Ways of Being a Good Citizen

In todays English class did we got a assignment of choosing two out of six pictures. Me and my friend Daniel from the 1STG class choosed the picture of “Employee of the month” and  the picture of “Leonardo DiCaprio raising awareness of climate changes”.

The first picture shows an female, who is an ordinary citizen who works hard and pays all her taxes. In fact, she works so hard that she become the employee of the month. Me and my companion Daniel thinks that she is a good citizen because she is contributing the society. But because humans thinks differently, does someone mean that every citizen have a duty of working hard and paying taxes, and shod do something extra.

In the second picture, can we see Leonardo DiCaprio holding a speech for people around the world, trying to do a difference in the UN-building. In the picture can we see that he tries to convinse someone. After my English class watched the documentary from Leonardo DiCaprio called “before the flood”, did I knew that he tried to convince important persons and great leaders in the world gatherd in the UN-building, to make a difference. The documentary is about Mr. DiCaprio traveling all around the world in two years to see all the consecvenses  from global warming, and raising awareness of global warming to make a better planet to live on in the future. And for me, is that a good exsample of a good citizen, because he tries to make a difference, so other people in the in the wold will have a better future to live in.



Dear Mr. DiCapro

Dear Mr. DiCaprio

My name is Tom-Vegar Moen and I am a American sittisent who lives in Norway. As a half Norwegian, is the cold climate a big part of me, but if it disappears, will I lose a big part of me. And I don’t want that in the future. We recently viewed your documentary “Before the flood” in English class. I found the things and argument very interesting, and I mostly agreed with everything you said. I really liked your speech about climate changes for the UN. The thing that surprised me was how much ice that melted the last 5 years. You guys talk about 30 feet. And that really shocked me.

The only thing I knew about global was that it was that it would affects us, and our living in the future, but not how big this problem would be. But now I know, and it’s terrifying me, that my children and grandchildren will perhaps never see natural snow in Norway. And that manny places in the world can’t be possible to live in. And big conflicts will come up, like big fights over water, food, and other resources.

Sow dear Mr. DiCaprio, please don’t stop working to help people how important Global Warming is, and show people the consecvensesv of it. And help the future, sow everyone will live a better live.

From Tom-Vegar Moen

My Opinions of Spare Parts

The ting that surprised me in the film was that the poor Latino kids from Carl Haydan Community high school won the under water rover contest, against the best collages in the country included MIT and Virginia Tech. The Latino kids won the contest with a rover made of pvc-pipes, cables, plastic and small engines. This rover had a budget of under 800 bucks. And the MIT collage used 1800 dollars in the rover. MIT and the other Collages had Manny resources and thing to help each other. And in the other part didn’t Carl Haydan community high school because they where not legally citizens. This affected the Latino kids work because they didn’t have the resources to do it the easy  and normal way, but instead went the hard and difficult way, and made good results.

One fact in the movie that surprised me was that all the Latino in the movies where brought illegal in to the country. And that ICE wanted to send them back to Mexico when they where 18 years old, and in my sights they where still kids for me. Even if the movie had Manny true facts, did they made some scenes to mace the movie more dramatic. The biggest thing that surprised me was that they added the roll as the engineer teacher to the movie. Because he had a big roll in the movie, and didn’t actually exist in the reality.

Rovers and robots can be used for helping us humans to make a easier day, discover spots where humans can’t be/live, and help each other. And other areas where its difficult and dangerous for humans to be. The rover can help humans in for example Mars or radioactive places. Today do we have robots under water to clean/fixs and reinstall maskins under water. A company that works with subsea rovers is ABB. The company ABB is in the top of Subsea technology. This helps us to work under water without human injuries and problems. This will help us to avoid to use divers in big deeps. Japan works to develop rovers that can work in radioactive places where humans can’t be. And Kina works with masking that can predict if a person in coma are going to wake up or not.



Mt reading of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a novel written by Sherman Alexie. The theme of this novel is about loneliness, alienation and belonging. Junior is a “part-time Indian” and lives on the Indian reservation in Spokane, but goes to a white highschool in Readen.  This sentence below expresses the theme of the novel.

“I realized that I might be a lonely Indian boy, but I was not alone in my loneliness. There were millions of other Americans who had left their birthplaces in search of a dream”.

His life take place in two different places. The first place is home in the reservation, in Spokane where he lives with his family. The other place is in the whiteman town called Readen. Readen high school is the school where Arnold is studying. The sentence below describes how the maincharacter thinks of his reservation in Spokane.

“The reservation is beautiful. I mean it. Take a look. There are pine trees everywhere. Thousands of ponderosa pine trees. Millions. I guess i maybe take pine trees for granted.”

