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My comedy notebooks are filled with random journal entries. It’s all the same. I can look back on old joke notebooks, and know exactly what was going on in my life. – Sarah Silverman

I was reading through Tools of Titans, a new book by Tim Ferriss.

One of the things that he has mentioned is to do journalling. Or rather, what he calls as a 5 Minute Journal (5MJ).

Each day, take 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening to answers some simple questions. What are the questions?

In the morning:

What am I grateful for?
What would make today great?
What is my daily affirmation?

In the evening:

What are the amazing things that happened today?
How could I have made today better?

We’ve talked about the power of gratitude. What is interesting are the two questions that follow:

What would make today great?
How could I have made today better?

The first is to actively plan for a great day; while the latter is to reflect on how we could have handled things differently.

A perfect day is not left to chance. You may come across it once in a while, where all the stars are aligned.

But how if you were to make it more consistent? To experience it more frequently? To design it, rather than to leave it to fate.

We are all capable of designing of our destiny. The first thing that we need to do is to take up the responsibilities. That our lives are ours to control. That we can change the course of our sails. That we row our oars.

How would you design your perfectly grateful day?




Gratitude is a lifestyle

Every day brings new choices. – Martha Beck

Saw an interesting quote on Instagram.

Gratitude is more than an attitude. It’s a lifestyle.

Nicely put. We always think about gratitude as an attitude, or all things mental.

Do you really live it, like a lifestyle?

Something like a way of life. Something that is hip.

Or “in”.

To appeal to the younger generations, it’s all about fanciful lifestyle.

Gratitude is fanciful too. Gratitude is the new black.

Be grateful in all the things that you have. And trust in things that you will have in the future.

Live a great lifestyle, live the life full of gratitude.



It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

If you have been following me on Instagram, you would know that I am currently on a challenge – #100HappyDaysChallenge, or in short just #100HappyDays.

I have already passed the halfway mark.

It isn’t easy, there are constant challenges daily. It’s not easy to be happy daily.

But it is not impossible either. Happiness is a state of mind, to find something to cherish. To find something to be grateful for.

Have you been doing this challenge? Go on, give it a try. And see how your life would change.



Happy Labour Day

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. – Theodore Roosevelt

Happy Labor Day!

As we take time off today (a public holiday here in Singapore), we should also take time to reflect on ourselves.

Without workers, there will be no economy.

Without workers, there will be no people selling your favorite Hokkien mee.

Without workers, there will be no people answering your phone call for your spoilt iPhone.

Without workers, there will be no people keeping the streets clean.

Have we been taking things for granted? Especially on those who are working on the service sector?

What can you do to make their lives better today? What can you do to leave them in a better state today? What can you do to make to leave them smiling?

Happy Labor Day!


Merry Christmas

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Merry Christmas!!

What does Christmas mean to you? A time to collect presents? To exchange presents? A time of holiday?

It’s a season of giving. And giving comes from a state of abundance.

Cultivate a sense of abundance within you  – regardless of what material possession you have at this very moment.

Be grateful of what you have now, be grateful of what you have now that you really want, regardless how much of it you have at this very moment.

For it is stated in the law of attraction, that you will have more of what you are grateful for.

Think of the needy and the less fortunate folks out there. What would you do? How would you help, not only during this festive season, but throughout the year as well?

Think and reflect. Let’s make this Christmas a time to cherish – where we put others in front of us. Let’s serve and make this world a better place!

Merry Christmas!



Testimonial Letter

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

Just did a testimonial letter for my swimming coach. You may read it here:


Please help to convey my thanks to Coach Jerry.

In the past, my friends tried to teach me swimming but I would still stuck. After 12 lessons with Coach Jerry, I am able to swim breaststroke style, and to do it more confidently.

Although I learn it very slowly, as compared to my classmates, he is very patient and he gives equal attention and guidance to each and every one of us.

Couldn’t have done it without guidance from Coach Jerry and from you too, Happy Fish Swim School.
Thanks once again!

I was thinking – when was the last time I ever wrote a letter? A letter to thank someone. Someone who has made a difference in my life?

You may see that my letter was unpolished. It may not have the best prose, of the flowery words that would make the world sing.

But I think, the most important thing is it comes from the deep of my heart and that is what gratitude letter is all about.

As I wrote the letter, I felt peace in me. Of being grateful. Of being given an opportunity to learn a new skill.

To whom would you write a gratitude letter today? Of all the help they have given to you, of the support, of the love, of the things you have, of the experience, of the memories.

Write a letter today!