Clarity

It’s a good time to cross my fingers for a fiction-writing position. At least that way, I can still use my imagination and share it with people who can learn from it. I spent most of my job application time on that task assessment the other day. Even if the target audience is kids, I Read More …

ATS

Imagine you’re so busy job-hunting that you didn’t even notice that four days have passed since Christmas. Four days ago, you found out that the government has discontinued your E.I. without notifying you about it. When you try to call, they hang up on you due to high call volume. You call again later and Read More …

Mask

Year-end is a scary thought, and yet, who wouldn’t want this year to be over already? At the same time, 2021 will be a busy one and perhaps even vague and unpredictable. Nations will be recovering from grief and an economic downturn. E-commerce and remote work will hit the roof more than ever because people Read More …

Bucket

The German translation for ‘Orkan’ is, in fact, a hurricane. However, without the sea and water, I can’t call this wind a hurricane. However, it’s one of the worst I’ve ever experienced in Calgary (49 km/phr). Obviously, listening to my partner complain about Calgary and Alberta related stuff gives me anxiety. I still love this Read More …

Write away

As October went by in a glimpse, I can at least say my productivity level has been satisfactory despite the necessary distraction, such as my dog in need of attention. You must be cruel if you can resist puppy eyes. What I need to resist is procrastination, which is often caused by laziness. Usually, when Read More …

Communicating

Something struck me hard when I read a particular passage in Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Art of Communicating. Bad communication or the lack thereof sums up perhaps 70% of my problems or sufferings. Buddhist books are often written in such a peaceful and straightforward way that you feel like you’re reading a children’s book for Read More …

Monkey

Six weeks of meditation merely shows little progress. I say little even though my focus and sense of calm have improved. When you do Vipassana and don’t follow the five precepts, your meditation will be weak. There are moments I’m obsessed with the calm, especially in the morning—getting up at 7:30 a.m. when my dog Read More …

Self everything

I joined a self-publishing school’s 10-day webinar by chance. The founders and hosts have confirmed what I already knew, but they taught me the terms, techniques and tips that will be useful at some point. They’ve delivered good value to their new members by offering this course. The encouragement and motivation are invaluable, but how Read More …