Pecha Kucha on Our Big Universe

Last Thursday was another Pecha Kucha day at the ThoughtWorks University.


My slides were ready, my memory was not. I decided to put only pictures on my slides, because too many words or numbers will clutter up the beautiful images of the stars and the galaxies. That means I had to memorize more, how big the stars are, how brilliant, how powerful, mostly in comparison to our sun. Too little or too much memorizing can make one forgets, so I practiced once, took 1-2 hour break, then practice again. I was quite nervous the whole afternoon. Not to mention that I did not have my notes with me when I stepped up for the presentation. But I stepped up, no turning back.

I am sure some people caught my nervous tone, especially in the beginning. I also thought this talk would be all serious and potentially boring for some. But I learned that it is good to make some blunders during the presentation. For example, when I could not recall the name of a galaxy, I said "I don't remember the friendly name, but the code is 5195." Laughter burst :D. Ah, I like that.

Good thing I really love and appreciate this topic. I have always been amazed by this big beautiful universe that God created and is still actively creating now. That enthusiasm helped me to be more courageous. I hope some people were touched by this knowledge I shared and will see the universe in a different way from now on.


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