June 2016 Portland

A belated post, but just wanted to share nonetheless. I went on a trip with Kevin to Portland from June 2-June 9, including a day trip to Seattle in that week. I’ve never been to Portland, but Kevin used to drive there every so often back in his college days at UW.

Here are some pictures from our trip!


What makes a leader?

Online advice says the best leaders are the ones who listens more than they talk.

I do not know if that is 100% true. The people that gets noticed are the ones who speak up, and aren’t afraid to ask. They are not afraid to interrupt. They know what they want and how to get it. They know how to phrase their questions to get to the root of the problems to create solutions. That is who I want to be.

What’s in a blog?

Lately, I’ve neglected blogging because I rationalized that I didn’t have the time to sit down and plan a comprehensive, thought provoking blog. And the fear of writing something that was just a blop, without any substance, was paralyzing, because I just didn’t want my thoughts published.

But now, I know how wrong that is. A blog doesn’t have to be a polished piece of work. Instead, it can just be a place to record all the thoughts in my head. Sometimes, I may revisit an idea I’ve held in the past, and realize that my positions have indeed change. Maybe they’ll grow more conservative, or more liberal, or somewhere in the middle.

The idea of a blog – this blog – or rather, the purpose of this blog, is a place for me to think about what I want to say. Hopefully, through this, I can grow better at communicating in my personal, work, and school life.