Sunday, July 31, 2005

Removal Notice

Dear all,

With immediate effect, my blog will be moved to the following site:

http://louisakkw.mysinablog.com

I will no longer post any new entries here. See you at my new place.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Personality Tests

Reading other blogs, I found the following personality test. Try it if you have time.

The Clothes You Wear

What others see from your style
Although to the untrained eye you may seem like a plain dresser who avoids trends, you actually wear carefully designed accessories and clothes that emphasize your uniqueness. You value your freedom and have an artistic mind. You are neither aggressive nor timid, but you believe in yourself.

What your nightclothes reveal
You're in need of love. You want to be taken care of and panic easily. You have a strong wish for security in your life.

What others see from your ties
You enjoy being alone. You like to life the simple but good life, and you cherish your freedom. You are thoughtful, confident and uninterested in glamour.

What others see from your belts
If there's not a single belt in your wardrobe, you like freedom and are opposed to all kinds of rules. You are creative and very good at work that requires you to stretch your imagination. Your main downfall, however, is that you can be very moody.

What others see from your shoes
You're very young at heart. You regard freedom highly and don't like to be controlled by a set of rules. You don't like conflict, will compromise wherever possible, and are hardworking people. Occasionally you can become vulnerable when having to face problems, especially emotional ones.

What others see from your earrings
You are probably a free spirit at heart with artistic talent. You are absolutely unique and are always coming up with lots of great ideas. Being happy is your most important goal.

How do you view success:
You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:
You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don't ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you.

The last analysis
You are probably a romantic and passionate person. You are sensitive and lonely when you aren't in love. You can be somewhat self-centered, but you are honest and sincere to others. You like to make a good impression of yourself and worry about what others think of you.

Fun? There are more tests in this site: Quiz Box. I have tried another one - Get to know yourself better.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Summer class

Since 18 July, I have taken up a summer class in the school that I am going to teach in the coming school term. The course ended yesterday. My task is to boost some Form six students' writing skills.

The panel chair approached me in early July about teaching this summer class. I did struggle for this at the beginning. On one hand, I wanted to enjoy my summer holiday and I planned to take a short trip to Singapore or Taiwan at the end of July with my husband. On the other hand, the class might be a good chance for me to know more about the new school, the students and their practice. After discussing this issue with my husband and some of my colleagues, I decided to teach the class.

I am glad that I have taken the job. In the last 9 days, I was introduced to some 'coming' co-workers. We are going to have the staff retreat camp on 5 and 6 of August. At that time, I won't be a total stranger. I did know more about the practice of the school and the standard of the students. I know what they need and I can prepare the teaching materials in the rest of my summer holiday.

Taking a short trip is still what I want to do, perhaps I will have one in late August for about 4 days to Singapore.

Monday, July 11, 2005

A new platform for blogging

The software that I used for making my homepage also provides a tool for blogging. I tried to use it today and found it far user-friendlier than the blogspot one, espeically when I tried to insert photos. What I have to do is to drag the photo to the place where I want it to be. However, it does have a few drawbacks.

1. It only provides two functions - archives and RSS. Nothing can be added to the sidebar, which means all my favourite links and beautiful buttons will be gone.

2. Comments can't be read when it is in the archives mode.

What do you think? Visit the blog and give me some comments.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

New gadgets

My husband and I went shopping. We bought two gadgets. I bought the Tungsten T5. I have longed to get rid of my thick diary.
Neil, I am not starting a gadget race. The iPod belongs to my husband. I will stick to my own iriver mp3 player unless Apple publishes a new version of iPod which has built-in radio.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Speech Day

It was our annual speech day yesterday. I took some photos with my colleauges. Enjoy the slideshow.



If you only see a blank frame, click here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

My precious babies (revised)

Have you met my dogs? Now you have a chance to watch two of their clips.


(Click here if you see a blank frame.) This is "Ah Mong". He loves singing. When I play the flute at home, he will sing with me. But the sound you hear in the clip is produced by a synthesizer.


(Click here if you see a blank frame.) Here please meet "Siu Mor Gwai" and "Ah Mong". They love eating very much. When they hear the sound "eat", they will behave exactly what the video shows you.

Thank you

My dearest 6B students,

You are all very supportive of my decision. I am very proud of you.

Mr Tong said in the comments for the last post,
It is lucky for you guys and gals to have Ms Kwok as your teacher and it is also lucky to the same degree for Ms Kwok to have you all as her lovely students.
In fact, I am far luckier. I don't deserve your praise as being your class teacher, there are still a lot of things I haven't yet done for all of you.

To be honest, I personally gained a lot from you this year. You are very caring and helpful. Being creative is one of your strengths. You gave me a lot of first experience.

1. The whole class threw me a birthday party, with 4 handsome guys performing strip dance (to the readers who were not there: they only took off their school jacket). By the way, there should be a video of the dance, can someone pass me a copy? And then you all sang me a birthday song in the old wing playground. Don't you know that a lot of teachers eyed me jealously on that day?

2. The whole class walked on the track, hand in hand, on Sports Day.

3. You broke my rule. Don't you know that you were the first class I ever invited to my home during Chinese New Year and it was the first time I ever gave red packets to my students.

4. You gave me a gift on Mother's Day. What's more? You sang "世上只有媽媽好"!

No one can replace your position in my heart. I will always miss you. You are definitely the angels that God has sent to me.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Goodbye

There is something I want to tell you all. It may be a bit shocking to you. I have resigned and I won't be able to be with you in Form 7.

Having been in the school for seven years, I really feel tired and bored. I need something new to refresh me if I still want to be a teacher for the rest of my life. An opportunity was given to me in April. After serious consideration, I decided to take up a new job in another school. I didn't tell you earlier because I didn't want to disturb your preparation for the final examination. Now it's time to let you know.

Thank you for giving me a lot of precious moments in this year. I have enjoyed being your class teacher and English teacher. Choosing to leave you is the hardest struggle I had to face. I hope every one of you can be promoted to Form 7. Though I will not be your teacher in the coming year, I will always be your mum and friend and you will always be the apple of my eye.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

2 interesting TV programmes

Last Sunday afternoon, switching on the cable TV, I hoped to find some interesting movies on HBO and Cinemax channels. To my disappointment, the movies in that afternoon were rather boring. Then I remember I have subscribed Now TV, so I turned it on and browsed through the channels offered to me.

Two programmes from the Disney Channel caught my attention.


Lizzie MuGuire (weekends, sorry, forgot the time). Lizzie MuGuire has been shown on TVB Pearl before as a pilot project launched by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research to promote English learning in 2003.












So Little Time(Monday to Friday, 9pm).








Both are teen programmes but I still found them interesting. Frankly speaking, these programmes are a good laugh, don't expect too much. Sometimes it's good for me to just sit back and relax. They serve this purpose too.

Each episode has an independent theme, you won't miss anything if you miss one episode. I like this kind of TV programmes, you won't get addicted to watching them.