Sunday, February 4, 2007

Pieces of Daily life

Played tennis at the new Meadowbrooks Club. It was a nice match. I played single with Leonard today, double with Mike and John. Even I lost the match but it felt good, I have not play single for years.

It is a great day, sunny with a little overcast. The club is about 10 min from home in the city of Seaside. Seaside is a working class city, the member are mostly middle class. When I talked to the care takers: two old ladies: Gin and la Voy, they emphasized we don’t the “snobby stuff”, La voy brushed her nose. It is rather affordable: $250 initiation fee and $75 per month for the entire family, compared to the Spanish bay: $17K to start and $240 per month. It is a bargain. My body is not as resilient as before, after two hours of tennis yesterday and today, aching and pain everywhere, I felt great!

After reading Sun Zhen’s book, I felt it is important to keep as much detail as possible of my life. Don’t know if all these pity details are usable in the future, but I know if I don’t carefully collect them, they are fading away soon.

Watched Ring II, Crank, panic room and a few other movies. Felt it is waste of time to watch mediocre movies. The other day I watch a clip of video from a Hollywood mogul describing work to young people: Most people think they work 8 hours a day, but with all the chatting, useless emails, walking around, futile meetings, and general fooling around, it is more like 4 hours, so in a year, a typical person works only 800 hours. A “hard working” person, spend both Saturday and Sunday on effective works and can produce 800 hours of extra work per year! They are at least twice as productive.

Living the dreams

I used to just nod politely saying "just fine", when people ask me "how are you doing?".  I decided to change that. ...