2009/05/31

端午連假台灣走透透之東港、埔里、溪頭、淡水遊!


行程火速rundown:
5/28(THU) 00:00台北出發,05:30屏東東港到達,身為換手的兩位駕駛之最佳聊伴的我只有昏過去不到半小時=>狂睡到九點半起來後跟奶奶、跟小叔小嬸小堂弟打招呼=>殺去跟外公外婆姨婆打招呼=>回奶奶家吃奶奶包的粽子(永遠讚!)當午餐=>約莫13:00跟著三叔三嬸帶著兩個小堂妹驅車前往高雄高鐵站,送走小朋友去搭高鐵我們再開車到台中與中部幫會合=>途中接到指示車頭一轉沿著國道六號直衝南投埔里=>約莫18:00埔里會合到路邊「牛相觸」花園餐館填晚餐(推!)再到路邊山嵐旅館把六大兩小三狗塞進一晚$3,000的六人房,11:00全體躺平(在眾人身上恣意踩踏的三狗不包含在內)
5/29(FRI) 07:00起床08:30六大兩小三狗通通刷洗完畢吃飽喝足殺向溪頭森林遊樂區=>塞塞塞到約莫11:30終於進入園區,12:30山產填完肚子後開始狗遛人走到腳斷掉之九公里不要命縱走=>17:30確定六大兩小三狗全部氣力放盡於是回頭塞塞塞回台中市區=>19:45在一人先遣部隊進駐15分鐘後蝗蟲大隊陸續正式抵達小肥牛中科店肆虐=>21:20禁不起小堂妹用淚水發出的抗議我們維持原定計畫兵分三路衝向閤家歡(一人先遣部隊二度發威,另一路先去買伴手再一路先去接三狗)然後老歌新歌大亂鬥歡唱至00:45=>到飯店梳洗完畢躺平的我們這一間關燈時間02:20;
5/30(SAT) 06:30萬般不願意把自己敲醒再把身旁的兩小搖醒出發衝向台北,沒有,這整趟我又幹了負責陪兩位換手的駕駛聊天所以自己完全沒有得睡的事情=>09:30政大到著,三叔一家莫名的精力十足續衝九份金瓜石=>開信箱看東西到中午吃飽後痠軟無力服老的去睡覺一路安穩到17:30=>弟弟到家、陪爸媽出門吃晚餐後19:00坐捷運殺向淡水公主號遊艇生日趴!=>11:45認命的發現真的已經沒有捷運可以回家了只好請小黃來救命,政大再到著時間00:45。

啊~年輕人的連假就是要這麼瘋狂!

If You Were There....

when I was on the cruise, enjoying the night view by the river, celebrating Zoye's birthday.....
Indeed, I miss our night view.

when I was surrounded by greens, chirping birds and fresh air that full of natural fragrance.....
Indeed, I miss our greens in summer.

when I was surprised by this and that part of my unplanned journey, tasted something really delicious, found something so creative and interesting.....
Indeed, I miss the time I could shout out to share with you, and see your smile or hear your voice to know that I have successfully entertained you yet again.

If you were there.
If you were here.
with me.

2009/05/26

G Sports Night - Basketball + Badminton!

Last time when I played basketball...... junior high..... I played for 30 minutes tonight!
Last time when I played badminton..... university...... I played for 60 minutes tonight!
Yes! I played with my G co-workers in 南港運動中心(Nangang Sports Center) after work. What a sweaty evening!

I made several stupid mistake when I played the basketball. Thank God I've told everyone how bad I was and how poor my knowledge about the rules was. Sometimes I still felt ashamed, but well, there was nothing much I could do to become an expert basketball player. It was not my style....

When Judy finally arrived and was ready to play badminton with me, I felt saved! Badminton (and rock climbing, maybe?) was almost the only sport I could play well. At least my skills was "equal to or above the standard." I was surprised to find that my skills were still fair. Seriously I should consider keep the routine to play badminton, so I could stay fit and stay healthy. But you know what? I would need to find partners.....

