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Man’s Underlying Ability


There once was a wealthy merchant who gained a life of riches through risk-taking, inquiry and wisdom.  Though a successful individual, he never exuded arrogance, rather, he enjoyed giving opportunities to the people around him.  After years of trials, failures, and successes, the merchant decided to put his business aside and travel the world to […]

A Story to Live by…2


Another amazing email I received – ENJOY!_______________________________________________________________________________ This is a powerful message in our modern society. We seemed to have lost our bearings & our sense of direction.   One young, academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview. The director who did the […]

My Graduation Licensing Program


Something I forgot to mention in my previous In-depth blogs.  For driving, I am enrolled in a Graduation Licensing Program at ICBC.  The difference between this program and regular driving practices with parents or an adult is that the course is approved by ICBC, which includes 16 hours of in-class instruction regarding road safety and driving techniques, […]

A Bittersweet Ending


In exactly 20 days, we will all be presenting our skills learned over the 5 months to the public.  It’s not that I’ve never noticed this before, but time is zipping by quickly.   In a little less than two months, my grade 10 year is coming to an end.  Talons is coming to an end.  […]

Driving – Update


It’s been another 2 weeks, and I’m back with another update!  With an extra week of spring break and a few extra hours over the weekend, I was able to get a lot of practicing done.  I would say that my mentor no longer looks stiff and solemn while I drive. Over the course of […]

Through Eyes in the Storm – Showcase of Learning


Smoothing down the wrinkles of my ragged dress, I tied my long brown locks into a ponytail.  The hair which used to be carefully tended is now greased with dried sweat; there was no point to clean when it will be just as filthy the next day.  It was still dark out, but I needed […]

The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me…


Some say it was a miracle, the start of a new chapter for Britain.  Dominating the centralized position in the world’s economy, Britain would continue to gain immeasurable wealth in the years to come.  Major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation and technology had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of the […]

The Real Stuff – Turning and Cul-de-sac


Over spring break, I was able to practice more on driving.  In my first lesson, my mentor showed me the functions of each button/control before we actually began driving. It is important to adjust the rear-view mirror and seat before starting the car; hands should be placed on the steering wheel at 10 o’clock and 2 […]

Driving, Here I Come!


 Guess what? I got my “L“! WOOHOO! So a little on my experience of taking the knowledge test: After much waiting, here came my big day – March 2, 2012.  The Knowledge Test was supposed to be taken 2 weeks ago on my birthday, however, I caught a cold and my body was off, so […]

In-Depth #3


“Stretch your limits once in a while. You may find you have more range than you thought.” Since I still haven’t done my knowledge test yet, all I am capable of is preparing myself for it.  Besides studying the traffic rules and learning the ways of the road, I have been speaking with some new […]

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