Hey, happy New Year! (and happy Chinese New Year in just a few more days!)
This is a book response to the novel the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, and will mention briefly the 2005 film of the same title. Some flaws exist in this essay and therefore I do not recommend using it as any form of study material.
Continue reading “A Jolly Revisit to Narnia”
At first glance, the Death of the Moth seemed like an ordinary essay one would randomly jot down in his or her diary, some unparticularly significant matters on an unspecific day; it seems like the essay is the collective result of a mindless account of things, where nothing is organized, nor does it make any sense to me. However, after taking a closer look at the Death of the Moth, I had finally caught up with the swift thoughts of perhaps one of the most brilliant modernist writers I have ever seen to date, along with her life, her sufferings, and ultimately her death. Contrasting how little I knew when I first read this story, the finally-caught-on realization when I re-read the book 2 or 3 times, magnified my amazement, as well as my respect for Virginia Woolf, this unusually exceptional pioneer of feminism and modernism.
Continue reading “The Death of the Moth: Book Response”
It has been…well, it has been many days since the new semester started, and it seems I haven’t slowed down once. This is not a bad thing, of course, to always have your eyes on something or always in pursuit of a goal. But I also read that, being busy doesn’t necessarily translate to improvements in productivity…So, not entirely a good thing either, I guess?
Continue reading “Woah Busy Busy Busy!”
When I say that the one who teaches others actually receives more, I mean it.
A few weeks after I got into this university, I went to a conference where the host introduced Chinese Language Center and the Chinese tutors who voluntarily work and help foreign students on the campus. And I immediately knew I had to sign up for this.
Continue reading “I’m a Chinese Tutor in Soochow University, and I’m Proud to Be One”
Yesterday, I read an article discussing bilingual education in Taiwan and our government’s endeavor towards making people of Taiwan with a deeper “world view”. The author expressed disapproval to the government’s actions towards building a bilingual country and how the government tries to integrate the idea of Bilingual education into the New Southbound Policy, a concept by President Tsai.
Edit: welp, I can’t seem to find the article now.
Continue reading “(Brief) Thoughts on Bilingual Education in Taiwan”
This news report was written on May. 6 by Joshua Lan & me.
The following article was written for a course that my friend Joshua and I take. In the end, this assignment was canceled. However, knowing this would be a great topic to cover, I decided to keep it and further expand on the issue here.
Continue reading “The Constant Struggles of Uber in Taiwan｜May. 6, 2019”
This story was written on Apr. 29 by me.
Just days ago, a photo amazed the world. It is the first picture of a black hole human have ever captured. Since then, it has been everywhere. The photo is so popular and widely discussed that the world has gotten into the craze of space exploration, pretty much like the time when Armstrong first laid his feet onto the surface of the moon.
Continue reading “Cosmic Fear｜Apr. 29, 2019”
This article was written on Mar. 25 by me.
I have always been interested in the consumer technology industry, and I could not be more excited when I heard that the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC, announced that they were in the business of consumer-grade VR headsets back in 2016. I was too happy about this news, I decided to write an article about it when I was still in high school. I saw it last night and decided to rewrite it completely and give the topic some 2019 updates (because I still love this topic.)
Continue reading “History of Virtual Reality｜Mar. 25, 2019”
This story was written on Mar. 18 by me.
It’s just fascinating to think about the fact that every individual of us speaks a certain yet very distinct, fully personalized pattern of language, and have an unintentional formulation of choice of words. As far as I know, this happens in people speaking their native language, as well as foreign languages. We all tend to speak, write, and express emotions with a selection of words and phrasings that even we ourselves sometimes aren’t aware of.
Continue reading “A Brief Look into How We Speak｜Mar. 18, 2019”
This story was written on Mar. 11 by me.
Last week I talked about how my girlfriend and I got ourselves jobs. And this week I am going to talk about this new job and how I feel about it.
Continue reading “Part-Time Tutor? (Part 2)｜Mar. 11, 2019”