2008/03/31

A Yum-my Presentation- Posted on Inside IMC

Yay~ I wrote this~! I wrote this~ :D
Great thanks for Rachelle's grammar corrections.

A Yum-my Presentation

29 03 2008

Near the end of the winter quarter, the Medill Career Services office was pleased to have Ms. Qun Wang, Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Yum! Brands Inc. - China Division, join us for a luncheon presentation. She introduced the unique practices of Yum! Brands in China and answered many questions brought up by Medill IMC students with examples from previous cases. Some students stayed for a long time after her presentation to ask her additional questions, and they all benefited a lot from her discussion.


From Ms. Qun Wang we came to know that the Yum! China Division, which is based in Shanghai, has been running more than 3,000 restaurants since the beginning of 2005 compared to Yum! Restaurants International, which operates more than 12,000 restaurants outside the U.S. (excluding the Yum! China Division). The primary Yum! brands in China are KFC and Pizza Hut. In addition, the company’s Chinese quick-service restaurant brand, East Dawning, is also developing fast. Unlike operations in other countries, most Yum! restaurants in China are direct stores rather than franchises. We were told that this policy is in line with Yum!’s commitment to quality control and for such a huge evolving market like China, it is never easy.


Around 140 staff members from Yum! China’s headquarters and its 17 markets report to Ms. Wang. Since the practice of public relations is not yet an industry standard for corporations in China, Ms. Wang’s staff continuously faces challenges internally and externally. Ms. Wang also stated that due to the lack of powerful country-wide media and the complexity of each region’s unique characteristics, staff at Yum! China had to be highly creative and sensitive to changes in local societies.


On the topic of use of social media, Ms. Wang kindly requested suggestions and viewpoints from IMC students. Yum! China was aware of the importance of newer media and had already dealt with an unfavorable crisis started by a blogger. Ms. Wang felt highly interested in the latest developments in the U.S. in this regard and looked forward to constructive contributions from IMC students. For Yum! China, work on social media was still developmental and not yet playing a significant role for business. Nevertheless Ms. Wang affirmed, “…but we have been keeping an eye on it.”


To the students’ excitement, Yum! China Division had created two residency projects to work on this summer in Shanghai. One of the projects will require student teams to build integrated marketing and communication plans for KFC’s summer beverage business and the other one will look to improve of Pizza Hut’s Dine-In business. On this topic Ms. Wang ended by saying, “We are really looking forward to meeting you and working with you soon!”

……….Wendy Chen

Happy Spring Hiking at Starved Rock Park!

It's an amazing trip, a very sunny and joyful one.

Martin and Briana started to have this thought on planning a hiking for the spring break, so I asked Kerry and Joan for some information. Eventually, we decided on going to Starved Rock State Park for a one-day trip. Eight of us showed up and joined the hike yesterday, including people from Economics, Math, and IMC programs; and from a country in Caribbean, China, Denmark, Germany, and Taiwan. Sounds cool? I think so.

We drove for 2.5 hours to get there and directly started our hiking. Frankly, the Starved Rock hiking routes are quite easy for everyone to go. We saw many families go there together, and I felt like "taking a walk" throughout the period instead of "hiking." There were limited hills to challenge hikers, and the stairs there were neither too long nor too steep. Anyone can enjoy this place, truly.

I like the waterfalls and canyons we visited yesterday, but it was a pity that some views would definitely look prettier when it's summer or fall time. However, instead of complaining, I chose to appreciate the desolate beauty of Starved Rock. To be frank, I felt satisfied about going back to Nature already, which was very rare for my current life here. This also brought me back to my sweet Swiss memories when I had a bunch of friends who went hiking together, cheered for the sunrise/sunset together, and celebrated for our achievement together.....

Yes, I missed you all- Andrea, Chris, Julia and Teddi. I miss you all a lot!

Luckily, new friends here gave me some other inspirations as well. I enjoyed talking to Martin, Briana and Soren on our way. I loved their silly jokes and behaviors. I loved our pleasant pace. We were all good company to one another for this beautiful sunny day.

Five of us ended our day with entertaining hot pot in Chinatown in the evening. It was Martin, Soren and Rishi's first time to try it, and they not only enjoyed the food but also enjoyed the way to eat it. They refrained from using the net spoon to get their food and insisted to use chopsticks to pick up tofu, fish balls, pork balls and other ingredients. "We are fishing!" they said, while breaking tofu into pieces and making the fish balls rolling around the pot for still another round.....

