宇宙-(短文)

我曾經歷過, 世界的顏色改變的瞬間,
童年時代的世界很狹窄。
狹窄的教室、狹窄的人際關係、狹窄的視野。
即使如此, 小孩子仍然有無限大的夢想, 不會注意到所處環境有多狹窄。
小時候的我也是如此。

「好了!寫好了!拿著剛寫完的小作文, 我滿眼透露出興奮的光彩, 像看著一篇創世大作一般滿足的點點頭。
放學後的教室裡只有我和其他三個小孩還逗留在教室。
聽到我激動的聲響, 坐在後桌綁著兩邊子的范彤探頭問:「何築, 你已經把回家作業寫好了?」
同桌的王東也轉身丟下筆一把抓走我的作文:「哈哈哈何築, 你寫了什麼啊? “長大後的夢想是成為太空人”?好帥喔!」
「別唸出來, 好丟臉啦。」我拿回小作文, 輕輕地撫平上面的皺褶。
「為什麼?這夢想很像阿築你的夢想啊」王東好奇的問。
「對呀!如果是何築, 好像就能實現這個夢想!」范彤也在旁邊笑笑的說。
「是、是嗎….?」
「可以的, 可以的!然後還可以上電視!」
看到兩個人都很支持我, 年幼我滔滔不絕地對他們述說著我的夢想。
「其實我想知道宇宙的邊際在哪裡,聽說宇宙現在還在慢慢膨脹喔!那麼, 正在膨脹的宇宙末端的另一邊,是否就是宇宙的外側呢?思考這些你們不覺得很興奮嗎?」
王東懵懂的抓抓頭, 「嗯….?抱歉, 我不太懂這些。膨脹….?」
「總之, 我想寻找大家還不知道的事情!」我對兩人露出了陽光般的笑容。
儘管兩人無法了解我對宇宙的熱情, 但就像這樣訴說著也能帶來種莫名的興奮。
夕陽緩緩地落下, 照到教室裡的光亮也變地微弱。
「何築, 回家了!我們在外面等你啊。」王東對還坐在位置上的我大喊。
「嗯, 馬上來!」我背起書包準備往教室門口跟王東和范彤會合。
砰!
我背著背包往門口跑時不注意地撞到教室中的另外一個人。她手上的書也被我撞到地上。
「啊, 抱歉, 把你的書….」
「沒關係。」
我彎下腰撿起書還給他。
順便偷偷瞄了一下書名: “怪奇貓咪叔叔(非常恐怖版!)”
「…….」
「你….喜歡看恐怖類的書嗎?」我有點不厚道的問。
這個年紀的女生不是都喜歡看浪漫的公主與王子嗎?她真的跟大家講的一樣很奇怪。
「不是, 我喜歡的是貓。」她很鎮定地回答。
「哦…」
這個奇怪的女孩的名字我不太記得。但大家都叫她:”角落者”。這個班上坐在最角落位置的女孩。每天放學後都在教室看書, 看到學校快要關門時才被警衛叔叔叫回家。因為是個不常說話而且總是獨來獨往的人, 所以是角落者。
「額..我記得你是叫秋……」我努力的回想學生名單上的名字。
「何築。」她打斷我的思考。
「嗯?」她第一次叫我的名字, 總覺得有點怪怪的, 而且這麼突然是要幹嘛啦。
「你為了尋找科學還沒查出的事情, 所以想去宇宙嗎?」女孩面無表情的道。
「啊….你都聽到了嗎?我也不知道能不能成為太空人。」我害羞的抓了抓頭。
「你應該可以吧, 你成績超好的。」
「是、是嗎?秋…….」
「不過, 離我們身邊很近的地方, 就有個未查明的地方啊。」女孩看著我的眼睛, 認真的說。
「咦?」
離我們身邊很近?有這種東西嗎?現在科學不都已經查明了地球上所有的東西了嗎?我思前想後也沒想出什麼是像這個女孩說的東西。
女孩升起食指, 指著自己的頭道:「這裡, 人類的大腦。」
我麻木地站在那裏, 看著眼前的女孩。
「不需要大費周章到地球外, 只要在房間裡靜靜的思考自己體內的事, 這樣就像探索宇宙一樣, 能滿足你的探究心才對。不過, 你好像不屬於那種人, 你好像更熱愛室外活動。」女孩嘴角上揚, 「比起去不了的宇宙, 去得了的宇宙比較吸引你。」
我像被釘子釘住一般, 無法動彈的回味女孩剛才所講的話, “去不了的…..宇宙…..就在腦袋裡….?”

