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 →
#33 Amazing Art: Ten Lessons from Ten Illustrations by Yaoyao (1-5)
Today I discovered an artist Yaoyao Ma Van As. Amazing is such a overly, inappropriately used word. People say this is amazing, that is amazing. I often question, "Do you really mean it? Do you understand what amazing means?" When I found her work, I have to say, they are AMAZING. Her work makes me... Continue Reading →
#29 How to Make Someone’s Day: Attentive, Ego-less, Active Listening
I have been very focused on working. Other than spending time with Jason, I mostly work on my day job during the week and work on side projects over the weekends, including designing postcards, writing blogs, etc. Recently, I met my in-laws and they reminded me of the importance of keeping touch with my friends,... Continue Reading →
Download 30 Day Interpersonal Challenge PDF
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#16 Make a List: 16 Reasons to Not Send a Postcard
Jason and I designed a set of postcards. Each set contains 30 cards, making it to a 30-day challenge. The challenge is intended to help people writing and sending thoughtful notes in order to strengthen meaningful relationships. Find more details here. For example, one card says, “To someone you have believed in you.” The writing... Continue Reading →
#15 Make a List: 15 Things to Remember about Our Courthouse Wedding
Last week Jason and myself were married at Seattle Courthouse. It was a small but wonderful ceremony, with Mom, Dad and our friends Tina, Mike, Antoinette and Pranoy. We will have a bigger wedding next year. I’d like to dedicate this week’s blog to our courthouse ceremony. Here are the 15 things that I want... Continue Reading →
#13 Make a List: 13 Questions that I want to Ask You (1/2)
Last Friday, Jason’s friend Peter and Halle invited us and friends to go to their place for a game night. Playing games is really hard for me. Growing up, I have always been a slow learner — I either don’t get it or get it inside out 100% — I can’t try half way and get half way. If... Continue Reading →