It is never easy to conclude all the fortunate and unfortunately idiotic things that one has done in a year. Yet, one has to do something about it, so here it is.

1. There is a proper way of doing anything, and that’s the only way one should ever do it.

I like this. Hope I can stick to it.

2. I’d rather be right than taking it easy, always.

Live consciously, make the best choices as circumstances permit. Not because it’s the easiest, but most importantly because it’s right.

3. Live happily, live healthily, stay fit.

Nothing more important than that.

4. Be productive, do interesting work.

There are always trivial low-hanging fruits. They are easy, but not necessarily worthy. One should dedicate one’s time to more pressing, more interesting work, explore, wander around, and write papers that people are actually going to read, papers that can make oneself proud.

5. Stay out of other people’s shit.

If one pays too much attention to others‘ lives, one wouldn’t have energy to live oneself’s.

I hope myself another productive, happy, healthy year. Stay fit, stay out of trouble.

The Girl in Orange

The girl sitting in front of me is wearing an orange long shirt and a navy blue dress. The buttons on her shirt are not buckled, letting the black low cut T-shirt underneath exposed, but yet still preserve her very mysterious touch of elegance.

It is in the middle of spring, late April. The weather is not hot enough to a degree that is totally unbearable, but it is significantly warmer than march. Flowers are blooming with liveliness, birds are staring to get out of their nests to the just-woken-up sunshine. The Girl in Orange weiterlesen


Prelude No.4 in E Minor

This journey despite great expectation at the beginning, did not start with pleasure. It was the summer of 2015, where I landed in Shanghai’s airport. As its transportation terminal, Pudong airport had and will continue to be a place of termination, where one story drowses and another one rises from horizon. The voice of fair-well was not rare here. Deutschland weiterlesen