2007/04/25

當我遠颺

你用MSN傳來歌名陌生的音樂,要我去你的版上看最後一篇文章。

樂聲奏起、歌聲響起、看到「獻給曉玟」那四個字,我就在辦公室裡崩潰了....
你擷取的文字如此的恰當,把千言萬語都融進去了,把我全部的不知所措通通勾勒出來了。
我到底該怎麼鎮定?怎麼控制就這麼流淌的淚水?

あなたはいつも私の気持ちを良く分かりますよね!
でも、どうして?どうして....?

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當我遠颺/黃凱文
http://blog.xuite.net/blueplant/note/6128303

當我遠颺不再回頭望 不要問我流連哪一個山上
今夜的星光塞滿我胸膛 有太多的日子值得一唱再唱

當我遠颺掌聲不再響 嘆一口胸中氣 泛幾點淚光
讓凝結的氤氳慢慢蘊釀 化為一室的馨香讓我泣不成行

當我遠颺不再回頭望 或許我將從此遠渡重洋
年少你我也曾如此風光 往往在深夜裡醒來笑到天亮

而心已在一方 讓故鄉在他鄉 就讓烈酒燙過整個心臟
總是不敢久留同一地方 因好景總不常

當我遠颺我有話要講 浪漫容易頹廢 多情會受傷
看看你們和我越來越像 當愛和欲望交織時 要學會堅強

2007/04/24

Save Our English Education

Last night I helped Mom to re-check the introductory leaflet for Wan Xing Elementary School. Well, I soon found out that I had to do something more than RE-check. There are so many Chinese-English sentences, and even more vocabulary misuse. For instance, I found the following sentence-

Campus Acreage: 12000 square kilometers

  1. Acreage: I'm not familiar with this word, but after quickly checking the dictionary, it is the square measure that use "ACRE" as the unit.....
  2. 12000 square kilometers is HUGE, and I strongly doubted its reality. Upon checking its Chinese description, it said "12000 square METERS".......
Mom was worried, not only because of I might not able to finish the task she required me to do, but also due to our English education in Taiwan. She didn't need to speak it out to me yet I easily felt her depression and sorrow.

      She had asked THREE ENGLISH TEACHERS
              to work on the CORRECTIONS
                        for SOME MONTHS.

I'm so sorry and worried about this, too. Our kids, facing the world that highly rely on English communication abilities, were TAUGHT by this kind of teachers. How could I feel comfortable?

Dinning @ Formosa Plastic Group Restaurant

Thanks to Dad and St. George's Day- aka International Scouting Day, I went there to have dinner with the famous Formosa steak(Photo will be posted later). The dish, without doubt, was as marvelous and legendary as it was told. What caught my attentions more was the gathering, and the social atmosphere as a whole.

  • THE PEOPLE
Chairman of......CEO of.....General Manager of....Chief Leader of.....
Bankers, Car Dealers, Real Estate Brokers, Principals.....
As a freshman in the society, I was so timid about my every single behavior, especially while Dad served as the Chairman of that Club, and Mom was there with the title of Principal of.....
All the members were kind and nice to me, but I couldn't help feeling uneasy of the great pressure I've encountered. I was too young to enter the world of so many masters in their field I guess....

  • THE RITUAL
Dad's trade-off with me to attend the noble gathering lay in two parts:
  1. I was meant to represent the youth involving in Scouting,
  2. I had to made a 3-minute speech to declare the spirit of chivalry- St. George's spirit- from youth's point of view.
For the latter one, other speakers were all figures, aka SOMEBODY, in Scouting that stood for the eldest and the prime generation. As a nobody like me, to shoulder the responsibility to speak for our generation, and to help create the hand-down atmosphere, people can easily imagine my nervous, right?

Nevertheless, frankly, I like Dad's idea to have the elder, the prime, and the young generations to share their ideas on chivalry. It's much more meaningful than having an individual talking, talking, talking to the audience (and to him/herself >"<)
  • THE ENVIRONMENT & DISH
See! When I put these two together, you promptly know that I won't put emphasis on introducing the gourmet. I will not.

The restaurant, simply put, is luxurious. Our dinning room had A round TABLE for 26 people to sit together. The center wheel, unlike other restaurants, was made to roll automatically..... And people could shut it down by pressing the button by the side.

The dinning room windows were covered by European delicate curtains, one layer after another. You could easily find the example from this drama.... All the other furnitures shared the similar style, while the canvases on the wall also told you some ancient stories.....

Besides these, marble floor and tiles, gorgeous flowers everywhere either with a vase or spreading on the table, hanging against the wall..... Marbles always gave people a sense of stability, while flowers always made people happy, but I couldn't help feeling sorry for the marbles, flowers, and for the people who use them..... People could lead a simple life and still enjoy it, couldn't they?

