Have you seen the moon?

Have you seen the moon?

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Have you seen the moon? (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

I read from others’ posts about the pink super moon. So I was looking for it since yesterday. But the sky is still cloudy! This poem is inspired by the song “Have you ever seen the rain?

Someone told me yesterday
about the pink and super moon

I know! I’ve been looking for some time

The sky is dark and so cloudy
I can’t see the super moon
You know! The big and pink super moon?

I want to know!
Have you ever seen the moon?
the big and pink super moon!

Yea, I want to know
if it’ll come out tonight
the big and pink super moon!

Balancing delicately between the two evils…

Balancing delicately between the two evils…

Photo by Jess Loiterton on Pexels.com

Lockdown is on!

Lockdown is off!

Not because it is safe now.

It’s to prevent the economy

from diving under!

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Thousands throng the beach,

and camp near waterfalls,

while hospitals continue to battle virus

and vans with caskets lined up

near burial grounds.

Many shudder at the ignorance

“Are lives so insignificant?”

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What will it take

for reality to sink-in

to convince them?

Or has a sense of hopelessness

breeds insensitivity

to block out fear and pain?

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Safety and health

or economy?

It’s a delicate balancing act!

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When some gestures are not what they seem.

When some gestures are not what they seem.

Fish kissing- a friendly or defensive gesture?

I went pass a rest room at an airport. I was so amazed with two fish kissing in an aquarium!

“It is not what it seems. They are defending their territory or food!” said a lady nearby.

I wonder if human exhibits deceptive behaviors like a hidden agenda beneath an action!

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Quotes:

  1. “Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.” ― André Malraux

Keeping my eyes open in class as a student

Keeping my eyes open in class as a student

Yesterday I wrote about ‘Who is sleeping in (my) class?’ But as a student on the receiving end, it is even more challenging!

Especially after a lunch break, when the brain became dull and sleepy!

In lecture hall (Photo by ICSA on Pexels.com)

After a lecture, a few of my classmates approached me.

We saw you shook your head hard a few times. But you definitely, was busy scribbling… non- stop! Can we borrow your notes?”

They did… not to copy, but to photostat!

“… no more energy to copy, la! And, wow! You practically copied everything the lecturer said… every ‘tut’!”

“…tut?”

Ya…’kentut ‘!” I learned a new word that day.

I wrote and scribbled… desperately, to keep myself awake!

Those ‘tut’ were stories and scenarios to describe each example. And, they usually turned up again as scenarios in the examination questions!

Thanks to the ‘tut’!

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Thrifty Thursday- Don’t monkey around!

Thrifty Thursday– Don’t monkey around!

Probocsis monkeys at Sandakan – courtesy of Toh HL

Thrifty Thursday states the challenges of bosses to get quality skilled staff if they pay low wages.

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. – James Goldsmith

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The idiom “monkey around…” means to fool around like an ape!

Evolution isn’t true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here? – Stephen Baldwin

Note: This photo of Probocsis monkey is courtesy of Toh HL.

Flowery Thursday!

An item with different species of orchid flowers wins the prize!- Orchid World Sanya

Flowery Thursday!

In Diversity and Unity, we stand!

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Quotes:

  1. “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”– Zen Shin
  2. “The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.”– Robert Leighton

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Why I wrote ‘Perception varies’

Why I wrote ‘Perception varies

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I paused and look back.

out of 30,100 views this year

Perception varies‘ still leads.

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I wrote it

after a comment I made

on a financial post.

Will they understand

what I mean?

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my top posts -Sept 2021

People views

on a life phenomenon varies.

Because each of us

underwent different experiences in life.

Thus, our worldviews

are from different angles.

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A story can be the same.

But perception may varies.

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A POET IN THREE PICTURES

Fire of Moods

At first he views the world…

Then empathy draws him in…

Till the weight of the world rests on his shoulders.

Photo Credit: Gotten online!

#El_Magnifico™

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Who is sleeping in class?

Who is sleeping in class?

who is sleeping in class? (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com)

Caught sleeping in class?

It is a dilemma

for both the teacher

and the student.

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” … either your baby

had been keeping you

up the whole night,

or you’re burning midnight oil

for the coming major test!

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Hand-in-hand

with the student,

we paced up and down

as the class discussed further.

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“Do you agree with this answer?”

This student gave her view.

“Now go back to your seat!”

By then, she was wide-awake,

so was… the whole class! 😉

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Reflecting: Que Sera Sera

Reflecting: Que Sera Sera

Que sera sera (Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com)

I met many of my former students on the social media. A lot of reflections in our chats, as we reminisced the past years. I usually have to make the first move to connect to them whenever I see their pictures appearing on my site. Many are mothers of teenaged children!

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“…ah, I remember you. You were so timid those days! Now you are teaching the other nurses! Excellent!’

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“… You own two renal dialysis centers? So enterprising!”

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“.. you are a CEO of a cancer hospital! I remember you used to be the top few most of the time!”

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“you are a full-time house wife and mother? But you used to be very good in your studies!”

So, how are you? Your kids are so big already! How time flies!”

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After some time on the chat, one of them said, “… remember the songs you used to make us sing to improve our English? The song…

Que Sera Sera, whatever will be, will be…”

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Quote:-

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.- William Shakespeare

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