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Tokyo, 2015

Tokyo, 2015

I started my blog in 2007 and wrote more than 400 articles in Traditional Chinese. But now, I decided to archive all of them and begin again here.

‘Sharing’ becomes a everyday practice for everyone especially when smartphones become common. I could have more than 5 articles or pictures submitted to Instagram and Facebook every day which is too much for me, and I felt I was making products in a factory rather than really sharing something or having real connection to others. The number of likes and followers did encourage me but also limited me to share what I really want others to know, and sometimes I don’t know why some people follows me - just a quick response or really love my works? You know in social media everything is quick without thinking.

Thus I stopped something for a while first. I haven’t updated my blogs and Facebook for a few months, leaving only VSCO Grid and Instagram. I still needed a blog because it is good space for one to elaborate some ideas from social media as well as my handwriting and cloud notebooks, and the best way for people to understand me if they are willing to visit my website and allow themselves a plenty of time to know more.

在2007年我開始有寫網誌的習慣,至2015年一共有超過400篇。不過從現在起,我決定封存過去的文章,歸零,重新再來。

智能手機愈來愈流行的年代,分享成為每一個人日常生活的一部分,而我也不例外。我可以在同一天內,於Instagram或是Facebook上載多於5篇圖文,可是我認為太多了,根本和在工廠大量生產無分別。按讚(Likes)和加入專頁的人數當然鼓勵了我多去發表,但另一面就是容易受到數字的影響而限制我想分享的內容。在社交媒體內,什麼都很快的,基本上略過了思考的步驟,究竟我發表這麼多的內容,是否真的完整的把我的想法讓多些人去思考,還是為了迎合讀者喜好而發表?很多人按讚純粹是一時的感覺,還是真的欣賞?在網上和人的連繫是流於數字還是真正或有深度的交流?

於是我暫時了網誌和Facebook的更新,只留下Instagram和VSCO。數個月後,我認為自己仍需要一個網誌平台,在自己的空間可以有更多思考的機會,從Instagram及筆記本曾經寫下的整合我的想法。網誌也會是讓人較全面了解我的渠道,如果他們願意進來並花時間閱讀的話。

Restart

Thus I decided to restart my blog. It’s called ‘Alvin in the Room’ which is inspired from ‘elephant in the room’. People sometimes ignore some really big problems, including the need of a long vacation (Alvin = A long vacation is necessary) for various reasons. In the new blog, I will be, of course, in the room to show you some of my works (photos and sketches) and I will share my thoughts about life, long holiday and something people usually don’t pay attention to but worth seeing and seeking.

You should know more about me through the blog, and will know something that may not be the trend.

Besides, the blog will be in English mainly as the online world has no boundary limit. I also need practices of the international language. Forgive my English if you think I write badly.

I’m sorry that I achieved the past, but I consider showing you some by rewriting them in the future.

重新開始

新的網誌將會命名為Alvin in the Room,其名字靈感來自英文諺語elephant in the room:很多人都忽略了一些事情甚至重大的問題。在我的英文名字Alvin中,我發現了一個「秘密」,就是A long vacation is necessary,悠長假期也許為很多人所需要,但是也因為種種原因而不被重視。在這裡除了會分享照片和畫作外,也會分享不同的事情,當中是我對生活、假期的看法,或是一些其實我認為很值得留意的、卻未為人重視的事情。

除了中文,我也會寫英語。如果你覺得我英文爛,抱歉。正是因為想改進這個國際語言,加上網上世界無國界,更加要用英文表達我的意思。

過去的文章已經被我封存,一般不再公開,但會考慮重寫然後以別的形式出現。

最後,超過4,000人讚的Facebook專頁不會再更新,多謝大家的支持!

LifeAlvin C