When it came to food, every set of meal had
  • all-you-can-eat bread,
  • Chinese-style side dish,
  • soup,
  • sweet corn,
  • salad,
  • main dish- anyways HUGE
    • Gigot, or
    • (Sea Food)Fish& Srimp, or
    • Steak, (with photo, later)
  • fruit- watermelon for the night
  • all-you-can-drink red wine or orange juice.
It's not easy for me to understand which GIANT will need so much food for a single meal. I felt guilty for the NT$1,000 I spent for the night. I also felt guilty for the leftover we've created.... The food could feed many many many more people than 26 actually.....

I was too young and too immature to undertake these. Positive or negative, I knew that I had a long way to run, to learn, to experience, and to think for my life.

2007/04/23

【好文】好菜,不夾第二塊

迎新晚餐結束,主管提議大夥兒去KTV續攤。

「聽說我們部門的新人小芳很會唱歌喔!」論年紀、論經歷都比較資深的阿巧愉快地說。

進了包廂,眾人坐定,飲料還沒有來得及叫,幾個老鳥爭先恐後地點歌,主管提示:「要禮讓新人。」於是,大家把其中一冊歌本傳給小芳。

螢光幕出現的伴唱帶是天后歌手的最新專輯的主打歌,小芳和阿巧不約而同地舉手。小芳客氣地禮讓:「阿巧姐,您先唱。」「不,不!你先唱。」阿巧也很有風度地推讓。最後的妥協之道是--資深的阿巧先唱,新人小芳自己重新點選一次同一首歌,待會兒再唱。

KTV中的唱歌哲學

由於是新歌,又是第一次點唱,工作忙碌的阿巧對旋律不太熟悉,落掉了幾個節拍,一、兩個音也唱得不是很準。整首歌七零八落地唱完,大家還是很給面子,熱情地鼓掌。「安可!」之聲不絕於耳,直到第二首歌出來,才將注意力轉移轉到主唱人志雄身上。

阿巧知道自己表現得沒有平日的水準,有點沮喪,決定再點另一支歌曲用以雪恥,不辜負大家的栽培。正當阿巧還猶豫著該點哪一首歌的時候,她先前唱過的那首歌的伴唱帶又出現了一次,原來是小芳點的,而且還是插播。

平日就很愛唱歌的小芳,正式上班之前每天在家無所事事,把時下天王天后的流行歌曲都練得滾瓜爛熟,唱起歌來自然是有板有眼,頗有職業歌手的水準,聽得全場鴉雀無聲,尤其是男同事們都驚為天人般地放下手中的飲料及歌本,全神貫注地欣賞小芳的歌藝。

一曲唱罷;掌聲響起。唉!長江後浪推前浪,本部門的新天后產生了!」志雄讚佩的說法,再度為小芳贏得滿堂彩。

幸好,在燈光昏暗中,第四首歌的伴唱帶接著出現,大夥兒沒有機會發現阿巧臉上青一陣、白一陣地盡是尷尬的笑容。

一件小事也會成心結

在小芳報到之前,部門的天后是阿巧,怎麼也沒想到只是開場的一首歌沒唱好,就把天后的寶座給拱手讓人了?阿巧並非心胸狹小到容不下新人的「課外」表現比她傑出,她有點介意的是---這個新人有必要讓她輸得如此難堪嗎?小芳可以盡情展現她的才華,讓大家知道她的歌唱得很好,但何必在本姑娘剛剛唱完一首「突槌」的歌之後,故意點同一首歌原音重現地再唱一遍,讓彼此的功力高低立見分曉呢?

聽完阿巧的告白,我完全能理解她的委屈。同樣地,我也覺得小芳有點被冤枉。以插播方式點同一首歌重唱一遍,不見得是她的本意,很可能是同事一時熱情拱她上台,沒什麼心眼的她,完全沒想到這麼做會造成對阿巧自尊心的傷害,也很可能影響她日後在團體中的人際關係。

懂得在細微處體貼別人

如果你是小芳,碰到這種情況該怎麼呢?其實,沒有想像中那麼困難。

在KTV的包廂裡,經典的好歌無須唱第二遍,當伴唱帶重複出現、麥克風也傳到手中的那一剎那,你可以禮貌地說:「對不起,這首歌剛才阿巧姐已經詮釋得很好了,我不敢麻煩你們聽第二遍,我想『卡歌!』重新點另一首。 抱歉,抱歉!」只要你對自己的歌藝有信心,換另一首歌唱,不會影響你的表演水準。倘若你對自己的唱功不太有把握,即使將同一首歌再唱一遍,徒然折磨在場的聽眾而已,對你有什麼好處?

至少,該學會不要耽誤別人時間,來讓自己練歌,也是一種美德吧!

