Other types of volunteering can relate to your professional skills, e.g. maintaining computer networks for small local charitable organisations, tutoring kids in "technical" subjects like high-school chemistry and the like, etc. Volunteering professional skills seem like an easy way to start, but I've also met a number of professionals who are not keen to carry on with their "professional" life outside of the workplace, e.g. a friend who is an elementary school teacher would rather play the piano and sing (something that she does not do at work) with the elderly in her community center than tutor the kids who drop by.
My last paper...and I am unwilling to write it.
I like me.
How did you like Toronto?
Because I'm somewhere in between,
My love and my agony.
What is the sound of one barbarian clapping?
If a barbarian falls in the middle of a forest, would anybody hear it?
I didn't get as excited as I should be, when this HK-Taiwan trip is going to happen. Maybe it was work/change that is bogging in my mind, and the next change that I am about to face. Sounds exciting, and I'm willingly ready to take on the change.
What can I say? I'm still standing! No weapon against me shall prosper! I am more than a conqueror!!!
I don't care to sit by the window on an airplane. If I can't control it, why look?
most people probably don't masturbate correctly.
TC to Ken: "You need to watch the ending of ROCH 83."
Just came back from the final round of an inter-school age-group colouring competition that was organised by (another) local bank. We submitted 54 entries for the audition, from which 19 kids aged 4 to 6 chosen for the finals. 5 came away with prizes: Two SECOND PRIZES and one FIRST PRIZE for 4yo, plus one THIRD PRIZE and one FIRST PRIZE for 5-6yo.
I'm mighty pleased, yes, I'm mighty pleased!
Last year's announcement post: http://www.spcnet.tv/forums/showthre...l=1#post926112
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Although I try to stay as healthy as I can, I cannot say for sure that I can do at age 60 all the physical things that I did at age 25-28 as a volunteer, which included walking for hours to reach remote mountain villages, carrying big/heavy boxes of supplies, working long hours on disaster sites with little rest, even seemingly trivial things like bathing in icy-cold rivers, drinking/cooking with water from rivers, etc, etc.
Seeing all these old people bring me a sense of sadness at times. Soon I will be like them and I will need help too.
Don't feel too bad. When we become 70, 80 or 90 years old, so long as our mental faculties are still intact (no serious dementia, etc), we would still be able to communicate, read and write more than a lot of people who are currently 70, 80 or 90 years old. So while we may need help moving around (perhaps we can't drive anymore), there are still things many things that we can do for ourselves, due to the learning, knowledge and exposure that we have had when we were young.Seeing all these old people bring me a sense of sadness at times. Soon I will be like them and I will need help too.