People call me crazy when they learn about my plan of going back to school and do a PhD. Some would call me as an ambitious person, some would simply asked: "What is it that you're looking for?". My response was simply smiling. I had to wait for 15 year to finally get the scholarship … Continue reading Best lesson learned: I failed my PhD
Expectation and Heartache
It's been a very long while since my last post! I just found out a few moments ago that my account was expired, due to technical issue on my automatic payment. All good now and I am in a good mood to write something here. Expectation. We all have it. You just have to admit … Continue reading Expectation and Heartache
Altering Mental Block
In my line of work, I have the privilege to meet a lot of people - listen to their stories and mapping their cognitive functions. By doing so, the process of psychotherapy will serve as the basis for my clients in understanding their way of thinking, distorted belief or simply to know that they have … Continue reading Altering Mental Block
Past-Valentine Love Stories
It may be a little late to write about my Valentine's Day, but I am going to write anyway. This year marks the 4th of knowing my husband. We met on January 2011 and got married on September 2013. But this year is the first time we celebrate Valentine's Day, well sort of. On the day, … Continue reading Past-Valentine Love Stories
An Old Man and His Broken Heart
That day, when I walk home from my work, I saw you.You were so tiny and fragile. You laid there on the corner of the street, waiting for loving hands to carry you home. I was about to walk past you, pretending that I didn’t see you, little one. But when our eyes met, I … Continue reading An Old Man and His Broken Heart
Who’s to Blame?
I know one family of 3 children and their parents. Two of the children were born sick, they were unable to form the enzymes needed for digestion. Therefore, their parents had to buy special milk, which cost them three fold of normal baby milk. It was a struggle for them, but their parents never asked … Continue reading Who’s to Blame?
“You Say Thank You Anyway”
Two days ago my Dad take-away 4 portions of nice Lo Mee from a nearby Chinese restaurant. When I had my second spoon, my Dad asked me if I already squeeze the lime onto my Lo Mee. Just when I said that I forgot it, the phone was ringing. After a quick chat with my … Continue reading “You Say Thank You Anyway”
One occupational hazard of being a psychologist is I tend to observe everything around me - what I heard, what I see and what I read between the lines. People may express their feelings and emotions in many ways. And the other party also owns their own ways to be reactive. Today I want to … Continue reading Feeling Unlovable
The Warmth of Christmas
Christmas is here!I used to spend Christmas day with my family back at my hometown. We had an annual visit to a Carmelites monastery about an hour driving from our house. We spent the Christmas eve there as a family and enjoying the abundant grace from the Lord for our family. I learned since very … Continue reading The Warmth of Christmas
65th Wedding Anniversary? Surely A Hardwork!
On my flight to Australia, I read a book by Scott Peck - the well known 'The Road Less Traveled'. I reached the second big theme, Love. He wrote that love is an act of courage and a hardwork. Love is effortful, unlike falling in love, which is effortless. When the two persons are out … Continue reading 65th Wedding Anniversary? Surely A Hardwork!