Sunday, May 25, 2008

Just read around a dozen entries on Gentarasa 2008. Some good reviews, some bad reviews. But personally for me, it was an eye opener. A nice experience. And enjoyable. Me not an artsy-fartsy guy so cant really comment about the show as a whole. Me and my buddy had a great time. Though it wouldve been better if my buddy wasnt Ali.

Friday, May 23, 2008

A nice cool breeze blew across Woodlands. I was on my way to tuition when i overheard a little boy asking his mother about the wind. His sister, whom i guess to be in p2, said something that tickled me. She asked him, "Don't you noe what is G-O-D?"

We were going in opposite directions so i didnt manage to hear the rest of the story. I continued walking and wondered -- what if the little Chinese girl gets older, studies Geography and realises that "Wind is the flow of air or other gases that compose an atmosphere. It occurs as air is heated by the Sun and thus rises. Cool air then rushes to occupy the area from which the hot air has now moved. It could be loosely classed as a convection current."

Teaching is really not as easy as it seems. When they say uve got to hv the passion, u really have got to have the passion. This 'passion' must be kept burning like the Olympic torch. One is bound to encounter failures, poor attitude and the likes when one decides to teach and these things do dampen the will to teach.

Always try to keep reminding myself this in case one day i forget why i wanted to have a taste of teaching.

It is easy to get bored doing the things you always do. You either moan and groan about it or find ways to look at it in a positive way. Seems easy but it really isnt.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's amazing trying to understand what goes on in the minds of youths nowadays. What happened to seeking permission before going anywhere? Or listening to what parents say? Cant they not see that their parents are trying hard not to give up? Or is that what kids nowadays really want -- to be free? Left alone to fend for themselves?

"Parents should be more understanding. They should try to understand that the world today is different from their time. We have computers, shopping malls, cinemas, bowling alleys, and the list goes on. We need to go out with our friends. Chill. They should put themselves in our shoes and see things from our perspective."

"All you do is go out with your friends. You come back home late after school. When you're home, you're always locked up in ur room on ur laptop. When do you help out with the dishes? Or laundry? The least you could do is tidy up your room. How many times do i have to tell you all this? Has been going on for years yet you never change."

It would be ideal for there to be a balance.

But I believe things fall into place at the right time. Youth should accept that things may not always go their way. And the reason why it is so may never be understood. The balance would seem to be more in favour of parents but youths should understand that as the days go by, when the time is right, parents will slowly allow the balance to slowly balance out and eventually tilt in favour of their kids.

But sadly not everyone thinks this way. They force the balance to tilt against their parents. And this in turn results in friction. This friction is one that will always be won by youths no matter how firm their parents are.

Parents would be left feeling crushed and hurt and disappointed and even more hurt that their kids can no longer be controlled. No kids should ever make their parent feel this way. Kids should understand, or at least try to understand how their parents think of their actions.

By putting themselves in their parent's shoes.

Sometimes some kids deserve to be shot.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Been a while since i last wrote.

I was reminded that it's been a year since that fateful day. Glad to still be alive. While some may have lost their loved ones, it only serves as a reminder that u'll never how life unfolds itself. Thus always do good.

Ironman's great. 4 minutes's catchy. On a mission to get back in shape.