Thursday, December 4, 2008

Online shopping

Practice for final exam

There are many arguments about online shopping. Is it good or bad? Is it useful or harmful? Is it easy or hard? In fact, there a lot of problems with internet shopping; for example credit card may be stolen. Also, there are a lot of benefits ether, so some people choose it and others do not. It depends on the person’s personality. On the other hand, we have two situation; you can do it or you can refuse to do it.

I think that online shopping is good because several things. It is good to save your time and money together, it easy to do it when you at home, and it has security in it.

First, if you are a busy person, you should try online shopping because it saves your important time with less cost. You can learn how to do it, and then you can save time. According to Robertson (2006) you can save time and money when you shop online because on the internet you have many deals and you can choose the best one. Also, when you go to one mall you cannot find everything you need because it is limited by the store they have, but in the Internet you can find what you need, so if you want to save time and money you should try it once. Also, online shopping makes you not wait to see your bill because you already see it online, so you do not need to worry about your bank account ( 2008).

Next, a lot of people now want something easy to do, so online shopping is easier than going to the mall because you do it at home. Ball (2008) illustrates that “It has provided a method of easily finding what you’re looking for or the best price without ever leaving your home” (para. 1). As a result, comfortable life can be in your hand when you learn how to manage that from your home. I know a lot of men do not like to go shopping because it takes your rest time sometime. When you have a wife and she needs many thing from the mall, you can just open your computer and search for what she wants, so you can relax while she finds what she needs. When you do that you can feel more comfortable than when you take her to the mall.

Finally, if you want to process your shopping safely, you should be careful. In Ball (2008) he states, “In fact online shopping is quite safe, as long as you follow precautions” (para. 2). In addition, if you do not know how to use it, do not try it alone. It is not a shame to ask someone even if he/she younger than you. Also, (2008) says that if you use your mind, you have more security than if you do not use it. I think people should have more experiences to do that, because you cannot distinguish the safe ones from the unsafe ones. You should ask who know to complete your shop safely.

In conclusion, people who want a better life should try online shopping, because it reduces the time and the cost you spending in some store at the mall; it is easy when you learn it right, and you can make your operation safe if you think. So you should try it.


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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Killer Whales Want to Survive

(Final research paper)

There are many sea animals endangered all over the world. Killer whales (orcas), from the dolphin family, are one of them. According to McCarthy (2008), fifty years ago killer whales started eating smaller sea animals instead of the big ones because humans killed 500,000 great whales. The problems start here with killer whales’ diet. The problem gets bigger when female orcas disappear. Fox News (2008) tells us that it is unusual to lose two young females at the same time. Because the killer whales have lost more females, that might cause a sharp decline in orcas’ population. According to Killer Whale (n.d.), “Scientists estimate that male killer whales in the Pacific Northwest have an average life span of about 30 years, while females can live up to 60 years” (para. 1). That illustrates only that when we lose one young female, we drop the possibility of female whales getting pregnant many years, so that makes the orcas’ number stop going up. There are many reason for killer whales to decrease (, 2006); “Pollution and a decline in prey are believed to be the whales' biggest threats, although stress from whale-watch boats and underwater sonar tests by the Navy are also concerns” (para. 11). Moreover, according to Kern and Zachary (n.d.), any kind of mammals cannot breathe under the water, so that orcas should go to the top of the sea to breathe. Also, ScienceDaily (2007) says, “Orcas, which reach a length exceeding 25 feet and weights of 4-5 tons, already are the most PCB-contaminated creatures on Earth” (para. 1). According to Killer whale (n.d.), almost all of orcas’ body are black, but they have some white patches in their body. In Killer whale (n.d.), the authors write that “Adult males, known as bulls, can reach up to 9.8 m (32 ft) in length and weigh over 5,500 kg (12,100 lb). Adult females, known as cows, are smaller, growing to 8.5 m (28 ft) in length and weighing as much as 3,800 kg (8,400 lb.)” (para. 4). E. Kern & T. Zachary (n.d.), explain that killer whales have strong teeth and jaw that makes them able to kill and eat any sea animals. E. Kern & T. Zachary (n.d.) illustrate where killer whales live; they live in the Northern Pacific, Atlantic Oceans, the Arctic Sea, Western coast of North America, south of Africa and Australia. According to Killer whale (n.d.), orcas eat many kinds of sea animals, such as fish, squid, marine birds, and marine mammals. Fox (2008) says that in the North Pacific there are three types of killer whales, which are in J, K, and L pods.

