Archive for May, 2015

counting down the days

Ten more days to my last day at work!!!!!!

you learn something new every day

Recently read this very lovely photo essay of a very special family:

THE BISHAN OTTERS

In it, I encountered the term spraint, which of course simply means ‘otter dung‘. And checking out this new word made me wonder if every type of animal droppings has its own name?

you learn something new every day

Learnt a new Latin term recently – vade mecum!

you learn something new every day

A couple of weeks back, I read this article about the finals of this year’s RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship, which was won by a boy from Rosyth School. Several of the words that the competing pupils were asked to spell were mentioned in the text, and I knew most of them. Except porraceous and eglantine. :O

throwing letter

This morning I tendered my resignation to my biggest boss M. Before I entered his office, I thought that I could coolly pass the letter to him and then just walk out. Turns out, I couldn’t…… I started tearing the moment I sat down. 顿时百感交集: relief, joy, sadness and a multitude of emotions washed over me. It was exactly like a phrase I had once used in my primary school Chinese compos: ‘打翻五味瓶’……

My letter was a simple announcement of my resignation, and the rationale I gave was: “As a female teacher from Henan, China, recently wrote in her resignation note of just ten words: ‘世界那么大,我想去看看’!” My boss accepted the document, and finally the deed was done.

PS I wonder why resigning is also known as ‘throwing letter’ in local parlance, which strikes me as being rather negative. Is it because it is nearly always carried out in unhappiness, when the employee is at the end of their tether?

a dark and stormy night

It’s 1.33 am, pouring heavily outside, and I yearn greatly for piping hot dim sum to chase the cold away…..

there is no truth, only perspective

Recent events reminded me of this quote:

We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin, The Seduction of the Minotaur


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