2011年8月29日 星期一

English 2 If I won one million dollar lottery.

May's 12 years old birthday 
People wanted to won the million dollar lottery so badly... However, what would they use it for? Would they go club all night long? Would they buy a new car? Or would they spend it wisely by helping other people who needed the money more than anyone else... If I won the million dollar lottery I would help people. First I would like to introduce my sister May Chang. She's 12 years old, people who met her might think that she enjoyed her life and lived just like normal people but she doesn't. I still remember the day when she was born she had a serious surgery... The day she was born, the doctor discovered there was a tumor on her butt and said to my parents she must have the surgery or she's going to die. Since there wasn't a second choice my parents agreed. The surgery came out to be a great success and my sister was saved. However things didn't go as well as we thought of it. After a month my family moved to Shanghai to start our new life. I still remember every night my sister will start to cry and we didn't know why. My mom then figured out that she couldn't urine. My dad immediately booked the next airplane back to Taiwan and left my mom and me here. Then, my mom was informed by Tai Da hospital when my sister was doing the surgery, the doctor accidentally sliced her urine nerves out which she couldn't urine by herself. So from that day onwards my sister had to pee by using a tube to get rid off her urine and when she was still young she keep on asking my mom, "Mom why is there scar on my butt and why do I have to use these stuff to pee? Am I a freak?" My mom replied her bravely "No dear, you are just special like everyone else you are not a freak you are my forever sweet heart." My mom then kissed her on the forehead and put her to sleep. When she got out of her room and went to the kitchen I could hear her crying my dad would go to her and hug her and comfort her. So if I ever had a million dollar I would help my sister to find a doctor to give her a surgery so she could pee by herself.


Kids in Cambodia holding their orange as their precious gift.
Another thing I would do if I had a million dollar. My parents went to Cambodia for their vacation. At Cambodia they went to the orphanage to visit the kids there. My mom prepared some fruits and some stationery for them. When the kids got their fruits and stationery they cried, and ran around with the gift they got and showed it to other kids who didn't receive it and gave them some. My mom asked them are they going to eat. The kids replied "This is very precious to us we are not willing to eat." My mom was shocked when she heard the answer that they were that poor. After I heard about the story my mom told me I was surprised too and I thought about it for the whole night, literally the whole night. I thought why are people not appreciating what they had and what more and more and more?! Look at those kids in Cambodia a small orange can make up their days and meant so much for them? Thus, if I had million dollar lottery I would also help those kids in Cambodia to give them better living environment and better food to support them and let them know they are not alone...

2011年8月25日 星期四

The Pearl Chapter3

When Kino found the Pearl of the World and the news had been passed out very fast. Every people in the town started to prepare for their job; hoping that Kino would come and spend some money or maybe sell the pearl to them. Kino and Juana then got married in the church and the priest was looking at the Pearl instead of doing his job properly. The doctor then came to Kino's house to cure the Coyotito's sickness and he wanted the baby to be cure(fake...). After the doctor cured Kino he asked some questions about the Pearl. At night Kino was assault and he was hurt, Juana told Kino his husband to give up on the pearl because it is bringing evil to them. However, Kino disagree and told her that they will see the Pearl the next day morning...

My thought: I think that the story is starting be ironic. Look it at this way, Kino found the Pearl of the World which was going give him the wealth, the luxury and the awesomeness of life but... instead, the Pearl is starting to give him so much trouble to his life. People starting to assault him. Moreover, it feels weird and been dangerous been with people as they started to treat them so nice and espeically the doctor(which failed in life...). He knew about the Pearl and that why he went to cure Coyotito not because he is been kind(fake...) it is acutally because he wants the Pearl. So in my thought i think Kino should throw away the Pearl as I rather lived in a poor and happy life than to risk my family and my life into something that bring the evil to us...

2011年8月21日 星期日

The pearl chapter 2 review

In the start of chapter2. At the next day morning Juana used some ice to helped Coyotito to reduce the part were he was bitten to hope that he felt better. Then, Kino and Juana got up to the canoe which was their only property that his grandfather gave it to his father and then was given to him for fishing. Kino divided into the sea with the stone on him so that he could get down to the bottom of the sea easily. Then he started to work and cut the oyster up. Luckily he found a pearl which was the pearl of the world and Kino was so glad that he found the thing which he can helped his son Coyotito to cure his disease. However it also said that it is no-good to want a thing too much it was right as what happened next was bad as his son's disease ipwas getting worse and Kino lost his mind and made a howled and people from the other canoe heard it and was onvtheir way to Kino...

In chapter two of the Pearl there is a quote that says 'it is not good to want a thing too much.' In my opinion I think this quote is well said and I totally agree with as we human has desire all the time wether it is a want for a better job, life or relationship. It is good to have a desire and work hard to try to make the goal come through however don't push yourself too hard to get it cause sometimes you might started to forget and might make a mess out of yourself even you got what you wanted...

2011年8月20日 星期六

The pearl chapter1 English 2

At the start of the story the author, John Steinback introduced the protagonist Kino and his wife Juana and his sin Coyotito. The setting of the story started at the beach during the dawn when Kino woke up as it said the start still shone, and the day hand drawn only a pale wash of light in the lower sky to the east. Kino woke up and started to look at his son and wife. After that he closed his eyes again and started to enjoy the waves of the sea as it said Kino heard the little splash of morning waves on the beach. It was very good- Kino closed his eyes again to listen to his music. Then he woke up at the dawn and observe the environment around him while Juana was cooking the breakfast. All of a sudden, the tragic happened; a scorpion climber up to Coyotito's hanging box and bit him. Kino tried to stop it but he failed to do so. Coyotito screamed in pain and Kino could hear the music of the enemy in his ear repeating. Juana tried to get the poison out of the baby by sucking it out however it didn't seems to make a big difference. Then Kino's brother and his family came. Kino then decided to go and find the doctor and all the villagers followed him but the doctor refused to cure the baby so he ignored them.The doctor then started a conversation with his maid. From the talk we can tell that the doctor didn't want to cure Coyotito and he also insulted them by saying that they are little Indians. After that he he's been tempted. He told his to ask if Kino brought any money to pay for the cure, Kino took some pearl out of his octet however they are very small and doesn't look nice at all. The doctor rejected the request of course andctell his maid to tell them that he was not in house. The maid then shut the gate and went back to the house. The villager slowy melted away and went back to where they came from.

In this story we can see there's definitely two side of people or person which is the doctor and Kino as Kino wanted his baby to be cured however the doctor doesn't want to take his time to cure the baby because he wanted to get paid well instead of just doing stuff for free. This happened in ur life too. Such as two parties in Taiwan. One party is KMT and the other one is MJT. The two parties have different opinion to make this country better for the citizens and for the worldwide economic. Another example that I can think of is the when two companys saw the same client that they want to work with. They will try to give the client a better discount to him so that the client will choose to better one to work with.