Simple Pleasures

在上下班的地鐵車程中編織。

打量鬧市中的時髦男女。

出外吃飯除了三文治漢堡包還有其他美味選擇。

午飯時間可以到附近的商場及店舖購物。

以上所列的都不是甚麼驚天地泣鬼神的物事,只是我在過去兩年仿如活在鄉郊,除了出外旅遊,上述事情一律幹不成。

這些看似微不足道的simple pleasures,失去了好像沒有甚麼,但一旦重拾,才驚覺那是彌足珍貴。

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A first for me

I kind of knew this would be coming, but didn’t take any action since I was feeling unsure.

Last weekend, as I was mentally preparing myself for my first day at my new job, I was thinking there’s probably going to be a Haloween office party. And was I right? Yesterday I was told that the all-staff meeting is going to be this Friday & we’ll combine it with a Halloween party. Everyone is expected to dress for the occasion.

I’ve never had any real Halloween party before. To me, this is one of those “celebrations” that i don’t really get. I mean, it’s fun to dress up and everything. But I don’t see the point of celebrating Halloween – what is there to celebrate exactly?

Anyhoo…I’m excited about this party & have started to think about my costume. I don’t think I’m going to go the whole nine yard, but I do want to do something fun. I still have a couple of days to think about it & hopefully would come up with something original.

轉折

今天是我正式上任新工作的首天,也是小休一個月之後頭一天復工,心情既緊張又興奮。

在美國定居經己近六年了,這是我在這邊的第三份工。新工作是在一家科技公司擔任marketing的工作,跟我過去兩份工以及從前在香港的工作完全不一樣。但我對這家公司可說是一見鍾情,而且是雙方互有好感,一拍即合;我給自己定下的目標是五年之內可躍升至Marketing Director的職級。

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在我決定跟外子G.來美國定居的時候,我有好些朋友都不明白我何以為他犧牲自己的事業,拋下幹得算是有點成績的工作,而遠赴職途不明的地方,隨時要重頭來過。

我當時的想法是,自己還算年青(剛過三字頭),自信花十年時間,就算是轉行,總可以做點成績出來,到時我還只是四十出頭,也尚算年青嘛。路,可能是轉折點,但多看沿途不一樣的風光,至少也是增廣見聞吧!

朋友認為的犧牲,其實是我對自己太有信心罷了。而且朋友並不知道我那時其實對編輯工作經己有點意興闌珊,轉行是遲早的事。難得有機會往外闖,何樂而不為呢?

我離港前給自己定下的十年目標,現在已過了約莫一半;再過四五年,便可印證我的自信是否該需要來個檢討,還是繼續用來旁身,鞭策自己。

Go, going, gone

I’ve been thinking about this for a while & finally decided to make the move, both physically & virtually. As our family moved from cowboyland to the Bay Area, I thought it’s time I also migrated my blogs from Blogger to WordPress.

This move symbolizes a new chapter in my life. It feels great to be back in the Bay Area, where I’ve lived for 4 years before going to the Big State. I’m excited about the new possibilities here & am looking forward to enjoying this place that we’re calling home – for now.

More later. Stay tuned.