June 12 2020

JAM/DIY.org

Yo and Whuddup dudes!

In this post I will be promoting a fun website that you can use during your time in lockdown/quarantine/if you’re bored.

JAM or DIY.org is a very interesting website where you can express your creativeness, explore other people’s works, find a passion, do fun tasks and more. Previously, these were two seperate networks, but now when you sign in/join you can choose to combine the the sites or just use one.

This platform (from now on I’m just going to refer to them as one whole thing, rather than two) is a place where you can complete different activitites from a whole range of subjects. Basically, choose a subject that you are interested in, have a passion for or would like to study, such as History, Camping, Knitting, Mathematics, Cooking, Drawing, Computing, Minecrafting, Meme-posting, Typing, Photography, Beekeeping, Biking, Mechanical Engineering, Singing, Animation, Acting, just to name a tiny fraction of the fields. Next, you can select a mini-activity to complete from each section. Once you complete five activities from a subject, you then can recieve a mini fabric badge/medal from your teacher (assuming that they help you run the program and purchased some of those cool little fabric patches. Yes. They’re fabric. Not gold.)

Those are just a few of the tasks that you could choose to do!

However, one downside is that you need parent’s consolidation in order to join. And I don’t mean just an email adress, a checkbox saying ‘I agree to the terms and conditions…’ or even setting a parent password. To register to DIY.org/JAM, your parents need to input their credit card number. Many guardians may be reluctant to share this information…so yeah. Also, you need to pay money. So yeah, sad life.

 

Anyways, I’ve used this awesome site (DIY.org I mean) before the JAM merged with it and costed money. I had a lot of fun, and it was really interesting to look at all the amazing tasks we could complete. It was really a diverse experience, and I recommend this to anyone and everyone!!!

June 4 2020

Joke Time Bros!

Yo and Whuddup people!

Feeling blue? Quarantine getting into your system? Isolation overdose? Well, here is the cure-cringy, cheesy,, crack-up jokes (that you may or may not find funny) and puns!

  1. A woman in labour suddenly shouted: “Shouldn’t! Wouldn’t! Can’t! Dont’t! Mustn’t!” “Do not worry,” the doctor said. “Those are just contractions.”
  2. The lord said unto John, “Come forth and thou shalt recieveth enternal life.” But John came fifth and won a toaster.
  3. You’re not completely useless. You can always serve as a bad example.
  4. Some one stole my Microsoft Office. You shall pay. You have my Word (Yes, I Excel at these jokes).
  5. How does Moses make his coffee? Hebrews it.
  6. What is the difference between a well dressed man on a bike and a poorly dressed man on a unicycle? Attire.
  7. What happened when the strawberry crossed the road? There was a traffic jam!
  8. What is Beethoven doing in his grave? de-COMPOSING!
  9. Hulk, Iron Man and Thanos created a group chat…it’s called SNAPchat!
  10. If a child refuses to sleep during nap time, are they guilty for resisting ar-rest?
  11. What is an astronauts favourite key on the keyboard? The space bar!
  12. When does a joke become a dad joke? When its ap-parent!
  13. Velcro is a total rip-off.
  14. What did the coffee report to the police? A mugging.
  15. Wanna hear a joke about paper? Nevermind, it’s tearable.
  16. What did the science book say to the maths book? Wow dude, you got problems.
  17. Why did the kid cross the playground? To get to the other slide!
  18. How does a vampire start a letter? Tomb it may concern..
  19. How much does it cost a pirate to get his ears pierced? About a buck an ear.
  20. What did the little corn say to the mama corn? Where is pop corn?

 

 

Hope you enjoyed!

 

200+ Hilarious Jokes for Kids – Red Tricycle

redtri.com › best-jokes-for-kids

60 Best Dad Jokes for Any Sense of Humor — Funny Dad Jokes

www.countryliving.com › life › best-dad-jokes

Funny Jokes – 1000s of the Best Jokes | Beano Joke Generator

www.beano.com › categories › jokes

52 Of The Funniest Two-Line Jokes Ever | Bored Panda

www.boredpanda.com › funniest-two-line-jokes

75 Short Jokes Anyone Can Remember – Reader’s Digest

www.rd.com › Funny Stuff

Photos from Creative Commons Zero Archive Photos For Class

June 3 2020

X-Mas Around the World 2019 STUBC Bonus

Yo and Whuddup!

In this post I just wanted to share some pictures of Christmas celebrations around the world!

