Second week into 2021. Here I am, procrastinating about how's best to make use of the next 50 weeks to come. It's easy to come up with just about anything. Somehow, I've put in considerable thoughts into what I set to achieve this year compared to previous years. Perhaps I'm approaching mid-life dilemma whereby material … Continue reading What’s your purpose?
Just like that, 2020 will be coming to an end in a few more hours. At the beginning, we were all excited about a 'decade reflection' or '#10yearschallenge', reminiscing what we're like 10 years ago, compared to what we've become today. Honestly, it was a great reflection exercise, and it reminded our story chapters in … Continue reading 2020 what it meant for us?
The explosion of social media has always been a hot discussion among professionals, in terms of opportunities and impacts it can potentially bring. No doubt, the current pandemic has encouraged even more social media usage as a mean of communicating with others from home. The word 'use' is not to be underestimated. In fact, communicating … Continue reading A slave to social media?
Summer came and gone by swiftly. Falling leaves reminded me of an attic where I used to hang out with one of my cousins. From one of the corners, we could easily hear any conversations that were going on downstairs. We were young, didn’t realise my memory was one of a kind. A huge corner-lot … Continue reading The mountain that divides us.
Most would have known that exciting content write-up comes not only from reading and researching but also discovering experiences from both past and present. These learnings gathered made us reflect our thoughts and even expand imaginations towards the future. Alas, amidst pandemic, most of us had no choice but resorted to home-based activities, which can … Continue reading Keep writing.
Pastel blue ground, with touch of smoggy cotton plants. Trees line up in parallel, whilst withered leaves descent gracefully. Bright green, yellow and brown-coloured, like confetti sprawled on the ground. “Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. What you give out … Continue reading What I saw.
An old fashioned hi-fi radio player sat in the hallway next to a pile of expired newspapers. Dad played it every weekday at 7 pm as soon as he returned from work in his beige uniform. It was the Mandarin news he was following. The stories read by the almost-perfect Chinese newscaster, I could barely … Continue reading Chasing a childhood dream.
Three months prior to landing on a far-away foreign soil, I was talked into revisiting Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory, a framework for cross-cultural communication developed by Geert Hofstede. Being a pragmatic person, I've long cold-stored learning from University days. Not out of disrespecting theories founded by masterly professor, more because I failed in connecting theories … Continue reading Reigniting cultural values.
182 days has passed. I forgot how it was like. Waking up in a concrete world, when peeping on neighbour was just a window away. I forgot how it was like. Living on a land that was expensively scarce, when walking shoulder to shoulder was inevitable. I forgot how it was like. Walking alongside digital-addict … Continue reading I forgot how it was like.
A kite made of plastic bag. Its shape was nothing like a kite. It was just a plastic bag tied to a long raffia string. It didn't consume much effort and wide space to fly it. In an instance, it was up in the sky. My brothers and I were content. As long as it … Continue reading The good old days.