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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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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”

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”

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