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Watch Out!  Social Networking can Cost Your Iob

  

As many people indulge in social networking activities, they might have lost the sight of the risk of losing their existing job or a potential one.   When used inappropriately, social networking sites can cost you your job.

  

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Turning kids into test-taking machines

 

I know that I am like a broken record when it comes to education.  I have a strong belief of how children should be raised, which is to allow them to enjoy as much a carefree and happy childhood as possible.  I have seen parents enrolling their kids in Kumon, a cram school in the United States originated from Japan where overeager parents and cram school teachers promote mind-numbing drill-and-kill students, disregarding the importance of the quality of student learning.  When it comes to the happiness of kids, that kind of cramming is negatively correlated. 

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It’s never too late to learn a new skill - My experience in learning how to bike

 

This was first written in August 2011, published in the note in my facebook account.  I decided to publish this article in my blog as well.  The entire event took place in August 2011.

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If you ask us if laissez-faire parenting works, I would say yes.  Or maybe it is just my husband’s gene that works.  If you ask me how to raise gifted children, I would say to just let nature take the course.  If your children are truly gifted, you really don't have to worry about their study or push them any harder.  They will do fine by themselves.  I have seen parents enrolling kids in Kumon (a little bit like Taiwan’s cram school) to accelerate the study of their “non-gifted” children to train them to be considered as gifted.  The problem with that is that things will eventually catch up.  These kids will have trouble catching up eventually and will have to drop out of the program no matter how much they are being crammed, as intelligence is not something that can be crammed.

 

What about our laissez-faire parenting?  When I go shopping, I would sometimes visit the toy department to fish out toys that are on sale.  This way, I will have toys at hand to reward my kids as an encouragement for their good behaviors.  Our parenting attitude leans toward laissez faire parenting style which empowers children to make their own decisions and enables them to experience consequences of their choices.  We rarely push our kids to study.  We try to motivate them with rewards (Rewards could be money besides toys to teach them how to use money.  I let my kids pick which method they prefer) and encouragement.  We try to make learning fun for them. 

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Oh, it is all so complicated

The different programs to swallow

My puny brain almost exploded

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Thank God!  She is not a Taiwanese.

 

中國時報大老闆蔡衍明, 聯合報系發行人王效蘭- 台灣媒體大亨接二連三說出認同中共獨裁政權的爭議言論

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A Scary and Bumpy Ride

 

It was a scary and bumpy ride this morning. The commute to work was pretty bad. We were basically sliding on a thick layer of ice, kind of like the shaved ice refrozen, bumping all the way to work.

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