Wednesday, May 18, 2011

blog 12

i feel sorry for Walls becuase she was a littler girl that who don't have anybody to help her. She is the mother and a father for her family becuase her mom and dad were careless parents, so i r eally feel sorry for her.
Walls feel bad for herself because her dad lie to her and he told her that he going to build a glass castle but he never did, and one time he give Walls a man and he get money from the guy. he care money more then his child. she really feel bad because her dad don't care about her and he lie to her

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Importance of Jury Duty

the author believes in jury duty. his father was called to be a juror in a homicide case and started the deliberation and the defendant was ultimately acquitted. he father shared this with him through his life. the author is now a judge and he believes it is very important for jurers to do their jobs and believes its fair justice. "Because I believe in government of the people, by the people, and for the people, I believe in jury duty".

“Just reach around the neck like this, and apply pressure.”

the author is a teacher who also likes martial arts. he loves teaching and educating young high school students. when he goes to the gym he sees young brazilian men who aspire to become professionals in martial arts. when he tells his students he likes marial arts they would ask " so why do you do it." the author believes that life a spiritual struggle. "I believe that life is a spiritual struggle. My battle is not against another fighter but against the unjust and apathetic system that is attacking my students". he helps and teaches students to graduate high school and have a good life.

“Just reach around the neck like this, and apply pressure.”

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Yusuf Ismail

Alyssa Francis

English 109.01

November 28, 2010

The film The Station Agent is about this guy name Fin who lives in Newfoundland, New Jersey. He inherited the house. Fin is a little guy and he will get a lot of criticism for being little but he doesn't care about that. Fin loves trains and always loved to be a train chaser. Fin loved trains for a while and he would love to be a train chaser so bad but he didn't got the chance to be a train chaser for a long long time because of he doesn’t own a camera. To be a train chaser you have to have a camera to record the trains while you are chasing it and then you would be considered a train chaser. There is a lady name Olivia Harris. Olivia Harris and Fin became friends after she tried to gave Fin a ride to the convenience store twice but felled to control her vehicle because she spilled a hot coffee in her thighs and instead she almost ran him both times. Fin likes to be along and not mess with but Olivia kept talking to him and she wanted to apologize him and become friends with him. They will soon become friends. There is also another guy name Joe he has a truck next to Fin's house that sales coffee and food and some other stuff. Fin and Joe will get to know each other and they will soon also became friends, matter fact Fin, Joe, and Olivia all three of them will became friends. They will get together sometimes and have dinner or a coffee. One day Fin would told Olivia and Joe that he loves to be a train chaser but never had the chance to became one because he doesn't own a camera. Olivia will buy a camera as gift for Fin so he can be what he always loved, to be a train chaser. After Fins receives the camera him and Joe will chased a train with Joe's tuck and record the train that they chased. All three of them would become a close friends and one day they will spent the day together. Fin, Joe will sleep over at Olivia's house. Olivia's ex husband came back to the house to visit Olivia but he find out that two guys sleeping at the house and Olivia still love her ex husband. There would be a lot chaos. All three will break apart but in the end they will come back together and become close friends once again.

The Station Agent

In the film The Station Agent, one of the main characters is named Finbar McBride. Fin has a deep love for trains and almost treats them as if they were is friends. He works at a train shop, called the golden spike, and he lives in an apartment right next to the shop. This is Finbars home. There is no other place that he can call his home and he lives and works with what he loves. His friend and boss at the train shop, named Henry, dies unexpectedly and Fin is told that that the train hobby shop will be closed down. He also learns that Henry had left him a half acre piece of land with an old abandoned train station. Finbar decides to take residence in this old station and live in peace. In my opinion, Finbars real home was back at the train shop with Henry and now that it's closed down his home is the station in which he lives. However, it will never take the spot of his real home.

