(True story, personal share. Enjoy!) My first vacation was at the age of 3, to a place in Malaysia called the Cameron Highlands, a mountainous region with valleys, hills, and Venus flytraps. It was known for its tea plantations and strawberry farms. As a toddler, I didn’t know that this would be my family’s chosen … More The Cameron Highlands: Malaysia
Struggle. What is struggle? It’s a strange one, when you really try to break it down and describe it. We hear this world dropped so casually in conversation, struggle, as if it is like an obstacle course that needs to be completed, or a challenge that needs to be accepted. But struggle is so far … More Struggle?
In your search for the relatable, do not forget to build relationships. (This one was inspired by a reflective conversation with my father in the last month.) An issue has been spanning across the nations, across the generations. What is this “issue”? It is that people have become more invested in finding “relatables” rather than … More Simply Relatable, or Simple Relationships?
A seventeen year old once asked me if all problems in life spring from laziness. It took me a moment before responding, “yes, and no.” That thought, however, did get me thinking. Firstly, different cultures breed different definitions of “hard work”. Some see working hard as a career, a financial ladder to climb. Others see … More Embrace The Storm
(*Disclaimer: This one is a bit paradoxical, on the theme of “Crossroads”) We live in a world of information, competition, and perceived freedom. It is true that since the perpetuation and expansion of what one generation calls the Internet, and the rising generation calls “Social Media”, information has been at our fingertips by choice. The … More Mind Over Matter is Truly the New Matter
It’s time to state the obvious: we’re all human. Some people are loud. Some people are quiet. Some people are energetic, others need more time to recharge. Some are cognitive, some are emotional, and others are spiritual. Some come from patriarchic cultures, others from matriarchic ones; some from expressive languages, others from passives ones. All … More There’s a Time and Place for Everything
(True story, biographical.) “How do you know you’re at peace?” I asked my mother once, in my teens. She told me “when your masculine and feminine stop fighting each other, when you stop fighting yourself, that’s when you’ll find peace.” So I asked, “which side should I be then? Which one wins?” My mother smiled … More The Women in My Life