Lessons of Late

May 19, 2015


There’s more.

Do what feels right. Listen to your heart, your gut, your instincts. They are not wrong. The Brain tends to overcomplicate decisions.

Take care of yourself. Eat well, sleep as much as you can, listen to your favorite music. Do a digital detox; for an evening or a week. Exercise. Make love. Whatever feels good.

Show up. Do your part. Keep your word and don’t break promises. Finish what you’ve been working on. Get shit done.

Be kind. Be nice to strangers. Say ‘thank you’ and ‘please’.  When you ask people ‘how are you?’, mean it. Be genuinely curious. Small gestures for great relationships; with coworkers, employers, parents, family, close friends, your mentor, your other half. The more you give, the more you will have.

“Take care of your heart, build a wall around it. You know?” – TH

Proverbial Return

May 17, 2015


Coco Espresso, Sheung Wan.

Summer has broken into the city.

First, there were only hints. A two-day heat wave or afternoon torrential rain. Then, halfway through May, overnight, summer took over entirely. But this one, this one will be unlike the other nine.

Out of sheer aversion for the status-quo, I am turning into a firm decision-maker. Or close to it.

I dismantled my life and it felt good. First we gave up the flat on Shanghai Street. We’ve sold almost all our belongings and still have more left to trade. My parents have vacated their flat for the summer, which immediately became the perfect opportunity for us to house-sit.

Then I resigned from my job. It took me two months out of five to make the decision. Second failed attempt at finding my passion when it fact it’s not what we need. My self-esteem plummeted, but then I remembered that I was returning home.

At night, just before I fall asleep, I feel relieved. It is such a pleasant and unfamiliar feeling that I am actually happy.

They lied.

Laughter isn’t the best medicine. The best medicine is moving forward.