美國大學每學期的學費,平均超過27000美元,大約新台幣78萬

美研究:大學四年 4成生學識無長進更新日期:2011/01/19 22:15台灣在前幾年,因為7分就可以上大學,引發各界對大學教育品質的探討。事實上在美國,大學教育也出現很大的問題,因為學費不斷飆漲,超出很多父母能負擔的程度,但學習品質卻不如預期,最近還有一項研究指出,將近四成的大學生在學校唸了四年,學業表現卻一點都沒有進步。

教育越來越多元,但美國大學生展現出的學習成就,卻是令人憂心。最新研究指出,45%的大學生,唸完大二時,學業成就跟高中畢業時一樣。另外36%的大學畢業生,唸完四年大學, 沒有學到任何東西,學識還是停留在高中畢業階段。

研究報告指出,美國大學教授太過專注在自己的研究上,並沒有付出太多力氣在教學上,至於學生則是把大學當成是交朋友的社交場合。統計數字顯示,美國大學生一天平均只花四小時在課業上,但有多達14小時的時間,花在社交生活跟打工上。

上學期美國有一半的大學生選修的科目,沒半科需要寫超過20頁的作業。另外三分之一的學生選的課,每星期需要閱讀的材料,不超過40頁。

目前美國大學每學期的學費,平均超過27000美元,大約新台幣78萬,那些為了籌措學費傷透腦筋的家長,在知道大學教育對子女的學識提升,幫助不大之後,心裏恐怕是五味雜陳。

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海軍官校58年班校友會旅遊活動 會 長 溫 在 春 99 03 16

各位同學暨嫂夫人:
光陰似箭,時光荏苒,一轉眼,兩年的快樂時光即將過去。又將是召開58年班大會之時,這次的年班大會將選擇在風光明媚的南投舉行。初步行程已請旅行社報價,出發日民國99年5月14-16日(星期五至星期日),首日07:00我們將由南北分別發車,11:30-12:30在日月潭國家風景區會合【午餐】,隨後安排:
(1)豪華遊艇日月潭環湖導覽
(2)中台禪寺【參觀】專人解說介紹
(3)下榻埔里鎮寶大飯店【膳宿】分配房間,晚上自由活動

第二天安排:
(1)參訪九族文化村
(2)前往九族園區觀日樓搭乘纜車(8-15分),可陸海空3D觀賞日月潭之美
(3)專車接往杉林溪森林遊樂區聚英村【膳宿】分配房間,晚上安排聯誼活動—-晚餐暨召開第11屆年班大會,並改選年班會長。

第三天安排:
(1)搭乘園區園遊車自由休閒活動,一路欣賞杉林溪遊樂區景點,
(2)聚英村餐廳【午餐】
(3.)互道別離,分別搭乘遊覽車返台北、高雄。沿途停靠桃園、新竹、台中、嘉義、台南等地。

費用每人平均約5648元(高雄出發)至5685元(台北出發),均安排2人房,以上估價依實際人數、桌數、間數以實報實銷方式結算(詳如附件),上款如有不足,由年班費補助。

敬請各位同學暨嫂夫人撥冗參加,一起享受大自然美景與敘舊,惜緣、惜福、惜得重溫相聚時的快樂時光,要趁能走得動時多走走,台灣的山明水秀,不要錯過,同學們年青時,忙於事業無暇欣賞,年老時,千望別再錯過,要活在當下,才能增加美好的回憶,不虛度光陰。

敬請各區小組長及地區聯絡人(北區劉國定,南區王寧)協助統計報名人數,由於5月份是旅遊旺季開始,又有大陸客加入,旅館床位一位難求,務請於4月14日前報名,以便統計人數、安排旅館與遊覽車。
即祝闔家安康!萬事如意!

