Art works

Creating Word Cloud

At my school few months ago, there was a wordle competition for World Book Day. The competition was about creating a topography of a certain book, employing Tagul website or other websites that are similar. I chose the book Warriors (book cover below), story about wild cats.

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1st book of the series

Using the Tagul website, I created the Word Cloud like this.

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And I had won the competition!!! It was a very thrilling work to do, so I hope you can try it when you finish reading a book. It can be beneficial for arranging the whole story. The website(Tagul) is here -> follow this link https://wordart.com/

*** Warriors book cover from google ***

Book

Eragon series – Brisingr (Christopher Paolini)

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Today I’m going to review BRISINGR in eragon series. (Finally!!! I finished reading it……!!) This book was about more than 700 pages but despite that this book was really thrilling!!! As I expected, this book was over my expectation. Now, let’s begin sharing the story!

So, after Eragon had a fight with his half-brother Murtagh in the book ‘THE ELDEST’ Eragon and Roran(Eragon’s cousin) with Saphira opens the story in an attempt to kill the Ra’zac and save Roran’s – brider-to-be – Katrina. They hide in the Helgrind and after few days they kill the Ra’zac and their parents, Lethrblaka and rescue Katrina. Eragon encounter with Katrina’s dad, Sloan who betrayed the villagers. So, Eragon sends Saphira away with Roran and Katrina and punishes Sloan to go to the Du Weldenvarden.

After that, Eragon returns to Varden with Arya ( whom saw Saphira coming to the Varden and when she saw Eragon was not with them ran to find Eragon ). Eragon constantly serves for Varden and one day he fights against Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn while others fought against soldiers who are free of pain. Eragon  and Saphira succeeds in driving Thron and Murtagh away.

Nasuada then only sends Eragon with an urgal to the dwarves. Eragon tries his best to assist his Dwarf friend Orik to be the king of the dwarves and finally Orik becomes the king. From hearing that news, Saphira comes for Eragon and together they go to the Ellesmera. They make a new rider’s sword named Brisingr by Eragon and get their last lessons from Glaedr and Oromis who are their teachers. Glaedr – Oromis’s dragon – gives his heart of hearts, Eldunari to Eragon and Saphira which is same as giving one’s conscious. Therefore, Glaedr is able to communicate with them even if his body will die.

Eragon and Saphira moves toward the battlefield in Feinster and Glaedr and Oromis heads for Gil’ead. However, during the fight Eragon and Saphira sense Glaedr and Oromis’s death from the Eldunari of Glaedr.

The book was full of adventure and the description was very elaborate. So, if I can make some grade of this book it will be….

Interesting? 5/5

Helpful? 4/5

(This is my personal opinion so, don’t make up your mind about something from just listening to me) I think learning vocabulary from this book can be helpful for foreign students who are trying to learn English.

*** Pictures from google ***

Travel

Gapa Island

Few days ago, I went to the Gapa Island, taking a ship. It took about 15 minutes to Gapa Island from Moseulpo Port. Gapa Island is located below Jeju and part of Jeju Island.

When I arrived….

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This was the thing that greeted me when I arrived.

On this stone it says, Gapa Island and Environmental Masterpiece Island.

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There we can see a blurred Halla Mountain.
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Olle Trail starts from HERE!!! Follow the arrow and the ribbons.

Gapa Island is 10-1 course of the Olle Trail. If you buy a Olle Trail Stamp Book then you can set a stamp on the book. If you finish setting stamp on each course, then you can receive a medal.

Anyway, I went to the Gapa Island with my family and me and my brother borrowed bicycles.

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This is me.

If you want to trek Olle Trail in here, then you should follow these ribbons. Well, it was easy for me to get lost because I couldn’t find the blue and red ribbons. So, please be careful!!

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These ribbons direct the directions.

When I was following the ribbons, I saw this strange stone.

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Usually if there are lots of stones piled up then it means that people had made a wish. And this stone looked similar so I made a wish which is a secret.^^;; And according to my brother, he says that he heard a villager saying that we should not go up to that stone because if we do that, it will bring a storm. Well, I’m not sure if this is true, but I just didn’t climb up that rock.

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You can see these fresco when you keep follow the ribbons along the ocean.

After I wandered around this island for about 3 to 4 hours I went to have a lunch at this restaurant.

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Oh!!! Gapa Island is a carbon free island! Maybe that was the reason why the table in the outside has no dust!!!!

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This is the explanation of the upward picture.

It says, A Millstone Worked by Horse or OX

(pronounced as yeon ja bang a or yeon ja me)

A millstone is a tool for peeling of the ear of the grains using the strength of an ox or a horse. Old Jeju Island residents called this as mal bang e, mal go re, mal g rang. In Jeju Island, barley and millet were major grains so this millstone was essential agricultural equipment for Jeju Island residents. Mostly it was built with the villagers altogether and they looked after and managed this by making an organisation. In average, there was a mill per 30 families.

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This is a cat stone. From the right side they are head, body, and tail.
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This is the explanation of the upward picture.

