The Holocaust History of Krakow, A Virtual Tour (May 2018)

Among the many riveting facets of this Polish city is the grievous history that took place on its grounds. Throughout the month that I’ve stayed, vignettes of its haunting past have slowly opened its doors, beckoning for me to enter, to explore and to understand the events that made up the most destructive war in history and the part this town has played and witnessed. … Continue reading The Holocaust History of Krakow, A Virtual Tour (May 2018)

The Daily Dreaming 2: The Self, from a Vantage Point

After a month-long trip to Europe, having had plenty of time to reflect, a long car ride put me in an easy, pensive mood. In the Western world, the psyche seems to have a more objective understanding of one’s circumstances, and consequently, one’s responses to them. As such, I’ve endeavored to step further outside myself, as well.   Which do you often listen to–your fears … Continue reading The Daily Dreaming 2: The Self, from a Vantage Point

Paradigm Shift: 5 Things I Learned about Mainland China (Beijing, April 2018)

Just this week, I set out on a last-minute business trip to Beijing. Having visited China three other times before, each one either dull or unpleasant, I had nothing but qualms about going on this trip, especially as I was to be alone, ill-equipped with barely-conversational Mandarin. To my surprise, fourth time was the charm. This trip turned my mind around, left me eager to … Continue reading Paradigm Shift: 5 Things I Learned about Mainland China (Beijing, April 2018)

The Daily Dreaming 1: on showers, consistency, and asking questions

So guys, my thoughts get constipated and, well, as if Twitter and Instagram and tolerant friends aren’t enough, I have to let it out somewhere. I totally forgot what I made a blog for in the first place. Wasn’t that what blogs were made for, to journal with? I try to excruciatingly organize my thoughts, pressure my writing and catch myself going, ‘but, you have … Continue reading The Daily Dreaming 1: on showers, consistency, and asking questions

11 Ways to Travel with Purpose

If you wish to travel for inspiration and growth, to get a heart fix, to explore not only physically but culturally and socially, you landed on the right blog entry. 2017 became my year of venturing into the unknown by myself, so I made this short list of guiding principles, based entirely on my limited experience, for a proper soulful immersion of every destination. 1. … Continue reading 11 Ways to Travel with Purpose

Silicon Valley Inspiration Tour, California (August 2017)

A week was spent on an exclusive tour to visit start-up founders, community developers, pioneers, thought leaders, and the spaces, ideas, and actions that shape the culture of Silicon Valley. The exposure was mind-opening to say the least; allow my pictures and stories to show you why. (Some photos taken by Mario Herger) DAY 1 INTELYGENZ, INC. After brunch at Cafe de la Presse, we … Continue reading Silicon Valley Inspiration Tour, California (August 2017)

RISE 2017: An Outlook on Southeast Asia’s Start-up Culture

I signed up to volunteer out of excitement over getting a free pass to attend (and an excuse to travel). I went there alone, and quite oblivious to the tech environment (I was actually laughed at when I didn’t know what a gyroscope was–Is everyone supposed to know what that is?). Nevertheless, my learning curve steepened. Expectations were met–and exceeded–when I came to know a … Continue reading RISE 2017: An Outlook on Southeast Asia’s Start-up Culture

The Honorable Woman: A Heart Guide

The Honorable Woman: A Heart Guide Photographed by Amanda Lim Words, styling, modeling by Hannah To She is confident that she can carry out her work with grit, and not with an excitement that wanes when faced with hardship. She allows curiosity to take her places. She welcomes new ideas and perspectives that broaden her thinking. She is responsible enough to own up to her … Continue reading The Honorable Woman: A Heart Guide

‘Big Magic’, As Told by Me

Attending a conservative high school that didn’t put enough value on literature and the arts to spark interest from its students, I was unable to discover and grow what would become my love for words. University was a complete turnaround, as I studied in an institution that greatly treasured the humanities. Those four years were my period of renaissance, as I enjoyed my literature and … Continue reading ‘Big Magic’, As Told by Me