CAT: thoughts

  2018-02-15

Science disease

Another Chinese new year. But what came to my mind this morning was something quite peculiar, if not irrelevant to the scene — what is science, or being scientific? Noah is taking some science class on rock and mineral, and I have just written about euphemism. This word, science, has been ...

  2018-02-14

To Nianyi

Hi,

Haven't been a while since I wrote you anything. I'm listening to this movie while working, and felt I have something to say to you.

I want to say I'm sorry, sorry for being such a ass recently, for not speaking to you much these days ...

  2018-02-08

euphemism

Sigh. Life is indeed full of puzzling person and phenomenon that annoys me and I found myself always wonder why they do that and what I have done to make them act that way (or regardless what I have done and do, they are just like that). Why?

The new ...

  2018-02-04

Big D

This has been a long past due as I have been thinking about this for the last few days, and have attempted to write a letter a few times, but always not feeling the feel, and when the feel was there I was usually busy running around for things that ...

  2018-01-27

Class

I have to say, I haven't read an entertaining book as Class for a long time. This book is just stimulating, fun, and sharp. It actually hurts. It describes sooo accurately of what I feel about many aspects/signals in life that I come off with a much clearer ...

  2018-01-23

Society

I have been doing a lot of thinking recently, about human society. There are multiple themes in my life and in my thinkings that I find them interesting, disturbing, annoying, and saddening. The more books I'm reading about historical events and views, the more I question how a society ...

  2018-01-19

Remembering China

This is a quite fascinating book. Actually I started to find myself always fascinated by early first-person account of China. I have this curiosity of what this country was like, and everytime I read a book like I always found myself keep thinking how similar peopel then to people now ...

  2018-01-18

Reader digest life

Teacher: If you have 10 chocolate cakes and someone asks for 2, how many do you have left? Me: 10. Teacher: Okay, well what if someone forcibly takes two of the cakes, how many would you have left then? Me: 10, and a dead body.

This thought has been haunting ...

  2018-01-17

Best yoda lines

Noah wrote a sheet he titled best yoda line from the clone war. It's both philisophical, sophisticated, and cute. He has also said quite a few things recently that shocked me.

Episode 1: taking a trip

Me: do you want to go on a trip with me? Noah: No ...

  2018-01-09

A minor upset

I think, well, actually not that I think, I feel, I feel it with me, that I have grown very much impatient with Noah's mom now. This is really sad. I think there is something up to her life recently, too — she was not being patient with Noah, actually ...

  2018-01-07

Age and maturity

I admire youth. It is a wonderful treasure to have since there is nothing you did to have it, and nothing you can do to retain it. You have it when you have it, then it's gone. But youth is also an awful curse since you are cast into ...

  2018-01-01

Half the world

Indeed a fascinating book, Where half the world is waking up by [Clarence Poe], a person born in North Carolina writing about China, Japan, Korea and India in the year of 1911. What a view he had!?

Certainly I got to learn about what these countries were like — more backwards ...

  2017-12-24

Mind

Got a book and it is truly disturbing, Rape of the Mind. So the mind manipulation has been developed to the point that is highly refined, highly scientific (you know I always have reserve about this particular word this days), highly systematic, and highly predictable. And this is the really ...

  2017-12-19

Logic

It amazes me, really, that how many people are conflicting themselves in term of logic in their arguments. Or I should say, everyone, including myself, are constantly in a state of contradicting of ourselves when it comes to explain an opinion or in a discussion to win a debate. How ...

  2017-12-11

Hurt feelings

This is a tough one, really, cause I have been puzzled by this topic for the last five years, and am continuing being puzzled by it without a resolution. I don't know how to resolve this. But it is definitely an issue of me that I need to understand ...

  2017-12-01

Love, life

I'm in the middle of this mid-life crisis, I guess, which prompted me to think a lot about why I am feeling this, whether this is happening for a reason, that it is just unique to me, or to ...

  2017-11-14

A vain debate pattern

I am amazed, that 财经郎眼 I used to enjoy so much which kept me on tap with China's economic progress and debates, is nowadays plagued with a BS culture and discussion pattern that I have witnessed, criticized, hated (no I don't hate this program, just the cliche amplified ...

  2017-11-08

A mature technology

This notion of 技术已经很成熟 (it is a mature technology? a well known technology? huh? I don't even know how to translate this line.) bothers me a LOT! What do you mean by that? There are loads questions to be clarified ...

  2017-11-03

History

Reading The rape of the Nile, quite a fascinating book. It's rather surprising how recent these events were — we are talking about the mid-19th century, what, about 150 years ago? In prospective, the history of Egypt and its glorious monuments have been around for much longer than that.

reality ...

  2017-11-02

Slow down

Have you had this experience, that something you are familiar with, suddenly slowed down, which made you feel that everything was in a slow motion?

I know, it sounds pretty strange, and it is indeed strange. On the way to work this morning I was listening to my all time ...