开学致辞|如果我会发光·就不必害怕黑暗

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开学致辞|如果我会发光·就不必害怕黑暗

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2020年初爆发的新型冠状病毒疫情牵动着亿万人民的心。面对这场没有硝烟的战争,无数医务工作者、解放军、志愿者、各行各业爱岗敬业的人们挺身而出,大家万众一心,众志成城,抗击疫情。为了保障师生的生命安全和身体健康,达罗捷派学院响应号召,将学生返校日期延后。但停课不停学,达罗捷派于2月17日正式在云端开学啦!


我们不希望同学们因疫情在家线上学习,而得到低于在校教学标准的学习经历,而是希望我们的学生能够结合当下的特殊环境背景,继续贯彻进行达罗捷派学院办校以来就倡导的项目制创新学习,让同学们在家学习也能拥有一段更有价值、更有意义、难忘又特殊的学习经历。为此,达罗捷派Principal Jing带领教研团队日以继夜地在进行课程创新。学校新学期的教学将根据当前的社会背景进行全面更新,所有的课程都围绕疫情相关主题的项目式学习(PBL)开展。同学们将学到很多有用、有意义、有价值的内容,并通过实际行动去转化自己的力量。


开学第一天,Principal Jing 在镜头前与全体师生共同分享了疫情冲击下对于庚子新年的感悟,以及对未来的憧憬与期许。


Good morning, JPED students, faculty ,staff members and parents. I hope you guys have stayed safe and sound during the break. Well fed, well rested, some of you guys probably even picked up a new skill or acquired a new interest. I saw some of the photos in the group. Some of you guys cooked, Fabulous! Some of you even kept on reading, writing, learning. Awesome! I hope you guys are super excited for the new journey, new exciting and meaningful journey of the second semester of JPEDS 19-20 Year.


达罗捷派学院的同学、家长以及教职员工们,早上好!在这个前所未有的沉重的春节假期,希望大家保持良好心态,幸福安康。常言道“福兮祸所倚”,当我看到同学们开发了新兴趣、学习到了新技能,我由衷的高兴。在微信群中,你们亲手制作的美食照片,让我垂涎三尺;你们坚持锻炼、阅读、创作的行为,让我也备受感染。新学年伊始,我希望你们满血回归,对未来的旅程充满期待。


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<人生哪有那么多的来日方长>


So let me start by telling you a little bit about what I’ve done for the past month,by sharing some of my personal stories. Because I believe the most personal can be the most creative sometimes - This quote is also used by 《寄生虫》’s director. He brought back four Oscar’s prizes for this film just about last month. So Spring festival went really well for me, a lot of my distant relatives flew in town and I served as the host for them. We gathered around for all those six or seven days on 大年三十。


首先,我迫不及待地想与大家分享一下我的假期时光。今年,在奥斯卡斩获四项大奖的《寄生虫》的导演秦俊浩先生曾引用了一句话,“最个人的东西就是最有创造力的”,送给大家共勉。疫情当前,居家隔离,诸多不便,但因此,亲人却能齐聚一堂,谈天说地,这未尝不是一种幸福。我作为一名职业女性,一个在海外独自求学十余载的学者、一所国际学校的创始人,多数时候,家成了旅馆;但我亦为人子,借此机会,能给老人多一些陪伴,是我多年的夙愿。之所以如此,这就要从我的成长经历说起了。


We spent a day at my grandma’s place. Despite her symptoms of Alzheimer ,that day, she was able to recognize all of us.She kept on telling everyone how great of a baby I was, For those of you who don’t know, she raised me till I was three and half years old. She told everyone I was an awesome baby, I never cried and I never peed my pants. Not sure to what degree ,are those are true. But In her vision ,I was a perfect baby. So that day when I got home, I couldn’t help but wonder several things.The first thing I couldn’t help but wonder is have I lived up to her standards? When she laid her eyes on my silly chubby face and held me close to her arms all the time. What expectations did she have for me? Have I lived up to it so far? But I’m not now, am I?


大家可能并不知道,三岁半前,我是在姥姥家 – 一个部队大院儿里长大的。记忆中的她对我的关怀无微不至。举个例子,我从小便喜欢在梦里创作,为了收集灵感,总是要她在睡觉前给我讲故事讲到入睡,有时一讲便是一两个小时。她却从不觉得麻烦,还逢人便夸我是如何的温暖懂事,从不哭闹、从不尿裤子的生活琐碎都令她如数家珍。我们暂且不去核实老人的讲述是不是真实,但是那份爱,如今的那份牵挂,是真实的。然而,岁月就是一把利刃,如今的姥姥,不再年轻,甚至已经出现了一些阿尔兹海默症的症状,但在大年三十那天她还是准确的认出了我们所有人。依旧用那微弱的声音夸赞着我曾经是多么可爱温暖的小宝贝。此时的我,百感交集。扪心自问,许多年前,当姥姥望着襁褓中的小婴儿时,她的期许是什么呢?我达到了吗?倘若没有,那还有多远呢?当她渐渐老去,我是她的依靠吗?我能做些什么呢?


