The Red Room invites you to the
15th [email protected] Red Room, on April 29, 2017, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
時間: 2016年10月29日 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Our theme for this Aside is
NIGHTMARE CHALLENGES

Nightmare challenges

Nightmare challenges…the theme of this Aside. Have you ever noticed that the best success stories often begin with failure? Why do those embarrassing flops, setbacks or radical changes of direction seem like “required” first steps on the road to fame and fortune?

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” ~ Jack Ma

Stephen King’s first horror story “Carrie” was rejected 30 times and thrown in the trash before becoming the prelude of hundreds of successful published books.

Ang Lee failed Taiwan’s college entrance exams – twice. He tried to go to acting school, but they said his English wasn’t good enough. Unemployed for 6 years living off of his wife’s salary, he had a bank balance of $26 at the birth of their second child

Thomas Edison was told he was “too stupid to learn anything” and it was only after 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing a light bulb that he finally succeeded.

Jack Ma failed his exit exams several times in elementary & middle school; failed college entrance exams 3 times; applied at Harvard 10 times and was rejected every time. Out of 24 people who applied for KFC when they entered China, he was the only one rejected. Out of 5 people who applied for a job at the police force, he was the only one rejected. His first 2 business ventures failed and then came Alibaba …zero revenue for the first 3 years.

Come join Red Room on Saturday, April 29, 2017 as three of Taiwan’s own share their horror stories of personal and/or business challenges. Listen to how they handled and overcame multiple obstacles to be where they are today. Be inspired if you happen to be facing insurmountable challenges in your life.

“I’ve had dreams and I’ve had nightmares. I conquered the nightmares because of my dreams”. ~ Jonas Salk

Introduction by Ping Chu.
Hosts: Sharon Landon and Manav Mehta. 

噩夢般的挑戰

噩夢般的挑戰…就是這次旁白在紅房的主題。你有沒有注意過最棒的成功故事都起自於挑戰?那些丟人的失誤、挫折或是方向大改為什麼似乎都是在成功之路上「必經」的過程?

“別放棄。今天很艱難,明天更殘酷,但是後天就海闊天晴了。”

~ 馬雲

史蒂芬•金的第一本驚悚小說《魔女嘉莉》先被拒絕30次而被丟進垃圾桶後才成為出版書籍界的經典及序幕。

李安大學入學考沒過 – 兩次。他試圖申請演藝學校,但因為英語能力不佳而被拒絕。他一度曾經失業6年靠老婆的薪水過活,而生下第二個孩子時銀行帳戶裡只有美金$26。

愛迪生曾被批評說他“笨到什麼都學不來”,而他也是挑戰了1000次之後才成功發明了電燈泡。

馬雲中小學畢業考多次沒考過,大學入學考3次沒考過,申請哈佛10次被拒絕10次。肯德基進軍中國時,24個人應徵職位只有馬雲一人沒被聘用。應徵中國公安職位的5個人,只有馬雲一人沒被聘用。他在創立阿里巴巴前曾經歷兩次創業失敗,而阿里巴巴頭三年也不見盈利。

2017年4月29日星期六與紅房一同傾聽三位台灣同仁來分享生命在他們個人生活或是事業上搗蛋的故事。來看他們是如何克服重重困難以達到今天的成就。他們可能為你自己生命中一些看似不可能突破的瓶頸帶來一些靈感。

“夢想只要能持久,就能成為現實。我們不就是生活在夢想中的嗎?”

~丁尼生

Presenters at Aside 15, April 29 2017

榮忠豪 Stephen Rong // Performance Artist
Faye Angevine // animal rights activist, purveyor of fine antiques
吳彥杰 Jet Wu // Producer / Animator

Event Details


Venue : Red Room International Village (台北市大安區建國南路一段177號[濟南路與建國南路交叉口] | No. 177, Sec.1, Jianguo S. Rd [Intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd.])

Time : 6:30 pm-10:30 pm April 29, 2017

Reservations Required 須預先登記
第一方式 Accupass 網上購票 : 早鳥票$500 (包含兩杯飲料)
Option 1 Accupass Online Purchase: Early Bird $500 (Inclusive of 2 drinks)
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第二方式 現場購票 $600 (包含兩杯飲料)
Option 2 @ the Door $600 (Inclusive of 2 drinks)

Floor seating so please dress comfortably
Light refreshments will be provided.
場內席地而坐,請穿舒適的衣服並請記得脫鞋子
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About Aside:
Aside derives its name from the theatrical term of “taking an aside,” where characters break the fourth wall to address the audience directly with their insight, secret aspirations, and original perspectives. The presenters at Aside are individuals who have found inspiration in their craft and in turn have shared their inspiration with us. They utilize their discipline to communicate with creativity and breach the gap between artist and audience.
關於「旁白在紅房」:
「旁白在紅房」得名於 “taking an aside” 之戲劇術語,表示表演者為了以較直接的方式表達他們的真知灼見和獨特的觀點而打破隔離觀眾與舞台的隱形屏障。本活動的表演者靠著精湛的技藝取得靈感,進而與我們分享他們的成果。他們並利用紀律與創造力來銜接藝術家與觀眾之間的差距。

How to find us:
Taiwan Air Force Base (TAF) 空軍總部 「圖書館」LIBRARY
No. 177, Sec. 1, Jianguo S. Rd (Intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd.)
台北市大安區建國南路一段177號(濟南路與建國南路交叉口)
Our entrance is located on the intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd. (TAF side entrance). After passing the gate, keep marching forward and you will see a white building to your left called Library. Make your way to the second floor via the outer staircase on the side.
Travel by MRT[Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station Exit 6]Walk straight along XinSheng S. Road, then turn left on Jinan Road Sec.2, continue down and you’ll spot the entrance!