前天聽到一群長輩說在他們這樣的stage they had all the money, status and fame 不過到他們這個年紀有健康的身體和good relationship with others 是人生快樂的最大原因。我昨天回去我們王家大聚會深深有這種感覺。年紀大的時候要健康也有很多的朋友和很受歡迎的老年生活才會快樂。有和沒有的老人真的很明顯and your personality and attitude create your own reality later in life 。nothing to do with money, marital status and all about how you are with people.
Saw the photos from my soprano performing years...no kidding this felt like 2000 years ago. (And I really don’t like long hair but I need it for stage.) I love teaching way more than performing in Australia cause as an Asian girl my music theatre roles were limited. With the Aussie singers I teach I can shape them to into any roles with the right look and the right voice . I love seeing them shine.
My Hongkong -Taiwan flight cancelled at the last minute. Qantas didn’t do anything. You have two options.
1. Arriving in Hongkong, fight at the Qantas counter. Saying it’s not my fault you should do something and arrange our accomdation. So many of my friends will choose this way I know. Just by listening to how they get angry for me on Facebook I know they will get so cranky and fight till the end.
This reaction only has one outcome . You get all exhausted and work up and at the end you might still need to find a hotel yourself anyway.
2. Just find a hotel yourself . If the travel insurance can claim you can always claim it. If not, it’s a mini stop over holiday for one night that you will normally pay anyway.
Yes it costs $300 to find a decent last minute hotel that is still available when you search online at 10 pm at the airport . However what’s the price of being calm , happy and relax at the start of your holiday?
I believe a lot of things in life you cannot choose the cause but you can certainly choose your reaction to it. The reaction to these circumstance will determine the experience and the quality of your life.
PS: although I don’t mind to have more than 5 hours sleep in this hotel ...my Hongkong stopover only consists of Airport-Luxe Manor hotel (6 hours)-back to airport . I didn’t even step on the ground of Hongkong soil...
We try to live a holiday without plan. Today is day 1 of no plan trip. Let’s just see how the day unfold, like what my Czech psychic friend said.
Some morning shopping .
Dye my hair blue.
Had great lunch at home .
Massage and chill
Coffee and afternoon tea.
5 pm we all met up and travelled one hour to dansui.
Got on the ferry to Bali to see the sunset.
Market food around dansui night market
Night street shopping and dinner
Arrive home at 9:30.
I can’t wait to see how tomorrow unfolds.....
#justsee how the universe takes you on Home coming holidays
In Sydney I am too asian and in Taipei I am too aussie . We are the so called “banana generations “ (more the overcooked type). I call it “the Best of the east meets west”- We have the discipline and diligence of the east and the creativity and fun of the West (at least I do). I try to put this into my students’ heads too. These days when I go mental at them like an asian tiger mum or burst into 2 languages randomly, no one blinks an eye. It’s all perfectly normal. The world will one day get closer and closer.
Can’t believe the string typhoon Maria decides to go to Taiwan while Susie is on her way home (weather in Sydney is beautiful though).
Quite weird to get a message from Qantas that the flight is cancelled .
Looks like I have no choice but call upon relatives and friends to go shopping and eating in Hongkong now.
Qantas is good. Our national airline will look after us.
Typhoon Maria please go away....
Rosie and I used to learn from the same singing studio of Miss Joanne Callinan when we were young.
Rosie now has a very successful piano studio in Hunters Hill and also teaches at Loreto. We are still very good friends until this day catching up with all the gossip regularly.
I hope my kids in my studio will make some life long good friends like us.
Although we don’t do anything singing related when we see each other, we just eat and talk, only non stop eat and talk!
William Shakespear said,
Time is very fast for those who are scared,
Very slow for those who want,
Very long for those who are sad
Very short for those who celebrate
But those who love, Time is eternal.
Never waste time. I do so many things and have so many goals and experience I want to achieve and do in this lifetime .
Once I saw a YouTube clip that the person asked if you have $86400 coming to your account daily and you must spend it everyday how will you spend it? Definitely no one will waste the money .
All of us have the same 86400 secs everyday. How will you use it and why will you waste it? This YouTube clip gave me such inspiration that I totally changed all my priorities in life.
I no longer want to spend all my time just to work. My precious time is used to learn, to grow, to contribute and to have fun with the people around me . When you are not teaching 7 Days a weeks and just teach the students/parents you like, you actually present the best quality of your work.
I choose the students I want to teach to have fun and go help them grow. Every 10 weeks I travel overseas to different countries to explore or to go home to Taiwan and see families.
I like how the person said in the clip. Average person lives 78 years.
28.3 years sleeping. 10.5 years working. 4 years eating ....etc all the details I can’t remember anymore but I do remember there is only 9 years for you to use.
What will you do for these 9 years of your life?
The quality of life is build on the relationship you have with people and how you spend your time .
Do the things you want to do, be smart and plan. But always keep the options open and never never waste time.
澳洲的家長覺得他們一年付＄30,000巨額的澳幣,老師就應該是他們的servant .（不要說什麼連我弟自己都會跟貝貝他們中文學校的老師argue我就覺得這年頭的老師真的難做)。我常常再說其實不管發生什麼事如果你跑去跟老師或是學校confront and make a big theme out of it 其實是很笨的。you think you win the fight but instead you definitely lose the battle . 真的轉到什麼學校都一樣。
沒有好的老師想要再做下去,下一個generation 就沒救了。If you are so disrespectful just because you paid that $30k private school fee? Bloody take your money and teach the kids yourself.