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Before I forget…

Weekend
1. Parents came over the weekend; I am glad Mom and Dad had a good time.
2. Went to Carlsbad. I am happy that my little niece and nephew were so friendly to me even this was the first time we met. This is the great part of kids, they like you by their instinct – close to you, hug you, tickle you without thinking; just because they like you, by their instinct.
3. Saw an array of planes at night when we were reaching LAX; it’s amazing to see a line of lights approaching, like UFOs.
 
Weekdays
1. I was a little upset after giving the speech. I had all the mistakes that I want to avoid: grammar error, overtime, redundant use of words…Out of surprise, Bob gave me a very constructive evaluation – he didn’t mention the obvious, instead, he had very good and helpful points. (1) Make a list/ visual aid to help the audience understand, (2) instead of reading the numbers/ statistics non-stop, insert a short story/ anecdote to enable some facial expression/ gesture.
2. It’s okay to meet mean people at work. It makes me to appreciate people who are really good to me.
3.  I will always be a decent person that I like, no matter what others do to me. Dr. Seuss Says, "Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind."

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The ONE

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When to Say No

One thing I like about growing up is that I know where my limit is.
I wouldn’t push myself over the limit.
 
Of course, sometimes it does backfire, like people say you may prevent extraordinary happen.
Well, I know when it’s time to make the call. And for that sake, I don’t sweat at the small things.
Come on, I mean:
woke up at 4AM in the morning
lots of cleaning to do because parents are coming
need to pick them at LAX
a weekend to show them around
have a speech to deliver on Tuesday
plan the major 2-week trip in September
2 books I want to finish before going to the trip
blah, blah, blah
I really think that’s a right decision to drop the English class (I need to miss 2 meetings anyway) and elect the intensive 8-week one starting October.
 
Also means, I can take it (a little) easy tonight and even go to the Tai-chi class.
Haha~

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the demarcation between a positive and a negative desire or action is not whether it gives you a immediate feeling of satisfaction but whether it  ultimately results in positive or negative consequences – "The Art of Happiness – a Handbook for Living"
 
正面或負面慾望的界線不在於它是否給妳立即的滿足感, 而是在於它最後是否會帶來正面或負面的結果 – "達賴喇嘛的人生智慧"

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Festival of Arts

因為有免費的票 早上去海邊走路的時候順道去看了Laguna Beach Festival of Arts (http://www.lagunafestivalofarts.com/). Laguna Beach除了美麗的海灘外,出名是她有許多畫廊與本地的藝術創作,而這個美術展也就是讓當地與附近的藝術家們展示作品

展覽裡不乏美麗、充滿創意的作品無論是山水畫、攝影、玻璃藝術、布料藝術, 的確賞心悅目.  但是,總覺得缺少了什麼. 只因為它們都過於完美, 反而有種無法親近的感覺…或許這些作品是為了被人欣賞、購買而被創造出來的, 所以缺少了某種靈魂與個性

相對於充滿匠氣的作品, 我比較喜歡的一區陳列了當地中小學生參賽得獎的作品. 他們的畫作並沒有被華麗地框裱起來、沒有設計好的燈光. 但是他們畫裡的顏色與構圖是那麼的新鮮、直率與自然, 讓我看了不禁會心一笑

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不知道以前從哪裡聽說 世界的大道理其實是相通的

積極的會告訴妳
每個人每件事每樣物都是互相關聯的
就像物體的輪廓根本不像著色本裡有個粗粗的界線

消極的會告訴妳
每個人每件事每樣物都是獨立存在
七情六慾都是自身衍生出來的到頭來大家都是互不相關的

一正一反如同陰陽兩極
看似是兩個極端但終究是一個中心

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態度決定一切

只要我認為事情不大
就沒有什麼沮喪快拔光頭髮似的

今天 就是只因為又收到那個搞不清楚狀況實驗室的emails
讓我不耐煩地跟T抱怨了幾句
然後就像work vomit(請見電影Mean Girls)一樣
吐苦水一開始就停不下來

那又怎麼樣?
是我的工作就是我的工作
即使在怎麼覺得不公平 當一天和尚就要敲一天鐘
更何況我幸運地擁有和我站在同一陣線的同事們

不過我也很高興自己的進步
即使今天早上使我對C沒頭沒腦的email和英語的溝通能力不足很厭煩
下午他找我幫忙時,我還是一步步地帶著他
填RGM、用傳真、給他建議

沒有遷怒他人
帶著微笑面對大家

一天結束 我還是那個我喜歡的自己
– 那個熱誠善良的好人;)

 

ps. 上帝獎勵好女孩的方式就是 –
我今天終於收到行政管理的證書啦!

雖然不是正式的學位
但至少也是我在美國第一個由學術單位頒發的官方證書
知足的人最快樂 哈哈哈哈~~

(Nov ’05:  my old journal entry on Mypaper)

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A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain, writer

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle, philosopher
 
 

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