我受到了很大的衝擊。
到目前為止, 我從沒思考過人的體內有什麼。
然而, 在這狹窄的教室裡, 上一樣的課, 呼吸一樣的空氣, 有個小孩正在觀察完全不同的事物。

有個小孩跟我擁有不同的宇宙。

秋……對了, 她叫秋緒。
秋緒, 你的眼睛看到的世界, 是什麼樣的顏色呢?
我好想知道, 如果我的宇宙和你的宇宙相連, 世界會變成什麼顏色呢?
從那天開始, 我想接觸你, 想了解你, 想知道你的宇宙是什麼樣子。
腦子老是在思考那些事。
如果有天我對你說:「你害我沈迷於去不了的宇宙了」, 你會露出什麼樣的表情呢?

Old Ceramics

Leaving a kiss on your forehead
Wishing this won’t be the last kiss
Watching you tearing for me
My heart was breaking

Train, Eat, Sleep
Repetition never ends
Boringness followed me everyday
I missed you, my love of my life

It was all in sudden
we were ordered to go on a war in two hours
Nervousness, fears, suddenly went through my body
I promised you I will survive and come back for you

The field was dark and bloody
I ran pass my friend’s body
All I was thinking was escaping back to the house we used to live
Then I was shot six time by a man on a run
————————————————————————————
Watching you walked on the deck toward the warship
My tears farewelled you
It seemed forever
But I believed in you

Singing the song of sorrow and grieving
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Ain’t got a word from you
Desperation arrived on me

Father’s order, can’t defy
Live in different house
Work in different place
Kiss the other man

But my heart belongs to you
thinking what would happened if you came back
All you left for me was the old Ceramic we made
together once upon a time.

Measuring the extension and the newtons

Data for science lab

gRaph
DAta

From the graph I can see actually most of our datas are on the line, just some of the points got off topic. I think we did great job on this.

What is slope uses for?

We use slope to find the rise/run of the y-intercept.
Rise is the changing of y
Run is the changing of x
My slope is 0.1519N/cm
Slope Formula:
y2-y1
—–
x2-x1

If we choose any two points from the line in the graph, their slope will always be same, it always be 0.1519N/cm
Slope is useful because it helps us font the constant proportionality.
For example: F is directly proportional to x, and F=mx+b, if M changes F will changes too.

Why is it useful?

It is useful because slope is use to find constant proportionality between independent variable and dependent variable.

Juliet’s Diary by Yuna.C

Sunday

O’ dear diary,
Too many things happened today that I have to tell you.
This morning, while I was eating breakfast Nurse told me about the fights.
Again, the Montague and us were fighting on the streets.
The prince warns, If ever we disturb our streets again, Our lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.

After breakfast, mother told me some news,
A man called Paris wants to marry me.
I needed to dance with him at today’s party,
I didn’t feel any interest in this man but I needed to respect parents’ decision.

Time went fast, the sun went down and the moon came out.
Nurse helped me to dress up for the party,
I looked amazing and gorgeous,
I don’t know why but I had a feeling, a special feeling that I would met someone important.

I walked around the party without knowing where to go,
I saw many couples enjoying the party.
I felt a little lonely.
But next moment, I saw him, standing right in front of me.

His eyes were dark as if something bad had happened, but also as beautiful as the stars.
He caught my attention.
I slowly walked toward him, he slowly walked toward me.
I felt my face was hot, my heart was pounding faster and faster.

