Thursday, February 27, 2014
One of my weakness is impatience.
I realized this trait when the situation lasts too long, I'm getting nervous. I don't like to wait, to do the same tasks over and over again, or wait in the line even for a short time. I do everything fast, often too fast.
When I saw on the Marcella's poster that spring is coming, I'm asking, why so late?
At my age it's difficult to change but now, I think: be patient, spring is coming in March, sure.
It's never too late to learn, it's never too late to change. We learn a lifetime!
For me, one of my weaknesses is that I can't be organized. I realized this was a problem when i got married and have my baby because my responsibilities became more and more. so sometimes, I started to focus on some work that is unnecessary and not complete the rest , so I'm working on being more organized by making and following my new orderly routine schedule to make my daily routine more in order.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thanks for writing a blog post about your strengths and weaknesses for Assignmnet 5.
It is a good first effort.
Now I would like to Fine-tune it (make it better, stronger, more focused)
This week, I would like you to make some changes to what you wrote about your weaknesses.
Here is a simple formula to use:
1. DEFINE: One of my weaknesses is that I can be _____________________
2. REALIZE PROBLEM: I realized this was a problem because_____________
3. SOLUTION: I am working on being more _______ by doing ____________
One of my weaknesses is that I can be too focused on one task or project that I don't pay attention to my emails until the project is finished. I realized this was a problem when my co-workers were frustrated with me for not responding to their questions or requests on time. I am working on paying attention to my emails by setting a routine for checking them 3 times a day - first in the morning, again at lunch and finally before the end of the workday.
Please finish your changes for Monday, March 3.
Monday, February 24, 2014
I'm a good planner to work and travel but I am not try to do the best
When I worked I always finished project before due date. Also when my family and I go to camping or travel that I prepare every stuffs alone except reservations and tickets. So I always use my phone that recards my schedules and any message.
My one of weakness is do not someting the best. If I have homework I do always. but I do not the best. So I get few wrong. If I try do more my skills and position can raised up.
I hope I try to the best for my English.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I'm a very good orientate person but I don't like procrastinated . However this make me a stressful person when I can't finish something as soon as possible.so I'm a fast worker, this is my strengths point. But sometime I'm not able to finish the work by faster , because the situation is not simple and I can't make a dicision quick enough ,because I'm a person who afraid to make a mistake ,that is my weakness point.
In conclusion since I have a hard time when something is not done, I have to calm down and learn more about the situation before getting too stressed out.
I am helpful , responsible , kind ,organised and hard worker .All my life , i organised the 24 hours of the day between my work , my home and my family .
Every day of my life , i learned some thing new , such as cooking new recipes , sewing ....and many more .
Now i am going to learn English , my weakness point is that i can't work in a team work , in my class i work with many students , but i feel like i can't understand quickly , but when i return at home i can understand most of the lessons .
I am working on learning new skills and trying to make effort working with other students ,and resist shy and work as a team .
I am a kind person ,because a like to help other people also I am very fast a doing thinks, like cooking I think that these are my strengths. My weakness are that very shine for example when I speak English in front of many people I get nervous but I think that this feeling is normal because this is not my first language. Now I trying to talk more to other people.
I am going to talk about one of my strengths and one of my weaknesses.
I am an organized, responsible, hard-working and kind. I am honest but sometimes I am shy and impatient
I am sometimes very shy and impatient. I am very organized, responsible and hard-working. I know this because I work at home and keep everything organized. I am very shy and I don't talk to many people, when I am in a crowd I usually wait near the back or stay with the people I know. I prefer to be with the people who are closest to me.
These are my strengths and weaknesses. I hope to be less shy and less impatient. I like to keep being organized and kind to others.
I am going to talk about one of my strengths and one of my weaknesess.
2) MAIN STATMENT/ TOPIC SENTENCES
I am a honest and upstanding person but I'm not hard. I'm emotional
( it's my weaknesess).
