This reflective poem is called, “Let’s Talk.” Written in standard, multi-rhymed form. The poem is pretty self-explanatory for what I did, though it requires a bit more decoding in terms of what I reflected. Of course, I won’t delve too deep into it, that would defeat the purpose of a reflection like this. But essentially, … Continue reading September CAS Reflection
Let’s try a more traditional format today. Reflection: I think this one is up to interpretation. But during my experiences this month, I think I’m starting to find mediums to express each of my emotions. Want the meaning of this poem? You figure it out. I’ve reflected, I’ve thought of all the different meanings this … Continue reading August CAS Reflection
This poem is called Pale Leaf. Reflection: The second half of July passed. I think at this point we’re just all waiting for school to start. The first line is a reflection on the idea of the lack of thought I’ve put into…well, thoughts. This entire summer feels quite hollow, and although this kind of lack … Continue reading End-July Reflection
This poem is called Looking at Blankness. Reflection: Halfway into summer now, I haven’t been doing much. I’ve done some exercises that didn’t make me think much, sometimes it makes me wonder how my life would have played out if my feet weren’t born abnormally. I guess these days I spend more time on writing than … Continue reading Mid July Reflection
This poem is called A Cold Summer. Reflection: Trying a new style of poetry, I’ve been thinking to myself a lot. When I write these things, I kind of realize how much I’ve isolated myself during summer. I don’t chat with my friends that often anymore even though I miss them. I should, but I’m not. … Continue reading End June Reflection
My CAS experiences this year were strange, mainly because covid threw a wrench in a lot of my activities, from physical activities to services, many things weren’t available to us. I will have to say, however, that all of these experiences made me reflect on things, can’t say all of them positively, or even the … Continue reading End of Year Reflection – Mid June
Life in Binary Description: Recently after receiving my award for writing, I read some more works by other authors and some of my friends. One thing I realize is that, there are so many words on the internet that sounds good and with great structure and grammar. But it takes humanity to really make a … Continue reading CAS Reflection End of May
Burning Wreath Description: In the final weeks of year 1, we’ve all heard about the dual system that the IB is implementing this year, and a part of me feel the need to express not just what I have been doing but how I feel about what I’ve been doing. In the last 2 weeks … Continue reading CAS Mid May
The First Bite Description: This poem is written in dialogue form, using an extended metaphor as well as an allegory to the first sin. I’ve been reading many bible stories and writing poems about the motifs and themes of biblical stories. However, it also has the meaning of falling into depression, letting go of your … Continue reading End-April Experience
Oasis Brief Explanation: The first stanza is about a small art piece that I did with the motif and theme of leaves being washed down the sewers, it has a double meaning about education washing away our creativity through the rain, and in the end, we only have a small space to hold ourselves in … Continue reading Mid April Experience
I’ve recently felt that poetry really makes my reflective experiences better, mainly because not only is it a form of creativity itself, it showcases my reflective style through its little details sprinkled throughout. I think I’ll be reflecting in poetry form from now on until I find it unsuitable. I will preface it that I’ll … Continue reading End March CAS
I said I have a poem for the IB, the poem is my reflection as well. I hope people reading will be able to understand the deeper meaning within, the deep thought and reflection I have inside. In the many suns and moons that shine, All they care about is the dollar sign. Who can … Continue reading Mid March CAS Engagement
Alright, let’s be honest here. During a lot of the earlier months, I crammed up a lot of the experiences at the beginning of IB in anticipation of the current times. In other words, the times where we’ll be so swamped with work that we rarely get any chances to do any kind of realistic … Continue reading End February CAS Engagement
February is an interesting month because of the timing of our CNY break. We should have had time to do some kind of CAS experience but we really didn’t because of the multitudes of things that we actually had to do. From familial duties to studying for tests right after the break, we were overloaded … Continue reading Mid February Experience CAS
I’ll be honest, I didn’t have a lot of time to do any kind of CAS during the latter half of January. We had so many summative assignments and tests that it is just… slightly overwhelming if I had to continue with my normal CAS schedules. For whatever it is worth, I did do some … Continue reading End January CAS Reflection
School starts and our desire to forge on drastically decreases, however, we still do, and here we are. Of course, because of school, CAS activities began to drop, especially because our teachers very graciously decided to give us summative assignments for the first 2 weeks of school, but it is what it is. Action: I … Continue reading Mid January Engagement
It’s Christmas! Can’t say I did much more than I did during the first half of December. Action: Physical actions during the colder days do give a different feeling to the harsh training during summer. And though reflecting on workouts and sports do not offer me profound knowledge of how I view the world, I … Continue reading End December Engagement
December’s Engagement Reflection Activity: This fills the majority of my Decemeber activities as I do different activities throughout the day, not often for long periods of time, but numerous separated times. It’s usually boxing, or rather kickboxing but praciticing more on my hands than with my legs as it’s much easier to do at home … Continue reading Mid December CAS Engagement
I’ve been making some screenshots for memes. A parody of a song for my friend being short. Still been going to the gym, but didn’t take many evidential photos
Still working out at a gym currently, with no pictures to show, but at some point, I’ll take a picture or a video for it.
