the writer. 

I confess that I often wonder if I am a no-fun kind of person – especially when I find myself having to talk myself (every damn time) to attend large-scale and/or networking events. I would always go (and hate myself for always end up going) only to constantly feel out of place no matter the … More the writer. 

“One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background.”

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped … More “One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background.”

“Kasi belajar sikit” (lit. let (me) learn a bit)

Then I wrote this a week ago – a noteworthy realization, at long last: Whenever I’m home and would catch up with Eldest Sis about her PhD thesis and classes – I find myself falling into old patterns, often unconsciously. Unlike with work, everything about these are familiar. I will always, I think, be ‘too academic’ … More “Kasi belajar sikit” (lit. let (me) learn a bit)

(I want to see what happens if I don’t give up)

Playing catch up – I wrote this nearly a month ago: I spoke of capacity last night with my cousin-slash-unofficial(ha)-coach/mentor. “You know you can’t build capacity, right?” He said with an amused grin. I gave a puzzled expression. “So you either have it or you don’t?” “Capacity, for me, is instances when the graduate who … More (I want to see what happens if I don’t give up)