3) EXPLANATION :
I am a very honest in the thing, straightforward, trustworthy and fine in the work. I'm genuine, and open, sometimes I have flaws. But I,am consistent with facts and reality without emotional. Emotional is not my natural gift knowing it can help me better Understand the right treatment for my chronic illness (emotional). When I have a serious situation in front of me: I panic.
4) CONCLUSION :
Emotional is not my natural gift but i had to make a effort. And I would like to say calm when a serious situations come to me.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
When I was a child, my teacher told me, "If you want to succeed, you have to do your best and keep doing as long as required." I never forget this sentence. If I decide to do somethings, I never give it up. In order to make myself to be persistent, I do my best. When I do any things, I must ask myself can I keep doing till ending? In 1982, I learned to do Tai Chi. Since that time, I do Tai Chi every day until now. In order to study English, I almost always attend English class. When the weather was -26 Celcius and the real feels liked -35 Celcius, I went to school in time yet. I noticed most of students were absent for the morning class.
"When we have a strength, we always have a connected weakness,"Marcella told me. Bingo! My strength is persistent,but my weak point is persistent too. In 1995, I learned to play basketball. I couldn't run fast, so I practiced to shoot at a fixed point. From that time, I had persevered with playing basketball every morning until 2012. Raining, snowing and wind couldn't stop me playing basketball. One day, it was snowing, I got up ant went to play basketball in time. One and half hours past, the playground was covered by snow, but the place there I played basketball appeared yet. I was famous for basketball skills in the Anhui Jianzhu University. My friends thought I was stubborn.
I know I'm persistent, but I keep a weakness persistently yet. I think God is fair!
I'm going to talk about one of my strengths and one of my weakness. I'm a very brave and strong person, but I get scared in some situations . They're opposites of the same thing . I'm a very brave and strong person and I'm not a fraid to try something new . Like, trying on a strange clothes or trying a new scary rides. But I'm scared of high places and start feeling dizzy. For example, trying a very high rides or go up to the high buildings or towers like CN Tower . I have to fight my fear and to be more stronger and braver than before.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Assignment 5 is due on Monday, February 24.
We have been describing ourselves and describing others in preparation for our Interview module that begins next week. You will be practicing your answers to some of the most common and most important interview questions, so get used to talking about yourself!
For Assignment 5, I would like you to tell us about your personal strengths and weaknesses.
When we have a strength, we always have a connected weakness. For example, if we are very organized we probably cannot manage very well in chaos.
So please think about your one great strength and your one great weakness and write a paragraph describing them.
Remember to use proper paragraph structure:
1 Introduction (introduce the topic)
2 Main statment/Topic sentence (this is true/this is my opinion about the topic)
3 Explain or describe with a few (2 or more) details or examples
Intro: I am going to talk about one of my strengths and one of my weaknesses.
Main statement/Topic sentence: I am a very creative and spontaneous person but I am not a naturally good planner. They are opposites of the same thing.
Explanation I am good at thinking on my feet and coming up with new ideas in a few seconds. I can also jump into an activity without any planning or notice. Planning is not my natural gift so I've had to work on becoming better at it. I realized that making it easy for me to plan is the best idea. Automatic withdrawl for savings and investments is easy and I don't have to think about it. Having a calendar on my cellphone is easy to access because I take my phone everywhere.
Conclusion: Planning is not my natural gift so I had to make a plan! :)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
During the weekend and family day I stayed at home with my grand-sons. I watched T.V. for the winter olympics. I like figure skating.
Canada's was a very beautiful games. On Sunday I went to church with
my family. We ate lunch because it was the lead pastor's birthday.
We ate soup, rice and beef, other than that I have been doing my daily routine.
My 30 day's challenge was watching movie once a week . It was great and enjoyable time that I have ever been before . Because that kind of challenge was new and beneficial for me . Watching English movies helps you to improve you'r English language. My first movie was Grown Up 2 it was comedy movie. The second was The Legend of 1900 it was romantic movie . the third one was Metro which was an action movie . And finally the last one that I watched it yesterday was Jack The Giant Slayer which had many action scenery in this legend movie . I hope you watch these movies it's for fun .
