Being Happy Can Be A Choice

“Happiness is taking control of our destiny.” – Anonymous On some of my business trips this year, my colleagues and I occasionally talk about the latest political affairs and the state of our own native countries. These are some of the things said by respective citizens of their countries: S. Korea is increasingly referred to as…

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…

Words & People – Some Matter But Others Don’t

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling … Sometimes its easy to be affected by the things that people say to us. I recall having used to take in whatever opinions everyone had of me. After some time though, I realized that I was gradually starting to live a…

Successful People Who Just Didn’t Quit

  ‘Never, never, never give up.’ – Winston Churchill .. He was already in his mid-60s. His business has waned due to a new highway that snatched traffic away from his restaurant. All that’s left is a small house, an old car and a recipe for fried chicken that he had created . And he…

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…

How I Made It With My Fiancée

‘A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.’ – Greta Scacchi “Will you marry me?” On one knee, I held up the little red box with the ring nestled in it – topped off with a little shiny precious rock 🙂 “Yes.” That’s the single most beautiful word that can be uttered by a man’s…