Over the years, I realize myself is like a highly reactive material, it has a lot of properties, it is creative and has endless potentials when mixed together with anything, but in order for this material to have a chemical reaction, I need catalyst. In other words, this amazing reaction cannot happen itself, it needs a push; it needs other things to make it happen. It may be a friend who is very hardworking and invite me to work together, or a deadline is coming.

One example is that I have so many great startup ideas, but I never see…

I have a Mrs. Maisel mug for around a year now. It was a gift from a friend when he got it as a swag in some event. I was never curious about the show and never even made an small amount of effort to do a search to see what the show was about.

Not until recently. I fell in love with the show immediately, well, mostly Mrs. Maisel. She is a truly marvelous modern women. …

I always admire people who have a

I don’t care

attitude. Not to say that they don’t care about anything but to say that they only focus their energy on people they care. They don’t feel anger when a random stranger passing by on the street curses at them without reason. They don’t feel defeated by random comments posted online about their work that come from people with bad intentions. They definitely don’t spend one single second of their life agonizing over one unpleasant interaction with a total stranger yesterday. …

I have used T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint in the past, I need a decent amount of data and I don’t want to spend three digits on my phone plan every month. I have been switching between carriers trying to find one with the best price/performance ratio. I found Mint Mobile last year and I have been lovin’ it and never looked back.

I like Mint Mobile not only because of their great phone plans, but I actually like their ads too! (BTW I am not sponsored by Ryan Reynolds, nor do I have any personal relations with Ryan Reynolds, but if…

Yesterday on my way to grocery shopping, while I was waiting for my Uber, I saw a young mom with a little kid, “Once upon a time…” The mom was trying to get the kid’s attention on the story but he just kept looking around, distracted by things around him. That brought me back to my younger years, when my parents were telling me fairy tales. That’s one of the my favorite times in my life.

Although my parents are both science major (Math and Physics), they are extremely artsy and romantic people. They would set up a play for…

I love meal prepping in a lazy Sunday afternoon. I love the crunchy sound of chopping fresh vegetables and watching them dance in the hot boiling water. But one thing I love the most is playing Netflix in the background. I have “watched” many shows while meal prepping. Netflix is basically my meal prep opera.

One day while I was cooking pasta, with Outlander playing in the background, suddenly it stopped playing. It was dead silent. Is my Internet down?… I thought to myself. …

I have been reading some articles about how to be an anti-racist. A lot of them promote appreciating cultural differences, be sensitive about physical appearance differences and not joking around this subject. But in my humble opinion, in a perfect world without racism, we should not even notice the physical appearance differences at all.

Think about face shapes, some people have round face, some people have square face. There is no face shape better than another. And most people won’t pay attention to people’s face shape. If I ask you what your closest friend’s face shape is, very likely you…

It was a hot summer day in 2014. Struggling with my two large suitcases, I hardly managed to get to the exit of LAX. That’s the first time I saw Pam’s face. She waved at me passionately with a board in her hand that had my name on it. I nervously walled up to her. “Hi! You must be Lin. I am Pam. We talked via email. How was your trip?” Without waiting for my answer, she naturally grabbed one luggage and led the way.

It was my first time coming to US. With the sweet hope of American dream…

WHAT

If you are an active wechat user, chances are that you have been nudged millions of times by now. Wechat Nudge, a new functionality rolled out recently on June 17th, by which users can double tap another user’s profile photo to nudge them. This virtually shakes user’s profile photo and sends a vibration notification.

WHEN

  1. Both users must have the latest wechat update(7.0.13). If a user doesn’t have the latest update they can’t nudge another user but can still receive nudges.
  2. A user can only nudge another user if they have previous conversations. …

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