L.O.A.S.H’s Guide to (nearly) Everything: How to Google Keep

What is Google Keep? 

You may wonder what this Google Keep is but today you shall find out. It’s an app and site that enables you to store anything from notes, lists, audio, videos, and videos. And, that’s not all, with google keep you have the choice to collaborate with other people! It’s simply a note – taking the device which was programmed and developed by google to help you to remember and share anything that you need to. Your google keep is connected with your email which means it’s in the cloud which helps you to access it anywhere.

What can you do on Google Keep?

Just as I’ve mentioned above, you can keep all your notes, lists, links and other things that you’ve just so happened to remember one day that you won’t want to forget. Also, what makes this different from other simple notes or a piece of paper, is that you can make you remember what you want when you want. You can set a date and time to what suits you most. So, if you want to remember something, it doesn’t just stay in your bag just to make you forget again!

You can also collaborate with others if you want to share what you know!

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What devices is it compatible with?

Honestly, most devices are compatible with this. The devices that I’ve come across that allow the download is: Sony, Apple, Mac, Windows and much more. But, with a different device comes a different action. An example, when you use google keep with your phone, it allows you to access the notes that you’ve saved and the notes that have been collaborated with you the last time you were connected to the internet. On the other hand, if you download Notes of Google Keep on your computer, it does not allow you to access your notes without internet. So, personally, I enjoy using the phone version rather when it’s on my computer.

What other features does it have?

Other features? Hmmmm….

Oh ya! You can personalize you google keep to what color for each note that pleases you and the way you want you it to be formatted. Also, for each note that you make there will be small icons at the bottom for you to change.

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Let’s learn more about these icons…..

The first button, the hand with the finger that looks like it just turned Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.22.46.png, is the remind Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.23.46.pngme button. Once you click on this, a drop down box will fall exposing a few choice. You can set the date that you want it to remind you of something as long as the place! I found this feature to be extra helpful as I tend to have a lot of tasks to do and this helps me to fit them all together neatly while finishing multiple things!


The second button, the addition sign on top of a person’s shoulder Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.28.13.png, is the collaborator. The COLLABORATOR. Sounds serious, right? Hahaha. Anyways, once you click on this, you just have to enter the email of the person you would like to share the piece of information and *KABOOM* it will instantly share it with the other person. This can be classified as one of my favorite icons as it’s proven itself to be of great helpfulness. It has reached the maximum helpfulness bar. With our projects that we have to do, like writing a program together or finishing an essay, any two or more collaborators can help each other and edit and teach through this. And, as a student, I found this to be extremely helpful when needing to share information or even contact somebody a secret morse code message (like a spy).

The next icon, simply a pallet Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.35.08.png, is simply used to change the colour of your note. And, if you take a quick glance at the second screen shot, you will notice that the colour is teal. You will have a range of colours (Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.07.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.13.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.21.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.28.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.42.png | Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.40.01.png) to make your dashboard to your liking! Usually, when I first open my Google Keep, I get more happy vibes when I bombard my dashboard and notes with colour. Try it some time!

After the “change colour” icon comes a small coloured box with a down arrow at the centre Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.42.28.png. This is the archive. It’s used mainly to hide the notes that you don’t want to see for awhile or you could also use the archive to lessen the notes on your dashboard. I use this icon when I’ve finished an assignment that has been given to me. This is very useful if you want to keep you dashboard neat.

Finally, the last icon! Well, it’s the three dot thingy Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 20.47.29.png. I’m pretty sure this means more or other options (I think). Anyways, this helps to customise your notes more by giving you the option to add checkboxes and plenty more! You might encounter this so just to warn you, there was a time I accidentally hit my mouse and it hit archive and I didn’t know where my note went. And, you know me, I write super important highly classified information that can’t go missing- Just kidding. But, that’s what happened my study note just vanished and I didn’t know google keep so well so I only found the note like a few days after. So before you freak out that your note goes somewhere try checking your archive, first!

The rest is for you to explore! I hope you have fun in this new found app. This has really helped me in putting my time together and having fun at the same time. I just hope that you enjoy the other features you will soon find out by looking around yourself. So have fun!!!

