Category: Friendships

Old Age is No Place for Sissies

Old age is no place for sissies. – Bette Davis Whenever I come back to my hometown, Pematangsiantar, there is one person that I must meet – my Chinese tutor. I just met her few minutes ago and it was one of the toughest moment I had in my life because the face of old […]

Read more

Who Do You Choose to Have in Your Garden of Life?

Besides his full time occupation of being a doctor, in his heart, my dad is a loving farmer. With the limited space we have on top of our shop house, he has managed to plant more than 23 varieties of vegetables or fruits 2 years ago (the number should be increasing by now? I’m not […]

Read more

Lesson from 2012 – #1 – Do Not Believe in the “He Says”, “She Says”, “They Say”

So, I have promised that I will share 3 most important lessons I have learned in 2012. Here is my very first one: “Just because someone says the words, doesn’t mean it is the truth.  If you believe in it, please take full responsibility.  It was your choice to begin with in trusting their words.” […]

Read more

Lesson Learned through Friendships Woes

In the last 3.5 years, I have seen a few circles of my friendships are missing a few of their links. Recently, such occurrence happened again. I realize, at all time, I am always the bridge. No, not bridge, I am not connecting anything between the separated worlds. I am simply connected to both parties […]

Read more

Are You Sure They Are Your Friends?

Have you ever wondered who your friends really are? Have you ever tried to define what “friends” really are? I have people who told me “you are a friend” but never once asked me how I am doing … will that be a type of friend? -> TRUE STORY. I also have people who only […]

Read more

The Lighthouses of Life

Everybody has a home team: it’s the people you call when you get a flat tyre or when something terrible happens. It’s the people who, near or far, know what’s wrong with you and love you anyway. These are the ones who tell you their secret, who get themselves a glass of water without asking […]

Read more

Lichun or Chunli? Does It Really Matter?

Today … eh … yesterday – 4th of February 2012, was the first day of spring. Chinese calls it “Lichun” (立春). My friend said, Chinese believe what you do on this day, will set a precedent to the days to come in this new year. It’s apparently quite common that people will bank in cheque […]

Read more

The 3 Letters that Live After Death

De-clutter: to simplify or get rid of mess, disorder, complications, etc (Taken from www.dictionary.com). Thanks to my “big forehead” bff, this time I welcome X’mas and New Year by de-cluttering my living space. I threw quite a bit of stuff and organized the others that I would like to keep. Though I am not a […]

Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Even though I don’t normally celebrate it but this year, 2 besties of mine are and we have a list of items we are thankful for. Here are my list of things that I am thankful for: 1. Having a healthy body, mind and soul 2. Having a wonderful roof over my […]

Read more

Full Circle Moment & What Would You Do If You Have 3 Days and 3 Nights in Singapore?

Life has its funny way of unfolding itself. In December 2008, I was planning a trip to Europe in 3 weeks (including 2 weeks of Visa application with lots of hope and prayers). It was all planned last minute and I seriously didn’t know what to do as I am simply not an average traveler. […]

Read more