2016-01-03 22:58:05-0800
I enjoy having my classmates around, watching their wonderful poses, in yoga and dance classes.

However, I understand they all have two sides, the pleasant side and the not-so-pleasant side, as in the picture below.
They look wonderful because they show their RIGHT side while hiding the LEFT side.
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2016-01-14 19:41:12-0800
Clear the sewer pipe in one weekend

Blocked sewer pipe couldn't wait and I took the job head on.
Plumber's snake was not enough; the heat generated by chemicals made the final push.
Not just the plumbing skills, I had to tolerate the smell, which was more demanding.
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2016-01-17 11:59:19-0800
经常被称作老实人

也曾忿忿不平,因为老实的意思就是笨拙,胆小,沉默,没见过世面,。
其实,老实,还有另一个层次。
他们爱己,爱人,智慧,豁达,经过事情,见过场面,品尝过堕落,拥抱过自由,不因诱惑起心动念。
那是我努力的方向
2016-01-24 14:55:23-0800
 George Gurdjieff
我和三岁的女儿在冰激淋店里一人一口的时候,我想到了葛吉夫的话:
 对自己处境一无所知者,有一种快乐;完全的自知者,有另一种快乐。但是那些刚发现些真相的人,却是不快乐的

见山还是山,见水还是水
2016-01-29 19:16:54-0800
Fitness: a typical day, but first time with my free Fitbit, delivered yesterday

At the beginning of this month, all the treadmills were taken, but at end of the month, e.g. today, most of them are free.
Gym work as new year resolution is not that hard, but it is hard sticking to it, day after day, month after month, year after year...
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2016-02-09 05:51:57-0800
“子子孙孙,无穷匮也” 果真如此吗?

我的细胞也是“子又生孙,孙又生子”,但我的生命必要终结
人类也是如此。递弱代偿
2016-02-14 14:10:30-0800
 "等你的身体出了什么毛病,你就会意识到什么烦心事都是屁,都是吃饱了撑的,都是闲的,别生病比什么都重要"   --转自微信

 每次在微信上看到有人说美食,就赶紧跳过。对一个体质易胖,三高临界的人,玉米粥酱豆腐,要是能管饱都乐死了,大鱼大肉早已是飘渺的回忆。
 我没有烦心事,吃不饱,更撑不着
2016-02-16 13:10:21-0800
I started working in the IPTV business exactly a year ago.

Going home late in the moonlight, everyday, knowing there is a piece of my work, running all over the world.
It's much appreciated that I was given this chance to work on embedded Linux for those AT&T TV boxes.

Full steam ahead
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2016-02-17 11:40:46-0800
Hackers can control my PC even though I didn't do anything wrong, on my Ubuntu, learned today


What we think unbreakable is actually not. Thinking further, the day will come when the public/private key encryption used by banks and government collapses; it may not happen in my life time though.
The theory for encryption is still a hypothesis, after all.

(Since 2008 glibc getaddrinfo, buffer overflow attack)
2016-02-21 13:50:07-0800
We are the most blessed generation

When I was small, we used our muscle power to make food from the earth: with my grandparents, we pulled a stone roller, under the mid-noon sun, to peel wheat. We pushed another stone roller to grind wheat into flour. We rolled a windlass with our hands to lift water from well.
Life had been like that for thousands of years until just tens of years ago, when people not longer sweat for food.
Why don't we feel blessed?
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2016-02-28 11:41:59-0800
Bike showcase, before the pain totally brings me down

My flexibility is deteriorating, and the pain brought me to Herndon Chiropractic Hayward yesterday.
Even though exhausted, I stand tall, feeling the breeze, on my bike, in this flower blooming season, 2016.
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2016-03-05 22:19:38-0800
天凉好个秋

 有没有这样的体验,一天到晚,除了插科打诨,没说正经事儿
 事实清楚,道理明白,还有什么要说的呢?
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2016-03-08 10:22:08-0800
My phone number has changed

I just transferred from t-mobile to fi.google.com
This 415-894.... number replaced my 415-483.... number.
I am such a big fan of Google that I switched without thinking :)
2016-03-12 10:44:09-0800
My little daughter, would you still like to whisper into daddy's ear when you become a big girl?
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2016-03-20 11:54:38-0700
有些细菌会让你生病,这有两个办法
 1 杀掉环境中的致病菌
 2 提高自己的免疫力

