In The Acadia Report today, students were asked a variation of the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? That is the version usually asked to kids, and kids will say: When I grow up I want to be a truck driver or a hairdresser … or whatever it is. And sometimes adults use that same structure in a joking way.
Usually the question for older people is something like: What do you want to do when you leave school or finish university? Or: What’s your ideal job?
I recommend reading the actual document too – although it could be challenging, because there’s some difficult vocabulary.
For example: Article 14, number 1: Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
asylum protection that a government gives to people who have left their own country, usually because they were in danger for political reasons
And to persecute someone means to treat them in a cruel or unfair way, especially because of their race, religion or political beliefs.
The Acadia Report
My favourite job, or what I plan on doing, is being a teacher. I’m in my last year of a bachelor of education program and I love working with kids and helping people, so that’s my plan. 私が好きで将来なりたいと計画している仕事は教師です。 今私は教育科の最終学年ですが、子供たちと共に作業することや人助けが大好きです。 これが私のプランです。
I want to be a doctor in the future, so I’m studying very hard. 将来ドクターになりたいので今、一生懸命勉強しています。
I want to be a United Nations officer, it’s my dream. 国連で働きたいです。 僕の夢です。
Favourite work, I teach speed drive. 好きな仕事はスピード運転を教えることです。
After school I want to be a teacher because I’m in education right now and I love kids. And being in this program is making me really eager to be in the classroom and help kids learn and … be ready for life. 子供が好きで卒業後は教師になりたいので現在、教育科で学んでいます。 授業中、子供に教えたくなる情熱が沸いてきます。 子供たちによい人生を歩んでもらう準備の手助けがしたいです。
I really want to be a teacher because I really love kids and I really want to help them learn and become, ah, better adults. 子供が好きなので教師になりたいです。 子供たちが良い大人になる手助けをしたいです。
After graduation I guess I want to either be a computer programmer or a writer. 卒業後は恐らくコンピュータ・プログラマーかライターになると思います。
Kia Ora, in Stick News today a 79-year-old woman in New Zealand had the words do not resuscitate tattooed on her chest.
Paula is a 79- year- old woman from Dunedin. The New Zealand Herald reported Paula belongs to a euthanasia group called EXIT and says she wants to die with dignity.A few years ago, Paula met a woman who had had the words do not resuscitate tattooed on her chest when she was 21. "I thought what a bloody good idea,” Paula said."If I have a heart attack in the streets I do not want to be revived."Paula then decided to get her own tattoo. She said the tattoo is part of the campaign to change the law in New Zealand to allow people to choose when they died.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 11th of December. Kia Ora.
Today I took my camera to the gym and did a bit of filming on the way back. This is standing on an overbridge looking down at the railway tracks. This is the overbridge. This is standing under the bridge looking at a truck in front of a big building, I think it’s some kind of warehouse. Still standing under the bridge, looking in a different direction. This is looking towards the train station. This is the main street of Kutchan. And this is a new restaurant I discovered that has just opened. It looked really nice and I thought it was interesting that there was a macron over the n. It was minus 1.2 degrees.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is arbitrary – this word appears many times in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
arbitrary adj. based on random choice or personal whim
For example, article 17, number 2: No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
I think that means that you can’t have your stuff randomly taken away from you by the government or somebody else. There has to be a good reason.
conversations with sarah
What’s your ideal job?
Bobby What do you want to be when you grow up? 大人になったらどんな人になりたい？
Sarah I don’t think I want to grow up. 大人になりたくない。
Bobby Yeah, me too. あぁ、僕も。
Sarah What’s your ideal job? 理想の仕事は？
Bobby I’d like to be a full-time writer. フルタイムのライターになりたい。
Sarah Writing books? 本を書く？
Bobby Yeah, novels. あぁ、小説をね。
サラのメモ： I recommend this video: （The Universal Declaration of Human Rights）
Many questions to think about today ... What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you think euthanasia should be legal? What do you think of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?