The Importance of Being Patient

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow  About 2000 years ago, a young Carthaginian general named Hannibal was facing the mighty Romans during the 2nd Punic War. He hated the Romans to the core and was close to squaring off with…

Should Religion Be A Deal-Breaker in Relationships?

 “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” – John Galsworthy Some of my friends recently asked me about my marriage and how we make concessions when it comes to our religious differences. I’m a cradle Roman Catholic while my wife is a Buddhist. Born and bred in a cosmopolitan city, I’ve noticed that it’s…

9 Reasons To Be Thankful Towards Your Partner

“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure: 1. Acceptance 2. Understanding 3. Appreciation. Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.”  ― Vera Nazarian Let’s get real. Relationships aren’t a bed of roses, no matter how much they have been glamourised on TV and movies, or by some of our friends who are…

How Embracing Singlehood Got Me Attached

 “Being single will suck when you perpetuate the delusion of defining yourself only by your relationships.”  A friend struggled and hesitated to leave her current boyfriend of 8 years, who by the way, ain’t that good to her. But she refused to leave him as she has been in that relationship for so long – she…

How to Tell if Someone is Ready for a Relationship

. ‘It doesn’t take much to be in love. But it takes a lot to be in a relationship.’ – Anonymous . Recently, a friend of mine was sharing with me about this guy that she had been going out with for almost a year. A guy that she really likes. She makes soup for him when he’s ill. They…

Reflections to kickstart 2014 with a Bang!

“Life’s a Journey; not a Destination.“  – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith . The year is drawing to a close. For some, the year whizzed by in an instant. For others, it couldn’t have been longer, right friends and colleagues? Feelin’ a little richer? Happier? Or not? Its been a real rollercoaster year for me. Lots of ups…