【S】”Yes, I believe I AM good!”

Hi Nora,

As I’ve mentioned to you a few times already, I recently finished the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg- and I highly recommend it! I was going to write a post about the book as a whole, but today, I had an interesting conversation with mom about one of the chapters, and I thought I’d share part of our conversation with you, dad, and our readers.

In this chapter, Sheryl mentioned that many women lack confidence- so that when they finally get the job they want, they feel guilty. They feel like they are “so lucky to get a job” and that “sooner or later, people will find out that they are really not that good”. They feel like they’ve “lied” to their employers about their capability, and are worried that people will realize this soon. Sheryl said she was nodding her head again and again when she heard this in a speech, and realized that she wasn’t the only one that has felt this way. The interesting thing is, this feeling applies to many women (and men)- even the ones that are extremely smart and successful.

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【S】Summer in Seattle 2013

但是真的 今年夏天過得好快!一轉眼都快九月底了…
還記得 這個blog是在去年八月開始的呢 🙂

可能是美好的時間真的過得特別快吧!尤其是在Seattle, 我現在真的能完全體會為什麼大家會說
“In Seattle, people live for the summer.”
也難怪,西雅圖也是全美國公認在夏天最舒服的城市 🙂

平常天氣冷下雨會比較懶得出門,所以一不小心就miss out好多Seattle好玩和漂亮的地方!
但是夏天有好多活動 感覺很幾個週末都有try something new. 🙂
其實也不用真的做什麼 只要有太陽 出去走走心情都好好 ^^
兩個禮拜前比較特別 去了Seattle Art Museum, 但是大部分的時候 我更喜歡往外面跑~^^
哎 真的是住在西雅圖之後才那麼珍惜沒有下雨跟有太陽的天氣! 😛

Anyways, 這篇主要是recap一些我今年夏天的favorite experiences 🙂

1. Food Festivals: Bite of Seattle, Seattle Street Food Festival

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【S】Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion @ SAM

I’ve always enjoyed going to museums. No matter what type of exhibition I go to, I hardly ever feel disappointed. Most of the time, I leave the museum feeling inspired, satisfied, and even recharged. But somehow, I just don’t go as much as I wish I do- and there really is no excuse for it…Though I know that every time I do go, I wish I can go more. Hopefully this post will remind and encourage me to pay more visits to the nearby museums in the future. 🙂

In my opinion, you really don’t have to know art to appreciate art. The beauty of it is that you can interpret it in any way you’d like. Honestly, I’m not a connoisseur in any type of art- but that could partially be why I love museums so much- I always learn something new. I know this because I’ve written a few blog posts on the previous exhibitions that I’ve gone to- and most of the time I’m more inclined to write when I feel inspired. 😉 Perhaps I can consider sharing them again in this blog!

Last weekend I had the pleasure to finally seeing the “Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion” exhibition in Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Although SAM is still incomparable to MoMA and MET in terms of the scale, I consider we Seattleites pretty blessed already! It’s easily accessible in downtown, and in the past we’ve had a few exhibitions featuring famous artists such as Picasso and Gauguin (I absolutely enjoyed them!) And this time, it is SAM’s first exhibit focusing entirely on fashion- how cool is that? 🙂

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【S】My Summer 2013: Internship @ Wunderman

While Nora was enjoying her life spending time with family and traveling around Europe (as seen in her recent posts), I spent the majority of my summer interning at Wunderman. Am I jealous? Of course. But do I regret anything? Not at all! To be honest, I probably have had a summer just amazing as hers- I really couldn’t have imagined a better internship experience! Especially now that I’m hired on in the Global Deployment department, nothing can make me happier. 🙂

I’d definitely love to share more about my experience, but for now I’d like to share my post on “What it takes to succeed in the advertising industry” on our company blog. Please click the following link to read on. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Intern Perspective: What It Takes To Succeed In The Ad Industry