Genius Hour Project #2 Reflection

For this Genius Hour project, I decided to research my favorite thing in the whole world; “CARS.” It was on the new Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat. I chose them because they are some of my favorite cars in the world and am very passionate about them. This Genius Hour actually gave me a big opportunity to learn more about these cars, I learned all about their specs, and how unique they are to their brand’s segment. It helped me grow as a person because learning about them has increased my knowledge and gave me the happiness satisfaction that I wanted from learning about them. What I did differently on this Genius Hour compared to the last one, is that I was actually excited to work on this topic because I enjoyed working on something I wanted to do more. What I learned, only helped myself and my community. It helped me because I was relieved after learning everything about these cars, and it helped my community because I taught them something they probably didn’t know about these cars. What I will learn in my next Genius Hour will help the world, community, animals, and myself in many ways, because this time I will do a Genius Hour on “Food Digestion.” That will impact this world because every living thing has a way in which it digests its food, from plants to Humans. Overall, I did really good in this Genius Hour compared to my previous one, in my last Genius Hour I had an 80% and now I have an 89%. So I am very proud of my improvement. Also this Genius Hour was my most creative Genius Hour because this time I used GIFS and videos to make my presentation more eye popping. I just wish I had made my words color fit in better with the background, because that was the only reason for my loss of points. But apart from that, everything else was creatively phenomenal, which am very proud of. So I am mostly going to get a better grade on my next Genius Hour, if I  constantly keep up my grade. Can’t wait for next Genius Hour.

My Perspective on Media

I think the media has impacted our culture in many obvious ways. For example our music, movies, and propaganda. The media is something that always has something, whether it’s something you want to learn about, know about, or don’t even care about.

I think the first way that media affects our culture is through the music people listen to. From experience, and education, it is easy to see how music is changing people. How it changes their personality, thinking, and beliefs. Although, the part that most people think is not okay, is the way some artists objectify women. It has sparked a lot of controversy around the world, and caused a lot of trouble. I think it would be better if some artists only sung about, peace, criticizing the government, love, and life. I think rapping/singing about how much money you have, how hard you party, of how much women you have, only causes jealousy, and can shape the way other people choose to live.

I think the way media portrays gender has its positives and negatives. The positive part is that, women are allowed to sing songs about women’s rights, go on TV and talk about stuff affecting women and so much more. The negative part is that, many rappers objectify women in their music.

I think media impacts the economy the most, because it is how the government and businesses are able to express propaganda and advertisements. Using media, businesses are able to trick people into buying their products, especially banks. The government, through media can express propaganda  to a state or country.

Media has shaped me into the person I am right now. Media has changed the way I think, the way I behave, my attitude towards things and people. So to me, media has impacted me in only positive ways so far, and I hope it doesn’t change me into a different type of person, although I know it will, eventually.

Your Dream Body

Do you work out? Do you know how to keep your body’s muscles flexible? Do you know how to maintain the perfect weight? If you don’t, that’s okay, because you are about to learn the essential steps to having your dream body. Maintaining a constant weight is almost impossible, it might go up or down by a couple of lbs or kg. The easiest thing to maintain, is your body size, as long as you are willing to stay determined to have your dream body.

Here are a couple of ways to have your dream body:

#1. Don’t starve yourself

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#3. Burn your calories

running-burning-calories                              #4. Get determined:



As a modern human being, you should work for your dream body. Find inspiration, get motivated, get down to the floor and start lunging. You’ll will be happy with your life, if you take this advice.


  • Workout/exercise
  • eat hard—work hard
  • burn your calories
  • Have pride in your body
  • Be determined

After each meal, drink a lot of water so you don’t get hungry quickly.

Try to do a little exercise everyday, for at least 10 minutes.


