May 6, 2017

Tung Chee-Hwa

Hi!! I'm going to be writing about Tung Chee-Hwa (because I've got to do this for a Cub Scout badge!!). Also, sorry that I haven't been posting anything. I've just been very busy! :(

Tung Chee-Hwa was the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong and he served for two terms (1997-2005). Tung was born in Shanghai on July 7, 1937. His family were rated the 16th wealthiest in HK, with a total value of US$3 billion (his family got a lot of money from their family business)! He moved to Hong Kong when he was 12.

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Tung Chee-Hwa
He took over his family business in 1981. But, since 1985, their company was heavily in debt and on the edge of bankruptcy. However, Henry Fok helped the Tung family, with support of the Beijing government. Then Tung Chee-Hwa grew closer with the government and was appointed to  Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Then he went to to run for the first chief executive of  Hong Kong.  On 11th December 1996, he was sworn in.

Later in his years, Tung Chee-Hwa's popularity and reputation became ruined because Hu Jintao gave a speech in public about Tung Chee-Hwa's poor governance.

During his time as Chief Executive, Tung Chee-Hwa looked into the financial crisis that was spreading through Asia and had hit Hong Kong. His work was affected a lot by the crisis and the public criticized him for his governing style.There also was a plummet of jobs and less value in the stocks. Also, he proposed a lot of new structures, such as Disney Land!! Another thing he did was re-design the new Hong Kong airport.

Tung Chee-Hwa is now 79 and retired. He had many accomplishments. In 2006, he won a Grand Bauhinia Award, Hong Kong's highest award which recognizes his significant contributions that he has made.


Mar 3, 2017

Book Review - Out Of My Mind

This is a book review on Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. I read this and I was crying so much! I hope you like this........


Title:
Out Of My Mind
Author:
Sharon M. Draper
Summary:
This book is about Melody, a girl who can't walk nor talk. The things she can't do with her body, she makes up with things she can do with her brain. When she finally makes the quiz team her team betrays her. Will she forgive them or will she stay miserable forever?

Opinion:
This book was awesome!! Even though I was crying at some parts, it just showed how good this book is and how good the story line is. Out Of My Mind shows that everybody should be treated the same, no matter their disabilities and their weaknesses.

Rating: 5/5


I hope you will read this book yourself, I recommend it highly. If you have read it, please tell me what you thought of it!

A friendly reminder: Make sure you have a box of tissues close by! :)

MeZoeSelf

Book Review - The Menagerie (Trilogy)

Today I'm going to write a book review on The Menagerie Trilogy. I hope you enjoy and chose to read this book. I highly recommend this if you like mystery and mythology (I also like this book because there's a girl named Zoe in it! )

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Title:
The Menagerie
Author:
Tui T. Sutherland
Summary:
The main characters in this book are Logan, Blue and Zoe. Blue's and Zoe's families are the owners of the Menagerie. Logan is just a regular school kid until he finds something under his bed. Logan one day finds himself inside a Menagerie (Zoe's families one,) and finds out that what he thought were mythological were actual real! He finds himself on a hunt to find the six griffin cubs that had gone missing.

Opinion:
I think that this book is a really good book. It's rating is 4.5/5. I think that it would be better if they had more BOOKS!!! I think that these books are really good overall, though.



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Title:
The Menagerie - Dragon on Trial
Author:
Tui T. Sutherland
Summary:
This book is the continuation of 'The Menagerie'. Logan finds out that the goose that laid golden eggs has been killed and everybody blames Scratch, the dragon. Logan and Zoe must prove Scratch innocent before they are forced to shut down the Menagerie.

Opinion:
I think this book has a good twist in the story which is totally unexpected and I like it because it then makes you think 'wait, what?' I also like that it's original. I rate this book 5/5 because it's even better than the first book.



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Title:
The Menagerie - Krakens and Lies
Author:
Tui T. Sutherland
Summary:
In this book Logan and Zoe have to find out who's sabotaging the Menagerie and put a stop to them. Also, Logan finds himself trying to save his mom at the same time. Will they be able to save the Menagerie?

Opinion:
I think this book is really good especially because they add suspense and things like that. I rate this book 5/5 because it's really interesting and intriguing.


Thanks for reading this post! :) ! I hope that you will read these books and if you do get a chance to read them, ten I hope you will enjoy them.

MeZoeSelf







Sep 14, 2016

Summer - 2016 - San Fransisco

Hi!!! I'm sorry that I've not gone on my blog and made new posts but I've been so busy with things this summer 2016! This post is about what I've done during the Summer so far.

Part 1

San Francisco

The road trip to San Francisco was 2 DAYS long. I  felt so carsick!!!! We stayed in a hotel for the night then continued in the morning. Most of the time in the car I was singing songs to the radio to cheer myself up.

Fisherman's Wharf

At Fisherman's Wharf we saw sea lions, street performers, and we went to this awesome place where they sold clam chowder in a bowl of sour dough bread! At that restaurant ( Boudin ) I ate ham and cheese with bacon for lunch. For my drink I had strawberry soda and it exploded!! It was quite funny when that happened (because I shook it on purpose!)

