I’ve been quite engaged in the political news and social (in)justice, until I realized after the HK riots that engagement is really just enragement. For some reason nothing constructive gets done as we mistake discourse as dialogue. So in re-starting my little corner of the web*, I’ve decided as part of a regular posting, I’m going to share some of my favourite contents online. Oh there will still be the usual rants but you know what, for a positive beginning, I’m going to share this absolutely awesome video on dumplings.
These guys are the real deal is terms of Chinese cooking. They are incredible chefs and really talks about the essence of each dish – way more informative than the eye candy epic B-rolls. Not to slam the extra slow-motion + shallow depth of field style, they do look epic, it’s just that they can often be visually rich while information-poor.
Plus their Beijing accents just makes me miss Beijing. I’m starting to shift focus back to Taiwan to spend more (and important) time with family but hey, it’s a place I would like to call home as well.
*by removing most of the useless rants and keeping just a few from way back while organizing into some new categories.
I am still thinking about the passing of Robin Williams. Reading about so many wonderful memories of him online, about his work as an actor, a comic, and above all, just an outstanding human being. I remember somehow every time I laughed out loud watching his performances, there’s always a hint of sadness in his eyes. I still don’t know why. But perhaps I could identify with it. And upon hearing my wife telling me the news this morning, I actually said… I felt that’s the way he’d leave. Continue reading “RIP, O Captain my Captain.”
A well-built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it. No money can buy it. You cannot inherit it. You cannot steal it. You cannot borrow it. You cannot hold on to it without constant work. It shows dedication. It shows discipline. It shows self-respect. It shows dignity. It shows patience, work ethic, passion.