A Book To Share

7 十二月

I have been craving to be a diplomat since I was a child, for the work seems to be challenging and exciting. But not until I found the book “Diplomat’s Life” in the library did I realize how tough the work is. The book is co-written by several diplomats, diplomats’ spouses, and their children. Each diplomat tells their story of working abroad in a different environment. Some diplomats tell how tough the work was when they had to compete with diplomat from P.R.O.C. By reading this book, I can feel how cruel the diplomats from China were, and I can realize how cruel the battle of diplomacy was. If a country breaks up the relation with us, we have to close our embassy, and the diplomat has to wait until the Ministry of Foreign Affairs send out instructions. Some diplomats’ children even tell how tough their life were in the book when they lived in a country they were no familiar with, and they had to move to another country for every three years . Yes, the work was tough for them, but they are happy that they did really help to improve the relationship with other countries for their country.

I want to share this book with my parents for several reasons. First of all, they don’t really support me to be a diplomat, for I have to leave the place where I’ve been living for years and our country might not be able to compete with China in the battle of creating relationship with other countries. Second, I want to let them know though the work is tough, I can be strong enough to do it, for I’m working for the country’s honor. By reading this book, they might be able to understand why I’ve been craving to be a diplomat since I was a child, and I am sure that they will support me because I’m doing something right for the bright future of Taiwan.

A Smart Phone Trouble

4 十二月

  Since smart phone has been a trend, I have been craving to have one to show my friends how fashionable I am. Last month, while my mom and I were shopping in the biggest mall in the downtown, I saw the thing that I had been craving for, a smart phone. I begged my mom to buy me one, but she declined my request. In order to have it, I made a deal with her. “Since I have been the most hard-working student among my classmates, you should buy one for me. With this smart phone , I can read the international news and search h for the latest news of science to improve my insufficient knowledge.” My mom was surprised how awesome the smart phone was, and bought me one after my brief introduction of it.

  After I got home, I opened the box and took out the phone in excitement. I couldn’t believe that it was in my hand! After a few minutes of happiness, I called my friend Lily to show here how happy I was and promised here I would bring it to school tomorrow.

  The next day, I went out to the school with my smart phone. It made me feel like a billionaire with it in my hand while I was walking in the crowds. Every time I used my fingers to touch the screen made me feel like living in the future world. “Hey! Loreen! Show me your phone!” I took out my phone with and elegant posture and smiled like a princess. “Wow!” She shouted in amazement. Since the, I played my phone with Lily in class or when class was dismissed. One day, my teacher finally found us playing the phone seceretly, and took the phone away angrily. “Loreen, I have been observing your scores recently, and the only thing I found out is that your scores are worse than before, and now I finally found out the reason!”

  After I got home, I confessed to my mother that I was caught playing the smart phone in class. She was not angry but said she was happy that her daughter finally learned the lesson that following the trend was often blind.

The Missing Bag

4 十二月

  I used to be a tall and young detective. Several years ago, when I was trying to catch the gangster who sold drugs in the mountains, I was beaten and poisoned by one of the group members. When I woke up, I became a child. From then on , I have been planning to make a revenge and turn myself into the tall and young detective again.

  Last month, when I was taking notes at the stand, a strange old man came and ordered a bowl of noodles. He looked like a business man from a huge company. Not until I saw the name card on his jacket did I find out that he was the one who beat me and poisoned me. A few minutes later, he left the stand, but he forgot to take his bag with him. The stand owner was so curious that she opened the bag immediately after the man left. It turned out that the bag was full of money. But I found that there were something hidden under the bills. I was surprised that I found bags of drugs in the deepest layer of the bag. What’s more, the tag on the bag showed that it belonged to the gangster group which poisoned me several years ago. To catch the man, I called the police right away.

  Twenty minutes later, police officers and I found the man standing on the platform. He lo0oked worried, for the bag was gone. Just as he was about to run away, police officers yelled at the gangster group and boxes of drugs in there house I even found the medicine that could turn me back to the young and tall detective again.

   Thanks to the bag, I’m now young and tall again, and I have finally finished the case that I had been working on for years.

An Encounter at a Masquerade

14 九月

Last week, Jason was invited to the masquerade. Jason was so excited, for he was looking for a girlfriend,and this might be a good chance to find one.In order to attract all the girls, he even bought an expensive suit for the masquerade.