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I mean I definitely envisioned me taking care of her when she’s getting older and incapable of taking care of herself.But I’m not now, am I? I have made excuses to come and see her only once every other week, sometimes when I travel, once every month. By telling myself I’m too busy, I’m a career woman, I’m running a school. But I work really, really hard right now, so that in 5 or 10 years I can spend real quality time with her. But deep inside, I know sometimes later never comes, and I already know I’ll regret this one day.


暗自许下的诺言,被淹没在一次次借口中。是的,我作为一名创业者,有时实在是忙的脱不开身。我想,我认真努力的工作5年、10年,我就能有时间好好陪伴姥姥了。但在内心深处,我知道,人生哪有那么多的来日方长,我有一天一定会后悔。

或许,实现自己的价值,才是对她最大的回报吧。既然选择了远方,便只顾风雨兼程 – 这是父母对我办学初期便有的告诫。


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达罗捷派雪中校训墙


<自省的力量>


So after that, on a happier Note. I’ve finally mastered the skill in mahjong under a lot of training from my aunties. We played from dawn to night, and then night to dawn again. I even practiced on my cell phone. I was obsessed with getting better at it, that whole week I did nothing but mahjong, and then suddenly I remembered when I was little, there had always been people playing mahjong at my house, all the time. And I never understood why they would waste their valuable time to do such a repetitive thing. They became so fatigued and loud and there was always a loser who’s not happy at all. Why would adults do such a tedious thing and call it fun? Why would they then forbid kids to play with their friends and waste time, I just remember writing on my diary, how comes fun means such different things for different people? Shouldn’t fun mean doing meaningful things? Shouldn’t fun be exploring new things? New ideologies? Making new friends? Under so much influence of super hero movies and Disney films and reading the stories of these great people in history that have saved our nation from time to time.This is something I believed:fun should mean changing the world!


从姥姥家回来后,在阿姨们的训练下,我终于又掌握了一个新技能——打麻将,我们不分昼夜的一起玩,而我一门心思的想要变得更加熟练,我“无所不用”,以至于整整一周的时间都被这件事情充斥着。我突然回忆起,小时候家里也总是有大人们在打麻将。我完全不解,为什么要浪费宝贵的时间,乐此不疲的做这些重复性的事情呢?为什么大人们会禁止小孩儿与朋友们一起玩耍虚度光阴呢?于是我在日记中写道:“为什么不同的人对于有趣事物的定义会如此的不同呢?有趣是做有意义的事情吗?有趣是探索新鲜事物吗?有趣是发现全新的意识形态吗?有趣是结交新朋友吗?”这件事困扰了我很久,直到在超级英雄和迪尼斯电影的巨大影响以及阅读那些一次又一次拯救国家于危难的伟大人物故事后,我相信:改变世界才“应该”被定义成有趣的事情。”

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达罗捷派2019年秋季开学拓展


I wrote this when I was 13: Dear diary, Please remember only changing the world should be fun for you, playing mahjong should not be one of the fun things. Stay focused! But.. now You see? I played ! Even worse than that, I was unapologetic, I told myself this is a family bonding activity. I should not be ashamed of breaking that vow to my dear dear diary - which was my closest and most trustworthy friend when I was young and went through purity and felt lonely. So what have indeed changed? Is baby Pei smarter than the adult Pei with all that degrees and experiences? I don’t have the answer for that, but from now on, I’ll be visiting and consulting baby Pei a lot more than before. She seems to embrace more compassion and she is broader.So I just want to wraps up by saying that "Often in life, we don’t live up to our hopes and dreams, as a kid, it’s easy to fall off track. Things change Gradually without us noticing it. Sometimes it’s because the environment isn’t right, sometimes it’s because we as humans naturally seek for comfort , we don’t want to get tired, we don’t want to get frustrated, so we procrastinate, so we retreat, so we get lazy and stay in our comfort zones, but i‘m telling you now, hey guys, guys, it’s a trap!! The greatest minds reach success by delaying their satisfaction, there’s a whole lot research done on that topic, that’s why we have each other here as classmates, as friends, as family members, as teachers and students. So we would watch out for each others and catch each others when we fall of track. so that’s all for one, and one for all, JPEDERS!”


