terrifying tweens

Let me just quickly set the stage for you here. So there’s Tween1 and Tween 2. Let’s call them “T1” and “T2” to save my fingers some tap-time here. They both had the statures of any other tween…lanky, under-developed, impossibly skinny, etc. These tweens were exceptional though…they were tweens with style. You have to understand […]

Punctuality

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” -William Shakespeare I never understood why it always tweaked my annoyance when someone was late. Obviously, there’s a lot of leeway given to people I don’t know very well, because people are entitled to their own lifestyles and I have no right to judge whether […]

Brisbane VS Vancouver – 2nd Generation Asian Culture

Since Brisbane is a relatively young city (it wasn’t incorporated until 1902), I feel the tension of narrow mindedness more than I’m used to; especially racially. I realise that Vancouver is a young city too (it was incorporated as a city in 1886). However, I can’t help but to notice how much more comfortable I […]

white lies

It’s an extremely uncomfortable feeling when your honesty is met by anger and disbelief. It seems I make the same “mistake” time and time again. It makes me wonder… When is it a better idea to refrain from telling the truth? I’d like to think that I have sound discretion when I spill my beans. […]

spreading yourself too thin.

I’ll admit that I’m one of those people with a staggering number of “friendly acquaintances”. I’m loaded with all the right questions and am programmed with all the right reactions to make someone new feel comfortable. In retrospect, I realise that I’ve had something of an addiction for meeting new people. It was always enticing […]

on Manipulation.

I used to be close friends with someone who showed me that manipulating situations can potentially yield a beneficial outcome. He told me that sometimes you have to portray something false to ultimately get what you want. I was naive at the time and I took his “advice”: I tried it. I succeeded; I got […]

“home”.

My “identity” crisis began because of my transition from Vancouver to Brisbane. I was so shocked by the cultural differences that my perception of what “home” is began to skew. It’s like I’m living a double life. The people I interact with in Brisbane have no idea what Vancouver entails. So I share what I […]

is facebook stunting socialization?

Since being back in Australia, I’ve met a some new people and as a fluke of nature, I didn’t ask them for their facebook details. Instead, I’ve been taking the time to actually spend my second, third, etc. meetings with them in person. What a difference it makes! I obviously don’t need to elaborate on […]