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Si Si and Syarifah.
BEST DAY IN MY LIFE ...
was when I met my father for the first time.
I was 9 years old and I
had never seen my father before. I was little and all my friends
had a father except me. So I started to ask my mother where my
father was. She explained to me the whole story. I said to her
that I wanted to see him, I was very curious. My mother didn't
know where he lived, but she knew the surname of his mother. She
thought, "If I call his mother she can give me his phone
number. " So she found her phone number in the yellow
pages and called his mother.
She talked with his mother
and she asked for his phone number. Then she called my father.
He wanted to see me too, but he had a wife and two children (my
little half sister and brother). I was happy when I heard that
I had a little sister and brother.
A few weeks later I met
him. The doorbell rang and I was standing in the hallway, my mother
opened the door, and there was my father. He gave me a hug and
I didn't know what to say. He brought his wife and we all talked
for a long time.
This was a very strange
day for me, but a happy day too, all the thoughts I had about
him before, suddenly disappeared. I am very glad that I know my
father now. I still talk with him a lot, even though I live in
by a thought
by a rule.
following the voice of hate
keeping our heart cool.
we think we're smart
and pity ourselves
it just keeps poisoning our heart !
just remember this
if you can create war
you can create peace
if you can create hate
you can create love
if you lie, truth will find you
'cause that's the way it goes
that's how it flows
don't swim against the river
just let yourself go
go with the flow.
My name is Emily. I come
from China and I've been in Australia for 7 months. I used to live
in Australia four years ago but I went back to China for four years
to study Chinese
The days in China were memorable, my friends were always beside
me and they helped me to walk out of the blues. They made me feel
that I'm not alone and every moment they gave me happiness and always
drew a big smile on my face. Also, I miss my grandparents too, when
I was only a little girl, they looked after me. So I loved them
as much as I loved my parents. Now, I call back to them every week
and this Christmas, I'll go back for my holiday.
Right now, I lived with my mum in the suburb which has the high
school I'm going to when I finish l.E.C. I'm looking forward to
study in high school but I like the l.E.C very much. The teachers
always fulfill their duty and try their best to help us. I can still
remember when I first came to this l.E.C, teachers talked to us
very slowly and feared that we don't understand. I think that is
one of the impetus for us to get better every day in English.
Well, I feel Australia is a very nice country and I think every
one can have a pretty beautiful life here. The environment around
us gives us energy each day ! !
I'm expecting to become an Aussie and will continue my journey in
my future . . .
name is Si Si. My mother and I lived in the south part of China.
Where there is the capital city of Guang Xu province, Nan Ning.
My city is beautiful and modern. I know many people don't know
where my city is. Even including some Chinese.
My father lives in China because he's got lots of work to do.
But I still miss him very much. My father is an engineer; on the
other hand, he is planning a new invention. I believe that he'll
My trip to Sydney was with my mother in the March of this year
(2004). I went to some beautiful beaches and some famous buildings
such as the Opera House. They look gorgeous! I like Australia
because it has good environment. I like the fresh air and the
I came to Beverly Hills Intensive English Centre for half a year.
In only this short time, I've met a lot of friends and I've had
lots of fun with our teachers. That will be a mark of the happiness
that remains in my heart.
We had a camp this term and I had great time in it. We went
to a place called "Narrabeen Academy Of Sport".
I am happy for decided join the camp because we had a lot
On Monday, we did "the High Rope Course". We had
the safty equipment on your bodies before the activity. When
I climbed up onto the rope, I felt it was pretty high! So
when I got through the second part, my feet were blue. But
finally I did all the parts of this activity because I thought
I must be brave! If I didn't be brave maybe I would stay there
for the whole day! I felt really happy when I climbed down.
We worked in the kitchen serving food. That was a good experience
but we were really tired after we finished that.
We used as the same safe equipment as Monday. We did "Leap
of Faith" and "Giant Swing". I tried the the
Giant Swing. That was fantastic! I had a rope tied around
my waist. Then I jumped down from the platform. That platform
was about 11 metershigh ! It was very scarey at the beginning.
But it was exciting the whole time from when I jumped down.
I didn't try the Leap of Faith, so I don't know what that
feeling is. In the afternoon we went canoeing. I was dropped
down into the water! That was rough luck.
Wednesday was a day we worked very hard. I won in the "Bing
Bong" game. Then we had bush walking all day. That was
hard because the mountain was so steep. A lot of students
were tired. But I enjoyed the beautiful views. After that,
we had a BBQ, that was our lunch then . We had lots of fun.
The activity on Tuesday was good, but Thursday was terrific!
We went to Palm Beach after our breakfast. I played with some
friends on the beach but we just played with the sands and
waves. Then we went to a swimming pool. There was warm water
inside the pool. I was happy because I had never swum in warm
water. In the afternoon, we did Archery. That was hard for
to get a high score in the beginning. My highest score in
the Archery was 18 points!
In the night, we had a Disco! That was very interesting because
I had never danced like that. A lot of people were shy at
the beginning, and me, too. But then I found some fun in the
disco. And I learnt some dances from Ms. Mataio.
On Friday, we did the last activity of the camp: Abseiling.
It looked very scary but just a little scarey after the beginning.
It was a good experience. Then we went back to school on the
I want to go there again because I like that. Not only for
playing, but for our new friends, Daniel and Matt. They are
the sport teachers in the camp.