Goodbye, Things: On Minimalism

Goodbye, Things: On Minimalism

Since Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is shown in Netlix, I’ve been seeing many Instagram stories of people who’ve been following Marie Kondo’s advice. I personally have been trying to follow the minimalist lifestyle since 2017, I even wrote minimalism as one of my 2018’s theme to live. I was first introduced to the concept […]

To Travel is to Live

To Travel is to Live

In the end, we really are just a tiny speck in a vast universe and travel helps us to see that more clearly, so to live is to travel and to travel is to live.

An Ode to Yogyakarta

An Ode to Yogyakarta

Jogja taught me, taught us, that happiness is really simple and don’t require that much money either. So here’s my ode to Yogyakarta, the city I love and will continue to love, the city that has taught me how to survive and how to be grateful. Thank you for always allowing us who’ve resided there to come back and call it home.

On Acknowledging One’s Privilege

On Acknowledging One’s Privilege

I dedicated this first post in 2019 for my mother and for my extended family who’ve become my consistent reminder that I have lived a life of privilege – the privilege of health, education, etc. and therefore with this privilege, I should live my life to the service of others and for the benefit of others. The irony of privilege I think is the fact that the life that I live now and the path that I choose – to work not for the sole purpose of money and profit but something with missions that will help empowered others – is only possible because I have a safety net and that safety net is my mother. My mother always taught me that what good is life if you just live it for yourself and I’m guilty as charged for being a self-centered elitist who’s trapped in the bubble of entitlement. This is one of my step towards a life worth living – to acknowledge my privilege and use my resources to do good for others.

Should I Kill Myself or Have a Cup of Coffee?

Should I Kill Myself or Have a Cup of Coffee?

Exactly a year ago today, I turned 25 and I celebrated my birthday by sitting alone on a patio of The Book Cafe in Singapore – utterly depressed, exhausted, and drenched with sweat from the humid Singapore air and my anxiety. I sat there for hours to write the very first blog post where I acknowledged my […]