Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Annotation #8

The Refugee Experience In Thailand
This article talks about hundred thousand Hmong took a dangerous journey on foot across the Mekong River to get to Thailand. The early Hmong movement was divide into three wave. These wave depend on what date you arrive in Thailand. The condition of the camps varied from barely tolerable to awful. When the camp first open there was no toilets, no water to wash themselves, no clinic for the sick, no jobs, no land to grow food, and no way of getting money to buy food. More than 90% of Hmong refugees in Thailand had been accepted for resettlement to the United States. Life for the Hmong refugees in Thailand became more difficult as the goveernment consolidated camps and tightened control over camp life. The Thai is worried about the growing Hmong population that they put a policy of "humane deterrence." Its designed to deter asylum seeker and to encourage those already in Thailand to resettle to the West or to return to Laos. The Hmong refugee in the Thailand camps have lived there for many years now. Different generations develop marked differences in the way they pattern their daily lives and envision life beyond the camp. In the camps women can make money by sewing handicarfts and clothing, in this case women are more success at earning wages than men. For the young people they learned English along with Thai, in this case they learn thing faster than adults.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Annotation #7

Hmong Get Last Chance To Immigrate To U.S.
In this article it talks about the Hmong helping out the American with the war. The United State agreed to accept the Hmong under pressure from the Thailand, which provide no aid to the refugee and regards them as irritants. The United State will only accept those who have registered with the Thai government at the camp. For some of the Hmong refugee it will be their first time to aboard the plane. In Laos you could married as many women as you can but when you come to America you (the husband) can only registered only one wife and the other wife have to registered separately. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee say that " the Hmong will have an easier adjustment because they were place in different camps and had to adjust to the camps. Some of the refugee can't wait to reach the U.S. What the Hmong like most about the United State is the FREEDOM they have and they can go anywhere and do anything. This articles also talk about how the Hmong got to Thailand.

Annotation #6

The New Faces Of Minnesota: What To Leave Behind?
This article talk about the Hmong refugee are arriving in Minnesota and the children of those who were refugee will decide what traditions to keep and which will die with their parents. The Hmong in Minnesota came from Laos and worked closely with the CIA during the Vietnam War. Thousand fled to Thailand as refugee and were unable to return to their country without risking death. The Hmong are in Minnesota because the American promised to take care of them in return of their help in fighting th North Vietnamese and the Communist Pathet Lao. To escape from the Communist the families head for a perious journey through Laos and across the Mekong River into Thailand. The Hmong culture will not go away easily we are able to adapt to about 50 to 70 percent of the way the American live and do things, but there are sone things that they can't change and it the way they get marrie. This article also talk about that in the Hmong culture offers women few roles beyond being a wife and mother. The Hmong still struggle to balance their strong culture heritage with the demands of the dominant American culture.

Annotation #5

Hmong Families: A World Apart--Door Closing: Dreams Dashed
This articles talk about how the Hmong in Thailand want to join their families in America. Thousand of Hmong tries to escape but the door to America is slam shut. The Hmong once enjoyed the entree into United States because of their alliance with America in the Vietnam War but now they have to get in lines with everyone else to be able to get to America. It say that reuniting families would require a special act from Congress or an administrative waiver by INS officials. In the articles it listed the percentage of the Southeast Asian immigration. The Hmong influx into the United States is likely slow considerably after teh Thailand closes its remaining refugee camp and sends their inhabitabts back to Laos. Spouese, unmarried minor children and parents of U.S. citizens are qualify for an unlimited number of immigrant visas to the United States and will not face the waiting period.

Annotation #4

Returning To Laos: Hmong Fight A Bitter Return
In this article it talk abouthow you have to make the list for you to be able to come to the United State. Many Hmong fear that their relatives iwill in Laos will become another Vue Mai. The mystery of the Vue Mai's dissaperance has become a legend in the Hmong circle. In Spring, about 822 Hmong got on buses in Thailand and cross the Mekong River. When the Hmong went back to visit their relative they found out that someone die, dissappear, or never made it to a safe area yet. The Thai has been lying to the Hmong that if they go back to Laos then they are safe but when they went back to Laos they were refugees by international standards. The United Nation is defending the Thai about the change in the camp and moving the Hmong refugee.

