Leadership

Leadership

I read non-fiction books but man! Isn't Master Sun Tzu a tough one! With his words you either get it or you don't. Full stop! There is no such thing as understanding halfway. Halfway to Master Sun Tzu is unacceptable. I am thankful for the commentaries by the likes of Cao Cao and Zhang Zu [...]

Imperfection

Imperfection

It always bothers me when one airs out another's flaws disgustingly. It gets me thinking, are you god? If not, you damn well have made mistakes as much as the next guy. Don't get me wrong: there is correcting as a friend or a genuine person and there is poking into other people's businesses so [...]

Chased by fate

Chased by fate

From the truths, gossips, assumptions and guesses about you, have you ever wondered how many story versions of your life are out there? You are like a book written in different covers, fonts and languages. They believe to know who you are supposed to be; what you can and can't do. Even when you defend [...]

The Power of Giving

The Power of Giving

I recall year 2014 when I finished The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, a few words stuck in my head. “…I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout [...]

Accidents

Accidents

Once in a while, in my quiet time, I try to think of the things I fear happening in my life. Then, when I realize that it is easily possible for them to occur, I brush them off very fast. However, that does not solve anything because the thoughts tend to come often than not. The [...]

Love is an element

Love is an element

While reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, I was soaked in a bathtub full of fantasy ecstasy; the unreal longing to come to real; a different world with different unexpected beliefs. It's relieving coming out distressed and refreshed from the bubbles of imaginations and freedom to create the nonexistence. What brings joy to my [...]

Meet me halfway

Meet me halfway

Let's chitchat on the things we do with so much certainty and reason, and then halfway we get stuck. Most of us have been there. After dragging one month with the novel Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult due to a reading slump, I am very happy I took time to venture into the 388 pages. I [...]

The unofficial state

The unofficial state

Lying down in bed mind hollow, I unexpectedly zoned out, lost in different states which explains my melancholic state the past two nights. Would I cry all day trapped in a ruined building desperately searching for my 'mama' because that is all I know? Would I tense up frequently when the driver goes too fast and [...]