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Life

The Struggles of Beginning

The struggle is staring at a blank page, with many topics floating in the mind but unable to figure out where to begin. So maybe the beginning should be just like this. Dirty and random and senseless and unassuming. Like all the fidgeting we do before an oral exam back at university. Like all the […]

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Life

Shoo! Nothing Here.

I realize people occasionally still find this blog somehow. I haven’t touched it for a while. Today I have stripped it, leaving only the basics and nothing else. Should you decide to stay, be warned that these are all but ramblings from previous lives.

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Good Reads Life Mind

Book 1 of 24: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Book 1 of 24 of A Year of Books: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Read: January 2018. I love long haul business flights. Being alone forces me to spend time with myself without much disturbance. In the plane I am suspended in the air, disconnected, in a state of being neither here nor there. […]

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Life

My Life Goals Template

At the end of every work year, we usually have an annual review – mostly to answer questions such as: Did we meet our goals? What went well? What didn’t? It’s basic, but answering these simple questions helps a lot in setting the direction for the coming year. So I wondered, why am I not […]

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Body Life Movement

This Pain, It Feels So Good

I have forgotten this feeling. It has been so long. When you’re doing something so challenging you feel like you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die, you’re absolutely gonna die. But then you keep saying in your mind that you will see it through, and you keep pushing, and you keep doing it anyway. And you […]

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Life New Year Wishes

For You, this 2018: Be Bold As F*ck

Are you a journey or a destination kind of person? I used to ask that question a lot, until I realized they’re one and the same. The destination is the journey is the destination. Everytime I reach a goal or a certain level of success in any aspect of life, there’s always a next level […]

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Life Mind

Never Lose Your Childlike Wonder

On Instagram, you post a photo of yourself with closed eyes, arms spread wide, hair blown by the wind, in your cute adventure outfit. In this photo, you are probably at the beach, or at the top of the mountain, or in a new city in another part of the world. The caption says something […]

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Life Mind

Life in Pie Graphs

The other day a friend spoke about someone who is dying, literally – someone who is counting down his days because of a certain illness. And the first thing that came to my mind was: Aren’t we all? The only difference between us and the person who was told she only has a few days […]

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30 Day Challenges Body Life Lifestyle

No Sweets for 30 Days: Recalibrating the Palate

I started doing 30 day challenges in 2014. For me, it was just a game. I wanted to see how much discipline I can enforce upon myself either by detoxifying from something I have become addicted to (ex. social media) or adding a habit to my daily routine (ex. journal writing). When it comes to food, I’ve explored […]

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Life Uncategorized

A Farewell Letter

I haven’t written anything well thought of for a very long time. And though I didn’t have all the time in the world to do this, I did put some effort into writing my last letter to my friends in the previous company I worked in. I sent this on my supposed last day (“supposed” […]