Well, since everyone had great fun, we had nothing else to comment~
080329-Starved Rock Hiking


Starved Rock State Park, Utica, Illinois
Driving direction: approx. 2.5 hrs from Evanston to get there(Rte 178 & 71, Utica, IL 61373)
Trail Map is available HERE.

2008/03/29

Almost the End of Spring Break?!

OH NO!!!!!!! Can't be true!!!!!!

I just enjoyed an afternoon with workout and piano play,
just got my pillow and comforter clean and dry,
just visited several places and enjoyed two shows,
just enjoyed the slow pace for few days with pleasant cooking fun,
just got used to keep record of my life everyday here again.....

The end?!
:(

分享一些上學期接觸到的有趣新媒體

以下的分享可能有點雜亂,但是絕對都是很酷的東西!歡迎有興趣的朋友自己剪接轉貼去跟其他朋友們分享啊:)
想要看美國各頻道的電視影集、電影、喜劇、Reality Show?
CBS、NBC、FOX、TNT、USA台、BRAVO、ABC......
CSI、Desperate Housewives、Lost、Hero.....
線上免費電視節目,同樣經過分門別類,並支援IM和channel chat。
使用者並可以克製化自己的channel
Netflix是世界上最大的線上電影租借平台,註冊、繳費成會員以後就可以無限制的在家透過網路看超過5,000部電影及電視節目-無論你在地球上哪個角落。
這個超酷的!這個網站在進行一種餵TV廣告的實驗性創舉,經過設定後,可以針對不同地區、不同場合、不同需求、不同社經地位取向客製化與觀眾有關的廣告內容播送,達成讓廣告漂亮達成reach the target audience的目的。
因為目前還在實驗階段,所以他們沒有廣開帳號讓所有人都可以去嘗試這個新科技的魅力。
不過本系同學之神通廣大自然還是與對方聯絡並取得了試玩帳號,我已經去操作過,真的很酷!!

真的非常有興趣想要嘗試的朋友,敬請來信到wendyhwchen@northwestern.edu索取帳號密碼,並嚴禁再對外散播。謝了!

這是NBC和News Corp.合作的線上電視電影觀賞平台,他們的野心是要拿這項服務跟APPLE的iTune對抗。
成功不成功?我們繼續觀察吧~
這個是跟手機行動通訊有關的,而且這是個大家的好朋友GOOGLE試圖在進行的一項計畫。
簡單說,Android試圖創造一個標準化的平台,可以讓所有的手機都擁有一樣的操作介面、軟體等等,
讓我們繼續來觀察這個嘗試是否可能成功吧~(行動通訊啊..有得打!)

就這樣了吧~有空記得要到處去玩玩喔~希望你們喜歡:)

2008/03/28

不可思議芝加哥!+CTA噁心奇遇記

現在的窗外,大雪.
是停在戶外的車子又整個被蓋起來的那種大大雪.....

早上起床的時候雖然陰陰的,但是也還沒有辦法想像之後的天氣會變得這麼誇張,我大概也只能說「千萬不要小看芝加哥氣候的千變萬化」!

幸好我因為聽說週四週五天氣會變,想了想空空如也的冰箱再這麼空轉下去(這幾乎也等於我都亂吃一氣下去)也不是辦法,所以簡單著裝後,我帶著可拖行的小行李箱跳上了CTA前往Argyle站去大南超市補充戰備糧饗啦~這個決定真是這幾天以來我做的最棒的決定之一了!

