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My New Perspective on Life


I reflect on my life pretty often ever since I turned 30. I still remember when I had like a mild panic attack and started to speed up everything I do as if I was going to die the next day. Yeesh! It was bad as it stressed me up even more. Today I turned 35. Do I still get…

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5 Little Things You Do that Drive People Away


(This is an updated post. It was originally posted on February 24th, 2015.) Often we hear about the little things you can do to make someone’s day or your day better and generally these little things add up to the happiness you can potentially create for yourself and for the people around you. At the same time, there are also…

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Being Nice is a Choice, Not an Obligation


For the kind, friendly and generous peeps out there, it’s an easy choice to make to be nice. It’s like a built-in programme where your default mode is to be nice to anyone you come across and even nicer to the people you love and care about. It almost feel like you’re obliged to be nice. That’s a good thing…

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My Struggle with Perfectionism and How I’m Overcoming It


If you were a self-aware perfectionist, you would understand my struggle. Why self-aware? Well, some perfectionists are not even aware they’re driving themselves and others crazy. They probably don’t even realize that their circle of friends is getting smaller. Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. It can be a good thing. You wouldn’t want, say a mediocre surgeon performing surgery on…

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3 Things Homepreneurs Wish Family and Friends Understood


If you’re a homepreneur, you could probably relate to this. While running our business from home have many advantages, there are some challenges other than the business itself. It can be quite emotionally draining having to deal with family and friends who don’t understand how we work.  There’s an article by Kevin Daum published in Inc.com with the title 6…

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10 Coffee Shop Etiquette to Follow in the Mobile Age


Ever since coffee culture has gone mainstream, more people are flocking to café not just to hang out with their friends but also to find a place with good ambience to work or study. As mobile workers who prefer to work in café rather than office, we’ve done our fair share of café hopping. So, we came across a few…

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7 Types of Energy Suckers to Avoid On Social Media


I’m a social media enthusiast. As an entrepreneur, marketer or even as a consumer, I live and breathe social media. It connects people to family, friends, like-minded people, potential clients and suppliers/ vendors. At the same time, unfortunately, it also connects people to the wrong crowd where we ended up wasting our time and effort communicating with them. These are…

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