I always have lots of thoughts and feelings when I’m lonely
And I pour them into writing when they flush over me
I dragged my exhausted and sore legs out of the gym...maybe it’s lack of sleep?
Organising my stuff and preparing to rent Ubike
Had it not been for the one extra set at the gym
Had it not been for the red light that stopped the traffic
I wouldn’t have gotten on Gino’s motor
Although some of the smaller atoms are radioactive, all larger atoms above 82 on the atom sequence are radioactive
Do particles within the same group argue with each other?
Maybe there’s no policy that can take care of everyone?
Does living together without a choice numbs people?
If I am a particle of one the small atom,
I would befriend with everyone
Get to know everyone
Co-exist with each other within our own electrical field
Familiar faces and warm support in the community
Instead of the familiar strangers, who are friends of mine
But whom I’d rather not bother considering the extremely limited lunch break
Or whom I don’t dare to say hi when we cross path on the crosswalk or when we stand next to each other in a lift in this hustling city
If this comes true, being picked up by a friend will not be a surprise anymore but just a common and nice warming of heart
a day ago
<Forced smile - The antidote to bad mood>
This is a selfie after an exhausted day of shooting
Photo shoots are always time consuming
Spending a lot of time is my weak spot, and i am stubborn not to
Having a whole day gone depresses me
I went to where I belong - the gym, after dinner with my depleted body
Hoping to make up for the hole in my heart by shifting my attention to exercising.
Hoping I would feel better every time I lifted the barbell
I forced a smile to the camera because smiling is one of the ways to reverse a bad mood
When we are feeling good, our mouths will curve up naturally
When forcing a smile, there would be a moment where we snapped and realised the bad mood we were having was insignificant
The forced smile then becomes a giggle
With it, the stubbornness will be peeled away. Layer by layer.
12 days ago
然後 先自拍 才下車🤣
After going to a gathering by MRT this afternoon
My sister entrusted her car to me to drive home as she was heading to a function on the opposite direction.
On the way home, I enjoyed the rare horizon on the elevated bridge with the air con on, sitting in the comfortable seat of the car
Contented with the gathering, and the freedom I enjoyed from this leisure afternoon, I wished this route would never end.
Excellent experiences are served exclusively for every unique moment.
Experiences cannot be reproduced, and will be gone in a snap
The most challenging part was towards the end - looking for a parking spot
I had to go around for a clearly marked parking spot as I was clueless without it
Every round of searching deepened my determination not to own a car
Luckily I passed by a sacred parking spot with a glow soon
Was I feeling content? Excited? Smug? Joyful?
I would say it felt like a self-draw win when playing mahjong
A feeling that I would like to show off
Of course I took a selfie before stepping out of the car
PS: I only wanted to write one line: “I’m happy to be able to find a parking spot”
It still turned out to be such a long passage😭
And my sister didn’t entrust her car to me because she didn’t want to find a parking spot, did she?😳
13 days ago
<The environmentally unfriendly environmental friendly>
I received a delicate recycle bag from an election candidate during his campaign which I put aside together with the plastic wrapping and haven’t casted a second look on it till now.
Extra recycle bags are a waste of resources
Extra reusable chopsticks are harmful to the environment
Unnecessary discounted goods are expensive
Unnecessary gifts are actually weighing you down
This is what I believe and that’s why I think it’s not easy to give gifts
I hope the gifts from me are without excessive wrapping and will be genuinely liked by the receivers that they will use the gifts
It often comes down to food and snacks, or the all mighty cash
I got a plastic wrapping and a bag I never used from that election and I shared the burden of the material and energy consumed for its production
I will take it out and make good use of it after I I finished using the vast amount of plastic bags in my home
The plastic bag I used for my swimming gears is still carrying out its mission
The backpack I bought after graduation is still my company on my trips
The chopsticks made of stainless steel I got when I was serving the army is still feeding me
I’m not an environmental warrior
I am often lazy and put convenience my first priority
These are still accompanying me just because they are still healthy and doing their jobs loyally
Don’t take it if we don’t need it
Reuse it if it’s still reusable
We still can maintain our standard of living while adding a certain amount of environmental friendly acts in it.
