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  • The Most Painful Lesson of 2012: You Will Regret Taking People For Granted

    The Most Painful Lesson of 2012: You Will Regret Taking People For Granted

    Miri Borneo Rainforest, November 2011. He went down the pool. Not quarter way, not half way, but all the way down until he sat at the bottom of the pool. He sat there for a half a minute before rising up again. I watched him do this a few times. He did it with so […]

  • 10 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ Without Saying ‘I Love You’

    10 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ Without Saying ‘I Love You’

    Support them in their goals and dreams, even if you don’t understand them. Encourage their efforts to change themselves for the better. Join them in activities they enjoy, even if you don’t enjoy them yourself. Eat the food they like, even if you don’t like them. Forget about work when you are together. Do your […]

  • How to Give Yourself Permission When No One Gives You Permission

    How to Give Yourself Permission When No One Gives You Permission

    ‘We can’t start businesses Lu Wee,’ my friend told me. ‘We’re engineering students, not business.’ I wanted to believe her. But something was happening in the world. Young people were making millions online. Not all of them have business degrees, do they? The year was 2010. I was 21 years old. Facebook was 4. Selling […]

  • It’s Time to Let Go

    It’s Time to Let Go

    I’m not good at letting go. But I try to be. Because each time I hang on to something or someone I know I should have let go, I lose my energy for life. And I want to die. It’s never easy to let go. Attachment is part of our what keeps us alive. But […]

  • How to Make a 1% Improvement Today

    How to Make a 1% Improvement Today

    Quick math question: What’s a 1% increase every day over 365 days?       And the quick answer? It’s not 365%. Let’s have some fun with The Rule of 72 The Rule of 72 is a handy way for people who invest to find out when their capital will double based on a known percentage […]

  • How to Be Productive If You are Lazy

    How to Be Productive If You are Lazy

    No one is really lazy. But most people are just lazy to do things that don’t matter to them. They don’t want to do them, but they know they need to do them anyway because it gets them what they want. Like if win one million ringgit at a lottery, and on your way to […]

  • When You Feel Like Giving Up

    When You Feel Like Giving Up

    Should I hang myself? I wondered. But that would be too painful. Next. Jump off a building. That sounds painful too. Next. I looked at the time on my phone. I had already spent 30 minutes deciding on the best way to kill myself. Pills. The right pills in the right dosage will kill you almost […]

  • Here’s How To Be Truly Miserable

    Here’s How To Be Truly Miserable

    Blame the government for making the economy so bad that you are constantly anxious about losing your job. And if you have already lost your job, be extra angry at the government. Then, be angry with the government for making things more expensive than it used to be. Things would not be this hard if […]

  • When to Quit Something You Are Really Good At

    When to Quit Something You Are Really Good At

    ‘RM2,000 a month and a free PhD? That sounds like an offer you should take,’ my mother told me, ‘especially in an economy like this one.’ In some ways, my mother was right. In an economy like the one I had graduated into, RM2,000 stipend and a free PhD seemed like a good deal. I […]

  • The Reason I Throw Away Everything I Don’t Need

    The Reason I Throw Away Everything I Don’t Need

    I used to have a strange shoe habit. When I had them on, I walked gently so I did not create creases on them. When I took them off, I wiped every speck of dust off of them. I wanted to keep my shoes clean and new forever. For some reason, 15-year old me felt that my shoes […]

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