Tag: life

What’s your superpower?

What’s that one skill or characteristic that makes you different and/or better? What thing do you do so well that makes you stand out from the crowd? If you can identify it, awesome. If not, you’re not alone. My guess is that most people don’t even think about what their superpower is. And for those who […]

Best Wedding Ever!

I got married to Vicky Huang twelve days ago, on May 11, 2013. And I might be biased, but I think it was the BEST WEDDING EVER! We had an amazing destination wedding at the all-inclusive Azul Sensatori resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, which is about 20 minutes south of Cancun in the Riviera Maya. The resort […]

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday, Dad! You would have been 65 years old today. If you were still with us, we probably would have had our family and friends over to our house in Old Bridge, NJ, to have a BBQ, like we’ve done so many times. After eating, you would have had a few glasses of Remy […]

The Importance of Empathy

In The Business of Happiness, Ted Leonsis wrote about how empathy for others had such a positive impact on his life and led to many meaningful relationships and activities that helped him achieve more happiness and success. I couldn’t agree more, and I find myself recognizing many situations where empathy has been and will be […]

Lessons Learned From My Late Dad

Today is the seven-year anniversary of the passing away of my Dad, Yew Khen Chan. He battled naso-pharyngeal (nose/throat) cancer for nearly six years, going into remission twice, before succumbing to the disease on December 9, 2005. Through his actions, my father taught me so many lessons about hard work and perseverance, and my life […]

Move Fast, Move Slow

I think there are situations in work and life where you should move fast and others where you should take it slow (or “quickly” and “slowly” if you want to be grammatically correct). My sometimes conflicting thoughts are below. Things to do fast: Workout / run – fast, meaning “high intensity” – it’s more effective […]

The Importance of Disconnecting From Work

I wrote a blog post a few weeks ago about how sometimes I wish life were simpler and we could more easily disconnect from our gadgets. Lately, there’s been a lot of content out there about how to better disconnect from work, which is something that I and many people have a problem doing. When I […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Take That Big Step

That’s what the piece of paper from a fortune cookie told me. It also told me how to say”salt” in Mandarin. I held on to that fortune and now I’m following its wisdom (not the learning Chinese part). Today was my last day at the Washington Capitals / Monumental Sports and Entertainment and I’m leaving to work […]

What if life were simpler, like on TV shows?

Dedicated to the winners and the losers, Can it be that it was all so simple then? Dedicated to all Jeeps and Land Cruisers, Can it be that it was all so simple then? -Wu-Tang Clan, “Can It Be All So Simple” Some of the best shows that are or were on TV take place […]