好歌,別唱第二遍!這是從KTV中發展出來的處世哲學,它隱含的不止是時間或練歌的表面問題,而更重要的是:懂得在細微處體貼別人的深刻意義。

這代表了「給別人留餘地」的細心,不僅可以讓對方覺得舒服,自己也可以全身而退,不會惹出是非。

多給別人留一點餘地

講到「好歌,別唱第二遍!」,想起我有一位喜歡美食的朋友,他有另一種關於飲食的處世哲學,可以相互輝映。他說:「好菜,不夾第二塊!」

好菜,不夾第二塊!有時,連第一塊他都會放棄。有一次和他一起去五星級飯店參加自助餐式的晚宴。排隊取菜時,我在他後面,站在一盤已經被夾得所剩不多的龍蝦沙拉前,他取用了少許的涼拌高麗菜即往前走,我提醒他:「還有一片龍蝦啊!」「留給別人吃吧!」他毫不以為可惜地說。

無論是吃中式合菜、還是西式自助餐,他都堅持「好菜,不夾第二塊!」的原則。

原因之一:「淺嚐即止;才知味美。」

原因之二:「留點美味給別人,才能分享。」

2007/04/22

吵架

吳哥窟的事情啊
反正我就任性、我就亂花錢、我就不會想、我就不懂得節約
反正落後的國家就不是該去的地方
反正年輕人就不懂得想,就只想玩
反正我只會亂請假跑出去玩,假日加班夜間加班都是加假的
反正妳一輩子沒膽子做的事情我就註定不應該做,做了就是萬惡不赦就對了
所以,那現在美國有槍擊事件我就不該去美國唸書啦
反正現在韓國人被討厭了所以長得一副東方臉的人就該自行了斷免得被攻擊就對了

我只是想一想很不甘心....

2007/04/20

Forever 420

講了很多我幾乎快要忘記的故事
回到了青澀的年代 有青澀的他和我的年代

夜裡用手機聯絡上他了
祝他生日快樂,也告訴他無論走到世界各地,我一路隨行的祝福

謝謝你們。謝謝你們的陪伴
陪伴我度過這個特別的日子
陪伴我沉醉在故事裡,甜甜的睡去 :)

Learn! Wendy: 30講堂系列講座Nr.21<掌握黃金三階段-下一個30CEO就是你>我的筆記

Learn! Wendy: 30講堂系列講座Nr.21<掌握黃金三階段-下一個30CEO就是你>我的筆記

收穫滿滿的一場演講。
這幾位管理者,果真各有獨到之處啊!
李孟娜總經理思路清晰,字字珠璣,而且條列化思考、闡述都很精闢;
洪明山副總裁的風格則是腳踏實地、樸實誠懇,在他身上及談吐中感覺不到銅臭味,反而展現了一種很平易近人的領導者風範;
許書揚總經理....與兩位相比,他反而沒有特色了....就是...商人嘛你知道XD

2007/04/19

President of Spain Looks Familiar....

HAHAHAHAHA~~~ Mr. Bean!!!!

Thanks! Maisie! To share this great fun with us :D

Isabel Lin: Dear Girlfriends

嵐的版上出現的文字,很有啟發性。獻給妳們:)

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親愛的妹妹,我要告訴你的話,這些都來自我內心。你必須找到除了愛情之外,能夠使你用雙腳堅強站在大地上的東西。你要找到謀生的方式。現在考慮不晚了。

  我從來不以為學歷有什麼重要,天才都不是科班,但,不是科班,連龍套都跑不了。

  你必須把那些浮如飄絮的思緒,漸漸轉化為清晰的思路和簡單的文字。華麗和漂浮都不易長久。你要知道,給予文字閱讀快感不夠的,內容、思想、境界、靈魂、精神和智慧,這些才重要。

  不要多看那些和你一個路數的女作家的文字。不要瑣碎,無病呻吟。不要想到什麼就寫。

  不要流連於小感傷和小感動

  妹妹,我要你相信溫暖、美好、信任、尊嚴、堅強這些老掉牙的字眼。

  我不要你頹廢、空虛、迷茫、糟踐自己、傷害別人。

  我不要你把自己處理得一團糟。節制自己的感情。不是任何人都能要

  體驗生活,是另外一回事,並不意味著墮落和放縱。

  千萬不要認同那些偽裝的酷和另類。他們是無事可做的人找出來放任自己無事可做的藉口。真正的酷是在內心。你要有強大的內心。要有任憑時間流逝,不會磨折和屈服的信念。

  不是因為在象牙塔中,才說出我愛世界這樣的話。是知道外面的黑、髒、醜陋之後,還要說出這樣的話。

  妹妹,好好去愛,去生活。青春如此短暫,不要歎老。偶爾可以停下來休息,但是別蹲下來張望。走了一條路的時候,記得別回頭看。

  時不時問問自己,自己在幹嘛?

