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CHESSMAN DATE PROJECT PART.1
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一年365日,或366日,每天都有人出生。我們生於不同時日,來自四方八面,在大世界裏飄泊闖蕩,自有千差萬別的歷練和價值觀。這回Chessman Post會參考一位現居美國的製作人Kenji C. Green所策劃的「Your Date Project」,訪問一眾棋人同事以下問題:生活中最重要的是甚麼?

「生活中最重要的是甚麼?」

Aramis Yeung, born on 25th October

魚子醬跟魚蛋,我會選擇魚蛋,不是因為便宜,而是因為一種貼地的生活氣味;我亦不認為Aston Martin會比我花$2.6一程港島區木頭造的老電車坐得更舒適。説實在,我的確沒錢去享受奢華的生活,所以任何人都可反駁我不懂生活,這是無可厚非的。但生活是甚麼,每個人的定義都很不同,對我來說可以看見藍色的天空、可以早點起床去打籃球,然後做點家務再上班,這就是我所享受的生活。沒有哪一場豪華的盛宴比喧鬧的街市更讓人津津樂道,沒有哪一瓶名貴香水比平凡的空氣更清新。我知道有位blogger是一名露宿者,飽讀詩書卻放棄了高爵厚祿的他,為的就是他眼中的「好生活」,現在的他可以因為一塊麵包或一隻雞蛋而感到無限的恩賜。對我來說,生活最重要的不是要「擁有」幾多,而是我們能夠「擁抱」甚麼。

Zon Lam, born on 18th October

於我而言「玩」絕對不是一件兒戲的事兒。
一眾有趣的人、事、物,我都會以「好玩」作形容。一件事情的趣味性,往往影響著我們對它能投放多少專注力、能有多用心,並於此事物中尋求進步;縱偶有挫折,樂在其中已忘我地讓人急不及待的爬起來再挑戰,是一種既原始卻強大的原動力。當面對一些看似很沒趣的事情,我亦總能於當中找到樂子,也許尋找每一件事物的有趣一面,亦是我某一門子的惡趣味~

所以不論工作甚或做人處事,我都會以「玩」的心態去面對,或許予人感覺有些許輕浮,但我卻是很認真的在玩我的遊戲人間!

Christy Wai, born on 19th December

我認為生活中最重要的是活在這秒鐘,很老土,卻很實在。過去的遺憾不能改變,未來的前路亦不能控制,唯獨當下這一刻是能夠切實地把握,所以我每天都會訂至少一個目標給自己,原因是為了達成目標。我會用盡每分鐘去完成,當完成後會有成功感和滿足感。我覺得在香港生活壓力大,在生活中尋找自己的少少滿足感或許會為乏味的生活帶來多一點樂趣。

Agnes Wong, born on 1st February

我認為處理決定了的事情,就該有當初決定時的勇氣和肯定。所以煩瑣生活中並不能缺失的,一定是初心。我想記得當初想走向每個目標的純粹,即使沿途會有形形色色的事物縈繞或影響,但再作下的決定卻該以初心為標準。每次迷失的時候都習慣性問自己,一開始的想法還有勇氣在甚麼地方和時候被遺棄了呢?不能忘記自己為了甚麼而出發,畢竟你並不是為別人而活,更不應該活在別人的想法裡。

Joey Lam, born on 12th February

每日可以做到自己想做的事、活在當下,無論對生活、工作都抱著平常心面對,就會發現擁有獨一無二的生活模式也不錯!所以學會調整自我心態,樂於令自己的生活變得開心快樂,感受對人生的嚮往,就是最簡單、直接獲得幸福的道理。

文字提供:楊偉明、林鈞洪、韋可蕎、王曉澄、林凱欣
美術:王曉澄

A year has 365 days, or sometimes 366 days, and there are a number of babies born each day. Since we are born in different times, dates and places, it is no doubt that we all have completely different values and experiences. With reference to the “Your Date Project” created by Kenji C. Green, a producer currently living in the US, this issue of Chessman Post will interview some of the Chessman members the following question: what is most important to you in life?

“What is most important to you in life?”

Aramis Yeung, born on 25th October

If I have to choose between the luxurious fish roe, caviar, and fish balls, I would go for fish balls. Not because they are cheaper, but because of a down-to-earth scent of life. I do not think riding on Aston Martin models would be more comfortable than traveling by the wooden trams in Hong Kong Island, which costs only $2.6 per ride. To be honest, I do not have enough money to live an extravagant lifestyle, and thus anyone can challenge me that I do not know how to live. It is totally understandable. But everyone has different definitions of life. To me, it is being able to see the blue sky, wake up early in the morning to play basketball, and do some house chores before getting to work. These are my ways of enjoying life. None of the luxurious banquets can give me more pleasure than a bustling wet market. Not one of the expensive bottles of perfume smells better than air. I know there is a blogger who is a homeless, and he quitted a high paying job to chase for the “good life” in his eye. Now, he would feel very grateful for a slice of bread or an egg. In my opinion, the most important thing in life is not about how many we “have”, but what we “embrace”.

Zon Lam, born on 18th October

To me, “play” is never a frivolous act.
For all the interesting people, things and objects, I would describe them as “playful”. The amount of the attention we pay, the effort we put, as well as the eagerness to improve a thing are largely influenced by how interesting it is. There may be times of frustrations, but if we immensely enjoy what we do, we will not hesitate to get up and try again. This is a primitive and powerful source of motivation. When handling something that seems boring, I can always find pleasure in it. Perhaps finding the interesting side of a thing is my wicked habit. 

No matter if I am at work or dealing with different people and things, I would adopt a rather “playful” attitude. People may think that I am a bit flippant, but I am playing my life game very seriously!

Christy Wai, born on 19th December

I think the most important thing in life is to live in the moment. It sounds somewhat cliché, but it is very realistic. As the regrets of the past cannot be altered, and all things happen in future cannot be controlled, what we can only do is to seize the moment. Therefore, I would set at least one goal for myself to achieve each day. I try to spend every minute to finish the goal, and once I finish, I would be overwhelmed by a feeling of success and satisfaction. Living in Hong Kong is stressful, so finding satisfaction may bring us more enjoyment in this boring life.

Agnes Wong, born on 1st February

When dealing with something we are determined to do, I think we should have the same courage and affirmation as we first decided to do it. Therefore, the most indispensable thing in the life, which is filled with troublesome and trivial matters, is our original aspirations. I want to remember the initial purity within me when I am taking steps towards my goal every time. Even if I would be encircled and influenced by a lot of different matters, I think we should always use our original aspirations as the standards. Whenever I am about to get lost, I would habitually ask myself, “when and where have my initial courage gone?” We should never forget why we started, because we are not living for others, and we should not live in other people’s thoughts.

Joey Lam, born on 12th February

To do whatever I want every day, live in the moment, take things easy no matter in our lives or at work. And you will discover this unique lifestyle is actually quite good! Therefore, learning to change, taking pleasure in making myself happy and feeling the longing for life are the most simple and direct ways to find happiness.

Text: Aramis Yeung, Zon Lam, Christy Wai, Agnes Wong, Joey Lam
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #217

CHESSMAN DATE PROJECT PART.1

 

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