開工大吉

今天很多人開始做收心操,準備明天上工,放了九天假,吃吃喝喝玩玩,要返回工作崗位真的是有點困難。潔西也是今天開始進入工作狀態,忙到一個翻天。很多人都跟潔西一樣喔,今天去買五十嵐大排隊,等了最少十五分吧!要不是大寶要喝,潔西是看到排隊就走人的。晚上吃飯的時候也是,水餃店跟麵攤都是,潔西等了起碼十五到二十分吧!一樣,假如是自己要吃,應該就是隨便走到個沒人的店隨便吃吃,呵呵。為什麼人這麼多?想必是大家都沒開伙,還有放假很久沒吃,喔,昨天的鹹酥雞也是排隊排到天荒地老。辛苦了,大家!

 

潔西因為明後天的中午都有課,所以不得不趕快把這兩天的課先備一備,久沒備課動腦,果然反應超遲鈍,所以摸了一天,總算有點小成效。不過呢,還是有很多的進度就是個趕不完。昨天晚上忘記摸什麼摸到四點,然後滿腦子備課的事,想說這個課要怎麼上,那個講義要怎麼寫,睡覺前想這種事當然更睡不著了。今天要在兩點前睡,然後明天要早起,早睡早起身體好啊!

 

假如這幾天都沒上來的人可能沒發覺,其實過年期間潔西配合過年氣氛,換了個桃紅的背景,呵呵,真是跟潔西個性不太合,所以呢過完年,恩,應該是元宵節小過年完了才算過完年,不過潔西等不及了,就把版面改回來了。哇!年假就這麼過了,這無感的過年。這個過年的最大感想是:不要把事情堆積,等待,想說等有空的時候再做。真正有空的時候還是不會做。還是平常就認真點找時間做吧!第二感想是,組織整理真的很重要,可以省很多時間,一開始的時候就先有組織系統化想好該如何做,而且亂了要馬上整理好,物歸原位,這比花大把時間整理省時多了。

 

只是上來寫寫,等等要繼續備課去,忙過頭電腦桌前坐久了好想頭快痛起來了,要注意啊!然後念一下,今天老姐騎車被一台摩托車撞到,整個人飛出去。回來跟我們說時真嚇死我們了,腿上非常大片的淤血,腳很痛。肇事的是個年輕小伙子,有問老姐要不要叫就護車,老姐說不用,老姐說就是個很年輕的小朋友,也不能怎麼樣,就自己騎車回來了,因為感覺沒有外傷,也還能走。後來回來,潔西還是要老姐去掛個急診,照個片子檢查一下。聽說急診護士跟櫃檯態度都非常差,只有醫生的態度比較好。大過年的不能休假要上班,因為很多診所醫院都沒開,所以急診應該是大爆滿,是可以體諒,不過呢是工作啊,去掛急診的人也都不願意啊,彼此體諒一下嗎。還好應該只是外傷。潔西也有被嚇到,剛剛老姐帶大小寶回家後,潔西備課告個段落休息一下時,眼淚撲通撲通掉下來。很恐怖的。下次還是不要亂寫什麼什麼事都遇的到的潔西,不好的事一件都不想遇到啊!

 

還要備課,不能再寫了。寫一下今天的"This book will change your life" Day 49: Make a citizen’s arrest! When a crime is committed and no police officer is in the vicinity, you have the right and responsibility to make a Citizen’s Arrest. Such crimes include: murder, manslaughter, armed assault, conspiracy to defraud, littering. 今天是要做個公民逮捕!當有人犯罪,但是沒有警察在附近的時候,你有這個權利與義務來做個公民逮捕。這些罪包括:謀殺,殺人,攜械傷人,詐欺,亂丟垃圾。恩,這本書本來就就是開玩笑的成分居高,大家就不要太認真。下面的表格有點好笑,就不翻譯了,寫來大家笑笑。

 

CITIZEN’S ARREST    PW56CJFb00087/

ARRESTOR DETAILS

Full Name________

Home address_________________

City_____________  Zip code______________

ARREST DETAILS

Full name____________

Nickname(if any)____________

Home address____________

City_______________

Zip code__________

Height________  Weight__________

Eyes_________

Hair___________  Race__________  Gender________

Identifying scars/tattoos (if able to draw please attach drawing_________

Fingerprints:_______________________

 

CRIME:

Plea: Guilty   /  Not guilty

Other______________

Motive: Drugs  /  Alcohol  / Money  / Blackmail  / Revenge  / Insanity

Other______________

Statement/confession____________________________

Signatures:

CITIZEN_______________

CRIMINAL_______________

THAT’S RIGHT BUDDY! JUST CUT IT AND HANG IT AROUND SOMEONE’S NECK!

 

收拾整理睡覺去!大家晚安,明天要起得來喔(其實是潔西在跟自己說,呵呵)!

E2B L7 Unit 7 My favorites

這一課東西超多的,絕對上不完,所以應該只會上前四頁P.44-47。48頁的形容詞可能留給同學自己看,50,51頁的Everyday English應該會分到後面的章節,作為一開始上課的暖身對話。現在簡單式很多人過個年大概忘了,所以後面有個總復習,有八頁之多。看過一遍可能會有點概念。另外講義裡面的練習跟翻譯都在Answer Key解答的地方。

 

好多課要準備,繼續忙碌去。有問題可以留言問潔西。大家開始做收心操了嗎?明天要上課的同學記得來上課喔!

 

E2B L7 Unit 7 My favorites                        Jess Lin    P.1

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課程主題

問與答,形容詞,地點

句型重點

WH疑問詞,主詞,受詞,所有格形容詞

 

  1. A.  Warm-up and Review  暖身與復習
  2. What’s your favorite food?   My favorite food is ice cream.
  3. What’s your favorite drink?  My favorite drink is coffee.
  4. What’s your favorite sport?  I don’t have a favorite. I don’t like sports.
  5. What’s your favorite song?  I don’t have a favorite. I like a lot.
  6. What’s your favorite TV program?  My favorite TV program is Kangxi Lai Le.
  7. What’s your favorite day of the week? I like Sunday because I don’t have to work on Sunday.
  8. What’s your favorite city? Taipei is my favorite city.

 

  1. This is my favorite… (P.46) 這是我最喜歡的…

This是個代名詞,用來代替離說話者近距離的可數單數名詞,表示這一個。

That是個代名詞,用來代替離說話者遠距離的可數單數名次,表示那一個。

Vocabulary 單字:

1. favorite [ˋfevərɪt] 最喜歡的 2. photo [ˋfoto] 照片 3. guy [gaɪ] (男)人

4. boss [bɔs] 老闆  5. MP3 player [ˋpleɚ] MP3播放器 6. I’ll take it. 我要買這個。

7. fantastic [fænˋtæstɪk] 很棒的 8. coat [kot] 外套 9. cheese [tʃiz] 起士

10. delicious [dɪˋlɪʃəs] 美味的 11. This is for you. 這是給你的。

12. present [ˋprɛznt] 禮物

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E2B L7 Unit 7 My favorites                        Jess Lin    P.2

  1. C.  Present Simple Review 現在簡單式複習

(A)   使用時機:現在簡單式多用來表達事實,習慣,經常性的動作。

(B)    常一起使用的副詞:every day, every week, every Monday, once a week, twice a month, on weekends, always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly never, never…

(C)    句型:

  1. 肯定句:

I’m a teacher. You are happy. He is at work. My favorite color is blue.

I have a sister. You play basketball. He takes a bus to work.

  1. 否定句:

I’m not Japanese.  You’re not heavy.   He’s not interested in comics.

I don’t live in Taipei.  You don’t work hard.  He doesn’t play mahjong.

  1. Yes/No 問句

Am I late?  Are you worried?   Is he an engineer?   Is she married?

Do you work from 9 to 5?   Does he like his job?

  1. WH 問句

What’s your name?  Where’s he from?   How old is your father?

What do you do in your free time?  Where does he go to school?

(D)   WH 疑問詞

  1. What問什麼 a. What’s your favorite drink? What are they?

b. What time do you get up?  What does your brother do?

