New Coat of Paint

Outer order contributes to inner calm — Gretchen Rubin I know understand why they say that having a messy desk is the key to some form of disorganised, chaotic, downward spiral of a downfall – because we human beings understand the world we live in by windows – our own eyes, our own sight –…

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A Shut Down Necessary

I’m feeling the lowest I’ve ever been since…my last worst-I’ve-ever-been, and that’s because I kind of have been neglecting the idea of taking measures to not neglect my mental health. Ooh. Double negatives and double negligence. That can never be good.

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Un-Mask Monday

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” The above quote featured against a zen backdrop of a koi pond on my Momentum dash. I was most obliged and intrigued to save this quote (by “Unknown”) because of the immediate disagreement I had with it. Why is happiness defined by your…

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YOUTH 2030

IT IS SO IMPORTANT and BEAUTIFUL to use your influence for good, especially when you are in a position that enables the words you speak to be heard by numerous people, who typically follow the theories or ideas you bring up in your speech. My name is Athena Tan, and I am a young person…

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS | WHY AM I YELLOW?

I am not rich, nor crazy, but I am Asian. Kevin Kwan needs to complete NS. 

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Yourself, in Recovery.

Just five minutes ago, I was thinking of how to answer to an artist friend (who I greatly respect, by the way! Her work can be found here). The month of June brings a crazy number of things that I need to do regarding the production of Issue 5: AMO, ARMOUR for Carpe Bloom. We’re embarking…

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YELLOW CHAIR: The Last Immigrant

Lau Siew Mei wrote wonderfully and terrifyingly about the supernatural world and the treachery of our own internal mind’s workings, creating an entrancing narrative of a neighbourhood that charted each other’s lives and were interconnected by voids meant to be filled, or that had been haphazardly filled.

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One Minute To Execute the Change

The New One Minute Manager is a slim volume—one that I imagine is much slimmer than its first, older edition [the #1 Bestseller on Managing Your Work and Life]—and not what I expected at all. The book’s authors are Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, and both of them came together to write an awesome book.…

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