Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Forbidden City Within Victoria Response

Chinatown!  For many years the mere mention of the word conjured up visions of a forbidden place: underground tunnels, secret gambling dens, hidden opium rooms.  Although many of the elements which created the sense of mystery assiociated with Victoria's Chinatown have long since vanished, the mystique remains.  Intricate networks of narrow passageways and claustrophobic courtyards are still found behind the commercial facades of many old buildings in Chinatown.

Kane O'Brien

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chernobyl Disaster

 The Chernobyl Disaster was a nuclear power plant disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant outside of The ukrainian town of Pripyat on 26th of april, 1986. At 1:23 am, there was a power surge which lead to an explosion that realeased dangerous radioactive fallout into the atmosphere, threatening the lives of the nearby occupants of Pripyat.The nearby occupants were evacuated from the town, and Pripyat is still not under livable conditions due to dangerously high radiation levels. today, the Chernobyl Power Plant Disaster is considered the worst nuclear accident, the only one to reach level 7, the highest level of the International Nuclear Event Scale.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Canadian Identity Test

The way that I express my Canadian-ness is through the way that I act, and the image I give off.  I think that being Canadian is not how well you fit in and act like someone else, but how everyone is a little bit different.  I like to have many different personalities, because you can express your emotions better.  Canada isn't about the lifestyle, it's about the country you live in.  I think that most Canadians want to get a job, raise a family, volunteer for their country, get an education, and live the rest of their lives here.  Therefor being a Canadian isn't about what you buy, it's what you do to better your own and your countries life.  I try to have fun and play sports, and do the things that are put here to guide us away from theft and vandalism.  Being a Canadian is about being free, but in order to be free we have to give back to canada.  In my opinion being a Candian is about, being multi-personalitied and giving back to your country.

Kane O'Brien