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If all Buddha did was sit under a tree, cleared his mind, and think about flowing stream and clear skies (cause that’s what all these meditation guides are telling me to do), how could he possibly have came up with an entire philosophy? He has to be problem solving heavily. I’ve been trying to practice …

Book fund

It’s gotten to a point where I can’t justify buying another book on Amazon without getting stressed over paying my living expenses. I remembered that B & I are doing gifts exchange this year so I tentatively asked him: “Are you…getting me Christmas presents this year?” “Yes. I’m getting you clothes.” “Could you…put that into …

Observations 

I’m not sure if this is a current trend or if it’s part of the adult world, but I’m noticing lots of strange but common behaviors in the people around me: 1) People talks about themselves waaay too much. To the point where you might as well replace me with a mirror. 2) A lack …

Still chugging…

My period is on its way, and just like clock work, I’m emotional, short fused, and easily irritated. For someone who has no emotional regulation skill, it’s a bit of a ticking time bomb. I had a moment at work today. I texted B about it. He decided to stay in the mall and waited …

Pizza delivery?

My high school friend lives in a fancy apartment right in the heart of Vancouver downtown.  I’ve been in the suburbs for so long now that my dress code is walmart flats, green army jacket, and eyebrows. I didn’t even have lipsticks on.   Needless to say, I felt extremely out of place walking passed the …

Value #1

Honesty I value honesty. It’s pretty high up on my value list. It’s my preferred mode of communication. I’ve had to learn the hard way that most people don’t like the truth. And I’m not interested in being the hated messenger so I’ve learned to keep my observations to myself and be more tactful. My …

Compassion, Empathy, Sympathy

The difference between compassion, empathy, and sympathy. Compassion: it’s an action word, you try to be there for the person. Try to make them feel better through being a good listener. Help support them emotionally or even physically. Empathy: You try to look/feel things from theirs perspective. Something not everyone has the capacity for. Some may …

25 questions

Let’s do a Q&A!  1. What is your best childhood memory? Spending the summer with my friend running around my mom’s work place. She taught at a technical school. We killed a lot of tad poles, climbed trees, caught grasshoppers and behaved like total delinquents because there was no adult supervision.  I think the best …