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When the day time getting longer, there are more events available in town. One of my favorite events is the Portland General Electric/ SLOVE startlight Parade.

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This event is so much fun for everyone. Kids might play balls or just run around on the road before the parade starts. If you came to join the events a little late like us, there were no seats on the sidewalk. Therefore, finding a good standing spot is also a challenge for us. We were lucky enough to get a place to stand for taking pictures and enjoy the parade.

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Last week was long week to me. Not only I had to take final exam for 500 level, but I also needed to grading final exam for 200 level course. I knew that most students studied at the Library since it was opened 24/7 during final week, but I could not do that anymore. 

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好不容易考完期末考,突然覺得以前期末週因為圖書館不關門,同學相約分別借圖書室專心唸書的時間離我好像有點遠,

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When we were scheduled the proctor for general physics final exam, I was lucky enough not to be put on the prctor list. In other words no need to work on my birthday, but I do need to grade exam papers the nexr day. At least on my birthday, I am able to prepare for my own final exam for fall term before enjoy my birthday dinner.

在今年生日的這天剛好是課程表上的普物期末考,很幸運的我不在監考名單上,所以我可以專心準備傍晚的期末考,接著才能放心的去吃生日餐,至於學生們考完試後要閱卷的是,就留到明天再說囉!

Happy Birthay to myself :)

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My favorite season is Fall because we always have a good harvest at this time of year. As usual I had paperwork to finish up before taking a short break.  IMG_4596.JPG

Since I was exhausted and I felt that I could not take the stress anymore, 

The best way for myself to recharge is to be in Hood River.

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During the short spring break, I had a chance to take a walk on the old railway bridge across Gaoping River.
The Old Railway Bridge Across Gaoping River
Our initial idea was to take pictures of Cosmos, but we were a little late.

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Tom McCall Waterfront Park is my favourite place to take a walk during cherry blossom season.
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When I found the photo above in my phone, I uploaded it to my FB. All of a sudden, I received messages from my friend in the US. They wondered if I took a vacation to be in town without noticing them. Unfortunately, I was just got off work and checked photos on my device. Honestly and truthfully, I wanted to be there with them if I could.

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It's been one year since I relocated back Taiwan.
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Most of time I am busy at work, but I am still thinking about good time in the US.

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I just started to work in Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park this week.
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Luckily,I can stay in the dorm form one month before I find a good place to rent in the future.

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In the past five years I enrolled in Portland State Intensive English Language Program,and Graduate Master's Program. I also have an opportunity to be a science instructor by using Optional Practical Training.
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Oh dear -- hasn't time flown !

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It was a Sunny day but Freezing out there.
Sunny day but Freezing out there .

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This year we got snow early, and most schools were closed Thursday, December 15 due to weather and road conditions. From the news, it snows that Portland-area snowfall causes traffic gridlock, crashes, bus problems.
There is no fun at all in this ice cold white world.

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Just received an "unexpected surprising gift " from the college after my birthday.
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What a lovely few days we have been having.
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Normally, we have raining days to start with fall term, and it is not good condition for us to drop a free fall object outdoor. I still had a nightmare about climbing the tower for having the measurement.

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Once again, I learned new skill in the library. The Community Crafting for Adults is as fun as usual.
Community Crafting for Adults
It takes us less than two hours to have an unique miniature journal.

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Almost every month I will join the community event for adult. This time I want to share our crafting from the city library with you.

Some days have more programs than can be seen on the calendar, but I only register for two events, including Community Coloring and crafting for Adults.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers.
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When we got the longer day light, we could also have more beautiful flowers because spring in bloom.

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I just found out that "Never say never" is so true.
After I got my master degree, I wanted to become an engineer, but I didn't get an engineer position at that time.
Instead I started to teach General Physics Lab, which I never thought before.

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I found a tasty peanut from Beaverton Farmers' Market. When I told the man that I wanted to take a picture of Old School Peanut Roasters, he hold the pose for me.Therefore, I got one bag of peanut as a gift to my friend, who told me that was tasty.

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さくら さくら いま さきほこる
I believe as a Physics instructor my duty is to challenge and support the students. In Community College I teach 200 level general Physics lab and seminar. The big picture for the courses is to learn basic Physics concepts. I know that learning is a development process, so students might need to face challenge and feel a little down when they cannot solve the questions at the first time, but I just need to give them a little push, and soon they will develop their own way to work most effectively.
In the beginning of each lab, I have brief introduction about what we are going to do in the lab, and I will also give students the goal what we are going to approach in the lab. The most important idea for students to learn in the general Physics lab is to have experimental verification of different principles or laws. The goal is to insuring that student know the foundational concepts from the hands-on experience. In other words, learning by doing and also to see is to believe can give students an easy way to understand difficult ideas and concepts.

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The new bus begin to appear in the spring.
The sun is out... Time to celebrate!
The sun is out... Time to celebrate!

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