Annotation #3

Hmong Families--A World Apart: Heartbreak and Hope
In this article it talks about the past of the Hmong refugee that used to live in Thailand and how the Hmong's rice crop has failed them and how the United Nation money has ran out so this tell us that the Hmong has no meals to support their families. This talk about that the United Nations High Commission for Refuges is the largest donor in the United States. The Hmong is terrified of going back to Laos even though the United Nation say that "they are safe" but the Hmong is still scared to return back. The United Nation say that "no one is forcing the Hmong to return back to Laos." Hmong 's American relatives want the United Sates to accept more than 10,000 Hmong refugees in the camp to come to the United State.

Annotation #2

Hmong Families: A World Apart--Holding Out For A Home Land
This article is about that Hmong will no longer be refugee anymore because in October 1 more than 600 Southeast Asian refugee will be newcomers to Minnesota. The refugee camp in Thailand will be close but there is still 5,000 in Ban Na Pho camp, 200 in the detention center at Phanat Nikhom, and 600 in the Sikhui camp. The Hmong refugee say that "they rather die than returning to Laos." The United Nation say that "they are far short of money it needs to resettke the last wave of South Asian refugees." In the article they have estimated the number Hmong living in United State.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Annotation #1

"Hmong Families: A World Apart--No Hiding From The Fear"
This article is about how the government want the hmong refugee to return back to their homeland(Laos.) They are being froce by gun point and threat. The governement is talking about how the Laos is a major abuser of human rights and how the United State Department has supported 6,000 Hmong and would retun another 5,000 or more to Laos from Thailand's refugee camps. The State Department say this by doing this it will help the Laotian regime toward democracy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

R.A.F.T. ~"Show Don't Tell"

My place is a place that keep me clam and make me feel can hear the wave and feel the cool wind blowing through your can see the sun set at night and rise at day and night my place wash way the bad time that happening around me...its a place that no one will find me... i only been there once but it seem as if i have live my whole life there...if you close your eye you can picture my wonderful place it will keep you clam and happy...guess what my place will NEVER know...

Monday, March 19, 2007

R.A.F.T.~ Spring Break

On my spring break it was really boring...all i did was sit at home, touch the computer, and babysit my little sisters... other than sitting at home being bored to death i went to work...nothing special about working at all... did nothing but WORK...well, on every third Friday we have prise and worship at Common Ground Church.... it was so much fun...then on every Saturday i went to basketball practice and practice at 8:00am - much pain..working so hard for the basketball game on Saturday the 24 at 9:00am...on Sunday went to church and at 3:00pm went to work...there i go working again...FUN FUN FUN....well, that's my spring break... not really FUN from everyone else...but spring break was just plan BORING nothing but stay home, work staying home again and working....

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

DAY 10 -- Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Typing your paper's rough draft

DAY 9 -- Thursday, February 15, 2007

Create a correct problem-solution essay outline based on your blogged and work on wiki

DAY 8 -- Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Construct problem- solution essay outline

DAY 7 -- Tuesday, February 13, 2007


DAY 6 -- Monday, February 12, 2007

...Get caught up and comment two other people blogger...

