PhotoVoice Eagles With Cameras: “Project on Identity” Who Are We? Session Four
We started off the Wednesday, December 11th session by breaking into groups and discussing what idenitity was and why it was so important to understand it.
Students continued to write about their personal identities.
Diana presented her PhotoVoice collage and spoke about the importance of her family, her career and health as it pertained to who she was.
We’d later go over the scavenger hunt pictures and allow students to speak about the pictures they took.
My favorite part of this session was at then end when Mr. Stowell would connect this project and the importance of knowing your personal identity with the next step the students would be taking in life, middle school. We spoke about the peer pressure and cool factors that most middle school students face, and how it was important that all of them knew who they were as individuals.
With only one more session left I am more than happy with the way this project is panning out.
Freedom, my freedom of speech, my freedom to choose the life I want to live, my freedom to express myself
Seattle, as much crap as I use to talk about living here and even though I’m not a huge fan of any of the sports teams, overall I appreciate the fact that my parents landed here and the growth that I was able to do once I actually moved to the city.
Love, I saw a man today with an RIP shirt on and it said “Life isn’t forever, but LOVE is” I thought it was an interesting quote and something I’ve been thinking on.
2. Journal about 1 positive experience you’ve had over the last 24 hours
I had a chance to catch up with my brody Richie Le today and even though we only spoke briefly it was nice to hear from here and I am excited about his journey. He released some new music today and I look forward to seeing his progression. We talked about life and whats next for the both of us and our families.
3. Exercise: Not as much as I wish I could have
4. Meditate: No meditation, but I did get a chance to zone out and listen to some good music.
5. Write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network: No.
Woke up at 5AM again and checked the social media. I found out through his instagram post Rupert got up in the middle of the night and explored Osaka by himself in the middle of the night. He even went to dinner alone. Once he woke up him and I would explore a rainy Osaka and failed in our search for sandwich bags (water resistant) but we returned made our way to breakfast. Before we did however we stopped a grocery store in the station and night snacks. I didn’t buy any snacks because the prices seemed high and I didn’t want to carry the snacks from Monday to Thursday. We ate breakfast at a place inside the station. I had pancakes and ham.
After breakfast we took the train to a temple
and attempted to go to the zoo not knowing it would be closed.Although we were disappointed we decided we would go to the aquarium instead. We stopped for ramen near by.
After eating we headed to the aquarium. Ironically this aquarium was the same one that I had been to on March 11, 2011 the day of the tsunami. I have a video of me there on that exact day.
The ferris wheel was right outside of the aquarium.
After the Ferris wheel we made our way back toward the hotel. We walked for what felt like miles until we found a currency exchange inside a store that looked like best buy, rei, Walmart and toys r us wrapped in one. After finally finding this place we had to find our way back to the hotel… We walked… And walked… And walked….. My legs felt as if they would give up on me. We finally made it to the hotel where I showered and lye down for a few minutes before it was time to go get sushi. We were recommended a place for sushi but after another long walk we gave up and ended up at a hole in the wall sushi place. The options were not so great and to expensive to fully enjoy. We would return to the hotel and crash.