Speed Awareness Course

This is what I did whilst at the Speed Awareness Course.

Speed Awareness Course

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    • Hi Orpha – a ‘Speed Awareness Course’ is what you do when you get caught speeding but don’t want to pay the fine or get ‘points’ (and these points do not make prizes) on your driving licence. Funnily enough – the course costs more than the fine. But on the bright side, no-one minds if you sit and doodle all the way through the course. πŸ™‚
      I say that you signed up for the Writers Forum at http://writersforum.boards.net/, but it looks like you never came back. You should visit – we have some nice chats. πŸ™‚

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      • I know I haven’t. Bad me. I have never gotten caught speeding because I don’t drive. I still like the picture. I used to doodle my way trough classes and my pencil was so busy that people actually thought I was really taking notes. LOL Looks like some of the “coloring books” I buy and color in. I also add patterns to them. Lots of fun. I wonder what people would think if I went to a meeting with a package of colored pencils and one of my small coloring books…And the picture doesn’t NEED to be figured out. It’s just there.

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  1. Thought I would read an old post of yours at random. I see you still had a car back then. Speeder, eh? What a rebel. 😜
    Very nice doodle. Where could I see more? 😊
    On an unrelated note, you’re absolutely spot on about my fixation on physical appearance (my hair, skin…). I’m working on redirecting my focus. After, the physical body is just a shell, right? Interestingly, my sister told me recently that she never thinks about whether someone is good-looking or not. I wonder if it has to do with the fact that nobody ever called her pretty while she was growing up. As we are only two years apart, people always compared us to each other, and I was always “the pretty one” (partly because she was chubby). I remember one instance when a peer said to her while I was standing right there, “How come your sister is so much prettier than you?” People can be so cruel. As a result of her childhood experiences, however, she developed a much more ‘evolved’ perspective on physical appearance. I need to learn from her. 😊

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    • Normally you have to be on a couch with a bearded guy taking notes to say stuff like that. πŸ™‚ You say that your sister is evolved, but noone who is in any way degenerate could have such insight into herself. Well done. πŸ™‚
      The doodles? Hmm – I have loads. I guess you’ll have to wait until I compile them into a book. πŸ˜‰

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      • Since you’re clean shaven, does that mean I can’t talk to you about this stuff? πŸ˜‰
        Thanks, but my hypothesis as to the origin of my vanity could be completely wrong. 😜
        Okay, I’ll wait for your book of doodles to come out. Drawing has never been my forte, but I started practicing recently to exercise my brain. My attempts at drawing a facial profile look somewhat – um – unsatisfactory so far.

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      • It’s funny that you should say that, because I draw to exorcise my brain, as in – to stop myself from overthinking. It calms me right down and empties my mind of all sorts of … demons. πŸ™‚
        Yeah, you can still talk to me – bearded or not.
        I’m not too bad at faces, although I haven’t drawn one for the longest time. πŸ™‚
        Vanity schmanity.

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      • Hey you, didn’t expect to hear from you again today. Full of surprises, are we? Very interesting about the drawing. Your clever exercise vs. exorcise comparison did not go unnoticed. 😊 Drawing is not relaxing for me. I wanted to find a link to an old commercial about an artist for the police – one of those who sketches criminals’ faces based on descriptions – who couldn’t draw anything but stick people. Couldn’t find the link for the life of me.

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      • They are totally new words to me – I had to look them up. Mi miΓ©rcoles is going pretty well, thanks. How about you?
        And just as I get used to your Mandarin (xie xie) you go and change up to Cantonese (m goi). You have me on the ropes right there. But then to finish the job off you hit me with something that’s generally only used in HK (sai). What are you trying to do to me, S?! πŸ™‚

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      • Gotta change it up so you don’t get bored or complacent. 😁 Glad your xing qi san va bene. 😊 Moi tambiΓ©n.
        Cantonese has two ways of saying thanks, and they are not interchangeable. M goi is used for little things, such as someone giving you a cup of tea. Do tse is for receiving things like presents. Sounds very weird if the wrong one is used. 😁

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      • Can you describe that weird feeling to me? That actually sounds fascinating. Is it a funny ha-ha weird, a peculiar weird or a back away slowly, this guy could be dangerous weird? I feel like I would like to write a story about that. Or maybe you should. πŸ™‚
        I was wondering why all the days of the week have a 星 in them. I guess it’s similar to the word day?

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      • The type of funny depends on who the speaker is. If it’s a non-Oriental-looking person, it would be ha-ha funny (while thinking that ‘gwai lo’ trying to learn Cantonese is an exercise in futility). If it’s an Oriental-looking person speaking, it would be a peculiar, condescending type of weird, as in ‘why can’t this person speak proper Cantonese? Must be one of those overseas Chinese people whose parents didn’t teach them right. Idiots.’
        Hmm… great idea about the story. ☺On your blog or mine? 😁
        星 means 🌟. The top part of the character means day, and the bottom part means birth, life, or alive. Excellent question! 😁

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      • Xie xie! 😊 You really think I should follow in the footsteps of my parents (both teachers)? I’ve taught English before to a few kids one-on-one, and conducted conversational classes for a few uni students while in Argentina. I’ve also given piano lessons to a little girl before. As for a classroom setting, no thanks. 😊
        As for the story about using the wrong form of ‘thanks’ in Cantonese, I could write it, but don’t feel inclined to post it on my blog. I don’t want to advertise myself as a native Cantonese speaker. I can hear you asking why. Hmm…I’m ashamed. What’s there to be ashamed of, you ask? I’m still trying to figure that out myself.

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      • Shame is a powerful force. I appreciate what you are saying. Whilst I do not recognise that ethnic origin is a valid basis for shame, I uphold your right to feel it if you so wish (or if it has grabbed you by the throat and won’t let you go).
        Yeah – who would have known that your parents were teachers. You are nothing like them at all in that respect. Yeah – sarcasm. πŸ™‚

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      • Thanks for understanding, Robert. Are cardinal sins the only valid reasons for shame? πŸ˜‹ It’s not Shame that has got me by the throat and won’t let go; claiming that to be the case would be abdicating responsibility for my choices. I’m identifying​ with the shame and am getting something out if it. I just haven’t figured out what that ‘something’ is.
        Yeah, I’m nothing like my parents. πŸ˜‰ Neither of them are particularly fond of reading and writing. Weird, right?

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      • You’re prolly just caught between two world is all. I wouldn’t about too much – life’s too short. πŸ™‚ Feel the shame and smile anyway. Accept your shame. Love your shame. Have compassion for the you that has the shame. Let the shame be the pickle on the plate of life. See what else is on the plate. Eat that. Watch some TV. Sleep.
        Parents? They are just one of life’s mysteries. πŸ™‚

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