Hsin-hsin Junior High Schoolmate Reunion

April 19th, 2014

Please click the photo to enlarge it. Read the rest of this entry »

Calla Lily

April 18th, 2014

If the flower were red or yellow, would it still be this beautiful?

“South Korea ferry: Messages from a sinking ship”–from BBC

April 17th, 2014

Remember to say “I love you” often.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27045924

South Korea ferry: Messages from a sinking ship

17 April 2014 Last updated at 10:53

As a South Korean ferry came to a shuddering halt and rapidly began to sink, some of those on board sent harrowing text messages to their loved ones.

My comments: Click the link above, and you can see a message from a student on board to his mother. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep the Smile

April 16th, 2014

Though not finding the beautiful shells as I expected, I still kept the smile. Read the rest of this entry »

“Blood moon: Sky gazers mesmerized as red hue lights up night sky”–from CNN

April 15th, 2014

You must click the link and watch the video! It’s a rare scene.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/15/tech/innovation/blood-moon/index.html

Blood moon: Sky gazers mesmerized as red hue lights up night sky

By Faith Karimi and Paul Vercammen, CNN
April 15, 2014 — Updated 1325 GMT (2125 HKT) | Filed under: Innovations

Los Angeles (CNN) — Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the “blood moon” crossing the Earth’s shadow Tuesday in all its splendor. Read the rest of this entry »

“Travelers’ choice: World’s top 25 destinations”–from CNN

April 15th, 2014

I love traveling. So this kind of lists always appeal to me.

Click the link and you can see the photos of 20 cities among the 25.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/08/travel/top-world-destinations-tripadvisor/index.html

Travelers’ choice: World’s top 25 destinations

By Marnie Hunter, CNN
April 8, 2014 — Updated 0410 GMT (1210 HKT)

(CNN) — You blinked and a quarter of the year flew by. It’s time to plan a vacation. Read the rest of this entry »

What Is the Story Behind the Picture?

April 14th, 2014

This was the picture the contestants based their story on at last Saturday’s New Taipei Junior High School English Speech Contest. I posted it here with the permission from the host school. Read the rest of this entry »

16 Tips on Being Happy–”16種快樂方法 有科學根據” from UDN

April 13th, 2014

This article is followed by its original English version from The Huffington Post.

http://udn.com/NEWS/HEALTH/HEA7/8608912.shtml

16種快樂方法 有科學根據

【聯合報╱記者吳佳珍、鄭涵文/輯譯】

2014.04.13 05:03 pm
做哪些事情可以讓快樂指數提升?《赫芬頓郵報》(The Huffington Post)整理出16種經科學驗證,並能讓你更快樂的小訣竅

This two-dimensional happiness matrix efficiently shows different ways to happiness. Read the rest of this entry »

A Special Campus–New Taipei Municipal Jhanghe Junior High School

April 12th, 2014

This morning I went to Jhanghe Junior High School in Chungho to judge a speech contest. Heading for the contest room, I was attracted by what was displayed along the hallway–the flags of countries around the world. A good way to raise students’ awareness of the global village!

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A Three-Minute Video That Might Make You Cry

April 11th, 2014

Believe in Good….

This is a video posted on FB by my sister-in-law who lives in Canada. Watching it, I was moved to tears, especially when the little girl shows up in school uniform, indicating she is receiving education, which she could have only dreamed about. Read the rest of this entry »