A House of Tailors

My early life

When I was thirteen years old in 1870, i leaves my small town in Germany to join my uncle’s family in Brooklyn, my country had been disaster, too much wars going on. I left my mom and my sister, Katharina in German, so i thought i could go with my uncle to New York City and find a better place to stay rather than staying in a small house. I’m searching for a job in New York and it  leads me right back to the sewing machine. I am Dina and i didn’t know i could be homesick, but i didn’t know i could be so brave, either. In my new country, i finds myself standing up to an epidemic, then a fire. I didn’t know that i could grow so close to my new family, or to johann, the young man from tailor’s shop. And i also didn’t know that sewing would reveal my own wonderful talent, and my future. I am Dina, some ordinary girl who doesn’t know a lot of stuff  about myself and i also don’t know i had a talent on sewing machine.

It’s all started in Germany. It’s all my faults! I shouldn’t have worn a trousers outside and this 2 dumb and racist soldiers thought I’m a boy and they said only guys wears ‘trousers’ and all of a sudden i had to follow my Uncle’s and his wife to New York City, Brooklyn. I have to leave my family behind and go to Brooklyn instead of my sister, Khatarina. I’m actually sad that I have to leave my mother and my beloved sister in a disaster country.  

Is this it?

After I left my sister Katharina. She’s been sending me a letter every time she misses me. I heard from my sister that a really tall guy came into the old cranky house. My house. My old house. Germany where i lived before and now i lived in Brooklyn with my uncle’s and his wife. The tall guy ask permission from my mother that he’s going to propose to my sister and they’re going to be married this September. Kirk, my sister fiancé is a soldier who took a really good care of us before i left to Brooklyn with my uncle and Kirk eyes is really pretty my sister said, he has a greenish eyes. Katharina was so happy when he propose to her.

Before i went to Brooklyn I have been expecting that America is like a new place where people would have a new life and a better place to stay. America. A place that will be so much fun and i won’t be living off my expenses to work in the dressmaking ever again, but when i reached there everything was a heart broken. Nothing have change. Not much. Still in a small house, cranky small house, American people calls it apartment, but it way more smaller than my old house in German. While I’m in Brooklyn i was too busy getting know all my uncle’s family and forget about my family that I left behind. Every night i will cry  like a waterfall falling from my eyes. Remembering my mother and my sister, Khatarina from far away is very hard. At least my sister have mama with her, but what about me ? Will i survive without my mother and my sister ? I kept thinking about my family, but i know i have to stop thinking about them and think that my uncle is my family and everything is going to be fine. My uncle and his wife had a baby that they need to look after, I guess I have to find a job for my future. If I have money I can help my uncle with the money i have and If i have money i can give my mother and my sister some of my money. If. That’s the problem. I don’t know what i should do and what kind of job I’m going to have and will they pay me on time, I’ve been thinking so much it gave me headache, i better go to sleep now.


I finally got a job. A job that I hadn’t expected much, a job that i really hate to do and hoping that i won’t do in the future, but it came right back at me, like it was calling me. I went inside the old and greasy building, i felt like I’m a child labourers who worked for people and didn’t get enough paid. I learned that when I was a little kid, mama taught me. When i pushed the door open everything was quiet and chilling like an abandoned place and boom ! One of the guy who worked there scared me with his frightening costume. He thought i was a customer and ask me if I needed help and he introduced himself, “hi my name is johann, J-O-H-A-N-N. Can I help you ?” Well I don’t really need any help, so i introduced myself to him “hi my name is Dina, and I’m from Germany and now I’m living in New York with my uncle and his wife. I came here to find a job.” And he answered me “you’re in.” That was unexpected. 

Today is my first day, a lot of things I learned and discovered about the building. I also learned about spinning Jenny though i never heard of one. I did my spinning Jenny and realise it was hard, one month had passed and i finally finished my first ever cloth. I was so happy and i forgot about hating dressmaking and won’t do it ever again, but i was enjoying doing it even though it’s hard and takes a lot of times.

