Anywhere but Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City

10 months ago
1 year ago

33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world

凄凉的维美

1 year ago

Finally!

Took time off to set up little website :)

1 year ago

TEDxTeen - Jacob Barnett: Forget What You Know (by TEDxTalks)

1 year ago

Why are Finland's schools successful?

An article that puts forward observations on Finland’s education system and the reasons why they are so successful.

1 year ago

Another article on the illness called Creativity

1 year ago

You're creative, wait...you sick in the mind?

1 year ago

The myth of education

Some personal thoughts after I read the article:

The article brought a short wave of warmth as I fantasized how nice if everyone thought education was not schooling but as a way of life. Schools would not be factories churning paper graduates who have some parts amiss (I’m sorry if the lack of expression has clouded the thought, it’s the morning after a night of merry drinking ;)), eventually causing their own downfall. I’m referring to the recent few cases of highly ‘educated’ individuals who have succumbed to unethical activities. It will be ideal where schools become meeting places for individuals to share their own experiences in understanding the world around them. Haha, that would be so nice.

However, there is no perfect situation in real life. The world we live in consists of generations of people, each wave with a fixed mentality of what education is. To cut short, if anything wonderful were to happen in our education, there is a need to wash out the current generation’s fixed mentality on how education is viewed. However, people are reluctant to change, and change, in the local context, would mean going through proper channels, submitting proposals, filling up forms, making presentations, attending interviews, the list goes on. People generally are reluctant to change their mindsets, the process of making real change deters bright individuals further. No one who wants to thrive here would risk bringing on something like an education revolution. So sadly, I do feel that although individuals may play active roles in their circle of influence to affect some minds, the fact is that the majority of the current generation’s, plus previous generations’ mindset remains unchanged.

To add on, employers rely heavily on paper qualifications when assessing individuals. If going by the ideal definition of education, there may be individuals who are bright and enlightened that they forgo schooling and dedicate a portion of their lives to discover new things and insights. End of the day, these people would still need a job to feed themselves and with a lack of qualifications, how would they seek employment through prospective employers? The question in mind is, would one risk one’s future to embrace this ideal education? Knowing that by doing so one will possibly upset certain preset goals such career, marriage and family. Or will one just be in the system; knowing that there is a preset route that is mapped out for them and they can see the light at the end of the tunnel?

(raw and unedited personal views. Any perceived allegations are unintended.)

1 year ago

10 talks on making schools great

1 year ago
What are you looking for from prospective interior designer ? or we can say "interior designer wannabe"
Anonymous

Hi

Are you referring to the qualities that might aid in becoming an interior designer?

Personally, the only word that sums up everything would be ‘sensitivity’. If one is sensitive, one would be able to consider the many factors that contribute to creating good spaces.

Quick wrap on Scandinavian design

Not that I’m pro-Scandinavian, but nonetheless a quick resource to have a general look at Scandinavian design.

1 year ago

"他所有的寿司都很简单,看似没花多少功夫在上面,但你会惊叹这么简单的东西,味道怎么如此有深度。
[Translated, to my best ability] “All of his (Jiro’s) sushi creations look seeming simple and effortless, but you will be surprised that for something so simple, its taste can achieve such depth.”"

- 小野二郎, in “Jiro dreams of Sushi”

1 year ago

Bangkok University

Something to think about…

1 year ago

"如果创作参考别人的意见,它就不纯粹了"

- 方文山

1 year ago