Anyways, I find another reason to LOVE my G experience, again. See, it's an environment you have to "sweat" to enjoy it fully :D

2009/05/24

Greedy

貪心,想要多聽到一些聲音;
貪心,想讓電話的對談無止無盡。

「所以回去得對啦!」感受得到你真心的欣喜;
「算是,算是。」因為貪心,我還是不願意狠狠的承認、肯定這句陳述。
生命中有太多值得感恩值得尖叫的事情,我不得不承認,在那個環境或許一切都不會發生;
可是在這裡的我,卻缺少了最想對著尖叫的對象,連開心都要壓抑是很詭異的......

あなたに思っています。こころから。

2009/05/22

2009/05/20

Being A Googler Means....

  • professional, comprehensive training within a very short time by trainers from overseas (US & Swiss) offices and local (TW) office
  • flexible work, rest and dining time- just make sure you can get your task done!
  • colorful, creative, Google-style designs are everywhere around you in the office
  • every single minute you are chasing after time, because you have co-workers working everywhere in the world. They may
    1)throw an issue out to be discussed/solved;
    2)be waiting for you for a video conference;
    3)request a favor from you using internal Gtalk (called differently);
    4)fly over to be with you for couple of days before he/she fly to the next office to talk with the local team over there
  • there are always "visiting Googler" around in the conference room and some departments. He/she bases in P office, is originally from Q country, and speaks RSTUV language
  • you don't want to miss Sports Night, TGIF, the fruit plates (TPE limited!)
  • you don't want to screw A THING. NOT A SINGLE ONE. Every decision you make, every move you take, every thought you get can make a HUGE difference TO THE WORLD
  • surprises are so common, just like air
WOW~

2009/05/19

2010 Harvard WorldMUN@Taipei

From Thomas Chang, I got to know that NTUMUN (National Taiwan University Model United Nations) bid for the Harvard WorldMUN Conference since 10 years ago when they went to Athen, Greece for the Conference. Ten years of struggle and efforts paid off finally!

I attended the Conference in Brazil (2002), Germany (2003) and Egypt (2004) as a delegate and help initiated the international conference inside NTU (2004) and the 1st NTU Model UN Conference for university students islandwide in 2005. I deeply felt proud of our joint achievement and the great efforts made by the current NTUMUNers.

March 15-19, 2010, come join 1,800 students from 50 countries, 200 universities here in Taipei, Taiwan for Harvard WorldMUN Conference!

Official announcement from Harvard WorldMUN-->http://www.worldmun.org/welcome/


Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

My name is Ami Nash and as the newly elected Secretary-General of the Harvard World Model United Nations team, it is my distinct privilege to invite you to the 19th session of World Model United Nations (WorldMUN). Additionally, on behalf of the Harvard team, I am pleased to announce to all members of the WorldMUN community that after days of careful deliberation, we have decided that next year's conference will be held in Taipei from Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19, 2010 at the Taipei International Convention Center. Although all of the bids we received this year were impressive, we were particularly impressed by the creativity and dedication to the 'WorldMUN Spirit' displayed by the team from National Taiwan University.

This past year, more than 2400 delegates from over 50 countries gathered in The Hague embracing an environment of cross-cultural exchange that is unparalleled among Model UN conferences. WorldMUN aims to continue its tradition of excellence in 2010, leveraging the resources of Harvard University and extremely passionate local hosts, to uphold its reputation as one of the finest Model United Nations conferences in the world. Staffed by Harvard students and students from the local host team, WorldMUN is unique among MUN conferences in the depth, breadth, and quality of its substantive debate – along with its truly international character. This year we are proud to offer twenty-two committees, including WorldMUN's first Spanish-Language committee along with its first Joint Crisis Cabinet – an intensive interactive specialized agency focused on the situation in Sri Lanka.

Of course, WorldMUN would not be complete without the social and cultural experience. With the world's highest skyscraper, neoned street life, dozens of world-class restaurants where gourmets can sample delicious regional cuisine, along with incense-veiled temples dating back to dynastic times, and some of the world's best collections of Chinese historical artifacts, Taipei is a world of fascinating contrasts—a blending of the modern and the traditional. I can assure you that the Taipei team is working to organize events that will allow you to enjoy the vibrant culture of their city by day and night, while interacting with other delegates from across the globe.

