Playing with Apps: Instagram

May 22nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

A huge shipping box with a smiley face.

She’s about to play me a happy tune.

Playing with Apps: PhotoEdit and Instagram

May 18th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Blue loves it when I give him all my crap. I am a lucky girl.

Some sing, some read, some play video games and others, well…who knows what they do while taking care of business. Me, I played with Apps today. I have to admit it was fun, productive and entertaining . Ewww… my image on the web is ruined!!! In any case, if your interested, I used PhotoEdit first to crop, draw and add the text onto my photo. The text and image options were very limited but easy to use. Then I added an Instagram filter ‘Walden’ on top.

Now that you’ve manage to forget about my “creative crap” for a second, I hope you will discover fun filled joys in unexpected places.

Knowing One’s Weaknesses is the Beginning of Positive Change

April 16th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

知彼知己,百戰不殆;不知彼而知己,一勝一負;不知彼,不知己,每戰必殆

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.

~ Art of War, Ch. 3, the last sentence, by Sun Tzu

 

Happiness…is a Little Hug

October 17th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Happiness is a Little Hug

Oct, 2011 @ Charles M. Schulz Museum.

Ignorance Makes a Simple Task Seem Insurmountable

July 26th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

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@ Bathroom 2am

I wanted to improve the water in my shower so I went and bought a GE SmartWater screw on water filter from Home Depot. It was a hot day, almost 100 degrees. With two wrenches in my hands, I stood on the slippery tub attempting to unscrew the area highlighted in red of the shower. After multiple failed attempts my heart started beating crazily from the heat and distress. I started to sweat with frustration. I gave up. The filter sat on the bathroom floor for more then a month.

One night, 2 AM, I had a tummy ache. I pooped and voilà, as I stared at the floor where the filter and diagram lay, a solution came to me. Instead of unscrewing the red area I could unscrew the area in green which ended up only requiring my bare hands. I tested my theory and the filter was installed and ready to use in less then 5 minutes. You could literally say in Chinese “茅室頓開” :). It was so easy I felt a little silly why I hadn’t thought of it in the first place. In moments of difficulties we become blinded and lost.

Installing a shower filter is by far the hardest thing I had dealt with. For me this was a great reminder that procrastination and laziness hinders my progress in accomplishing goals, but road blocks of the unknown stops my progress in accomplishing simple tasks.

Remember: After you gave it your best and you feel helpless, unable to solve something, let it be, be patient, don’t worry and one day a solution will come to you when you least expect it. Everything has it’s time.

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