Script: Waiter: ¡Hola! Me llamo Temperance ¿Que tal? Tytianna: ¡Hola! Muy Bien. Waiter: Bueno. ¿Que le traigo para unaAPPERITIVOS? Tytianna: Papas fitas conketchúp y el queso por favor Waiter: ¿Y para su la entrada? Tytianna: Pabellon Vegetariano por favor sin portabella setas y tomates Waiter: ¿Algo de tomar? Tytianna: El jugo de naranja Por favor. Waiter: Bueno. Un momento.
Conversation with Tytianna while waiting for food on the phone Tytianna: ¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? Oh Muy Bien. Estoy en Sazon restaurante. Pedí Pabellon Vegetariano con morrón arroz y negro frijoles. Me comida está aquí. ¡Adios!
Waiter: Aqui tiene. (gives tytianna the appetizer) (Tytianna eats the food)
Waiter: Aqui tiene (gives tytianna the main dish and takes appetizer away) Tytianna: ¡Disculpe! Waiter: ¿Si? ¿Cual es la problema? Tytianna: Yo no pedi esto. Dije no portabella setas y tomates Waiter: Ay, ay ay! Lo siento! Uno momento. (Takes plate) Tytianna: Bueno Waiter: ¿Está todo bien?¡Buen provecho! (Tytianna eats food, when she is done she calls for the waiter) Waiter: ¿Si? Tytianna: ¿Puedo tener el postre? Waiter: Por supuesto. ¿Que le traigo? Tytianna: Quiero chocolatehelado y pastel. Waiter: Bueno. Un momento por favor. (Waiter brings desert) Waiter: Aqui tiene. ¡Buen provecho! Tytianna: ¡Gracias! Waiter: De nada. (Tytianna eats and calls for waiter) Waiter: ¿terminado? Tytianna: ¡Si Gracias! La cuenta por favor. Waiter: No hay problema. (Goes and gets the check) Aqui tiene. (Hands her the check) Tytianna: ¡Gracias! Waiter: ¡De nada! ¡Qué tenga un buen día!
Mesero- ¿Hola y bienvenidos a Sazon ¿cuántos son? Cliente- Uno. Mesero- Sígame. Cliente- De acuerdo. Mesero- ¿Algo más? Cliente- ¡Si! Puedes tener una chicha. Mesero- Muy bueno. Cliente- ¡Gracias! Mesero- Aquí tienes, señor. Cliente- Gracias. Mesero- ¿Qué le traigo? Cliente- Pues...me gustariá pollo a la parrilla. Mesero- Bueno. Cliente-¿Tiene cebollas? Mi no comer las cebollas. Mesero- Bueno. Cliente- Gracias.
(Momentos más tarde)
Mesero- Aquí tienes, señor. Cliente- ¡Ay dios mios! ¿Que es eso? Mesero- Lo siento, cuál es el problema Cliente- La comida es muy terrible. ¿Puedes tener un nuevo plato de comida por favor? Mesero- ¡Si! un momento. Aqui tienes. Cliente- Muchas gracias señorita. Mesero- ¿Algo mas? Cliente- ¿Puede tener la cuenta por favor? Mesero- Aquí tienes, adios amigos Cliente- Mucho gusto Mesero- Igualmente
Alyssa: (walk in waiting for someone to bring to the table.) Hola, Tienes una mesa para dos personas? My: Hola. Si, siga me Alyssa: (walks in and trips over the edge of another table)Ouch! My: Estas bien? Alyssa: Si estoy bien. Gracias (sits down with boyfriend) My: Mi nombre es My, voy a ser tu camarera hoy (hand the menus) te a doy un momento para que usted puede escojer su comida? Alyssa: Gustaria un chicha y tendra un cafe con leche. My: Bien, ahorita vengo con ello Alyssa: Gracias.
Alyssa:Que quere usted comer? Enthony: Quiero algo que sea picante. Alyssa: Tenemos sopa de pollo. Enthony: Que tiene? Alyssa: Es sopa de pollo con pollo, zarahiana ,cebollas, papa, scallions and cilantro Enthony: Suena rico. Quero eso. Alyssa: PABELLON CRIOLLO parece rico quiero probar eso y PARGO GUISADO Enthony: Pero no me gustan las cebollas. Alyssa: Podemos ordenar lo sin las cebollas Enthony: Si, bien.
My: ¿Que quieres comer? Alyssa: Queremos sopa de pollo, Pabellon Criollo y Pargo Guisado My: Algo mas? Alyssa: No, muchas gracias. Alyssa: Espera. No quiero las cebollas en mi Pargo Guisad. Por favor My: Seguro, no hay problema.
