For me at least, because here I am. almost 40 and learning to ride a bike for the first time:)
So, to motivate myself, I had to find a pink one that was just right for me:) I found the perfect bike in a makeshift yard where one can buy all sorts of imported pre-owned bikes from Japan and lovingly restored by Filipino artisans. It has been a month of irregular practice but these past few days I was able to balance myself on the bike and in the process learned so much about myself and what I could possibly do if there would be no negative, self-limiting thoughts on what I can do and cannot do. While I was learning to ride without supervision from my sweet husband, I was also standing up to a bully in the workplace. I stood my ground and did not give in.
And you know what, my dear students? I have you to thank for it! Remember in GENDERS class where you all ditched the tough guy archetype in favor of the sweet guy? Sometimes, we just have to channel this inner tough guy in us in order to fight our battles, whether they are internally or externally inflicted, especially by those who try to render us powerless. It worked for me just recently:)
The next stop for my biking adventure, biking on all kinds of terrain, perhaps? Don’t stop me:)
About 90% of the class believed there is no correlation between violent video games and aggression while,
about 10% (4 people:P) believed that there is. It was fun for me and if these pictures are any indication, it was for them as well! I have to say though that students in my other INTFILO A52 class were more articulate in sharing their sides on the issue.
Thank you for actively participating! Moments such as this, make teaching seems like the most blessed of professions:)
Check out Martin’s hyper excellent work:)
The universe of eons past was one that was devoid of anything. No matter existed. No light permeated through the thick black darkness that enveloped this specific point of space where the earth floats now. There was only the void. But then if one were open-minded enough, would it not be reasonable to say that nothing is itself, something? Is it not that we are so much accustomed to thinking that something’s absence equals nothing so much so that we do not pause to consider that this nothingness can in fact be something?
For more, head over to Martin Sy’s original post!