Hannah Wei


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@herlifeinpixels on Twitter. Here to conquer my fear of writing publicly. Product consultant. Ex-startup founder. Athlete.

Joined 03 January 2019.

Total writing: 61 days.

Total word count: 33202 words (544 words on average per post)

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My MMO Addiction Gave Me Leadership Skills (Pt. 1)

3 years ago, for day 14 by Hannah Wei

Sometimes I wish I could slip the title "Guild Officer in MMORPG" into my CV, without it sounding terribly sketchy. In retrospect, playing MMOs gave me my first real experience in leadership. I'm emphasizing real here because MMOs are often sandboxes that allow people to try on new identities. At...

Why the Company Blog Failed: Insights Uncovered About Collective Writing

3 years ago, for day 13 by Hannah Wei

Recently I told a friend about participating in WriteTogether, to which his response was, "Why do you need a community to write for yourself? Why not just do it on your own blog?". He's not wrong. I can technically produce same writing elsewhere, but would I have gone through with...

On Language and Money: A Child Immigrant's View

3 years ago, for day 12 by Hannah Wei

My mother gifted me a jade snake pendant when I was six. She spent the last Chinese yuan we had a Beijing International airport before we boarded on a one-way flight to New York. In the Chinese zodiac, the snake is a sign of prosperity. To be prosperous, that was...

Being an Athlete Showed Me How Neglectful Tech Culture is Towards Health

3 years ago, for day 11 by Hannah Wei

It's past 10pm while I'm writing this. My eyes feel droopy, as they should. Today started at 7:30am and was a long day. I went to train Muay Thai before grabbing brunch, followed by 5 hours of work and course readings, ate dinner and then went to a night yoga...

On Disagreeing Productively: A false dichotomy of the BFF and the B*tch

3 years ago, for day 10 by Hannah Wei

Do a google search on "disagreeing with women" and you'll be launched into the world of pick-up artists advising the struggling man on how to coax a women's respect (often through disrespecting her). However, a search on "disagreeing with other women" returns disappointingly few results. The top two links talk...

Digital Nomad Diaries - Navigating Creation vs. Connection

3 years ago, for day 9 by Hannah Wei

Some time during my 2nd year of taking my career onto the road, I realized that I carried two identities. By nature of travelling I was a student of the world. I carried a Fuji mirrorless and made my way into local communities by listening and reflecting people's values [through...

Muay Thai - Shedding Trauma (pt. 3)

3 years ago, for day 8 by Hannah Wei

Read: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 I once had a quote by Sam Sheridan plastered by my bedroom wall that read: "*It captured the idea that life is born of struggle and striving, that true joy and understanding do not come from comfort and safety; they come from epiphany...

Muay Thai - Overcoming Trauma (pt. 2)

3 years ago, for day 7 by Hannah Wei

Read: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 "Sabai Sabai" is Thai for "easy easy", a term used to describe the relaxed lifestyle here. But for me, the journey back here was far from easy. Unlike when I had my life in two backpacks and no obligations, I now have a...

Muay Thai - Recovering from Trauma (pt. 1)

3 years ago, for day 6 by Hannah Wei

Read: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 My physiotherapist said that this hip and right shoulder would take 4 years to heal. This past spring was year 2. I'm trying not to create more work for her, but here I am, training again in Thailand. But before you tell me...

I Documented Every Month in 2018 by Emotions

3 years ago, for day 5 by Hannah Wei

In my yearly reflection for 2018, I decided to journal a strong memory and an emotion for every month of the year. This practice was inspired by a podcast I wrote for Happiness Spells in November, where I learned how difficult and valuable it was. Over the years, I've gotten...

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