  傷心和委屈的時候,要嚎啕大哭。哭完洗完臉,拍拍自己的臉,擠出一個微笑給自己看。不要揉,否則第二天早上會眼睛腫。

  給自己一個遠大的前程和目標。記得常常仰望天空。記住仰望天空的時候也看看腳下。

  任何時候,任何人問你,有過多少次戀愛,答案是兩次。一次是他愛我,我不愛他。一次是我愛他,他不愛我。好的愛情永遠在下一次。別給同一個男人兩次傷害你的機會。

  別相信床上的誓言。別看重處女,但保持純潔。不要為慾望羞恥,好好享受,但絕不忍受男人的侮辱和怠慢。

  相信我,妹妹,男人多的是,比三條腿的青蛙多得多。別輕易說出“愛”。

  相信你的直覺。不要招惹別人的男人,除非你非常非常愛他,並且,他非常非常值得愛。不要招惹尋找與前女友相似、和他母親、姐姐相似女人的男人。不要招惹浪子,文藝青年和中年男子。別招惹太清純的男人。別和沒心沒肺的人在一起

  別把犯賤當真愛。一個男人作踐自己來取悅你的時候,千萬不要因此感動。這個煙頭燙在他身上,下一個就可能燙在你身上。

  看看一個男人的朋友們是什麼樣的,注意他的朋友們對待女人的態度。還有,千萬別相信一個不準備將你介紹給他的朋友圈子的男人。一個男人只肯喊你“寶 貝”的時候,堅持要他喊你的名字。一個男人不再來找你的時候,就不要再去找他。不要相信在戀愛上用手段的人。分手時不要口出惡言。吸取教訓,但不要後悔。 後悔沒有用。

  別幹撕照片、燒信、撕日記這樣一類三流愛情電視劇中才有人幹的事。相信愛情。相信好男人還存在、還未婚、還在茫茫人海中尋覓你。別說“男人沒一個好東西”這樣使別人誤以為你閱人無數的話。

  答應我,永遠不要去做那種午夜背著行李,從一個男朋友家,流落到另一個男朋友家的女人。

  愛物質,適當地。永遠知道精神更重要。比那些名錶、名牌、時裝,更加美麗的是你自己

  別瞧不起勞動人民。不要為勞動羞恥。土地不髒,汗味不難聞。請尊重那些似乎生活狀況不如你的人,因為這樣才是尊重自己。永遠體恤那些生活在底層的人們,因為我們的親人就是在這些人群中。我們不嬌貴。

  不要小看一分錢。不妨自己去掙掙看。做人有時要強悍一點,被欺負的時候,一定要討回來!但是不要記恨。小人之見,隨他們去好了。憐憫,會使你高貴。

  被朋友傷害了的時候,別懷疑友情,但提防背叛你的人原諒,但並不遺忘。做人存幾分天真童心,對朋友保持一些俠義之情。要快樂、要開朗、要堅韌、要溫暖。這和性格無關。

2007/04/18

What is Enough

"As a scout, a cheer is far than enough"
"一個童子軍,一個歡呼就夠了"


Last night when attending a meeting of our Challenge Camp of GASC, a senior scouter made this comment when he was preaching his idea of "service."

"We don't need other kinds of award- medals, money, status promotion, or gifts- as a scout, a cheer is far than enough."

I was truly moved. It's also the reason that Scouting is always so touching and inseparable to me. :)

2007/04/17

Northwestern Dream! 西北大學的夢

2007年4月16日台灣晚間近11點,原本以為成定局的留學學校出現大轉彎。
西北大學Northwestern University整合行銷傳播Integrated Marketing Communication(IMC)居然在線上的錄取通知欄,以(我看起來)斗大的Congratulations!開啟了我嶄新的生命。

"西北大學的行銷是全球No. 1耶!"
"西北大學的這個領域就像哈佛的地位耶!"

一片空白。腦中瞬間一片空白。
我想不到 神怎麼可以給我這麼大的恩典,想不到自己怎麼會配得承受這樣的恩典。

2007年秋季,Northwestern University IMC

新生命
的開始............
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其實消息來得太突然,我不敢肯定我會去念。
她是我想也不敢奢想的第一志願。
白天,我要來仔細研究學費等等的客觀條件,
找到適當充分的理由讓已經交給Georgetown的USD500可以無悔的成為donation。

而且,學校要求我為了自己的破英文在開學前先補修語言課程,
這將會帶給我另一筆支出,也勢必會提早我赴美的時程安排。
我.....

這一切太不真實,我已經找不到言語形容自己的激動了.....

2007/04/16

爆笑的石老師!

我寫email去跟老師報告我要出國唸書的事情啦~
當然就是感謝老師栽培、謝謝老師寫推薦信云云,

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親愛的石老師您好:

曉玟申請前往美國唸研究所一事,已確定攻讀的學校,是華盛頓特區中的Georgetown University,修讀科目為Communication, Culture, and Technology。曉玟將於今年秋季班起前往就讀,預定花費兩年的時間充實自己的各項學識及經驗。此次申請曉玟能夠獲得對方學校青睞,最要感謝的就是您在曉玟就讀台大期間給予曉玟的支持、栽培與鼓勵,並要感謝您於百忙之中兩度抽空為曉玟撰寫的推薦函,老師的悉心教導,曉玟銘感五內!

曉玟非常幸運,在華盛頓DC已有同學數位可以協助曉玟安頓生活,與曉玟互相砥礪、致力學習,包含XXX、OOO等人,曉玟有幸加入這些優秀的同學,實在太幸福了。

出國前的數月中,曉玟會繼續在工作上戮力以赴至六月底,並預計於八月啟程前往華盛頓DC。再一次獻上曉玟誠摯的感謝!

