Everybody Hurts

Everybody Hurts
Everybody Hurts

Everybody hurts some days
It’s okay to be afraid
Love hurts, whether it’s right or wrong.
Wish you were here.

These lines come from three different Avril Lavigne songs: Everybody Hurts, What the Hell and Wish You Were Here.

Everybody hurts (Avril Lavigne)

Of course, being older, I think of older songs:

Everybody hurts (Cover version by the Corrs)

Everybody hurts (Original song by R.E.M.)

Love Hurts (by The Everly Brothers)

Wish you were here (Original song by Pink Floyd)



Need courage to face the truth

I need courage to face the truth

Hate computer so much.

Try to forget those unhappy things. That’s my goal.

You’re so optimistic!

Give up . . . It’s time to face the TRUTH . . . I am too stupid . . . Foolish!!!

No, I need courage to face the truth.

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

“Actually, I don’t know if God really loves me, but at least I love myself.”

The page on the features a lot of emoticons (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_emoticons). I am unfamiliar with these symbols. If ‘XD’ means ‘lauging’, what does ‘XP’ mean?

I think the comment (Nationalism→Classilism) is intended to mean that a stratified social class system is one of the consequences of nationalism.

Fighting Yangqin

There’s a lot going on in these two pages. The top-left comment must have been written during the 2006-2007 academic year (when the new English Corner opened).

Fighting! This is an interesting term. It comes from English, obviously, but was popularized in Korea with a slightly different pronunciation (hwaiting – 화이팅) and with a different meaning. It serves as a form of encouragement (to yourself or others) to work harder and not give up (e.g., OMG! Exams are next week. Fighting!). It became part of Hong Kong slang, I think, after the Korean TV series Full House became popular here (you can find out more about the term at http://www.transparent.com/korean/hwaiting-fighting/).

At our school, success in inter-school music competitions, like the Music Festival, is very important. A lot of students are heavily involved as soloists or group members. We have an orchestra, symphonic band, Chinese orchestra, various choirs, vocal ensembles and chamber groups.

The yangqin is an interesting Chinese instrument —a trapezoidal zither player with mallets.