Monday, April 13, 2009

T2W4 Journal Writing: International Friendship Day

Hi everyone,

For this year, the International Friendship Day focused on friendship within ASEAN. Making friends among the countries of ASEAN is important as they are our closest neighbours. For this week, we will reflect on friendship among the people of ASEAN. To help you with your journal writing, I have listed some questions below:

1. Why do we celebrate International Friendship Day?
2. Do you know how International Friendship Day come about?
3. What does ASEAN stand for?
4. What is your knowledge about ASEAN?
Try this game at this website: http://www.ifd2009.com.sg/
5. Do you like the activities organised by the school on International Friendship Day? If not, Why? If 'yes', why?
6. Do you have any friend(s) in the ASEAN countries? Tell us how you get to know him/her.
7. What activities do you think the school should organise to help pupils develop friendship with the ASEAN countries?

This week's entry is to be done on the class blog. :)

Miss R

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  3. I think we celebrate International Friendship Day,is to learn to be friends with other which you are not familiar with.ASEAN's founders in 1967 intended ASEAN to be an association of all the states of Southeast Asia cooperating voluntarily for the common good, with peace and economic, social and cultural development its primary purposes.

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  5. I think we celebrate international friendship day to appreciate the harmony between all of us.

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  6. We celebrate International Friendship day is to make friends from other country.ASEAN stands for Association Of South East Asian Nation.I like the activities organise by the school as I found it interesting when I learned more about the culture of the other countries.I have a friend from Malaysia and Philippines from my tuition class.I get to know them after my tuition teacher get us to discuss about the topic that we are learning.

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  7. hi world,

    First of all, i will love to say that this year's International Friendship Day was a success!
    let's get on with the questions....
    I think we celebrate International Friendship Day to close our bonds with SEA's countries.
    I do know a little of the "origin" of ASEAN.I know that Singapore and Thailand and Malaysia started ASEAN and there was another country...Was it Cambodia...I am not sure....
    I know that ASEAN stands for Association of South-East Asia nations.....Nice name....
    I think that the act6ivities were rather fun..Very interestying./...Want more, But too bad it is my last year...Boohoohooo..
    I have a friend called Goldwin...Nice friend...best friend....Hope he will get into a good school
    I hope APS will haver more boothes and games to try out.......
    Keith....

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  8. we celebrate International Friendship Day.
    I don't know how International Friendship Day come about.
    ASEAN stand for i don't know.
    i have no knowledge about ASEAN.
    I like the activities organised by the school on International Friendship Day.

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  9. We celebrate International Friendship Day in school with concert. i don't really like the concert in school because it is like almost the same every year.this year we invited the an Indonasian to talk more about Indonasia.i don't really understand what she was talking.International Friendship Day is a day we celebrate friendship.

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  10. Great...I do not know what I press...but i refreshed the page and now I have to rewrite...I have only 1 friend from other countries,close one that is.ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asia Nation.I do not know anything else about it.I heard of the puizes of the International Friendship Day,not that I know the answer to it.I do not even celebrate International Friendship Day apart from listening the(boring or so I think)people on stage during Thursday,much less know anything about it.
    Kim Tian

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  11. We celebrate International Friendship Day to learn about different cultures from different races...and know our friends from different races better.
    ASEAN is an association of all the states of Southeast Asia cooperating voluntarily for the common good, with peace and economic, social and cultural development its primary purposes.
    ASEAN stands for: Association of South East Asia Nation...
    I do not really like the games that the school organise because every year,it's the same games that we play every time.......

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  12. I think we celebrate International Friendship Day because it is to build strong bonds with different people from different countries.ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asia Nation.The ASEAN countries areSingapore,Malaysia,Philippines,Laos,Thailand,Indonesia,Myanmar,Cambodia,Vietnam and many more!I do not have friends from ASEAN countries but i would love to have friends from ASEAN countries.

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  13. We celebrate international friendship day to recognise our friends and the great contribution they make to our lives.This beautiful idea of celebrating Friendship Day was joyfully accepted by several other countries across the world. And today, many countries including India, celebrate the first Sunday of August as Friendship Day every year. Celebrating Friendship Day in a traditional manner, people meet their friends and exchange cards and flowers to honor their friends. Lot many social and cultural organization too celebrate the occasion and mark Friendship Day by hosting programs and get together.Asean stands for Association Of South East Asean Nation.I do not really like the international friendship day activities as they are short and boring.I do not have any friends in ASEAN countries.The school should put more activities like‘Identifying countries and flags’, ‘Making an Olympic Medal’ and ‘Writing an invitation’

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  15. We celebrate International Friendship Day to get good relationship with others countries. I do not really enjoyed the show because the show is very boring......I hope that the next year show will be great....But next year we are not in this school....

