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subtle hyperbole

expect the unexpected

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It's been a long while since I came to LiveJournal, and I probably won't be back for a while.

Facebook has taken over the role of the LiveJournal, but I have a lot of valuable memories archived here. It would be interesting when Scott is an adult and read his dad's private thoughts as a young adult.

成績單
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我的感想是成績只是成績而已。成績不好以後也能成功,成績好未來也不一定幸福。人生比一張成績單複雜多了。

teach
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When I first became a doctor, I was already well aware of my role as a teacher--to educate patients and parents about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to get better from illnesses.

It wasn't until much later when I realized that my patients are actually doing much of the teaching.

As I gained experience, I learned from my patients the course of diseases and how the human body reacts to illnesses. They also taught me the variability of the human condition. But most importantly, my patients taught me the resilience of the physical body and the human spirit.

driven
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While reading "Teach Your Children Well" by Madeline Levine, I started thinking about why I studied so hard in school.

One thing is certain--it wasn't my parents driving me. I have never been tutored, but I have tutored others for countless number of hours. My parents have no idea what classes I took in high school and what grades I got. I worked hard because I wanted to win. Academics was a game, and I was going to win at any cost.

And I did win. I got straight A's in high school, and I still remember my final GPA after four years at UCLA: 3.98 I started to strike a balance in college, because I had my share of fun. I had one of the best times of my life at UCLA. At the same time, I remember how distraught I felt when I got my only B in college. In retrospect, it would not have mattered at all. At the time, I felt that my perfect record of A's through college was shattered.

I toiled through medical school, not because it was challenging (it was). I only made it harder for myself because I had to be the top of my class again. I put so much pressure on myself. I guess it did get me a comfortable life, but I was a mess going through those years. It didn't have to be that way. I would have become a doctor just the same, but my overwhelming need to "win" at all cost put tremendous pressure on me.

I hope to instill a different type of spirit for my son. While I love learning, I did not have to treat my academic career as a rat race. I want my son to love learning and learn for the sake of learning. The joy in acquiring new knowledge and skill is something we already share, and I am going to foster that spirit further.

stanley
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I've decided that it's a hybrid between "Antichamber" and "Portal".

If you enjoyed either game, you just might have a good time with it . . . unless, of course, you actually want to beat the game.

madeline levine
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"While we all hope our children will do well in school, we hope with even greater fervor that they will do well in life. Our job is to help them to know and appreciate themselves deeply; to aproach the world with zest; to find work that is exciting and satisfying, friends and spouses who are loving and loyal; and to hold a deep belief that they have something meaningful to contribute to society. That is what it means to teach our children well."

epic
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In an ancient sea teeming with strange creatures, a small fish is evolving. Thunders crash down mercilessly, as if determined to destroy the new creation. Despite its diminutive size, this animal is fated to become one of the greatest living things ever ruled the earth.

hips
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"They do everything together. They're practically attached at the hips."

Scott commented on his stuffed animals.

blog
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To encourage Scott to blog daily, I have to be a good role model and blog more regularly also.

Yesterday, Scott went to the first day of his new Chinese school. He came out beaming and eager to share with us his new Chinese knowledge. We had to stop him from doing his Chinese school homework because he didn't want to stop himself. It's pretty insane.

We went to Golf n' Stuff this afternoon for a birthday party. There were only two guests at the party, which means that Scott is considered as the birthday boy's best friend.

In fact, we learned that Scott's friends are tussling to be his friend. It's a true testament of Scott's character.

We had a nice dinner at Park Avenue restaurant afterward. It's a nice and relaxing weekend.

冬季住宿
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您好,

我們一家三口(兩位大人一位六歲小朋友)打算今年十二月回台觀光兩個禮拜,現在正打聽台北短期住宿。

我們計畫十二月二十一日到,一月二日離開。

請問您有房間嗎? 房錢怎麼算?

謝謝!

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