There are several ways to protect orcas from extinction. First, because people killed the orcas’ diet in the past, they should provide food for them. Next, scientists should focus on female killer whales, because if they are dead, that means the killer whales will become extinct. Finally, people should clean up the top of the seawater to protect these animals from air pollution, which came from human activity.

First, when people killed the great whales fifty years ago, that caused the prim diet of orcas decrease sharply, so people should feed them before they get angry. First, because people deteriorated killer whales’ natural life balance of eating some kinds of marine animals, they should feed the killer whales until the problem disappears. Second, people like to eat salmon and people killed orcas’ diet, so people should feed them salmon or any kind of food that killer whales like for many years to save orcas from extinction. Also, they can solve the salmon problem by increase salmon’s population, so killer whales can feed on them. For instance, “Six killer whale researchers say removing dams on the Snake River would benefit not only endangered salmon but also the killer whales of Puget Sound” (Dunagan , 2007, para. 1). In addition, if people can fix the salmon problem in every area that would increase the salmon’s population so that would help orcas find appropriate diet in every area. Therefore, every area has its own problem, so people should manage that as they can. Killer whale (n.d.) tells us that orcas eat more than 136 kg in one day. On the other hand, if both people and orcas eat salmon, maybe salmon will become extinct from the Earth. Also, in Killer whale (n.d.), the author illustrates that in every area in the North Pacific orcas have different food; for example, in the Bering Sea, which is close to Alaska, the orcas there eat 65 percent fish. Therefore, people should focus on what the orcas’ principal diet in the area is to make a balance of orcas’ food. Finally, if people do not feed killer whales what they need, maybe they will begin to have a revolution from starvation, so that will turn into uncontrolled behaviour. For example, if orcas saw a ship or boat when they are starving, that could make them very violent with humans. Killer whale (n.d.), explains “In the Pacific Northwest, pollution and overfishing have reduced salmon populations, limiting the availability of a favourite killer whale prey” (para. 19). Because of human bad activity in the past, people should reduce the fishing of orcas’ diet food, such as salmon.

Second, if scientists want orcas to survive, they should focus on female killer whales because of many things. First of all, E. Kern & T. Zachary (n.d.) say that “Killer whales lay one egg a year” (para.8). That makes people think about protecting females from death, because they did not bear many calves in one year. For example, people can focus on female killer whales in a period of time to create effective protection for them, but how can people do that? According to McClure (2008) “Females give birth in the winter, when food supplies are lowest. Yet that's also when they must lactate, which requires extra food energy” (para. 8). In fact, if we can do that in the winter, that makes not only the orca females have a good health, but also orcas’ babies too because when females have a good health, that means they can produce enough milk for their babies. On other hand, with this method we protect both female and baby killer whales. Next, when we lose a young female, we really lose more than just one. According to Killer Whale (n.d.), “Scientists estimate that male killer whales in the Pacific Northwest have an average life span of about 30 years, while females can live up to 60 years” (para. 15). Also, in McCarthy (2008), he claims that “It’s not unusual to lose older or younger whales, but losing two females in reproductive prime is a bit of a concern; since they typically have high survival rate” (para 15). Finally, if scientists want to increase orcas’ population, they should find a way to make different pods mate together and find out what way cause reproductive difficulty. According to Killer Whale (n.d.), “Mating occurs more often among killer whales of different pods to avoid inbreeding within pods” (para. 15). Also, some study found that dolphin encounter difficulty when they producing babies because the chemical substance. That mean orcas might have the same problem because they are from the same family and both of them are mammals (McClure, 2008). Those are the best ways to stabilize the orcas’ population.

