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Years ago, when I first went to Penang to pursue my studies, I remember a story of a fellow student who went to Komtar to withdraw money. She was approached by a woman who was asking for direction and as she reply that woman, the women blew something into her eyes. The next thing she [...]

in X Files

Last weekend,  I witness a pitiful sight of a homeless middle age man sleeping along the streets. With his worn slippers as his pillow, this man slept, oblivious to the people walking past him. But you may notice that the position of his head is too near the corner of the shop- and his skinny, [...]

in Tis Thing Called Life

My friend shared with me recently on a talk that she had attended from a well known speaker, Ajahn Brahm. After his talk, a member of the audience asked him on how we can help the poor people in India? During her trip there, she saw so much of suffering and poverty and wondered what [...]

in Finance or Money, Tis Thing Called Life, ZH

In his book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff About Money, here’s a meaningful passage that he had written about mood and money: Moods are one of those unavoidable, mysterious parts of life that must be dealt with by everyone. Our understanding of moods greatly affects not only our wisdom and perspective but our overall level [...]

in Finance or Money, Tis Thing Called Life

When we are not tensed, or consistently keep placing high expectations in order to perform, we may surprise ourselves that the results are usually higher than our expectations. It’s very important- when you are doing any tasks (work or household chores), do it with your heart and give it your best. Relaxed and just tell [...]

in CAREER, Career-Improve

Almost everyone had the experience of being bullied or belittled. Bullies exist in school- we thought that we have escaped them but these people come back in the form of the boss, co-workers and even in our personal relationships. But the fact is, bullies are just insecure and fearful people who try to hide behind [...]

in CAREER, Career-Improve, Tis Thing Called Life

Period of prolonged stress and pressure robs even the most optimistic and cheerful person the ability to smile. All of sudden, the world seemed to be a depressing place with all the blood sucking vampires wanting something out of you. Sometimes we give and give and when things do not come back as expected, we [...]

in Career-Improve, Tis Thing Called Life

Sometimes we feel that our parents have wreck our lives because they are alcoholics, promiscuous, divorced, etc…..and cannot forgive them because (our story here-) ‘that is because of them that I am an alcoholic/cannot commit to any relationships’. Using conventional psychology and Freudian to analyze the situation, we may have reasons to thank our parents [...]

in CAREER, Career-Improve, Tis Thing Called Life

If you go to The Curve in Damansara Perdana during weekends, you may hear soothing sounds of the piano as you walked towards the centre of the mall. And then, you may see a gentleman playing the piano live: His name is Gary. What is special about him is the cheerful disposition and the ready smile [...]

in CAREER, Career-Improve

“He’s late…..AGAIN!” As you stood there at the appointment meeting place, your friend is nowhere to be seen even after 10 minutes. Angry…and even nasty thoughts raced through your mind in the split of a few minutes: Why is he always late? Doesn’t he have any respect for my time? He knows I HATE people [...]

in Life, Tis Thing Called Life