Along with the raining of recent time, air becomes quite cool. Walking on the road, I suddenly found that some leaves had turned red. Maybe before long, they will dye other leaves with the same color. What would that look like? Thinking of this, I felt looking forward to it. Time has flowing away unconsciously, has come autumn.
Grade 12 now has one English class and one Writing class. Writing class is more interesting, and introduces many genres. One of the genres is memoir. Teacher gave us a few topics, and asked us to make a presentation. I chose the first-year of high school as my topic. Because then I had come from one city to another, I would have a lot to write.
After not a short wait, on the morning of last Saturday, I finally took part in TOEFL test. The score came out on this Friday. It was 105, and I heaved a sigh of relief, after which I told this to my classmates happily. Of course, I had many things to say, but due the limitation of my expression, they all turned in to continuous laughs. To be honest, because I had never tested myself, and I was bad at English back since middle school, I didn’t think I could get such a grade, and was sometimes worried about the test. If not for coming here, my English would probably be bad forever, and struggled under the press of examination of high school.
Mountain recently wrote several pieces of calligraphy, the style of which were seal character. Though I wouldn’t have known what characters he wrote if I had not asked, still thought these pieces were quite beautiful and felt there was a sort of old charm in it. As for calligraphy, west doesn’t have this kind of thing. What would they feel when they see this?
I feel that, after test, I have turned lazy, which I think is largely because of lack of pressure. I need to come back soon, since I conclude study is still for myself but others. If I feel good and stop progressing just after a test, I think it is very stupid. Go forward now!
A few weeks ago, I found a book called Mo-tse in my suitcase and then remembered that I had brought this book along with me to Canada. I read it carefully lately and found it quite interesting. It has been said that the theories of Confucius and Mo-tse were both very important back to their times, but along with the later emperor’s regarding the theory of Confucius only, Mo-tse’s theory got ignored since. Mo-tse used to study Confucius when he was young, but since he disagreed with it, he constructed his own theory. In the book, he thought that though many things supported by Confucius were beautiful, since the low-rank people were already under a poor condition, the society should not waste time on such things but should consider the practical value; and left many words on logic and natural science, a focus which only existed in the theory of Mo-tse back to his time. Of course, there are also other contents, but I will not excerpt here. Altogether this is an interesting book.