Sunday, April 2, 2017

Studio Classroom_2014-6_#19

#19 The Amazing Azores_2
Portugal's Azores are one of Europe's hidden treasures

Article and extra vocabulary

highlight  使顯著,使突出;強調
highlighter  螢光筆
hold your horses = hold on = wait

mild  溫和的,溫柔的
mild spicy
Please, make my food mild.
The weather in California is very mild.
Someone soft spoken voice is very mild.
The little girl spoke with mild voice.

Grammar Tip
正式問句  Do you feel like going on a real adventure?
=> 口語  Feel like going on a real adventure?
Feel like + V-ing   想要去做某事
=> Feel like having a cup of coffee?

there is/was/are/were + 名詞,意指"有",
絕對不能寫成there has/have/had + 名詞,
後面一定會有been:There has/have been ...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Studio Classroom_2014-6_#18

#18 The Amazing Azores_1
Portugal's Azores are one of Europe's hidden treasures

off-the-beaten-path  人跡罕至(引申為尋幽探密)

Emphasize inside phrases

Big things come in small packages.
=> 比如訂婚戒指

Don't judge a book by its cover.

All glitter is not gold.

Grammar Tip
But don't judge the Azores by their size.
don't judge + 某事物 + by its/their + 特性
=> Don't judge Amy's ability to play soccer by her gender!

Friday, March 31, 2017

My winter vacation

I had a memorable winter vacation.
I traveled to Malaysia with a Malaysian friend and an Indonesian friend. This is the first time I went abroad.
The journey was not only fun but also interesting. Of course, unpleasant things happened too. I was sick in Malaysia.
I am happy to travel this time. I'm thankful to my oversea friends and they helped me a lot.

I love you, Yee Fun and Cynthia.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

#10 MOOC: edX

Nutrition Around You  身邊的營養學

Peking University
Based on common cases in daily life, this introductory course provides an overview of the principles of nutritional sciences. You will learn about the features, physiological functions, and food sources of nutrients.
Syllabus & Timing
  •   Week One:蛋白質(Protein)
  •   Week Two:脂類 (Lipids)
  •   Week Three:碳水化合物 (Carbohydrate)
  •   Week Four:膳食纖維 (Dietary Fiber)
  •   Week Five:維生素 (Vitamins)
  •   Week Six:礦物質 (Minerals) 
  •   Week Seven:水 (Water)  

Sunday, December 18, 2016

#9 TED Talk

5 techniques to speak any language | Sid Efromovich | TEDxUpperEastSide

1. acquisition(noun)[uncountable] the act of getting something, especially knowledge, a skill, etc. theories of child language acquisition - He devotes his time to the acquisition of knowledge .

2. alternative(noun): a thing that you can choose to do or have out of two or more possibilities - We can agree to their terms or else pull out of the deal completely: those are the two alternatives.

3. embark(verb)to get onto a ship; to put something onto a ship - We stood on the pier and watched as they embarked.

4. haggle(verb): [intransitive] haggle (with somebody) (over something) to argue with somebody in order to reach an agreement, especially about the price of something - We spent a long time haggling with the authorities over our visas.

5. precise(adjective)clear and accurate, synonym exact, precise details/ instructions/ measurements - I can be reasonably precise about the time of the incident.

5 techniques to speak any language
1. Make Mistakes
2. Scrap the Foreign Alphabet
3. Find a Stickler
4. Shower Conversations
5. Buddy Formula

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

English song - Alan Walker

Alan Walker - Faded

Alan Walker - Sing Me To Sleep

You were the shadow to my light 
Did you feel us 
Another Start 
You fade away 
Afraid our aim is out of sight 
Wanna see us 

Where are you now 
Where are you now 
Where are you now 
Was it all in my fantasy 
Where are you now 
Were you only imaginary 
Where are you now 

Under the sea 
Under the sea 
Where are you now 
Another dream 
The monsters running wild inside of me 

I'm faded 
I'm faded 
So lost 
I'm faded 
I'm faded 
So lost 
I'm faded 

These shallow waters, never met 
What i needed 
I'm letting go 
A deeper dive 
Eternal silence of the sea 
I'm breathing 

Where are you now 
Where are you now 

Under the bright 
But faded lights 
You set my heart on fire 
Where are you now 
Where are you now 

Where are you now 
Atlantis Under the sea 
Under the sea 
Where are you now 
Another dream 
The monsters running wild inside of me 

I'm faded 
I'm faded 
So lost 
I'm faded 
I'm faded 
So lost 
I'm faded. 

Sing Me To Sleep
Wait a second, let me catch my breath
Remind me how it feels to hear your voice
Your lips are movin', I can't hear a thing
Livin' life as if we had a choice
Anywhere, any time
I would do anything for you
Anything for you
Yesterday got away
Melody stuck inside your head
A song in every breath

Sing me to sleep now
Sing me to sleep
So sing me to sleep now
Sing me to sleep

Remember me, no time cannot erase
I can hear your whispers in my mind
I've become what you cannot embrace
Our memory will be my lullaby

Sing me to sleep now
Sing me to sleep
Won't you sing me to sleep now?
Sing me to sleep

I would do
Time away
I would do
Time away

Sunday, November 27, 2016

#6 Steve Jobs’ Talk

Steve Jobs’ talk (video)
Talk script (link)

5 good words/sentences learn  (use Oxford advanced learners’ dictionary)
1.curiosity(noun)[uncountable, singular] curiosity (about something) | curiosity (to do something) a strong desire to know about something - His answer did not satisfy my curiosity at all.
2.intuition(noun): [uncountable] the ability to know something by using your feelings rather than considering the facts - The answer came to me in a flash of intuition.
3.renaissance(noun)a situation when there is new interest in a particular subject, form of art, etc. after a period when it was not very popular - The British film industry is currently enjoying something of a renaissance.
4.diverge(verb)[intransitive] diverge (from something) (formal) (of opinions, views, etc.) to be different - Opinions diverge greatly on this issue. 
5.sedate(adjective)slow, calm and relaxed - We followed the youngsters at a more sedate pace.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.  常保飢渴求知,常存虛懷若愚。

How do you like his 3 life stories? 
Yes, I like his 3 life stories.

Can you relate them to any of your life experiences? 
or Does it inspire you in any way?
connecting the dots:
I believe the dots will somehow connect in future. Learning computer also requires design aesthetics, and we can find lots of inspiration in life. When you design, intuition will lead you and connect the dots together. Sometimes, you don't know what's the point of the things that you usually learn, but someday it will be very useful when it is needed.

love and loss:
I like this sentence and the meaning of the story is like:"Troubles came into the world, but we must not forget that Hope came with them."
In my high school, I attended a public high school and transferred to a private school two years. I have to retake another year of Senior High 3 because of my transfer and my same-age friends were all graduated earlier than I am, but because of my transfer that I learned a lot of computer skills and also took lots of certificates.

Steve Jobs read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."
I think just like me, a lot of people might not know how to face death, so we can learn from Steve Jobs' attitude: "asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been No for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

To pay tribute to Steve Jobs. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.