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Yes, Sensei!: The Teachers that Made Us

To prepare for the fourth season of Cobra Kai, I rewatched the whole series again and I have been thinking on the figure of the Sensei in this modern sequel to the 80s Karate Kid films.
The word sensei 先生 (せんせい) has been used to mean teacher. In fact, this word means “born before” so it is meant to refer to someone who was born before and therefore has the experience to impart knowledge and wisdom. Sensei, then, is not only a word reserved for schoolteachers, or karate masters, it’s also for someone who imparts knowledge and wisdom as a result of their experience and years.

The Bargain

Someone I love hurt me, deeply hurt me.
I thank that someone for he is my mirror. He cut me open and the light got inside.
All this light, it whispered to me.
It reminded me of the bargain we stroke a long time ago,
In another time, in another state, in another space.

Superwomen Only Exist in Comic Books

Since the women’s traditional role shifted from being a housewife to a more professional or business-oriented way of life, women have been under the stress of the “superwoman syndrome”. Read more about it in this post…

Stories and Life

It seemed so simple, didn’t it?
You had a dream when you were little and the only plan was to follow it. It was going to come true eventually because in stories… dreams always do.

Low Expectations: Why is the bar so low for men in relationships?

The other day I was talking with a friend over coffee. After numbering all the reasons why we often think men are “good men” and “good partners”, my friend and I then asked ourselves if these actions or qualities actually make them “good men and partners” or they simply mean they are decent, functional human beings.
Why is the bar so low for men?

Watching Hell: Violence On-Screen

I sit there, my heart pounding, my fingers clutching my clothes without realising they are as the sound of guns continues… All I can think of is why? Why the hell are we watching this? Or better yet, why are we watching hell?

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Hi! I am Mar. Welcome to my blog!  I’m a Language & Literature teacher. I’m very passionate about books, films, traveling, self-care, mental health and other wanderings of my mind. I really wish that my words can help shine a light into the world! 🌟

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