好懷念大學上課的日子，那學術的討論，那寧靜的演講廳，那每星期乘一小時到港大sit堂的車程，那賣大陸版教課書的樓上書店，那讓人思考的空間，那自由的氣息，那自我的反省，那從心而發的尊重… NET同事問我小時有什麼夢想。我說我想拿諾貝爾物理學獎。小時別人問我什麼人最靚仔，我一定說是愛因斯坦。 愛因斯坦說：「有兩樣東西是無止境的，茫茫宇宙和人類的愚昧。但是只有後者我能肯定的確如此。」 再看看日本地震，我們是如此的渺小。世界如此七彩斑斕，在寶藏跟前，我們卻只顧玩褲袋裡的橡皮圈。
“Obama Trusts Himself When All Men Doubt Him.” Or so a news headline runs. There may be doubts about Obama’s ability, but there is absolutely no doubt that both himself and him here refer to the same person, namely Obama. It is therefore bizarrely remarkable that we have to use two different words to denote the […]
The following table shows the average per capita income of the countries/regions I have been to. It appears that I have been visiting poorer and poorer countries over these years (consciously or unconsciously!). Despite that, my satisfaction from travelling grows with each journey, and the magnitude of my love for these countries is entirely indifferent to their per capita income or their wealth or their offering me comfort and convenience. Maybe the soul can only be free when you are deprived of pecuniary concerns and material enjoyments, and when your soul is free you are happy.
I read a joke on Facebook, a witty play on words: My left brain has nothing right, My right brain has nothing left. The wit obviously lies in intentionally confusing two pairs of homophones, namely left as a direction and left as the past participle of leave, and right as a direction and right meaning proper and correct. […]
For long there has been an article (original article in Chinese) circulating on the Internet which propagates the idea that the English word China is a pejorative term and should instead be replaced with the demonym Zhongguo. The author believes that China is given its name because of its porcelain, or china. He proceeds to argue that we […]
A student of mine told me that he had found a mistake in the lyrics of the national anthem of the United Kingdom. He said the name of this anthem, God Save the Queen, had a missing -s after the verb save. The subject, God, is singular in the third person, therefore the verb should be conjugated to […]
Don’t misunderstand, this article has nothing against the church. Instead, it is about a line which I stumbled upon on a web site today, which read: 1. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community. The line was claimed to be taken from a Church Bulletin, although my Christian friend found it […]