Monday, February 17, 2014
At 66 years old, I met a good teacher named Marcella. Marcella is tall with long and curly hair. She is the kind of person who is calm, patient, friendly, good faith, funny, considerate and organized. She is hardworking.
Our class includes the students from level 3 to level 5. They came from different countries. It is very difficult to make all students understand English and use it, but the most of the students are satisfied, so we think she is a good teacher.
How does she teach students well? Except she is persistent enough, she researches some methods to teach students. Marcella created Morning English Blog and organized a afternoon conversation group. Marcella usually give us some home works on the line. She encourages us more to practice. She usually replays our paragraphs. She gave me 17 comments and commented all my homeworks. Not only she pointed some problems in the paragraphs, she also encouraged me keeping doing.
"An excellent idea Dalson! Writing everyday will be very good for your English fluency-but talk talk talk!"Marcella wrote on January 21.
"What a great experience! There is a way to get back in your canoe by yourself-I will have to show you-you use your paddles..." After my paragraph she wrote on January 27, 2014. What a good teacher! Thank you-my teacher!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Long long ago, there was a country named Zhongshan. Mr.Donguo who was a school teacher lived in Zhongshan's capital---Tang.
One day, Mr.Donguo leashed his donkey and went to another city. He put some books into a cotton bag, then put it on the donkey 's back. When he was walking on the far way from Tang, a wolf hurriedly rushed out. The wolf crawled ahead and faced against Mr. Donguo. The wolf asked him for help by crying pitifully， "Help me！ Help me！ Sir. Some hunters are after me to want to kill me."
Mr. Dong Guo hid the wolf in his bag and put it on the donkey's back again. When the hunters came and asked him if he had seen any wolf， he lay. The hunters left and the wolf was saved.
After that, the wolf got out of the bag and jumped at Mr. Donguo with sharp teeth. "You must not kill me. It's me to save you,"he yelled. "Thank you! But I'm very hungry, I will be death because of hunger. If you want to help me, you must let me eat you,"the wolf said. "It's unfair! We have to find others to assess who is correct."Mr. Donguo said. "Ok! But a number of the people can't be more than three,"the wolf answered.
While the wolf saw a old date tree beside the road, he said:"we ask the old tree." "Sir, I saved this wolf. Must I be killed by the wolf? "Mr. Donguo asked the old tree. "When I was young, people ate my dates. Now, I'm old, people want to cut me for burning. According this reason you should be eaten," the date tree answered. The wolf wanted to kill Mr. Donguo. "Wait! Wait! Do you see that cow? We may ask her,"Mr. Donguo said loudly. "When I was young, people drunk my milk. Now, I'm old, the people want to kill me and eat beef. According this reason you should be eaten," the cow answered.
When the wolf jumped at him with sharp teeth again, just right a old farmer came here."Stop! Stop!"Mr. Donguo cried,"If this person think you are right, I agree with you eating me. "Why do you kill this master?" the farmer asked the wolf. "He put me into his cotton bag. I had been suffocated and nearly shocked in that bag. I must eat him," the wolf said loudly. "Is true? The bag is too small to hide you. Can you prove what you said for us?" The wolf got into the bag again and it was tied up as before.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
It's very bad that my daughter had an accident yesterday. When I heard the bad news I decided immediately to visit my daughter. Thank God, at least my daughter didn't get hurt.
Yesterday, my daughter drove on the Winston Churchil Blvd. She stopped and waited for turning on the left onto the Dundas St. While the traffic get red and she was turning on the left, a young man trove a car and rushed out. She clearly saw the man's terrified face. When she trove at top speed, but both cars crashed. She quickly got off and called 911, but her hands so were shaking, that she couldn't exactly dial correct number. Finally the police officers came there. Both drivers are very luck, they didn't get hurt, but two car were declared worthless.
I have studied how to drive for two years, so I knew that driving runs a risk. I hope every driver can carefully drive. I wish that they are safe!
Friday, February 14, 2014
After we graduated from the universities, she became a doctor and I became an university teacher.
