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Archive for November 14th, 2009

 

  • Sadness  
  • Fatigue   √  (lie on bed most of the time)
  • Abandoning or losing interest in hobbies or other pleasurable pastimes   √ (not even his favourite show)
  • Social withdrawal and isolation (reluctance to be with friends, engage in activities, or leave home)   √ (reluctant to leave home, except go to hospital)
  • Weight loss; loss of appetite   √ (all food taste so badly and no appetite)
  • Sleep disturbances (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, oversleeping, or daytime sleepiness)   √ (though we see him doze off and snoring aloud, he still claims that he cannot sleep at all)
  • Loss of self-worth (worries about being a burden, feelings of worthlessness, self-loathing)   √ (very)
  • Increased use of alcohol or other drugs   Χ (not really, no alcohol, but new medicine(antibiotic and painkiller) to take after the surgery. Can it be drug? But he finished them already)
  • Fixation on death; suicidal thoughts or attempts   √ (the first one)

…..

Oh dear …

 

While watching their favourites Yo-yo 晚点名

Ying, “I  like the yellow boy.”

Ling, “Oh, that is 香蕉哥哥.”

Ying, “No, that is 香蕉 ko ko.”

so coincident on the screen they were displaying the character name “香蕉哥哥” at the corner, Ling quickly ran and pointed to show her sister, “See, it’s 香蕉哥哥.”

Ying, “Oh, 香蕉哥哥.”

Phew, thanks Ling. Good sister.

This is common problem faced when speaking other Chinese dialect at home.

My ex-students from Cantonese speaking family have most of this problem. They used to say,

“你看那个fa(花)很美丽.”

“早上鸡公(公鸡)喔喔啼.”

 

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