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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Behold! Our masterpiece!
Being a movie director, a cameraman or even an actor has always been one of my biggest dreams in my life. I was once asked, “If you wish to achieve these dreams, then why are you here at the first place? You are just wasting your time here and yet in the end, you will not achieve something that you truly yearn.”
Well, I cannot say that it is totally wrong…
But I have too many things that I wish to achieve in my whole life. I know I am greedy, but that is me.
Unfortunately, I do not have enough time to achieve all these. Time is moving and I am getting older with every seconds passed. That is why I decided to become a teacher. During a lesson, a teacher can become a director or an actor. Most importantly, my students will one day become an architect just like I dreamed, becoming a doctor just like I desired or even become a better teacher just like I hoped…Quite interesting, isn’t it?
So, I hope you are entertained with our video. Best of luck and good night~
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Look out! Coming through!
Just receive a new task for our tutorial week 3. Yeah! How happy I am until I cannot find a suitable word to describe it. Time to become Michael Bay. Well, in case you do not know who he is, try searching it at Google. Something related to Transformers. Do I like Transformers you ask? No, I do not like Transformers, I love it.
We need to come out with a mime of a situation of our choice. After a few days of cracking and pulverising our brain cells, a story board was created. Creating a story board may be easy. But the process of acting it out and filming it perfectly is another story. Thanks to my group mates, I enjoyed all the NGs. No offence, guys. :)
Well, just finish our filming. Now, I’ll leave things to my beloved video editor. Show me that you are the best. I am counting on you.
After putting our heads together, we successfully came out with a dialogue where two men are discussing an issue regarding beauty pageant 2011. We try to insert as many language functions as we can, aiding the listeners to detect language functions easily.
I could say that everyone did very well in the role play. A big congratulations to Edward’s group as their performance was really outstanding. But know this, we are going to overwhelm you all next time. So, let us keep moving, alright?
Well, this is it. Role playing time!
Two young men are having their conversation in XXX Café. Both of them are talking about Miss Universe 2011 pageant. They are arguing about the winner of the pageant.
Shah : (Approaching the café) Hey Kel, it has been a while. How are you?
Kel : Wow! Look who is here? Glad you are still alive…
Kay : Any drinks, gentlemen? [To ask]
Kel : I would like a mango juice.
Shah : Hurm… there are too many choices. I do not know which one to choose.
Kel : Want me to choose for you?
Shah : Sure.
Kel : Just give him a sky juice. [To suggest]
Kay : One mango juice and one sky juice, table 2567!
Tiong : One mango juice and one sky juice, coming right up!
Shah : So have you watched Miss Universe 2011?
Kel : Oh yes! I think Miss Malaysia, Deborah Henry should get the title for Miss Universe 2011. Her body is perfect! You know what Shah? Through my 22 years existence in this world, the judges were major major super major major biased. [To give opinion]
Shah : Are you kidding me? Miss Angola, Leila Lopes deserved her title. Just look at the curves. (whistle~) The elegance, the bikini, the size, the…
Kel : Yeah! Yeah! Whatever. As long as my mother is more beautiful than your mother. It is all that matters.
Shah : Duh…are you insane? If your mother is more beautiful, then why my father married my mother and not yours? [To argue]
Kay : Stop it… Here you are, sir. For your information, my parents are more attractive than your parents!
Tiong : No, no, no… My parents are more attractive, okay? So do not get jealous.
Kel : Hey, what are with you two? Do not interfere our conversation!
Shah : Yeah, it’s just between me and him. (Points to Kel)
Tiong : You want to know something? My mother is the Mrs Sibu for three years in a row!
Kel : Humph! Perhaps your mother wins because she was the only contestant for those three years! [To tease]
Tiong : How dare you! She joins it fair and square!
Kel : It’s so lame to promote your mother as the beauty pageant for just a small area. My mother is the second runner-up for last year’s Mrs Sarawak! I repeat, Mrs Sarawak!
Shah : Oh please. My mother was a candidate for the Mrs Earth last year!
Kay : Guys, just stop it, you guys!
Tiong : Humph! My mother will join Mrs Universe this year! Don’t get jealous!
Kay : I said stop!
Shah : My mom too!
Kay : Please stop, all of you.
Kel : My mother does come from a small town, but she will join the brawl too!
Kay : Can you guys please stop quarrelling?! You’re disturbing the customers here! [To stop an argument]
Shah : Oh, OK.
Kay : Even if any of our mothers being attractive upon another, we should be happy because we still have our mothers on our side! Shouldn’t we be major major proud for them who gave birth to us to this world? You know what? I’m glad that I’m here!
Kel : Hey, you sound familiar.
Kay : Did I?
Tiong : Yes, the Filipino “Engrish” beauty pageant.
Shah : Major major! Oh please, improve your English! [To advise]
Kay : Okay okay, that’s enough. Enjoy your drinks, guys. Don’t start another debate on it.
Tiong : Aaa… Excuse me? Waiter, I don’t have the drinks. How should I enjoy it?
Kay : GO BACK TO WORK, YOU FOOL! I’m only talking to the customers!
(Tiong runs back to workstation, and the café is as peaceful as before)
- THE END -
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Koenraad Kuiper and W. Scott Allan stated in the book “An Introduction To English Language” that the way we use our human language is just like driving a car. Most of us can drive a car perfectly well without knowing how the car works.
So the question is, WHAT is language actually?
Among 100 of you out there, I can guarantee that there will be 101 that will give me the same old answer, which is something more or less like “language serves as a tool or a medium for human communication.” Including myself, that is.
Well, if you have the book “An Introduction To English Language” written by Koenraad Kuiper and W. Scott Allan, you will find out that they consider language as a code where this code uses various types of symbols and signals which are meaningful. You may refer here for more information as well. CLICK ME. THIS IS NOT A VIRUS!
This may sound crazy, but I strongly believe that every living organism in this universe has its own communicating language, just a matter whether we humans understand it or not.
So, for our coming ISL task, we need to come out with a dialogue consists of at least five language functions and role play it. Now, how should I say it…it is indeed an interesting task. But with the four of us, nothing is going to stand in our way. I assure you, this task will be a piece of cake. I am not bluffing, I am just teasing.
So, got to go and start the task right away. Over and out.