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Baked salmon and Broccoli



-salt and pepper

-different types of seasoning

-olive oil

-green and red peppers

-lemon juice


-garlic clove




1. Rinse the fish off with the lemon juice

2. Season it in separate plate

3. pour oil in the aluminum foil pan and place the fish on it

4. Then out the fish in the oven at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes

5. lightly broccoli in a pot for about 5-10 minutes

7. When cooked sprinkle some salt and pepper with a touch of butter on top

Food Analysis:

I'm not sure where salmon originally comes from, but I know that salmon comes from the latin word salmonand lives in freshwater. The cost of salmon usually ranges from 4-8 dollars a pound depending on where it is bought. Broccoli was introduced from the Italian more than 200 years ago and from then on has been of large production because of it's essential nutrients of fiber, vitamins, carbs, protein and fat. Fresh broccoli usually cost around $1.80- to $2 per pound. Those of which are the essential part of the dish. All the other things such as the seasons, lemon juice and olive oil are pretty cheap as well in any local grocery store, especially walmart.

Regardless of the ingredients baking foods are but more healthier than frying because in frying foods  in all forms frying lead to no water-soluble vitamin loss, and very few heat-sensitive vitamins are lost. It can also lead to a high absorption of added fat and the formation of acrylamide. While baking requires little added fat.  Salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. By using healthy oils like olive oil can boost your intake of healthy fats and vitamin E. The estimated time for this dish is about 25 minutes so it's not long of a wait. Broccoli is a good source of carbs and fiber, with 13 grams of carbs and 6 grams of fiber per serving. It helps you feel full faster, which might help you manage your weight. It also helps with prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and diverticular disease. Cooked broccoli is a good source of a number of essential vitamins and minerals that help keep you healthy, including vitamin C, folate and potassium.

Two ingredients that I would compare in my dish would be the salmon and the broccoli. Farming process vs planting or gaining these ingredients re my own would be very hard considering the type of environment that i live in. I live in an urban area so there isn't much of an healthy environment to plant broccoli or an access to a healthy freshwater ocean or lake to fish for salmon. Therefore, the only way to have these things would be to buy them at a local general store.

Personal Reflection:

I rarely had any issues with his unit because this unit was more so as a refresher for me. I learned a lot about the food industries in the 8th grade. Most of the things I already was aware of, but the biggest problem I've seen and that seemed to be new to me was when we watch the video on to talk of the man who was dedicated his life to educating people about the truth behind these things (TED Talk) he said that the labeling in this industry is massively incorrect. He used an example of how companies say that its milk is low in fat when is filled with tons of sugar. Which is something that is very true, but I never really paid attention, something I felt intrigued by. Another thing that caught my attention in this unit was that the maps that we looked over and how the rate in the US of people gain pounds increased over time. I always had a sense that was happening, but I wasn't really aware of how fast and rapid it was going along with how much is spread among the states. An interesting fact brought up in the TED talk video was that the school foods were just about similarly unhealthy like fast food. There aren’t fresh because of the budget cuts which makes them desperate in using the food that they can get, which are the unhealthy foods. I want to and will encourage my little sister and help her to stop eating those foods by packing her lunch before going to school or at night. Inform my mom on this information so that when she buys groceries she can be more mindful of these things. We are huge role in the food industry because we are not only victims of unhealthy foods, but also the consumers and the more we buy the stronger this cycle will become.

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My demographics for this rule is to show the audience that it is okay to eat a piece of everything for all components in different types of food is what your body needs, The true problem in that is consuming too much food that your body already has a enough and doesn’t need. Basically there needs to be balance in the food you consume.
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"You've Gotta Give 'Em Hope"

Over the past months, I have gathered research about the human rights movement and specifically events surrounding the first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk. In this project, I talk a lot about how Harvey Milk started to make the LGBT community known in America and how what he has done more than 30 years ago is still impacting the LBGT movement today. 

Here is the link to my final presentation. 
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The Legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

Over the past few months I have been conducted researched on the legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and The New Deal of 1933. I have written two papers covering how the New Deal has not only played a major role in pulling America out of the Great Depression, but transformed the American government and turned it into what it is today. The later of these two essays (here) analyzes the conservative backlash against FDR's New Deal of that time period as well as modern day criticism.
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Letters to the real world

Letters were written for many thousands of years, to talk with other people, without them having to be there, to communicate. Now that the modern day is full of new technology, that writing communication system is expended to not only letters, but emails, chats, and notes. In the book Love, Rosie, Cecelia Ahern uses those modern ways people communicate by to make the story more exciting and mysterious.  This formatting of the story made it a little challenging to  read, but that challenge was worth it, because the reader can feel like he or she is a part of the story.