  1. Who 問誰 a. Who’s that?  Who are the kids in the photos?

b. Who do you have dinner with? Who does he work for?

  1. Where 問地點a. Where are you from?  Where is my cup?

b. Where do you come from?  Where does he live?

  1. When 問時間a. When is your birthday?  When is Father’s day?

b. When do you wash your clothes? When does he go to bed?

  1. Why 問原因 a. Why are you sad?  Why is he late?

b. Why do you study English?  Why does he work so hard?

  1. How 問如何a. How much is this?  How far is it?

b. How often do you get a haircut?  How well does he sing?

 

 

 

E2B L7 Unit 7 My favorites                        Jess Lin    P.3

  1. D.  Reading 閱讀 I love it! (p.44)

Vocabulary單字:

1. American [əˋmɛrɪkən] 美國人  2. France [fræns] 法國 3. Paris [ˋpærɪs] 巴黎

4. divorced [dəˋvɔrst] 離婚的 5. married [ˋmærɪd] 結婚的6. husband [ˋhʌzbənd]丈夫 7. Frenchman [ˋfrɛntʃmən] 法國人 8. photographer [fəˋtɑgrəfɚ] 攝影師

9. fashion show [ˋfæʃən] [ʃo] 時尚秀 10. clothes [kloz] 衣服11. choose [tʃuz] 選擇(v)

12. designer [dɪˋzaɪnɚ] 設計師 13. Sydney [ˋsɪdnɪ] 雪梨 14. October [ɑkˋtobɚ] 十月 15. website [ˋwɛb͵saɪt] 網頁 16. daughter [ˋdɔtɚ] 女兒 17. son [sʌn] 兒子

18. adore [əˋdor] 熱愛(v) 19. Swedish [ˋswidɪʃ] 瑞典人 20. director [dəˋrɛktɚ] 導演  21. visit [ˋvɪzɪt] 拜訪(v) 22. hard [hɑrd] 努力地(adv) 23. restaurant [ˋrɛstrɒnt] 餐廳24. image [ˋɪmɪdʒ] 圖像(n)25. imagine [ɪˋmædʒɪn] 想像(v)

 

E. Translation翻譯

Vocabulary 單字 :

1. breakfast [ˋbrɛkfəst] 早餐 2. toast [tost] 吐司 3. band [bænd] 樂團

4. favorite [ˋfevərɪt] 最喜歡的 5. center [ˋsɛntɚ]中心

6. international[͵ɪntɚˋnæʃən!] 國際的7. language[ˋlæŋgwɪdʒ]語言8. start[stɑrt] 開始

  1. 你如何上學? 搭公車。
  2. 你早餐吃什麼?吐司跟咖啡。
  3. 你最喜歡的樂團是誰?我沒有最喜歡的。我喜歡很多。
  4. 你父親在哪裡工作?在市中心的一間辦公室。
  5. 你為什麼要學英文?因為它是一個國際的語言。
  6. 你身上有多少錢?沒有多少。大約兩元。
  7. 你的學校課程幾點開始?他們(課程)在九點開始。
  8. 你的老師說幾種語言?三種。

E2B L7 Unit 7 My favorites                        Jess Lin    P.4

  1. F.  Pronouns人稱代名詞

主格代名詞

subject pronouns

受格代名詞

object pronouns

所有格形容詞

possessive adjectives

所有格代名詞

possessive pronouns

第一人稱單數

I

mine

第一人稱複數

we

ours

第二人稱單數

you

yours

第二人稱複數

you

yours

 

第三人稱單數

 

he

his

she

hers

it

its

第三人稱複數

they

theirs

 

1. 主格代名詞subject pronouns 用來代替前面說過的人事物用來當主詞時。

S+V+O 主詞一般放在句首,在動詞的前面。I love you. / He is a nice guy.

2. 受格代名詞object pronouns 用來代替已經說過的人事物作為受詞時。

S+V+O 受詞一般放在動詞的後面。 You love me. / I don’t know him.

中文的I跟me都一樣是”我”,所以容易弄混淆。一個英文句子一定有主詞跟動

詞,記住動詞前用主格代名詞,動詞後(有時是介係詞後)則用受格代名詞。

3. 所有格形容詞possessive adjectives 是個形容詞,放在名詞前面,表達該

名詞是屬於誰的。後面一定會加名詞。He’s my best friend.

4. 所有格代名詞possessive pronouns 用來代替前面所說過的名詞,而這個名

詞是屬於某人的。所有格代名詞本身已是名詞,所以後面不可以再接名詞。

He’s a friend of mine.

中文的my跟mine都一樣是”我的”,所以容易弄混淆。記得所有格形容詞後面

一定要加名詞,而所有格代名詞後面一定不可以加名詞,應該就不會錯了。

  1. Do you know Lin Chi-ling.  ________ is a top model.
  2. Tom doesn’t live with ______ parents now.
  3. Linda loves his boyfriend, and he loves _____.
  4. France is famous for _______ wine and _______ cheese.
  5. I’m in love with Jay Chou, but __ is not very interested in ___.
  6. Tom and Mary showed _________ holiday photos to us.
  7. I took these photos. Do you like _______?

Answer Key

E. Translation翻譯

  1. 你如何上學? 搭公車。

How do you go to school? By bus.

  1. 你早餐吃什麼?吐司跟咖啡。

What do you have for breakfast? Toast and coffee.

  1. 你最喜歡的樂團是誰?我沒有最喜歡的。我喜歡很多。

Who’s your favorite band? I don’t have a favorite. I like a lot.

  1. 你父親在哪裡工作?在市中心的一間辦公室。

Where does your father work? In an office in the center of town.

  1. 你為什麼要學英文?因為它是一個國際的語言。

Why do you want to learn English? Because it’s an international language.

  1. 你身上有多少錢?沒有多少。大約兩元。

How much money do you have on you? Not a lot. About $2.

  1. 你的學校課程幾點開始?他們(課程)在九點開始。

What time do classes start at your school? They start at nine o’clock.

  1. 你的老師說幾種語言?三種。

How many languages does your teacher speak? Three.

F.Pronouns人稱代名詞

主格代名詞

subject pronouns

受格代名詞

object pronouns

所有格形容詞

possessive adjectives

所有格代名詞

possessive pronouns

第一人稱單數

I

me

my

mine

第一人稱複數

we

us

our

ours

第二人稱單數

you

you

your

yours

第二人稱複數

you

you

your

yours

 

第三人稱單數

 

he

him

his

his

she

her

her

hers

it

it

its

its

第三人稱複數

they

them

their

theirs

 

1. She  2. his  3. her  4. its, its  5. he, me  6. their  7. them

 

 

現在簡單式Present Simple                                   P.1

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學習時態要記住下列幾點。一,使用時機,什麼時候該用這個時態,二,句型,每個時態的句型的肯定句,否定句,Yes/No問句,WH問句,時態句型的變化主要在動詞,也要記住該句型所使用的是哪個助動詞。三,常見副詞,有些副詞常常會跟著這個句型一起出現,記住了有助於正確使用時態。四,動詞變化,不同時態的動詞變化。

 

一.   使用時機:現在簡單式多用在表達日常生活的習慣,事實,真理等。

現在簡單式的句型可細分為一般動詞與be兩種句型。幾乎每個英文句子都要有主詞跟動詞,所以當描述現在的事實狀態時,假如句子沒有一般動詞,有名詞,形容詞,介系詞片語,副詞等時,則需要有現在簡單式的be,也就是am, is, are。

1. 英文用現在簡單式用來表達重複進行的活動、習慣、嗜好。

I work from 9 to 5.

She rides a scooter when it’s not rainy. When it rains, she takes the MRT.

I play mahjong and go to a pub in my free time.

2. 現在簡單式也用來表達事實、真理。

Honesty is the best policy. 誠實為上策。

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. 日出於東落於西。

 

.現在簡單式 be的句型

1. 肯定句

   主詞+現在式be +  名詞                       

S  +    be1  +  noun

I        am        a teacher.

