From: I'm in science Facabook group
14 November 2011
11 November 2011
Photo from here
-Do you get the day off on Remembrance Day?
--No. We only will be having 2 mins of silence at 11 am.
-Is that because you talk too much?
I have a very different feeling toward the Remembrance Day! My whole philosophy about military, arm forces, war, and patriotism is not only different but can even be offensive to some. I am against all of them. I grew up in the war and I am still remembering the time we had to go to shelters because of Iraq bombings. There are always two sides of stories in a given war; both sides are the victims of some stupid politicians. If we have lost people, it was because we have also killed people from the other side. This is a conversation I will never have with my Canadian friends and colleagues who are strongly wearing the red poppies. I don’t think they will ever understand me.
Posted by Daisy at 09:53
10 November 2011
Photo from here.
“The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.”
Either by Ogden Nash or Charles Caleb Colton (I am not sure)
9 November 2011
Photo from here. “God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us- in the dreariest and most dreaded moments- can see a possibility of hope.” Maya Angelou
Some time ago, I had the pleasure of attending one of Maya Angelou’s talks. I was very excited about listing to her. When I bought the ticket, I told to myself that was an early birthday present for me. I went for the talk to be inspired and to figure out why this woman was so successful as she was. Although I never regret going to that talk (since I learned one or two things), the talk was not as inspiring as I hoped. I had heard better talks before. She is not one of those people that I call gifted public speakers. She was witty and smart but didn’t really do it for me.
However, what I learned was that I can be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. When she was talking about a rainbow, she was talking about her cripple poor uncle who not only changed her life but had an impact on other kids in the neighbourhood. When she was talking about a rainbow, she was talking about kindness and hope and how you can help someone get through their lives.
2 November 2011
I think I am ready to try that 30 days practice. The one that is saying if you do something persistently for 30 days, it will stick with you. I sort of believe in that and also I came across this article which inspired me to do this right now.
Therefore, for the next 30 days, I would like to polish my French a bit and review those grammar and vocabularies that are long forgotten. I have started with 30 minutes French study since yesterday.
I also need to go back to gym regularly. My body and soul needs it badly. But I cannot committee to the gym every day. First, because I don’t have time for it; second, it is not really healthy. I am hoping for 3 to 4 days per week.
I also would like to add writing to the list but for now I think it is better to add regular reading, at least one article per day and bed time reading.
Posted by Daisy at 07:14