For this weeks student blog challenge, I decided to check out Miss Z’s #17stubc Flipboard Magazine. I wanted to check out three other peoples blogs, their names were Nook, Mai Thao, and Kem’s Animal Blog. Kem and Mai Thao’s blogs posts were on the 2eek 6 activity, and Nook’s was on week 4’activity. Here are the things I read on their blog and the comment I left.
Mai Thao wrote his blog on comedy, with an inspiration of Caleb’s blog ‘Flashback to Egypt.” Mai Thao wrote about one time as kid’s there was black rubber that made his hands black. He continued to talk about how his friend tried getting rid of it a countless four time until he found a sewer drain. Then, another friend of his found another one hidden in between rocks.
However, the comment I left on it was referring to how when we were kids we do all these things that in the moment are so serious, then, later on, we find them so funny. It was seen on Mai Thao and Caleb’s blog post’s and I noted how relatable it is.
Here is the link to the post: http://raindropdream.weebly.com/home/week-6-visiting-others
For her week 4 post, Nook wrote about French Fries, more specifically, their name. It’s basic knowledge to know that they aren’t actually French, and Nook wrote how they actually got their name. She talked about how the snack is traced back to Belgium in the late 1600’s. Nook continued to talk about their historical context, such as the time the American troops in World War I first found them. The name was given then, as Belgium’s language where the troops were stationed was indeed French, so the troops gave them the name ‘French Fries’ because they were fried and made by the francophone.
The comment I left on her post, was talking about how it’s something that is usually not known by the average person, along with a follow-up question asking about the process learning about this topic.
Here is the link to her post: http://21wattk.edublogs.org/2017/11/19/why-are-french-fries-called-french-fries-sbc4/#comment-26
Kem’s Animal Blog
On Kem’s blog, she talked about the Ivory Coast. She got an inspiration from Jeune who talked about his life in Senegal. Kem included some facts, such as diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, some facts about the population and how many people are in poverty. This was very interesting for me to read since I also live in a country in West Africa. I live in a country called Senegal, that is somewhat like the Ivory Coast. She continued and got into politics and how bad the government can be.
I commented on how the Ivory Coast was. I had a layover in the country for a basketball tournament and it seemed like a wonderful country. However, from her description, it seemed to be the opposite. I added the question of wondering what the government will do with the pollution.
Here is the link to her blog: http://krazykem.weebly.com/home/week-6-visiting-others4279398