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shared bicycles & determination

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The scooter burglar alarm screamed. I had thrown a bicycle into it. One of those yellow ones and then I added an orange one for good measure. A third I threw into the concrete wall. Shared bicycles pollute the streets of Beijing. I had wanted to push the stroller up the slant walkway that led…

thoughts on anxiety

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I suppose I had not talked about anxiety much on this blog. In fact, I do not quite know what I talk about anymore here, other than my occasional rants and vents. A few months ago, someone wrote me out of the blue. Usually I do not accept guest posts on this website, because it…

should we include “suicide” in the event title?

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What a way to start the first blog post in the new year, which of course, is but an arbitrary measure of time that humans decided on to pressure ourselves to achieve goals and targets. Just because it is a new year, the difficult issues do not go away. It is a real issue. In Hong…

a drip, a trip, and a flip

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24 days before 2017 ended, I was back in ER. I had always wondered why I did not hear the sound of the saline solution drop as it passes down from one end of the tube to the other. It was not quite as in the movies. Nothing serious, just a bout of sinister bacteria…

café mocha & stigma & cute dogs

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There is something cliché about cafe mocha. I was feeling overwhelmingly exhausted physically and detached emotionally this morning, wondering how much of me do I muster to join the last morning of the Hong Kong Mental Health Conference. As usual, I fiddled with my phone in bed and then replied to a message that caught…

what’s behind your smile?

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Cliché as it might sound, this picture my friend drew speaks more than the million words I write. A generous gift he gave me, to support my work in BEARAPY, and to mark World Mental Health Day today. Similar to many, I used to put up this “professional” mask – and got reprimanded for when…

What’s next?

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What’s next when it is not clear where the next step is? Where will Bearapy go from here? What’s the 2018 strategy & AOP? What to do when it feels like every door I knock on is closed? I cannot even see the door – or window – anymore? Will Bearapy go AI as well?…

summer escapade – in my wardrobe

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Most people spend annual holidays during the summer somewhere exotic, preferably by the beach. I do not have this luxury at the moment, not least because of budget, but also because I do not fancy travelling with a crying 2-month old and a screaming 3-year old (okay I exaggerate, they are not that bad). Escapades…

Smartphones do not cause depression. We are our own culprits.

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Smart phones are crippling us. I agree. Depression and suicide rates are on the rise, especially teenaged girls. I agree. Social media highlights our loneliness. I agree. Compelling statistics in Jean Twenge’s article in The Atlantic, questioning whether smartphones have destroyed a generation. The detrimental link between the use of devices and our physical & mental…

Facing the world

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I have been hypocritical. I advocate being ourselves, being natural, being who we are, and yet, I have been hiding from the world all these years. My profile picture did not show my face. I did not even use my real name.

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.