Can Act Of Caring Be Used As An Excuse By Parents?

When we reach a certain age in our young adulthood, many of our parents will start bugging us with the importance of marriage. Some do it in an obvious way, while others can get the same message across in a subtle manner. In my own case, the message has been quite conflicting. On one hand,Continue reading “Can Act Of Caring Be Used As An Excuse By Parents?”

Being Independent Of Others’ Opinions

In one of his recent talks, spiritual teacher and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer, talked about the importance of being independent of others’ opinions. In his research, he’d discovered that all the geniuses in our human history, the likes of Einstein, Pascal, Aristotle and Plato, all these great poets and thinkers were considered weird by their peers;Continue reading “Being Independent Of Others’ Opinions”

Ultimate Sophistication

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication in life. Natural beauty, without the artificial layering of pretense, should be the beauty standard that we all appreciate and celebrate. When we have abundance in life, most of us, in times, tend to take it for granted. It is a snowy day in my beautiful city of Toronto. HavingContinue reading “Ultimate Sophistication”

Other People’s Expectations

Once I heard from a female talk show host, who said, “women don’t dress for men, but for other women.” Implication of her statement can either be women tend to have a better taste in fashion than men do, which I don’t agree with completely; or in order to impress others and to feel celebrated,Continue reading “Other People’s Expectations”

Live Your Dream

As human beings, we have a habit of seeking external recognition and appreciation to validate the things that we have done or are about to do. The truth of the matter is that external validation will be harder to find if we decide to live our dream. Living our dream requires the courage to breakContinue reading “Live Your Dream”

Heightening Competitive Edge

Many retail stores in Yorkville have on their display windows greeting in Mandarin, wishing their Chinese clientele a happy lunar new year of horse. A decade ago, learning a foreign language seemed like a luxury to many. In 2014, having the ability to speak a second language has become a must if we want toContinue reading “Heightening Competitive Edge”

Donation Doesn’t Have To Be In Monetary Form

  In recent years, streets of Toronto are filled with donation collectors for various hospitals and charities. Their aggressive way of approaching passerby to ask for donation has turned many people off and away from this type of fundraising. I had been approached by several fundraisers before. Once they found out that I had notContinue reading “Donation Doesn’t Have To Be In Monetary Form”

A Happy Gym Goer

Earlier at the gym, I had a conversation with a gentleman, with whom I had crossed path often in the past, but just started chatting in the recent weeks. He was telling how happy he was and how he was being treated nicely wherever he went. I couldn’t help but ask “even by strangers?”  “Yes!”Continue reading “A Happy Gym Goer”