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Why Perfectionism Kills Your Creativity

I have a confession. I struggle with perfectionism. And by perfectionism, I mean I’m overly concerned with what other people will think of me so I try to make sure anything I do is presentable enough for the judgmental public. Continue reading “Why Perfectionism Kills Your Creativity” »

Three Practical Steps You Can Take to Become More Creative

Every creative process begins with imagination. You first imagine what could be, then through your creativity, you take the action to turn it into a reality. For all those people who think they aren’t creative, trust me, you are.

Here’s three practical steps on how to be creative. Continue reading “Three Practical Steps You Can Take to Become More Creative” »

The Key Step To Living The Life of Your Dreams

I thought I was living the life of my dreams. Over the past ten years, I’ve had very awesome opportunities all over the world. In the busy streets of Thailand, I worked with women who were victims of human trafficking. In the extremely violent favelas of Brazil, I helped create community with drug traffickers. In the famous House of the Dying started by Mother Theresa in India, I helped terminal patients who were picked up from the street die with dignity. Continue reading “The Key Step To Living The Life of Your Dreams” »

What John Mayer Taught Me About Success

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This tweet by John Mayer made me think a lot about how I’ve equated success to mean being happy. My definition of success was getting into a good school, finding a good job, marrying a nice girl and buying a nice house. The American Dream. It’s not a bad dream, but I began wondering how that is what many people view as success, but also for some reason convinced that this is what happiness looks like. Continue reading “What John Mayer Taught Me About Success” »

Counting my blessings

If you look at the story of Joseph, every negative event in his life turned into a blessing. He was rejected by his brothers, and then he had a dream. He was thrown into prison and then he became second in command. Continue reading “Counting my blessings” »

How My Fears Coming True Moved Me Forward

I find it funny looking back on how I was craving so much to live a life where I can pursue my dreams and passions. I felt like so much was holding me back, but when I finally let everything go to be in a place of freedom to pursue anything I want, I ended up not knowing where to begin and questioning myself if this was what I really wanted. It was much scarier than I thought it would be. Continue reading “How My Fears Coming True Moved Me Forward” »

Imagination

As a kid, I had no shame in imagining, but at some point, I had to learn to “grow up”. The moment I let my circumstances control my life is when my imagination withered and hid in a corner. I grew up poor. My parents’ relationship suffered and eventually ended because of money and how it was being spent. As I grew up, my imagination changed from wanting to become a ninja turtle to wanting to find a job. This became my aspiration as young as the 5th grade: Continue reading “Imagination” »

A New Flavor

At first, when this blog was created I asked for my own little section so that I can share my side of the road trip. Or so I can share all the awesome food we were eating. I didn’t want to share about the ‘deep things’ in my life, because I wanted to save it for when I met with people in person. Continue reading “A New Flavor” »

Why We Never Have It All Together

I don’t know if it’s because I’m a guy or because of my Asian culture, but I’ve realized recently that I am afraid of being vulnerable. I am pretty private about what’s in my heart. I keep my dreams and passions well guarded because of my fear of getting hurt. I’m afraid that I’m going to try to show the world about what’s deep in my heart and end up getting laughed at while everyone watches me as I fall flat on my face (which has happened). What it pretty much comes down to is that I’ve learned that I’m a broken person full of fear. I’ve been hurt many times in my past, whether it is the pain of feeling unacknowledged, unappreciated or unloved. Continue reading “Why We Never Have It All Together” »

>>FF (fastforward)

My my where has the time gone.

Ok so fast forwarding really quickly… since the #1 ice cream in America, we have travelled quite far across the country. I thought I would be blogging a lot more but it was pretty hard to find time to gather my thoughts, let alone find internet. Anywhoo, although there are some awesome food and desserts that I tried that I would love to share, I will quickly recap my adventure and the things that I WOULD have blogged about if I was not so lazy. Continue reading “>>FF (fastforward)” »