13岁的时候,我在日记本中又写下了这样一段话:“亲爱的日记,请记住,改变世界对你来说应该是乐趣,打麻将不应该是一件有趣的事情。初心不能改变!”但是,现在如你们所见,我开始玩麻将了!更糟糕的是,我对此毫无歉意,并催眠自己—这只是家庭聚会。事实上,我不应该违背在青春年少时,对那些最亲密的、最值得信赖的仿佛朋友一般的日记本许下的诺言。我到底发生了怎样的改变呢?难道受过良好教育、拥有更多人生阅历的大敬沛变得没有童年时的小敬沛那么聪明了吗?对于这个问题,我没有答案。但从现在开始,我会更多的向内探索,与内心中的小敬沛畅聊。她似乎拥有无限的同情心,还更勇敢。所以 "在生活中,我们通常很容易就会偏离轨道,无法履行小时候的希望和梦想。因为事情会在我们没有注意到的情况下逐渐发生改变。又是因为我们人类本能的寻求舒适感,我们不想疲累,不想懊恼,所以我们开始拖延,开始退却,开始懒惰,甚至一直停留在自己的舒适圈。那些伟人,是通过延迟自己的满足感而取得成功,这无可质疑。我很庆幸,现在的达罗捷派学院能够承载这份期待和改变,当我们跌倒和偏离轨道的时候,互相扶持。人人为我,我为人人!"

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2017年暑期·美国母校达罗中学游学项目


<责任与担当>


接下来的话题可能多少沉重了些,却值得深思,它不仅关乎你我,也是国情下的一番思考。


We are in this together!! To take this into a larger scope, As you all know, this year has started really rough in China, we are the heat now once again in global news all over the world. It aches my heart to watch the feeds that are exaggerating with all kinds of different interests that wants to view things in a bad angle. It’s already devastating our economy and jeopardizing our political stance alongside with many other traumas that would take time to heal. Do we need selfish non-constructive criticisms from anyone? Perhaps not. So I could‘t stop but wonder again, catastrophe happens like this once a while, why? Perhaps it brings out the best and worst from people. Because someone said before “Only in danger, we start to see light in humanity. “


“一个人可以走的很快,但是,一个团队可以走的更远。”我们是命运的共同体。今年注定是不平凡的一年,中国再次经历了疫病的考验,而成为全球的焦点。对此,大家众说纷纭,但当我看到那些很不负责且夸大其词的评论,我的心就很沉重。舆论的力量不可小觑,疫情已经对经济带来了毁灭性的打击,同时伴随着久治难愈的创伤,危及到了我们的国际形象。为此我不得不质疑,我们需要别人自私的、非建设性的批评吗?这样的情况时有发生,究竟是为什么?难道只是为了激发出人性中最好与最坏的一面吗?或许真应了那句话:“只有在危难中,我们才能看到人性的光芒。”


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达罗捷派X-Club带领家长们参加Color Run迷你马拉松合影


My heart and spirit are with the nurses and doctors that volunteered to be on the front line, working 20 or 24 hours per day, sacrificing their time with beloved family, and being in danger of getting infected. From the billions of dollars , from private sectors to the janitor, that was caught on film to donate 10,000 yuan at the Non profit’s reception. Just about three days ago, I saw a video recorded a grandma donating all of her savings of 50,000 rmb to the police station, simply said - our nation is in huge trouble, I want to help. I saw that and it brought tears to my eyes. She lived alone and lived off 2000 kuai of pension money and she was willing to give all of her savings. And then I thought, that’s great! that’s love! that’s compassion. But how is that ok?  You know, Dr. 钟南山 is 86 years old and he is leading our medical team at the front line. Why are you  still young, and capable and sometimes even get bored at home, I don’t know what you are feeling exactly, but whatever you are feeling. Let‘s start to take on these responsibilities on our own shoulders gradually. We don’t have to take on all of it, but gradually , step by step, one by one.


“危难之际,大爱无边。”此时,我也在时刻牵挂着那些奋战在一线、超负荷工作的医护人员们,他们牺牲了与家人团聚的时间,冒着被感染的危险冲在第一线。国人感恩于这一份勇敢和担当。除此之外,无论是那些个人捐赠的数以亿计的善款,还是一名门卫在非盈利组织服务处留下的1万元人民币,这些都展示了一个个平凡而又不平庸的人的情怀。其中,我最想与大家分享的是在三天前,我看到一段录像,当一位奶奶把她的积蓄尽数捐出后,只朴实地说道:“我们国家有大麻烦了,我想帮忙。”霎时,我的泪水夺眶而出。一个独居的老人,靠2000人民币的养老金过活,是什么让她如此慷慨?钟南山院士已经86岁高龄了,他义无反顾地冲在前线,领导着我们的医疗队伍与疫情奋战,自是带给了我们另一种思考和感动。这可能是他们这一代经历过国家抗战、革命、再到一步步开放、发展、富强的老人们特有的爱国主义情怀和担当吧!因此,年轻且应该有为的你,请肩负起属于自己的那份责任吧。灾难无情人有情,我们定能早日打胜这场没有硝烟的战争。


