Thursday, April 28, 2016

Read: Brené Brown's The Gift of Imperfection

Title: The Gifts of Imperfection
Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: Hazelden, 2010

This is a book on topics such as self-compassion, acceptance and gratitude. Other themes that were discussed in this book are courage, boundaries and compassion, love and belonging.

The author, Brené Brown, discussed what authenticity is. She developed a definition of authenticity as the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.

The concept of the DIG Deep button was explored and discussed. She suggested DIG Deep as a practice of authenticity. DIG Deep represents:
1) Get Deliberate
2) Get Inspired
3) Get Going

I wonder if it was because I have read her most recent two books, it was relatively faster to read this book.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

29 June 2015: Express bus to Boston and James Hook Lobster and Co

29 June 2015 (Mon): 

It was time to leave for Boston after spending a few days in the neighbourhood of Lynn, Nahant and Swampscott.

Special thanks to the thoughtful people at Oceanview Bed and Breakfast, I learnt that I could take the Express Bus 448 to South Station, which was the place that I have to take a bus to head to New York.

James Hook Lobster and Co

I had been told that James Hook Lobster and Co is one of the highly recommended places for fresh lobster rolls in Boston. Therefore, to experience the lobster rolls for myself, I walked to 15 Northern Ave from South Station. The fresh lobster roll was delicious. This classic fresh lobster roll is essentially a hot dog bun filled with fresh lobster meat, dressed in celery and mayo. One roll costs USD$16 before taxes and is considered affordable given its serving of fresh lobster meat.

I ordered a clam chowder to go with the fresh lobster roll. That was a lunch to remember while I was in Boston.

James Hook Lobster and Co
15 Northern Avenue
MA 02210