Monthly Archives: June 2008

個多月前在廣播道看到一輯四集的DVD,名叫《新聞話事‧人》。內容是電視新聞記者(毛孟靜、葉雅媛、陳立志、袁志偉、蘇凌峰、趙應春、方東昇)的訪問,由他們親述採訪經歷、感受,由伍晃榮主持。一直擱在一旁沒有看,今晚看了,非常非常好看,極力向大家推介!!!
 
伍晃榮真的是一位很好很好的主持,真的很懷念他。
 
在看這節目時,很多在香港的回憶都回來了。當年的時事,距離自己很近,彷彿是昨天發生的事,原來大多發生在十多二十年前!(天啊!)
 
越南難民: 每天早上都在香港電台聽到向他們的呼籲…
六四民運: 龍的傳人在當時播得最盛,現在一聽見,感覺就像回到當時一樣
移民潮: 差些忘了當年香港人是多麼的瘋狂,原來連申請星加坡居留權的攤位也擠爆了!96年申請歸化英籍的人在維園大排長龍,甚至大打出手。
蘭桂坊元旦慘劇: 第一次知道原來在人多的地方會有人踩人的危險…我用了這新聞做中一中文專題報告。
96奧運破蛋: 記得當年為李麗珊在頒獎台上聽到英國國歌感到慶幸… (是的,我是漢奸)
97回歸: 印象最深的是肥彭與兩位彭小姐離開時的境象,他的女兒還含著淚光…
 
原來我對回歸前的香港是如此有歸屬感的,不禁令我想,如果中國不收回香港,而我一直留在香港,我的人生又會是什麼模樣?
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巨型珍寶珠

上個星期在我經常光顧的茶餐廳裡看到Show Mi演唱會,因為不想太早回到office,便留了在那裡看了三十分鐘。老闆娘見我遲遲捨不得走,第二天乾脆把DVD借給我回家看。(畢竟我幫襯了她超過兩年,這是熟客仔才有的服務!)
 
今天晚上終於看完,感受最深的是人必須鍛鍊自我,否則永遠都只會原地踏步。鄭秀文讀了那封寫給自己的超級長信,看得出她現在有的自信得來不易,是跟自我鬥爭一番後,堅持到底的成果。她在第二次encore出場時,一手拿著牛肉乾,一手拿著大得不能再大的珍寶珠。她說她已忍了兩個月,最後一場完了一定要吃完那些才心息。
 
鍛鍊的過程總是艱苦的,但若不經過這些苦,我們怎能在最後盡情享受那顆巨型珍寶珠?
 
 
 

The Last Lecture

Thanks to Maria, I finally picked up this book and read.
 
I haven’t finished reading it yet, but the parts that I read trigger some thoughts that I need to write down…
 
Randy talks about his experience of how his football coach trained him:
 
"There’s a lot of talk these days about giving children self-esteem. It’s not something you can give; it’s something they have to build. Coach Graham worked in a no-coddling zone. Self-esteem? He knew there was really one way to teach kids how to develop it: You give them something they can’t do, they work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process."
 
"When we send our kids to play organized sports–football, soccer, swimming, whatever–for most of us, it’s not because we’re desperate for them to learn the intricacies of the sport. What we really want them to learn is far more important: work, an ability to deal with adversity. This kind of indirect learning is what some of us like to call a ‘head fake’."
 
"There are 2 kinds of head fakes. The first is literal. … The second kind of head fake is the really important one–the one that teaches people things they don’t realize they’re learning until well into the process."
 
And he talks about the role of an educator:
 
"…educators best serve students by helping them be more self-reflective."
 
"I’d compare college tuition to paying for a personal trainer at an athletic club. We professors play the roles of trainers, giving people access to the equipment (books, labs, our expertise) and after that, it is our job to be demanding."
 

 
Somehow all these talks sound familiar to me.  I am reminded of how God bas been training me.
 
-Tough lessons: having gone through them makes me feel confident of handling whatever that might come in the future, I think I now understand why there are so many things that cannot be given to us for free, they’re supposed to be learned
-Indirect learning: when I thought I was working towards something very specific, it turns out I got more insights about something that I didn’t intend to learn
-Self-reflective: I am not sure since when I’ve become what I am today… always thinking, always in reflection mode, and I think it should be a good thing
-Demanding: very true… it reminds me of when my dad tried to teach me swim when I was small, he always moved away from me when I ALMOST reached where he was.. I hated that so much and I found him to be very 玩o野… unfortunately, that is the only way for us to grow