I’m back.

I’m back.
And that’s it. 😛

It’s been two long years since then, I’m stunned to find out, but I’m finally back. At writing.

There have been many things going on. Some good, other things not so good, but overall, I’m happy.

I learned, and I grown up as a person. Most interesting lately has been…f*ck! I got to throw the trash!
Trash truck folks. Welcome to Taiwan.

See ya!

Learning from the past

Almost 46 years ago (Oct. 1971), took place a speech in the UN about #Peace.

A devoted human rights protector, artist Pau Casals was the speaker and awardee of the Peace Medal by the United Nations.

Today -as yesterday and as it will be tomorrow, not politics, but  #economics brought everyone in here.

Regardless your side and interest, let’s not forget humanity, dignity and brotherhood those are what make people rally together, no matter your color, gender, status, culture or opinion.

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西班牙比較熱門的產業

Happy Milk Day

Hey, hey, hey…don’t get your mind in some dirty thoughts.

Milk as you know its a dietary font of nutrition, researched by FAO and highlighted as one of our basic nutrition source to help us grow and strengthen of our bones. Sorry if you are a 40+ year old bald and 172cm, no matter how many milk you drink, the odds are you’re going to get intoxicated rather than grow.

So what the hell I’m talking about, right??

I eat cereals often -yes like a total bed wetter kid, I know- but I can’t help. So I’m just making up some text to shove in a video a made a year ago.

How creepy is it, the milk and the eyes…!

(sorry)…I though it was cool.

Bugger.

買1送1:台灣經商可怕的行銷策略

「買一送一」這句話你聽過幾次?我在台灣住了快三年,已經聽過這句話好多次了,太多了。今天我帶了屈臣氏公司目前提供的宣傳單,你看看:

屈臣氏的推廣

跟每個禮拜看到的推廣有什麼不一樣呢?若我們看看台灣情況其實沒有什麼不同。如果我們跟西方國家比一比,很快會看出很多差別。

我拿了屈臣氏的推廣但在台灣基本上每個公司都有一樣的「買一送一的推銷策略」。我瞭解台灣的競爭很激烈,客戶很在意價錢,削價競爭。

我提到這個並不是在批評,只是想表達依些不一樣的策略。

其他公司嗎?我們都知道用這種的策略而已沒有什麼好的結果。不管用什麼顏色的組合、圖片,等等來吸引人,公司的品牌形象快將會下降得很快。

在這種情況上看得出來行銷規劃跟策略的重要性。

 

為什麼孩子要上學

Self-taught, http://www.matiassierra.net

你應該聽過Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg這些名字。你能夠知道些名字很重要因為他們對現代的年輕人很有影響。這些人都沒上過大學或者沒完成學業,可是對社會來說他們算成功的人。

現在網路不算一個特權的工具,一般來說第一是世界的國家都有瀏覽權限所以在家裡可以自己找資料。如果你添加到在學蕭、大學都必須費用。

但是用網路學習也不一定比在學校學習好。在念書的過程中老師的角色很重要。老師可以根據學生的需求,準備課程和教法。這個很明顯看得出來是壞處。

反過來說網路的好處是那些有比較少的經濟資源的地方,因為他們還可以透過網路學到以前不能學的東西。

現在教育正在經歷一場革命。從網路上的廣告中可以觀察到這種狀況。有幾所網路學校就是原來的大學開出來趟課:Harvard、Oxford、Griffin University等等。

但教學的主題有各種各樣的。有一所網路學校叫Master Class(我已經把他們的廣告看膩了)。在這所學校老師不是普通的,都是有名的演員、音樂家、等等。

這件事情是個很好的指標來看教育的教育轉型。

腐敗著讓人類跟生意都有壞影:蘇丹狀況

這篇文章跟報導者的蘇丹文章相關的。

場知強介紹了目前非洲的蘇丹國家有什麼政治問題。後來說明了這些人跟組職為了解決蘇丹的問題這個變得更嚴重。

原本蘇丹只算是非洲的一個國家。因為宗教的問題蘇丹人口的一大部分想要獨立。他們決定變成南蘇丹。兩個蘇丹國的領導是腐敗的,所以人民的生活很悲慘,小孩特別會受到影響。最後一段文章介紹一位金伯莉的人,她很努力的設立組職來提供幫助和服務給比較窮而且沒有資源的蘇丹人。

蘇丹跟南蘇丹兩個國家都有腐敗的福總統,並且他們做的事影響到人民的生活。

金伯莉為了幫蘇丹小孩她開始研究蘇丹當地人的關係。她發現有一位捷克共和國人在蘇丹住了很久。

金伯莉的目標是建立一所孤兒學校,這樣她可以從教育漸漸改善蘇丹狀況跟那些小孩的未來。她跟那位捷克共和國人,彼德討論過怎麼改善事情並且問彼得從他的經歷上,認為有什麼建議可以提供給金伯莉。一個重點是水源。若要改善孩子的生活也要提供他們水源。在世界上有7億人無法喝乾淨的水,在7億人中,五分之一是5歲以下的小孩都不能喝乾淨的水。

另外一個從彼得學到的東西是老師跟小孩的關係。這些小孩經歷過很困難的生活所以碰到他們的心也不容易。彼得說,因為他們的生活有一點難過,小孩在哭的時候老師也會配他們哭。

這是因為老師沒有遇到他們的痛苦,不過為了讓他們感覺老師瞭解和要幫他們,他也會哭。間單說,要讓他們覺得「你可以相信我,我們現在是一家人」。

從這件很重要的狀況我們可以學到領導的角色並且提醒我們生活上的信任的重要性。

大家要寶貴自己的生活~

I Miss L.A.

