Saturday, May 17, 2008
扞著風琴 提著吉他 雙人牽作伙
燒酒落喉 心情輕鬆 鬱卒放棄捨
想起故鄉 心愛的人 將伊放昧記
人生浮沈 起起落落 毋免來煩惱
有緣 無緣 大家來作伙
燒酒喝一杯 乎乾啦 乎乾啦
- Zhi Feng
- Shao Yee
- Cheng Shuan
2. 北投国小和湖山国小学校学习生活 (例如学校的历史、学习情况、修读的科目、程度、上课情况等）
3. 游览地点 (例如特别之处、对台湾是否有特别意义等）
Looking at the photos above from Day 1 and Day 5, do you think we have grown more mature and wise?
As what Ms Phua has told us, our learnings from this trip is not just restricted to this trip, it should stay with us for life. We will be the 26 shining stars from now on. : )
Friday, May 16, 2008
Alicia: Climbing the hill at Hwu Shan Elementary School and seeing many interesting things along the way.
Wei He: Learning that the Taiwanese pupils eat their lunch in the classroom.
William: I can catch insects at the river and hill located at Hwu Shan Elementary School.
Jesse: Climbing up the hill at Hwu Shan Elementary School and seeing the snake.
Gordon: Trying and feeling how warm the hot spring water is.
Mark: I can take the picture of the world's tallest building, Taipei 101.
Kester: Making a new friend in Beitou Elementary School.
Andre: Going to Taipei 101 because I can see the tallest building in the world.
Nevin: Visiting the War Memorial and watching the soldiers' change of guards.
Aretha: Meeting new friends at Beitou Elementary School and learning what they do in their school.
Jia Hui: Doing tie-dye at Hwu Shan Elementary School as it was my first time.
Eugina: Going on the forest hike at Hwu Shan Elementary School as it was the first time i get to see so many different kinds of insects.
Athena: Visiting 淡水老街 as it was very different and the key chains sold there had letters and other features on them.
Yu Bing: Going to Beitou Elementary School to learn and make friends. I like them very much as they are friendly and they are very helpful to me.
Gabrielle: Going up the hill at Hwu Shan Elementary School as there are many things to learn and I can see a lot of insects.
Dara: Seeing a grass snake at Hwu Shan Elementary School as I had never seen such a snake before.
Grace: It was when we tried to catch tadpoles, hold frogs in our hands, picking and eating wild berries, holding water snails, watching the way a dragonfly mate and lay eggs, finding new kinds of snails, finding new insects and discovering new things.
Brandon: Going to Taipei 101 as I have never seen such a tall building before.
Jun Jie: Discovering a beetle in shiny jade green colour as it was very special.
Zhi Feng: Meeting many friends in Beitou Elementary School. They played with me and showed me around the school. I had a fun time with them.
Shao Yee: It was the experience at Hwu Shan Elementary School as I learnt a lot about Science and came face-to-face with strange creatures I have never seen before.
Cheng Shuan: Climbing the hill at Hwu Shan Elementary School. It was because along the way, I saw a lot of beetles and it looked very pretty with its shiny blue shells. I enjoyed the tour up the hill and I really hope i can come back again.
Sitong: The Eco Area at Hwu Shan Elementary School. It is very close to nature and we can find a lot of insects and animals there too.
Hannah: Visiting the War Memorial and watching the changing of guards. It was because i find it tiring when i see the guards standing there for 2 hours without moving.
Nicia: Playing Dodgeball at Beitou Elementary School.
To view photos from Day 5, please click on the album below.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
We will first share some of our observations:
- The pupils in Beitou can keep any hairstyle they want and they do not need to join any CCA to keep long hair.
- The pupils can choose what they want to wear to school while Singapore pupils have to wear uniform to school. They can even wear costume jewellery to school.
- They can wear the type of shoes they like.
- They use number tag but not name tag.
- They can bring handphone to school.
We felt very happy to be in Beitou Elementary School as our buddies were very kind to us. They introduced to us the different parts of their school, chatted with us and even gave us farewell gifts. What we find most memorable and significant about our stay in Beitou Elementary School is the learning about their lifestyle and culture.
Changing of Guards Video, courtesy of Shao Yee
Doing our reflection at night
Do click on the album below to see more pictures from Day 4.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
In our natural science class, we observe that when the Taiwanese pupils see insects, they will catch them and give to the Science teacher. The teacher will then go on to teach the class about that particular insect. Perhaps by giving the insects to the teacher, it will be able to live longer as well?
We also had IT lesson in the computer laboratory. We created some powerpoint slides and we used traditional chinese characters in the process. On one hand, we think that using traditional chinese characters is very fun but on the other, we also think that they are difficult to write. We wonder why they learn chinese using traditional chinese characters while we use simplified chinese characters. We will find out the answer tomorrow.
Some of our highlights today include:
To see more pictures from Day 3 and to read some of our reflections, click on the album below.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
At the library, we were divided into different groups and the pupil librarians told us about the different sections in the library. Group A was split into 2 groups for the classroom experience. One group learnt about the properties of Air and the other group learnt Chinese in their class. What we find interesting is that their chinese words are written vertically from top to down and from right to left, in contrast to what we see in Singapore.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
After a four-hour flight, we arrived at Taipei CKS International Airport. After checking in and taking our dinner, we had a briefing. We had mixed feelings, both nervous and excited, about the next day!
To view our photos from Day 1, do click on the photo below.
|Taipei Day 1|
Here are some of the photos of the day:
Friday, May 9, 2008
Flight Information (Departing):
11 May 2008 SQ878 Terminal 3 1230hrs leave Singapore
Please gather at 10am at check in row. Attire is PE T-shirt with long pants (jeans/track pants). Shoes can be school shoes or track shoes.
Please refer to the CAAS website here to know more about the restricted items and Guidelines for Liquids, Aerosols and Gels in Hand-Carried Luggage. Please pack carefully and exercise utmost care as bringing the wrong things and contravening airport safety rules may result in the whole contingent being delayed.
Flight Information (Arrival):
16 May 2008 SQ877 Terminal ? 1845hrs reach Singapore
Please kindly note the following arrival advisory from Singapore Airlines:
Arrival flights may arrive at either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3. Click here to find out the status of your flight. Information on the arrival terminal will be available two hours before the flight’s estimated time of arrival.
You may also check the arrival terminal details by:
- Calling the flight enquiry hotline at 1800-542-4422 or (65) 6542 4422
- Checking the flight information displays throughout Changi Airport
We will use "My Island Home" as our performance item in the event we are invited to put up an item. Please continue to practise the song item at home until you are very familiar with the lyrics. Have fun!
If you are keen to see the chinese MTV for this song《幸福的图形》, you can click here.
MY ISLAND HOME
This is my home
She's everything to me
Grace and beauty
In all that you see
My island home
Wherever I may be
I never will forget her
Nor will she forget me
And I will sing
A song of home
A land of peace
Where dreams are born everyday
Wherever I may be
You will always be a part of me ^
My island home
Home of my family
This is my future
Where I want to be
(This is my future
This is my home)
Repeat Chorus x 2
Wherever I may be
You will always be a part of me
A part of me