Skills are what define a master.
A good chef can not merely know how to cook. At the same time, he must also know how to appreciate food, in order to cook great food, don’t you agree?
I’m sure most of you have met a good teacher before. Besides knowing how to teach, he must had known how each student (including you) learns, in order to teach effectively, right?
This applies to every profession. We need to put ourselves in our audience’s shoes, to understand what they expect from us. Then, we should try our best to live up to their expectations.
Do you have the skills to become a master?
I Got Skills
Sometimes, life is just too much. Too much confusion and deception. The hustle and bustle of city life can be overwhelming at times, and an escapade is required to regain ourselves.
An escapade? Yes, a visit to a sanctuary, where we relax our minds, and clear our meddled thoughts. When everything is albeit too much, I like to take a walk in the park.
The park is a special place to me, as it is where serenity can be found.
The breeze. It rustles the leaves, and soothes our skin gently.
The sun. It casts shadows on the ground that dance around playfully, and the rays of sunlight tingle our skin.
The birds. They chirp harmoniously, and hop around lively. Watching them is a simple pleasure itself.
All this teaches us to appreciate how beautiful nature is. No matter what hardship you’ve been through, I’m sure a walk in the park will be able to brighten up your day.
After a walk, with thoughts settled and mind calmed, I’m ready to venture out into the world again.
I’m Sean, and 16 years old in the year of 2015. I love math and Origami.
I commit to this blog to for many reasons. One of them is to post my experiences in life, so I can reflect back on them at some point in the future. I also write some advice on studying. (I find that it actually makes me study better when it put my methods down in words.)
Oh, and I usually post a short essay every day or so. It’s how I practice my writing and my creative mind. And yeah, it’s pretty awesome when you know someone out there in the wide, wide world has read your essay.
The thing I like about blogging is the people we meet through it. We get the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, that share the same interest as us. Blogs bring us together, those who share the same passion.
Well, if you have a passion for writing, Origami, or math, consider following me! I’d love to have some feedback on my essays 🙂
Sometimes when you are studying, you might encounter a sequence of stuff to memorise. Such as a few elements, a few people, or any stuff that seems random and messed up. You might go: Woah, how am I going to remember this?
When that occurs, mnemonics can give you a helping hand. Not to mention they’re quite fun to make!
For example, the fractions of petroleum are:
- Petroleum gas
- Lubricating oil
- Fuel oil
So what you want to do is create a sentence (a nonsensical one), with the first letter of each word corresponding to the first letter of each item in the list.
I would put, say,
Poor Peter Never Kiss D Little Fat Baby
All you have to do is remember this sentence, so your mind can effortlessly relate and recall the list items. It works magically right? Give it a try!
For a start, create a mnemonic for your name, and post it as a comment below! And have fun too 🙂
Last updated on 3/1/2015
I read an article in the paper today, and I found it quite interesting.
The gist of it is that parents put too much stress on their young children in academics. Well, at least that’s the case with the adults around me.
At a young age, children should allowed to enjoy their childhood. They should play, and learn things with their own inquisitiveness. Playing is quite an effective way of learning. Time flies, and before they know it, their childhood has passed by.
Unfortunately, children these days have to go to tuition classes, as young as the age of 7. This is really unnecessary. Let them study at their own pace, let them find their own rhythm. Each child is unique, and the most effective way to teach them may differ.
Personally, the most important thing in an exam is to do your best. If you have done that, you’ve succeeded. Success in the exam doesn’t mean topping the class.
Indeed, the first place isn’t something that matters a lot. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. If you have the ability to get it, why not?
Change, is an omnipresent force. Like entropy, it always increases.
Change is a good thing. It may be undesirable, but we have to step out of our comfort zone every once in a while.
Change teaches us to suit ourselves to the surrounding environment. If something doesn’t go your way, don’t try to change the world. Try to change yourself. Changing yourself is much more easier than changing the world, right?
As a quote used to say, it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.
Be the Change
So, here’s some poem I wrote in class, based on the famous novel 射雕英雄传. Read the first character of each line for a titbit.
In the blink of an eye, another year has passed, and hello 2015!
2014 has been an awesome year. The unforgettable experiences, the memorable people I’ve met, and the astounding achievements I managed. Yeah, I’ll miss them all.
New year, new resolutions. As for my blog, I plan to write an article at least once every two days, to improve my writing skills.
I’ve been wanting to write a blog for a long time, but then, I almost never finish a full draft to publish an article. Maybe it’s the laziness in me? So, I think I should just type out whatever comes to my mind. (Which is actually what I’m doing right now.)