Hello Derek,Today in Hong Kong, we went into another round of lock down because of the 3rd wave of the coronavirus. No dine-in anywhere, and I could not work in the coffee shop I normally went to. So I decided to listen to the “Hell Yeah or No” book and walked around the city. About … Read moreBreathing Out
A monk asked Zhaozhou (趙州從諗) to teach him.Zhaozhou asked, “Have you eaten your meal?”The monk replied, “Yes, I have.”“Then go wash your bowl”, said Zhaozhou.At that moment, the monk was enlightened. From the book The Gateless Gate 無門關 趙州洗鉢 僧問：『學人迷昧，乞師指示。』師云：『喫粥也未？』僧云：『喫粥也。』師云：『洗鉢去。』其僧忽然省悟。 I don’t really get koans 公案. I just couldn’t get anywhere trying to think about random sentences. … Read moreThen Go Wash Your Bowl 🥣
“In such uncertain times, does it still make sense for me to continue my “career”?” “What are the most direct ways for me to make a difference in today’s chaotic world?” “How should I take my first step?” These were the most common questions applicants to the [Island Waldorf Teacher Training Program] asked themselves. Like … Read moreBecome an Educator
I can’t figure this out. Can you have real empathy for experiences that you have never had? I don’t have a single black friend. If empathy is the ability to step into someone else’s shoes, then, say, growing up as a black person is like wearing a pair of flip flops, and in my world, … Read moreWhat is Empathy without Proximity?
I am now at ohwowohwowohwow.me. Before that, I was thinking if I should put my tokenised newsletter under wootwoot, or enlivenworks, or something else. Before that, I was inspired by [tryroll.com] and decided to tokenise🤑 my newsletter. Before that, I was inspired my [Mckinley Valentine] and [Balaji Srinivasan]’s [post], and decided I should start a … Read moreBack-tracking the 🏞 of Ideas
(Inspired by Ben Thompson, a tech writer, who wrote about US potentially banning TikTok) The Watershed I have worked and lived in China since the mid 90s. In the 90s, things were basic- Bus rides costed a few cents, there were no taxis, and plumbing was not a national priority. The 2000s were a watershed … Read moreTikTok the Tipping Point
The press release of the new “Nike Rise” store was not written for humans 🥴 Members of Nike’s family of retail concepts:Nike RiseHouse of InnovationNike LiveKicks LoungeHouse of Hoops… As a visitor, I could be categorised as a:shopperconsumermemberMemberNike Member Services I need to learn to name:Nike ExperiencesMember UnlockScan To LearnScan to TryNike FitNike By You … Read moreNike Rise’s Shitty Press Release
I have been on a binge lately. I started subscribing to Tim Ferriss’ 5 bullet Friday about a year ago. I didn’t subscribe to any another newsletter, until I came across David Perell’s interview with Austin Rief and Alex Lieberman, the founders of Morning Brew. The podcast episode had all the feel good factors: the … Read more🗞 The Newsletter Binge 🍽