register Login
Chinadaily Forum Return to homepage

MichaelM's space http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn/?787069 [Favorite] [Copy] [Share] [RSS]

Message board

facelist doodleDoodle board

You need to login to leave a message Login | register


Report Swifty55 2018-6-10 16:32
MichaelM: One other thing. Though I wasn't the Star Blogger who said what you posted about ('how can you teach anything') in your blog, you did refer to M&M. Cl ...
Yes I am a fairly good guide with the Chinese students I accept into my home for free tutoring. Have worked with over 500 in my home in the years I have lived in China. Not even think of myself as a "teacher" not agree using that term. LOL
Report Swifty55 2018-6-10 16:26
MichaelM: One other thing. Though I wasn't the Star Blogger who said what you posted about ('how can you teach anything') in your blog, you did refer to M&M. Cl ...
You are not the person I refer to/ You reply with kindness and good thoughts. Thanks
Report Swifty55 2018-6-10 16:25
MichaelM: Hello friend. You're doing a great job. Your first point about Chinese English teachers 'not teaching in English', is so spot on. It is an ongoing pro ...
Thanks, I try my best.Sometimes fail, but that is life
Report MichaelM 2018-6-9 08:20
I think I did offend him. I wrote him and apologized to him if, in fact, I did offend. Not my intention at all. He wrote a blog and referred to 'M&M' who is a star blogger. Though what he talked about in the blog was not anything I said, I still feel that he might have been offended that I corrected his spelling publicly. I should think twice before posting any comments on here. I should have given him the correction privately and not publicly. I will be more careful in the future.
Report cmknight 2018-6-8 07:38
MichaelM: Thank you for correcting Swifty55's mistakes. I'm sure he believes he's amazing, but, well, it's just sad. I noticed right away that he had 'language' ...
Unfortunately, I don't think there is any real way to tell a "native speaker" that his/her English sucks. They tend to get offended when corrected.
Report english2008 2018-3-17 16:06
近几年来,国家恢复了许多传统节日,把这些传统节日定为法定假日,这是一种提倡,一种态度。过节是人的需求,一种文化和情感的需求。就像节日的问题一样,我觉得有些被历史与文化虚无主义所妄改的地名,也应该正本清源,还其历史面目。对于各地的历史地名,进行一次拨乱反正,也许正当其时。
我试译:
In recent years, China has resumed many traditional festivals, and has made these traditional holidays as statutory holidays, which is an initiative and also an attitude. Festivals are human needs, especially a cultural and emotional need. Just like the holiday, I feel that some of the place names, which have been changed by the historical and cultural nihilism, should also have their original origins and back to their historical features. It may be the right time to set many local historical place names to right.
请帮我指点指点,谢谢了
Report 空谷幽兰 2017-9-19 11:07
Thank you for your sharing essays, you are a good teacher.I am very glad to know that you teach English at the primary school affiliated Zhengzhou University. I graduated from Zhengzhou University.
Report prettybaby50 2017-1-17 04:22
Hi i hope fine? am Miss Blessing, My Dear i was in this site today looking for a better relationship then i First saw your profile i took interesting to know you,contact me At (abdelblessing @yahoo.com ) I promise to add my picture to you as soon as i receive your reply in my mailbox thank am waiting to read from you
Blessing,,
Report flytt 2017-1-12 17:53
Hi, Mr Murphy,could you give me your WeChat ID, so that we can contect directly? I hope that it won't bother you.
Report flytt 2017-1-12 17:48
Hello, Mr Murphy, I have paid attention to your WeChat Public No. Nice to meet to you
Report BlondeAmber 2016-12-20 14:38
MichaelM: Thank you, Amber. You are sweet to let me know.
ha ha.
haven't been called 'sweet' in a while, but thanks!
Report BlondeAmber 2016-12-20 14:23
I enjoy your posts, keep them up !
Report JuniaNoel5 2016-9-17 14:55
My life became devastated when my husband sent me packing, after 8 years that we have been together. I was lost and helpless after trying so many ways to make my husband take me back. One day at work, i was absent minded not knowing that my boss was calling me, so he sat and asked me what its was all about i told him and he smiled and said that it was not a problem. I never understand what he meant by it wasn't a problem getting my husband back, he said he used a spell to get his wife back when she left him for another man and now they are together till date and at first i was shocked hearing such thing from my boss. He gave me an email address of the great spell caster who helped him get his wife back, i never believed this would work but i had no choice that to get in contact with the spell caster which i did, and he requested for my information and that of my husband to enable him cast the spell and i sent him the details, but after two days, my mom called me that my husband came pleading that he wants me back, i never believed it because it was just like a dream and i had to rush down to my mothers place and to my greatest surprise, my husband was kneeling before me pleading for forgiveness that he wants me and the kid back home, then i gave Happy a call regarding sudden change of my husband and he made it clear to me that my husband will love me till the end of the world, that he will never leave my sight. Now me and my husband is back together again and has started doing pleasant things he hasn't done before, he makes me happy and do what he is suppose to do as a man without nagging. Please if you need help of any kind, kindly contact Happy for help and you can reach him via email: happylovespell2@gmail.com
Report teamkrejados 2016-5-27 15:03
In keeping with the adage: 'Praise in public, scold in private', I send you this message rather than posting it as a comment on your most recent article: What About American Democracy?.
"The president is chosen by popular vote." That is actually incorrect. All other elected positions are chosen by popular vote but the president is chosen by the electoral college, whose decision happens to mostly coincide with the popular vote. Four times, an American presidential candidate won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote, and thus the presidency. Most recently was in 2000, the Bush-Gore (dangling chad) fiasco. Here is a link you can read about electoral votes taking precedence over popular votes: http://americanhistory.about.com/od/uspresidents/f/pres_unpopular.htm
About soliciting votes: I have to agree with that mouthy student. If you'll help one candidate, you should help all. We foreign teachers are in a unique position of power and trust. It would be unfair to help one contestant without at least announcing your willingness to help the other contestants.
I am often in the same position, Michael. I feel it is unethical for one contestant to seek special advantage over the rest, even if s/he is showing resourcefulness and initiative in asking for help. And that is exactly what I tell any contestant who pleads that favor, including teachers who compete for special assignments (and earn them through competition.)
Not that I am actually scolding you.  
Wish you a great weekend!
Report Jenny193757 2016-3-1 15:51
Hello! you are best .you are foreign friend, if have free time , please tell you country have different culture.
jenny
Report Victoriaziyu 2016-1-30 00:15
MichaelM: Victoria, Newtown is just some poor loser who has done this to many people. He is a small person who contributes nothing positive to the world. He's a ...
Thank you Michael!I've been wondering what I would face if I logged into my blog again after wrting that post here...and I've been a chicken and worrying about that for nearly a month. Without checking any news from here for that long, I'm really touched and surprised by the messages left by you and other nice people here. Now after all the sensation, I'm not sure whether it's a good idea but makes me look more like a coward...
Report Markdiffa 2016-1-16 08:19
Iam Mark Diffa , an expat like you who will be teachng in Hpu, henan . Prior to that been teaching in different u in other cities in Henan. Hope to be able to share differences in culture that you encountered with you

