I have a tons of e-books collected throughout my time studying MBA, and I had not been reading them much at all, despite I was actually actively reading books. For most part of it, it was the problem of how should I read them.
I’ll need to load those e-books to either my iPhone or my iPad, my iPhone screen would have been too small to read comfortably, while my iPad Pro would have been too huge and inconvenient to carry around. I still have an iPad Mini which I can use, although it is currently being used by my wife. But reading from a LCD screen for long period of time may not be a good idea after all. This was the time when I started to look for a better device to serve my reading needs.
After much consideration, I decided to get myself a Kindle Paperwhite 2018 Edition. It has high resolution e-ink display, front lighting, waterproof and small form factor, which tick all the boxes for my needs. I did considered the basic Kindle reader as well, but in the end decided to go with the Paperwhite version for the front lighting and higher resolution screen.
In terms of responsiveness, I think I couldn’t complaint too much, and it’s unfair to compare it to iPad or something similar. A little sluggish for on-screen key press, but generally still acceptable. I didn’t purchase any books from Amazon, I just loaded my e-books into my Kindle via Calibre, a free-to-use software for e-books management. There are various useful features such as dictionary, highlighting etc. that made the reading experience very much enjoyable. And with a device so small, light and portable, I can carry it with me and read wherever I go.
So far, I have been enjoying it and had already read a couple of books on it. For those who read a lot, I would certainly recommend it.
He asked, while looking at the column for “Interest”, where I wrote “travelling, reading, photography and writing”.
“Writing? Do you mean like Chinese calligraphy? I have never seen anyone mentioned their interest is writing.”
That’s the awkward conversation I had with someone recently. I wonder is there a better way to articulate it, I write blog post like this, I write diary, I write stories, I write a lot of other things as well. They can be written by hand or by other digital means. But… they are all considered as “writing”… right?
There are many ways for people to express their feeling, their creativity and thoughts. Some draw, some take pictures, while some use words instead. To me, they are all the same. I enjoy creating through various means, and writing is one of them. I still do photography, although it’s less frequent lately. Hopefully I’ll pick up the speed again soon.
Anyway, yes, just want to make a point in this post that writing is a thing, and that’s my hobby and interest. Till then.
Initially I thought I would write a book out of it, but in the end I decided to put together this webpage-styled storyboard instead. This is a summary of thoughts I have from my previous trip to Taiwan, and yes, it’s the one where I went and attended the Pride Parade in Taipei back in October 2018. It took me quite some time to get everything together as I was busy with both work and study earlier on. But now I finally made the effort and squeezed out some time to get it done.
Sorry that the whole thoughts and story were written in Chinese. As for most of my stories or personal thoughts, I can converse myself better in this language as compared to English. Anyway, as of writing, I’ll be heading back to Taipei and spending my time exploring the city next week. I had been to a few places in Taiwan previously, so this time around I will explore some additional locations and hopefully recharge myself for the days to come. Till then, thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy reading my thoughts on LGBT.
This is part of a new series of writings that I’m planning to do, which is to write my thoughts after reading a book. For books in Mandarin, I will write my thoughts in Mandarin. For books in English, I will write my thoughts in English. Apologise for any inconvenience caused.