 

INDIA

Christmas celebration in school kv vigyan vihar, delhi, india.jpg taken by Indianchemicalengineer23 and retrieved from Wiki Commons under Creative Commons 4.0 License

 

 

 

 

USA/AMERICA

Christmas Tree in Capitol Hill taken by Rawpixel Ltd, retrieved from
flickr under 2.0 Creative Commons License
 

 

 

 

 

CHINA

Christmas in MixC Shopping mall Shenzhen China Photo taken by Chris, retrieved from  flickr under 2.0 Share Alike license.

 

 

 

 

FRANCE

Retrieved from Creative Commons Zero (CC0) Archive PXHere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed looking at these pictures!

June 3 2020

Happy Easter in Twenty Different Languages-Festives 2019 STUBC Bonus

Yo and Whuddup ma bros! Here is just some different ways to say Happy Easter! Maybe you will be interested!

 

English: Happy Easter

Greek: καλό Πάσχα (kah-lo pas-kah)

Chinese: 复活节快乐 (fu huo jie kuai le)

Spanish: Felices Pascuas (feh-lee-fehz pah-skuaz)

French: Joyeuses Pâques (jwa-yeah pahk)

Indian: हैप्पी ईस्टर (Hai-pee ea-ster)

Dutch: Gelukkig Pasen (geuh-loo-kihg pah-ssehn)

Japanese: イースター、おめでとう (ee-stahr oh-meh-dee-toh)

Tamil: ஈஸ்டர் வாழ்த்துக்கள் (ee-stahr vuhll-tooh-kuhl)

German: Frohe Ostern (fwor- oh-stehrn)

Persian: عید پاک مبارک (ee-deh pak moh-ba-rahk)

Italian: Buona Pasqua (bwoorno pas-kwa)

Portugese: Feliz Páscoa (feh-leez pahs-coa)

Russian: Христос воскрес (hrees-tohz vass-kree-schez)

Arabic: عيد فصح سعيد (al mah-seem kahlm)

Swahili: Pasaka Njema (pah-sa-ka n-jeh-ma)

Turkish: Mutlu Paskalyalar (mooh-tloo pas-kah-lee-a-lar)

Norwegian: God Påske (gooh-poss-keh)

Welsh: Pasg Hapus (pasg ha-pus)

Latin: Beatus Pascha (bee-ah-toos pah-chus)

 

That’s it folks! Hope it was interesting! And I’m sorry if some of them are wrong, either completely or spelt wrong or pronounced wrong…I used Google Translate. If that’s the case, please feel free to tell me in the comments!

 

 

June 2 2020

Holiday Craft Ideas-STUBC 2019 Bonus

Yo and Whuddup y’all!

Here are some fun and easy craft ideas for Christmas! I recommend watching the videos or looking at the pictures before you start…I am not great at explaining😂😁😅.

 

Make a 3D Mini Paper Christmas Tree

  1. Cut out six pine tree/Christmas tree shaped pieces of paper
  2. Fold the cut-outs in half vertically
  3. Glue one folded side of the tree to another half-side. Repeat until all the pieces are joint like a circle.
  4. Decorate the tree with sequins, stars, and other trinkets

 

Make and Decorate (and Eat) a Reindeer Biscuit

This is a fairly simple activity, all you need is one or more biscuits, some Nutella, some vanilla icing, chocolate/lollies, and a handful of pretzels.

  1. Spread the chocolate icing over the biscuit.
  2. Break the pretzels in half and put then on the top side of the biscuit
  3. Put two small dollops of vanilla as the eyes, and one larger one below the two as the muzzle
  4. Place the chocolate or lolly near the bottom of the biscuit as the mouth/nose

Photo from this website

 

Oragami Star

I’m not going to bother explaining this.

