On January 18th, I went to a Japanese event at the Japanese Information Center. There were three activities; one of them was a Japanese game, Karuta (かるた), where one person would read a sentence (in Japanese) and then the other players had to find the first hiragana (ひらがな) character in that sentence from a stack of cards laid out on the table. The second activity was where one could do origami, a Japanese style of paper-folding. The third activity was to practice writing Japanese calligraphy. One could write any Japanese kanji, such as inu(犬), which means “dog”. There were also had food, drinks, and desserts to try! I tried chow-mein, and although it is a Chinese noodle dish it was extremely delicious!
There were lots of photo op boards, where one could stick head into a hole in the image and friends and family could take one’s photo!
My mythological creature’s name is Philopele. She has the head of a cat (Sweet Stripes), body of a horse, legs of an elephant, wings of a Rainbow Lorikeet, and a tail of a mermaid. She eats trash at night from Chicago trash bins; she tries to help the garbage collectors so they don’t have to pick up as much trash in the morning. Philopele is very benevolent. Her special powers include the ability to see in the dark, capable of flight, and she is an excellent swimmer. She is also very loyal and strong. Philopele only likes me, my family, my animals, and my stuffed animals. She is usually very private about things. She lives in mythological creature land. She is 24 years old.
On January 4th, 2014, I went to see The Harlem Globetrotters in Hammond, Indiana. They won against the World All-Stars, their rival team, and have not lost since March 31st, 2006. Their mascot is Globie, who has been their mascot since 1993. From 1926 to 1927, they were called, “The Chicago Globetrotters”. From 1928 to 1929, however, they were called, “The New York Harlem Globetrotters”. From 1929 onwards, they have been called, “The Harlem Globetrotters.”
When I saw the game it was extremely funny because during the game, the referee would tell the one of the players on previously mentioned team that he couldn’t do something, such as standing on top of the basket. However, while the referee was explaining this, the rest of the Globetrotters would be standing on the other basket without the referee noticing! Another thing that was funny was when they turned on music, the players on The Harlem Globetrotters would start dancing, even in the middle of the game!
One should attend a Harlem Globetrotters game because it is extremely hilarious!
Symphony Jackson is a cat that lived at Tree House, an animal shelter in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. She is 2-years-old and although she has been become more social recently, she is still a little shy. She only has one green eye but it is very beautiful. She was just adopted a few days ago and is living happily in her new home with other cats!
Women in ancient Sparta learned how to wrestle, while women in ancient Athens would weave beautiful cloth. Also, in ancient Sparta, women had to give up their son when he was seven-years-old because they had to join the military. In ancient Athens, however, women did not have to do that. Although they were very different, they worshiped the same gods and goddesses, such as Hera, Demeter, and Artemis.
Zeus and Jupiter are both the gods of the sky and king of all gods. Both of them are symbolized by a thunderbolt. Zeus had many children and wives unlike Jupiter, who had three children and one wife. Zeus had five siblings as opposed to Jupiter, who had two.
Ornate Lorikeets are a type of bird. They live on Sulawesi, Togian, Peleng, Banggai and Tukangbesi Islands, Indonesia.The Ornate Lorikeet eats nectar, pollen, and fruits. Sometimes their location changes because of food availability. Its habitat is at the edge of a forest, in upland valleys, and near towns. There are about 50,000 in the world. They are usually seen in pairs or small groups, sometimes interacting with Yellow and Green Lorikeets.
I found Rome a city of brick. I left it a city of marble.
Veni, Vidi, Vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered
- Julius Caesar
Man is an animal that lives in a polis
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