Edutainment – Bouteiller’s English Teaching in Hong Kong

We shall Overcome by Martin Luther King Jr.
March 27, 2011, 9:17 pm
Filed under: * Poems & Songs - Music *

Do you remember what happened on March 11, 2011?

Have you ever experienced a 9.0 magnitude earthquake?

What would you do if you were one of those who lived in the aftermath of Japan now?

Recalling this horrible piece of news does bring tears to my eyes. Other than tears, what the Japanese really needs is: hope, strength and unity in the face of the aftermath of the disasters. Here the melody of a gospel/folk song plays in my mind – We shall Overcome.

Back in the 1960’s where the Black went on strike to free themselves from oppression, injustice and inequality in America, Martin Luther King Jr. did a public speech with this song. (See the video on

Personally, in America too, I went into a tragic car accident on the black Friday morning in the month of Christmas in 2002. I was in a coma in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital for 13 days. When I was awake again, it was already the Boxing Day. My friends who were flying over to spend the Christmas together had lost contacts with me and did not know where and how to reach me. Physically, I could move nothing of my body but just my eye balls! My spinal core was displaced and my brain bled pretty much!

After a tremendous surgery, I had to learn back how to walk, chew, swallow, mobilize my fingers and even breathe again, as I’d been attached to the breathing machine for a long time. Now that you could see me teaching energetically in front of you, it is really a true live miracle. During all this time, only persistent faith and love could bring me life again!

Therefore, no matter what kinds of difficulties you face, personal or global, remember this song and do believe:

We shall Overcome some day!

Here is the reference more about the song:

Are your Song Presentation PowerPoint files ready yet?

Upload them here please.

Steps to upload:

1. Go to and register a new account.

2. Upload your PowerPoint to

3. Right-click the file and choose ‘Share’. Then you should be able to have the web address link of your PowerPoint.

4. Right-click the shared file and Copy and Paste the web address in the following format:


Chan Tai Man (Romeo) 39 & Lee Siu Ling (Juliet) 38

What you waiting for 


33 Comments so far
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Chan Lok Yin(Chloe)(1)&Sin Pui Lam(Phoebe)(22)
This is me

Comment by chloe chan

Chloe, there’s a problem in your link too… 😦

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Your link should be like this:

Good work Shining Stars! Can’t wait to watch your presentation! 😉

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Tai Ting Sum(Louise)23
Tang Wing Yan(Mika)24

Comment by Louise Tai

I appreciate the work and effort you have put on making the ppt. However, do you think the background is more catchy than the words you show on the slides? Do you think they are easy to be seen or read?

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

We can know everything you’re going to say in your presentation from your ppt already. Do you think this is the way it should be? 😉

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Ma Yan Yan(Yan)18&Chow Tsz Yan(Cathy)6
Where is the love

Comment by Yan Ma

Hey Yan,

Can you double check the link and paste a good one here? Your link doesn’t work…

Mrs. Bouteiller

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Sorry for mistake.
This is the correct one=]]

Comment by Yan Ma

Yan, You need to share the file as public first I think…

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Hey Yan, if you click on the link you pasted here, you’ll see it doesn’t work…

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Cheng Ka Kit(Jason) & Kwok Lai Lok(Alex)11

Comment by Cheng Ka Kit(Jason) & Kwok Lai Lok(Alex)11

I like the slide of your personal experience. It keeps its mystery… However, all the other slides seem a bit too wordy…

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Cheung Mei Sim(Michelle)&Hui Nga Sze(Miki)

Comment by Miki

Gorgeous! I love your choice of pictures on your slides. It’s believed to be a great presentation! We can’t wait!! 😉

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Tse Yip Shan(Selina)
Shum Hiu Yan(Pinky)
True friends

Comment by pinky

Is there any personal experience related to this song? 😉

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Chung Tsz Kwan(Kiyo)
Kum Yuen Mei(Joyce)

Comment by kiyo

Hey Kiyo and Joyce,

Your PPT is way too wordy… People wouldn’t care to read every single word you put on the PPT… See Miki’s. It’s quite a good example.

”Rhetorical” question should be spelt like this. 😉

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Ma Yan Yan(Yan)18&Chow Tsz Yan(Cathy)6
Where is the love

This time I’ve checked the website already.Hope it can work=]]

Comment by Yan Ma

Nice work. Let’s see how you present it tomorrow. 😉

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Li Tsz Ching (Pinky)
Wong Kwan Ming (Stephen)

Comment by Li Tsz Ching

Pinky and Stephen,

Honestly, you need some pictures in your ppt in order to look attractive. Also, basically reading all the slides can let people know all and what you are going to present already. Who do we still need any presenters in this case? Take Miki’s as an example. You should have a better idea how it should be like.

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Li Tsz Ching (Pinky)
Wong Kean Ming (Stephen)

Comment by Li Tsz Ching

Li Tsz Ching (Pinky)
Wong Kwan Ming(Stephen)

Comment by Li Tsz Ching

Ng Ka Kei(Rebecca)20 Lee Ka Yan(Camilla)14
sorry!!!I’m late!!
But I had sent this ppt to you in Eclass before><!

Comment by Rebecca

Well done Rebecca! Can’t wait to watch your presentation. 🙂 (Just a minor obvious mistake… ”Friends left me” should be written instead in one of the slide.)

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

Li Tsz Ching (Pinky)
Wong Kwan Ming (Stephen)

Comment by Li Tsz Ching

Li Tsz Ching (Pinky)
Wong Kwan Ming (Stephen)
We are the world

Comment by Li Tsz Ching

Li Tsz Ching (Pinky)Wong Kwan Ming(Stephen)
We are the world

Comment by pinky

Wong Cheuk Fung (Alphonse) & Cheung Chun Yin (Jeffrey)
Speaking Exam PPT

Comment by Wong Cheuk Fung & Cheung Chun Yin

Rhetorical questions grammar check:

– Why do we live?

– How could we show our care to our family and friends?

Way too many words on slide 9 & 12…


On slide 11, write: ”Therefore we should” instead

Comment by Nikki Bouteiller

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