2011年10月25日 星期二

Man woman in wild vs Life of Pi

Man Woman in the wild was a great TV series show! It was awesome the guy taught us a lot of skills surviving when you were in the wild. The episode we watched was him and his wife was stuck at the ocean surrounded with dangerous animals specie, the shark and the harsh weather as the temperature difference in the morning and night had a great rate of changes. However they manage to survive for three to four days until they were discovered and saved. From the episode they taught us a lot of techniques to capture fish for food but mostly how did they keep themselves warm and preserve water and stop dehydrating. From this episode we are able to connect it to the book Life of Pi because at this time Pi was stuck in a lifeboat due to the huge storm which destroyed the ship that he were in. Now Pi needs to start thinking about what he could do to stop dehydrating and he also need to think how he could preserve water and face the harsh water at the ocean because sometimes there would be storm and sometimes the bright burning sun would be rising on the sky. Moreover, he had to face some crucial animals that he had to face such as the hyena and the tiger, Richard Parker...
1. Pi could start finding some water resource such as bottles of water and keep them in a safe place so that he would not lose it and he could also use a empty bottle to mix the pure water with the salt water because salt water has too many sodium inside the liquid but if they combine it the sodium inside the water would be decreased and it would fix our body like the drink such as Pocari Sweat or Gatorade.

2. What he could also do was he could start searching for things that could preserve water such as the solar stills and he could start using it to preserve water so the water might keep from been conscious and stop dehydrating.  

3. Third on the boat there might be those thick plastic called the tarpaulin. What Pi could do was that he could use the tarpaulin to make him something to keep him warm when it is at night in the ocean as it would be really cold at night so it's a good idea to keep yourself warm and prevent yourself from getting sick.

2011年10月17日 星期一

This week we talked about the super-alpha male and I check the meaning of it which means that in the animal kingdom there will be a leader that dominant others in the pack or the region where he's at.From this definition we can see that this person has the authority to tell others what to do and he will command and give them orders. Others will obey and follow what he has told them to do.

However, does this only happen in the animal kingdom? After the discussion in class we came to a conclusion that it does not only happen in the animal kingdom. It occurs in our life too and it happens every day, every hour and every second in the entire world. In addition, it does not always have to be the male who is playing the role of alpha.

For example in my family there's a total of four members including me. I have a sister and of course a mom and dad. People usually conclude who might be the alpha from the physical features. My dad is about 183cm a buff guy used to be in the military and my mom she is like a dwarf 152cm but the cool thing is that my mom is the real alpha in my house. She is the problem solver and the leader of the family. When she said something we do it with no doubt because she is a wise woman she is more experienced than my dad in many ways.

Another example from school. There will always be an alpha for example SL(initials) every time he said something we will follow him cause he has the power of attracting and convincing people to do what he wants to do. He is a great alpha because he knows what we are thinking and he helps us to solve our problem and teach us what to do in each situation. From this, our pack gained trust on him and believe that his choice and what he said is reliable and worth the shot of trying.
The last example I am going to make is about basketball. For those people who know me, they know I love playing basketball and I love the player Lebron James. He is a one in a million people to have unique power skills that slash into the board and slam that basketball into the hoop; the speed and the power is like the combination of a leopard and a tiger. However, he's not a really good leader and that is the point why he did not make to the championship of the finals. After he joined the team Miami Heat with his awesome partner Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, we can see that Wade is the real alpha in the team because he encourage and tell his teammates what to do. He leads his team well and the key for him is to not panic and always have the confidence in himself at the fourth quarter of the game.