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  16. we celabrate to mantain social relations idon know :p it stands for Association of South-East Asia nations
    it is very fun oh ya i have a friend called kinomo she is a japanese i think that this school have done its part it is the best day of my life shame this is my last year bohoho

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  17. We celebrate International Friendship Day is to make friends with other races.ASEAN stand s for Association Of South East Asian Nation.
    I like the activities organise by the school because it helps me learn more about other races.I have a friend from Indonesia.I get to know her because she is my father's friend daughter and we went out together.
    The school should invite pupils from schools in the ASEAN countries to Anderson and let pupils in Anderson to make friends with them.

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  18. We celebrate international friendship day to make friends with other countries and strenghten our ties with them. We need as Singapore is a small country and we cannot survive on our own. We asre able to manage many things by ourselves but we need to depend on other countries for things like water. We buy it from Jorhor, if we do not make friends with that country, we will have to ration our water everyday. We also need to make friends with other countries so that we do not start wars. ASEAN stands Association of South East Asian Nations.I did not exactly enjoy the activities organised on International Friendship Day as it was kind of boring. I didn't even see any of the so called stalls set up around the school. I think the school should put up the stalls near the entrance of the school so that we can see them. The ten countries that formed ASEAN are:1. SIngapore 2. Malaysia 3. Cambodia 4. Laos 5.Thiland 6. Philippines 7. Indonesia 7. Vietnam 8.Brunei 9. Vietnam 10. Myanmar.

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  19. Wecelebrate international friendship day to reunite with the ASEAN countries.i don't know how ASEAN came about.ASEAN stands for the association of southeast asian nations.ASEAN is formed by 10 countries.I like the activities organised by the school because we have to be more cultural during that time.i have some ASEAN friends.I make friends with them in Anderson.the school should organise some cultural activities in school.

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  20. We celebrate International Friendship Day for bonding with other people especially people from other races.No I do not. ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asian Nations. ASEAN consists of 10 Asian countries which help each other with the economy. We didn't have any games on International Friendship Day.No I don't in other countries.I think we can have people to visit other people from overseas.

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  21. Today is about international friendship day. We celebrate it because we get to know different kind of country in ASEAN. I don't know wwhat causes International friendship day, but i know it is interesting. I don't know what does ASEAN stands for, but also again, i wish to find out. ASEAN has 10 different country in it. I like the activities given out during International Friendship day.They are interesting and fun. I have 2 friends name Salim and Anastasia from the ASEAN countries. They are from Vietnam. I made friends with them when i went there to celebrate Chinese New Year on January. The school could also let learnt more by putting up different cultures so that recess time we had the time to look at them.

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  22. We celebrate it to bulid up friendship with other countries.The word Asean stand for Association of South-East Asian Nations. What i know about asean is we celebrste it to build up friendship with other countries.I dont really like the activities as it is very lame. I dont have friend in asean countries.

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  23. We celebrate international friendship day so we could have better relationship with other countries,neighbouring countries.Actually, i do not know how the whole thing come about.ASEAN means `Association of South East Asian Nations'.For me,i think ASEAN is the ten countries around singapore and others.I have a lot of friends from Singapore because i am a Malaysian and that counted,right?The school should organise different games from the ASEAN countries to help us participate in the international friendship day!

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  24. piglet your reply is so not sincere you should put in more effort

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  25. Good Job!Brandon,
    Good work...You wrote a long comment...which I find is better than most postings.....Keep it up...! Keith

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  26. We celebrates International Friendship Day by having an assembly about ASEAN.I know why we need to know more about the ASEAN.ASEAN mean Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    I know some capital of some ASEANcountries.I do not like the assembly as it is boring.I have friends from ASEAN countries.I know them as they are in the same class as me .The school should organise fun activities on International Friendship Day.

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  27. Brandon cheated. he copy & paste some info.

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  28. I think we celebrate International Friendship day to be friends with others who you are not familiar with. It is also to be friends with people from other countries as well.
    ASEAN stands for 'Assosciation for South East Asia Nations'.
    The activities the school had were ok. Maybe could have improved.. There was a concert and the school invited an Indonesion lady from Indonesia to talk more about their culture.

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  29. corrections. 'Association of South East Asian Nations'.

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  30. Keith good job! You can write a lot of word in the comment.

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  32. For this year, the International Friendship Day focused on friendship within ASEAN. Making friends among the countries of ASEAN is important as they are our closest neighbours. For this week, we will reflect on friendship among the people of ASEAN.We celebrate International Friendship Day as to keep our relationship with other countries.ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asia Nation.Well I do not know anything about ASEAn just only knew that it is formed to keep relationship with other countries.I do not like the activities organised by the school on International Friendship Day as it is boring and they only told us about Indonesia saying hello in Indonesia is "Oraz" and then the angklung performance.I have heard it lots of times already.Well I have friends from other countries in ASEAN either we became friends on the net or by online games.The school should bring a after -recess-3hour-concert.