Yours truly,


The Well – Educated Mind

The Well-Educated Mind was written by Susan Wise Bauer


Part one of how to read a novel: Grammar Stage Reading

  1. Look at the title, cover, and table contents
  2. Read preface only if written by author, if written by someone else, don’t read it
  3. On a piece of paper or on your notebook, jot down: the title of the book, the author’s name, date of composition at the top page
    1. Underneath the thing that you’ve just jotted down, write down the facts you’ve learned from the back cover and the introduction
  4. Read table of content
  5. Start chapter 1 (do these steps chronologically)
  6. On a separate sheet of paper, write down all the characters from the book because you might get mixed up with their names and the different relationships and what kind of part they are playing (the cousin, friend, sister, enemy, etc.) in the book
  7. For each chapter, note down the main event (these will be used as memory joggers)
  8. Make interesting initial notes
    1. Don’t write long reflections
    2. If you come across an interesting subject or sentence in the book:
      1. Bracket the sentence
      2. Fold down the corner of the page
      3. Write down notes on your notebook/journal/piece of paper
      4. Underline it
      5. Marker it
  9. Write an outline:
    1. Answer two question before doing this:
      1. Who is the main character?
      2. Out of all the chapters, what’s the most important?
      3. Is there a point in the book when the characters change?
      4. Does something drastic happen that twists the story?
      5. Which character more affected?

Part two of how to read a novel: Logic Stage Reading

  1. Reread the novel!
  2. Or, go back to your important notes or the bracketed areas of the book
  3. Analyse writer’s argument (if non-fiction), asking:
    1. What is the writer trying to convince me of?
    2. What are the evidence that the writer provides me with in order for me to side with their idea?
  4. Non-fiction (biographies, philosophy, science, history):
    1. Ask yourself:
      1. Am I persuaded?
  5. Fiction (fantasy, magic, impossible things):
    1. Ask yourself:
      1. Am I transported?
      2. Can I see, feel and hear this other world?
  6. Guide your thinking
  7. Ask yourself if this is a fable or chronicle
  8. Use the Socratic way: question and answer


Uniqlo in China: Bad conditions towards worker


You know China, right? One of the top richest countries in the world with building built in nike-factory-sweatshopa few weeks and clubs which require you to own a Lamborghini in order to enter? Well, news has been out that the Uniqlo in China is putting their workers in poor conditions. Others call this type of labour sweatshops. If you are wondering what a sweatshop is, it’s a factory/workshop, customarily for clothing, where employees work hard for long hours and with very low salary. There is no reason for China to treat employees with these conditions especially in the position they are in.

To learn more about this, go to Eccouterre

Spread the word. Be aware.

Yours truly,


World War I: Why did it start?

Before all the fuss, the great powers of the world were Austria-Hungary, Britain, France, Germany, Ottoman Empire and Russia. So these empires were always like competing with each other for colonies. France and Britain, the two countries who’ve been competing since the 19th century got little bits of colonies each in Asia and Africa. They say that Germany had the most in military power which is Arms and naval race which most of the other great powers tried to stay in the same military pace. Even before the war started these world power were already preparing. Before 1914, the great powers started making alliances:

I. Central Powers (A.K.A Triple Alliance)

  •  Austria-Hungary, Germany, Italy
  • Centre of Europe
  • In 1882

II. Allied Powers (A.K.A Triple Entente)

  • Britain, France, Russia
  • 1907

These allies had their backs for each other kind of like this cartoon (well, exactly like this cartoon):



It all started by a murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand:

(I got this step by step reasons which led to war from the book Crisis and conflict)

