A Chinese Saying

There is a well-known Chinese saying, “we can give our best effort, trying to make our dream a reality. That being said, the fruition of our dream is also determined by a power greater than ours.” Quite often, we are taught and trained by our family, and society to be the creator and driver ofContinue reading “A Chinese Saying”

Facebook Wall

Once I heard someone say to her friend “May your life look as fantastic as it does on your Facebook wall.” True, so true! What do you want to see on your Facebook wall when you log in your account? Would you rather see positive messages to help get your day going and to haveContinue reading “Facebook Wall”

Candle Luster

Candles don’t lose their luster by lighting other candles. In this holiday season, you will likely come across many beautifully lit and wonderfully smelled candles. Have you noticed one thing about candles? They don’t lose their luster by lighting other candles. This is a gentle reminder to all of us the importance of sharing generouslyContinue reading “Candle Luster”


Quite often, our negative feeling towards others is rooted in our insecurities. We assume the facts, because we don’t want to appear as uninformed and vulnerable; we judge others, because we want to be seen as moralistically superior; we hurt others because we’ve been hurt before; and we speak down to others because we’ve mistakenContinue reading “Insecurities”

The Past

The past can be memory that we cherish, and burden that we carry. Our face gets wrinkled by the fondness of the past. It also gets wrinkled by the heaviness of yesterday. Although the past happiness is precious, and the past heaviness is dreading; however, both of which have come to pass.   Today, mayContinue reading “The Past”

Refashion Excellence

Last Wednesday, I listened to a guest speaker, who talked passionately about being the best we could ever be in life. She considered our best self as an embodiment of our own definition of excellence. In the Q&A part of her presentation, I posed a such question, ” you emphasized repeatedly the importance of beingContinue reading “Refashion Excellence”

Comfort Zone

We long for comfort. We search for comfort. When we find it, as we are settling to the feeling of serenity, not for long, the feeling of serenity will turn into the feeling of boredom. We will soon realize that though comfort is needed; however; being comfortably static doesn’t guarantee a future of stability, happinessContinue reading “Comfort Zone”

Short cuts

Living in a big city, what can be seen on a daily basis is jaywalking. Most of us, nowadays, are conditioned to search for and expect instant gratification. Most of us are on the constant look out for short cuts to get to our final destination, wherever the place maybe. For a very long periodContinue reading “Short cuts”

Confucius’ Wisdom

“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”~Confucius A statement perfectly describes the immigrants’ experience. As immigrants, once we have made the decision to move to a new country, what’s inevitable is the realization of our dreams, which will get achieved at a slower pace than the nativeContinue reading “Confucius’ Wisdom”