Star Trek – Beyond (Open Credit After Effects) done by Meee (College Assignment)

A short video consists of lots of effects done by me ^^

Name: Star Trek Beyond (Opening Credit)
Song used: Now You See Me 2 OST

The very first time to do this video by using Adobe After Effects! 😀

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蔣勳:學校絕對不是訓練一批考試機器的場域

撰文:蔣勳(《聯合文學》社長)

 

經常在報紙上,看到一些受過高等教育的年輕人,做出很傻的事情,或者因為在感情上找不到出口,傷害自己或傷害別人,甚至是自己的親生父母。這些現象會使人懷疑,現代年輕人的價值觀是不是出現了問題?

 

我個人覺得,年輕人本身是無辜的。

 

教育體制的因 形成價值觀的果

 

價值觀的形成是一個過程,我們現在看到那些令人錯愕的行為,是一個「果」,而真正需要探究,則是形成這個「果」的「因」。在長期唯考試導向的教育體制中,我們是允許學生升學科目得滿分,在道德、人格、感情培養的部分,根本可以是零分。因此產生這些現象,錯愕嗎?我一點也不覺得。

 

這個問題不是現在才有,在我那一個年代就開始發生。我們很少思考為什麼要孩子上好的高中、好的大學,其實一點意義也沒有。譬如我從事藝術工作,關心的是創作力、關心人性的美,我在不同的學校教過,從聯考分數最低的學校到聯考分數最高的學校,我都教過。以我所教授的科系而言,我不覺得這些學校之間有太大的差別。

 

如果你實際接觸到學科分數低的學生,就會知道,他們沒有花很多時間準備考試,相反的,他花很多時間在了解人。譬如說看電影或者讀小說,從中就有很多機會碰觸到人性的問題。

 

可是專門會考試的學生呢?往往才是真正的問題所在。1998年發生震驚社會的王水事件,一個女孩子因為和另一個女孩子與同一個男友交往,在慌張之際,就把化學方面的專長用出來,她調出了「王水」,犯下謀殺案。

 

我們可以說,她的專業知識分數非常高,但她在道德跟情感處理上是零分。

 

這些個案非常明顯的就是我們說的「好學生」,他們要進的科系和研究所,都是最難考的,他們從小就埋頭在升學、考試裏,忽略了其他。從很多年前我就很怕這樣的人,我覺得這樣的人一旦犯罪,對於「罪」的本質,完全不了解,因為他根本沒有機會接觸。

 

所以我一直覺得,如果要指責這樣的事情,矛頭應該是指向一個教育的架構,這個架構教育出一批批像這樣非常奇怪的人。

 

而這些已經發生的新聞事件,就是我們受的「惡果」。

 

人文藝術教育需適當師資

 

這幾年來發生的資優生犯罪事件,正好說明了我們的教育應該拿出來做最好的檢查。為什麼在這麼一個教育系統中,連知識分子的自負都消失了?以前作為一個知識分子是「士不可以不弘毅,任重而道遠」,有些事是知識分子不屑做的,為什麼這種士的自負在校園中式微了?我覺得,這是教育本質上的最大問題。

 

當然,這幾年來,有很多人在做亡羊補牢的工作,開始注意到小區活動,開始注意到人文教育、藝術教育,但是我覺得做得不夠。譬如說,大學開始教藝術欣賞,卻沒有適當的師資,最後可能就變成一個形式。

 

我想強調的是,學校絕對不是訓練一批考試機器的場域,這些孩子不能夠這樣被犧牲。有時候,我真的覺得這些豢養考試機器的學校,就像養雞場、養豬場,讓人覺得是一個巨大的悲劇。我們應該給孩子最好的音樂、最好的文學、最好的電影,讓他在裏面自然地薰陶。而這些,是不能考試的。

 

在鏡中面對自己的內心

 

我曾經幫朋友代課,帶大學舞蹈系先修班的孩子,他們大概都是大一的程度。因為要代三個星期的課,我很想認識他們,所以請他們畫自畫像,然後準備兩分鐘的自我介紹。他們不是美術系的學生,當然自畫像畫得不是很好,我的目的也不是要他們畫得好,只是希望他們可以在鏡子裏看看自己。課後,好多學生告訴我,這是他第一次透過鏡子好好地看自己。

 

如果一個人從來沒有好好地在鏡子裏看過自己,他對自己是非常陌生的,而這是多麼危險的一件事。

 