And I’ve also started working out so that’s nice
There was some volleyball stuff too but they haven’t posted the pictures
My perspective as a knower is shaped through the intricacies of my mind, whether the complex or the radical. My object, the manifesto to my cult, is essentially a preview to my mind, a simple trailer to show all of the unknowables. As a knower, I am somebody that can comprehend this madness that brews … Continue reading S&T Object and KQ
¡Hola! ¿Como están? Bueno, yo ando bien, es más o menos para mi. Pero hoy, quiero hablar acerca de a qué país he querido ir. Colombia. ¿Es extraño no? Cuando yo tenía catorce años, yo estaba fascinado con las drogas, y uno de los más famosos países en Latinoamérica con una larga historia de drogas … Continue reading Español
Hi, I’m Brian Hung from Taiwan, well, technically born in the USA. Taiwan has been my home for the last 16 years, but KAS has been my second home for the last 12 years, there are many memories I have made with this school, not the same building because we did change our campus a … Continue reading CAS Profile
During this unit we analyzed multiple pieces of film for their uses of visual techniques and how they impact the audience as well as what they are in general. We compared their uses and discussed the question of whether the techniques are even deliberate, or are we just over-complicating their uses. This unit was definitely … Continue reading Lens of Film
In this unit there are a lot of free-writes, essentially a unit of free expression of yourself and your voice. We did some peer reviews and some self reviewing as well as perspective practice. I wrote my own belief piece and made it into a video, it was quite a strange experience but one I … Continue reading What’s In Our Hearts.
During this fragmented unit, we completed a discussion, several TIEAs, annotations, as well as a verbal analysis. Discussion TIEA In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot uses juxtaposition to demonstrate the economic and educational gap between the majority group and the Lacks family, which was worsened when the Lacks family was taken advantage … Continue reading To HeLa or Not To Cancer, that is a question.
My Moment. We’ve all had a moment, a moment where realization hits us harder than a truck. The moment when we realize that we completely twisted the words of another person into something that was completely not intended. And usually, it’s fine! Usually, it just becomes a harmless joke or something funny that people can … Continue reading Mistakes Were Made
Tricks and lies, the basis of human nature. It is the necessity of all lesser beings when it comes to the natural strength of a born being. It is in our blood to lie, every time we come to the decision between telling the truth or the sweet lie, we find ourselves in a strange … Continue reading Just Business.
