The Experience of Korea

Many vacations are mostly in hot areas. If I were to ask people their dream summer vacation, it’d probably be in somewhere hot, like California, Florida, any island, or somewhere that has the word beach in it. But many people wouldn’t think twice about South Korea. It is a great place to have a vacation.

To start off,  choose the right flight company to go to Korea and you’ll have the best service you’ll see in an airplane. Some crews offer games, movies, TV shows and many other things. They’ll give quality food, blankets, and even medicine when you’re sick. So, just choose the right service. Probably best to go with Korean companies like Korean Air. They’ll give you all of this.

For all those people who say it’s not hot in Korea, think twice. It is a hot place in Korea, especially when the rainy season ends. The humidity reaches to an all-time high and it makes anyone sweat. But that’s what you want, really, to all those beach lovers out there. You want that hot weather to go and swim, surf, sunbathe, waterski, or whatever. Although a fair warning: you might want to buy bug spray once you get to Korea. If you aren’t moving outside, the bugs are going to get you. I think my sister got like 30 bug bites or something.

Every city is a big city. The capital, Seoul, contains 10 million + people. This is the fourth most populous city behind Tokyo, Japan; NYC, USA; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Other cities, like Busan and Incheon, also contain more than a million people. The top nine cities in Korea have over a million people living in them. The tenth most populous city is only 10,000 people off.

Although many people would say otherwise, I suggest that Korea is a good place to go for vacation. After all, you never know unless you try. But everyone knows about doing and trying.

 

The Experience of Korea

Science and Math: The Dynamic Duo

Many people either really hate math, or really like math. Same is with science. But even though the two subjects may be similar in that way, there are many other ways they are similar.

When you think of the gnarliest thing you can think of in math and science, there’s probably one thing in it: =. That sign is in way too many things in the world, including formulas, arithmetic, and pretty much every single thing in math and science, Wait, is that a coincedence? No! Science needs its counterpart math to clear up issues on how wee can tell how much, how many, and other questions. This is why science is filled with formulas. But, even though science needs math, can it be the other way around?

Now, imagine a world without the quadratic equation. The quadratic equation is a math thing definitely, but it can be related to physics too. The quadratic equation can be like pointing to gravity. You can use this equation to find the trajectory of a tennis ball being hit by a racket or a basketball flying through someone’s hands, or so on. If it weren’t for science, maybe the quadratic equation wouldn’t exist. But even they aren’t the biggest similarities between the two.

Science and math weren’t invented; they were discovered by people curious by the world. Say that we have three flowers. If math hasn’t been “invented’ yet, then are they still three flowers? Yes! Moreso, If we lived in a world before Issac Newton discovered gravity, would we be floating around? No! Both of them already existed even before our planet was build to contain these creatures.

So maybe before you judge math and science for being the worst subjects there are, open up. Discover what there is and maybe you’ll discover some similarities between other subjects, too.

Science and Math: The Dynamic Duo

Should We Find A New Planet to Live In?

When we think of space, we have in mind of aliens, planets, stars, and everything that makes up space. Our planet is likewise an answer to this category. Looking at our planet’s future, we may desire to get going on a distant planet. The problem is, can we find a planet that fits our needs?

Consequently, scientists need to discover a planet that can match our needs. We need oxygen to breathe in, no extreme temperatures, and the star that supports the planets cannot die in a short time. Furthermore, there can’t be anything that could place humans at peril, like radiation, volcanoes, or constant meteors flying and hitting the planet. Of course, this planet is hard to find. Few planets contain the capabilities to support living things.
However, maybe you suggest that we settle on the Moon or Mars. This is true, but they do not contain pure oxygen in their atmosphere. Imagine you wearing an oxygen mask all the time when you are alive on Mars or the Moon. You cannot eat or drink anything because you might inhale Mars’ environment, 95% carbon dioxide. Not a safe thing to inhale. Same goes for the Moon.
Of course, we may be capable of flying out towards the Moon or throwing a spacecraft to Pluto. But our next trial is finding a planet that sustains life for us. We must look fast because the Earth might not be safe to live. After all, we might as well start early for a 500,000-year advantage.
Should We Find A New Planet to Live In?

About North Korea’s First (Claimed) Ballistic Missile Test

If you have not heard yet, North Korea claims that they tested their first ballistic missile. As a human being that has South Korean ancestry, it is quite concerning to realize that North Korea may attack soon to the U. S. or South Korea.

Of course, after Donald Trump decided to request that China should compromise with North Korea by cutting relations with them. However, this didn’t do the job because China is suspicious of creating more rivals for themselves. Also, a nation that has lost you more than one billion dollars are urging you to cut ties with a state that is working with you. For China, this is a problem. Now, the U. S. is attempting to avoid North Korea from launching the missile themselves. China is not going to help the U. S. because in the best case scenario, China does not have to do any negotiations with anyone.

Now, South Korea is in hot water. After electing a new president because of an impeachment, now, the new president must deal with matters encircling the nation being blasted. A negotiation between the two countries needs to happen before doom awaits. If it fails to hold up, then it might start an all-out nuclear war, which has not happened before.

