So far, my fledging consulting/training business is running well, dear reader. I did a lot of travel in the last month or so: San Jose, CA, Rockville, MD, and San Antonio, TX, respectively. Travel will be part of my work, so I need to manage it well. I really appreciate the support from my better half. As far as I am concerned, she simply is THE best woman in the world.
When I was a white collar salary man, as far back as one month ago, I felt like I was a little hamster in a big spinning wheel: the faster you move, the faster it spins, and there is no ending in sight. As an independent for more than a month, once again, I was very busy: it is a bit like the game of whack-a-mole. As soon as one thing is done (or half-done), the other pops up. But overall, it is quite different from working in corporate world: I feel more real, and I became more aware of my state of mind and my surroundings.
This is my limited impression of course, since I just got started. It is hard to say which way is better, and different people have different needs and perspectives. If things do not work out, I fully expect myself going back to re-join the corporate rat race.
I meant to write something about my Chinese New Year, but never got the time to do it. Instead, I will share some pictures of the dumplings I made. This was the first time I made them on my own. They were quite good, if I do say so myself. I think my son enjoyed it. For whatever reason, there is a special satisfaction when your child tells you that s/he likes the food you enjoyed when you were little. I have to remember not to add too much soy sauce next time. The filling was a bit too salty, fairly typical of my cooking.
Wrapping and filling
Before they were boiled. The ones I made were ugly, the ones mommy made looked nice 🙂
Finished product with raw garlic sauce. Yay!
I made some meatballs with the leftover filling
Finally, my son enjoys the food daddy made!