November 5th, 2019
This is the theme of the 2019 Career Preparation Seminar held in Sajja 1, Dhurakij Pundit University, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Writing and reading short stories are not the same
I enjoy writing and sharing stories.
“Life is a journey” – may sound ordinary and a bit like a cliche for many, but the saying itself is true to its core against criticisms and accusations of.being somewhat mundane. Life is full of trips and journeys, ups and downs, relation and depression, happiness and bewilderment, twists and turns, and uncertainties.
First of all, you need to begin. Make it happen by yourself. Remember what Lao Tzu has said?
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Taking a journey is easy if you make it so. If you can’t afford a plane, take a train. If you can’t take a car, take public transportation or slow trains. In short, take whatever forms most suitable for you. Walking is one of them,
I, once, was told a story of a Thai man travelling in and around Thailand with his old bicycle. He is not even an important or well-known person, just an ordinary bloke, who dared following his dream and passion. There was a story of a guy from India who was on his bicycle to Europe to find his true love. The story captures our dream and imagination. I guess everybody desires to make a journey of his or her life.
Life is a journey.
It is what you make of it
Go and see the world
First and foremost, I should like to let you have this knowledge — that is that – this writing is a dash of thought, or rather, a premeditation stage of development. Any good theory or concept must began somewhere with some distractions, and those distractions may add to one’s motivation to get something done. Nowadays, with the aid of computing technologies, it certainly can be done with more convenience. Moreover, the publication or making it known to the general public is much greater than what our predecessors could do in the past.
This is exactly what this blog is all about. Reading involves distractions, a series of interruptions , you might have experienced them. certainly, if you do your writing, or rather keyboarding, you need a location, sometimes, in the middle of the bush or garden. Many bloggers prefer somewhere nice and quiet with a cup of coffee, snacks, and of course, mosquitoes or bugs. On the plus side, if you do it in the early morning , say 4.30 a.m., you are more likely to have a chance to appreciate singing birds. Birds do love to wake up in the morning and they make sounds, pleasing ones, too.
We should welcome all sorts of distractions. Writing comes as a result of all things happening. It’s hard to disable one’s own mind from the writing equation. The greatest distraction is one’s own mind, actually. Concentration is needed to actually accomplish anything significant. Mind you that this piece, if you can it that way, is not that significant. As I mentioned n, it’s just a moment of thought.
My thesis here is this: In Reading, Meditations, and Distractions – being distracted is an essential and inseparable component of writing and meditations. Our minds, to start with, are wanderers or seekers. It’s hard to recognize the mind surrounded by feelings and emotions. Meditated individuals are constantly distracted by their own thoughts.
METAPHORS AND SIMILES ARE COMMON IN LANGUAGE USE UNDER; THEY FALL THE UMBRELLA CALLED ‘FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE’
Figurative language is the language whose meaning needs interpretation and another layer of association.
A metaphor has become a word with mental picture. A simile stops short of entering the point of no return.
Ex. The clouds sailed (normally sailing is associated with sailboats) across the sky.
Ex. Tim is a tiger. (Tim = Tiger) – Tim has the qualities associated with tigers (animals)
Please note that metaphors are associated with cultures.
Thailand — This work is a banana for you.
England – It’s a piece of cake.
Something easy or simple
A simile is an indirect comparison. You compare A’s quality with others.
Ex. Susan is kind. She is also elegant. She looks like an angel.
Ex. Helen acts more like a man than a woman. Is she a lesbian?