圖書館是我自小喜歡跑的地方。借各種各類書和雜誌。近年Calgary的圖書館有經典及新的電影DVD，看得我非常高興。For example, I checked out 崖上の波兒, the collection of Akira Kurosawa films the library has (e.g. Rashomon and Seven Samurai), and funny men Ricky Gervais‘ The Office, and Simon Pegg‘s How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and Hot Fuzz.
2. 基本投資知識/Basic Investment knowledge
很幸運地在中學十三班時讀了一科叫Mathmatics of Investment的科目，學了simple interest, compound interest, bonds, mortgage calculations, sinking funds, annuities, 等等，和後來讀了CSC (Canadian Securities Course)。明白利率/回報/風險等概念，有基本投資工具的知識。人要生活便要賺點錢，為將來作準備，要為退休儲蓄，有了這些基本投資工具的認識是相當有用的。
我說的”事”不是壞事(殺人放火等等)或害人/害己(吸毒等等)的事。At the end of the day, I try to have as little regret as possible. If I think I have passion in doing something, I would rather have tried (and tried hard) to find out if I am any good. To me, I don’t what to live life and look back and ask myself, “what-if”, “what if I had done that with my life?”
If you have the privilege, in terms of resources in time/money/health, do try things. I believe when we are older (or old), we will feel better if we have at least give it our best shot.
Use money wisely to buy time, if you can.
“People think I’m either lying or crazy when I say this, but it happens to be true, because I used my nest egg [K: what could have been $72 million] to buy something more valuable than money: I used it to buy time.” – Peter Buffett