When I was a child, I had a friend in the neighborhood. A smart (and slightly nerdy) kid, not unlike myself. We used to hang out, play badminton and do physics experiments. By the time we were teenagers, we kind of drifted apart, as our paths diverged. Dopo, I went the IIT-USA, global-citizen-route and ended up in Singapore. He, of more modest ambitions, stayed back at home, and got a job roughly similar to what my father used to do. I kept hearing of him, although I never really ran into him. He got married, probably had a couple of kids, and everything must have been going smoothly, even a bit dully. But a couple of years ago he suddenly died of leukemia.
Another day, another American school shooting. The predictable aftermath will be “thoughts and prayers” (although people use different words now because of the current climate of skepticism), another pointless debate over gun laws, and a few “never agains” and “never forgets”. Instead of those exercises in futility, I thought I would write about some other curious aspects of America’s deadly romance with guns.
Mia madre diceva che quando il bambino è grande come te,,en,bisogna trattarli con rispetto,,en,Che cosa le ha detto in realtà era che si doveva affrontare utilizzando una forma rispettosa della,,en,che non ha alcun senso in inglese,,en,ma può funzionare in Hindi o francese,,en,Ha funzionato bene poeticamente in Malayalam,,en,Mi sono ricordato di questa perla di saggezza materna di recente, quando stavo guardando un film con mio figlio,,en, you have to treat them with respect. What she actually said was that you had to address them using a respectful form of “te,” which doesn’t make any sense in English, but may work in Hindi or French. It worked poetically well in Malayalam. I was reminded of this maternal pearl of wisdom recently when I was watching a movie with my son.
La vita è piena di contraddizioni,,en,Sto frequentando un ritiro ricerca sulle pratiche di consapevolezza e contemplative alla bella,,en,Garrison Institute,,en,Sto imparando un sacco di cose interessanti,,en,e incontrare un sacco di,,en,le persone che la pensano e eccellenti,,en,il tipo di persone con cui ho potuto avere una profonda conversazione sulla natura irreale della realtà,,en,a differenza di molte persone provenienti da altri ambiti della vita sarebbe educatamente e con tatto scusarsi quando ho un po 'irreale,,en.
I am attending a research retreat on mindfulness and contemplative practices at the beautiful Garrison Institute. I am learning a lot of interesting things, and meeting a lot of like-minded and excellent people – the kind of people with whom I could have deep conversation about the unreal nature of reality, unlike most people from other walks of life would politely and tactfully excuse themselves when I get a bit unreal.
I just finished my first term as a professor at Singapore Management University. I taught an undergraduate course called Computer as an Analysis Tool, which is on business modelling and data-driven decision support. I had about 130 studenti, in three sections of three classroom hours each per week. I have to say the whole thing was a very enriching experience. Naturalmente, the reasons behind this statement will be expounded on, theorized and hypothesized – this is Unreal Blog, Dopotutto.
At some point in our life, we come to accept the fact we are closer to death than life. What lies ahead is definitely less significant than what is left behind. These are the twilight years, and I have come to accept them. With darkness descending over the horizons, and the long shadows of misspent years and evaded human conditions slithering all around me, I peer into the void, into an eternity of silence and dreamlessness. È almost time.
L'insegnamento è una vocazione nobile e gratificante. As my sunset career, I have accepted a faculty position at Singapore Management University, l'insegnamento di analisi dei dati e modelli di business presso la School of Information Systems. Questi argomenti si siedono bene con la mia entrepreneurial ventures from earlier this year on data analytics and process automation, che erano tutti parte della mia uscendo di pensionamento.
I am a conspiracy theory nut. Quindi, mi permetta di proporre una teoria della cospirazione per spiegare la vittoria scioccante Trump. Si tratta di brogli, ma non il modo in cui stavi pensando. Prima di procedere, lasciatemi dire che questo è solo per divertimento. Don’t take it too seriously.
Recently I had to talk harshly to my daughter about the responsibilities of family members. Although I would like to think of it as a scolding, all parents of teenagers know that there is no such thing. There are only fights. But it got me thinking about the responsibilities, rights and privileges of family members.