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Article posted January 9, 2014 at 02:27 PM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 326

By: Noorhan Dec. 17, 2013



The Buddha’s Diamonds is one of the best books I have ever read, it’s called The Buddha’s Diamonds because it’s about a boy and his family, who live in Vietnam, because there, they believe about the Buddha.

There is a boy called Tihn who lives in Vietnam with his family, he always goes fishing in the sea with Ba, his father, to get fish for the soup that they usually drink, and give the rest of the fish to the market. They were happy going to the beach with their new bamboo boat that shines brightly against the sea. One day, while they were sailing, Tihn and Ba collected the fish and cooked them on the stove in their small home in the sea. While they were returning, a terrifying storm stroke, all the soup fell, and the waves were tough. When they reached shore, Tihn was unconscious and wouldn’t wake up. When his sister was calling his name, he partly woke; but the sea took her away! The boat broke, the house partly broke, their guava tree their only tree that gave them fruit broke, even their rice ruined!

This book is a simple, elegant book. There are many interesting descriptions even in the smallest parts! If you are looking for a level T-U book, this would be your best choice; the author has at least 2 awards! This book isn’t as challenging at it seems, but it’s not as easy as you think, so what it’s short? Who cares? Some of you might like that, and some wont, it doesn’t matter, at least you are having fun! At least you are reading the best book ever! Seriosly, who wouldn’t want to read the best, shortest book ever?! This book holds strong fellings from the family, and I know what most of you are thinking, its all about the buddha, buzz! Its not! Its about a normal family that lives in vietnam anything, its mostly about the sailing, and the storm, And again, I advize you to read this book, because if you don’t, youll be missing out on the fun that can be read in 1 Day!

There are many characters in this book, here are the most important ones: Tihn, he can be counted on, trustworthy, sometimes scared, wants his dad to believe in him, and believes in his self, like ones, he went to fix the propeller of his boat in the other side of the world, well that’s how he feels how long it is. And Ba, he takes care of his family, fearless, strong, is brave, and has bravery and heroism.



Vocabulary Words:



1. Altar Meaning: A raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to god are made. Sentence: Every parent mustn’t sacrifice their family life on the altar of their career progress.

2. Slick Meaning: Done or operating in an impressively smooth and efficient way. Sentence: My mom took me to a hair dresser, and when I left, my hair looked slick.

3. Propeller Meaning: a mechanical device for propelling a boat or aircraft, consisting of a revolving shaft with two or more broad, angled blades are attached to it. Sentence Meaning: It has always been called a “wheel” bet it’s actually a four wheel bladed propeller.

4. Poised Meaning: having a composed and self-assured manner, cool and self-controlled, state of balance. Sentence: Poise is an important element for my personality.



5. Douse Meaning: to plunge, or be plunged into water or some other type of liquid. Sentence: my art teacher asked me to add color to my painting, but not to douse it in black.

6. Gash Meaning: A long deep cut or wound, slash, split, puncture. Sentence: when I watched the movie “the hole”, there was a deep gash that led to the underworld.

7. Whirlwind Meaning: A column of air moving round in a cylinder, typhoon, vortex, hurricane, cyclone, etc… Sentence: The whirlwind ruined the Philippines!

8. Clung: Meaning: Hold on tightly, stuck on, bond, grip… Sentence: when I was on one of the fastest roller coaster, I clung on my brother’s hand.

9. Flung Meaning: Throw or hurl forcefully. Sentence: when I was in the beach, I saw an unordinary shell, when I picked it up, a crab came out, so I flunged it away.

Glossary:

Ba- Father Ma- Mother

Banoi- Grandmother Ong Noi- Grandfather

Article posted January 9, 2014 at 02:27 PM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 326



Article posted November 27, 2013 at 03:10 PM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 76

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Article posted November 27, 2013 at 09:01 AM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 206

Do you ever wonder how your blood flows in Chronological order? Well you’re about to know in my story!



First, your de-oxygenated blood comes from the Superior (waste from the head and shoulders) and Inferior (waste from the lower parts) Vena Cava to the right Atrium. Second, the right Atrium gets pressured, and it contracts, and the blood goes to the right ventricle through the tricuspid valve. Afterwards, the right Ventricle contracts and the blood flows through the pulmonary artery to the lungs. Later, we get rid of the waste (co2) and replace it with oxygen. Then, the oxygenated blood goes through the pulmonary vein into the left Atrium. Next, when the left Atrium contract, the blood goes to the left Ventricle through the Mitral (bicuspid) valve. At last, the oxygenated blood goes through the Aorta to the whole body.



