I have been in this service for almost 3 and a half terms. One thing I am proud of is my own development when interacting with the residents. As mentioned in my previous posts, my development can be shown through my differences with the new G9s who joined the service not so long ago.
I have worked with many different seniors over the time I have been in the service. One skill I have developed is my communication skill. Due to their condition, residents can have severe mood swings. This means we have to choose our words carefully in order to get the residents engaged in the activity. Furthermore, effective communication also meant that I had to be a good listener and be engaged in the conversation. As my past resident said, “you are very humble, it is nice”. Being humble and kind to the residents, listening to them, engaging in a conversation with them. I was able to learn the importance of being an effective communicator.
LO 1 Identifying own strengths and develop areas for personal growth
LO 2 Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
LO 5 Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
LO 6 Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
LO 7 Recognise and consider the ethics of choices and actions
Learned – I have learnt about the western influences in Japanese society in many animation films; such as the effects of hip hop music genre on the series Samurai Champloo.
Proud – I am proud of the research that I have conducted on the parallels between past and present in Japanese society. It is commonly known that modern Japanese men have not inherited the traits of those in the past (Samurai). Samurai Champloo shows this by comparing and contrasting the two protagonists – Mugen and Jin. Jin is a representation of the past- formal, proper kata (techniques), nice, humble, etc. Mugen is a representation of the present- irrational, dirty minded, self-centred, etc.
Next – I will conduct further research on the anime and the relationship between hip hop and the past/present influence; how they affect one another and how it is cinematically shown. I will also have to re-watch the series and take notes on each episode.
I started by researching Miyazaki’s biography and possible events that had affected the movies. I proceeded to research interviews and commentaries of the movies. I have also researched the western imperialism in Japan and its effects on Japanese movies and animations. One problem I faced was finding interviews. Interviews and commentaries are a necessity for this task as it is Miyazaki’s perception of the films. This will allow me to explore his intentions and possible western influences on the films. I have not been able to successfully find a commentary as the two films were made 10+ years ago. I have successfully been able to research about his biography and the western imperialism and it effects on animations films, not only Miyazaki films. I have been able to find relevant information from many articles about the topics I have mentioned and that are related to my EE question. My EE outline will be comparing and contrasting two Japanese animation films to show western imperialism.