  1. 28 June 1914 Archduke France Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was shot in Sarajevo, Bosnia
  2. 23 July 1914 Austria-Hungary’s confidence about going to war was boosted by German offers to back it against Serbia, so it demanded that Serbia hand over the leaders of the ‘Black hand’ by 25 July
  3. 26 July 1914 Russia promised to support Serbia if Austria-Hungary attacked it
  4. 28 July 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia as the leaders of the ‘Black Hand’ had not been handed over
  5. 31 July 1914 Russia mobilised its army in support of Serbia, leading to German fears of an imminent Russian invasion
  6. 1 August 1914 Germany declared war on Russia; France mobilised its troops to support Russia
  7. 3 August 1914 To avoid a war with Russia and its ally, France, Germany declared war against France and set in motion the Schlieffen Plan by entering neutral Belgium
  8. 3 August 1914 Britain sent an ultimatum to Germany, demanding it withdraw from Belgium, as Belgium was under British protection
  9. 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany as Germany trophzd not withdrawn
  10. *BAM* World War I Begun

Switching of Sides

Through there was switching of sides and gaining a bit more allies. Somewhere through the war, Italy left Germany disagreeing with the Triple Alliance treaty that they signed, arguing that it was a defensive alliance. Italy then left to the Alliances side hoping to get land. 

USA also joined in the war after Germany attacked a ship with their submarine which had American soldiers.

After USA joined the war on the triple Alliances side, Russia left asking Germany for a peace treaty called Treaty of Brest Litovsk.

images-4.jpegGermany ordered their troops that was attacking Russia to leave. 

Germanys Defeat

After USA sent a large fresh group of troops this boosted the Allied forces and finally made the Germans retreat. Kaiser, the king of German, was forced to leave his throne and he ran off to Holland making Germany a republic. 

After war…

An estimate of 8 million soldiers died and a lot of young men were wounded, disabled, traumatised and shocked. The countries that fought in the war had large damages everywhere which forced a lot of people out of their homes and to become refugees.Unknown.jpeg

Due to the bad living conditions a sickness called influenza pandemic spread around the world and killed more than 20 to 40 million people. 

World resources were depleted from the powerful countries – Germany, France, Britain and Russia. France had a heavy debt to the USA which they knew would take years to repay. 

Since more men died from the war, more women were given more responsibility, their roles changed and they were expected to do more things. Finally, women were given the chance to work and vote. 

Other Peoples Views on how the war started

There are a lot of OPVs (other peoples views) from different coutries and different historians which told about their idea of how WWI (World War I) reall started. Till today, historians still argue and ebate the trigger of WWI. Some historian views on the war:

  • An Austrian historian                                                                                                                                             It was the death of the Archduke Ferdinand which triggered the war. If the ‘Black Hand’ didn’t ask the young 19-year-old boy to assassinated Archduke and his wife this war wouldn’t have happened.                                                                                                              ///                
  • A German historian                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Germany didn’t start the war, all it was doing was defending itself. It’s because of the competition for colonies, armies and navies the war begun. Germany had to defend its ally of course so it wasn’t fighting on anger and aggression but more on self-defence.                                                                                                                                                           ///                              
  • A French historian                                                                                                                                              One word. Germany. This whole thing, this war that lasted four years and killed nearly 8 million is Germany to blame. We all know they’ve been preparing for war before 1914 and they just used the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand as an excuse to finally bring up the war. It’s Germanys fault.                                                                                                                                      ///        

So these are just a few of the historians who showed their perspective. I was thinking maybe it was really just the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand which started this all. But, you can really see the hatred and anger the French had for the Germans back then. Even till now some people hate the Germans they won’t buy any product 0r become friends with a German. Comment down below your OPV on why the war triggered!

– Yours Truly, L.O.A.S.H

Our Earth


So they say, the earth was formed by a collision which happened of 4.5 million years ago! And, it’s still cooling down and classified as one of the terrestrial planets as it is made out of rocks, just like Mercury, Venus, Mars. Unlike the gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus Neptune, A.K.A the gas giants. How about the moon? Well, they also say that the moon was one of those collisions and the moon was a piece that was flying of our earth. The speed and the strength of the moon zooming out wasn’t as strong as our earths gravitational pull and the moon stopped in its place. Some of the scientists thoughts on why the moon has those craters, cause of the crash…

Earth Formation

Hey, it’s highly important to know what the very thing that we live on is made up of. Come on. Pimageseople who have tried to study and experiment on the second layer of the earth, which is the mantle have failed. The biggest whole that was drilled, called Kola Superdeep Borehole in Russia, just came down to 12 km. The crust, first layer where we live on, itself is already 40 km so they didn’t really have the chance to see the mantle. So I wondered how did they find the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust? One word. Technology. Scientist detect the seismic waves that bounce of through the earth. The waves bounce of the layers with the information of the density. Here are the layers:

I. Crust

  • First and outer most layer of the planet.
  • The Continental Crust is about 40 km thick.
  • The Oceanic Crust layer is about 8 km, that is very thin (scary!!!).imgres-1
  • Mainly made up of two volcanic rocks, Granite and Basalt.

