Friday, March 29, 2013

Choices and Fates

We all make choices every day.  Should we eat the extra large French fries or go the gym?  Should we watch the TVs show or study?  Should we take a lesson or a vacation?

Each one seems trivial.  But the accumulative became our fate,  our life and who we are.

Are our parents there to guide us, support us, punish us at each of the teachable moments?  The lucky ones have.  The unlucky ones either don't have parents around or their parents make the decision not to guide, support or punish. 

The luckiest ones do all these for themselves.  Bit it is rare.   Am I the lucky one?  Am I making the right choice for my self?  For the kids?  These questions bother me often.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bike to work and thoughts

Have been biking to work twice a week since Sep 2012.  28 weeks, 56 trips, over 1500 miles. Today, just before the 14 miles up hills trip home, I felt tired.  Maybe because I talked to dad too late last night; maybe the years of wear and tear is catching up with me; maybe there is not much to look forward at home; maybe something else.

Well, well, take a good deep breath and enjoy the ride. Sun is setting... Time is running out....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring break reflection - life is like a dream

Spring break is over. It is not well planned so it is chaotic yet eventful. The 100 km ride from Monterey to Big Sur was a major event for me. Watching the old movie "identity" make me re-realize how fleeing and unreal is our life. Most of things in life is so superficial. On Friday there is a music recital at the study of Camel home. The music was just OK, but the event was really enjoyable. More than 20 people, including 10 young performers. Went to a Computer Using Educators conference in Harker school.

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. ...