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I Saw Myself, When I Gazed into Your Eyes

I guess, that, was what drove me to offer you the help, because I saw myself, when I gazed into your eye, and the moments of my past, came flooding back, had someone lend me a helping hand when I was there (in the past), then, maybe, I wouldn’t have had it this hard, and now, you appeared before me, in my “old shoes”, how can I not help you out? 270 more words

Life

The Love Chain

Translated…

I was raised, in a single parent household, but, in the shelter of my mother’s hard work, I’d grown up, without any worries, and in a carefree manner too. 371 more words

Life

After the Television is Turned Off, a Unique Way to Educate

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After my eldest, my second child too, is graduating from NTU this year.  Since when they were younger, we never had cable television, other than the newscasts and a few cartoons, there are rarely any chances they’d sat down in front of the television. 408 more words

Life

What I learned in PST (and other cultural notes)

“Good teachers know that discomfort and pain are often signs that truth is struggling to be born among us” -Parker J. Palmer

Eleven weeks ago, I stepped off an airplane in a place that I knew very little about.

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Culture

追风筝的人 - The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner has been my favorite book since the first time I read it in English. It’s a beautiful, touching story and the author, Khaled Hosseini has a gift with words and describing things that I really think is quite rare. 588 more words

China

Today is a new day... START!

There are a lot of things that people our age worry about; when I say ‘our age’ I’m speaking of over 25, though I can see anyone in their 20’s having these feelings. 954 more words

Do As the Locals Do

The first time I experienced altitude sickness was in 2009 when I traveled to La Paz, Bolivia. Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America, whose landscape is shrouded in desert. 727 more words

Travel