Thoughts

Water curtain cave (水簾洞), Taroko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan

Centre of attention

Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia

Mystical Garden

白鮑溪, Hualien, Taiwan

Sunset

Gaomei Wetlands(高美濕地), Taichung, Taiwan

Looking out the windows

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

The wait

New Zealand

Colours of spring

Hualien, Taiwan

Labels

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The unsung heroes

I am not possible if not for the unsung heroes that appeared during my life’s journey. They gave me guidance, inspired me to do better, and made me a better man.

Thank you for being there. I shall repay that debt by paying it forward, inspiring others too.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Believe

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Enough with the self-doubts. “Believe in yourself!” that’s what they said.

One’s potential can only be unleashed when you believe in yourself.

Since life is so unfair, why make succumb to it when all you have to do is believe that you’ll be successful too? Believe in your strengths, make them shine. Learn your weaknesses, work on them. You’ll be there someday.

Story behind this photograph: He is an acapella band member for VOX. The crowd, spotlights, stage… They are all fruits of hard, persistent work. True potentials are unleased when you believe in your strengths and make them work for you. Someday, everyone will have their own stage to shine.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ah… Finally…

I’m finally back after having so much struggles with Windows Live Writer. I must admit, the Open Live Writer developer team did a wonderful job with the open software, and I am now able to get back on track and start blogging again!

By the way, here’s something cool from Nik Filters. Users used to have to pay for the filters, but the company was recently acquired by Google. So now you can get them for free!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Do no harm

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I gave all I could to the patient, obtained information about him to keep him safe, made sure that he is getting the right medical attention and needs. And I certainly see him not merely as a patient, but my mentor, guiding me through my medical training. I benefited a dear lot because of him.

Although our doctor-patient relationship did not end the way it should and was a mess out of these arguments, I strive to do better, and I thank you for the opportunities for me to learn. May you stay healthy and happy always.

 

Story behind the first photograph: The sky may be high up, but a reflection of the high up is necessary to make one humble, and you will be one with the water and earth. Stay simple, pure and elegant like the water lily.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Love for machines

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The love for these beasts is undeniable, and this father brought his children along to see all motorcycles. Look how the rider and the father connects, while the curious children continue to look in awe.
I spent a little time around the Biketopia event, fascinated by how these people customize their motorcycles. Though I’m not a big fan of Harley Davidson, some of the bike designs certainly caught my eye.
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The Harleys are definitely getting a sportier look, as it seemed that the company are moving towards targeting the market of younger generations.
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And I got a little chance of sitting in an Audi TT Coupe: Quattro too. Thanks to my bro for the shot.
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Story behind the first photograph: The biker was reluctant when the father requested to take a photograph of the motorcycle together with the biker. As the biker was about to ride away, the father approached him and requested for a contact, perhaps to send photographs to him. With that connection, I was the lucky one who got this shot of the interaction between the father and the biker, with the children engrossed in curiosity.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A look back

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Pause and look back on the things you have done in the past as you move forward into the future. You shall notice that while there is still a long way to you, you have come a long way too!

It may just be the second week of my clerkship rotation at the cardiovascular surgery department, yet I have learnt so much throughout the days. I have seen many great surgical operations, meet patients and feel their anxiousness about their illness, write patient charts and interpret medical images.

A self-reflect indeed come in handy at time like this. All is well.

 

Story behind this shot: I stopped by the road for a rest after riding in the rain for the past hour. The paddy field was really beautiful and it was indeed a moment of reflection as I ponder whether to turn back to Hualien because the weather report indicated bad weather for the next few days to come. The image in the mirror reflected how much I had come so far, and perhaps it was the time where I brave the fear of the unknown in front of me. I pushed forward, and I had some of the best memories throughout the journey.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

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I certainly love the idea of having hands-on experience in the hospital. Yup, this is my second week in the hospital as a clerk, and I certainly have gained much by being foolish.

Just like what Steve Jobs’ famous quote, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish,” I may have asked some foolish questions, made myself look like a dumb some of the times, but I guess I gained a lot more for asking those questions. I know what I know, and I am truthful for what I don’t know.

May the “How-s” and “Why-s” dominate my day… And let knowledge by the path forward.

All is well. =D

 

Story behind this shot: This shot was possible because of the curiosity towards an ad. That evening I saw a poster at the bus station at Taitung, and I asked the ticket conductor about it. That lead me to this stunningly beautiful architecture made of bamboo. It’s the “Tree of Life”. The person standing below kindly accepted my invitation to be part of the shot, further emphasizing the significance of the tree.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Getting out there

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Our mind tends to shut ourselves from the outside. Yet, when we’re out there, we waited and hesitated.

Well, the surprise is just out there. Believe, have faith and go forward…

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Shower in the cave

白楊步道、水簾洞,太魯閣。 Taroko Gorge

This cave is just stunningly beautiful. The last time I was there, I knew that I had to go back again, armed with gears to take shots of this cave. The water temperature is about 8 to 12 degrees. A cooling shower indeed!

This cave is called 水漣洞 (Water-curtain cave), located at the end of 白楊步道 (Bai Yang Trail) at Taroko National park. It is crowded with tourists now, so it’s best if you can go there as early as possible to avoid the crowd.

白楊步道、水簾洞,太魯閣。 Taroko Gorge

白楊步道、水簾洞,太魯閣。 Taroko Gorge

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Band of Brothers

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Now that the three bros have their own bikes, I can’t wait to go ride together…