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石老很快速的寫回文給我啦~簡短有力:

恭喜恭喜,這個科目念好了的話,將來可以控制世界ㄟ。

老師永遠不改幽默的啦~~

2007/04/12

Eslites with Memories

Our first date, and the last.
Started from 10 PM, ended around 12.
I subconsciously grabbed an editorial book with comments toward our society, and you laughed with the comment "See? Who's studying political science?" and I blushed...

The bookstore is as bright, clean, comfortable as it always is.
The only difference is- our images no longer exist.

Our first date, and the last.....

2007/04/11

MAISIE: Las Fallas @ Valencia

MAISIE: Las Fallas @ Valencia

Maisie, one of my NTU friend now studies in Barcelona, Spain, has shared her great experience to attend the Las Fallas festival in Valencia. Enjoy her photos and stories!

2007/04/10

2007秋季班喬治城大學新生!

BOSTON 和 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY的拒絕信已經來了。

我想,我一輩子也不會等到西北大學的入學許可。

所以,我要鎮重宣佈:


各位觀眾,本人確定自2007年秋季起就讀於

Georgetown University, Washington DC

喬治城大學-美國華盛頓特區

Communication, Culture, & Technology(MS)

傳播、文化與科技碩士班

敬請多多指教^^

2007/04/09

Learn! Wendy: [遠見]金磚四國褪色 波灣世紀來臨

Learn! Wendy: [遠見]金磚四國褪色 波灣世紀來臨

波斯灣地區所謂的滾滾錢潮、人潮、無止盡機會看起來很不可思議沒錯,可是我在閱讀的時候不斷縈繞腦中的主流思想是:波斯灣都不波斯灣了,中東都不中東了....

當地國家政府傾全力發展自己地方、國家的特色,投入基礎建設,改善國民生活環境,轉化原本只單純依靠原物料的產業型態,升級成可以發展觀光業或其他產業的環境......一切的立意看起來都很美好,勇於做夢、更敢投資的魄力也讓許多其他地方、其他人羨慕不已。

可是身為一個愛好旅行者,我開始恐懼於在這些地區、這些國家中發現另外一種"Made in China"現象--我何必要坐個飛機大老遠飛到波斯灣感受人造台北、人造東京、人造倫敦、或者人造巴黎?

文 中另外提到他們將擁有世界上的四大博物館/美術館進駐生活圈,是多少人要去欣賞那麼多的藝術品?又以羅浮宮為例,「羅浮宮XX分館」帶給人們的吸引力是一 回事,典雅的藝術作品是跟迪士尼樂園一樣可以四處複製、再造的嗎?就算很多的人潮因為這些偉大的建設搬入了波灣生活圈,當他們想要一親羅浮宮芳澤的時候, 為何要捨前往羅浮宮這麼美好、完整的夢而逐「XX分館」?

怪了,是只有我對於杜拜風感冒嗎?.....

Look at Here!!!!

Before I shoot this, I told Pipi in the box "Look at Here~~ Here~~Here~~"
and he DID turn up and see the camera :)

Can't Take my eyes of You, my dear little Prince Pipi!!

2007/04/08

Happy Easter!

Teddi shared with me the egg from Iceland.

He said that all kids will get one on the Easter and including the shell, the wrapping, and the contents, they can get tons of chocolates. Sounds terrific!

It is a big egg, 25 cm tall!
Kids must be very happy on Easter.
I'd like to be a kid there, too!
:D

Although we don't celebrate it here in Taiwan,

Happy Easter!

Snap, Chinese or English Version

Recently when browsing the blogs of some noted Blogger, like RickyLee, I found some great little interesting tools to use. Besides the tool to make Chinese stickers for websites/blogs, I love Snap most! Later when you folks are browsing my site, it's easier for you to have a quick peep on the outside link before you go for a look! Oh yes~ I love Snap! Hope you too!

Wonder World! Cool Pictures!






求婚信(他女朋友肯定是空姐...)
Propose Letter
(Stacy must be a stewardess....)







空拍奇景
(請注意白色部分才是真的駱駝喔!)
The WHITE part are the camels,
while the black part are...

馬桶飯(你還吃得下去嗎?)

Yammy! Dare you eat this?



超酷的手機
(直接灌入了Window XP/2000?)
Cellphone with Windows XP/2000?







超級人性化的公司(給他鼓鼓掌)

A Tremendously humane company:

"Because the final of the World Cup would be broadcasted at 2AM, the Chairman decided to have July 10th a holiday for staffs to fully enjoy the game late at night and recharge in the next morning."



隔壁家的後院(我告定他了)

The yard of the neighbor.

(I will sue them!!!)






化妝遊行(知道什麼叫熱狗了吧)

You know have the idea of what "hot dog" means, don't you?






奇景(超人回來了?)

Superman returns?










奇景(好大的一條魚)

What a GIANT Fish.......