My mom and my sister sent me a letter and i was so happy that they’re coming to visit me and I’m even happier that Kirk is coming with them as well. My sister fiancé is coming with them to visit me ! I’m so excited that i woke the baby up and he started crying as he seen a ghost. Immediately my uncle wife got in and checked after us and she held him up and put him to sleep again. She worried something might happened and ask me if anything was fine and i told her everything that happened and she was happy as she heard mama and Khatarina is coming to visit us. When mama and Khatarina came I’m going to tell them that i got my first job and met a lovely guy named, johann. Until then everything is fine, my uncle’s got a  better job and his wife doesn’t need to worry about living expenses nor the money.

The End



Every time we got into the class we did our study planning. We plan what to do for the rest of the class. We usually did a math warm up on the whiteboard. When I got home I’ll do half of my homework and then I’ll do another half, but I don’t really finish all of them in times and I usually forgot to submit my works because I’m not used to it yet, so it will take time for me to feel comfortable on doing those and I admit that I’ve never submitted my works using iPad when I was at Malaysia . Whenever I’m confused I will ask help from the assistant. To be honest, I don’t really like getting help from the teacher(s) and I rarely ask help from the teacher or go to homework club. I don’t really know why, but I really don’t like getting help from the teacher except for the assistant.

Study skills made my brains relax from work overload and also give me supports with maths and my homework. I’ve been reading more book than last year which I’m happy with and also I’m not a bookworm and I also don’t like to read books because books are boring for me, but I’ve found a lot of books I’m interested in and lots of them are nonfiction and realistic fiction. I’m not doing good in maths after I get some help on study skills and I’ve finally understood and I can make the equation easily.

There is a lot of things I want to works on this years. ‘GREY PROJECTS’ obviously. But I really want to work on math for now because I really need more practice than before. After all, I feel pretty good about how I’m doing in study skills. I am really proud with my reading progress. Anyway, I’m ready for 8th grade next year!

Myths second drafts.

Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and love. According to the Ancient Greeks she could make people fall in love, her symbols are the apple, the myrth wreath and the scallop shell. Her animal is a bird called “The Dove.” Her symbols show really clearly that she really had those powers. And she had a mirror that can tell her about a sad or mad couple.____________________________________________________________________
A long time ago,there was a beautiful goddess called Aphrodite. 1 day she saw a sad guy who was lonely and someone to be with him, after she look at her mirror she goes down and talk to him that he will have a girl someday, on that day the gentlemen known as Abbas had fell in love with Aphrodite.
After a few day Abbas had a beautiful girl but he don’t want the girl to be his partner he insists to had Aphrodite to be his couple but he knew Aphrodite is a goddess and he makes a decision to be with the girl known as Andromeda, and then Abbas go to the place where he found the goddess and he wanted to tanked her because Aphrodite gave him a good partner but she disappeared when Abbas had been happy with his couple and Aphrodite had done her job to gave Abbas someone to be with.
Abbas and Andromeda got married and they had a baby who was as cute as his father, after that they live in the Ancient Greece and far from dangerous place.
After a few day, a guard from the god had come and knock the door, Abbas go and open the door and his shock with the guard and they began with conversation. After their conversations had end Abbas told Andromeda that they had to go back to their old house.

“Andromeda, we need to go to our old house because Aphrodite want to see us.” Told Abbas to Andromeda.
Andromeda spoke up, “Wait! It’s a goddess of beauty and love?”
“Yes! Andromeda.” Said Abbas 


