The assignment that I am going to be doing is combophoto, it involves from finding two different images and combine them.

Step 1: Find 2 different images, I acquired mine from pexels.

Step 2: I use Adobe Photoshop CS4 as my editing tool. I erased the other half of the first person and adjusted the photo to make them look as one.

Step 3: I erased the the background of the both images, to make the image as realistic as possible. 


Vintage Photo

The assignment that I chose for my CTS is to pick a vague photo, apply a vintage effect and write a meaningful message.

Step 1: Pick a bad or a blurry photo, I got my image from pexels and I edited it in pixlr.

Step 2: I inserted the picture to pixlr to edited it, I changed the filter to old photo in order to look vintage as possible.

Step 3: Find a meaningful message or a quote, and insert into the image. I made my own quote myself.


Step 4: Adjust the message into a spot you want and thus my final project.

Colour Change Assignment 1

On my first project I decided to do the Colour Change

Step 1: I took this beautiful picture with my phone and I’m changing the colour with adobe Photoshop CS4.


Step 2. I select half of the sky and changed the curves of the image making the clouds darker than the rest of the image: adobe photoshop CS4 -> image-> adjustments-> curves-> and adjusted the curves of the image. 

step 3. In the image below I adjusted the colour balance of the image to make the part of the sky where the sun meets the horizon: adobe photoshop CS4 -> image-> adjustments-> colour balance-> and make it darker to add more of a warm vibe to the picture.

Step 4. In this last image I made the grass completely green: adobe photoshop CS4 -> image-> adjustments-> colour balance-> which made the colour of the grass much more green then the original image. 

And that image above is the final masterpiece that I have created through photoshop. 

Human Rights Violation

There’s plenty human rights violations around the world, but the human rights violation I am researching Death March based on my country I was born in. Death March was a very brutal event for the prisoners. Death March occurred during World War II in 1942, the Philippines and U.S.A joined forces against Japan. The prisoners from Japan has to march 66 miles, prisoners received little food or water and most of them could not keep up so they were killed in the spot. Anyone who asked for food would also get killed and some prisoners gets randomly stabbed by bayonets or beaten. As soon as they arrived to the location, they have to get on a train. It was also summer, the weather was hot and humid, hotter than a boiling pot. After they arrived the destination, they are forced to march 14 miles, 80,000 was in the march, more than half did not survive. All of this information is from Wikipedia, it has most of the information.

The magazine version of Death March, the cover shows the 75th anniversary of the event and there is other actresses/actor. The article was not specific, the article completely avoid the brutal incidents. The article shows the distance of the march, but it does not show what happened to the march. The magazine only summarized of what happened to the prisoners of death march. The magazine is there for us to remember the War and the people that had suffered and died during the event. 

The book Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and its March, there is a protagonist in the story. A young cowboy turned sketch artist from Montana who joined the army to see the world. The book and Wikipedia had a different amount of prisoners, the book has 76,000 people and Wikipedia has 80,000. The source that has more information is Wikipedia, the article shows what happened during the journey. The magazine shows how many years has passed during the war. It’s important to use more than one sources is because most sources are biased or have a few information. It’s also important, because every sources has different information.



Cats in the Cradle

My child arrived just the other day  

He came to the world in the usual way

But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay

He learned to walk while I was away

And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew

He’d say, I’m gonna be like you, dad

You know I’m gonna be like you

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you coming home, dad?

I don’t know when

But we’ll get together then

You know we’ll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day

He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play

Can you teach me to throw, I said, not today

I got a lot to do, he said, that’s okay

And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed

Said, I’m gonna be like him, yeah

You know I’m gonna be like him

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you coming home, dad?

I don’t know when

But we’ll get together then

You know we’ll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day

So much like a man I just had to say

Son, I’m proud of you

Can you sit for a while?

He shook his head, and he said with a smile

What I’d really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys

See you later

Can I have them please?

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you coming home, son?

I don’t know when

But we’ll get together then

You know we’ll have a good time then

I’ve long since retired and my son’s moved away

I called him up just the other day

I said, I’d like to see you if you don’t mind

He said, I’d love to, dad, if I could find the time

You see, my new job’s a hassle, and the kid’s got the flu

But it’s sure nice talking to you, dad

It’s been sure nice talking to you

And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me

He’d grown up just like me

My boy was just like me

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you coming home, son?

I don’t know when

But we’ll get together then

You know we’ll have a good time then

The audio was poor quality because I was using a chrome book. There was the sound of rain falling in the background, which cause a bit of interruption. My tone wasn’t the best but it was alright. The song was different when reading the lyrics, because when you sing the song you don’t pay attention to the real meaning of the lyrics.

L.A Assignment

Google Docs- The perfect format for writing essay.

Forum- The website for writing book talk.

Iblog- Useful for writing short stories, keeping attached with fellow classmates.

Myblueprint- Helpful for making resume, portfolio and other college programs.

Google Classroom- Format for checking out for your assignments and you can look at your marks.

YouTube- Great for researching videos.

Wevideo- Format for editing videos and audios.


Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Juxtaposition- “And, as he drew  in hid breathe and pity and terror seized him.” Pity and Terror are different images and put beside each other with contrasting effect.

Personification- The grass stood on his shoulders. Grass cant stand without feet and legs.

Symbolism- counting marbles. Marbles represents the years passing by.

Simile- Air smell like challenge. You can’t smell challenge.

Alliteration- he Smiled Scornfully. It has the same letter at the beginning of the word.


Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Stoic- Enduring pain and showing no emotion or keeping a straight face. “Suffering, sick, and angry, but also grimly satisfied with his new stoicism.” The boy was grimly satisfied while watching the seething black mound grown smaller. The boy was satisfied watching the poor creature, was finally was put on  its misery. Enduring pain is difficult to achieve, It’s like taking an arrow and smiling at the same time.

Vigilant- being alert of your surroundings for possible danger. “Remaining vigilant all night and counting the hours as he lay relaxed in sleep.” There’s another part of our mind, that keep us alert even unconscious. It keeps us aware of our surroundings.

Free Running- The dog was free running but it’s really not free. The owner trained the dog and the owner actually let the dog to run free.

Eternity- Like a child learning the word eternity. Most of us heard the word before, but don’t really know what it means. Eternity is infinite or unending time, when you die the time will still tick.

Fatality- “The knowledge of fatality, of has to be, had gripped him and for the first time of his life.”  The boy is witnessing fatality for the first time in his life. Fatality is when a cause of death by accident in war or a disease. The buck was getting devoured by the ants causing the fatality to the buck.




Alone in a forest,
Dark and nobody in sight,
I cried,
The clouds turned black,
And it started raining,
Tears running down my face,
Hoping to see someone,
I closed my eyes,
The rain shuts down,

I opened my mouth,
And screamed,
But there is no noise coming out,
I opened my eyes,
And realized I’m nobody.


Ten Minute Spill

As I hear a whirring noise from the distance,
I hear my mothers voice,
As I eat the pancake and strawberry she made,
As I lick the syrup off my plate,

My mother will do everything for me,
She would save me from falling off a cliff,
She would touch the clouds for me,
She's brave as a lion,
Except when I get a needle,
Because it keeps me safe.