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  33. we celebrate International Friendship Day to get to know more about other countries.I dont know really about international friendship day on how it come about.I think ASEAN stands for Association of South-East asia.My knowledge about this website is it is quite fun get to know other countries culture.I dont really like the activities on international as it is quite boring.I dont have any friends from other countries.The school should give away prize during quiz time.

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  34. We celebrate international Friendship Day is to make friends with people from other races .Asean stand for Associate of South East Asian Nation .I like the activities organised by the school on international friendship day as it is interesting and fun .I do not have friends from other countries .I think the school should organise some other games in school !

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  35. International friendship was prbably celebrated to encourage world peace.ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asia Nations.ASEAN countries are Cambodia,Malaysia,Vietnam,Thailand,Singapore,Laos,Brunei,Phillipines,Myanmmar and Indonesia.

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  36. Well,since i am a Chinese so i am not a people of an ASEAN country .All I know is it that it means Assocication of South East Asian Nations , it have 10 member countries,Indonesia,Malaysia,Philippines,Singapore,Thailand,Brunei,Burma,Cambodia,Laos,Vietnam.
    Well,i suggest the school to tell the students about it in class,or put some board outside the classroom,thats all I can think for. Well, I do not like the activities during IFD because I am not interested about the Indonesians culture,food or whatever.

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  37. We celebrate International Friendship Day to build up a good relationship with other races of people.I actually do not know how International Friendship Day come about,but i will check it out at home...ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations .The original countries in it are the 5 countries.Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam ,Vietnam,Laos,Myanmar and Cambodia are the next 5 countries that joined in.I like the activities,because i learned more stuffs from it.I have friends in the ASEAN countries.I met her in school.The activity:Same as what the school did...The bookmark competition.It will be better if the prize is big....

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  38. International Friendship Day Is important as all the people from different countries work together. I have a lot of friends from ASEAN as this is a local school. ASEAN stands for Association Of South East Asia. There are 10 countries in ASEAN. The school organizes activities every year for International Friendship Day. They are quite interesting as I can learn things that I did not know from those activities.

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  39. we celebrate international friendship day to boost our relationship with other people from other races. ASEAN stands for Association Of South East Asia Nation. I do not have a great understanding on ASEAN but I know some counties in ASEAN. I do not like the activites but at least I laern something. I do not have friends that belong to ASEAN. Maybe the school can ask us to make a brochure on one country of ASEAN.

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  40. This comment is Goldwin's and it is always Goldwin's.

    International Friendship Day is important, because (not that it is important but because) we can get along with other countries' nation. Yes, something to do, with "Friendship".

    Do you know what's ASEAN? ASEAN stands for:
    A: Association of
    S E: SouthEast
    A: Asia
    N: Nation

    So, you should know what's ASEAN now, because of SouthEast Asia. The 10 countries that formed ASEAN:
    1. Singapore
    2. Indonesia (My country)
    3. Malaysia
    4. Thailand
    5. Philippines
    6. Laos
    7. Cambodia
    8. Myanmar
    9. Brunei
    10. Vietnam

    I like the activities during the International Friendship Day programme but there is something that can be improved. Because the speaker (who arrives from Java Island) is not the type of person that can speak well (her intonation) but I can say, she speaks better than most of the Singaporeans (in the whole Singapore), since she does not speak Singlish. And one more thing, there is no such word as 'Singlish'.

    I have some friends in ASEAN, that is, my father's friend. It's like: My Father's Friend is still my friend. He lived in Singapore but he is an Indonesian.

    On Good Friday, my father met his 'After-Secondary' student. Okay, I cannot say too specific of it, because Indonesian format of learning is a lot different from Singapore's (except for Nursery, Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary). You want me to list all, okay I'll do that.

    Indonesian Format:
    TK A: Kindergarten A
    TK B: Kindergarten B
    SD: Primary School
    SMP: Secondary School
    SMA
    ..... so on and so forth. I don't know the next few ones. But "SMA" is the one that I say about "After-Secondary". Interestiong, right?

    The school can invite some foreigners of other countries to visit our school, in Singapore of course! They can talk about their countries and boast about theirs, it's none of my business. But the most important thing is, I must learn something, at least a bit of their cultureor perhaps, language!

    Okay, that's the end of the "story".

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  41. We celebrate inteternational friendship day to bond with others.Asean stands for association of south east asian nations.Asean consisis of 10 countries which you can find out a bout.I think that our celebration in school was ok because there were no games.Bye!