1998年的林口弒親案,一個十九歲的孩子和同伴聯手殺害熟睡中的雙親,後來母親醒來,向他們求饒,他的同伴不敢下手,因為同伴常常去他家,媽媽對他們很好,最後是這個孩子動手。

 

我想,他從來沒有在鏡子裏面對自己吧!他自己的美或醜、他自己的殘酷或溫柔,他都不了解。所以當他做出這樣的事時,可以無動於衷。

 

人真的應該常常在鏡子中面對自己,思考自己的可能性。

 

當我在課堂上,請學生做這個作業的時候,幾乎有一半的學生最後都哭了。我才發現他們內在有一個這麼寂寞的自己,是他們不敢面對的。

 

原本限定兩分鐘的自我介紹,最後我們都停不下來。過程中有人跑上台,拿衛生紙給說到傷心處的同學,我問他:「你覺得你的同學,這時候只需要衛生紙嗎?」他懂了我的意思,就坐在朋友旁邊,聽他把話說完。

 

學生缺乏宣泄內心的管道

 

還有一些學生完全不肯說,上台以後,只看到淚水在眼眶裏打轉,一句話也不說。我當時也沒有強迫他們說。到了第三個禮拜,我私下和這一批學生吃飯,因為我不能讓他們的話不說出來,最後他們說了,我才知道這些不說話的孩子有這麼多的問題。他們的父母聽過這些話嗎?沒有。老師聽過這些話嗎?沒有。在升學體制中,沒有人給他們這樣的管道。

 

學校的輔導室是空設的。你說這些學生,會無端端地跑到輔導室去做心靈的告解嗎?掛一個輔導的牌子有什麼用?要真正去發現他們,用藝術的方法引導他們,把他們內心的東西引出來才有意義。因為這些說不出口的話,積壓到一定的程度,會出事情的,這令我非常擔憂。

 

(本文選自《生活十講》,蔣勳著)

 

4 Advice For My Future Daughter – John Tan, Leaderonomics. ðŸ’•

Hi guys! 🐰 Thenq Thenq 🐰 has came back with a worth reading piece which you will not really want to miss! It’s an article related to Personal Growth that can be found at  Leaderonomics, surprisingly it’s from John Tan my Diploma in Mass Communication senior at IACT College. 😀

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If I should have a daughter, I would tell her:

1. Life can be cruel at times

“This life will hit you hard in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach.” – Sarah Kay

It won’t take you very long to figure that life can be a pain.

I wish I could show you a better world but life isn’t fair and it will never be. You will experience heart breaks, failures, rejections and insecurities that will make you question your worth. But I will be there to dry your tears and remind you of how precious you are to me.

I will make sure you are not a victim of anyone or anything, by instilling a sense of confidence, responsibility and perseverance in you. I will make sure that you know that you are in control of your life. No one can bring you down unless you allow them to. No obstacle is ever too difficult for you to overcome because there is always a solution for every problem.

All of us go through storms in life but what makes us all different is how we choose to deal with it. You can either cry about it or try to solve it. But I know you will be a strong woman (like your mother who is capable of handling anything that life throws at her path.)

2. Be grateful for the ups and downs

You will have days where you feel like you are a queen and days where you feel worthless. Don’t forget the bad days but be grateful for them, as they are equally important as the good ones, because they allow you to grow as an individual.

The good ones, of course, give you happiness while the bad ones give you experience. Through experiencing both days, you are able to discover something new – whether it is about yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses or about anything else. This will eventually make you wiser.

Someone once quoted this:

“Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember the black keys also make music.”

Piano keys

Do always remember, my child, that a bad day does not equate to a bad life because nothing lasts forever. A new day is always coming which means it’s never too late for you to start over. So, hold your head up high and keep moving forward.

3. Your voice is small but don’t stop singing

Never let anyone discourage you from having an opinion and to voice it out. It is your right to have an opinion even if it goes against mine or anyone else. Of course, having an opinion is not a justification for you to impose your opinion on others. You should respect their views as well.

If you want to voice out your opinion, make sure you know your facts well. If not, you will look like a fool. And, please always remember to express your opinions politely.

4. Always apologise when you are at fault, and forgive

No doubt, it is one of most difficult thing to do, but it is important because it teaches you to stay humble. It is also a sign of maturity. When you apologise, it shows you are brave enough to swallow your pride and admit your mistake.

Of course, when you apologise, make sure you don’t repeat the same mistake; if not your apology will not be sincere and you won’t be able to change for the better.

