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I would like you to see me as a friend who will encourage you by example. And know more people who live their lives to the fullest, not by pushing themselves, but by finding the joy in the lives they already have. Real-life stories of ordinary people putting in extraordinary efforts to get simple things move me. That's the biggest motivation to share with others too. I update regularly my daily endeavors and reflections on Instagram (wktanwilliam) and Facebook (William WK Tan). This blog is where I make deeper discussion. I really look forward to know you if you think we share similar values and interests.

047-C 深夜泡茶室的乐趣

近凌晨1点了,我竟还没睡意。不仅如此,我还悠哉悠哉地一个人坐在一家茶室,慢慢地消磨时间。 认识我的人都知道,我的作息习惯像老头儿一样,晚上十点上床,早上五点起身。本来朋友们怕我一人在外地寂寞,还相邀陪我吃宵夜。后来顾虑到我看来有些不适,又知道我有早睡的习惯,才做罢。让他们知道我竟一个人深夜溜出来泡茶室,不掉眼镜才怪!这时候不睡觉,还有闲情逸致,听听歌,喝喝茶,写写字,连我自己都惊讶。 茶室里播放的歌曲都是近年熟悉的流行音乐,像薛之谦、李荣浩、周杰伦等的K歌。因为对歌词还算熟悉,我也不觉地随着哼歌起来。独自一人的心情并不寂寞,反而有些许任性的自由感。 坐着坐着,原来点的一杯玄米热绿茶也喝完了。就随意再点了杯珍珠奶茶和两样台湾风味的小吃:盐酥鸡和梅子番薯条。不知觉中,一个人竟享用着两人份的饮料和食物。平日运动上的努力和饮食上的用心,总在海外出差和旅行的时候破功!没办法,我觉得做人就该及时行乐。 这家位于新山奥斯丁(Mount Austin)的18度C茶室,我猜想是受台湾的18度C巧克力工房的启发而命名的吧。据说18度C巧克力工房的原意是代表制造巧克力时对温度的执着,这间茶室的执着又是什么呢? 还好碰见年轻又健谈的老板之一家凤,我得到想知道的答案。可能是见我不像其他客人有朋友相伴,又看我对这地方甚是喜欢的样子。她也乐于和我聊两句。这下子,我才知道原来18度C茶室的名字由来并非模仿他人,而是她们坚持在奶茶制作的过程中,把煮得滚烫的茶水迅速冷冻至18度C以防止细菌滋生。听家凤说话,我觉得,难能可贵的是年轻人对创业的热忱和用心。就借这篇博文给年轻人的用心打气! 18°C Tea•Café 地址:No 8 Jalan Austin Height 8/2 Taman Mount Austin 81100 Johor Bahru 营业时间:12pm – 1am (Monday-Thursday);12pm-2am (Friday-Sunday) 想好了,下次还是会再来的。不过呢,和几个夜猫子的朋友在这里聚聚聊聊,那也会是件乐事吧。 我想,人若想身心健康,规律化的生活是必要的。但是,不必像守清规戒律般地一成不变。有时候,放松一下,会发现生活中不一样的精彩,同意吗? 陈惠谦 William W. K. Tan 1 June 2018, Friday

045 Write Off Your Troubles!

Last week, I wrote about some difficult decisions I was contemplating (044: When is it time to give up what you like?) but stopped short of answers. Writing Is Therapeutic I have not found answers to all my problems yet, but I have found solace in writing at […]

040 The Joy Of Work Struggles

Is Your Work Enjoyable Enough That Struggles Become Learning Opportunities? I am now penning down my thoughts on a return flight from a neighbouring country. After five consecutive days of hectic work, I can feel lethargy slipping into my bones the moment I sit down in the plane. […]