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Three Levels of Student: Which one are/were you?
Friday, March 9, 2007
The Tamil scripturs speak of three levels of student. The first level is like a swan or a cow. If you give a swan a bowl of milk mixed with water, it has the capacity to extract the milk, leaving the water behind. Likewise, the topmost student will always glean what is good and valuable in a situation and leave anything undesirable behind. A cow accomplishes the same thing, but with a different technique. Initially, he ingests everything while grazing, but then he brings it up again, chews it well, and spits out anything undesirable.
The second level of student is compared to a parrot or an apple seed. If you teach a parrot to say "Ram, Ram," he will say "Ram, Ram." Teach him to say, "Poppycock," and he will say, "Poppycock." In either case, he will have no idea of the meaning behind his utterance. If you plant an apple seed, you will get an apple tree and only an apple tree. No new development will emerge. Similarly, this type of student never really goes deep to understand and integrate the teachings. Instead, he simply regurgitates back exactly what he heard.
The third level of student is likened to a goat, buffalo, pot with holes, or tea strainer. A goat can be restless. He will eat a little here, then a little there. He doesn't stick to one place and go deep. If a buffalo comes to a clear pool of water to drink, he will first roll around in the water, strring up all the mud, and then drink. Likewise, for some students, no sooner do they hear the teachings, than they get muddled in their minds.
A pot with holes represents the proverbial "in one ear, out the other" approach to learning: nothing of value is retained. At least that is better than the last category, the tea strainer. This type of student only retains the dregs; if anything undesirable comes along, that is what attracts his interest.
So, which one are you? As I have mentioned earlier, my math teacher called me a parrot, and, indeed, I think of myself as a parrot. =3
Birdbrain = Smartass?
Thursday. 3.8.07 2:06 am
I got an A+ on my math test today, and my teacher called me a birdbrain. Why? He said I was as smart as a parrot...
Definition of BIRDBRAIN: a stupid, foolish, or scatterbrained person.
This duck walks into a convenience store and asks the clerk, "Do you have any grapes?"
The clerk says no, and the duck leaves.
The next day, the duck returns and asks, "Do you have any grapes?"
The clerk again says no, and the duck leaves.
The day after that, the duck walks in the store again and asks "Do you have any grapes?"
The clerk screams at the duck, "You've come in here the past two days and asked if we had any grapes. I told you no every time that we don't have any grapes! I swear if you come back in here again, and ask for grapes, I'll nail your webbed feet to the floor!!"
The duck left, and returned the next day. This time he asked, "Do you have any nails?"
The clerk replied, "No," and the duck said, "Good! Got any grapes?"
Nothing to talk about lately All tests tests tests
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
It's almost the end of term 2 and the teachers are just FLOODING the students with tests. I had to do a quiz and a test today. Tomorrow I'll have 2 tests in a row. and on Thursday I have 2 more tests T_T. And I thought high school was supposed to be easy...
Anyway, it's almost spring break and I have nothing planned. Maybe I'll go skiing or hiking. Or maybe I could just sit in front of the computer all day listening to Dilated and randomjunk's endless arguments. The latter's not a bad choice actually. =]
A man sees a gorilla in his tree and calls the cops, they say it's the gorilla that escaped from the zoo we will send somebody out.
A few minutes later a zoo truck pulls up a man gets out with a dog, a set of handcuffs and a shotgun.
The Zoo man asks for the homeowner's help.
The homeowner asks what he has to do and the zoo man says, "I will climb up in the tree and knock the gorilla to the ground, the dog will run up and bite him in the crotch and then you handcuff him!"
The homeowner says "What's the shotgun for?"
The zoo man says, "In case that gorilla knocks me out of the tree, shoot that damn dog!"
Sunday, March 4, 2007
It's snowing... In March?!
Thursday, March 1, 2007
How beautiful. It snowed last night... But this is March! It was sunny all day long. These snow didn't melt completely yet... Woo Get a picture!
(This is what I see if I look left... I live beside a forest...)
This the Vancouver. To get to U.S.A., we only need one or two hours of driving. So I was wondering if it snowed in U.S.A. too?
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Found this while surfing the web... I find it interesting...
(Lol this picture reminds me of a Christmas movie.)
You can see the girl's[YES IT'S A GIRL] original face on that picture. She was hit by a drunk driver and was stuck in her car. She got severe burns and... I have no idea what happened to her nose... UNFORTUNATELY, she lived...
There are pictures in the Full Story below. There's a warning too...
**Warning! The images in the following story are horrifying.
Children below the ages of 18 must ask their parents before continuing.
(I don't know why this warning is here. The pictures aren't scary at all to me... Is it because I look at too many horror films and stuff?)
Okay too scary or whatever? Here's a joke to lighten the mood.
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red but they just went on through.
The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself, "I must be losing it, I could have sworn we just went through a red light."
After a few more minutes they came to another intersection and the light was red again and again they went right though.
This time the woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous and decided to pay very close attention to the road and the next intersection to see what was going on.
At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was definitely red and they went right through and she turned to the other woman and said, "Mildred! Did you know we just ran through three red lights in a row! You could have killed us!"
Mildred turned to her and said, "Oh, am I driving?"
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