Temperature had been extremely cold that as soon as water rises and came in contact with the air, it froze.
Enjoy the view and have a great day every one!
As I had written last year, this date marks a national day of Australia. It is Australia’s Foundation Day. It is the day when Australia people commemorates their history and the nations current achievement as a great nation. Today is considered as their National Public Holiday.
January 26 marks the First Landing Day way back 1788 with Captain Arthur Philip set his foot in Sydney Cove. Capt. Arthur Philip was the commander of the First Fleet from Great Britain. He is also the first governor of New South Wales. For the aborigines, this marks the Invasion Day.
How do Australia celebrates this date? Well, various ways actually. One can attend and participate to events such as awarding ceremonies, fireworks, parades and others. Another option would be to participate in local ceremonies and events. If one does not feel like going out, just host a barbecue party at home. Some visits museums and learn more about the history of their country. Another alternative is to just stay home and commemorate this event with ones’ family and love ones.
Picture of Australia came fro fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au
I am sure you know the song Auld Lang Syne. Who would not know this song? Actually, the first version I heard was the version from the Waterloo Bridge movie. Knowing the song, I am pretty sure that we know about the author as well. His name is Robert Burns and today is actually Burns night. January 25 is when United Kingdom celebrates this great poet. Also known as the Bard of Ayshire, Robert Burns is not just considered as a Scotlands’ National poet. He is celebrated nationwide as well. His works influenced extended to the social and political aspect of his country. The movement that he so inspired known as Romanticism extended to major regression towards Industrial revolution. Such focuses on the upper class of the society and the political norms as well. It is more visualized in aesthetic perspective towards ones senses, thereby challenging the accepted concepts on his time.
A man of intellect, his works remains and progresses even beyond his time. Note this date, January 25 to be his day, the BURNS NIGHT day.
Picture of Robert Burns came from best-scottish-tours.co.uk
Take care every one.
January 18 is a federal holiday in the United States. This is the day when they commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is being celebrated on the third Monday of January of every year. This was first observed on the year 1986. However, this was not celebrated in all states just yet. It has been commemorated in all states of the United States only in the year 2000.
Martin Luther King leads a peaceful activist movement for human rights. One of the issues at hand during his time was racial concerns. Some education establishments and institutions mark this day in teaching their students the works of Martin Luther King, Jr.
In a standard office environment, transfer to another department would mean another orientation. Perhaps one would be taught of the process and the job description. However, for those who are in the call centre industry, transfer from one account to another would mean a new training, new study and of course, another set of examinations. Bottom line, another process of studying. How should we study? What would be the points to remember if and when we came across that old familiar stage in our life, studying and learning.
1. Set Priorities. At the stage where I am at, my career and my job is at stake. This means that my very own bread and butter, including my career with the company, will depend on the outcome of this training. I will be studying for one full month. For me, this means I must dedicate my time, schedule and my full focus to the whole process of this training. I am supposed to apply and/or bid for new writing tasks. However, I delayed all the writing tasks for now up until next month. I will reserve my full energy to this project. I have to set my priorities. At this point, my training is my priority.
For a student, setting priorities does not necessarily mean one have to shun every aspect of her/his life and bury ones head in text books. It simply means that the student MUST know what is more important and should give the energy, focus and time necessary to meet the challenges that goes with said priority.
2.Create a study schedule. I plan to have a notebook on day 1. I will reserve a number of hours every day for purposes of studying the topics covered for a particular day. This number of hours could be before or after the actual training schedule. This should be on an every day schedule. On top of the studying time, there would also be a review time. This is the time when I will be reading my notes from the previous days and go over each of them so I could refresh all those previous information that really needs to sink in.
When I was a student, I used to wake up very early to prepare for school. I used to reserve 30 minutes before I go out of that door and go to school. The 30 minutes allotted time was spent into opening my notebook and going over the previous notes. I did not memorize. I just read every line, every word, every day for 20 to 25 minutes. The 5 to 10 mnts were spent making sure that my things are all in bag and I forgot nothing. After school, i would reserve 1 or 1 ½ hour doing my assignments and studying. Hence, I opened my notes twice. First, to review. Second, the memorization – if needed and the study proper.
3. Allow our minds to rejuvenate To prepare it for the next day. After 1 or 1 ½ hr study, I am done. That means when I am done, I am done. I unwind. Play. Watch TV. Anything except studying for that day. We have to allow our minds relax and rejuvenate in order to prepare it for the next day.
There are other tips. Above information are quite simple and could be followed in a day to day basis. In addition, allow me to give out other reminders as well.
1. The key word is discipline. We should not stray away from our schedule.No excuses.
2. Avoid information over load. Take one step at a time. One can only chew as much.
3. On examination period, ask yourself, if you are the teacher, what would be the questions you will give?
4. When and if you have time, read ahead.
5. Never skip class. How can you learn if you are not present in class?
6. Chill. Learn to relax.
So, this is good luck for me and if you are in the middle of studying, good luck to you as well. Hope you got a thing or two from my tips above. That is what i considered as an effective way to fill in those information in our head.
The picture came from mzv.cz/public
Happy Studying and take care.