Arnold biggest problem in the book is when he starts at the highschool in Readen. Readen is a small-town school for whitepeople, and is over 20 miles away from the reservation in Spokane. He didn’t want to spend the rest of his life in the reservation, so he only way to move out of the reservation was to start on Readen, and get a good education to leave in collage later and follow his dream out of poverty. To do this he had to leave his birthplace and friend to reach this opetunety. The sentence below tells us how many others in the world left their birthplace to follow their dreams.

“I realized that I might be a lonely Indian boy, but I was not alone in my loneliness. There were millions of other Americans who had left their birthplaces in search of a dream”.

The main character  named Arnold/Junior are changing a lot during the book. One exsample is the respect to Junior. Nobody gave respect to Arnold when he started at Readen, until he punched Rodger (the alfadog at school) in the face. An other exsample is he in the basketballteam. When he went to the high school in the reservation was he just a dissent player of the team, but in the school at Readen was Arnold their secret weapon.

“Arnold, it’s now up to you”: said the Coach

My advice to follow students

Today I wanted to write a blogpost with my friend Erlend. His blogg is named “blogatschool” on WordPress. Our task today was to write a short blogpost about how to learn cleverly. The goal is to help you guys to get a better learning technique that you can use in school.

The most popular learning technique that I know about is called the “promodoro technique”. This technique is all about to get rid of all distractions around you to help you to go inside the flow when you works. To get inside the flow, you need a big focus. The Promodoro technique want you to have focus just on one spesial thing/only one thing to work with in only 25 minutes. The scientists have proofs that the first 20 minutes when you are working with something ,will your brain automatically begin to thing about everything else. You will start to think about every distractions around you, like facebook, snapchat and other thing like your self phone. We can call this distractions a pain in your brain. But when you have past the 25 minutes will you have passed the pain, and already worked in 5 minutes without distractions. When we are working without distractions will we be in the flow. But if you’re not in the flow, can you take a break and try again later.

Another technique is when you are reading something, and later are asking yourself questions about the text. If you are refreshing the subject enough times from the text, will you remember it to the test. And the best way to prepare to the test is if you do this over several days.

My class debate

In my class today, I was told to make an debate about a theme me and my partner Christian rapp disagreed about. We agreed together to argument about the famous “Bunadene” in Norway. My task was to protect the Bunad, and it’s reputation with good pro-facts and arguments, and Christian would tell about all the Con-Facts about them. My goal with this debate was to win it, but also to show my vision and thoughts about the Norwegian “Bunads”. We had two spectators under the debate about the “bunadene”, and they agreed with me that I had the best arguments in this conversation. Sow I can proud say that I won this debate, but I want to say it was a draw, because I left the debate   when we past 5 minutes in our video. Although I think we made a good debate, and I am really happy with the results.

In order to have a good conversation with an other person, do you have to follow your own instinct or you can follow the “rules/tips” that will help you to be better at having a good conversation.

This is the list with “rules/tips” that should be used when you have a conversation:

  • Don’t multitask
  • have full concentration on the subject
  • Lisen to the other part with both ears
  • Use open-ended questions
  • Be polite
  • Don’t interrupt the other part
  • Show respect
  • reflect questions
  • if you can, use humor to break up the ice

My Journey begins

Hello there guys, and welcome to my first blogg. I hope you like it, and will follow me through the evolving of the blogg.

My name is Tom-Vegar Moen, and I am a student from Sandvika high school in Norway. I am approximately half Norwegian, and half French. I was born in the United States of America. The 9th of November 2002 was I given birth in a hospital in Waukesha. Waukesha is a city in the state Wisconsin, and I was living in a house with my French mom and Norwegian dad and sister. We lived in the United States of America in two years, before my parents decided to move to Norway. We moved to Nesøya to settle down as a family, until this day, I still live in the latterly mentioned location. In my first teen years did i go to Landøya middle school. I have just now started at the 1. STG class as a sophomore in Sandvika high school. The spesial thing about my class is that everyone are spesilfized in IT or business.

We are now in the second week of high school, and i really like it. I have been better known with my classmate, and already started to create some friendships. I really seems forward to the class expedition to “Nordmarka” just outside of Oslo city. The trip is organised by the school, and is an attempt to help students to be better known with each other. The trip is before two weeks, but i seems forward to it and hope I will spend a good time. I really likes the nature and is one of my biggest interests and hobbies.

But I have manny hobbies and interests in my life. In a age of four did I start to play football for Nesøya IL, and i have almost played two times every week, the last 12 years. I am now on Nesøya  U-16 team, and we are winning our devision. I also plays table tennis for Fornebu BTK. Fornebu BTK is Norways best table tennis team. The best placement I have ever got is an second place in double with Kristian Kulseng, and a 3 place in single. Both of the tournaments was a East-Region competition. Slalom is also really fun, and i enjoy skiing with my friends in “Tryvann”, “Kirkerud” and “Geilo”. The last big interest i have is RC-car driving. Me and a friend have bought some RC-cars, and have made some youtube-videos of us driving around.