What you have lost can only be found inside you. What you perceived to have lost is often just beside you.

Just as I was doing a little housekeeping this morning, a flurry of dust and dirt caught me whenever strong winds started blowing through the windows.

It’s been tough tidying up with the windy conditions outside but my efforts were not in vain having found a few surprises while stumbling upon things I thought I’ve misplaced (e.g. the blue health booklet which kept all our medical records back in primary school) and items that dates back to about a decade ago (e.g. poster/checklist with all the first 160 Pokémon)

Its been a rather rewarding day filled with pleasant surprises for this old habit of mine not to dispose of useless items. Looking at some of those items after so many years, some actually appear pretty meaningful right now; feels just like reading an old book again.

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Its amazing how events can change one’s perception of things. Its like suddenly you’re thinking with a completely new frame of mind and when you start looking back at things you couldn’t quite figure out before, answers start to present themselves.

Its hard to learn from mistakes. Even harder to realize making one.
Every time I blame someone for my problems, I find myself silly much later.

Giving back applies to everyone; that includes yourself.
Sometimes we don’t realize how little time and space we give ourselves. We ain’t God.

People will do anything to excuse themselves.
Not that I didn’t realized it earlier but it seems like it happens in alot more situations right now. Is it really that tough to be honest with oneself?

The essence of communication is simply sending and receiving.
I’ve always been on the receiving end of things; be it favors or relationships. Its not getting me anywhere long term; time to send my regards.

It takes time to know someone. Even longer to judge someone.
I used to think I’m really good at judging people. Well, I still think so but I guess I have no right to judge someone unless time has already put things to the test.

It takes great courage and perseverance to let go.
Because holding on to emptiness is just painfully a waste of time.

Assume nothing.
Because life is really unpredictable.