不過話說出門的當時天氣只是陰霾,當CTA走到Howard站附近老天爺就開始哭泣了......轉搭上了Red Line的列車,我身邊坐下了一位約莫四十歲左右的中年男子(我知道你在想什麼.....以為艷遇的橋段來了嗎?差遠了......)他跟我打招呼的方式先是指指他裝在懷裡行李袋中的一隻小狗,問我牠可不可愛,我禮貌性的回答之後他又問了我"Are you Chinese?"在我一貫標準化的回答我來自台灣後他用一口漂亮的中文開始唸起「台北台中台南高雄屏東花蓮......」然後滔滔的說起了他去過台灣,也去過好多大陸的城市待了七八年什麼的,又問我有沒有去過上海,沒多久又提說他自己也很喜歡大連云云.感覺上是很妙的人對吧?可是打從他與我交談的一開始我就警戒心非常高,因為他衣著相當拉塌,手裡拿著的一罐礦泉水先是偶而用手指沾一點沾一點送給懷中的狗狗喝,沒一會兒又自己就著寶特瓶口喝了起來(!)他的唇邊上還有半圈似乎是刷牙後殘留的牙膏,試圖跟我交談的同時他還三不五時的就直接用手指頭戳我肩膀或手臂(最好這樣對陌生人是夠禮貌的!)在他不斷用中文繼續的發言裡,他又說自己也會講法文廣東話西班牙語俄文等等(他真的有說給我聽,短短的那幾句聽起來都很道地) ,還誤打誤撞的直接猜中了我姓陳(本日最笨的部分!我幹麻跟他承認.....)還好我在他問我住哪裡的時候大腦還有在運作爽快的回答了芝加哥(而不是Evanston) Well, 這次的CTA奇遇真讓人不舒服啊......(順帶補充,我從頭到尾堅持不講中文,現在想起來也真是明智的決定.至少我的發言同車廂的路人們都聽得到/懂,如果真的出了什麼事說不定哪個好心人可以幫上忙.....)

最讓人驚恐的部分是,他居然跟我在同一站Argyle下車(!!)我於是在車站月台上故意走錯方向耽誤了離開的時間,並且暗暗祈禱他不會那麼剛好要去大南買東西啊......

恭喜老爺賀喜夫人,我的噁心奇遇記的確就在下車的瞬間終止.在採購完成後的大雨(後來變大雪==)中搭車回家時也沒有再碰到怪人.到家以後就很心情愉悅且賢慧的弄了一堆好吃的蔬菜煎餅及一鍋幸福滷肉:)

好啦~奇怪的芝加哥,你愛下雪讓你繼續去下吧~
反正我在我溫暖的家裡有煎餅,有滷肉,有暖呼呼的抹茶,有我不斷想趕進度的親愛的日劇:P
下吧下吧下吧~

2008/03/27

貴婦人的Old Orchard半日遊

跟Annie說好了要找天有空一起去逛街,於是這個下午我們就開心快樂的出門準備往Old Orchard去走走。看外頭那陽光普照的模樣,我於是又翻了翻衣櫥,把媽媽寄來的另一套洋裝套上,戴上了太陽眼鏡,到Annie那敲她的房門等著一起出發。

「唉呀!我還以為哪個大明星來了!」Annie驚呼。
「沒有的事~不過我心情真的很好,所以就特別穿得漂亮一點犒賞自己一下」:)

然後,兩個女孩就懶洋洋的到Davis站那頭等公車,等車、坐車的時光裡盡又充滿著好多好多使人心情飛揚的話題。

這樣的風、這樣的雲、這樣的陽光與藍天、這樣輕巧舒適的交談,
唉呀!人生。
唉呀!我得來不易的新生命。

認識我比較久的人都知道我其實很少逛街的,可是今天這樣的踩馬路之旅真的讓我很開心。我們在Macy's 裡面看包包、看禮服;我們兩個都各自拿了些禮服去試穿,最終任一件都沒買,可是自High效果十足。不例外,我一眼就看上了兩件風格類似的水藍色禮服(媽媽知道了大概又要碎碎念,「妳也拜託~找點其他顏色的衣服啊!」)試穿之後第一件因為太長而被我放棄(誰叫我腿短XD),第二件穿起來實在好看!可是尋覓完標價以後想也不想的就默默把衣服歸回原位了....後來我還有找到一件火紅色、價格非常可親的小禮服,不過稍微掂了掂荷包又掂了掂自己需要/喜歡這件小禮服的程度,我還是決定讓她躺回架上等待其他的有緣人。

穿上禮服後在鏡前端詳自己--根據本人一貫不害臊的評估--很美。
捨不得/不想買下禮服的原因還有一個,反正也沒人欣賞沒人在乎,在穿著禮服的那當下享受那種滿足與喜悅就很夠了,我沒有必要非成為禮服的主人不可。未來的某一天為了某一個特殊的場合,或者為了某個重要的人,我再來好好考慮花這筆大錢吧~

「會有的、會有的。」Annie說。 :)

又多轉了幾個店,我們到Cheesecake Factory(Old Orchard branch)吃了點蛋糕、喝點下午茶後才坐車回家。今天我點的是Key Lime Cheesecake,Lime和Cheese都非常的濃郁,配上Mint Tea卻正是美味得剛剛好,讓我吃得心花怒放的。席間又因為接了幾通電話搞定了禮拜六要與一幫朋友去Hiking的行程,這下生命更加充滿了期待與興奮!耶~我真是幸福到頂了!