On January first, In 1972 we got married. We have two children, one Girl and one boy. She did house works, cleaning, cooking, washing and taking care of kids. She was very tired, but she was very happy. In 2006, she retired and relaxed. She was a good classmate. She is a good wife. She was a good doctor. She is a good Mother. I wish her happy Valentine's Day!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
2014 The Sochi Winter Olympics began one week before in Russia. Chinese athletes got two gold metals until February 13th. I thank them for the gold metals.
I am surprised by Jianrou Li who got a gold metal in 500m Short Track Speed Skating. This is Jianrou's second The Winter Olympics Games. In 2010, she came in in 10th place of 500m Short Track Speed Skating. In this semifinals her result was the last one in all athletes. In the final, she stood on the most outside track in four tracks.
The final began! Jianrou was the last athlete again. Other athletes fast skated ahead and crowed each other. It dramatically happened that all the athletes except Jianrou fell down and slipped for long distance. When they returned to their tracks, Jianrou already finished her game. She got a gold metal. I congratulated her.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I came from a big family I'm a very patient person with every person I talk too. I have a daughter she's a teenager and I also have a son his 6 years old. When I talk to her I'm patient also when I teach my son how to read. When my husband inviting his friends to watch the soccer game I'm very patient with them.
I'm an honest person. When my son ask me something I try to tell him the truth. I always show who I am, also I give my friendship sincerely.
Kelly was a docile girl who studies very hard. She graduated from Science and Technology University of China (STUC) that is a famous university. Kelly got the Master Degree of Tokyo Technology University in Japan. In 1999, She has immigrated to Canada from Japan. Now she works in Xerox Research Center as chemistry engineer.
Jimmy was a clever boy who liked playing games. He decided to study computer technology and got the bachelor degree of Anhui Jianzhu University in China. In 2003, he has immigrated to Canada from China. Jimmy had studied many courses about computer technologies in Canada and became a computer engineer.
My kids study hard and I studies harder than them, so we are very happy now.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Canada is a country that consists of immigrants from many countries in the world. They bring different cultures. Most of the kids who were burn in Canada keep parents' cultures. My granddaughters who were burn in Canada keep either Chinese culture, or other cultures. They speak in Chinese mandarin and English, they can speak in French and Spanish, so they have known different cultures. They wouldn't be impossible, if they had been burn in China.
I pay close attention to that they lost many Chinese traditions. They can't read Chinese books. They don't know Chinese histories. We called these kids "banana" that means Chinese skins and Canadian hearts. In this morning, teacher Dawn asked me to write "Happy New Year" in Chinese. Suddenly, I didn't know how to write. Why do we blame these kids?
Monday, February 10, 2014
What do you know About Taichi?
Taichi is one of the most famous sports in China. In China People started to do Taichi about 400 years ago. There are many types of Taichi-Chen's Taichi, Sun's Taichi etc. In China Young's Tai chi is the morst popular and Chen's Taichi is the oldest.
I can do Young's Taichi. Young's Taichi was divided into many kinds-88 forms, 66 forms, 48 forms, 36 forms and 24 forms. I usually do Young's Taichi 88 forms and 24 forms. Young's Taichi 24 forms was called a simple Taichi that likes what I shew in the morning.
Taichi is the kind of sport where the players are relaxed, focused, soft, smooth, slow, stable, patient and grace. I have done Taichi for more than 35 years. I feel that it is very helpful for my health.
Do you want to learn Taichi? Watch the following videos, please!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
My Chinese Zodiac is a Dog, and I have some characteristics this zodiac.
I'm not talented, but I'm dutiful and honest. I'm a good friend, and always ready to help if I can.
I'm really like children, and not only mine.
I'm don't like gossip and quarrel. I'm calm and patient, but up to a certain border.
I'm kind and not unforgiving, but sometimes I'm can be stubborn,it's my problem, but
it's my zodiac
I'm always polite with customers , I feel satisfied when I see the smile on their faces when they come back to the store
I feel very proud when the manager show my appreciation
Once upon a time, a small horse and her mother lived in a house near a river. One day, the old horse was working in a mill for long time. "Could you cross a river and send a bag of flour to the village?" the old horse told the small horse and pointed a village across the river.
