垃圾管理碩士

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英国一名88岁的男清洁工,14岁那年輟学后,当上垃圾工人。他工作认真负责,一路从从领班升到副总。退休后,他重拾书本,当起学生,走入大学校园,开始重新学习。所学的专业正是他的老本行,垃圾管理。不过,由於他的学歷不高,读起书来很吃力。在老师和同学们的鼓励下,最终坚持下来。大学毕业后,又继续深造。凭借好学的毅力,拿到了“垃圾管理硕士学位”。成為英国年纪最大的硕士毕业生。

这位可敬的老人,让人钦佩。从他的身上,可以看到学习知识是每个年龄阶段都可以进行的。有句话说,精诚所至,金石為开。生活中,无论是学习还是工作,只要我们抱着积极乐观的上进心,那麼没有甚麼难题是可以难得倒我们的。而现在,许多人正是缺少了这种鍥而不舍,孜孜不倦的学习精神,稍微遇到一些挫折,就沮丧放弃。有的学生学习比较差,就不愿再继续学习,选择輟学,丢弃学业,过早地踏入社会。工作中如果有不如意,人际关係没搞好,就不愿付出努力去改变,直接打退堂鼓,另觅“高枝”。

你知道吗?如果出门一星期,车子是放在家裡,会不会影响轮胎气压?
这名“硕士老人”的经歷告诉我们,即便没有读过很多书,也可以通过自身的努力踏入大学校门。或许,这位英国老人的行為,能够让一些忙碌追求物质欲望的人,停下脚步,倾听一下内心的声音。沉淀下来,继续利用工作之余多读书,多学习,吸收新的营养。活到老,学到老,是可以做到的,只看你愿意还是不愿意。

Source From [http://www.sinchew.com.my/node/177939?tid=3]

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孩子,永別了!

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Postcard (photograph by Ilja Hackman)

Postcard (photograph by Ilja Hackman)

当早晨醒来时,没有你熟悉的问候声。“妈,昨夜你睡得好吗?”若我说全身酸痛,你会帮我按摩。偶尔,当我仍瞇著眼睡著时,你会调皮地把手试探我是否尚有呼吸。

与以往一样,你如常地与我告別。“妈,我去做工了!”你还和你可爱的孙子玩起来。“来,慷慷吻公公一下。”3岁的慷慷却拒绝了。你说,“好,慷慷不吻公公,公公叫家里的鱼也不要跟你好。”慷慷却说你叫鱼不跟我好,我上楼叫妈妈跟我好。你索不到孙儿的吻,转身带著笑声驾著三菱四轮车往关丹路金山园工作去了。没想到这样的告別却成了永別。

儿呀,彭光富会坚强地走下去

那天下午四时许,天空忽然无比的黑暗,天仿佛快塌下来了。接著,刮起大风,下起了好大的雨。心中忐忑不安。我像以往般,虔诚地向老天爷祷告,请保佑我儿平安归来。然,那天老天爷好像听不见我的祷告。不久,却传来了撕心裂肺的消息,你车祸身亡了。

孩子,你可否听见妈妈的呼唤。妈妈好多天没听见你归来告诉我“妈,我回来了。”睡前,你习惯性拿著报纸念新闻给我这老太婆听。你总喜欢赖在我的床上听我细诉过往的陈年往事。有时,你还与我分享一些彭氏公会的点点滴滴。妈妈喜欢习惯性有你的陪伴,妈妈再也听不到你的贴心问候。妈妈好心痛,为何到了这把年纪老天爷还要我歷尽这种的生死离別。儿呀,请安息吧!妈妈会坚强地走下去,或许等至百岁时,妈妈会再与你相会。

白发苍苍盼我儿,不闻往日归来声,
可恶巨霸毁天伦,九十旬来丧儿痛,
今生母子情缘尽,还盼来生续情缘。
忆:二零一零年八月十六日车祸身亡的彭光富。

文: 翠燕,刊登于星洲日报副刊

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The little boy and starfishes

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abondoned bunny doll at the beach

abondoned bunny doll at the beach

How many can we help? Will it make a difference? These are questions which always asked. This reminds me of a story:

Thousands of starfish were stranded on the beach and a boy was picking them up one by one, and throwing them back into the sea.

“But there are so many of them. Would it make any difference?” an adult asked him.

“It would, to this one.” the boy answered, as he threw one more starfish into the sea.

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A beautiful melody – piano performance by Stephen Tang

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Stephen Tang at Jason's house

Stephen Tang at Jason's house

The day when my friend, Stephen Tang played the song, Ni Zhi Dao Wo Zai Deng Ni Ma (“Do you know I am waiting for you?” in Chinese) with the piano at Jason’s house, he then continued to perform another song with beautiful melody taught by Pastor John he met long ago.

Although Stephen later told us that he did not know the name of the song, he loved its rhythm, a fast yet sort of a mystical beat. Even Jason was interested to learn to play it; he stood next to Stephen and watched how Stephen’s fingers fluttering across the keys.

I recorded the play and share with friends here in juesatta. Stephen promised to play the song Shang Hai Tan, a well-known TV series theme song back in 80s, so I hope I have a chance to record the next play and share again.

Thanks to Stephen for performing such a beautiful melody. May all beings be happy.

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每週六须自备环保袋‧甲州佳世客推展无胶袋日

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檳灵玉及爱极乐佳世客今起每週六落实无胶袋运动,获得顾客大力支持。(图:星洲日报)

檳灵玉及爱极乐佳世客今起每週六落实无胶袋运动,获得顾客大力支持。(图:星洲日报)

马六甲佳世客(JUSCO)购物中心週六开始推展“无胶袋日”,以环保袋和纸盒取代塑胶袋,灌输消费者在购物时为环保尽一分力;而古城市民的反应亦非常正面,纷纷赞许这是环保好开始。

檳灵玉及爱极乐的佳世客今天同步推行无胶袋日,亦是州內第一间推动环保购物的购物商场。

鼓励顾客使用环保袋购物

自此以后,佳世客每个星期六都会落实无胶袋日,鼓励顾客使用环保袋、纸盒或自备袋子,来盛装所购买的物品。

古城消费者受访时表示,这是落实环保的其中一个好方法,尤其购物商场所使用的塑胶袋量非常惊人,若主动教育民眾从购物习惯中学习环保,慢慢放弃使用塑胶袋,將对整个生活环境带来正面的效果。

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Orphan monkey rides baby boar rodeo-style at Kyoto zoo / 冲啊!猛猴骑山猪兜风

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Monkey baby piglet rodeo / 孤儿猴猪好哥儿们

Monkey baby piglet rodeo / 孤儿猴猪好哥儿们

Visitors have been flocking to see a baby boar named Uribo running with baby monkey Miwa tightly hanging on to its back rodeo-style at a zoo in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture.

Both are 4 months old and have been sheltered by the zoo since June after becoming motherless. The two have become seemingly inseparable since the zookeeper put them together in a cage in early August, according to officials of Fukuchiyama City Zoo.

[source: Kyoto News]

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日本京都福知山动物园有一对知名的「猴猪好哥儿们」,名为Miwa的小猴子和名为Uribo的山猪,因为同样是孤儿,从小牠们就形影不离,喜欢一起悠閒去散步。图为21日Miwa「骑」在Uribo的背上,一副威风凛凛的样子,逗趣的画面让围观小朋友都笑开怀。(李雅琳编译/美联社)

[source: 中时电子报]
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