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 2019年暑期·柬埔寨国际志工项目


And on that note, let’s take a good 10 seconds to give our most sincere prayer to those that have injured or dead from this epidemic and for those that have fought in danger. (ten second’s later)


说到这里,我希望大家能用10秒钟的时间,为那些在这场瘟疫中受伤或死亡的人们,以及那些在危险中战斗的人们,献上我们最真诚的祈祷。


<如果我会发光,就不必害怕黑暗>


I know Some might even say, well, that’s their role to play, as nurses and doctors . Then I will raise you with this question, what is our role to play as educators and as students— the future of the country, especially the at JPED,that we pride ourselves with compassion and innovation? How do we, at this moment ,embrace our belief and faith when it’s most needed? Needless to say, we become what we do and what we say. our actions and words shape us into who we become. So let me ask you this question, what did you truly aspire to be when you joined JPED? When you go abroad one day and perhaps come back one day, how will you be proud of your country? And most importantly, how will your country be proud of you?


我知道有些人会说,这就是他们的职责,因为他们是护士和医生。顾炎武曾经说过“天下兴亡匹夫有责”,作为教育者和学生,我们应该扮演什么样的角色? 国家的未来,是青年的未来,我们承担责任的同时,也将享受无限的回报。我们如何把同理心和创新投入实践?我们如何拥抱自己的信仰和追求?请务必言行合一,在这里,我特别想问下大家,当你加入达罗捷派的时候,你真正渴望成为什么的人?当你有一天出国,或者有一天会回来,你会为你的国家感到骄傲吗?最重要的是,你的国家会为你而骄傲吗?2019年开学伊始去秦皇岛海边全校团建时,我在海边图书馆的墙上看到一句话,放到此时尤其应景:“如果我会发光,就不必害怕黑暗;如果我自己是那么美好,那么一切恐惧就可以烟消云散”。 


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Most of you probably have seen In the short film, I know there are many basketball fans and lovers or players out there in our school. In that short film directed by Kobe Bryant, he says “my dear basketball, you asked me for my hustle, but I gave you all my heart and soul.” I know there are people who will give their heart and soul to this place we built together, and now it’s time for us to take on these challenges together , as one, to solve some of the questions, some of the puzzling questions that we are facing as a nation right now.


你们当中很多都热爱篮球,可能都看过短片《亲爱的篮球》,那一句”亲爱的篮球,你只要我挥洒汗水,我却献上了毕生心血”的告白不仅诠释了科比布莱恩特的人生,也为我们开启了一种可能。我知道大家全心全意投入到这个地方,一起建设,现在是时候让我们一起面对这些挑战,作为一个整体,来解决一些问题,一些我们国家现在面临的令人困惑的问题。生活中,挑战无处不在,但无论何时,请不忘初心,勇敢面对,对己,对国,义无反顾。

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2019年BIYB·两年时间从0到1到100,完成质的飞跃


So I’m not sure what exactly lays ahead, when are we allowed to come back to school and have classes again. But this I know for sure, with unity and common value, we stand, with selfish and greed and laziness, we will collapse. This I know for sure. Together, let’s take this time to act on solving some of our most pressing issues, cherish everyday when we are still alive and energetic and capable of thinking and doing. 


If you share the same value and interest of being compassionate and innovative and daring. Together we will move mountains, make waves, and change lives.; I hope you still remember the vows you’ve taken on the first day of school. If not, let’s repeat together:

we dare to explore when others retreat.

we dare to speak when others remain silent.

we dare to give more when others turn their backs.


很开心和大家聊着这么多,也许现在我无法预测接下来会发生什么,甚至连什么时候可以回到我们一砖一瓦建设起的校园重新上课也不得而知。但我可以肯定的是,只要我们团结一致,克服自私、懒惰,一切都会好起来,我们就会走向更好,这点我很确定。


让我们一起利用这段时间来解决最紧迫的问题,珍惜我们精力充沛、自主思考和积极行动的每一天。让我们养精蓄锐,共同期待集体以全新面貌的回归。

我希望你们还记得开学第一天集体宣誓:

我们勇于探索,即使他人退缩;

我们敢于发声,即使他人缄默;

我们甘于奉献,即使他人背弃;

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We Care So We Dare


Once again, never ask what our country can do for you, always  remember to ask: what you can do for your country. Because believe it or not, in the worst time, it brings out the best of humanity.I believe in you, and let’s go!


永远不要问国家能为你做什么,永远记得问你能为国家做什么。因为不管你信不信,在最糟糕的时候,它能激发出人性的光辉,我相信你,更对我们国家充满期待,让我们成为光吧!