Suddenly mother called me,
I looked at him and then looked at mother.
I turned back toward mother and Paris with disappointed eyes,
I danced with Paris but dreamed about him.

Paris enjoyed the dance with me but my eyes were on him.
Soon, the music ended,
I left Paris and walked toward him.
We quietly looked deep into each other’s eyes,

At the moment when my heart bounced extremely quickly,
my hand tried to touch his hand,
It felt like all the noises disappeared in a second,
Time seemed to stop.

But then we touched,
I felt the world change immediately.
I felt I was singing on the lawn,
and my prince was coming toward me with his gorgeous white horse.

We followed the rhythm,
slowly but happily danced like the prince and the princess.
I smiled happily at him,
the next second he kissed me.

It was my first kiss,
he took my heart away,
from now on,
I’m his.

Wonderful time always goes so fast,
Nurse called me when the music ended.
I knew what that meant,
but I was scared I wouldn’t able to see him again.

I have fallen in love with him,
Nurse told me his name is Romeo Montague.
This is my fate,
my only love is from my only hate.

I stood on the balcony,
speaking to the lonely moon.
Romeo is still Romeo even if he is a Montague.
O’ Romeo, Romeo! Wherefor art thou Romeo?

The name was the only enemy,
I don’t care about his name and family.
Romeo is Romeo,
The Romeo that I loved deeply.

Suddenly there was a sound beneath the balcony
It was Romeo!
I was having conflicting feeling,
I was surprised and happy but worried and scared.

Why he is here?
Is he here for me?
But what if mother found out he is here?
What would they do to him, would they kill him?

The happiness defeated fear,
we talked,
we laughed,
we kissed.

But again, it was time to go,
Nurse was calling me again.
We said a thousand times goodnight,
but neither of us wanted to leave.

I walked into the room with all the joy,
but Nurse’s words pushed me into hell.
“How was Paris? Do you like him?”
She reminded me of this obstacle to my love for Romeo.

I hurried walk back to the balcony hoping Romeo hadn’t left,
he was still standing there watching me.
I was afraid I would have to marry Paris instead of my true love Romeo.
“If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow.”

I watched Romeo nod and quickly climb over the fences,
I looked up,
the moon wasn’t lonely anymore,
a little star appeared right next to the lonely moon.

Monday

Oh, diary!
Why do happy things and sad things have to happen at the same time?
A horrible lovely thing happened today,
O Romeo, I miss you Romeo!

When the sun came out to work,
The morning lark woke me up.
As always,
I finish breakfast then take a shower.

All I could think about was the marriage with my dear Romeo,
I stayed in my bedroom to wait for him.
Why when people are waiting, the time goes so slow?
I told myself to be a patient girl.

Nurse brought in my favorite cakes,
Yet, I didn’t even touch them.
I told her about my love with Romeo,
I knew she would help me, she has been with me since I was born.

She will help me to go ask Romeo about the marriage in a half hour,
I have to wait again.
I walked toward the balcony,
Romeo was not there.

Soon, Nurse brought back Romeo’s words,
Romeo will marry me,
Today in Friar Laurence’ cell.
I will be Romeo’s bride!!

I stepped in to the church with my white dress,
Oh’ Romeo, you’re there quietly waiting for me.
Friar made our secret marrige,
Romeo is mine and I’m his now.

Waiting, waiting and waiting,
I have been waiting all the day.
My dear love will come tonight,
All my fears will run away.

Unexpectedly, Nurse opened the door strongly,
I hoped nurse would bring joy to me.
This thought was destroyed by nurse’s terrible face,
Oh’ something awful had happened.

Nurse cried like a baby,
I couldn’t hear her words clearly.
All I heard was someone died,
Is it Romeo?

O’ Romeo, why would you leave me so soon?
The marriage just united us!
My eyes are teary,
Do you want me to go with you?

