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第三期杂志目录

新年献辞
封面人物:
商业奇才 林建中
大厨 梅贤添
台山俊彦(人物专访):
历尽寒冬梅花香
东方红
鼻烟壶中天地长
社区通讯 :
《台山人在美国》杂志社座谈会
骆家辉出使 低调拎包抵北京
新总领事 访侨亲民
9.11永远的伤痛
适合新移民的双语高中
人人喜爱的乒乓球 把台山人联络起来
洪门致公堂 灯会庆中秋
新兴侨团 气势如虹
都斛同乡总会乔迁新址
刘邦禄新书 记录移民路
"他是台山人子侄"
散文天地:
爱国侨领第一人/三见何干之
陪衬人生/老屋的怀念
根的钻劲/菊颂/老叟应试
且教桃李闹春风/《感恩集》
清明扫墓/世殊事异话"作揖"
杀李通译/金山路(连载之二)
亚裔50杰出企业家颁奖典礼
纽约华裔小姐选美花絮
唐韵悠扬/人生旋律
名画欣赏/摄影天地
说养生/生活常识(四篇)
《台山人在美国》杂志引起关注
台山新闻:
三台山下尽风光
"侨爱新村"
六叔公笑谈骆家辉/台山资料知多少
端芬镇简介

且教桃李闹春风

赵尔

        近几年来,纽约的中文报纸不时向华人传递喜讯。高中学习竞赛如西屋科技竞赛奖,数学竞赛等都有华生入列,得奖人数比例竞达百分之三、四十。最近公布进入2011年"英特尔奖"决赛圈的40名学生中,有16人的父母来自中国,占40%高比例。还有入史蒂文森名校的、入名牌大学的人数在族裔比例中都处领先地位。

这个喜讯说明,这些出类拔萃的华人学生,实实在在地反映了华人后裔像他们的祖先一样勤奋聪明;反映了华裔后代发扬先贤"书山有路勤为径,学海无涯苦作舟"的优良传统,在求知路上向前闯;反映了家长们就算笔筒装米也要让子女读书,为子女成才艰苦奋斗。同时也告诉世人,反映了华人的第三、第四代已逐渐有能力融入美国主流社会了。

这些喜讯的汇聚,为华生织就学习成绩优秀的光环。光环熠熠生辉,照亮了家长们的心。目前,华人社区的家长为培养孩子成才的积极性空前高涨。那些经济收入不很丰裕的,宁可随口减粮,也为孩子一进校门就"开小灶";或放学后让孩子们进课后补习班,请老师帮助辅导完成当天作业;或让孩子利用周末时间到补习学校复习,深化课堂所学的知识;或请家庭教师周末到家里来作辅导;有的家长还不辞劳苦,从布碌仑、皇后区等地把孩子送到唐人街华侨中文学校学习中文。懂点英语的家长,不顾一天工作的疲劳,当起辅导员,指导孩子做家庭作业,巩固当天的知识,给孩子加点"营养"。

有这样一个故事:一位老奶奶,是退休的小学老师。在文革"读书无用论"泛滥的年代里,她不随波逐流,在家循循善诱三个孩子排除干扰,好好学习,打下坚实的基础,恢复高考后,在千分之五的录取比例中,三个孩子相继考中,传为佳话。羡煞旁人。她就带着这份自信,来美后在孙子入幼稚园前,就抓住孩子有好奇心和爱活动的特性,用玩具和扑克牌等作教具,配以加、减法口诀的意义给予诱导。在这基础上,孩子入园后,再教他背诵乘法口诀表。她认为,念口诀虽是机械的记忆,但它能提高孩子的心算的速度和能力,这就能充分调动孩子们学习的积极性,以发展孩子们的思维能力。她还认为从小通过这一系列的训练,不但让孩子在入学前能学到一些基础知识,还可培养孩子们良好的学习习惯和生活习惯。这过程,没有一丝一毫"虎妈妈"的那种"严刑峻法"。结果大孙女从小学起一直到高中都一心向上,成绩优秀,最后进入康奈尔大学深造。她也知恩图报,对婆婆特别尊重和亲昵。第二个孙子,可说是故事中的故事。入园后由于性格内向,很少与同学交流,辅导员误以为他有自闭症,对他颇为冷淡。老奶奶及时察觉,即时与辅导员沟通,说明情况,辅导员要求立即对小孩进行测试,结果,小孩子的计算能力已达到二年级水平,更因此改变辅导员的误判,保证了孙儿在正常环境下健康成长。进小学后,学习成绩也一直优秀,七年级时被学校选出代表八年级同学参加数学竞赛。九年级时代表学校参加布碌仑区数学竞赛夺得头等奖。他同班同学的家长,得悉他奶奶教导有方,纷纷登门向她求教,周末送孩子上门,参加学习。现在每逢星期天,请来家庭教师作专题指导,同学们相互切磋,房间、客厅成了小课堂,热闹中让人看到希望。

园丁的指导像和煦的春风,桃李自当争相盛放,毫无疑义将见嫩绿丛中桃红李白,茁壮成长,结出累累果实。黄新诗人有诗为证:小岛何曾有天使,空留木屋与哀诗;先侨血泪潜移后,默化红梅千万枝。


