满月

一个月不长,仿佛眨一眨眼睛就能回原点。一个月前一个可爱的小生命诞生了,从此我多了一个新的角色 – 妈妈。深夜里凝视着熟睡的小天使,感激生活赐给我的一切。

午夜

人生选择什么就必须承受什么,得到什么就失去什么,道理到了这样年纪几乎没有什么疑惑的余地,只是在日复一日如川剧“变脸”般不同变换的角色扮演中,“自己”这个角色反而少有上戏的机会,除了午夜场;而在几乎无声也无观众的演出过程里,和“自己”对戏的另一个角色就叫“回忆”。- 吴念真

From own world to this world

One of my friends said “Christians are not just living in our own world, we need to fight, need to challenge this world’s values.”

Some people don’t care about the world’s value; some people care but refuse to connect; some people do fight.

Is “making a voice and fighting for the change” an ability? If so, many people have lost this ability for various reasons.

Or, the real freedom is say what you want to say and keep what you don’t want to say? You can choose to live in this world silently as a sand in the desert, or you can burn yourself and light a fire in the grassland.

What do you want?

教育小孩时要让他独立坚强,哪怕背后默默心疼。

对待老人和伴侣相反,

宽容,呵护,支持。

当你不耐烦想发火时,想想他们也是别人的小孩。

人生的滋味

独生子女家庭的小孩结婚后进入非独生子女的家庭是一件有趣的事情,个中体会耐人寻味。

从万宠爱在一身到突然多了一些兄弟姐妹。开始了解很多东西包括爱要与人分享。一方面是相互关爱一方面是不可避免的比较。

虽说成年人比较理性,不会像小孩一样无理取闹,但一样有一个适应的过程。

一些很多非独身子女家庭的小孩在孩童时期就经历过的事情和感受,对于独身子女来说是一份迟来的体验。

每个人的生活轨迹不尽相同,自个儿的感觉也不是人人可以了解。重要的是互相尊重,给大家一份理解和宽容。

 

Baby boom, baby boomers

If you live in North America, you will hear the phrase “baby boom” quite often in TV, newspapers, business, everyday conversations, and so on. The “baby boom” is especially refered to the “Post World War II Baby Boom (1940-1960)”.The Baby Boom is believed to be the cause of many socie-economic phenomenas which happens yesterday and today. If you still have no idea what is the Baby Boom, here are some definitions from Wikipedia.

A baby boom is any period of greatly increased birth rate within temporal and usually geographical bounds. Persons born during such a period are often called baby boomers. Many such instances have been recorded in human history and are often caused by uplifting factors such as good harvests, victories in sport or war, or just due to superstition. Some contest the general conventional wisdom that baby booms signify good times and periods of general economic growth and stability, but this is a controversial position that ignores much of the well-documented historical record from the 1500s to present.

The term Baby Boom most often refers to the dramatic post-World War II baby boom (notice the rate of change on the chart below), with the term Baby Boomer referring to the persons born during that iconic era (my parents are one of them). However, the term remains a general demographic term and is also applied to other similar population expansions.

Number of births in the United States, 1934 to present

Number of births in the United States, 1934 to present

See more about Post World War II Baby Boom.

This is Crazy!

I came acoss the following article today.This is a product from Tai Wan. It’s really crazy! Well, maybe things can be that crazy, it’s just we don’t know.
I think this is a great idea. So my "pei pei" will be as smart as my brain?
The RSStrom Reader, Feeds on your toliet paper.

I haven’t been this excited about any product in quite some time. Combining your RSS addiction with your daily trip to the can has never been easier, with the RSStroom Reader, from Yi Tien Electronics. It’s this crazy machine that hooks up to your computer wirelessly, and prints random RSS posts right to your toilet paper, for you to read before you, eh, use it.

The best part of it is, it integrates “biometrically” with your toilet bowl. When you sit, it’ll weigh you, and according to the result, deliver your customized feed. So, it’ll be tabloids for 95lbs Sandy and OhGizmo news for 195lbs George. And then, of course, the rest goes back to nature.

The thing looks like it might be a Taiwan only offering, but who knows how long it’ll take to make its way here.

不管是不是或者会不会成为一个产品,这是一个有意思的idea。

来自台湾的Yi Tien Electronics,将rss,feed这些新鲜的玩意带到你的卫生间,这个供应器和你电脑无线连接,并且把你订阅的feed打印在厕纸上,供你使用,帮你节省时间(blog太浪费人们的时间了)。另外还有一个生物计量系统,能个根据你的体重来供应你所订阅的feed。

rss,feed这些东西本身的阅读习惯和厕上阅读有几分相似,互联网是一个能产生新概念的地方,特别是交互关系,而这些互联网特有的方式应用到其他领域,一样有着创意的领地。

小记两则

  1. 今年冬天多伦多天气反常。眼见已经一月中旬,多伦多还还保持在零上5度。小孩在干净的小区街道上打hockey, 滑雪场关门大吉。。。
  2. 这周我由M.Eng转作M.A.Sc. 意味着少了课,多了研究。意味着更响的degree,意味多了自主的时间,意味卖了身给老板,意味会发表论文,意味选了一条更按部就班的路,意味跟着感觉走。。。希望有时间做多一点运动!

惜福

我有一个高瞻远瞩的爸爸,恨不得将其一生的智慧倾囊相授,像一盏明灯照亮我的前方。

我有一个观世音转世的妈妈,从没有一句虚言假语,考虑别人多于考虑自己,爱家人胜于爱自己。

我有一个他,不知道从哪一天起变成我的擎天柱,从那一天起我便再没有惧怕。

我真的是个幸福的人。

Quietness without Loneliness