My: Aqui tienes, Espero que disfrutas su comida. Alyssa: Que rapido! Gracias
Enthony: Tiene cebollas Alyssa: Senorita, te ordene algo sin cebollas pero tiene cebollas My: Perdon. tiene que ser un error. ahorita vengo con el nuevo platillo para ti. Alyssa: Gracias My: erdon sobre eso. Aque esta su PARGO GUISADO sin cebollas . buen provetio Alyssa: Gracias
My: Puede traerle algo para postre? Enthony: me gustaria el flan Alyssa: How about flan for both of us Enthony: suena rico Alyssa: La cuenta por favor My: (hands check) Enthony: Cuanto es? Alyssa: Es 50 dollares Enthony: Eso no es malo, pero no te voy a dar propina porque me diste servicio malo. Alyssa: Si, la comida fue rica My y Enthony : (pay) Gracias
Intro: Waiter:¡Hola! Mi nombre es Jackie. Customer: ¡Hola! ¿Como esta? Waiter: ¡Muy bien! ¿Qué le traigo? Customer: Pues... ¿Tiene un buen el postre? Waiter: Sí, Pero Nosotros tenemos bueno pollo por la cena Customer: ...No, Me gustaría, pues... torta tres leches Waiter: Bueno, ¿Algo de tomar? Customer: Jugo de guayaba por favor Waiter: Sí, un minuto.
Order and Problem: Waiter: Aquí tiene. Customer: Mmm, gracias! Waiter: ¡Buen provecho! Customer: Traígame pollo frito también por favor Waiter: Pues... bueno. Customer: Gracias!
Later...Waiter: Aquí tiene Customer: Gracias pero no tengo hambre ahora. Waiter: Pero, tú ordenadas ya es (it’s already?) Customer: Pero... (Yo no lo quiero) Waiter: Tú necesito pago por la comida! Customer: Yo no estoy pago.
Resolved & Conclusion Customer: Bueno, claro. La cuenta, por favor. Waiter: Bueno, un minuto. Customer: Gracias!
In English class, we are doing a project called “You and the World”. In
this project we have to choose a subject that we want to research about.
For example a subject like “Pollution in our drinking water”. After
choosing a topic we have to research about this topic and on a blog day.
You have to blog on what you research on this topic. In total we have
to make 3 blogs. After our three blog we are making a debate. We are
going to be separated into 6 groups and each group chooses a topic to
debate to the other about.
Well for this project I choose the topic of “Communism ruling
Vietnam”. The issue is that in Vietnam has been ruled by communist for
36 years now. Over the last year the communist in Vietnam has taken
their power for granted. They started controlling his people and what
they do. The reason why I am interested in this situation is because my
family and I are Vietnamese and we felt like we have to do something to
fix what the communist has done to our country. Also I like researching
and learn more about my country.
Well in my research so far about this subject. I have found out
that the Catholic Church in Vietnam has been controlled by communists
that rule Vietnam and they are claiming the land that the Catholic
Church theirs so they can destruct the building to build a mall or a
shopping center. This church is the most famous church in Vietnam and
many people go to that church. Started to protest against knocking the
church down. Soon after that situation a priest from that church has
been beaten and arrested by communist cops. This problem soon raised its
climax when the citizens are protesting even more and they are sick and
tired of seeing communism control everything they do everyday.
At this point, I wonder if Vietnam could just stand up together
hand in hand try to stop communism from ruling our country. I wonder if
the citizens can’t do it would the country get worse or better? Well I
have several questions I hope someone could answer it for me. Can
Vietnam be better without communism? Can it be better with democracy
For our English class we are doing
a “you and the world” project, for my topic I chose abortion. Now a day’s in the United States
abortion is legal but it is still a topic that raises a lot of controversy.
Over the years there have been many debates on whether or not a women should or
should not be able to make the choice on whether they want an abortion. As a fourteen-year-old
girl this issue becomes one that is close to home. Not because I have ever been
pregnant nor have I ever had a need for an abortion, but it brings up an issue
on a larger scale of civil rights for women. A mere century ago women gained their
civil rights in America, what does it mean when the government starts deciding
what we can do with our bodies? Have women taken three steps forward just to
take four steps back? My blog will focus on what it means to have an abortion
in America, and whether or not it should be legal for women to make the
decision on their own.
