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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.

 

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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.

 

Questions:

  • 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

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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.

 

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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.

 

The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro technique is one of the most popular learning technique in the world. To do the technique you need to turn off all notifications and set a timer to 25 minutes. Then you focus 100% on the work. When the bell rings after 25 minutes you can rest for about 10 minutes, watch your favorite series, eat some food or do whatever motivates you. Then continue this cycle.

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If you want to know more about the Pomodoro technique click this link: https://youtu.be/dTQDaUQ9MAU

The Conversation

In my class today I was told to make a debate with my partner. We argued about religion if religion was good for the society or not. We also talked about how to be a good speaker and a good listener. This was the tips we made:talking-people.jpg

– Humor
– Opinion
– good listener
– show respect
– don’t multitask
– Use open-end questions
– Go with the flow
– Reflect questions
– If you don’t know, say that you don’t know

My Book Choice

We have the choice to choose between the books “About a Boy” and “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” I decided to choose the book “About a Boy” written by Nick Hornby, because I think, that is the book I can relate the most to. I believe the book is going to be very exciting.About a Boy

The first three chapters were very interesting and exciting. I didn’t understand which situation the boy was in. Also, I didn’t know when the author switched character between the two boys. However, I am exiting to continue reading the book.