You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone‚Äôs cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. […]

In memoriam

A student from my school passed away today after a long fight with cancer. I never taught him, but he left an impression on me nonetheless. He had been on palliative care for a while this year, and I believe that the loved ones he leaves behind have had chances for their goodbyes. I do […]

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

Attended a workshop on Positive Psychology in Education yesterday, but learnt more about positive psychology in my personal life instead. (I suppose that’s where we all start from anyway.) Hearing about ‘flow’ (Csikszewntmikalyi) was like hearing a description of what happens when I train. It also elucidated why I actually enjoyed my thesis writing process! […]


It is far more enriching to learn why people do the things they do, than to judge them with disdain. It is far more meaningful to empower people to pave their own way, than to direct them along trodden paths. It is far more humbling to listen to tales, than to tell them.