14 days ago
颱風過境之後有自殺 車禍 大小糾紛
信的人信 不信的人就認定是假新聞 抹黑
以及各地天氣 花季花況 溫馨的真人真事
When there was still a TV in my home
When I was still excited about cartoon
My dad would sometimes switched to news channel during dinner time
I couldn’t understand what made dad watch the news
Was there a climax?
Was there stunts like pikachu?
Was there eye catching characters?
I didn’t have a say but I was waiting for the day when news will come to the final episode.
Twenty years has passed
The news broadcasters are still marking endless reports
There is always another case about corruption after the news of a fire accident
Typhoon news is in line after the corruption news ends
There is still news about suicide, car accident, arguments when the typhoon goes away
It is a customer of bad attitude who is shouting to a shop with bad attitude staff
Political news is a means to get voted from the public, not first hand information
There are believers and non-believers
Non-believers will say they are fake news and badmouthing.
And what good is there for entertainment news except providing gossips over a cup of tea and their own ratings?
Will there be a day when people are no longer self-centred and having unlimited desires?
Will there be a day when they are replaced by forgiveness and tolerance?
When there are no more trivial news to report,
Maybe the broadcaster can finally say “today is another peaceful day”.
Report on the weather, the beauty of flowers in season and some real life stories that can warm our hearts.
19 days ago
<Work for a living>
Translation: me, modified by @berbermnm
厭煩 疲乏 是人之常情
我願意同理 體諒 等候 說謝謝 辛苦了
Occupation is what a person does repeatedly when he is on duty.
Without passion for work, one might feel annoyed, exhausted.
We can hardly be grumble and blame a person of this kind, who has no occupation of his interest, and who has no right to quit because of the burden of living
Impatient servers in restaurants,
clumsy workers at gas stations,
impetuous medical personnel in the hospitals,
busy cashiers in convenience stores,
bus drivers who drive to and from along a monotonous route,
are those whom I am willing to show sympathy, patience and understanding to, and whom I will say “thank you” to.
Are you also willing to show patience to the customers when you are at work?
When you repeat again what you have said for a thousand times to a new customer who needs your help.
When you listen to a new customer who is describing his question disorderly, which you have heard for a thousand times.
People don’t work and live easily.
Anyone can work with huge personal pressures that no one else understand.
Let go of bad emotions from others.
Avoid what might form misunderstanding.
20 days ago
<Squandering time >
行程緊湊 無縫接軌 一心二用
讓我開始懷疑自幼的訓練 自我要求 真嗎？
嚮往成為最年輕的大學生 博士 或執行長
開車到北海岸看海 閒聊 拍照
坐在車裡聽音樂 唱歌 排隊等熱門餐廳
回顧一整天 好像什麼都沒做 心裡卻莫名滿足
踩踩煞車 繞繞路 慢慢活
I am a person who make use of every minute of every hour.
I schedule everything seamlessly and multi-tasking is a constant for me.
If I can do it now, I won’t drag it to the next minute.
If something can be done together, they won’t be done separately.
I may have some accomplishments,
But the constant tension spiritually and lack of rest made me doubt whether the training and the high standard I set for myself are correct.
When I was in primary school, I always do homework of not only that day but of tomorrow, next week.
I always drive to the front of the queue when I’m waiting for the red light to turn green.
Having that one more part time job to faster achieve my money goal.
Aspiring to be the youngest university graduate, master graduate or CEO.
I didn’t start winter and summer break earlier than other classmates.
There will be another red light at the next crossing which turns my overtaking in vain.
There will always be next day’s work coming up even if tomorrow’s work was finished today.
Shall I sell out my youth and emotional connections in return for a little more heritage when I pass away?
Does any red light in life make me willing to hit pause for a bit?
Probably the red light of health I suppose.
Able to kill time in the name of birthday celebration feels amazing.
Drive to north coast to spend time on watching the sea, chitchatting and photo taking.
Listening to music in the car, singing and...simply waiting for a popular restaurant.
Nothing significant was done for the whole day but the sense of fulfillment is overwhelming.
Does it count as squander to spend time on something I enjoy?
Hit the brake, reroute for a bit.
And live slowly, not just survive.
