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this is a test

17 Oct
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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

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

Send in the clowns

7 Apr

Send in the Clowns

One of the most beautiful songs around… by Stephen Sondheim. This guy composed some 800 songs, but this is the only one that became a major pop hit. But to have composed that one song that can tug at the heartstrings, albeit just one, is more than enough.(Just a trivia: Sondheim originally intended to title it ‘Send in the Fools’ but decided against it cos it lacked the ring he was looking for. Thank goodness it didn’t turn out that way, or it would really be making a a fool of itself.)

Isn’t it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.

Isn’t it bliss?
Don’t you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can’t move.
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.

Just when I’d stopped opening doors,
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours,
Making my entrance again with my usual flair,
Sure of my lines,
No one is there.

Don’t you love farce?
My fault I fear.
I thought that you’d want what I want.
Sorry, my dear.
But where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns.
Don’t bother, they’re here.

Isn’t it rich?
Isn’t it queer,
Losing my timing this late
In my career?
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Well, maybe next year.

Babra Steisand’s rendition is one of my favourites, simple and not excessively overwhelming in emotions. Sang this piece for my hmp exam recently, and it turned out to be my most memorable examination thusfar. It’s when the music filled every sinew of your heart, when it gives you the goosebumps, that you hope that moment will never cease.

How to use the most beautiful punctuation in the world ;p

16 Mar

The semi-colon is an oft misunderstood punctuation mark. How do you use the semi-colon properly?

Read an article by Beth Hill on theeditorsblog.net: “Don’t Fear the Semicolon – It’s a Useful Writing Tool” to find out more!