Sunday, March 16, 2014

A pleasure to greet two friends from afar

Takaaki Sonoda and Kazunori Horibe visited me for the last few days. I arranged a few workshops for them in two local high schools, Taipei First Girls High School and Chian-Kuo High School, and a meeting on the mathematical art and games. A few photos from these activities:

Taipei First Girls High School

Chien-Kuo High School

Little Mama Bear (bead store)

Math department, Academia Sinica

Inside the cubic Kaleidoscopes

I made a Kaleidocycle and a stella octangula for them as gifts:

Unfortunately, Takaaki didn't know that they are fragile and broke the stella octangula the first day. So I made one more Kaleidocycle for him.

The opening of the Analects by Confucius and thus the first phrase of Chapter I after which the Chinese title of this book is named 學而.


Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? Isn't it also great when friends visit from distant places? If one remains not annoyed when he is not understood by people around him, isn't he a sage?