接觸永恆 2

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每個人,都需要有作品。

你的作品,就是你的人生意義。

每個人,都依靠自己的作品來生存。

作品,就是一些,不會隨自己的消失而消失的東西。

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你,有沒有自己的作品?

— Me@2011.07.03

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2019.01.13 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Ken Chan 時光機 2.2

聖誕假後的常規課程中,Ken Chan 預計應該不會有時間,教光學和熱學。但是,他認為那兩個課題很淺易,所以,期望我們即使自修,也沒什麼難度。

但是,他後來改變主意,還是決定於,農歷新年的年初一、二、三,為我們補課,教回光學和熱學。

今次,那三天的課,他不單不收我們的學費,他還要自己,花時間找課室、花金錢付租金。

後來,他改為每天收 20 元,即是總共 60 元。他解釋道,補課社的職員因為他的補課,要犧牲那三天的農曆新年假期。那每人 60 元的學費是,全數慰勞他們的。

那三天的補課,好處是光學和熱學;壞處是,由於每天也補多個小時,我少了大量,各科的溫習時間。但是,那個農曆新年長假,因為我自己時間管理不善,而損失的時間,遠多於那三天的補課時間。

感謝 Ken Chan 的額外付出。我亦慶幸,生於那個時空,還是有真人授課的年代。出生遲十年,就已經只能透過錄影帶,來獲得 Ken Chan 的教導。

— Me@2019-01-06 02:18:47 PM

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2019.01.06 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Ken Chan 時光機 2.1

當年是 1996 年,我 9 月開始上他的課程。每星期上 1.5 小時,由星期六早上 8 時半,上到 10 時正。所以,每個星期六,我也要在還未睡夠時,就很早起床。去補習社的路程中,往往是一邊行,一邊流鼻水;唯有勉勵自己:「即使再辛苦,只要捱過『會考』(公開試),就可以有好日子過。」

記憶所及,大概在聖誕前,剛好完成了力學分部。

然後,他於聖誕假期中,有額外補課—歷時三天的全日課程,不再是每天 1.5 小時。就在那三天,他要完成波動分部。

他在公佈有這個聖誕波動補課時,我有兩點不開心。

第一點是,我要交額外的學費。不過,相對於第二點而言,那也只是小問題。

第二點是,那補課的學額有限,只有常規課程的兩成。我現在的記憶可能有誤,未必真的是兩成,但也必定是,遠少於他常規課程的學生數目。換句話說,如果供不應求,我就可能報讀不到。幸好,正正是因為這個擔憂,我及早報名,爭取到一個補課學位。

— Me@2018-12-27 03:50:13 PM

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2018.12.27 Thursday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

A pretty girl, 2

Women are directly fitted for acting as the nurses and teachers of our early childhood by the fact that they are themselves childish, frivolous and short-sighted; in a word, they are big children all their life long–a kind of intermediate stage between the child and the full-grown man, who is man in the strict sense of the word. See how a girl will fondle a child for days together, dance with it and sing to it; and then think what a man, with the best will in the world, could do if he were put in her place.

— Of Women

— Arthur Schopenhauer

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When the elderly Schopenhauer sat for a sculpture portrait by the Prussian sculptor Elisabet Ney in 1859, he was much impressed by the young woman’s wit and independence, as well as by her skill as a visual artist. After his time with Ney, he told Richard Wagner’s friend Malwida von Meysenbug, “I have not yet spoken my last word about women. I believe that if a woman succeeds in withdrawing from the mass, or rather raising herself above the mass, she grows ceaselessly and more than a man.

— Wikipedia on Arthur Schopenhauer

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Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist — a master — and that is what Auguste Rodin was — can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is… and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…. and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…. no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn’t matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired — but it does to them. Look at her! (UC)

— Robert A. Heinlein

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2018.10.27 Saturday ACHK