Adapting to the game (soccer)

I’ve stopped running long distances after my last half marathon in July this year and have thrown myself into playing soccer full time. Soccer is something I’ve loved ever since I was a kid. Although I stopped playing it competitively when I came to the US, I never stopped following and loving the sport. Playing … Continue reading Adapting to the game (soccer)

Birthday call

It was my birthday a few days ago, then important people to me started texting me birthday wishes throughout the day. I’m grateful for having them in my life. Then during the afternoon, a receive a phone call. My mind goes, “a phone call? That’s interesting and unexpected.” I looked at the caller’s name and … Continue reading Birthday call

The Power of Philosophy

I stumbled upon this blog post during my Sunday email power-hour reading today.   It describes three Japanese philosophies: Chisoku: learning to be content with what you have versus wanting more.Wabi-Sabi: finding beauty in imperfection.Mitate: every object has more than one purpose. I enjoy reading, learning, and applying philosophies from different cultures. Especially, Roman and Japanese philosophy … Continue reading The Power of Philosophy

Repetition, iteration, and progress

There is something magical behind these three stages: repetition, iteration, and progress. Most of us want to progress in our life, but rarely want to deal with the boring parts – repetition and iteration. But they are all intertwined. We can't have progress if we don't repeatedly work on what we want to make progress on. A project … Continue reading Repetition, iteration, and progress