This is Just Perfect

I’ve been working on distilling this observation I’ve had for some time now. Not sure how accurate it is, but honestly it cannot be accurate at all. It’s too reductive to be true in any case or in all cases but it makes for interesting thinking, which is the whole point of writing anything anyway….

Grocery Stor(i)es

I’ve long thought, felt that grocery stores were the best places to go to while you’re travelling. I don’t think I could’ve put it better in words myself than this article I’ve stumbled upon. Grocery stores tell stories that formal museums cannot, it shows the intersection of people’s lives, and what they eat and a…

The Many Forms Sickness Takes

I’m currently writing this pool-side on a cruise boat off the coast of Nova Scotia. I’ve never felt farther from home. For some and in some circumstances, that would be a prerequisite for a marvellous vacation but this feeling is built on the oddity of the situation I find myself in. Like most people, their…

10 Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today my “aunt” past away. I’ve grown since then and many things have changed, but I still can turn on the waterworks when I think about her anywhere and anytime. (In fact, it’s happening now.) I saw she was my aunt because she wasn’t a blood-relation. She was my god-mother, but I…

Perpetual Machine

I think I’ve always been fascinated by perpetual motion or perpetual machines. I think those of us who like efficiency or want to get/create/make something out of nothing (i.e. alchemy) is exhilarating. We hear stories in the news like that — in our modern day, examples include the success of the mega, unicorn-like companies, Uber,…

Run Meetings Like A Magic Show

This doesn’t only apply to meetings, it could also apply to presentations. I say meetings though because most of the time, meetings are held because someone requires questions to be answered and expect responses to be given, than say a lecture or a presentation that’s more a one-way street. I’ve probably learned many things subconsciously…

Enough is enough (is enough)

I recently got into the part of my cycle where I clear things out. These were physical things and it also being digital things. I started purging my closet and each successful round manifested garbage-bags full of clothes that either were too old, too big or too small. I also never though I’d do this,…

I Manage To…

There’s a lot of ways to finish that sentence. Right now I’m focused on writing about my experience on managing my parents’ investment portfolio. For some reason, my parents are not very interested in knowing about or needing to know about their investments and its management. I’m not 100% sure why that is, but I…