Category Archive: Happiness

Happiness through creativity

Gone are the days we sit idly waiting for something or someone. Now we’re connected all the time and everything demands our attention. It’s easy to get so caught up in work, life,… Continue reading

The different flavors of life

“What do you do?” “I volunteer at an orphanage.” My answer usually invites curiosity, slight disbelief or no response. But for the first time today, someone stared at me as if I told… Continue reading

Photopost: A day measured in Smiles

Children giggling and laughing. Following the camera everywhere and trying to outdo the rest in face time. These are some of the faces of Kampung Asem (literally: Sour village – due to the… Continue reading

Everyday is a blessing

I was sitting by the dining table and checking my phone when a “BOOM” sound came from the kitchen. I paused, still rather calm. Loud noises were extraordinarily commonplace in my neighborhood, from… Continue reading

Why I travel

In the last few months, I have sang solo on the street for fun in multiple countries, made a fool of myself dancing the Dangdut (type of Indonesian music) in front of 200… Continue reading

A place called home

A little panic sets in. I’ve just returned from the Philippines, straight after Thailand and Singapore, which means I’ve been away for two months. I haven’t stopped thinking about how to make a… Continue reading

How to overcome shyness and have a great time

What the hell was I doing here? It was Friday night; my one month in Thailand had made me restless. I was alone in a hotel lounge I’ve never been to before in… Continue reading


One night, in my frustration, I lamented to a friend, “How do you get rich quickly? I want to amass a hell lot of money; there are just so many causes I want… Continue reading