One day in the US while I was lazily watching TV at home, my wife asked me to answer a question she read from Pantip/Klaibann.
I told her that it was a nonesense and I would not like to intrude my nose into anyone's business. But she still insisted, she said, "You have plenty of ideas, you can help others".
I reluctantly climbed up from my favorite space, a couch, to our Sony Vio desktop and replied that question.
It was almost 5 years ago, if my memory serves me right.....
Along the way, many good and bad things came and went into my life.... Whenever I had a nick of time to reflect about those, I wrote and shared those thoughts into my tiny space within my alias, amatuer translator or Mr. A.T.
I made lots of good friends whom I had never met.... I just read their thoughts while they read mine. I always adored and believed in our children and what they could possibly create within their educational backgrounds. Thus, I had vowed myself to contribute my professional life into my career in academia.
After a long journey in the US, I had stepped onto an edge of making that vow realistic. This not only consumed lots of my time away from this favorite hobby, but also demanded my determination and concentration to meet my own standards and goals.
It's time to say good bye.... The party is over: amatuer translator would be a part of my good memories from now on.
If you have anything that I could possibly do for you, you may stop by at the following url to find out how to contact me:
It's an honor knowing you as a friend.
Please take care and good bye. Mr. A.T. =========================================================
================================= Note: My life has been intertwined with works and many others. New responsibility has emerged, resulting less and less time for my ordinary life. Although, a love to write is still intact... But having less time is related to having less imagination.... Therefore, I could not come up with new writings for quite some times.
It might be a good time for me to leave this forum for moment.... Please take it as Mr. A.T. is having a sabbactatical leave or something like that....
As noted above, my love to write is still the same... and will not be changed. Sometimes somehow, I hope I could come back and give some thoughts in this blog once more.
Cheers, Mr. A.T. June 6th, 2008
My pen-name in Pantip is amatuer translator. Actually, I'm a lousy translator with lame translation. My pen-name is somewhat misleading, I have no background in linguistics what-so-ever. Anyway I love to read, write and communicate with people...
Reading is my most favorite hobby. I read everything from shopping bags to articles in theoretical physics. I do research and teaching for my living. So, reading, writing, thinking and doing research works are my everyday routine.
I would like to define myself as a person who is accepting new ideas and adopting those into my way of life.
I believe in power of knowledge/education. I think every society can be a better society with knowledge. Ignorance can be dispelled by it. Humanity can live sustainably and harmoniously with each other along with its biosphere with understandings in the nature surrounding it.
Apart from my philosophical thoughts reflecting who I am, I can tell you something I like or love in particular;
I love dogs.... Particularly, labradore retrievers.... One day, I would like to spend my time and life with them as a big part of my family.
Zhuge Liang is my hero. With his wisdom and faithfulness, he led a tiny army to a mighty and formidable kingdom. He left his humble residence with a hope to come back. But, sadly, he had never returned and died far far away from home in a horse carriage in a battle field. If I could choose where I would, I would say where-ever my lovely wife was nearby.
I value happiness and my family as my first priority. My profession and my philosophy come in the second. Pursuit in wealth has never been in my desire.
I'm glad to be your friend, and look forward to seeing you around krub.