Who Am I is slowly and unintentionally becoming a series because it is my self-discovery journey made public. In Part I I contemplated what makes me me, Part II was about how I realised that ironically, it is difficult to be the cliche Be Yourself especially the parts of my identity that are not archetypal. While our external environment inevitably … Continue reading Who Am I? Influence vs Pressure
I am a puzzle piece equipped with a paintbrush. While I can paint new designs onto myself to blend in with the hundred other pieces, I cannot change my shape to make myself a part of another puzzle without cutting parts of myself away. I am a puzzle piece equipped with a paintbrush. I have … Continue reading Analogy: Puzzle
Anyone well-acquainted with encouragement would have often spoken or heard the phrase "Do your best.". Having read books like The Genius in All of Us by David Shenk, I used to believe in a more exhausting version of the Growth mindset, that I am limited only by my imagination and the amount of effort I … Continue reading Tower of Babel: Best is an Asymptote
Finally, a more blog-like post on my blog! Hope you like it but it's kinda OK if you don't. As you might be able to tell, my blog was started more for me than for anyone else and I'm trying to remember that whenever I craft my posts or reread them, scrutinising every detail, pondering … Continue reading Blissful Moments, June 2017
As a Chinese Christian growing up, I had my fair share of values being drilled into me. Be it unconditional obedience and respect for elders or to show kindness to my fellow human beings, I am well-acquainted with these teachings that have been highly recommended by many to enlist as my core beliefs. Of those, … Continue reading Values
I once had a problem of picking at my looks until they become pockmarked with scars of unhealthy self criticism. To my lopsided eyes (they really are lopsided), everyone's appearance is a work of art at first glance. Some are kindergarten craft projects adorned with uneven patches of glitter and balls of dried glue, others … Continue reading Beauty is Internal
In the valley you made, you're not meant to be. -Sidewalk Prophets, Prodigal Nothing happens without a cause in God's plan. Maybe it means something when lyrics get stuck in my head even when I think it's no longer applicable to me at the stage I am currently at in life. So much of this retreat was … Continue reading iComm – Confirmation Retreat 2017 Reflection
Have you ever walked through the self-help section of a bookstore, and wondered why there were so many books that teach you to be more like others but none that tell others how to be more like you? If not, congratulations, society, at large, loves you as you are. But for some of us less … Continue reading 2. Who Am I?
Why God made me. A story of growth and discovery as of Feb '17. Happy belated Valentine's Day! I am still pigging out on the chocolate I have received from friends and classmates, as is the tradition (that I do not adhere to) of an all girls school. I have recently posted and removed a number … Continue reading Who Am I?
1 Corinthians 12:23 the parts of the body which don't look very nice are treated with special modesty We are all part of the Body of Christ and should help others without counting the cost nor expecting to receive just as one would not make the feet pay when the hand helps to wear a … Continue reading Compilation of Bible Verses 2016