You       are       a student.

He        is        a singer.

She       is        a homemaker.

It         is        a table.

We       are        friends.

You       are        dancers.

They      are        coworkers.

現在簡單式Present Simple                                   P.2

 

主詞+現在式be + 形容詞

S   +    be1  +  adjective

I         am        tall.

You       are       pretty.

He        is        hungry.

She       is        thirsty.

It         is        dirty.

We       are        bored.

You       are        happy.

They      are        sleepy.

主詞+ 現在式be + 介系詞片語

S   +    be1   +  preposition phrase

I         am        at home.

You       are       at work.

He        is        in the classroom.

She       is        in the bank.

It         is        on the floor.

We       are        on the bus..

You       are        in a good mood.

They      are        in Hong Kong.

 

2. 否定句 : 英文句子改否定跟疑問時都需要助動詞,be本身就是助動詞。

所以否定句只要在be後面加not

S +   be1  +  not +  noun/ adjective / preposition phrase

I       am        not    a Japanese teacher.

You     are       not    busy.

He      is        not    in the living room.

She     is        not     a model.

It       is        not     new.

We      are       not     from Japan.

You      are       not     helpful.

They     are       not     over 18 years old.

現在簡單式Present Simple                                   P.3

3. Yes/No 問句 : 英文句子疑問時要把助動詞放到主詞前面,be本身就是個助動詞。所以yes/no問句只要把be放在主詞前面就可以造問句

be1  +   S       +   noun/ adjective / preposition phrase

Am       I            late?

Are      you           the only child?

Is        he           sick?

Is       she           friendly?

Is        it            broken?

Are      we            loud?

Are      you           American?

Are      they          engineers?

4. WH問句: 英文的疑問詞大致有what, where, when, why, who, how。把WH疑問詞放最前面再放be、主詞與其他部分就可造WH問句。

WH   be1 +  S  +   ( noun/ adjective / preposition phrase)

What 問什麼

What is your favorite color?   My favorite color is blue.

What is that on the table?    It is my new cell phone.

What day is it?   It’s Tuesday.

 

Where 問地點

Where am I?    You are in the hospital.

Where is your father?   He is in the bathroom.

Where are my books?    They are under the table.

 

When 問時間

When is your birthday?  It is January 1st.

When is the party?   It is on Saturday.

When is the library open?  It is open at 9 a.m.

 

Why 問理由

Why are you so happy?  It is my birthday today.

Why is he late?  He overslept.

Why are they sleepy?  They got up early.

現在簡單式Present Simple                                   P.4

 

Who問誰

Who is he?   He is my brother.

Who is Lisa?  She is the new assistant.

Who is in the bathroom? Tom is in the bathroom.

 

How 問如何

How are you? I am fine. Thank you.

How long is the movie?  It is about two hours.

How tall are you?  I’m 1 meter 65.

 

特別Who 與 What 這兩個疑問詞可以當主詞,只要把be放在疑問詞後即可

Who is there?  That is my friend.

What is on the table?  It is Tom’s new toy.

 

 

 

三,現在簡單式的一般動詞的句型

一般動詞的句型只要在主詞後面加一般動詞。當主詞是第三人稱單數,也就是任何可以用he/she/it代替的主詞時,需要在動詞後面加s。

 

  1. 肯定句

主詞+動詞原型

S  + V1

I       ride a bicycle.

You   take a bus.

He    drives a car.

She   rides a scooter.

It     sleeps.

We    walk.

You    take the MRT.

They   take the train.

 

現在簡單式Present Simple                                   P.5

 

  1. 否定句

現在簡單式的否定句需要有助動詞來幫忙。第三人稱單數主詞的助動詞為does,其他主詞用do這個助動詞。否定句把助動詞加not放在一般動詞前面

主詞 + 助動詞 + not   +動詞原型

S   +   do/does not    + V1

I          do not        eat beef.

You         do not        like Japanese food.

He         does not       drink coffee.

She        does not       cook.

It          does not       work.

We         do not        get up early.

You         do not        sleep for eight hours.

They        do not        play mahjong.

 

  1. Yes/No 問句

現在簡單是造問句需要有助動詞do, does來幫忙。句型是把助動詞放在主詞前面造問句即可。

助動詞   +  主詞   +  動詞原型

Do/Does  +  S       +  V1

Do             I          work hard?

Do         you        play basketball?

Does       he         go bowling?

Does       she        watch sports on TV?

Does       it          have fun?

Do         we         go jogging?

Do         you        do yoga?

Do         they       play sports?

 

 

 

 

 

現在簡單式Present Simple                                   P.6

  1. WH問句

WH問句也需要助動詞do/does來幫忙造問句。句型是把則將疑問詞放在最前面再依序放助動詞、主詞、動詞,其他的部份

WH疑問詞  +   助動詞    +  主詞  + 動詞  +(其他部分)?

WH           +    do/does    +   S     +       V1                ?

 

What 問什麼,可以跟其他的字組合來問不同問題

What do you do in your free time?  I play online games in my free time.

What do you think of Korean dramas?  I think it’s very interesting.

What kind of food does Lisa like?   She likes Indian food.

 

 

Where 問地點

Where do you live?   I live in Tucheng.

Where do you go to school?  I go to National Taiwan University.

Where does your father work?  He works in a bank.

 

When 問時間

When do you exercise?  I exercise every Monday and Wednesday.

When do you visit your parents?  I visit my parents on big holidays.

When does Peter go on vacation?  He goes on vacation in August.

 

Why 問理由

Why do you study English?

I study English because it’s an international language.

Why do you like Thai food?  Because I lived in Thailand when I was a child.

Why does your father work in China?  Because the pay is better.

 

Who問誰

Who do you live with?  I live with my coworkers.

Who do you play badminton with?  I paly badminton with my sister.

Who does Mary work for?  She works for her aunt.

 

現在簡單式Present Simple                                   P.7

 

How 問如何

How often do you get a haircut?  I get a haircut twice a year.

How long do you use the computer every day?

I use the computer for four or five hours.

How much does the dress cost?  It costs NT$2,500.

 

特別注意當疑問詞what或who當主詞時,則不需要助動詞,而且動詞應用第三人稱單數。

What makes your happy?  Helping people makes me happy.

Who cooks dinner for you?  My dad cooks dinner for me.

 

 

切記在現在簡單式中,一般動詞原型與Be絕對不會同時出現。

I am from Taiwan. / I come from Taiwan. 這兩句都可以。

但是不要說 I am come from Taiwan. 這是個錯誤的句子。

 

三、現在簡單式的副詞如:every day, once a week, twice a month, always, usually, sometimes, often, hardly ever…等。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

現在簡單式Present Simple                                   P.8

四、現在簡單式拼字與發音規則

英文在表達現在簡單式時,當主詞為第三人稱單數(任何可以用he、she、it代替的名詞)時,動詞後面要加s。加s的拼字與發音規則如下。

a. 拼字規則

  1. 大部分的動詞在字尾加s。

talk-talks, learn-learns, read-reads, get-gets

2.當動詞字尾是sh, ch, ss, x, z時,則加es。

wash-washes, watch-watches, kiss-kisses, fix-fixes, buzz-buzzes

3.當動詞字尾為子音加y時,需將y去掉,加ies。

study-studies, cry-cries, fly-flies, try-tries

4.當動詞字尾為母音加y時,則只要加s,即可。

say-says, play-plays, pray-prays, pay-pays

5.有幾個特別的變化需記住。

have-has, do-does, go-goes

b. 發音規則

  1. 當動詞字尾是無聲子音如/f/, /k/, /p/, /t/, 時,加s後,應讀做/s/。

laugh-laughs, cook-cooks, stop-stops, meet-meets

2.當動詞字尾是有聲子音如/d/, /n/, /l/, /v/ 等或母音時,加s後,應讀做/z/。

read-reads, learn, learns, sell, sells, live-lives, know-knows, see-sees

3. 當動詞字尾為/s/, /z/, /ʃ/, /tʃ/, / dʒ /時,加s後,應讀做/ɪz/時。要注意的是,發音時看的是最後一個音,而非最後一個字母,如dance就是這一類。

miss-misses, buzz-buzzes, wish-wishes, match-matches, judge-judges,

英文字母的母音(vowels)為a, e, i, o, u,其餘為子音(consonants)。

無聲子音(voiceless consonants):/p/, /t/, /k/, /f/, /s/, /ʃ/, / tʃ/, / θ /, /h/,

有聲子音(voiced consonants):/b/, /d/, /g/, /v/, /z/, / ʒ /, / dʒ /, / ð/, /l/, /m/, /n/, /r/, /w/, /j/, / ŋ/

