Preparing cosplay

Together with a professional cosplayer I decided to make a cosplay on IEM 2106. I plan it to be a Katarina from League Of Legends cosplay.   Preparing such outfit, hair and props requires a lot of time and commitment.  I just have started.  First things that must be done are props (weapons) , which are probably the most difficult to do.

The contest is in the beginning of march but I decided to start making it now. I will try to post some progress. Today I prepared only drawings and ideas but also materials. I hope it will look great !

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IB Magazine – Selling cookies.

IB Magazine – Selling cookies.

On Friday – 27 November- all the IB Magazine group decided to sell cookies to gather money to print out our IB Magazine. Our goal is to collect 300 zł. Each of us prepared something sweet, as cookies or cake.

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We were selling the cookies to people in school.

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I realized that it is not that easy to publish an magazine. We can see that it is a very long process starting from writing articles, which must be coherent and understandable, and now collecting money. We plan to repeat this action 2 times more.

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Tennis (Activity)

Tennis became a very important part of my live. I started to really enjoying it and I’m thinking about attending the classes more than once a week. In this year I promised myself that on every class I will try to do my best.

Once I changed my partners I started to play a bit more careful. I tried to show my understanding that they are not as good as me and to help them learn I was trying to serve them “easy” balls. They were all girls, so they play quite gently. Before I was playing with two boys and one girl. They didn’t focus on the way they play but more how fast the ball will go on the other side. That only confirmed my theory that how you play also depends on your partners. I thinking of changing them but for now on I will stay and try to show my full commitment. Because of that I realized how boring it must be for the tutor to show every student how to play over and over again.

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Short YouTube video (Creativity)

So the Autumn started. In my opinion is one of the most beautiful months of the year and that’s why I decided to capture it. I made a short video from my trip to the forest. It didn’t take me a lot of time. I used my phone to capture it and the Adobe Effects to put it together.  I decided to make it in a specific style, similar to the movies recorded in 60’ on VHS. Below you can see the effects:

 

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IB Magazine- Let’s start.

About few days ago we started our project. Together with my other friends we want to make a IB magazine. It will be addressed to the IB first year students but also for the one who are considering if they should choose IB or not. In this magazine we want to write articles about how students perceive IB, some tips and opinions of the staff.
Our preparations we started from assigning each one of use a job to do. I’m supposed to prepare Tips for IB. It’s important that everyone will get this on time, so collaboration is crucial. All students, who participate in this project are critical for the success of this project.

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Warsaw Gaming Week (Creativity)

This week, together with my friend, I was on Warsaw Gaming Week. It’s an event connected with gaming and e-sport. I wasn’t taking part in it as a volunteer but I attended the first day of the exposition.  On this “festival of games” developers presented their games. Xbox showed his remastered HALO games and the new sequel. PlayStation gave the players a plethora of new and most anticipating games this year. Nintendo on the other hand refreshed the old, but still current, titles like Mario, Zelda or Pokémon.

During the expo there was a dancing competition, which I decided to take part of. Even though I didn’t know the moves I decided to dance and have fun and show my commitment when I was on the scene and I was trying to keep up with the instructors. Below you can see a short 10 seconds video and few photos: 12170243_990270031030537_1902127635_n 12182304_990270001030540_834339936_n 12170334_990269954363878_2059230418_n 12167312_990269914363882_257392891_n 12170672_990269927697214_2122118741_n 12179279_990269907697216_1038921657_n 12178062_990269951030545_1408195292_n

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Photo session (Creativity)

One of my close friend is a novice photographer, who asked me and my friend if we can take part in his photo session, which was part of his project. We agreed. What was most important is that in almost all my activities I make during my CAS, I can see how the ability and skill of collaborating with other is important. Not only this but also showing commitment. Even while taking some photos, we were supposed to do the best we can, to help our friend complete his project. Here are some photos:   12233205_998641243526749_915931797_n 12233322_998641183526755_1981577707_n 12233542_998641203526753_2022612443_n

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Swimming (Activity)

When I was a bit younger, in primary school, I was attending swimming classes, almost every day. PE teacher put a lot of faith in my and in my swimming skills. Many times I was participating in swimming competitions and won quite a lot. Eventually when I changed my school I stopped swimming… which I really regret.

Nevertheless, I decided to star regular swimming from this year. Even though I know im not fit as I was, and I may have a lot of problems to beat some of my records, I want to show my commitment and engagement to return to my condition from past.

So today I was swimming for half an hour but after one round around the pool, I felt so exhausted that I decided to take 5 minutes break.  I was quite crestfallen that im in such a bad shape. I decided to swim faster and without stopping. After the half an hour I was so tired, but motivated and decided to go there again. I think I’m able to beat my records from the past only if I show my full commitment and awareness of my weaknesses.

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Helping in the forestry management (Service)

Today together with my family we went to the , where we were supposed to meet their friends. After welcoming us and exchanging compliments I was introduced to a place where they kept ill or old birds which were not able to exist alone. There I was shown a little bird which had his wing broken. I wasn’t even sure if such small creatures can broke something but as it turned out they can. To somehow entertain me together with my friend we took this small birdy and learned it to fly. It was such an amazing experience as the bird trying to escape your hands flew to and air and immediately falls on the ground. I have never hold so small creatures in hand and especially birds. Together with my friend we spend an entire day practicing together with the tiny fellow. I think that I help a bit this bird as I was helping him for nearly 2 hours. I think this didn’t learned me much but it was a great experience which gave me a little bit of insight into the existence of wildlife animals and how the forest keepers care about them 11422679_928416990549175_700419861_n (1)

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Tennis (Activity)

Every Tuesday I attend a one hour tennis class. I started it 2, 5 years ago, one of my best friend convinced me to go and I decided to give it a try. Initially I treated it like a normal met with my friend and play without any engagement. My colleague made well, unlike me.  The next time I came on the lesson I was determined to play as well as him. I noticed that my forehand and backhand were awful!  I was crestfallen.  Since that class I have not longer enjoyed it. I was ready to resign but eventually I’m not that type of person who that easy give up. I’m still attending these lessons and I don’t regret.

After that I noticed that engagement is the most essential thing in sports. (As same as in school). That is important not only for me but for the whole group. When the ball fly over the net 15-20 in a row it makes a lot more fun. However to achieve that all players need to be fully involved!  It also teaches us team play. It’s valuable to show empathy and understand other good and bad sides of the other player.  We cannot play rude (If we are playing for pleasure).

Sometimes I see that I’m still too fast discouraging myself and the whole lesson I’m a bit angry at myself. Tennis teaches competition, we know the taste of victory but on the other hand we learn how to lose with dignity.

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