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Le Palais idéal

It is said that a French postman collected various pebbles during his daily mail route for 33 years. In the end he managed to build a palace. I want to see it! |via Scenery Digest  Note: It’s called Le Palais idéal by Ferdinand Cheval (1836–1924). [good]

 

据说在法国有一位邮递员,每天在上班的路上收集各种石头,日复一日,坚持了33年,最后居然建造出了一个宫殿,好想去看一看! ​|via风景精选 ​​​​
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Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan’s Advice

【10 Things Parents Should Never Do!】Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan started her singing career at 14 and once enjoyed equal popularity with Teresa Teng Li-Chun aka Deng Lijun. Later she got married in Japan and has three sons, all of whom enrolled in the No.1 university in the U.S., Stanford University, under her guidance. What’s the secret of her parenting success? Agnes Chan shared it with us in the video.

Ten Things Parents Should Not Do

1. Do not compare your kids with other kids. Too much comparison may hurt their self confidence, which will make them too afraid to show you their potential. Some kids of low self confidence may choose to bully or look down on others.

2. Don’t reward your children with material things. They may discard the toys you rewarded them after two or three weeks. Toys are not their friends forever. A mom asked me what to do when her daughter didn’t like taking showers. I said, “You can tell your daughter, ‘If you take a shower and clean yourself, you can help me put on some makeup.'” If it were a boy, tell him if he takes a shower, he will be allowed to help his dad put on some makeup. He will definitely love that! Reward your kids with fun events that’ll enhance the communication among family members.

3. Do not make daily schedules for the children. Many parents expect their children to play after finishing the homework. No, doing homework is playing; playing is learning. I don’t let my children separate learning and playing that clarly. When it rained, I took my kids to the park. I let them float the leaves on the water and see whose leaf swam faster. Then I asked them, “Why does it rain?” I nurture their interest in looking for answers. When they can see and experience problems in a tangible way, they will learn very fast and they won’t feel that learning is toiling.

4.  Don’t let your kids enroll in tutoring programs. The tutoring programs that aim to raise your kids’ grades give them the impression that the purpose of learning is to get good grades. If you spend the money on tutoring programs on family trips instead, the outcome will be better. My oldest son loves fishes. We went to almost all the aquariums we could go to in Japan.

5. Don’t make choices for your children. It is very important to learn how to make choices. Since my kids were small, I have trained them to make choices, such as picking ice creams. When my oldest son was in high school, he chose to apply to universities in the U.S. I expected him to pick the No.1 or the No.2 university, but he chose the No.7 school. Every new student in that school was assigned a horse. Every day hey had to take care of the horse before going to class. That trained them to be responsible. My son enjoyed studying there and did well. The school taught him well. He made the right choice.

6. Don’t prevent your kids from falling in love in high school. Dating teaches us how to love and how to be loved, so I encouraged my sons to have girlfriends, but I also taught them to be responsible—they must not become fathers. They all had girlfriends when they were in high school. I could see they were very happy. I gave them sex education very early—when they were 9 years old.

7.  Don’t scold or hit your kids. I am against scolding and physical punishment. Physical punishment gives you fast results—the kids will give in quickly—but do they really understand the problems? It is better to have a conversation and discuss the problems thoroughly. My longest record was 8 hours. My kids later joked that physical punishment was better because they could leave earlier.

8. Don’t lie to your kids. For example, keep you promise to your kids. If you don’t, your kids will think you lied to them. If kids don’t trust others, they will be very lonely all their lives.

9. Don’t ignore your children because of work. Even two to five minutes of interaction with your little children will be like heaven to them.

10. When your kids ask you questions, never tell them to “wait a second.” Even when I was cooking, I turned off the gas when my kid asked me, “Why is the sky blue?” I told him, “That’s a great question!!! Let’s look for the answer together in a second.”

For me, education is giving the kids some tools for finding dreams. If they fail, they can move on to find other dreams. If they succeed, they need to be modest and learn to share.

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@新闻晨报
【家长绝对不能做的10件事!】陈美龄在14岁的时候就出道做了歌手,曾与邓丽君齐名,后来在日本结婚,有了三个儿子,在陈美龄的教育下,他们都相继考进了美国排名第一的斯坦福大学。这背后究竟有什么成功的教育秘诀?在视频中陈美龄为我们做了分享。

Source: Weibo

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Wen Yumei

#Backbones of the Country#【After watching this video clip, will you reshare it for this 83-year-old lady?】Wen Yumei, 83 years old, is a famous medical scientist from Fudan University. Throughout the decades, Wen Yumei published hundreds of papers in fields like the mechanism of hepatitis B virus infection and received several national prizes. In order to develop the new therapeutic vaccine for hepatitis B, she tried it on herself first. To fight severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), she entered the SARS lab despite the fact that she was nearly 70 years old at that time! (Click here to watch the video.)

央视新闻

#家国栋梁#【看完这段视频,你会为这位83岁的老人转发吗?】闻玉梅,83岁,复旦大学著名医学专家。几十年来,闻玉梅在乙肝病毒机理等领域先后发表数百篇论文,获得多项国家级成果。为研制新型乙肝疫苗,她曾第一个往自己身上注射,为抗击非典,她曾近70高龄亲自进病毒实验室!