In every state in America it is
legal to have an abortion. Whether or not it is accepted, or even accessible is
a different story. However this wasn’t true 30 years ago, but it all changed
with Roe V. Wade which was a Supreme Court case in 1973 that legalized early
term abortions. Abortion was legalized but because of the cost it is still
difficult for many to get it, it can cost any where between 350 to 1000
dollars. Only 17 states in America provide funding for poor women who want
abortions. For many this still makes it difficult to go through with abortion
because they are living in low-income households.
women who have abortions get them because it isn’t the right time for them and
because of situations that they don’t want to put a young child in. For this
reason 52% of women who get abortions are under 25. Being 25 it is difficult to
afford it and that’s why organizations like Planned Parenthood are important
because most health insurance companies don’t cover abortion or contraception. Over the
past years in a study done by the Washington Post an increase in the percent of
people who think abortion should be legal has risen. However there still is an
issue on the underlying issue of how the government feels about it.
do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants
to have an abortion she should... I do believe if you have an abortion you are
committing murder.” – Nancy Reagen
The issue on whether or not abortion should be legal is a continuos battle. In my next blog I wil look into the facts of what stages can you have an abortion? How would it help the government to have abortion as a choice?
Restaurante: Sazón Waiter: Donesha Cliente: Alex Intro *Waiter walks in and greets customer* W- Hola. Gracias por venir a sazón. C- Hola, gracias. W- Aquí está su menu. C – Bueno. Gracias. ¿Cuál es la especial? W- Sopa de tortilla con un refresco. Esto costó $6. ¿Te gustaría probar? C- Sí y yo quiero sopa de tortilla, huevos rancheros, y tamales. W- ¿Algo mas? C- Sí. W- ¿Algo tomar? C- Un refresco. W- ¿Es todo? C- Sí, es todo. W- Bueno. Un momento. Customer has conversation with other customer while waiting for food. C-Hola. ¿Qué pasa? OC- Bien, gracias. ¿Y tú? C- Tambien. ¿Es buena la comida aquí? OC- Sí, es muy buena. *Waiter brings food in and customer complains of wrong order. W- Aquí tiene su comida. C- Ah gracias señorita. W- De nada. C- ¡Espera! W- ¿Qué? ¿Qué incorrecto? C-¡Si! Muy malo, señorita. El sabor muy terrible. ¡Puaj! W- Ah, lo siento. Un momento, por favor. ¿Sí? C- Necesito una cuchara y un tenedor. W- No hay problema. *Waiter brings back out correct order and problem is resolved W- Aquí tiene. Es correcto. C- Ah, bueno. Gracias. W- No, de nada. ¡Buen provecho! C- ¡Comida es muy delicioso! Yo era muy bastante hambre. W- Me alegro de que tiene su pedido correcto. C- Gracias señorita. No te preocupes por este último problema. W-Bueno. Lo siento.
This project was assigned in my 9th grade English Class. Mrs. Dunn, who is my english teacher had made it clear to us that this project called “You and the World” could be about anything we desired. In total we had to create three blog post and this is my first one. Therefore, I decided on something that is very common in this world. Others can be very judgmental towards them. Yet, others interpret them differently. These people that may seem different to society are called the LGBT. Wether, or not you support them, all they want is their EQUAL RIGHTS!
The LGBT are people just like us, so why can’t they be given this too!!!
LGBT is an acronym which stands for Lesbian, Gay Straight and also Transgender. The issue is very highly known in many places and when people are trying to bring up awareness about this topic no one seems to care, after all, this is my opinion and view on this issue. The issue is that people that are different like mentioned above don't seem to be getting the equal rights others would normally get. But, there’s an organization called ACLU that helps protect people that reside in the U.S from any civil rights violations. This is what the LGBT project is willing to do for people who are different, they deserve a say in this world as well! They shouldn’t be discriminated, because they are HUMANS, and need to be treated like one.
“Gender preference does not define you. Your spirit defines you.”― P.C. Cast, Awakened
Also, I’m interested in this because I simply find it to be a world - wide issue that happens everywhere, but why is it that these people get treated unfairly? Why can’t they be treated equally? Is it just because they’re gay or lesbian, because they prefer to be with someone of their same gender? These are the questions that wonder within me. The ones that simply aren’t answered quite yet. But, throughout this project these are the questions that deserve answers. Futhermore, this is something I can relate too. I know people that are related to me and don’t get treated the same way others do. I just respect them either way and support who they are as a person. Just because they date someone of their same gender doesn’t mean I’ll treat them bad, I will treat them with my equality, fairness, and support they want and need. Being different makes you, who you really are. That’s why being different and being LGBT means earning equal rights. Their voices need to be heard.
