Three Valuable Skills to Master Right Now

What skills do you want to learn right now? Is cooking included in your list? How about photography? Well, if you’d ask me, I’d love to learn self-defense, master another musical instrument (piano!), and speak another language (probably Chinese?). Here’s why. Learning self-defense Stories about murder, rape, kidnapping, burglary, and other evil acts have been…

True Love versus One Billion Dollars: What Should I Choose?

True love or one billion dollars? If I were to choose one, I’d prefer true love for no amount of money could buy it. I guess people would say I must be practical and pick the latter. I may never know what may happen in the future nor earn this money in my lifetime, but…

7 Things You’ll Probably Do If Money Is Not an Issue

They say money is the root of all evil. However, it’s the reason people can enjoy various pleasures in life. Sure, the thought of having a lump sum of money excites you. If a genie grants your wish to leave your work and experience anything you desire without worrying about money—what would you do then?…

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear younger me, When your parents scold you and give you pieces of advice, don’t get angry. Don’t ever do that. Instead, listen to them. They are right most of the time. Don’t cut your hair; you’ll regret it. Pay attention to your Science and Math classes. Don’t become too close to anyone. Don’t consider them…

King Solomon: The Wisest (and Most Foolish) Man Who Ever Lived

If given the chance to meet one person from the past, I’d like to meet Solomon ─ the wisest and yet the most foolish man who ever lived. I want to ask him how it feels to be the smartest person on Earth and witness how he resolves issues and problems. Solomon, whose name means…

“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

Does the title ring a bell? While the origin of this adage remains a subject of debate nowadays, we all connect it with Spider-Man—the fictional hero with startling crime-fighting knacks. Spider-Man’s fame makes this phrase sound so cliché but its thought is obviously true. As I take it literally, I believe this adage applies to…

My House Is on Fire! What Shall I Save?

What if my own house catches a fire (God forbid) and I have time to save only five items from it? Below are the things I’d like to grab immediately: Documents (identification cards, birth certificates, diplomas, and other certificates) – It’s good that we keep our personal records and other important documents in one plastic…

A Plot of Earth: How Much Land Do I Need?

If given a plot of land and the financial resources to do whatever I please, what would I do? My initial idea is to get a small portion to build a decent house for my family. But I had a second thought—obtain a big part to help me build a school and a training center…

Reincarnation: A Personal Belief in This Modern-Day World

Reincarnation has always been a baffling subject of debate throughout modern human history. More than an issue of mystery surrounding the connection of life and death, this concept has divided the religious populations. People living nowadays are so futuristic that we often set sight on what the future holds rather than think of where the…

Mark Zuckerberg—Living As an Average Joe—In One Day!

More than a product of imagination, people’s “what ifs” are a source of precious lessons that reality doesn’t teach us. Often linked with negativities, a “what if” ironically allows everyone to get easy in life. I have my own sets of what ifs, too. This time, I’d choose somebody who’ll live the life I currently…