Outspoken Nothingness

Saturday, August 18, 2007

This One Time, In Band Camp...

So yes, the description of my experience with last night's earthquake was much shorter than I would have liked it to be. But I blogged about it as soon as I felt it, and I was dead tired to actually think. Now that I know no damages were done and no one was hurt, I can safely say: that was sort of cool! I mean, it's been a while since I experienced something new.

Think about it. Doesn't have to be something major. Can be something very ordinary, very insignificant, but:

When was the last time you did something for the first time? And what was it?


I actually felt my bed shaking! I got scared shitless. I sat up with my heart racing. I saw my laptop had a msg from a friend saying "was there an earthquake?"

Ppl, I actually think it was!

Monday, August 13, 2007

"I Touch the Future, I Teach"

"Everyone who remembers his own educational experience remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the kingpin of the educational situation."
-Sidney Hook

I've always known that at one point in my life, I would love to take up teaching. Partly because I never want to leave school, partly because of my nerd-ish tendency of loving to learn and the look people get when you explain something to them and suddenly the light goes on and they get it, and partly because I think it's amazing to touch and make a difference in someone's life in that way. I honestly believe it's the most rewarding, fulfilling, touching job there is. Although what I'm currently doing has nothing to do with teaching, I still think I can probably find a way to teach if only for a short while.

"Freedom Writers"

If I can achieve half of what she did, I think I can die happily content. I simply loved the movie. Very touching and emotional. Girls, you might need a box of tissue nearby.

It's based on a true story!!

Speaking of teachers. Some of the people who GREATLY influenced my life were my teachers in school. Particularly two of them. One who taught me the joy of reading and creative writing. And the other who taught me to believe in myself and have confidence in my abilities. He also introduced me to debate, model UN, and public speaking, transforming me from the girl who was too shy to even answer a one worded answer to the girl who's always willing to share her opinion on any subject. Their influence greatly shaped who I became to be, and I'm extremely grateful to them.

Did any of your teachers greatly influence your life?
And name something you believe to be very rewarding and fulfilling.