The Most Unprepared Trip Ever

I am about the leave for Cannes, France. This is the most unprepared trip I had ever had. I was in full day meeting for two days, and till now, I don’t know exactly where the place is, how to get there, which airline of flight, and what we are going to do there. Wendy is working to put everything together, which I am completely not aware of.

Is it a good thing? If it is, by what means? Not? By what means?

There are time that a trip to the local zoo can make me excited for days. Then the excitement was replaced by a city trip, or international trip. I had never been to France, and the Cannes Creative Festival is new to me – what it is about? No idea. When running on the fast track of any thing, you would like to keep the direction, and I will be much more delighted to be able to get back to office than getting onto a trip to Paris, Nice, Cannes, Barcelona, Madrid, and Rome. I just realized how hard people change their daily life, unless something force them.

 

Microsoft Zizhu Campus

I visited the Microsoft Zizhu campus, and met with many old friends – I didn’t expect to see about 10 persons who joined Microsoft around my joining, and they are still there after more than 10 years.

I was a little bit sad though to see the current Microsoft is more like the Yahoo! Sunnyvale campus, than the office in my memory. The building quality is not good enough, and that surely does not justify the long distance from the downtown.

Blue Sky in Shanghai

It is so rare – there are blue sky and clear air. I took this photo out of the window of our 18th floor office in Xujiahui.

Whenever I see city scene like this in Shanghai, I am thinking about climbing to the top of a skyscraper - either World Financial Center, or JW Marriott with my sketch book and draw something of this city.

World As I Travelled

I wrote about the Chinese provinces I visited. It is the time to do a summary about the world as I travelled – the foreign countries I set my foot on. The life is a long journey, and many people believe it is endless, and they always have a chance to visit every country of the world. Not likely to happen. If that is something I really get interested, set a plan for it.

Again, as the rule of the last time, transition without a night stay does not count. That promptly remove Korea and Japan from the list.

  1. Singapore
  2. Malaysia
  3. United States
  4. Germany
  5. Netherlands
  6. Cambodia
  7. Viet Nam
  8. Australia
  9. Canada

A very small list compare to many other people at my age. Need to continue to find opportunities to get there and interact with people, to build more knowledge about the world, and continue to shape my thinking.

Happy Birthday to Yifan

Happy Birthday to my little Yifan. He is 5 years old today!

We first went to the Century Park, Yifan’s favorite.

Then had dinner at Kerry Center.

 

Birthday Party

At home, we had the birthday cake, and Yifan invited his best friend Xuanxuan to join us.