the Station Agent

The Film " The Station Agent" take place New found land NJ. Finbar is the main character along with his best friend Joe. Joe and Finbar always hang out. Finbar enjoys Trains and loves to watch them and see the. on the other hand Joe sell ice cream and certain foods. Finbar meet Olivia and they become good friends and enjoy each other company. Going back to the beginning of the film Finbar inherites a small half acre land. His good friend Henry dies and leaves the Station for Finbar. In this interesting film i learned how certain people feel and what people go through when they cant fit into normal society. As the movie goes on we see Finbar go through alot of tough trials and tribulations, for example a young gril asks him to come to her school and grive a talk about trains. Finbar refuses and later agrees and kids start making fun of his hight. Olivia, Joe and Finbar become good friends and begin to hangout with each other untill they get angry with each other and later make up. Finbar loves trains and likes to watch them. Joe and Finbar enjoy each others company. they do all sorts of activities together, like train chasing and talking smoking. Finbar in the is very quite and does not like taking he has low self esteme and people make fun of him beacuse his hight. he is around 4ft 6 inches, he spends most of his time either watching trains or hanging out with Olivia and Joe. I really liked this film. I am greatful for alot of the things which many people take granted for.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

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The act Joe is completely very funny. I expect we many more of Bobby Cannavale in prospect movies for the reason that he curved out the doubtful Joe, and Olivia in such a method that offer the show magnificent time. This is shoukd describe pictures. It had a related impact on me that throw sharp edge, but among fewer of an obvious and clear touching shock
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The Station Agent : Finbar

The movie The Station Agent, takes place in New found land, NJ. There are four main characters; Finbar, Olivia, Henry Styles and Joe. They all have their own personal problems. But the main character Finbar stood out to me the most. Finbar who is four foot five inches tall works at a train shop with his friend and boss, Henry. At the beginning of the story we see Finbar has very low self esteem. The reason for this is because people look down on him, they see him as a midget and not a man. In the beginning of the movie Finbar lives in a small apartment near his job. But with the sudden death of his close friend and boss Henry, Finbar is left with an inheritance of one half acre of land in the small town of Newfoundland, New Jersey. Fin moves there and takes up residence in an abandoned train station on the property. To fin home goes from being a physical state to a emotional state.

There as he lives in his new house he meets Joe, a fun guy who sells food next to where Fin lives. We see that at the beginning of the story Fin doesn’t like Joe that much, but we learn that as the story goes on; Joe and Fin become very good friends. Home was a physical state to Fin. But as the movie went along home became an emotional state. In this movie we see the importance of having a home, because most of the characters get away from there old life and want to start a new one. He knew a lot about train stations so his home was perfect being near a train station. In a way you could say Finbar was really close with his trains. He liked them more than people because people would look at him with mean looks and say mean remarks. During the movie, a young girl named cloey asked Fin to teach her class about trains and his first response was no. In the end he ended up going in and talking about trains because that was favorite thing to talk about. Even though he didn’t want people thinking he was weird. In the end, Finbar knows what it feels like to have a home and caring friends . He doesn’t have to feel lonely anymore.

The Station Agent

This movie, The Station Agent, is very interesting movie. The main character of the movie is Fin McBride. He lives in his own house, and doesn’t like talking to other people very often. He is a single, and he didn’t have kids. His house is everything to him, and he don’t feel like he missing anything because he has his big house. He doesn’t like talking to people that much because when first time Joe Aramas met him the front of his house he asked him do you live here?, and Fin answer him back yes and after when Joe ask couple questions, finally Joe asked Fin can I come in the house and drink with you? And he answer him back no then Joe said maybe next time right? Fin shut the door and said while he was shutting door he said yes. So that’s showing us how much Fin love is house and didn’t want share with nobody. He always at his house except when he goes to shopping or when he goes outside and walking train road. Fin loves watching trains and he loves reading books about trains, and he knew a lot about trains. But the thing I don’t understand until now is that if Fin loves is house that much and he even like his house more then he love the people why he doesn’t have a bed to sleep and he sleep at the coach? I really don’t get that because if I like my house I would get everything and bed will be the first one I would get. So that’s show me he different from us because we didn’t love our house like they way he love and even though we didn’t like our house like that we do have beds to sleep.