Your voice matters, your sayings matters, so let your voice be heard.
For our Fourth Quarter Benchmark we had to choose a "You and the World" topic. We were required to choose a current controversial topic. I chose the legalization of Marijuana for medicinal purposes. There has been quite a debate about the potential health benefits of marijuana since its was deemed a schedule 1 narcotic in 1970. The topic of legalization has always been a complex issue. There are strong opinions and pro/anti legalization arguments from both sides of the political spectrum, but as a whole the nation seems to largely be in favor of legalization, or at least de-criminalization. As a schedule 1 narcotic, the Department of Justice maintains that cannabis (marijuana) has no "medical use", but research has come to show that not only does it have a myriad of medicinal uses, but that our bodies are actually hard-wired to receive cannabinoids through the endocannabinoid system. Institutes from the Food and Drug Administration to the Central Intelligence Agency to the United States Military have all experiment with the potential beneficial effects of cannabinoids on human beings. It is my opinion that further research is necessary to explore the potential health benefits of medically controlled marijuana usage.
There are those that believe that law enforcement resources are being wasted and statistically speaking most drug users never get caught. In the efforts of wasting less resources on drug trafficking the government should spend more money on those in need of treatment, rehabilitation, education and training programs. Enforcement of marijuana laws are expensive, 6 years ago 500 economist supported for legalization of marijuana because prohibition costs $7.7 billion per year. Taxing marijuana could prove to be profitable. "The federal government should decriminalize marijuana and tax the revenue" A study done by Fraser Institute found that both legalizing and taxing marijuana can produce a considerable amount of revenue. Which is quoted by a reporter from Fraser and Institute.
Furthermore, needless to say the enforcement of marijuana laws are just cruel. First offenders who are among the 700,000 Americans arrested for possession yearly who are fired from their jobs and taken away from their families then placed in to the prison system, that turns first time convicts into harden criminals. Research has also shown that marijuana a drug that is not legal is far less harmful then alcohol and tobacco, both legalized. Marijuana has been repeatedly proven not to cause cancer, heart disease, brain damage, liver disease, emphysema, or any other health issues. It is not harmful to the body. In fact it has been proven to be less harmful then legal drugs. Both tobacco and alcohol cause over 700,000 deaths per year combine while marijuana has never been responsible for a documented death. There is evidence that suggests marijuana causes impaired short-term memory loss, however new studies show that the impairment is caused by THC's link to a previously misunderstand enzyme in the brain. New studies on how marijuana interacts with the brain may help to treat Alzheimer's disease and Epilepsy.
The “You and the World” project targets students to focus on world issues that they are interested in and seek to find a possible solution for that problem. It is also a debate-related project that the students argue though different aspects and their view of the issue.
My topic for the "You and the World” project is Genetic Testing: A New Improvement In Our Lives Or A New Era of Social Injustice. I specially chose this topic because I am fascinated by my own identity based on my DNA. To first know myself is an essential step to interact and associate with other people based on the knowledge of my personality, behavior, and etc.
Imagine you could one day look at your genome straight from your tablet. This scenario was thought to be an inconceivable task decades ago. But, as the Human Genome project took an remarkable achievement in humanity, sequencing genomes is possible. But, it would took $350,000 and an extensive time to sequence one genome. But, everything was starting to change as new technology made sequencing genomes faster and less costly (less than $500). It may gave rise to an era about self-acknowledgement or, is it?
Figure 1: It shows the amount of people who took genetic tests based on the four categories, predictive test, affected mutation search, and research mutation search. In the recent years, the amount of people taking genetic tests increased.
As the society’s population began to grow and countries get crowder, more diseases and bacteria thrived. The need for new medicine are at constant need. A simple genetic test could detect an individual’s mutated genes and design a type of personalized medicine based on his or her DNA. It is could be a new treatment for cancer. It means that the government will not have to spend as much as millions of dollars for patients with a severe and rare disease that are not familiar in hospitals.
Despite its advantage, these medicine are expensive (up to $294,000 per year). Not everyone will be eligible for personalized medicine because it could be only used in patients who have a mutated actionable gene. Even if it is proven that these medicines and chemical compounds have some affect on cancer, the cancer will sometimes come back to the patients body. So, how high is the cure rate? Is it worth spending hundreds and thousands of dollars?
