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Family is overrated. The concept of having people who’d always love you unconditionally is not wrong, but it’s not entirely true for everyone. There are many people who don’t have a lovely nest to go home to, or a warm and supportive upbringing. Not everyone celebrates the big holidays with their family, nor want to be close to their blood relatives.

Once you’re in this category, you’re an outlier. Because you don’t fit the mold. And then you find real connections with similar people who have this thing in common with you. You take care of each other. Some might say we’re broken, I’d say they are wrong. We’re fighters, we’re survivors. #blog #thankGod

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Finished the day. A bit broken-hearted for a bunch of reasons. But I guess that’s normal in life, you can’t always get what you want. The fact that life doesn’t give you lemons every day is already something to be thankful of.

We’re talking to dozens of people a day, but are only connected to a few. We’re looking at many faces at a time, but only enjoys a few whom we‘re attracted to. We receive a lot of love, but only a few really leave a mark and fill the hollows in our soul. I don’t know the formula of #happiness but I know that my way of staying happy is to not being insanely happy about something or someone. Anything that’s not eternal should not be treated or expected as that. Relationship is one that is not to be made to last.

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Timing is everything. This is a good lesson learned in business or friendship or romance. Once you’re at that right moment, the negotiation could happen at the right price point, with win-win output which probably wouldn’t even be an option a few months ago. Everyone’s happy.

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I felt lost, but I am nowhere to be found. It’s always a nice feeling to know that you’re not doing something alone. The world is made after all not just for you and thee. While drifting apart, we find solace. Once in a while they come like a tidal wave, another time like a warm breeze. This day it was the latter. Just to chat for hours, side by side, with some level of openess that can only be discovered in two nomad travellers who are stranded in faraway land. I am struck by this newfound revelation.
I still find ambition is a damn sexy trait.

Do you agree?

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Getting more serious & diligent about my face treatment regime. Hahaha. If only I started early, of cuz the result would be much better… but I didn’t think I have time to stop and compare products, buy good brands etc when I had other more interesting things to do! Now? I actually enjoy each process of doing the routines, while relaxing & rewinding the entire day. Welcome to adulthood 😎🤓#july

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Some lessons I took from people who are financially secured:
– Spend less even if you earn more
– Relationship is so much more important than money
– Be generous to others
– Give a portion to God first
– Don’t let money or title define you
– Don’t let other people define you by what you own or wear.

My own personal take: Money is just a number. Increase that number, but don’t hold on to it. You will not die and carry any of it with you. #reminder

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At the workplace:
I waived my ten fingers to my colleague who sat in front of me in excitement, as a way to call his attention and let him know that we can settle for 55 of something (a better deal than the previous one).
The co-founder of that space happened to pass by and that kind & sweet guy just thought I was waiving at him.
He waived his ten fingers back and said, “Hi Shirley!” #coworking #jakarta #april

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