Spend time with people… Not with devices

Apple Store at Shinsaibashi

Recently I received a text message on a conversation between an elderly father and his adult child. I found it meaningful and thought I should share with a bigger audience. This is how it goes… I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money, I could […]

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A World of Distractions

Singapore Changi Point Creek Walk

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.” — Ann Voskamp There are times when I picked up my phone to check my calendar, I got distracted when I saw an e-mail notification and started checking my e-mail. Then I went on checking my Facebook. I absolutely forgot about why I picked up my phone. Has […]

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A “New” Economy 

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When I started reducing my possessions, a few friends joke that I need to continue to spend on luxurious goods to help drive the economy. Does living a life of simplicity have a negative impact on the economy? Yes and no. Buying less material items would have a short-term negative impact on the economy. It […]

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Chasing After Happiness & Beauty 

Singapore Changi Beach

After a relaxing facial treatment at the spa I frequent, the spa manager once again made her sales pitch to me. She said I should sign up for the new anti-aging package to prevent wrinkle due to work stress. I asked if she has heard of a story about a businessman and a fisherman. This […]

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What Goes Around Comes Around

Sculpture of What Goes Around Comes Around

What Goes Around Comes Around, 2008 ed 1/8 Aluminium & Stainless Steel by Lorenzo Quinn (Spain) “Life is like a mirror where everything we do is reflected back onto us. We might not be able to recognize it and at times that image is hidden. It may not even be during our lifetime but it […]

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Life is like a Cup of Coffee

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As I was going through my photos while enjoying a cup of coffee, I saw this photo, “The Cup Story”, that I took in Seoul. This photo reminds me of a famous quote by an unknown author – “Life is like a cup of coffee”. This quote has a story that accompanies it. The story […]

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Dim Sum Lunch – Live with No Regrets

Dim Sum Lunch

Last week, my brother bought us dim sum for lunch at the old Chinese Restaurant where our parents used to bring us when we were kids. A place that brings back memories and the reason that my brother chose this Restaurant and thought dad would like it. Unfortunately, dad did not enjoy the food as […]

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How Blogging Impacted My Life

I have been blogging for almost eight months and I am glad I started. I started blogging to share my journey of simplifying my life and as a personal journal of my travels. As I blog, it became less about me writing my life story and experiences rather it changes me. Blogging motivates me to live a more […]

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