Sunday, November 30, 2008

This is science

Science as interpretative dance

What a wonderful way to express science. Although I cannot say I would ever do such a thing, those dances are very good. Shows how science isn't just sitting in a lab all the time and reading textbooks.

Also, eating blueberries reverse memory loss, better start eating bags of blueberries everyday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Taking half steps to infinity

So as it all winds down, it is pretty amazing how the first term is nearly over. Finals are in 2 weeks, and then Christmas. Slowly projects are completed, and as everybody comes to an end, there is always the glimmering light of term 2. I must say that university is different. Textbooks are no longer the primary source of knowledge, and projects never involve anything within textbooks. Spending hours searching for library articles and books have slowly refined my searching abilities. But after all this, it seems that in the future, it will all be worth it. There are always so many things that you want, but only so few that are achievable. Through the months of September, October, and November, although I have learned a great deal from sitting in class lectures, and reading journal articles, I think that it is not what I have learned that is different, but how I learned it. No longer can I just read the textbook and expect myself to understand what to know. I cannot say that I have changed a great deal, because bad habits die hard, but I do try. Waking up everyday in the morning and sitting on the bus going to school, I sit and watch as the people around be wake up and go along their own routine. The boundaries that confine us to what we do make us boring. Spontaneity allows the true expression of what one's thoughts are, and it by doing so, creates interest. Sometimes teachers constrict us, bind us to do what they want us to do. But by doing so, they have revealed how following instructions is merely a fact of life. It is the feeling of breaking these rules, rebelling, that makes us all unique.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

So it has been longer than a week since I last posted, and I feel obliged to post something. Although I don't have anything worth while to say, I guess its always good to just write for the sake of writing. Rarely do I ever get to have time to just write what a want; always restricted to writing for school. I must say that I do enjoy writing, and reading, but nobody likes to do things when they are forced into it. But it is this compulsory action that really allows you to get to be better. I never enjoyed English classes in high school, viewing them as a waste of time because how does one learn English from another person? English is like one of those things that you must take on upon yourself to do. Sure you can learn the parts of speech, sentence structure, and how to format essays. But what use is that if you are not able to use it properly? English is a skill that everybody should have, although I cannot say that writing is for everybody. As a young child, my parents introduced me to books, and since then I have always been reading. Writers hold an important part in society, for they are the ones that create dreams for kids, the modern day philosophers. Books hold within them not only stories and fantasies, but to each person it teaches a lesson. Reading as a child allowed me to dream, and also subconsciously learn English. Humans are able to mimic very well, and by reading things over and over again, it is memorized. And it is in this way, that I think I really learned English, rather than from reading poems or short stories.

On another note, why Canadian banks don't need help in this slumping depression.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

For good or for bad

Obama wins the US presidency, being the first black person to do it. Obama promises change, but is change good?