geographical name

source:- Merriam Webster

a region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; formerly a center of Moorish civilization
Iwas reading the book ‘the alchemist and i saw the word in the sentence. ‘”He knew all
the fields and pastures of Andalusia.” now i know that Andalusia is a region

Evaluating Glossary
















After I finish the glossary assignment, I can feel it realy helps me. Since I was not born in America, my vocabulary is very poor. But this assignment imporves it a lot. By doing the assignment, I need to read a lot of articles and passages. Reading is definitely the best way to increase vocabulary. When I encounter words that I don’t know or I’ve never seen. I need to check the definition of the words in a dictionary or wesbite. By doing this, I not only learn the definition, I also memorise the words. I can also learn more uncommon words by seeing classmates’ glossary posts. Overall, this assignment helps me a lot in improving vocabulary and better memorising words.




an ability to do or learn something well and easily.

Source: Google Definition

I encounter this word while I was reading yesterday’s new on yahoo “Obama says he’ll give Congress last chance on Guantánamo.” Now I understand this word means a skill to learning stuff well and easily. A example for facility is someone would be coming back to take over the facility.



a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment.

Source: Google Definition

I encounter this word while I was ready today’s new on Yahoo “Democratic data breach fight set to spill onto N.H. debate stage”. Now I understand this word is a feeling, here is one example of Grievances, she feel grievance when all her friends are against her opinion in the event.



a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong.

Source: Google Definition

I encounter this word while I was reading today’s new on yahoo “Democratic data breach fight set to spill onto N.H. debate stage” Now I understand that this word means a not necessary a punishment a charge for someone who did something illegal or wrong. A example for accusation is the history of this accusation is by no means clear.



a person whose job or task is to seek financial support for a charity, institution, or other enterprise.

Source: Google Definition

I encounter this word while I was reading today’s yahoo news “Democratic data breach fight set to spill onto N.H. debate stage” Now I understand this word is like to describe a person who donates stuff.



an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.

Source: Google Definition

I encounter this word while I was talking to my friends, and now I understand this word means a responsibility. A example of obligation is teacher’s obligation  is to teach the students what they suppose to learn.

Color harmony: Phase 3

Proportional Color invetory
Proportional Color inventory

For this phase of the project, we visit the Cooper Hewitt museum as a class trip. Here we explored many fields of art from graphics, sculptures, textiles, motion graphics, architecture, and so on. We were to use an inspiring piece of art found in the museum that also fit our selected theme for our humument books. My book in specific talks about a journey and I am juxtaposing that with the theme of memories. There is a relation but big difference between a journey and a memory. While on journey, a person’s experience is physical  and fruitful. A memory on the other hand is a mental experience which we feel emotionally not physically. I also chose to articulate various memories of people from different walks of life to emphasize the differential between people. My book on the other hand shows how people can sometimes be all connected. I chose this as reference for my color inventory because when I first looked at it my mind suddenly became clear and peaceful. The peacefulness perceived from the blue allowed my mind to relax and reminisce. I’ve learned different shades, tints of blue can emit different emotions and this blue specifically gives a tranquil, relaxed state of mind. Although it’s peaceful the feeling of assurance is also provided. This part took me about 2 hours 20 mins.


Color harmony: Phase 2

 bottom (left to right); Tint, Two color gradient, shade
Analogous color palette
 bottom (left to right); Tint, Two color gradient, shade
Split complementary palette

The Analagous color pallete on top displays Analagous colors. These are colors that lie adjent to one another on the color wheel. For example you want the color green. You’ll then chose one color after and before green which are green blue and yellow green. That leaves you with Green, green blue, and yellow green. Together those colors will work harmoniously and that is a strategy in choosing colors. For My analagous pallete I decided to stick with muted warm colors. To be more specific I have a muted red-orange, orange and yellow-orange mashup in my composition. Under my composition I show an example of tint on the left, a two color gradient in the middle and  shade on the right.

For split complementray colors you take one color and use the two colors adjacent to its compliment. An example is Violet, then find it’s compliment (yellow). The colors that come before and after yellow are orange and green. That means violet, orange, and green work harmoniously as a split complimentary color pallete. This composition contains muted colors aswell. Colors are muted with white leaving tinted red violet, blue and yellow. Below my composition, you see three examples, the left showing shade,  the right showing tint and the middle showing a two color gradient.  I did both compositions using Adobe Color CC Program. In total I spent around 2 hours.



to teach (someone) to fully accept the ideas, opinions, and beliefs of a particular group and to not consider other ideas, opinions, and beliefs


I encounter this word in the reading “The virtue of idleness”. The word is found in the sentence “Parents begin the brainwashing process and then school works yet harder to indoctrinate young people with the necessity of early rising.” After I look it up in the dictionary, I now understand it means to teach someone to fully accept the ideas.