Self-Control vs. Self-Discipline

More discipline, less control Simply how a forest grows ~Mikavelli~   In this world of perceived freewill, the term "self-control" has an odd connotation. Some shy away from the word "control", others flinch at the word "self". Some, however, take to the phrase and see the beauty in its structure. For years, I've personally struggled... Continue Reading →

The Cameron Highlands: Malaysia

(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... Continue Reading →

Struggle?

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... Continue Reading →

Simply Relatable, or Simple Relationships?

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... Continue Reading →

Embrace The Storm

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... Continue Reading →

Mind Over Matter is Truly the New Matter

(*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... Continue Reading →

The Women in My Life

(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... Continue Reading →

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