《感恩集》

我的母亲
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         纽约华侨学校初二班学生朱芊亲,在该校今年的演讲比赛中获奖的演讲词《我的母亲》,是一篇感情真挚,文笔流畅的文章,这位品学兼优的女孩更以英文译出。兹将《我的母亲》中英对照刊登,欢迎正在中文学校学习中文的小朋友投稿,我们择优发表,并给予一份礼物鼓励。本期连同朱芊亲的母亲黄少静写的《我的母亲-序》发表,供家长们参考。

我的母亲—序     黄少静

今年母亲节,我心底涌动着一股难以言状的欢愉——女儿以《我的母亲》为题参加纽约华侨中文学校演讲比赛折桂而回。拿奖对于经常参赛的女儿来说应是常事,但令我感动的是她自己写的演讲稿和她对我的情感。赛后,先生和我一左一右拥着女儿,轻轻松,舒舒然,漫无目的而又兴致勃勃地逛了半天街也毫无倦意。到了晚上,妹妹打电话来祝我节日快乐。我绘声绘色地对她描述了一番女儿得奖的事情,妹妹感叹:"姐,芊芊带给你的欢愉就好比你当年带给妈妈的慰籍一样,我这就给妈跟哥报喜去。"

妹妹的话把我的思绪牵回到我们的孩童时代。那是个物资相当短缺的时期,同时也是人们不善于表露感情的年代。那时候,爸爸不在本乡工作,只有到周末才能回家。妈妈除了一周要上30节课以外,还要照顾我们兄妹三人。虽然有奶奶从旁协助,但在我的印象中,妈妈总是忙忙碌碌,来去匆匆。品性淡泊儒雅的爸爸不止一次对我们说:你妈很不简单。家乡的人都知道,妈是一位名副其实的好老师,几十年教出几辈人。但大家可能不了解,我妈还是一位很成功的母亲。从小,她就教我们尊老爱幼,和睦关爱;她让我们守望相助,手足情深。那时候,妈用限量的糖票买回一大块一大块的冰糖,然后砸成一小块,一小块,每天给我们两小块补充营养;她把一个个核桃给夹碎,挑出里面的肉来给我们当零食,她说这是补脑佳品。她让奶奶在院子里养了两只母鸡,其中一只是要生蛋给我们吃的,生鲜的蛋清蛋黄混在刚出锅的热饭里再加酱油,清清滑滑的,吃得美美的;另一只要孵出小鸡来,待小鸡长大了,等周末爸回到家,妈就会用一些红杞,防党、北芪、淮山之类的加五加皮酒炖出一大盅鸡汤来,每人一碗。哟,那种肉香、酒香、药材香、香香醇醇的,都已留在我儿时的记忆里。可能那时我也是蛮用功读书吧,常常头晕,妈就弄些鸡仔蛋、鹅仔蛋剁肉加酒炖给我吃,还有猪头盖骨加专治头痛的臭草熬汤……大考前夕,妈把一枚祖传的金戒指拿出来,和着整一个猪心熬了"定心汤"……总之啊,妈带给我无以伦比的动力和自信,让我驰骋试场,越战越勇,往往如愿以偿。一路走来,风和日丽也好,雷电交加也罢,我可以进退有度,沉稳应对,收放自如 。全赖有你啊,妈!全赖有妈往昔的呵护备至,供书教学,悉心栽培……

亲生女,女养女。当自己也成为了母亲之后,我是何等深切地体会到作为一个母亲的情怀。每当我的女儿出现什么状况时,我下意识的反应是:妈妈那时候是怎样带我帮我的?女儿感冒了,除了吃药,还要如何注意饮食?女儿咳嗽了,要煲什么汤水滋润?女儿一天天长大,想想妈妈曾经怎样引导过我,然后我也就怎样辅导女儿去平安过渡。到现在,我依然不时打电话去询妈这、问妈那的,好像我的想法一经妈的过滤和核实,我才心安理得,脚踏实地。妈,您生我养我,泽被儿孙,您是我们的根源。

如今,芊亲以如此纯朴真挚的文章送给我,母女同心,我也将此文呈献给我敬重和深爱的母亲——梁仙娥老师。

我们愿根壮叶茂,春华秋实。

我的母亲     纽约华侨学校日班国初二班 朱芊亲

我觉得自己很幸运,因为我有一位好母亲。她不仅疼我,爱我,还是我成长过程的良师。

四岁那年,妈妈把我送进纽约华侨学校读中文。一开始我总是读不好,繁体字又很难写,我不想继续读下去了。妈妈虽然心疼我,可是还是坚持要我去。十年过去了,我不仅可以讲一口流利的国语,而且能用中文写文章。加上我在英文学校还选修了西班牙语,周围的同学都很羡慕我能讲这麽多种语言。如今我从心里感激妈妈十年前的那份坚持。

