I’m goofy by nature. I tell lame jokes. I bust out my robot moves at parties. I love to make silly faces. At times, I wonder if being me is too adventurous in my industry. Will people not take me seriously if I show them my down to earth personality? Does being stern and conservative equate to being professional? I’d like to say, no. From my experience, being real has always worked to my advantage for creating lasting friendships. People open up when they feel at ease. It works for both patients and colleagues. My favorite doctors, nurses and therapists have always been people I can joke around with. It’s okay to let our guard down. People will love us for being real. People who judge, will judge anyway.
Live a life of love, not fear. Try new things. Take risks. Be embarrassed. Make mistakes. Laugh it off. Let it go.
It all started at the Dale Carnegie office. Myself and a social worker from Mission to New Arrivals met at the training office to get some feedback on our speeches for the HandsOn Black and White Ball. Little did I know, I was going to meet the sweetest lady ever. Her positive, kind nature is infectious and enchanting. I have pretty good intuition when it comes to people, and with her, we clicked right away. She invited me to her charity where I learned how to make Zongzi, which will be distributed to the elderly in the community.
I have met so many wonderful people in HK who has showed me that being kind, humble, down to earth and understanding are qualities far superior than being incredibly rich and intelligent. I admire people who care about more than just themselves and their family, people who care about strangers. People who care about society.
Step inside the world of a migrant worker in Hong Kong who finds herself pregnant, deserted, jobless, homeless, and penniless.
I accompanied a migrant mother who overstayed her visa to immigration today. With the baby wrapped snugly around her body, she paced back and forth gently silencing the cries of her innocent child. I sensed her nervousness as we waited to be called by the officer.
Another super simple vegetarian dinner which can be prepared within 30 minutes. It tastes even better when reheated the very next day.
Ingredients: shiitake mushrooms, straw mushrooms, woodear, chayote, and cabbage.
Seasonings: salt, white pepper, soy sauce, shaoxing wine and grandma’s chili sauce.