Nurse’s tears continued to flow,
I questioned her if it’s Romeo who had died.
Her mouth couldn’t stop shouting the name of Tybalt.
Oh’ Tybalt, Tybalt, Tybalt!!

Somehow I was relieved,
But the next second my eyes were watering again.
Tybalt, who had played with me since I was small.
I will never forget you, You were like a brother to me.

Even worse, Nurse told me the truth.
Tybalt was murdered by my one true love.
My love Romeo, you’re an evil angel,
Yet I trusted you didn’t meant to do it.

Nurse promised me she would give the ring to Romeo,
I trusted my dear knight would come for the first and the last night.
Nurse slowly closed the door and quickly ran toward Romeo,
I am here waiting for you Romeo, you would come for me, wouldn’t you?

Tuesday

My diary, you’re my only friend who knows all my feelings.
You are not alive,
yet I give you life with my words,
However soon, I will leave, and you will inherit my consiousness forever.

That sun that shone on my eyes on Tuesday morning,
I lay on the bed yet I did not want to wake up.
I turned my face to the right,
My dear Romeo was right there.

Romeo’s starry eyes slowly opened
I smiled at him, he smiled at me.
He is so close and so handsome,
I felt this moment could last forever.

But I am not a child anymore,
I know how the world works.
Yet I wanted to enjoy this moment,
The most wonderful moment in my life.

Soon he prepared to escape to Mantua,
I pleaded for him to stay.
I was desperate,
The time I spent with him was not enough.

I knew he didn’t want to leave,
but this is fate.
Before he escaped, he left a kiss on my lips,
I hoped it’s not the last kiss.

Watching Romeo jump off the balcony and climb over the fences,
A burst of pain in my heart couldn’t stop.
I felt like crying but the tears had gone forever,
How long should I wait for you this time?

After few hours,
mother came in with a  joyful face.
“Dear, be glad, you will be married to Paris on Thursday”
This shock was too big for me.

My answer is obvious,
I am already married Romeo.
I’m Romeo’s wife,
I will choose to die rather than marry anyone else.

Mother is obviously angry with my decision,
I felt sorry for her.
Yet I gave all my heart to Romeo,
and Romeo gave his heart to me.

Father, the lord of the Capulets,
opened the door with the same face that mother had when she opened the door.
Mother told Father my answer with tears on her face,
I knew Father was going to explode, I felt guilty.

No one listened to what I said,
If I didn’t marry Paris on Thursday,
I will no longer be a Capulet,
No longer be father and mother’s child.

They left my room angrily,
I turned to my nurse who had been trying to comfort me.
I wanted to know what she thought,
Yet she surprised me, her thoughts were the same as father and mother’s.

Oh’ Romeo, what should I do Romeo?
If I can’t be with you,
I’d rather die than marry Paris!
I took a dagger hidden in my pocket.

I slowly snuck out toward Friar Lawrence,
He is my only hope.
Maybe he will have some better idea,
Oh’ Romeo, I needed you Romeo.

Unexpectedly, Paris came out from Friar’s church,
He smiled at me but I couldn’t smile back,
He talked to me but I couldn’t look at his eyes.
That handsome face somehow made me feel guilty

He didn’t know any thing, about my dear Romeo,
He gently kissed my forehead.
The guilt was bitting my heart,
He left the kiss and walked away.

Friar was there when I opened the door,
I told him the whole story.
He took a long time to think about a plan for us,
I knew he already helped us a lot and we shouldn’t bother him again.

I took out the dagger,
“I can do anything for my Romeo, but if I have to marry Paris, I’d rather commit suicide.”
He stopped me,
And gave me a bottle of potion.

“Go home and say you will marry Paris,
at night, when you’re alone in your room drink this potion.
It will stop your pulse, your body will be like a corpse for 42 hours.
Next morning people will think you’re dead and take you to the family tomb.”

My hand that was holding the potion was somehow shaking,
I knew what Friar was trying to do.
And he is trying to help us,
yet this meant taking a really big risk.

