I don’t normally post images with random quotes on them but sometimes, I just feel like it. Now is one of those times. I particularly love the one that says,
“Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.”
I love it because I know I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit ranting instead of investing in writing. Some reminders of what really matters are good every once in a while, even when they come in the form of quote pictures (is that what they’re called, quote pictures?).
A good friend I’ve just met again after, I don’t know, forever.
She doesn’t know that Batak people are the Indonesian version of Irish.
A random teacher at Seishu Gakuen | Cross Game, a Manga by Adachi Mitsuru
Last Saturday, after my former students had their fun witnessing my humiliation on the ice rink, they handed me something somewhat familiar, a piece of laminated paper with those words on it. I remember printing it out and putting it on the Wall of Shame in the back of my homeroom. I had thought that after my departure, they would’ve gotten rid of it. I’d thought wrong. Another kid actually told me that now they used my ball-shaped telescope as a hall-pass. The nerve, it was a very nice telescope!
Some other kids brought with them other pieces of laminated paper, which said ‘Tardy Prince’ and ‘Detention King’. They were gliding around the rink wearing them like a vest of honour.
They grew a lot since the last time I’d seen them. But still a headache to other teachers, apparently. I can’t believe that next year they’ll be filling out college application forms. And if I’m lucky, they’ll write me letters from all over the world. Nah, that would be too much to ask. “Meanwhile, time is fleeting. I’ll be here eating.” Not waiting, just eating.
The New York Times’ review of The Green Hornet
Sometimes I wonder about Nicolas Cage.
This makes me recall the time a friend told me, “And ya, Esther. You should learn how to control those sporadic and explosive bursts of laughter (even I can still imagine them and I barely see you once a year) when the atmosphere in the room is tense.”
Good job I only see you once a year then.