As you may have noticed, WorldMUN will be held a week earlier in March this year, as a result of a change in Harvard's academic calendar. We hope that the new dates will allow many universities to plan for WorldMUN with greater ease, as they are closer to many universities' spring break schedules. With that said, we hope that the new dates will not conflict with any other commitments your team may have, and if the calendar change does present any potential problems, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

We are also acutely aware of the effect that the global financial crisis may have on many of the universities and students wishing to attend. It has always been our firm belief that financial constraints should not prevent students from attending WorldMUN, and we have therefore decided to significantly expand our already substantial financial aid program. We urge any schools considering applying for a scholarship to get in touch with questions; we will be posting our financial aid and fee waiver guidelines to this website in August.

Information on how to apply for WorldMUN will be posted to a newly revamped website (www.worldmun.org) in July, and registration will open in August. Please be sure to check back to the website this summer for further updates. Until then, I encourage you to email me (secretarygeneral@worldmun.org) with any questions or concerns you may have —I would love to hear from you all! I look forward to meeting you in Taipei in March!

Sincerely,

Ami Nash
Secretary-General
Harvard World Model United Nations 2010

2009/05/17

[轉載] 張成秀,從女工到Google總經理

原文來自這裡:「你那邊幾點」部落格。
記得臺北玩具店-「孔雀行」嗎?這是那女兒的故事。

從北一女到台大外文系, 史丹福MBA畢業...擔任過數家知名外商公司的高階主管,目前是Google台灣、香港區的業務總經理,張成秀,這位業界人士眼中的傑出女性,攤開她的 履歷表,就像是一幅台灣企業菁英的完美速寫...然而頂著卓越成就的光環背後,張成秀卻有一段令人意外的坎坷童年,父親破產自殺,哥哥送進精神病院,很難 想像這樣慘綠的成長歲月,居然造就出她開朗正面的處事態度...她的故事充滿動人的淚水,而透過她的積極向上,如今淚珠都幻化成一顆顆美麗的珍珠...完整原文

2009/05/15

Pipi Update: My Room As His Playground... Sleepground?!

Example number 1: My closet. Pipi came into my room, opened the closet door himself, jumped onto my plastic box and comfortably slept on it.


Example number 2: My desk. Again, he jumped onto my desk, pushed away all "obstacles" and made room for himself. Then, you know what happened: Pipi slept.
How can I not love him?

2009/05/12

鴻運當頭旺旺旺的一天

速記:中午跟Intel吳哥姐姐們吃飯,飯前接到電話確定下週一起到台灣Google報到=>在Starbucks休息充電時接到模聯學妹電話告知本日第二大喜,台大模聯出運了!(依據要求先保密,消息本身真的超HIGH!)=>晚餐跟探察老友們圍一桌吃蒙古烤肉、酸菜鍋,收到肯定旺旺來的禮物一批!(有圖有真相!)

之前就跟Jessica約好了要一起吃午餐,湊巧這天Ingrid和Martha也有空,所以我依約前往Intel大樓Lobby等三位姐姐翩然到來。等待的空檔接到了轉變人生的重大電話!Karen的聲音帶來了天大的好消息,週五開始(後又推遲至下週一)確定我已錄取到台灣Google為一項專案服務六週的機會。是的,目前所知的合作時間就是這麼短暫,但是光想到自己即將有機會成為Google的一份子,我還是忍不住想在台灣的大太陽下手舞足蹈!

下一個好消息要先忍住,忍住。也是透過電話,從本屆台大模擬聯合國社長學妹那裡聽到讓我簡直要無法呼吸的好消息,可謂是創社十年以來的最大突破!我瞬間忍不住也把這個好消息跟阿嵐學姐、立華學長分享,消息正式公佈以後,一定會讓台大模聯灑在世界各角落的每一份子都精神大振,與有榮焉啊!