2007/04/07

[轉錄]甜美的剎那

甜美的剎那

Posted on 2005-11-13 17:25 柯裕棻

幾年前,某個心理醫生朋友給了我一個積極的建議,他說,偶爾心情不好情或緒低迷的時候,只要想想快樂美好的事情,寫下來列成一張單子,想辦法實現一兩個,心情就會明顯好轉了。


  他說,不能預先開一張清單貼在牆上,必須是每次低潮都靜心坐下來,仔細想過再寫出來。

說也奇怪,這件事剛開始實行的時候真是非常困難,大概是因為心情不好之際事物總是以負面的姿態悄悄浮上心頭,即使強迫自己想起一兩件美好的事物,還是缺乏將它們寫下來的興致,即使寫了,也缺乏實行的力氣。


  然而,這個單子的奇妙之處在於,它像個咒語遊戲,這些事物寫下來後,就白紙黑字的成了快樂的定義,不論能夠實現幾個,單單只是開列一張清單,儘列著美好的事物,就彷彿偷偷地對自己下了快樂的咒。


  這非常像普魯斯特對於過往時光的看法,他認為那些時光並非真的逝去了,而是悄悄地融入自己,隱匿在自己的深處,然後,也許在某個不由自主的時刻,透過某一種 意外的召喚,記憶的隔板會鬆開,那特別的剎那會全部湧現,那些看似失去的光陰會被召喚回來。這樣的經驗無法由理性的觀察而得致,必須依賴詩意的偶然,那種 偶然的瞬間,也是打敗時光的永恆瞬間,這樣的快樂簡直難以言喻。


  所以練習寫這種單子,只是一種召喚的訓練,讓感覺和記憶處於開放的可能狀態。


  美好的事物一旦開始浮現,就會宛若春雨那樣細細密密地包圍妳,一絲接著一絲,貼著肌膚,往心裡滲去。有一些是莫名閃現的念頭,有一些是長久以來不時想念的物體、光線、氣味、聲音、觸覺、或僅僅只是一種淡淡的說不出來的感覺,某種剎那的甜美,或是清明。


  單子上的指涉越來越複雜,寫下的事物逐漸轉化為某種難以言說的剎那,越細緻,也越朦朧。一開始的時候寫的是游泳,後來就漸漸變成了「七月的下午,映在牆上的 游泳池的波光與游泳者晃動的影子和笑聲」;如果一開始寫的是陽光,後來就擴散成「躺在落地窗邊曬太陽午睡的貓身上的光澤」或是「外婆家的日本房屋窗口,陽 光裡向上漂浮的塵埃」;如果是烏龍茶,漸漸就化成「手摘有機炭焙烏龍的第三泡發出來的那種桂花香」;或是從「李梅樹的畫」變成「李梅樹畫的女子那種淡淡的 假日時光的悠閒,某一種星期日的下午靜止」;從泡澡延伸成「檀香味的泡沫和水氣」;沒事做的夜晚變成「閑閑的晚上一邊聽德布西鋼琴練習曲一邊在餐桌上啃蘋 果讀小說的心情」;味增湯變成「味增湯裡手工絹豆腐上的蔥花,比例均衡,散亂而完美」。


  不過,巧克力蛋糕始終都是巧克力蛋糕──無可取代的快樂,巧克力本身就是一種甜美的剎那。


  當然還有非常具體的形式,例如,大笑的孫燕姿的下頦是一種快樂的線條﹔吹著風的陳綺貞的肩胛骨;抽著煙誰都不理的王菲的背影(她似乎只有背對著世界的時候才會快樂);或者Belle & Sebastian的曲子,縹緲得不像話。


  我一點一點慢慢兒列出這樣的單子,實體的世界一層層剝落,從固定的形式溶解成某種感覺。但是只有在非常偶爾的幾次,非常偶爾,無意間我會觸電也似地想起微不足道的往事,進入一種莫名的迴盪時刻,並且像意外按下重複播放的曲子那樣,再一次,重新活過那個時空。


  有一次,我和一位不怎麼熟的朋友在秋天某個將雨的星期日下午到大直某一家咖啡館去,我點了咖啡拉堤和夾酸乳酪與番茄切片的三明治。整個陰天的下午,我們都期待著雨,即使坐在咖啡店陽台上喝咖啡的時候,我們還半生不熟地聊著等會兒下雨怎辦呢沒有帶傘這樣的話題。


  閑晃胡扯的幾個小時,雨始終沒有下來。卻在我們終於離開咖啡館走向停車處的時候,在那短短的五分鐘裡,傾盆大雨迫不及待地,啪搭啪搭狠狠地下了。我們一邊大叫,一邊大笑,我說,哎呀這雨根本是不懐好意等著我們的。


  說完這句話,下雨的宇宙似乎亂了,我忽然回到十二年前,另一個場合,另一個地點,另一場雨中的奔跑,另一個人曾經這樣在雨中大笑著,對我說過這樣的話,那句 話被我忘了,卻在這個剎那由我自己無意識召喚了出來。這場雨是一條連結過往和未來的途徑,即使此刻坐在電腦前,我還是可以想起它,還有更久遠之前的那一場 雨。生命的縱深因此而拉得很長很遠。


