Very busy with my personal and professional life.... yet, casual writings are always something I've missed...
Two weeks ago, my 8-year-old son, NB, told us that he would like to be #1 in tennis ranking in our state in his 10-and-under division before the year ends.
It's a hard work and needed true determination and commitment... So, we got to talk to him... whether or not he's serious about what he said....
He said, "Yes, I'm serious about that."
During the past month, he played in 5 tournaments and earned 3 championship trophies... Overall statistics thus far was 15-3. This month as of July 17th, he was ranked 14th in boy-10-and-under division and 44th in boy-12-and-under division....Notably, 2 out 3 of his losts came from competing in the boy-12-and-under division.
Well, as a dad, I always am ready to support any committed goals of my children... So, I would get my hand dirty and spend more time with him in a tennis court and travelling with him to tennis tournaments in our state....
I do believe in his skills, head, and heart... I also strongly believe that these three components in tennis can also be applied into real life, off the court.
Skills, head, and heart... And, I believe that, sooner or later, NB would understand and be able to apply and master these into his beloved sport and, more importantly, his life---with or without my presence.
So, a big chunk of my time will be allocated into this mission. As a result, I will be less productive in writing in this blog... Anyway, I will try my best to write things down whenever I have time.
================================= 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.