Tag: 2020

  • Year 2020, in #Fail

    I attempted many things, and most of them ended in … failures. Yea I can say I learned from them, but to me, the best way to salvage those lost time is to muse about them. 1. Journaling Gosh I tried so many times- morning journals, dusk journals, bullet journals, 5 minute journals, 5 year […]

  • Year 2020, in Cool Finds

    I have been trying to ween off of social media in the last few years. I deleted my Facebook account. I tried to not use WhatsApp (but failed). I installed TikTok and had to throw my phone out of the window because TikTok was as powerful as The One Ring. Since then, I continued to […]

  • Year 2020, in Words

    I am not going to participate in the books-I-read race, because I didn’t read that many books and I don’t like to lose. 😛 So instead, I want to share the article, the speech, the book, and the blog post that changed me in 2020. 1.The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the […]

  • Christmas 2020

    Christmas 2020

    I listened to Michael J. Fox’s interview with Terri Gross. He talked about gratitude. He has been battling Parkinson’s for 30 years. For him to share how he had to work on remaining genuinely grateful was a stern reminder of why we should and could all be truly grateful, often. He also talked about how […]

  • Year 2020, in Podcasts

    Summary: Last year podcasts opened doors to me. I got deeper into meditation, spirituality, and language. They gave me new tools to live life, and then, to cope with 2020. The takeaway from all the top podcasts in 2020 was “inevitability.” History is repeating itself. This saying is glib, but it is true, and very […]

  • Year 2020, Happy List

    I like to look back. There is no LinkedIn-proper reason, just nostalgia. This year, I added a “Happy List.” I think after 2020 we are permitted to be trite and cheesy in the name of universal happiness. Pardon the brags- those are intentional. Learn to Type “Colemak”I decided to type differently. I regretted it, because […]

  • 做就,斡旋。

    在回顧2020年的過程中,我與忽略了很久的詞語,「斡旋」,乍然重逢。 從2000年開始,世事感覺越來越混亂。我知道,理智和歷史提醒我們,現在的情況肯定不是最壞的。但當我們每刻每秒都被爭論、慌亂、矛盾、和荒誕支配時,實在很難不感到絕望。 然後,我開始想起兩個英文動詞:facilitate, mediate.。我在尋找方法,活用自己的能力,為改變現狀而出一分力。而我的強項,就是facilitate和mediate。而當我在幻想如何向香港的朋友解釋我的意願時,想到了「做就」和「斡旋」兩詞。 究竟我們還有機會回到較理智、更包容的社會環境嗎?事實很可悲,因為今天的動盪,並不是因為一小撮無知、心術不正、或心懷不軌的人所造成的。這是發生在歷史上最多人得到文明、財富、教育的時代。換言之,現在的狀況,是最理智、理論上最包容的時代的產物。那試問,我這個平凡無奇的人,憑什麼可能改變這條大洋船的航道呢?不被她的漣漪淹死就該還神了。 唉,所以啊,能對得住自己,能向我的兒女交代的唯一做法,就是盡力而為。而我這刻覺得需要嘗試的地方,就是育成一個能做就大家互相斡旋的社會。 如何去做呢?

  • 6 Words for the Next Decade

    That might make our suffering slightly more bearable . Source: https://www.libertaddigital.com/internacional/mundo/2015-03-26/tatooine-el-planeta-de-star-wars-a-punto-de-caer-en-manos-del-estado-islamico-1276544142/ On the last day of this decade, I couldn’t help but to be lamely sentimental. The following six words are very trite but alas this is who I am. After all, I am the kind who believes in the force and adores Bambi. Confusion, Conflicts, […]

  • How Do I Want To Feel in 2020?

    “Like this?” (https://tw.manhuagui.com/comic/2592/450147.html#p=113) I did it. In 2019, I quit my 20+ year-long corporate career and started to be on my own. I did it. In 2019, I went to a 10-day meditation retreat. I did it. I achieved my 2019 goal- I did it. Hence in 2019 life has taken a few turns and […]