This I Thought was True
Everyone Has A Long Vacation Every Year
Everyone has a long vacation every year. This I thought was true. Unless you are a teacher or work for yourself, long vacations will not be with you for the rest of your life. It’s easy to say that’s not a big deal, but it’s different once you’re actually living it. Other than getting free time, summer vacation and winter vacation also signify the end of a chapter when school wraps up. School is like a gigantic pill: it’s easier to swallow when it’s broken down to little pieces, one semester at a time. Once you start working, there will not be a sense of closure at the end of every year. Winter is freezing and summer is hot. That’s all it will mean to you. There’s still new work to do every time you step into your workplace. It’s easier to try to get fired than convincing your boss to let you take off for three months.
We often see characters in movies blowing cars up by throwing a lit match or firing a bullet at the gas tank. If cars exploded so easily, wouldn’t we have a stricter policy on cigarettes at gas stations? With all the careless smokers on earth, everyone would have to be strip-searched for matches and lighters prior to approaching the gas pump the way airports scan us before we reach the gate.
2018/08/29 (星期三) 10:03
A genius’ life would be easy and cool. This I thought was true. My sister has told me repeatedly she wishes to have the brain of a genius. This is what I told her: Have you ever worked with people who are completely incompetent or talked to someone who doesn’t seem to have a thought in his head? That’s what a genius feels like, every single day.
2018/08/15 (星期三) 10:03
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Oliver shows up with a user manual he needs to study in order to teach his grandfather how to watch the news online. He tells Annie that his grandfather is having a hard time learning to use new technology. Annie explains to Oliver why his school assigns classes according to ability and reminds him not to be too proud.
2018/09/19 (星期三) 10:07
The Hakka Tung Blossom Festival is one of the most beautiful floral eventsin Taiwan and the most passionate festival in spring. It usually begins in late March and lasts for 2 months. During this period, visitors can see tree tops covered with white tung flowers, creating a snow-like effect in the forest. That is why the festival has it nickname, “May Snow.” The Hakka Tung Blossom Festival is not only a floral festival but, more importantly, a ceremony in which the Hakka people pay honor to the heaven and earth and remind themselves to remember their roots and culture.
2018/07/30 (星期一) 9:34