‘Reflection’ Category

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Reflection

You learn to live when you learn to die

About a month ago, I was invited to contribute to a US-based campaign, ‘What’s your calling?‘ – and without realising how busy life would become, I said yes, but I have to say it is good to be able to reflect on all the important stuff amongst all the clouds.

The question asked is exactly what the title of the campaign is, “What’s your calling?”. I’m not at all a religious person, so a calling to me is really a very personal thing. It all started when I stared death in the eyes even if not quite literally or directly.

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Reflection, Social Change

What’s Stopping You?

This post is inspired by Jenny’s recent post on being awesome in life. It’s funny that I can laugh at this now but if you have shown this to me last year, I would have given you a smirk, agreed with what you said and thought in my head, “easier said than done, amigo”. I seem to be able to [...]

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Reflection

2010 in Review

It’s hard to comprehend that 2010 is coming to a close when I feel like I haven’t done enough. 2010 is a pretty tough year juggling with limited financial resources, work, study, travels, conferences and my practicum as a (real) teacher in two secondary schools. I think the biggest challenge was learning to say, “No”. The year started with me [...]

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Reflection, Social Change

Make this a Meaningful Mother’s Day

I am not ashamed to admit that my mum is one of the best in the world. Growing up struggling with financial resources, my mum has always provided with the best. Every morning, without fail, she would be up at 4am to do the washing and cleaning, and prepare breakfast and pack lunch for us. When I was volunteering in [...]

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Why do I wanna change the world?

Earlier this week, while exchanging messages with a friend, he asked me: Out of curiosity, how did you get started with volunteering? I believe that’s a story I’m yet to hear. And just yesterday, I came across @StaceyMonk‘s story of his little brother, Joshua and her journey to becoming a social change leader, and I wept. So, I thought I [...]

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