BTW:Hiking的行程怎麼來的?這可是我請教CTA上相遇的老人Kerry接待家庭媽媽Joan之後得到的寶貴資訊喔!Briana又因此二度讚歎於我的resourceful呢:P

Old Orchard Shopping Center
4999 Old Orchard Center
Skokie IL 60077
(847) 674-7070
從Evanston可以在CTA Davis Station前面搭乘205、208公車,或者在靠近Benson Ave.那一側尋找201公車前往。車程大約20分鐘即可抵達,回程時可在下車地點等待同樣三種車返回Evanston

2008/03/26

平靜、知足、感恩

在凌晨送走Katzu以後,這個上午還跟新生Nami(JP)透過Skype聊了約一個半小時,在與她的對談中檢視了自己從前往美國以來所有經歷的點點滴滴,驚訝的發現原來真如前人所說:「甚麼痛苦的部份經過了時間奇妙的魔法轉達給他人時,多半都轉換成了依舊正面積極的說辭。」就是不管自己怎麼辛苦,都還是會陷害別人跳來自己這個火坑的意思 XD 奇妙啊......

睡過回籠覺起床以後的午後時光邀請Annie來房裡喝Katzu買來的道地日本抹茶,於是兩個人又一起享受了有說有笑的好一段悠閒時光,東扯西扯之際原本壓在心頭的那些過不去奇妙的「都過去了」。等到終於抓到一個時機跟Annie提起我這幾天經歷的鳥事時,我第一次發現心頭的那份沉重真的消散了!我好像在講一個別人的故事、別人的苦別人的難。忽然,一切已經雲淡風輕,只有口頭上還不捨得放棄似的繼續絮絮喳喳的碎碎念。

今日的重頭戲其實是O'Neil家的晚餐。穿上媽媽寄來的美麗裙裝、戴上嵐精挑細選的別緻耳環、簡單梳妝打扮後出門迎向天高氣爽但是風又莫名異常強勁的芝加哥。耳機裡的音樂一路陪伴我抵達Linden站,又陪著我輕巧的走過一個又一個街角前進O'Neil家的方向。抬頭望天、看著整齊街道旁路旁高聳的林木、四周張望Wilmette別緻的樓房、感受著冷冷的風、聆聽著偶然在某個角落響起的風鈴叮鈴聲、欣喜的發現松鼠又在四周多了起來......《當我遠颺》適時的播送,之後是張清芳的《台北的天空》、然後響起了五月天的《知足》......真的,還沒有走到今晚的目的地,我已經豁然開朗。

我就是我,獨一無二的我。我有我的魅力、我有我的生存之道。
我有一些別人奪也奪不走的特質、我有一些別人怎麼試圖傷害都傷害不了的寶貝。
某些人心再怎麼醜陋,這個世界依舊依序正常運轉,依舊有值得我去追求、去為之讓嘴角上揚的美妙事物。
誰該小鼻子小眼睛的卡在那裡?

與Joan, Pat, Stacy的談天及可口晚餐更積極的提醒了我生命的美好、光明面。親愛的接待家庭爸爸媽媽關心我的學習、關心我的實習申請、關心我所關心的亞洲局勢台灣大選、慷慨的與我分享他們的生活他們的觀感他們的看見。再一次,我在與他人的談話中更體認了我離鄉背井到西北來求學的價值、更珍惜了那些辛酸與痛苦奮鬥的部分、也更清楚了我對家鄉與家人深切的愛。然後依照約定,我坐到鋼琴前為我在美國的家人們演奏一首又一首的歌曲。

