Understanding Comics

I finished the book “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud. It was written in the mid 90s. I already miss the book. The author helped me understand why I felt the way I felt while reading comics- how time transpired, how emotions manifested, how actions were imagined …. He also contrasted the comics between the east … Read moreUnderstanding Comics

FOBL circa Jan 2021

Fear of Being Late. There are three things that would make me anxious. Crypto, specifically being late in social coins such as Roll for my creative endeavours. Clubhouse, or specifically being late in the evolution of creative audio Pseudonymity on blockchain. People say don’t worry about being late. Just have good content. I know. But … Read moreFOBL circa Jan 2021

“The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman

First, guilt and shame. I kept thinking, what the fuck am I doing in this world? Look at her! Second, unsatisfied. I wanted more. I didn’t want this to stop. I worried that this moment was forever gone, this special moment of absolute awe. Third, jealousy. Why does this kind of spectacle tend to only … Read more“The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman

「豐子愷漫畫書選繹」讀後感

過往九個多月,每朝晨光乍現前,都會利用泡咖啡的數分鐘,細讀明川先生著作的「豐子愷漫畫書選繹」。 這本書是明川先生在七十年代中編寫的。而我讀的這個版本,是從二手書店裏撿回來的九十年代的修訂本。雖然在肺炎疫情期間無法外遊,但我透過此書,在過去九個多月,完成了一個八十多年的時光旅行: 三十年代老人對童真的愛慕。二戰時代兒童騎天馬與轟炸機共舞。七十年代文人對中華一瀉千里的眷戀。九十年代港人,在金碧輝煌的盛世的片刻,驀然回首,撈摸成長的傷麟。 「會不會?有人在公務之餘,春秋歲月裏,偶爾在風中月下踱一回方步?」 會不會?

Honestly (The 2021 WhatsApp Exodus)

The day I saw the pop-up on WhatsApp, I decided to try and ditch WhatsApp (again). What was I thinking at that moment, honestly? I did not even think about looking into it deeper. I felt it was an ultimatum, and I decided to ditch it. I ditched Facebook because of how much it took … Read moreHonestly (The 2021 WhatsApp Exodus)

How to Be Responsible – Ray Dalio’s New Book

Ray Dalio’s new book, “The Changing World Order,” is coming out soon. He made a few chapters available for public viewing. I never liked his writing style but the content was great. In 2021, I want to feel that “I am being responsible” more often. Reading those few chapters of Dalio’s book gave me new … Read moreHow to Be Responsible – Ray Dalio’s New Book

Fundamentally Safe

I listen to Jeff Warren’s guided meditation. The way he takes me onto meditation trips is mischievous and accurate. At the climax of his “simple meditation” trip, he asks us, to be very still, quiet, and edge ride between openness on one hand, and having this delicate direction for our attention on the other, and … Read moreFundamentally Safe

Realization from Scaling Up, the 📚

I finished the Scaling Up book. It was very underwhelming. I figured out why. I was lucky I experienced most of what the book was explaining at Apple and Nike. I disliked many of the “scaled up” things, and so as I read through the Scaling Up book I could not stop thinking, “it takes … Read moreRealization from Scaling Up, the 📚