It says, Cat Stone ( pronounced as Ko nang yi doll or Ko yang yi doll)

Gapa Island created a village in 1842 (King Hunjong) when Daejong-eup, Sangmo-ri residents entered. In the early days, the residents of Gapa Island didn’t do fishery and maintained their livelihood only by barley and sweet potatoes. So, the carnivore Ko nang yi(I think this means cat) that came inside with the villagers starved.

This stone has a legend that the Ko nang yi has become a stone because they starved while waiting the fish that are drifted by storm.

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This place is near to the seawall.
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This is the menu.

If I translate this menu it will be….

Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup 12,000

Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup with Rice 12,000

Seafood Black Bean Sauce Noodles 7,000

Seafood – Huge : 30,000 / Small : 20,000

Soju / Beer 4,000

Makgeoli 3,000

Beverage 2,000

Brewed Coffee 2,000

And we ordered these.

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This is the Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup
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I heard that female divers who are known as haenyeo, had caught these!!!

Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup, Seafood Black Bean Sauce Noodles, and conch.

It was really delicious and I recommend you to have a try.

So I travelled and…. it was a wonderful island.

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wind farm
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View of the Port

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This is all. I hope you can visit here some day!

 

Book

Macbeth (William Shakespeare)

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The book that I’ve read

Okay, so today I’m going to review the book ‘Macbeth’ one of the four tragedies by William Shakespeare. Actually, this book was very boring. I was really excited when I heard from people that books written by Shakespeare is very good. But, it was different from my expectation. I thought this book will be full of interest and I will finish reading after few days because this was quite short book with 100 pages. However, it took me about a month to finish it – which indicates that I really thought this book was boring. This is only based on my thought so I encourage you to read it as others do.

 By considering the interest of this book, I would not recommend it but still there is a part that I think is educational. So, overall I propose this one.

Let me tell you the basic story line. There is a Thane of Glamis, Macbeth. He meets the three witches with his friend, Banquo – which is really familiar part – and gets the prophecy that he will become a king and for Banquo his son will be the king. So, Macbeth tells this news to his wife, Lady Macbeth. Then, Macbeth kills King Duncan and because of that the princes – Malcolm and Donalbain – escape with fear. And as the witches had predicted, Macbeth becomes king and then kills Banquo meets the witches again. He now gets the prophecies from apparitions that ‘ No man born of woman ‘ cannot hurt him.

Meanwhile, Macduff has escaped to help Malcolm becoming a king. They march towards the Dunsinane, holding the branches as if the whole forest is moving. Macbeth and Malcolm’s army fights against each other and Macduff kills Macbeth because he was not a man born of woman. In the end, Malcolm becomes a king.

 The moral that the story gives is that we should not trip over to the pit of power and  makes homicide. Even thought we wants the authority people should not hurt people as the Macbeth has done. Look at the destiny of Macbeth! He bathed his hands in blood and meets the sky after his achievement in the end.

So, if I can make some grade of this book it will be

Interesting? 2/5

Helpful? 5/5

*** If there are some mistakes, please let me know. I will be willing to edit my errors. ***

*** Image from google ***

Book

Brisingr- Day 3

I’m still reading Brisingr…  My reading speed is quite slow. Anyway, I’ll share how much I’ve read today.

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I’ve read until page 278. The story is going on fine. Not really that exciting, but I’m addicted to the story.  On the last post, I said that Saphira, Eragon, Arya came back to the Varden. Now, Eragon and Saphira are having a normal life as a Rider and a Dragon. But, they have a matter to figure out.

There is a girl named Elva and Eragon has cursed her in the ancient language by mistake. Well, he tried to bless her but due to his misunderstanding(?) of the ancient language he had made a serious problem. He tries to get off the curse from Elva. The counteracting spell was not a huge success, but it helped Elva to control the pain that she feels from others.

The story goes on a peaceful pace…….. And that’s all for today! See you tomorrow~^*^

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Book

Brisingr???!!!

Have you ever read Eragon Series? I’m currently reading it and I’m really absorbed into these books!!! The series contain 4 books and I’m reading the third one. -> The order of the book : Eragon -> Eldest -> Brisingr -> Inheritance

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I’ve read almost 2/3 of the book. The story is not really that thrilling yet. Well, the start of the story  was quite exciting because it was the fighting scene. But, now the story is flowing to the boring part. Well, the story had started with Eragon and Roran’s attempt to kill Ra’zac(which are really creepy creatures) and Lethrblaka(Ra’zac’s parent).

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Ra’zac from movie Eragon

Then, they just kill them and Eragon(the main character) travels alone to give a punishment to Sloan(Roran’s wife Katrina’s dad). Because Sloan had betrayed his village and he was being captured by Ra’zac.

So, Eragon’s dragon Saphira takes Roran(Eragon’s cousin), Katrina(she was captured by Ra’zac) to the Varden. Arya, the elf, set an investigation to look for Eragon and she finally meets him. After that, they come back safely to the Varden. Done! To understand my writings better, read Eragon series!

***Photos from google***