Monday, August 27, 2012

These jokes are on me :)

While teaching the seeker class about how pervasive sin can be and invisible to the sinners, I ran into a couple of jokes about the effect of alcohol on human. Here they are:

Love You So Muchh
A old woman was sipping on a glass of wine - while sitting on the patio with her husband - and she says: "I love you so much - I don't know how I could ever live without you" ... Her husband asks: "Is that you or the wine talking?"  She replies - "It's me ... talking to the wine."


Sailors & Admiral
Two drunken sailors were lost looking for their pier and ran into an admiral on the street. One sailor grabbed the admiral and asked for direction. The admiral shouted: "Do you know who I am?" The other sailor shook his head in despair:"We don't know where we are, And he does NOT know who he is!!"


Loving the Enemy 
After drinking heavily all night, John stumbled out of the bar and ran into his Pastor. The Pastor said hello and then reminded John that alcohol could be his worst enemy. John gathered his last bit of thought and countered:"But you have taught us to LOVE our enemy!". The Pastor replied in a big smile:"But I have never taught you to swallow your enemy!!"

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tiffany Earned AP Scholar Award

We received a letter from CollegeBoard commending Tiffany on her outstanding academic performance. On the basis of her AP achievements, Tiffany has earned the designation of "AP Scholar with Distinction".

Information about the requirements for AP Scholar Awards can be found at: www.collegeboard.org/apscholar

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tiffany gets perfect ACT score and more

Tiffany scored a perfect ACT scores of 36 in the latest national college entrance exam. After the Lindbergh High School published the story, it was picked up by local news media including KSDK Channel 5 (Tiffany Lee gets perfect ACT score) and Fenton-HighRidge Patch (Tiffany Lee, of Lindbergh, Scores Perfect 36 on ACT Entrance Exam)

Below is the original Lindbergh news story:

Lindbergh High School senior Tiffany Lee has scored a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT college entrance exam. According to the ACT website, fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score of 36.

Tiffany, 16, daughter of Frank and Elaine Lee of Sunset Hills, is enrolled in Lindbergh’s Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students (PEGS). Although she scored a 35 on the test in 2010 and had taken practice tests to prepare for this year’s exam, Tiffany said she was surprised when she saw her flawless score on the ACT website this June.

“I started screaming,” she said. “It was exciting!”

The International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate takes several accelerated courses and carries a GPA of 4.774. In addition to her academic achievements, Tiffany is co-president of the Math Club; participates in National Honor Society, Link Crew, Science Olympiad and DECA; and is a section leader for clarinets in the Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band. She is also the founder and president of the LHS UNICEF Club, which recently raised more than $1,000 to help build a well in Africa, and is an active leader in her church.

In a letter recognizing her exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Jon Whitmore said, “While test scores are just one of the many criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”

Tiffany is interested in studying research medicine and plans to apply at Stanford, California Tech and Northwestern universities. This summer, she had the opportunity to work in a lab alongside two Washington University physicians as part of the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program. Tiffany also has created www.Health4Teen.com, a website that provides helpful health information to teenagers.

She thanks her teachers at Lindbergh High School for offering challenging courses that have prepared her well for college.

“I love my classes here; the teachers are great,” Tiffany said. “My AP classes are challenging enough that I can really push myself.”

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Tiffany, we are proud of you!

Update:
  • original post: 2012.08.02

"35岁前无房无车会令你恐惧吗?"

35岁--该让你恐惧的不是无房无车,而是你只有车房.

三十而立,源于《论语·为政》,意为人到了30岁就应该去面对一切困难. 我想其中最大的一难就是去知道并体会人生不是为了自己,而是为你爱的人而活.

如果你看过电影"The Family Man",就大概知道我所要表达的意思了.

再提供俩部电影供参考:)

比较糟的结局-为追求财物乃至事业而无视或忽视你身边的爱 ("Indecent Proposal")

比较好的结局-为你所爱的人打拼赢得并共享下雨天的遮挡 ("The Pursuit of Happyness")

35岁前无房无车会令你恐惧吗?