晚上是跟一群童軍團朋友約了碰面聚餐的時刻,原本以為只有兩個朋友會出席的我猜錯了,我們紮紮實實的坐滿一桌九個人!這些與我相識了逼近或者超過十年、一起四處征戰過的好朋友熱烈現身來陪我吃吃喝喝聊天,除了桌上酸菜白肉鍋帶出的熱騰騰熱氣,還多了好一些暖呼呼的人情味。

唐宮蒙古烤肉好~好~吃~我喜歡他們酸菜白肉鍋裡的酸菜(很夠味),叫上來的火鍋肉也很夠份量很新鮮,旁邊還有一排可以去自己挑料給師傅炒肉的櫃檯,讓我們自己挑牛羊豬雞鹿肉(挖汙!)和各式蔬菜、醬料炒一起,炒過的肉塞進另外叫來的燒餅裡一起吃,也超級夠味夠豪邁!(雖然蒙古烤肉在蒙古真的不存在:相信我說的,我實地走訪過當地蒙古人強力否認他們吃蒙古烤肉.....)吃一吃我整個無敵擔心自己那還在直線上升的體重,如果繼續這樣吃下去到底會慘到哪一國去.....

酒足飯飽,最好玩的時刻到來了:送禮物。這天收禮物的人有兩個,一個是前幾天的壽星馬琦琦,另一個是所謂「凱旋歸國」的在下我。因為我完全不知道還有琦琦要來開生日趴,所以我沒有準備任何禮物(面壁ing)。大家也不改一向瘋狂的本色,讓我收到一批林林總總超妙的禮物!

本日第一名:黃天才的鳳梨旺旺來!!!
我真的真的服了這傢伙耶.......據說她在水果店買了這一大顆鳳梨,還交代老闆要包上漂亮紅色緞帶(老闆問:阿是要拜拜用的喔?!笑倒....)然後她還拿回家很仔細的用大桃紅色的包裝紙包起來,弄得好像是甚麼高檔禮物一般。我剛剛接過來的時候還在猜是不是某個盆栽類,在眾人鼓譟下好不容易拆開包裝紙看見廬山真面目,琦琦的相機於是第一時間記錄了我笑到淚水橫流的景象,天啊~這個禮物真的狂笑指數破表啦!!!!

艾苡的禮物也不惶多讓~大概也只有我這個小秘書最瞭解她老闆(我)在看似堅強、成熟的外表下,根本就是一個長不大賴皮鬼的事實。所以她送給我一支超大棒棒糖(大心!)
From 0904-Back In Taiwan
治宇和琦琦也很可愛喔~治宇送給我一支冰淇淋(阿大家都有發現我愛吃的本性嗎@@)狀的毛巾,琦琦從包包裡掏出了兩個單價$25的口罩說要給我實際的「抗H1N1祝福」。真的是齁.....被這群鬼點子超多的好朋友笑到歪腰、笑到喘不過氣來啦~
From 0904-Back In Taiwan
書瑋、亮鈞也送給我一整盒各色各樣的指甲油和去光水,我只能說書瑋媽媽的貼心女人指數強到爆表,完全符合我這個自己不懂得照顧自己,卻其實有需要讓自己維持基本光鮮亮麗面貌的需求。

ㄟ,你們這夥人!好不容易跟你們碰了面才好不容易讓我真的覺得紮紮實實回到家。
紮紮實實的,回到我熟悉,溫暖的家 :)

酒足飯飽玩耍也夠了,我們各自散場。我這假老外腦中還在盤算要走什麼路線回家的時候治宇的機車就過來了:「想得起來要怎麼回去嗎?」快二十年的交情果真不假啊~等我腦袋暖機完成,路口燈號轉綠,我們兩台機車於是就這麼一前一後的開動,朝著回家的方向前進。有好大一段歸程我們會重疊,治宇的車於是就默默的跟在我的車後面,到了路口紅燈停等時才會靠過來併排一起聊兩句。

這是我們的默契。不只我們兩個,這幾乎是所有探察人的默契。當我們開始有一排機車隊一同出門的時候,除了帶路的機車以外,女孩子的機車後面一定有人壓陣;而有好長一段時間,我這是唯一的一台女生騎的機車。

他們曾經是這樣寵著我,而我知道,他們 還會繼續這樣的寵著我。

不知道為什麼,回家路上我忍不住一直唱著范瑋琪的「我們的紀念日」。歌詞裡的內容不一定完全符合我的狀況,但是那種喜悅,某種心境,很一致。



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I Miss Music

I miss the music, and that links to you.
Miss old times, all the stories and the touching moments.
Irreplaceable. Unforgettable.