母音:/ æ /, / ɛ /, / ɪ /, / a /, / ʌ /, / e /, / i /, / aɪ/, / o /, / u /, / ʊ /, / ɔ /, / ɔɪ/, / aʊ /, / ɝ /, / ɚ/, /ə /

1. save _______ 2. work ______ 3. notice ________ 4. try  _______

 

5. teach _______ 6. start ______ 7. buy ________ 8. fix  ________

 

  1. have________  10. finish_______

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 48 First Impression

from “This book will change your life":

First impressions are crucial in life. Today hand this to a stranger and find out what impression you made.

The note says

Hello! If you have one minute, would you please write down your first impression of me, for an experiment. Please be as honest as you can. If you want you can shut this book when you’re finished and I’ll only look when you’re gone. Thank you.

Write here please:_______________________________________________.

(Photocopy and repeat if you are not happy with the first opinion or if you want more.)

 

Yes, first impressions are important. However, not many people will tell you the first impression you gave them. Perhaps I should try this to people I know and ask them what impression I made when they first saw me. Actually some of my students and friends told me that when they first saw me, especially if I didn’t smile, they thought I was mean or serious. Mean here I mean 兇, it’s a bit difficult to explain, strict? Not exactly. Anyways, I was told that if I didn’t smile, I looked very serious and strict. And later on they found that was totally wrong. Cause I am not serious or strict at all in class, and could be a bit crazy sometimes, haha.

 

Not gonna write too much cause I’m still preparing my class. I started to work a couple days ago even though I don’t have to teach until Monday. That’s the biggest difference from most jobs. I don’t just go in and teach. Most of the time I have to spend some time preparing classes so they can go well and that makes me happy. Sometimes I spend too much time, I think. My friend in Canada is paid for those hours preparing plus teaching, while I’m only paid my teaching hours. I can’t see schools pay teachers for preparation time in Taiwan in the near future. Some teachers don’t even prepare, and other teachers use the same materials again and again. I’m not saying what I do is right and what some teachers do are wrong. Everyone has their own choice. I can only speak for myself. I love teaching and I’m willing to spend some quality time to make my classes go well and helpfully to help students learn quickly and have some fun at the same time. Try to be a responsible person and be respected because of what I have done. Hard to explain.

 

The other day I read what my student posted on Facebook. He mentioned that he’s afraid that he had nothing left for people to remember him as who he was, so he tried to do his best to win, to become a better person. For me, I don’t think I need to be remembered because I have done something incredible and I don’t even think I need to be remembered. Suddenly, this is going some strange direction, and I became a bit sentimental again. Actually the other day, after I wrote the entry “Why Jessie can do all kinds of strange things?", I couldn’t help thinking how I was going to die. It’s a bit scary, strange, and to be honest, I just can’t imagine. I don’t know about other people. It’s just too difficult for me to imagine how I am going to die. For quite a long time in my life, I strongly believed that one day I would kill myself. No kidding. Now, I don’t know. I probably won’t, I think. But for the future, it’s just too unpleasant to think how you are going to die especially when you see all those accidents on news.

 

Digression is something I’m really good at, just like breaking stuff. I broke my favorite bowl, which was given by my student at least ten years ago as a birthday present. Really sad. Sigh. Anyway, what do I want people to remember me? I don’t know. I think they will probably forget me not too long after I die. My family will probably remember me a bit longer just like now I think of my mom from time to time. I think it’s not important how people remember you because they might not have the right impression of the real you. And it’s too tiring if you alway want to give people good impression. I think the most important thing for me is to be the person who I really am and to be the person I would respect. As for what other people think of me, that’s really out of my control.

 

I’m in the middle of preparation and I thought I would just write a few lines and now I’ve written over 3000 words, I think that’s something wrong with the word counts. Well, I put these on word and it says 800 words. That’s about it. Anyway, time to go back to my preparation and get ready for bed. Tomorrow there will be more preparation needed to be done! Good night and have a very good Sunday, the last day of this long Chinese New Year vacation.

數羊日

數羊真的是叫count sheep,不要不相信,難得有中英文直翻可以的,大家應該很開心吧!為什麼今天是數羊日?當然跟書有關了呵呵。從This book will change your life裡面出來的囉。Day 47: Tonight count sheep and cure insomnia. 今天數羊來治療失眠。How far do you get before falling asleep? Tick each of these as you go along and find out. And watch out for the evil cow. 你在睡著前能數多遠呢?每數一隻就打個勾看能數幾隻。小心邪惡的牛喔!呵呵,眼睛都花了吧,潔西又用眼過度,所以呢就跳過了,有沒有人要數數看的啊?邪惡的牛?一眼就看到牛了吧!牛會不會吃羊啊?應該不會吧!

 

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剛好把先前放過的數羊歌再放上來。這隻的動畫還挺可愛的。

 

轉眼年假就快過完了,倒數中。潔西昨天過了無感情人節,今年過了無感年假。九天似乎是很長,但轉眼就過了,吃吃喝喝睡睡,除了多長了幾斤肥肉,發了幾個小紅包,也就是如此。好像越來越沒有年味了,今年覺得放鞭炮跟煙火的人也少很多。也好,圖個清靜,也造福地球。吃得很多,尤其是零食,大年初一還是初二就肚子痛後有節制,但還是吃很多,體重計完全不敢站上去。應該來去買個電子體重計,有沒有人有推薦的啊?剛剛搜尋了一下,沒什麼結果,等等上FB問一下好了。

 

整個年假都宅在家,只有昨天跟老姐,大寶,小寶,老爸去野柳,還好只有小塞車。到的時候剛好到海洋世界看表演,小寶還被選中上台跟海獅玩親親,照片作成鎖匙圈鏡子,挺不錯的。然後逛逛下面不大的水族館,去跟尼莫,多莉打打招呼,還有各式各樣的怪魚,綠蠵龜,水母,ㄎㄡˋㄎㄡˋ,海王子來了的那個東西叫什麼啊?海馬,恩,好像。還有體驗區。可以摸摸海星,海膽,還有河豚,可以擋住他的去路,讓他害怕,就會膨脹起來,就是他們的防禦系統。告示看板上有說,千萬不要把河豚捉離水面,這樣他們會無法呼吸死去。可是呢,潔西非常生氣的是,遠遠的有個大女孩,國中生左右吧,完全不理會看板,把河豚捉起來,開心地笑著跟旁邊的小孩玩,有說有笑。捉了一兩次,後來潔西跟老姐走過去,女孩又把河豚捉離水面玩,可憐的河豚可能驚嚇過度了吧,這次完全都沒膨脹,老姐出說勸說看板上有寫這樣河豚會死掉喔。女孩不甘心地把河豚放下。旁邊的家長從頭看到尾都沒有制止。覺得館方假如要設立體驗區,應該是要派個人在旁邊看一下,那些可憐的魚跟河豚被小孩子這樣玩下來,壽命可能大減吧。用意良好,但是,缺乏管理就是可憐了這些水生動物。

 

小寶跟海獅/可愛聰明的海豚

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野柳背景的老爸小寶跟好笑的大寶/老爸覺得跟大魚照很酷,改天幫他印出來/小寶不想照,大寶說我的手被鱷魚咬到了啊!

