Today's essay: The Cang input method, reflections on experience, and a good friend has come to Guangzhou.


In my blog post on April 5th, I introduced the input methods of Rime and Wusong Pinyin. After using them for a month, I found them to be very useful. Especially the contributors of the Wusong Pinyin input method, they have been keeping it updated and maintained, making it even better to use.

About a week ago, I discovered a Rime-based input method called "Cang Input Method" on iOS. The developer describes it as:

An open-source input method based on the "RIME·Zhongzhou Yun Input Method Engine".

After downloading it, I found that I could upload the Wusong Pinyin input method, and it has a high degree of personalization.


Click on "Upload Input Method" and then "Start", and then enter the URL provided on the page in the computer browser to access the upload interface.

First, delete the "iRime folder", then rename the downloaded Wusong Pinyin input method from GitHub to "iRime" and upload it. Then go back to the phone and click on "Redeploy" to happily use Wusong Pinyin on iOS.

After a week of experience, the effect is amazing, much better than the native iOS input method. Since this input method does not require internet connection during daily use, there is no need to worry about privacy issues.

Whether you want to try something new or don't want to tolerate the native input method, I recommend giving it a try. The developer has been continuously optimizing the user experience.


This morning, I had some thoughts on "experience" that came to mind.

Usually, experience comes from four aspects: direct, indirect, objective, and subjective. These sources of experience complement each other and form our knowledge system and cognitive models, helping us better cope with challenges in life and work.

By comprehensively applying these four sources of experience, we can have a more comprehensive understanding of the world and improve our knowledge and abilities. At the same time, constantly reflecting on and integrating these experiences will help us become better decision-makers, learners, and innovators.

  • Direct experience: Direct experience comes from our own practice and firsthand experience. Through personal participation and experimentation, we can gain firsthand information and feelings, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of things. Direct experience helps improve our skills, identify problems, and quickly validate our ideas.
  • Indirect experience: Indirect experience is gained through observing the behavior and experiences of others and learning from their knowledge and experiences. This can help us avoid repeating others' mistakes, learn from their successes more efficiently, and broaden our horizons by understanding different perspectives and ways of thinking.
  • Objective experience: Objective experience usually comes from knowledge imparted through books, courses, lectures, and other forms. These experiences are usually organized and summarized, helping us quickly grasp professional knowledge and skills. Objective experience helps build our knowledge system, improve our theoretical level, and practical abilities.
  • Subjective experience: Subjective experience is built through imagining and rehearsing the future. This kind of experience helps us anticipate potential problems and challenges in advance, thereby being prepared. At the same time, subjective experience helps improve our innovation and adaptability, enabling us to better cope with change and uncertainty.


Awen and his partner Biao came to Guangzhou for a trip. I promised a long time ago to visit them in Fuzhou, but it never materialized. This time, they decided to come to Guangzhou to visit me and Zeze.

At noon, I took them to experience Shunde cuisine, which is popular among locals. While having lunch, Biao mentioned that he hadn't experienced the prosperity of a metropolis since arriving in Guangzhou.

Although I didn't understand his train of thought, Fuzhou is also a provincial capital city in the eastern coastal region. Why would he want to experience the urban atmosphere in Guangzhou?

Since the guests expressed their wishes, the hosts had to make some arrangements. In the afternoon, I accompanied them to Tianhe Sports West and Zhujiang New Town.

When we got off the subway at Tianhe Sports West, I didn't feel that there were many people. After strolling around Tianhe City and Tianhuan Plaza for a while, Biao said disappointedly, "There aren't many people here either, just normal customer flow in the shopping malls, right?"

Well, Zeze and I discussed it and then took them to Grandview Mall. Oh boy, as soon as we crossed the road from Tianhuan Plaza, we felt the crowd. After entering Grandview Mall, Biao exclaimed, "Hmm, there are a lot of people here, it's great." I was speechless at that moment.

We didn't go shopping in the stores, but strolled through the floors one by one. During our chat, I learned that Biao believed that places with many people must have handsome guys. Since it was rare for them to come out and play, how could they not take a look at the handsome guys?

Awen and I exchanged glances and sighed inwardly.

I have been living in Guangzhou for a while, but because Zeze and I are not the type who like to go shopping, we rarely go to Grandview Mall. This was the first time we actually went there with Awen and Biao. And indeed, as a 5A-level scenic spot, it not only has an aquarium but also an ice skating rink, African wildlife exhibition, botanical garden, theater, cinema, and KTV.

After leaving Grandview Mall, we were all tired, so we went to Arabica coffee shop in Tianhuan to sit down and chat.

Biao said seriously, "I can't just look at Awen's handsome face all the time. Occasionally, I need a change, so I don't get tired of him."

Awen asked, "Did you see any handsome guys?"

Biao shook his head in distress, "The quality is not high."

Zeze and I looked at the affectionate couple and silently wished them well. Among our friends, there are not many couples like Awen and Biao who have always had a harmonious relationship. Moreover, it is a relationship that is not easily accepted by traditional views.

Afterwards, we went to K11 and Haixinsha. After Biao took a few photos with the beautiful scenery, we said goodbye.

We made a promise to find time to visit Awen and Biao in Fuzhou. Hopefully, this promise won't be an empty one.

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