21 days ago
The Veiled Me
但光影 失真 讓我懷疑那是不是自己
但左右顛倒 鏡子的角度 平整程度 也讓我疑惑
何況內心 一處見不得 觸不及的秘密角落
Going back through the tunnel of time
I have never seen the true essence of me, not truly.....
I have a rough idea of how I look.
I’ve seen it in photos but the distortion and lighting make me wonder whether it is really me.
The image is differently mirrored by the angle and the smoothness of the mirror. It casts doubts in my mind.
When I look at the reflection through other people’s eyes, it may varies thanks to the love or hatred by that person and in turn, leads to unfair comments.
My face may be the most unfamiliar look for me because of the constant changes and distortions.
I have been trying to sort it out, but it may be to no avail even till the end of my life.
Let alone the secrets veiled inside the inner most corner of my heart, where is untouchable and unseeable.
a month ago
做自己的主人 或 成自己的奴役
Be my own master
Translation: Berber @berbermnm
特別注意 需先依據成見 選定「正面」或「負面」
如果「我」是心靈 智慧 理性的稱呼
而「自己」代表肉體 本性 成見 情緒化
We like something because we feel positive about it.
We hate something because we are negative about it.
Prejudice is formed.
More often than not, our opinions are influenced by our prejudices.
These are our subjective feelings.
When we like someone, we can find countless merits in him.
However, when someone gets on our wrong side, all we can see are his faults.
We can have different angles on the same matter and the same behaviour.
How we comment on something depends on whether we choose, according to our prejudices, to be on the positive or negative side.
Is someone annoying or caring?
Is someone a dork or is he cute?
Stubborn or persevere?
Is he toying with someone or is he just too blessed by Cupid?
Is he a negative person or is he a sentimental?
Is the sun scorching or warm?
Is the rain pouring or timely?
How did we form prejudices on someone or something is not important.
What matters is whether we can break our prejudices and be open-minded.
If “I “ is a pronoun of the heart, wisdom and reason, while
“Me” represents the body, one’s self, prejudice and emotions
Do “I” be the master of “me”? Or Am “I” enslaved by “me”?
a month ago
Have myself well-prepared anytime
Preparing for better always
才能抓住機會 與兩位模特 攝影師 編輯 化妝師 服裝造型師 有一次愉快的合作經驗
或是還需要一點時間練樂器 學語言 多看書 等等
也請時時調整心態 提升修養 圓潤脾氣
An invitation was received a week before the photoshoot
Luckily I was free and in shape to seize this fabulous cooperation opportunity with two other models, photographer, editor, make-up artist and stylist
We can only seize the opportunity when it comes if we keep striving for better inside and out.
Opportunity waits for no one.
Keep improving by getting in a better shape, practising music instrument, learning languages, reading books etc.
Mentality is as important as your practical skills. Have kindness in heart and keep your temper in check.
This way, we can present the best version of ourselves and enjoy each other’s company with every unique encounter we have in our lives.
Being well-prepared doesn’t always mean we will be successful.
However, we can accept any circumstances without regrets because we know we have done our best, don’t we?
If we didn’t succeed this time, work harder and invest more in ourselves and try again when next opportunity comes.
It’s not a suffering to wait because we take advantage of this time and immerse ourselves in what we love.
Even if no one appreciates us yet, the sense of self-fulfilment is an enjoyment itself.
Model @taihualiu29 & @ethanzhang190@yilianboy
creative director by 楊岳 @charliecreep Shot by @djangotsaiphotographer
Styled by @mengchu.y
Grooming by @chiu_hsin_ying
a month ago
Do you also love the place you live in?
隱藏著尊重 禮讓 謹慎
I feel a great sense of belonging in Beitou
When I work, she is convenient like a city
When I rest, she is serene like countryside
When I play, she is interesting like a tourist attraction
When I eat, she has the passion of markets
She owns a big intersection that I love most
Six roads fuse here
The traffic lights are always flashing
The traffic seems like chaos
But what’s beneath is respect, comity, caution
Every time I pass the big intersection safe,
I gently smile on my face
I appreciate friends in Beitou for keeping the big intersection safe and harmony
What comes into my mind is,
Does a really mature person need to be restricted by regulations or laws?
An incomplete law needs another law to cover
And that law needs one more law to explain
Every single individual is unique,
Where there is people, there are exceptions
2 months ago
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