Monthly Archives: November 2005

The Problem with Chinese Parents

Written on September 17, 2005 from the Raven Archives… A lot of us do not have the courage to go against our parents’ wishes and exercise our own free will. I don’t blame them. It’s scary. Especially for Chinese parents, … Continue reading

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The Ex Files

Last weekend, I finally met up with Ex #1. He arrived to Taipei last Wednesday, gave me a call Thursday night but since I was having my lovely prime rib thanksgiving dinner, we decided to meet some other time. That … Continue reading

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Being Twenty-Something

I’m a 20-something — 25 to be exact. If I should live till 100 (hopefully), that means I’m reaching the quarter of my life.I got this article years ago, and it amazes me on how much I could relate to … Continue reading

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Guess, I’m not that popular after all…

I discovered that a lot of people do not like me. They think I’m too upbeat and happy — and it looks fake and superficial. Even Michael says it himself, “When I first knew you, I thought you were faking … Continue reading

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On Unfounded Fears, Heartaches and Breaking-Up

One has to always put the end in mind. But that is not the only significant part of the journey. Keep in mind that when we start any journey, it is always the destination we look at. But once we … Continue reading

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"To Do" List

In no particular order… 1) Finish 2 quick specs, 4 product summaries, 4 product presentations, 4 demo text and 5 web text — I’m going to die!!! 2) Ensure the smoothness of the Gala and sell the last 25 tickets … Continue reading

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The Ex Strikes Back!

I just found out that my ex-boyfriend will come to Taipei this week. *dun-dun-dun-duuuuuuuun* It will be the first time we’ll see each other since January. Mind you, we broke up eight months ago. For those who aren’t updated, my … Continue reading

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Eric

“Do you know how many people out there would be willing to trade their lives for your exciting one in a heartbeat?!” Eric asked me as we were conversing over coffee outside Starbucks. “There are so many people out there … Continue reading

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Part II: Busy!

Last Sunday, my organization held a nice brunch at Carnegie’s (#100, Anhe Road Sec. 1). A lot of people only see Carnegie’s as a meat market, but I find it to be one of the better Western brunch places in … Continue reading

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Busy!

I’ve been very busy these past few days, and today, I have a full schedule. Work has been overwhelming. As I work in the PC industry, my team is working hard to prepare for the launch of a new slew … Continue reading

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"Socializing" Queen

This weekend was as busy, yet was as relaxing as ever. I’ve done so much socializing my head would burst, and yet, I feel happy on how my weekend went. FridayFriday was taking part of the Canadian Society’s Social Hour … Continue reading

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Partying Up a Storm!

Went indoor wallclimbing last night at the YMCA-managed Shipai gym and it was so much fun. We usually go wallclimbing at Y17, somewhere near Ren-Ai Road, but decided to try this one out instead “for a change.” Shipai is a … Continue reading

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More Lessons…

As you can see from my blog entries these past couple of weeks, I have been down on the dumps due to stress and pressures caused inside my organization, and the surrounding confusion in my personal life. Admittedly, I was … Continue reading

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Too Many Singles!

I wrote this on September 15, 2005 — too busy to change the entry so I’m publishing this as is… My friends complain they haven’t found their significant someone yet. It makes me realize that there are so many single … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Leadership

Sharing with you guys something a friend forwarded to me in the mail today: “As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and … Continue reading

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Another first!

This weekend has again been an exciting one for me. First, I had the luck of listening to a full orchestra playing at the park and viewing Mars (the planet) up close. My friends and I also went to Long … Continue reading

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Violent Reactions to No-Nice!

For the nth time, I am not a b*tch! I cannot be a b*tch even if I wanted to because it’s not my nature! A couple of friends have reacted negatively/positively on my “No More Miss Nice!” attitude/behavior/change of perception … Continue reading

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Ode to my Dad

It’s my dad’s birthday today! I tried giving him a call early this morning but he didn’t answer, so I’ll call back again later. In lieu of my dad’s birthday, let me tell you more about him… My dad is … Continue reading

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No More Miss Nice!

Don’t you see that you’re more agreeable when you’re younger? You want everyone to like you… You smile a lot more, leave your heart out on the open and speak your mind whenever you want. Think of a wild horse … Continue reading

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ENOUGH!

I’m so glad that we went to Green Island a week ago. It gave me the break I desperately needed. After the pressures of life, my work and my organization, it felt great just to get away from it all! … Continue reading

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