♪Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred (525,600) minutes,
♪How do you measure, measure a year?
―“seasons of Love” from the musical Rent―
With just one day to go to finish this year, this song came to my mind, which got me thinking “How do I measure year 2015?”.
Then I came to pick up travelling, job, people and books.
This is just very important. It’s something which makes you smarter, creative, sociable, healthier and happier. And we adults used to have this much more, and as we age, we tend to lose it.
It’s a playful mind.
While everyone talks about the crying of Japanese politician, there is other type of political strategy on the other side of the earth, Bolivia.
About three months to the presidential elections in Bolivia, the current president Evo Morales did something interesting to prepare (?) the victory of his third term in power: giving a book about his infancy to school kids on the Day of Children – April 12 (According to the Chilean Newspaper “El Mercurio”)
I assume that many people would have something in common with my experiences I would mention below:
- I still remember this beautiful round shaped computer, which changed my notion of computer and made me want to buy one.
- I also recall the huge excitement when I grabbed my first ipod, which definitely enriched my music and dance life.
- Thanks to the digital documents of my ipad, I didn’t have to carry all the reading assignment physically for my Master’s study, which enabled me to read anywhere I went.
- Nowadays I no longer carry digital camera when I travel because I am pretty satisfied with the camera quality of my i-phone, which always stay in my pocket to be used as a phone, music player, dictionary, etc.
- Pixar’s movies made me start thinking that animation is no longer for kids (“Finding Nemo” and “Toy Story 3” are still one of my favorite movies.)
Those experiences all made sense to me after finishing a best seller book called “Steve Jobs” (Walter Isaacson, 2011), a biography of ex-CEO of 2 big companies (Apple and Pixar).