Fin McBride

In the movie The Station Agent the character the most stood out is the main character Fin McBride. Fin was always looking down by all kinds of people. Everyone sees him as the short little man rather than just man. Whenever he goes anyplace everyone looks that him weird and say mean common about him. After Fin best friend die at shop unexpectedly, Henry had give Fin rural property with abandon depot on it, In Newfoundland, New Jersey. After few days Fin moves to his new house. Even thought Fin had new town everyone still looks at him weird and also say mean common about because he is dwarf. Fin meats Olivia and Joe who are ones of the main characters. Joe and Olivia will become impotent people in Fin life. We first meet Joe who is conversational guy. Joe sells foods in a truck right next to the depot were Fin lives. Than we meat Olivia, who also most run over Finbar McBride with her car. Twice. Fin likes to read, and talk about trait. He enjoys watching and reading about trains. After Meat Olivia and Joe, Fin becomes really close friends. In begging of the movie home was physical state, for all the characters. Olivia comes to their vacation house after her son, Sam die. For it was all about start new life for himself, and for Joe want to get away from his father illness and what his father was going though. In end of the movie we see that home is emotional state, rather than physical place for all the characters

The Station Agent

In the movie The Station Agent there's a lots characteristics special Fin McBride is the short, little man who always goes through life getting mean common and weird looks. He like to talk about traits, one day Fin move to the train depot and he plan to living with his own. While living Fin McBride by himself, he knows more about trains. Joe Aramas and Olivia Harris was friend of Fin. Joe is the hot dog selling guy he like to have friend with Fin, but Mr. McBride doesn’t seem open person. He's quiet person who always wake's up early in the morning and walks all the way train stations. Fin McBride stays isolated in an apartment above his traits store where he used to work in the back ways from customer while other people's working front. Other characteristics in the movie Olivia Harris was lady who live by herself she doesn't like having people in her house because of her husband when he left her she don't answer any phone ringing she also lost her son she interact the people over them. Joe Aramas and Olivia show them that they care about Fin McBride about his feeling. Sharing the same feeling about trains as his friend Joe and Olivia was before it show him it really makes him feel more better what he was before it show him that he does have a home not only all the emotional state he has. Throughout the movie every characteristics is trying to figuring out who they really are.

The Station Agent

Fin in the movie “The Station Agent” was a very unique person. He was a midget and because of that he didn’t really like to be around people. People would stop and stair at Fin and even take pictures of him, because of how tall he was. He would try and do everything by himself even though people tried to be friends with him. He was not that happy of a person in the beginning, because he only had one friend named Henery. After Henery passed away he was left with a piece of land by a train station. Fin loved trains and knew everything about them. This was the place I would say he called home. He enjoyed being around them and would watch them for hours at a time. Even though his house was not the nicest I do think he would consider it his home because it was by a train station. A little girl named Cloey asked him to talk about trains in her class and Fin said no at first. He didn’t want people to make fun of him because of his height. In the end though he did end up going in and talking to her class because he didn’t want to let his friend down, and because he loved to talk about trains. Fin made a lot of new friends when he moved by the train station. By the end of the movie he did seem like he was a happier person because he was around thing he loved and people who loved his company. It did take Fin a little while to get use to having friends, but in the end he was a happier person. Fin might not have liked his height but he did love to talk and be around trains. This was what home was to Fin in me eyes!

