thoughts: feb, 2019


In my mind, rice cooker has one function: makes rice. While reading Amazon reviews, I found out that it can make all sorts of things that are not rice, such as pasta, mac & cheese, porridge, all sorts of chicken dishes, and even carnitas! Mind-blown. Maybe this is what it means when they say a fresh perspective!

Which photos are worth keeping? As I’m deleting photos from the past, I realized that I take too many photos of

  • food (oddly, without people around the table to enjoy them — therefore, as time passes, I have no idea where I ate the food and who I enjoyed it with)
  • books
  • screenshots (of IG posts, articles, and emails)
    • my intention is to use them as examples and/or look them up, but I’m 99% sure that it never happened
  • selfies – my husband and I take one too many selfies — not that we post them anywhere, but that’s how we have fun.
  • skylines – as if I’m a tourist, every time I see the beautiful ny skylines, I tend to snap a photo. These actually have no value — for I can just walk to the waterfronts and/or look outside my window to really appreciate NYC. Note to self, stop taking so many photos of the city that I live in and actually enjoy and experience it to the fullest. Don’t fall trap to the routine and try to make the best out of it.

As I deleted photos of friends that I no longer keep in touch, I wonder how they organize photos of me. Do they also delete it or remember that point in time?

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

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February travels faster than any other month and that two-day difference is monumental when I look back to what I did this month.

I’m trying to re-establish boundary with work while I focus on my health and on myself this month. It’s always a struggle for high-achiever like myself, but taking baby steps daily.

1. Reading yet another article that outlines the shrinkage of the middle class makes me fear for the uncertain future. How hard would I have to work to maintain my current lifestyle and how much would I have to save to provide a financial buffer for my kids down the road?

2. Reminder that incremental effort compounds. I should invest 20 minutes a day in writing children’s book.

Spending 20 minutes a day working on important-but-not-urgent tasks will help resolve this tendency to procrastinate..

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