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2011 Summer in Shanghai

Life is a journey. not the destination, but the scenery along the should be and the mood at the view.

This is one of my favorite places near where I stay in Shanghai. They serve nice salad and juice.

Shanghai Microsoft ZiZhu Campus. Where I worked for more than 2 months of time

The product I was working on for the past two months will be shipped via codeplex this week. It is not a big product and it won’t be like office that have millions of users. It’s just a small test tool for group of developers. But as the first step, it means a lot to me.

Building a great product needs patience. There are a lot of tradeoffs along the way. Every feature design stayed till the end must have a strong reason behind. As a program manager, you need to be good at discovering great feature design. But more importantly, you need to find a good way to sell your idea. You need to be able to listen to others, eat your words at any time or push a feature through with valid reason. I had the moment I couldn’t control my emotion when arguing for a feature. Or I couldn’t fall asleep in the middle of night for some of the feature decision.

At the end of day, when I took at the product, though its far from being perfect by this release, I know how it gets improved day by day, and became how it looked like today.

Few weeks ago, Hong Kong TVB project is over. We had great time for developing this product. After the last day, we were seating together, eating crab at 2 am and cheers with beers. Such a great pleasure to be in this team and meeting great people. I am honored.

Lastly, I couldn’t post photos on fb these days so i will post some photos here. With friends in Hong Kong.

–Right after I tot I will close this blog by the picture above, I ran into Samantha’s blog. One of the most amazing friends I have so far. Quote from her blog (The latest one updated on 2010.6) : …Riverside那间公寓是个神奇的地方,那里有特别好的朋友,特别适合跑步的小花园…

Because of reading her blog and adding this last paragraph, I am having the risk of missing my flight tonight. Airport, nice to see you again in a while. 🙂

Have a great evening everyone!

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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Shanghai

 

A goal is a dream with a deadline

I found out some old letters from friends and one of them caught my eye.

He wrote in the letter for sharing a quote with me:

“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I”m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival; because life is the moment we are living now.”

I doubt he will find out my blog but truly want to say thank you for sharing. At least for now it means a lot to me. Sometimes thinking too far ahead could take a lot of one’s attention and make one fail to appreciate what he has at present.

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Uncategorized