Assumption and acceptance: I am not a perfect human being even up to this point in my life (ATM – 72 years old – October 31, 2021). I still don’t know a lot of English words or phrases. English has been my primary language; Tagalog, second language; Chinese, third language. I don’t think I will be able to know the meaning of every English words or phrases even up to the time of my death. What is important is for me to keep on learning as long as I can and as abled. [Note: This will be part of my project to stay productive, to continue to have zest in life, to prevent depression, etc. up to my graduation day.] [[[Should I consider learning and re-learning Chinese language also?]]]
Starting today, October 31, 2021 (part of my reset and refocus program), I will list down the English words that I have learned or have relearned. Target: at least one word or phrase a month.
October 31, 2021
BENEVOLENCE – kindness; BENEVOLENT- kind
(I have not used this word before. Will start using it soon.).
DAIRY vs JOURNAL
- A diary is a book to record events as they happen.
- A journal is a book used to explore ideas that take shape.
The main difference between journal and diary is that a journal is a personal record where you can pen your thoughts, observations, and experiences, while a diary is a book where you note down important things to keep track of them. Journals and diaries are books where you can keep a record of events and experiences.
There may be overlaps.
To Do List = DIARY
List of Things Done = DIARY
Thoughts and Reflections = JOURNAL [to include sporadic notes on observation and experiences; problem-based learning notes; thoughts, perceptions, opinions and recommendations (TPORs)]