I am going to tell you the name of one person, and I want you to remember it. Her name is Nikita Gill. If you google her or search her name on Instagram, she will pop up right away. Why, you ask? Not because she is a famous influencer, living her life on display and … Continue reading one name you need to know
Ode to Books
I have always loved books. Truly, sometimes books are more loyal than best friends. In many ways, they are. Always available, always there for you. They understand you, and you try to understand them. They make you laugh. You cry with them. They are next to you, ready to share an intimate moment any time … Continue reading Ode to Books
A little thing that can change a lot.
This spring - right before all the craziness with Covid-19 - I have started meditating, for the first time in my life. Nobody encouraged me to do that. No one recommended an app or some YouTube channel to listen to. It happened spontaneously. It came to me naturally. Since last year I have started having … Continue reading A little thing that can change a lot.
The trees have stared changing their bright-green color, and a new semester has slowly crawled up to us. Here we are – September, 2020 – the year of Covid-19, quarantine, and online studying for everyone involved in the education. In Canada, most schools resumed in-person classes while the universities opted for online education for the … Continue reading Online Fall
All the recent self-help books talk about the importance of boundaries in our life. To maintain your own inner peace and harmony, you got to set boundaries, especially with the closest people in your environment. Mothers, fathers, siblings, partners, children, friends. Boundaries are needed when you feel unwanted influence, interference, or undesirable participation in your … Continue reading (Boundaries)
Relationships with the city you are living in are as complicated as relationships you are having with a loved one. Sometimes it is love at first sight. Often times, love fades away and you see another side of the city. The first time I saw Taipei from the window of the airplane, I instantly felt … Continue reading love-hate relationships
Every puppy is unique
Last week we finally met our puppy Taco. We had been preparing for him for the last 2 months, watching YouTube videos, reading blogs and articles, stocking house with all the necessary pet stuff. Last week we finally met him and fell in love at first sight and sniff. Even though it has been only … Continue reading Every puppy is unique
One true sentence
Hemingway once said, if you have a blank paper in front of you and you struggle to write anything, "just write one true sentence." Just one true statement. And then it will flow naturally. "I feel very sad today" is my sentence. Today I feel sad because it is raining heavily and I haven't seen … Continue reading One true sentence
Do you have a dream?
-- Mom, do you have a dream? -- Dreams are for storytellers and helpless romantics. -- So are you saying it is a bad thing to have dreams in life? -- I am saying that it is better to have goals. Concrete, feasible aims and clear steps towards them. -- Dad always dreams. -- He … Continue reading Do you have a dream?