During this unit, we completed many assignments that could mainly be categorized into TIEAs, discussions, poetry writing as well as annotations. Personally I used book snaps, many others used other methods to complete their annotations. I think I’ve written two of my better poems during this unit, with one having one of my best metaphors … Continue reading Written Voices
Yo Pienso es una Buena idea reducir el uso de plasticos generalmente, pajitas o bosas de plasticos. Entonces… paquetes y botellas de plasiticos, todos cosas puedo reducir en mi vida. No uso plastico mucho en general, entonces no es muy dificil para mi. Pero por otra personas quien usar mucho cosas de plasticos todos los … Continue reading Blog de Español Unidad Dos
There were many assignments that we completed during this lengthy unit, including many TIEAs, A few blog posts, many different types of notes, as well as a lot of comments. We also practiced reading dramatically, watched some interesting scenes from the crucible movie, as well as generally doing a lot of analysis. Dramatic Reading … Continue reading Grinding the Crucible Work
In Salem, women weren’t treated the best, they were considered inferior when compared to their husbands and men in general. And they never had much power in the whole political or even just domestic society of Salem. So when Abigail finally received the taste of that power, even just a little taste as she made … Continue reading Consequences of the Envied Love
“The Crucible” by Kjersti Faret is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 The Crucible is a story about lies. At least on the surface, it is about lies, whereas when you dive deeper into the story, you’ll find more meanings behind their confusing dialect. Though this also takes us to a place where we need … Continue reading Lying to the Shattered Glass
What does it mean to betray, what does it mean to lie? Why is it so bad of a thing to say something that is… false? Integrity perhaps, or maybe just my character, or my reputation as a person. None of that matters to me. I’ve lied many times, in front of many people, in … Continue reading Webs of my Reality
Speech Reflection Document
Ser o no ser, es una pregunta. Y un pregunta muy importante, por que todos gentes necesita vivir un vida saludable. Pero como? Como vivir una vida saludable? Yo pienso la mejor parte importante es comer bien. Comer bien es una de mejor importante cosas possible porque todos empezar de comer. Una dieta equilibrada es … Continue reading Como ser Saludable
Drawing one line, when the silver flash of steel draws crimson across the canvas of tender flesh. It’s an art form rarely perfected and barely discussed because everyone nowadays only believes art to be some kind of painting or the sound from an instrument. But this art is physical, it’s the art of one moment, … Continue reading The Expertise of Drawing One Line
The Movie Let’s just say the movie is nothing like I thought it would be, especially because some of the people I thought would be in it wasn’t. Another thing is that a lot of the things that were described within the script was not included in the film. Sometimes the directors would put their … Continue reading Find it, gather it, burn it, all of it.
Hola! Como estas? Bien, y tu? Me llamo Brian, Tengo quince años, soy de taiwan. estoy muy feliz Me gusta mi amigos favoritos y mi palabra favorita es “Divertido” y “aburrido” uno dos tres cuatro cinco, todos los numeros, cien, mil, diez mil Mi amigos son muy tonto, pero son muy divertido y es mi … Continue reading Spanish Learning Retrospect
“Humans are the only creatures who preach for peace whilst waging war” It’s funny really, we look at diplomacy and tell others that it is the best option while holding a knife behind their backs just for them to betray us when it benefits them. We as humans have always been violence seeking creatures, our love … Continue reading The Contradiction of Human Ideology
I learned from this videos that you need to think outside of the box sometimes. Originally I wanted to do something simple and easy to get this over with but my partner got something from another class for us to implement into this video. It was funny because the idea didn’t even come across my … Continue reading 11+7=17? Nah, can’t be.
