Weekly Update

This week flew by rather quickly, here are some highlights…  The weekly Monday afternoon volunteering with the elderly was canceled, I decided to go watch a movie (I Can Only Imagine) which turned out to be one of the most inspiring movies I’ve seen for quite some time! Had coffee roasting class in the evening. […]

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Geniuses

Finally finished reading the huge biography of Einstein, love the genius who famously said “imagination is more important than knowledge”!  On top of his unquestionable scientific achievements, I also admire his humility, creativity, ability to drift off or focus in all circumstances, courage of nonconformity to authorities, and above all else, his perseverance.  At the […]

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My BIG Day

Didn’t make a it a big fuss for my 39th birthday yesterday, but it was still rather memorable… Had my usual weekly calligraphy class in the morning, it just so happened that the last letter of the Thousand Words (千字文) was covered.  It had been more than a year since I learnt the first letter! […]

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Cafe Start-up Course

Finally started the 8-session (16 hour) cafe start-up course I registered back in Feb. last night.  The idea of opening a coffee shop took shape after my uncle passed away last year.  After my uncle’s death, I came to realize how meaningless my previous work was and began on a journey to heal myself via […]

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Grave Sweeping

Gloomy day, just the right weather to join my aunt and sister to visit my uncle’s grave.  My aunt reminded us that it has been 1 year, 1 month, and x days since my uncle passed away.  She still misses uncle a lot, but less so than the last time we saw her, may time […]

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April is Here!!

Went on a long weekend binge watching Friends, had instant noodle in tupperware and a couple of beer… As unauthentic as this little March Break is, it felt like I can use a little bit of nostalgia before starting things anew… March 2018 is officially over, and that marks the end of my 2 year […]

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Day Off

Our family and I visited my aunt for lunch. She reminded us that it’s a month short from the time my uncle passed away last year. This is the first CNY that my aunt celebrated without my uncle, she’s still not at all recovered from sadness and told us that she didn’t walk out of […]

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CNY’s Day

Was rather tired last night, deliberately turned off my phone and slept before midnight.  Slept pretty well.  Woke up at around 9am and did my daily devotion, then made coffee and had breakfast while turning on my phone and replying to the expected floods of CNY greeting messages. Had dim sum lunch with my family […]

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CNY Eve 2018

Had been spending most of the week cleaning up the studio.  Finished cleaning up the main work area and the art area, but haven’t really touched the DIY area, that have to wait till I get back to the studio after the CNY holiday. My dad called me today telling me that my sister-in-law’s brother […]

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Longest Running Practice

Completed my longest practice ever this morning!  Ran about 24k, walked for about 10 min at 3/4 of the way and tried taking in a pack of power gel.  My energy level seemed to have replenished somewhat as I didn’t feel the hunger towards the end like last week, but the joints on my left […]

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