Category: 2. Dad Better

  • New Piano Teacher

    New Piano Teacher

    We are changing our daughter’s piano teacher. Our girl is 10. She can play a few songs. Nothing fancy. She doesn’t hate it. She doesn’t love practicing either. The chance for her to become a pro is zero. The new teacher asked her to play a song. Maybe 1/3 way through it, he asked her […]

  • Understanding Comics

    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 […]

  • Last Month of the πŸ’©2020 – A Pledge to Do Good

    Last Month of the πŸ’©2020 – A Pledge to Do Good

    This is it. The final month of 2020. I won’t waste time bitching about it. We have been bitching about it every day for the last 335 days. What can we do in the last 30 days to feel less useless? Do the work and find one cause that you feel good giving back to. […]

  • A Week To Remember.

    Nov 21st to 27th, 2020. Winter Fair, where 400+ people showed up. I was in charge of pasta. Made two sauces, and they tasted good. I got to use the full size kitchen at the school. Everything was so much hotter! I felt useful. The school is coming alone, albeit all the challenges, albeit the […]

  • πŸ’©

    He pee-ed in his pantsI made him wear a diaperHe pooped into it

  • πŸŒ‡

    Jing and I, walking in the warm late afternoon sun, with chai sleeping in his stroller, near Tai Koo Shing. I glanced at her, and the sun washed out the colors and contours of everything. At that moment, I remembered to be grateful. The 4PM sunwashes out contrasts on her facetill the end of time

  • Unified Theory of the 10% Me

    Some say, on the internet, people only get to see 10% of anyone. Hence, all we need to do, is to make sure this 10% of us is clear and interesting. The opposite of that is the confusion it brings when this “10% me” is a random mixed tape of the “100% me.” Grand Unified […]

  • Investigating the “woo-woo” in Chinese and English

    I love having a blog that I don’t know if anyone reads, because I can just write freely, but still be slightly restrained by an imaginary audience. The North Stars of this Post 1. All writing Gods instruct us to keep writing. 2. All philosophers seem to have said the same shit differently, over and […]

  • Breathing Out

    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 β€œHell Yeah or No” book and walked around the city. About […]

  • Become an Educator

    Become an Educator

    “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 […]