Saturday, November 15, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
My dearest students,
- Please check your exam paper to ensure that you have all the printed pages.
- Read all your instructions and questions carefully.
- Do not forget to fill in all the details on your exam paper.
- DO NOT SPELL MY NAME WRONGLY!
- Do not use pencil when answering your questions.
- Try not to leave any blank and answer all the questions.
- Recheck your all of your answers before you submit your paper.
- Good luck to all of you.
- Do your best!I know all of you can do it!
- Take care.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Should parents pay if their children end up in trouble with the law?
Many crimes and social problems are caused by children. Despite the damage these teenage criminals cause, parents are not held responsible in most countries. This essay will discuss whether parents should be forced to pay for their children’s crimes.
There are many reasons why parents should not be responsible for crimes committed by teenage children. First of all, teenagers today are independent. Most of them often move out of the parent’s house at 18 years of age or even younger. The teenagers are expected to learn to take care of themselves and make their own decisions, and not stay like small children attached to their parents.
Despite that, parents nowadays are working. These parents cannot watch their adolescent children all the time. Even children from good families can sometimes commit crimes. Therefore, parents should not be responsible if they have worked hard to raise their children properly.
However, because of the many problems young troublemakers cause, I feel we should make parents responsible if their children end up in trouble with the law. Most juvenile crimes are committed by adolescents whose parents do not care or make any effort to control their children. If parents had to pay fines, they might make more effort.
Besides that, even though the children may seem mature, they are not really able to make good decisions. Parents should be responsible for raising and teaching their children until they are fully grown. Furthermore, if children know that their parents will have to pay, they will think carefully before doing getting into trouble.
To sum up, there are good reasons both for and against making parents pay for acts committed by their children. However, I strongly feel that if we want to reduce the number of such crimes, we need to make parents take more responsibility.
Adapted from http://www.writefix.com/argument/
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Once, while I was visiting a very rich friend, the maid approached me and.....
Question : "What would you like to have? Fruit juice, Soda, Tea, Chocolate, Capuccino, Frapuccino, or Coffee?".
Answer: "Tea please".
Question : "Ceylon tea, Indian tea, Herbal tea, Bush tea, Honey bush tea, Iced tea or green tea?".
Answer : "Ceylon tea".
Question : "How would you like it? Black or white?".
Question: "Milk, or fresh cream?"
Answer: "With milk".
Question: "Goat's milk, or cow's milk?".
Answer: "With cow's milk please".
Question: "Freezeland cow or Afrikaner cow?"
Answer: "Um, I'll just take it black".
Question: "Would you like it with sweetener, sugar or honey?".
Answer: "With sugar".
Question: "Beet sugar or cane sugar?".
Answer: "Cane sugar".
Question: "White, brown or yellow sugar?".
Answer: "Forget about the tea, just give me a glass of water instead".
Question: "Mineral water, tap water or distilled water?".
Answer: "Mineral water".
Question: "Flavored or non-flavored?"
Answer: "I think I'll just die of thirst".
Monday, September 1, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I can keep the cans and all the bottles of my mineral and drinking waters. I don't simply throw them in the dustbin, but I send them to the recycling centre. Some of the recycling centres even pay you if you send your cans and bottles to them. I bet you can get extra pocket money if you carry this responsibility.
Many of us set dry leaves on fire. We don't want to waste our money, time and energy bury the leaves or do something with them so they can decompose naturally. I cringe at the sight of people littering out of the car windows or even they ride their bike. It pisses me off but those are simply things that they are used to.
I will keep my food wrappers, even my can drinks in my bags first before I throw them. I segregate all the unwanted things so I know which one to be disposed and to be recycled. I really hope you can also start with this habit.
It breaks my heart when I see the image of people killing the sea lions, tigers, leopards and elephants heartlessly without mercy. It is just so sad. That is why change is crucial. We need to change the way we live and think about the environment.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Someone had asked me about this phrase yesterday. Why the Monday morning blues?
Apes - Gibber
Bears - Growl
Bees - Hum
Bulls - Bellow
Birds - Chirp, Sing, Warble
Calves - Bleat
Cats - Mew
Cocks - Crow
Cows - Moo
Crows - Caw
Cuckoos - Coo
Dogs - Bark, Yap, Snarl
Donkeys - Bray
Ducks - Quack
Eagles - Scream
Elephant - Trumpet
Flies - Buzz, Hum
Frogs - Croak
Geese - Cackle
Goats - Bleat
Hens - Cluck, Cackle
Heyna - Laugh
Hawks - Scream
Horses - Neigh, Whinny
Jackals - Howl
Kittens - Mew, Purr
Lambs - Bleat
Larks - Sing
Lions - Roar
Mice - Squeak
Monkeys - Chatter
Owls - Hoot
Oxen - Bellow
Parrots - Squawk, Talk
Pigs - Grunt
Pigeons - Coo
Peacocks - Scream
Puppies - Yelp
Ravens - Croak
Rooks - Caw
Serpents - Hiss
Snakes - Hiss
Swallows - Twitter
Sheep - Bleat
Thrushes - Whistle
Tigers - Growl
Turkeys - Gobble
Vultures - Scream
Wolves - Howl
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This is not an attempt to humiliate anyone of you. I am sure all of you are aware of my rules, so please abide to them. Take this picture as an example so that you will not repeat the same mistakes again. For those who think that you are in the picture, make sure that you would not repeat your mistake again.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
After you have gone through the process of creating your blogs, please do not forget to send me an email of the name of your new blog (make sure you tell me which class you are from) so that I can list them down on my blog. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org