RESOLVE

RESOLVE is the name of our new company blog, which finally went live yesterday. Yay!

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From our official marketing lingo, “The RESOLVE blog is a place for photographers and photo industry professionals from every corner of the industry to share knowledge and expertise. Social Media Editor Miki Johnson has collaborated closely with contributors, including photographers, editors, curators, and reps, to create focused posts that will inform photographers at any level about the issues their colleagues face and how they have succeeded in spite of these obstacles. More than just providing inspiration and advice, however, the blog brings together professionals from different photo markets (fine-art, editorial, fashion, commercial, photojournalism, wedding and more) to discuss photography’s most pressing issues and encourages them to find innovative solutions by focusing on the positive aspects of this difficult time.

Check it out and let me know what you think about it. Comments, questions, and ideas from photographers (or anyone who’s passionate about photography) around the world are welcome. And, of course, as my friend and reader, you are encouraged to give me your thoughts. This is my first time as an editor of a corporate blog, I need all the feedback I can get. Please tell your photographer friends about RESOLVE!

(This should also explain the lack of posting around here lately…)

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My Last-minute Costume

So, I ended up didn’t really have time to shop for a costume for my office halloween party. But I don’t want to show up with no costume either. I came up with this brilliant idea that I could borrow a uniform from G. & dress up as a chef! & so I did! I put this red Chinese thingie on & called myself the Iron Chef.

Here’s me & my new friends at work:

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Not too shabby for a last-minute fix, huh?

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。