Archive | November, 2010

Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games

20 Nov

The Guangzhou 2010 Asian  Games are taking place right now.

South Korea is at 2nd with 145 medals. China is in 1st place with 245 medals. In my opinion, the population of the country may be a great advantage to the country. This is because the more people there are in a country, more people good at sports are going to increase. Even though this may not be true, it’s going to have a little advantage. And this is why China may have 245 medals, at the moment, in the Asian Games. I’m not really saying that population of the countries determine the rank. Population might affect this, not just because the country has a lot of people, because out of those many people there are going to be some people that a variety of people that are talented in some ares.

However, South Korea is at second place, even though our population isn’t the 2nd biggest in Asia. I think this is a great thing for, us, Koreans because this will allow people, from over the world, to know a little more about Korea. Some people, even though there aren’t many, still think that North and South Korea are the same things. Or they think that Korea is a country like North Korea. I know this because when I was in Ukraine, some of the Ukrainian students at my school asked me lots of question about Korea. I think this is because they didn’t have a lot of opportunities to hear about the Korean peninsula.

The Asian Games will be a great opportunity for them to know a little bit about Korea, or even a lot about it. And one thing they’ll learn is that Korea is good at sports. I’m really proud of my country that we’re at 2nd place in the Asian Games 2010. Go Korea!

Dan Hana Self-Cake :)!

20 Nov

On Tuesday, November 16th, my friend asked me to go make a cake with her. My first response to her question was “What?” It wasn’t a frequent question people asked me. I thought it would be a really fun experience for me so I agreed to go with her the next day. When I went in to the shop of the cake making place, there were lots of people. I guess people had lots of kinds of anniversaries. Making the cake was very fun and exciting, since it was my first time decorating a cake. It was very new for me because I never actually tried to do something like this.

This was the cake I made that day! I thought it would turn out really bad, but I think this is really good compared to my experience on my “cake-making” skills. The cake first started out as the plain cake as the base, and I had to squeeze all the little things on to it. I guess it’s pretty cute, and the taste wasn’t bad at all!  It was a really good cake.

I think the Dan Hana Self-Cake is a great place for people to make cake for their loved ones, like their friends and family members, on a special day. The person getting the cake would have a great feeling, knowing the person made it for them themselves. It may be the best present from somebody they really love. I would be really happy if somebody made a cake for me, for example, on my birthday.

I think I’ll make a cake for my friends on their birthdays. 🙂

JJ CATERINGS: Good or Bad?

13 Nov

In my speech and debate class today, we debated something about a familiar topic: should JJ Caterings continue to be our food service. We had to be in pairs, and got 20 minutes to think of ideas. We didn’t know whether or not we were going to be the opposition or the proposition, so we had to think about both sides. We were the proposition, and went against Chris and Danny. I knew we had a chance to win because Chris and Danny were both beginners, like me, but I had a junior as my partner. I was pretty confident.

This was my first time debating so I was really nervous about what to do, and what I’d say. I was pretty prepared for it, but I hadn’t prepared for everything. I think this was a great experience for me because it got me to know how it is to stand in front of a class and debate about a certain topic. Also, I learned the way of debating, and I actually like debating now. In that class, I’m getting more and more confident to stand in front of people and present my own ideas and thoughts.

Before the debate, I was definitely against JJ Caterings. However, since we were the proposition I had to go for JJ Caterings and like the “good things” about it. As I was presenting me and my partners’ ideas to the class, I got to think that JJ Caterings wasn’t bad after all. I actually got persuaded that JJ Caterings should continue to be our food service. The more I thought about it, JJ Caterings was doing a good job on keeping the food healthy and good for the students.

Some students say that they hate JJ Caterings, and they’d have tons of reasons why they hate it so much. I was one of those students, but if you think about it that’s not true. JJ Caterings have a diversity of menus, have surveys at the end of every year to check their food quality, and serves students with healthy food.

Diversity of menus: they have lots of menus to provide the students a range of different menus every single day. There is a Western and Korean menu, two completely different menus, and if the students don’t like that, they have another choice: the deli. In the deli they have 4 kinds of sandwiches, hotdogs, pizza, fruits, and healthy snacks, like granola bars. Even though some might say that JJ C. serves students with unhealthy foods, they don’t serve students with soda, fizzy drinks, or chips like hot cheetos. With that opinion, some might say that they sell sunchips and gatorade, well these are the healthiest snacks out there. They thought that students should have some kind of snack to eat.

Surveys: this is one of the main things JJ C. does at the end of every year, so they can improve upon students and teachers’ ideas. This survey has improved JJ C. year after year, and this is one sign that they want to be the best to serve students. Though some might say that the price is way to high, compared to other food services, JJ’s quality is much more better. Also, lunch outside of school may be cheaper, but there are lots of restaurants that offers more money than needed.

After this debate, I actually got persuaded myself, and it was a great experience for me, learning how to debate.