Monthly Archives: March 2011

Earthquake!

Last night, there was an earthquake in Myanmar and the tremors were felt in Bangkok, where I live!  However, I was fast asleep at the time.  My mum grabbed me from my bed and carried me downstairs.  I didn’t feel anything though.

Earthquakes are caused when two plates smash together or slide by each other.  Tectonic plates are on the earth and are twenty in number.  Towns or cities on fault lines, where two tectonic plates meet, are the town and cities that have the most earthquakes.

Thailand is not on a fault line but the earthquake in Myanmar was enough to create tremors that shook buildings in Bangkok.  My mother said the ceiling lamp was swaying.  That’s how powerful the tremors were.

The earthquake measured 6.9 on the Richter scale, which is very powerful.  The Richter scale is a scale used to measure the power of earthquakes.  It increases by tenfold.  That means that a 6 on the Richter scale is 10 times as powerful as a 5 on the Richter scale.  So the Japan earthquake a few weeks ago which measured 9 on the Richter scale was about a hundred times as much as the Myanmar earthquake.

Comments:

  1. Sean,
    WOW! I bet that would have been scary! I live in a part of the world that has never experienced an earthquake and I am grateful! I am glad that you are alright. come check out my blog
    -Kim

  2. Sean,
    WOW! That is really scary! I live in a part of the world that has never experienced and earthquake and I am very grateful! Although, I am very glad that you are okay! Come check out my blog
    –Kim

    • Yeah. It would have been really scary if I wasn’t sleeping. Where do you live? Anyways, your blog looks really nice. Your theme is great!
      Sincerely,
      Sean
      P.S. You did your comment twice.

 

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Bomomo Art

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Comments from old blog:

My Poem

Our last writing unit was Poetry. It’s lovely. This is a poem of my own.

Caldera

Caldera

It starts to simmer

Suddenly it explodes

Towers fall

Things start to crumble

Ash falls down in loads

All the buildings flare

The town starts to tear

Lava burns cars

The caldera growls

Do not come, beware

Finally, the structure stops

After destroying its top

Everything rests

That’s the best

The crater

Will erupt

Later.

Comments from old blog:

    • Thanks Aunty Monica! I’ll keep writing poetry. As a matter of fact, I am working on a poem now. It’s still in my writing notebook though.

  1. Hi Sean, this is Aunty Audrey.

    I’m very impressed with your poem and basically your blog.
    ISB seems to be doing a lot more than our school…i dono, just get this feeling, seeing all that you’re doing, even on the humanity side.

    Keep up the good work!

    Audrey

  2. Hi
    I am Billy and I read your poem. It is really good and I really enjoy it. I hope that you will create more poem in your life when you grow up.
    See you

Pi Day

Today is World Pi Day. These are videos of me taken about 2 years ago where I recited the pi up to 200 digits. I managed to recite the pi up to almost 300 digits, I think, but I can’t do it anymore. I’m posting this video because my brother’s homeroom teacher from Moscow who is now teaching in Shenzhen wants to show this to his students. Hi Mr Robins’ students!

This is me reciting pi.

When I go so fast, the numbers may not sound clear, so here I am writing pi down.

Pi up to 200 decimal places:

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751
05820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067
98214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812
84811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819

 

Comments from old blog:

  1. Hello Sean! My 7th graders were super impressed! I of course, was already impressed when you showed me in person (the ABBREVIATED version) back in Moscow. Sounds like you and your brother continue to do great work and I’m always happy to get an update from your family.
    Tell your big brother I wish him good look on the AIME at the end of the month! He may not be able to remember 200 digits of Pi, but he’s still pretty smart! ;)

    • Hi Mr Robins! Do your 7th graders have blogs? I would like to visit their blogs if they do. Thank you for visiting my blog. Please visit again. I will let my brother know when he gets back. He just left for the weekend to build houses for Habitat for Humanity. He’s away a lot these days.
      Sincerely,
      Sean
      ps Do you miss Moscow? I miss Moscow because Thailand doesn’t have any snow.

