It's not bad to have an easy subject.
I have three classes of the same subject this semester. They're about good governance, mostly in the business setting.
If I discuss it in a straight manner, textbook style, I'd kill, not only my students with boredom - but even myself.
So, every once in a while, I kick in a bit of wit and humor to liven things up a bit, risking making my class look like a comedy bar. hahaha... It gives me pleasure to hear them laughing at some stuff I throw in. Heck, I even throw puns around.
Well, not all my jokes get laughs. But, hey, you can't please all the people in the crowd, right?
Most of the time, I use humorous and exaggerated examples to illustrate a point. One of my favorites lately is how I illustrate a fair law.
"The existence of a law is not in itself a sign of good governance. What if there is a law that says, "The words of the dictator is law"? Would that be fair? If I were the dictator, and say, I don't like your haircut..., 'execute him tomorrow', or you sneezed in the wrong direction? 'cut off his head!' or I don't like your beard?" I then make the gesture of cutting one's head off by drawing a line by my neck, "would that be fair?"
Ah, good times. Hey, it's not often you get to live your dream of being a ruthless dictator, right?
Well, let's just hope that they remember the lessons, than the punchlines more. XD
See you around!
Hello everyone. How's it going?
I know what you're probably thinking! "It's a post!"
Well, today was rush mode.
I have deadlines for reports tomorrow, but suddenly the boss lady announced that she has a meeting today, and needed a partial report by the afternoon. Well, I was almost done, so I rushed it. Fueled with caffeine and a bunch of music, I punched the keyboard like it was on fire! Well, not exactly... I sometimes got distracted by people asking about stuff work related... > >
I hate it when I get interrupted. Most specially when I am on a roll. It kills the momentum.
Anyway, afternoon came, and I was very close to not finishing the required report. I just managed to finish it after a few minutes past the deadline. Then my printer rebelled against me. It did not print, and kept returning "error printing" messages.
I only managed to print page 1 of the two pages I needed. The boss, clearly disappointed, took the page and headed off to her meeting. I promised that I will send the remaining pages after her later.
I had to restart, and retry.Nothing. I then deleted the printer, and reinstalled the driver. Eureka! That worked.
But... by the time the printer was working and I finished the report, the boss lady returned and apparently it was a short meeting. Bummer.
Well, tomorrow is the final deadline, and I still got a few stuff to work on.
Two consecutive cups of tea in the morning helped me today, so probably a few more cups of tea and coffee might be in order tomorrow.
I still have school paper work to deal with. I'm not very good with school paper work. All of those stuff that needs writing! BAH! There's an accreditation coming up, and I have a lot to work on. But since my office is more important to me than my part-time teaching spot, I'll have to work on that first.
On a side note, I was slightly amused when in an Operations Management class, when I asked anyone if they are familiar with the set-up of American Football, and if none, I'll use a basketball analogy example, a lot in the class reacted "Yes, with Eyeshield 21" and they also reacted with "Slam Dunk!" in the basketball question. Hahaha... who said you TV'll rot your brains?
Well, that's all for now... See you around.
I visited an uncle of mine and found out he's been inventing cool stuff.
He made a generator out of car batteries and a welding machine - which could power his entire house with lights, tv and other stuff, modified a flat iron to only heat up when you're ironing on the board, messed around with an electric bike with possibly building an electric boat, he even built one of these water rocket launchers, with a bit of a different specs, though. Too bad there wasn't enough open space and water bottles for a demo. It would have been cool.
I think everyone should have an inventor uncle in the family, don't you think so?
Having to make a crap ton of decisions can be pretty stressful...
On a side note... playing some Trauma Center: Under the knife.
I killed a patient a number of times because I think I was half-asleep when I played tutorial mode...
Note to self: If I'm going to be a surgeon, don't fall asleep in class... Hahahaha...
Great powers of observation, deductive reasoning and medical jargons, eh? I'm sold!
I wouldn't guess that I would find House interesting. He's a jerk, but so is Holmes. And I was not able to guess that Holmes was also an inspiration to this guy's character.
I managed to stumble upon a few episodes of the series starting with Season 2, and at first I started to play it for background noise. But as I progressed with the series and got to know the characters and the interesting circumstances that they have to go through with Dr. House and his most of the time unconventional - which may borderline illegal or unethical medical practice - well, I got hooked!
Hahaha... I guess I found another series to watch.