  世界總是如此,事物的表象之下蘊藏了無限的細節,如果不仔細思索,那無限的意義就輕易錯過了,塵封著,表象只是起起伏伏的片刻而已。但是如果仔細看它,想它,那麼這所有的細節就如同神秘難解的夢境,在莫名其妙的時刻浮現,攫取我們的感覺。


  這時我們會驚訝,枝微末節的每一天,原來都像海洋那樣蘊藏深沉,那樣複雜。


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很甜,很溫暖的一篇文章。

但願我也有這樣的閑情雅緻,可以常常細細的品味自己的生活,回溯記憶中的任何一點滋味。

我也希望自己能夠有一點她的文采,把每一點點的感動都記錄下來,讓未來有一天,可以認真品味:)

[大公網]港評: 英媒三大偏見抹黑中國

[大公網]港評: 英媒三大偏見抹黑中國

2007/04/05

SHE~

She may be the face I can't forget,
the trance of pleasure or regret,
may be my pleasure or the price I have to pay.

She may be the song that summer sings,
may be the chill that autumn brings,
may be a hundred of different thing
within a measure of a day.

She may be the beauty or the beast,
may be the famine or the feast,
may turn each day into a heaven or a hell.

She may be the mirror of my dreams,
a smile reflected in a stream,
she may not be what she may seem,
inside her shell.

She who always seem so happy in a crowd,
who's eyes can be so private and so proud,
no one's allow to see that when they cry.

She may be the love that cannot hold to last,
may come to me from shadows of the past,
that I'll remember till the day I die.

She may be the reason I survive,
the why and wherefore I'm alive,
The one I'll care for through the rough and ready years.

Me, I'll take her laughter and her tears
and make them all my souvenirs,
for where she goes I've got to be
the meaning of my life is she.

She....
oh She....


I was in bed, stayed all alone in the house.
I played music to accompany myself before going for a rest in the afternoon, and when I woke up in the dark, this song sang gently by FeiXian.....

She may be the reason I survive, the why and wherefore I'm alive....

It nearly broke my heart.....
So wanna fall in love in that moment :)

YenZi Said...

She once got an experience to proclaim her feelings to a guy through Email, but no positive reply back. That guy went abroad soon later, and YenZi doesn't even know where he is now. He just traveled a lot.....

Well, this situation sounds familiar.
So many friends asked me the same question when they finally reached me online or through Email: "Where exactly are you now, Wendy?" Maybe things will turn worse later?
(But I doubt if the proclaimation part will ever happen to me =.=)

2007/04/04

頸椎、胸椎、腰椎都歪了

請大家叫我一聲:病入膏肓人~

今天又拜訪了中醫診所,再次呼天搶地,並嚴重到把陳醫師從看診間"震"到推拿室來。
再次摸了摸我的背脊線,他對林推拿師作出了以下的指示:
"太緊了,整條肌肉都太緊了。一步一步來,適可而止。"
印象也很深刻的是,皮皮目睹+聽完我的呼天搶地,在籠子裡的他也哀嚎了兩聲.....
是有樣學樣嗎?=.= 還是他也對姐姐被人欺負心生不捨?
(根本就是姐姐想太多...)

喔~順帶一提的是,我今天也破紀錄的讓針扎上了我的....
超緊張的啊!!!!一根根針戳進你頭裡誰不緊張啊!!!!
而且不是一根喔,是五根....
陳醫師在扎針的時候我超級認真的把位置都記下來,深怕過了幾分鐘他來拔針的時候漏拔了哪一根那不就糗大了?
我不要把針帶回家....而且是帶在頭上回家.....
我這種超容易緊張+昏倒的個性好在有一個小女生在旁邊拼命繞著我問東問西(問皮皮的事情)才分散了我的注意力,說來也真是要感謝她,不然搞不好我還會在中醫師診所上演昏倒記....
(是低!皮皮今天又出門"看病"囉~
醫師們還在偷偷說"慘了~這下都被皮皮學走了~以後我們吃什麼?")

差點忘了提,我這個病入膏肓人還有一項潛在病症喔!
根據醫生判斷,我的感冒症狀繼續延燒下去很可能就連中耳炎都要黏上我了...
哎呀...怎麼可以這麼嚴重呢...

各位看倌!請保重身體啊!!!!!

