Thursday, 26 March 2015

Slice of Life #26

Today I was thinking a while about who am I thankful for...

1. My family and relatives.
2. Friend.
3. Being a part of ISKL community.
4. Having an opportunity to live in Malaysia
5. Experiencing different cultures.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Slice of Life #25

Depending on when I met her, she might have been: a person who is always kind and nice to people or someone who loves to dance. Bad math, but always positive and funny. Someone who has a smile in her face all the time, a person that I would want to play with. But all these just depends on when I met her.

Slice of Life #24

Slice of Life #23

Short poem about natural disasters

Earthquake occurs
Tsunami covers up the buildings
Flood wipe out all we have
People suffer, dead
Buildings need to be repaired
Roads got cracked
We have no food, no water
And no hope

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Slice of Life #22

In school, our unit is named #Resilience. In this unit, we have one community in each group. We have activities like researching and presenting in #Resilience. Here are some interesting facts that you didn't know about this unit:

  • Between 2000 and 2012, natural disasters caused $1.7 trillion in damage and affected 2.9 billion people.
  • In 2012 there were 905 natural catastrophes worldwide including severe storms, droughts, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, hail storms, typhoons, wildfires, and hurricanes.
  • “Hurricanes” are large, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain a day. Hurricanes can be coupled with storm surges and severe flooding.
  • Worldwide in 2011, there were 154 floods, 16 droughts, and 15 cases of extreme temperature.
  • Nearly 50% of the fatalities caused by natural disasters in 2012 were due to hydrological events like flooding or mass movements.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Slice of Life #21

10 facts about disasters and the effects: 
Over 2.6 billion people have been affected by natural disasters in the past decade.
The number of natural disasters has quadrupled in the past 30 years.
There have been over 3,400 floods worldwide since 1980.
The cost of damage caused by disasters is 15 times higher than it was 50 years ago.
Geophysical disasters killed an average of 69,098 people per year between 2001-2010.
More than 2,600 severe storms have occurred in the last 30 years.
Hydrological disasters made an average of 106.7 million victims per year between 2001-2010.
The greatest famine in history killed around 45 million people in China between 1958 and 1962.
In 2010, Haiti suffered the deadliest earthquake in almost 500 years, killing over 316,000 people.
The total cost of damage caused by natural disasters in the 1990s reached over $650 billion.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Slice of Life #20

Today in the last period of school, we met Ji Li Jiang, the author of the book "Red Scarf Girl." When she was in our age around 12 years old, she experienced the Cultural Revolution, which happened during 1966~1976. Cultural Revolution was one of the deadly events happened in China. People got tortured, killed and injured a lot. As a result, she wrote this book to show you what was going on at that time.