In the masquerade . he did really find a good-looking girl. They even fell in love at the first sight! After a short talk, Jason found out that the girl lived in the apartment that was near to his house. They even had many things in common like watching movies and swimming. After the short talk, they even danced and had drinks togeter. Jason thought he found his true love and asked her if she could be his girlfriend, but love and asked her if she could be his girlfriend, but the girl said she would think about it if he could do something special for her.

So after he went home, he took out his guitar and went to the plaza in front of the girl’s apartment. He sang so loudly that many people were disturbed by him. “Shut up! Stop singing!" Jason was shocked that he didn’t see the girl but made the people in the apartment furious “What are you doing here? I don’t live in this apartment, I live in the other one!"  Jason was so embarrassed that he ran away as fast as he could with the girl left in front of the apartment apologizing to the annoyed people in the apartment. From then on, Jason never saw the girl again. for she thought he was not responsible at all.

Snapshots !

1 四月

  

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 This is the picture which was taken on our way to Kenting. From the picture, you clearly find out that’s it was a sunny day, the sun light was as needles stinging on my skin. Because of that, I took off my coat and wore on a light shirt. I was quite excited then , for we were heading to National Museum of Marine Biology And Aquarium in Pingtung. In fact, you can feel the passion of Southern Taiwan by feeling the heat on the bus. Who cares about the heat? It had been raining for days in Taipei, what I need was sunny day !  ;) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is our party at  National Museum of Marine Biology And Aquarium in Pingtung. You may ask, " Why do those people wear weird costumes on stage? " Well, as a little monster (you know what it is), I can exactly tell you how that happened. They wanted to pretend to be Lady Gaga! That’s why they had their wigs on their head ! When I heard “Poker Face" , what I did was screaming and yelling. I didn’t even care about the huge speakers playing the song loudly behind me. To me,this is the BEST PARTY EVER!  

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We collected all of our fluorescent bars, and put them in the shape of heart. We did it in the end of the party. We talked about how thankful we were to our teacher. Actually, I was moved by those words. We have been taught be our lovely teacher, Joseph since we entered Ming Lun Senior High. We spend most of our time together with classmates and Joseph everyday. We have those sweet memories and those memories won’t be erased for we are already strongly connected through the past two years. I would say, senior high school life is the best part of my life. I’ve never been so happy before I was a senior high school student.  And do you know why I’m so happy right now ? Because I have my lovely classmates and teachers. That’s enough, and that’s the best gift in my senior high school life, because of this precious gift, I’m doing well now. 

[A Recipe of ♥ : A Dish for my Family] Banana ╳ Honey Bread !

16 十月

【Banana ╳ Honey Bread 】

   It’s Jamie Oliver !

Resource : http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/banana-honey-bread

banana and honey bread

╳ Ingredients

• 1 x basic bread recipe
• 6 bananas
• 8 tablespoons good, runny honey
• optional: 1 handful of almonds(杏仁), cracked or chopped

╳ Methods

Step1. peel your bananas then purée them in a liquidizer or food processor.

Dictionary–>[ purée : a smooth cream of liquidized or crushed  fruit or vegetables ]

Step2. Pour it into a measuring jug, then top up with water until you have 625ml or just over 1 pint.

Step3.At Stage 1 of the basic bread recipe, use this banana liquid  instead of the water to flavour your bread and                   make it  nice and chewy.

Step4.Also add half the honey with the nuts to the dough at this point. Then continue through the basic recipe as normal.

Step5. Divide the dough into 10 balls. Then pack these next to each other in a flour-dusted baking tin where they will                        prove together.

*Baking Tin : 

Step6. Before putting in the oven drizzle generously with the rest of the honey so that the top of the bread will                                     caramelize, going nice and golden.

Step7.Bake in your preheated oven at 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5 for                                                                                                                                      20 minutes.

<–Bake for 20 minutes !

