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Showing posts from November, 2019

Cook On and Cool Off!

As I scurry around from one change to another for the past few months (actually, it feels a lot more like years on end), there's something I really wish I didn't have to forego as much - cooking easy, healthy, simple meals for my family at home. It doesn't have to be anything that will shake the culinary world nor does it have to be chef-worthy cuisine. It could be something as simple as soup, rice, and two sunny side ups. Honestly, I've forgotten how much joy it brings to put food on the table. Minus the exquisite ingredients I cannot afford and the complicated techniques, putting the stove and kitchen to good use actually makes me really happy. At one point in time, I DID put some thoughts into cooking for a living or at the very least venture out into providing the same kind of simple food for people who don't have the time to. During the last month, I either stuffed my face with 7-11 food, fast food, or mamak food. I relied so heavily on food delivery

The Case for Single Parents: The Pothole-Filled Road Bullock-Cart Ride

If there's one thing I am extremely proud of, and I only have to name one thing out of the intensely long list of things that I could and should be proud of, it would be this: I've managed to juggle the life of raising my kids and making money at the same time. I think the life of a single working mother is an extremely tough one. So tough, I don't think any kind of writing or speaking can do it justice. Generally speaking, life as a mother or parent is a tough one . The journey is not only harrowing, uncertain, scary (VERY scary), full of potholes, filled with closed doors and rainbows (it could both come to you all in one day or a whole year), goes unrewarded most of the time, but it is also the kind of journey that once embarked, you can never disembark. Sort of like getting on a plane. Once you're in, you're going to be there for the entire journey, like it or not. Image Crdit: Brooke Cagle on Unsplash "You can survive this, or you can lie down

Thoughts: Discoveries of the Deep Sea

Victor Vescovo is a millionaire undersea explorer that I’ve only recently heard of. The Dallas-born native has stakes in  Insight Equity Holidays   after snagging a bachelor degree in Economics and Political Science from   Stanford University , one of the leading educational institutions in the United States of America which was followed by a master’s degree in Defense and Arms Control Studies from   MIT , and then an MBA from   Harvard . This is a learned man. Or at the very least, a very curious, ambitious, and scholarly kind of man. Or just very rich. The story was written and published on Medium, which is not free for everyone. Accordingly, however, if you're still interested in reading this, this link should give you free access to it !

Your Superpower

Gratefulness and thankfulness is a work in progress in everyone's life. I try to do it everyday, to be thankful that I am given another chance to do what I am doing today.  But there was a time that I tried really hard to be thankful for the roof over my head.  Despite being in a dire situation, I kept telling myself to be thankful, be grateful, don't be a brat, and enjoy it. It took some months after that for me to admit to myself the fact that it was a particularly rubbish part of my life.  Every single day was a struggle. I tried to keep things real without losing the positive outlook that I usually look for. That glimmer, even if it is a tiny glisten off in the distance, that might keep me hanging onto the rope.  But I've come to realize that it is just as important to realize that we're struggling and be thankful when we come out of it alive.  "I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I would not have stumbled upon my strength"