弟 會 長 溫 在 春
副會長 劉 國 定
監察人 王 寧 ;高金珉
財務管理:雷雲博
99 03 16
海軍官校58班校友會

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Re: Free Times Report: USS Shelton retired sailor looks for the information about ROCS DDG-920

From: J C
Date: 2010/8/9 下午 04:53:46
To: EMBA7 & Class 1969 溫在春Round Table 196
Subject: Re: Free Times Report: USS Shelton retired sailor looks for the information about ROCS DDG-920

Dear Admiral Wen,

Sorry I didn’t have a chance to give you a call when we got back to Kaohsiung from Penghu, we needed to get going to the Philippines while we could take advantage of favorable weather. We are now in Bolinao, Philippines waiting for better weather to make the last 100 miles to Subic Bay.

I did accomplish the dive on the Lao Yang, I made arrangements for a boat and diver through Mr. Yan at Makung Divers. The boat operator and the diver were very good, they found the ship and hooked it with a grapple. We tested the current for about 45 minutes and when it slacked off a bit we dove to the main deck which was at 35 meters. I had my camera but the water visibility was very poor, less than two meters. It was early morning on an overcast day so the light was not very good either. About five minutes after arriving at the ship I had an equipment malfunction that caused me to come to the surface, when we came up we found a large squall was moving in, I thought about trying a temporary repair to my gear but based on the fact that the visibility was poor and no chance for photos and the approaching squall I decided it wasn’t worth it to go back down. The important thing was I got to see the ship and touch it after 40 years!

I would like to thank you so much for all you did for me, the dinners, the tour of the Naval Academy and the tour of the TeYang were very special for me and it was really a treat to have you come sail with us for the race!
We had a wonderful time in Taiwan that I will never forget. I hope one day (after we are finished with our circumnavigation) that I will have a chance to invite you to the U.S. for a Shelton reunion.

Your friend,
Jim Carey

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Tsai ‘Regrets’ Persimmon Confusion 談蔡英文對柿子事件致歉 Johnson Wen December 1, 2011

Tsai ‘Regrets’ Persimmon Confusion蔡英文對柿子事件致歉
Johnson Wen December 1, 2011
On November 29th, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said she regretted any possible confusion over a mismatched persimmons photo in a calendar that has triggered cross-party fire.
As a matter of fact, we seldom find that the price of persimmon is only NT$2 per catty (600 grams) in the market. There are three kinds of persimmons. There are sweet persimmon, red persimmon and water persimmon. The sweet one is the most expensive. We usually can buy it in the traditional market. Three large sweet persimmons cost about NT$100. However, the photo in DDP propaganda showed the price of NT$ 2 per catty. The DDP claim the photo was merely a mismatch with the listed price: a different variety of persimmons that is only worth NT$2 per catty now.
Obviously, the DDP was wrong. Tsai Ing-wen is just like water spinach(空心菜) . She always tells us the principles everyone knows. She was a famous professor. She sounds good. However, the “Taiwan Consensus” that Tsai Ing-wen embraces was only a blank check. Parts of her political views were seriously lack of feasibility, adaptability and acceptability.
I think that the DDP’s propaganda caused great confusion about true market price. It has been a disaster for many farmers. Some people are thinking that the price of persimmons is too high and have stopped purchasing persimmons. Now a lot of persimmons are unmarketable. I think that the DDP are using the farmers as an elective tool. However, this time, the DDP met a setback. As an old Chinese proverb goes, “To often walk in the dark road, sooner or later, you will meet ghost.” Now Taiwanese farmers have the opportunity to know the character of the DDP.
The previous wave “3 small pigs “, the DPP may feel very good. At the beginning of last month, the DDP said Ma Ying-jeou met with a business leader known in the gambling industry. Mr. Chen Inn-Ju(陳盈助),He is a known leader of mofia in Taiwan. Mofia is often referred to as black gold in our society. But as a matter of fact, he donated a lot of money to the DDP political elites during the local election activities and a lot of poor people were assisted when they needed. He has also helped the local government with money to assist weak political groups. His gambling enterprises have been opened in the Philippines and Macao, but not in Taiwan. He has earned a lot of money in foreign countries for many years. The DDP politicians and a lot of civilian in JA-I County consider him a very good guy, not a criminal. Ironically, we say “black gold has become good. Mr. Chen Inn-Ju(陳盈助) has become an elective tool of the DDP. No wonder, many poor people and weak groups have complained about the Democratic Progressive Party.
The recent “persimmon storm" has intensified. The malicious propaganda campaign was clearly to distort the fruit market and seriously damaged the interests of farmers and their feelings. However, the DPP did not admit the error strongly. This is the reason why most farmers in Taiwan are not sided (support) with the DDP. Ma’s poll numbers are higher than Tsai by a thin margin, only 8%, according to the China Time report yesterday. I still think the candidate who can well handle economic issues, the relationship across the Taiwan Strait and racial integration, will turn the corner to win the election.
This morning, I saw on TVBS, Tsai Ing-wen eventually admitted her party’s fruit propaganda was wrong. She apologized to the farmers. However, the farmers have already
suffered the damages. Farmers will use their votes in hand to take back axiom and justice.
The End!