Step8. Allow to cool for a little while, but it’s best served still warm with lots of butter and a glass of milk for breakfast                      while you read the paper. :)

Yay :)

(↖Look! Aren’t they bananas?:DDD )

╳ Why I choose this Recipe

Are you tired of  normal breads like cream or red bean breads? It’s awesome to have a banana flavored bread in the early morning ! Actually, I’ve eaten breads which was banana flavored, but I’ve never eaten “banana and honey flavored" bread before!  It feels just right to have sweet bread and bitter coffee in the morning  with newspapers. To me, banana is one of my most favorite fruits, it’s not only smoothy but also has a great fragrance, it’s hard to describe, it’s like butter mixed with sugar. Whatever, the recipe is right, banana really makes the bread even more smoothy.  Well, it’s not hard to bake a banana and honey bread, so why don’t you just start to bake one now ?  :D

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[Shakespeare] Hamlet

27 八月

 

Characters:

Prince Hamlet:The prince of Denmark, he is the only child in the royal family

Claudius:Hamlet’s uncle, who wanted to become the king of Denmark, so murdered the king of Denmark

Ghost(Hamlet’s Father):Hamlet’s father, a great king in Denmark, people loved him

Gertrude :Hamlet’s mother,the queen of Denmark. but then married to Claudius

Horatio:Hamlet’s friend,the one who help Hamlet to spread the scandal of Hamlet’s uncle 

Ophelia:Hamlet’s fiancée , but finally admitted suicide because  Hamlet’s offensive words 

Polonius: Ophelia’s father,  Lord Chamberlain to King Claudius , but then was killed by Hamlet by accident.

Laertes: Ophelia’s brother, had a fight with Hamlet in the end of the story, but was killed in the end.

Summary:

Hamlet’s father, the king of Denmark was loved by all the people in Denmark, but one day was found dead in the yard, no one knew what happened to the king. One day, Hamlet’s friend, Horatio, bumped into a ghost, what’s special was that the ghost seemed to be the dead king. Then he took Hamlet to see the ghost, the ghost appeared and was really the dead king, then he told Hamlet that the one who killed him was his brother, which was Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius. Then Hamlet started to be insane, he hurt Ophelia, and had the opera troupe perform the show of how the uncle murder his brother, which was a king.Claudius was so mad that he wrote a letter to the English King that he wanted someone to kill Hamlet but in vein. Unfortunately, Ophelia killed herself because Hamlet didn’t love her anymore, Claudius thought that was a good chance to make Laertes, Ophelia’s brother to fight with Hamlet. In the fight, Gertrude drank the poisonous wine that was prepared by Claudius to kill Hamlet, at the same time, Hamlet and Leartes were both injured badly, Leartes finally said that it was Claudius’s conspiracy. Hamlet then used his last ounce of the strength to stuck him with the sword. Seeing the lord of the death coming towards Hamlet, Horatio wanted to kill himself too, but was stopped by Hamlet, what he wanted Horatio to do was to tell the miserable story to all the people, Horatio agreed. The  members of the royal family were  finally dead, and the Hamlet’s revenge was finally done.

Modern Production:

[The Trailer]

[Details] (source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet_(1990_film) )

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Produced by Bruce Davey
Dyson Lovell
Written by Franco Zeffirelli
Christopher De Vore
Based on The play by William Shakespeare
Starring Mel Gibson
Glenn Close
Alan Bates
Paul Scofield
Ian Holm
Helena Bonham Carter
Stephen Dillane
Nathaniel Parker
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography David Watkin
Editing by Richard Marden
Studio Nelson Entertainment
Icon Productions
Carolco Pictures
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) December 19, 1990(limited)
January 18, 1991
Running time 130 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
France
Language English
Box office $20,710,451

[Director]

Franco Zeffirelli

[Cast]

Mel Gibson

Glenn Close

╳ Special ╳ : 2009 BBC TV FILM (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet_(2009_television_film))

Hamlet is a 2009 television film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2008 award-winning modern-dress stage production ofWilliam Shakespeare’s play of the same name, aired on BBC Two on 26 December 2009. It was broadcast by PBS in the United States on 28 April 2010.

It features the original stage cast of David Tennant in the title role of Prince Hamlet, Patrick Stewart as King Claudius and the ghost of Hamlet’s father, Penny Downie as Queen Gertrude, Mariah Gale as Ophelia, Edward Bennett as Laertes, Oliver Ford Davies as Polonius, and Peter de Jersey as Horatio.

DVD cover for Hamlet
Genre Drama
Directed by Gregory Doran
Written by William Shakespeare
Starring David Tennant
Patrick Stewart
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel BBC Two
Release date 26 December 2009
Running time 180 minutes
Official website

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Quotes from Hamlet :

Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin.

  • Ghost, scene v

The time is out of joint; O cursed spite,
That ever I was born to set it right!

  • Hamlet

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

  • Hamlet, scene v

Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.

  • Hamlet, scene ii
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