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Bonjour! Je m'appelle Zoé. Welcome to my home! I feel privileged if you can call me again!!

HoHo~I can speak only a little French,but I like it very much as my second forengn language besides English.I'm glad to see so many people from home and abroad on this line.It can be an excellent opportunity for me to be more closer to you! Actually, I'm not good at communicate with foreigners face-to-face.It will make me nervous and failing to express my thoughts clearly.Therefore,I prefer to this penpale form.Nevertheless,I would like to talk with you if you don't mind my mistakes in our talk.
Do you have any common ideas to share with me? I would like to accept your advices or any ideas.Thank you very much for your attention!

P.S. PARDON me for some grammer or spelling mistakes, WELCOME to correct them for me.


(Because I live in a boarding school, not carrying my own computer there. MAYBE I have to reply to your E-mail at home ON WEEKENDS .But SOMETIMES I will spend time on school computer room, then I can send you E-mail in time.)

NAME: Zoé Zhao
BIRTH PLACE: Shanghai,China
STAR: libra
HOBBY: music,net,TV,films,reading,shopping,eating...

I like reading autobiography books because I'm interested in those celebrities.I can learn something from what they do and what they say.This is a great way for me to improve myself and enlarge my knowledges.
I also like music.Bandari is my favorite type,especially one of which named "secret garden".Everytime I heard it ,I can't help myself enjoying in it and imagining the scenic pictures.
I can play harmonicon and flute,I,not so bad~

I always recollect my life. What impressed me most is once I helped two persons.One is a blind woman .I helped her across the road.I feel so successful that I encouraged myself to take the first step to the woman and said "can I help you".The other person is a black man.He turned to me to find his way.Unfortunatelly,I don't know the address on the small piece of paper written by Chinese.But what make the things worse was that when I asked the passers-by,they all turned a blind eye on me.At last,a warm-hearted man showed us the way.

I believe that the God is here,but I'm not a pure christian because I seldom go to church.But I like these architectures very much,because they are holy and peaceful in my eye.
I'd like to live a happy life and I admire the magzine life very much.But one day I saw a piece of advice on a magzine:The magzine life can be a source of inspiration,entertainment or escape, but never a cause for comparison with our own lives.It really make me calm down and think it over.We are just ordinary people.Every one of us start from a different point and bound for different destination.This is our own lives.

Now, let's share the story from FRUIT BASKET...
《The Most Foolish Traveller in the World》

once upon a time there was a foolish traveller who had gone on a journey. Why was he foolish? Well, because he was fooled by everyone he met. Everywhere he went people made up all kinds of sad stories to tell him, the traveller fell for every one of them. Pretty soon, his money, his clothes, even his shoes had been cheated away from him. But the traveller was always glad to help. And he always told people the same thing. He said, 'I wish you happiness'. But by this point though, he was completely naked. And with nothing left to cover himself, he decided to leave the main road and travel through the dense forest, where no one could see him. But soon he was discovered by the monsterss that lived in the woods. The monsterss wanted to eat the traveller's body! So they begged and they pleaded and they used kind words to try and trick the traveller. Of course...the traveller was fooled.
First, he let the monsterss eat one of his legs, then an arm, then more and more; before it was over, all the traveler had left was his head! He'd even given his eyes away to the last of the monsterss. As the last monsters eating the traveler's eyes, he turned to the traveler and said, 'Thank you traveler. In return, I leave you this present'. What the monster's left was a slip of paper with the word "fool" written on it. But the traveler couldn't see it. He didn't even know what it was. Even so, tears began to flow down his face. 'Thank you,' he said. 'Thank you! This is the first present anyone has ever given me! I'm so happy! I'm so happy, thank you!' And even without his eyes, he cried and cried great tears of joy. Then, the traveller died, the smile still on his face. And that's the end of the story.
Every time I told the story to others,they all laughed and thought that the traveller is a foolish guy. But I feel really sad when I first time heard it.The traveller has a faith that he should help others when they turn to him. And he also believe everyone's words though some of them actually cheat him. In a real sense,the characters and the story must be exaggerated, but to my eye, it is a part of reflection on our real life. Once I compared the traveller with me,I actually found something we have in common. So I really have a fear that whether it is right to do my best helping others and confused about my kindness.Certainly, I know that such inherited behaviour can't be easily changed since birth. I think it over and over, I have a strong faith that it is right to help others.Such people that cheat or deceive our kindness will be punished by the God. This isn't my fault to help them. As for the story, it is really with a poignant end. The traveller is treated unfairly. When he said "thank you" again and again, I can't help myself crying for him.Is that foolish? Absolutely not!!!

