Mis en place

I remember my mom tried to teach me this when I was young.

Put things back in it’s place. Of course she said it in Chinese.

She was not very successful in teaching me. I was not a great listener when I was young.

I am still struggling with this at home, everything back in it’s place.

Whenever I get into the mode in tidying up my physical space, I hear my mom’s voice in my head. She never lectured at me to do it, just patiently told me that it is the simplest way to clean as you go.

Tony Tam

Senior Principal Engineer @ Splunk, ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org