Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Developing visions of a Thai University

I just found a good summary (in Thai) by Prof. Vicharn Panich of a recent meeting of Mahidol University 's deans and the University councilors in another brainstorming session to develop visions for the University 's improvement. (link above) Inspiring.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

อู่แห่งพระพุทธศาสนา สำหรับอนุชนของโลก

เมื่อดูจากภาพแผนที่ศาสนาหรือลัทธิความเชื่อของคนใจประเทศต่างๆในโลก ที่ลิงก์มาจาก spiegel ก็ไม่ต้องสงสัยว่า ประเทศไทยเป็นอู่แห่งพระพุทธศาสนาที่สำคัญยิ่ง สำหรับอนุชนของโลก แต่กระนั้น คนไทยน้อยคน ที่ชื่อว่าเป็นชาวพุทธอย่างเป็นทางการ ก็สนใจศึกษาและปฏิบัติธรรม ส่วนมากหลงละเลิงไปกับกิเลส

Friday, July 13, 2007

A fond memory with my Suankularb school 's pin

Our Mor Sor 5 class of Suankularb in B.E. 2518 was the last to use pin on the right side chest of our white shirt, above the Sor Kor abbreviation. I remember well that I felt very proud of it, which symbolised the wearer as a pre-university high school student. Today, students' shirt has a (ugly looking) simplified pink and blue logo sewn onto that former pin position instead. I just found my pin 2 days ago so I took a picture of my well-kept one. So far the pin is already 32 yr old. I guess current students have not seen one, unless they have a museum somewhere at the school, which I doubt.

Commencement Day at Chulalongkorn University

It 's jovial day for new graduates. I have been to this alma mater of mine off and on few times a year for various purposes, usually to attend a meeting or to give lecture, but not on this atmosphere for decades. A relative of mine was handed a Ph.D. from our beloved Princess today. Perhaps our family is quite eccentric: unlike thousands of families, we gave no flower or doll to the graduate at all. Those gifts were considered nonsense, or perhaps we valued too much on money. After taking some pictures, I went back to work.