What at first seemed like a silly toy for video games now seems to have promise as a device for increasing empathy and intimacy. [via]
February 04, 2014
January 24, 2014
According to a news report, a certain private Catholic school was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine provided it was of a natural or neutral skin tone, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.
Every night the maintenance man would remove them; and the next day the girls would put them back. Finally, the principal, Sister Mary, decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian, who had to clean the mirrors every night (you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses!)
To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, Sister Mary asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required, and how he cleaned off the lipstick marks every night.
He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet bowl, and cleaned the mirror with it.
Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.
There are teachers...... and then there are educators!
If Sister Mary ran for office, I would vote for her!
Don't mess with a nun, they are holy spirit smart!!!
January 22, 2014
January 13, 2014
I've just updated the look of the blog a little, the old look was getting... well, old. Picures on some of the old blog posts have gone missing and I cannot be bothered to replace them. The new look now comes with social media "sharing" thingamajigs... little Twitter and Facebook sharing buttons and whatnot.
I've removed a lot of unnecessary clutter from the sidebar, and updated the blogroll. I'm glad to see one of my favourite bloggers is still blogging regularly - Ms Chor Lor's stories of being a transgendered woman in Singapore never fail to grip me. I read every last word. Her blog posts are equal parts fascinating, insightful, self-deprecating and yet real. I admire her for her strength, her bravery and mostly for her real-ness.
A cautionary note: If this is your first time here - this blog is going to be offensive to some of you (although I cannot for the life of me figure out why. Actually I do know why, but I'm not going to tell you HEH). If you don't like it, click that little 'X' in the top right corner, or go here. However, if you're still in the mood to be further offended but in a very nicely illustrated way, go here and here.
January 07, 2014
August 19, 2012
July 29, 2012
..help you cope with the fact that you are a BAG OF MEAT sitting on a rock in outer space and that someday you will DIE and you are completely powerless, helpless, and INSIGNIFICANT in the wake of this beautiful cosmic shitstorm we call EXISTENCE ?