My best ,
Mark
Report benliu18 2016-1-9 11:37
Best wishes and success to you in 2016,MichaelM.
Report springcastle 2016-1-8 12:29
I am terribly sorry, Mr Michael there arose a major misunderstanding in my Wechat moments.  Sometimes I may put down many momentous thoughts that even myself can't make sense and then forget all about them. Now let my explain it. It's my sentiments to one of my close friends. We are so familiar with each other that I don't mind him calling me stupid or a fool, it's interesting nickname. That day, we had a debate that I couldn't make myself understood, deciding that some words had better left unsaid. You know, in life there are many situations where words fail us. So I put down my fleeting thought about the matter. In fact, I was only fondly referring to him as something like your fool to express my frustration, I am not attacking him at all. He is my good friend. I hadnt expected that my casual thoughts would cause your discomfort. Now I have deleted it. From now on, I will be more careful with my words and try to make everybody understand me well. This incident also leaves me thinking a lot. Thanks for your reminder, Mr Micheal.  
Report Enyadeng 2016-1-2 00:01
MichaelM: I'm cheering for you. You tried. Many will never try. You did. You'll keep trying until you succeed. I believe in you. Believe in yourself.
Thanks my friend. It means a lot to me. I'll keep trying. But for the moment i have to slow down, so i decided to go back home and to be a middle school teacher for the next year.
MichaelM

Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

Categories
Album
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Recent comments
  • Brilliant Chinese Parents 2018-6-20 20:37

    i was asked to teach my collegues daughter english, because her teacher was doing such a poor job (his words ) i tried to put him straight that rome wasnt built in a day then declined his offer. i am not a teacher, but have been asked a few times from parents annoyed their kids are not learning faster english

  • Amazing Chinese Student 2018-6-20 05:20

    Thank you

Popular bloggers
Close

Hottest topic

China watchers share your stories and win prizes
China Daily website welcomes foreigners from around the world to share their experiences and thoughts about China’s reform and opening-up. Join us to win amazing prizes!

Check »

Archiver|   

GMT +8, 2018-6-21 10:47

Contact Us :

Office number : 86-10-84883534 , 86-10-84883548   Email: chinaforum#chinadaily.com.cn, Switch the # to @ when you send email to us.

Back to the top