The beginning to everything.

Every experience starts from somewhere. Even a baby goes through milestones before reaching toddler's stage. Without that first bold move, there will be no moments to share, and no story to tell. According to Tom Stafford, humans are curious in nature. We are capable of absorbing so much more from our environment with extended childhood. …

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Reigniting cultural values.

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 …

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Cherishing rainbow after rain.

Since February, we were put into the unknown. For the very first time, we discussed about back-up plans for "what if..." with loved ones. Uncertainty, anxiety, and concerns were easily spelled on faces. Paranoid over worst case scenarios we could possibly imagined, staying positive and strong required a huge amount of effort. Well, that lasted …

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