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  • When Is It Time to Quit?

    When Is It Time to Quit?

    In our society, persistence is lauded as a positive trait, and rightly so. Edison wouldn’t have invented the light bulb if he gave up easily. Sir Edmund Hillary wouldn’t have reached the peak of Mount Everest. And no one would have heard of Barack Obama. But today we’re gonna talk about quitting. Because sometimes quitting […]

  • How to Make The Best of Your Charity Giving

    How to Make The Best of Your Charity Giving

    Last Thursday, I attended a private charity event, and sat at the Media Table. It was a fundraiser organised by Wencheng Gongzhu Malaysia for the recent earthquake affected children. It was an event attended by His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, His Excellency The Ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia Dr Niranjan MS Basnyat and Datuk Lee […]

  • 4 Lessons My Teachers Taught Me That Books Didn’t

    4 Lessons My Teachers Taught Me That Books Didn’t

    When I was sixteen, my Pendidikan Moral teacher told me that the primary purpose of university is to find a life partner. Thankfully, I never took her very seriously. I’ve had some other great teachers though. An in honor of Teacher’s Day, I decided to reminisce about some of my favorite ones. Here are stories […]

  • Why I’ve Never Regretted Getting My Straight-As

    Why I’ve Never Regretted Getting My Straight-As

    It’s been fourteen years since I took my SPM exams. And while I didn’t get full distinctions (A1s) for every subject, I came close. 9 A1s (10, if you consider the UK-graded 1119 English essay) but missed out on Moral Studies. “Just” an A2 for that — which is OK, considering how they say only […]

  • The Yin and Yang of Life

    The Yin and Yang of Life

      The way we see the world greatly depends upon our inner feelings. When we interact with the world around us, all begins in our mind. We create the realities we live within. Yin and Yang have particular characteristics that influence the type of person we are, and as a consequence how smoothly life goes […]

  • 5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for a Better 2015

    5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for a Better 2015

      I didn’t want to write about New Year’s Resolutions this year. I really didn’t. I already wrote the ultimate guide to New Year’s Resolutions last year. But a writer needs to follow his heart. And earlier this year I resolved to become a better writer. So here’s what’s in my heart today: My suggestions […]