“‘What’ and ‘if’ are two words as non-threatening as words can be, but put them together side by side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life.” ~Letters to Juliet

No one can ever truly know you
until your mask is removed

No one can ever truly know you

until your mask is removed

Logic will get you from A to B
Imagination will take you everywhere

Logic will get you from A to B

Imagination will take you everywhere

In praise of travel

In praise of travel

As you explore the outside world, you fundamentally explore your internal world. These two are inherently linked – what is outside is sourced from within. How you view the world and your perceptions of it arise from your beliefs and values, and by seeing and experiencing different points of view of the world you also change the core beliefs in yourself for the better. You become more…

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The world is a lot larger than you can ever imagine. It is an amazing place filled with labyrinths of culture and different customs – and to fully appreciate your own culture it’s necessary to get a glimpse of how other people live their lives. From the hawker centres  in Singapore to grand shopping malls in New York, a variety of experiences on how people live their everyday life will give you more understanding of people and allow you to be more of an open person. Thinking of all the different types of food you’ll get to try is enough to make your mouth water.

The world is a lot larger than you can ever imagine. It is an amazing place filled with labyrinths of culture and different customs – and to fully appreciate your own culture it’s necessary to get a glimpse of how other people live their lives. From the hawker centres  in Singapore to grand shopping malls in New York, a variety of experiences on how people live their everyday life will give you more understanding of people and allow you to be more of an open person. Thinking of all the different types of food you’ll get to try is enough to make your mouth water.

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. — Ernest Hemingway

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. — Ernest Hemingway

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. – William Saroyan

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. – William Saroyan

Dalai Llama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “ Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Dalai Llama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “ Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves. ― Mahatma Gandhi

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Don’t let schooling interfere with your education-Mark Twain

Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been. — John Greenleaf Whittier

Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been. — John Greenleaf Whittier

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.” 
― Sylvia PlathThe Bell Jar

Never regret anything
because at one time
it was exactly what you wanted

Never regret anything

because at one time

it was exactly what you wanted

in the end..life is a delicate balance
between holding on….
and letting go…

in the end..life is a delicate balance

between holding on….

and letting go…

When someone demands blind obedience, you’d be a fool not to peek. ~ Jim Fiebig

When someone demands blind obedience, you’d be a fool not to peek. ~ Jim Fiebig