The main two characters, Rosie and Alex, were always write letters to each other since they were little. They write notes like:

“To Alex

You are invited to my 7th birthday party on Tuesday the 8th of April in

my house. We are having a magician and you can come to my house at 2

o’clock. It is over at 5 o’clock. I hope you will come,

From your best friend Rosie”

Their whole world was almost always ink on a piece of paper or letters on  a screen. They were  memories that could be kept, and to the reader it seems that they are using those written pieces of memories to find out about peoples lives. It is easy to relate because people always had to express their deepest feelings on paper, at some point in their lives. There was happiness and sadness, fear and bravery, love and hate. I’m writing you this letter because I know that if I say what I have to say to your face I will probably punch you. I don’t know you anymore. I don’t see you anymore. All I get is a quick text or a rushed e-mail from you every few days. I know you are busy and I know you have Bethany, but hello? I’m supposed to be your best friend.” When Rosie wrought this to Alex, she told him something a lot of people feel. That was both sadness and jealousy. She was feeling normal feelings a friend would. These things make the book seem a lot more like real life. Their lives are never perfect.

The book shows characteristics of each person in their actions and the way they write and also based on whom they are writing to. They all have many problems, in each word they express themselves, just like we do and all of us wright. “I haven’t heard or seen you in a while. I’m sending you this e-mail because every time I call by your house, you’re either in the bath or not there! Should I begin to take this personally??! But knowing you, if you had a problem with me you wouldn’t be too shy to let me know all about it! This was something Alex sent Rosie after he moved to America. They could not see each other so he hoped that they would at least hear each other. There is always a time where people eat here send this kind of message or receive it. It is when you are fighting or one is mad at the other.

Each reader gets a different experience out of a book, but not all are completely different, because a book is meant to inspire emotions. Each emotion is strong enough to stay a stamp in the reader's mind. Looking on others for their thoughts, I stumbled upon this quote from Ellis Henrika, a writer for “Finding Bliss in Books” said: “Except for the epilogue, Love, Rosie is a collection of letters, IMs, notes, emails, text conversations, etc. but the formatting was so horrendous that sometimes two completely different conversations were grouped together, which confused my already unorganised brain.” I agreed, and was also confused at times. The book is funny and interesting, but they always have some problems in them. Without the uniqueness of each book, books would be boring. The author has to make it special by writing uniquely, kind of like special effect in a movie to make it more realistic and more fun.

If the book had been written in a different format, it would be a story that was not that realistic and it would have been more boring and ordinary. It would also less connected to the emotions of the reader. Each of the emotions was not just picked, but more like hand crafted by the author to make sure every detail is perfect. For those reasons the emotions are strong and so realistic. Emotions are the key to unlock our hearts.

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NHD Project

For my project I looked at the various leaders of Reconstruction and the part they played in the difficult time after the Civil War. The website contains information about the president's and congress's role in shaping the years after the Civil War explaining there successes and failures as leader and how they as seen today. In addition it looks at what was achieved during the Reconstruction period and how it's influence was seen later on.


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Ms. Gloria Steinem and Second-Wave Feminism


My project is about how Gloria Steinem, a leader of the Women's Liberation Movement (or Second-Wave feminism) helped change what it's like to be a woman in America today. Through founding the feminist magazine Ms., Steinem opened dialogue about previously taboo issues of sex, sexuality, gender, relationships, abuse, abortion, equal pay, and equal respect. My website tells Gloria's story and also tells the story of feminism, then and now, what has changed, how it changed, and what still needs to happen. 
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The Amiga and the Future of Personal Computing

In the 1980s, personal computers were very different than today. Jay Miner led a team of engineers to create the first computer that was anything like what we expect from personal computers today. The time period in which the Amiga was released in allowed for a unique form of creative expression to emerge, leading to today's web where anyone can be a creator.

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Eleanor Roosevelt NHD

  This website explains how Eleanor Roosevelt lead the people of her time and left a legacy behind. She was able to lead movements and be a chairman for The United Nations. She did a lot of work during her husband's presidency, but continued to make changes even after her husband past away. You could say that Eleanor Roosevelt made a new name for the first ladies that followed.
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Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger was monumental in the birth control movement. Her hard work and dedication made it possible for all women to be able to have and use birth control. From this movement she triggered a Sexual Revolution, which forever changed the way we viewed sex, sexuality and gender roles.
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Dwight D Eisenhower — A Legacy of Peace

Dwight D Eisenhower was a World War II hero as one of the planners and leaders of D-Day, and president of the United States during the 50s. This video is about his strive for peace during his presidency: how his legacy, in the war, as president, and in his life, is one of peaceful relations and understanding between countries.
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Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken caesar salad:




