但是這個男生從來不放棄。他知道他沒有比我其他的學生好但是他就是一直堅持下去。一直到去年我才開始覺得Brandon is going to blossom he writes such good songs.
這個Manly selective school jazz band 的主唱經過非常激烈的海選。他居然是主唱。
I didn’t make him good , his persistence made himself a star.
Brandon teaches me such a lesson.
Never judge, never assume. And NEVER EVER GIVE UP.
Friday morning I was walking in city, emerging with frustrating thoughts about dealing with insurance, flood damage and tradies.
Saw a text telling me that Vanessa is gone.
I didn't even know Vanessa has Brain tumour. We haven't been keeping in touch since Uni time. However Taiwanese society in Sydney is small and we are around the same age so everyone knows everyone. I knew just two years ago she had another baby and I was secretly very happy for her cause I knew she wants another baby.
She left behind two young kids.
Suddenly all my frustration about tradies and house feels so stupid. I couldn't sleep that night. Tuesday I will go to Vanessa's funeral. And this is the first time I have ever been to a friend's funeral.
Have so much to say from my head but no words can express entirely what I want to say. Beyond sadness I realise life is indeed very short. Set your priority and fill it.
Love your smile Vanessa. There is no more tumour and no more suffering.
This is worth watching.
I especially like the "don't have a dream. just set little short term goals and do very very well" and " don't rush" " don't panic, you will soon be dead"
I love Tim Minchin (he wrote the musical Matilda). funny, talent, wise man. Such good content, awesome speaker and such charisma.
1. You don't have to have a dream (have goals)
2. don't seek happiness (make someone else happy)
3. It's all luck (being born is luck)
4. Exercise (workout)
5. Be hard on your opinions
6. Be a teacher (share ideas, rejoice what you learn and spray it)
7. Defined yourself by what you love not what you hate (be pro-stuff not anti-stuff)
8. Respect people less power than you
9. Don't rush don't panic (learn as much as you can about as much as you can)
My week has not been too good lately. House flooded. Have been dealing with insurance, tradies and spent so much money with lots of crap to deal with.
Nothing compared to the shock and sad news I heard this morning.
Whatever worry you have if money can solve it’s all just blessing.
I don’t normally keep in touch with her but I am so deeply saddened and shocked by the loss.
Fuck the tumor.
"I am a bit of a Geek," said 12-year-old Lachlan, almost lying flat in a very relaxed way in the studio talking about his view on life.
Lachlan has abundant enthusiasm for tennis, public speaking, astrology, Fornite video game and the sad youtube clips that made him cry. He adores the GRASS in his new school cause grass is a very COMPLEX thing.
"year 7 is overdramatized by people", he said.
Here is Lachlan's story.
Poppy is a very funny 14-year-old girl who jokes about how bogan she sounds and her random school teachers (#notmentioningthenames).
She also talks openly about dealing with learning difficulties and how the Arrowsmith program in Canada prepares her to fit into the mainstream school.
If you love the TV show "J'aime, the private school girl" you will love listening to how Poppy talks.
Here is the amazing, one and only Poppy.
今天晚上 impromptu speech tonight was “what is the belief that you have that’s not supported by others”?
我常常在得best speaker award 但是在澳洲從來沒有打敗過澳洲人拿到即興演講Award. Tonight is the first time.
我的belief 就是誰說英文有accent 的亞洲人不能夠win over the native speakers in both two speaking awards.
I watched so many YouTube from best speakers around the world, I attended all the speaking events in Sydney and I practiced tonight’s speech 50 times on video and on audio. The impromptu speech like that certainly helps.
Do things that make you feel happy, work very hard and do it very very well
Feeling On top of the world.