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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, March 19, 2006


I've moved to Wordpress:


Blogger has more features but I loved the categories option in Wordpress.

Its also a good way to learn more html.

I did mention before I went to China (on my birthday really) that:

"I have a strange feeling that things are going to change after my trip to China. I hope it's a good change."

It is good. Nothing dramatic but more of a strong desire to step up and grab a bigger chunk of life.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Far Cleverer isn't too far away

I'm not clever enough.

If you feel the same way, let' s comfort one another and read this together.

I've tried showering with my eyes closed and brushing my teeth with the "wrong" hand.

I feel cleverer already. But all it really means is that I have a long way to go before I catch up with the rest of the normal folks.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

We are all Chinese

At the Forbidden City, my Chinese guide told us about how some of the treasures were moved to Taiwan where they reside in the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

He added that he wished the treaures would return to Beijing when China and Taiwan reunite.

"We are all Chinese", were his last words.

It was said with gentleness, longing and humilty that I can't help but to be moved.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Pixar University

TED conferences sound amazing and I've put it down as one of the conferences I want to attend before I die.

One of the speakers at TED is Ken Robinson, who is described as an education guru.

He talks about Pixar University here, as an example of a company that fosters creativity:

"On the corporate level, Pixar is a good example. The company has something called Pixar University, that runs classes, events, workshops and stuff throughout the day. Every employee is entitled to spend four hours a week at Pixar University, and they are encouraged to not take anything job-related. That keeps peoples' minds alive. "

Wouldn't you love it if you bosses think the same way?