A few weeks back I had the opportunity to catch up with a friend. We touched on the idea of going on a social media detox. Honestly, that’s one of the triggers of us being able to reconnect. He posted an Instagram story of just taking time off social media and if ever anyone wanted to just keep in touch, people could reach him through his number. And, so I did.
That conversation led me to finally have the willpower to deactivate my Instagram account, and at the same time remove the Twitter and Facebook applications on my phone—I would have deactivated both as well, but in my line of work, I have to know generally what’s happening in the country and in the world.
Continue reading “Solitude and Silence.”
I have never appreciated the act of breathing until I started getting myself into a ton of things since the start of the year. You might be thinking, “what are you saying? Breathing is essential!”; I wouldn’t argue with you on that. However, if you reflect on it, we recognize how important it is to keep us alive, but we often miss how powerful it could be to keep us alive.
As we go along our days, we dedicate so much of ourselves as we accomplish tasks no matter the difficulty. When you brew your coffee at home, you spend time measuring and grinding your beans; you keep an eye out as you pour your water onto your brewing device of choice keeping in mind the time, the measurement, if channeling is happening, etc. When you go about you work, you keep in mind so many things from thinking of your to-do’s, to strategizing how to accomplish them efficiently, and the actual work. And I could go on about this.
Continue reading “in every breath.”
This post is long overdue. No, it’s not a matter of “better late than never”, but because it’s been difficult to get myself to type everything out.
The past few years have served me some of the most challenging moments in my life. I’ve reached the deepest lows, been in the darkest corners, and felt the loneliest even among a crowd filled with familiar faces. It’s just been tough, for so many reasons, for so many years.
Continue reading “Hello, self. The story behind my new tattoo.”
During my recent vacation in Singapore, one of the more remarkable things that caught my attention was the Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer 2019 Collection. If all of you could remember, this is the debut collection of Virgil Abloh as the Men’s Artistic Director of the French fashion house.
It was an interesting bridge from Marina Bay Sands to the Louis Vuitton Island—from all the shops to suddenly see this display. As a huge fan of “Wizard of Oz”, I just had to stop and follow the yellow brick road!
Continue reading “Along the Yellow Brick Road of Louis Vuitton x Virgil Abloh”
Entering the year, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the adage that “no one owes you anything”. Perhaps, if you asked me what I felt about it a few months back, I would agree wholeheartedly. No exceptions to the rule. Thinking otherwise makes you selfish. A self-centered, spoiled brat. But, the past few months I’ve been thinking about it, and trying to wrap my head around it, and trying to accept it again.
Continue reading “Because, no one owes you anything”