沒有多想,第一首就是讚美 神的《尋找》

讓手指在琴鍵上流轉時,心底的那份平安、知足與感恩是非常強烈的。不誇張,我的手幾乎是在感動到不由自主顫抖的狀況下好不容易的才完成了這曲的彈奏,然後我轉身跟他們分享了這首歌大約的意義,在Joan的臉上我也就同時讀到了她的感動。然後我繼續彈著Amazing Grace、Moon River、Color of the Wind、恰似你的溫柔、(我創作的)探察團歌、我願意、老祖父的掛鐘、月亮代表我的心、Theme Song of Forest Gum、A Whole New World......每彈完一曲我都會轉身跟他們分享一下跟曲目相關的故事,關於曲子本身(《我願意》其實是福音歌曲),或者關於曲子之於我的意義(《恰似你的溫柔》是老媽的引吭高歌曲)。Joan與Pat都非常有耐心的聽我彈、聽我說,愛對陌生人亂吼亂叫的Star也舒服的躺在地毯上聽音樂(我們都懷疑Star因為我的音樂而記得我,所以在我剛進門沒多久後就認得我了會來舔我黏我:P);Joan還不斷觀察我在琴鍵上四處遊移的手:"It is so beautiful"她目光柔和的說。

時間漸晚,差不多是該打道回府的時候,Joan提出了個滿溢恩典的請求:請我再彈一次《尋找》
深吸了口氣,我把這首曲子獻給她,也獻給最愛我、最疼我的 神。

我曾經像一隻小小飛鳥
飛躍在這藍天海上
我無時無刻 徬徨無助
找不到可以傾訴

我曾經像一隻小小飛鳥
穿梭在這城市之中
我正在尋找 那慈愛雙手
那就是主耶穌

主啊!我要回到您身旁
我要回到您身旁
那慈愛雙手 正等著我
來擁抱我

主啊!我要回到您身旁
我要回到您身旁
那慈愛雙手 來擁抱我
那就是主耶穌

真的,都雲淡風輕了。
我重新懂得 珍惜我自己、疼愛我自己 :)

Learn! Wendy: Something About Life



Learn! Wendy: Something About Life

Some friend shared these well made posters with me, and I was especially touched by this one-- Click on the above link to go check others when you have time!

2008/03/25

2008/03/24

原來有一種喜悅來得快,去得更快

而且可以這麼戲劇性收場。(收場了嗎?其實還不知道.....)

From 080323-Chicag...
但是我的無語、我的震驚、我腦中的那一片空白卻如此真實;
我所面對的狀況,竟是如此醜陋,如此不堪的在把戲劇情節搬到現實生活中上演。

花了很大的力氣要讓Art Institute裡面的曠世鉅作幫我轉移注意力,卻還是讓朋友察覺了我明顯的低潮。
一陣嘔吐似的傾吐過後烏煙瘴氣的感覺消散許多,心底的那一塊空卻仍頑固的存在著。

這個計畫那個夢,這場旅行那片夜景,在還沒上演以前就宣告劇終。
原來,這就是人生......

I have a dream...... ~ from the ending song of Blue Chicago

Impressive John Hancock, Impressive Chicago

From 080322-John H...
Katzu來的這天傍晚,我們決定悠閒的到John Hancock Center看夕陽等夜景,可惜就可惜在夕陽是有,因為時序轉換入春而太慢暗下來的天色讓我們與璀璨的夜色失之交臂了。John Hancock的展望台在94樓,東西南北方的展望都非常的好,向北可以遙望Evanston甚至更北的方向,向東Wisconsin也一清二楚,最exciting的畢竟還是向南望,因為最精華的芝加哥市中心大樓們層層疊疊的聚集在這個方向,而向西,就是茫茫的密西根"海" :P

這天出遊的時候對於期待中的John Hancock沒讓我失望十分得意,心裡卻有份小小的牽掛,總覺得希望在身邊陪著自己欣賞這片美景的人不在,讓景緻都失色了。不過同時也有有趣的遇見,因為在展望台上發現了熟悉的面孔:這豈不是Natasha嘛?再轉個身:這不是Mengchun嘛?

原來芝加哥那麼小 :)
From 080322-John H...
與巧遇的人們聊了幾句,分享了晚上要去Green Mill聽Jazz的事情,這兩個High咖也雀躍的想要加入聽Jazz的陣容,於是計畫了計畫回家拿證件說好了晚點見,留我和Katzu繼續癡癡的等夜景,我們直撐到再不離去Jazz之約肯定要遲到了才很不甘願的下樓。當時心裡的小小聲音是:今天沒看到夜景沒關係,就等值得的人再來一起欣賞吧!

有遺憾,所以還會再來啊....

