蔡瀾妙計之天亮寫稿

之前讀過蔡瀾文章,其中一段分享如何應付早上最早的班機,也就是六七點的班機。他說通常前一晚寫稿到差不多天亮,飽餐一頓之後上飛機補眠。

這一招我也試過。就是前一晚帶著筆記型電腦到機場的咖啡廳,一邊喝咖啡一邊完成翻譯稿,早上四、五點去航空公司櫃檯領登機證之前,檢閱一輪再寄出文章,就可以安心上飛機睡覺了。但是最好不要學蔡瀾飽餐一頓,我試過半夜吃很多水果、臨天亮上飛機前吃漢堡,結果幾天的旅程一直腸胃不適,實在悽慘。 Continue reading “蔡瀾妙計之天亮寫稿”

Loitering around cities

I like it most when I get to walk around cities. And I always walk a lot when I am visiting a new place. I could walk or jog all the way from Pitt Street to George Street, Martin Place to Sydney Opera House, before getting up Harbour Bridge. But I haven’t figured out how to walk from University of Sydney to University of New South Wales.

In Taipei I used to walk from NTNU to NTU and Da’an Forest Park. And I am planning to walk longer distance – perhaps from NTNU to Taipei 101 – when I revisit again.

In Hong Kong island, Continue reading “Loitering around cities”

盡是很伍佰的風景

每每與臺灣朋友再度重相逢總是會拜託他們買些書或CD,這次則是拜託師大舊同學買伍佰的《風景》,結果這本書變成我的案頭書,每每遇上失眠的時候拿來再讀一次,投入照片與伍佰敘述的世界,那股平坦靜謐的恬淡感漸漸濃厚之後,終於才能換得一次好眠。

這本書一開始就展示了很多冰天雪地的照片,看著看著我想起幾年前伍佰以木吉他配唱的〈無盡閃亮的哀愁〉,歌詞的大意是說無論經過多少坎坷挫折,人生路上回頭一望,才會明白那些不盡完美之處其實都是閃閃發亮的憶記,套回這本書我則聯想到旅人經過漫長路途來到冰天雪地的國度,多少辛勞也是值得的感覺。 Continue reading “盡是很伍佰的風景”

Higher Education and Training Ranking – World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2017/18

1. Singapore
2. Finland
3. United States
4. Netherlands
5. Switzerland
6. Denmark
7. New Zealand
8. Norway
9. Australia
10. Ireland
11. Belgium
12. Iceland
13. Canada
14. Hong Kong SAR
15. Germany
16. Austria
17. Taiwan
18. Sweden
19. Estonia
20. United Kingdom Continue reading “Higher Education and Training Ranking – World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2017/18”