During our presentation I noticed many things, from both my partner’s words and my own. It was interesting of what people thought of academic honesty, how it was really important to be honest with yourself. I don’t understand why it is important to be honest with yourself, I think getting a good result would be … Continue reading Post 3
The Wolf White Wolf of the Land Captain Smurf on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND The white animals, where the colors of their skin and the genes in their blood meet. Not really. The two general connections that the 3 images have is that they have the outer coloring of white and that they are animals. Whilst selecting these images … Continue reading White Animals Experience
White Animals of 3 Regions The Wolf White Wolf of the Land Captain Smurf on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND The Shark White Shark of the Sea Elias Levy on Visualhunt / CC BY The Egret White Egret of the Sky James St. John on Visual Hunt / CC BY
Ever heard of a television personality? This follows the same general idea. You see a digital persona is like your personality on the internet, how you portray yourself. You could paint yourself as a hater, a wise person or any other personality. After all, there are thousands of combinations. Here is a video that explains … Continue reading Digital Persona, identity, gimmick…
Handbooks come in a variety of ways yet they serve generally the same purpose, and I can go on but that’s not what I want to talk about. Whilst reading MAK’s handbook I was wondering, is using Christian biblical references and ideals a good way to make a handbook? Doesn’t it make things very confusing … Continue reading Student Handbooks
How much did you know about Chemistry when we started? Not much, I know about some poisons and other compounds that can do pretty amazing thing to the human body. For example, I learned some compounds that can cause suffocation when ingested or skin irritation. What learner profile best describes your approach to this unit? … Continue reading Intro to Chemistry Reflection
TIEA 1 In the story Sunny Side Up, Jennifer Holm transforms a happy, caring child into a scared, constantly stressed girl after a horrifying event. After seeing her grandfather start to smoke again, she recalls her incident during the fourth of July with her brother and blames it on herself after suppressing these emotions for … Continue reading Relationships and Identity Unit Finale
This poetry unit mainly consisted of annotations, poetry writing and TIEA writing. The annotations were for us to learn about some famous poets and what they do in their poems so that we can imitate their style and such(a waste of time if you ask me). Poetry writing to help us form different types of … Continue reading Poetry Unit Assignments
So I’ll run down what we did in the Unit before I start talking about what we’ve learned and all that. The unit mainly consisted of annotations, TIEA’s and poetry writing. All serves its purpose even though I do think some of them are quite irrelevant and I don’t think it personally helped me with … Continue reading 15 Minutes of Fame Reflection
What was the hardest part of this task? Easiest? Timing was the hardest part of this task, it was so hectic that we had to finish so much work in such a little amount of time. The easiest part was probably recording data, because that just isn’t so hard. One of the Approaches … Continue reading Unit 5 Waves Reflections
This is a collection of songs that shows different poetic devices with explanations. Also if you haven’t read my blog post on why students shouldn’t be forced to post their assignments on their blog, please do so and share the idea with others.
1.) Risk taking, for only using a little bit of time to finish the summative as well as doing things that I have never tried before. Also, there are some other easier ones but I think that is stupid, like thinkers, of course we have to think in this summative what kind of goofy question … Continue reading Science Unit 4 Reflection: Energy
Dancing with Death At death’s door, bite the dust, breathe your last. Diced with death, dug his grave, fell on his sword. From cradle to the grave, he cheated death, now he meets his maker. Missing you A perfect symphony, in a photograph, how would you feel? if I were a mess. So wake me … Continue reading Poetry Remix
Explanation My product is basically a horizontal poster on what looks to be an A3 paper. With no apparent title, it is the kind of poster where you have to take time to read it if you find it interesting to actually understand what it means. Starting with the person in the middle and his … Continue reading Bias in Media: All in One Edition
Guiding Questions: What Skills Did You Use to Help You Learn? Well, this is interesting because I don’t think I used any specific skills, I mostly just went with the flow and did what I thought would be right. For the annotations, I used a lot of analysis and observing but then again I’m pretty … Continue reading Bias and Media Unit Reflection
How much did you know about Work and Machines before we started? This requires at least 3 sentences–complete sentences. I didn’t know much about simple machines before we started, I don’t even know much about it now. I knew that they existed and how most of them work but I didn’t know about mechanical advantage … Continue reading Science Unit 3 Reflection
Grade 8 GRASP Project Reflection Questions Please answer these questions honestly and objectively. What were your contributions to the success of your group’s lesson presentation? Be specific. What parts did you research, what parts of the experiment did you have responsibility for, what were your responsibilities for the lesson preparation and presentation? … Continue reading G.R.A.S.P.S Project Reflection
“Equity and equality require connection and understanding in order to advocate for others”. Let me ask you, can we be equitable to everyone and be an advocate for those who need it? We started when we were annotating the newsletters and eventually wrote one ourselves, what happened there…no idea. I’m not sure if that was … Continue reading Equity Reflection
We made a PSA video for a topic that was present in our book, my topic is bullying which was present from a person named Billy Cunningham who is a stereotypical bully that is big, a bit stupid and very powerful. In this PSA I made the video to talk about how you should stop … Continue reading L&L Equity Summative
In the final summative of art, we made this perspective drawing, there is one point and two point perspectives, in the one point perspective you have one vanishing point while in the two point perspective you have two vanishing points. The basic difference is that in one point you are looking at its front but … Continue reading Art: Perspective City
I don’t know why this is supposedly better than writing normal notes especially because I have no idea what or how to draw. But basically, we made another form of visual notes on a piece of paper for the book we read.