I love the moments when I heard some music and recognized them immediately.
I feel proud of myself and I feel like a great student.
I love the new joys you've brought to my life.
I hope to continue the journey steadily, but it's a dream too hard to be fulfilled.

When I asked for music, what that meant was far beyond than asking for music only.
You would understand. You could.

2009/05/08

興德附幼母親節活動,淚水可以再充沛一點

興德就是媽媽服務的小學,興德附幼就是校園一角充滿可愛小鬼頭的那區。去年放假回來台灣的時候聽媽媽說附幼來了一位嬌客,日籍的本田滿美小朋友,年紀太小只會講日文,幾乎一點點中文都聽不懂也不會說,在學校裡面適應很辛苦,所以要我有機會來學校陪陪她。開玩笑,日本小女生耶!我整個人當然High翻天沒事就跑來玩小朋友。聽說我來陪她的第一天她回家就一直跟媽媽叨叨念念學校有一個姐姐來陪她講話,開心翻了~聽得我是又窩心又疼惜,小小娃兒的辛苦整個讓人很揪心。

睽違半年,我回來了。也是很快就問起她在學校的適應狀況,欣喜的聽媽媽說滿美現在很棒,中文表達已經越來越清楚囉!恰逢幼稚園辦理母親節慶祝活動,媽媽鼓勵我來學校走走,參加小朋友的敬母活動,也看看滿美。

滿美還是小小隻,掛著她的圓圓眼鏡,跟所有小女生一樣愛穿粉紅色愛在身上戴著蕾絲邊的東西。跟她打招呼的時候她似乎不太記得我,不過我直接開始跟她說一點點日文後,她眼光投射過來的疑惑似乎淡化了許多,也對著我微微笑了。

媽媽們陸續抵達,所以敬母活動開始。因為有些媽媽不克出席,所以我配合幾個老師、愛心媽媽充當幾位小朋友的「媽媽」接受他們奉茶、給他們抱抱、讓小小的手幫我搥背、收下他們親手製作的小禮物(當然會先「收下」然後再交給小朋友,讓他們帶回家送給真正的媽媽)、聽他們唱歌、朗詩、也陪他們一起跳舞。看看周圍有媽媽來參加的小朋友無不興高采烈,瞬間變成黏答答的小小孩,拉著幾雙沒有媽媽來參加活動的小小手,我心裡忍不住一陣難過。

未來,我會不會變成那種在小孩子學校活動中缺席的討厭媽媽?我會不會讓我的小寶貝巴巴望著,卻只好在這種親子活動中牽著老師或者其他媽媽、大姐姐的手?我才不要!

可是我好怕我會.....

跑來抱我的小小孩不管男生女生都還是忍不住害羞,我不清楚他們的媽媽究竟甚麼原因選擇忽略參與她孩子生命中的這個「重要時刻」,多麼希望我給他們的一點點陪伴,真的可以讓他們小小心靈裡的失望減輕多一點。

小朋友們唱完歌跳完舞,幼稚園園長在我媽媽(校長)到來的時候請她講話,也跟在場媽媽們分享了滿美的進步。園長邀請滿美到面前來用麥克風把剛剛有集體朗誦的一段詩念給大家聽:「媽媽像太陽.......」滿美的聲音、咬字都好清晰,那段新詩好長,句子好多,滿美非常流暢的整段背完,怯怯的聲音裡面帶著一點點自信,念完的時候送給大家一個超可愛的微笑,然後火速跑回媽媽身邊坐下。滿美媽媽自然在她念著詩的時候就爆淚,我遠遠的看著小小隻的滿美,眼眶也是紅到一個爆炸,等她念完詩拼命熱烈鼓掌,眼淚也忍不住流下來。

其實整個敬母活動中我落淚不只一次,有足夠的資格被取笑「妳的哭點怎麼可以這麼低」,是啊,我離當媽媽還有八百萬年,在場的媽媽們都不一定落淚了我哭個甚麼勁。或許純粹是因為我最近很sentimental吧.......

