Tuesday, February 28, 2017

甭談多寡 X 掛了就化:談談人生規劃

我爸終於把

他掛在心上很久

但沒有敢問的話

問出口了

 

看似毫不經意

星期天的早餐桌上:

“你身邊沒有比較好的

男性朋友嗎?”

 

“沒有!

同齡的男人

都結婚了有孩子了”

 

“現在手機這麼方便!”

 

“可現在詐騙集團可多了!”

 

“不是找那種!

是聯繫聯繫之前的朋友!”

 

內心OS:

算是我真找不到也好

算是我根本沒想再找

算是我自己條件不好

算是別人條件沒我好

 

反正這件事

我根本沒指望了

 

而且最近我開始有了

新的人生目標

 

奇怪了

我居然有人生目標了

 

就是以年齡超過40歲

未婚的女性當作參考

看看別人是怎麼過生活的

 

還有一個理財目標

就是如何存一筆錢

夠我爸媽還有我自己過日子

 

萬一有一天

我突然沒有了工作能力

至少也還不會餓著肚子

 

這個目標應該不太難

孤家寡人也沒後代

掙錢要房要產業也沒用

這些都是給後代留的

 

要說我侄女侄兒

他們比我還有錢

但也不指望他們會養我

畢竟那是別人家的孩子

 

要真出了什麼冬瓜豆腐

我會自我了斷

不麻煩別人

 

死了就找人幫個忙化了

弄顆樹或盆栽

最好可以種在靠海的地方

這樣已經死而無憾了

 

self fulfilling prophecy

自我實現預言

原來就是這麼回事!

Poverty X There Came More Injuries: February

it has been a

roller-coaster riding month

 

well..

the month started off quiet

as expected since

it’s still during Lunar New Year

 

and i was away from

2nd to 9th February

hence I made the worst forecast

that there will be zero sales

for the 1/3 of February to begin with

 

then it turned out not too bad

as i was doing work

at the airport at 3 AM

minor tasks yet at least

it will “break the ice” of zero sales

as forecasted as

the worst case scenario

 

then there were minor tasks

coming in on and off

and during day 1

 

i was struggling with

internet connection as

my laptop was suddenly

not connecting to any Wi-Fi network

There We Meet Again! X Network Issue: !!!!

 

but it was solved as

i resorted to data roaming

and personal hotspot via

my mobile phone

 

then during the night

two days before leaving

my Wi-Fi was suddenly okay again

 

yet i was charged for another day of

data roaming as I forgot to

turn it off after 12 AM

 

so during the day trip to Fo Guang Shan

i actually had access to Internet

throughout the day

 

and i was actually accessing it

during lunch hour and

posted some photos on WeChat

 

but i hated to check email

because i hate the feeling

of “there’s work waiting”

during outing knowing that

there’s awaiting work 

when I get back to the hotel

 

so i went on without checking email

but in fact i did turn on my data

to access the Internet

for some useless purposes

 

it wasn’t turned on all the time

as my camera was card-less

so i had to rely on my phone

to take photos throughout the trip

and i have left my power bank

in the hotel

 

then something WTF happened

there came the climax of the story

 

the only time

i turned on my data was during 2PM

while we were having lunch

 

5 something in the evening

we were back in town

and I was finally checking email

via free public Wi-Fi

at the train station

 

like WTF right

when I have my own data

 

to discover that

an important email

came in at 1:50 ish PM

 

as expected

there was another recall email

sometime before 5 PM

 

i.e.

the 400 USD task

has been assigned to someone else

simply because I didn’t get to

see the email although I had

internet access and time to do so

 

and the deadline is pretty good too

like 5 days down the road

and by the time

i would have ample time to do it

since I’ll be heading home soon!