- Chicken

- Roman 

- Lettuce 

- Grated cheese 

  • Croutons 
  • Creamy caesar salad dressing 
  • Lemon juice
  • Black pepper 



- Season the chicken and grill it 

- Rinse off the lettuce & put it into a bowl

- When chicken is fully cooked, add it to the bowl with salad

- Add grated cheese onto the chicken and lettuce 

- Add the dressing 

- Add croutons on top 

- Lightly stir everything together

- Serve 




Caesar salad is know internationally. People often eat in on the side of their main  course meals and sometimes even on the side of their meals. People can make caesar salad any way they want to. This salad does not really have one specific way it has to be made in order to have that title. Chicken caesar salad is both tasty and healthy. It really only takes a few simple ingredients to create the salad. 

First, the chicken has to be cooked on a stove top and seasoned. After cooked, the chicken has to be sliced or chopped up in order to be proportioned right with everything else that goes into the salad. After the chicken is finished, the lettuce has to be rinsed off and chopped as well. Add the chicken into the salad bowl after the lettuce is chopped. Then add the grated cheese into the bowl along with the fresh squeezed lemon juice. After, stir lightly then start to pour the salad dressing into the bowl while still stirring. Then after that, add the croutons in the bowl and continue to stir lightly. 


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History of Surgery

I researched about the invention of anesthesia and antisepsis and how they impacted the history of the medical field. This website shows how the collaboration of many different people in the medical field created legacy and leadership. 

Click here for my website. 
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I chose my topic by first looking through the suggested topics that were posted to my history classes online webpage. I saw that each category had a topic of interest and I’m interested in sports. This led me to topic of Ben Chapman and the Philadelphia Phillies. I’m from Philadelphia, PA and an avid sports fan so, this topic was high on my list. I saw “42” which is a movie about Jackie Robinson and in that movie Chapman is mentioned in the movie. Chapman is not portrayed as the good guy in the movie but he was a prominent character in the story of Jackie Robinson.
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NHD: Brandon Yam

Throughout the first semester, we were tasked to participate in National History Day. To participate, we had to create a project that consisted of two parts, a paper and then a creative piece of either a video or website. The theme of this year's NHD was "Leadership and Legacy." I chose Steve Jobs as my topic. 
Click here to see my website! 

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Arroz con Gandules

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2 cups grain rice (rinsed)

4 to 5 cups of hot water,

3 tablespoons of sofrito

16 ounce can of gandules

1 packet of Sazon with achiote

3 tablespoons of oil

Salt and adobo


1. Add the oil into a big pot and let it heat up.

2. Add the sofrito into the pot and stir it until it starts to bubble up.

3. Add the gandules (beans) into the mixture and add the sazon.

4.Add the salt to give it more taste

5. Add a little bit of adobo to give it more taste.

6. Add water and let it boil

7. Then add the rice and lower the heat to low.

8. DO NOT STIR right away. Wait 10 minutes and stir rice.

9.Sir rice every 10 minutes for 30-40 minutes until the rice is tender.

Analysis: (this part you will be explaining how this meal is healthy, sofrito, guandules sazon and the ingredients basically)

Arroz con gandules is a combination of rice, pigeon peas and pork, cooked in the same pot with Puerto Rican-style sofrito. This is the signature dish of Puerto Rican culture and also has become very popular throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Arroz con gandules is part of Puerto Rico's national dish.

Arroz con gandules is a pretty healthy meal if you look at the ingredients. One of the major components that displays its healthiness is the fact that you have to make it from scratch. Since you are making it entirely from scratch, the excess chemicals that are contained in processed foods isn’t a problem.

Sofrito offers a lot of healthy nutrition for the body because it is a mixture of all natural vegetables blended. These vegetables such as peppers, greens, onions, garlic, etc. contain nutrients that the body need on the daily basis such as Vitamin D, E, and C.

Grained rice is the most nutritious because of its starchy substance. Most of it isn’t entirely natural, but it does in fact contain some nutrition that will benefit the body. Although rice isn’t very high on vitamins, it’s a good source for iron. This is very important because we need iron on the daily basis in order to give us strength. Iron is an essential mineral. The major reason we need it is that it helps to transport oxygen throughout the body. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body’s iron. If you don't have enough iron, your body can't make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. A lack of red blood cells is called iron deficiency anemia.
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Quarter #2 Artwork

This quarter I feel that my artwork has improved since the first quarter. For example for one of the projects I had to take a photo and use this app called pixlr. It was tricky to use at first but then the finalization of the picture look wonderful! Like I said in the first quarter, anything you make can be art. Art can be powerful to anyone! For this Second quarter I had to make a collage by using pictures from magazines. Then make a fabric drawing by using pencil and charcoal. After that, I had to take a photo and use pixlr. Last but not least, pick a piece of writing and illustrate a passage. I'm happy how my art turned out to be this quarter, so please don't judge. Enjoy checking out my work.