And three of them walk from their house until the middle of the house, they really tired and they found a flying horse car from the gods, there’s a note it’s wrote:
“For you Abbas and Andromeda.” The goddess put a note on the car.
They so happy but the horse make them kind of scared but two of them really tired and thirsty so they make a decision to ride on the flying horse car and the horse started to fly up into the sky.
She noticed that the flying horse are going to somewhere else and not going to their old house, she didn’t know what is happening and started to scream and Abbas look at her confused and the horse landing on the ground.
“Where are you going? And why did you scream?” Question Abbas. 
“Because the horse bring us to somewhere else not to our old house!” Answer Andromeda.
And he take a look around and he noticed that his wife is right and he started open his mouth, “What should we do now?” 
“I don’t know why you ask me? Why don’t you ask the horse!” Scream Andromeda.
“Because the horse can not speak.” Replied Abbas to Andromeda. 
“If the horse can fly why can’t he speak?” Said Andromeda. 
Abbas didn’t finish his word yet and there was a strange voice came at the back,
“What are you doing at here?”,the ogre shouted.
“Actually we are lost.” Answer Abbas.
The mad ogre spoke up because they landed on his place “You have to go now or you’re dead!” 
“I told you we are lost.” Exclaimed Abbas.
“Then what is that?” Ask ogre.
“That is flying horse.” Answer Abbas with weird conversation just happened before.
“If that is flying horse why don’t you just go and leave this place!” Scream the ogre to them.
“Okay, I will go and who are you?” Remarked Abbas to the ugly face.
“I’m a beast the ogre from the evil gods.” Answer with a proud of himself.
Abbas and Andromeda rushed fast as lightning and they leave the place and the flying horse fly again to the destination. After that they stop in front of the huge castle two of them shock with the beautiful view and they had invited to go inside and Abbas spoke up and said,
“Who castle is this?”
A strange woman with the beautiful voice spoke up:
“Well, well you guys can stay here if you guys want to?” Said Aphrodite.
“Who are you? And we don’t want to stay here if you did not get out from there!” Said Abbas to the Aphrodite 
“You don’t remember me? Well how can i do.” Said Aphrodite 
And the girl show her face to Abbas,
“Oh my Aphrodite! It’s was you.” Said Abbas 
“Wait you still remember me?” Responded Aphrodite to Abbas 
“Yes! Off course and I want to say thank you for giving me Andromeda.” Said Abbas 
“Welcome, there is nothing I can do for you. My job is to make sure anyone that sad fell in love and happy.” Answer Aphrodite 
And Aphrodite continued again,
“If you want to stay here you have to kill the ogre from the evil gods or you have to go and live in the small house again and search for the food”
“Okay, I will kill the ogre but before that I had found the ogre and he said we can’t go to his place and the night was the cave in darkness.” Answer Abbas with the brave mood to fight with the ogre.
“I think I know what to do?” Told Aphrodite 
“What is it?” Ask Abbas 
“I will give you the spear and you can go but do not make any noise.” Whispered Aphrodite.
And he go to the place again and he try to walk really slow without the ogre know that he was there but the ogre is not in the place where he found the ogre before and he thought the ogre had left with the evil gods. And then the ogre catch him from his back and the ogre kept asking him who sent him at his place but Abbas didn’t say anything.
“I told you not to came here again but why did you come here and where is the girl with you this morning?” Question the ogre to Abbas about his wife.
“That is my wife!” Replied Abbas with anger.
“So, she’s not coming with you?” Remarked the ogre 
“No!” Shouted Abbas to the beast.
And then Abbas used to lied the ogre from his idea he told the beast that he come here to gave him a present.
“Hey, I have a present for you.” Lied Abbas to the ugly face.
“What present do you have for me?” Ask him with joyful.
“But first you have to open the rope from my hand.” He fooled the ogre.
And the beast quickly open the rope and told him where the present, and Abbas pull out the spear and kill the beast. Abbas took the beast demand and give it to Aphrodite.
“Here you go, take this.” Smiled Abbas.
“Good job Abbas! now you and your family can stay here.” Aphrodite smiles with a silly face.
“Thank you so much.” Abbas cheerful with Aphrodite.
“Welcome.” Laughed Aphrodite.
Abbas go and tell the story to his wife and they live with the happy family now Abbas and his son be a heroes and Abbas explained to his son whenever you have a family or not if you’re selected for a hero you have to fight with your enemy and not running or hiding from your enemy.
The End 🙂

The priest king in Mohenjo Daro

In EAL I learned 4 different civilisation ancient China,ancient egypt,ancient civilisation and Indus River valley. In this project, I talked about Priest King in Mohenjo-Daro. For me the most important part was Mohenjo Daro wear a fillet around his head, his eyes had a fall asleep. He wear a armband which show traces of red and he had a upper lip, priest king have a broken arm,nose and his cloth.