this is a test

17 Oct

Remembering Ms Chan

26 Aug

I am back here again after 3 months and i realised this blog is in a rather sorry state without our wonderful Ms Chan:(

But reading through the various posts and comments really brings back fond memories of all the memorable lessons with all you threeohonepeeps and fantastic ms chan!

Anyway, Ms Chan is flying off soon! We must mass spam her fb wall one day before her departure kay:) and do up a nice teacher’s day present for her!

Friday

16 Jul

hi it’s saturday. but that’s okay cos it was Friday yesterday!! and guess what! it’ll be friday again in six days! i can’t wait!

Macbeth

1 May

Hello peeps… for those of you who want to know a bit more about Macbeth before tomorrow’s play!

Check these out:

http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/eng366/lectures/macbeth.htm

http://www.pathguy.com/macbeth.htm

Final thoughts on Julius Caesar

26 Apr

Juliue Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays about one of history’s greatest character. It’s a text rich in history, craftmanship, and an incisive exploration of ideals and the reality, love and loyalty, politics and power. For all its tragic elements, some commentators argue that Julius Caesar is not a true tragedy in the pure, dramatic sense of the word because it does not conform to the ‘classical’ tragic pattern (read Pg 324 of your book for an idea of what the ‘classical’ tragic pattern means) The fact that Caesar dies midway through the play and remains missing in action except later as the archetypal ghost leaves one wondering: Who, really, is the tragic hero in the play? Julius Caesar is ostensibly a key protagonist in the play, and the title obviously bears this fact well. If you were Shakespeare and were given a chance to name the play, what title might you accord it?

Before you consign your book to the storeroom or worse still, trashbin (i sure hope not!), I’d like you to think through these questions, and ponder over what you have learnt in the past 2 months of “julius-caesaring”. You might want to at this point revisit the “Introduction to Julius Caesar” by William and Babara Rosen which I printed for you previously, as a nice (ironically) closure to your study. Then take some time and think about this:

What does the play mean to you, personally? (I hope the answer isn’t “well, just another literature text”.) And if there’s one thing you take away from the play, what might that be?

Happy thinking and happy writing.

The Origins of Language

15 Apr

Another nugget from the news for you peeps! 🙂

Languages Grew From a Seed in Africa, Study Says

By NICHOLAS WADE

A researcher analyzing the sounds in languages spoken around the world has detected an ancient signal that points to southern Africa as the place where modern human language originated. Continue reading

Great Speeches

15 Apr

Some links for you if you’d like to look at some of the greatest speeches of this century and the last!

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1841228,00.html