Finally, orcas’ bad health was caused by toxic substances, ships surrounding them, and air pollution. First, in Killer Whale (n.d.), “Fish and other prey absorb chemical contaminants into their bodies, and killer whales feed on these contaminated animals. As a result, the number of killer whales debilitated by disease has increased” (para. 19). Also, according to Sciencedaily (2007), killer whales are one of the sea animals that are influenced by PCB. People should be careful about poison substances that cause sea animals’ disease. Some National communities do a great job; for example “The PCB cleanup is one component of NOAA’s recovery plan for the Southern Resident killer whales; it was proposed in 2006 and remains to be finalized” (Lubick, 2007, para. 7). In fact, if all the Northwest area does the same thing, that might improve the orcas’ population. Also, people should start to do the same thing as soon as possible in all the area in Northwest, because “orcas ... living in the Pacific Northwest will not recover from historic PCB exposures until 2030 or later, according to new modeling results published in ES&T (pp 6613–6619)” (Lubick, 2007, para. 1). Next, many ships in the North Pacific should move to another area, because in Killer Whale (n.d.), “Boaters have cruised too close to killer whale pods, preventing the animals from hunting for food or inadvertently separating mothers from their calves. Easily disturbed by boaters, killer whales may move quickly to evade a boat or they may exhibit aggressive defensive behaviours. These actions sometimes cause boats to accidentally collide with the animals and injure them” (para. 20). Finally, people should clean up the water surface because in Kern and Zachary (n.d.), they say that every mammal should go up to the surface to breathe. As result, the top of the water should be clean from thrown garbage, spilled oil, and so on.

According to (2006), “Lawyers for the Farm Bureau and the Building Industry Association argue that those orcas do not meet the technical requirements for protection under the Endangered Species Act because they are not a ‘distinct population’ of the species” (para. 5). However, even if that true we should treat them as endangered species because people should take a long term view of the problem. Scientists should put them now on the list of endangered sea animals because they have many problems, such as lack of diet, unclean water, and so on. If scientists start to care for orcas from now on, maybe they can control the future difficulty. I believe that “prevention is better than cure”, so why do some people not take any process until the problem gets bigger? Why do they wait? There are many questions I want to ask to those people who do not want to put killer whales under endangered species protection. Maybe some people do not like killer whales because he kills a lot of sea animals, but those who think that are wrong. They do not know that killer whales help some sea animals because orcas eat predators who attack those sea animals. For example, Killer whales eat shark, which is the main reason for many sea species’ decline, so when orcas disappear from the earth, because of those scientists who do not believe that orcas should be protected as threatened species, they can imagine what the shark will do to sea animals when shark’s population increases because of orcas’ extinction.

In conclusion, people should save orcas not only because they are beautiful, but also to help protect them from extinction, so people should feed them enough food to survive, protect females as well as they can to increase the population, and detoxify any substances from the top of the water to protect them from poison. When we do all of that, orcas can live in peace, but all people should care about orcas, not only scientists. So what can you do to protect killer whales? You can do a lot of things individually, such as not throwing garbage into the water, not boating behind groups of orcas, and not eating salmon every weekend. The choice is yours.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Occur and reminder

