.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Newspaper Blackout Poem

Photo: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/deathtogutenberg/3661054220/in/set-72157594575556771/

Monday, May 5, 2014

TEDx Reflection

The TED talks we watched on the MTYP had a very inspirational and most of them were very accurately related to the theme. Some of them I thought wouldn't be very related to the theme when the Emcees introduced it, but when the presenters start talking I realized that even what I thought that could have nothing to da about transformations, in fact, it could. This fact made me come to a conclusion that you can transform your life everyday when you want, everything has at least two sides and you're transforming yourself when you move from one to other. It kind of made a transformation in myself, because I changed my mind about several subjects and about the presenters during the presentations. It was good to listen to people talking about how they could transform their lives with different things, from poetry to facebook. The TED Talks were from interesting to inspirating and were for sure, a good way to open people's mind and make everyone think more about their lives, especially Nereo II, the first presenter. He talked about his art (poetry) how it has been transforming every part of his life in such an inspirating way that it's impossible not to start thinking about changing our lives to a deeper lifestyle. 

Photo: "Nereo II and the power of words" @tedxyouthfg

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time is running fast!

I have only more 57 days here in Canada and I can't believe it! I remember when I was couting the days to come here and now I'm counting the days to come back home. This feeling is very weird because I don't want to leave but I miss Brazil so much. It's like a wave of many feelings mixed together that comes and drown me, I can't describe it!

Ignite Presentation at The Manitoba Teachers' Convention

I forgot to post about it here, but is better late than never!
I want to say a big thank you to Ms Mclauchlan for the opportunity of presenting my Ignite Presentation at the Manitoba Teachers Convention. It was a honor and I was very happy to talk to that crowd and make them laugh!

Photo credit: R. Duarte

Quickwrite - Periodic Table