About Cho

Languages

Chinese, English

I'm passionate about

Vitas, grace, life, literature, music, politics, art, sincerity, knowledge, wisdom, courtesy, kindness.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Cho Lena
Posted about 2 years ago
Joseph Kim: The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained.
I feel really sad when Joseph is delivering the message to his sister and mom. When he cries on stage, I feel a strong emotional upsurge rising inside of me. It must be very painful to be parted from his beloved sister and mother.I admire his strong will in having the hope to live, to try and to excel. Surely he is no doubt a lucky guy. Millions of his North Korean fellows didn't have the luck Joseph has. They died in hunger and in pain. Oh, the cruelty of politics! The vulnerablity of ordinary people!
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Cho Lena
Posted about 2 years ago
Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20
Hi, Sanjay, thanks for your reply. Actually I don't think there is much conflict between our views. My opinion converges with that of yours. Maybe we have different understandings of the word "plan". What you've described is not "planning" to me, it's calculating. The plan in my view is a conscious process in which you try to get things well-prepared in order to use the time more effectively. I may plan to learn a new language or a skill, but I never decide on things like a partner or something. I think 20-something should use time in a more efficient way instead of wasting time in shopping, watching TV series or joining parties.
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Cho Lena
Posted about 2 years ago
Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20
I don't see any trace of suggesting *selfishness* in this talk. As a 20-something, I think what Meg says is correct. 20-something should plan their life carefully. Maybe the problem with the talk is that the idea is a kind of cliche.
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Cho Lena
Posted about 2 years ago
Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people
Very inspiring talk! Actually, this is the topic I've been thinking about recently. Recently, my university repainted my dormitory building, and it's now all bleak white! :( This makes me think that the design thing which belongs to the field of architecture is controlled and decided by few. While we students, as actual users of the building, don't have the opportunity to design the building as we like--even just as simple as choosing the paint color. They could have made the building more colorful and enjoyable to see. People seem to have internalized the idea that architecture and big design project, like repainting the building are the business of the "professionals". So I really like the idea presented in this talk by Alastair Parvin. It would be good if we can design our own buildings using a 3D printer.