October Reading – Notes from the Chinese Reading Group

十月份,Dundas的中文阅读小组针对探索发现这个主题进行了讨论。

一些组员读了关于医疗羊养身保健的书和文章,对这些问题做了很好的探索。有人认为,怎么样用中药调理身体,要因人而医,好比食品,同一样的食品,未必人人合适,有的可能吃了还会伤害身体。

有人说老年人要注意自己的身体变化,及早寻医。也有人说,老年人保健要三定三低:定时定量定质,低糖低脂低盐。

有人说健康不仅仅是长寿,还有生活质量,以及同下一代的关系等等。

还有人研读孙子兵法。认为该书不仅仅是关于战争,它对日常生活也有益处,因为它充满了辩证法,让人思考。

有组员开始在ipad上阅读,觉得真是件非常好用的阅读工具。她甚至开玩笑地说好过丈夫呢。因为如此阅读,开阔眼界,跟上最新技术,也能同下一代建立新的话题,同他们沟通呢。

 

In October, Dundas Chinese reading group has discussed the NYR reading theme ‘Explore’.

Some of the members simultaneously explored books or articles on health or medicine. One expressed the concerns regarding Chinese medicine and felt it was not necessary for everyone to take the same supplement, just because one thing is good for one person does not mean it is also good for the others. Same thing applies to food; food that is good for one person might harm others.

Someone felt that the older people should pay more attention to their wellbeing and physical changes. One should seek the medical attention in the earliest time if anything unusual happens.

Someone mentioned that as an old person she would do three keeps and three lows – keep time, keep quantity and keep quality (of food); low sugar, low fat and low salt.

Someone said that a healthy body wasn’t only about long life span but also the quality of life, and the relationship with the next generations, especially one’s own children.

Someone, however, explored a different book, as Sun Zi’s ‘The art of war’ which has been translated into many other languages. He said the book wasn’t only about war and war strategies but it’s benefits to general life for everyone because it’s full of life wisdom and makes one think.

Someone started to explore iPad as a new reading tool and she found it was very good. She even joked that iPad was better than having a husband. Using iPad to read, to open one’s eyes, she felt she could follow the latest technology as well as communicate with the younger generation on the similar topics.

 

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