Reflecting on a turbulent year as I ready myself for a fresh start filled with kindness and peace.Read More
10 Years Away
There is much to reflect upon the past decade. One thing is certain — moving abroad is one of the best decisions I ever made. Living in foreign lands, removed from the familiar comforts of Singapore, has broaden my horizons and enriched me.Read More
Movement as meditation
Working out from home has various benefits including an unexpected emotional effect on me: Moving mindfully feels like meditation.Read More
This too shall pass
Just as the bad things in life shall pass, so do the good stuff. Life is too short to be fussing about things that do not matter.Read More
Quitting to discover new opportunities
“For every moment you double down on something that’s not working out, you are forgoing other potentially valuable opportunities.” – The New York TimesRead More
Vignettes of Japan #14: Countryside living
Once in a blue moon, I would select my next travel destination because of an unusual or exceptional lodging in the area. This has brought me to places that I had not heard of before; the mountainous village of Higashi-Yoshino 東吉野村 in Japan’s Nara Prefecture is one example. I was looking for a place to stay…Read More
The long and short of it
How many people notice or read a lengthy image caption on Instagram? Why should I bother to write them?
Because I care.
Longer, slower and better
Some people prefer to scan through their Instagram feed. I prefer to take my time to absorb the stories behind the frozen moments, the essays that give context to the images and the thoughtful recollections.Read More
How are you?
Life is too short for superficial “how are you”s and small talk.Read More