VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Homework


write about your dreams and your regrets

Today we focused on:

refining expression / talking about wedding dress rentals

Speaking

I am a designer for exhibitions or museums and now I have my own studio for rent wedding dresses. The studio is my best friend and I do it because we meet each other 11 years so the studio’s name is 11.
But now just beginning 1 year. I chose this work because firstly it needn’t some staff so we needn’t pay for everyone and in Shanghai rent wedding dress is too expensive. We think we can do this business maybe we can be rich but now no. I have more passions in the beginning of my first job because I learned painting when I was a child but every Chinese parent will think painting is very difficult for find a job so I chose be a designer in my university but I’m very disappointed about it because when I be a designer in a company I find designer in China is a very terrible job. I should work more than 14 hours a day and I must do some different designs for one project and finally the designer never will be used. Because my design is for government. You must do some different designs for it and just like show it but finally leader decides.I am very disappointed about it and I lost my passion.
My English is too poor. Actually 3 years ago I apply London University for art and my painting and design score is very high and I received the interview from the London university but my English is died the professor tell me they hope I can improve my English to know the class if I can’t know the class ….
I still very like it but now I am 21 and I still think about it. Actually I really like English but when I talk English with other guys I will too nervous and my mind is empty.

most brides will chose rent better dresses.
Rent because if you want to buy high quality wedding dress it is too expensive.
In Shanghai most wedding inside, in luxury hotels so it is too clean.

it is meaningful, if you do this thing it is a memory.
The groom usually buys the suit, wedding dress you just use once but suit you can maybe use in your work.
I rent all the dresses for wedding.


I am a designer for exhibitions and museums and now I also have my own studio for renting wedding dresses./ I set up a studio and we rent wedding dresses. My best friend and I set up this studio together / this studio is a project which I set up with my best friend/ The studio is a cooperation between my best friend and I.
we met each other 11 years ago / we have known each other for 11 years /  so the studio’s name is 11. / so the studio is named after that

But now we are still in our first year / we have started less than a year ago.
I chose this industry because I didn’t need some staff / didn’t need to hire anyone so we didn’t need/ didn’t have to pay anyone.. / we wanted to keep the starting costs low
In Shanghai renting a wedding dress is too expensive. We thought we could do this business and maybe we could be rich but now not really / not yet.

I had more passion in the beginning of my first job.
I learned/studied painting when I was a child but most Chinese parent think it is very difficult for find a job in the painting industry I chose become a designer in my university but I’m very disappointed about it because when I started to work as a designer in a company I found/realized designers in China have a very terrible job / being a designer in China is tough . I have to work more than 14 hours a day and I must provide several design options for one project and finally the design will never be used. Because my designs are for the government. You must offer different designs/options for it and but it doesn’t really matter because in the end the leader decides everything..I am very disappointed about it and I lost my passion.
My English is too poor / not good enough. Actually 3 years ago I applied to London University for art and my painting and design score was very high and I got an interview from London university but my English was not good enough / was the issue, the professor told me they hope I could improve my English to understand the class…. else if I wouldn’t  be able to join the class ….
I still really like it but now I am already 21 and I still think about it. Actually I really like English but when I talk English with others I will become nervous and my mind is blank.

most brides will chose to rent better dresses. / high quality dresses / most brides prefer to rent a high quality dress than to buy a low quality one.
They rent because if you want to buy high quality wedding dress it is too expensive.
In Shanghai most wedding inside, in luxury hotels so it is too clean.

it is meaningful, if you do this thing it is a memory.
The groom usually buys the suit, wedding dress you just use once but suit you can maybe use in your work.
I rent all the dresses for wedding.

Vocabulary

groom :新郎 man getting married
The groom looked handsome.

industry 行业
You need to be creative to work in the wedding industry.

to prefer  更喜欢
I prefer to rent a dress than to buy it

tier city
Shanghai is a 1st tier city.

rent (n) 房租
The rent of my shop is too expensive

profit利润
Profit for wedding rentals are higher in Wenzhou

break even (point)收支相抵  : no loss / no profit
If we rent a dress 10 times we can break even

to damage 损坏
The bride damaged our dress, she spilled wine on the dress.

deposit 押金
They give us a deposit when they rent the dresses

tough 艰难的/very hard
being a designer is tough

to hire: give a job to someone
I want to hire a shop assistant.

to regret后悔
I regret not becoming a painter

quality 质量
Most brides do not want to wear low quality dresses.

Grammar

ago : to talk about a moment in the past
I moved to Shanghai 6 years ago.
I went to America 3 years ago

to express a duration use for
I have been living in Shanghai for 6 years.
I have studied in Hangzhou for 3 years.

to regret doing / not doing something
Tom regrets moving to Beijing because Pm2.5 is too high
I regret not insisting on being a painted