Hello! In 2019, I am on a quest to post 52 blogs. Here is the table of content. Why is there a giraffe…? giraffes have very expressive face. They are awkward and adorable. They are so #Extra, #OutThere, yet they #DontCare. Giraffe is my role model. If you wonder who I am and what I... Continue Reading →
Let the journey be beautiful. Let there be meaning.
Yesterday I asked a friend, "Sometimes I hear people say, the purpose of life is to server God. But what does that mean?" He said, "It's important to understand the definition of serve and God. And here is my philosophy: God is in everything and everyone. Serving is helping. The purpose of my life is... Continue Reading →
Life gives you another chance to be brave
Have you been afraid? What are you afraid of? If you think you are not afraid, have you tried thinking again? I have a pair of Chinese parents. Probably not the type you are thinking about right now, that has high hopes of their child, demanding her to do as well as she could, and... Continue Reading →
#50 Do You Feel Stuck? Here is What You Can Learn from Ants
If you are reading this, you might feel, to some extent, stuck. You might feel stuck in career, in school, in life situation. And you want to unstuck. I hope this blog will help you. First of all, I would like to emphasize the importance of awareness, and the different level of awareness: Level 1:... Continue Reading →
#49 Try This Method to Answer Small Talk Questions
This week, I had a brief email exchange with a coworker Sarah. After we are done with the business, she asked me, "How are things going on your end?" Have you ever feel you can have so many versions of answers to this question? Depends on where it's asked / who asked it / how... Continue Reading →
#48 What is Common Between Weight-lifting, Coding and Megxit?
Last week, I heard the news that Meghan and Harry announced that they will "... step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent ..." Without knowing much about the English Royal Family, this felt like a big deal. Here is what NYTimes say about this. In recent few... Continue Reading →
#47 What Life Story You Have to Tell Today?
Yesterday, Jason and I watched a MasterClass by David Sedaris about story telling and humor. David "It is such a privilege to be a writer. To an average person, if something bad happened, he can do nothing about it… other than feeling bad… to a writer, you can write about it. And that's great." "Many... Continue Reading →
#46 What is a Failure that You Are Proud of?
At the end of 2018, I had a new years resolution for 2019: post 52 blogs. 2019 has passed. I posted 42. The turning of the calendar means that a new year has come. It also marked my official failure of this new year's resolution. Today, Jason looked at the 45 blogs I posted (3... Continue Reading →
#45 Single Serving Kindness
Story 1: I am waiting for you. I took bus to work everyday. It gets cold and rainy in Seattle, such as today. I took off work, waiting for traffic light, and saw my bus stopping at the bus stop from distance. I was upset and sad, thinking to myself, “I guess I have to... Continue Reading →
#44 The Myth of Falling out of Passion
I was very passionate about--and consistent in-- posting blogs from January to October 2019. I posted 41 blogs in 41 weeks. Then, I didn't post anything for two months - partly because I was so interested in my job that I was working most weekends; partly because I didn't have any good ideas to write... Continue Reading →
#43 Grit, Wealth or Intelligence, what would you choose?
Yesterday Jason and I were listening to Freakonomics podcast: How Many Prince Charleses Can There Be in One Room? At the beginning of the podcast is an intriguing multiple choice question: If you can choose to have one of the three super power, which would you choose? A. Top 1% grit in the worldB. Top... Continue Reading →