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Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Wise Old Teacher

I met him at a local gym one day. I helped him out over there a few times;lending him a hand with the weights. From the way he spoke, I knew he was an English teacher or at least a professional. I asked him his name and to my astonishment, he was actually my sister's English tuition teacher. (The name of the the teacher is kept confidential for privacy reasons). His about 60 years old and a retired English teacher of S.M.K. Methodist (A.C.S.) Sitiawan back in his days. He taught my current English teachers before! From what I heard from my sister he would use a ruler(a metal one probably) to hit his students knuckles for any English mistakes. That's gotta hurt! Here's a quote from this wise old English Teacher:

"I like teaching but I dislike correcting my students mistakes. I correct them but they repeatedly do them again. Well, that's life, we do mistakes,correct them and repeat them again."

If I remembered correctly that's what he said. I don't think that's exactly what he said but the message's there. Think about it and it really makes lots of sense. Many mistakes we humans do big or small are done once again. Maybe it's because of our lackadaisical and nonchalant attitude. That's human; an imperfect being.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What's Up with 10/10/10?

It's been quite a while now since I've blogged. Well this time, I'm giving my opinion on this very date. Many newlyweds planned and proceeded with their wedding ceremony on 10/10/10 thinking it as an auspicious date. In contrast, my country's religious groups say that the date it really isn't auspicious at all. From my point of view, I consider this date A special date as it only occurs once every century. That goes the same for 1/1/1, 2/2/2, 3/3/3, 4/4/4, 5/5/5, 6/6/6, 7/7/7, 8/8/8, 9/9/9, 11/11/11 and 12/12/12 that occurs respectively with the year. But if you think in a different perspective which is that these dates occur in a row following an 88 years cycle, these dates would really special and a tad auspicious. Futhermore , in Chinese beliefs the number 8 symbolises

That's all for now. Gotta study for the exams. BB and happy 10/10/10.

UPDATE ON 21/10/2010
About the same topic, there's another date auspicious to couples which is 20/10/2010. See how the date says twenty ten twice? In my country more couples have their wedding dinner on this date instead than on 10/10/10.
I consider unique as this occurs 2 more times in the 2nd millennium which is 20/11/2011 and 20/12/2012. The next time this will happen is in the 3rd millennium. The world should commemorate these dates as it only occurs 12 times in a millennium. BB.