Monday, June 8, 2009

A Filmmaker's Reflection

This was one of my favorite units of the year. I learned a lot on how to make an imovie and how to edit the videos and how to put it all together. I am proud of my self for sharing this document with others even though it is going to be very hard for people to see my Deep Dark Secret. I wounder on what people might think about it and if they would change there ways with me or if they will change there ways with my mother. The reason for me doing this document is to persuade people that are living with HIV and help them speak out and help them find a cure. As people watch and read my document I want them to think about how can they help find a cure for those who are infected and think about how many young kids lost one or both of their parents from HIV/AIDS.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thesis of My Document

My document is about H.I.V. I want to do my document about this because I want to connect to young girls and boys that have someone they live with and really care about that are living with H.I.V and how they feel about it. I want to also be able to tell about it because I want people living with HIV to know that there are people that don't have HIV still care and I want to put it out there because I want them to find a cure for it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Teenage abortions

Many young and even older women have abortions these days. I don't really agree on it but in someways I do. Some people have different perspectives on that, people may think it is not right to kill your baby and hurt a life that could live and some thinks that it good that we have it because when it comes to teen pregnacy or you are not able to take care of your baby you can have an abortion instead of bring a life in this world that you can not take care of.
I have a friend that was 13 years old and came out pregnant and she had an abortion. When she told me how everything happen and how she felt i wounder to myself like wow i would not want to go through anything like that. I think if i would tell this document it would inspire teenage girls that have been through it and if you do plan to become sexual active uses protection.

Monday, May 4, 2009

HIV Document

"I just pray that I make it until he is a teenager. I'd like to die knowing that they can take care of themselves." That is something my mom says to herself everyday of her life as she awaken from bed. My mom is HIV positive she been this way for 14years now. It hurts me a lot to know that she is living with so much suffer inside. People living with HIV may look normal on the outside but they are really dieing on the inside. She got it from my father but she did not know he had it in 1995. I found out my mother had HIV when I was 10 years old every since then I would cry to myself asking myself all kind of questions like "Is she going to leave us?" "Where are we going to go?"
This is not the main reason I am writing this document I am writing this to connect to kids out there living with not only mothers but also fathers or who ever you care about that are HIV positive and see them suffer everyday of there lives because of it. We may not be able to know exactly how they feel but we have some type of feeling for them just watching what they go through. If we meantion this more and put this out there it may help them a little because people living HIV positive will know that even people without it knows how they feel and want to help and hoping for a cure.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Introducing Documentaries) Diana

To make this documentary they had to get Diana and her sister to talk about there problem with HIV and they talked about how they got it what they feel about having it and Diana talked about why she talks about it so much and is not afride to talk about her situation. They where in there home talking about there problems just a regular day but they talked about what they are into and they where siting on there chair and laughing at her baby at the begging of the document. My favorite part was when Diana was crying and when she was talking about why she wants to put her situation out there and the reason for that was that way people can get educated about it and and she want to put it out there into they can find a cure for it. If i where to make this i would talk about one of my family members having it and how i feel about it growing up and knowing how how that person got it. Basecially i would talk about it in a way that girls my age can connect to because i know how it feel.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My introducation to my story...A Young Latina From The Hood By Solleeann Sollivan

I been through a lot through out the year with my family, friends and especially enemy's. I seen and done many things. Things you could not even imagine, when it comes to robbery, shooting at people and people shooting at me and being in jail and teen pregnancy and selling drugs and even seeing people die right in front of me and almost losing my mother. Trust me i been there.
It is not easy being me. My name is..Well, just call me Lumi I am 15 years old, Yes i know very young for all of these things but there are reasons for all of these things. I make very dangerous sacrifices for my family, some people think ``She have her brother, sister and mother why does she do all this, she does it cause she want to.`` No. It not cause i want to it cause my family needs me, my mother needs me. People judge me only based on how my life is outside but what they do not see is what happens on the inside. The inside of me is almost broken in to pieces and i say almost, because even though i been through all of these terrible things i am still young and i know i can turn my life around.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Anne Frank ``The Diary Of A Young Girl"

So, far i have read up to page 13 by the end of the day i need to be at page 25 which i will be because my group needs to be at page 71 by the end of the week. I like what i am reading so far at first when i started i said i did not like the book but i knew i was going to lead up to it. I do very much like this book and there is a lot of supriseing things i read so far.
A boy name Harry likes Anne but he used to go out with a girl name Fanny but he broke up with her because he felt they was not right for each other. Harry`s grandparents really don`t agree with the fact that Anne and Harry is together because they feel that Anne is to young for Harry but Harry really likes Anne and do not care what his grandparents really think. Well, where i left off was at when Harry goes to see Anne and they walk around with each other and he doesn`t bring her home into 10 o clock and Anne`s father got a little mad because It was very dangeres for Jews to be out no later then 8 o clock. Well i am finish writing for now back to my reading... I will be sure to tell everyone about this amazing book i am reading in Ms. Johns class.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Anne Frank book club responce.

