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這一個星期, 發生了好多事, 先是小藍車在公司停車場被撞, 接著老婆去做超音波產檢, 卻被留院觀察, 而在一星期的最後一個工作天, 在工作上卻諸事不順, 下了班, 又發現安親班的處事方式有待加強，想要正面思考, 似乎是不太可能…
First day back from the long weekend (BC Day).
I come across an article Disconnecting from technology is liberating in Vancouver Sun, and it’s a topic I have read a few times on how we can better utilize the technology to our benefits so that we do not become a slave to all the electronic devices.
Guess what, after I read it, the phones in my company go offline. Zip. Nada. Total blank. Nothing.
Talking about disconnecting.
Within a few minutes, all I can see in the hallway are people on their cell phones, calling the customers, talking to the phone company, doing whatever it takes to get the phone service back to normal. I understand that we are in a world where we prefer to have everything working properly, and let’s be honest, we are working and customers need to be looked after.
The article goes on to talk about the author’s brilliant and brave attempt to disconnect himself from the technological world step by step, from turning off the TV for a week, then web surfing, then phones and emails, then phones. Although inconvenient at first, disconnecting from technology makes reconnecting to the real world and real people possible.
A simple banking transaction that takes less than a minute on the internet now becomes a physical activity – getting to the bank, waiting in line, talking to the cashier, then getting a stamp of approval. Wait, isn’t this how we used to do banking?
Holding a real book. Wow, a book has weight? Not the weight of the tablet/smartphone anymore. The real book, a 450-page publication that requires the mind to be focused and the fingers flipping the pages. The added touch? The hard cover that seems to add a few more pounds to the book.
Advances in technology has improved dramatically to make daily life simpler, but at times we forget we achieve more by having less.
A feat that I adore, admire, and aiming to try. Hats off to Mr. Kelly.
When is the last time you look up from a kid’s point of view?
I took this picture when I was with my daughter at the playground. I love playing with her, because more often than not, I am taken to a place that I have not been to since I was a kid. In that, I am often reminded of how kids see things differently than grownups, and how we can start appreciating even simple things differently and live our life fuller.
I always think that it’s not so much we are teaching our kids, but how they are teaching us to teach them.
Yes, it’s Friday, undoubtedly the favourite day of the week for most people.
I can get up at 5 in the morning on the weekends and not feeling tired at all, whereas I can just sleep in until 8 or 9 in the morning on any given working day. Why? I don’t know, but I suspect I am hesitant to face the reality of the world after a good night’s rest and I want to save the newfound energy to do something for my family and myself, like eating breakfast together, go for a morning walk, clean the car, vacuum the floor…
Have a great weekend.