The moss that grows on fallen trees,
silk spider webs glistening in the morning sun.
Decomposing maple leaves,
whimpering dogs on the run.
Rushing water pouring down the streams,
chirping birds having fun.
Feeling at peace and in harmony,
Tynehead Park has surely won.
When we look around the world we see many different people with so many different ways of life. The way someone may live in Brazil will be different than the way someone may live in Russia. This is because our lives are shaped by the land we chose to inhabit on. The food we eat, the way we travel, our religions and so much more are all affected by where in the world we are. The things we may do in this part of the world may be deemed crazy in another part. Our climate, location, size, quality resources, and population density are some factors that one may use to define a country (Wikipedia, 2013).
As Canadians we are lucky to have such a vast landmass because we can chose where in the country to live. Though we are able to import and export goods to different provinces and territories, the way we dress and eat will be different because other areas will experience different weather that will shape the way they live. People outside outside of Canada believe that all the people in the country are the same. That in this large country we all go through and do the same things, but that is certainly not the case. Canada being such a developed country makes it attractive to many immigrants that all bring their culture here with them (Canadian Overseas Immigration and Business Inc, 2013). Have you ever seen a postcard that said welcome to Canada and had an image of someone wearing a parka and standing beside an igloo?
Who Canadians are cannot be described in one word. For example, we have large cities like Vancouver and Montreal that have top-end cuisine but they are different because we have different cultures and vegetation. In Vancouver you need a raincoat, while in Montreal you will need a heavy jacket. Not to mention Montreal is a larger city population wise. In Vancouver we would probably describe ourselves as laid-back while in Montreal people may say they are a bit busier and have more fun. These are 2 cities in one country that show how different the lives of the residents are because of location, climate, vegetation, population and so much more.
Canadian Overseas Immigration and Business Inc. (2013). Why Immigrate to Canada? Retrieved from:http://www.coibs.com/english/why.html
Wikipedia. (2013). Geography of Canada. Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_canada
History is a rather wide and vague topic to discuss. It could be what you had for breakfast in the morning or the discovery of fire. But one sure thing about it is that all things that have happened in the past should be important to you. History makes the present and shapes the future and so many things that have happened in the past have made you who you are today.
One of the most important quotes about history in my opinion was written by Aldous Huxley.“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons history has to teach” (Huxley, 2013). The reason I love this quote so much is because I feel that It speaks the truth. How many times have you done something, known it was wrong, then done it again? How many times have nations gone to war for reasons like religion knowing that it leads to bloodshed on both sides?
There are many quotes like this one.“We learn from history we learn nothing from history” (Shaw, 2013). We know that what we have done in the past is supposed to teach us but so many times we have made the same mistakes and suffered the same consequences. That’s why history should be of so much importance to people. It teaches us what has caused problems in the past to prevent them later on. To learn more about Aldous Huxley visit Aldous Huxley
Huxley,A.(2013). Quotes About History. Retrieved from http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/16293-that-men-do-not-learn-very-much-from-the-lessons
Shaw,G.(2013). Learning from History Famous Quotations and Quotes. Retrieved from http://www.writersmugs.com/quotes.php?day=11
On December 15, 1998 I was born in Cairo, Egypt. I spent about a year there with my friends and family and in June 2000 I came to reside in Canada. Both of my parents are from Ghana, a country in west Africa and it was just by coincidence that I was born in Egypt. People ask all the time If I remember anything but I was so young that my time spent in the uprising country is a blur.
Now I live with my parents Daniel and Elizabeth, my little brother Roy, and my big sister Janice. I consider myself very lucky to have such an amazing family. I can always count on them in times of need and we always have so much fun with each other. They make me a better person by correcting me when I’m wrong and encouraging me when I’m right. In my spare time I like to watch television, read, and hang out with my friends.
I was always a very shy person growing up but I’ve for the most part grown out of it, I am now more able to speak my mind and do as I please. I enjoy watching many sports and play volleyball and do track and field. Sports were one of the things that helped me break out of my shell. I am now a very confident person and I have a bright future planned for myself. I would like to get a scholarship from one of the sports that I play and go to a good university right after I finish high school.