The Crotch-Grabber Bully

In which I tell you about the time I was humiliated in front of an entire class by a teacher, was called a female fox, and almost had my nether regions grabbed. Though not at the same time (which would have made an awesome tale).

Untold in the video, is the time when I ran away from a bully. I was in the volleyball team in primary school. There was this big bully who was making fun of me. I think it was about my hair.

I ran away, by giving the teacher in charge an excuse.

Unfortunately, the school started a computer club, which happened to be in the exact time spot of the volleyball practises. Due to the excuse I gave, I couldn’t join the computer club.

What would’ve happened had I dealt with the bully in a different way, such that I was able to join the computer club? Would it have made a great different to me now? I wouldn’t know.

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Globe Trekking Before Exams

When I was studying in university, I’d watch Globe Trekker (from Lonely Planet TV series) just days before my exams.

Do you have interesting habits/activities you do before exams? If you have “homework music”, what are they?

Students don’t graduate because…

… because they’ve lost hope.

They’ve lost hope that:

  • they can fulfill degree requirements (some subjects are tough!)
  • they can actually graduate
  • (more importantly) they can graduate in a shorter time so they pay less tuition fees
  • they can get a good job with that degree

And so they give up. They’ve lost hope. They don’t believe anymore.

A degree can still be useful. But the current educational and economic outlook doesn’t exactly inspire a lot of confidence in the immediate use of a degree.

Educational institutes mostly teach students towards knowledge that’s known. I mean, your professor won’t set a question that he can’t answer, right? The world we now live in rewards those who solve the unknown, possibly even seeking questions that weren’t ever asked.

Teachers need to start teaching students to face the unknowable. They need to instill hope in the next generation.

University degrees and debt

Make the time and money you spend while studying in university count. The value of a degree doesn’t fluctuate much, year to year. But if you take just one year longer to obtain that degree, it means you’ve wasted one year of your life and another few thousands of dollars in tuition fees. Which means it takes that much longer for you to repay the tuition fee loan (if you took out one).

University/college tips from Bryarly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKL72gzQ58s

University/college tips from Emily
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qG3Df1QC48

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