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Monday, February 23, 2015

An Egg Baby Parent

What I liked about being an egg baby was the fact that I felt responsible for my egg. I demonstrated this at home and in school. At home I let my egg watch a television show, got up at night to check if she was ok and place little toys in her basket to entertain her. While at school I liked the fact that everyone wanted to touch my egg and ask if he/she could be the eggs godfather, aunt or uncle. My family on the other hand had a great time with my egg asking if he/she could baby sit or decorate his basket.

Some activities/responsibilities that I found difficult while taking care of the egg was the fact that I had to be very attentive, and giving most of my attention the egg baby. Being attentive all the time was obligatory in my opinion. For instance, when I came home I had to protect my egg from other siblings to remove the fact that they might harm her. Giving my egg attention all the time wasn't easy either since I had to replace my free time entertaining, and making sure the egg was happy all day.

I believe that being a real teen parent is tiering, and mentally painful. Being a teen parent is a very tiering because, your ordinary life is already very busy, almost filling up your entire day, and fitting a baby in that schedule is impossible without removing activities such as school and sports. You have to give up subject such as after school sports, because while pregnant you can't play preform well because of the enlarge uterus. Neither can you spend time at school because you have to feed, protect, entertain, and help the baby all the time. Creating a great loss of education requiring her to full fill that gap in the future. An average woman already suffers a lot from having a baby, imagine a teen! Suffering from cramps, backaches, stomach aches, and pain, it isn't something a teen can't handle without a full grown body. It also will affect the teen mentally since parents, family and friends might be angry, frustrated or disappointed towards the teen. Overall a teen can't handle pregnancy.

A real baby would change my own teen life because I would have to wake up in the middle of the night to try and calm the baby and try to fulfil his or her wants. Or would need to buy new equipment for the baby to sleep in, sit in and play in. This would the affect the amounts of sleep I get and my budget.

If I had to choose one core value the represented what I learned about being a egg baby parent it would be inclusive. I say this because I am letting this tiny egg into my life interfering with the things I do and how I act towards others.

If had to choose a core value I could improve up on it would be risk taker. I thinks this core value fits because I need to take a risk and tell my friend that he can't touch my egg no matter what. This has happend a few times and one of the times a friend of mine acutely harmed my egg. Next time this is what I will try to improve upon. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cool or a Place for a Fool?

     While reading The Giver up to chapter 10 I realised that this community is equal, and organised but also very unaware of what's beyond their boundaries. Through out the book, there are many examples of equality, such as on page 50 through 58 when the children turn 12 and all receive a job no matter how advanced or lacking you are. Second, this society is very organised. For example on page 50 the entire community enters the auditorium and the now exactly where the are supposed to be seated since every one is given a identification number when they are born. "They were arranged by their original numbers P.50." The most obvious sign of the society being very organised is their daily routine. Starring on page 26 the book reveals a bit about the communities daily routine, "He didn't often do his volunteer hours with his friend because Asher frequently fooled around and made serious work a little difficult. But now, with Twelve coming so soon and the volunteer hours ending, it didn't seem to matter." I do believe that the government from the Giver are trying their best to protect their population by organising them and creating equality.
       Even though the society is very organised and equal the government does seem to be hiding what hides outside their comfort zone or any history of their ancestors. For instance, in the beginning of the book Jonas is reflecting on the situation he is going through that minute, "Frightened was the way he had felt a year ago when an unidentified aircraft had overflown the community twice  He had seen it both times...IMMEDIATELY, the rasping voice through the speakers had said. LEAVE YOUR BICYCLES WHERE THEY ARE... within minutes the speaker had crackled again , and the voice, reassuring now and less urgent , had explained that a Pilot-in-Training had misread the navigational instructions...NEEDLESS TO SAY, HE WILL BE RELEASED... there was an ironic to that <final message. P.1-2" This gives me the feeling that the government isn't honest or just doesn't know what this plane was doing or what its purpose was to frighten the community. Even though this event can't go unseen I can't blame the government for not telling the truth since they don't know anything about the world beyond their walls. The only one who might know would be, "The Receiver of Memory"The government doesn't just hide the real world from their people but also from themselves by not being honest and just "assuming" that their lives are perfect not wanting to know any thing about the outside world.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Meu Reflexão

What core values you believed you used to write your text; Core values I during the writing of my text were risk taker and perseverance. I demonstrated that I was risk taker because I didn't linger on sentences that I believe were incorrect. I also tried to persevere during my creation of my story because if I didn't it would have barely written one sentence.

In a range from 0 to 10 (being 0 the lowest and 10 the highest level of capacity) on autonomy to write a narrative in Portuguese, where do you believe you are? Why? I think I scored a three on overall scale of ten since I am not overly confident about the past tense.