Tuesday, May 12, 2015

L'argent et le bonheur

It's really hard to stick to my position that money doesn't matter when all around me, money seems to matter. A lot. I guess it's only in this year, when issues pertaining university education start to come into the picture that it dawns upon me just how much money matters. I mean, if I were from a relatively well-off family, I wouldn't even trouble over scholarships or an overseas education. I could make decisions with less financial considerations.

Can money really not buy happiness? Of course it can't buy all kinds of happiness and priceless experiences, but is it completely useless in this aspect?

Still, not that I'm gonna seek wealth in my future career anyway, I know too well that I'm not going to sustain with such a meaningless goal (to me, at least). Nevertheless, it kinda bursts my bubble, and brings me back from my idealistic thinking. Honestly, you can't just go on living life without finding a direction and trying to seek your true passion / purpose. Perhaps it's time to sit down and really think about what you want in life.

Back to work tomorrow - which starts in approximately 2 minutes.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


I'm gonna let pictures do the talking.
Penang was a considerably pleasant trip, and I loved the melange of architectural styles there. The street art was really good and I wished I had more time to explore Georgetown for all the murals!

Food was good too - this is only a very small fraction of what we had. (Workout time, yes I know)

The view exceeded my expectations, especially that from Penang Hill. I could hardly resist the beaches and I might just make a trip further north in Penang solely for the beaches (:

Lastly, it was good family time. I realised how much my parents have aged and it made me reflect a lot on how I have been as a daughter, how we function as a family, and how great His grace has been amidst all these problems in my family. It is a reminder to always, always trust in His plans.

And even though this photo is really unglam, how I wish we could be like this everyday.