3P, February 24, 2021

It’s an unusually warm day in New York City. It’s full of sun, which I appreciate. I do love a good sunny day, but I also am not opposed to a brisk day either. I’m a weird one like that.

Personal: I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with food lately. I’m in a place where I need to make changes in order to fuel my current lifestyle, yet I’m still being pulled back by past habits. I grew up eating a lot of rice not just because of my Japanese background but also because it was inexpensive and easy to feel full. I still feel guilty when my meals are more vegetable and protein heavy and there’s less rice.

Physical: I started a secret Instagram account to share some of my weightlifting videos. It’s cringeworthy watching how I used to lift when I had no technique but this is where I started. I still have a lot to work on but it’s beautiful watching my progress and chipping away at those technical flaws.

Professional: I often think about how we need to be more “human” in design. Yet there are so many examples where the technological needs outweigh the human side. Why is it that we write copy that is dense, full of jargon, and complex to understand when the main audience is an immigrant community? Why are there form fields that aren’t customized to a market due to “consistency”? That has always baffled me.

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