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2014 Resolution Progress Report

Less than 2 month to go in the year of 2014. Time to take a look at the goals I have for the year and the progress I made so far. Here is the list of the goals I have for 2014:

  • Paddleboard to Keelung Isle
  • Trip to Taroko Gorge
  • Hike 6 more Taiwan 100 Top Peaks
  • Save 3,000 USD (100,000 NTD)
  • Learn Archery
  • Lead Climb 5.11a
  • Over night biking trip
  • Improve Language Ability (Take Japanese or Spanish Lesson)

While I have done quite of few of them but there are still many more to go… Now I really need to set priority to archive the ones that matters the most to me. Here are the ones I have yet to accomplish:

  • Lead Climb 5.11a
  • Hike 6 more Taiwan 100 Top Peaks
  • Learn Archery
  • Over night biking trip

Out of the 8, I got 4 left… We will see how many more I could knock out.

Wind


Friendship and Trust

I push myself to be a man of words, to be trustworthy and reliable. I set a high standard to myself, to be on time and to keep my promises. There is a saying in Chinese, “be strict to yourself and be tolerant to the others.” Lately, I have found it difficult to hang out or even, talk to the people I call friends. It frustrates me when they constantly let me down on the small things. Some might say, sure, but they will step up when it truly matters. I don’t know, it is hard to believe in that when one can’t even deliver in a smaller scale.

Trust can be easily broken but hard to rebuild. I couldn’t just trust a person who has failed me many times just by the word the person said. Words are merely words until they are backed up by actions.

I am tired from all these empty promises people make. I feel trust is the most important thing between two friends. If I can’t trust the person, I don’t know if we can still be friends.

I pray to you, Rita, to give me strength, to get over this low time of my life.

Wind


In My Heart

The distance doesn’t matter,

Because I hold you in my heart,

I miss you, dearly,

And wish you the best time wherever you are,

Your voice, your face, your humor, and your smile,

The time will come when we meet again,

Before that, enjoy life and stay well.

 

Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day!

 

Wind


Inspirational Story (Translation Work)

In a classroom, the teacher was telling students a story –

A couple finally made it in front of lifeboat during a marine peril. However, there was one space left in the boat. Suddenly, the man pulled the woman behind him and jumped onto the lifeboat. While the ship was sinking, the woman shouted to the man…

The teacher pulsed and asked students, “guess what did the woman say?”

Students replied with rage, “I hate you, I can’t believe I trusted you.”

The teacher noticed there was a student didn’t say a word, so he asked the student about his opinion, the student replied, “I think the woman shouted — please take good care of our children!”

The teacher was surprised, then asked, “have you heard the story already?”

The student shook his head and replied, “no, but before my mother passed away, that is what she said to my father.”

The teacher responded with emotions, “that, was exactly what the woman said.”

After the ship sank, the man return to home and raised his daughter by himself. After many years, the man passed away from illness, as his daughter sorting out the things he left behind, she found her father’s diary.

The truth was, while her parents were on the cruise ship, her mother was already very ill. At the crucial moment, her father went for the last chance to survive, in the diary, he wrote, “I want to sink into the ocean and stay with you forever, but I can’t. For our daughter, I must leave you rest in peace in the deep sea on your own.”

As the story finished, the classroom was in complete silence. The teacher knew that students already understood the meaning of the story – there is no clear line to separate the good and evil in this world, it is complicated, hence, we shouldn’t judge others merely by what we see on the surface.

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People who are happy to pay for the bill at a meal, not because they have too much money, but because they value friendship more than money.

People who are willing to take on more tasks at work, not because they are foolish, but because they prefer being responsible.

People who apologize first after a fight, not necessary because they are at fault, but because they cherish the person more.

People who are happy to help you, not because they own you anything, but because they take you as a close friend.

People who contacts you often, not because they have no life, but because they care about you.

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Original Article 原文

一艘遊輪遭遇海難,船上有對夫妻,好不容易來到..救生艇前,艇上只剩一個位子,這時,男 人把女人推向身後,自己跳上了..救生艇。

女人站在漸沉的大船上,向男人喊出了一句話……

講到這裏,老師..問學生:「你們猜,女人會喊出什麼話?」

學生們群情激憤,都說:「我恨你、我瞎了眼」

這時老師注意到有個學生一直沒發言,就向他提問,這個學生說:「老師,我覺得女人會喊——照顧好我們的孩子!」

老師一驚,問:「你聽過這個故事?」

學生搖頭:「沒有,但我母親生病去世前,就是對我父親這樣說的!」

老師感慨道:「回答正確」。

輪船沉沒了,男人回到家鄉,獨自帶大女兒。多年後,男人病故,女兒整理遺物時,發現了父親的日記。

原來,父親和母親乘坐遊輪時,母親已患了絕症,關鍵時刻,父親衝向了那唯一的生機,他在日記中寫道:「我多想和你一起沉入海底,可是我不能。為了..女兒,我只能讓你一個人長眠在深深的海底。」

故事講完,教室裏沉默了,老師知道,學生們已經聽懂了這個故事:世間的善與惡,有時錯綜複雜,難以分辨,所以凡事不要只看表面,不可輕易論斷他人。

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喜歡主動買單的人,不是因為錢太多,而是把友情看的比金錢重要。
工作時願意主動多做的人,不是因為傻,而是懂得責任。
吵架後先道歉的人,不是因為錯,而是懂得珍惜身邊人。
願意幫助你的人,不是欠你什麼,而是把你當真朋友。
常常傳訊息給你的人,不是因為太得閒無所事事,而是因為心中有您。


Step Forward

Go travel,

Have fun,

The world is yours for the taking,

Be adventurous,

Believe in yourself,

The hardship will help you find yourself,

Don’t be afraid,

Fear not,

Remember the ones love you will always be there,

It is time,

Step forward.

 

Wind


I Will Be There

“Uncertainty makes us fear,

The road ahead is unclear,

But don’t be scared,

I will be there,

Whenever, wherever,

I will be there.”

 

Wind


Fork on the Road

“I care for you so dearly and this is about as far as I can go,

Your happiness is all I ask for,

But soon, I know I will have to let you go,

Whatever your choice would be, I would support,

Let you go and let myself go…”

 

Wind