親愛的我的媽媽,我還記得園長介紹我的時候有提到「這是校長從國外念完書回來陪媽媽過母親節的女兒」。還沒有重回經濟自立之列的我現在不敢隨意花你們的錢準備甚麼大禮送妳,希望您體諒,女兒終於回到妳身邊,陪妳過節、跟妳黏在一起慶祝落在母親節隔天的五十大壽,就是我所能想到最棒最棒的禮物了 :)

2009/05/06

Pour All Functions in Your Laptop to Your Mobile

This magazine advertisement not only "tells" you the story, but also allows you to "play" with the idea. Brilliant! Thanks to 外星人看廣告, I saw this Brazilian ads. I thought it is very clear and will not bore the readers, but I am wondering how much it might cost to produce such an ads, how many clients could/would willing to invest, and the most important thing: how effective is it? Does this ads successfully trigger the readers to check more information about the mobile phone, and even eventually purchase the product? In another word, how effective is this ads?

Also from this idea we could find out that it indeed is harder than before to produce "print" ads. Magazines have started to have those "smell it" pages for perfumes for a long time (special paper length/width for that page and special technique to contain the smell), and now the ads provided more interactions with the reader (plastic cover, embedded items). Good luck and salute to all advertisers!

從來沒有擁有過的東西

就沒有失不失去的問題。

だから、放せよう。ここで。いまで。

2009/05/04

Richy問:中國大陸學生若來台,讀甚麼最好?

個人淺見,還請大家賜教:
  1. 政治相關:因為他們可以用母語親切的了解另一種方向的政治思想/史/運作
  2. 商學相關:尤其鎖定了解台灣中小企業的發展生態,尋找可能的套用模式(目前的中國也越來越走向巨大企業經營模式,不過中小企業其實滿坑滿谷,才是經濟活力所在啊~)
  3. 媒體相關:因為中國的傳媒受到的限制極大,雖然我們的媒體環境也沒多好.....但是至少可以給予充分刺激、(同一點)讓他們用母語探索所謂的媒體自由運作是怎麼一回事
韋地(點名!)我想聽聽你的看法!!

2009/05/03

Karaoke with Mom, Enjoy 城裡的月光


跟媽媽在家裡唱著她的愛歌,我想起的卻是你。為你單獨彈了幾次這支歌,除了教你的那首以外。而且,我還在你面前飽含感情的唱了一次。沒有想到「城裡的月光」居然會悄悄的在記憶裡連結你們,也沒想到她會讓我在悠悠著唱著時,發現了歌詞裡面透露的情緒如此貼切自己的心境.....

城裡的月光--許美靜
詞/曲:陳佳明 編曲:Eddie Mazuki

每顆心上某一個地方 總有個記憶揮不散
每個深夜某一個地方 總有著最深的思量
世間萬千的變幻 愛把有情的人分兩端
心若知道靈犀的方向 哪怕不能夠朝夕相伴

城裡的月光把夢照亮 請溫暖他心房
看透了人間聚散 能不能多點快樂片段
城裡的月光把夢照亮 請守護他身旁
若有一天能重逢 讓幸福撒滿整個夜晚

2009/05/01

超專業的路人-大家一起跳"真善美"主題曲Do Re Mi


這是一個節目為了尋找重拍新版「真善美」的女主角而想出來的噱頭。

上午八點人來嚷往的中央車站,每個人不是趕著上班就是上學,但空中卻飄來茱莉安德魯絲演唱「Do Re Mi」的嘹喨歌聲,接著便看到一對父女,開始跳起電影裡的「Do Re Mi」舞蹈,其後一個接一個的路人也紛紛加入,最後成了集合200個人的龐大陣容,在中央車站大跳「Do Re Mi」。

令人感動的是,由於這首歌老少咸宜,當時趕上班趕上學的民眾,幾乎全都停下來,開心地跟著唱唱跳跳,難能可貴的是,這群「職業路人」在表演之前,竟Total只練習過二次,還能如此精準表演齣電影裡的片段,難怪演出之後可以博得滿堂彩,並在YouTube吸引了上百萬點閱人次!

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這就是經典電影經典歌曲的魅力啊!我在家裡看一看都有跟著唱,都想跟著跳了~
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