Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Sunday, 24 August 2014
"There is something else Yinghua!"
She is almost in tears.
"It's already so bad! I am challenged. My uncle is threatened and the whole system we built could disappear depending on political developments and the vagaries of life."
Guan Kai watches her carefully. She looks so fragile. Yet she was so strong for some time. Is it possible that her personal history has become almost nothing? He continues:
"We must be very careful, Yinghua! This is why we met here! Your idea to bring the kids seemed preposterous but ultimately it's a great idea!"
At that time the children return to them! They look so excited!
"There is a maze near here! Can we go? "
Mona looks at them. They are so cute.
“Of course. And we’ll go with you! "
The children are happy. They run. They are several meters ahead of them. Then Guan Kai comes running. He grabs Loïc and places him on his shoulders. Lorraine grumbles:
"It's not fair. I also want to be on the shoulders. Mona, take me on your back!"
Mona leans over. This child is so pretty. She yearns to have one too. This desire for a child, she suddenly feels. She is suddenly tired of all these complicated things, these plots, these political calculations. She would like a normal life. So many clouds on the horizon now. She remembers the message of the old man who was practicing Qi Gong at the Friendship Hotel. First of all the chaos and then a new order. Maybe this reflection was addressed first of all to her, to her personal life. She is pulled from her thoughts by Guan Kai’s voice:
"I still have something to say! There is a persistent rumor with regard to you. You are said to be the mistress of Erwan Le Goff. I personally do not know what to think."
He looks at her. He sees her almost in tears!
Mona takes it on herself! The shock is hard! Is she so transparent!
On her shoulders, Lorraine is agitated.
"Well here we go? Into the maze!"
She turns her head towards the girl, she smiles:
"Yes, Lorraine, yes, here we go!"
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014
This second volume of the series "In the Shadow of the Dragon" takes us into the Laogai of Gansu. After being kidnapped by the Beijing police, Cao Yu is transferred there. She will have to survive at the cost of her own morality and her innocence. Fortunately for her the friendship of her friend Weina will enable her to meet these challenges and to escape many dangers. The lover of Weina, the terrible Wang Gang, a follower of Kang Sheng (the former Chief of Chinese secret police), will manipulate all the labor camp staff and inmates to achieve his goals. In Beijing during that time, Mona continues her strategy of dismantling democratic networks. Her lover Wang Jun's deeply disappointing but when the wine is drawn it must be drunk. Erwan and Cecile will succeed in adopting a Chinese child despite enormous difficulties. They will take advantage of their network of friends. But the end of their relationship is close. Other characters in this volume are subject to events and their destiny no longer depends on them. The Dragon has extended its shadow over all...
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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Logical reasoning is a way of drawing conclusions based on partial and previous information about a specific mater. Nevertheless there is a scientific part in the framework of logical reasoning. Logical thinking has two parts; these are objective and subjective. Logical reasoning should be objective and measurable because there is a cause of LOGIC that everyone considers as measurable.
In practical terms reasoning involves the use of probability as to the likely relationship between a cause and an effect. It could be regarded as a form of intelligence but one which depends as much on intuition than knowledge. A clear example might be the activity of solving a puzzle: the subject has partial and previous information (all the puzzle pieces) and will display them (making use of the information) in order to achieve a wider conclusion (the solved puzzle) acceding to new information (the puzzle completed image).
For us, LOGIC is something true in any conditions for everyone. To reason logically is to obtain information using previous knowledge and experience for making conclusion, defining relationships between cause and effects. Experience is sometimes more important than knowledge because the former one is often a necessary condition for the implementation of the latter.
Importance of logical reasoning
The importance of logical reasoning is substantial as it is the base of knowledge dissemination, the way in which creation can be transferred from one generation to another. Furthermore, as a fundamental tool in calculation it has been essential in the development of the society of exchange, barter and subsequently, finance.
This idea of transferability can be extended to the whole of human existence, from social behavior, language and culture in general. It is what enables us to deduce what the possibilities of meaning are when someone waves for example.
First of all, if the concepts of logic apply in the ways indicated above, then they must apply in the same way for training and of course learning. Based on personal gained knowledge and experience, everyone could create his own cause and effect link which could be used in VET.
Logical reasoning forces learners to be active and to participate rather than listen and memorize previously achieved solutions; learners need to find out by themselves the necessary "message" (cfr EU Key Competence) “Learning to learn”. It is felt however that in most aspects of training, with perhaps the exception of mathematics, the idea of logical reasoning is only used subconsciously, perhaps in the same way it is used in everyday life. This is parallel also to the application of key competences. These are generally not ‘taught’ but are inherent in a lot of other aspects and ‘subject’ matter.
Logical reasoning is part of the pedagogical process in which ‘knowledge’ is conveyed and the trainee is allowed to accept, assimilate and then process. A very simple example is in the classical conditioning of “don’t touch”. A child does not necessarily have to touch a hot object himself for example to deduce that it is dangerous and to subsequently project this concept to objects and material other than that being referred to in this instance in society.
In terms of greater exploitation of the concept of logical reasoning, VET would be more efficient if Piaget’s theories were used with more awareness in courses in order to create better courses and improve outcomes. It is extremely important in the drawing up of training objectives with regard to the starting point of the trainee.
Finally, the same ideas apply to recruitment and work integration in general. From the one side in terms of suitability of applicants and matching of skills and from the other in terms of interview technique for example, deciding on the probable strategy which would best suit the circumstances..
Experience and background
This idea of ‘experience’ and background adapted to new contexts is fundamental in the logic of learning and therefore training. It is a question of efficiency; if experimentation and testing were carried out every time a new context were encountered it would involve a great deal more time.
As mentioned earlier, logical reasoning is considered as a means of disseminating knowledge and is therefore entirely relevant to professional training. Ideas have to be conveyed in the best way allowing trainees to think broadly about what they are learning and not just about the content but about outcomes, even long term ones. Their thinking should be ‘unlimited’ and in this way the concept of ‘lifelong learning’ takes on all its significance in terms of the possibility for a better life, job and place.
Thursday, 31 July 2014
He began to tremble. What was this accusation? He had not raped or killed anyone except in dreams …
He was scared now.
He entered the castle courtyard. Again he looked towards the Pyrenees. The sun was shining and it was quite warm. He stopped along a wall, dropped his backpack, opened it, took off his jacket and stuffed it in his bag. He checked his money was in the bottom of his bag in a hidden pocket and not accessible from outside. Clandestine life is so difficult. Sometimes it was hard to understand that he had never been arrested. He took precautions but was the French police really so inefficient?
He looked back several times. Everything worried him now. How had Marika found him? Had he thrown himself into the lion's den? All this seemed very odd to him. The sun was beating down now. The cut on his neck wasn't flowing anymore. Soon it would be just a bad memory. The accusation of Marika, the abrupt way she had gripped his neck, which had first brought him the beginning of an erection, quickly disappeared, this blend of affection and aggression disturbed him.
The newspaper article vaguely addressed sex games and rape gone wrong, hard drugs, trafficking. In what way was he related to that? He hadn’t killed anyone. But why did he have his hands covered in blood when he returned to Paris on Friday 1st October 1993 in the daytime? Maybe Marika had murdered her sister because of jealousy and removed the body? But the journalist had also written about a witness who had recently informed the police after twenty years of silence.
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