媽媽八卦力

病得半生不死,於是加入了媽媽前往中醫師那裡去給人家拔罐、針灸、推拿的行列。
很久不見的陳醫師看到我們很開心,
"哎呀校長~您來了就不用客氣,直接去熱敷就好!"
"校長的女兒簡稱*校女*,來!請進!"
(我...累歸累,腦筋還是正常的,這種冷冷的笑點正常的時候、病了的時候都笑不出來...)
跟前一天另一位冷冰冰李醫師的態度果真天差地別啊~
(附註:以後生了病也要記得記得!說什麼也要撐到晚上再去給晚班的陳醫生看....)
坐下來的第一時間,陳醫師開口了:"最近一次聽到妳的八卦,是那個新加坡人~"
然後他開始很認真的問我病情,留下我自己一個人莫名奇妙的內傷加劇....
(媽!你真的是來看病嗎....中醫據我所知沒有包含心理治療吧XD)
之後是頗正常的醫療行為這完全沒話講,醫師、推拿師對*校女*的"特別照顧"有加,
身為一個只好任他們擺佈的病人,我該呼天搶地的時刻也一點沒有漏掉,
背上該青一塊紫一塊(黑一塊)的位置也全部都盡責的一一浮現。

除此之外,躺著在忍受拔罐、針灸之苦的時候,最有趣的是還可以聽醫師們和病人對話,
尤其聽到了不少關於我家皮皮的對話.....
(是的各位觀眾!我們連去看中醫皮皮都會跟著去...不過為了避免他貓飛貓跳,他會被關在籠子裡)
鄉親啊~這真是一隻人見人愛人見人愛談的貓咪啊!

坦白說除了皮肉之苦以外,我越來越喜歡去這家中醫診所,
喜歡陳醫師、喜歡貼心會為人設想的晚班櫃檯姐姐、喜歡林推拿師。
(真的!以後說什麼都要撐到晚班的人出現的時候再去看病!!)
雖然今天還有另一個插曲:
櫃檯姐1:校長妳好!又來啦!
媽:對啊~我昨天弄了比較舒服,就想說今天再過來。
櫃檯姐1(歪頭看我):妳帶女兒過來喔?這個長得比較不一樣耶...校長妳有幾個女兒啊?
我:...一個...可能是因為今天看起來比較憔悴...
櫃檯姐1:真的喔!真的差很多耶!
。。。。。。

好嘛....我就是病了啊XD

2007/04/03

ILL, SICK, HALF DEAD

>"<

still got headache, still sleepy.
I didn't ask for leave on purpose, I really didn't!
Jeez... this didn't feel okay...lay for one more day?

2007/04/02

Let's Welcome the Swedish!

Zoye and Mimi went to Sweden serving in Vasärö campsite last year, and they got visitors this March!

Clara and Malin flew 24 hrs to do their high school graduation project. They'll stay in Taiwan for 2 weeks and visit lots of places to have first-hand, clearer picture of "where, and what is Taiwan." Sounds like an exciting project isn't it?

Old street @ SanXia


I was responsible for taking them around on Saturday, and partly involved in the Sunday schedule. Since their project was sponsored by two organizations- one is a Scout organization, the other is the Leo Club- they need to investigate our Scouting. Also, their project included visit to some temples, and tea gardens in Taiwan. These made our planning much easier.
LinYin, Clara & Malin

First, my plan included a half-day visit to the school-based scout group- WanXing Elementary cubs & brownies. As for the community-based scout group? They'll visit our 400-member Firewood Open Scout Group the next day. Come back to the Saturday afternoon, we went to SanXia ChinXuei TsuShih Temple 三峽清水祖師廟 to appreciate the classic temple and the antique old street. I explained to them the Taoism gods and rituals, and shared with them our famous diet style. They asked me questions on the way, and of course I knew a lot about their Swedish lives. In the middle of our journey in SanXia, Malin said "this is the atmosphere we expected to feel when we came to Taiwan. Crowded, a little bit chaotic, and got so close to local people's lives." I fully understood her, and I was happy to be the one that helped them to find the feeling.

Later, we came back to Taipei for ZhiNan Temple 指南宮 in the mountains. Besides the introduction of the God of the Gods, sure should I tell them about the "Handsome God" Lu Tung-Pin, and how according to saying that he would tell lovers apart.
"We were here alone, without our boyfriends. It should be fine, right?" Malin asked me carefully.

ZhiNan Temple

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"Let's say.... My mom and dad came here for a walk often, and I find NO problem among this two. How do you think?"
Malin got a relief smile on her face, and we happily walked into the temple to find the "Handsome God." hahahaha.....
(I later told Mom: "Ooops, I kind of fall in love with introducing our gods and temples to foreigners...It's so much fun!!!" freak me~~)

Already in the MaoKong area, we would not spare the chance to have a quick visit to the Tea Promotion Center, neither will we let go the chance to fulfill their goal of visiting the "tea garden". Without a second thought, we brought them to YaoYuei 邀月 tea house for dinner and waited for others to join us. I've successfully satisfied Clara- a vegetarian's- requirement at lunch by introducing them Green Onion Pancake 蔥油餅. And I was very ambitious to do a great job again! With some discussion with Dad, I choose five dish: Pineapple with shrimp 鳳梨蝦球Rice Noodle with Tea Oil茶油麵線Chinese Lettuce 炒高麗菜Tofu on Iron Board鐵板豆腐Vegetable Dumplin素蒸餃 and only the last one failed its mission! THEY LOVED ALL THE REST~~~~
(All the photos came from online albums but not from our restaurant.
Sorry, I didn't take photo of our food that day:P Thanks to all the photo providers!!)

I got another reason to feel proud of myself. Don't you think so?

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