L央视新闻的秒拍视频

Source: Weibo

Wallace Chung

Wallace Chung May 27 Weibo Update

#钟汉良# Wallace Chung May 27 Weibo Update (Longest Weibo Ever!)

Just finished filming [for the day]. Xiao Zhen [Little Zhen. “Little” is used before someone’s first name to show affection.] handed me the script for tomorrow’s filming. I recalled that the day before yesterday we finished work around dinner time. Someone said that we had not had a dinner party for a long time, so we decided instantly to go have dinner together. Xiao Zhen still kept herself busy while everyone else was joking around and stuffing their faces. They were hungry so they ate to their hearts’ content, which explains what the word “satisfied” means. Xiao Zhen suddenly spoke of what happened when she first met with me. She said, “That day was May 25, 2007!” The other people screamed, “Wasn’t that today ten years ago?” Everyone was happily stunned! Xiao Zhen said, “I went to a beauty salon near Jing’an Temple to meet you [for the interview to be your assistant]. You were getting a haircut there. You were wearing a white T-shirt, dark-colored jeans, and a pair of very [the original word was “hin” instead of “hen” because Xiao Zhen said that word with a funny accent, and Wallace naughtily kept that in his original weibo] white sneakers. Later you took me to work. In the car, you turned to me and asked what my name was, and after thinking for a long time you said you would call me Xiao Zhen.” When Xiao Zhen talked about those things, I immediately felt I went back to those days, all the memories replayed before my eyes vividly. It turns out that it is going to be the 11th year for Xiao Zhen to work as my assistant. We experienced so many things together…We went to the set with the extras in a Jinbei [Chinese car brand] van; the place we lived in back then had a leaking problem when it rains; we huddled together in a small corner and had lunch served in partitioned boxes; she held the script and rehearsed the lines with me; we had constests of memorizing the Tang dynasty poetry and the ci poetry of the Song dynasty. Since I started filming [in mainland] in 1999, I had been used to taking care of myself. Then Xiao Zhen appeared. To this day the macro environment for filming is constantly changing, but we still keep learning. It is so nice to feel motivated like this. There is a sentence [Zen proverb] that goes, “The person who drinks it knows best whether the water is hot or cold.” At this moment I think of the staff members working around me. Grateful. Thank you all.

Source: Weibo

Jokes

Cool Moms

Hahaha such moms are so cool [哈哈][哈哈] ​​​​

I overheard two aunts [middle-aged women] talking while taking a walk in the park after dinner. Aunt A asked: You daughter must be 29 now, right? How come she hasn’t found a husband? And you don’t give her a push either. Aunt B answered: She does not want to get married. Aunt A was very surprised after hearing that: Not wanting to get married? What is she going to do after she gets old? Aunt B answered: When she is old, I will be dead already. Why do I have to care so much about that?

My aunt: Why is Little Huang still unmarried? Look at Tingting (her daughter). She went to find dates as soon as I asked her to. My mom: Right. Tingting has had this strength since she was a kid. She eats everything you give her. Not picky at all. #Oh the mouths of middle-aged women#

WeChat conversation:

A: [cp] When you look for boyfriends, never tell him you are crazy about any star. Just tell him you love travelling and you will go to several places every year. Tell him you love collecting stuff. Occasionally you will receive odd packets. Tell him you love making friends and have some girls whom you love chatting with on line. You love a certain color and get stoked as soon as you see it. You love sports and have to go to the stadium several times. When you successfully get the guy, then you can tell him: I am a crazy fan. So what…Of course, if you see someone you don’t like, you can tell him up front you are a crazy fan and you are a brain-damaged avid fan 24 hours a day. [微笑] [/cp]

B: Thank you mom.

@一起神回复
哈哈哈这样的妈妈很酷了[哈哈][哈哈] ​​​​

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He Codes with Ears

【He is a blind programmer: He memorized over a million characters and codes with his ears [good]】Is it possible to code when one is visually impaired? Blind programmers don’t need to turn on the computer to work. They complete job tasks by using a keyboard and the earphones. Cai Yongbin is a blind programmer responsible for reforming Internet products to suit the needs of visually impaired users. He memorized programming characters to code. He once memorized over 300 lines of code when he learned programming. #Blind programmers code with ears# (Click here to watch the video.)

The most interesting part about the video is that Cai Yongbin works with the Information Accessibility Research Association in Shenzhen to make popular apps like Tmall, Taobao, and DingTalk more accessible for the visually impaired. He said programmers like him are able to spot the errors that programmers with normal vision may be oblivious of.

@中国新闻周刊
【他是盲人程序员:背百万字符用耳朵编程[good]】眼睛看不见也能编程吗?盲人程序员的电脑屏幕是不用打开的,靠键盘和耳机完成工作。蔡勇斌是一名盲人程序员,负责对互联网产品进行适用于视觉障碍者的改造,他靠“背”代码来编程,最多的时候背过300多行代码。#盲人程序员用耳朵编程# L老板联播的秒拍视频

Source: Weibo