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How to measure the year 2015

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♪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.
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Shift from “what to memorize” to “how to memorize”

Dear my memory,

Why were you so incapable of keeping the password of my Hotmail account? Because of you, I had to try several incorrect passwords which ended up shutting my account 2 years ago (because I registered my old phone’s address as a back up).
Why you couldn’t even say a line of any Japanese famous poem when I was asked to say?

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The Adventures of Evito in Bolivia

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”)

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Connecting the dots

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).

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