In the English Corner (engp.wordpress.com/english-corner/) of SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School (in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong), you can find several notebooks and sketchbooks that the students have been filling up (starting in late 2006). The books serve as a kind of democracy wall* in which students can express their feelings, vent their anger and spread gossip. These are some of the comments and drawings from the books. The title (no one beside me) comes from one of the comments found in the book (nobm.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/no-one-is-beside-me-now/)
To see what our English Corner is like, you can visit our photo gallery: www.flickr.com/photos/43402751@N08/sets/72157622964427728/
My own personal website is: http://longzijun.wordpress.com/
The comments and sketches are examples of self-expression by students (who use English as a second or foreign language). The work was done for fun and was not assigned as homework. Grammar and spelling errors have not been corrected.
*For more information about the democracy wall movement in China, you can refer to:
- BBC News: Democracy Wall (brief summary)
- TIMEasia: Unorthodox Opinions Are Heard on the Street (an essay) by Wei Jingsheng
Nowadays democracy walls are quite common on university campuses in . . . well . . . more democratic countries.