II. Mantle

  • Middle Layer
  • Has the thickness of about 2,900 km
  • Made up of Magma (melted rocks)
  • Around 2000C

III. Core

  • Scientist have had a hard time trying to find out about this layer.
  • It’s the center of our planet, about 6,400 km far from the crust.
  • Scientist are guessing that the temperature down there is an estimate of 7,000c

Men, look ahead! We’ve found land!!!

Don’t the explorers of the earth have such a thrill as they explore new land? There was this German geographer called Alfred Wegener who said that all the continents were one, and he named this Pangaea which is a Greek word for “one earth.” Of course, no one really believed him at his time but a lot scientist see the matching jigsaw of the continents that he saw before and matched it up with all the evidence they found. For example, there was this, now extinct, water creature’s fossils that they found both in South America and Africa, this same animal could not fly and swim far distances. They asked themselves how?  And, later on, scientists approved Wegener’s continental drift theory. Amazing.

How about the mountains? They form by the plates that push against each other to form a hill. The scientist who study this sort of thing call the plates —> tectonic plates. There are three ways a mountain can be built up –> Volcanic, fold and block mountains:

I. Volcanic Mountains

Tectonic plates are pushed together forcing the magma to enter the earth surface. <– This often makes up a volcanic mountain or a stratovolcano. There are a few mountains that you’ve probably heard of that are made in these steps such as: Mauna Loa (In Hawaii) and Mount Fuji (in Japan). There are some people who fear that an earthquake may wake up the Mount Fuji which will cause a second big disaster.

Worlds tallest Mountains


Mount Everest

imgres.jpg From the wikipedia “Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma/珠穆朗玛峰, is Earth‘s highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level.[1] Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangurmountain range in Nepal.[8][9] The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across Everest’s precise summit point. Its massifincludes neighbouring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).”


imgres-2From the Wikipedia “Mount Kilimanjaro (pronunciation: /ˌkɪlɪmənˈɑːr/),[6] with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountainin Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first recorded ascent to the summit of the mountain was by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers.”


imgres-3 From the Wikipedia ”

Kangchenjunga (Nepali: कञ्चनजङ्घा; Hindi: कंचनजंघा; Sikkimese: ཁང་ཅེན་ཛོཾག་), sometimes spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India.[3] It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River.[1] It lies about 128 km (80 mi) east of Mount Everest.[4]

Kangchenjunga is the second highest mountain of the Himalayas after Mount Everest. Three of the five peaks – Main, Central and South – are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal.[5] Two peaks are in the Taplejung District, Nepal.[6]


imgres-3.jpg From the Wikipedia “Lhotse (Nepali: ल्होत्से; Tibetan: ལྷོ་རྩེ) is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft), after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga. Part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is connected to the latter peak via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) above sea level, the mountain comprises the smaller peaks Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414 m (27,605 ft), and Lhotse Shar at 8,383 m (27,503 ft). The summit is on the border between China, Tibet and the Khumbu region of Nepal.”


imgres-3 From the Wikipedia ”

Makalu (Nepal: मकालु; China: Makaru) is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres (27,838 ft). It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepaland China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.

Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about 3 km (2 mi) north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km (3.1 mi) north-northeast of the main summit across a broad plateau, and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow, 7,200 m saddle, is Chomo Lonzo (7,804 m).


