Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our experiences about China

I am going to talk about a group work in an English lesson. We had to choose a country and find information. We chose China.

China is a huge country located in Asia. China has the population of 1.2 billion people. That is about 1/5 of the worlds population. Most of the Chinese work in farms to produce enough food for the huge population of China. Chinese traditions are very interesting. China also has fantastic landscapes and various animal species.

The recipe we chose was Oriental Fried Rice. (link to the video: ).The ingredients were: rice , peas,sweet corn, bell pepper, onion, carrot, two eggs and soy sauce.First we chop the vegetables and mix the eggs with soy sauce. Then we fry the egg mixture. When the egg mixture is fried we added the vegetables and rice and cooked for 2 minutes.

This was a really interesting experience because we found out a lot about China. The recipe was easy to make and tasted great.

Monday, January 23, 2012

1000 cranes for peace

Discriminating other peoples opinions

Everyone has their own opinion but mostly these opinions are not shared with others due to the fear of judgement. A lot of people don’t care about other people’s opinions, because they are sure that their opinion is the only one that is truthful. Mostly these people are dominant and make other people feel inferior. So some people feel free to express their thoughts and others don´t.

I think that people should be free to express their opinions without fear of judgement. To achieve that we have to start thinking about the other persons point of view,and try to understand it. When expressing your opinion also try to consider the other persons feelings.

1000 cranes for peace

1000 cranes for peace
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true.
Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. She was exposed to radiation and she soon developed leukemia. When she was hospitalized. Her best friend came for a visit and brought her a paper crane. She told the story about the 1000 paper cranes to Sadako. She was inspired by legend and she began making origami cranes with the goal of making one thousand. In a year she had folded 644 paper cranes before her death. Sadako died at the age of 12. in her honor, her friends completed her mission and folded the rest 356 cranes. Sadako Sasaki was buried with all of the 1000 cranes.

Now the cranes are created in honor of the people who were hurt or killed during the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. According to the tradition folding paper cranes will happen every year until all nuclear weapons have been disabled.

The official slogan:
Let there be Peace on Earth.
Let it begin with me.