He kept saying,
“And I will write a letter to Romeo to tell him to pick you up in the tomb,
then you two can run away to Mantua and live happily ever after.”
I had no idea where Friar came up with this plan.

I nod,
I felt guilty that because of us Friar was part of this plan.
We gave Friar the real poison.
I thanked Friar than carefully snuck back to my room.

Father was extremely happy about my decision,
Everyone was glad that I finally returned to the previous Juliet,
But I felt like a complete stranger to my famliy.
I lied to them, the first lie and the last lie in my life.

I gently walked to the balcony,
The darkness slowly covered my body.
I felt death walking toward me,
I saw Tybalt waving to me.

I am all alone now,
I picked up the potion,
Yet all the worries suddenly attacked my brain.
I am a little scared now.

What if the potion doesn’t work,
Will I still marry Paris tomorrow?
What if I can’t wake up anymore,
Is this a real poison that will kill me?

Oh’ Dear diary,
I am writing this down because I will leave you here.
I won’t bring you with me to Mantua.
I have decided to drink this potion.
I will live happily ever after with my love Romeo!

I hope someday in the future,
someone can find this diary and inherit it.
No matter if you are a girl or a boy, a child or a adult,
From the moment you start to read this diary, you have been chosen to be the next Juliet Capulet.

  • Reflection for English 9A

    Short Story Writing:
    What was the most satisfying part about writing a short story? What was the most difficult part?

    The most satisfying part about writing a short story was to discuss with friends what story I’m going to write about. There were just so many interesting ideas bump out and I didn’t know which one to choose. The most difficult part for me to write a story probably be the writing part. I had so many imagination and creativities but I had no idea how to express and write all of them down. As a result normally I came out with a lot of nonsense description and silly grammar mistake.

    If you could start the short story project over, what would you do differently?

    If I could start my short story again, I would definitely made it shorter. Right now my story was about 14 pages long without double spaces and 25 pages long with double spaces. I really think took reader’s interest at the very first part.
    Short Story Reading:
    1. Which story did you like the most? Why do you think you liked it?

    My favourite short story is The Scarlet Ibis, because it had a shocking twist end. I liked how author described the story as a flashback so it caught the readers attention. He also used a lot of metaphor which made this story very deep.
    2. What did you learn while reading and writing about short stories? What areas of strength do you have as a reader? What would you like to improve upon?

    While I was reading I increased my reading rate, also I could go deeper into the story to find out the deeper meaning. When I was writing, I used a lot of techniques from my reading and also the most important thing was I was able to create some deeper meaning in my story.

    Whole Short Story Unit:
    1. If you could change any aspect of this class for since the beginning of the year, what would you add or remove? Why?

    If I am the teacher I probable will put the daily journal thing at the end of the class, so every time when we arrived in the classroom we could go straight to the topic then the journal could summarise every things we did that day.
    2. What overall skills did you improve during this unit? What do you still need to work on?

    I know myself better than anyone, so throughout this unit I can see myself developing the writ in techniques, I think that is because of the journal activity. Since journal activity is a free writing process, I don’t need to care about my grammar or spelling. Actually every time when we learn a new wiring techniques I always try to use it in my journal entry.

    I think I still need to work on my grammar and vocabulary. These two things are very important as a reader and as a writer. I want to learn more vocabulary so I won’t struggle with not knowing how to describe what I want to say.

    AMPed Project

    What is your first AMPed project?

    Anime 😀

    Why, why are you interesting in learning more about this?

    I believe about half of my life time, I am watching those AWESOME animes. They are just so awesome that you can’t live without them. You learn many things like friendship, love, betray, family and all of the topics you can ever think of!

    How are you spending your time on this project? i.e. only at school, only at home, both, or I haven’t at all?

    As I told you, half of my lifetime. Everyday when I am doing my homework, I have to put my iPad next to me and play animes, its just a relax moment when I am listing to those character speaking, those beautiful unique drawings and the fantastic conspicuous stories.

