Cultural Trip in England– “英倫行腳:從老志工和小學生看英國文化素養”–from UDN

July 27th, 2014

If my memory serves me right, the author was a student I taught for one year at Chiehshow Junior High School.

http://mag.udn.com/mag/news/storypage.jsp?f_MAIN_ID=488&f_SUB_ID=5831&f_ART_ID=525669

英倫行腳:從老志工和小學生看英國文化素養

【鄭緯筌╱知名部落客】2014/07/21

今年六月下旬,我去了一趟英國,參加由伯明罕大學所主辦的「文化資產」短期學程。在這段期間,我不但聽了許多文化觀光、博物館等領域的大師的精采課程,也有許多的收穫。為期兩週的參訪活動,安排得相當緊密又別具特色,無論是拜訪工業革命的發源地鐵橋谷、大英博物館、Wedgwood、Cadbury等地或場館,無一不讓我留下深刻的印象。 Read the rest of this entry »

“World’s coolest bookstores”–from CNN

July 26th, 2014

Guess what? Taiwan’s Eslite is on the list.

Click the link, and you’ll see the photos of these bookstores. Eslite is in the 17th.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/23/travel/worlds-coolest-bookstores/index.html

World’s coolest bookstores 

By Frances Cha, CNN
July 24, 2014 — Updated 2042 GMT (0442 HKT)

(CNN) — Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail. Read the rest of this entry »

Less Stuff, More Happiness–TED Talk by Graham Hill

July 25th, 2014

A good 5-minute talk for those who are learning to get rid of things to earn more space.

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“20 Words That Once Meant Somethin Very Different”–TED

July 24th, 2014

An interesting talk about the English language recommended by my dear friend Annie (詹麗馨) on FB.

http://ideas.ted.com/2014/06/18/20-words-that-once-meant-something-very-different/

20 words that once meant something very different

Anne Curzan

20140618 Read the rest of this entry »

“20 China travel tips that will make your journey easier”–from CNN

July 23rd, 2014

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/22/travel/china-travel-tips/index.html?hpt=travel_hp_blogroll

20 China travel tips that will make your journey easier

By Fiona Reilly, for CNN
July 23, 2014 — Updated 0117 GMT (0917 HKT)

(CNN) — Exploring China can rattle even veteran travelers.

And understandably so.

My comments: The word “rattle” used here brings a vivid picture to my mind.

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A Revised Entry about Tze-huang Dated 20130818

July 22nd, 2014

I have to make an apology to Tze-huang (謝志煌) for some incorrect information I put on the 20130818 entry in my blog by mistake. And I’d like to thank him for helpin me make the corrections. The following is the revised entry.

http://june.ettachou.com/2013/08/18/going-all-out-to-pursue-a-dream/#more-8591

HAPPINESS–”當不幸充斥… 此時更需要幸福素養”–from UDN

July 22nd, 2014

http://udn.com/NEWS/OPINION/X1/8819306.shtml

當不幸充斥… 此時更需要幸福素養

【聯合報╱王駿發/大仁科技大學校長、成大講座教授(屏縣鹽埔)】

2014.07.22 02:38 am

最近國內外不安的新聞相當多,例如烏克蘭與俄羅斯支持的烏東叛軍之間的戰爭,導致馬航被飛彈擊落;美國加州大學聖塔芭芭拉校區的槍擊案,造成七人死亡;台北捷運也發生震驚全國的砍人事件。我們感受到,世界許多角落幸福似乎已變成一種奢求。 Read the rest of this entry »

On Parenting–”王正方/教育子女 存乎一心”–from UDN

July 21st, 2014

http://udn.com/NEWS/OPINION/OPI4/8817076.shtml

王正方/教育子女 存乎一心

【聯合報╱王正方】

2014.07.21 02:21 am

宴請廿多年未見的舊友,她帶著一雙兒女出現。俊哥美女,兒子年方廿一,已經拿到哈佛大學的電腦碩士,女兒在讀醫學院,中英文俱佳,優秀得不像話。 Read the rest of this entry »

“7 Amazing Pieces of Advice No One Ever Gave You”–from TIME

July 20th, 2014

http://time.com/3007462/amazing-advice/?utm_source=pulsenews&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29

7 Amazing Pieces of Advice No One Ever Gave You

Jessica Stillman                                            

The best advice for those looking to achieve great things is often the least repeated Read the rest of this entry »

Another Happy Gathering with Tze-huang

July 19th, 2014

Remember the man in the photo? He’s a former student who is going all out for his dream and whose story I related on last year’s August 18 entry. http://june.ettachou.com/2013/08/18/ Read the rest of this entry »