Briefly….

Whoa, so it’s been an entire month since my last update, if anyone cares. To put simply, I have been busy.

To give a little more details:

1. Went on my honeymoon (finally!) in France for about 2 weeks. Pictures forthcoming (4500+ between my wife and me)

2. In the process of moving out of my parents’ place. Furniture is costing me an arm and a leg.

3. Most of my spare time has gone into reading about the student protest in Taiwan. Here’s a BBC article to get you up to speed. The distrust in our government has come to a boiling point, and hopefully we’re looking at more citizen involvement in politics from this point on. I hope we see changes ahead. It’s not just about the election at the end of this year, but about actively monitoring whether politicians are doing what they said they’d do and if they are acting in the best interest of the Taiwanese people as a whole.

That’s it for now. Over and out.

 

Unplugged

Go offline for ‘National Day of Unplugging’

So I went nearly unplugged for about 24hrs from Friday night to Saturday night. Nearly, because I made a couple of phone calls and peered at the TV for a couple of seconds. I think I can do this more often on the weekends. I also managed to spend Sunday without carrying my iPad around.

The takeaway from this is the realization that the grip that technology has on us is not as tight as you think if you would just make the tiniest of efforts. That, and also how little I thought about my iPad during this unplugged period of time. iPad brings us convenience, but it does not actually become a necessity in life, not literally. In the end, as much as technology evolves, we still only need food in our stomach and a roof over our heads, everything else is just fluff, albeit very enjoyable fluff. The few times I thought about my iPad was when I needed to record my expenses and… well that’s about it. Never once did it cross my mind that my farm in Adventure Town would go uncollected, or that I’d miss out on some vital information on *pffft facebook.

I admit I can’t go unplugged everyday, as the convenience that technology brings us really facilitates everything we do, and it is assumed that we have this basic technology with us when we deal with other people; I still have to do emails, communicate with customers, etc. But it does feel nice and refreshing to go unplugged once in a while for an extended period of time. At the very least it allows me to take my eyes off the screen and onto the messy room that I live in which needs to be cleaned up…. well I ain’t going unplugged until the weekend, so .. the clean up can wait.

2014 三月運動日記

上個月真的還滿混的,不知道這個月有沒有機會再增加頻率。又濕又冷的天氣真的是天然的藉口啊! 希望可以在夏天結束前達到跑10k的目標,還有希望夏天結束前可以練出六塊肌。有沒有人要來跟我對賭一下? 人人都需要動力的不是嗎?

3/8 健身房 (1.5 hrs)

二三頭 + 腹肌
健身房運動起來還是最有效率啊!

3/9 走路 (1hr)

想要提高運動頻率可能還是先從低強度的入門比較好吧? 養成習慣以後再來提升強度比較不會就這樣混掉了。把飯後散步歸類成運動也許是老人才會做的事情,不過總比坐在電視前面好吧?

3/11 健身房 (1.5 hrs)

肩 + 腹肌
嘗試早上起來去健身房。慢跑過去,練一小時,再慢跑回家。結果今天效率比想像中差,因為二三頭還沒回復完全,但是總比不動好吧! 六點半健身房好空啊

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早晨,充滿煙味的房間。

最近一兩個月沒有那麼頻繁地出差,一出差就住到地雷房實在有點不太習慣,睡不太穩。對於那些散播二手菸的人,真想看到就吐他口水「你給我肺癌,我給你結核!」。(當然我並沒有TB啦)

離題了

三十歲以前,我以為我找到了我的處事道理。我做事以不影響別人為原則。能自己做的事情自己來,能不要求別人就不要求別人,盡量尊重別人的自我意識與決定,「凡走過  不留下痕跡」。但我同樣地希望別人能以相同原則對待我,並且對於自己的事情畫上一條界線,堅持任何人跨越一定要我的同意。遇到問題我總是一句山不轉路轉,學習接受,學習看開。我也許冷漠,但有需要的時候我自認我是可靠的。

這樣的模式在我還在流浪的時候是行的通的。某種程度上也許也是必須的,畢竟一個人在外生活,有的是自由,但光靠自己就能完成的事情算是少數,所以要養成獨立並且對任何再小的幫忙保持感激的心。沒有人有義務幫我們,即使是父母也一樣。

現在有了自己的家庭,對於那條自我的線在哪,要不斷地調整,畢竟家是一個共同體,以後都是「我們」而不再只是「我」。這個家該有什麼樣的價值觀,是需要兩個人去磨合出來的。也許我習慣了與人保持那一點距離,現在要調整有點困難,耐心總是不夠。有些不好的情緒連我自己都不知道是哪裏冒出來的,過去不曾看過。也許希望他人能以我的原則對我本身也是一種侵犯人的要求吧? 才剛開始而已,未來還有很長的路,期許自己能夠調整出對「家」最好的處事模式。

山不轉路轉,學習接受,學習看開。

2014二月運動日記

要來重啟運動日誌啦! 去年八九月才寫兩個月就停了,但十月的其實有寫了幾天,可是後來因為準備結婚的關係,十月幾乎都在疲累與忙碌的狀態下度過。結婚過後雖然有開始重訓了,可是平時的運動就真的整個放掉了。

婚後三個月,體重增加了1kg左右,體脂則是大約多了1~1.5%。雖然不多,但是照這樣下去還是不行的啊! 這個月的重點是將運動頻率調高,另外就是飲食要再往低脂去調整。希望可以多花點時間在慢跑上。去年去遭樓都有一搭沒一搭的,而且沒有訂定目標會比較沒有動力啊! 總之短期內 (六個月?) 希望可以達成跑10k的目標!

1/31 遭樓 (15 min)

跑步 – 1.47km – 8:15
初一早上睡不著跑去公園跑。因為太久沒跑了,先挑戰公園一圈,跑完意外臉不紅氣不喘

2/6 遭樓 (25 min)

跑步 – 2.94km – 17:30 (splits 9:15)
第二圈無法維持速度,跑起來很痛苦。另在公園拉了幾下單槓

2/7 遭樓 (35 min)

跑步 – 4.41km – 26:46 (splits 9:15, 18:00)
三圈啊! 這次速度維持的不錯。希望下周就可以跑到25分鐘以內

2/8 健身房 (2hrs)

肩!

2/11 遭樓 (20 min)

跑步 – 2.94km – 16:50 (splits 8:15)
今天真的超冷的!! 戴了口罩帽子去跑還是冷得要死邊跑邊頭痛。最後只跑了兩圈,而且速度很不穩定。

2/15 健身房 (1.5hrs)

胸!

2/25 遭樓 (30 min)

跑步 – 4.41km – 25:20 (lap times: 7:59, 7:51, 9:30)
天氣暖真的比較好跑,即使第三圈幾度用走的,時間都還算可以看。10天沒運動真的渾身不對勁啊!

2/27 在家運動 (15 min)

腹肌 – 120 + 40
伏地挺身 – 2 x 20
深蹲 – 2 x 20
背肌 – 20
嗯很偷懶。今天應該是要來跑步的但是連續幾天都六點起床有點吃不消。很久沒有在家做運動了,但講運動時間不夠久的話成效也是很有限的!