Thursday, December 21, 2006

Show 232 Thursday 21 December

Watch today's show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English show. I came across a South African YouTuber the other day. This is his name: khayav

In South Africa people speak English and a whole lot of other languages too apparently. You might never have heard South African English. Especially if you’re from Japan because I don’t think there are many South Africans in Japan.

So you should check out his videos to hear some South African English. But not just for that - he also has the coolest hair - and a beautiful smile.
And his videos are really positive too – for example the theme of one of his videos is: “What’s the nicest thing someone’s ever done for you?”
He wanted video responses, so I thought I’d make this as a response to him.
The nicest thing someone has ever done for me? It’s hard to choose because there have been so many things.
So I’m going to choose the nicest thing recently. It was my birthday last month and someone from YouTube called Cristina – she’s gogololichan and thatamericangirl ... she made me a video. It was such a great birthday present. The humour and all the little details were really spot on. And I was just stoked that someone would go to that much effort and it really made my day.


Kia ora in Stick News today police in Canada have used YouTube to find a murder suspect.

Back in the day police used wanted posters to find criminals. Then they used TV.
These days, no one watches TV. So the police are following the masses and getting online.
Last month in Hamilton City in Canada there was a murder after a hip-hop concert.
Police uploaded a one-minute 12-second clip from a surveillance tape to YouTube.
The video showed suspects arriving at the club.
The video was viewed more than 30,000 times.
On Tuesday a 24 year old man turned himself in and has been charged with murder.
Police said that there was “little doubt that the extra media generated by the use of YouTube contributed to the fact that this man turned himself in.”

Police have now removed the video from YouTube.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 21st of December.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

There was no fresh snow again today.

conversations with sarah
#142 Have you been to South Africa?

Step 1: Repeat Tina’s lines.
Step 2: Read Tina’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Have you been to South Africa?

Tina No, have you?

Sarah No. But I have a really good image of South Africans.

Tina Why is that?

Sarah Well, whenever I think of South Africa, I think of this girl that I met in Thailand.

Tina When did you go to Thailand?

Sarah About 4 years ago. Actually I met her in Malaysia and we ended up traveling together in Thailand.

Tina How long did you travel for?

Sarah I was there for a month. And we traveled together for about 10 days. She was really cool so it was a lot of fun. I want go and visit her someday.

This is the transcript for the video I talked about in the intro.

What's the nicest thing some1's ever done for you?

Hey. Hey YouTube. How you doin?
Um, I have a little challenge. That’s if you can call it a challenge. Um, I just thought that, you know, a lot of people. What is the natural human instinct. What you just remember the bad things. The bad stuff that have, that have happened in your life.
Maybe your parents weren’t very nice to you. Or you were bullied in school. It is a natural thing that you will err (?) towards the bad incidents that have happened in your life.
But what I’m asking, you know, instead of fueling and, and keep talking about the negativity. And the bad things that have happened.
That you remember the one nice thing that someone did for you. And they had absolutely nothing to gain by being nice to you.
What is that one thing you remember? The nicest thing that someone has ever done for you.
OK, maybe sometimes you don’t remember the nicest thing. But it will be a nice thing that you remember. OK, that someone did for you.
And I’d like you to respond to this video. And, ah, perhaps write down you know your, your little comments. And I will read your comments down here what the nice thing is. But, you know, I would prefer, I would definitely prefer that you give me a video response, so that would be great.
You know, let’s bring back some love to, some love to the world. And remember the good things for a change.
And quit remembering just the bad things that happen to us.
That’s me. Maxim respect. I’m looking forward to your comments and your videos.


Today's news.
The video (police took it down but someone else uploaded it).