《你想活出怎样的人生?》吉野源三郎

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.

这本书透过主人翁“小哥白尼”的日常故事,探讨着关于勇气,友情,贫富,霸凌,人与社会等课题,然后让读者去思考,去了解,并决定“你想活出怎样的人生”。故事呈现的方式简单,小孩子也应该能轻易的看得懂,而且好像说宫崎骏要把这故事拍成电影,有兴趣的人可以拭目以待。

故事传达的意义与重点有许多,在这里我就大概举例几个吧:

  • 人总是以自己为中心去思考,去判断事物,渐渐的让自己无法了解周遭事物的真相。你能成为一个能够客观思考的人吗?
  • 人必须活得像人。人活在不像人与人之间的关系当中,实在可惜。即使面对毫无瓜葛的陌生人,也应该建立像人的关系。
  • 了解到自己享受到的幸福并不常有,我们才会心怀感谢。
  • 世上有许多和善之人虽有好心肠,却因为性格懦弱而无法发挥善心。有很多人并不是坏人,却因为过于懦弱,反而为自己和他人带来不幸。
  • 对于自己犯的过错,能想的都已经想了,该后悔的都后悔过了,该觉得痛苦的也都痛苦过了。现在必须抬起头来,好好过接下来的日子。
  • 因为内心感到痛苦,我们才能在心里好好认清人本来应该是什么样子。

看完这本书后,那我想活出怎样的人生呢?这答案我还在寻找中,希望有一天能够遇上吧!

A change at last

 

Been thinking about switching job for awhile. I’d been in the same industry, albeit different role for quite some years. It’s not a bad industry to be in, but I was thinking of changing my role and industry again, be it to challenge myself outside of my comfort zone, or to gain more knowledge and expertise from other companies.

Therefore I decided to study MBA on part time, upgrading myself while giving myself some time to think about my decision. My study was completed at the end of last year, and it took me awhile to think through and decided to really make the move. Resume was sent, but the response has been a little underwhelming. And then I though perhaps I should stay in the same industry and just switch to a different company for different role instead.

Luckily, I received a call for interview the other day. I met up with the hiring manager, but after the interview I thought I wasn’t going to get the job as he didn’t seem pleased. However, in the end I was glad that he offered me the role. It’s a new role in charge of regional product development, planning and management, hopefully I’ll be able to perform my best for this role. Furthermore, it’s a different industry from what I’m so used to be.

Is this the better future of my career that I wanted? Well, I have no idea. For me, I just want to have new challenges in different industry, and now I have it. Will I regret? Will I ever get back to my previous industry? Who knows, only time will tell. At least I made the move and tried rather than just stay put and pondering “what if” day and night.

Some told me I should have stayed in the same company and build by career upwards. Some told me I should stay in the same industry and build my career further. For me, I don’t need to be right up there, I can be a supporting role, a man behind the scene. My “career” is not about fame or money, it’s all about me enjoying my work, being able to continue to learn and develop, and able to contribute to the company.

Hope for the best for the days ahead. Till then.

《旅猫日记》有川浩

这…是一本猫咪的日记。猫咪写下了关于它的一生和它主人的一生的故事。刚开始还在想为什么叫做“旅猫”呢?想知道为什么,那就请你自己读读这本书然后去发掘当中的缘由吧。故事描述的方式是不断切换现实与猫咪的内心心境构成,但是最终还是以猫咪的视角为主的把这故事写完,毕竟这到底还是猫咪的日记。

“又是另一则人与宠物的故事吧?”

当初看见这本书的时候,其实我也是这么想的。所以我并没有第一时间把它给买了下来。直到过了好一段时间的某一天,我终于忍不住把它给买了下来。看完这本书过后,也让我觉得我的选择是对的。这…也许是第一本让我看到流眼泪的书吧?也许吧,毕竟自己记性并不太好。不过,难免大家会想起许多类似的故事,像是《忠犬八公》之类的。但是,该怎么说呢…本质上也许一样,但是故事呈现的方式却不一样,所以多了一层莫名的温暖与感动。

那…故事就只是伤心悲痛的分离,赚人热泪而已吗?其实并不是。当中有许多小细节,有许多小信息,隐藏在主人公和身边的人之间,都是值得让你我深思的。当然在猫咪和主人公之间的许多许多,更是能够让养宠物的人或喜欢动物的人感到共鸣。

也许有人会觉得,既然会分离,为什么还要相遇?但是呢,如果没有相遇的话,我们就不会拥有这些。即使哪一方先走一步,比起不曾遇见,果然还是遇见后更觉得幸福吧?这本书所表达的这种思想我是非常认同的。故事的最后往往都会让人觉得伤感,但那只是表面上的事。当你认真的去剖开,去感受背后的意义,我们都应该会庆幸彼此遇上了吧?

“这绝对不是一件悲伤的事。

我们会一边细数旅途回忆,迈向下一段旅程。

缅怀着先行出发的人们。挂念着追随而来的人们。

有朝一日,我们会在地平线的彼端与所有心爱的人重逢吧。”

勾起了以前养兔子的回忆呢。也许有一天我们也会在地平线的彼端重逢吧?现在老家也养着一只小狗,有时候也会想它到底过得幸福吗?无论如何,能够相遇的缘分难得可贵,只希望在我们短暂的时间里,能够让彼此温暖对方,让大家得到幸福吧。

Writing?

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.

《在咖啡冷掉之前》川口俊和

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.

My Page在咖啡冷掉之前,你最想回到过去的那一段时光,你最想遇见过去的哪一个人呢?

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