 

it wasn’t exactly good!!

like it kinda haunted me

throughout the journey

and for the few days to come

especially when sales

wasn’t too good

 

it was such painful

to crawl through the days

and although there were

tasks coming in after the 10th

 

i forecasted that

this would be the

lowest month ever

throughout my career

until 22nd

 

things took a turn

as I got a high volume task

which i felt was more than

the total of i have been

struggling to earn

for the past 20+ days

since the month started

 

so it wasn’t that bad after all

and I have been living like a dog

given the poor sale and forest

to start with and

the huge amount of $$

spent lavishly during January

in preparation for

Lunar New Year and upcoming trips

 

two weeks ago

a friend of mine wanted to

book flight tickets and

i was telling her about the

20% discount for booking done

over the mobile app

 

she was not familiar with it

so we met up and

had the booking done at KFC

 

there was some payment issues and

the only way was to pay

via my online banking account

 

shame on me that

i didn’t even have enough balance

to pay for a pair of

discounted tickets to Vietnam

not to mention

she wanted to book two pairs

 

so she had to do an instant transfer

before I could actually pay

from my bank account

 

the “wound” was exposed

under the sun as

i was showing her the balance

 

because I didn’t want her

to think that I am not

willing to pay for her in advance

 

well i don’t even have enough to

for real

 

i should have pumped in money

sooner or later

but let it be late then

 

because

it nevertheless feels

good to be poor

 

because whenever

i thought of buying something

i was reminded of how poor i am

and i can’t even afford it

given the critical limit

in my daily transaction account

 

and habit forming

is a funny thing

once you are used to it

it will stay with you

they say it’s a 21 day circle

 

but now i somehow

don’t have any urge

to buy anything

nothing at all

 

you won’t believe that

my latest loot from

internet shopping is

actually 5 pieces of

micro fiber cloth

 

since there was some

cash rebate credit which

i really had to make use of

before it expired

 

and the next thing

i am planning to buy

is a spinning mop

 

well

being poor is one thing

getting old is another

it is simply reflected in

my online shopping list

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

高雄漫步 07:“在城市探索城市”

陽光滿滿的一天

陽光滿滿的一天

 

一個人逛超市

又買垃圾了

佩佩豬?

 

家樂福 愛河店

沒錯對面長這樣

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“有麥當勞的兩個國家不會打仗”

我覺得該陳述不太靠譜

依我看來,每個城市的中心

都有那一間熙熙攘攘

讓你慢慢看世界的麥當勞

高雄車站

 

之前看過家教老師

在麥當勞教補習的

還有代購人員

在麥當勞過夜的

 

這次更神奇了

居然有繪畫老師

在給中年學生教水墨畫

有墨、有水、有好多毛筆

 

逛夜市太菜鳥了

會玩的逛本地市場

三民市場

 

呃逛夜市怎麼了?

不行嗎?

我還做代購

在日本藥妝店

六合夜市

 

搭公車

這裡的司機都很友善

上車說:你好

下車說:記得刷卡,下車小心

不是廣播,是“真人發音”

高雄公交

 

公車上寫著“雞吉 88 向上”

說真的起初我真以為

公車從“雞吉”開往“向上”

後來才發現每輛都有寫

原來是新春賀語啦

有夠傻的

三鳳宮

 

在高雄待上一星期

帶著只有2-3天的行程

即不出城,目的地也不多

而且驢友病了 臥床幾天

反而造就了這次特別“慢回憶”的行程

第一次在旅途上寫著這麼多遊記帖文

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高雄漫步 06:Fun Learning with Snoopy

Official Facebook page

2016史努比-快樂上學趣巡迴特展Fun Learning With Snoopy

 

N年前在松山看過

類似的老夫子特展

說實話

這個沒有那個好

內容比較適合小孩

 

誰叫我是腦殘粉呢?

被牆紙和塑膠玩具

逗得很樂的一個早上

也是醉了

 

特別喜歡處處都有

糊塗塌客 a.k.a 胡士托

 

having fun with props

kinda ridiculous

but can’t help it

thanks to these yellow birds

2016史努比-快樂上學趣巡迴特展 Fun Learning With Snoopy2016史努比-快樂上學趣巡迴特展 Fun Learning With Snoopy2016史努比-快樂上學趣巡迴特展 Fun Learning With Snoopy2016史努比-快樂上學趣巡迴特展 Fun Learning With Snoopy

 

bought some souvenirs

for the kids back home

but nothing for myself for real

 

this was the only item

i was likely to buy

but didn’t because

it will look out of place

among the rest of my Woodstocks

Woodstock is meant to be small

and it doesn’t look really good

2016史努比-快樂上學趣巡迴特展 Fun Learning With Snoopy

 

can’t find anything really rare

really kind of miss

collectible stores/corners in Japan

 

yup..indeed so

half of the collectibles here

are labeled as imported from Japan

 

wait a minute

i did buy something for myself

bought the tickets in package

which came with these card holders

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800 NTD for 2 items

and 2 tickets

which costs 280 NTD each

高雄漫步 05:駁二藝術特區

這是一個典型的

偽文青 Instragram-friendly

打卡照相點

駁二藝術特區駁二藝術特區駁二藝術特區

 