Today I felt nostalgic. Terribly nostalgic.

And that is after someone I admire, posted on his social media he’s moving from Shanghai to the US, specifically to Los Angeles.

If you give a damn, you might wonder why I felt that way. That post stopped me in my trunks because I could relate to a memory that with time got covered with dust. It got even more uncovered when the video recommended by YouTube next to my playlist was an ‘old’ song I used to listen a lot when I was about to move and after I left L.A..

This could take longer than a veteran talking about Vietnam, but long story short, about 7 years ago during these exact dates I also left Shanghai to an unwritten adventure to L.A. You might never heard about this story, since only my very closest ones know about my most intimate madness.

I was in Shanghai, for work. Happily enjoying my life in China, which back then I perceived as a wonderful but weird country -a perception coming all the way from my ignorance of course, I got to met really nice people I still keep a lovely relation with. By that time I was testimony of the China after the Olimpics and Expo, basically in its economic climax boosting, and with uncountable opportunities rising exponentially waiting to be taken by those who were ‘brave’ to cross the world and take them.

My English was as basic as I could communicate clear enough to order food, voice my likes/dislikes and give a standard opinion about Spain and my hobbies (thanks TOEFL).

Since mimicking people, sounds and moves its innate to me, using that ability to pronounce an American-English accent wasn’t that difficult. Which worked out pretty well. After all I’ve done things that require more courage. It was my first time living permanently abroad, and without speaking a word of Chinese, which made it fun. Fair enough.

At work, I met many people from all around the world. Among all those great people, I met a woman from La La Land. A pretty and ridiculously funny woman. Not difficult to guess It didn’t take long for us to start taking the piss of each other and become good friends. We were really close. Then she had to leave. Everyone had its duty, hers was go back home, to L.A., mine was staying in Shanghai.

But not for long.

It took me 3 months to tell my family, search for a job, get on a plane and show up without notice in L.A. on a Thursday night at 8pm, outside my date’s office. It was one of the most valuable experiences I went through. Of course, I mean the fact of me flying all the way to the East Coast for her. There were moments full of joy, adrenaline, relieve and marvel but also confusion, frustration and resentment, from both sides. Which agitated is more like a result of a bomb than a recipe to make a cocktail.

Nevertheless, there were full of unforgettable memories, full of pure naivety, wonderful and plenty of truth tenderness. I can recall them cristal clear as they had happen today.

Naive
My very first Lakers NBA live game vs. Spurs, I treat of my date
Staying at a motel in Downtown L.A. I came back home safe. Lucky me
LACMA…
Couldn’t help but drive near Santa Monica, where the outsides of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air was filmed. W.Smith its the king.

It was emotionally intense, and altogether had become kind of a beautiful ‘scar’ in my life. Not those that only hurt, but those you remember for being consequential. A turning point in my life.

As it usually happens in such contexts, contact with my date was little by little losen up, which in some way it saddens me. And since I’m an emotional mad optimistic, I’m of the opinion that contact should never be lost with the people that came across our lives to have a positive impact. Overall, those who we admire contact shouldn’t fade out.

Uhhh…beautiful memories.

And btw, here is the video clip of the song.

不讓你的品牌飛走

大家好,很久沒有PO文,我知道。因為最近工作特別多,我寫的時間特別少。不過我承諾我這個月會寫更多的文章,而且是用中文來寫。其實我也要多練習我的中文才行,因為我快要考台灣的最高程度的華語測驗了。那個測驗難得不可思議,測驗協會應該在找外國人麻煩,(kidding)剛好庭安蠻厲害

阿阿⋯⋯好啦,我閉嘴就好。

反正這兩天看到美國United Airlines【聯合航空公司】發生的事。你應該聽到有一位華僑從飛機上被拉走⋯⋯好慘~

妹體當然把事情小題大作。我提到這件事情是因為讓我想起在新加坡的時候我們有一位客人是Qatar Airways【卡達航空公司】。那時候我們團隊負責卡達航空公司全球的宣專,所以問題的頻率、數量跟一般的公司不一樣。再加上你可以輕易的想像這麼大的公司會出現大大小小的問題,股東、媒體、社會、國家主管部門等等很快會指出你的不對給大家看。不要忘記這個不是西方公司,就是阿拉波管理的公司。如果你覺得在大公司工作很酷,你應該要想像客戶遇到那麼敏感的情況你要協助他們應付公共關係你應該會覺得很有fu吧~說真話,你怎麼應付會影響數千人的工作穩定性。這是個很大的責任。

所以我對聯合航空這次的新聞非常有興趣。

如果聯合航空的首席執行官一發生那件壞事他立刻承認是公司的問題而且會幫受害乘客負擔醫療費、給他機票等等,這件事情還有道歉感,比較體貼、合理的,但是他沒有這樣做。航空公司反而說乘客的行為太兇、不聽話的。

最嚇人的是一聯合航空股票崩潰,首席執行官立刻開記者會來跟受害乘客道歉⋯好像覺得遺憾⋯廢話吧~

我真心相信為作生意不必說謊,說謊沒有什麼好的結果。第一個:跟大家要老實的合作、做生意;第二個:不久一定會被發現。

如果你不尊重人,你會沒聲譽、沒有客人、沒有公司。

好好的對待客人,是公司的第一優先。