Becoming the Fearless Radical Optimist

They say I am fearless but crazy.  They tell me that I am making a huge mistake and I will live to regret it. Behind my back, they snicker and say that I am a reckless and irresponsible mother. That I am not only ruining my own life, but my daughter's as well. They cannot imagine WHY I would ...

The Moment I Fell In Love

In the past, I have always confused love with attachment. I was always seeking something in return from my object of desire. I needed constant affirmations from the person I adored. In fact, I was running on empty and was searching to be filled up from someone else. I did not realise that attachment is more about fear and dependency. Attachment is more about self-preservation and self-gratification. This was why most relationships fall apart. People feed off on one another, instead of nurturing each other.

HOW THE PHILIPPINES TAUGHT ME TO LOVE MALAYSIA

It all began when a dear Singaporean friend told me about a man with white hair who builds houses for the poor and is turning every slum in the Philippines into a middle class community, and that his NGO is the only platform that unites the rich and the poor, competing brands and businesses, and even rival politicians.

Fearless Christmas Message 2014

The year is coming to a close. Soon, it will be 2015. Looking back on the year 2014, there have been many special highlights. However, one of the best for me occurred on 11th December to 14th December 2014. As some of you may know, I was actively involved with Gawad Kalinga (GK) from 2007 to 2009. ...

The Worst and Best of Humanity

The word, HUMANITY, means different things to different people. Even as we call ourselves the HUMAN RACE, we see very little of that HUMANITY flourishing among the HUMANS. It seems we rather allow things like religion, race, greed, gender, age and political agenda to cause greater divide within our humanity. Does the division really make ...

Selfless Acts Around The World

  In today's world, where every individual seems only concerned with looking out for themselves, it can become quite disheartening. I know of some people who believe that it is their God Given right to get the best for themselves, and leaving nothing for everyone else. Sure, there is nothing wrong with taking care of oneself ...

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