Biotech companies, likeDeCode me, and 23andMe placed a feature called the odds calculator to predict the possibility for that individual to contact certain diseases. To avoid these risks, people will adjust their lifestyle, prevent, and ask for treatment before the illness strikes. It means that people’s health rates and life-expectancy of the world will increase. However, sometimes people could not distinguish from possibilities that have countless variations from facts. Therefore, resulting the individual to be overwhelmed by results that are tested by only a fraction of their total genome.
Figure 2: This is a flash drive that holds an individual's genome. It comes from a biotech company that uses a famous Greek quote, "Know thyself" as their message.
As the world seeks for new scientific achievements to make our lives easier it could result a new age of social injustice. The advancement toward personalized medicine means that hospitals and labs like, illumina could have a chance to accidentally leaking people’s DNA to public. Say if you want to be employ to a job, but the interviewer will not consider you because of a high chance you will get Parkinson’s disease based on your DNA.
There is a Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that guarantee security and privacy for all people’s genome results, but who will stop the economy from choosing the best people into their companies, colleges, athletes, and etc? Even with the protection of the GINA, will it prevent any and all future possible invasions of privacy toward genetic information as this technology become more and more popular and efficient? Will we proceed into the society featured in “Gattaca”?
My name is Dylan Long and I am part of the freshman English class at Science Leadership Academy.
For our final quarter project, we were designated to choose a world issue, develop a passion for researching and gathering information about said issue, convey that knowledge to others, and seek to educate ourselves and others about said issue.
For my project, I chose the world issue of gay marriage. Gay marriage is a very biased and argued topic. It is rejected by the majority of society.
It is such a heated and discussed topic because religion and politics play an enormous role in the issue. Many religions find homosexuality to be a sin, and do not accept it by any means.
Others who do not see being gay as something bad (whether they are religious or not) believe that every human being deserves to be happy, and that love is love, no matter the gender.
I fully support gay marriage because I believe every human deserves to be able to pursue happiness and experience love, regardless of gender.
A more close and dear reason for my support of homosexuality is that one of my closest family friends, George (who was my little sister’s Godfather) who was openly gay and in a relationship with another man. George passed away from cancer.
When George passed, his partner, Chris, was devastated, as were my entire family and I. When George died, I took it upon myself as my duty to fully and openly support all forms of relationships between same sex couples.
The main issue I am researching is gay marriage in the United States. The majority of the states in the U.S. do not approve of gay marriage. Only 8 of 50 states have legalized gay marriage, while 30 states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage.
There have been amendments that have been presented in recent years that were aimed directly towards eradicating gay marriage once and for all in the United States.
The Marriage Protection Amendment was an amendment that if it had passed, would have confined unions of any type (including marriage), only if said unions were comprised of one man and one woman.
Very recently, North Carolina passed an amendment to their state constitution that will enforce that "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State."
Since marriage is already banned in North Carolina, this amendment bans literally all forms of relationships between same-sex couples. It is evident that the majority of America opposes gay marriage.
The support for gay marriage among major political figures has been strongly among democrats.
The two presidents who have openly supported gay marriage (Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton) were both democrats, as are 13 of 14 current governors that support gay marriage.
However very recently the current president, Barack Obama, made a very bold move and came out in favor of same-sex marriage.
His excuses for not initially coming out in favor of gay marriage are: he believed that a civil union would suffice, also if he came out in favor of it he would get too much criticism, considering homosexuality is disapproved of so harshly in the U.S.
Those who view gay marriage as something wrong or a sin are retaliating with reiterating their belief that marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
Those who have the more humane approach to the situation are favoring his decision to come out in favor, saying it is a great move forward in the fight for same-sex marriage.
In addition to the newly passed amendment in North Carolina, Obama’s statements have pushed the debate over gay marriage into a full forced discussion, as it has exploded all over the news media.
On May 10, 2012, gay marriage was the topic of the front page article on CNN’s website, in addition to a side section titled “Same-Sex Marriage”, offering many other links to the international discussion that has now unfolded, as seen here:
(Front page of CNN showing the links of stories being reported over gay marriage)
Thus far, I am questioning the legitimacy of the cons of gay marriage. The majority of the research is either debatable, biased, or false.
As my research progresses throughout the project, I wish to learn more about the theories of how gay marriage would negatively impact the United States. I wish to learn more about this because I am very skeptical towards gay marriage having a harsh impact on the U.S.
English class project is called You and the World. This project is for us to
get interested in events that are current and research information about an
issue and tell others about it so we can educate ourselves and other people. We
have to post our information on our blog and debate about our topics with the
issue is how hard it is to found a job. There are alot less job openings in the
U.S. today. The number of job openings in U.S. declined again in December. There
was a decline in the economy, it was usually 4.5 to 5 million open jobs in
America, now there are only 3 million. The U.S. economy is supplying an
extremely low number of jobs. The government said that there were only 36,000
jobs added in January. Although an upgrade 150,000 jobs per month is enough
just to keep up with our population growth. We begin to fall farther and
across the nation, state and local governments are swiftly cutting jobs.
