Gulliver’s Travels and the World

As you all know, I am taking an AP English class this year and thus must read appropriate books. A name caught my interest as I skimmed through the books that would be considered “AP”. The book was called: Gulliver’s Travels. As I read the book, I was marveled by the amazing creatures and species that Gulliver came across by accident, like the small species of people who tied him up…but also fed him whenever he wanted…strange beings. And that got me to remember, there is a movie on Gulliver’s Travels starring Jack Black!

I have yet to watch the movie yet, but since I am enjoying the beginning of the book (even thought it is in the old language) I’m pretty sure I will love the modern twist on the novel. However, I can see there will be some differences between the movie and the novel. The novel focused on Gulliver traveling to many different places, and not just his discovery of the smaller race. If you look at the movie cover, you can see Gulliver standing over a town and nothing else. It can be deduced that the movie will revolve around his encounter with the smaller race and town, making it different from the novel (which Gulliver has travels, finding many species and different people).

In the end, I am sure the novel will hold many more surprises for me to enjoy since I am still just in the beginning. I am also going to watch the movie itself, and hopefully with Jack Black playing Gulliver, I can enjoy it as much as I am enjoying the novel.

Advertisements

Books Books Books!

Now for those who don’t know, my class has begun a project on creating innovation or at least doing something that people haven’t done before (or haven’t done often). Not everyone is that creative in thinking of innovation sadly…luckily we can team up! SO I have been thinking over if I should do my idea myself, or work with my friend Cong on doing his innovation idea. Then I realized what I can work with, I loved books as a child!

The idea that I thought up for my project was doing a book donation service to children hospitals or elementary schools. Not random books though, I would only be collecting children’s books (obviously…I’m not crazy enough to give children full-fledged novels). Set up donation boxes in my school library and office ^__^ best idea ever! Alright guys be sure to look out for those boxes in a few weeks. Got to start making it first.

Anosognosia: You don’t know…you don’t know

Now, for those who don’t know what anosognosia is, it is the idea of people being unaware of the existence of their own disability or being too ignorant to know that they are ignorant. For those who understood the idea congratulations, you got it quicker than I did.

For people who don’t know it, it is the idea that a person is so ignorant, that they did not know what they did or will do is not possible. Or another example is a person who was coming up with solutions to problems, did not think of one solution due to not knowing about a problem. Get it? Good.

Why did I decide to throw this word out there and explain it? The reason is, people (especially students) have this mental illness…well not exactly this. I just wanted to warn students that they are doing an imitation, due to students not willing to think before they do…or don’t do. Students, with their carefree nature and their idea of “no homework during the weekend, that is a time to relax” prevents them from thinking that they should check to see if there is homework or quizzes coming up right after the weekend. In the end it is just poor insight. This can become a habit and thus affect your future. So basically shape up guys, think before you act…or in this case always think out everything to insure you don’t get bit on the butt later on.

truly-stupid-ideas-10