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到野柳走走看石頭,人比石頭多,觀光巴士有大陸團,韓國團,各式各樣的大巴擠滿停車場,真的是人潮洶湧,整條步道上滿滿的人,所以呢潔西跟小寶在看完前面後,就躲懶到旁邊的貝殻海灘撿貝殻。潔西還做了雙貝殻鞋,呵呵。小寶拼命撿,潔西悠哉地把貝殻排在鞋子上,不容易耶,三不五十就掉下來,很費工夫的啦。接下來呢就去泡湯。從野柳到紗帽山,一個多小時,老姐不熟路,潔西用Google Maps帶路,地圖沒有很準啊,Apple的內建地圖在台灣就更不準了,馬上放棄。大家一直唸潔西說讓潔西帶路會迷路,怎麼這樣說呢?在國外的時候地圖很準就不會錯啊,不過潔西本身就是個路痴has no sense of directions,所以呢,恩,要求不要太高嗎!最後還是到了啊!All’s well that ends well. 英文的陳腔濫調,結局是好的就是好的啊!雖然中間有發生什麼事都不重要啦!

 

潔西辛苦排出來的貝殻鞋/總算排成一雙/最愛的天空

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先吃點東西,然後泡溫泉。潔西爸一個人去泡大眾裸湯,潔西跟大小寶還有老姐去穿泳裝的大眾池。人不多,有好幾種溫度跟不同的Spa池,還有個大寶超愛,也是潔西第一次看到,先前去別的地方有水中排球,但是還沒看過籃球架,投入球的話,還會有水跑出來,真是好玩。想起去北海道的時候住了好幾家飯店,每家飯店的溫泉都很有特色,還有大到誇張的滑水道,游泳池,露天溫泉。不過那是跟團去,而且是跟不用出錢的團,吃好住好,可惜宗親會這幾年來把錢敗的差不多,老弟去年還是前年跟老爸去新加坡馬來西亞,還住了新加坡那高級的金莎飯店,Marina Bay Sands,真是個特別的名字,潔西去查英文是因為想要找那種游泳池的名稱,中文都說不出來,有看過照片的人應該知道,有點想去借剛從新加坡完回來的學生的照片,因為找不到老弟的照片,不過還是算了,有打馬賽克的照片,其實很可愛,超會扯,就是那種游泳池看起來好像沒有邊界,好像回跌下去哪種游泳池,找到了,英文叫 infinity edge pool 或 zero edge pool。infinity是無窮無限,edge是邊界邊境,zero是零。所以呢無邊界泳池,零邊界泳池,非常的酷呢。扯太遠了。

 

該睡了,準備數羊去。數羊前說一下今天的巧遇吧!潔西對噪音還是超敏感,所以今天老爸做菜的時候,潔西逃到小麥去備課,備不完的課啊!打字打了兩三個小時,肚子餓了,準備回家吃飯,突然看到非常眼熟的同學,啊!住在附近的高中同學跟老公還有一對超可愛的雙胞胎,馬上開聊。住附近指的是走路十來分,可是卻也從來沒遇過。然後晚上跟老姐去環球拿修改的褲子順便買衣服前就先遇到同學,帶著可愛的兒子跟朋友去吃飯,真是巧啊!一大過年就連兩個巧遇,感覺今年又是要到處不斷遇到熟人的一年。呵呵。明明沒做什麼事,下午備個課,晚上去環球小敗家,怎麼一天就過了,啊!!!!!!剛剛洗臉的時候發現黑眼圈超深超大,早點睡吧,不要再寫了!大家繼續新年快樂,準備做點收心操囉。一二三四,二二三四,三二三四,再來一次,呵呵。不扯了,數羊去!

Happy Valentine’s Day! + Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are 光是你原有的樣子

Day 45 Romance Day: Come up with a compliment that has never been made before.

 

Top female compliment cliches:

You are the woman of my dreams.

Your eyes are like two stars.

It must have hurt, when you fell from heaven.

You’re not like any girl I’ve ever met.

 

Top male compliment cliches:

Do you work out?

Nice driving!

Boy, you sure can handle your drink.

Look at those hands – are you a lumberjack?

(from this book will change your life)

 

I can’t help laughing when I read the top male compliment cliches. At least the last sentence won’t be heard in Taiwan. Do you work out? It’s really hard to find someone to say that to in Taiwan, too. Hahaha, I hope I won’t offend any male reads in Taiwan. As for those cliches, they sound pretty much like those pick up lines you would hear in a bar. Actually, I think some of them are in those top ten pick up lines. How did I know? I did my homework for my students 😉

 

Valentine’s Day, hmm, this day doesn’t mean much for me for a long long time. Just like Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year. Oh my goodness! My life has become extremely boring? Well, it’s not that bad. I was just reflecting today that perhaps I should go out more often. It’s winter, my bad excuse. After you say no too many times, people don’t even ask you out. My old friend from college always asks me out during Chinese New Year, but this year she didn’t call me at all and I’m just too lazy to be out, so I didn’t call and ask anyone out. I had a busy January and can really use this long holiday to get some rest. Besides, I have a lot of organization, cleaning, and preparation to do. That’s why I was sleeping with more than ten books last night. It was very uncomfortable. Not sure why I have to take those books to my bed before my eyes were almost closing and of course I just left them on my bed. Bad decision. Didn’t really sleep well last night.

 

No flowers, no chocolate, no gifts, and of course no lover. But it’s okay la. A lot of people are just like me. There’s a survey showing that one third of facebook users aren’t satisfied with their own lives after looking at those photos theirs friends posted on Facebook. They feel lonely, jealous, upset, and angry. Well, that can be the case, but if you want to use Facebook, then you’d better get used to it. That’s no need to suffer any negative feelings if you cannot handle it. And don’t forget, just like blogs, news, and a lot of things in the world, people just show you what they want you to know. They won’t show you the videos, the pictures they are having an argument. There’s alway some other stories you don’t know, you are not shown. Why feeling jealous?

 

For me, as long as I’m healthy, I don’t often feel lonely. There are just so many things waiting for me to do. Sometimes I get be very passive, luckily, not now. Exhausted even though I didn’t do much except eating, listening to music, watching animations on my computer, oh, yeah, almost forgot that I also did some preparation, hmm, a little bit. And just spent some time finished translating the lyrics. Not very long, not very difficult, but the title is hard. Can’t think of anything better, so I just use this. Translation is difficult, really difficult. I heard this song again today and it’s lovely. Well, not in South Korea or Brazil, perhaps. Haha. Anyway,happy Valentine’s Day!

 

剛剛把錄影帶跟中文歌詞翻譯放到FB上祝大家情人節快樂後,原本想說南韓跟某個國家也是整形手術超有名的,怕寫錯,所以查了一下,嚇了一跳。潔西沒有自己瞎掰,從abcnews裡面說的整形手術Cosmetic Surgery前七名國家:第一名:South Korea 南韓(不意外),第二名:Greece 希臘,第三名:Italy 義大利(難不成男生也都去整了嗎?不然怎麼可以帥成那樣),第四名:Brazil 巴西(沙灘美女的波濤洶湧據說很多都是整的),第五名:Colombia哥倫比亞,第六名:America 美國,抽脂liposuction佔第一名,不意外吧,第二名是隆乳 breast augmentations。第七名:登登登登,跌破潔西眼鏡:Taiwan! 想來潔西覺得很溫馨的情人節歌曲應該拿不到幾個讚,呵呵。因為台灣整型的人太多了,也是,週遭誰不認識幾個割雙眼皮,動動小刀的愛美人士,呵呵。讚不重要,心意最要緊,想睡了,但是難得不需要早起所以應撐,整理到一半的房間跟整個又混亂的桌子,呵呵,先睡在說:)

 

 

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are  Lyrics 布魯諾·馬爾斯 (火星人 ) – 光是你原有的樣子

lyrics 中文歌詞  潔西不負責翻譯

 

Oh, her eyes, her eyes, make the stars look like they’re not shining
 喔,她的雙眼,她的雙眼,讓星星為之失色(讓星星看起來失去光芒)