Just like a pimple, volcanoes can explode. BAM! BAM! BOOOOM! some volcanoes can be a mountain which changes it’s mind and decides to explode. But of course the scientific version is that the magma below us kind of seeps out and you know the rest. What surprises me most is the island, Hawaii. It is made up of five volcanoes and two of those
53ed4a40d52b4eef063919ec8a928e6d volcanoes are still active; dormant, an active volcano. How scary it would be to go to anywhere with an active volcano since it’s hard to know exactly when a volcano will erupt. But, most volcanoes erupt at faults and there are more than 1,500 active volcanoes on this earth. Yikes. Also, how they classify a volcano is just when the last time it erupted. How can we know for sure?! Ever?! I guess technology.

Earthquake, everybody run!!!!

There are two ways the earth can expand and move. One, there is the more calmer one where barely anyone notices anything moving. An example, Mt. Everest, it grows every year and most climbers don’t notice the movement. The two plates that form Mt. Everest slowly push against each other but doesn’t cause havoc or much hassle. Did you know that there are more mountains and trenches under water than on land? But, earth quakes are the more violent and messy part. They can just  be a light push or strong enough to knock down the highest buildings and cause MASS DESTRUCTION. Honestly, when I experienced an earthquake I was petrified. I didn’t know what to do. I was on the bed and I heard a creaking sound and then everything started to shake, everything happened to fast. I shouted at my two sisters who were in front of the tv watching national geographic. I ran to them literally holding the tv which nearly fell on top of my two sisters. After I ran out of the house, everything calmed. It was just a light earthquake, but scary. Wow, remembered it like yesterday. Have you watched the movie San Andreas? They say that the San Andreas, or the Ring of Fire, was one of the strongest earthquakes.This has made a big, big, big, big fault. It hasn’t come for years and years and years now but some people are worried when the next Boom will come.

“Tipping points…”

*squints at computer*

Before we start going through the deep process of learning the serious problems of tipping points related to climate change and how they seriously affect our planet, I think it would be a good idea to first let you guys understand what are tipping points, related to climate change, actually mean.

images.jpgDefinition of a tipping point defined by the wiki:

A climate tipping point is a somewhat ill-defined concept of a point when global climate changes from one stable state to another stable state, in a similar manner to a wine glass tipping over. After the tipping point has been passed, a transition to a new state occurs.

If that was sort of a blur to you, then it’s best you know an example. Would you believe me that over 6,000 years ago that Sahara desert was filled with trees, rivers and filled with vegetation? This was the Sahara’s “green” era, where everything was filled with water holes, according to studies and evidence found at an ancient cave which used to be surrounded by glorious amounts of water. Yes, the desert we all know as the largest hot desert in the world, was once filled with green, green and green. It has surprised many, as it changed abruptly, from cool and humid weather to blazing, hot sun. This is one example of a tipping point.

Time for the real stuff.

Ilissa Ocko, a scientist who explains mostly about climate change, has written a blog, on Environmental Defence Fund, about 6 of many of our worlds climate tipping points that she suggests scientist should worry about most. Here are three out of the 6 climate tipping points we all should worry about:

  1. The Arctic sea ice melts
    • Ilissa’s explanation to worry about our ice melting:The melting of the Arctic summer ice is considered to be the single greatest threat, and some scientists think we’ve already passed the tipping point.As sea ice melts and the Arctic warms, dark ocean water is exposed that absorbs more sunlight, thus reinforcing the warming. The transition to an ice-free Arctic summer can occur rapidly – within decades – and this has geopolitical implications, in addition to a whole ecosystem being disrupted. In my opinion:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I highly agree as to what Ilissa is saying but I’d just like to give my own input and add on for more reasons on why we should worry about our ice caps melting. First, I’d always like to think about the world like a domino game, well, they have a term, it’s called dominos effect, it’s when one act or event leads to more or multiple other events, like a chain. As I was saying, when I think about the ice melting in the dominos effect, it leads to multiple disasters:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ICE MELTING (DOMINO EFFECT)
      • Polar Bears lose most of their home!
        1. Isn’t this terrible! We have enough endangered and extinct species in this world.
        2. According to  the U.S. Geological Survey projects, we will lose 2/3s of our polar bears by 2050
      • Water rises
        1. This, we should all understand, puts us in a grave position.
        2. Less salt water in the ocean
          1. Animals adapted to the salted water will be affected as more none salted water rises throughout the ocean
          2. Whole ecosystem being disrupted (from Ilissa)
        3. Water levels in beaches rise to much and ends up destroying nearby houses
          1. Government pays for helping locals who stay at beach front to go up to a more elevated level
        4.  Cities streets get more flooded
          1. Sewage problem
        5. Trash from ocean starts spreading everywhere
        6. Venice sinks more
      • Also, the snow that are peacefully laying on the ice caps help reflect a great amount of light back into space which helps balance out the climate change and when that melts that causes us an even greater problem in our climate change!
      • DOMINO EFFECT, GUYS! DOMINO EFFECT!                                                                    
  2. Greenland becomes ice – free
    • Ilissa’s good explanation to worry about Greenland becoming ice – free:                                                                                                                                                                             The warming of the Arctic may also render Greenland largely ice-free. While Greenland’s ice loss will likely reach the point of no return within this century, the full transition will take at least a few hundred years.The impacts of the Greenland ice melt is expected to raise sea levels by up to 20 feet.Half of the 10 largest cities in the world, including New York City, and one-third of the world’s 30 largest cities are already threatened by this sea level rise. Today, they are home to nearly 1.8 billion people.

