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Investigating Culture – Carol Delaney

30th Jun 2008 - 08:55pm 書評
早前給公司派去印度工幹﹐起行前在公司的圖書館中﹐找來本「文化智商」臨急抱佛腳﹐惡補一下如何與其他文化打交道。那本「文化智商」始終是寫給商務人看﹐雖然當中有很多有用的貼士﹐但欠缺有深度的文化分析。就好像買了台新電腦﹐讀完說明書懂雖得使用﹐但我是想打開機蓋看看內部結構﹐明白其中的設計理論。我想要的不是文化用家指南﹐而是文化的設計藍圖。剛好出發前回大學有事辦﹐閒逛大學書店看到本封面很醒目吸引﹐人類學一年級課本的「調查文化」﹐正好可以解答我對於文化的疑問。便二話不說買了下來﹐放入行李跟著我飛越半個地球去印度﹐希望可以幫助我認識印度文化。雖然這本書的內容豐富有趣﹐可是在沒有任何相關學識的基礎﹐死啃硬讀一本四百多頁的課本不是件易容的事。在印度期間旅遊有空時就拿出來看﹐等飛機看﹐坐飛機看﹐坐火車也看﹐連在海灘日光浴也在看。一般人會讀些雜誌小說輕讀物﹐像我這樣讀大學課本的人﹐還要讀得津津有味可算是異類。與我一起旅行的同事也說我是怪人﹐他拿起來翻看不夠幾頁便放棄了。不過二個月下來才看了四分三﹐回來加拿大後事務繁忙﹐差不多用了個多月才完成剩下來的頁數。…

Learn to dance

29th Jun 2008 - 07:50pm Daily Scribble
I learned dancing a few times before.  The first time I took dancing class was in university and failed miserably.   The second time I took dancing class was a few years ago.  I took the beginning class twice but still fail to dance.  This…

Liger belt

27th Jun 2008 - 11:27pm Product Reviews
I have been wearing the same belt for 13 years.  I bought the belt in the university bookstore in my first year.  It has made of leather and has a small university logo at the end.  Over all these years, the belt witness my growth in waist size. …

東大特訓班 – 三田紀房

26th Jun 2008 - 10:38pm 動漫
以前小時候看漫畫﹐大人總是愛說看漫畫浪費時間﹐有時間不如溫習功課。「東大特訓班 」這套漫畫﹐終於可以為漫畫大平反﹐現在可以理直氣壯地說﹐看漫畫也可以很有教育意義﹐甚至對讀書考試也有幫助﹗這部漫畫的題材很獨特﹐一個很另類的校園故事。主人翁的目標很簡單﹐沒有愛情沒有甲子園﹐就是考進日本最高學府東京大學。這部漫畫講述兩個籮底橙學生﹐在一個面臨破產危機的學校﹐遇上一個高級流岷教師﹐用一年時間備戰日本公開試﹐挑戰東京大學拯救學校的勵志故事。不要以為講讀書就很悶﹐其實劇情架構很像冒險故事﹐吸引讀者不停追看下去。只不過不是打倒地下迷宮的怪獸﹐而是要克服一個接一個的測驗考試。神兵利器就變成讀書心法﹐武林前輩世外高人則是特訓老師。…

Bridal Party

25th Jun 2008 - 09:09pm Daily Scribble
Our wedding is on 08-08-16, so Pat wants us to have 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen, including the maid of honor and the best men.  In our wedding website, we created a page to introduce every one in our wedding party [link].  I am responsible of…

Panda Bun

23rd Jun 2008 - 06:02pm Daily Scribble
Pat bought this very cute panda bun to a pot luck party a few weeks ago.  I just got the photo from my friends and I think it worth postingthe picture.  The panda bun is ordinary milk-yellow bun with panda eye and ears on top.  It taste like ordinary…

Buy! Buy! Sell! Sell!

22nd Jun 2008 - 09:40pm Daily Scribble
This is a funny cartoon by KAL on the cover of Economist in 1989.  This cartoon describe how the stock market really works on day to day basis.  In short term, neither technical analysis nor fundamental analysis can predict the movement of…

Chinese Checker

21st Jun 2008 - 08:53pm Daily Scribble
Tonight I have a very good game of Chinese checker and of course I won the game.  I used to play this game a lot when I was a little kid and I am pretty good at it.  There are many different versions of Chinese checker out there.  However for those…

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 天元突破 紅蓮之眼

19th Jun 2008 - 10:35pm 動漫
零七年放送的動畫「天元突破」﹐可說是把超級機械人推向極限之作。Gainax自福音戰士以來﹐一直也是靠吃老本﹐沒有什麼特出的作單。今次「天元突破」終於吐氣揚眉﹐省靚招牌叫好叫座﹐甚至重拾當年一代經典Gunbuster的雄風。這套作品包含超級系所有王道元素﹐要幾熱血有幾熱血﹐狂派便當猛灑狗血﹐最具主角相最有人氣的角色﹐也可以未到一半就戰死沙場。打鬥跨張到超乎正常人的想像﹐由地球打到上宇宙打到入超空間﹐波士越打越強越巨型﹐連月球也可以拿來變身做超超超巨型機械人﹐總之看得開心過癮一味夠爽。劇中每戰也賭上全人類的命運﹐往往在最後關頭﹐憑著頑強的生存意志戰勝強大對手。讓人看得熱血沸驣﹐不禁為主角永不放棄的精神動容。不過看這動畫前先要把空想科學教室丟在一旁﹐千萬不要試圖把內容合理化﹐不然肯定會抓狂兼口吐白沬。…

Pigeons on sign.

19th Jun 2008 - 05:55pm Daily Scribble
I took this funny picture today.  There is a pigeon sitting on each letter of the sign.…
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