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  42. We celebrate International Friendship Day to have a good friendship with people of other races. ASEAN was found on 8 August 1967. ASEAN stands for Association of South East Asia Nation. The ten countries in ASEAN is Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laso, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam . The ASEAN Declaration states that the aims and purposes of the Association are: (1) to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and (2) to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries in the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter. I do not like the school activities are boring.

    Copyrigt: http://www.aseansec.org/64.htm

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  43. We celebrate Iternational Friendship Day to learn more about thedifferent countries in the world and strengthen the friendship in the world. ASEAN=Association of South East Asia Nations.

    ASEAN is made up of 10 countries like i have heard.
    Yes.I do have some friends in the ASEAN countries,I came to know them tru online and around my house,like my neighbour their family are Malaysians and they came to leave in singapore for a few years but now they have gone back to Malaysia...
    I don't think the activities held in school execpt the concert is fun...well this week we may be able to learn more too...
    well we can introduce a project for pupils to find out more about the countries in ASEAN and put it together to form a presentation and we may also award the best team with a prize to encourage them to put in more effort.
    ~KareN

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  44. why do you chose that weird name?dmkingofkings?

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  45. We celebrate International Friendship Dayis to get to know more people from other countries....ASEAN stands for...ASEAN is to be an association of all the states of Southeast Asia cooperating voluntarily for the common good, with peace and economic, social and cultural development its primary purposes.I have friends from other ASEAN countries and i get to know them by helping to through their troubles and not to be lonely and miserable like me...The schhol should organise more games about friendships...to develop friendship with the other ASEAN countries...

    Jiamin :p

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  46. This comment is Goldwin's and it is always Goldwin's.

    International Friendship Day is important, because (not that it is important but because) we can get along with other countries' nation. Yes, something to do, with "Friendship".

    Do you know what's ASEAN? ASEAN stands for:
    A: Association of
    S E: SouthEast
    A: Asia
    N: Nation

    So, you should know what's ASEAN now, because of SouthEast Asia. The 10 countries that formed ASEAN:
    1. Singapore
    2. Indonesia (My country)
    3. Malaysia
    4. Thailand
    5. Philippines
    6. Laos
    7. Cambodia
    8. Myanmar
    9. Brunei
    10. Vietnam

    I like the activities during the International Friendship Day programme but there is something that can be improved. Because the speaker (who arrives from Java Island) is not the type of person that can speak well (her intonation) but I can say, she speaks better than most of the Singaporeans (in the whole Singapore), since she does not speak Singlish. And one more thing, there is no such word as 'Singlish'.

    I have some friends in ASEAN, that is, my father's friend. It's like: My Father's Friend is still my friend. He lived in Singapore but he is an Indonesian.

    On Good Friday, my father met his 'After-Secondary' student. Okay, I cannot say too specific of it, because Indonesian format of learning is a lot different from Singapore's (except for Nursery, Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary). You want me to list all, okay I'll do that.

    Indonesian Format
    TK A: Kindergarten A
    TK B: Kindergarten B
    SD: Primary School
    SMP: Secondary School
    SMA..... so on and so forth.

    I don't know the next few ones. But "SMA" is the one that I say about "After-Secondary". Interesting, right?

    The school can invite some foreigners of other countries to visit our school, in Singapore of course! They can talk about their countries and boast about theirs, it's none of my business. But the most important thing is, I must learn something, at least a bit of their culture or perhaps, language!

    Okay, that's the end of the "story".

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  47. I think everybody's comment are nice and they should make it easier to understand.

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  48. We celebrate Iternational Friendship Day to learn more about the other country. ASEAN stands for the Association of South East Asian Nations.I like the activitiesorganised by the school on International Friendship Day.

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  49. We celebrate International Friendship Day to enable us not to forget the importance of friendship.The school held a concert which i don't really like as this year we invited the an Indonasian to talk more about Indonasia. I thought i could learn more but i end up not understanding a single thing.International Friendship Day is the day when wecelebrate friendship

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  50. We celebrate International Friendship Day because it helps us remember that we are part of ASEAN and to know more about about other countris in ASEAN.ASEAN stands for the Association of South East Asia Nations. I don't really know much of sOUTH East Asia but I do know some.The concert was not very interesting.I think the school should consider the interest of students in the activities organised by the school for example we can play some games from the other ASEAN countrys. That would be fun and educational.I have no friends in the other ASEAN countys other than SIngapore but I have friends from China.

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  51. Hello there.^^I think we celebrate International Friendship Day because it is to remind usabout the importance of friendship.I have no idea how international frienship day came about...and i also have no idea what ASEAN means...but i do know what ASEAN is.It is like to raise economic stuff.I don't really like the activities I did on IFD(international friendship day) as it was boring.I friend lots of people in Malaysia and i got to know them when i decided to be friendly and friend them.I think the school should organise a event where we can do the other ASEAN countries cultures and try their dishes.

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