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Showing posts from December, 2019

ReCap : What I’ve Learned in 2019

I’ve long given up on drawing up a list of resolutions because I know for a fact that it doesn’t work...for me, anyway. Instead, I come up with a list of things that I’ve learned the year before that has helped me grow. The list is kind of personal and long but I’ll share the gist of it here; who knows, it might help or resonate with someone else. I don’t like to lie and write about rainbows and fluffy puffs all the time. That’s not the way my life works and if I put up a front here, not only am I not being true to myself, I am also not being true to the people who actually read the shite I write. There are, of course,  filtered  things that I think might get me into trouble or cause a rift between people (because this is the  INTERNET , after all) but the things I post here are genuinely what I feel, be it  good  or  bad .  So, what have I learned in 2019? Here goes! Be the type of person who cheers on others, compliments strangers and encourages people to believe in thems

Update: Your Own Backyard

My parents and their siblings are sticking the landing as far as Cuti-Cuti Malaysia is concerned. In their twilight years and after going through some pretty tough life stuff, they’ve decided to embark on small little journeys and road trips to wherever their hearts desire once every fortnight. The one ‘uns are usually invited but with our little families in tow and own personal commitments, it’s pretty hard to nail us down for their little sojourns. But we try. It’s particularly hard when we either have little kids with us, work weekends, travel regularly for work as it is (a break from all that traveling is just the kind of break we need, huh?), or when we have no clear working hours. But like I said, we try. Their little outings depend on my Google-expert uncle who is the head of the family and mastermind behind these little road trips. So, we could be heading south one weekend, and then north east the next. We never know until a couple of days before the trip when my da

Saturday Weekend Roundup: December 7th, 2019

Image credit: Nong Vang on Unsplash It's a Saturday again and the weekend is always my favorite days of the week. Any guesses why? 👵😜 So, what I am doing here today is I am going to share some of the stuff that I've discovered and saved over the week that I either found to be profound, enlightening, personal, or funny. So, here it goes! Don't you like it that I always make an effort to keep things short and simple? #pleasesayyoudo 1. Post-trauma: It's not a disorder, it's a response All of us respond to the things around us differently. Some see a spider and become afraid of them for the rest of our lives. Others get intrigued and figure out a way to capture them and keep them in jars as pets. It's all different from us. Video: @lewishowes View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mastin Kipp, CFTC | He/Him (@mastinkipp) on Nov 24, 2019 at 4:30am PST "People walk around