Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Basecamp #1: English immersion at its best

Tuesday, July 3rd, Day 10
“A human beings is part of the whole, called by us “the universe.” Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Major discover of the day: to learn how to write in Japanese.

Greatest accomplishment of the day was to get through class with the heat.

Wednesday, July 4th, Day 11
“Originality does not consist on saying what no one has ever said before but in saying exactly what you think yourself.” James Stephens

Today in the morning we woke up live everyday, ready for a new day. We formed a circle and got into our physical fitness groups. We ran for 20 minutes and we did some kids of exercise, the invisible chair was really hard. Then we ate breakfast. In our English class we typed our poems. Then we ate lunch. We had our Science class and it was really funny. The major discovery of the day was the lesson about back injuries and the treatment and science class in the creek.

Thursday, July 5th, Day 12
“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, but tradition, it breeds violence.” Jiddu Krish Namurt

Major discoveries of the day: The estuary is a wetland and wetland are very important and many people don’t care about it.

Accomplishments of the day: Going to the beach and UCSB.

Vocab word of the day: lethargic

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