Buddhism was designed for life hackers

Source: https://www.instagram.com/invaderwashere/ I am convinced that whoever designed Buddhism did kettlebell swings, used grayscale on her iPhone and brought her own coffee mug to order masala chai with almond milk. The fact that all these ridiculously vague stuff was so well summarized into bullet points convinced me that this person was a geek, or a … Read moreBuddhism was designed for life hackers

How do I want to feel in 2019?

“Making 2018 Meaningful”: Part 3: Stepping into 2019 Last year, I wanted to focus on three things: (1) Feeling more “in the middle”(2) Feeling “the kind of happiness from looking at anything Nintendo in Japanese brings me.”(3) Feeling more “useful more consistently” With mixed results, perhaps indicators of progress, I nudged forward, gingerly. The quest … Read moreHow do I want to feel in 2019?

3 articles I read in 2018 that took me to school

Autumn @ the Island Waldorf School Hong Kong; Some ridiculously handsome guy enjoying forking lettuce; Lisa Jackson and the blue marble “Making 2018 Meaningful”: Part 1: Articles “Why we fell for cleaning eating”, The Guardian What it was about: How #cleaneating is becoming more and more like a cult movement, because it is stubborn/tenacious, emotionally divisive, irrationally … Read more3 articles I read in 2018 that took me to school

Year 2018 in Podcasts

(updated 2021 and changed original title “Podcasts in 2018 that brought me delight” to Year 2018 in Podcasts to make posts more consistent) An anarchist’s bakery, Captain Data’s wrath, Chuck E. Cheese, FUBR … “Making 2018 Meaningful”: Part 2: Podcasts An anarchist’s group of businesses in Ann Arbor that Obama visited The 😲 Moment. So many. How … Read moreYear 2018 in Podcasts

Hacks I Picked Up From Visiting a Chick-fil-a

The stories of Trader Joe’s, Chick-fil-A, Zingerman’s and Union Square Cafe/Shake Shack intrigued me tremendously. All these chains/restaurants are all highly successful. How successful? In 2012, Trader Joe’s sold just over $2,000 of groceries per square foot. Whole Foods? About $1,200. Walmart? $600. Chick-fil-A: The company generates more revenue per restaurant than any other fast-food … Read moreHacks I Picked Up From Visiting a Chick-fil-a