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Teng Ai Hui

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About Teng Ai Hui

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    lǎo wài
  • Birthday 06/16/1974

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    where freedom has new meaning
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    teaching ESL, reading, soccer

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  1. These days, Nine Inch Nails' Hurt keeps spinning around in my head. It's hauntingly beautiful.
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    Joy in the morning

    For humor, my first thought is always Calvin and Hobbes.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    I just started a new docu-series about cricket called The Test: A New Era for Australia's Team. The serious reaction to that cheating scandal (12-month bans, South African police escorting the perpetrators out of the country) was quite shocking compared to MLB's current reaction to the Astros' cheating scandal ("*meh* Whatevs. No use arguing about a meaningless hunk of metal.").
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    The Education Thread

    That article was highly interesting. I'll share it with my colleagues and ask them whether universities in Asia create databases like that for themselves. My school's comment system is similarly ridiculous. Teachers are asked to write comments for every student who earns an A or B. With our inflated grading system, that's 99% of the students. Also, those comments are expected to be 2-5 sentences of praise. Helpful criticism is not allowed. I asked why comments can't be critical. I was told, "A university might read the negative comment some day in the future and use that as a basis for denying entrance to that university." I replied, "I've seen those comment heavy report cards that the students receive each semester. They're 7 to 12 pages long. It's not possible for a university to read that many pages of comments for every student who applies." My school is similar to your school. We use WeChat to discuss lesson plans and for file sharing. We are using Zoom for video conference style lessons and formal meetings. We did some test runs on Friday. I definitely need to figure out how to watch them all at once. My school has already made a rule that turning off the mic and/or video equals absence. I think my school's rule is that every semester has to contain 90 days of school. We were supposed to start 2 weeks ago (March 2nd), so we have to make those days up somewhere. The plan currently seems to be that we work one extra week during summer vacation and one extra week during next year's winter vacation.
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    The Education Thread

    My school is technically closed because of coronavirus. Lessons will not be conducted on the school grounds until further notice. The school's solution to this problem is to move all lessons online. Starting tomorrow, I will be conducting lessons on a video conferencing website. I'm a little nervous because it will be very difficult to monitor 20 students at the same time in order to make sure that they behave and pay attention. But, there's a huge upside. My winter vacation is no longer eating away at my summer vacation.
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    GRRM's Thousand Worlds setting has a wiki

    That wiki was an interesting, though very brief, read. I didn’t know that background info about the setting.
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    Star Wars Novels/Graphical Novels 2

    So, exactly the same way we read The Bible.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hindsight in 2020

    Just finished ep 4 (of 6) of Cheer. I’ve seen bits of cheerleading competitions on ESPN while channel surfing, so I knew it was a serious athletic endeavor. But, I didn’t realize it was that intense and scary. George W Bush was a cheerleader at Yale, and there is no way in hell I would trust a 20 y/o W to do the stunts that Jerry, D, TT, and Will are being trusted to perform.
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    Fiction about Each Country

    I know we have done this before but it has been several years. Just list one or two fictional books that you have read about different countries. The book, even though it’s fictional, must present a significant amount of historical and/or cultural detail about the non-fictional country in which it is set. my list: Algeria – The Plague by Camus China – Red Sorghum by Mo Yan, Wolf Totem by Rong Jiang Denmark – Number the Stars by Lois Lowry England – Pride and Prejudice Germany – The Book Thief Japan – Memoirs of a Geisha, Shogun Sweden – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium Series, book 3) USA – Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag, The Jungle
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    I live in China. My wife, who is Chinese, states that the Trump trade war speculation is nothing more than a conspiracy theory here as well. It is not being broadcast as news.
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    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    I’m glad to see that you are giving positive reviews to the later books of the Alex Verus Series. I was highly invested in the series for a while, then dropped it in the middle of book six, Veiled. The activities of White Rose zapped the fun out of reading. I’ll try to pick it up again soon.
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    The books coming out in 2020

    It’s Harry Potter meets Deadly Class.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hindsight in 2020

    Am I the only one who is watching the mindless dreck that is Love Island?
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hindsight in 2020

    I'm halfway through Locke & Key and enjoying it so far. I'm planning to read some of the books after I'm done with the tv series. How many volumes of the book are covered by season one of the tv series?
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Unfortunately, I am not aware of what is being stated as the disease's impact. But, in general, since the desire to save face is still unavoidable, I would say yes.