Her hair, her hair, falls perfectly without her trying 
她的秀髮,她的秀髮,完美的垂落沒有虛偽

She’s so beautiful, and I tell her every day

她是如此的美麗,我每天都對著她說

Yeah, I know, I know, when I compliment her she won’t believe me
是的,我知道,我知道,當我讚美她的時候,她不相信我

And it’s so, it’s so, sad to think that she don’t see what I see
 光想就多麼令人傷心,她看不到我所看到的

But every time she asks me do I look ok, I say

而每次她問我,我看起來還可以嗎?我說

When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change
 當我看著你的臉,沒有任何一樣東西是我會想改變的

Cause you’re amazing, just the way you are
 因為你太美了,光是你原有的樣子

And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while
 當你微笑的時候,全世界都停止,盯著你看

Because girl you’re amazing, just the way you are (yeah)

因為女孩你太美了,光是你原有的樣子

Her lips, her lips, I could kiss them all day if she let me
 她的雙唇,她的雙唇,我可以親吻他們一整天,假如她讓我這麼做的話

Her laugh, her laugh, she hates but I think it’s so sexy
 她的笑容,她的笑容,她討厭笑,但我覺得非常的性感

She’s so beautiful, and I tell her every day

她是如此的美麗,我每天都對著她說

Oh, you know, you know, you know, I’d never ask you to change
 喔,你知道,你知道,你知道,我決不會要求你做任何改變

If perfect’s what you’re searching for then just stay the same
 假如你追求的是完美,那麼就保持原狀

So, don’t even bother asking if you look ok
 所以,不必要問說你是否看起來還可以

You know I’ll say

 你知道我會說

When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change
當我看著你的臉,沒有任何一樣東西是我會想改變的

Cause you’re amazing, just the way you are
因為你太美了,光是你原有的樣子

And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while
 當你微笑的時候,全世界都停止,盯著你看

Because girl you’re amazing, just the way you are (yeah)

因為女孩你太美了,光是你原有的樣子

The way you are, the way you are
 你原有的樣子,你原有的樣子

Girl you’re amazing, just the way you are

女孩你太美了,光是你原有的樣子

When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change
當我看著你的臉,沒有任何一樣東西是我會想改變的

Cause you’re amazing, just the way you are
因為你太美了,光是你原有的樣子

And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while
 當你微笑的時候,全世界都停止,盯著你看

Cause you’re amazing, just the way you are
 因為你太美了,光是你原有的樣子

否極泰來

潔西覺得人還是不要亂說願望,亂說自己什麼事都做得出來之類的話,有時候話說出來了就會有一種力量,不論正反,恩,很難解釋,就直接說好了。還記的潔西的這個過年的願望就是要睡到自然醒,然後悠哉悠哉什麼事都不做,躺在床上聽音樂吃東西。恩,也不是沒有實現,只是睡到自然醒變調的不得了。從除夕夜當天不用工作那天開始,初一初二初三每天沒有例外都是被吵醒。然後呢初二跟今天初三都是頭痛的起床的。有點難以開心的頭痛,初二吃了顆英明格又睡到下午,起來雖然感覺人怪怪的,不過總算頭不痛了。今天起床的時候頭又痛,不知道是被吵醒頭痛還是睡眠不足頭痛,恩,沒錯,過年就晚睡,看YouTube影帶隨便看看就嚇死人的三點多,但是不想再吃英明格,所以擦了點剛好放在床頭的藥繼續睡,起來還是痛,還是不想吃藥,所以喝老弟的OPC時多喝了一匙,做點熱敷居然不痛了,耶!

 

不過也不是太順利的一天,想說難得可以早上起床悠哉悠哉地做個 scone比司吉來吃一下,把所有材料都準備好了,過篩的時候,哇,噁心,怎麼會有隻不知哪跑出來的小蟲。奶油當然不可能,不過真的完全不知道是從哪來的。低筋麵粉,高筋麵粉,泡打粉,糖全部都是上個月買的,而且都有用密封袋裝起來,不知那隻小蟲是從哪鑽出來的,一邊寫一邊雞皮疙瘩又起來了。懷疑是糖,因為不知究竟是哪個材料,所以把所有的材料通通丟了,也沒有心情再做了。就直接去買肥滋滋的麵包吃了。

 

晚上去外婆家吃飯,原本初二,有阿姨有事,反正彈性大,所以改到初三。外婆家約二十分鐘路程,很難等的公車,說不定半小時都沒一班車,潔西這些天狂吃,煤運動,所以走路順便運動一下。一邊走的時候,一邊呈發呆,突然間前面有黃金,差點踩到,大過年的,怎麼一點都沒公德心,接著走啊走,突然間傳來緊急剎車的恐聲音,一看,一台摩托車滑出去,騎士摔倒在地,還好似乎沒事,應該是下着雨速度快,突然看到紅燈,踩煞車雨天路滑,大家要小心啊,看得潔西心驚膽跳。然後呢,才剛被嚇過,前面有人半躺半坐在地上,全身髒兮兮,再仔細一看,恩,感覺應該是游民不然就是喝醉酒。看了一下,也似乎不知道可以從何幫起,也就心虛地走了。

 

有時候覺得很多慈善機構受捐了很多善款,也幫助了不少人,但是不了解的是同時間有些機構花了大錢蓋了華麗壯碩的建築物,彷彿有點紀念堂哪種意味,可是在社會底端的這些游民,這些可能在很多方面有問題需要幫助的人有人在幫助他們嗎?潔西每次去龍山寺拜拜的時候會經過一個廣場,去過那裡的人應該也有印象,大概沒有像其他地方一樣可以看到那麼多的老人聚集在一起,大部分是男生,有些玩牌有些聊天,有些就是坐在哪裡,也有不少街友,全身髒兮兮,恩,說不出的感受。他們也是人家的兒子,也是人家的父親,是什麼緣故呢?然後呢潔西過年前去老姐的高中同學當會計的泰式按摩店,也是在附近,隔幾條街,又是不同景色,穿著打扮看起來似乎是阻街女郎的排排站,滿街是,唉!可轉幾條街走進龍山寺,感覺又是不同的地方,萬華這個地方,應該是全台灣最特別最奇特的地方之一吧。

 

又扯遠了。睡不著,剛剛樓上很吵,腳步聲,移動東西聲音,乒乒乓乓,就一堆亂七八糟的吵雜聲。真的睡不著,吃了藥又上來瞎聊。說個昨天好笑的事,這次不是潔西,是潔西姊。話說昨晚待到很晚,潔西姊跟大小寶一家人準備回家,潔西姊突然想到忘了拿安全帽,於是原本要走了,又把鎖匙給大寶開門,要大寶幫他拿東西,大寶開了門問說要拿什麼,潔西姊說安全帽,大寶一看,潔西姊的安全帽明明就帶在頭上,笑到說不出話來,呵呵。這有好笑,果然潔西不是唯一迷糊。這是有家庭遺傳的。累了,想睡了。

 

Day 46  Birthday Day!

Don’t forget your special buddies’ special day! Write their birthdays down here so you’ll remember them.

For those of you who can’t be bothered, here is a list of convincing excuses:

I couldn’t remember where you lived/

I knocked my head on the pavement and suffered 24-hour amnesia.

To be honest, I never liked you much anyway.

Surely our friendship transcends material possessions like gifts.

We have this telepathic bond, and that’s how I sent the card.

I can barely recall your name, let alone your birthday.

You didn’t remind me.

I gave you a present last year.

Wht’re u tlkng bout? I snt u a txt msge, d’nt u gt it?

Well, you forgot our friendship anniversary.

I was gonna call but my bunny rabbit passed away.

I spent time with my mother.

I only follow the Chinese calendar.

I didn’t forget! You must have an evil double.

這些藉口的確是lousy爛啊!好在現在有facebook,所以呢生日都在上面。有時候真的忘了就沒辦法,通常會記得的。床上有十多本書,想要備一下課,問題睡不著的時候備課真的是馬上就困起來了,呵呵,大家晚安。新年快樂,睡飽飽。潔西希望能睡正常一點。還有五天年假可以浪費,盡情浪費吧!感覺也沒剩多少了,先睡覺去了。

蛇年行大運

from “This book will change your life"

Day 43:This evening, write a proper dairy account of your day

If Winston Churchill found time to write in his diary when he was busy fighting World War II, so can you.

