Motherhood, wedding kids’ policy, diplomacy

If you want a lesson on diplomacy, plan a wedding. 

That’s my own quote, inspired by planning my wedding. Better than completing a poli-sci degree, though just as (if not more!) expensive. Haha. Continue reading

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Dust to Dust

All your acting / Your thin disguise / All your perfectly delivered lines / They don’t fool me / You’ve been lonely / Too long

Our image of romantic love evolves. I used to want the all encompassing, drama-filled, crazy can’t-live-without-you love. As I got older Continue reading

Fight that urge

The other day on Community I was having a conversation with a young Christian woman. She writes about religion, church, and Jesus as humanity’s saviour.

An interesting point came up: whether it is correct to describe Christianity as a religion. Continue reading

Umbrella Revolution: erosion of impartial reporting, police beating footage, and truth seeking amid chaos

This is again, about Hong Kong’s fight for democracy. But it’s also about censorship, good journalism, and collective truth seeking. Things that matter to everyone.  Continue reading

Book Review: The Happiness of Pursuit

Review score: 4/5 

There is something disarming about Chris Guillebeau’s writing. In his book The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life, Guillebeau writes about extraordinary quests completed by ordinary individuals, and he makes you believe that you too can complete a quest of your own. Continue reading

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Our faulty memories: do not trust everything you believe to have happened

Did someone order Peking Duck?

My uncle, Alan, and I were having dinner along with a some relatives. The topic of good restaurants came up, and uncle Alan insisted that I had treated a bunch of people to an awesome Chinese restaurant (Restaurant A) a couple of months back.

“Uncle Alan, it wasn’t me – I swear I wasn’t there.” Continue reading

The things I want you to know: letter to my broken-hearted friend

A dear friend of mine, Kimberly, just broke up with her boyfriend recently. It was hard to see her cry. She smiled and was strong when recounting her story, but the underlying hurt was still there, raw and undulating. In a brief moment while she looked out the window, the emotions emerged and the tears gushed a drop at a time. Continue reading

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Stranger sharing my journey

Stranger sharing my journey

Is it easier to be honest with complete strangers?

I once met a man on a plane and started telling him things I found difficult to tell people I knew. Difficult, because I feared judgement from my circle and how they would view my choice. With this stranger, there were no strings attached. Continue reading

Trusting Strangers