Always forgive yourself and others who have done wrong to you because forgiveness always wins. There are going to be people who criticise and tear you down just because they feel like it. But please don’t let their bitterness change you. Be the bigger person and forgive.

By forgiving, you are doing yourself a favour. You will not have any negative feelings in you and this will allow you to be truly happy. Forgive yourself because you are only human. It’s normal to make mistakes as long you are learning from them.

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I hope whatever I just shared will help you live your life to the fullest because I want nothing but the best for you. No matter where you are, what you do and whoever you are with, I will be here for you.

Ps: I was inspired by Kay’s TED talk “If I should have a daughter”.

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Take good care of yourself, stay passionate to your life and be happy always till we meet again the next time! X 💖

🌟 Original read at: 4 Advice For My Future Daughter | Personal Growth | Leaderonomics 🌟

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Stranger #04: Len Shan Yi

Len Shan Yi is the survivor from the bus accident. The bus that was carrying 34 prefects from Catholic High School overturned near Kampung Nanding in Hulu Langat. Do go and check out what she has to say from the traumatic experience she had went through and still going through. (Karmen Lee, 2016)

🌟 She’s so inspiring & brave to share what she has in her mind about the bus accident after two years! This will definitely makes you feel touch, at the same time still able to learn something valuable from her! 🌟 💖

✨ 拾份感動 • The 10 things in life that will touch your heart. 💖 âœ¨

Do you know, they are the most important 10 values that should be instilled in each of our lives as well?

Stay tuned, and now have a scroll & view! 🐰 💖

1. 💖 Imagination. 💖

When we were kids, we viewed the world as anything that could possible shape into with our limitless imagination.

As time went by, we became adults. We realized that our young mindset may be hurting us more than it actually helps.

But WHY IMAGINE? It is the important problem solving skill in daily life & it actually helps a lot in your emotional development! 😀

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview for life’s coming attractions.” Reality is simply what we have accepted as true, but imagination is what we see as possible.

So if you want a plate of fried chicken, but there’s nobody could help you out with it…

Why don’t you just try to recall back how your mother cooked it for you with some sort of imagination yourself? :PP

2. 💖  Creativity. 💖

Start your day with a little bit more”creative” by simply asking yourself “How can I do this differently?” or “How could I do this better?”

Tap into your child-self and look for ways to be more playful, to make your tasks more fun.

Try changing a habitual pattern. Take a different route to work, for example, and notice what you see.

Expose yourself to more arts. Visit galleries and museums, go to concerts, the theatre and ballet—even if its only at your local high school.

Read biographies of great scientists, business leaders, musicians, dancers, artists.

They can bring you fresh perspectives and ideas, open your eyes and think out of box – where innovation begins!

3. 💖  Inspiration.

From ordinary to extraordinary, it’s the super effect of inspiration! 💪💪

The truth is, each of us have a story that can inspire and move the people that surrounded around you, no matter small or big 🙂

A great story to share with you guys! It’s a story that will inspire me and you! 💖

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…

“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”

Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…

“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…

“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

Story value is, find inspiration in every story and learn to see things in different perspectives! 🙂

 

4. 💖  Understanding & Trust. 💖

 

5. 💖  Persistence & Devotion. 💖

 

6. 💖  Kindness & Love. 💖

 

7. 💖  Simplicity. 💖

 

8. 💖  Passion. 💖

 

9. 💖  Gratitude & Caring. 💖

 

10. 💖  A Never Give Up Vision. 💖

Alice In The Wonder Lim Lay Theng AI

Do you still remember how 🐰 Thenq Thenq Brightens Up Your Day 🐰 was created?
It’s a 3 months Marketing assignment from my college. 💖

Throughout this 3 months, I’m really glad and thankful to those who supported & motivated me to continue “inspire” readers with my words.#Sincere&DeepestGratitude 💖

My first WordPress was  🌟 Are you seeking for your own happiness? 🌟 created at 

And this might be the LAST POST that I will be sharing because for your information, each of the WordPress post was planned with at least 5 hours. TT 😂 (I’m always the kind of girl who does things with a long plan and a lot of thinking process so, yea time was spent really fast! HAHA xDD) But then again also, Maybe I’ll come back again to my memory land and start the usual weekly routine ONE DAY AFTER 2 MONTHS too? xD Who knows?! Haha xDD 😜

Thank you for your support & company along the way my dear friends. 😂 💪 💖

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