记得七年级的时候,学校举行了一次超前考试,我的成绩没有达到心目中的标准,我伤心到哭起来,心里想妈妈一定会很失望。可是妈妈不但没有责怪我,还安慰我。她对我说:"你尽了力就好。"我一下子明白为什么每当我的考试成绩差一两分就满分的时候,妈妈总不满意。她说我粗心大意,没有全力以赴。那时候,我还以为妈妈觉得我笨,比不上其他小朋友聪明才会这样要求我呢。可是现在我不会再这样想了,我已经考上了Stuyvesant高中了,我终于领会妈妈的苦心:她担心我容易满足,总是鼓励我挑战更高的目标。进入Stuyvesant的这所特殊高中,功课也越来越多了,有一次我为赶作项目设计熬到凌晨两点。妈妈也没睡,一直陪我,她给我端来一杯热腾腾的杞子红枣茶,然后躺在我床上帮我暖被窝,好让我完成功课以后尽快入眠。当时我就觉得我妈好伟大,我觉得我很幸福。

妈妈很讲究卫生,她本身就是好榜样。日常生活中,妈妈教我洗衣服,妈妈教我整理床铺,妈妈教我如何搭配衣着。每到周末,妈妈总是跟我一起搞清洁,她吸尘,我拖地。我们家窗明几净,和乐温馨。妈妈般般好,但也有令我难以明白的地方。她很会熬汤,但做菜不拿手;虽然考取了驾驶执照,却又不敢开车。所以我只想快快长大,学好厨艺,做些好菜给爸妈吃;我还要学会开车,当我们一家人驱车远游的时候,我跟爸爸可以轮流为妈妈当司机,让妈妈好好享受一番……

我很感谢妈妈。她为我们营造了一个美丽又温暖的家。虽然说爸爸是我们家的主心骨,但妈妈才是我们的向心力。

我爱我妈,我爱我爸,我爱我家。

后 记

以前,爸爸妈妈从他们当教师的观点和角度出发,用德、智、体、美、劳全面发展来衡量我们。当下,我们生活在这个自由的国度,要把女儿培养成为什么样的人,我真的有点手足无措。因为两国的文化背景反差极大。象所有母亲一样,对女儿,我是捧在手里怕溶了,含在口中又怕化了。先生笑我:"别担心,女儿这是青出于蓝呢。我们就像爸妈教我们一样来培养她,让她成为一个我们看得顺眼,听着顺耳,贴近窝心的女儿就好。"

我的母亲    朱芊亲(英文版原稿)

I feel really lucky, for I have a great mother. She doesn't just love me and care for me, but is the guiding light of my life.

When I was four, my mom brought me to New York Chinese School. At first, I didn't do well in class and the Chinese characters were a pain to write. I didn't want to stay there a second longer. Although my mom understood my frustration and knew it was hard for me, she insisted that I continue with my Chinese studies. Ten years have passed and I can now speak fluent mandarin while knowing how to write essays with Chinese characters. I took up learning Spanish in my English school as well and my friends in my school envy me for knowing so many different languages. Thinking back, I feel really grateful for my mom's persistence in making me go to Chinese school.

I remember one time in seventh grade when the grade I got for a test did not reach my standards. I was so sad that I cried. I have always tried to bring home a perfect grade to see my mom smile. I knew that upon seeing the grade I got, my mom would be very disappointed. But to my surprise, my mom didn't scold me or punish me. Instead, she comforted me and told me that as long as I gave it my all, it was fine. At that moment I finally understood why my mom was never satisfied when I came home with a 98 or 99 on a test. I used to think she thought I was dumb and not as smart as the other kids since she always asked if other people got a higher grade. Now I finally understand why my mom pushed me so hard. She was afraid that I would be easily satisfied and wanted me to put all my effort into what I was doing. She knew I could do better and always encouraged me to aim for a higher goal.

Being accepted to Stuyvesant can be considered a high point in my life. But with entrance to New York's number one specialized high school came with the price of a heavy load of homework. One winter, I stayed up until two o' clock in the morning to finish a project! My mother did not sleep and accompanied me until I finished the project. She laid in my bed to warm the covers, so that after I finished, the warmth would help me sleep better. At that time, I felt really blissful and finally understood why people said that mothers were great beings

My mother stresses for sanitation and cleanliness and raised me under these standards. As I grew older, she took up to teaching me how to make my own bed, wash my own clothing, and how to put an outfit together. Every weekend we would do chores and clean the house together. After she vacuumed, I would mop the floors. Our home always gives of a bright, clean, warm, and happy feeling.

There are many good points about my mom, but there are still a few things that I find confusing about her. She's really good at making soup, but not exactly a good chef when it comes to making food. She was good enough to get her drivers license, but is afraid to drive a car. That's why I want to grow up quickly and learn some culinary skills so I can make some tasty food for my parents. I want to learn how to drive as well, so when our family goes on a road trip, my father and I can take turns being my mom's chauffeur while she relaxes and admires and scenery.

I am really grateful for my mother, for she has created a warm and beautiful home for us. Although my dad is considered the head of the household, my mom is the source of power that holds us together; she is the centripetal force of the family. I love my mother, I love my father, I love my family.