The lesser of two devils?

I clearly remember one of the most well-put metaphors from Dr. Kishore Mahbubani when he was giving a talk on America and China’s fight to become the world’s superpower. The quote goes something along the line of “Either the 2 elephants fight or make love, the ants are going to suffer.” It’s been almost 2 years since…

This Is How I’ll Date You

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
Taylor Aikins I’ll date you because I choose to. I will desire you with every dawn and I will desire you with every dusk. I will date you because you make me laugh, because despite your flaws and your temperaments, my heart feels safe within your hands. I will date…

To Feel “Blue Like Jazz”

“Before I want to be unique. Now I just want to fit in and be normal again.” My head is numbed with all the thoughts and doubts stirred up by the book. Blue Like Jazz teaches me to let myself be loved and to love others around me. My heart ached tremendously when I read that…

Your Expectation Vs Society’s Expectation of You

I can tell you that living up to your own expectation is much easier and fulfilling than living up to others’. You only have one expectation for yourself when others have hundreds. And at the end of the day, you want to be happy, but not to please everybody. Society should stop encouraging people to expect…

A Few Reasons Why Guys Like Girls

This is not my original work. I think I have taken it from Chicken Soup for the Soul long time ago (I’m not too sure if this is the right source. Pardon me for that!) Just find it interesting and want to share. The way they always smell good, even if it’s just shampoo The…

Maybe I…..

Maybe I get too lost in expectation and imagination of my perfect little world, but the reality is not as pretty. Maybe I can’t give up my independence, my freedom and my will to explore yet. Maybe I’m destined to be a flying bird. Maybe I don’t know how to work through tough times in relationship….

Double-2 Year

Birthday is a celebration of not just your birth but life itself. And life involves the birth, the struggles and the achievement that make you who you are now. I really can’t be more thankful for all that has happened in my life, for the people, for the events, for everything that I’m blessed enough to…

Blames….

It’s easy to place the blames on others than taking it all on yourself.  However, the question is what would you get when you blame others and discard your part and responsiblity.You can blame others, but you can’t make others work to get the result you want. You have no control over others. You only have…

To Peak in From the Outside

Personal reflection from SEALnet’s Project Vietnam 2014 I have surely done a lot in term of self discovery from the project and my solo traveling experience afterward. I’m terrible with words. However, I do know that I have changed and learned tremendously from the project. The most important lesson I learnt is that nothing is more valuable…

Education as a Weapon

The strongest weapon is education. The way to tackle social issues is education. The way to find poverty is education. The power of education is so strong that many people try to shield it away from people. The more they can keep education away and people in the dark, the more they can control. Education…