Angel on Ice

Saw her performance live on tv, simply splendid. I tried to search for her performance on Youtube but those with with better quality are often took down due to copyright claims. Here’s one that I found – Kim Yuna, Bond girl – angel on ice!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bml9L6pWM-o]

Update: She just won the gold in Olympics!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQE-v_zwo6k]

Inspirations

It’s often the small talks that lets me know the person behind the name.

To the professor who earned his MBA to escape drafting for the Vietnam War, taking a two-year graduate course and finishing it in a year. Working three jobs at the same time to support his education and yet, graduate first in his class. To the same professor who went on to study law and conquered the corporate world with a list of extensions behind his name. During his course of work, rise and received recognition of the highest honors in his almost three decade out there in the field. To the professor who missed out on a couple more titles to his name because he wrote the qualification exam questions himself and felt it unethical if he took his own exams to receive the titles. That and many more, to one of the many professors and friends that inspire me of the unbound limits of human achievement and what they went through to achieve it.

And a quick shout out to another professor who worked 7 days a week, regardless of weekends and national holidays. The one who constantly reminded me not to take disastrous short cuts in life. You inspired me to be hardworking and put the greatest of effort into my passion, if possible.

Chinese New Year 2010

Happy Chinese Year to all my friends and readers (if there are any). May you find joy and prosperity in the Year of the Tiger. It may appeared that I had been abandoning this journal for the time, but truthfully I had a pile of backlogged post that I think will not see the light of publishing.

I will be cooking for New Year dinner tomorrow but amidst the tight schedule I have recently, I’m not into the celebratory mood yet. So, hopefully things will go well. Now, back to cleaning up my room thoroughly before the new year arrives.

edit: I also just watched the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 opening ceremony. Of course, my support is for Kim Yuna as well as UofM students, Charlie White and Meryl Davis for gold in ice dancing.