Arif Vakil. Eat less. Photograph. Vakil. Vakil. Feb 28th, 2010. Jan 11th, 2016

Milos Stepita. Tomato. Photograph. 30bananasaday. 30bananasaday. Oct 22nd, 2013. Jan 11th, 2016

Christiano Fernando. jogging couple. Photograph. Thediscoveryhealthjournal. Thediscoveryhealthjournal. Nov 25th. Jan 11th, 2016

fouseyTUBE. “FIGHT FOR YOUR HAPPINESS: WEIGHT LOSS MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH!” Online video clip. YouTube. Aug 16th, 2015. Jan 11th, 2016

Twitter Expert/Academic Connect


For the first part of  the Twitter Academic Connect, I had to make a list and add ten authors, professors, or experts in a field that I was interested in. They didn’t have to be in exactly in the field you were interested in, but at least associated with. My next step was to mention them in a tweet, thanking them for some information I received from them. My last couple of steps was to ask them questions about my topic, whether it was a specific question, advice, or opinion, and then wait for their reply.


The results I obtained were quite disappointing. Out of the ten people on my list, only one person replied, which was Matt Farah. I was expecting to get a reply from at least eight of the out of ten. But at least I got one reply, which alleviated my disappointment a bit.

People I followed:

  1. @bestnewautos- I followed best news autos because I knew they knew about a lot of different cars, current ones, and future.
  2. @CARSMANIAC1- They have really nice pictures of cars.
  3. @JeremyClarkson- I followed Jeremy Clarkson because I’ve known him and cars since I was a child. He was on a show called “Top Gear,” and what he does, is drive cars, and gives his opinions to his viewers. So I knew he knew a lot about cars, so I thought that I really should follow this guy.
  4. @kblock43- I followed Ken Block because he is a pro driver in rallying and drifting, and loved by millions of people around the world.
  5. @MrJamesMay- I followed James May, because he was also another presenter on “Top Gear,” and knows a lot about cars.
  6. @tiff_tv-  Tiff Needell is a presenter for a channel on YouTube called Fifth Gear. I really enjoy his shows and is very experienced with cars.
  7. @TheSmokingTire- I followed Matt Farah, because he is into American muscle cars, and he was the only person that replied to my twitter Question. Thank You Matt Farah!
  8. @TannerFoust- I followed Tanner Foust because he is a professional on cars, and a professional driver who does a lot of stunts. He is also very knowledgeable about cars and their parts.
  9. @sportauto- Sport Auto love super cars, and know about them. Debut dates and a lot more.
  10. @FifthGearTV- Fifth Gear is a show on YouTube, full of presenters who are very passionate about cars.

These people relate to my Genius Hour project because they are all associate with it. They also gave me so information that I was able to incorporate in my project. I didn’t really request a lot of information from them, but I asked them questions and advice for my own good. I can incorporate it in my Genius Hour project, on knowledge about cars that I don’t know.


I only got one reply out of ten, from Matt Farah. Two out of ten of the are currently following me. Matt Farah replied and didn’t ask for any assistance, but am pretty sure he’ll reply if I was to ask another question. I didn’t continue any of the conversations, because I only asked questions.

I can use this process in school in the future, for other projects that aren’t Genius Hour. I can create a whole new list of the people I follow, that are in the field am willing to learn about.



Favorite food from my Country

I think grilled chicken and white rice is the best food from my country. I won’t say it’s originally from my country (Gambia) but, my mom cooks it nicely.

rice and chicken - Google SearchRice with chicken on plate - Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Grilled chicken and rice is good most of the time. But it is always more special when it’s home made. The spices used while grilling the chicken can have a big effect on the chicken, so before making a bunch, you make a small sample and make sure the spice it perfect. Many people across Africa, eat chicken and rice as a main meal, but for me it is always special and delicious.

I hope more people get to eat chicken and rice more often, until it becomes earth’s main meal.

MLA citation: secretlondon123. Chicken and rice. Photograph. Flickr. Flickr. Oct. 1, 2008. Nov. 4, 2015

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Citation: USdepartmentofagriculture. Chicken and rice. Photograph. Flickr. Flickr. January 5, 2015


My Genius Hour Performance

In Genius Hour I built a website, a potential online store. I was not interested in making a website at all because I have no previous experience or interest. In the Genius Hour I learned how to make and edit a website, giving it all the good stuff you desire. If I was to grade myself I would give myself a 85% because I believe that I could’ve done more, but I didn’t know it was really going to be this important. My Genius Hour presentation didn’t help anyone else except myself, it helped mentally to work harder on my next Genius Hour topic in order to achieve a higher grade. I believe my presentation was quite good, but next time I need to put more effort into it and memorize better. For my next Genius Hour, I either want to build a castle out of cardboard, research can you do anything with science, or try to Inspire people.

