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Blogging

回來

實際上,回來已經有40多天了,才到香港還未入關就收到學院辦公室的短信,通知不要直接回校報到,先在家里呆10天自我觀察,每天還需將身體狀況報告給單位。其實從飛到首爾開始就被接受了體溫的、檢查,到了香港再次被檢,而從香港進到深圳時又被檢查了一次,如果有幸被傳染上H1N1的話,應該早就被攔截下來,連家都回不了了。於是安心在家休息,順便調整時差。偶爾也上街溜達溜達,看看離開一年之後這個城市的變化。

正式上班之後其實已臨近學期期末。本來卸下“主任”一職到米國求學,目的就是想到將來可以很省心的做好一個普通老師,有時間的話再做一下研究,盡量避開瑣事多多的行政工作。孰知系里面還是“很照顧”的安排我做一個所謂的“專業建設督導”,原以為可以讓我提前享受一個退居二線領導的待遇,不料要替系領導分擔很多具體的事務,這樣一來也就不得不每天按時上下班,處理一堆頗為無聊的事情。且不說這個Blog,連Twitter也少看少推了。

不過做老師的好處便是有個假期,現在也終於輪到放大假了,因此也可以收拾心情來打理一下Blog。趁著近一個月的假期,把過去一年在米國所欠的游記好好地補上,另外也要寫幾篇論文,不光是為了評職稱而用,也是為了要反擊當下在職業教育中言必稱某某某的“怪現象”,因為我實在不明白為什麼一家之言便可以主宰職業教育的教學模式?為什麼這么多有經驗、有水平的資深教育者都失去獨立思考的能力?

附上一張離開米國前當天在LA Universal Studio游玩時和Shrek的合影,Bye-bye, US!

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Enjoying

亞特蘭大的雪

昨天一場不期而遇的大雪,讓我恍惚感覺回到了波士頓一樣。在美國的南方的確是很難見到這麼大的雪的,據說亞特蘭大很多年都沒下過大雪了,因此昨天的雪也算作一個奇觀吧。

因此邀室友一道攜帶各自攝影裝備,冒著嚴寒走出溫暖的室內,到冰天雪地里狂拍一氣。我們本來也是來自中國的南方,遇上大雪天氣的可能性幾乎為零,雖然也都不是第一次見到天降大雪了,但還是比較的興奮,因為雪景確實是非常的令人賞心悅目。

想起大約8年前在上海的時候也碰上過下雪,彼時卻沒有如今這麼優哉的欣賞雪景的心情。那是我一生當中渡過的最寒冷的一個冬天。

拍完之後回到公寓里,無聊的用DV隨便瞎拍的視頻整出一個MTV,借現在的雪景來追憶似水年華罷。十分矯情,不過情緒穩定。(:D

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Blogging

When We Were Witnessing American History

Because my blog has still been blocked by the China’s Great Firewall, I’m not very insterested in blogging yet. I have kept blogging in Chinese for almost 5 years, however, few people in China can view my blog now. So, you guys who see this post may know that it is written for you instead of my dear frequent Chinese readers.

I believe all of Americans and most of the people in the world especially the African brothers and sisters get to know what day is today. When I arrived my office in the morning, my classmates who were the interns as me working at the same building told me that they were preparing to watch the inauguration on TV with their boss and co-workers together at the conference room. But I rather stayed in my own office to view the live broadcast online because I would like to interact with my friends through Twitter while watching it.

No doubt, CNN collaborating with Facebook has been more successful than ABC and MSNBC during this inauguration broadcasting online.  I also opened  Hulu in order to watch the HDTV but its speed looked very slow. Maybe the network of our campus has to be burdened with too much heavy traffic due to high rate of watching the live broadcast online at the same time.

obama

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Enjoying

After 3 Busy Days

連續三天,忙得不可開交。周五上午買菜去也,折騰到近中午1點,休息片刻便赴宴中國城一家叫”六福”的中餐館。項目贊助方藍海公司兩位老板到美參展,順便到亞城看望一下受助方,也順便給我們創造了一次集體打牙祭的機會。周六晚上搞Thanksgiving Party,由我們這個Chinese Cohort請院、系領導和教授們吃喝玩樂,共聚一堂。Party搞得不錯,氣氛很熱烈,大家玩得也很High,可惜的是錯過了晚8點開始的Youtube Live,回到公寓只能看個結尾。周日總算留空一天沒有安排活動,不過又得準備今天Public Human Resource Management一課的Presentation,而且事關期末要提交的Issue Paper,不能太掉以輕心。就這樣,忙了三天,終于在今天比較順利的做完簡報,算是松下了一口氣。等明兒上完上午的Intergovernmental Relationship一課,就可以放四天半的Thanksgiving Days,嗯,還得趁早搜刮各路打折消息,為”黑色星期五“搶購做好準備。

OK,聽歌吧 (Dowload 1, 2),无需要太多废话