Chinese / Thoughts

时间有限 Time is Limited

时间有限 摸摸地, 悄悄滴, 一件事突然发生. 今天下午上班时收到一位牧师过世的消息. 很震惊, 因为上周末他刚来我们第二届美东灵粮特会讲道, 也带着他太太和小女儿过来参加. 去年在北京时我收到朋友的私信, 请我为一位我们很崇拜的先知祷告, 因为他得了癌症. 过了不久他也上天堂了. 很奇怪的感觉, 从小一直听到这位牧师的名字, 知道他在亲朋好友的生命中有很大的影响, 自己也还没来得及请求先知为我祷告, 就这样离开了. 特会的牧者也一样, 一直没好机会好好打个招呼, 但是意识到他对家人,尤其女儿的关爱. 真是不可思议. 本来想有的长时间就一瞬间消失了, 提醒我们, 时间是最宝贵的. 你的时间怎么用的? 昨晚在微博上看到一直特立独行的猫 ( 赵星) 七月十五号有新书要上市, 名字是很恰当的 “不要让未来的你讨厌现在的你.” 我很吃惊, 因为她去年这个时候也出了一本书. 那就是说, 在我念大学的四年, 她写了三本书. 我拿了一个本科生, 她书架出现三本书, 而且每一本比前一本更专业行. (查看我对第二本的评论) 很难想象, 第一本从她二十四岁的台湾旅程开始的.赵星也不仅写书, 她同时也些好多博客, 看好多书, 上班.锻炼身体,学新的功能. 在她匆匆忙忙的生活里能做出那么多, 我们为什么也不能那样利用时间? 年轻时不要想还有很多时间. 末日就在很近的未来. 因为明天的事我们无法掌握, 所以我今天会多打几个招呼, 多感谢关心我的人, 多请求神的带领, 多为生活努力. 机会, 是有限. … Continue reading

学英文: 从西方角度来看《挺住, 意味着一切》
Chinese / Education

学英文: 从西方角度来看《挺住, 意味着一切》

我们在国外常常遇到中国的留学生, 批评他们的英文水平, 觉得他们因为语言比美国社会差一点. 我们没有想到语言问题,申请学校,在其他国家其他文化生活有多么值得我们的学习与佩服. 只到我读赵星的新书《挺住, 意味着一切》我才深深地理解中国同学的英文压力. Continue reading

NYU Shanghai

Chinese Adventures

Learning a language is an emotionally fluid process. At some moments you feel so confident that you are progressing, that you have improved. At other moments you feel so incompetent, that this language will never be able to be grasped. And you despair, for that inability to understand the language will shut off so many … Continue reading

NYU Shanghai

Day One

Around the world students are beginning a new chapter of their lives. Some are beginning high school for the first time, others are starting college, and others are spending their first fall in the workforce out of school. Here at ECNU in Shanghai academic life is no different. Orientation week has flown by in a … Continue reading


Chinese Artists Find Intellectual, but not Economic, Freedom in America

By Evelyn Cheng The large canvas painting depicts an impressive, but chipped, ornate marble colonnade singed by fire. Standing as a solemn reminder of the ravages of war, the painting freezes a dismal memory of the Chinese Qing Dynasty’s magnificent palace. But the luminous pigeons scattered about the top of the colonnade bring life. To … Continue reading



Here in America, far from the fireworks of China and Taiwan, Chinese New Year seems a distant, almost mythical, tradition. Although red paper lanterns decorate the streets of Flushing and Asian organizations take the opportunity to preserve this integral part of their heritage, Chinese New Year in America still seems displaced, a vague shadow of … Continue reading

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Tiger Parents?

Everyone has something to say about their relationship with their parents. Everyone has some grievance or complaint. And for Asian families, this child-parent tension seems particularly intense. Why? Why do we hear so many stories of parent lectures and rants? Of unfair rules and standards? Of excessively high expectations? In an excerpt from her book … Continue reading