Du Xiajiao is a music teacher I met in Beichen Shopping Mall. She is a nice lady. Before I met her, there were several people did not want to receive our interviewing. When we met her and talked to her about our interviewing. She said she would like to do it. I was super-happy. You will see my happy face in my picture.
Kelen: What’s your name?
Teacher: Du Xiajiao.
Kelen: What do you do for work?
Teacher: Music teacher.
Kelen: What is the great changes in Beijing Olympics?
Teacher: The environment of Beijing.
Kelen: You must be proud of our country hold the 29th Olympic Games?
Teacher: Of course. Beijing is my great hometown.
Kelen: Which sports will you follow most in the Beijing Olympics?
Teacher: Water sports are my favourite and I always go swimming with my friends.
Kelen: Which friendlies do you like best?
Teacher: Jing Jing(Panda) but all of them are lovely.
Kelen: Me too! I like panda best! Thank you. Goodbye~
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On July 19th, Mrs Xu, Steven and I went to the Yuan Da Du Park to discuss some blogs and we did some interviewing there. On the way there we were taking photos. Then I saw some workers building the construction for the subway. I saw a group of rural migrants with all kinds of tools. I lookeded at my watch. It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon! It is the hottest time in the day. I looked at them far away, they were trying hard to dig a hole. Their bodies were all wet and they looked like they had taken a shower just but really they were sweating. You could never imagine my feeling at that moment. I respected them. They were working hard to help us to build a more and more beautiful Beijing. Thanks my friends! Here’s the picture I took when they were building the the road. Did you see the new road?
It is obvious that English is the most popular language in the world. English is really useful in our daily life. Therefore China is running fast with this language. There are more foreigners in Beijing now that in the past, so we must learn well it.
Having a great job depends on the level of education that we have, and because of this Beijing has been the home of many new English schools. The most famous is THE NEW ORIENTAL.
I’m a student of this after-school training program for English. I enjoy it very much. This is a training school that I go to on the weekends for additional tutoring. The teachers in the Neworiental are all very popular. They are humourous and cool!
In the class we have a cheerful time and learn a lot.
The New Oriental School’s motto is “Language is Power~!” This is picture below is my English teacher and I after one of my classes.
There are a lot of places which I love to go in my life, but the most convenient place is KFC near my community.
I have a best friend named XiaoXiao. She is my neighbour and we always go to this KFC to have drinks. She drinks juice and I drink soda water. We like this flavor and we spend our free time sipping on soft drinks at KFC.
This picture below is of us drinking in the KFC.
I remember our last summer holiday where we would stay at KFC for a lot of relaxing time. I know it sounds weird that we spend soo much in a fast food restaurant. Can you guess what is the reason? The answer is that there is an air conditioner inside and we can order a cup of cold soft drinks after swimming. That makes us feel so cool.
There are a lot of KFCs in Beijing. The one near my community is my favorite. If it is in winter, Xiaoxiao and I will go there and order something hot, such as hot chocolate and hot milk, or hot juice. We will talk a lot like what brand of pen we like to use. When we sit down in this KFC, we calm down and are happy because KFC always plays happy music.
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All of us have a lot of stories about our friends. The stories could be funny also could be laden with grief. We had to leave from our childhood for a long time but when we turn our head back we may realize that friends from that time were still young so that is why their names are gone.
I have many friends but they just like the ocean sprays that disappear with time into the sea.
When I swim in the time sea, I get that feeling of eating plums, sweet and sour
This picture to the left records a happy time with my new friends from the Bejing Youth Voices Project. There are five girls and one of the hands is mine, one of the hands is from Linda. We saw many pictures like that so we also wanted to have a try at it.
The next pictures on the left is of Kelen’s and Siqi’s shadow. Can you guess which one is Kelen? And who is the other girl? (Kelen is the girl on the left, the other girl is Si QI).
Here is a picture of Xiao Xiao and I. We have all been friends for six years. I like this picture very much. It’s very lovely.
The girl who is white just likes the snow is my best friend BoBo. Even though we haven’t seen each other in a long time, she is a tree in my heart, never moving.
At the time of the picture, we were 15 years old. BoBo, do you still remember that day? I fell asleep in our sports meeting and rested on you.
Friends, friends, no matter where you go, you still are my friends .Our friendship will be like the ships sailing in the timeless sea.