Government jobs use to be considered some of the safest jobs accessible, but
now all government jobs local and state are facing terrible budget crunches.
Actually it has gotten so serious that some cities are cutting their police
forces by up to 50 percent.
college grads are having a hard time finding a job. Today’s graduates understand how bad the economy is now and
how hard it will be to land their first meaningful job. Those who graduated
between 2006-2008, their salary was $30,000 but for recent grads it has dropped
to $27,000. According to Kate Helfrich a graduate from Case Western Reserve
University, says “ I’m definetley feeling a little anxiety regarding the loan
payment. You hear about programs that offer loan repayment and sign on bonuses,
I don’t feel like we’ve seen that as much since the recession hit.” Bridget
Coyle, who is also a graduate, wants to be a social worker, but this desolating
unemployment rate is making it extremely tough. Besides this she is still very
idea of reducing unemployment is to break the cycle. There are many ways to
break it. One way is to provide
government funding to companies who are becoming bankrupt. Another is get
involved in technology because that is now in demand of our industry.
For this project in English class, we were told to choose a world issue
that we felt passionately about. We were told to think of something that would
help us develop our knowledge and passion in this area. Immediately, my mind
jumped to human trafficking. Human Trafficking is often called ‘modern day
slavery’, because it is, by definition, “an act of recruiting, transporting,
transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion
or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them.” Victims of human trafficking
are forced by one way or another into labor without their permission. This can
be seen in manual labor, domestic labor, and sexual labor. About 87% of trafficking victims are sexually exploited.
Women and girls take up most of the
trafficking victims, but that’s not to say that trafficking is not a real
threat for everyone. In fact, there are more slaves today, an estimate of about
3 billion, than in any other time in history. While some people would
immediately say that they couldn’t see any reason that this would ever happen,
the trafficking industry takes in about $32 billion dollars of yearly profit.
In fact, money is primarily the reason for trafficking. Poor families often
sell of their young girls to rich family members or brothels in order to make
Human Trafficking is a real issue
for everyone in the world- nearly every country is involved as either a country
of origin or destination. Not only that, but also only one person gets
convicted for every 800 people trafficked.
So why did I immediately think of
human trafficking? Well, many reasons. I’ve already been involved in campaigns
to end this horrific occurrence. One of the organizations that I’ve researched,
and donated to, is the Not For Sale campaign, which essentially raises
awareness and money to save victims of trafficking around the world. However,
more recently, my good friends uncle created a movie called “Horse &
Rider.” The film was created in partnership with Freedom Firm, which is another
organization dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking, specifically
those of sex trafficked victims in India. The film follows the stories of two
girls who were rescued from the trade, and are now in a rehabilitation center. I was asked to sing on the soundtrack for the movie, along
with a few other girls, and it was a great experience to get connected and
proactive in the fight for the end of human trafficking. I realized that human
trafficking is a huge issue across the globe, and no one is safe from it.
So now we know what human
trafficking is, and how big of an issue it is. But how can we help? What can
we, as citizens, do? I think it’s also important to think about what has been
done already, how far has that gotten us? How much improvement has this cause
seen, and how much can it expect to see within the next few years?
There are many issues and problems in the world these days.
Some are recent and some have been going on for years and generations. There’s
starvation, abuse, trafficking, abduction, global warming, etc. All these
issues and many more are hurting and killing people around the globe. It has to
stop and has to change starting with someone to stand up and say something.
So we all have to pick an issue to write about that we want to
change. The issue I want to focus on is corruption & censorship. Both are
connected and worldwide issues happening sense the beginning of time. People
are changed, frightened, affected, killed, abused, misled, and hurt because of
these issues. Has anyone ever even tried to stop corruption in jobs, education,
homes, and government?
The harsh truth of how some jobs are corrupt in the way they hire
-So for those of you that want easy definitions:
basically when others, a place, an object, a belief, or television changes
just when something is blocked off to someone based on their age, gender, race,
-For those who want detailed and brainy definitions:
spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. In economy, corruption
is payment for services or material, which the recipient is not due, under law.
This may be called bribery, kickback, or, in the Middle East, baksheesh. In
government it is when an elected representative makes decisions that are
influenced by vested interest rather than their own personal or party
Censorship is the suppression of
speech or other public communication, which may be considered objectionable, harmful,
sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a
government, media outlet, or other controlling body.
