Friday, November 30, 2007

Her Voice - Oscar Wilde

The wild bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing,
Now in a lily-cup, and now
Setting a jacinth bell a-swing,
In his wandering;
Sit closer love: it was here I trow
I made that vow,

Swore that two lives should be like one
As long as the sea-gull loved the sea,
As long as the sunflower sought the sun, -
It shall be, I said, for eternity
'Twixt you and me!

Dear friend, those times are over and done;
Love's web is spun.

Look upward where the poplar trees
Sway and sway in the summer air,
Here in the valley never a breeze
Scatters the thistledown, but there
Great winds blow fair
From the mighty murmuring mystical seas,
And the wave-lashed leas.

Look upward where the white gull screams,
What does it see that we do not see?
Is that a star? or the lamp that gleams
On some outward voyaging argosy, -
Ah! can it be
We have lived our lives in a land of dreams!
How sad it seems.

Sweet, there is nothing left to say
But this, that love is never lost,
Keen winter stabs the breasts of May
Whose crimson roses burst his frost,
Ships tempest-tossed
Will find a harbour in some bay,
And so we may.

And there is nothing left to do
But to kiss once again, and part,
Nay, there is nothing we should rue,
I have my beauty, - you your Art,
Nay, do not start,
One world was not enough for two
Like me and you.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

271107 revision ends here! twss--botak jones

241107 paving the way to my holidays!! at labrador park

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Do you know?

That English was only introduced to the University level until the 1890s, and found its way into Oxford and Cambridge.

The study of Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales represented the start of English.

English was important to unite the nation and it was for the middle class as they were thought to have a “peculiarly national character”.

Not only does English cultivate a national spirit, English heals class divisions and makes one feel a sense of belonging to the state, since English is the most honest account of life’s history.

Church and English were closely linked- God is at work in history and literature; through these subjects, one learns about God and receives the education that God intended for them.

Influence of British missionaries in India argued against secularism in Indian education. Hence, English in India acquired “surrogate” function (in place of the Church of England) of disseminating tradition and moral values, which one may say that it is “an instrument of colonial control, discipline and national self-definition”.

After World War I, Henry Newbolt’s report on English education was expected to be one to re-make education and correct mistakes in the past, and needed as a keystone for national education.

Teachers are identified to be key people in this process of unifying of classes.

The link between English and religion remains closely-knitted, since English works by emotion and experience to convey timeless truths.

From Henry Newbolt’s report, English is then envisaged as rising above its conditions of production and reception, transcending time.

+++ why am i writing all this? +++
+++ because i think i am like a Phillistine , i am so not a English teacher who can teach such divinity. God, you be the radical remedy! +++

Friday, November 02, 2007

posting this because i am thinkig of julie. for those who have asked me about her. my answer will be- God is with her, she will be blessed.

"I Will Not Leave U Behind, Nat"..sometimes a word of such can be really touching, especially in times of distress.

Happy or sad, God is faithful.

I have been extensively maintaining 2 other blogs: and

For now, you might jusr see less of me here. I probably will return only after my exams.

Changes are too many, feelings are overwhelming, God's love is here for everyone of us.