Saturday, December 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
But maybe because the cold crisp air, or the new leather jacket, or precisely because of all the challenges, I felt energized and in high spirit today.
The eternal optimism is a blessing and a curse. It is contagious, it boost the morale of the people around me. It turns the impossibles to possibles. It makes me exhausted often but waking up every morning asking for more.
Move forward and seize the day. Since not many have left, might as well make it exiting!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Helping the new university is exciting but can be controversial, since it is not accredited yet. However, I remember my early days at the CSU, before it was accredited, so many people, including other universities, were willing to help out. I felt it is my obligation to help other young colleges and universities.
The room is bare but comfortable. On the way to San Jose, I often treat myself a luxury item: Peet's Coffee, extra hot venti Macchiato with soy milk, the will sustain my work to the whole day, since I usually have meeting during lunch hours.
I stay in the faculty room, still 3:00 PM, teach my class in the Monterey Room till about 5:30 PM. At the end of the class, I often get so excited that I can not sit down and have to walk around the block.
Overall, a bare room, simple furniture, provide me a quiet corner in the hectic Saturday at the new university.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
During the summer, days are filled with travel, summer Programs, friends and relatives. It was hard to imagine how to get back to the 14 hours work days. Now it is in the middle of the busy semester, classes, breakfast updates, ITCD meetings, iied meetings, faculty reviews, fund raising, lectures, emails, many articles to write... It is hard to imagine how do ease into winter break. I enjoy the rhythm of academia, even often it drives me crazy.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Have to give up something along the years, swimming, cello, tennis. Each time is hard, but this one is the hardest.
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