      Other vulnerable American cities include Miami, Norfolk and Boston.

    • Hey, it’s me. If you haven’t heard about the story and how greenland is actually all icy and iceland is actually all green then you should know. Now you shouldn’t be as confused, at the start, like me ^__~. I’d like to explain the story of greenland and iceland but that is for another story for a later time. Just stand by. But, remember I mentioned a couple of sentences ago about the domino effect, which I am super addicted to, well, if you read closely on what Ilissa’s is saying, then you should notice that she mentioned the sea levels rising, almost, through the roof (I mentioned about the sea levels in the domino effect).           
  3. The West Antarctic ice sheet disintegrates
    • Ilissa’s view:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               On the other side of Earth, the West Antarctic ice sheet is also disintegrating. Because the bottom of this glacier is grounded below sea level, it’s vulnerable to rapid break-up, thinning and retreat as warm ocean waters eat away at the ice.Scientists expect the West Antarctic ice sheet to “tip” this century, and there is evidence that it already began happening in 2014.However, the entire collapse of the glacier, which would raise sea level by 16 feet, could take a few hundred years.
    • I have a suggestion for you to watch the documentary about climate change that Leonardo Dicaprio (Yes, the actor) has put together with his “crew”. The video is eye – opening and will change your view on climate change. In the documentary, Leonardo visited Greenland and Artic and you would see in the video surges of strong water would melting out into the ocean. We all learned from his documentary that Greenland and the Artic are both on their way to melt completely, and, Greenland is presently entering a journey into an irreversible feedback loop of melting.

But, you know, after all the problems listed out here, it’s amazing how we can help out. Just, by doing the simplest things, like, spreading the word, we could help.


Summary: Lord of the Flies

William Golding, in 1939, came to teaching english and literature. Through World War II he was with his family in the Royal Nazi continuing as a teacher and writing a book called Lord of the Flies, he, according to cliff notes, used his perception of humanity with his years of experience with schoolboys. This book was reject 21 times by 21 different publishers before it got a successful print.

The book started out with a young boy. They didn’t say his name. They didn’t explain much, as if trying to create some suspense. He met another young boy who was a fat and trying to catch with the first character. The two young boys started to have a similar pace in their walk while the second boy was trying to spark a conversation. They finally revealed the names, piggy (the fat one) and Ralph, while they tried escaping the hot sort of forest they found theirselves in. While they looked for an exit out, Ralph learned about piggy’s asthma and how he lives with his grandmother when they came across a beach.

Later on, they find a conch, in the water, which they use to signal other survivors. Ralph blows this conch several times, for Piggy proclaims he can’t because of his asthma, and a few moScreen Shot 2016-10-30 at 2.42.50 PM.pngre boys start peering out of the forest. The first person who came towards the sound was a young six year old, Jonathan, who seemed to be relieved to find more survivors. Soon enough there was a bunch of other boys lining up behind the six year old.

