One of my favourite books by Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello. These are one of my favourite parts from the book.
The question of what is a teacher has played a role in my life since reading this is my high school period.
‘What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows’.
In most cases it is women who are bothered by the idea of dieting or losing weight. Although, eating disorders are experienced by both male and females. Reading this next part left a mark in my life as I turned away from the media’s perception of being “thin”.
‘We have survived for all these millennia because we have been able eat. And now that seems to have become a curse. Why? What is it that makes women at forty years old, want to have the same body that they had when they were young? Is it possible to stop time? Of course not. And why should we be thin? We don’t need to be thin… Eat in moderation, but take pleasure in eating: it isn’t what enters a person mouth that’s evil, but what leaves it. Remember that for millennia we have struggled in order to keep from starving. Whose idea was it that we had to be thin all of our lives? Use the energy and effort you put into dieting to nourish yourself with spiritual bread. Respect that and you will get no fatter than passing time demands. Instead of artificially burning those calories, try to transform them into the energy required to fight for your DREAMS’.
In a view of an ordinary person that looks upon the developments of Pearson Institute of Higher Education( formerly known as MGI), one may come across a number of students on their way to class. On a Thursday afternoon, it is just like any other productive day of the week but a sense of excitement knowing that the next day is the beginning of the weekend.
Some students may be taking a break on the second floor of campus (Hummanities) at the cafeteria while others are skipping class. There is nothing new about students making conversation and socialising with others across the cafeteria. In the meantime, a path of learning from others with different backgrounds.
It is not only students and lecturers that are involved in the PI’s campus but those people that are easily ignored. The cleaners, construction workers, assistants. They put great effort into making sure this institution progresses positively.
On the 14th of June, I encountered my first interview. I was more excited than nervous. As I entered the yard, my first thought was the atmosphere of an lovely home. I had first pictured a building with cubicles and offices but to my surprise it was a “home-office” environment. What a great way to feel comfortable and homeliness while at work.
A warm welcoming as I had a short chat with one of the colleagues about myself and what I’m currently doing. I got to meet the boss, Robert Ridout, with just an introduction as he was pretty busy.
In less than 15minutes I was set to go, I left feeling hopeful and proud. All is left is to wait for that one phone call or email.
Things to prepare before the interview that has helped me:
*Make sure you have the correct address
*Rather be early than late, it leaves a good impression. Unless its is strictly said to arrive at that required time (I arrived 30mins before time)
* Always, always ask questions
*Assist wherever you can
*Be ready for tasks/challenges
*Lastly leave with a smile
For more tips: https://www.livecareer.com/quintessential/job-interview-tips
Since the discovery of photoshop this year, I’ve learned that it is quite interesting to create your own design. Just like everyone else that is not exposed to the “web-world” I did not understand the purpose of Photoshop or Illustrator (mainly for logos). Photoshop can be used in many different ways, it either enhances or edits images. There are a number of useful techniques such as destructive and non-destructive, old school-look and many more.
If you are wondering how people use photos to change the colour background or remove words, change the lighting of an image then you’ve come to the right place. Photoshop transforms your image, it works like a tool that the naked eye cannot predict. For example with the above creation of the two images, others would assume I drew the bottle over the first image. With the correct colour balance and editing the final image will come out twice as perfect as my amateur skills in photoshop.
I’ve blended two images together and they came out quite well. Just know the basics and everything is as easy as a “click”.