Limited Time Only

“Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future” – This is the definition from multiple dictionaries, as seen on wikipedia. Once a minute is lost at this moment, it is never coming back. What a bummer. Because of this, we…

How a Cheesecake Helped Me Figure Out My “Why” and “How”

“Find your why, and the how will follow” – That’s what was conveyed during a regular catch-up with one of my good friends, Jane. But why are people still wrecking their brains on the how? It was a regular weekend, and a rather lazy one – I lazed in bed after a late night gathering…

The Case of “Should” vs “Need To”

The meeting began with the head of department, Hans, sitting at the front of the table, looking sternly at the slides sent over to him earlier that day. Clearly, a storm is brewing… “Peter, what happened to company A? Why didn’t we get that order?” “They decided that they needed a faster lead time and…

What Do Your Eyes See?

Your eyes are the windows to your soul – They take in all the beautiful colours and designs around you, generous actions of people and the marvels of the world. But what it is, is what it is (sounds annoying I know). Yet, we often give our own meaning to what is… It was a…

The Chase: Are You Overdoing It?

Is it true that persistence pays off? Or are you too focused on getting what you want and neglected what’s around? Being in a relationship or the start of a relationship (ok more of the start of the relationship), we may think that being the determined and persistent party will eventually win the other party…

Beautiful Traditions: The Good Old Days and Now

Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year – A traditional celebration of the new year of the lunar calendar, mostly celebrated by Asian Chinese or of Chinese heritage. The amazing part of which, is the different practices adopted by the various dialect groups and family traditions, which gives the variety even through…

Valentine’s Day: A Hyped-Up Day of Proclaimed Love?

So today is the day… The day where you see ladies carrying hand bouquets of flowers, heart-shaped helium balloons or cute cuddly teddy bears. And you start wondering: “Why don’t I see them as often as today?” The truth is, you don’t. Valentine’s Day, is a day of the year to spend huge to express…

Happiness Report: Should We Start Ranking Happiness?

We all love rankings. We all want to rank ourselves, benchmark against others, compare against the others. Now we even have a global ranking table based on Happiness. Is that helpful? Or is that detrimental? Norway topped the 2017’s global happiness rankings, with Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland in the next few places with the World…

The Season of Giving – Should This be Seasonal?

In less than 10 days, we would be celebrating perhaps the greatest celebrations of the year. One that involves a whole lot of joy, laughter, gathering, sharing and of course, giving. But why wait for Christmas, when this can be done throughout the year? I spoke to a friend from Switzerland and he said his…

Gut Feeling vs Positive Thinking

It has been a long while since I last wrote my post. Many things have taken place and different times may have called in different measures. Amidst all of those, it is also what we often call, a writer’s block – one that sees myself looking at a blank sheet of paper or a computer…

In the Eye of the Beholder

We have always heard the phrase – “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But is it limited to the area of beauty? Or is there more than meets the eye? Science has mentioned that chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humanity, with a match of almost 98.8% in terms of DNA. Yet, the…

Do You Seek Acceptance?

The crave for inclusion and acceptance is probably one of the underlying cause of one’s struggle with happiness. As we grow, one faces a constant need to be accepted, varying from family, friends, workplace, employer, love, spouse, spouse’s family and even kids. We have all been there – looking at the cool kids in the…