My First Week at Sandvika High School

My name is Anders and I am studying at Sandvika high school.

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The first week of school has been very interesting. We have been taking pictures to the school book. I have got a lot of new friends but I still hang with my old friends. I got my class schedule a few days ago. I have chosen to take IT-class in VG1 so I have 3 hours extra per week, however, in VG3 I have 5 hours more free time so then I can take another class like chemistry.

18 to 19. September my class is having a school trip to Nordmarka. The goal of the school trip is to get to know each other more and to be more comfortable around each other.

In English class the next year I hope we will work on our blog. I hope we do not have so many presentations in front of the class. I look forward to the trip and to work with our blog more in the future.


Goodbye Christopher Robin

  1. Under World War 1, the soldiers were in a trench for the most time of the war. The trench was a hole at the ground, filled with mud and water. After the war, the soldiers experienced trauma, and they were still hurt mentally.
  2. Around 16 million soldiers died at WW1.
  3. A.A. Milne was still hurt mentally. When he heard bees or a loud sound he would get flashbacks to the war.
  4. All that Christopher wanted from his parents was some attention and be able to be alone with them in the woods, not always being in public and be recognized.
  5. His relationship with his father was very strong at the end, but at the start, it seems that he was afraid of his father.
  6. His relationship with his nanny was very strong at the start to the end. When he was a kid his mom was bearly at home, so his nanny was like a second mom to him.
  7. At the private boarding school, he was bullied a lot and everyone recognized him. And the only reason why he switched school was that he didn’t want to be recognized.
  8. I thought the film was very good. One thing I noticed the most was that the parents and all the other people in the world thought that Christopher Robin was the happiest kid in the world, but in reality, he was not happy at all.Goodbye Christopher Robin Poster

March 11th tasks

Task 1


Norms and Rules

If you want a working society you need to have norms and rules. Without norms and rules, the place would be catastrophic. Maybe 97% would have a common sense and would not kill or steal, but the other 3% would have made chaos. And then the 3% start stealing so other good guys from the 97% would also considering stealing and there the loop starts.


Say if I started working with data security, I would have a lot of responsibility and a decent earning. One day 2 criminals offer me a job. All I had to do is to “forget” to turn on the security camera and I was paid 870.000$. That’s more money than I would earn in 6 years of hard working. Just in one day. If someone robs a bank, that would 100% come in the newspaper headlines.


However, I thanks no to the job because I know what’s right and wrong. A week later I hear on the news that someone has robbed a bank, and not a single person was caught. You start to think about what would have happened if I took the job, I would sit here with more than 800.000$. So, if someone comes to me again it would be a much bigger chance of me saying yes.


And this is the problem with humans. We are too scared of getting caught and losing everything. However, you take a risk because it can reward you. Most norms and rules are broken because of humans’ greedy minds to money.





Task 2


Was It Worth It?

In the novel “Lamb to The Slaughter” You meet a wife and a husband. The wife gets angry at the husband because he isn’t nice to her. So, she decides to kill him with frozen lamb meat. The story starts with they married couple getting into a fight, after some time the lady takes up a frozen lamb club and slams the husband in the head and he dies. In this novel the wife doesn’t have a big reason to kill him but, in the text, it says that the man has punched her and locked her in. In my opinion, I think it was wrong. He should have been punished, but not get killed. She should have thought about reporting him instead of killing him. Because, now she is just as bad as him, if not worse.


In the movie “Spare Parts” 5 students work on a submarine project. They enter this very big contest and wins it against all odds. The problem here is that the 5 students do not have US citizenship. So, they break the law by just staying in the country. They are breaking the laws, on the other hand, they don’t have a choice. At the end luckily the 5 students get the prize money from the submarine contest and finally they get a US citizenship. You think this only happens in the movies, but this movie is based on a true story.


To compare these to actions. I think the wife who killed his husband had no very good reason to kill him. I think she was so angry, so she didn’t think clearly when she killed him. In the Film “Spare Parts” I think they stayed in the country for a good reason. They could have escaped to their home country but then they maybe would have died. In my opinion, if you get good grades and rarely get in trouble I think you should get an opportunity to get citizenship. It’s a big difference between killing someone and staying illegal in a country, but the punishment is very similar. To conclude I think that the two stories had a very different scenario, but both of them was about how they broke the law in two different ways.

The Wall of Fear

  1. The story behind the wall started first on June 16, 2015. One of the biggest problems since he mentions the wall, is who is going to pay for it? Is it USA or Mexico? Trump wants the wall because he thinks that most criminals and drugs come from Mexico and if we build a wall, we will stop drug traffic and criminals.
  2. It’s so important because Trump wants to lower the crime rate and the drug traffic fast. “Before it’s too late” does Trump say. It’s also important because that was one of the things he promised in the presidential election.
  3. In United States politics, a government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass sufficient appropriation bills or continuing resolutions to fund federal government operations and agencies, or when the President refuses to sign into law such bills or resolutions.
  4. Both Great Britain and the USA citizens have a common fear of immigrants.
  5. The people who are affected by this crisis is Homeland Security, Justice, Agriculture, Treasury, Interior, Transportation, Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development.
  6. “Buck stops with me” mean that you have to take responsibility for something and will not try to pass the responsibility on to someone else.