Lombard St. (Crookedest St.) 

The climb up to Lombard St. was so, so, so steep! But, it was worth the climb. Being up there was awesome!!!

China Town

In China Town the main highlight for me was the dim sum there. We had lunch at a famous dim sum restaurant. It was famous because Obama ordered take-out there and went to pick it up himself in person. I'm not sure of this but, I think that also Stephen Hawking went there because on a board there was a picture of him there. So we waited for around an hour and a half to be seated and then the food came......... DUN DUN DUN!!!!!! It turned out that we had ordered way too much food! We ordered sooooo much food that we had enough to eat for dinner too! So that's what we did, we had it for dinner. :)

Tram

When we got on the tram, I was a bit scared at first. Partly because we were going down a hill and then going back up! All the kids weren't allowed to go on the first cabin because they might fall out of the tram so I was quite sad. : (

Muir Woods

Muir Woods was definitely my favorite part of the trip. All the trees that I saw made me overwhelmed!!! The were so tall and so big!!! We were sadly not allowed to touch the trees because they may have ticks in them. I was soon happy because I got a bingo badge!! Basically if you find all the the objects on your card in a line you can get the badge!

This is what we basically, did in San Francisco this summer but, this wasn't all that we did during this summer we also went to Vancouver but, I'm going to put that in my next post!







Mar 15, 2016

The Aviary

At my school, the Year 4's went on a field trip to Hong Kong Park. I thought it was very interesting so I'm going to tell you about it. ( By the way, this post is also for my homework.)

When we arrived at Hong Kong Park, we had to stay in our groups with our parent helper. While waiting for the other classes to arrive, I just looked at the fountain. It looked like the water was a wall, like a curtain. As we made our way through the park, we passed the pond. In the pond there were a few turtles and  lots of fish! We also saw one or two water skaters, though. Our parent helper was also asking us questions about the pond and we noticed that some fish were better at camouflaging than others because of the color of their scales. We also noticed that the fish would come close to us, as if they wanted food! I think that the fish were very, very hungry!

The fountain (Singwa Lim)


The pond (Photo credit)
After getting to the park and eating our snack, we headed to the aviary. The aviary is basically a big green house, but not really a green house. It has trees and stuff like that but, humans put them there. Inside I saw lots and lots of birds, some of which had very colorful feathers, but I also saw some that had feathers that were rather dull. I liked more the birds with the brightly colored feathers, although I think they felt a bit awkward because we were all staring at them. Although they were very beautiful and graceful, some of the birds pooped on us! Naughty, naughty birds!

The aviary from the outside (Photo credit)
Some of the birds eating (Photo credit)

Since we'd spent quite a long time in the aviary, we started heading to the place where we were going to have our lunch. We then ate our lunch and played hand games, told stories, and other fun stuff!

After that we went back to the school in the bus. I thought it was quite fun to go there and I want to go again.

So, have you been to the Hong Kong Aviary or Hong Kong Park before? If you have, what was your experience? What was your favorite place? If you haven't been there before, I'd recommend going.

MeZoeSelf

Feb 16, 2016

Chicken Z-Wings

For my Cub Scouts "Cook" Badge, I have to prepare and cook dinner for my family.  One of the dishes I made was my Chicken Z-Wings.  It was quite easy to make.  Everyone loved it, especially me.  I had 6!!!



Here is the recipe in case you want to try to make it yourself.

Ingredients:
25 chicken wings
4 cloves of garlic
2 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce
I tsp of rice wine
1 tsp sugar
Black pepper
Italian seasoning

Instructions:
ù  Wash chicken wings.
ù  Mince the garlic.
ù  Add a bit of oil to pan.
ù  Cook the garlic for about one minute.
ù  Put in the chicken wings.
ù  Stir around for a bit.
ù  Add in the rice wine and the light and dark soy sauce.  Stir for a bit.
ù  Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
ù  Put sugar in. Add a bit of water if too dry.
ù  Cover and cook on low heat for another 10 minutes.
ù  Add in Italian seasoning.
ù  Serve!

Enjoy!

MeZoeSelf

Feb 14, 2016

My Current Top 3 Stuff - Part 1

Hi, this blog is telling you what my top 3 everything is! Anyway, here it is...

Favorite Songs

1)  Telephone by Lady Gaga



2) Rather Be by Clean Bandit


 3) Cheerleader by OMI



Favorite Book Series

1) Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and illustrated by Suzanne Williams



2) Harry Potter by J.K Rowling



3) Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene




Favorite Song Artists

1) Taylor Swift



2) Katy Perry



3) Adele
 



Favorite Colors

1) Purple



2) Silver



3) Turquoise





Favorite Flowers

1) Tulip



2) Rose



3) Orchids





Favorite Games

1) Minecraft



2) Game of Life



3) Taboo




Favorite Gamer

1) Popularmmos



2)Stampylongnose



3)iBallisticSquid



Thank you for reading my post! Maybe you might have something to relate to in my post, or maybe someone you know can relate to this? I'm going to try to get the part 2 out so you can check it out.

MeZoeSelf