Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekend Dad & Daughter Documentary Time: 2 Million Minutes

Movie watch time: 10/7/2011 evening

Dad's questions:

Q: What do you think of the way you are studying after watching the movie?

Vania: I have studied sloppily.

Q: What do you think of the students of China and India? What will you learn from them and what will you try to avoid being like them?

Vania: I need to work harder. But I do not want to work so hard that I have no time for the other things, such as piano.

Q: What do you think of the two American students in the film?

Vania: I think they should work harder. They may need to pay more concentration on their studies.

Q: How is Basis Tucson? Tell me your feeling of this school after watching the movie.

Vania: It is a very good school. But I am not jumping to the final conclusion yet. I'd like to go to the school to see it myself.

Q: What are the questions you would want to ask these six students from America, China, and India if you might get a chance?

Vania: how hard do they think they studied? Were they studying willingly themselves or were they forced to study hard by their parents?

Daughter's Question:

Q: Who do you think study the hardest among the Indian, Chinese, and American students?

Dad: I think it is the Indian students. They started the study at 5:30 AM. It was very hard work.

Q: Who do you think study the least among them?

Dad: I think it is the American students. At the same time, however, the American students have done a lot of part-time jobs. I believe this is very valuable for the fostering of individual personalities.

Q: How do you think how hard I should study?

Dad: You must work much harder than you are doing now.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

a haiku I made:storm

Hard winds blow astray
As clouds swirl around each other
Making day the night

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sneak Peek of my new book: Darkened Shadows

Hi!This is Vania and this is a book I'm writing now,here's a sneak peek at it:

Darkpaw's heart was pounding in her chest as she followed the patrol.She reered back at the border line.
Bramblepaw passed her onto enemy territory.
"Are you scared,little kit?"
He sneered.Sharkpaw and Autumnpaw ran ahead with Snakepaw and Willowpaw on there tails.Darkpaw hissed at Bramblepaw.
"In your dreams,mousebrain!"
She ran ahead,flooded by the smell of Blazeclan.Gorsepaw padded toward her.
"Did Bramblepaw tease you again?"
His eyes twinkled in the moonlight.
"I'm fine,let's go follow the patrol."
Darkpaw caught sight of Blazeclan camp.
"Ready?",Gorsepaw said.
"Never been more ready."
Her midnight-black fur blended into the darkness,only her green eyes could be seen in the shadows.She heard the warning cry of a cat,knowing at that moment:
This. Is.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend Dad & Daughter Documentary Time: I.O.U.S.A.

Movie watch time: 9/30/2011 evening

Dad's questions:

Q: How do you rate the movie?

Vania: 9.5/10. I can understand most of the movie, but not all of them. But the movie is very good.

Q: Why does United States own such a great number of debts?

Vania: They keep borrowing and borrowing money. Sooner or later their lenders will ask for the money back.

Q: Who should take the most responsibility of letting Unites States own such a great deal of debts?

Vania: The president. All the presidents.

Q: How do you think of the relation between United States and China by watching this documentary?

Vania: America borrows a lot of money from China. It looks like China is the most successful business in the world. If China pulls out, the economy of United States will be dropped significantly.

Q: Do you trust that our current leadership might be able to solve this debt problem?

Vania: I do not really know. I think I should trust. But I do not know whether I trust it exactly.

Q: What do you suggest for us as the individuals to do to prepare for that the national debts seemly increase indefinitely into the future?

Vania: Save money: A LOT OF MONEY.

Q: May you point out some shortcoming of how the director had conducted the movie? What may you do to make the movie even better?

Vania: Maybe he should explain the issue to be more friendly to kids.

Daugher's quesitons:

Q: How do you rate the movie?

Dad: 6/10. The director obviously tried to make some unbalanced argument. Although it is true that United States have borrowed a lot of money from the foreign nations, it is different from a person borrowing money from another person. The director avoided a critical issue in the debate. That is, what is the role of US dollar in the whole world economy. Much of the debts is due to the demand of US dollar from the foreign nations in contrast to United States borrowing money to sustain its own economy.