 我并不觉着2就比1差啊?
 所以,阿Q精神万岁
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2016-03-27 14:24:24-0700
挣钱是一种能力, 幸福是一种能力. 这是两种能力
这似乎解释了为什么有些企业家 和多数中了大奖的人
往往没有开心到老
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2016-04-03 12:00:26-0700
我也曾经是有梦想的人,比如,做一个诗人:)
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2016-04-04 20:18:32-0700
Grand opening of our new gym in Santa Clara today; free gym is better than free meals.
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2016-04-09 12:17:32-0700
 When I get to the root of Bitcoin

 Everyone knows all the transactions in the whole world. Therefore everyone knows everyone's balance.
 If you have half of all the computing power in the world, you break bitcoin system, by double spending.
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2016-04-10 12:38:54-0700
 I usually skip lunch, unless it's free:)

 Celebrating 140 year birthday, our CEO visited from Sweden, bringing free lunch to everyone.   
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2016-04-23 13:53:24-0700
My Extension to the Equivalence Principle
as part of General Relativity, Albert Einstein

The happiness generated from lack of money in the past is the same as the one generated from the abundance of money now.
Just like you can never tell if the earth is pulling you down or you are accelerating upward.
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2016-04-30 13:57:55-0700
我不是一个有天赋的人; 一切靠努力
跌跌撞撞, 也来到了世界闻名的硅谷
我的生活已经很好, 相对于我的天赋而言
笨并不那么可怕, 可怕的是
笨, 还去和聪明人抢利益

 -以下来自微信 
猫和猪是好朋友。一天猫掉进大坑,猪拿来绳子,猫叫猪把绳子扔下来,结果它整捆扔了下去。
猫很郁闷的说:这样扔下来,怎么拉我上去?猪说:不然怎么做?猫说:你应该拉住一头绳子啊!
猪就跳下去,拿了绳子的一头,说:现在可以了
2016-05-13 00:30:09-0700
 "我做好了 要与你过一辈子的打算 也做好了 你随时要走的准备"
 对待工作,何尝不是如此, 在我经历的最大的裁员来临的时候
2016-05-14 12:58:44-0700
Mountain Pose
Being strong means suffering only for good reasons.
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2016-05-21 18:52:14-0700
Clumsy birds have to start flying early
After 8 years of tireless training, I can do some basic tricks too:)
2016-05-30 23:03:36-0700
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Sri Chinmoy
2016-06-05 12:35:12-0700
只有经历过很多的事情
积累过很多的思考
才会获得“简单”这种能力
它让我们能够安然面对自己的生活
-yanmai2016
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2016-06-11 13:08:13-0700
My definition of EQ:
The ability to improve life quality of yourself, and others, often in a non-monetary way.
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2016-06-19 14:00:35-0700
The way I see if I am doing the right thing, is by how much I would have done differently when looking back years later.
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2016-06-26 13:07:44-0700
The reason I am rich today is that I don't have the things I don't want to live with.

What makes life enjoyable, is not just you did what you wanted, but also you avoided what you hated.
Until I worked night shifts for the Olympics in 2010, I didn't realize how wonderful it is to sleep the whole night through.
2016-07-03 13:02:37-0700
青春呐喊 音乐祭
Santa Clara Convention Center, Jun.25, 2016
The party last Sat was a wild blast, so wild that I was allowed to go on the stage:)
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2016-07-10 16:37:41-0700
关于温柔,摘自微信

我认识她这么多年,从来没有听她讲过一句脏话,‘我超生气的’就算是她说的最严重、最带情绪的话了。
温柔是无法直视他人不快乐的悲悯之心
所有的温柔,大抵都出自某种深情,无论是对对方,还是对这个世界。
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2016-07-20 12:38:42-0700
Telus, as one of our major clients, launched 4KTV yesterday.

I am always amazed by the Mediaroom team, which is tiny, tight-knit but totally productive, handling such huge project.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/telus-first-to-launch-4k-tv-in-western-canada-tsx-t-2143560.htm
2016-07-26 19:23:21-0700
Today is the grand opening of Santa Clara Square Market Place.