 

Toilet Paper Roll Characters

Santa Claus

  1. Paint the toilet roll a skin colour
  2. Create a cone hat by cutting out a red triangle and folding it so that it becomes a cone shape, then stick the edges together and glue onto toilet roll
  3. Stretch out some cotton and glue it around the hat
  4. Add a white pom pom to the top of the hat
  5. Glue on a pom pom nose and googly eyes
  6. Glue red wrapping paper or glitter paper on the bottom part of the toilet roll, making sure not to overlap the facial features
  7. Glue two buttons on top of each other on the red paper
  8. Stretch out more cotton and glue around the face as a beard and moustache

Snowman

  1. Paint the toilet paper roll white
  2. Glue a pipe cleaner over the roll
  3. Glue a pom pom where the pipe cleaner and toilet roll meet on each side
  4. Cut out a carrot nose from orange cardpaper and glue onto the snowman
  5. Cut out a long strip of ribbon or paper and wrap around the snowman as a scarf fashion
  6. Glue two buttons on the body below each other
  7. Draw the eyes and mouth using a Sharpie

Elf

  1. Paint the toilet roll a skin colour
  2. Create a cone hat by cutting out a green triangle and folding it so that it becomes a cone shape, then stick the edges together and glue onto toilet roll
  3. Stretch out some cotton and glue it around the hat
  4. Add a white pom pom to the top of the hat
  5. Glue on a pom pom nose and googly eyes and draw the mouth
  6. Cut out two small, round pieces of pink paper as the cheeks and glue onto the face
  7. Glue green wrapping paper or glitter paper on the bottom part of the toilet roll, making sure not to overlap the facial features
  8. Glue two buttons on top of each other on the green paper
  9. Cut out two pointy elf ears and paint it skin colour, then stick it onto the sides of the elf

Check out this video to see how it’s made

This idea and pictures and video came from Christmas Toilet Paper Roll Crafts by thebestideasforkids

 

Santa Strawberries

  1. Cut a strawberry two-thirds the way from the top
  2. Add some whipped cream on top of the larger two-thirds, but make sure there isn’t too much
  3. Place the smaller part of the strawberry back on top
  4. Add a small dollop of cream to the point of the strawberry
  5. Add two small dollops of cream on the lower part of the Santa Claus as buttons
  6. Add two edible silver dragee sprinkes or chocolate chips on the main cream part as the eyes

From website Fresh.co

 

Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed these little activities, and good job to those who understood my terrible instructions!

June 1 2020

Holiday Poems-2019 STUBC Bonus

Yo and Whuddup people!

For my 2019 STUBC Festives Bonus Task, here are three three-stanza poems about three different celebrations. They’re not very good…I couldn’t manage to write enough with only threee stanzas, but still, here is the finished product, ready for your criticism. Please enjoy!

 

POEM ONE: HALLOWEEN

My bucket is filled with candy, sweets and chocolate,

There’s even more stuffed in my pocket.

I walk past the houses decorated every terrifying trinket,

And past people dressed as witches who are wicked.

 

Spiderwebs line the streets and boulevards,

Tombstones explode from people’s yards.

Hidden, screaming witches cackle from porches,

And pumpkin lights glow like blowtorches.

 

We have a grand old time doing trick or treat,

With spooky friends that we meet.

When the moon is round and full and bright,

We go home with memories of a wonderful night.

 

POEM TWO: CHRISTMAS

 

Festive lights are all around,

Glittering proudly on the Christmas Tree.

Echoing around the neighborhood is the laughing sound,

Of families playing and yelling “Whoopee!”

 

A delicious aroma wafts through the house,

A scent of roast turkey, plum pudding and mashed potatoes.

At the fragrance of food the children begin to arouse,

And a wonderful feast does the family throw.

 

A time of giving, love, rebirth and grace,

Oh, it is festive time, without a doubt!

Everyone hastily gathers around the fireplace,

Stockings are up, the milk and cookies are out.

 

Now Santa Claus will come!

 

 

POEM THREE: EASTER

A hunt, a find, a scavenge!

For little, oval, coloured eggs

That hide chocolate in their depths.

 

We fill our baskets to the brim.

I have two red eggs, one blue, three yellow

And even a cup of wobbly jello.

 

At home we have hot cross buns.

And hope the Easter Bunny will appear

To grant us some Easter cheer.

YAY! Those are my (bad) poems! Thanks for reading all of that horrible rhyming stuff!

 

May 31 2020

Greece-STUBC 2019 Bonus

Yo and Whuddup bros!

This post will be a dot-point notation style informative piece about the country Greece.

