Saturday, October 24, 2015

Beauty of failure / 失敗的美好


This evening I went to pick up my story and illustrations "Not Alone" for the Sanmin picture book contest. Though it took me only an evening to get over my frustration a few weeks ago, I knew I was going down today. Luckily, after working out in the gym, I am so determined to begin again tomorrow. 


     I wrote two stories this past summer, but I failed all because my stories are not good enough. However, I learned an important lesson this year, that is, failure itself is a very wonderful experience. It makes me more humble. Also, I've seen so much as I am looking for ways out. Most of all, I've become stronger. I've got down to revising one of the stories without hesitation.


     In the future, I'll be bound to miss how I am at this instant...

Sunday, October 04, 2015

New class / 新班級


My new class is devoted to gardening. We've been planting vegetables since summer. As September ended, the water spinach was ready for being harvested. The girls made a small bouquet, giving it to me as a gift. Since it withered quickly, I took it home and had it cooked within three hours as my dinner that day. 


     It was not after I took photos that it occurred to me that I had totally forgot the art of plating food. However, the most important thing is that the water spinach planted by my young farmers is not only extremely fresh but also unique because of their genuine love in it.