火速的在Macy's 一樓買了Wow Bow一盒六個各式口味的包子後,我們匆匆的再次搭上Red Line前往Lawrence站與Briana和Martin會合。Green Mill的風格跟Blue Chicago感覺很不一樣,因為一入場就非常慎重的提醒觀眾「關手機、禁止交談喧嘩、禁止照相攝影」等等,感覺很serious。當晚的表演團隊DONNY McCASLIN GROUP 有相當大的陣仗,舞台上密集的站著七個表演者,看他們那麼享受著自己音樂的模樣我不禁想起了其他在台灣為了音樂執著、努力的一干好朋友們(希文、汪六,就是你們!!)真的,我很想念你們、想念你們的音樂、想念你們的光彩。而再一次,我又揚起了那種小小的惆悵:這樣棒的音樂表演應該讓你們來欣賞啊~給我聽豈不浪費了...

十點半多,我們一行四個人都累了,於是起身打道回府。走出Green Mill時芝加哥冷咧的溫度又無情的把我們冰醒,我們能安穩支撐到回家大概是拜Jazz之賜吧 :P

John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Avenue
94樓展望台是全芝加哥最棒的看夜景去處,門票12元
可以用Citypass比較划算
(包含
Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and Hancock Observatory的門票)

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
(773)878-5552
CTA Red Line Lawrence St.附近徒步五分鐘範圍內
入場要檢查Photo ID,入場費12元(不含飲料費用)
可能會爆滿,而一旦爆滿只能站著聽表演(真的沒有椅子可坐
...
熱門時刻不妨提早預約席位喔!

2008/03/23

Pipi and Dolphin!!

跟媽媽聊天的時候又環繞著我們家的小兒子皮,而且媽媽當場逮到這頑皮的現行犯又跑去我房間把比他大隻的海豚娃娃拖出來到樓梯口玩,真的是被這傢伙氣死又笑死耶:P

媽媽一邊幫他拍照一邊警告他:
皮皮!你慘了!你這樣欺負姐姐的海豚我們要拍照讓姐姐看,他回來會打你喔~姐姐會生氣喔!

然後臭皮照玩不誤..... 有圖有真相!






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2008/03/22

Snow, March 21

Unbelievable, I know! But we got snow again today, March 21.

I somehow love this snow, because it gave me a wonderful reason to stay at home, doing whatever came to my mind. :) This is definitely the most valuable thing on earth right now.
From 0803-Random
I talked to Mom in the morning about everything for so long a time, seeing my lovely Pipi lying on his blanket, fake napping while listening to our talks; I turned on the Taiwanese online radio with love song all night long (TW time) while blogging, replying emails, chatting with friends through MSN, updating photos, and planning for trips. Sometimes I'd get up rearranging my room, do some cleaning, sometimes I went make myself some simple, tasty food, snacks or drinks.

No, my life is not productive.
But this is real life :)

This snow, also brought me surprising messages. Just cannot stop smiling when thinking about them.
The dream, the Jazz, the snow, the sunshine, the sleepless night....

2008/03/21

Alive Again, from a Sunny Spring Day

Bravo! My lovely spring break finally came!
After the long serious torture of the winter quarter, after submitting the very last final exam online, I finally could start breathing normally. What a blessing!

First, I celebrated with some classmates at Wednesday night with several rounds of alcohol (oops~) What followed was my lovely Thursday lunch date with Annie Tao at Panera Bread. We were so lucky to have a sunny day, which reflected our joy in a pleasant way. Needless to say, our meals were wonderful and refresh. Our talks were very enjoyable, too!

I love my smart classmate Annie, I do~!
And I love our revival lunch with sunshine~~~
From 0803-Random
It was very good to know that "we had no time limit before the next schedule." I cheated Annie once by saying "Oh, Annie, we have to catch up with the 1 p.m. class." Surprisingly she was shocked and became nervous about what I've said :P

I was bad. I was bad.

When time flew in this kind of slow pace, all horrible lies could be forgiven easily. Right, Annie?

We fooled around with sunshine and the warm store for some more time and decided to go play piano. As promised, I taught Annie how to play a very famous song as well as played some song for her. The melody further brightened up our day, regardless of the tone of the songs I played was sad or joyful.

Theme Song of Forest Gum,
Color of the Wind,
天黑黑Dark Skies(孫燕姿Yenzi),
我願意I Will(王菲Fei Wang),
The Moon Represents My Heart月亮代表我的心, etc.