INTRODUCTION

  • Greece is a European country with hundreds of little islands dotted around the Ionian and Mediterranian Sea
  • It has a population of 10.72 million
  • It covers 131,957 square kilometres
  • The main religion in Greece is Orthodox Christian at 90% of the population, with Muslim, Catholic, Jewish and other minorities being the remaining 10%
  • The capital of Greece is Athens, named after its patron godess Athena

 

ANCIENT GREECE TIMELINE/HISTORY

  • Archaeological studies have found that the nation of Greece had been around as early as 11,000BC
  • During the 5th century BC (classical period, which was 6th-4th century BC) the foundations of Western Civilisation was created in Athens. This city-state excelled and helped to develop areas such as philosophy, music, drama and democracy
  • The allied Greek forces were able to defeat the Persians but the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta (the two most powerful and biggest cities) that followed ultimately led to te downfall of the Classical Period
  • At around this time, the Kingdom of Macedon, under Alexander the Great, is rising after having conquered the smaller towns in the area.
  • From 168BC, the rising Roman Empire conquers Greece. The Romans base their religions off of the Greek Olympian Gods, Greek is a second language in Rome, and many new cities are constucted. However Athens and the Greek culture generally decline

LANDMARKS AND DESTINATIONS

  • Greece is culturaly diverse, and has many interesting attractions and buildings
  • Some landmarks include: the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Melassali Lake Cave, Samothraki Hot Springs,  Syntagma Square, Kingdom of Knossos, azure-blue beaches, Monastries of Meteora and more
  • There are many ruins and ancient temples from ancient times to visit and explore
  • Lots of beautiful, sandy and blue beaches as well as coastal settlements
  • Bright, vivid coloured buildings

 

HOLIDAY

  • One Greek holiday is Greek Orthodox Easter
  • Tsoureki, a sweet, three layered easter brioche that is spiced with mahleb is made or brought, served with a red-dyed easter egg in the middle
  • People decorate the Epitaphios, bells ring multiple times throughout the day, a Good Friday Mass is held, and there is a procession around the church
  • Evening Mass with fireworks and bells
  • Ressurection of Christ begins at Midnight, and people light white candles
  • After Mass they have a Ressurection Dinner
  • Eggs are dyed red, symbolising the blood of Christ. Family members choose an egg and crack it on top of another person’s. Whoever has the cracked egg loses. This continues until there is only one person left, who is said to have good luck for the rest of the year

 

The Epitaphios laid onto the decorated bier, as used in the Church of Y. Th. Odigitria, taken by Dimitris Arvanitis from Wiki Commons under the license Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic

 

FOOD

  • Greek food has been influenced by the Persians and includes yogurt, rice, honey and nuts
  • Some food include: dips such as tzatziki (yogurt, cucumber and garlic), melitzanosalata (aubergine), and fava (creamy split pea purée), souvlaki, grilled meat, olives, moussaka, dolmades, seafood, feta cheese with salads, baclava and more

 

NOTE: All photos have been sourced from a creative commons zero archive or has been retrieved from creative commons with proper acknowledgement.

 

Greeka Greece History

BBC Good Food Top 10 Dishes To Try Greece

14 of the Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in Greece

Greek Easter Traditions You Should Know

May 30 2020

Appearance and Themes

Yo and Whuddup!

You may have realised that my blog appearance has changed! Before, I had used the Aaron theme. A few days ago I was browsing the appearances and found a better looking format..behold, the Anarcho Notepad!

Firstly I went onto the Appearance tab running down on the left side of my page. I selected Theme and chose the Anarcho Notepad. Next, I clicked Customize, and added a Meta to my display page. I also had some fun deciding on the font of my writing, and ended up choosing Snippet, as I liked the easygoing, thin words. However, my Site Title and Tagline were decided to be IM+Fell+DW+Pica+SC (yes, that’s the name of a Google font…)because I like the boldness. Additionally I removed the carpet-like texture of the background and made it a slightly less dark grey colour. Although I still don’t really understand what it really is, I added a few widgets (including a little video in Sidebar Area 2!) to add a bit more text to my page. Keep an eye out because I may do soem research and make a post explaining what widgets are later on…

I know, not actually a lot of differences apart from the theme itself. However, I find this change a fine acomplishment and I hope you all like the look! Let me know what theme you have for your blog, or to give any theme recommendations! Thank you for reading and BAI!

May 28 2020

Science Quiz-2019 STUBC Bonus

Yo and Whuddup ma bros!

Come test you knowledge of the scientific world on this Science Quiz! I am using a new platform (I used to use Google Forms) but today I’m going to try using Microsoft Forms instead!

 

  • Please do not ask your friends or family
  • Please do not surf the internet for answers
  • You can do the two above once you have submitted your answers
  • If you do not agree with one of my answers and you have clarified it online or with multiple sources, please send me the link of the place where you found it and comment below
  • Have fun!