DAY 5 -- Friday, February 9, 2007

“Mt. Everest Spring 98 Expedition…summit success guaranteed: Cost $50,000” This was located on the magazine Outside. Who has $50,000 dollars anyways? The problem is that people are leaving too much trash on Mt. Everest and there excessively many bodies lying around Mt. Everest also. Tibetan yak drivers find useful things and bring it back home. Theses items are containers, cans, bottles, jars, etc. More than 4,000 had tried to climb Mt. Everest, 600 have succeeded and 142 have died trying to climb Mt. Everest. If the climbers just keep on leaving trash and garbage behind, then Mt. Everest will turn out to be like a junk yard. Too many people try too hard to climb Mt. Everest but failed, if you can’t climb or relocate yourself then give up, before you give up your life trying too hard to climb the mountain. I am an alarmist, I’m here to warn you about the dangerous things on Mt. Everest such as people leaving trash behind, and too many bodies are on Mt. Everest.
In the video “Death Zone”, the climbers are at a campsite and all you see around the campsite are piles of used oxygen tank all over the place. They have to walk around the oxygen tank to get to their tent to sleep and move around to use the bathroom. “Even on the South Col, the media likes to show photos of the same pile of old oxygen cylinders over and over again.” Also in the video “ Death Zone” you see the climbers talk about the people who died while trying to climb the mountain and you also see bodies lying everywhere. In the video, you see this person about to die because he couldn’t climb anymore so they had to call for help to come and get him to safety. In 2002, 175 climbers had died trying to climb Mt. Everest and majority of these bodies are being left behind on the mountain. People bodies are lost forever on Mt. Everest and never found again.
I am an alarmist and these are the dangerous things on Mt. Everest. People are leaving too much trash behind and too many bodies are on Mt. Everest is dangerous. Garbage is collected by the CTMA (China/ Tibet Mountaineering Association) and they remove the trash on the mountain. “The air is do dry that it causes water content in our blood to drop from 50 percent to 15 percent, making it sluggish and the body prone to frostbite.” Why pay so much just to climb a mountain that is so tall and so cold when you can use the money to go on a trip somewhere warmer than Mt. Everest. Climbing Mt. Everest is about $50,000 dollars it is a waste time and your money if you didn’t reach the top. If you die, while climbing Mt. Everest your body would never be found ever again. Pick up after yourself when you are on Mt. Everest, so that Mt. Everest would not look like a junk yard. Items are being buried under all those rock and dirt, maybe, that why Mt. Everest is so tall because of all the trash climbers have left behind.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

DAY 4 -- Thursday, February 8, 2007

Two other blogs and post a comment in response to their assignment of the Tartan Problem assignment

DAY 3-- Wednesday, February 7, 2007

State The Problem:
The problem is that kid at school are not turning in their homework or they are turning the homework in late.

Give Evidence:
  • Kids are getting bad grade
  • Not paying attention to what grade they are getting in class
  • Not paying attention to what the teacher is saying about the assiment
  • They are not doing the work because they don't feel like doing it

Explain Contributing Factors:

If you don't turn in your homework then you can't pass a class or you get a bad grade. If you turn your homework in late, you still get some points put you wont get full credit on your homework and you will get a bad grade. If you don't pay attention in class and to the teacher you will not understand what you are doing and you will not understand what the homework is all about.

Propose A Solution:

When you get your homework done and turn it in on time you will get a better grade in school. If you pay attention to the teacher and pay attention in class you will understand what the teacher is talking about and you will understand what the homework is about also. Doing better in school will help you get into college and will make your parents very happy and maybe they will let you go out more becasue you have a better grade in school now. So do what i say " TURN YOUR HOMEWORK IN ON TIME AND YOU WILL GET TO GO TO MORE PARTY!!"

DAY 2- -- Tuesday, February 6, 2007


DAY 1 -- Monday, February 5, 2007

If two of my best friend fight, i wouldn't know what to do but just ask them that since they are not firend then i wouldn't know what to do at all. We were best friend since forever and we can't just let this little problem get in the way of our friendship. If this doesn't work then i would tell them that since they are no longer friend then it is best that we all should not be friends anymore. This is how i feel and i am sad that they are no longer friend or that they don't get along with eachother. Why do they have to drag me into their problem they need to fit it by theirself and if that doesn't work then i'll try to help them too.


A problem that she raise from this article was that children are having rash and that the rash is coming from the behavior that they have in the past. Another thing that she brought up is that out of control kids are taking over or controling the middle school libary. I just wonder why would kids take over the libary. i thought that they hate the libary or don't like to go to the libary. Children are fighting in the hallways and if the school teacher see this then they would stay two hours after school. The article also say that kids don't drive on their own they depend on there parents.