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Jane Austen, Her Romance and My Love

“A good marriage isn’t something you find; it’s something you make, and you have to keep on making it.”
– Gary Thomas

I am a romantic. I like romantic movies, love songs, romance books, well, you get the idea. Don’t get me wrong—you are not going to find me with a Harlequin romance or a “Bodice-Ripper” on my morning commute. I will, if under duress, admit to reading 50 Shades of Gray on the subway but found that to be neither a convincing romance nor all that sexy. Continue reading “Jane Austen, Her Romance and My Love”

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Slothy Guide To Happiness 101: Life #4

“Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone; it’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone at all.”

-UNKNOWN


Featured Image Photographer: Nur Andi Ravsanjani Gusma

Slothy Guide To Happiness 101: Life #3

“Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. At least you had the courage to choose.”

-TERRY GOODKIND


Featured Image Photographer: Ashley Batz

Slothy Guide To Happiness 101: Life #2

“The world will knock you down plenty. You don’t need to be doing it to yourself.”

-ELIZABETH SCOTT, PERFECT YOU


Featured Image Photographer: Clay Banks

Dreams: The Difference Between A Child and An Adult

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
– Langston Hughes

Yesterday was a pretty bad day for me. I lost big on the stock market and blew almost 15% of my trading account within five minutes. As I sat in front of my desktop screen reeling from shock, I felt afraid to make another play. I took a deep breath, told myself to call it a day and exited the trading platform. This, was the first time I had lost confidence in my dream of becoming a full-time trader. Continue reading “Dreams: The Difference Between A Child and An Adult”

Slothy Guide To Happiness 101: Love #1

“Be financially independent, so that you love only for love.”

-HOW TO BE PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE: LOVE, STYLE, AND BAD HABITS


Featured Image Photographer: Bogdan

Worthiness Doesn’t Matter If You’re Willing

“没有值不值得,只有愿不愿意” – 林月如《仙剑奇侠传》

A few days ago, I chanced upon a Chinese article from the RPG Game/Television series 《仙剑奇侠传》, or better known as 《Chinese Paladin》 for its western audience. I was feeling all kinds of nostalgia as it was one of my first Chinese television series that I truly enjoyed back when I was around twelve. Anyways, I was reading this short excerpt when I saw a phrase and it kind of hit me hard, like those sudden moments akin to receiving enlightenment. Continue reading “Worthiness Doesn’t Matter If You’re Willing”

Slothy and Back to Writing

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
– Edgar Lawrence “E.L.” Doctorow

I think people who writes usually wishes for either or both of this two things. To be heard through words and to be free. I’m sure the reasons differ for each and everyone out there, but like what E.L. Doctorow said, everything you write is your entitlement. Continue reading “Slothy and Back to Writing”

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