The small horse went to the river for sending the bag. While he came near the bank of the river，he met a cow. "May I cross the river?" the small horse asked the cow. "No problem. it is deep as my hooves." the cow said，then she went away. The small horse was crossing the river. "Stop the boy! Stop the boy!" a squirrel yelled. "Yesterday my guy drowned in the river." The small horse didn't know how to do and decided come back to ask his mother. "The cow is taller than you and the squirrel is shorter than you. If you want to know whether you can cross the river, you have to try by yourself." The small horse went to the river again. He carefully went ahead in the river and safely reached other bank. The river neither was deeper than what the squirrel said nor shallower than what the cow said. If you really know somethings, you have to practice by yourself.
I love to play squash, travel, cooking and like joke around.
I hate rumors and think negative.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
I am a hard-working, honest, proud person and I can be organized,
If I am doing a project. I like to cook for my family, and I like to spend time with my grandsons, playing ping pong, eating, watching T V and going to the church with my family every Sunday.
To learn English is so difficult, that I sometimes think I am not a good student in English. I'm very persistent, so it isn't easy that I give it up. I keep learning English for long time, and learning English is a important part of my life.
I read a story about Hellen Keller. When, nineteen months after Helen was born, she became very sick and strange sickness made her completely blind and deaf. She wanted to communicate with others and to do what others did, and do it just as well. The study of language was especially difficult for Helen, but she could only learn about several languages, and finished all courses in the college. Finally， Hellen Keller became a famous writer and teacher. Her success encourage me to learn English as well.
There is a old story in China. Long long ago, there was a man whose name was Foolishman. He lived at a village between Mountain Taihang and Mountain Wangwu. Every day he must climb the mountain for working. He decided to dig Mountain Wangwu for building a passageway. He spent a lot of time to dig the mountain. Mr. Smartman, Foolishman's friend, told him that the mountain was too big to build the passageway. Mr. Foolishman said:"where there a will, there is a way! Even when I die, I shall have sons surviving. My sons will have their sons. My sons, grandsons, grand-grandsons and grand-grand-grandsons aren't limited，but the mountain couldn't get bigger. Why couldn't we get successes?" God knew about it, he moved the Mountain Wangwu away.English seems a mountain that I face against. I believe that if I take as long as required, I will get successes.
Friday, February 7, 2014
I am the kind of person who is kind, artistic, strong, bold, calm, a good friend, honest, and easy going . I'm very brave person . I'm not afraid to try something new . Like, when I try to make a new dish for any meal . I'm an outgoing person too. I love to make many friends as i can because this is a great relation ship. I'm patient person too . I never complain and wait for people to finish talking or doing something, even if they are slow. I like watching T.V, playing table tines, and taking pictures of beautiful views.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
When I was child, my teacher told me if you want to succeed you have to do your best and to keep doing as long as required. I believe that successes will follow doing. Since that day, I decided to be persistent.
In order to study English, I have studied English by myself for more than thirty years. I first went to English class in Canada. When the weather was -26 Celcius and the real feels looked -35 Celcius, I went to English class in time. Why? I have remembered I have to be persistent. I also taught my kids to be persistent.
I hope I will get more healthy. I like swimming, playing table tennis and doing Taichi. I have worked out since 1982.
If we do our best and keep doing, why we couldn't get successes?
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Yesterday's forecast said it would be snow storm. It really had been snowing all the day. The snow thickness that covered the ground was about 2 inch. In the morning, weather was -14, and the real feel was -19. The wind speed was about 45 km/hr.
I decided to walk to the school.I walked throughout Milton Community Par. I couldn't find the path, and walked ahead following straight line. On the ground, a row deep feet prints left behind me. It spent approach about 40 minutes arriving at the school. I was very tired, but at least I wasn't late. I thought that it was worth that I overcame some difficulties for learning English.
I have to challenge myself for the next 30 days to improve my english.
