Thursday, August 28, 2008

Which iPod are you?

iPods have been popular since they are found by the company Apple Computer. There are different types of iPods, and each of them has their own features. iPod classic and iPod touch, which are going to be discussed in this essay, are not the same at all. Although they are all from the iPod family, but their features make them different.

iPod classic and iPod touch are different in some ways. First, they play the some kinds of song and video files, display the same kinds of image files. Secondly, both iPod classic and iPod touch need iTunes for file synchronizing and organizing. They both are similar in their function, only the operating system.

The features make both iPods different. iPod classic owns a bigger storage. It can store more things than iPod touch. It is controlled by a “click wheel”, in contrast, iPod touch is controlled by touching the screen. iPod classic has longer battery life, up to 30~40 hours of music playback, and up to 5~7 hours of video playback; on the other hand, iPod touch only have up to 22 hours of music playback, and up to 5 hours of video playback. While iPod touch has shorter battery life, it only takes 3 hours to charge complete, whereas iPod classic takes 4 hours to finish charging. A comparison between the screens of both iPods shows that iPod touch has a 3.5-inch diagonal screen, unlike iPod classic, only 2.5-inch. By comparing with their size, iPod classic thicker and heavier that iPod touch. Both of them have their own specific features, so they’re completely the same.

Both iPods have their distinguishing features. Different storages, battery lives, sizes meet different people’s needs. It is the customers who will say which is better, not by their mouths but actions.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Going on a vacation. Staying in a hotel or a tent?

Choosing a place in stay while on vacation is a decision should be made. There are two major places that people choose the most, hotels and tents. Hotels are comfortable, and they have pretty good services. Tents, making you feel like living in the wild, and they somehow are not as comfortable as hotels, but they give you another kind of feeling. Both of these places are for people to stay during a vacation, but the atmospheres set them apart.

If you’re choosing to stay in a hotel, the comfortable atmosphere comes to you right at the time you stepped in, making you feeling welcomed. You’ll get good services while staying, and almost everything will be done and prepared well for you. This is a great place for people who want to rest well and enjoy services.

Going camping will be another choice. If you’re not a fan of comfortable areas, tents will be a great place for you. Insects, bugs, and their noise will surround you all night, which gives you a wild atmosphere. You can see a sky full of stars, clearly and sparkling. It is an alternative choice for people who love to be near with the nature.

Although the two places are both for staying, there are some differences between them. Staying in a hotel is comfortable, and offers good services, while staying in a tent makes you feel closer with the nature. Both of them have their distinguishing characteristic of their own atmosphere, so they meet the needs for different people.

It is somehow important to choose a place to stay at night. Hotels make you feel good and welcomed, for the services they offered. Staying in a tent is an alternative choice for it provides an atmosphere of wild, and closer to the nature. The good place to stay depends on if it’s going to make your trip a better one or not. Choose the place that “fits” your vacation.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Should we do more to deal with the problem of domestic violence, or is the problem exaggerated?

Domestic violence has always been a serious problem. Some think that it’s not a big deal, while some say that it’s a problem that should be noticed. Domestic violence should be noticed because it not only causes physical injuries, but also hurting on the inside. If the victims are not healed, there will be more and more problems. Domestic violence is a problem that we should do more to deal with.

Neglecting the problem and pretending nothing’s there is not going to help. The society should face this problem as a serious problem. The government should have departments with strong groups of people that can really reach into every single family that has domestic violence problems. This helps the government know more about their people, and also helps keep the victims away from domestic violence and other relating problems, in order to give the rights back to them.

The domestic violence problem is not exaggerated. If we don’t focus on this, the amount of victims will increase. Domestic violence causes serious injuries, even death. As a result, more and more people will get hurt and die. Next, the news of people dying because of domestic violence will spread, and they will make people sad and depress. Then, there might be more crime and suicide because people are feeling blue. The problem will grow bigger and the society will be suffering the crisis.

The hurting is not only physical, but also on the inside. Although the physical pain is already gone, the hurting inside isn’t easy to be healed. This will lead to some problems like people not trusting others, murder, or doing violence to others as well. The victims may have problems dealing with their family and other people.

In conclusion, domestic violence should not be ignored, for ignoring it bring bigger crisis. Therefore, neglecting domestic violence is not a solution. We should consider these problems seriously, not saying that they are exaggerated.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Essay - Homeschooling

Every time when we think about education, what brings to mind is going to school. But not everyone was educated in school, some of them was educated at home! Homeschooling is not new stuff, but it's another decision for education. Have you ever wondered if homeschooling is better?

Is it better for a student to study at home rather than going to school? Homeschooling, might be a new way, but it takes away the opportunity of learning how to deal w/ friendship and relationship. For example, there are two children, one goes to school, the other goes homeschooling. When both of them finished their education, there might be a big difference between them: the one who goes to school has less problems dealing w/ relationship, but the other who does homeschooling has more problems. You may think dealing w/ relationship is not a big problem, but it plays a major role in our society. If there are more and more people having these kinds of problems, there might bring other problems to the society, e.g., crime, depression...etc.

Homeschooling may be another choice for education, but it doesn't make a person become more suitable to live in our society. After all, learning w/ classmates provides a more complete education.

Friday, August 1, 2008

1st Post

Hello, my name is William. This is my first post.