Recently, in class, we’ve been reading The Count of Monte Cristo, and I think the story plot is pretty interesting. In the story, the main character has multiple personalities and disguises. The different disguises mask his true identity, and what he portrays on the outside is different from what he thinks on the inside. It’s like what they all say: Don’t judge a book by its cover.
These treats reminded me about the main character in The Count of Monte Cristo. They’re dessert in disguises. 🙂
I came across this cake recently on Brit + Co., and I think their process of making this cake is awesome. It’s a new take on the traditional layered cake, and it looks great! The vertical layer cake is simple, yet still looks amazing and yummy. To check out how to make this, here’s the link: http://www.brit.co/vertical-layer-cake/
This week, my class and I did presentations on our blogs in English class. We talked about how are blogs were growing, our favorite comments, favorite posts, changes that were made, things we’re still struggling with, and basically analyzing our blog to show how we’re doing with our blogs. It wasn’t about how many views or likes you had (although having them is nice); it was about how much time and effort you put into your blog. The more work you put into your blog, the more fantastic it will look! Make it so you’re buzzing with so much joy, you can’t wait to share it with everyone! Everybody may not take interest in it, but hey, it’s your work, and you’re proud of it. You are your own audience.
In the beginning of English class on most days, we do this activity called Brain Fuel where my class and I would be able to read books, blogs, or do anything that interests us such as drawing or writing, etc. My teacher had us do this activity to allow ourselves to have some quiet time alone each day. It gives us time to relax and relieve stress which in turn allows us to be able to accomplish more and think better or be more creative. During Brain Fuel activity, an idea might pop into our head and it may come occasionally, or a whole bunch of ideas may come at once like a storm. They could come while we’re reading something that inspired us or while we draw. You never know. Maybe someday, one of those ideas could change the world. Having just a little time during class for Brain Fuel could actually make a difference. In those few minutes, it allows us to ponder about things we’ve never had time for since our day is always busy, consisting of school.
“There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are the things we do not know we don’t know.” -Donald Rumsfeld
The unknown unknowns are like surprises and mysteries. It is unexpected. We never know what it will be or what to make of it. It’s like cutting into a cake, only to find something totally unexpected in it. I mean, who would’ve thought that there would be a bunch of candies inside this cake?