Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Korea Sparkling!


Suddenly, I feel like everything in Korea. Things that I usually considered as nothing special when I was in Korea came to my mind and that reminded me of my family, friends, food, all the places where I used to go, the way people do and things I would do.

I searched Youtube for some videos with a keyword 'Korea' and I found out these ones. I saw where I usually went, what I usually did, and what I usually eat in those videos :)







Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's time to play computer games!


CAE writing practice :)

I was given this specific topic to write an article in my writing class and it should be done in 40 minutes. That's why I can't deny this article isn't well-written, but I want to share this with those who are learning English like me. I think it'd be quite helpful for CAE students in particular.


An international magazine for young people has asked readers to send in articles on the topic of 'Computer - a complete waste of time and money'. Write an article supporting or disagreeing with the statement, and give your reasons.

Write your article in 220-260 words.





It's time to play computer games!

It's hardly surprising that our parents tend to consider computer games as a complete waste of time and money. However, I would say this is a very narrow view. Everything has pros and cons, and the computer games are no exception. We need to see what are good things about computer games as well!

Firstly, it's fun to play computer games.
We are not slaves to study or work all the time, and there's no denying that it's necessary to enjoy ourselves. Computer games can be a means for us to have a good time. In other words, we can relieve our stress which is from study and work by playing interesting games. 

Secondly, computer games improve our abilities to understand abstract things better.
According to an article I read a few days ago, people nowadays are more capable of comprehending notions than our ancestors were. Playing computer games increases the size of specific parts of our brain, and it makes us smarter in terms of perceiving something abstract.

Thirdly, computer games can be used as great study materials.
For instance, I learned how to calculate quickly by playing a calculating games at school. All my classmates were excellent at mental arithmetic thanks to the game. it's also possible to use games so as to learn history, a language, or any other subject in an enjoyable way.

Computer games can be useful and helpful, depending on how we deal with them. That's why I disagree with the statement that computer games are a complete waste of time and money.




Sunday, April 3, 2011

Adam Lambert > Whataya Want From Me



This song brings back my memories - I have little to do with the lyrics though! I would listen to the radio every morning when I was in Vancouver, and it was played very often.

Plus, I've just known that he'd taken part in American Idol, but how come wasn't he the winner?! Can't believe that ;( I checked all his performances on the show, and I found Adam Lambert as the best contestant ever in all reality television singing competitions I've watched such as American Idol, X-Factor, Superstar K, or something like that.

I feel that he has an extraordinary voice and an incredible ability to interpret all the songs in his unique way. He's not only a singer who sings well, but a great artist to create his music! :D





Adam Lambert > Whataya Want From Me


Hey, slow it down
Whataya want from me
Whataya want from me

Yeah I'm afraid
Whataya want from me
Whataya want from me

There might have been a time when I would give myself away
Oooh once upon a time I didn't give a damn
But now, here we are
So whataya want from me
Whataya want from me

Just don't give up
I'm workin it out
Please don't give in
I won't let you down
It messed me up
Need a second to breathe
Just keep coming around
Hey, whataya want from me
Whataya want from me
Whataya want from me

Yeah, it's plain to see that baby you're beautiful
And there's nothing wrong with you
It's me, I'm a freak
But thanks for lovin' me
Cause you're doing it perfectly

There might have been a time when I would let you slip away
I wouldn't even try
But I think you could save my life

Just don't give up
I'm workin' it out
Please don't give in
I won't let you down
It messed me up
Need a second to breathe
Just keep comin' around
Hey, whataya want from me
Whataya want from me
Whataya want from me

Just don't give up on me
I won't let you down
No, I won't let you down

So hey just don't give up
Please don't give in,
I won't let you down
It messed me up
Need a second to breathe
Just keep coming around
Hey, whataya want from me
whataya want from me
whataya want from me
whataya want from me
whataya want from me
whataya want from me