-Apparently, it is assumed by the author that the senior female, who has more than one grandchild, tends to have difficulty in understanding something that the grandchild want to explain. However, insofar as the information from internet I collected, there is no evidence to show a possible connection between the capacity of understanding and the gender and age, as long as she is not suffering the Alzheimer’s disease.
The victory one gets after hard work is priceless.
– True! especially given the common situation that the hard work doesn’t always produce victory.
Opposites attract in the short-run and turn into a disaster in the long-run.
– Strongly agree, but sometimes the long-term opposite attraction makes people suffer a larger disaster.
Seasons change, but people don’t.
-All people change, aside from the most intelligent/stupid ones. (唯上知與下愚不移为。《論語．陽貨》怎么翻译？)
Talent doesn’t come from birth.
-Really? I am not sure. Only sure that mine doesn’t.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
-But neither of the ways is easy.
Don’t ever feel responsible for what your ancestors did in the past.
-That doesn’t look fair to me, I feel that most of parents are responsible for their offspring.
I can’t have a relationship with someone who can’t get along with my friends.
-But I think it should depend on your friends. What’s the content of the characters of them?
Cooking is an art; in this art, men are more artist than women.
-Perhaps men are more captious about food.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
-In terms of feeling, true.
One is defeated not by losing, but by failing to try.
-It really makes me feel regret that two years ago when I got refused by a girl, I didn’t try again…
Things that you want but cannot have, are the things that make you grow.
-Not always true, endometrial cancer, (I’m male.) for example…
Don’t delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone else has just thought of it, too.
-Especially true in terms of publishing a paper,
Girls are like phones. We love to be held, talked to, but if you press the wrong button you’ll be disconnected!
– Are females always that proud? Obviously no, but males really should learn to treat girls equal, especially good looking ones.
Luck is essential for success.
-Some times it is true, but by working hard, one will have more chances to try the luck.
May 15, 2008
It’s the end of another busy day here in Sichuan Province. Today was a sad day — not
many survivors have been found in areas devastated by the earthquake. The sheer scale and
loss of this tragedy is hitting people hard.
Because you’ve made a donation to Mercy Corps, I wanted to write and give you an update
of what’s going on here. I’m currently in the city of Chongqing with two Mercy Corps
colleagues. We set up a emergency response center today with our local partner, the China
Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. We’ll be conducting all our relief operations from
there. Crews have started reaching devastated cities, and now is the critical time to
Today, we bought enough water, noodles, milk, crackers and shelter supplies to fill 22
truckloads. Those items are bound for Mianyang, a city about three hours from here that
was absolutely ravaged by the earthquake. At least 7,300 people were killed in that city
alone, and many more are missing. People are sleeping on the streets because they’re
afraid their homes will collapse from aftershocks.
Things are changing so fast. Today I felt that chaos. But your generous donations are
helping rush relief to survivors. You are making a difference.
My colleagues and I will continue to post updates on the situation at
http://www.mercycorps.org/chinaearthquake. Thank you again for your support. We couldn’t
do this without you.
Senior Program Officer
Address: #112, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam Road.