Hearing Art

Everyone enjoys music, whether it be old, new, pop, rock, rap, or EDM. Everyone has listened to it at least once in their life and more than once, it has helped them forget about their daily stresses and troubles. In fact, music can be heard in shopping malls, elevators, and restaurants to produce a better atmosphere. But… What is music?

Music is a combination of different sounds and notes that create a pleasant melody. There have been popular musicians in our history such as Beethoven, Mozart, Beatles, and Michael Jackson to Marshmello, Avicii, Billie Eilish, and Zedd. Music is generally created by three types of instruments; string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments. 

Stringed instruments are instruments that require vibrating strings to produce a sound, hence the name. Examples of such instruments are the piano, guitar, violin, or ukulele. To play a wind instrument, a column of air needs to be blown by the player into a mouthpiece to make a sound. Examples of such instruments include the flute, trombone, trumpet, or the clarinets. Percussion instruments are sounded by being struck or beaten by the player. Drums or the xylophone are percussion instruments. Today, music can also be created by technological devices.

Why is music so important? Music is a huge part of our world today because it is beneficial for our health and mood. It has the ability to bring people together and is even a big part of religion with few exceptions. Music helps us feel a wide range of emotions and allows us to escape into an entirely different world. The ability it possesses to transform us is perhaps what makes it so special.

By: Matthew, May

The End Is Come…..

THE END IS COME! OUR YEAR LONG JOURNEY OF MATH, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES,  ENGLISH, AND OTHER STUDIES ARE BLESSEDLY OVER………but it also means saying goodbye to our friends, the majority of which are to leave next year, in my class anyways. And…..it’s also time to present our last project for ICT. And so…..here you are, reading my blog post (which I very much doubt that you are, so you won’t be here to see this anyways so why do I bother saying this?)

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A Peephole Into My Life

Hi, my name is May and I am now in seventh grade. This year, I am going to be turning thirteen years-old and will finally be a teenager. AKK, my brother is now fourteen and in 9th grade. I was born on October 20, 2005 in Yangon, Myanmar.

Since I am in 7th grade, I am working harder to get better grades and I want to achieve straight A’s this school year. 7th grade is when we have to learn Pre – Algebra and it’s going to be challenging.

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Greetings from May

My full name is May Thu Kyaw but many would call me May and I prefer that name. I was born on the 20th of October, 2005, so this year in 2018, I am currently twelve.

I come from different nationalities and I am half Burmese and Chinese. Although I am Burmese and Chinese, my first language is English and I attend Thalun International School where I am improving my language skills.  I have not always attended this school because until I was in the fourth grade, I studied at YA, (abbreviation for Yangon Academy.)

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