Anna's Jernal # 6

I have a good memory because any event in my life I related to something. I think it is interesting to do that because when you hear, see, or say something, then you remember old event. Sometime it is good and sometime it is bad, that depend on the situation, so some people like to remember the nice thing only, but some people they memorize both good and bad thing because they have ability to do that. I am the person who tries to memorize the good thing only, but some time I remember the bad time too. In fact, the most thing make me rethink of something happen at long time is music. When I listen to old music, I remember all events that happen to me in this period of time. Also, sometime I connect one music to one event, so when I hear it, I retain information. For example, five years ago I liked to hear one music, which is Arabic music, in the morning and I like it very much. Someday when I have job interview, I listen to this music many time, so if I hear it now I remember this interview. Other thing makes me remind some event is when I see picture, we have same of it in some day so that when I see it again after many years, I remember all things related to this picture. Next, when I hear some word, but it strange to hear it now. In this kind I remember the person who always says this word. Sometime there are a lot of person say it. I remember the person who is close to me first. Finally, I have a bad memory when I see some of my relative play with me video game because that make me remember my grandfather death. Because when I reserved my grandfather death from my aunt’s mouth, we were play video game. In conclusion, it is exciting to remember some event. The remarkable of that is to not forget your life occasion. Feel free to connect some of your life occur to remember it.

Difference between US and Saudi Arabia in food

FE # 7

I think the food between those countries is very different. I see the US people like the fast food more than another kind of food. In the US they like steak, but in Saudi Arabia people like to eat meat with rice, such as kabsah, mathlotha, mandy. And araby. I think both of US and Saudi foods are unhealthy because they contain a lot of fat. I like to see the US and Saudi Arabian people eat more salads than other stuff. In fact, the spices are different also because I am suffering here to find some kind of spice. Also when I find it, it is very expensive. The interesting thing is that a lot of restaurants in my country are from the US, such as Applebee’s , McDonald’s, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. The problem is that many children in Saudi Arabia like those kinds of restaurants, which are unhealthy for them. Finally, the traditional Arabic food is very difficult to make, so here sometimes I want to make some but I cannot. I think I should have learned how to do it before I came here to the US. In conclusion, both countries have good food, but it depends on what you are used to eating and on your personality of eating.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My favorite dish

FE # 6

My favorite food is Maasoob because I like it very much. Maasoob is a traditional food in Saudi Arabia. When I eat Maasoob, I remember all my co-workers because we eat it in the morning at the work. Maasoob is a kind of dessert, but it is not dessert because in my country we eat it as a breakfast. It is sweet because it contains bread, dates, banana, cream, honey, and cheese. This kind of food is easy to make, but it is not easy for people who eat it to move, so be careful. First, cut the special bread, which is made of wheat, to small pieces and also cut the banana of very small pieces. Second, we should mash up the bread, dates, and banana together. After that, we can add the cream and honey on top of it. Be careful when you eat Maasoob, because it may make you fat. One dish is enough for three people because if you eat just three spoons pit of it, I think you feel full, but because it is very tasty; you cannot stop eating it. I really miss waiting my turn in line in my country when I order some Maasoob from the famous restaurant. Actually I try to make it here in the U.S., but it does not have the same taste. I think this food does not look good when you see it, but it is very delicious food when you try to eat it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lonely Life your Choice

Anna's Jernal # 5

People who want to be alone for different thing should notice if it good for him or not. There are many advantages and disadvantages about spending time alone. I think it is depend to people personality. I do not think it is depending to our culture because in same culture we can find both who like to be alone and who like to be with company. First, there are several advantages to spend time alone, such as you can focus, you can be quit, and you can work a long time. For example, I cannot focus of anything if I am with many people because I like to work with no noise. I feel that if I am in quit place, I can devote all my time on focusing and I have long free time. When I stay alone, I feel that I have a long time to do many things, such as doing my homework, reading my book, thinking of anything. Second, there are several disadvantage of being alone, such as you miss the group dissection, you miss the group fun, and you miss group activity. There are many people cannot stay alone even though they stay alone because they do not find company. I am here in US stay alone between five to seven hour a day after I finch CESL classes. This happen during the week, but in the weekend I spend a lot of time with my friends. For my situation I think I do the wrong thing because I should communicate with the people during the week to improve my English speaking. I think if someone want to be alone, that depend on the situation you are live with. For instance, if it useful to you to be with people rather than to be alone, I recommend to be with group. On the other hand, if it does not matter to you, you can do what you see better for you. For me I prefer to be alone, but my circumstances make me change my habit. In conclusion, everyone had different condition, so to be alone it is your choice, but do not make that impact your life bad.