According to the Shanghaiist, Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat is extremely wealthy but lives very frugally and plans to give his money to charity. Whether or not this story is all true or a bit of hyperbole, you’ll have to research and see if you can find out more details. But the message of the story is unusual and hopeful in this era of extreme income and wealth inequality.
Here he is using public transportation:
He is quoted as saying, “I feel that the money does not really belong to me. I am just in charge of keeping it temporarily!”
You may have seen him in some movies, like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (the Japanese title was “Green Destiny”). Browse his IMDb page and see if you recognize any.
This may be more evidence that he seems to be “an all around great guy”:
A travel writer from the National Geographic set herself a goal on her vacation to Belize: try not to use any single-use plastic. She ended up avoiding it 79 times.
“You don’t have to be perfect. Even if you mess up along the way, doing *something* makes a difference.”
And this goes for your English, too. It doesn’t have to be perfect; just do something.
Let’s all try to follow her example this summer. I’ll be back in September with more topics. In the meantime, there’s plenty in the archives to read, watch, and learn about, and then to talk about with your friends or write about in your porfolio.
You can read this article about Japanese school rules in English, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic and Russian:
- New Organization Takes On Unreasonable Rules in Japan’s Schools (from nippon.com)
Some of the rules ⬇. Did you have any of these? Did you have any other rules, reasonable or unreasonable?
A short, animated video explaining the difference between empathy and sympathy:
Taking a couple of days off. I’ll start posting again later in the week.