Staying Home

For office dwellers, weekends are precious. They recharge us. They rejuvenate our well-being. They allow us time and space to do things that’s not possible during weekdays. Things like sleeping in. Eating a slow and hearty breakfast. Lazing on the sofa through the humid afternoon. And Netflix through the night with ice cream for supper. […]

Writing When There’s Nothing To Write

Been through this phase before. Writing dries up, completely. Just like a drought depleting the well of water, sleep deprivation is depriving my mind of clear thoughts. The loss of clear thinking likely contributed to my quality in writing. I desperately wanted to get going. My day job requires me to write – a lot. […]

10 Minutes

What can you do in 10 minutes? Finish a breakfast? Take a shower? Journal the day’s happenings? Create a system, and let it became your habit. Eventually, the habit becomes second nature. Starting today, I’m going to read 10 minutes before bedtime. Winding down from the ubiquitous screens everywhere, and easing myself to sleep. And […]

Twenty Twenty

It’s the time of the year where resolutions are set. It’s also the time of the year where lofty ambitions are not scoffed at. I don’t have any goals or expectations this year. I’ve experienced enough in the past decade to know events in life come and go, as they like. 2019 was a whirlwind […]

Midnight Diner

“The setting of Midnight Diner is a small 12 seat Izakaya called “Meshiya” in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Despite the restaurant’s strange opening hours, 12 am to 7 am, it is popular with the busy nightlife of Shinjuku.” Wikipedia Available on Netflix, I highly recommend to give it a spin. Just 20 minutes-ish an episode, it’s the […]

Failure Is Better Than Regret

I came across this immensely meaningful quote, of all places, in the YouTube comment section. We all have regrets. And we all have experienced our shares of failures and setbacks. Though failures and hard to swallow, it was those things we didn’t try that really lingers in the mind. The “what woulds”. Rather than live […]

Birkenstock Sandals

Some things get better with time – wine, denim, leather, and Birkenstock sandals. I’m a big fan of the iconic German brand. Got my first pair about 8 years ago and I’m convinced it’s the most comfortable sandal – once you’ve broken them in. I just started wearing my third pair, a gift courtesy of […]