"My Dad says that being a Londoner has nothing to do with where you're born. He says that there are people who get off a jumbo jet at Heathrow, go through immigration waving any kind of passport, hop on the tube and by the time the train's pulled into Piccadilly Circus they've become a Londoner." Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho.
To say that the LSE campus is an impressive balance between the old and the new is an understatement. I'm continuously wowed by how the university nestled seamlessly in the heart of London, occupying and taking shape of the old Edwardian buildings; and also in sleek and modern building like this one here. An architectural and engineering feat - the New Academic Building was designed to allow as much natural light in and uses solar heating to provide warm water used in the building. It was also constructed with a borehole that goes deep into the underground which provides water for cooling the lecture theatres. Not to mention, this building is very aesthetically pleasing.
Ikigai is about finding what you love, what you're good at, what the world needs and what you can be paid for, all overlapping in one harmony. Thank you for this book, this is perhaps very timely and apt in my quest on this new journey.
Exactly a week from yesterday, I would be on my way to 🇬🇧 for a year - which also meant that I won't be home for Chinese New Year. Therefore we had a super early family reunion dinner of sort, where my mom lovingly prepared these delectable Chinese New Year dishes to my request 😍