The history of Hanukkah
Hanukkah comes in either late November or in December. If you use the Hebrew calendar, which is based on the moon’s movement around the sun and has only 354 days instead of 365, Hanukkah begins at sundown on the 25th day of Kislev (the ninth month).Hanukkah, which means “rededication”, is also known as the festival of lights, and is held in celebration of a miracle that occurred over 2000 years ago.
When King Antiochus brought his large Syrian army to Jerusalem to force the Jews to worship Greek gods, he ruined the Jews'temple and tried to destroy their religion. By the time Judah Maccabee(the name means “hammer” and was given to Judah because of the way he struck blows against Antiochus ) and his brothers won back Jerusalem from the Syrians, the Temple was in disrepair. There was a special menorah in the Temple---a seven-branched oil lamp that was always supposed to remain lit---and the Maccabees relit it. Although there was only enough oil to burn for one day, the menorah stayed lit for eight days, which gave the Jews time enough to make a new supply of oil. On the 25th day of Kislev, in 165 bce, the Temple was made holy again, or “rededicated”, and Judah Maccabee declared the day a holiday.

From: North American Folklore—family folklore
By: Shirley Brinkerhoff & Ellyn Sanna

With this hand,

I'll lift your sorrows.

Your cup will never empty,

for I'll be your wine.

With this candle,

I'll light your way in darkness.

With this ring,

I ask you to be mine.

< From: Tim Burton's Corpse Bride>
I am really moved by this film! I like this vow and also the following lyric from it......
tears to shed

If I touch a burning candle I can feel no pain
If you cut me with a knife it's still the same
And I know her heart is beating
And I know that I am dead
Yet the pain here that I feel
Try and tell me it's not real
For it seems that I still have a tear to shed

If I touch a burning candle I can feel no pain
In the ice or in the sun it's all the same
Yet I feel my heart is aching
Though it doesn't beat it's breaking
And the pain here that I feel
Try and tell me it's not real
I know that I am dead
Yet it seems that I still have some tears to shed
《Chrno Crusade》

The year is 1928 A.D. The place is New York, U.S.A. The economic prosperity brought forth after the Great War also heightened the presence of something far darker and much more sinister: the demonic Sinners. The Magdalene Order is an organization that tries to counter this force. Two of its exorcists are Rosette Christopher and her assistant, Chrono. Both appear out of place in an organization like this, and they are in a quest to find Rosette's missing brother, Joshua. Their relationships, secrets and fates can only be revealed in time...

This is my favorite cartoon. You will be moved by it, vraiment!! It deserves to be kept at the bottom of your heart !
Every Sacrifice Deserves to Be Immortalized

This is a film about a civil war in China. I always moved by such films. Some people think these kind of films are too cruel. Absolutely! So they remind us to cherish our present lives and think more,do more. Everytime i see the death in war (in the film),I feel that life is so frail in that moment. The soldiers miss their wives,parents,and children,but they can sacrifice their lives for the victory with no hesitate! They are brave and respectable! What we have now are all created by them!
I like our national flag.Its background colour is red. I remember that my teacher told us the meaning of the colour.The red colour represents the soldiers'blood in the war.Therefore,our happy lives are based on thousands of sacrifice,tears and blood.After seeing the film, I found myself in the real world again,without dilemma between life and death,just saw people walking on the street,they were laughing, talking, enjoying their own lives......

I have seen this film today, it's great!^^I don't know whether it is true, just believe the love and trust between human and other animals! When the boy said that Crusoe is his best friend...when the boy can swim with the help of Crusoe...when the boy ride on Crusoe and want to be with Crusoe through thick and thin...I find that there exists a more firm friendship between them, far more beyond human relationship!But we can see that as the boy grows up, he never see Crusoe again,at the end of the film,another boy pick up a new egg. From this, i see that just children who can find and keep,feel and see...It reminds me of another film "The Polar Express",we can't hear the bells jingled as we grow up......

Find you,love you,marry you and live without shame...
...I gave them their happiness.
The King's Four Wives
Once upon a time there was a rich king who had four wives. He loved his fourth wife the most and adorned her with riches. He also loved his third wife and was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he always feared that she would leave him. His second wife was kind and considerate and his trusted confidante and advisor in difficult times. Wife number one was devoted and loyal and although she loved him deeply, he was not so interested and tended to ignore her.

One day, the king fell ill and knew his time was short. He thought of his luxurious life and feared being alone when he died.

He asked his fourth wife, "I have loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?" "No way!" she replied and walked away without another word.

The sad king then asked the third wife, "I have loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company? " "No!" she replied. "Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to remarry!"

He then asked the second wife, "I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?" "I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!" she replied. "At the very most, I can help with your funeral."
Then a voice called out to the king in his sadness: "I'll leave with you and follow you no matter where you go." The king looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny and undernourished. Greatly grieved, the king said, "I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!"

In truth, we all have four wives in our lives. Our fourth wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die. Our third wife is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, it will all go to others. Our second wife is our family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the closest they can stay by us is up to the grave. And our first wife is our soul, often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the ego. However, our soul is the only thing that will follow us wherever we go.

The moral: Look after your body and keep it healthy so you can live life to its fullest. Enjoy your possessions and the comfort they provide. Cherish your friends and family and the love they provide. But don’t forget to nourish your soul — it is the source of all your life and your most faithful friend. — Source Unknown

By Dan Miller
Don’t ignore your “wives.” They may take care of you in coming years.


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