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”

Personal Mantra

Do you have a personal mantra to help you stay calm when you are nervous, and to encourage you to be the best you can be when you feel intimated by others? I do have my own mantra, which is be yourself, be appreciative, and be grateful. I am the kind of person, who getsContinue reading “Personal Mantra”

True Inspiration

“Book Description   Olivia Chow—Member of Parliament, seasoned politician and widow of former New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton—tells her story in this candid memoir.   What drives Olivia Chow? How did she emerge from a turbulent childhood to become an inspiring political force? What influences and events have shaped her life? And how isContinue reading “True Inspiration”

Learning From Failure

Failure, why are most of us so afraid of it? We are afraid of it because we don’t want to feel embarrassed; we are afraid of it because we are brainwashed into thinking that whoever fails in life is a lazy loser; and we are afraid of it because we have yet to fully realizeContinue reading “Learning From Failure”

The Best Things In Life Are Free

I’m into pop culture. Reading celebrity gossips can, at times, put me under the impression that those rich and famous are leading a happier life than I am. As I become more socially aware, I am made to realize that the perceived “happier life” of those rich and famous quite often is no more thanContinue reading “The Best Things In Life Are Free”