This is a video of the naughty Cat!
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
多年前已經相信”完美”(perfection)對我來說是一個追求的過程。Perfection is not something I achieve but it is something I am alway in pursuit of. 所以對我來說，每天每一餐，只要是吃喜歡的食物，和喜歡的人一起吃，都可以是算是”完美的一餐”。
The following were what my better half and I ate yesterday at our tea party and dinner. I am reposting my Calgary tea party entry here. :)
Margaret and Cher, my two great friends/MBA classmates, my better half and I had a lovely tea party and chatted an afternoon away. Cher, our fantastic pastry chef today, made five different tasty things for us to try. And we even learned a few baking tips from Cher.
Here is a video of Cher explaining her modified (less sweet) Macarons.
Here is a picture of what I cooked for our dinner.
If I think about it, any time and any meal I spend with my better half, it is part of that journey of pursuing “perfection” and “happiness”.
P.S. As an aside, Lexus and Toyota are in serious problems right now (Feb 2010). But the idea behind “The Pursuit of Perfection” remains the same. Here is an old ad in better time. By the way, for someone who has never driven or own a Lexus, I’ve talked a lot about Lexus for years.
RandomCoil 問: 如果你能當別人一天，你會選擇過誰人的生活?
試想到如果我當別人一天，我會否願意跟那個”別人”互換時，這個遊戲的好玩程度對我來說便突然大減了。再想到當別人，但沒有別人的人生經驗和天份時，我的興趣又再減了一部份。(Ha ha, I am too realistic and practical even in this dream scenario!)
P.S. I find I keep coming back to the messages and advices in this song.