Saturday, April 24, 2010

You are being watched with the excess in technology.

Are we living in "1984"?

Today, I have this creepy sensation that I am always being watched, and I probably am, by CCTV footage capturing my every move.

"Big Brother is watching you."

Definitely true.

I feel as though my privacy has been violated and disrespected as a citizen. My vote doesn't count. Why are we so obsessed with control? We all demand information, where we are, at what time, with who, where at, when and how we get there, when we leave and with who; all to our oblivion.

Sure it's helpful in catching scandals and solving crimes, but now I am uncomfortable of being in public. Miniluv, thoughtcrime and minitruth.

I must say, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley were both correct in their own perspectives. They have co-existed together.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Either get out or get out.

The NAPLAN test in Australia has been an issue of debate ever since it was introduced in 2008. The government uses them to gather information and publishing them into league tables.

The NAPLAN in my opinion does not accurately reflect schools' capabilities. During my immersion, the school I went to had students coming from poor countries and have not had any formal form of education. Therefore, the students would not be able to answer questions on literacy and numeracy, the areas targeted by the NAPLAN. It does not take into account the history of the child and the demographics of the schools.

The government is also forcing teachers to teach on the curriculum, ignoring equally important subjects like Drama, Music, Art and Sport. Each child needs a balance of cabbages and roses to function. When one outweighs the other, the child is left in a dark zone of ignorance. Ignorance is not bliss. Being ignorant is denying knowledge.

Let's have an education revolution that would actually work.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

You are not prepared.

What is with all these Facebook groups and pages about women and females being in the kitchen? I am honestly fed up. I am a guy and I love to be cooking in the kitchen. Food is where I can express my creativity and think up new ideas. Occasionally I get burnt by the sizzling oil when it jumps out the wok or pan, but that is a small sacrifice compared to the number of times I have sliced off part of my finger. It's worth it. I can cook and I have no shame in revealing it. I must say that the top chefs in the world are male. The kitchen is a males' domain.

I simply ask for everyone and including Facebook to monitor the groups and pages being created and stop these stereotypical and what I find rather disturbingly offensive statements.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The glass barrier established between two people.

Detrimental consequences but of sentimental value.
Which one to withhold dearly; Which one to pursue?
A dilemma beyond the scope of our reason
To identify, follow; limits of human instinct.

Alas! called extending the arm of natures' grasp
Slip into the recesses of the devil's den,
Stumbling, stuttering, shaking sins
Deeds of the heart, actions of the mind.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What you believe in. What I don't.


Birth of such kinship hope
Death of a new blind eye.
Justly game is unwanted near
To change time unheartedly.

Doubt forgets the nothingness
Of schizophrenic discourses to man,
Losing the inches of breath
Save the beat of unity.

Guilt ridden hallucinations
Bloodshed of mental disease.
A virus attacking the very
Rationality and congruence of the mind.

Blame and war of hatred
Shedding names and pointing fingers.
Implosion of the land and waters,
Justice will have been served.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Teaching the world to grow.

One thing I can't stand is people criticizing  my choice to become a teacher. People constantly stigmatize me with their dogma on money, educating me on what I should do to make as money as possible. Choices of business investment, property investment, stocks, doctoring and so on. But I say, if you are not interested in any of those areas, how likely and how successful are you going to be to make money from it?

I want to become a teacher not because of the above average wages or the number of holidays you get. I want to be a teacher because of my philosophy on education. Only through education, can you teach, educate, inspire, motivate and aspire students to become better than the teacher is, to push the world further in technology and intellectual abilities, the reason why we are not in the stone age, or stigmatized by the religious dark ages.

Teachers propel students to be high achievers and make them see themselves for who they really are, only one of my aims. I want to make a difference in students, in the people of the future, who will lead the world when I retire. I want the people who will lead the world to be people better than I am, to be educated civilians where they will remember my name.

Teachers can and will make a difference in the world for the better. What difference in the world, or influence on people do investors have besides to make more money for themselves?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Either eat it or eat it up.

I don't understand how the mentality of certain individuals and groups work.

So it's considered animal cruelty if you kill a rat and eat it in the wild but it's definitely okay to be killing pigs, sheep, cows, kangaroos and crocodiles, and that's only a few.

Very strange if you ask me.

When has killing certain animals been good or bad? Who decides these things? Who says that killing this group of animals is perfectly fine, but this group is forbidden? I have had plenty of experiences eating strange and awkward animals in the past and I can say that how can you say it's bad when you haven't tried it? Have you ever tasted shark, whale, dog or snake? No, because Western people are too scared. Too fearful of the very stigma attached?

If you are talking about morals, when have your morals played a part when you bite into that juicy steak? The only people I am omitting from this critique on people saying that killing and eating certain animals are bad, are vegetarians and vegans. For every other carnivore out there, about time you thought about your own morals instead of dumping your flame war on us.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Throw the Apples at the Windows.

I have this analogy on the two brands Apple and Windows.

Apple has a logo which is an apple (surprise, surprise) that has a chunk or bite out of it. That's telling me that Apple never gives you the complete apple, always most of the apple and holding something back from you. I really want a whole apple, don't you? Let's take the iPad for example. It cannot multitask and it cannot load flash elements. Now, other companies are producing their own versions. I think Steve Jobs is really intelligent. I think they purposed left those two elements out and are waiting and anticipating the release of the iPad similar products, waiting for their critiques and then taking advantage of those critiques and putting them into their iPad 2.0 or something, along with the multitasking and flash player.

I have an iPod. Those squarish ones, 5th generation or something. Well, after a few months, the newer, slimmer ones came on the market. Those ones which the screens rotate when you rotate the iPod. I became quite detested of Apple after that once I looked at the logo. Never giving you the whole product, always part of it. I know I analysed this beyond necessary, but I think I make a good connection.

Also Windows. Well, we all know that windows can break. (Pun intended). Then you have to replace the windows. You get the picture.