Do you ever feel guilty about being blessed? How often do you board the train that takes you on a guilt-trip? For Catholics, guilt comes easy. For an Asian Catholic, guilt comes even more easily. I am an Asian Catholic. It is expected that I will sometimes write about guilt as I did a little…… Continue reading What is your bottom line?
Do you know the difference between your job, career, and vocation? What is your job? Career? Vocation? In my current job, I am a Financial Controller at an internet/telecoms service provider. Sometimes, I dislike where I work, some people at work, how I work, and even specific functions or actions. I struggle to get out…… Continue reading Job, Career and Vocation
What bothers you about people? Do bad people upset you? I don’t mean criminal bad or pure evil bad. That’s pretty obvious. I mean nasty, spiteful, inconsiderate, self-centred otherwise would-have-been-good people. With my guards down, bad people get to me. They get under my skin and I just want to crawl out so I am…… Continue reading Passing thoughts…
Those of you who write are familiar with the struggles of a writer. That nagging thought of being a fraud doesn’t leave many of us in peace. I beat myself up. “Why is it such a challenge for me to take a break from [living] my life to write?” This internal questioning in my head…… Continue reading Writing
“You cannot be, and you shouldn’t be, settled on settling.” I feel settled at work as it is, and it isn’t a “good settled”. I think… I feel I am so comfortable and relaxed that I border complacency. I dislike this kind of contentment. Although I initially sensed peace within, it appears to have been…… Continue reading Settled on settling
Three months into your relationship, it becomes apparent that the honeymoon phase is over. True colors start to show. Reality bites and you start to feel it. But, you settle all the same. It is a comfortable space despite the unpleasant aspects of the situation. The bad and the ugly will disappear, you think, or…… Continue reading Relationships
Granted that both “books” and “birthdays” start with the letter “b”, but why would I use books out of their usual place as my featured image? I call the image “Books displaced”. Often, as my birthday draws close, I begin to ponder. I seem to use the impending another-year-older moment as my time for some…… Continue reading Birthdays