This noon, I had a gathering with Li-chu (陳麗珠老師) and two students of ours, Sao-yu (林紹瑜) and Po-chin (張博欽), both of whom are juniors in college. Read the rest of this entry »
It was a coincidence that I came across this BBC article last night after posting yesterday’s first entry, which dealt with decluttering.
Viewpoint: The hazards of too much stuff
24 January 2015 Last updated at 00:19
After the deluge of gifts many people have exchanged at Christmas, January seems a good time for soul-searching over the Western obsession with stuff, writes trend forecaster James Wallman.
We have more stuff than we could ever need – kit we don’t use, toys we don’t play with, and clothes we don’t wear. Read the rest of this entry »
Cleaning up the study, with the sentence in mind, “Only keep what YOU need NOW.” Papers such as copies of students’ essay have to be discarded. Thanks to the digital camera, I took photos of them before recycling them. Read the rest of this entry »
(A selfie by Pei-yi)
Today I had two gatherings with former students, Hao-tang (楊皓棠), who graduated from NHSH in 2012, and Pei-yi (陳珮宜), a 2009 graduate. Read the rest of this entry »
Spent a wonderful night with Gina, a former student, who has been very close to me since her third year of high school, when I taught her. Gina is a brilliant and hard-working woman, willing to give everything her best shot. She spent around 5 months at a winery in France to learn to taste wine and came back in late December last year.
This is an interesting English teaching/learning resource on FB, which was shared by an FB friend Alice Lin. American English at State teaches English idioms, phrasal verbs, differences between some words, etc. It’s worth a visit.
American English at State