When I first started I thought about this fictional Egyptian symbol in the middle combined with native Taiwanese patterns. It’s is a combination of organic and geometric symbols, a rather busy piece of artwork with little space between the lines that I used. The circles that surround the centerpiece of my artwork was thought of … Continue reading Pattern Design and Reflections
Booksnaps are pictures of the book with bitmojis or stickers and things we think about what we took a picture of. Week one #booksnaps @ms_marcum #KAStw pic.twitter.com/SmxfuESOrh — Brian Hung (@OPKAST1Brian) October 31, 2017 Week two #booksnaps #KAStw @ms_marcum pic.twitter.com/TMlJxNqQNX — Brian Hung (@OPKAST1Brian) October 31, 2017 @ms_marcum #BookSnaps Feel like I should tag @cyanpentagon … Continue reading Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter: Booknsnaps
This unit was about Journalism, we learned the style of communication that are used when writing news articles, we also learned why they communicated that way. Generally it is just a form of giving out facts in a nonbiased and doing so mostly straight to the point. Certain things I think I would like to … Continue reading Journalism Reflection
In this unit we learned about journalism, we annotated a lot of news articles, studied professionals and wrote our own Newsletter. It was quite an unit, many sleepless nights as well as a lot of stressful days. Compare & Contrast 2 Similar News Stories Similarities: The similarities between these two articles, first of all, and … Continue reading L&L Newsletter Summative
In science, we were learning about mitosis and meiosis in a video that was not all that correct but gave us the general idea. So we had to go find information by ourselves and this is what we learned: Starting off with the easier one, let’s talk about mitosis. Mitosis essentially is creating a copy … Continue reading Mitosis and Meiosis
Volleyball Teams. Failed Teams Because even if you think your team is good enough, both of you, are not. Brian Hung 9/5/2017 It was a Saturday morning of August 26 when 6 students from KAS, class of 2022, gathered together to practice volleyball. It was said that the students’ skills have all deteriorated throughout … Continue reading News Article: Volleyball Team, Failed Team
The Panthera Tigris Amoyensis is one of the most critically endangered animals in the world right now, they are functionally extinct where it has not been seen in the wild for over 25 years, about 30 of them are held in captivity right now in hopes of being reintroduced into the wild. The Amoy Tiger … Continue reading South China Tiger/ Panthera Tigris Amoyensis
This is a short training for our poem summative, where we are opening our “creativity”.
This is the unit 3 reflection, the starting date was January 2017 and the end date was in April. We mostly used the criteria A and C and the key concept was “Time, Place and Space” where the SOI was Time, place and space influences the culture and governance of societies. Unit three was basically … Continue reading Unit 3 Reflection
My coat of arms for extra credit.
