man's leg is his second face, did you know that? And that little clerky, I'm-so-harmless
walk of yours is too good to be true."
Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant
This particular quote
may have come from a fiction novel, but it illustrates an important point
nonetheless. In all that we do - the way we walk, the way we talk, and the
way we present ourselves in general - we often reveal a facet of ourselves
(or, in this case, reveal that we are trying to hide something). It is often
easier to figure out what other people are thinking, if one knows what signs
to watch out for.
If this has piqued your
interest, then welcome to Body Talk! This site has been designed by 3 students
(1 from Taiwan, and 2 from Singapore) specially for Thinkquest
and, of course, for the
pursuit of knowledge :) Self-descriptions of ourselves are below, so if you
feel impatient and do not wish to know about the people behind all this, then
you may immediately get to the core by clicking on one of the links on the
right...they are pretty self-explanatory.
Citations may be seen
in "the contents proper", at the very end of our report.
(all except Hsuan, who has not compiled her self-description yet. It will
come, we promise :))
Role: Content Researcher
Hi all! My name is Jingxi and I live in Singapore, and I also study in
Victoria Junior College. I study Computing there and that's basically the
reason I am doing this ThinkQuest thing.
This is my first year doing ThinkQuest and I can say I have learnt alot
from it. From team collaboration to research techniques, summarising long
passages of information to finding the correct pictures, we certainly have
done alot, and although we were not always able to see each other online
most of the time, we did actually put all the work into what you are seeing
Besides the 3 of us, there still a few people who have contributed to this
website in one way or another. Amongst them of course is our coach who have
provided us with advice and some scripting resources, a few of my classmates
who have helped with my research, and the few people who have agreed to
be interviewed by us to test out our findings. Finally i still want to thank
my parents for letting me stay so late in the night to do this website and
the organisers of ThinkQuest for coming up with such a wonderful and enriching
May the force be with you!!!
Role: Website Designer and Maintainer (no, he does not dare to adopt the
title of Webmaster)
Well, well. I had never expected to write a self-description as this, but
I will do my best. Let me see. I am from Singapore, as well, and I happen
to be in the same college as Jingxi (Victoria Junior College). I, too, study
Computing (and that is why I am writing this now).
It has been tough, coming out with all this research and this website (and
it took long, I tell you). I pray that the website is up to standard - it
means a lot to someone who is in his 1st year doing website design. Still,
if I manage to pull this off (If you see this, then I probably have. Yahoo
:P), I will have considered this a job well done. Improvement is always
possible, though, so I would appreciate advice from any well-meaning soul
who is willing to render it. Just click on "talk to us" on the
I genuinely hope that you enjoy this site, and forgive (and report) any
errors that may be present in this website.
Have an ice day :)