I am reading the book ``The dairy of a young girl" By Anne Frank for this unit. As i started this book i don`t find it very interesting. read four pages so far and i find it kind of boring. She has no excitement in the story. Hopefully as i keep on reading the book i will become interested in it. I don`t really know how i can connect to Anne Frank so far maybe as i keep on reading i can find something i can connect to her. The only thing i can connected with her is i go to school and she go to school. I dat boys and she date boys (lol:D). I will keep you posted of i like the book!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

MEN BY Maya Angelou

This poem was written by Maya Angelou she is a very deep poet. I am as well so we can really connect. ``Men" is a very true and deep poem it really makes women think about men and how they treat their women but in my opinion it not all men it some men. It is very hard these days for a good women to find a good man. I also think this poem is about her getten raped by a man and it about how a man can hurt you so bad. One point they could love you the right way and then love you the wrong way. Sometimes a good woman loves a bad man for all the wrong reasons.
When there is a bad man in a good womens life and that women in the future can treat a good man bad.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hyperble Of My Dog

One hyperble i found in this poem is She sleeps like a log. Which means the dog sleeps a lot. eats like a hog. She eats a lot. Her tail is a whip times ten. She wags her tail a lot. I think the poet used hyperble this way to describe her dog. Also to tell how the dog sleeps, eat, and how when she get hyper she wags her tail and how fast she wags it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

``Changes" By Tupac

The mood to this poem is stressed and depressed. I think this because he talks about how his life is as a black man and he is pour and no one really cares about a negro. People sell crack to kids and do not care because they are getting money they kill someone and do not care. He is very deep with his words in this poem.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Chankara Poem Responce

This poem explain how Chankara sister got beat up by her boyfriends a lot and used to come home in the middle of the night and try to hide her bruises from her. I think Chankara wrote this poem just to say that she would not want to go through that in life.The word that best describes how this poem is feeling is depressing and also it may could be grief because her sister went through a lot and now that Chankara`s boyfriend hit her and gave her a big bruise on her face. If it was me i will be very depressed to have a boyfriend like that and to look in the mirror to see a big black and blue thing on my face and to know how it happen. Chankara and her sister deserves better. Chankara does not want to go through what her sister is going through. I can not say i have a connection to them but i know many people who do it is very crazy to live like that with someone you really love but yet you are scared of them because they like putting there hands on you for whatever reason. When you really love someone it hard to let go but when they are putting their hands on you you should just say goodbye. I will not want to live like that at all. Love that involves hitting and punching is not love at all.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bronx Masquerade poetry responce

Tyrone is a very deep character. he beleave he has no future he says he might not make it to twenty one years old in the hood he lives in. He speaks about on how his father died at 31. he also says how his hood is dangers but it still his home. The poem that Tyrone wrote was called ``Attendence" and that poem he says that anywhere you go you can die in a second even though you didnt do anything wrong. if you go to McD`s you can get shot out of nowhere and he is also saying that we should make the hood a better place. The poetry makes me think like he is right on what he says because i done seen it happen people die for no reason of just get shot. Tyrone is is very truthful with his words. A word that can discribe Tyrone is he talks about the truth what really happens in the world so he is very truthful with his words.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

The mood that this poem creates is tired and slow. This poem uses an AABB devices. At the end of the poem he repeats ``And miles to go before I sleep." because he was tired and he wanted to sleep all ready. Frost is felling slow and he wants to rest because he is tired.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Kiss

In this poem i can infer that she love this boy and she wants to kiss him. When she finally kisses him his kiss is not as good as she dreamed it would be. Sara Teasdale says in the poem that she ``Hopes" bold in the poem so i`m guessing that she wants him to be as good as she dreamed of him because she really likes him very much. The meaning of this poem is that Sara loves this boy and really really likes him and she hopes he likes her as much as she likes him.I can connect to this poem cause once i liked a boy and i really wanted to know him but yet he was not what i thought he was.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas

The meaning of this poem is dark is death and light is life. He says don1t go into the night because its dark. It creates a sad mood because it talks about death. The poet repeats his self by saying don`t go gentle into the night because he telling people that the night is dark and is death don`t kill them selfs. He also repeats Rage,Rage againts the dying of the light which i think means light is life.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Poetry Unit

This united is all about poetry. I love it because it gives me a chance to express myself and and my feeling that i wont talk about i could just write it down on paper. Rhyming, free verse anything it will just all come out and I'm sure I'm not the only one. There are other people who are the same way. I think poetry could help a lot of people express there self`s even if they do not agree with poetry just try and writ down your feeling if you do not want to talk about it. Thats what i do poetry is like a dairy to me but just with rhythem. I LOVE POETRY!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

“Praise Song for the Day,” by Elizabeth Alexander

The title to this poem means hear out on what she is saying and what she means when she says it and also to be thankful for were the people that fought for us to get were we are now. For example like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks and etc.
This poem is kind of difficult for me to understand but the things i do understand make me feel like she put her heart into it and she thought a lot about what she was writing down this poem really touch my heart because it is true.

``I know there’s something better down the road.
We need to find a place where we are safe.
We walk into that which we cannot yet see."

This phrase i really liked from the poem because it means to me that you want to go find a better and safer place and you can go but yet you do not know what it can do for you. This poem pick this phrase because if you understand it it will make a lot of sence to you and to me it just a strong phrase because in a way it reminds me of the saying ``you may look but not yet find".