Category: 4. Live Less Bad

  • Routine – March 2023

    Context: Post COVID-19 in Hong Kong. Everything is back to normal. I am less involved in the school. Working to become a better writer. Trying to promote my business. Still trying to get a grasp of my own mind. I weigh 62 KG. Alternating Weekday Morning Routines: Alternate 1- Workout Morning:5:55am: Wake up, changed from […]

  • 2022 in Screw Ups

    2022 in Screw Ups

    Stumbling towards the meaning of life.

  • 2022 in Top 10 Tools

    2022 in Top 10 Tools This is a tool that lets you manage projects, make documents, spreadsheets, organise data, and collaborate. I like it because it makes decent looking PDFs. I use it to make proposals, invoices, etc., for my clients. I use it for my coaching work, for projects at our school, and to document personal stuff. In […]

  • 2022 in 10 Random Moments

  • 2022 in Books

    2022 in Books

    STATS: 22 books15 Audiobooks1 Kindle books6 Real books4 unfinished books2x: The speed I listened to audiobooksF: Diversity Score THEMES: Our world, China, Past, Present, FutureStories Of (mostly) Famous PeopleLiving, DyingManga & ComicsBusinessWriters writing about writing BOOK OF THE YEAR: Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand by John Markoff LESSONS OF THE YEAR: Your […]

  • 2022 in 22 Random Lessons

    1. Kids need boundaries, and announcing them sternly (aka raising your voice without losing your shit) is clarity for them 2. To make crispier egg waffles, add beer 3. In life so many things are charging at you – mean boys, perfectionism, clean eating, neighbors’ dogs 4. Oh, and buy insurance that covers dog bite […]

  • 10 Years of Meditating

    I started meditating in 2012, when Headspace was launched. What are the useful things that I’ve gotten out of doing something for 10 years? Throughout this time, I tried all kinds of apps, such as Insight Timer, Calm, Ten Percent Happier, Waking Up, Oak. I went to a 10 day silent retreat, virtual retreats, even in-app retreats. I experienced Vipassana, Metta, […]

  • The Very Useful Definition of Mindfulness

    I just finished listening to Lex Fridman’s interview with John Vervaeke. I have been hearing about John and found his ideas intriguing. He is a thinker and a narrator that I feel connected to. I enjoy his talks, but they are always heavy, which makes listening to him “work.” His content is heavy and complex. […]

  • 46

    My wish for myself from year 46 and beyond: I have a better relationship with food and cigarettes and cravings.

  • Coping with COVID and The Disruptions in 2022

    Coping with COVID and The Disruptions in 2022

    Finally, I got COVID. The symptoms were mild- a bit of sore throat, tiny bit of headache after I got out of bed, a tiny bit of coughing. That was it. Maybe this was because I was triple-vaccinated? Or perhaps the variant that hit me was kinder. During this week, I paused exercising. I stayed […]