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BRAVO! my TEDx talk…

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You might think I am crazy, but I believe in my weirdness. 別人笑我太瘋癲,我笑別人看不穿。

In fact, I believe in everybody’s weirdness. Those unique thoughts. Those impossible ideas. Those incredulous dreams.

It just takes that one little step at a time.

And I would like all the young people to know that, and to know that all they need to do, is to trust in themselves.

But I know it is not easy. Because almost every day I doubt myself and the purpose of my existence.

And for the last month, I have been doubting whether I should tell anyone about the link to my talk at TEDxYouth@HongKong 2017 after the video was published.

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Because I know I sang my own lyrics wrong. Because I know people will judge me. Because I know I will most likely wince at the sound of my own voice. Because I wish I had said some things in a more impactful way. Because I am afraid no one will find it meaningful enough to share with others.

But I know I can take another attempt at being brave and just letting myself be myself, and letting whatever comments be made, be made. Without seeking for feedback – code word for approval to patch up my insecurities.

So here it is, link to my TEDx talk and activity here. The talk is in Cantonese, but the song is in English. A few friends who don’t speak Cantonese have said that they were able to understand the gist of the talk on emotional awareness and being playful. So, humour me, and watch the video.

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Thank you to the organizing team for giving someone who sings consistently out of tune to walk out of my comfort zone. Thank you to Tash for helping me with the music.

And so, with this, I go back to writing another pitch, jotting down another random idea, finding a pivot and a place for me and my bears.

We are all Bravo.

Please do share the talk if you find it even mildly amusing…. 

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about Noch Noch

Enoch Li, (pen name: Noch Noch) is 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 Play Consultant for corporates interested in creative change management and employee well-being using the psychology of playfulness.