I will read easy english books, I will try to talk to my friends in english,
and watch english movies. I will try to write sentences then read it out
loud. I hope to become better in english.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I'm the kind of person who is kind, patient, dutiful and funny. I'm dutiful. if I promise, I never give it up. I'm persistent with my work. If I decide to do any projects, I can work hard and insist that I finish up it. For example, I have been playing Taichi since 1982. My good characteristic is persistent, but I'm so persistent, that some people think of me being stubborn.
I like reading books and playing table tennis. If I'm free, I like playing games with my granddaughters and telling Chinese stories to them.
This week our assignment is about YOU:
Please describe yourself: 1. What are you like? 2. What do you like?
Give some examples (proof). For example:
I am an out-going, hard-working person and I can be organized if I am doing a project. I like to take on new challenges and and I like to relax with my friends by playing hockey, eating out at the local pub and going to the library for their free programs with my kids.
This is good practice for when you meet new friends or when you are in an interview. Often when you are in an interview, they will ask you to describe yourself. Take the time to practice talking about yourself now!
I look forward to reading about you!
Monday, February 3, 2014
I'm the kind of person who is kind, patient, dutiful and unny. I'm persistent with my work.I'm kind, I sometimes help The students who need help.
I'm so patient, that my granddaughters think of me being the best grandfather in the word.
I'm dutiful, I never go ago on.
I,m funny, I can make jokes if I disagree with something.
My elder granddaughter is the kind of person who is friendly, smart, good at politics and hardworking. She always loves new things. My elder granddaughter is friendly, she has many friends in her school.
My elder granddaughter is very smart, she's number 1 in many of her classes.
My elder granddaughter loves new things, she is good at computer.
My elder granddaughter is good at politics, she rarely is angry.
My elder granddaughter is hardworking, she is one of the best students in the Joshua Creek Public School.
I'm hardworking, so I'm unpopular.
I'm patient, but when I meet emergency, perhaps I am not calm,
I love my granddaughter, but sometimes I'm incapable, because I'm not good at English.
I'm untalented, but I'm hardworking.
Studying English is diffcult for me. I need to spend more time to studying English . I can try to speak English for everyone and I must watch English TV. I hope have a day I speaking English is very well.
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Sunday, February 2, 2014
post from LAI
I came home，after we had lived in my daughter's house for 10 days. The snow thickness is about one foot on my driveway. I am very happy, because my neighbor shoveled most of snow on the driveway. It wasn't first time already. We usually visit our kids. When we weren't at home, mostly they could shovel snow or mow the grass for us. They are our good neighbor. When we shovels the snow or mow the grass, we usually have small talks. If I can fluency speak English, maybe we will be good friends. I hope to improve English quickly.
It necessary learn a new volabularies after reading the text, and to repeat the next day.
I decided to try to learn every day, if that will be impossible, I will continue next day.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
It's snowing outside. celsious is zero. It may get many snow.
My challenge was fourth. First was borrow and read a book once a week. It's going well.
Second was write the story. I bought a note for writing and wrote one stroy now. But I think I need somebody help.
Marcella. If you have a time could you please check my story maybe one a week?
Third was study grammar to use computer for an hour three times a week. It's going well too. Fouth was to make friends. When I play squash usually my partner is who speaks English. I try that time. sometime they couldn't understand me. but I'll try more than more
If Marcella didn't give assignments us we haven't tried speaking, writing, reading and listening out of class. I'm very thakful to Marcella for teaching and giving assignments. Keep pushing us.
Have a great weekend.
I have been at my daughter's house for 9 days. Every day I play with my granddaughters. We do homework, play games, tell stories and watch TV together. When their parents go to work and they are at home, I have to take care of them. I order them to do home works and play piano. Sometimes they are bored with playing piano or doing homework, they need to have break. Sometimes they have break too long to finish their jobs.
Maybe I spoil my granddaughters a little bit. Sometimes, I stop their parents from blaming my granddaughters. Whose grandparents don't spoil their grandchildren? But, of course, I know that spoiling is not good. When my kids were children, I was strict father yet. If they didn't finish their homework I sometimes make them time out. More than 30 years passed and I often remembered how I taught my kids. Though children need care, they also need teaching.