Showing posts from May, 2005

Huizhen (Something From Last Semester I didn't Finish...)


There's a few things I have learned from my experience of trying to set up meetings with Huizhen.

One: All people have busy schedules, culture aside. It was hard to finally decide on a time to meet with Huizhen, and when we finally did find a time, we had things come up at night like exams, meetings, etc. It was frustrating some weeks to try and meet, but we are both students and both have schedules and tests that come up.

Two: People can really enjoy a person just by learning about their culture. I found that talking with Huizhen about Chinese culture and everything she understood about China to be really interesting. For example, I never knew that there was a distinction between the east and west sides of China. According to Huizhen, the eastern Chinese and western Chinese are very different. There is a difference mostly because of agriculture and development in technologies. What was most interesting, as I alluded to before, was how Huizhen understood her country. …

The Meaning of 'Should'

Hey Friends,

Welcome Back.

I was surfing through the wonderful world of and dropped in on my friend Josiah's profile. I have never seen such a huge quote wall. Glancing through the gi-normous amount quotes, I noticed that Josiah had some questions written in there for people to repsond to on his wall. Being interested, I decided to voice myself. Listen in:

I couldn't help but see your awesome questions. I have some thoughts about Question 1: Why do we say the word "should"?

When I think about the word 'should', I think of a person using it as a synonym for 'ought'. "I should study" "I should get going." "I should stop smoking" "I should go to church more." I believe 'should' is used mostly for things that we think we'd like to do, but really don't.

I've learned something as I grow: You will do what you want. If you want to go get a slice of pizza: you'll get a slic…