All posts tagged: English

A Sad News and A Lesson

A few days ago, our best friends couple (both the husband and wife were classmates of my and my husband) lost their baby boy which was stillborn on the 37+ weeks of pregnancy. It happened suddenly and everyone was surprised because everything had been well. The wife seemed to have taken the pregnancy seriously with extra care and I, of course, naturally voluntarily had given her quite a lot of advice and tips and tricks (even when I hadn’t been asked, duh). She, as one of the nicest persons on Earth, of course, had listened to me wholeheartedly. When the sad news came, I couldn’t move. It took me some minutes to respond and forward the news to the other friends. I visited them the next day and hugged my best friend without words, just tears. That woman I hugged is a sincere and really kind woman, the happy friend who would genuinely congratulate on your success with no jealousy, probably one in a million nowadays. That moment, I felt too much and a question …

The Book of Questions

Last week I bought a second-hand book that was sold by a couple of good friends who are on their way to minimalism. It is written by Gregory Stock, Ph.D, (according to Wikipedia) a biophysicist, best-selling author, biotech entrepreneur, and the former director of the Program on Medicine, Technology and Society at UCLA’s School of Medicine. The book is called ‘The Book of Questions’. It was initially published in 1987 and revised and updated in 2013. I didn’t expect much, but this book turned out very interesting. It consists of 291 random questions about human and technology, life and death, friends and family, moral and responsibility, endless dilemma and possibility.  And of course: no answer. They might be asked to everyone: partner, friends, parents, or children as small talks or iceberg breaking (you know, like ice breaking but deeper haha). However, I found out that the best person to be asked is myself because I thought that I was too old for surprising myself. I was wrong. As I went through each page, I realized that some …