Friday, November 26, 2010

In the movie The Station Agent, Fin McBride is a short, dwarf man who like everything about train.Because he is a dwarf mam , so sometime people making fun of him. Grow up in such enviroment , Fin doesn't like to get around people, so he become very lonely. After his friend Henry dies Unexpectedly, the lawyer told his that the Golden Spire store have to close forever and Henry had inherit his some rural property with abandon depot on it. He become very depress on that time, he doesn't know what he is going to do next. He move to the train depot and plan to living with his own. Home to Fin is living with his own and know more about train on that time. His view change after his meet Joe Oramas and Olivia Harris. Joe is a snack seller who is very talkative and he has a father in a hospital . Olivia is a artist. Since her son dead, she live with herself and shut down all the connection to the outside world. They become friends after a few day. Fin change after he know Olivia and Joe, because he feel there are somebody care about him, so he didn't isolate himself anymore. Some time, they walking along the train station together. Fin always want to make some train chase vodio, but he never has chance to do that beofore. I think Fin was moved after he received Olivia's gift. Fin was very enjoy while he making a film with Joe for the passing train. Now, Fin can really feel what is home, he has new Friends and he is not lonely any more. He can doing thing he like every day, because where he live is close the train .

Olivia Harris.

The movie The Station Agent looks at some characters that live in New Jersey. They are regular people in a regular little town that feel very lonely. Olivia Harris, is a lady that lives alone in a very big house. She was married and had a son called Sam. She was living somewhere else with her small happy family. But after her son had died, it looks like she felt like she had no one. So she moved to their getaway house to get away from her past. She stopped talking to her ex-husband, and just locked herself in that big house. I feel that Olivia feels lonely without her son, and that her son was everything to her. The first time we know Olivia misses her son is when she came to Fin to welcome him to town, and told him about Sam. Another time was when she was sitting with Fin and Joe and then she saw Joe playing soccer with a young boy and a girl, and she became very emotional because she remembered Sam, so she left with tears in her eye. Home to Olivia is not living in a big house, or having the plastic dish rack that Quindlen talks about, for Olivia, home is where she feels happy surrounded with the ones she loves. When Finbar came to town, Olivia was trying so hard to be nice to him and to become his friend. I feel that Olivia feels she relates to Finbar a lot because he is a very unique character that lives alone in a big world that treats him differently than the other people. She feels the same because she does not have anyone with her and feels very lonely. At the end of the movie I felt that Olivia became happy with Finbar and Joe, and felt that they are her family. They all became a happy family together, and everyone cared about each other.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Station Agent

In the movie The Station Agent, Olivia Harris is a mother who lost her son. In the middle of the movie she tells us that she left her husband but moved to their vacation house to get away from him. When Olivia first invites Fin and Joe over for the first time she admits to them that she does not like having people over or does not have them over often. In the beginning and towards the end of the movie I could tell that she did not like having people over to her house because it was her get away from her husband and the outside world. She never answers her two phones because she does not like talking on them. I think that since her son died it made her not interact with people and she shut the world out. When Olivia is sitting with Fin on the porch of his place and she sees the little kids it makes her miss her son more and she runs home and shuts the world out. I think that she left her husband in the city to get away from all the people telling her sorry for her sons death and it was a good place for her to clear her mind, and also sometime to just relax and think to herself.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Station Agent

In the movie the Station Agent every character is dealing with their own problems and figuring out who they are. The one person who stood out the most for me was Finbar McBride. Finbar is a little person who goes through life getting mean comments and weird looks. This made Finbar angry ( as it would for anybody else), so he stays isolated in an apartment above his train store where he works in the back away from costumers while another guy works in the front. Throughout the whole movie Finbars view of home has changed. In the beginning of the movie he would go through his life depressed and sad. During this time i don't think he ever felt like he was at home anywhere or doing anything. Later in the movie after the guy who worked in the front of the store died he left his train house in the country to Finbar. He had nowhere else to stay so decided to go to that house. This is when Finbar was beginning to change his feeling on a home. For him being at home isn't a physical place but more of an emotional state. Being able to read about trains or watch trains pass in the park on a sunny day is home to him. Going to a new place and meeting new people helped Finbar open up. Having Joe Aramas and Olivia Harris as his friends and them showing that they do care about him and about his love for trains has changed his feeling of home. Sharing the same feeling about trains as his friends really makes him feel better about himself and shows that he does have a home not only in an emotional state, but also in a physical place too. Having people who care about him can give him a sense of having a family, where before he never had those feelings which in the end helps him feel more at home with both emotionally and physically.