My Presentation

My Website (Online Store) Pictures:  Webs - SiteBuilder Pic 1Webs - SiteBuilder Pic 2

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Overall, for me I think Genius Hour is a really good thing to be implemented by students in schools. It helps us discover our potential of how we can change the world one step at a time at such a young age. I can’t wait to begin my next Genius Hour project, hoping that this time it helps everyone around me, including animals.



My Favorite Human Being

This post is about my great grandmother ( NaBinta), even though I do not remember too much about her because I was quite young. The little that I remember about her and how much she loved me, were some of the most special moments in my life. She was a person that cared about everyone, as if they were one of  her 12-15 children. My favorite and best memory that I remember of her, was this one time when my grandmother made her soup with really tiny fish that my great grandmother liked. My grandmother left the soup in a corner of a room while my great grandmother was praying. I knew that she would finish praying really soon, but the soup was smelling too good. Once the room was cleared, I quickly ran there and opened the soup bowl, grabbed the tiny little hot fish by the tail and threw it into my mouth. The fish was supper small and delicious, but poor little me did not know how many tiny bones the fish had. I was choking badly on the bones, but I couldn’t scream or else my grandmother would’ve found out and beat me. So I quickly ran to my great grandmother in serious tears while she was in the middle of her prayer, she cut her prayer just to give me the attention I needed. She asked me “what is wrong,” but I could not answer because I was choking seriously. But I think she knew what was wrong once she smelled my breath of fish. She quickly put her index finger in my throat and began pulling out the fish bone. After she pulled out the bone, nothing has ever felt better. I jumped on her in tears of embarrassment, but I could not apologize. My great grandmother was the best person I have ever known. We did not get to spend a lot of time together because of our move to Nigeria and I was very small She died in her late nineties in 2009, while I was nine years old. I cried very hard, and still in shock that she died because of how important she was to me and how much I loved her and cared about her. #LoveNaBinta

attachInk_1445596756586Citation: Manjang, M. Phone Notebook, November 3, 2013. Picture. October 23, 2015






Bout me

My name is Mo

Am 16 years old

I like chickens and phones

When I get older

I wanna become a doctor

A really wise doctor

Cause it’s a super hard major

Right now am sixteen

But man I got goals

I have a double nationality

Because am Gambian-American

Aiming for that scholarship

To one day have my own cruise ship

Wipe out corruption in all the world’s nations

Fight for everyone’s rights

My favorite subject is Math

And I also like cats

Social Studies and the world map

I like big cars and a really nice house

That’s one of the reasons why I like to work hard

I respect everyone


Young or Old

But mostly my teachers

Cause they feed me that brain food

That will sustain me whenever and wherever

For as long as I live.







How to be Successful in School

All humans want to be successful in their own way. But not all humans know the definition of success. My 7th grade English teacher’s definition of success, (Success is when you are content with your life). But for most people, they think the definition of success is when you become rich money wise.

So let me talk about how to be successful in school before you go out their in the real world, where you have to figure out the meaning of success yourself. Here are the top 5 steps you should implement on your journey to success.

1.) Listen to sophisticated adults advice

2.) Always be prepared and listen attentively in class

3.) Don’t hang around bad influential friends

4.) Respect everyone, especially your teachers who guide you towards success

5.) Be determined to learn













What a successful student should do!

If you want to be a successful student, you have to meet several requirement. 1.) Your behavior can affect your success, so behave at all times. 2.) What you do online must be appropriate, because before you apply to college, your online footprint will be revised. 3.) Be the best that you can be any time, and success will always knock your door. So it is up to you on how you want to be successful. Whether you want to graduate from High school and  College and end up with a very good job. Or whether you want to misbehave with you education and drop out, start selling drugs or end up on the streets.


Remember! The choice is yours to make.


Chua, Celestine.   Flickr. 28 December 2013 web. 20 September 2015.

Potter, Chris. Flickr. 27 November 2012. web. 20 September 2015.