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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

刀焰 My Profound Thankfulness

How would I even began?  Telling the cautionary tale of the deprivation of self love in the wicked and whacked 21st century of capitalist vampiredom?  

I was feeling off for a while but of course, the innate foolishness of prioritizing work, the team… everything else except my own health made me clueless to the silent upheaval inside me.  If not for my BFF, Dr. C’s constant reminder, I might drop DEAD one ordinary morning in the middle of a presentation with the shocking disbelief reflected on my eyes.  Such pathetic martyrdom was OVER.  Between the X-ray and MRI, I smirked when hearing petty issues of how each designer was fussing over the furnishing of our incoming move to a new office.  CHILDREN…

幸好有死黨Dr. C叮嚀否則工作狂LK連身體器官默默起革命還不知不覺… 十月底三醫會診十一月中進手術房快刀斬亂麻麻醉消褪意識半滅半明時耳聞是Dr. C清澈語音: 手術一切順利!  冥冥中, 2021總總自省, 什麼該放手, 什麼要珍惜.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

年華 The Heart of The Wise

“The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of the fools is in the house of mirth.”

----------  Hebrew Bible, Ecclesiastes 7:4

Ta-da, my reading of the month was The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and as a rebound (don’t ask me why, please) I already embarked on Angela Carter’s The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman for my November read.  Wharton scaffolds the intricate New York high society and depicts the interiority of her characters with a melancholy sensibility.  The protagonist, Lily Bart, is far from likable.  Witnessing her demise, the reader is cornered and suffocated by disillusions in the end.  Edith Wharton too was the product of her society that privileges did not bestow happiness.

初讀Edith Wharton於花樣年華純真年代, 加上Scorsese的經典電影, 她的不回首與他的過門不入, 讓人惆悵.  Wharton寫內心戲真正高手, 十月選讀The House of Mirth 也曾搬上銀幕, Gillian Anderson主演, 可惜當年錯過現下也找不著.  浮華人生, 沒落貴族, 花瓶般的女主角Lily Bart有太多的心機, 極度缺乏勇氣, 隨波逐流凋零絕境, 寫實的凄涼.

Monday, September 27, 2021

姒識 Code Name: Xanadu

My team asked me how was it even possible to read so much between work, family, and all.  Oh well, I spent minimal amount of energy on social media and that is how I save the time to engage in activities that truly matters to me.  Perhaps I was never memetic to begin with.  It is the blessing of being an eccentric, the one who marches to the beat of her own drum.  That being said, I am still struggling with workaholicism, parenthood and sleep deprivation.  When hypocrisy elevated to the realm of art, it is called professionalism :P 

本月書單Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, 有時想, 是書選我讀, 不是我選書 十分玄奧, 不知何時養成的習慣, 閱讀總是雙冊並行.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

囚俘 My Prisoner And My Friend

August, an auspicious month commenced with the birthday of my dear brother, my old friend M’s in the middle and followed by mine… a pride of lions and lioness.  Technically I am a Virgo who loves roaring :)  Juggling the parallel universe of return to the office working and my summer course of creative writing, I was invigorated by the odd chemistry.

八月平行宇宙公司全面復工幾星期通勤下來, LK變身企管機器靈魂留給海底兩萬哩… 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

傲慢 Hubris

The Great Resignation is upon us.  Intense last two weeks of July with back to back presentations (in person attendance required) made me wonder, does teamraderie truly require face to face collaboration or the calling for return to office, merely power display of corporate USA? 

七月企業全面復工, 員工抱怨連天兼辭職潮盛.  身為團隊領導上下調解裡外不是人.  敝部門沈寂一年再度風光大賺總裁們和顏悅色慇懃問候幸好還戴口罩沒人得見LK冷笑… 權力的無知傲慢莫過於此.
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