Hello my name is Armando im from Mèxico but I recently moved to Canada a year ago. My hobbies are playing videogames, listening to music, and watching tv shows. My hopes for this year are having great marks, writing notes, bulking, and completing my classwork. My expectations for this year are to learn something new.

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My name I Aidan I am from Canada victoria I have lived here my whole life I like to work out. My hopes for this year are to make sure I do my homework before I do anything else because I have a habit to procrastinate. My expectations for this year are that you can teach me well and I can learn what you are teaching me and I will try my hardest to get good grades as long as I am provided with things that are needed to do well.

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Hi, my name is Mateo Martínez and I’m from Spain. I was born in Barcelona but I moved to Madrid when I was 3 years old. I like so many sports, but the sports I like most are; soccer, volleyball, athletics and working out. I’d like to improve my English level and my athletic skills.

Class Intro

My name is Koichiro Sakakihara. I was born in Japan and this is my fourth year here at Brookes. I like to play Dodgeball and Basketball. I would like to challenge my English pronunciation which would lead me to better communication skills and read more books to gain my knowledge and vocabulary.

About me

Hello, my name is Alejandro Rodriguez. I am in grade 10 and have been attending Brookes Westshore for 5 years. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and am very proud to be living in this very beautiful province. My parents are from South America, and have raised me to speak Spanish and continue to do so for my entire life. It used to be the only language I spoke, until I had to learn to speak English in Pre-K; it is my first language now. I moved to Victoria in 2015 and took me a while to get used to the very laid-back lifestyle compared to the very fast, hectic lifestyle of Vancouver. I used to think it was boring at first, but then I realize that at least I don’t have to be looking behind my back every couple of seconds as it is very safe here.

This year in English, I hope to improve my English speaking skills but most importantly, my reading skills as I know I will use them a lot in my life. I would also like to improve my calligraphy skills as I think my handwriting is somewhat generic, but still readable at the same time. I hope to continue to work on these certain aspects of English so that I will be able to finish these last three years of school, and the many challenging years of university which come after.

About Me

Hey there, my name is Lucca.

I was born in Brazil and lived there for 9 years before moving to Canada, a place in which I’ve been for over 6 years now. What I do in my free time is way too diverse for a short reflection, but I mostly like to go around the internet and find ways to entertain myself, while also being somewhat productive. I also have ADHD, which makes me very prone to distractions.

I enjoy writing very much, and I have several expectations for English this year, specially referring to any philosophy involved work. Furthermore, I very much wish to refine even further my creative writing skills, specially in the science fiction area, as it is the one I find most difficult to write.

About Me

Hey, my name is Calla.

I live in Victoria, and always have. I mostly live with my dad, step mom, and step sister. And with my mom i have one half brother. In my free time i play golf competitively, work, hangout with friends, and watch shows.

In this upcoming year, i would like to learn how to improve my personal writing. And i know i have to read more, even though it’s not my favourite. But i want to learn how to enjoy reading, and how it will help me with the outcome of my work.

About me

My name is Nyah, I was born in California and have lived in Victoria for most of my life. I like to play guitar and take care of my 50+ plants.

I hope we get to do lots of creative writing and new topics. I’m expecting to read more books this year (outside of school).


My name is Elijah, I am from Singapore and have been under its education system up until my eighth grade. My family and I quite recently moved to Victoria in December to explore the different education(IB) and opportunities here. In my free time, i like watching movies and playing sports.

My hopes for this year is to see improvement in my English grades.

Hi , my name is Cristina I’m from Mexico City and is my first year in Brooks.

I like to listen to  The Weeknd, travel and fashion.

My expectation for this year is to read more book and learn more vocabulary .

About Me

Hey, my name is Emma. I am from Calgary but live in Duncan and I am moving to Victoria in a few months. I like art and fashion, and showng my personality through my clothing and makeup.

I also love to write poetry. So I hope to read and write a lot of poetry this year in English and expand my point of view on literature around the world. I am excited about all the new things I have to learn.

About me

Hello, my name is Angelique. I was born in Victoria, but I lived in Miami when I was younger. I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and cheerleading. I also love to travel to spend time with my family.

This year in English, I hope to continue reading even more, and to expand more into classic literature. I will work hard to excel in my writing and work habits, and to fulfill the expectations I have set for myself.