It’s amazing how corrupt minded people censor others knowledge so they
think that polluting the earth is okay.
Many think that corruption is awful and censorship is moral.
The thing is, both of these are decent and terrible. Nothing is ever all good
or all bad. Food is fine if you eat the right ones and the right amounts. If
you eat too much or the wrong ones then it becomes a problem.
Corruption is unpleasant if it hurts others but all right if
it’s to protect someone. Censorship is fine if you’re keeping 5 year olds from
watching adult swim but it’s dreadful if you’re taking advantage of being able
to censor something. Why isn’t censorship enforced all the time? Why do some parents use too
Some say this is wrong and not decent. Is it really?
This shows how some people use sneaky corrupt ways to get what they want
not caring about the one person hurt by it.
The world is so corrupt and censored these days that everyone thinks its
okay to throw everything in the trash not realizing where it goes.
When choosing a topic for this project, I considered many things. I wanted to chose something that was important, something that affected not only myself but everyone else in my life, and something complex. While looking at each of these parameters, one thing immediately came to mind: the US Education system.
It is no secret that the US is behind in education. From countless news articles, to the widely publicized 2010 film "Waiting For Superman", the US Education system has been put under an international microscope. We know that the US is, as illustrated in the chart below, is ranked among the lowest in Math and Reading among developed countries. The simple fact is that if we do not drastically redesign our education system, students of my generation will not be able to compete in the global economy.
The question that is now raised is, "why?, which will be discussed in my next post.
Restaurante El Balconcito: comida peruana Melanie: Waiter Enthony: Customer
Intro: Melanie: ¡Hola y bienvenido a “El Balconito! Mi nombre es Melanie. Voy a ser usted mesera. ¿Qué le traigo? Enthony: Hello. I mean Hola.
Ordering: Enthony: Can I have.. Melanie: ¿Comó? Enthony: Oh yeah you speak spanish. Um, m gustaria papa a la huancaina but with spicier sauce, tostones rellenos masa de cangrejo with mashed lobster, calamares fritos with spicy sauce, choclo con queso with american cheese, bistec a lo pobre but with the bones on it y agua. Melanie: Pues...Bueno, Bueno. ¿Te gustaría probar Lomo Saltado? Enthony: Um No. Nope. No me gusta. Melanie: Bueno. Tu bebidas y comen sér a listo en un momento. Enthony: Gre..Bueno.
Conversation between customers: Enthony: So how’s life. Alyssa: Life is great.. I guess.
Order Arrives: Melanie: Aquí tiene señor. Enthony: Thank you..Gracias. Melanie: ¡Buen provecho! Enthony: What did you call me? Alyssa: She said bon appetit. Enthony: Oh. She better had.
Problem: Enthony (to Alyssa): What is this? Perdoname, Melanie. ¡No pedí esto! Melanie: Sí. Tú dijiste eso... Enthony: ¡No! ¡No pedí esto! Melanie: Pero... Enthony: Quiero hablar con su jefe. Melanie: No es necesario. Lo siento señor. Un momento por favor. Enthony: Better be.
Problem Resolved: Melanie: Mi jefe no está en el restaurante. Enthony: ¡¿Qué?! Hay muy mal servicio pero usted es muy estupida. Muy estupida. Conclusion: Enthony: You know what? Check please. Alyssa: You mean la cuenta por favor. Enthony: Yeah. La Cuenta por favor. Melanie: Pero... Enthony: No. La Cuenta por favor. Melanie: Bueno. Aquí tiene. Enthony: No tip for you!
At Sazon: True is the Waiter. Audrey is the Customer.
