This is a sketch of our cat-shaped piggy bank in the English Corner. The late fine is two dollars per day, which isn’t much, but it can add up if the student has borrowed several items. The money collected is used for buying new items DVDs and music CDs and for replacement costs and stationery.The cat is a character called Kam Kam (who is friends with a dog called Don Don. Their product are designed and produced by a local (HK) company called PETS@work.
UT refers to the Uniform Test, which is a kind of mid-term exam. One strange things about the school system in Hong Kong is that a lot of effort is made to encourage students to develop a reading habit; however, students who naturally want to read are often too busy doing homework or cramming for exams and don’t have the time to read.
Sleeping Beauty sleeps for a hundred years.
I hope I can always stand by thee.
I love you, can’t you hear?
I can’t explain so clear
Can I dream of you once more.
This time I really hurt badly
Sorry for disturbing you such a long time.
We are just friends…
I hope you could be here and be with me.
I hope you can read this page…we are best friends. sosad =(
I never noticed we had an English Corner Diary. I love being here at Lam Woo and I think that the English Corner is an awesome idea! It’s really cool here. The only thing is that people are way too stuck on Korean pop singers. You guys should listen to some more Bob Marley
and how about Radiohead?
Does anybody even know them?
Or since I come from Italy, I should probably give you guys some artists from my country…There you go:
You are the Apple of my Eye is a Taiwanese Film that was a hit in Hong Kong last year.
The expression is quite a common one in English. The original expression dates back to the bible and its first recorded use in Old English was in the 9th Century. It is perhaps best known from the lyrics of Stevie Wonder’s You are the Sunshine of My Life (which has recently been used in a local ad for McDonalds (perhaps explaining the McDonalds-related imagery).
I also like this song by Bell XI—Eve, Apple of My Eye:
There are a few different songs with the title Apple of My Eye.
Regarding the other names, Jay Chou is, of course the famous Taiwanese pop singer, Avril Lavigne the Canadian pop star and Gigi is one of our students (maybe the apple of a few different pairs of eyes!)
Today is 4th March 2011. Yesterday was my best friend’s birthday. She is 17 finally! You are 16 going on 17, But my own birthday is in August . I can’t wait for my 17th birthday. That’s because I’m going to celebrate my 17th birthday wit a special person. And I know he is going to make my party CRAZY, but full of fun. Really looking forward to his arrival.
Sketch of G-Dragon (of the K-Pop band BIGBANG). Korean pop has been very popular in Hong Kong for the last couple of years. If you are interested in it you can join our English Portfolio discussion of K-Pop here: engp.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/lets-talk-about-k-pop/
Dear Christmas Father, I want to have a new computer.
(Christmas Father would be closer to the Chinese word order; it should be Father Christmas. In Hong Kong, December is exam time, or just before exams, so teachers usually don’t have the time to introduce Christmas-related vocabulary in lessons.)
OneRepublic: Best Band in the Universe
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: The best in the universe!
OneRepublic: The BEST of the BEST in both teh universe and heaven and hell.
But this a fact, just like the sun rises from the east.
What we see may not be the truth. And WHAT is TRUTH? We may not see.
This is the infamous Lovers List that appeared last year. It is a list of romantic relationships among junior secondary students at the school. To protect the innocent (and the not-so-innocent), the names have been hidden. What was surprising was the number of Form 1 (Grade 7) students in romantic relationships. There were more couples in Form 1 than in Forms 2 and 3.