The Short Story “A Day’s Wait

“A Day’s Wait” (1936) is a brief story by Ernest Hemingway that conveys the seemingly tragic outcome of miscommunication between a boy and his father.

Schatz is a nine-year-old boy who becomes sick a winter night. After a doctor is called, it is determined that Schatz has contracted the flu and has a high fever. It is considered only a mild case, and the doctor leaves medicine for the boy, who overhears the physicianErnest Hemingway tell the father that the boy’s temperature is 102 degrees. It is this information that causes the perceived conflict and misunderstanding between the boy and his father.

The boy is French and have Celcius and not Fahrenheit. So when the doctor says 102 degrees he thinks that he has a fever that is 102 degrees Celcius. The boy is very scared and is only waiting for his death. After a day he talks to the doctor and he explained what Fahrenheit is. This story tries to tell you that it’s better to open your self up than it is to face the pain alone.

Is it Brave to suffer in silence?

In my opinion, both options are very hard in different ways. To have the strength to face pain on your own is hard in the way that you have no one to talk to. For someone its so much harder to open up for other people to help you. This takes a lot of courage and will, and many think this is much harder than face it on their own.

Being a Good Citizen

Task 1

We chose the picture of Leonardo Dicaprio who holds a speech about climate changes at the Fn. Leonardo Dicaprio is a well-known actor and is the spokesperson for the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation which raises awareness of climate changes. The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation is a campaign is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Their mission is to restore balance to the threaten ecosystems, species, and communities and to increase ambition to tackle the crisis of climate change. The campaign contributes to the society by raising awareness of this issues and promoting the best climate solutions. The society obviously needs to take action of the climate changes before the consequences will be too great to handle, such as destroying our planet.

Picture three is about volunteering for example working in an American soup kitchen. If you work in an American soup kitchen for free, you help out the other citizens that don’t have a house or anything to eat. When you are working for free you also help the state by saving them money. Is a lot of other ways to job as a volunteer, but as long as you work for free you help out the society moneywise. So when you work as a volunteer you not also help the state you also help the poor people if you work in an organization that supports it. This is a way to be a good citizen.  



Spare Parts: Review

What I think was most interesting about the movie, was that this was based on a real story. Some small funny things like that Oscar really did go to sleep afteSpare-Partsr being smuggled across the border and woke up hungry, only to find that his cousins had eaten his burger, actually was true.

In the movie, we see that “Stinky” is the cheap robot at only 720$, the other robots cost like 6000$+. All the robots used high tech items and everything was expensive. However, the robot Stinky used PVC pipes, a used camera, cheap electronics, and even pool noodles to make the robot float. So you don’t need the highest tech and the most expensive robot to win. You only need to think smart.

Robots can be useful in a situation where humans are too big or to slow. Robots are getting more and more normal in our lives. For example, In China the doctors were operating on a guy that was in a coma, they where sure the patient wouldn’t survive, they tried everything and they could not figure it out. In the end, they tried their last option and that was an AI (artificial intelligence). After a few days, the patient was alive all thanks to the AI. This shows how important AI’s is in our lives. This is just the start of AI’s, in 30 years the AI is probably going to be much more efficient and can do things we can’t even think of.

My Reading of About a Boy

Theme: Marcus is often alone and his mom is suicidal so, in my opinion, the theme in the book “About a Boy” is depression and loneliness.

Setting: The characters in the book live in England, London 1993, so the setting of the book is for the most in London.

Plot: 1998 About a Boy features two main characters: Will, a 36-year-old bachelor, and Marcus, a schoolboy described as ‘introverted’ by his suicidal mother, Fiona, despite his tendencies to bond and interact with people.

Will’s father wrote a famous Christmas song, which has afforded Will the ability to remain rich throughout his life. In his spear time, he drinks, using soft drugs and having sexual relations with women.

Marcus helps Will to be a better adult.

Character development:

  • Marcus – In the start of the novel he is getting bullied and he is often alone. In the end, he gets one friend.

“People quite often thought Marcus was being funny when he wasn’t”

(Chapter 1, pg. 7.)


  • Will – In the start, he only cares about himself. He was doing soft drugs and used to have many sexual relations with women. In the end, he was beginning to show more feelings and had more sympathy for others. This is because of Marcus involvement in his life.
  • Fiona – Fiona is for the most depressed and only focus on her self’s depression throughout the whole novel. In the end, she begins to care more about Marcus.


My impression: 

At the start of the book, everything was very confusing to me. I didn’t understand when the author was switching characters but when I got used to it I really loved the book. I am not the typical book person however, this was a very great book.



  • Why did you write this book about a lonely boy?
  • What is a significant theme in About a Boy in your opinion?About a Boy
  • Where did you come up with your idea to have a suicidal mother?
  • What would be the overall of the novel, about a boy?
  • In what ways can our parent’s shape our identity?



10 Years After the Financial Crisis

The financial crisis was between 2007-2008. This crisis is often called “The global financial crisis” and “2008 financial crisis“. The crisis is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression in the 1930s


The crisis began in 2007 with a crisis in the subprime mortgage market in the United States and developed into a full-blown international banking crisis with the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008.



Lehman Brothers was a global financial services firm founded in 1850. Before going bankrupt in 2008, Lehman was the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States. Lehman Brothers were doing business in investment banking, trading, research, investment management, private equity, and private banking.