1.Have you received anything that was made by the giver?
I can’t think of any hand-made present at this moment, I did receive some handwritten letters from my boyfriend before on my birthdays, which was a very sweet gift as it’s rare to receive a handwritten letter nowadays. Actually, I also received some thank-you cards from my students. Kids usually draw lovely pictures by themselves, along with some notes. I am always very touched as this is a little gift but with lots of time, thought and effort. It gives meaning to a gift or letter.
2.Which is better, self-made food or food that you buy?
For most people who work five days a week, like me, I tend to buy food most time, as grabbing something to eat at the local supermarket or driving to get take-out at the closest restaurant might be a quick solution when you’re in a hurry, compared to cooking something at home. However, I do like self-made food because I find it much healthier for my body. Most food I buy is high in fat, salt, and sugar. While self-made food, know exactly which ingredients and how much of each is going into our food and I can always pick the ingredients I want to eat.
3.Are art classes important in schools?
From primary to high school, I usually had one or two art lessons every week. The teacher taught some basic techniques or provide us a subject matter, and we would practice drawing or make some artwork. I have to say, compared to other subjects like English, Maths or Chinese, arts is not one of the most valued subjects in schools. I, however, think art classes are very important for children’s development, a good chance for them to learn how to appreciate art and culture.
4.When receiving a gift, do you prefer something that was self-made or something bought in stores?
It’s hard to choose from these two and I am always happy to receive any gift regardless of the type. Self-made gifts usually are not large items, but they are gifts of time, thought and effort. The self-made gift is a very affordable way to give a gift that can be packed with meaning. On the other hand, gifts bought in stores can be thoughtful as well. People also spend the time to choose the best present for the person they love, some pretty jewelry or high-tech items.