As a Chinese, I have a deep passion for Chinese culture, therefore I sign up for Chinese calligraphy as one of my activities.
Chinese calligraphy requires concentration. If I do not focus on it, I could mess up my work. it helps me to develop my mindfulness as I become more focused and concentrated, and I could apply this kind of concentration to other subjects as well. Moreover, practicing Chinese calligraphy is relaxing and helpful for mental well-being, it relaxs my brain and give me a space to comtemplete about myself.
I joined Coding for Good in season 1 and season 2. In this activity, our goal is to use innovation and computer science to help others. For example, if a charity organization needs an app to collect information of contributors, we then use java to create an app to offer technical help.
In the very first lesson, we discussed the meaning of Coding for Good, which is to use innovation to bring benefits to others. After that, we were introduced Java by Mr.Kenn. Java is a type of computer language which allows us to design and programme our own apps. By following the guidance, I make a converter which can convert Celsius to Kelvin. As we learn more skills in programming, we are able to offer higher quality helps to others.
*I spelt “Celsius” wrong in my converter.
We decide to use Video of the day/documentaries via The Guardian as our model text. We will do an interview with each one of us in our group to reflect at the end of the day.
Our final post will be built collaboratively. We will combine our video reflection together.
the “rules” of taking photos: keep architectures in verticle lines. Do not take photos that are cliche.
In this season, I joined badminton club. I learnt how to play badminton when I was 7 years old. But I seldom play it. Therefore this activity offers me a good oppotunnity to train my badminton skills.
We always do warm-up before the badminton session starts. This allows our bodies to prepare for exercises by gradually increasing the heart rate and circulation. Moreover, warm-up will loosen the joints and increase blood flow to the muscles. Stretching the muscles prepares them for physical activity and prevents injuries. After warming up, we are asked to find a partner to compete with each other.
My partner in last session was Claudia Zhang, a lovely girl from China.
Sometimes I pair with people who are really good at badminton. It is very chanllenging to play with them. I have to use all my strength on my big arm to hit the target. One girl told me that I need to be aggresive when doing sports. Here, “aggresive” means strong and energetic. I do agree with this statement. But strength needs time to be built. I feel extremely tired after every session and even the day after badminton session. But it is worthy and satisfying to do it since a strong and healthy body is the foundation of anything.
I do appreciate my experince in this badminton club. For it gives me lots of chances to gain friendships, badminton skils and a strong body.
It’s been 4 months since the first time I had class in UWCSEA. I have always been a maths enthusiast, therefore I take maths HL as one of my subjects.
Maths class in UWCSEA is so different from what I thought it would be. I have studied in China for 16 years and the way of education of Chinese school and Western school is completely different. I expected teachers to guide students step by step and go through each question, but here in UWC, instead of spoon-feeding, teachers only tell you the way of solving problems and ask you to explore more yourself. At first, I found it hard to study in this way, but as the time passes by, I started to realize the advantage of this kind of learning method. It enables me to think myself and to be more flexible and more independent.
I like to do algebra the most. Play around with numbers is really satisfying and interesting for me. Algebra may seem difficult sometimes especially when I expend everything, but after I solve it, it feels so great and the logic flow of maths is just something really beautiful to me.
I think physics is a similar subject to maths. Physics is something built on mathematics. For example, when I need to calculate a force in a particular situation, I need to play around with formulas in order to get the answer I want.