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If one wants to immerse oneself in just one language, go ahead; that's probably a good way to tackle a difficult task; better be good at one thing first than try to be good at more things and end up being good at nothing; after mastering one task, one will then know better how to tackle another; apart from knowing what to do, experience on how to do it is also mandatory to achieve success. Of course, everything should start with a plan. That means what is to be achieved by what date, and how do you know you have achieved it? After this clearing of the mind, then the next thing is the timetable; today read this book, tomorrow listen to that instruction tape, next day see a movie in that language, after that an essay, and so on....Or, it can be studying some part of grammar, learning a few new words and how to use them properly.... Many things can be done. If the young stay focused and goal-oriented, they can do a lot more, in shorter time, with greater success. The mind is a powerful weapon to solve difficult problems and lighten heavy loads and tasks. It wasn't given without a reason.
Contrary to popular belief, modelling is not all that glamorous it is made out to be; some of the models have lamented how badly they have been treated while preparing or recovering from international competitions conducted overseas by foreigners - having to share rooms with competitors, little time for food and rest, poor pay, mental blackmail and innuendoes to do exactly what the organizers want and these organizers seem to want only more money from their sponsors of the show, even cheating the models on the terms of the contract. On the other side of the story, the organizers will say some of the models are uncooperative, make excessive demands and have high self-comfort expectations. Which story is more true? Let Dr FuManchu investigate and take appropriate actions. Meanwhile, young girls should always be wary that the world is never what it seems, and they must not let their innocence and good nature be used by unscrupulous people who outwardly appear to be friendly and generous but inwardly harbour designs to make use of them for their own selfish gains.
And yes, they are pretty photographs. But there have been some others who have spent a hideous amount of money to go for cosmetic surgery; in some cases, this can be risky to their health, in others when they use wrong cosmetics, their faces become blotchy later in life. In the end, one shouldn't be feeling good about oneself just based on how one looks, or whether or not others admire one's looks. While that may be biologically natural, what is life but change, and what is a face but the surface of a soul? If what is inside a person is not good, having the prettiest face outside won't make a difference in the end; it may open doors but door to what that is of real value in life?
The journey we have walked so far seems to say that life changes, values are important, and difficult tasks can be rendered easier if one uses the brain carefully to plan properly, stay focused, and see clearly about what is important, and how the well-being of the next person is as important as one's own well-being, and by so believing, widening outwardly one's circle of compassion and consideration from something in the centre whose lifespan is itself inherently transient; the touch of goodwill by the hand that is withering every minute....
I wonder if Tao Yuanming would have thrown a wine bottle at me for writing such things......
I woke up this morning to a very bad event but am happy to be able to write a little bit to forget it; now that this is finished, the memory comes back...