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deciding what my new mission should be
a curious introvert and pragmatic idealist...
some random facts about me:
-- i like eating raw fish and turtle soup
-- i am travelling in Europe till end Sept 2017
-- i think children and old people make fascinating photography subjects
-- i prefer tea over coffee, hot soup over dessert, intellectual debate over small talk, hanging out with a few good friends over big crowds...
-- i'm practicing trying to be random, which i think makes my otherwise organised life more fun...
-- but i think randomness needs to be meaningful too and i'm trying to figure out whether that makes sense...
i'm a really complicated thinker, so it's hard to put down all my personal philosophies down here... plus i'm an introvert so i dun really want them to be known on a public site as welll... and yet i wouldn't want to write something for the sake of writing it cos that would be insincere... oh well, one day i might just get down to thinking of a short and genuine summary of my personal philosophy... then i'll change the post here... :-)
for now, i'm just trying to work as hard as i can and play equally hard too... life is short... one life, live it...
oh, i also enjoy thinking... like to try to understand what makes systems and people tick and then being able to summarise what i understood in simple terms for practical use...
Music, Movies, and Books
-- war movies/ books (eg. Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, Red Cliff, Romance of the Three Kingdoms)
-- movies that are thought-provoking or which show me insights into another culture (foreign films), eg. Secret Sunshine... occassionally, i also enjoy "brainless" shows...
-- books that challenge my thinking (generally non-fiction books eg. The Tipping Point, The Art of Woo)... my all-time fav book is the Bible...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Having the train inspector at Gangneung (Korea) train station delay the train by a minute so my sister and I could buy tickets and rush up the train -- and this is in the context of super punctual Korean trains... Plus all the fantastically sweet people (strangers/ shopkeepers/ motel owners/ taxi drivers, etc) in Korea who went out of their way to be nice even though there was often a massive language barrier... was really touched by their collective hospitality... :-)
Teach, Learn, Share
Learn -- about other cultures, other points of views, photography (just bought a canon 450d a while back and still trying to figure out how it all works)
Share -- my own travel experiences
Teach -- Mandarin, guitar for beginners
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In