Archive | May, 2011

Graduation is Here

29 May

This friday, KIS seniors are graduating! After long years of high school, they’re finally graduating from it. I do kind of feel jealous that they’re graduating, and leaving high school. But on the other hand, I feel sad because we’ll never actually get to see them again, unless we visit them, or plan to meet them. They must feel the way I do too: probably they’ll miss high school a lot, but would be very excited to go to college.

High school is a very important part of someone’s life, and I think it’s the time where the students go through the hardest times. And it’s the time when students get more mature, and learn a lot of lessons, and maybe some life lessons during the years of high school.

I can’t wait till the day of my graduation day, which would be 3 years later from now, because I just can’t imagine how grown up I’d be, compared to today’s me. I would feel very happy to graduate high school, and move on. But before graduating, I don’t know how I’m going to survive all the APs, and SATs, and tests, and projects I’d have to take before I actually get to graduate. I can’t believe every single one of the students in high school have gone all that hard work, and are now graduating.

SHARK FIN SOUP?!

17 May

Have you ever tried shark fin soup? Was it good? Do you know how fishermen get the shark’s fin, and what they do to the sharks after? I’ve learned this in bio class, all about killing sharks and finning them. It was something I never knew about, and never saw. People had been finning sharks, and they have become the most endangered things on Earth. There are many campaigns on saving some of the endangered animals, however, there are barely any to save sharks.

When people think of sharks, they think it as the most dangerous fish, or something that will eat you when you go deep into the ocean. Well, this isn’t the reality. Sharks are very shy fish, and they tend to move away from people when they see them. If they bump into you, it means that they want to know what you are, out of curiosity, not because they’re hungry and they want to eat you. This was something knew I’ve learned, because watching the movie like Jaws made me think that sharks would be very dangerous creatures. In the film, the director, or the one who goes filming the sharks, were touching the sharks and actually interacting with them. This was very shocking to me, and I thought the sharks would bite him or attack him. However, they didn’t do they, although there were about more than 5 sharks around him. So I’ve learned that they do no harm to human. People have had a prejudice amongst sharks.

In a lot of countries, people have been hunting sharks, mainly for the purpose of their fins. People have been thinking that eating sharks will make them healthier, since sharks themselves don’t get cancer and die easily. With this thought more and more people have been finding dried shark fin to eat. However, this is a false thought, and eating shark won’t make a person healthier in any way. ¬†Also, people think shark fin soup as a image of richness, so rich people often go and eat shark fin soup. The shark fins actually have no taste in it, and it just gives the people a texture to the soup. Shark fin soup is usually made out of boiled pork or chicken, and without the shark fins, it would just be a normal soup. I’ve had shark fin soup a few times before, and I never thought about how people catch it when I was eating it. But when I was watching the movie, I thought to myself, “Never eat shark fin soup.”

The think that shocked me the most was the fact that people were killing sharks, just for their fins, and were throwing them back into water again. These sharks just sink to the bottom of the sea, and just lie there. I was awestruck by how careless they were toward the sharks.

Although shark finning is illegal in a few countries, I’m sure it is being continued, still today. I’m very concerned about sharks right now, and after watching the film I actually became more interested in them. However, thousands and thousands are dying every day, and I don’t actually know what I should do about it. I want to help save the sharks.

Rebecca Black

12 May

This 13 year old girl has been getting spotlights from people from all over the world. She is getting a lot of attention, and most of them are fairly negative ones. On her video, people left rude comments, things even threatening her life. These comments have been quite offensive to Rebecca Black. However, although people say they hate her, and she can’t sing, she has gotten over 100,000,000 views. It has been the most popular thing going around people, worldwide.

I think people don’t really hate this girl, and the song, because they’re giving so much attention to her, and they’re watching her music video. Rebecca Black has earned a lot of money through people viewing her videos, which has gotten more views than Lady Gaga’s music video. Although people say they hate her, they sing her songs, listen to it, and talk about her. I bet the majority of the people in American highschools know about Rebecca Black, or at least heard about who she is.

I don’t think people give attention to her just because they hate her. To be honest, I say that I hate Rebecca Black, she sings horribly, and that I hate her song. But actually I think this is because I get influenced on how the rest of my friends talk about her. Friendship is very important to students, and it is obvious that students are going to look at you in a quite different way if you say you life Rebecca Black. And I think that goes for students and people worldwide.

The song is auto-tuned, and she is not the best singer. However, honestly I think the song is pretty catchy, and I think that is why people sing it and watch the music video. They listen to her song over and over, and now she’s gained more than a thousand dollars. The hatred and attention towards her was a benefit toward her.

In conclusion, I think we shouldn’t just hate somebody just by how people sing or look, and not leave harsh comments.