The pulmonary artery is the only artery that carries de-oxygenated blood, because the arteries only take blood out from your heart. The pulmonary vein only carries oxygenated blood, because only veins give blood to the heart.



It’s amazing how our heart works like that, every second, at the same time, and each part knows what its function is.



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Article posted November 27, 2013 at 08:47 AM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 75

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Article posted September 18, 2013 at 02:59 PM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 64

Seven Random Facts About Me

1. I like Music, Computer, and Art.

2. I like eating Cheese burgers, doughnuts, and Pizzas.

3. I like Turkey.

4. I hate War.

5. I love Nature.

6. I’m disgusted of bugs.

7. I have a big family.

Article posted September 18, 2013 at 02:59 PM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 64



Article posted January 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 79

ASIA

Asia is the most populated continent in the world! Asia has 3.6 billion people, more than 60% of all the people on Earth. Asia has a lot of animals, some are: bactrian camels, giant pandas, Asian elephant, palls cats, water buffalo, and flying lizards. It also has snow leopards, red crowned cranes, tibetan yaks, komodo dragons, orangutans, and sumatran rhinoceroses. Asia borders 4 oceans. They are the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Arctic Ocean. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in Asia, and the world! It is 29,035 feet (8,856 meters) tall. Other landforms in Asia are the Chocolate hills, and the Rings of Fire. The lowest point in Asia is Pendi, China at 505 feet (154 meters) below sea level. Asia has a lot of plants. Some are: the dove tree, the cherry tree, bamboo, rhododendron, rafflesia, the rubber tree, richird, and the pitcher plant. The “Monsoons” are strong winds that blow off the Indian Ocean and the south Chinese sea. Lebanon is in Asia, it is one of the smallest countries in the world! The traditional dance of Lebanon is called the dabke. The symbol of Lebanon is the Cedar tree or “Arz” tree. Russia is another country in Asia. It one of the largest countries in the world!



Source

Law, Felicia. Atlas of Far East and Southeast Asia. 2008

Dahl, Michel. Countries of the world China.1998

Article posted January 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 79



Article posted January 23, 2012 at 08:28 AM GMT+2 • comment • Reads 95

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Article posted November 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM GMT+2 • comment (2) • Reads 84

When I Went to the Zoo in Switzerland


                It was an extremely hot afternoon when I reached the zoo. I saw my friend Kim. When we went into the zoo, we went straight to the lions, and then the tigers. I also saw some penguins swimming. My brother, my dad and I rode the elephants. My dad was too scared to ride on the elephants so he didn’t. Once I finished, I told my dad, “It was so stupendous!” Then we went to the camels. This time my brother was not going to ride with me, because he was too scared. I asked him “Why won’t you ride with me?” I told him, “You rode on the elephants, why won’t you ride on the camels?” Kim answered, “I will ride with you.” When Kim and I were riding on the camels, he told me, “It’s scary to ride on the camels. I am scared.” I told him, “It’s very exciting!” I told Kim, “Bye”, because he was leaving. Then we stayed in the zoo to watch the zoo’s play.


When the play of the zoo was over, my mom, dad, brother, and I went to the playground. We were sliding and swinging. Then we went to play by ourselves in the playground. I really wanted to play with my friends before I left, but my friends were not my friends. They didn’t want to play with me or my brother! After one hour of playing in the sun, my mom told me, “It’s time to go now.” I told her, “First, I want to go to feed the peacock and the sheep.” My mom told me, “Ok!”


Once my brother and I finished playing in the playground, we went to feed the peacock. We fed her bread, cupcakes, muffins, and a piece of cake. It was fun! We were feeding her all the food we had. Suddenly, we were out of food! So, we went to get food for the goats and sheep.


When I had the food for the goats and sheep, I went inside their home. It was scary! When I started feeding them, they began fighting with each other! I thought they were going to eat me! Once I finished feeding them, I ran away. I was so scared of them!


It was so fun to go to the zoo. I was really looking forward to going to the zoo again before the end of summer.




Article posted November 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM GMT+2 • comment (2) • Reads 84



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