7 Things I’d Say to the Younger Me About “The Person [I] Really Need to Marry”

 

Maybe you are here because the title got you. Well, it got me too. I will break it to you gently, this is not your How To Spot Mr. Right guide but this piece is definitely very insightful you will thank yourself if you will be able to read through …

Tracy McMillan has a powerful message in this TEDx video about how we can be good at our job to “light up our corner of the world.”

  1. A total failure…That is one way to look at it but not the only way…

You may not be where you want to be right now. Life didn’t go as planned. You look at yourself and see the past relationships that didn’t work (no matter how great those guys were). Whether relationships or other aspects in life that went south, you can take over or hand over the wheel, take a detour or go another route. Map out those failures and transform them into road signs.

  1. Enter into a relationship with yourself and then you put a ring on it

Get to know yourself better. Love yourself right where you are, regardless of your size, color, hairstyle, etc. You can be your worst enemy but you can also be your best ally. Commit and be loyal to yourself if no one else will and especially when no one else will. Continue reading “7 Things I’d Say to the Younger Me About “The Person [I] Really Need to Marry””

the gap and the value of talk

While the world has become flat because of communications technology, people are creating walls in between. While the World Wide Web connects east and west, people are moving away from each other like north and south

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I was too busy taking pictures I missed to laugh along.

In between spoonful of scrambled eggs and lines of a post I was reading online, I was also having a short conversation with my friends. Eating together has always been our favorite bonding time at home. I am sharing a two-bedroom apartment with five close friends. Busy schedules are keeping as apart during working days .

This morning is one of the once or twice in a week opportunities for us to talk over a sumptuous meal. Then, I stumbled upon “The Forgotten Art of Simple Conversation” and it reminded me of one of the things I’ve been thinking about lately… Continue reading “the gap and the value of talk”

Lessons from an Adventurous Soap and a Persistent Poop

The right thing is sometimes the most difficult thing to do…

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Pardon, I can’t think of a better title than that. This is the line that first popped up when I thought about our almost-a-month ordeal – that was roommates versus a roommate and the sanitary sewer.

One morning, roommate took a bath. Eyes closed, lathered up with soap (insert Ellie Goulding’s Anything Could Happen here), he’s probably working on more froth when the soap slipped his hand and dived into the john. Pause. Continue reading “Lessons from an Adventurous Soap and a Persistent Poop”

the gap and the value of talk

Unconsciously we begin to build a wall around us and we are becoming like an island, isolated and detached.

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I was too busy taking pictures I missed to laugh along.

In between spoonful of scrambled eggs and lines of a post I was reading online, I was also having a short conversation with my friends. Eating together has always been our favorite bonding time at home. I am sharing a two-bedroom apartment with five close friends. Busy schedules are keeping as apart during working days . This morning is one of the once or twice in a week opportunities for us to talk over a sumptuous meal. Then, I stumbled upon “The Forgotten Art of Simple Conversation” and it reminded me of one of the things I’ve been thinking about lately…

While the world has become flat because of communications technology, people are creating walls in between. While the World Wide Web connects east and west, people are moving away from each other like north and south. As Alanis Morissette puts it “isn’t it ironic?”

I took a second look on what just happened this morning, Continue reading “the gap and the value of talk”

rumor has it

“Rumors are like dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.” – Proverbs 18:8

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Google didn’t serve me well tonight. I was looking for a poster that I saw before and I cannot find it. It was a photo of two pairs of hands passing on mud, and across the top of the photo is the quote “Rumor, don’t pass it on.” I can remember it perfectly in my head. That poster taught me early on in life about rumor, it’s filthy.

Then, why does it often appear like an apple one would love to devour? Continue reading “rumor has it”