As part of it, CorePower Yoga is quite close to our office as photo is taken from by my desk.
Yoga is time consuming, expensive, and not as much fun. We are not certain how much health benefit is there.
I have been on it for three years, in addition to my regular gym, and not sure if I should continue on yoga...
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2016-08-11 08:28:53-0700
My trip to Singapore with my parents and brother
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2016-08-14 15:42:15-0700
Taking care equals happy life

I bought this car in 2006, when Toyota Matrix just came out. And then, best friends never part.
For over 10 years, it gives me zero trouble; it even towed a trailer for 1000 miles a few years back.
I take good care of it too with professional maintenance twice a year.
Yesterday I brought it to wheel alignment, and the technician told me I didn't really need one:)

Taking care == happy life.
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2016-08-21 22:17:31-0700
不必等来生,岁月已经是这样了:

“如果有来生,要做一棵树
站成永恒,没有悲伤的姿势
一半在尘土里安详,一半在空中飞扬
一半散落阴凉,一半沐浴阳光
非常沉默非常骄傲,从不依靠从不寻找"
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2016-08-27 14:41:54-0700
又立秋了

秋霜秋雨秋风瑟 秋思秋夜秋梦寒
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2016-09-05 19:04:26-0700
生命中的秋季,记忆里的秋天

"谁念西风独自凉
萧萧黄叶闭疏窗
沉思往事立残阳"
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2016-09-12 09:05:39-0700
"To be is to be perceived" -Berkeley (存在即被感知)

There are something that can never be transformed to any of human senses such as vision and hearing,
just like an offset on X axis can never be reflected on Y. They are orthogonal to our senses.
We can safely say "What cannot be perceived doesn't exist" because they never has any impact on us.

2016-09-19 19:11:37-0700
Last night:
thanks to our group leader and director for letting me onto the stage.
riowing.net/zhong/show.htm
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2016-09-26 09:21:39-0700
幸福是需要困苦来做参照的

所以,太顺利了,特别是在年轻的时候,实在不是什么好事
推而广之,如贾平凹说的
病是生与死之间的一种微调,它让我懂得了生死的意义。
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2016-09-29 23:54:33-0700
My yearly lab result from yesterday

Yoga costs money.
Since it kept my weight down, it's money well spent. Hayward
Address: Hayward, CA, USA
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2016-10-13 09:06:12-0700
Why is the whole world calling noon 12pm?
12pm should be midnight.

11:59pm + 1min = 12:00pm, see? it's midnight
For anything technical, I prefer 24:00 Sunday == 0:00 Monday
2016-10-17 09:27:16-0700
飞鸟尽,良弓藏;狡兔死,走狗烹
父母的价值,止于儿女长大,这就是天的算计
2016-10-18 23:38:32-0700
I took this video of Neit's flips by my phone earlier tonight.
I wish he can be my coach.
Thanks to Alexei for showing me his giant swings.
https://youtu.be/t6_e46SQYy0
2016-10-30 19:26:11-0700
I wish my children to marry a mature person.

Mature people too hurt others to benefit themselves, but at least, they don't do things that hurt BOTH others and themselves.
The same is true for making friends.
There is a kind of people, who cannot feel good unless others around them feel good.
There is also another kind of people, who can never feel good unless other feel bad.
2016-11-06 18:21:06-0800
Confidence comes from, and only from, past success.

I am not, and have never been, confident, and I don't think that's a bad thing.
Tan traveled thousands of miles alone at age 8, and Lynn went on the stage at 4. I wish they become confident people.
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2016-11-13 18:24:26-0800
When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.
-Audrey Hepburn

I go to gym a lot in the hope that after retirement, I can still be useful in my neighborhood, or even at workplace.
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2016-11-23 13:10:51-0800
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, again, and my thanks to the whole wide world.
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2016-12-04 21:10:30-0800
妈妈住院了
https://youtu.be/s2cl6V_pmYo
2016-12-15 09:16:57-0800
休洗红 北京小曲 郭德纲

往外迎,往外迎
满腹凄凉,草木凋零
斜倚栏杆泪珠儿倾
一阵金风过,落叶满中庭
思想起郎君一去
老没有回城,在外飘零

明月明,明月明
秋夜难熬,秋闺里冷清清
秋月儿朦胧,秋虫似金铃
秋凉窗儿外,秋风扫窗棂
思想起佳人一去
老没有回城,在外飘零

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL7gpcpw9qU&t=6s
2016-12-18 22:59:40-0800
为什么高跟鞋不好看

裹小脚不好看,共识已形成
纹身不好看, 共识形成中
假长指甲在办公室也不多见

天然的样子最好
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