Mind Map created by Brian Hung with GoConqr
In this unit we studied everything from the greek government to the roman republic which includes everything from the battle of Thermopylae to how the Roman Republic became one of the mightiest empires in all of history. I learned a lot of things like how the greeks won a impossible battle by scoring an upset agains … Continue reading Unit 1 Summative: The Spartan Military
How balanced do you think our school schedule is? We have a lot of work while we don’t have enough time to relax and play. A lot of the work here gives us tremendous pressure and gives us lots of stress, and we don’t have enough time to let the steam out. In KAS we … Continue reading Language Arts Essay
Country Research Paper By: Brian Hung Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and it has cemented itself as a civilization or more likely as a city over the years, with a well controlled government, that helps support and influence our writing system, technology and religious harmony. I will explain the following aspects in my research … Continue reading Research Paper
This is our last movie in our IT class, it is also our last class of IT. Accompanied by Antony Sha, Cindy Lin and Chloe Chen, they are all very talented in acting and editing. There was a lot of confusion but eventually we got through it, tied up lose ends. Here is our last … Continue reading Last IT Movie
Man its a long time since I last used blogs woo!!!!! Well ok we made a silent movie and we were down for it. We never thought what the! sorry someone alarm went off. So we made a silent movie and it was fun. There were a lot of downs and downs. We had bad … Continue reading Silent Movie
Today an inspirational speaker named Kevin Lao came to our school and gave a speech to 4-7th graders in the auditorium. Kevin is special because he is 25 years old and is 6 foot 11 cm tall plus he is born with only a right hand. His other hand is only to the elbows. He … Continue reading Kevin Lao
So we went on a field trip to the aquarium and we slept there.
My name is Spike Shipwreck and if you are reading this message, it means I am already dead. I’m writing this because I have hidden my treasure on Burning Fire Island and if you have the guts, you will follow my map and instructions, but this journey will be a fairly dangerous one. But I’ll … Continue reading A Pirates Message
Well it’s not that I want to write this essay but since I’m getting graded on this I might have to actually do it. Karana is a resourceful person because she is intelligent, knows how to use things and knows how to make things. Karana is a intelligent person because she was able to tame … Continue reading Island of the Blue Dolphins Resourceful Essay
YEAH, so here is a photo of myself on the science fair
YEAH, so I made a science fair report for my science fair project for the science farThe Maybe Incredible
YEAH, we made a powtoon video about speaking english, check it out
Yeah, um uh we made a tessellation project in math class.
So Yeah, we made some bar graphs in IT class.
Yeah, in IT class we made a double line chart check it out.
In IT class we made a pie chart from our google forms, check it out!
So I made this explorer movie about Vasco Da Gama with Allison Borshann Chen You can copy this link below to go to her blog or you can look at the movie below. http://share.kas.tw/allche22/
I typed a vacation you can look at it in a picture above. Check it out!
In class we read a shakespeare play called Midsummer nights Dream, I made a commercial and some others made other stuff. You can watch the video below.
In class we read, Dear Mrs. La Rue, Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. We were learning about the VOICE trait for writing. This book demonstrates many types of voices. In my project I wrote a story of what Ike did. I tried to demonstrate The Hibben’s Cats speaking in many voices such as … Continue reading Dear Mrs.LA RUE
Hatchet vs. Castaway By: Brian Hung The book Hatchet and the movie Castaway are both about trying to survive. The Main Characters Brian Robeson and Chuck used what they could find to survive. Both Characters are different, Brian from Hatchet is a boy stuck in a forest, Chuck from Castaway is a man stuck on … Continue reading Hatchet vs Castaway
YEAH, so we had a TOTALLY AWESOME ANCIENT MUSEUM
YEAH, so we made a diary about how we went to Machu Picchu.
So this is a video of Halloween, Im so hidden that they only have one picture of me!
We wrote an Aztec Adventure story where we went back in time to the Aztec world. One day Antony and Brian H went to Mexico City. “Is this the place where the Aztecs built the enormous Great Temple?” asked Brian in a relieved way. Antony answered “Umm, I think we will still have … Continue reading Aztec Adventure Story
I made this fake trailer for the book written by Rick Riordan The House of Hades.
Antony and I made an educational Mayan religion Movie. I really liked how it turned out, even though the sound was almost not be able to hear. I hope you learn at least a little bit of Mayan religion in here and hope you enjoy it.
We learned some Photoshop-ing skills from Mr. Pilon. Do you think I’m actually at Machu Picchu???
In our Math class we used protractors and templates to make a Mandala mine look like…
In class we made a book project about our favorite book. I created the book project called “The Heros of Olympus #2 The Son of Neptune.”
In art class we sculpted a Mayan Glyph out of clay. The Mayan were an ancient civilization in the America.
In science we made Incredible Edible Cell. We created our cells using food. I made a animal cell out of…