To be a blogger
Before writing today’s blog, I listened to the album “Grace and Gratitude” of Olivia Newton John who had a concert on April 21 &22, 2007 in Taiwan. I love the song ‘Love is Letting Go of Fear’.（R1）
And I have the book ‘the perks of being a wallflower’ with me, it is an epistolary novel, its style is similar to blog, I happened to read it recently.（R2）
Yesterday was Labor Day（R3）, I didn't have a day off , which means I had to work . I went to Yilan prosecutors’ office to do some routine stuff, and then went to Yilan district court to see people and to say something.（R4）
********* The story began at..........
2007/4/26(Tuesday), my cellphone（mobile） rang and I got a call from Paul Scotter（R5） at about 18:20 （Taiwan time）. He told me I was selected to be a blogger of May, start from May 1,and he will email me some stuff in one and half hour, I said “start from Labor Day” ,and He didn’t follow me, then I knew, there is no Labour Day in United Kingdom. After phone call, I went home and got an email（include password to use blogging system）from Paul, replied email to Paul, and sent a couple of my photos next day as Paul had asked for. I checked my email record, I email ‘blog competition' on 2007/4/15（R6）,that was 11days ago.
There are several questions up：
【1】I would like to speak English politely, How to call Paul Scott on phone as we newly meet? ’Paul’ or ‘Scott’ or ’Paul Scott’ or ‘Mr. Paul’ or ‘Mr. Paul Scott’ or ‘Hey man’ or ‘Hi’ or ‘Hey’? And, how to call a new friend at the first Email?
【2】How many competitors of May Blogger are? Who choose the winner? How do you make the decision?
【3】 If the student blogger do not post any articles, what would you do? Such like：Give up before beginning, break off or cut off in the middle of month under many circumstances.
【4】Does the teacher consider to have some suggestions on the comments' English?
Speaking to here, I have an idea：” I would like to post some photos of my readers on this blog.” Anyone interest in it? There always comes up another problem as a new idea was born, that is, could I post my email address on this blog? Some reader who is interesting in post their photo and I agree could email their photos to me, so I can pick some photos up to post. Or, BBC can do something to solve this problem!
If my English is poor, it will easy for the teacher blogger to write the article, so, everybody come on to be a blogger, it is a nice experience.
Knowledge is both learning and asking.
James Zhih-Cheng Wu（Wednesday）
PS：I would like to share something about BBC student Blogger, later.and I am trying to shorter my blog.
（R1）One question：How to use these two marks? 【’】inverted commas【”】quotation marks.
（R2）'The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ is written in the 1990s by American novelist Stephen Chbosky. The story takes the form of a series of letters to an anonymous friend written by the
narrator, a teenager who calls himself Charlie. And, I have no comment on this book.
（R3）Several countries celebrate Labor Day on May 1, known as May Day.
（R4）What I say ”go to court to see people and to say something" is ：I, am a prosecutor, go to court yard to stand on the court doing my job. Therefore, I am not really meeting people but seeing people, and I prosecute someone and need to persuade the judge（we don’t have the jury）to make a guilty verdict, so I have to say something.
（R5）Paul Scotter：Born in Germany, the editor who is responsible for overall direction of the radio and website production and management of the team. See his page）
（R6）About the ‘day/month/year’, it is easy for me to read like ‘2007/5/2’, I don't know other people’s feeling, or English speaker’s usage？
Interaction（for 5/1 comment）：Thanks for your comments, they warm me up.
1、Hello Lukasz from Poland, UK：
I am not a Buddhist, my native tongue is Taiwanese, ‘How are you’ Is somewhat like ‘li her’ in Taiwanese. My wife’s name is Liu Li-Her, Liu is her last name, Li-Her is her first name, so, if you speak my wife’s name ‘ Li-Her’ in Taiwanese that is equivalent to that you speak ‘ How are you’ in English. And, I’ll try to tell more about Taiwan. By the way, could you tell me where is Poland, UK? If you can tell me its longitude and latitude, it would be better, thank you.
2、Hello Wisarut from Thailand：
You said “And the next entries I am looking forward to an
astonishing paper whatever you want to talk more . Cheers !!”, well, I would love to, but, I have to consider most people’s feeling though. And, sometimes, shorter is better, therefore, I dare not to blog too many.
3、Hello Mellisa from China：
Those 2 photos of cute kids are not my children
4、Hello Luis from Brazil (living in Taiwan):
Hi man, you are my sweet boy, I still got to say hi to you though, I appreciate your comment, stay put .oh, you can see your handsome photo on today 's blog.Nice mmh.
5、Hello Paul from BBC Learning English (London ):
I understand the rule "it is not possible to share contact details like email address, but is it possible that BBC transfers reader's email to the monthly student blogger, only that month? just asking, nothing more.
Photo1：My younger daughter, Kitty
Photo2：My wife Wendy & host student Luis（from Brazil）
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