Daily Archives: June 3, 2012

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

BISS has been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee along with the rest of the UK (and many areas of the Commonwealth).  Friday was the Pudong Big Lunch (part of the global Eden Project) and the kids enjoyed a picnic at school.  After lunch, all the school children let off red, white and blue balloons into the sky. they had 1 each to release.  I wish I could have seen over a 1000 balloons in British colours floating away.  Here are a couple of photos from the school newsletter:

The BISS Jubilee picnic

The BISS Jubilee picnic

Over 1000 Red, White and Blue Balloons were released!

Over 1000 Red, White and Blue Balloons were released!

More Balloons.  Huge British flag on display too......

More Balloons. Huge British flag on display too……

Isabelle also had an ICT project to upload a photo of her face into a picture of the Queen and then type in what she would do if she was Queen for a Day:

If I was Queen for the Day, by Isabelle

If I was Queen for the Day, by Isabelle

I thought she did a fabulous job and think she would be an awesome Queen!

Both children came home with commemorative tea-towels too:

Jubilee memento

Jubilee memento

How to learn English from the Chinese point of view

After a particularly frustrating exchange between Owen and Driver Fu, where Owen failed to make himself understood, Driver Fu gave Owen a phrase book with phonetic pronunciations of phrases and words.  Owen promptly had an attack of the giggles when he was reading the English from the Chinese point of view.  Here are a few examples (I will provide answers on the next post – see how many you can get before then):

1.  san ke you fou re si wan de fou mi ou.

2.  kan you du san mu shao ping fou mi.

3.  ai dong te an de si tang de ying ge li shi e tao.

4.  ai ou pei yin kai shi.

5.  hai ou pu.  fu wai e.  rao bo rui.  se fu se fu.

Good luck!  I am hoping that the phonetic pronunciation of Chinese words are much more accurate in my book/app!

 

“Knock, Knock”, “Who’s there?” “Amos” “Amos Who?”

A Mosquito!

Heard this joke this morning and thought it so appropriate for us!  The mosquito’s are a nightmare here.  Every spare outlet in our house has a mosquito repellent device plugged in.

Plug in Mosquito repellent

Plug in Mosquito repellent

The kids wear special bracelets with repellent in them.  We spray each other down with repellent.  And, still we get bitten!  Isabelle, especially, seems to be a magnet for the tiger mosquito’s we have here so on top of all those precautions, she also needs itch relief.  Roll on to Autumn when all the bugs are supposed to disappear…….

Plug in Mosquito repellent 1

Plug in Mosquito repellent 1