Collage: For this project, I was allowed to make a collage of anything I wanted. I made my collage spell out the word art because why not? Its art class for crying out loud. So what I used in the collage was pictures from home/design magazines. I used those type of pictures from those magazines because most of them had patterns. Basically how I see art, I see a lot of patterns!

Fabric drawing: Now at first I was suppose to draw fabric on top of a stool, but I really wanted to do something else. So I used my sleeve on one of my SLA hoodies as an advantage to do something else. Now this was my first time using charcoal. I feel I did great using it for the first time. My favorite part of the drawing is the hand leading into the sleeve of the arm because to me it looks realistic.

Photo: On this project, I was aloud to take a photo of anything I wanted in the world. After taking that photo I had to use this app called pixlr. I chose to take a picture of food because food is amazing haha. Especially burgers because its my favorite food in the entire world. After experiencing pixlr and clearly showing one burger while the other was blurry, I seriously wanted to jump into that photo. It basically looks delicious!

Illustration: Finally, for this project, I had to pick any piece of writing and illustrate a passage. I picked "The Cat in the Hat" because that was children's book I grew up with when I was little. The book used to make me laugh a lot. On this day I'm not sure why it made me laugh, but I don't care now because its cool to draw something that was from your childhood. 

Hope you enjoyed my artwork for quarter #2!

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Bean Buns

God I hate uniforms. School, sports, work, all of them. No matter what kind they are, they always make you feel like shit. And I’m wearing the worst kind right now; Military. Ugh, I don’t what’s worse, the skin tight under suit riding up your ass or the heaving armor weighing you down, but in the end I always feel so… confined. Anyways right now I’m stuck in vertical line formation between Tomoko and Ares, both half asleep just like me. I think every soldier is right now but I can’t tell because, again, i’m half asleep. We’re all waiting for our commander who thinks making us get up at the crack of dawn and standing in line waiting for him is good for us. And y’know what maybe it is. Maybe it will help us become better soldiers in the long run. Or better people in general. But I don’t care because Getting up in the morning is the worst thing ever.

All the 3 other soldier walk through our line formation and what do ya know it’s Commander Osamu. Or a just some big blobs that decide to walk around. Again i can’t tell because I’M HALF ASLEEP. Commander Osamu walks toward us to check if we’re all in position. Everyone is dead silent, because our Commander is basically godzilla reincarnated. I’m not even kidding he scares the shit out of me.

I see Tomoko falling asleep on my arm, so I nudge her.

“Bean buns… “ She says softly. She’s in the middle of a dream. I’m guessing it’s about bean buns. And food. And eating. Mmm… Bean buns.

Out of no where I feel a hard slap across my head.

“ Private Mizuki, and Tomoko! Wake up!” A male voice says. I open my eyes to find an angry looking Commander Osamu staring at us. Dammit I feel asleep. Both Tomoko and scrambled into position, with our backs straight and our arms behind us locked together. I look around, and see the other soldiers with their red snickering faces. Then I looked at Commander Osamu, who is staring at us with big dead eyes of distrust. When he does this, and he does it a lot, it’s like he’s trying to you figure out. The worst part is I think he does. It’s super creepy.

“Everyone Shut up!” He barks. Everyone then shut up. “How many times do I have to get you people to wake the hell up! I don’t care what excuse you have, I don’t care if it’s hard. Just stay awake and do what you’re told!” He then turns over to use so quickly, we don’t even have time to blink. “I want you two on patrol right now.” He said softly.

“ But, but...Bean Buns sir!” We blurt out. The struggle of hunger is real right now.

“Oh my god, just do it!” He says annoyed.

“Yessir” So Tomoko and I run off to patrol, wearing uncomfortable clothing, half asleep, and dreaming of bean buns.

To be continued...
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Q2 Art Portfolio

As an artist, I want to show people my feelings and what matters to me a lot. I want them to reflect on their life as well because when people reflect on their life they think more about what is important to life. For art collage I made a rose out of a lot of newspapers because rose represents my grandparents. After my grandpa passed away I realized that they matter to me a lot, and now I’m making sure my grandma is in my life as much as she can. Drawing a fabric was something harder because I never drew a fabric as an assignment.

Photo editing was an assignment I liked because it was fun to take pictures when I was away for winter break. Illustration assignment was a part when I went back to memories when I lived in Poland and watched cartoons with my grandparents that represented friendship.

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