Weaving through the streets of Siem Reap on the back of a tuk-tuk at 4.30AM in the morning, warm humid air brushing my exposed skin, I reflected on the past few days on this side of the world. Watching the local people get ready for their day, each as if telling a part of their stories, helps you understand Siem [...]
This post has not been easy to write at all, and I’ve sat here for a few nights now writing, deleting and repeat. I am leaving Hub Australia in early April 2013. And before rumours spread, I need to explain how and why I’ve come to this decision. Before I joined Hub Melbourne, I was in search for stimulations so [...]
I used to write these reflective posts every end of the year and it was a great way for me to reflect on how much I’ve learned, unlearned and relearned since the previous years. Then I stopped 2 years ago, because I just got lazy, so here’s an attempt to do them again. 2012 kicked arse. It’s madness, I tell [...]
Possibly one of the most overused buzzwords in the last few years is “authenticity” – its used in leadership, management, marketing, communications and every second TED Talks that I’ve heard but that’s definitely not stopping my from writing about it.
I think its very important to talk about it even if its an overused buzzwords because I think we all need to be able to reach an impersonal conscience. We need to go beyond the outside factors that influence who we are, instead understanding who really are and allow ourselves
I sat across my very good friend, as we both swallow our noodles and spoke about the depth of love and emotions that come with it, especially when we lose love. He’s just broken up with someone he is in love with but their love was not meant to be. The whole topic is fascinating in itself as we speak [...]
One of my favourite videos on YouTube. ’nuff said. www.softenthefckup.com.au *** I am blogging everyday this month as part of Steve‘s little experiment to get us all blogging for 31 days in March. For more info, follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #b03
As my colleague explain our product, TeacherTime, to a suited man at the National Australian Association of Angel Investors Conference, the first few comments were pessimistic views and comments. When @HansKonings interjected with an optimistic view that the industry has the capacity to change and need to be changed, the suited man replied with a doubtful, “well, of course it can change”.
2011 has been nothing short of incredible.
I’ve moved again – this time to Melbourne – and I have travelled more than I have ever travelled including stepping my foot in Europe for the first time. From the highs of launching Soften the Fck Up to the lows of losing my godmother, I sit here breathing a deep sigh of thankfulness as I reflect on all the achievements and loss.
Three weeks ago, on my last day in Italy, I decided to dine at a nice fancy restaurant. Sipping wine watching people walk past me, I breathed several very deep sighs of relief and feeling an overwhelming gratefulness. It’s really, really hard to comprehend the fact that I was in Europe – let alone I was only told that I [...]
You meet the most random but coolest people at The Hub Melbourne and recently, I met Michael Leahy, a social entrepreneur in his free time and a full-time ski lodge manager and your typical young person in his other time. He’s working on 3BL a profit-for-purpose social enterprise that imports plastic bottles from developing nations and turn them into recycled [...]