How to Teach Kids to be Street Smart…

HOW TO TEACH KIDS TO BE STREET SMART, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, DECISION MAKING, SOCIALIZATION, ETC. No, it’s not too late to teach children to be the above, regardless of age. However, my belief is that the above mentioned qualities stem more from time and attention of the parents, than the school itself. I will send my […]

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Enjoying Corporate Overseas OR Come Back and Build Your Own Business in Manila (Extra: The Hard and Joys of Coming Back Home)

So many of you have wondered whether you should give up your nice cushy job abroad and come back to the Philippines to start your own business. Having done both — going corporate and being self-employed — I feel I’m in the right place to contribute my 0.02 on the matter. To start, I’d like to share with […]

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To Share: My One-Week Travel Itinerary of Amazing Taipei

Most people don’t give Taipei a lot of credit preferring mostly to spend their vacations in Hong Kong or Singapore. However, having stayed in these countries for prolonged periods, I still find Taipei to be the best travel destination in terms of food, sights, culture, people, and value for money. It’s only in Taipei where […]

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Giving Up on Taiwan

People who know me personally know that I’m an avid fan of Taiwan. For example, I don’t think that Taiwan will ever return to the Mainland China fold though they’ll work more closely together, economically. The Taiwanese are far too nationalistic to accept being seen as Mainland Chinese. I also believe that Taiwan is just […]

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Biggest Lessons in 2009

Trader asked me what my New Year’s resolutions are. His were to sleep earlier, play less video games and read more books. He’s just started getting addicted to video games and wanted to curb this time-wasting endeavor. “To be better than I was last year,” I told him. “Am not the type of person to make […]

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Top 5 Snacks at the Shilin Night Market

Trader and I visited Taiwan last weekend and gorged on its cheap eats at the Night Market. Boy, Trader was like a little boy let lose in the candy store. He LOVED everything! I took him to the cheapest place there is for terrific food. Here are our favorites: 1) Spicy Wantons (TWD40+ an order) […]

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Big Pond, Small Pond Theory

What motivates me to go on daily is the constant fear of failure — I’m afraid to be and remain ordinary. Some people care about succeeding and excelling. Me? I fear being at the end of the foodchain, settling for what’s been given and always waiting for the next big thing. There’s the Small Pond, […]

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Thank you so much for your prayers…!

I made it!!! And before I roll up my sleeves and get back to work, I just want to take this moment to breathe deeply, pray to God for His many blessings, and thank you all for your prayers, especially on those extremely stressful November weeks. I don’t know how it happened, and am still […]

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