I believe that all nations must gather to solve this issue quickly. After all, this event in the worst-case scenario may start a nuclear war. Representatives from countries around the world will hopefully solve the issue quickly before war bursts out.

About North Korea’s First (Claimed) Ballistic Missile Test

The 27th Letter?!

When we think of the alphabet, we probably think of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet and you as a toddler singing the A-B-C’s. However, some claims say that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet and it looks like:

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This is an ampersand, the so-called 27th letter of the alphabet. If you know the English language pretty well (which a lot of us do), this just is the word “and.” This “letter” was actually called per se, but came to be as ampersand, according to nowiknow.com, because a student was just saying, “And, per se, and, per se, and per se” and this became ampersand, so the name was to stay.

But do kindergarten teachers include this letter in their curriculum? Absolutely not! I bet we would have known by just reading a bunch of papers and see that & and look at its usage and say, “Well, it probably means and!” I think that is the reason why many think it should not be a letter in the alphabet, and why many do not know it is a letter in the first place.

However, looking at the other side, & is even in the A-B-C song between Y and Z, so yeah, it could be a letter. After all, it might help us save maybe a day of our life typing “and”. We’ve probably typed it or scribbled it a million times, and & would save us a bunch of time. You click only two buttons compared to the three to four (depending on if it is a capital letter or lower case letter).

Although it may be disputed that the ampersand could be the 27th letter of the alphabet, we do need to realize that things are debatable, like whether 1/0 really equals infinity or not. Oh well. Bonus points if you can find how many and’s I used (The one to the left counts. And the one I just used. And the one I just used. And the one I just used. And the one I just used. And the one I just used. And the one I just used. Okay, I’ll stop spamming.).

 

The 27th Letter?!

Why Racism Will Never Go Away

Around the world, we know that all of us are different, whether in skin color, abilities, or appearance. However, this is sometimes an issue when people start to believe that others are weird and shouldn’t exist. This is probably what built racism. Although the U. S. has had issues in racism in the past and they still do, it will not disappear, as long as people that are different still exist.

The reason why people do acts of racism is very simple: they think that they are better than others and specific others are not. It is probably why in textbooks with U. S. history say that whites were “superior” to blacks from the 19th to the 20th century. The whites thought they were better than the blacks, so, they decided to treat them horribly in return. It is obviously difficult to understand that we should treat each other with respect because we obviously have someone we dislike. It’s okay to do that. Everyone dislikes someone at one point in their life. What makes the difference is when you pass the fine line: by rubbing it in their face by saying you are better than them and he/she is just the worst at everything. This, clearly, has happened a lot around the world, and will continue.

Racism will probably never go away for that reason: there’s always that one person that ruins it for everyone, that different person in the corner, the odd one out, or the one not like the others. There is always someone like that and there is also the person that rubs it in their face by telling them that their differences are weird, or not cool or something like that. It’s just bound to happen. We are all different, even in our traits, remember?

Although we wish it wasn’t true, racism is just bound to stay. Unless people are willing to accept their differences and united, racism is always going to happen. Even though that is true, we should still try to limit it and stand up against it to help create a better world for everyone.

Why Racism Will Never Go Away

Cricket

I was just throwing a tennis ball at a cone one day as I was just bored. I went down to my basement to get some cool, fresh, air. Afterward, I found a game that I played on my phone that you had to throw a ball at three sticks called a wicket. You also had to score runs. What I was doing down in the basement was playing cricket!

After I played cricket on my phone and knew the rules, I went down and tried it myself. When playing it in real life, the touch of the game felt perfect compared to other sports. Kind of like baseball, you are trying to hit a ball a bowler throws at you. After you hit it, you run towards a wicket, three sticks sticking from the ground. If you make it you score a run. You can also run back to the wicket you hit the ball at to score two runs. You can score multiple runs running after hitting the ball. There is a dotted line going from the field. If you hit the ball and the ball passes the dotted line,  you automatically score four runs. If the ball passes the line without bouncing, then six runs are scored. You are trying to score as many runs as you can. However, if the defense (the players trying to stop you from scoring runs) catches the ball, you are out, and it counts as a wicket. This is called that

However, if the defense (the players trying to stop you from scoring runs) catches the ball before it hits the floor, you are out, and it counts as a wicket. This is called that because if the bowler (the person that throws the ball at you) hits the wicket, you are out as well. The defense can get wickets by hitting the wicket before you can reach the wicket while running. Once the defense causes 10 wickets (in a professional game) to be counted, the defense gets to hit. If the defense fails to get ten wickets, here is another way that could end the defense’s drought of wickets: When you throw the ball six times, it counts as an over, no matter what happens. In a professional game, if the defense fails to get to 10 wickets, then the teams will switch when they reach 50 overs. This may happen when the defense is dreadful, or the offense is outstanding.

Now, today, my friends are coming over from my hometown. I hope to teach them how to play cricket. Cricket may be a bit hard to understand, but it sure is fun to play. Try it out yourself: you may be surprised at the strategy and teamwork needed in the game of cricket

 

Cricket