The book then explains how the boys make a democratic decision on who be leader. At the start, everyone gets along so well. But then, the young boys, called littleluns, start having nightmares and say they see a monster. Ralph, as the leader, tries comforting the young children but things take a twist when one of the boys go missing.

While trying to stay civilised and keep a fire going there were some arguments going on with Jack and Ralph. Sadly, while there was a boat passing by, Jack was on watch of the fire, he left going to find a pig then the fire died out. The arguments soon led to two teams which soon led them to become more savage. Jack would temp everyone on Ralph’s side to join him because he was the hunter and he had the food. He became heartless and hopeless of anyone coming to their rescue

There were two people who really knew and understood what was happening, Simon and Piggy. They knew that the monster is really them and the fear and the anger. These two characters were also the good and caring characters. Unfortunately, both of these boys died and everyone knows it was Jacks fault.

At the end of the book, a navy man comes to the island for rescue because they saw the smoke. The kids became teary eyed and start crying. The ending tells how Ralph breaks down thinking about Piggy and Simon.

Water, Lightning and Thunder


Water, you can basically find it almost everywhere. It is essential that we drink water. Honestly, a person who has zero water in them would not function. 65% of our body is made of water. Blood plasma is also mainly water. Water is one of the important aspects of living. We got that covered. So, did you know that 71% of the earth covered in water? You can find most of the water that the earth holds in the ocean, which b4e2b5d77e3dd309e8d739cd34af9cfa
carries 96.5% of all earth’s water. Of course. Also, the water that the earth has, never changes its amount. It just moves around by the process of evaporation. Rain. When you see a puddle, for example, then the next day it’s gone, it either evaporated and drizzled a
way to another place or went down the sewers. Well, I think you understand the utmost importance that water has for us. And, that water helps animals, plants, and other living creatures alive. The water in the ocean, sea and lakes helps people for a living, to fish and survive. Water. Is. Paramount.

Lightning and Thunder

BOOM. CRACK. Have you ever wondered where lightning comes from? Well, it all starts with the type of cloud called Cumulonimbus. This cloud usually means “Thunderstorm with rain!”, or “Snow!” or “Hail!”. But since I live in near the equator it really just means “TAKE COVER! THUNDERSTORMS!”, well, you know, just less dramatic. Anyways, when air currents movie the water and ice particles inside it starts to build up static lightning-storm-animated-gif-5electricity. Later on, the static electricity shifts to electricity and you’ll see a spark or flash of lightning. Soon, this lightning follows with a loud BOOMING sound which we call thunder. You might wonder why it takes so long to hear the BOOM sound And, I know way to count how far away this thunderstorm is by counting the seconds the thunder comes after the lightning strikes. For every 5 seconds, the distance is about 2km.

I have a question just out of the blue. What do you think would happen if a tornado goes to a volcano? Comment down below what you think!

Fats help us.

You may have been told “hey, stop eating that, you’ll get fat!” but have you been told that sometimes you should eat stuff that gives you fat which includes food such as chocolate? Because when you take in fat, which are made of fatty acids and glycerol, you create a sort of storage place for energy. Also, when you take in fat, you are also creating more cell membrane and warmth. Do you know that when you are in a cold area, your body exerts energy and works hard to keep you warm? Yes, it is kind of like we have our own body temperature controller.

Being a Good Listener

I guess my definition of a good listener got diverted into a person who gives good advice. But, it does depend on the person and what they believe works better.

There are a few different articles I’ve read on how to become a better or good listener, you should read them. This kind of tips could help in relationships, it can help build them up. Okay, images.jpgI’ll explain the first article, from the theguardian, said. The person explaining his story on theguardian said that he always thought when he helped and gave advice to the person who spoke their heart out, was a good idea until he found out he was doing the wrong step. If you want to be a good listener, then you have to quiet and listen to the person. Also, you need to make the person know that you’re there for them and you are listening. I really love what I read from this article, they wrote “It took a while for me to understand that if a friend is in a dark place, the most compassionate thing we can do is to climb down into that place and sit with them for a while” and not pull them out while their still in that page.

Are you a good listener?