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