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All entries for 2006
12/26/2006: My 3 day weekend.

12/23/2006: Gift giving.

12/22/2006: Mind of Mencia

12/19/2006

12/16/2006: Where have I been?

12/09/2006: Only the minimum.

12/08/2006: untitled

12/07/2006: untitled

12/05/2006: Public restroom experience.

12/04/2006: Closer to my goal!

12/02/2006: Baffled.

12/01/2006: Where has my week gone?

12/01/2006: Why me?

11/30/2006: Wash your hands.

11/28/2006: Something is very wrong...

11/25/2006: Do you dream in different languages?

11/22/2006: Sex, deception and Taiwanese vs. Japanese.

11/22/2006: Psychos, houses and mother-in-laws who can be considered psycho.

11/20/2006: Big trucks + me driving = 90% change of accident

11/17/2006: Blogmad.net

11/16/2006: WTF!

11/15/2006: Angel and Vic Zhou

11/15/2006: Vengeance is best served slow.

11/14/2006: There needs to be a time limit rule...

11/13/2006: Mars.

11/10/2006: Where is the rain!

11/09/2006: The cleaning ninja!

11/08/2006: Confession is good for the soul.

11/07/2006: Over priced movies and kids.

11/06/2006: Marie Antoinette.

11/03/2006: Uneasiness

11/02/2006: Dirty looks...

11/02/2006: Menopause Fairy where are you?

11/01/2006: WOOT!!

10/31/2006: All in a name...

10/31/2006: I feel the love!

10/30/2006: Personal space.

10/29/2006: Finally done!

10/29/2006: Password protected recipe.

10/28/2006: Almost there.

10/27/2006: Appropriate gifts.

10/27/2006: untitled

10/26/2006: Behold the power of QVC!

10/25/2006: Do you want fries with that?

10/24/2006: Random thoughts.

10/20/2006: Fickle and can’t seem to learn...

10/18/2006: I want...

10/13/2006: Finding happiness in hectic times.

10/11/2006: Being responsible SUCKS!!

10/04/2006: And then there was none...

09/30/2006: Only to be single...

09/22/2006: Free at last!

09/14/2006: My mom always did tell me not to stare at people...

09/12/2006: Manga, homeless, Jun <3 and lack of sleep.

09/10/2006: Karma.

09/07/2006: His ears must have been burning.

09/06/2006: Bangs head against wall...

08/31/2006: Hot water.

08/22/2006: No pain, no gain!

08/17/2006: Mixed feelings...

08/15/2006: Buyer beware and why I dislike UPS!

08/09/2006: Hobo Stew.

08/07/2006: Oh to be so close and yet so far away...

08/06/2006: "I long for you." It's a compound of love with zero impurities.

08/05/2006: In need of a maid...anyone willing to work for free?

08/04/2006: Say WHAT?!

08/03/2006: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho…Back to work I go!

08/02/2006: Is there a doctor in the house?

12/9/2006 10:34 AM
Only the minimum.

I wasn’t going to blog today, but something happened Thursday night that I just have to talk about. Last night I dropped by my mom’s house and she’s worn out from teaching lil’ rug rats... *cough* I mean Junior High students all day. We’re talking about our day and she tells my niece that she still needs to do her project. My mom is upset at first because my niece was only given 2-3 days on this project. I’m thinking it’s a huge project, but it turns out she’s only required to make a pyramid. That’s it. She wasn’t given any instructions on height, weight, detail, etc. I look at my mom and said, “So XXX has had 2-3 days to complete a very simple project and you’re upset at the teacher because...?” She then realizes who’s fault it is. It seems my niece just does the minimum on everything. She doesn’t get very good grades and I’m always shocked when she’s satisfied with what I would consider below average marks, a C. To me a B is acceptable if you’ve tried hard, but of course an A is always what you should be working for. When she was younger she used to get very good grades and tried for them so I’m pretty shocked that she’s now ok with Bs and Cs. I guess I now know why she was shocked to hear me call my art teacher a bastard for giving me a B+ on a drawing I did when we were going through all of my old stuff I had saved at my mom’s house. (The drawing was a perfect replica, even the coloring, and deserved a solid A at least! Damn bastard! <_< )

My mom knows this is my forte and asked for my help. When in school I never did the minimum. If a teacher asked us to do a report I handed on in with pictures to complement it. If my teacher asked for a diagram I did one that it would put the others to shame. So I spend an hour measuring, designing, etc. this pyramid for my niece. I made her cut it though since I didn’t want her to do nothing, although I would have preferred that since I didn’t want it to end up looking like crap, but it had to be something she did. In the end as I told her the plan and what she needed to do to complete it she looked at me and then my mom with a look that showed what I had designed was not in her realm of thinking. I thought I was doing the bare minimum. I just designed a very simple four sided pyramid plus base that opened up to show the tomb below ground and pyramid that opened up to show the “booby” traps inside. She ended up only using half of my design, but I guess if she did too much it wouldn’t look like she did it. As I left them to the project I reminded my mom that when they drew on the stones to make it with a pencil and to make sure they match up. She gave me a look that could kill and said, “Um…I think it will be ok if I don’t.” See what happens when you don’t do it yourself? It’s not done “right”.

When did doing the basic and minimum become ok? Is this something that most kids do? Kuri, Ani, Sylphie and Airi don’t count since I know they aren’t like this, but really do most kids now think that getting Cs are ok? That just being a drone and not thinking outside the box to make a project your own and the very best is acceptable? When did this go into effect? I must have missed that memo. Can someone please send me a copy?

Changed the song. Sad to say this song is pretty true. Girls are definitely a lot more careless around guys who are gay since, well they are gay. XD

6 Comments.


Wow, that really sucks. She definantly deserved better.
» ryan444123 on 2006-12-09 08:25:08

Satisfied with B's and C's? Shoulds like those rich brats from High School who dont work hard because their parents can send them overseas with the snap of a finger... and it reminds me of my brothers...
» Nuttz on 2006-12-09 10:17:24

I know! But haven't you every felt that always doing ten times what is expected gets...repetitive? And the teacher won't exactly change the rubric to suit your work. Yes, can you believe everything is based on a rubric? Someone who didn't do as much/well (not by a longshot), but still filled the requirements would get the same grade. *sigh*
» Silver-dot- on 2006-12-09 10:55:04

*raises hand* I'm an exception... I get low marks even when I try... XD sometimes when I don't try I get high marks...

*sends memo to katrina* =P

teachers can be jerks... i hate most of my teachers... =__=;; only a few in my past that i liked...
» cynnielee on 2006-12-10 11:36:38

A = Average, B = Below Average, C = There is no C.
Those are my and a lot of my friend's standards. o_O more like they've been embedded into us. I have a friend who literally breaks down into tears when she gets a B+.

Some people try very hard and still only come up withs Bs and Cs, I can understand that (actually I can't, but still their trying, right?), but I'm dissatisfied with idiots who cheat on tests then later when their taking midterms, finals and standarized testing they fail.

It's kind of like how I feel about [most of the] fobs at our school, who either take easy classes and cheat on everything or take AP/Honors classes (which they can't handle), never do the excessive amount of work, brag about failings grades and (don't even live in our county...illegal little PSSH) btw are lowering our schools national average on AP examinations and grade standards.

If they want to ruin their futures, FINE, but they don't have to lower school reputation...

I believe the only ones who can not be held responsible for getting bad grades are geniuses, I mean this in a sense of IQ, either classes are too boring for them and they don't take mind about the homework or tests (Actually some may just ace tests, instead). ^^ That being b/c when they graduate they (most likely) won't be useless to society.
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