As Home As an Old Pair of Shoes No truth is absolute. In fact, those that seem most true usually have a contrary truth that proves just as strong. Home is where the heart is. You can always go back home. Your home is always there for you. Or, maybe it’s more that you can […]
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The quickest way to watch a dream die is to have it come to life. After four years, eight countries, four jobs, and sleeping in over 100 different places including a dorm room that doubled as a battlefront for cockroaches and spiders, a four floor apartment with a built in waterfall (only active during Typhoons), a Japanese […]
“You find maturity through knowing what you’re going to do and, not only concerning yourself with the present, but thinking about the future as well.” This was how a friend of mine described maturity to me. It was not in those exact words, but I hope she could forgive me for paraphrasing. After she said it, […]
It is said that everybody has different learning techniques that work best for them. I don’t doubt this. In fact, I’m quite certain it is true. But, at the same time I believe it is an over-simplification of the learning process and provides too narrow a view of how people can learn, recollect, and improve […]
Inconsistency as a Handicap One of the biggest struggles in the lives of many is in finding the thing they want to do. It becomes even more of a difficulty when the fact is that people need to do something for a long period of time in order to build a valuable skill. Inconsistency is […]
What my 16-year-old English Student has in common with Richard Branson, and why she will be more successful than you.
When Aurora, now a 16-year-old student in Northern China, missed out on first place of her school’s English speaking competition, she took it personally. This isn’t uncommon in Eastern countries where such an intense importance is put on academic achievement and getting ahead of the competition (competition, in this sense, refers to every other adolescent […]
The Now Habit by Neil Fiore has already helped me increase my productivity, and I have hardly had time to make these habits become instinctual. The way this book explains the mental process behind procrastination is empowering. Procrastination often leads to feelings of insignificance and vulnerability. Even though much of these issues are known to be self-inflicted we’re not often […]
Some people don’t gravitate towards cities. There is no problem with that, but the way the world is evolving, younger generations don’t have much choice but to go into cities for work. Tokyo personifies this reality. Japanese generally do not leave their hometown to live somewhere else unless they have to. Tokyo consists of such […]
This book was transformative to the way I look at challenges and life in general. The consistent theme carried through this book is the law of reversed effort. This law indicates reaching a certain point while striving for it’s antithesis. Thus, when you attempt to float, you sink. When you hold your breathe, you lose it. Or, […]
I didn’t come to Zhongli for sightseeing. If anybody does, I hope they are easily pleased. Still, there are a strong handful of foreigners in the city, more than I remember. I don’t know who they are, where they’re from, what they’re doing here. It’s obvious to me they’re not English teachers –the usual field […]
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