I have many habits, such as playing football, collecting sneaker and singing…
I start to played football when I was just 5 years old because of my dad, he always watching football match at home, I still remember the first match which I had watched is Manchester United against Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo was still in Manchester, He is my idol, I always watching him and imitate his style while playing football. I saw football is my life, I spent so much time to play football no matter what, Because my dream is to be a professional football player.
Yeezy, Air Jordan, Ultra boost and Air max… many people think that collecting sneaker is wasting money. Yes, collecting sneaker need so much money especially some retro or some limited edition.
There are my sneakers, the most expensive sneaker I have been spent is “Adidas Yeezy boost 350”, it is about £1000 and I love that so much.
I love Singing as well, I sing everyday, I have been join so many singing concert at Hong Kong. I think music is a medicine, when I feel pressure or upset, I would sing or listen to music, the lyrics of the songs always point out what I think. that’s why I love singing.
My life in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a fast paced city where people are constantly on the go and life can get a bit hectic. They walk very fast, eat very fast, they are fast in everything. Before I came to the UK, I am the one of them and feeling pressure everyday. It is really different with the UK…
Different between Hong Kong and the the UK
Hong Kong is a very small city like an ants of the world, and the the UK is a lot bigger in size than Hong Kong, Apart from the size of the city, there are a lot of differences between Brighton and Hong Kong.
There is a saying, ‘A New York minute is a Hong Kong second’. People in Hong Kong live a hast lifestyle while Brightonians live a more relaxed lifestyle. Everything in Hong Kong happens so quickly sometimes it feel like there is no time to breathe. Hong Kong is also known as a ‘concrete jungle’, the city is crowded with skyscrapers and buildings of all sorts. As for Brighton, there buildings are smaller in size and there is a lot of greenery in the suburbs.
Similarities between Hong Kong and the UK
Due to the fact that Hong Kong was once an English colony, the local culture of Hong Kong is affected by the British in some certain degree. Many buildings in Hong Kong are inspired by British architecture, for example, the Clock Tower at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Apart from buildings and architecture, many streets and roads in Hong Kong are named after many English politicians or figures. Nathan Road, a road that stretches throughout Kowloon linking the districts of Tsim Sha Tsui and Sham Shui Po, is named after Sir Matthew Nathan, the 13th Governor of Hong Kong who served between 1904 and 1907. Even though Hong Kong and England are miles and miles apart, bits of Victorian England still echoes in the streets of Hong Kong.
My purpose for studying this course
What I have understood and enjoyed
What I have found difficult or contradictory
I have the most difficult thing is teaching with English, I am really bad in speaking and listening English, therefore, I always don’t understand when the teacher need us to do something.
What I need to know more about
How we are taught
My reason for studying this course
This is my first year studying in England. My first language is Cantonese therefore I do not speak English often at home. I find English classes at Bellerbys very helpful as it improves my English.
Differences and similarities between academic and general English
one of the examples of the main differences between academic and general English is that academic English focuses more on grammatical techniques; while general English is about communication. One of the similarities between academic and general English is that both of that improve my English.
What I have enjoyed and disliked
My English teacher uses humour in class, which I find it very enjoyable. I also enjoy taking in part in debates. The only thing I dislike about English lesson is that I am very bad at English and it is very hard for me to understand what the teacher is saying in class.
English is difficult!
Some times I struggle in class because I do not fully understand what the teacher is saying. Luckily, I receive a lot of help from my teacher. I feel like my English is improving day by day.
What I need to know more about
England is very difference from what I have experience back at home. I am very keen on learning more about the British culture, especially daily slangs.
How we are taught
Lesson at Bellerbys are very different from what I’ve been used to. Here, lesson are more interactive and students feel more engaged in class. We are encouraged to express our thoughts and ask questions.
My purpose for studying Media
Nowadays, everyone must contact to media everyday, social network, watching news, chat with friends… I think that is important for human and there are many chance for the jobs, and my purpose for studying Media is to be a best news reporter, my family also expect me to be a famous news reporter when I grow up.
What I have understood so far
Although I want to be a news reporter, I have so much question from Media, there are many things need to learn and understand, like journalism, I really don’t know what I need to write about this, I hope I can understand all the knowledge from Media in Bellerbys.
What I find difficult or contradictory
The most difficult thing to learn is all the works are using English, I am poor in English, and when I listen to teacher or doing homework, I must always with a dictionary and therefore I can check the word that I don’t know immediately.
What I need to know more about
I need to know more about some writing and speaking skills, and also English vocabulary. If I can improve those of them, that will be more easy to srudy Media. I know if I want to know more about those of things, I must work hard and work hard.
How I taught
Although there are many problem while having class or studying, I will be alright, because I will never give up! I must work hard for my future!
My reflection from the teaching style in U.K.
It is a big different on the teaching style between UK and Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, I always felt pressure and tired because of so much homework and the pressing timetable. But in UK, I can’t feel any pressure, it is an excellent place make me like to go to school everyday.
Workload in UK
I think the workload in UK are very moderate, not too much and about 2 to 3 homework in a week, it is much better than Hong Kong. I think this is the right way to let students absorb knowledge.
My Friendships – in and outside class
Before I came to UK, I was very worry about that I can’t make any friends here, but when I came, I make many friends in and outside class fortunately. It is because there are many schoolmate are also came from my country, also, I go to the sport event on every Saturday and I make many new friends through this kind activities.
The class size in UK
Compared to Hong Kong, the class size is very small here. In Hong Kong, every class are very big, there are around 30 to 40 persons in a class which is very noisy and crowd, but in UK, It doesn’t, I can pay attention to the teacher, it is really good for me.
My expextation in UK is be a better me, I have a good place to study now, there are no excuse anymore.
My first impressions of the UK when I got off the plane
I got off my plane at London Heathrow airport on 29/10, it was a sunny day. I was really tired but when I saw the view of UK, I am really excited and not tired anymore!
Before I came to UK, I thought that UK is a “raining country”, I was changed my mind for UK after I had seen this awesome view, that is a great country! The warm sun, the blue sky, and the nice people…
My first impressions of Brighton when I arrived here
I think Brighton is big different with other city, It is a leisure city, there are a wonderful sea that I had ever seen before, I think the resident who are living in Brighton didn’t get any pressure.
I really drank in this beauty of the landscape, I must bring my girlfriend there one day.
Study sport in university
I want to study sport in university, because I love doing different kind of sport very much especially football, I had join many sport team when I was study in secondary school.
Also, I know football is famous in UK, so I hope I can have a good development with playing football.
I want to be a famous football player at the future
Yes, that look impossible, that look naive. But this is my dream, that’s why I choose study in UK. In Hong Kong, there are not pay attention to develop football.
In Hong Kong, I must pay if I want to play football on the pitch with grass, but it is free in UK. This pitch is just opposite to my house and I practice every morning. I want to improve myself and I will never give up, That’s my dream.