好吧,連邱吉爾都能在二次世界大戰中寫記錄,那大家應該都可以找出時間來寫日記吧!呵呵。當然囉,過年時間時間多地用不完,而且大部分的時間都是用來吃跟睡,呵呵。不過呢吃要適量啊。潔西昨天不知道是不是吃太多了,結果肚子痛。比較慘的是大年初一的晚上就開始頭痛,越來越痛,痛到後面就只好早早上床,早上九點起來只好吃顆英明格,啊,還好是大年初二吃的,不吃今天一天應該會完蛋,還好睡醒後就好多了。睡到下午,天氣超好,想去騎車,等小寶過來從兩三點等到五點天都快黑了,所以只好跟大寶一起去騎回家拿東西。順便趁全聯打烊前去採買一下,回來煮個火鍋,一大鍋,一小鍋煮肉,但是呢一下就各剩半鍋,現在潔西在寫的同時,快十二點,宵夜時間,在開繼續開吃。大概全部的人都一樣,吃吃吃喝喝喝,打打麻將,唱唱歌,喝喝酒,買買彩卷,出去走春,出國旅遊,玩電腦玩手機遊戲,潔西覺得昨天也是用眼過度吧!

 

大過年的就是這樣啦,反正吃肥一點,過完年再來減。潔西昨天去附近環球晃晃,人山人海,連想要吃飯找了半天都沒位置,餓到個胃酸逆流,胸痛,呵呵,大年初一就餓肚子,恩,所以是減肥的一年嗎?新的一年感覺沒什麼差別,先偷懶個幾天,再來應該要忙碌,應該,呵呵。昨天一大早七點多被吵起,想想想,寫了下面的新年賀詞。祝大家繼續新年快樂,蛇年行大運。

 

新年快樂!謝謝過去一年大家的照顧關懷,新的一年,潔西祝大家身體健康,平安如意,打麻將贏大錢,刮彩卷張張中,買樂透中大獎,唱歌嗨翻天,看電影笑開懷,逛街收獲滿滿,旅遊世界走透透,吃遍山珍海味,喝酒千杯不醉,睡覺睡到自然醒,英文越來越好越流利!今年也請多多指教:)

 

英文的就是天下文章一大抄囉!

Happy Chinese New Year ! Wising you all prosperity, health and happiness in the year of snake!  農曆年快樂!祝大家蛇年興隆健康開心!

Happy Chinese New Year! Gōngxǐfācái! 恭喜發財!

現在是大年初一,先拜年一下,祝大家蛇年行大運,蛇年的吉祥話好難啊,潔西的中文程度沒有那麼好,還是用簡單的祝福,希望大家在新的一年吉祥如意,平安健康,財運亨通,心想事成。

 

潔西今年不知道在摸什麼,房間到剛剛吃完年夜飯,悠哉悠哉地看一下電視,FB上幫大家的年夜菜按按讚,然後學生傳candy crush給潔西,潔西就狂玩,一玩玩了20關,真是容易令人上癮的遊戲啊!到十一點半才把所有東西先丟進抽屜跟衣櫃,吸了地,擦了地,然後洗澡,呵呵,然後來寫部落格。

 

每年總是要過了農曆年,才有,啊!又是新的一年的開始的感覺。這一年過得真快,是否年紀越來越大日子越過越快?一轉眼又是新的一年,那天去龍山寺拜拜看到潔西今年需要安太歲,啊!潔西居然這把年紀了,好恐怖。說到這兒剛剛前同事說要送我新年禮物,傳了張照片給潔西,說要幫潔西介紹。有點啼笑皆非。感謝同事的好意,不過呢,恩,一言難盡。前陣子生病的時候會覺得,恩,假如有個人在身邊的話也是很不錯,考慮是否要重出江湖,呵呵,沒有啦,是出去認識新朋友。不過呢,腦袋清醒的時候又覺得,談感情是件很恐怖的事,很麻煩的事,很累的事。遇到對的人的話,當然一切都值得,不過呢,人生似乎沒有那麼容易,有些人在感情方面是一帆風順,如魚得水,呼風喚雨,又在濫用成語了,呵呵。潔西這些年走過來,知道自己是怎麼樣的個性怎麼樣的人,感情絕非潔西的拿手項目,大概是沒及格的那一科。

 

加上這些年來看人看得多了,有時候覺得做人真的很辛苦,有些人。潔西就是呆呆的活著,顧好眼前的事,盡量保持身體健康,把課上好,開開心心。也就沒什麼太大的煩惱。很多人可以當好幾面人,人前一套人後一套,每件事都經過幾番算計,對自己無利的是絕對不做,潔西覺得自己不是很擅長於跟這樣子的人打交道,覺得太累。年紀一把還要出去吃飯,您好,我姓林,大家都叫我林老師,呵呵,沒有要罵人,潔西亂說的,真的從前有人叫林老師,現在大家都叫潔西老師,可以不要再叫老師了嗎,都叫老了,呵呵,算了,隨便說說,同學都習慣了,怎麼說應該也沒用。

 

過年還瞎扯,不是該說新年新希望嗎?呵呵,每年都一樣,一定要健康,不要頭痛,希望課可以上的越來越好,寫不出來的書可以生出來,存點小錢,出國旅遊,可能的話找個好對象當然也是不錯的,不過還是看緣分吧!

 

啊,還是要感謝同學朋友網友家人的支持與鼓勵,今年的冬天似乎比往常順利,因為不冷吧,結果全球暖化受益的是潔西,因為冬天不冷,太陽又一直出來,低落冬眠期大大減短,而且今年剛開始超悠哉,後來又狂忙,呵呵。該睡覺了。接下來幾天假如沒意外就是偷懶,先好好睡個幾天,看看電影,影集,玩玩手機電腦遊戲,再來想想接下來要做什麼。

 

腦袋空空,所以從Wikipedia找了一些吉祥話,把翻譯順便寫一下,過年還是不忘要學英文,呵呵。不過其實知道就好了,有些東西也是很難翻。所以維基裡面也盡量就是翻大意,貼着字面翻。說出來其實有點怪,不過教教老外中文的時候可以用來跟他們解釋意思

恭喜發財 Gōngxǐfācái (中文拼音) Kung Hei Fat Choi (廣東話拼音) : congratulations and be prosperous  大致上可以這樣翻。

歲歲平安 Suìsuì-píng’ān:everlasting peace year after year  

年年有餘 niánnián yǒu yú: a wish for surpluses and bountiful harvests every year

招財進寶Zhāocáijìnbǎo: When wealth is acquired, precious objects follow

金玉滿堂 Jīnyùmǎntáng  : May your wealth [gold and jade] come to fill a hall
大展鴻圖Dàzhǎnhóngtú  : May you realize your ambitions
迎春接福Yíngchúnjiēfú : Greet the New Year and encounter happiness
萬事如意Wànshìrúyì : May all your wishes be fulfilled
吉慶有餘Jíqìngyǒuyú : May your happiness be without limit
竹報平安Zhúbàopíng’ān: May you hear [in a letter] that all is well
一本萬利Yīběnwànlì : May a small investment bring ten-thousandfold profits
福壽雙全Fúshòushuāngquán : May your happiness and longevity be complete
最後一句是大家最愛說的也是最重要的!
恭喜發財,紅包拿來 gōngxǐfācái, hóngbāo nálái: Congratulations and be prosperous, now give me a red envelope!

