You Never Know

Last Monday during the Q&A session at our company’s Country Council Town Hall, an employee raised a practical question to a senior R&D leader: “My child is very much interested in science, is there any advice you can give to him?”. This scientist thought about it for a moment and then said:” You will have to let him try first. He will need to be in the science field, roll up his sleeves and do the work, by taking an internship or studying in a lab. When entering a new area or taking on a new challenge, you will know if you like it or not, only through doing it.”

Doing it. Off I go. πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Three news things I did this week.

– My new experience with cheese. I have NEVER liked cheese, the ooey-gooey diary product that everyone else loves. The stinky smell and the blend taste always turn me off by just looking at it. However, in the spirit of doing something new, I surprisingly found a cheese that I adore – Monterey Jack Cheese with JalapeΓ±o, a cost-friendly and ordinary brand that you can find in any grocery store. I found it in my beloved St. Lawrence Market. The piles and piles of cheese made my eyes wide open and finally I talked myself into getting a couple. I would not have had the courage to taste it, if my brain didn’t tell me to embrace new things.

Surprise, surprise! I loved it.

– I took my first guitar lesson with my husband earlier this week, and the tip of my ring finger still hurts! I was so new to guitar, and so nervous. So much so, that I could hear my heartbeat for the entire 30mins. It’s louder than the guitar. Ugh! The husband is a good teacher, patient, authoritative and strict. Tomorrow is the day that he will check my progress. But guess what? I haven’t done any of my homework yet. 😳

Nevertheless my guitar looks pretty, right? Note: no filter for this picture.

– I wrote my first Chinese blog post as a gift to my sister for her birthday. Not that because she doesn’t understand English, but because using my mother tongue I can freely, accurately and profoundly express my feeling towards my older sister. It does take more time to type up a Chinese story on my phone than simply writing in English, but I had so much fun and emotions when writing the blog in Chinese.

Moral of today’s story:

Never be afraid of trying something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.

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