Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mystery skype

Many things can be learned from the mystery Skype. Some things that i learned from the Skype were: How real first nations feel about the stereotypes that other cultures have against them. Also how they feel about where the best place live is (cities vs. reserves). 
Next some things i liked about the mystery Skype was when we had to find out where they were located. Even though I found out where they were even before we asked them questions, it was still interesting seeing our class and there class asking the questions. 
I think for the experience to be better next time we need to find a better video calling program because when Microsoft bought Skype it has been a downhill slope, in both quality and user ability. though it would be a hard task to find a program like that Skype isn't a very reliable video call service.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Cellist of Sarajevo, check #1

If you have not heard of the book, The Cellist of Sarajevo it is written be the author Steven Galloway.  Galloway was born in Vancouver, British Colombia, he attended University collage of the Cariboo. Galloway is a associate professor and the chairman of UBC Creative writing Program. The Cellist of Sarajevo was Galloway's third book and was published in 2008. It won several awards in the world of literature and is a international bestseller.

In this novel, it is set in the time of the siege of Sarajevo which was the longest siege of a capital city in history of modern warfare. It is set between 3 peoples perspectives and there life during the siege: from how they survive, to there customs, how they express religion and finally there day to day trials and tribulations. Sarajevo is under siege by the Yugoslav Peoples army for 4 years and it devastated the citizen by killing them when they walk down the street. So the lives of the three in the book go through alot to survive this horrible act of the Peoples army.