Commentaries

A Day of Sports

Last March 10, 2017, my classmates and I held our own sports event. Our class had planned on two different sporting activities: basketball and frisbee. We wanted to allot time for students to enjoy themselves through these physical activities.

I was part of the group who handled the basketball event. Now, I don’t know much about the said ball sport but, I find it quite entertaining and thrilling to watch. Luckily, I was with the basketball varsity to aid me in doing my tasks during the event. I was tasked to take note of the score, who committed fouls, and the like.

Watching the students play with such enthusiasm made it fun for me. There were children who were playing with all their might, some who were commentating whilst being inside the court, and some who kept laughing and screaming in joy. It was really fun for my classmates and I to watch these kids play a sport they enjoy very much. We all know that they all have done their best to play fairly and well.

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Commentaries

Our Experiment on Producing Esters

On the day that we conducted the experiment, I was very nervous at the start. I saw a lot of acids and a lot of the different types of alcohol and thought to myself on how my group mates and I were going to be able to do so much in the amount of time that we had. When it comes to experiments especially in the lab, I get so nervy because there’s a lot of things you have to get through. Continue reading

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Lifestyle

Trust in the Process of Fitness!

Last Tuesday, February 7, 2017, my classmates and I had hosted a fitness event to celebrate Stonyhurst Southville International School’s 10th year anniversary. We created simple zumba routines for students, teachers, staff members, and even for the parents to follow. We find fitness to be a good result of healthy well-being and nutrition that is why we decided to hold our own fitness event for the school. I am pleased to find that our event was a success. People where joining in and showed such energy. It made the weeks of preparation fulfilling to us.

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“What is the World Made of?”

So another reflection for my PhySci class and this time, I was able to actually take in the information as the video plays through. So far, the video “What is the World Made of?” had struck me the most. Not only had I learned about the timeline of different chemists and the elements they’ve discovered as well as their other contributions but, I also learned of how the world’s culture grew and developed to what is what we now see as modern.

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap

Another video, more discoveries. This time during our PhySci class, my classmates and I had watched a video on quantum mechanics. I admit, science isn’t an easy subject, it takes me quite a while to be able to grasp concepts. The first time I watched the video, I had constantly fallen short on writing down my notes but the the more I replayed the video later on, the more I learned. I cannot say that I have fully grasped the concept of quantum mechanics since there is still so much to learn but I do believe that I have taken away a lot of information with me as I watched and took notes. Let me share with you my insights.

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Venturing in to the Cosmos

The Big Bang. It is said that the history of our world starts from there. In my Physical Science class, me and my classmates had watched a video, “The History of the World in Two Hours.” I had watched this video once or twice before and yet until now, I still find myself absorbing a lot of information. It fascinates me how something that had occurred for billions of years be shown in only a two hour motion picture.

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Travel

Trekking!

Waking up very early in the morning isn’t really one of my favorite things, but believe it or not, I was quite excited to do some trekking. I am a physically unfit person, I’ve never voluntarily chosen to go outdoors during my free time back at home. I have difficulty staying out in the sun and well, doing physical activities. But when my classmates and I had our CGS (comprehensive growth series), I thought that it would be healthy for me to exercise a bit. We had to trek to Taal Volcano, and for me, it was quite a long way.

Before we could get to the island where the Taal Volcano is located, we had to take a boat ride. It took about less than 15 minutes or so to get to the island. By the time we got there, we were soaking wet from our heads to our toes. It was fun though and we had laughed at each other so much. Upon arriving, we saw a lot of townspeople and a lot of horses. It reminded me of when I first visited the island. Even though riding the horse would be much easier, it was sure a pain in the back and besides, I wanted to try and trek for the first time.

I found the trail going up to be quite steep. Many of my classmates didn’t seem to be having any difficulties climbing up, but unfortunately for me, my legs looked like they were about to give out. I realized that I take very small steps and that I had to walk faster to keep up with everyone which is the reason why I easily got tired. I mustered up energy to continue the trek and although I looked like I was about to faint, I had enjoyed because I was with good company.

After that very long walk, we had arrived at the top. We treated ourselves to some fresh buko juice which I was definitely thirsty for after having walked a long path. We all felt so refreshed after that. And of course, what’s a trip without pictures? Everyone had snapped so many photos. Everyone had created memories during that day. 🙂

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