Lost In My Own World

Taken on Song Chiang Road, in Taipei, Taiwan near our hotel, on the 12th of November 2006 with a Sony Cybershot DSC-P93 5.1 MP.

Yesterday’ scooter ride to my tutoring was almost pleasant. Except that it was quite cold. Cold for the arms. I need to get some gloves. It was a pleasant night, no rain in sight. Speaking of rain, it poured cats and dogs today.

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Kids are constantly testing the boundries and limits that are set upon them. It’s important to make them understand that if they misbehave, they will get punished. I sound like a disciplinarian, but it is true. There is no harm in having fun with the kids, but some will always try to see what they can get away with. Not handing in homework on time, not doing this or that. I find that the best way for them to work is that if they break the rules, there are always consequences. Naturally, you should always reward good students as well and set them as examples to follow.

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After I returned from scootering, it was about 9:30 PM. I enjoy tutoring, quick and to the point, there is no marking or extra work generated by it. You only have to get there.

Like I was saying, after coming back from tutoring, I thought I would listen to a movie. I thought I would watch Dr No, a good old fashion James Bond movie to give me a bit of perspective on the new Bond, Daniel Craig and the new movie, Casino Royale.

I don’t really know exactly when the gadgets became important, but suffice it to say that they were almost none present in Dr No. The most technological thing in the movie were the mechanical hands of Dr No. I think this was the 1st introduction to S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Actually, I just checked; it seems that Dr No was the 1st James Bond movie. Surprising that I chose that one at random. Maybe, I knew it and I wanted to compare it with the new movie.

There are many parallels that can be drawn between that movie and Casino Royale.

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I’m listening to Magneta Lane – Constant Lover. Really good tune.

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

4 thoughts on “Lost In My Own World”

  1. You’re right about boundaries. At the same time it’s important for the kids to actually push the boundaries so they start to get a sense of who they are and how they fit into the world. It’s the role of responsible adults to stop them from doing too much damage to themselves or others during the process.

  2. There is a good reason why Taiwanese schools aren’t recognized outside of Taiwan. Children need to push their knowledge boundaries. Behavior limits, that is another thing. I have seen some crazy things, but part of it is always the teacher’s fault, letting the kids get away with crazy things.

    In my classroom, I tolerate some humor, but I always have limits. Most of the time, the kids get in trouble if they don’t do classwork or homework.

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