I have grown up in Victoria, but was born in Taiwan and lived there for two years before moving to Canada. I am also a South African citizen because my mom is from there. I have been playing piano for about ten years now and I enjoy playing and listening to music. One goal I have for myself in this year’s English class is that I’d like to improve my knowledge of terminology as that’s something I’ve struggled with in past years. But I am excited for poetry this year because I love poetry and writing poems.

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About Me

My name is Ryan, I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but moved to Victoria, BC about 4 years ago to be closer to my family. I like to play hockey, golf and to hangout with my friends.

My hopes for this upcoming year is to get more into reading and writing. My expectations would be to get all my work handed in on time and correctly done.

About me

Hello, my name is Finn. I was born in Toronto, then lived in London, UK before moving to Vancouver Island. Drawing is one of my favourite things to do. I also really like swimming, especially in tropical places.

This year in English, I hope to work on creative writing. I’d also like to read books in class written by diverse authors (not only a western, male perspective).

About me

Hi I am Patricio and I live in Mexico City. I was born in the city and I haved lived there since. In my free time I like to design buildings and other similar things. I also enjoy meeting new people from around the world. I like to play videogames and also I like to read science fiction books. I like to play golf and to go out with friends.

First reflection

My name is Eva, I was born in Canada and the moved to Singapore shortly after, then moved back to Canada. I hope to improve my vocabulary as well as my writing skills, I would also like to improve my ability to write good essays, to be able to understand how to persuade or to make others understand my point or view through writing

About me

My name is Dylan Gardner. My mother is Japanese and my Father is Canadian. I was born in Vernon BC and moved to Victoria in 2014. I like to eat and exercise a lot. My hopes this year is for me to get mostly As on my report card. And i expect to at least get a B in English class this year.

About me

Hello! My name is Milo (or is it…) and I’m from the Greater Victoria area, it’s my first year here at Brookes, and I like to rock climb, play hockey, and other things. My hope for English this year is to figure out what I’m doing when it comes to writing stuff that isn’t poetry, where a comma should be; and what the point of a semicolon is.


  1. Introduce yourself: Where are you from? What do you like to do?
  2. What are your hopes and expectations for English this year?

My name is Nicky and I am half British and half Mexican. I like to play tennis and watch movies. In english I hope to broaden my vocabulary and to read more books.

Class Intro

Hi! My name is Jeongmin. 

I am from Seoul, South Korea and It is my second year here at Brookes. I enjoy listening to music as well as spending time alone without having to encounter social interference. 

I am delighted to be in this class, and my goal would be to improve my writing and reading skills, as they are not up to my expectations. I would try my best to fulfill those expectations I have set for myself in this class. 

I look forward to meeting more people and learning more as I progress through the academic year. 

jmyoon –


About Me

Hello! My name is Arlo and I was born in Ottawa, Ontario. I am a military brat so I’ve moved around throughout my childhood and have lived in three different countries: Canada, America, and Germany. I enjoy skateboarding, drumming, and reading sci-fi and fantasy books.

This school year I hope to take strategic, to-the-point notes in English class and to volunteer original and helpful commentary during group discussions.


Hello, my name is Hassan i was born in Victoria, i like enjoy being active and  playing basketball in my free time. This year i hope to do better in english class and understand it more.



Hello Guy.

my name is ice. nice to meet you you should definitely follow me on instagram (@icecreamdingdong) frfr im so cool u should also be friends w me im a great friend.

Good morning/afternoon/evening, my dear friend reading this blog post. My name is Ice and I’m from Bangkok, Thailand. Things I do a lot are gaming and overthinking. I also enjoy oversharing, as you can tell. My hopes and expectations of English this year is to be able to write well, at least better than this. I also want to make sure I read a lot this year because I used to read when I was younger.

Welcome to the English 10 class blog!

We will use this blog for Independent Reading journal entries, for Personal Writing, and for occasional responses to the literature we study together and to our class discussions and activities.

Comments on this blog must be specific, kind, and helpful. This is not Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

You will learn a tremendous amount by reading each other’s work. Sometimes you will think, “Ah, that’s really good, I could do that, too.” At other times you will think, “Ah yes, I make that same mistake, but I usually don’t notice it in my own writing.” Or you may think, “Wow, my writing is better than I thought.” Together, we can learn faster and make more progress.