To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First day of 2010 university classes

Hahaha YES, a bit a struggle my first day was, got so tied up in the morning getting a re-stamp  for my new passport to the new immigration office and had to run to work getting rid of being late. Just whew, didn't have any clue that it would take more than an hour  to get the  transaction done.

Anyway, I had a good time in classes and I got to school early hehe. I just see to it I had the "firsts" in the year documented, not all though hehe!

Monday blues aren't in my vocabulary, with these both fun and great students no teacher would ever find Monday a pain.

It's no surprise to have lesser attendance after mid-terms, I don't know well,  perhaps the students give themselves  a break; however, I'm thankful that at least many still showed up. There were still absences  though but not that many.

We had the pair work speaking activities, they just had to add on some details to make the conversation pratices. Due to time constraints, reading was allowed but not entirely in the whole presentation, glances were better encouraged and speaking of "firsts" they did it well!

These show how they prepare for the speaking presentations, yes, including scratching the head loolol!

And I was surprised I got Hersheys from a Thai colleague next to my room, this was a New Year gift. He just went inside so I had to stop discussing and he handed me this. I thought that was being kind and nice. Hersheys summed up my classes, I sat down and took my choc grab before I left the room. Hmm,,of course smiling as I'm pleased how my day went.

The first day was over, I was admittedly exhausted getting into the routine again but yes, I survived! lolol!


  1. It seems you are happy with your work.

    Can we exchange link?

  2. Thanks Ely! sure, would be glad to. I'll get back to this tonight and arrange the links, off to work lolol! Have a nice day! :D