Waiter is on the phone when the customer walks in. Customer: Hola Waiter: …. Customer: Mesa para uno, por favor? Waiter: …. Continue to ignore customer Customer: Disculpe! Waiter: Que?! Gets off the phone Customer: Mesa para uno... Remains polite Waiter: ...Si. Customer: ..Gracias. Waiter guides customer to her table Waiter: Qué le traigo? Customer: Hmmm.. pues.. Waiter: sighs Customer: Uhhh, no tengo la carta. Waiter: Aye aye aye. Shoves menu to the customer Customer: Gracias. Pues.... Me gustaría... la sopa de pollo! Waiter: Bebida? Customer: Té es bien Waiter: Bien. Customer: Gracias Waiter: doesn’t say “de nada” back. Waiter doesn’t come back until fifteen minutes later... Waiter comes back with the wrong dish. Waiter: Aquí está su sopa. Customer: …Tengo un problema. Waiter: sighs Como?! Customer: Más temprano me gustaría sopa de pollo y té... No hay sopa de frijoles. Y necesito una cuchara. Waiter: Doesn’t say lo siento or anything. Bien! Says bien in a very upset way. Mumbles, por que eres mucho complicado...? Waiter finally brings out correct order. Customer: Gracias! Waiter: ...De nada.. Customer: Aye dios mio! Hay un pelo en mi comida! Waiter: Y...? Customer:….Por favor, nueva sopa? Waiter: Sighs Aye dios mio... bien... Waiter: Brings a new chicken soup Customer:: Gracias, gracias! Y traígame sal. Waiter: Brings sal Customer: Muchas gracias. Waiter: ..de nada! Customer: Dónde está él baño? Waiter: A la derecha, Customer: Gracias. Customer starts drinking the soup Customer: Aye dios mio!, No me gusta la sopa! Té es frio. La cuenta por favor! Waiter: Finalmente, bien! Ya tengo la cuenta! Enjoy the podcast! *If you are listening to this mp3 with headphones/earphones: On garage band, we edited the sounds. Your right side earphone will be the waiter and the costumer speaking, your left side earphone will be the background music in the restaurant. We made it this way so it can sound better and so the music won't distract you too much.
My “Me and the world
project” is based on the Trayvon Martin Case. My major issue with this case is
the racism involved in it. I am interested in this case because I like to get
to the bottom of this case and if it actually involved racism and if it would’ve
gone this way if it were someone of a different race.
Trayvon Martin was a
17-year-old boy walking back from the store with a hoddie over his head with a
Arizona and a bag of skittles in hand. According to the Los Angeles Times, the
watchman of their gated community (George Zimmerman) had saw Trayvon looking
suspicious. He then approached in the 17-year-old in his vehicle with bad
intentions. Zimmerman was also on the phone with 911 at the time and reported
that Trayvon looked to be a “real suspicious guy” a “black male” walking
around. The police told Zimmerman to back off, but he then took it into his own
hands. He approached Trayvon Martin armed, and from there on, they got into a
fight. In the end, Trayvon Martin ended up dead, while George Zimmerman had a
few cuts and bleed from the back of his head. Zimmerman was charged with 2nd
degree murder after several months of investigating.
My personal opinion on
this case is that it was a racist act of violence. Nowadays, it’s all about the
survival of blacks. I agree with the quote Trayvon Martin was killed by a
stereotype. George Zimmerman is just the guy who fired the gun. - Leonard
Trayvon was un-armed;
there was no reason for Zimmerman to shoot. If they got in a physical
confirmation that all it should’ve been. If Trayvon was a different skin color,
I think the situation would have been different. I feel as though Zimmerman
felt over powered and couldn’t beat Trayvon cause he was so much bigger than
him that he had to use a weapon. I also think that people shouldn’t be targeted
because of their race, but that’s apart of racism. There’s nothing we can do
about it. People are going to be racist if they choose to. Trayvon Martin was
killed by a stereotype. George Zimmerman is just the guy who fired the gun. - Leonard
The Scene where Trayvon Martin was shot.
Trayvon Martin's body being carried to the Funeral home
Planning table INTRODUCTION: las Cazuelas restaurante es a Salvadoreña y mexicano.
ORDERING: corn sopes con adicional queso y no cebollas, enchiladas de cangrejo y camarón.
Trae : ¡Hola! Bienvenidos a las Cazuelas Katharina: ¡Hola! Trae: ¿Qué le traigo? Katharina: Me gustaría corn sopa con adicional queso y sincebollaspor favor Trae: ¿algo mas? Katharina: ¡si! para mi comida quiero enchiladas de cangrejo y Camarones Trae: ¿Algo de tomar? Katharina: apenas agua, es todo. Trae: Bueno
CONVERSATION between customers while waiting:
Katharina:(starts talking to another customers next to her) disculpe? hola josé: hola! Katharina: que tal la comida aquí? josé: es mas ó menos bueno depende en lo que tú pides Katharina: Bueno. muchas gracias josé: Da nada!
Trae: Aquí tiene. Buen provecho! Katharina: ay dios mío! Trea: Que pasa? Katharina: Hay un bandaid en mi comida! Trae: lo siento! fijaré eso inmediatamente!
Trea: Aquí tiene Katharina: gracias parece bueno! Trea: yo hable con la jefe, su comida es libre. Katharina: Fantástico!