I know that you are in heaven now. Earthquake made you fear but you are in heaven now, so I’m not afraid about you. God will save you. You must have a lot of things to tell your family, they are crying, can you see them?
“Where are you? Back home please!”
This is your hometown. The earthquake destroyed it. There are many families lost their children just like your parents. There must have many children whom lost their parents in the catastrophe…forever…
Who ever is forever?
But we must say goodbye to you with tears and a strong miss.
Pray for you, my friends.
Please remember that we love you…forever…
Click here to watch the video of me and my guitar! The camera will flip right-side up after 10 seconds.
I don’t know how to make you understand that the Chinese kids in the 21century are quite busy. Many of times they really are just overwhelmed. The latest news that we heard were of students who committed suicide just they were unable to keep with their demands of daily life. I can understand, because for us, every activity is scheduled down to the very minute.
In my opinion we must pay more more attention and attach more importance to student’s well being. We must teach them how to relax when they feel tired. And we must do this when students want to give up their life over this matter.
There was one time that I was really stressed out and felt like things were too overwhelming. We have examinations at the end of every month, and in particular I remember the one from last month. I did not do a good job on the test. I did not pass some of the subjects. I became very upset when I found out that I did not pass all them!
That same day, the teacher talked to me and gave me a soft punishment by lecturing me. She asked me, “What is the trouble with you these days? You even could not pass this time. What did you do? …” I had nothing to say at that moment except to listen. I kept listening to her until she finished her speech.
When I went back home, I ate a lot snacks and did not want to do anything. I listened to music that I liked and I did not want to think about the exam any more. That is my way to relax myself and reduce the pressure.
If you have the same problem, I have some ideas to tell you. I hope these can help you step out the dark when you feel like you can’t deal with all the work.
- When you feel sad you can recall a sweet memory.
- You can eat your favorite snack and drink a cup of soft drink. Soft drink always make people feel cool.
- You also can have a good night of sleep, maybe you will have a special dream!
- Reading the stories with jokes is a very useful way to laugh and relax.
- Listen to your favorite music and sing it loudly
- Throw away all your clocks or watches and then your time will stop…I’m kidding…☺
- Draw a picture about yourself and make it funny. I often do that. You can have a try~
That’s all. Thank you~.
Please share your suggestions!
Do you love the photo of me in this white beard? I bet you love it. Can you guess what material my BEARD is made out of? …Thank you for that. Now I am gonna tell you my story of my white beard.
It was a Sunday afternoon. Dad and mom were not at home. They told me to finish my homework before they came back home. But I did not to do that. You know, the time when the parents are not at home we have to “cherish”. I turned on the TV right after they stepped out of the gate.
Even though there was no programme I enjoyed it all. I still felt cool.
I just like a piece of wood which sat in the front of the TV.
Then the “wood” showed her interest into the fashion programme. A totally attractive woman was teaching women how to use the sunscreen. I was curious in it. It was attractive just like the host.
At that time, I had a short hair and my friends said that Kelen was a boy. To tell you the truth, I couldn’t bear that any more! I decided to learn how to make myself as beautiful as the lady in the TV.
I watched the TV carefully. Then I found my mom’s sunscreen. I tried to put it on my face, but the sunscreen felt sticky which I can not get used to it. I just left a small circle around my mouth. I would like to wash it off. I went to the washroom. On that day I wore an orange jacket when I saw myself in mirror, I was just like the McDonald’s uncle! If I had red hair I would go out and stayed in the front of the McDonald’s gate.
That’s so funny. I adored this face absolutely! I thought that I must take a photo to keep this piece of memory longer.
This is the funny story of my photo. Do you have this kind of funny childhood story would like to share with me? Please write it down, I hope I can read it first. Thanks for your time.
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Today is my birthday. I have to say goodbye to my 16 years old.
Now I understood why women always feel sad on their birthdays. Because youth is the best time in life. It is just likes the gold. It is shining and precious. Though time wouldn’t stop for anyone,everyone’s youth gone by the time.
16 is very special to me. I have a lot of secrets in the box which named 16. But now, I feel a little sad, that feeling just like I lost something which is very precious and l will lose it forever. I know that I can’t find it any more and take it back.
So the only thing I have now is the ability to do is that I must learn, which is how to cherish the things all around me and look after them, make a memory beautiful.
Cherish the things all around you. Make the memory beautiful.
Do you agree with me?Please give me your opinion, thanks.