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Special Superstitions 談迷信與禁忌 Johnson Wen 溫 在 春 November 28, 2011

Special Superstitions 談迷信與禁忌
Johnson Wen November 28, 2011
Are there any special taboos in your country? The way I mean are there things I should be careful about saying or doing. I do not like to offend anyone. I read a book introducing the taboos of western countries, the taboos are as follows :
1. Opening an umbrella indoors.
2. Walking under a ladder.
3. Breaking a mirror.
4. A black cat is on your path.
5. The number 13 or black Friday.
Would you please to tell me what the implications for these things are? In Taiwan or Mainland China, we have some taboos, such as,
1. Number 4
It sounds like Chinese word 死(syy) (It means death). In our navy, we do not have had any ship which ship’s number is four or the sum of ship’s number is four since 1954. Because we had a destroyer escort which ship’s number was 22. Two plus two is equal to 4. It was attacked by a PLA Navy’s ship in 1954. This ship finally sank in the Taiwan Strait. Most of the crew died during this battle. 2. In the Ghost Month, getting married is unlucky.
3. In the period of Chinese Lunar New Year, we always avoid putting the head of a chicken toward any subordinate during the year-end banquet(尾牙). It implicates he will be fired very soon.
4. Don’t give any umbrella or handkerchief as a present to any friend. It implicates that you will have no opportunity to meet again.
5. Don’t give a clock to your friends as a gift. The Chinese pronunciation of clock is 鐘(jong). It sounds like another Chinese word 終(jong) (It means death).
All of these special taboos should be respected and so not to offend people .
The End!

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The Seven Wonders of the World 談世界七奇蹟 Johnson Wen 溫在春November 14, 2011

The Seven Wonders of the World 談世界七奇蹟
Johnson Wen November 14, 2011
Yesterday, I read an email with a beautiful power point a friend of mine sent to me. I think this email is meaningful for us. I would like to translate it into English and share it with you.
In an elementary school, there was a group of students asked by their teacher to think about this question. ”What are the Seven Wonders of the World in your heart? “ The students had five minutes to answer the question. Most students answered as follows:
1. The Grand Canyon (美國大峽谷)
2. The Taj Mahal (印度的泰姬陵)
3. The Egyptian pyramids(埃及的金字塔)
4. The Great Wall of China(中國的萬里長城)
5. The Panama Canal(巴拿馬運河)
6. Peter’s Basilica in Rome( 羅馬大教堂)
7. The America’s Empire State Building( 美國帝國大廈)
When the time was up, the teacher began to collect the answer sheets, but one of girl students could not finish the answers in time.
The teacher said, “May I help you?” The little girl said “Teacher, in my mind, there are many wonders in the world. Still, I can’t decide, what are the 7 Wonders of The World.”

