I talked about Lego’s Serious Play programme for a while, and for two years here, nobody cared.

Suddenly, I get an invitation to attend a workshop to learn how it can help strategy discussions blah blah blah.

I am SUPER ANNOYED. Why did no one listen to me then?


I am petrified to one day see another people bannering my cause, and I am old and grey, and Bearapy has dwindled to nothing, and then all I can say would be, “I knew that!”

Why do some people influence others and I do not? I am scared of being stuck in my silo.

I am trying, even repackaging the idea so it would be easier for people to understand.


But why do I need to hide my ideas? Of course no one gets it, that is the whole point – I am trying to amalgamate a few ideas into a novel one, or introduce its application into organizations. Of course no one gets it. Of course people say all that stereotypical shit to me.

(My pet peeve is when people tell me: “Play would work for kids, try that.” DUH! )


I am so annoyed!

Why can we not just call play what it is?

Why does it have to hide behind employee well-being, masked under creativity, or spun into some key takeaways?


I am livid with rage right now.

Why does no one listen to me? What is my problem? I am stomping my feet and tearing my hair out right now. My chest is bundled up in cramps.


I am reassured by my anger and annoyance.

It means that Bearapy still means something to me.

It means I have something to say.

It means I am not complacent with the status quo.

It means I still have fire in me to do what I would like to do.


Anger is good for me – and the creative spirit in you!


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about Noch Noch

Enoch Li, (pen name: Noch Noch) was born and raised in Hong Kong and Australia. She has also studied / worked / lived in the US, France, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, China, and has travelled to more than 40 countries. She loves travelling and her curiosity in foreign cultures and languages has led her to enjoy her life as an international executive in the banking & finance industry. However, she was forced to take time off work in 2010 due to her illnesses and after spending time in recovery, cooking, practising Chinese calligraphy, reading and writing – in short, learning to take care of herself and letting out the residual work stress, she has transitioned into a Social Entrepreneur and founded BEARAPY to help corporates make workplaces mentally healthy, and support executives to become more resilient.