 

小年夜繞蛇口令

今天是上班的最後一天,也是小年夜。潔西早上上完課的時候,學生說,厚,終於下課了。You stole my line. 你偷了我的台詞。潔西很想這麼說,不過因為是初級的學生,潔西說,ㄟ,那是我應該要說的吧!對英文沒有什麼興趣的學生。沒戴眼鏡,潔西問為什麼,他很驕傲地說因為他從來不看書,漫畫,小說,雜誌一律都不看,課本當然不用說了,呵呵。但超聰明,單字看一下就背起來,不過忘的也超快,東邊進西邊出。唉!一大早上課,同學最常做的事就是space out,就放空。不過這兩個可憐的孩子,高鐵的票訂不到,只能訂到晚上七點跟七點半的票,回到家都八點多久點,兩個人一臉沮喪,潔西也不知道要說什麼,只能說還是能回家團圓跟家人吃飯也不錯啊,只是晚點吃。不過呢潔西剛剛看電視明明說高鐵明天還有票,所以上去幫他們看,結果試了台中跟高雄都有票啊!可能是後來釋出的票,還是有人退票,所以呢剛剛寫信跟他們說,希望他們可以早點回家,開心的過年。

 

超忙的,一整個過年前,然後又狂生病,所以整個更是亂糟糟。剛剛寫到一半,想到要給同學的東西還沒上傳,又趕緊傳上去,事情一多真的一忙一偷懶休息很容易就忘了,假如潔西還忘了什麼,請同學在寫信或留言:)  今天終於上完課了,最後一天跟大家一樣,不過很多人請假提早回家了,今天的捷運就有點感覺喔,居然有空位,呵呵。不過也是有人還要繼續忙,明天除夕夜要工作,再來過年也要工作,比方說有同學因為是客服,過年可是沒放假,真是辛苦了。潔西今天下課的時候真的有開心,啊!終於可以休息一下,可以好好的睡睡睡,不少同學的過年願望跟潔西一樣,睡到自然醒,呵呵,有什麼比這更棒的呢?

 

不過在那之前,唉,不得不做的事把潔西的豬窩好好整理一番讓它變身為溫馨可愛的小窩,窩一個過年的地方,哇哈哈!前幾天打掃了廚房,餐廳,昨天趁洗澡的時候好好的洗了廁所,剛剛把客廳稍稍打掃一下,最後就剩下潔西的豬窩,呵呵。其實先前很多想寫的,但是因為太忙太累,累積了很多,沒關係,過年沒事再來好好的寫,先來說個繞蛇口令然後要來繼續整理了。

 

這是從British Council  的兒童英語學習的網頁裡面出來的。 “A tricky frisky snake with sixty super scaly stripes." 一條狡猾又調皮的蛇有六十條多鱗的條紋。念念看這蛇年的繞蛇口令,什麼?很難念,當然難囉,不然怎麼叫繞蛇口令,呵呵,沒關係,British Council Learning English Kids 裡面有示範,第一遍有慢的,再來正常速度,點進去繞蛇口令聽聽看,然後挑戰自己!耶!潔西決定開始上課第一件事是教同學這個繞蛇口令,呵呵。小年夜先預祝大家蛇年有個好的開始,

 

從一到十,網路上有不少,感覺都差不多,那潔西就整理一下給同學朋友網友家人這些滿滿的祝福吧!祝福大家新的一年

一馬當先

雙喜臨門

三陽開泰

四季平安

五福臨門

六六大順

七星高照

八面玲瓏

久久長長

十全十美

百事可樂

千嬌百媚

萬事如意

 

John Lennon – Imagine 約翰藍儂 – 想像 lyrics 中文歌詞 潔西想像不負責翻譯

潔西眼睛快要瞎掉了。前幾天去看醫生,醫生說用眼過度。那還不休息。啊當老師,就是要寫講義啊。休息個頭!明明下午的時候也翻了一段歌詞,自己捉包,自己都覺得很牽強,最近是翻譯歌詞翻上癮了嗎?並沒有。下午是要舒解心情,不然大概會瘋掉,接近瘋狂邊緣,顆顆。現在是因為剛好明天上課的內容說道Imagine這首歌,不翻譯出來讓同學做個聽力練習好像對不起同學。恩,其實同學應該不會在乎的。看到出來心情有差,有悲觀,呵呵。沒關係,看得到還好,總之呢,潔西盡力就是了,能做多少算多少,自己想做的事做了,也不一定可以期待有什麼樣的效果,也不用期待別人看得出來你有用心在做,人在做天在看,呵呵,沒有啦,真的是老師是良心事業,假如做的每件事付出的每份心血都想要有所回報,那就太辛苦了,自己做的很開心才是做重要的,真的。潔西覺得人跟人之間很多的利害衝突都是來自於,因為我為了做了很多事,我為你付出了很多,所以你應該要怎麼樣怎麼樣。這樣說實在是有點悲哀的。但是這種對話隨時可聞處處可見,爸媽對小孩說,男女朋友間,夫妻間,老闆與員工間,太多了。其實沒有什麼事是應該的。付出的時候要心甘情願,假如做這件事的時候自己也是開心的,那就不會有那種所謂的犧牲感委屈感,最後弄得全世界好像都對不起你,成了怨婦,哀兵之類的。

 

越扯越遠了,潔西怎麼說的一副自己很偉大的樣子,並沒有。有時候忙不過來的時候還是要小偷懶,生病的時候還是狀況很多,可是呢,重點在這裡,畢竟是自己喜歡的事情,所以多做一點自己也很開心,也不會去計較金錢上的利害得失,自己寫補充講義跟完全按著課本上拿到的薪水是一模一樣的,但是課上得很開心,學生學會了,英文變好了,就是變相的加薪,恩,這種雖然是無形的快樂,卻是有形的金錢買不到的。當然有實質的金錢也是很不錯。今天突然發現一件事,在洗手間聽到有人說今天下午整整一個小時閒閒沒事做,哇,潔西想想,好像潔西的工作中沒有可以閒閒然後就可以領到錢的。過年這種大家拿年終拿得開心的不得了,放九天兩個星期大架超過癮,但是潔西通常不會太開心ㄝ因為完全沒收入,然後要包紅包,然後要花很多錢,顆顆。所以快過年了心情不佳,身體也跟著不加嗎?也沒有,唉!每個行業也每個行業的pros and cons優缺點。真的快瞎了,所以呢,用潔西最擅長的方法,閉着眼睛打,然後再來改,呵呵,

 

好了,太多廢話,準備睡覺,明天一早還要上課。因為覺得還是要對部落格做點貢獻,所以呢,假如閒閒在家,可以到Dropbox的連結,Imagine這裡點進去,第一頁是Imagine的歌詞的全部,第二頁是潔西讓同學練習聽力填空,填空的字都在最下面,對程度好的人而言有點簡單,不過呢聽聽歌唱唱歌也是很開心。這首歌意境也很不錯,又慢,超慢,老樣子,貼着字面翻,這首是名歌,超多人翻,網路上不少版本,可以參考。要唱KTV,比較Thrift shop是手容易學的歌喔,顆顆。晚安。

 

 

John Lennon – Imagine  約翰藍儂 – 想像

lyrics  中文歌詞  潔西想像不負責翻譯

 

Imagine there’s no heaven  想像這個世界上沒有天堂

It’s easy if you try   假如你試著做的話其實不難

No hell below us   在我們的下方沒有地獄

Above us only sky   在我們上方只有天空

Imagine all the people living for today   想像所有的人都只為了今日而活

 

Imagine there’s no countries   想像這世界上沒有國家

It isn’t hard to do   要這麼做並不難

Nothing to kill or die for   沒有理由要殺戮或死亡

And no religion too   也沒有宗教

Imagine all the people living life in peace   想像所有人都生活在和平中

 

You, you may say   你,你或許會說

I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one   我是個夢想家,但我不是唯一的一個

I hope some day you’ll join us   我希望有一天你會跟我一樣

And the world will be as one   全世界將融合為一體

 

Imagine no possessions  想像沒有私利

I wonder if you can  我不知道你是否可以做到

No need for greed or hunger   沒有貪婪或飢餓的需求

A brotherhood of man  彼此間情同手足

Imagine all the people sharing all the world   想像所有的人分享整個世界

 

You, you may say   你,你或許會說

I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one   我是個夢想家,但我不是唯一的一個

I hope some day you’ll join us   我希望有一天你會跟我一樣

And the world will be as one   全世界將融合為一體