Dream Job

Once when I was young, I listed wedding planner as my dream job. I saw pretty little things at the wedding receptions, so I figured this could be an exciting job for me. The reality, I am not a wedding planner, but I still enjoy looking at the decorations, photos, and cute dresses related to the wedding. They all look pretty and interesting to me. 

I admire people who work in the wedding industry. Creativity is one of the top criteria they should have in order to survive in this particular field. Sometimes, I feel that people in this field are born with the artistic talent. I also think they need to balance their artistic styles with their clients’ budgets and preferences. The biggest challenge, but probably the most rewarding experience for them is when they are able to deliver service and/or create something that meets both the clients’ requests and their artistic styles. What I meant is that they are still able to implement their fullest artistic skills and styles to the max in the limited resources or perhaps within such a short notice. 
So, going back to my dream job, do I still want to be a wedding planner? Maybe. I am having my dream job now, but it does not hurt to try or explore another option. 
Hint: your dream job could be anything so long as this job gives you the most fulfilling experience. Something that can’t be bought with money. 

Dear Taxi Driver

2 years have passed since our friends introduced us on that cold Sunday morning. We did had a fairly good time in just short amount of time post that Sunday brunch. I wish I could meet you 2 years early, that way I could get to know you a lot more.

I hope you are leading a good life over there. I wish I could be there when you blow your birthday candles. I also wish you could be here when I blow my birthday candles. I wish you could help me decorating Christmas tree. I wish I could tell you how I am still thinking about you every now and then. These are my wishes for you, for us. 
Good bye for now. Au revoir love! 

Dear Hope

Dear Hope,

Life without you is dull and meaningless. Yet, it is getting difficult to stay with you, when things get tough, and I don’t get what I want. 
I know I cannot get everything that I want. However, I am writing this to let you know that I’m a human with flaws. This means I still feel disappointed and sad when the results are not the exactly the way I expected it to be. People said perhaps the things that I want are not meant to be mine. Others said I ask too much or impossible things. So, my dearest Hope, it’s a hard work to have you with me in the midst of the numerous trials and errors. 
At the end, I still choose you, because life without you is meaningless, and that to make a meaningful life, I need to invite faith and love. Hope makes my life purposeful. Faith is a powerful ingredient to keep me sane and wise, while love is like a perfume that makes my daily activities colorful. 


Getting wiser is a work in progress. It can’t be done in one night. I also think that getting older will not guarantee that one will become a wise person. The word “wiser” is defined as the ability to say, act, and evaluate situations from neutral, nonjudgemental standpoint of view. This also means that one needs to think thoroughly before speaking and to put his/her personal interests behind when needed. Getting wiser also means one’s ability to manage emotions and to not physically and/or emotionally attack another person when confrontation is occurred. 

Practice, practice, and practice is the key to get wiser from time to time. 
Are you practicing now?


Ways to stay positive 

It takes great amount of exercise to practice “I could do this, and there’s a way out” attitude. It’s because you will be challenged and criticized by people (nearly) all the time. Therefore, learning to control your emotions during this time is crucial to avoid unnecessary argument. Most importantly, you also need to filter constructive from non-constructive messages. Keep the constructive messages to improve your personal self development.

I honestly say that this entire process is not easy, but it is feasible. It’s a part of being a grown up living in the challenging and unpredictable environment. I am writing this to remind you to stay positive in dealing with any difficulties/challenges. Last but not least, I encourage you to have quiet time each day whether it is in the morning or at night to meditate and/or pray. As much as we want to improve ourselves, we also need to improve our spiritual life. Understanding that God is in control help us to slow down, think thoroughly, and find the solution.