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Up and Down

Finished two exams and I did them pretty badly. Yesterday, I chose to ignore and forget the failures. However, I guess I shall draw some lessons from the failures as suggested by Prof.Ben.

Firstly, there are probably some problems with my attitude. I seem to pay more attention to get things done than to ensure a good quality of the work, especially when the work is not of my top priority. 
There was a famous saying"一屋不扫何以扫天下" which means "how can you clean(conquer) the world when you even do not clean your own room". However, when I first read the story behind this famous quote, I favor the opponent's opinion which says"Man should care more about cleaning(conquering/managing) the world than cleaning his own room",or another similar quote"大行不顾细谨,大礼不辞小让" which means "When you practise big actions, you should not care so much about the details".

I keep the opponent's opinion as a principle for years and it really makes me focused on …

Living a More Balanced Life

I had a short conversation with a doctor yesterday regarding health.

He said it would be good to do exercise at least 3-5 times/week. I normally go swimming weekly, however, no more than 3 times a week. He said a good option would be running which doesn't need any facility. I tried to go jogging yesterday and today. It went out really well. Thus I think it would be great to form a good habit of doing exercise every day. 
The doctor also mentioned that the best time to go sleeping is before 11pm, however, it doesn't seem to be feasible to me. I feel more sober coding late at night(after 12pm) and I normally sleep after 1am. Working long hour doesn't mean working hard or great efficiency.I don't need to follow 100% on the doctor's suggestion, but I'll really need to pay more attention to my lifestyle.

It's thanks giving day:-)
Good night.


Do not love the world

"Love your neighbour as yourself." VS "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

These two scripts looks contradictory. However, they are not indeed. The word "world" here doesn't mean people, but "the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions". 

Love the people, but not the world.

"It is more blessed to give than to receive."



A New Week

As predicted in last week's blog, quite a number of deadlines have been finished by today. A NLP assignment, an algorithm tutorial, a project demo, a FYP CA report. Some are accomplished successfully, while most of them are built from a scratch in one or two nights. The outcomes are fine, but not 100% as good as I could have accomplished, especially for the FYP report. Most things need to get polished several times before they look OK. The FYP report contains a lot of flaws, which will probably take too long to count one by one. e.g., language, grammar, logic, etc. I guess I shall ask someone else to read the report before submitting it in the final assessment. One good thing in my FYP report is that my charts are created quite nicely, which is mainly the credits ofLucidChart, a web based drawing tool.

Today, I attended a talk by Saul Singer, the author of Start-up Nation. I get inspired in two of his points. One point is that the world is now getting more connected, every country…