Monday, 26 February 2018

Grammar & Games: My Kahoot! Games for Your Practice

Subject-Verb Agreement with Famous Quotes
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Kahoot has been such a big hit in the classrooms around the globe. I have also created several Kahoot exercises for those of you who would like to test yourselves out.


Choose Preview
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Use the 'Preview' mode to play these games and see how well you do! The links are listed below. Have fun learning and playing!


Resources:
Subject-Verb Agreement with Famous Quotes
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/cb0787fa-d8ca-4e78-b0ae-7f14832a63ee

Parallel Structure with Famous Quotes
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/93d36a1d-9b1c-4df8-9322-bbabeb3f6235

Sentence Structure with Famous Quotes
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/d4f0bbc3-cbab-48e0-9d27-66e3f65e4018

Synonyms and Antonyms for IELTS Preparatory
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/a12700ba-8b77-416b-8c8a-9bf65aeeb39a

Monday, 12 February 2018

Living: 10 Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Thermo Ventilator

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This is not a guide on how to clean your thermo ventilator, but it does come with some tips, in case you are planning to clean it for the Chinese New Year.

Tip 1 is always : cut off the power supply to the appliance, unless you are Thor -- the God of sparks (It's a joke. Should be lightning).

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Tip 2 :When you do take out all the screws, it is good put them in an orderly manner, make sure you don't mix up the screws for the casing with the ones found inside. For my case, I even use the laundry rail to help me support parts that are not fully removable.

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Tip 3: Know what you need to clean and where you should start. If you get the order wrong, you might have to redo the cleaning all over again.

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Tip 4: Pay attention to any hidden dust, unscrew more parts if necessary. Being lazy surely saves you time, but not cleaning certain parts will definitely cause dust to build up, and over time you will either have to pay more money because of the decrease in efficiency of the ventilator, or the ventilator breaks and you will have to get a new one, which probably is the last thing you want to do if you want to save money.

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Tip 5: Beware of falling objects. I was completely unaware of the unstable roof and a piece of aluminium cover fell right before my face. Luckily, it didn't even touch me a bit, but had the corner fell onto my head, I could have ended up with a couple of stitches on my head.

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Tip 6: Have another pair of eyes to monitor your work, if possible. For my case, I thought I was okay all by myself until this huge piece of metal fell from the top.

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Tip 7: Know the tools you need. Small but long toothbrush is best for cleaning dust, but a vacuum cleaner is a must if you don't want to suck all the dust into your lungs!

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Tip 8: If you are not tall, get a ladder. I spent a long time looking up and my neck really hurt afterwards. Should have taken out my ladder.

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Tip 9: Dry clean the metal parts, but use your sprinkler for plastic parts. Just to save time.

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Tip 10: A hair-dryer can save you time waiting for the parts to dry. A dry microfibre cloth can also do wonder.


So, what should I clean next?

Message: What Am I?

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Auto & Environment: My Take on Air Quality Objectives Review 2017 with Views Collection Form

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There are two public engagement forums on Air Quality Objectives Review (Public Engagement) coming up, Sep 28 2:15pm and 30th Sep 10am. Registration is required.

http://www.aqoreview.hk/engagement_e.php


For those of us not free to attend, we can also share our views here: http://www.aqoreview.hk/share_e.php

No idea how serious the government will take our views though.

Here are my comments:

Review of the Air Quality Objectives
Public Engagement
Views Collection Form

Q1:Any views and comments on possible new air quality improvement measures discussed during the review?
Don't need a new air quality improvement measure, just need to bring back 100% EV FRT waiver for private cars.
The main reason being, the policy has absolutely no effect on stopping private car growth. Transport Department data has clearly shown that EVs sales is next to nothing since the massive EV FRT waiver cut, while ICEVs have recorded record-breaking sales. Now these ICEVs will stay with us for the next 5-8 years as their efficiency deteriorates, and our lungs will have to clean up their and your mess.

Freeing tax for EVs is not subsidizing car purchase using tax payers' money, because without the waiver, the tax income from EVs is negligible anyway. So, how can money be lost if it is impossible to earn it in the first place?


Q2:Any other suggestion on possible new air quality improvement measures?


Increase FRT for ICEVs and bring back full FRT waiver for EVs, obviously.
Just talk to professors at PolyU, they have the latest tech in solar glass and panels.


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Baby Care: Trying out Dr. Robert Hamilton's Baby-Calming Hold

Me and Belle
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Have always wanted to try out Dr. Robert Hamilton's Baby-Calming Hold but my elder girl is obvious too old for this at 3.5 years old, so my younger daughter Belle came to me at the perfect time. Here's how she reacted to it.

Disclaimer: No baby was hurt in the process of filming this.




Reference:
Trying out Dr. Robert Hamilton's Baby-Calming Hold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8V2bZxgZWA

How To Calm A Crying Baby - Dr. Robert Hamilton Demonstrates "The Hold" (Official)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2C8MkY7Co8

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Environment: Typhoon Doksuri & Talim on 13th Sep 2017

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Twin typhoon, both set to miss Hong Kong. Li's field at work? Or not? We've seen U-turn typhoon before. Remember 2010's Lion rock?
Resource: Li's field 李氏力場