Every day is a constant reminder to improve myself in every possible aspect. From being kinder and more empathetic to being more selfless and generous with my time, presence, and attention. I’m trying to be a friend to myself. I'm trying to be a better friend, partner, son, and brother. I’m also trying not to … Continue reading Improving myself
Wow. Yesterday was quite the unnecessary rage. And today I am reminded of how short life actually is. There have been more familiar faces that have passed away in the past year than I can ever remember – whether it be because of COVID-19 or age. This is a reminder to be kind, caring, generous, … Continue reading The shortness of life
It’s been indeed a long weekend. My mind is full and my body wants to take a break despite it being the third week of 2021. I have been dealing with many personal things at the same time that it’s eventually tired me out. Chaos here, chaos there. Most problems are interpersonal. And most of … Continue reading Interpersonal problems
I can hear the echo around the house while the music is playing. It’s quiet. It’s peaceful. It’s spacious. I am in the living room typing what’s coming out of my heart. I am here living on my own – no housemates, no roommates – after sharing a home with you during most of our … Continue reading Moving on…
She is gone. I'm out of words. What kind of emotions and feelings am I supposed to have now that she has departed? Good people keep leaving us sooner than we would like, but why? I don't know, and I'm not looking for the answer. In fact, I don't even want to know. There might … Continue reading She departed
The past week was spent celebrating my birthday. It surprisingly lasted the whole week. And I had the most precious people celebrating it with me. I'm thankful for that. This year I missed spending my birthday around other good friends that have left the Bay Area or my life in general. Turning around the sun … Continue reading A trip around the sun
Think deeply. Work deeply. Love deeply. Live deeply. Not extensively.
Some of the things that separate humans from other species are our abilities to reason and communicate effectively. Few people do these right, though. Some only reason while others only communicate. Rarely do we see people doing both effectively. We should take advantage of these superpowers to reason when we can so we can communicate … Continue reading Let’s talk
Painter Agnes Martin on the one thing you have to know in life: "There are so many people who don’t know what they want. And I think that, in this world, that’s the only thing you have to know — exactly what you want."
Your mind is like a parachute – it won't work unless you open it. Here are some ways I try to approach my life with an open mind: Have conversations with people you don't know – from different backgrounds, cultures, beliefs... Talk with older people – some of them are wise, knowledgeable, and willing to … Continue reading Open your mind