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20221115 Sharing by Ms Mak 2022-11-15 

Morning Sharing (15th November, 2022)                 by 2A Helen and Tiffany

A:

Do you love playing video games?

B:

Who doesn’t? Why did you ask?

A:

Recently I’ve read an inspiring feature story about a young video game developer called Allison Yang. She was once a gaming addict when she was young.

B:

Cool! Her parents must be very lenient to let her play games for a long time.

A:

Quite the contrary. Her parents had enrolled her in English tutorial classes and choir group to keep her away from playing video games. But she managed to play up to 16 hours a day!

B:

How could Allison make it?

A:

After she showed up to the classes, she phoned her home landline to see if anyone would pick up. If no one did, that meant her parents were at work. She would hurry home and squeeze in as many extra hours on the home PC as she could.

B:

Was she able to cheat on her parents with these cunning tricks?

A:

Of course not! She was busted eventually. One day her parents came to pick her up from English class but she wasn’t there.

B:

Haha, what goes around comes around. I bet her parents would be so furious.

A:

Yes, and they started hiding the mouse, keyboard and even the monitor, but the situation didn’t last long after Allison started university.

B:

She must be feeling like being out of prison without her parents’ supervision.

A:

It was a pity that she dropped out of her PhD in museum studies in Germany because of playing games too much. Then she started to consider turning her passion for video gaming into her career.

B:

How did she get started as a video game developer?

A:

She first wrote video games reviews for a local newspaper in 2013. Then she jumped at the chance by curating games exhibitions in virtual museums in mainland China.

B:

Wow! She’s such a genius! Is she still playing video games for 16 hours a day?

A:

Not really. She’s now a game developer, producer and curator. She’s too busy working on multiple projects that occupy her everyday life.

B:

I guess she will gain a sense of satisfaction from her dream job.

A:

I think so. If you have a dream, set a goal and make them real!

All:

This is the end of our sharing. Thank you.

 Game developer, producer and curator Allison Yang with a video of Forgetter, a game she is working on that has already won several awards. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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20221101 Sharing (Drawing) by Mr Sigerson 2022-11-10 

Morning Sharing – Tuesday 1st November 2022

Good morning, Principal, Teachers and Students. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk to you today.

In the past, I have shared my love of art and comic books with you all. I have told you that I think reading comic books can really help you improve your English reading and comprehension skills. I have said that comic books can help you understand stories and use Past, Present and Future tenses better. I have said that one picture is better than one thousand words when you want to explain something in English. I think all of those things are true but today I don’t want to just talk about art, I want to talk about DRAWING. Just picking up a pencil and some paper and drawing; drawing faces, drawing people, drawing the world around you. Or even just drawing designs. I want to talk about how drawing can help you in ALL of your life NOT just learning English.

In my time with Sun Fong Chung College I have seen many students who are good at drawing. I am really impressed with how good many of you are good artists.

But many of you still say to me, “Oh, I cannot draw! I have no talent for drawing.”

But I say, So what?! Who cares?!

Draw even if you are not good at it.

Draw BECAUSE you are not good at it!

Draw even if you have no talent.

I love drawing but I am not good at it. I am not talented at it. But I still draw and so should you and here is why…

Drawing makes you pay attention. When you draw something you REALLY look at it. You really think about it. You realise that things that look simple are not simple at all. You realise that complicated things can actually be quite simple.

When you draw people you realise that everyone has an interesting maybe even a beautiful face. You may ask why is that important but it is important because it helps you see the best in people, the beauty in people. When you draw a mountain or a river or a tree or a house you ask yourself why is this mountain, river, tree, house beautiful? Or why is it ugly? It makes you appreciate the world around you.

 

Drawing also helps you concentrate. To work on one thing for a long time. Concentrating is a skill. How long can you do one thing before you get bored? Five minutes? Ten minutes? Thirty minutes? Do you just stop, or can you keep working even if you are bored? When you draw, you concentrate on one thing for a long time. It is very tiring but you get better at it and it helps you concentrate on everything. This is a very important skill to learn.

Drawing helps your DEXTERITY. You may not know this word DEXTERITY (spell it). It is how good you are at doing things with your hands. For example; writing, making things, fixing things. I’m sure you all know people who can do amazing things with their hands. Maybe there are amazing things you can do with your hands. Drawing can help you with all of these things.

And lastly, drawing can make you happy. When you draw a picture you make a small piece of art. You make something new and it is all your work, nobody else’s just yours. So if you draw a picture (and you should) keep it somewhere safe with all the drawings you do, so you can look at them in the future and see how you have become better at working with your hands, paying attention, concentrating and at art.

Thank you for your time and I hope you pick up a pencil soon.


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