還有一件超有fu的誠品

駁二藝術特區 誠品生活館駁二藝術特區 誠品生活館駁二藝術特區 誠品生活館

 

是不是我太山芭了

知道有這玩意

但還是第一次見

IMG_2916

 

我覺得有了這個

感覺會把即影即有比下去

因為首先它不貴,2張台幣50

照片素質肯定比即影相機好

而且還帶各款濾鏡

 

在一個這麼帶藝術氣息的地方

拍了照片、立即上載

然後再打印出來

不是很好嗎

 

還可以

手拿著打印出來的照片

站在照片原點 再拍一張

弄成圖中有圖

 

好吧

可惜我都沒做

 

target spotted

駁二藝術特區IMG_2871

高雄漫步 04:佛光山

烈日當空

我們是跑著上大雄寶殿的

是有點趕、走馬看花的感覺

佛光山佛光山佛光山

 

張大千的真跡《大雄寶殿》

不小心拍到大殿裡的佛像

請假裝沒看見啦

即是這樣也看見

佛像很莊嚴,有沒有

佛光山大雄寶殿 張大千

 

起點-終點站

不二門

佛光山 不二門

 

Little Pony

佛光山

 

再見啦

我真心希望

以後還有機會可以再來

佛光山 五百羅漢

 

下一次

我一定會記得

把記憶卡、移動電源都帶上

高雄漫步 03:佛光山佛陀紀念館

前幾天才下定決心

要多多利用相機

然後剛到達蓮池潭

我相機就顯示低電量了

 

把相機裡的記憶卡取出

想選幾張好看的

還真選不到 一張都沒有

 

今天更好了

剛到達佛陀紀念館

才發現忘了把記憶卡裝回去

全程只好靠手機

佛光山佛陀紀念館

 

幸運的是 天氣好

佛光山佛陀紀念館

 

我覺得這裡特別好

照相點很多

尤其現在春節

一家大小親子出遊

最合適不過

少了一份

“到宗教場所就是拜拜”

佛光山佛陀紀念館佛光山佛陀紀念館佛光山佛陀紀念館

 

展館裡的內容也特別豐富

結合教育文化宗教

還有特約表演、4D電影

 

特別幸運

趕上了《故宮佛教文物展》

是紫禁城走出都門的高級文物

佛光山佛陀紀念館 - 紫禁佛光

 

還有山東博物館走出的

《揚州八怪字畫展》

佛光山佛陀紀念館 - 揚州八怪作品展

 

用膳之地

佛光山佛陀紀念館 - 雙閣樓

 

不敢說法喜充滿

歡喜滿滿的一天 : )

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高雄漫步 02:”哈佛”快線→佛光山

查了一下官網

佛光山交通食宿

還有一篇部落格帖文

【交通】如何到高雄佛陀紀念館_ (義大客運篇) @ 不笑貓の微笑旅行

 

從高雄到佛光山

好像有很多不同的方式

 

因為我們住在高雄車站附近

最懶惰的方法可以

搭普通公車過去

 

但普通公車就一路上

很多停站的那種

好像需要超過一小時哦

 

所以就決定到左營站去

搭哈佛快線

是一輛“左營站-佛光山”專線

 

因為非假日

所以一小時只有一班車

幸好我們有早十分鐘到

但也有點小擔心

必須等下一班車了

 

左營站一號出口

就有公交站

哈佛專線在2號站台

哈佛快線→佛光山

 

so near yet so far的感覺就是

快要到你了 但感覺座位已經滿了

幸好還是趕上這班車

哈佛快線→佛光山

 

30分鐘直達

佛陀紀念館 & 佛光山大門

司機很貼心 提醒回程要注意時間

最好把時間表拍下來

 

最後一班車是6:20

但是由於新春期間

有花燈和煙火

會加開3班晚班車

 

他還建議第一次到訪的遊人

可以先去佛陀紀念館

因為比較多東西看

再搭接園內駁車到佛光山

20元,全天票

 


參觀了佛陀紀念館

下午去了佛光山

3:20幾回到佛陀紀念館入口

 