The teacher said,” Do not worry about it; just write down what you thought over. It is ok! I can help you finish.” The little girl hesitated to answer the question. She said,” I think that the Seven Wonders of the World is as follows:
1. To see. We can see all the beautiful and good things in the world.
2. To hear. We can hear the happy songs and the sound of birds and insects.
3. To touch
We can touch the new, interesting and things we are curious about or strange things.
4. To taste
We can taste delicious foods.
5. To laugh loudly
We can laugh loudly when we are happy or like people or things.
6. To feel
We can feel the deep concerns and regards from our relatives and good friends.
7. To love and to be loved
We can love what we like and be loved by people we like and love. After the little girl finished her report, all students in the class fell suddenly silent. In our life, we often ignore that the simplest and most normal things are our wonders. If we did not have these 7 life wonders (1.To see 2.To hear 3.To touch 4.To taste 5.To laugh loudly 6.To feel 7.To love and to be loved), our life would not be wonderful again. We do not need too much, to hold on to these wonders is simply happiness. May God bless you and you have happiness forever.
The End!

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Welcome 2012 January 1, 2012. 溫 在 春

The December 31st weekend, 2011, for me, it was busy. On Saturday during the day, my family continued to execute spring cleaning. We eventually finished our work on schedule.

During the evening, I went to a wedding reception at Da Ba Restaurant on Boai Road. The host was Captain Fu忠士. He is a retired naval officer. He served as the Chief of Staff of Naval First District on the Tsoying Naval Base. He was my colleague in the Navy. He was very happy that his son finally got married. In Taiwan, more young people are getting married over 30 years old. This situation was unusual 20 years ago, but now it is normal. I was very glad to witness the love story and great moment. I saw many good friends and colleagues from the navy. More than 400 people attended the wonderful reception.

The food was rich. We all enjoyed the variety of good food, such as beef, pork, fish, crab, traditional fried rice, salad, shrimp, etc. It was local food. I am not a picky eater. Every course was suitable to me.

The bridegroom and bride are colleagues. They serve in the same computer company. One is responsible for software. The other is responsible for hardware. On an occasion, they got together to research the use of computer programs. They lit the spark of love. They fell in love very quickly. After 5 years of a long-distance run of love, they already understand each other very much. They decided to have a family and live together. The bridegroom was handsome and the bride was beautiful. They are both talented. When people find true love, their friends find true joy. May happiness and joy be with them always.

In Taiwan, there is a proverb as follows:
No matter whether you are rich or not, to take a woman in marriage, you would have a good year.Until Chinese Lunar New Year, on almost every weekend, I have been invited to take part in a wedding reception for one of my friend’s daughters or sons. Therefore, to me, every weekend will be busy. In additional to this activity, before lunar New Year, according custom, every company or government unit will have an ending year feast. I am also invited to take part in some ending year feasts. I would like to go there.

After the wedding reception, I went back to home at 10 PM. I rested for a while, and took shower. My wife and I watched the Taipei 101 fireworks show at midnight on TV. Like most people, we were both happy to welcome 2012. The New Year’s Eve fireworks show this year lasted 202 seconds — making it the second longest in the event’s history. According to Taipei 101, the previous New Year fireworks show usually only lasted about 188 seconds. The longest show was last year’s, which was 288 seconds long. That was a special occasion as it marked the start of the 100th year of the Republic of China.

On January 1st, I got up at 5:30 AM. It was very early for me. Usually, I get up at 7:30. But this day was a special day for all people. It was the beginning of 2012. In Kaohsiung, thousands of people went to national stadium for taking part in the flag raising ceremony in the early morning. The weather was very cold, only 15 Centigrade. The road was very dark before the sun rised. I passed through the road of the Naval District. It was a shorter way to go. I could save much time. I drove there. It took me 20 minutes from my home to the destination. The speaker of Kaohsiung City Council presided over the ceremony at 6:36. We all sang the national anthem loudly and saluted to our national flag. We used this action to express our patriotism. After the ceremony, there was a walking activity around the stadium. We all used the morning to exercise. The following program was a social group show, such as light music, painting and dancing, etc. We all had a good time.

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