Jumat, 11 Februari 2011

Thomas Alfa Edison, happy birthday!

A little background info on Thomas. He was born on February 11, 1847 and died on October 18,1931. He is famous for making the light bulb happen. Without him we would suffer nowadays. How can we live without light? I mean how to shower at night, eat, or even study? How could he do that? So,he decided when he was young to study hard, he said :" My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt that I had something to live for,someone I must not disappoint."(Wikipedia,2011) Now, don't get me wrong. He was a smart guy, but his mind wandered somewhere else during school. One of his famous quotes , and I bet you guys have already know this. Wait..wait..wait for it ( Barney's line in 'How I met your mother'), the quote says, "Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration." That is so widely known. I don't know if this quote is actually true, because I haven't thoroughly experienced it. Maybe you guys can share it here in my blog?

I mean it's hard to be hardworking and diligent nowadays, with all the distractions, like: facebook, handphones, laptop, msn messenger, twitter. How can we do school work and study? Even some of the teachers in my IB school say later in year 11 , you have to at least study 3 hours a day. I mean let's be reasonable. What if I have a lot of activities? Like private lessons or gym or extracurricular activities and that my journey home would take for instance, 1 hour? Maybe, what the teacher's are saying is the standard for everyone. Maybe we can be creative and find a different way to get our work done. For me, I have a resolution for this year to review my schoolwork everyday after school for about 30 minutes, that's reasonable right? Or some, that are capable can just listen to the teachers at school? And, that's just enough for them. Or listening to music while doing your homework? You know what, at first, you'll feel lazy, but as you go on, and get it done, there will be this sense of satisfaction. I want to try hard and get good marks now. I want to be diligent.haahaha. I feel that some of my friends in the old school are busy and meticulous, I feel challenged. But in truth, I want to do it for myself, for the benefit of me.

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