有一班3:40的哈佛快線

但人有點多 應該排不到

下一班車是5:00

image

 

所以改搭義大客運的8501

4:15的班車

但不是直達捷運站

而是會去義大世界轉一圈

全程大概45分鐘吧

8501→佛光山

 


getting to Fo Guang Shan from Kaohsiung

Zuoying metro station (R16)

exit 1 to ground-level bus stops

catch a direct express bus 

at bus stop no. 2

 

or 8501 (purple bus)

at bus stop no. 6

 

Can tap I-Pass to pay

it’s 65-75 NTD per journey

remember to reload before boarding

 

the bus runs on hourly basis during

non holidays and weekdays

i.e. timing is fairly important

(1) Metro–FSH (2) FSH-Metro

image

Monday, February 6, 2017

高雄漫步 01:左營蓮池潭

在旅行的時候

馬上寫遊記

這不像我的風格

 

每次都是等到好久好久

突然懷念的時候再拿出來寫

或是乾脆就fast forward

後來發現也沒什麼寫了

 

左營站(捷運)2號出口

有一個候車亭

原本是想搭這個旅遊專車的

但是每半小時才有一趟

後來來了一輛51號的普通公車

寫著有去蓮池潭就直接上車了

左營蓮池潭

 

結果就走了大半個左營市中心

我對了一下地圖應該沒錯

過了城門就繞回來了

才到了蓮池潭

左營城門

 

這麼個行程

以池的南部龍虎塔為起點

剛下車不久就發現我相機沒電了

 

已經好幾個月沒充電了

就因為它電力超耐用

所以才會完全沒把充電

當作一回事

 

在淡水吃過這個

特別好吃的紅豆餅

這家叫“萬丹紅豆餅”

其實還有奶油、芋頭其他口味

好吧,我還是選擇紅豆好了

萬丹紅豆餅

 

有個阿嘛問沒有咸菜卜口味的嗎

這裡沒有

對 上一次淡水

我前面的阿公也問

我想可能好吃吧

要不試試 不過賣完了

 

沿著湖邊一直走

這是我見過

最多寺廟的湖邊

一路走到孔廟就是大路了

以為得搭公車回去捷運站

 

誰知道就看到台鐵X高鐵站了

嗯 左營站是三合一的

 

在街邊買東西

有個騎腳踏車的叔叔

停下來和買東西的老闆聊天

他們聊到學校放假 然後他問我:

妹妹,過年你們學校放假多久啊?

當下的表情。。。。

左營蓮池潭熊本

 

不好意思啊

照片少得可憐

說了老半天 蓮池潭到底有什麼?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

There We Meet Again! X Network Issue: !!!!

touched down in Kaohsiung

smooth journey

perfect weather

 

yet i was stuck with a

laptop which can’t detect

any Wi-Fi network

while I had some urgent task

to start working on immediately

 

while my phone

managed to access Wi-Fi

provided by the hotel

 

and there’s no LAN port

in the room

although I did bring

the cable as Plan B

as always

 

went to the lobby

thinking probably because

the signal is not strong

 

yet the problem persisted

none of the solution

regarding Device Manager

provided on forum worked

 

last resort:

data roaming

 

yesterday I was using

personal hotspot

while working from the airport

and it worked perfectly fine

 

but back then

my laptop could still

detect Wi-Fi networks

available around the airport

although I wasn’t using them

 

it kinda panicked me out

when there was no 4G/LTE/whatever

when I turned my data on

 

so I switched to Wi-Fi

and found out that

I had to manually select

the local telco carrier which

is collaborating with my telco

 

so now I am on data roaming X

personal hotspot while

in fact my phone is

working perfectly fine

with the Wi-Fi

 

i could probably list down

a long list of bad experience with

internet while traveling aboard

it’s sort of like a curse, man!

 

now I have another 1234 words to go

no joke, that’s the exact quantity

which I hope to finish

before I head out to explore Kaohsiung

 


when I was about to K.O. the file upstairs

got another file about the same volume

to be translated into 2 languages

 

and i decided to go full force

and get all the 3 files done

soon it was 9:30 PM

 

explore?

thank goodness this was not

my first meal in Kaohsiung

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before I went on to K.O.

a batch of small videos for transcription

 

almost 12 AM

finally it’s about time to

call it a day

 

yeah.. have too

since the day is literally ending soon

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