English 101: Identifying Locations
Posted on: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 ( 8:20 PM )
I'll try to make this as formal as possible (unlikely though). I noticed that most of students have difficulty in constructing sentences, especially when I am asking them the location of something in a photo so here is a guide I made to help them in the future. In identifying the location of something in a piece of paper (map, charts, pictures, etc…) it is important to know the positions and how to make them. There are many ways in describing a certain position but I’ll try to make it as simple as possible. Let’s take a look at this photo as a guide:
In this photo, you see numbers 1-20 but all of them have an assigned position, so let’s identify the different positions first:
Column - goes vertically or downwards; in excel program you can think of columns as the ones that goes 123…
Rows – goes horizontally or sideways; in excel program, rows are the ones that goes ABC…
Gray shaded area is left while the green shaded area is right. In order to identify left and right, you have to take note the number of items in the picture. In our sample picture, you see #4 and #20 at the middle, so the rest belongs to left and right.
Last is the different column which is divided into 4. Top (upper), Second Column (second to the top), Third Column (second the last), and Bottom (lower). It is possible to have more but we will just use 4 columns.
Now in constructing the sentence:
Where is #1?
Answer: Number 1 is located at the UPPER RIGHTMOST.
You’ll need to state the column first followed by the position. We say RIGHTMOST because it is at the farthest to the right.
Where is #10?
Answer: Number 10 is located SECOND COLUMN, THIRD FROM THE RIGHT.
So this time, we say THIRD FROM THE RIGHT however, if the numbers around 10 (3, 9, 16 and 11) are identified you can also answer:
Another answer: Number 10 is located SECOND COLUM, BELOW NUMBER 3 (or) ABOVE NUMBER 16 (or) BEFORE NUMBER 11 (or) AFTER 9.
Remember that in identifying positions, there are no hidden meanings. You are just identifying positions, so your sentence has to simple and direct to the point so that it won’t confuse the listener.
Where is Mirai?
Where is Misha?
Where is Note?
Where is Neon?
Tsundere makes it to Top 5
Posted on: Thursday, November 21, 2013 ( 5:31 PM )
I wasn't expecting to post something like this today but I'm extremely happy about it. It's not much of an achievement but it still makes me warm and fuzzy inside knowing she made it to top 5.
Labels: hobby, Nendoroids, random stuff, toys
Saber Lily & Kashiwazaki Sena
Posted on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 ( 7:05 PM )
I got Saber Lily a few days ago (along with Saber Zero) and I must say that she's on my top 5 favorite nendoroids. Her face plate is simply adorable but as most articulated nendoroids, I find it hard to use her body so instead I used Sena's body.
Other version of the last photo: Version 1 | Version 2
Labels: Nendoroids, Saber, Saber Lily, toy photography, toys
Bakuman: Takagi Akito
Posted on: ( 6:22 PM )
I had a really hard time trying to fit him anywhere in my room. He's the very first male nendoroid I have and it's quite confusing for me how to make him pose. Maybe if I stare enough he'll eventually talk to me and give me ideas on what to do to him but for the time being, enjoy these extremely random shots.
I don't mind the regret if I fail in attempt to achieve my dreams. What I don't want to regret is not chasing those dreams.
Labels: Bakuman, Nendoroids, Takagi Akito, toy photography, toys
Nakano Azusa - Test Shot
Posted on: ( 6:09 PM )
A few days ago, I decided to take this adorable kitten outside and test her out. I really like love this face plate. It's the incarnate of adorable-ness (if such a word existed). I had some problem with her stand though. I could never really hide the thing properly to keep her standing nor could I edit it with photoshop (though I tried), so in the end I decided to leave it there. I might consider doing what my darling suggested but I'll need a sturdier tripod if I were to do it. Enjoy Azua's smiling face.
Labels: K-on, Nakano Azusa, Nendoroids, toy photography, toys