    What have you read or what have you learned (or both)?

    I’ve learn so many thing about anime, like how one anime is made, and how many people it needs to draw and finish one anime. Anime is just too awesome. 

    SEPARATING THE COLOURS IN INK

    Partner: Coco Lau

    Yep! Here comes the next lab~~~Separating the colours from the ink^_^!!!! We will need~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • Ink
    • Water
    • Ethanol
    • High lighter
    • Green Juice
    • Acetone
    • Chromatography paper
    • Capillary pipet
    • Plastic 3mL pipet
    • Paper Click
    • 250mL beakers
    • Pencil
    • ruler

    First thing we need to do is to cut a piece of chromatography paper more than 10cm, because the procedure didn’t say how many lab we are going to do, so I cut 3 chromatography paper and draw a line across the paper which should be 2cm from the bottom. 

    Then I use capillary pipet to suck the ink and carefully drop two little drop on the line that I drew. Also I did same thing for the green juice but with plastic 3mL pipet. For high lighter, I just drew two little dot on the line.

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    After this, we put 25mL of water into a 250mL beaker, same thing for ethanol and acetone, so in total we will have 3 beakers.

    Then, we took the paper click and made it straight to be able to put it on the beaker so we can fold the 3 chromatography paper into half and put it on the paper click. So only that 2cm of paper will be inside of the water, ethanol and acetone.

    We put the paper with ink into the beaker with water, paper with high lighter into the beaker with ethanol and the paper with green juice into the beaker with acetone.

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    Through the time goes on, the water, ethanol and acetone started to wet the paper from the bottom and going up.

    When it passed the ink, high lighter and green juice, the colour of it got separated.

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    We wait until it stopped, we took the paper out of the beaker and let it dry.

    Water(Ink): Distance moved by subseacd=4.8cm                  Distance moved by solvent=4.3cm

    Ethanol(high lighter): Distance moved by subseacd=2.7cm                  Distance moved by solvent=2.2cm

    Acetone(Green Juice): Distance moved by subseacd=3.4cm                 Distance moved by solvent=3.2cm

    WATER’s Rf: 0.896

    ETHANOL’s Rf: 0.415

    ACETONE’s Rf: 0.941

    We’ve made up 3 pieces of art which are the combination of water and ink, ethanol and pinky high lighters and green juice and acetone. What a interesting combination!!

    I actually really like this lab, it surprised that is possible that the colours of the ink can be separate from the ink. It’s interesting how this chemical changes actually made up a piece of art~~

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    I think what we can improve is thatrather than 3 completely different things, we can use water for all of it. So we can tell the differences between it easier. ^_^

    SEPARATING MIXTURES

    2014/9/5

    Partner: Paisley

    Procedure: We have beans, slats, peppers and water.

    1. Pick beans out
    2. Heal water salt and pepper until salt dissolves in water.
    3. Take the pepper in the salt solution and filter leaving the salt water.
    4. Distillation process for salt water solution

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    When Mr. Gilmore gave us that beaker with everything mix it up, I was confused, I felt this is a impossible mission, it’s insane. How can you separated water and pepper and salt?! But then, we came out with a plan. I am going to pick up the beans with forceps first, then Paisley heated the beaker up, while heating the beaker, she needed to keep stirring because we couldn’t waste time so we stirred for let it heated up faster also to let the salt dissolved fasted. Then we turned off the heater, and fold filter paper like a funnel and put it into the real funnel, then put the funnel with filter paper on top of another beaker. Then poured the salt water with pepper into the funnel, so that the pepper would separate from the salt water solution. So we can get the salt water by it self, then we put the salt water into another beaker that is bigger than the beaker before, then a special stick into the beaker, so when we heated up, the water vapour will flew through the stick and go throughout the condenser, then our result is the pure water. However, we don’t have enough time to make all the water evaporated, but still we got some pure water, so it actually made me feel proud of my team.