  2. Dear Sean,
    I love World Pi Day and I was so sad to miss it this year. I didn’t realize it was that day until I got home from school. Did you do anything to celebrate this year? The blog post is a great idea! Maybe we can explain to the other kids a little bit about pi. It is such a cool number.
    Sincerely,
    Ms. Chesebro

    • Dear Ms.Chesebro,
      I think I can share pi with the class if I have time. I agree that pi is an extroardinary number. After all, where else can you find such an irrational number?
      Actually, there’s also phi and e but I don’t know what they are used for. Pi, on the other hand, is useful for finding the area or volume of circular objects, such as pies!
      Sincerely,
      Sean

  3. Hi Aunty Tsu Lin, thank you for commenting on my blog. As for my technique, I just looked and memorised and then when I’ve memorised a string of numbers, I memorised more and more and more. Some strings have a certain pattern in them. Too bad I can’t do this anymore. Maybe I’ll try again over summer holidays. Bye!

  4. Hi Brett, I like your blog. It’s very nice and it’s very interesting. I will visit again soon. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  5. Hi Sean,
    I am Brett and I am from the USA. I found you through the blogging challenge. I thought it was really cool that you could memorize pi! At our school we celebrated pi day, and we had a lot of fun. If you want to see my blog click here:http://www.brettm18.edublogs.org
    From,
    Brett

Why people should visit my blog

There are many reasons people should visit blogs. For example…

  • People like to get comments.
  • You can learn things.
  • It gives you something to do.
  • Blogs can brighten up your life.

And my blog does all that. Right? RIGHT?

So please visit my blog. It may help you too. By the way, it is the first week of the blogging challenge. Click on that link and you will go to the blog post.

Comments from old blog:

  1. Hi! It’s me again! Thanks for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it, since I haven’t been getting a lot of comments. I’m very happy you enjoyed it. Please keep visiting regularly. I think I’ll be adding more and more posts. I like your blog, so I’m going to be visiting regularly.
    Thanks and bye!

  2. Hi! I’m a fellow penpal (no, sorry comment pal) from the U.S.! I like your blog a lot. Yes, I love getting comments too, and I love when people compliment my blog. Do you too? Please visit my blog at:

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Sssnake farm!

Yesterday we went to the Red Cross Snake Farm for a field trip. This particular one was in downtown Bangkok. The first thing we saw was a magnificent fountain. In the actual snake farm there were so many snakes I could only fit half of them on my page. I mean the names, of course. The snakes were more interesting than I thought! The actual purpose of the snake farm is to make antivenin to help cure people who have been bitten by snakes. I think the antivenin destroys the venom. The snakes are supposed to bite a tube and the venom comes out and somehow they make antivenin from it.

This is an albino snake.

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This is a picture of a king cobra. I liked the field trip!

 

Comments from old blog:

    • Hi Aunty Ada, thank you for visiting my blog. Your blogpost on the snake farm is very nice. Please visit us again soon. Say hi to Audrey.

  1. Hi Goldkiwi, I’ve actually visited your blog. I found it by chance cos I am in the blogging challenge and we have the same interests. I think I left a comment too. I like your blog.

  2. Hi Betty, the pictures were taken from the class cameras, so I think my teacher took them and cropped them so they look like they are really near to us. Good trick right? I still don’t know what chemicals they use.

  3. Hi Courtney, I don’t really like snakes but after the snake farm visit, I don’t really mind them now. My favourite snake that I saw there is the King Cobra. I like it because it’s very active and it has a very nice name, KING!

  4. Hi Sean,
    I think that would be amazing to go to a snake farm to see lots of different types of snakes! Snakes don’t bug me, i really don’t mind them. So if i ever had a chance to go there i would, i think it would be interesting!

    Now i have a question for you what was your Favourite snake you saw there?
    Also awesome job on your blog it looks great!
    check out my blog and leave me a comment:)
    http://courtneymtpleasant.edublogs.org/