I had no clue why, but while the melody was flowing, I thought of you. Thought of if you were here, how would you react to my music? What would you say and what would you do? What songs would you ask me to play? Do you have melody to keep you company on your side? Do you have the same shining sunshine over there that lights up your day?

so_ do- mi so- do si_- mi so-, so la- si do^ la so~

2008/03/19

男生不敢追求你的原因是什麼?

你去非洲旅行口渴快死掉了,可是當地只賣四種飲料,你勉強會選一種?
1.黑蜘蛛苦瓜汁。
2.新鮮蛇血椰汁。
3.毛毛蟲西米露。
4.嗆味鱷魚肉汁。
















解析:
1.選「黑蜘蛛苦瓜汁」的朋友因為你…外表讓人會產生距離感:
這類型的人外型讓人覺得很驕傲或氣勢很強,讓異性會感到有壓力,而且深怕追求時會被拒絕,因此只敢遠遠的觀望。

2.選「新鮮蛇血椰汁」的朋友因為你…能力太強凡事一把罩:
這類型的人屬溫柔女強人,雖然外表溫柔內心也需要依靠,不過由於個性獨立也很有自信心,把什麼事情都能打理的很好,因此讓男生覺得英雄無用武之地。

3.選「毛毛蟲西米露」的朋友因為你…讓男生覺得競爭對手眾多:
這類型的人有自己獨特的魅力,讓異性覺得他一定名花有主或是有很多追求者而容易打退堂鼓。

4.選「嗆味鱷魚肉汁」的朋友因為你…讓男生覺得很難駕馭你:
這類型的人是現代都會女性,非常強悍有自己的個性,而且絕不妥協,因此異性跟他過招幾次之後就會知難而退。

==========About me我的選擇===========
2.選「新鮮蛇血椰汁」的朋友因為你…能力太強凡事一把罩:
這類型的人屬溫柔女強人,雖然外表溫柔內心也需要依靠,不過由於個性獨立也很有自信心,把什麼事情都能打理的很好,因此讓男生覺得英雄無用武之地。

請給分~覺得正確的舉手~
(話說我自己已經舉手了.....)

2008/03/13

消失一陣子後的雜感

因為學業真的太忙,好一陣子我頂多上來看兩眼,沒有看到新的回應?聽兩首歌==>栽回書堆。

可是回家路上的「台北的天空」把我帶回BLOG來碎碎念了。

Evanston這幾天的確已經有點進入春天的跡象,暖和、晴朗。
一邊跟巴基斯坦(Ateeq)、印度(Nishant)同學聊天的我,腦中同時在跑著的還有好多好多思緒。
包含Isabel中午時候丟過來的鼓勵、包含昨天夜裡Coca Cola丟來的無情訊息、
包含最近積極的海內外牽線行動、包含未來....

Isabel說的話,讓我想到時嘴角都會忍不住上揚。
如果緣份真的是這麼一回事,那 神你的計畫方式也未免太折磨你的寶貝孩子了....

Coca Cola的事呢,既然他還是個ongoing的狀況,我就暫不多說了吧...
Finalize結果出來的時候我的喜我的悲我的憤怒保證各位全部都會update到。

海內外牽線的部分,是我個人視為小小成就的一個部分。
提供資訊把有興趣來念IMC的人順利拉進來;
把在新加坡工作的愛爾蘭人鼓吹推去台灣拜訪,把老弟和幾個朋友、幾個alumni試圖湊合在一起;
把在台灣工作的以色列人介紹給球友、介紹給業界的人,同時讓他在西北的朋友驚訝於我的熱情;
等等等.....

我是誰?我為什麼在這裡?我適合在哪裡?我可以在哪裡?

「家」在我心中是好大的一個甜蜜牽掛,可是心中嚮往的回家究竟是不是等於對自己有限能力的屈服,是不是等於我選擇回到comfort zone?不是說要勇敢、要挑戰嗎?

然而,如果以上真的是我的疑惑,為什麼在聽到「台北的天空」的同時,我還是忍不住的就要紅了眼眶?

confused.....

2008/03/02

9am-10pm=THREE SATURDAY MEETINGS

0900-1500 Marketing Finance => Whole Foods Market Inc. projection final project
1600-1930 Database Analysis => CDW3 (Factor analysis, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis)
1930-2200?Stakeholder Management => Electrolux

Well..... sounds rocks?

XD
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