Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I've selected two journals from my grade 5 students. Please note that they were assigned a free topic for homework.

Korea is about competition, competition, competition.

We've taken all tests. I got 95%. Brian's mom is a congressman. Also my mom is too. My mom said just beat Brian. And I did. So I'm gonna have a new family. A cute puppy, Toipuddle. It's name will be "Maison." I will study harder in next big test, and have another family.

Now this one is just sad. I thought that the young will bring about change in this discriminatory society...

[Should dumb or learning disabled children be allowed to study in regular school?]

These days, alot of people have some bad problems. Dumb or learning disabled children are one example of bad problems. Let's think about studying with dumb friends.
We know that we have to help them, but many problems would happen. When people who are dumb have a quarral, the teacher would punish regular students without condition. And then, they can't be joined with friends. Lately dumb get bullied. The most important problem is not receiving a suitable education. Everyone needs a suitable education. If we study with dumb friends, we can't learn many things, because the teacher will have to be concerned with only that kind of people. Therefore we can't get perfect information from teachers. The class in regular school is for regular students not for dumb kids, so the class there is not right for dumb students.

To be fair, most of the students write wonderful, insightful journals. The funny thing is the two students who wrote these journals are actually best friends. Haha.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Where did you come from??

Thank you, little mosquito for whispering in my ear. It's 6:30 am on a Sunday morning and I'm up. I really was going to try to sleep in, you know. But, thank you!

Friday, October 24, 2008

An Annoyance

Ugh. One thing I can't stand is people who catch a cold, go to work, makes scenes to make sure people know that they are sick, yet talk about how they stayed out until 3 in the morning the night prior. I mean, do they not have any sense of responsibility? Working in Asia does mean going into work no matter what. Got mono? Poor you! A fever? Here, take a tylenol. The runs? Hee hee, you can go to the bathroom anytime you like. Being sick with a cold is plain awful and being expected to go to work is just horrible. But since that's they way the work culture is here, don't you owe it to yourself and your colleagues to not go out and booze it up (or at least, talk about it all morning)? Come on, people!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Want to watch...

Synecdoche, New York directed by Charlie Kaufman - Theater director Caden Cotard's life in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his body's autonomic functions. Worried about the transience of his life, he moves his theater company to a warehouse in New York City. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father by Kurt Kuenne - Began as an attempt to present Zachary with a means of getting to know Andrew Bagby -- his murdered father. Tragically, prior to the film's completion Zachary himself was killed by his mother Shirley Turner. The film chronicles Andrew Bagby's life, the murder of Zachary and the struggle of Zachary's grandparentsto change the system that allowed such a tragedy to happen.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Try the Luther Burger! A bacon cheesburger with Krispy Kreme doughnuts as buns!

But I don't feel like death...

thanks to....

Morning Care!