Today is an ordinary day, yet not so ordinary. I had 8am lecture class today. It is just as usual for every Wednesday this trimester. After getting myself out of bed reluctantly, I had a quick bath as well as a cup of steaming hot chocolate brown rice beverage. Off I went to my workplace.…… Continue reading An act of kindness keeps my blues away
My 2018 Train of Thought is phasing out and here comes my new Train of Thought slowly drawing into the 2019 station. In 2019, there should be more self-nurturing, instead of self-indulgence. No more consistently chasing after temporary reliefs, be it sugary, fattening ice-cream, mood-lifting white coffee, boredom-eliminating finger/junk food or an endless play of…… Continue reading My 2019 Train of Thought
After experiencing a period of turbulence for the past many months, I am craving for a taste of life. Not a strong, artificial taste. Not a subdued, processed taste. I’m looking for a taste that is unmistakable, simple, natural, comforting, soul healing, relaxing, calming, healthy, lovely… I have lost touch with this appetizing taste of…… Continue reading Away from the Rat Race, Back to Simplicity
My daddy has drawn his last breath His time on the earth has added breadth to mine It’s short but beautiful For every year, my students come and leave Most of them leave with at least a little better preparedness to face our world of unscrupulous systems It’s short but beautiful My happiness seems very…… Continue reading My life is short but beautiful
Is happiness to be chased? Well, maybe not. Why? Sometimes, we set our goals, thinking that we can have happiness once we achieve our goals. However, this mindset can be detrimental to our happiness. Goals are good but they should be realistic. Unrealistic goals are not just too hard to attain but also demoralizing. Therefore, set…… Continue reading Is happiness to be chased?
Hi, I am an English teacher. And, I would like to share with you some happy stories of me and my students while teaching them the course “Public Speaking and Oral Presentation.” My favourite assessment is their persuasive speech presentation. Frankly, I am a lousy speaker. I dread public speaking so much. You should know that I…… Continue reading A Beautiful Completion of 2017 (1)
I have submitted my Master’s dissertation. This marks the end of my student life in University of Malaya (UM) as well as a soon-to-arrive challenging journey of my work life in UTAR. I can’t deny that I have never felt so relieved for the past three years. It has taken me almost four years to complete…… Continue reading Mission Accomplished