Saturday, November 26, 2016

Alex's AP Human Geography Essay - Religion's Impact On The Environment





Song:  Theme from the 'Valley of the Dolls'

Artist:  Newell Oler



Alex completed this essay for one of his classes.


As no one in our family is religious...
and many of religions' concepts are foreign to Alex...
it had taken him about 2 hours to research and outline his paper
on some of the major religions for their specific impact on the environment...
and it took him about 1.5 hours to type it up from his outline.

Again...
Alex knows nothing about any of these religions...
and he had to research his information...
so, it is not coming from personal knowledge...
and he knows that to only research a religion, is not really knowing any of them.


We live by many of the major tenants of the major religions of the world...
not because we believe in a deity of any sort...
but because it is logical to do so.

Many beliefs benefit the individual...
and, that of, society.


So, with this in mind...
























Wednesday, November 16, 2016

II - Alex Turns 16 Years Old - A Year In Retrospect




Song:  Chevalier de Sangreal

Composer:  Hans Zimmer



This a continuation of my previous article 
on Alex's 15th year of life in retrospect
(Alex just turned 16 years old).

Just as in the first article...
I have supplied a link underneath each photo
to its corresponding article.

























Alex had fully designed his own math contest for elementary, middle, and high schools.
He made up the problems and provided solutions, he designed the contest format...
he helped score it, and he presented the awards.

Alex loves writing tests, contests...
and teaching manuals.





































































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Alex is very busy studying everyday, as he is loaded with AP and Honors courses
through his online high school, plus an online Japanese course through BYU...
and his advanced math at UNR.

Alex should finish his high school courses by August next year...
and so, he could graduate high school a year early so he could take
more courses at Mountain College and UNR the following year.

Alex wants to prepare himself for full time university for the following year.

He will send out his applications to various universities 
by the end of the next calendar year.

Alex knows what he does during this year as a 3rd year high school student
will reflect most in his high school transcripts to the universities.

Alex has also done very well at UNR and Mountain College these past...
over two years (every Summer as well as every Spring and Fall semesters
since the Summer just after the 8th grade)...
and these transcripts will be very important for his university applications as well.


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Alex is entering a higher pressure year...
as he knows the great value that universities shall place on it.

However...
Alex being Alex...
he merely does his best everyday anyways.

So...
there is no big change of schedule...
and there are no major cram sessions...
as he studies everyday...without fail.

Alex is a forwards looking young man.

He has his dream that he wants to fulfill...
and, he just continues working towards it.

Although it involves many hours of daily long and hard work...
for Alex...
it is a labor of love.

When someone has a dream to fulfill...
everyday is a step towards it...
and so...
everyday is a day filled with passion and purpose.

This is why Alex loves his life...
he is constantly walking towards the mountain peak of his dreams.
















I - Alex Turns 16 Years Old - A Year In Retrospect



Song:  Chevalier de Sangreal

Composer:  Hans Zimmer




As Alex just turned 16 years old...
this is my look back at the year.

I have put in some of Alex's main adventures and achievements as a 15 year old.

Underneath each photo...
I have included a link to the corresponding article...
in case you have not seen it yet.

Alex is growing so fast...
and he has past a major milestone in young American youths...
he started learning how to drive.

Alex is a 3rd year High School Student (Junior)...
and he will most probably be graduating in less than a year.





Alex at home enjoying a quiet evening just after supper.

We had offered Alex a new and updated iPad for his birthday...
but Alex said he didn't want anything.

He also said that he didn't want to go out to eat...
as he preferred his mother's cooking
(he had Unagi Donburi for supper).

It is not unusual for Alex to not want anything special.

As Alex loves to learn...
he has everything he needs...
and he is doing that which he loves most...
studying and having free time to himself.

We also go places for mini adventures.







Alex Registering For Spring Semester At UNR - Game Theory




Alex's Last Final In Differential Equations At UNR




Alex's Mathematically Themed Winter Solstice



Alex Enjoys Neighborhood Christmas Lights - I



Alex Enjoys Neighborhood Christmas Lights - II


















Alex Goes To Japan II - Alex Meets His Japanese Relatives



Alex Goes To Japan III - His Grandparents' Neighborhood






Alex Goes To Japan V - Grandfather's Boat






Alex Goes To Japan VII - Alex Goes To His Uncle's House






Alex Goes To Japan IX - The Beginning Of Our 31 Hour Trip Home



Alex Goes To Japan X - The Magical Haneda International Airport




Alex Wins Gold Again



Alex At The A Star Math Competition



Week One Of Three - Local Academic Olympics



Week Two Of Three - Local Academic Olympics



Week Three Of Three - Local Academic Olympics



Alex's 1st Place Local 'Voice Of Democracy' Essay Win



In my next article...
I will continue with Alex's year in review as a 15 year old.














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